FAWM 2014 Day 1

Things that can get in the way of your first day of composing:
  • Staying up till 4am the night before, watching consecutive episodes of "Castle" - even though you're coming to hate all the characters
  • Having a cold, a sore throat, and generally feeling a bit meh...when you wake up at midday
  • Headphones developing a dry joint and not working -
  • Realising the TR808-style drums you made yesterday are a bit rubbish -
  • Coming up with a backing track loosely inspired by Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough"...and then realising you've spent two hours making a bad pastiche of, um,  Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough".
Nevermind. As someone said, "An expert is someone who's made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field". So I'm several points closer to being an expert. Making mistakes is easy. Recognising them is easy for anyone who isn't an idiot. The hard part is not doing them again.

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