I worked for a week and a half on a new song. I got it recorded, put in the various tracks: drum, toms, bass, more bass, piano, synth, five vocal tracks. tomorrow I’m going to scrub the whole lot and begin again.
I want it right. It’s a good song, but I laid in a bad foundation, and then spent a lot of time trying to make it right to no avail. I have a deadline, but under no circumstances do I want to turn a less than well made song.
I have some timing issues, that just cannot be fixed. I tried quantizing, and oh well…
There’s nothing for it but to start again.
But think about it for a second. How many times are we tempted to settle for not quite as good as we would like just to get the darned project finished. I want good. I don’t demand perfection because that not only is it impossible to attain, but it will drive me crazy trying to achieve it. I do expect excellence from myself. And by that I mean that I expect the best I can do at the time.
The project has a deadline, but tough if can’t get this right. Though I do believe I will finish well before the deadline.
So tomorrow I start again. It is something I know I can do well—starting aver again and a gain until I get it right. Been there, done that, bought the tee shirt. Sigh…