« on: July 24, 2008, 03:10:57 PM »
At the same time I decided to open the musical floodgates again, I also decided I wanted to finally try my hand at electronics building/circuit bending/DIY gear, etc. I got my feet wet, started reading, learning, fiddling, soldering, building...
I had some minor success, I had some collosal failure, I learned a lot in a short amount of time and I felt like I was uncovering something that I'd wanted to find for sooo looong.
Then I woke up one morning and realized I hadn't recorded a second's worth of audio in two weeks. The happy feeling of accomplishment dissipated immediately.
What's important to me is making music...it took me a number of years to get back to that realization, but I did...
My wife and I don't have kids-just regular jobs and such, so we do have ample free time, but there are other interests that take up our time as well.
I am still doing some occasional DIY stuff with a friend of mine once a week or so, but I no longer intend to pursue gear development with any kind of passion because that's the time I want to devote to making music.
Each person is different and Mike has a valid point that it can be disheartening to think that you, or others, can so easily fall into a lull when it comes to advancing one's knowledge base.
I've decided that little bits work best for me...things here and there...piece by piece...