In this STEM-dominated, politically divisive, cyber-heavy world, the songs you write and sing are meaningless drivel.
No need to raise your voice to sing or chant in marches, protests, or rallies. No one will hear you and it won't make any difference.
Our LOVE of music-making is the driving force behind our singing. The many other benefits are super-awesome, but we need to be marketing music as complete and amazing tool to create wholeness and happiness, not as a means to achieve other ends.
7. BE OUT FOR BLOOD
Staple your music together. You will get a souvenir of your audition experience in the form of bloody streaks across your pages after the pianist rips their finger on a staple while turning the page.
"My high-school a cappella teacher would embarrass me in front of the choir. 'Mavis, you're in the basement. Mavis, you're singing with the boys.' I said, 'Mr.Finch, my voice isn't soprano. I can't sing up there with the girls.' So I just got out of the choir."