|For me and most of the artists/producers/engineers I know, records are never finished, they're abandoned. |
I think, for me, the beauty of what Eno is saying was well expressed by that country guy who said 'You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.'
There is always self censoring to some degree or you're not a good musician. Miles obviously was 'self censored' enough that he learned to play the trumpet like none before him. Same, obviously for Prince and Picasso.
So I would guess Eno is thinking relatively, not absolutely.
It is fun to go back to old work and figuring out what you were trying to say and finally nailing it.
The fine line between self censoring and becoming better is all about knowing when to let it go. For me, the final call is when it REALLY stops being fun.
That's when I fold 'em... and either release it or let it incubate till another day... or decade...
Inspiring post, Rick! Thanks
On Jul 31, 2010, at 4:57 PM, Jeremy devros wrote: