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.