"I think the downside today is that people think you can do this yourself, and you can do it yourself, but you'll be a much happier human being if you do it with other human beings." - Mick Fleetwood (referencing digital home recording)
This quote comes from Dave Grohl's great documentary Sound City. If you're a creative person, it's worth watching. You can stream it for free through Amazon Instant Video right now.
Should you do it yourself?
I recently wrote about how I was quitting. I wasn't enjoying recording anymore. I was doing it all by myself. With the exception of a few saxophone solos, every note that you hear on my recordings is me. For a long time, I relished that control.
Well, as Mick Fleetwood said, I could do it by myself, but I'm starting to feel like I'd be a much happier human being if I created with other human beings.
How about you?
Do you enjoy creating by yourself?
Do you prefer collaboration?
Let me know by replying in the comments below.
Have a great week!