The title of this book by Shelly Peiken just woke up a little thought it in. So many of us get stuck in perfectionism in regard to songwriting….but in the end we need to write so much material that I am kind of in favour of just putting it all out there. The good, the bad and the ugly. I love Tracey Emin’s book 1000 drawings. I love seeing it all, the process, the development. Otherwise how are you gonna write 20 albums? Well I guess lots of people just want one perfect album that is highly edited. I don’t know. I just hate editing. I think mostly it’s a waste of time to be honest. A beautiful friend of mine sent me a new film and asked about leaving in (or out) one little idea and I really thought. Wow, to you that’s an important decision that’s going to take a lot of thought but to me it’s the same brilliant film with or without that section. I don’t know, maybe I’m writing about this because I get stuck in this circular motion of thought aswell. …..Maybe I’m just feeling a bit bored of highly produced bland music… But I am actually feeling very excited about the idea of writing and writing a lot and not editing too much and not judging too much, just staying in the moment of the song.
Made me think of a great documentary called ‘Dig’ where you get to see how much material Anton Newcombe writes. Find it inspiring. Don’t get too stuck on one song….Keep moving