Show and Tell Blog Series #3: Got FoMO?
FoMO = Fear of Missing Out
If you’re not familiar yet with the term, you are most likely familiar with the feeling. It’s the fear that arises from that sticky scenario where you are presented with two equally enticing things to do and must choose.
I don’t know about you, but I live with a serious case of FoMO. It rears it’s ugly head when trying to pick between which gigs to take, cool concerts to go see or even what to practice. Frustration, annoyance, worry and even sadness are just a few of the FoMOtions that come up for me.
What’s your experience of FoMO? Your FoMOtions?
I have come to realize that what is tucked just behind this cloud of FoMOtions is actually something good—dare I say healthy. It’s an appreciation for everything life has to offer… and a deep sadness that I will not have enough days on this planet to do it all. I might miss out on visiting that old friend or never actually learn Japanese. But, hidden in every no is a yes to something else. Maybe the grass isn’t always greener? Or, maybe it is. Either way, we’ll never know. I guess all you can do is to make your choices and be at peace with them.
The track I’m sharing with you today is my instrumental reflection on the feeling of missing out, the choices we make and hopefully, the peace we find after making those choices.
The song is performed on my Marleaux Soprano bass, which still has the same tuning as a regular bass (EADG) but is up in a higher register. While a lot of bass playing is often single note lines used to support a band, this song is written using arpeggiated bass chords to carry the melody. I padded the lower register with long tones on my Clevinger electric upright bass. Daria Johsnon joined me on drums and her use of symbols and pocketed laid-back groove is just what I envisioned for this delicate track. It’s called Missed Opportunities.
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