When Led Zepplin with Jimmy Page scheduled a concert in Buffalo, one of the last in the old Buffalo Aud, we had to attend. There we were, at 4 o’clock in the morning, standing in line at Record Theatre on Main Street, waiting for a number to get the best seats. The very place where his own CD is now for sale. It was a sell out, of course, and I know we were the only family of four, that went to that concert. My son was age 10 then, and he will remember that day for the rest of his life, as we all will.
Over the years, he has performed several places and composed several songs. But his finest hour came this year. After several months of recording and composing, he came out with his first professional CD release. He not only recorded the CD in a professional studio, but he also played all the instruments on every song, from guitar to drums. It has been a very long road for him, but he never lost sight of his goal to be a
musician. We are in the process of getting his music out there. Several music/book stores are carrying his CD now and hopefully some radio stations will give it a chance. It is a dog- eat- dog world out there for musicians, and through perseverance my sons’ dream is unfolding right before his eyes and ours. We couldn’t be happier for him. His working as a Chef does supplement his goal, but now the real work starts.
He is young enough to give his dream a good shot and hopefully he will be able to share his talents with many. It has been a group effort to get him thus far. As we get older, we often loose sight of our dreams and sell out for more conventional careers that come our way. We exchange financial security for happiness all too often. It becomes hard to follow your desires when financially things become more difficult and responsibilities grow. With a little help from his friends and family, my son was able to achieve this goal
thus far. We need to try and keep our dreams alive, for it’s what “living” is all about.
None of us know where this path will take him, but at least he can say he gave it his all and won’t have any regrets. Our lives pass us by so very quickly and if we don’t make an effort to fulfill the years with goals that make us happy, we spend our senior years regretting our decisions with “I should haves”. Take a chance on a dream if possible and enjoy each day as a gift.
If you would like to know more about Joel Whitehead and listen to his music go to; http://www.myspace.com/joelwhitehead221