Kitchen Table Covers Week 9: Fruits of My Labor
This week I covered one of my all-time favorite musicians, Lucinda Williams, with her song Fruits of My Labor.
Recording these cover songs every week has been illuminating on so many levels. The endeavor has both exposed some shadowy stuff going on in my mind and brought me so much pleasure and joy.
As you may know, I have a demanding full-time job and two young daughters, so finding the time to learn a song and record it every week hasn't been super easy. In fact, I usually decide on the song, run it through once or twice to make sure that I can play it, and then hit the record button.
I have suffered from perfectionism often in my life, but this format doesn't allow for that shit. I made a commitment to do this every week, so I just have to get it done and get it out there! It's been very freeing, actually.
When I first got the idea to record and share a new cover song every week, I was inspired by something the artist Sister Corita Kent said. She said "The only rule is work. If you work, it will lead to something." What I'm finding is that the work is indeed leading me to something. It's leading me to the joy of doing the work, and the satisfaction of following through on my commitment to that joy.
The fruit of my labor is the labor itself.
Okay, okay. Enough. That was so dramatic.
Without further whimsical musings on my part, please click below to stream or download this week's song: