Gung, gung, gung..wah (Musical speak for non musician readers)….Great, here I stand washing off the day before and begin the baptism into the new day and it hits me. Inspiration! A riff, then a killer drum beat, but oh no..I’m in the shower : / Umm, Houston I think we have a problem. No recorder in sight, shampoo still in my hair and this riff is kickin’ my, well you know what. Ok, my nice relaxing shower has turned into a express panic driven “get to your guitar quick” rinse off.
As I said before there is no routine, no formula, and you never know when it’s going to hit. Songwriting is about the craziest adventure I’ve been on, but the most exhilarating. I also love long drives in the car out from the city. “Windshield Time” is what I call it. But I make sure I have a recorder with me at all times because the little “outerspace carnival ride” is coming and I’ve got to be prepared.
Being the “Glass Half Full” kind of guy I am, this inspiration could’ve been at a more uncomfortable time so I will count this one as “To The Good”. Hey, I’m clean and have a new song. This is going to turn out to be a good day after all. I will be posting the fruits of my shower experience, umm…music only, in an upcoming blog so until then, happy showering!