teacher: You should go play your songs in front of people.
teacher: It’s ike an invisible part of writing , doing it in front of people reveals something else about the song. Go do it at an open stage.
student: But I’m scared
teacher: What are you scared of?
student: Stage fright
teacher: The audience is probably just 3 people and they’re trying to watch a baseball game while you sing your serious little song.
student: I still get nervous.
teacher: About what?
student: I might forget my words.
teacher: Then put your words on a music stand.
student: I might forget the chords.
teacher: uh huh.
student: You don’t understand.
teacher: Think you might look stupid?
student: Yes that’s it exactly.
teacher: It’s a convention of people looking stupid…and not looking stupid – that’s exactly why you should play it. Nobody is so uncool as to be seen at an open stage thus it the COOLEST place to get your shit together.
student: Do you play them?
teacher: My favourite place.
teacher: I’m usually wrong about what’s going to happen next. I like that.
student: Why do I get nervous?
teacher: The more you actually “fail” the quicker you figure it out. Looking foolish isn’t something anyone wants to do but why not look foolish in front of nobody rather than later if you get that big bro from Breakfast Television?