Goodbye, Friend

How do you say goodbye when you don’t even know the other person is gone?

You can’t. I’ve written about this before on this blog. And today, as I reached out to follow up with someone, again today another goodbye I didn’t see coming.

In the music business I have met more than my share of brilliant and talented people who can make great music. And here we are. Making a song together. And the song is, as the parlance goes, killer. It has great potential for pitching to movies, TV, ad agencies, and/or artists. In other words, a potential moneymaker.

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Right? Right.

So, what do I now have but several songs written to someone else’s music that I will have to separate from the music and take to someone else to finish.

So, go on. Ask me now why it is you think people in the music business who have been in it for over five years flinch when a newbie comes up to them and says they are in the music business too?

It’s because they, too, have people constantly going missing.

You give somebody a chance and they don’t even have the courtesy to say, “Hey, listen. I think you’re great, but things have changed for me and, I’m sorry I wasted your time, and I hate to do this, but I got to leave this business.”

No other explanation is needed. I don’t care why anyone has to leave, or wants to leave. It doesn’t matter why. The result is the same. If they’re gone, they’re gone.

But. Don’t. Leave. Me. Hanging.

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