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    Songwriters: Do you still like your music?

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    I've written a lot of songs. A lot of them never made it to "tape". Some of them have. The ones that have are some of my favorite music. It's odd to me that I love my music even though I don't like my voice much, or a lot of my playing. Some of my production on the first two EPs were (was?) actually quite embarrassing...but I still love the songs. I've heard other people say they're tired of their song (or sick of or whatever). I never get tired of hearing what I've put "in the box".

    My two 5 song EPs and this year's 12 song release are some of my favorite music. Each has flaws and strengths. Each song that I record and mess with makes my skills set that much stronger.

    It's a progression that I like to hear frequently. I have a playlist with all 10 songs from the first two EPs and seven of the new project that I listen to EVERY morning. There are a few of those first 10 songs that I've got issues with (like any love). But, I can't see changing what's been done. Maybe in a few years if I get really good at mixing/production I'll revisit some of them. I DO have my favorites, and the first song I wrote (back in 91, but not recorded till 2014 still holds a special place. Every time I start to hear it, I think, "I could make this better." But then I just leave it, because I've grown to love it as is, flaws and all.

    Anyway, that's me. How do you feel about YOUR music.
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    I'm still trying to get my taste and my songwriting to agree. I can't tell you why I write folk when I don't even listen to it lol

    I listen to stuff I did and I'll be like, "wow cool", so I think I like it. But it's not replacing my playlists, I listen to other people 99% of the time. Maybe it's like tickling yourself, it just doesn't work for me.

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    I do. By the time a song is finished, I'm usually pretty sick of it. I like to give it a rest for a few weeks or months before listening again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VomitHatSteve View Post
    Absolutely. My songs are the best!
    Your stuff is pretty danged good. There's that difference between ego and self-worth, eh?
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    I like to listen to my last 2 CD's. I think being intimately familiar with every aspect has an appeal and so it becomes more than just listening.

    Sometimes, I go way back to songs I wrote when I first started writing and recording. 10 years ago or so. Some are just plain horrible, but there are some where I think I'd like to re-record now that I have a better idea of what I'm doing.

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    I still like most of my songs, but I would never play them for anyone now. For that matter, a lot of my music hasn't been heard by anyone since the 1980s and for some, the 1970s. I am getting ready to record some fairly new stuff that I wrote in 2005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BroKen_H View Post
    Your stuff is pretty danged good. There's that difference between ego and self-worth, eh?
    That's what I tell myself at least!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    I like to listen to my last 2 CD's. I think being intimately familiar with every aspect has an appeal and so it becomes more than just listening.

    Sometimes, I go way back to songs I wrote when I first started writing and recording. 10 years ago or so. Some are just plain horrible, but there are some where I think I'd like to re-record now that I have a better idea of what I'm doing.
    I tend to do that too. I'm always pretty happy with my most recent two projects, but any older than that I find embarrassing.

    Weirdly, I've been doing this long enough that I'm starting to like some of my old, terrible recordings again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VomitHatSteve View Post
    Weirdly, I've been doing this long enough that I'm starting to like some of my old, terrible recordings again.
    That's just nostalgia kicking in. Ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    That's just nostalgia kicking in. Ignore it.
    Ha ha!

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