I put in about 6 hours in the studio this past weekend. Recording acoustic guitars, programming cajon lines, arranging song parts, etc. WAIT! Um…what did you say about cajones? NOT cajones like in um…’balls’, but a cajon. From Wikipedia, “a cajon is a six sided, box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks.” The 4 songs I am currently working on are pretty stripped down…an acoustic guitar, vocals, and our new friend the cajon.
All this to say that tonight, as I am writing this…I’m tired. It was a highly productive weekend and at the same time exhausting…BUT it was great! I have to admit that sometimes I’m guilty of dreading the creative process. Bad Daron!
As artists, it’s important to not let things like attitude, life, or excuses get in the way of our creations. We owe it to not only ourselves, but to this amazing thing we do. Afterall, it is hard work, but it is good work!