I have the hardest time writing about myself. I don’t like it. The irony is not lost on me though. I know it’s an interesting aversion to have, since I write songs and sing about myself and the world. What’s more is that this often occurs in front of large groups of people.
So why is it difficult for me to write a few things about myself to post online?
Maybe the musical part of that equation acts as a “permission slip”, and allows me to feel comfortable enough to write about myself, and eventually sing it out loud to you. Maybe I’m scared of failure or maybe I’m scared of success. Maybe I don’t want the labels, which try to define who I am, to get in the way of, or limit, what I want to accomplish with music. Maybe it’s all of these concepts and so much more.
Just as Ani DiFranco once said, “I sing sometimes for the war that I fight, for every tool is a weapon if you hold it right,” and Music is my tool of choice to effect positive change in the world.
So I sing sometimes to heal the fight, for every tool is a medicine if you hold it right.
For those that are still curious — my name is Christopher Bronson, but I go by “C”. I’m youngish, I’m brownish, I’m the middle-ish kid in a large family. I grew up in New York, but I call many of the places that I travel to home. I love to laugh and to listen and when I’m really comfortable I tell stories that make those I love laugh their loudest.
I am C, this is my song, and it’s for you…