Quantity Versus Quality

What roles do quantity and quality contribute in creative productivity? Quantity is about the sheer volume of output. Quality is about the value of that output. As a musician and songwriter, I desire all of my endeavors to be high quality. I don't want to settle for substandard musicianship. I…

Doing Nothing is Good

I recently went on a vacation to the beach. In the past, I've taken along an acoustic guitar to work on new songs or I've tried to complete unfinished ones. This year, due to momentarily dislocating a shoulder the day before leaving (long story), I didn't bother with the guitar.…

The Process Vs. The Final Product

I've always appreciated albums that have good songs, are well produced, and have high quality audio. I've consistently placed a lot of value on the final product. As a kid, I never heard Madonna's rough demos for "Like a Prayer" or "Cherish." I only heard the pristine finished versions played…