Luck, Golf and Lightning…

Grateful Blog: Day 28: I’ve been thinking about ‘Luck’ all day today. After last night’s high speed near-miss on the freeway, I came home to find out I was a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest. http://www.greatlakessongwritingcontest.net/ Like every songwriter I know, I’d tell you right away that songwriting’s not a competition. It couldn’t be further from the truth. No, songwriting’s more like intentionally going out in lightning storm holding up a golf club and hoping you get struck. It might help if you golf every day, or least when it’s raining, but there are still some laws of probability involved and the odds are always long. In any case, I’ve been very fortunate to have been in several ‘contests’ (there’s that idea again) where a song of mine or I was chosen to participate. Although Woody Allen (I think) once famously said ‘80% of success is showing up’ (which I think is akin to holding up that golf club), I still believe there’s always a great deal of ‘Luck’ involved. Last night ‘Luck’ (both good and bad) showed up, once nearly fatally. Today, I’m humbled that I’ve been chosen to part of the 2011 Great Lakes Songwriting ‘Contest’ and I’m more than Grateful to have a little ‘Luck’ on my side…

2 thoughts on “Luck, Golf and Lightning…

  1. I’m glad I was at the table that night TR gave you that nickname! Just keep on doing it, your buddy, Greg

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