September 14, 2021
I am currently putting out “official releases” every two weeks. I am old school and love listening to a whole record. However, dripping singles from a full album is a really nice approach from a workflow standpoint.
The next track in the Busted Banjo series is called Bugs. Two days ago when I was talking to Hannah, I mentioned my arrangement plan for the song. She made an unmistakable face and said, “are you sure?” The seed of doubt was planted.
I spent a lot of time in the studio trying to force a square peg into a round hole. The track was bad. None of my tricks worked to salvage the song. I spent all day working on it and in the end I decided to blow it up and start in a new direction. It might work.
The interesting question is, when did this track become a disaster? Was my original arrangement always going to be the square peg? Did it spiral when the seed of doubt was planted?