Hey Chris, cryptic much?
Yeah well, sorry. Every once in awhile, I spend some time on Youtube looking at music videos. I see a lot of people doing covers of songs, and I have thought before that I should record myself.
So why haven’t I? Usually, whenever I find I song I like, I will find someone that has covered that song already and I think “They’ve done a much better job than I could have done”. Also, whenever I sing other people’s songs I like to keep it as close to the original as possible, since I liked how they performed it. So I think “Who would want to listen to me basically duplicating what the original artist has done?”. And then, there is the small fact that I like playing for myself; I don’t feel the need to play in front of or for an audience. Now it’s not because I’m afraid of playing in front of an audience – I have done so before both as a soloist and as part of a group and also a choir.
So I have many excuses to not do it – and that’s why I haven’t.