Great thoughts and comments in your post Greg - I tend to be the same although must more infrequent in my output. I may go months without creating anything, then spend a lot of one weekend creating a couple of pieces. For me, and I have ZERO evidence to support the proposition, is that the seasons play a role. During the autumn / fall period I tend to be the most creative
good to hear from you, Aussie brother.
There is an endorphin or charge I get from creating a song. Its similar to just after exercise or running,
It sounds obsessive but I have zero OCD.
I am very lucky- I have time almost every day to sink into music. When I worked in tech for corporations
that sucked up all my time, and more importantly my energy.
Another contributor is that I absorb certain events/personal experience and this often a catalyst
for a new song. For example, here in CA, about 1 year ago, we had awful wild fires that wiped out entire towns.
This went on for a month and was 150 miles or less from my home, so it was looming every
day and the air quality was terrible. There were numerous stories of heroism and personal
devastation. Many were impacted and I wrote an instrumental as I interpreted the devastation on
lives. Its called " Survivors and Heroes: https://soundcloud.com/user-898236994/survivors-and-heroeswav