Creating content and writing songs can be a scary experience.
Booking shows can also be unnerving for 3 reasons:
1) maybe no one will show up
2) what if everyone hates it
3) maybe the club won’t have me back
All of these thoughts are resistance. They are holding you back from being your best self.
I love the book The War of Art. It was so helpful for me.
Pressfield talks about the things that get in the way of creating. Resistance is the main one.
Creating bad art or barely ok songs is what you have to go through in order to make the really good stuff.
It takes time.
One of the best minimalist composers, John Adams mentioned in his book Hallelujah Junction that he didn’t even start finding his sound until he was 28.