Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)

Keeping tools of convenience convenient.

Hmm. I played guitar last night w/ Dealership in rehearsal after several years' absence from doing so and I struggled to remember a song we began some years ago. I assumed we would just invent new parts for it to replace our lost memories.

This morning I woke up remembering and hearing the entire song, chords, voices and lyrics - all parts. And there's no guitar in my apartment. De nada. Put it in our studio to save space. Dumb.

No time to write it out, I have to work. Maybe I'll remember it later.

You know, I used to write Dealership songs out in staff notation. Nerdly. Wonderful to look at but a bit wasteful, our time was always short. I learned later that for some practices keeping internal documentation can be prohibitive to accomplishment. Especially in cases where a convenience tool sat in the corner, always ready.

Our sense memories are underrated and they rule. I mean, except for the cases where they only remember the beginning to Bend to Squares.
posted at January 18, 2006, 8:16 AM


  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger magpie said…

    So now do you understand why I need to keep everything around me, always? OCD be damned - it's convenient.

  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger Cali said…

    Wow. Six posts in four days? Are you inspired or ill?

  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger tim said…

    > Our sense memories are underrated and they rule.

    Tell me about it. Nowadays, I can't remember passwords unless my fingers can reach the keyboard and type them. Even then, my brain can't keep up with what my fingers are typing.


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