I'M A DIVORCED FATHER OF 2---GRANDFATHER OF 1. I HAVE A WONDERFUL LADY IN MY LIFE WHO I DON'T GET TO SEE AS OFTEN AS I'D LIKE. I HAVE FRIENDS, BUT ONLY A FEW VERY CLOSE FRIENDS WHO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT ME AND MY LIFE. I DO COUNT MY BLESSINGS AS MUCH AS I CAN, BUT I DEAL WITH LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND DEPRESSIONS.
I LOVE SINGING...I LOVE MUSIC. I LOVE SHARING MUSIC. I USED TO HAVE A BAND, BUT I LOST THAT YEARS AGO.
I DO NOT LIKE DRAMA...I DO NOT COME ON HERE WITH IDEAS FOR HOOK-UP OR RELATIONSHIPS. I MAY NOT ALWAYS CHECK MY MESSAGES FREQUENTLY. IT MAY BE DAYS OR WEEKS BEFORE I GET/READ ANY MESSAGES THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO ME. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT AHEAD OF TIME, BUT I DONT LOG ONTO SINGSNAP EVERY DAY, AND I WON'T LOG ON EVERY DAY.
I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS, DEPRESSIONS, AND OTHER ISSUES RIDDLING MY LIFE RIGHT NOW, AS I KNOW MANY OTHERS DO. WHEN I SING, I TEND TO PUT MY HEART INTO IT. DOING THIS RELIEVES SOME OF THOSE STRESSES, IF ONLY FOR AT LEAST A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME. IT CURES NOTHING GOING ON IN MY LIFE. IF THIS BOTHERS YOU, SORRY. BUT IT IS THAT WHICH IT IS.
I'VE NEVER EXPECTED TO COME TO THIS SITE AND BECOME A STAR. I'VE NEVER EVEN EXPECTED THAT I WOULD GET HEARD OR DISCOVERED. I'M NOT SURE IF THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED ON THIS SITE. AT MY AGE, THE PROBABILITY OF DOING ANYTHING SUBSTANTIAL WITH MY SINGING IS AT A VERY LOW PERCENTAGE...BORDERING ZERO. I HAVE BEEN THERE AND TRIED TO MAKE IT WORK...ONLY TO BE PROVEN THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN FOR ME. TRYING TO BELIEVE IN A PIPE DREAM SIMPLY NEVER PAYS THE BILLS. I SING BECAUSE I LOVE TO SING. I WANT TO ENJOY IT AS LONG AS GOD LETS MY VOICE WORK. ONE DAY, THAT MAY BE TAKEN FROM ME AS WELL. BUT I PRAY IT DOESN'T.
SOME MAY UNDERSTAND THIS...SOME MAY NOT. I JUST THOUGHT I NEEDED TO LET YOU KNOW. THANK YOU FOR VISITING.
Im not sure of the rules on this topic, but I'd like to announce the following as I am very excited about it:
I have a two song album release that is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other music download sites. The album is called "A Little Piece of Me". You can find it by searching my name Russell Baker. I would appreciate any support on this venture as it is my very first release of this type! Please let me know what you think and if you can support by purchase or sharing. I am not providing a link because I'm not sure if it is against the rules of singsnap. Thank you all for your support!!!
-- Russ (71man)
This is an original song I wrote lyrics to and performed vocals. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think.
This is an original song I recorded with my band, Seventy-One (when we were together) The video is new as I never had a chance to create a video year ago when we recorded it. Let me know what you think.
This is an original song that I collaborated with some friends on, that is written and sung from the viewpoint of a child with autism. We did this song to support autism awareness, and we would greatly appreciate your opinions, and if the song touches your heart...please share it with all that you know. Thank you.
~ Russ (71man)