I haven’t had time to write anything lately because I’ve been spending about nine hours a day trying to figure out how to make myself not hate my newest song. There are four beats in the middle of the chorus that are killing the entire thing for me and I can’t seem to fix them. It’s a G chord! A G chord! What did I ever do to a G chord? How can four beats of a G chord ruin music forever? G chords are stupid. Music is stupid.

More and more I wish I had a band again. Writing, recording, and playing an entire album all by yourself is an incredibly tedious and overwhelming undertaking. A song that would most likely take about four rehearsals for a band to perfect takes me about four months.

Writing the song itself is hard enough but then you have to write the drum part. Then you have to program it. Then you have to write the bass part. Then you have to learn to play bass. Then learn have to learn to play the bass part. Then you write the organ part. Then you have to learn to play the organ. Then you have to buy some better software than you already have that might actually sound like a real organ. Then you have to learn to play the organ part. Then you have to write the acoustic guitar part. Then you record the acoustic guitar part and realize that it sounds like garbage because your strings are eighteen months old. Then you buy new strings and remember that new strings sound like shiny plastic garbage on your particular guitar so you have to wear them in for two weeks before they sound right. Then you record the acoustic part again. Then you write the electric guitar part. Then you try to record the electric guitar part and realize that your Telecaster sounds like garbage because you haven’t had it set up in about two years. Then you take it to the shop to have it adjusted. Then you try to record the electric guitar part and realize that this stupid G chord in the middle of the chorus is the devil because no matter how sweet your guitar sounds, that chord is just plain boring.

But maybe I’m just crabby.