A New Way to look at “Creative Imbalance”

So I’m writing a book right now that is basically a self-help guide to being a musician in a world of distraction and of time wasting opportunities that we always do instead of what we’re supposed to do.

The inspiration behind it is that even now as I’m typing this I feel I should be doing something creative, even though that notion is kind of ridiculous.

Or is it?

The idea that we need ‘balance’ in our lives is truly an absurd notion simply because in our lives we love to have an imbalance of certain things: sex, alcohol, and other things. We call those addictions but really it’s a wanted imbalance that becomes a dependant imbalance of doing something potentially good or bad for yourself simply because of the amount of pleasure you associate with it.

So why don’t we condition ourselves to have a healthy imbalance of being creative 500% of the time? Or at least the amount of time that we would need it, say for 5-6 hours of song writing you were really creative during the entire period.

It’s a bizarre way to look at things and I kind of prefer it this way myself simply because then I can trick myself into thinking I could write an entire song in a day by just starting simple and building. Eventually everyone gets tired and has a snack or juice or something but the idea is to be constantly creating to the point where you are too tired to do much else. For a musician this is ideal, I think. Because then you can have a few albums instead of one after 2-3 years of working on music.

Anyhow I hope this has been stimulating. A playthrough of one of my songs called “The Maxim of Hassahn” will be coming up very shortly.

~P.O

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