Posts in Summer Songs
SCP #71: Calendar Says Autumn

The calendar says autumn but the weather says summer, summer, summer.  Indeed.  It was over 30 degrees and humid yesterday in Melbourne, so I wrote about that.  I feel like a broken record complaining about the weather, but I've never really had to really push through creative work in uncomfortable environments before.  In the past I would have just taken a break for the day and gone to find somewhere cool to hang out, but there are songs to be written, so I might as well mine the discomfort for ideas.

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SCP #51: Custard Bones

One of the challenges to staying creatively productive is fitting the creative work in with the rest of your life.  Before I went off to study music I worked a series of 9 - 5 jobs, however I only ever worked four days a week for most of that time.  I tried my best to use my day off for creative projects, and I did accomplish a whole lot of creative things during those years.  Ultimately, however, I found the constant shift between corporate and creatively mindsets exhausting.  I think I'd be better at it now that I have some robust processes in place, but I do find it much easier when my work and creative practice are more closely related.  My mind is never far away from music or art now, and my social circle is full of people who understand and support my lifestyle.

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