Today, I went into the studio with the musicians from the Ana Barbara band to record. We've only played the music from the band, and a few jams during our brief sound checks before shows. But the chemistry has always been very apparent. It was exciting finally getting to come together in a setting where we could all just focus on being creative and making something fresh.

I haven't been in a studio for a while now, and I had almost forgotten how useful it is to record oneself and listen back with studious ears. I can hear the ways in which I've grown as a musician, but I can also pick out the flaws that need attention. If I could record at least once a month, and listen back to those recordings for self-critique, I feel that I could progress quicker. Musicians always stress the importance of recording and listening back. It is a form of editing. It's time to focus on improvement.