It's been a LONG time since I've been able to get in the right head space to write original music. For most of my life that's been what playing and singing has been about - original music. Many factors have been contributing to it and I've been raging against it and getting frustrated for quite a while now. It definitely played a big part in my leaving Root 150. I have actually been playing more guitar lately and I can see some improvement. I haven't sung a note in almost a year (NOT good!!!), and I've barely sat behind a drum kit in at least 2 years (REALLY not good!!!). I MUST do better in those areas. OK, so what am I going to do about it then? I'm going to try to commit myself into at least learning a new cover song every month. Ideally I'd also like to record it, but that might be a bit too optimistic given my usual schedule (plus the holidays are coming). What do I mean by recording? I mean the whole thing, drums, guitars, bass, vocals, mix it. So, wish me luck I'm going to try to get started next week.