I've moved into my new place and put in to motion my project. I've written some very promising songs and have created a positive efficient workspace for myself. It is a bit scary and intimidating thinking of being in this studio with just me my thoughts and my books, but the recording set up should serve as a conduit to circumvent around all that mental chaos and find art. I love the freedom of the recording set up but also the endlessness of perfectionism is daunting. The song can always be better so it's hard to not keep changing and tinkering my work. There's a million different ways to write a song, how do I know which is best?
Inspiration has been very sparse recently. there are a lot of things I miss out on.Think of trying to find a diamond the size of your fingernail in a lake of tar. Although it's been hard to find I have been finding it here and there and I've very productive when I do have my epiphanies. I've also gotten back on a regimented workout schedule which I've needed. Mind and body should never be looked at separately for they are one, to sharpen one is to sharpen the other. Having my own space with a way to record myself has been beautiful. In this studio there is no time, nothing outside matters, I control my destiny, I have no financial status, anything is possible, this is my world inside this room and I will chase all the infinite ideas my mind can conjure. This is either the road to insanity or the road the greatness, let's be optimistic and go with the latter.
I've gotten a lot done this week I have a rough demo of a single I've called "Beyond the Plains", I felt I had to write a song about my adventure. Controlling every part of a song has been hard but I'm starting to hear basslines and song structures much better. It's crazy how just a different guitar tone can change the feel of an entire song. Even though I've really just landed in LA I can't help but feel a wanderlust dreaming about adventures in other places, I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever be happy. Oh well, happiness breeds complacency anyways right? Don't fight your anchor, learn to love it, it may ground you but at the same time it keeps you stable and focused. I should begin recording this new material this month. It should prove to be an interesting and productive six months.
P.S I've got a band together again and I'll be gigging by next month, oh fuck yeah.