Well, since all looks "over" here, and tucked in well and etc. it came to me, -- what I learned this year.
First, I think I packed a few years into this one, (not yet over with yet, even!), -- concerning work, and growth, and just in general. And, it's all good. (Not to mention truly defined "enduring relationships" in general, in "life"! No formula, they just are, it seems, period.)
- There always seems, if looking, more music to do.
If one keeps their eye out and outside their box, you'll be happily rewarded, or, -- I feel strongly I was. To not do that, I observed, is to become one of those that, for lack of a better way to put it, "complain of limitations, or blocks or their box" (ironic).
Two of the most flexible folks I met this year musically I met here, -- we collaborated and in *less than "last minute" even. (You know who you are and, thanks again.)
That leads me the other, I guess, of two things, but maybe the "one", if this is the primary one and less general. And what that is, is "this" paradigm of how we write here, in any genre, in any sub-clique group et alia... how we write here, this process is quite special.
I see documentaries of "music legends" whom, walked on the beach, ran into the studio and 1+1 recorded a "remember it" demo which then became *the release. (A hit maybe not/no, not really the point, but the release and folks remain, -- still playing it today, as-is, bounced. That's really quite something on many levels; and, not to overlook the "gud'nuff" aspect of a release to endure nonetheless!)
In that light, most other "forums", methods, or paradigm processes of writing will ever do. Nor, with "they" (those groups), tolerate you hahhh, for sure.
No, you being "there" among others of, "not like this" (I'll put it)..., you being there really defines some things they are not, voids possibly?, hard to say. Meaning since, most of the "senior" (if can use that label in this context)..., most of the senior folks here for what they "know" about music et alia, when analysed, it's really kinda "it", all of "it" regardless of the formal language you may use (reminds me of the B.B. King interviews on his "method" on his old home page which I think remains, not sure; he reinvented music theory effectively for himself, and he does not recommend that path in that interview! ).
So, not that I need to think more "special" of myself hahhh, rather, I comment this since it for some reason, now, really clarified *itself in my method as personal method, -- even among any amount of theory or other rote praxis. And, if in some way one of the many folks who drift through here after hours sees this, it may cause that holistic gelling in that accomplishment. Who knows, skip it if not
I guess part of what I am saying that I observed too is, while you may seek to engage others, not "like this"... authentically, somehow, they are going to see a "gap" in themselves (due to you), and somehow an issue to pick at will come up. (Someone will find a problem to have with you and you'll be confused ) Well, it's their deficit seriously showing, -- so leave, quickly; -- no, you don't belong there... like a swan with ducks. I love ducks... but, they ain't swans. (In a manner of speaking here.)
So, while there are likely better ways to express that, I'm not gonna drop a chapter hahhh, TLTR! here.
More importantly, if you feel this strongly, authentically about something learned, no matter what, -- ran the neck first time in your life, finally got that four chord prog down perfect!, anything... if it would help gel it, make it "real" (as writing things may), -- write it here --, now if you care to.
Or, not, as you like
It looks almost too simple, the above; nonetheless, somehow feels more "substantial" in a good way... I am a little bit more sure about "me" in regard to this music stuff, as just commented and I am glad that feeling never seems to stop no matter the time that has passed "doing this music stuff"
-- Happy Fall, all!!