I bought a dishwasher a while back and there was a $15 environmental fee. If I am to assume that is a government fee that is passed along to the consumer, then why was it added pre tax? I paid sales tax on this fee. How is this OK?
I am collaborating with Robbie on a new song. We've been sending ideas back and worth and it's really coming along. It's a fun thing to do, and will hopefully produce an interesting tune. So good, so far.
I worked on a new song for about an hour or so. I have the music for verses, chorus, and lyrics for both. I worked on some transitions coming in and out of both, and felt a sense of accomplishment after, but the problem is that I'm not sure if it's good or not. It sounds like a weird thing to say, I know. How could I not know if it's good? I mean, I know it's good, as in, it doesn't suck, but is it appealing to the senses. Is it interesting? Is it compelling? I can't see the forest for the trees.
I have tons of examples of song ideas like this, where I have to step back. Sometimes weeks go by before I listen back and decide on a song idea's validity. Unfortunately, if too much time goes by, I either forget about it, or I consciously or subconsciously decide that it must not be worth pursing if I have not gone back to it and reevaluate by now.
I have done this for years. Below is a glimpse of my archives. In 2001 I bought my first MP3 player which had a record function, so that's where the digital era begone, but I have a bunch of old cassette tapes of ideas going back years.
I actually HAD cassette tapes from the very beginning of when I first started to learn to play guitar (1978 ish), and quickly tried to write songs, but those tapes are gone.
I do have an example of one of those early songs. Somewhere around 1986 I recorded one of those songs. At that point I still remembered how the song went, and had the lyrics written down. This is a 4-track cassette recording, with me playing drums (poorly). I added harmonies and a guitar solo, and other things that at the time I wrote the song, had no idea how to do.