I have never felt confident enough in myself as a singer to sing in front of people. I’ve always felt that I just wasn’t good enough, so I stuck to songwriting. And by some random chance, on my first try with an artist friend of mine I was published and our track was selected as the first song on his debut album. You’d think that would be enough, but when you have little to no confidence in yourself as a person the idea of singing for others kind of makes you wanna vomit. Well, it makes me wanna vomit.
I’ve had friends tell me that I’m crazy, and that I should be doing shows, but I don’t often believe them. Lately I’ve been thinking that maybe I’m not as awful as I think I am. So … I’m gonna rip off the bandaid and post a small clip of me playing my guitar and doing an acoustic cover of Man Who Can’t Be Moved.
I may throw up, but this is a major step for me. Here goes nothing.
“As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a god. I don’t think there is a god, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a god. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different god, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.”—