Is Ed a brilliant musician? No doubt about it. Some of my favourite songs are of his lesser know material, but his huge successes are incredible as well. But, what really makes this guy a role model for me is the fact that he just never stops performing music. In his early days he was busking on the streets trying out new stuff, working on his act, learning how to entertain his audience. That is something even harder than coming up with new melodies and songs. Putting yourself out there, being ready for folks not liking your music. That’s fucking hard!
But it’s the only way to get better! So from now on, and this is more a promise to myself than to who ever reads this, I will perform more, pick up my guitar in public more, get ready for shows again and take every chance I can to at least play a couple of songs. This includes preparing my music but also setting up my act musically and technically. I’m really excited for this new part of my creative process!
Oh yeah, this picture was taken at Madame Tussauds in London! Would love to meet the guy for real one day! 🙂