Electric Swamp

Well, I suppose this is as good a time as any to talk about impaired writing. It’s nothing new: musicians have been writing while under the influence of something for thousands of years. I’ve certainly written a few things while having a beer or something a bit stronger, but I’m not normally in a state of impairment.  Cellin from 2017 is a good example… I remember coming home from the bar up the street, I remember going into the studio to write, and I sort of remember the actual composition and recording process, but not very well. It was almost … Continue reading

Killing Reddit

Recently, I discovered a newer feature of iOS called Screen Time. It tracks how much time you spend on your phone, and provides periodic reports on individual apps, broad categories, and weekly trends. It even tracks how many times you pick up your phone. How horrifying! I knew I was using my phone a lot, but seeing actual numbers was eye opening, especially after lamenting about how I never seemed to have enough time for projects. Not true, even with my extensive phone usage, but still a comfortable lie I’d gotten used to telling myself. Screen Time wasn’t the catalyst … Continue reading