I think the creative muscle is healthiest if it's flexed in more than one direction. So even though I don't consider myself much of a musician, I've started writing songs.
One of the delicious benefits of this is that it's allowed me to connect with some really cool, talented musicians around the world. Here's the fifty-second and final song from the song-a-week-for-a-year project I did in 2021, with the uber-talented William Ax.
William is from Brazil, grew up in Ireland, and now lives in Portugal.
He and I met in a song-a-week subreddit and collaborated on two songs, including the possibly-even-more-depressing "Almost Beautiful."
Before the song-a-week project, I had written several dozen songs.
Some were a bit silly (like THIS RIDICULOUS METH-COOKING REDNECK ONE), and some were more serious... including an album that I live-stream-Facebook-recorded at a friend's studio (HERE'S THE LINK of the performance), then posted to Bandcamp as, "Under Our Own Piece of Sky."