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.
Almost convinced myself that I'm already going stir crazy, even though I'm doing stuff I always do. Worked on new song, played terrible version of "All Mixed Up", workout in the garage, laundry, freelance work, etc. Might change, but I need to enjoy the cushy life I have right now.
49th Vibration played after the Cleburne Railroaders game. It was a Breast Cancer Can Stick it! fundraiser. We had a great time, and although it was a small ground that hung around after the game, they were into the music, and so were we.
Well, I'm not exactly "on track" with my goals, but I have time to recover. One goal was to read six books this year. I made these goals with a group of friends who also did the same, and within the group it has been decided that audio books do qualify as "reading" books. That being said, I have completed one audio book, and I have started two others.
I've watch many a YouTube video with Milton Friedman and always appreciated his logical and fact-based advocacy of Capitalism and the free market system, and how this relates to personal freedom and liberty.