The Motel 6 syndrome

Every now and then, while I am improvising a song, a dirty line comes to mind. It's never intentional but when I am that in the moment, sometimes crazy and dirty things do come to mind. Then I have to make a split second decision: do I edit myself and try to find another time, thus putting myself in my head and not really being truly in the moment or do I go for it and face the consequences, of which there are generally none except that I feel cheap for having gone that way.

Recently in a show, I ended a line with the word 'hunt' and then I had to rhyme with it. In that instance, I chose to go clean because the 'C-word' is like the worst there is. But, I did feel cheap. Cheap but a Motel 6.
Posted on December 14, 2010 .