January 29th, 2015
One of my favorite songs is "Destroyer" from The Kinks. It’s one of the first songs I remember from my early radio days and it fit my mindset at that time.
There’s a red, under my bed
And there’s a little green man in my head
And he said, ‘you’re not goin’ crazy, you’re just a bit sad
‘Cause there’s a man in ya, gnawin’ ya, tearin’ ya into two’
Silly boy ya’ self-destroyer
Paranoia, the destroyer
Every second or third project that I’m on, I hear that song in my head. It starts when a client is describing a process that includes decades of checks and cross-checks that have been added over time. Each requirement probably has an interesting story behind it, but the stories are lost.