Music Makes it Better
I've been recording some flute tracks for my man's latest project. I haven't used that part of my brain in a long while and it awakened that dormant part of myself that I miss and love. It's pretty cool to be able to contribute creatively in the recording. And now messing around and learning a little more about ProTools, bouncing ideas off other musicians, and giving my two cents in the mixing is...well, a freakin BLAST!
So now I've been pretty distracted immersing myself into the flute and the keys and the Mac, disappearing into melodies, bass lines, and grooves. My notations can't keep up with the phrases and hooks I hear in my head. And it makes me crack up that, not unlike my writing, I've got so many ideas of roots of songs, but have only completed a few.
The beauty with music though is that I find it far easier to collaborate with other musicians and actually get something down. I've experimented with collaborative writing only briefly and it doesn't seem as easy. Though maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance...or found the right people with whom to collaborate would probably be more accurate.
I guess my first love has and always will be music. Less analytical, less intellectual, easier to dive into anywhere at any time. I've been bitten. Again.