Monday, January 20, 2014

Writer's Block

I'm not sure what it is, but I've been having a really hard time being creative these past few weeks. I feel that up until now, I've written and produced my share of melancholy gay Mormon themed songs. I'd like to move on and show everyone more of who I really am. But what am I going to write about? Love songs are out of the questions. That leaves_______???

At one point I seriously considered writing a song about trees. Like, seriously. That's how bad this writer's block has been.

I love writing and recording. Producing/mixing is still a bit stressful because that's where I believe the most difficult part of creating a song lies, and I'm still quite a novice producer. We've all heard a not-so-good song that, when redone by another artist, sounds amazing. Producing/mixing can do just that. I have a great song in my head right now, but I just can't make it sound good.

Below are some random clips of us (mostly of Adam) goofing off during some of the recording sessions we've had.

I would love to have some people jump in and participate with all of this stuff. The thing is, these people need to want to participate. I have many great friends who are willing to help because they are kind people and are happy to help, but unless they're passionate about it, making videos/music tends to be more work than play. Any takers?


  1. I'm encountering a similar (kind of?) problem. I am a clarinet performance major and I have my senior recital coming up in April, so I'm trying to put together repertoire that I already know. As of late, I've only been playing modern stuff (written in the 20th and 21st century.) My professor gave me some older baroque, classical, and romantic stuff that I know is important to my development as a musician and part of my musical identity, but I don't know how to approach it.

    That's kind of a similar problem, right? Ish? My professor said I need to learn how to find different kinds of passion appropriate for different styles. I thought that any passion involving music came from and was directed by one source, but when I think about it, I can see what he means.

    Um yeah. Not sure exactly the point of that. I guess if you ever want to record a track with a clarinet, I'd be game. I love doing recordings. haha but I'm not sure it would fit with your style. Anyway, good luck. You have a drive to do new things so that's a really great step forward. Hope your resources come together.

  2. Could your writer's block be influenced by the pressure you may feel, now that your audience is so broad? I know when I feel pressure (even from myself) that I come up with nothing. You could create a private blog where you can dump anything and everything, maybe it will stir up ideas for your readers?

    I think you should post more. I like your posts. :)

  3. I don't live in Utah, but I am moving there this summer. I would LOVE to join in the fun!!!

  4. P.S. Are all the beeps from Adam cussing, or just a transition between takes? I think the first explanation would be hilarious!

  5. What's wrong with a song about trees?