How many musical ideas are you sitting on?
Hard drives, notebooks, napkins, journals, voice memos, Garageband sessions, all filled with starts, riffs, ideas, maybe even more, but all of sits unfinished.
Why is that?
I find that after the initial inspiration of the idea in that moment, going back and crafting of the final product becomes a period of self doubt and criticism that paralyzes me into putting the song away, and most times never to return to it again.
So that’s where Fuck it, Ship it, comes in. It’s an idea taken from the tech world that says set that deadline and release your product. essentially that being done is better than being perfect.
I know some people will argue that music/art is not software (depends on the software). But I’d argue that is an excuse musicians use to sit on music until they forget how to play it. Fuck it, Ship it doesn’t mean making crap –You always strive for the highest quality but it does mean that you have to put it out.