Seed of Doubt

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?  

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