I'm putting together a demo video for my application to LA Music Academy. I really need to record myself more often, because I always discover tons of flaws in my playing. It's a lot like listening to your own voice: "I sound like that? Gads!" Even things like timing that get my complete attention while I'm playing sound awkward in ways I would never notice otherwise.

It's a painful process, realizing how much work is necessary just to reach the point I thought I was at. But it's absolutely necessary. I always knew that, and making frequent recordings has been on my to do list for a long time. How else will I know what I sound like to other people? And that's the whole point, isn't it? (Maybe, but that's a question for a very long post in the works.)

Time to refer to the sign and just do it.