We're still waiting for the second mixed to come back on the shaken single. Mixing is like a negotiation. First, the producer and I turn over a rough recordings to the mixing engineer. He even takes those recordings and tries to meld them all into a balanced and interesting arrangement. Then, we listen and decide whether or not any changes need to be made. Then we send the request back to the mixing guy who tries to pinpoint and adjust our limited, but specific ideas. If all goes well, we will be ready to move forward once these are finished. There might be more changes or we might decide to reverse some of the ideas as well. Now that we're this far in the process, I've made some personal observations in reflection. I feel a little impatient and overzealous about my initial idea of the whole project. I think I expected too much too fast. Having observed that, I am a little embarrassed.
I'm sure I'm not alone having felt some delusions of grandeur at some point. It's easy to imagine yourself as one of the people who truly move you. But what drives those who are really successful in such a difficult business? And how do you really define success? Damned if I know.
What I do know comma is that the further I go comma the more the illusion fades and I'm left with a sense of calm and clarity about what it will take. It's humbling to realize that what I once thought was going to be so great for me is not about me at all. If I want to really put my music in the world it has to be all about you.