I've always liked coming up with new things, keeps the creative process interesting... but over the years I've come to value an important part of the process - the idea filter.
Many years ago I recorded my very first EP. Despite the great efforts I went to bury every copy under tonnes of landfill at the Dubbo tip, some copies still exist. You should not seek these out. I mean really don't (it's not reverse psychology I swear on my Pearl Jam t-shirt).
It was from an interesting time in my life where I felt I couldn't really bounce ideas off people, I was expecting that if I was going to write songs I had to be good enough to do it alone (this same period also produced such ill-fated ideas as my comedy thrash metal project Dustcougher and a couple of hip hop tracks under the moniker Rizpekt so you can see what kind of trouble I was in)
The positive in all of these endeavours was that I learned to value honest feedback and while from time to time I still rush through projects and wish later for a time machine, I'm really appreciative of the time people have taken to listen to my music and tell me, honestly, what they thought.
Without the reliable filters I now have I could be neck deep in an experimental hip hop/country project and not realise people had stopped talking to me years ago...
Having said that, there are 5 things I’m working on to live up to my year’s motto of CREATE and I’ll be sharing real soon so keep an eye on the website
Thanks for listening!
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