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I watched the news for 5 seconds and wrote three new songs.
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I'm going to mention 1health, 1personal, 1spiritual.

Health :
A few days earlier I gave up sugar, gave up various forms of sugary foods, drinks, condiments.
It has sped up my decision making in my music.
It is a drastic immediate improvement.
Whereas before I was labouring slow : this is an age thing, a health immune system thing.
I won't be as fast as I was in my teens to mid 20s
when I was eating junk food sugary foods lol.

Personal :
When I have faced writers block, I tried numerous techniques.
It took me a few years to realise, my self, all the things that consists of self, is telling me its just not ready at that moment. It wants a breather. Therefore leave it.
I understand this is difficult when we have a project deadline to meet : yet if we have time, giving ourself a breather refreshes us, such that when we return we accomplish the project in shorter time.

Spiritual :
Some African, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Nepalese, Pakistani, musicians fast not just food, internally cleanse themselves, before they approach music.
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gyates329 wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:44 pm I watched the news for 5 seconds and wrote three new songs.

Yes, I thrive on shit too, without it my music wouldn’t exist.
Happiness just doesn’t inspire.
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Post by BillB »

Drew, that was an amazing list. Can I add one:

Go for a jaunty walk down the road, get into the rhythm of it, and then try to come up with a different tune than ‘Stayin’ Alive’!
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Re: i'm on a writer's block

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With such things, also other things, there's standard options, then there's alternative.

There's so many ways to bake a cake.

I've had writers block because generally what we tend to see around us, experience in our everyday lives, things presented in news, newspapers are standard, courses are standard.

It's the alternative that stirs something in me.

For example the alternative world of the fringes, homelessness, favelas townships ghettos, Hijras in India they are recognised as a third gender neither men nor women, particular interest groups such as those praying worshipping Goddesses in a forest at midnight, just to name a few.

Amazing thing is in townships, favelas, ghettos, people are making uplifting music sometimes with a message, because people there are already surrounded by hardships misery, they for sure don't want to be reminded of it in navel gazing songs, music.
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Re: i'm on a writer's block

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tea for two wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:27 am I'm going to mention 1health, 1personal, 1spiritual.

Health :
A few days earlier I gave up sugar, gave up various forms of sugary foods, drinks, condiments.
It has sped up my decision making in my music.
It is a drastic immediate improvement.
Whereas before I was labouring slow : this is an age thing, a health immune system thing.
I won't be as fast as I was in my teens to mid 20s
when I was eating junk food sugary foods lol.

Ironically I read today a fascinating feature about Prince, in which he recommended that one of his guitarists take Gingko Biloba to sharpen memory, and apparently this worked a treat.

I'm hoping that my next B12 injection (this coming Tuesday) will energise me in a similar way.

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