Who wants to start a band with me?

Alternative title: can I join your band?

I did two degrees in music…ology. I’ve never been a performer, although I sing in my church choir. I also play piano, and the pipe organ, but not well.

I’ve always wanted to write music, but it’s never happened. I studied harmony, counterpoint, and did two years of composition. Nothing really helped me to find my voice, or figure out what it is that I wanted to write. I don’t think this is something that I can do on my own, as evidence by the number of times I’ve given up at it. People have invited me to jam with them in the past, but I always seemed to chicken out, get cold feet…call it what you want.

Basically, I don’t think I’m very good. But at the things that I’ve gotten pretty good at in my life, I’ve failed many times before I succeeded. I think failure is a necessary precondition to success. Or accident. And I don’t think I’m going to accidentally become good at music.

I need someone who also wants to make a lot of mistakes, and wants to start a group with me. I can work on music over weekends in the summer. If anything happens, I’ll make time for it in the Fall, too. I can tell you what sort of ideas I have, and what kind of music I like.

If you’re interested, let me know. We’ll totally suck at it.