3/15/2023 4 Comments
94. You Got This
Notes: A confidence and energy builder in your pocket never goes amiss... it's like a chocolate chip energy bar on a hike! Cathy Baker's song snugs in with an "I've got your back and we're all good" kind of vibe that's perfect for big projects, long days, nerve-wracking performance situations, tedious meetings, phone calls with you-know-who... I loved learning from Cathy that this song was born out of a wee struggle with imposter syndrome as she took on co-leadership of a large, thriving community choir in Victoria, B.C. She and her partner, Dick Jackson, were taking on the Gettin' Higher Choir from much beloved founders Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly -- and Cathy admitted in next week's conversation to sometimes needing a bit of parking lot boost! Dick and Cathy and I enjoyed taking apart how Denis, Siobhan, Dick, and Cathy all worked together with generosity to create a transition that worked for the choir. But that's next week... for now, You've Got This!
Songwriter Info: Cathy was once the shy middle kid of 5 siblings where singing as a family was just part of everyday life. She always loved singing, especially around campfires, on road trips, wilderness trips or anywhere outside. Always seeking harmony, she got over much of her performance shyness by bringing groups of friends together to sing. She now directs the Gettin' Higher Choir with her life partner, Dick Jackson, and she is on the leadership team for both The Ubuntu Choirs Network and the Community Choir Leadership Training (CCLT) program in Victoria, BC. Cathy is active in her local Unitarian Universalist community where Dick is the Musical Director. Together, Cathy and Dick provide musical leadership for Canadian UU camps and Canadian national UU services. They both welcome the opportunity to bring members of the Gettin' Higher Choir to "Sing When Asked To" community events. Dick was fortunate to have singing in the home with his Mom from an early age, and kept involved with singing, school band and organ, later with percussion, piano and a few stints in opera chorus. A keen observer of his excellent music leaders over the years, he is grateful to be able to make this a shared joyful vocation with Cathy.
Sharing Info: The song is free to share but Cathy always welcome financial and/or networking support if/when folks are so moved.
Gettin' Higher Choir: http://www.gettinhigherchoir.ca/
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Mixolydian, 3-part layer song
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3/16/2023 12:18:30 am
That musical inspo was magnificent and I’ve been so grateful to be a member after a hiatus I in the Gettin’ higher choir again this season. Cathy and Dick are such a magnificent musical duo. Thanks Cathy for this upbeat inner smile singalong tune. Namaste
3/16/2023 05:14:28 pm
Lucky you, to sing with Cathy & Dick! Don't miss next week's conversation.... 😊 Thanks for listening!
I loved learning about the Japanese Study that showed that singing really does boost our immune systems! And what a hopeful, positive song! I will be trying out a new painting technique today and I will be singing to myself “you got this…uh huh! Fly, be free. Soar! Thank you for this inspiration!
3/17/2023 07:11:02 pm
It is SO COOL to think of you singing this song while painting, Cam!!! And yes, isn't it good to know we're doing something fundamentally helpful to our immune systems? And our emotional systems, and our oxygenating systems... all kinds of good health effects.
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