Hey Justin, kind of looking for advice / guidance. To make it a short story, I met a guy who has hundreds of songs worth of half finished music and he asked me to help him finish some. I have no "professional" music experience other than 7 or 8 gigs in a cover band, nothing other than I love rock music and (like most) I think I have a good ear for what makes music sound good. We've recorded some stuff, with me playing "producer" (as in, try this drum beat because I don't like that one) and helping him finish songs... writing bridges, bass lines, restructuring, trying to help him finish. The sound quality is not great. But then he asks me if it's any good. I don't know if it's good - I think it's good, but I'm biased because it is what I asked for. So I guess I have two questions. 1. As a musician, but a hobbyist with no contacts, how would you suggest finding honest feedback? Someone that will tell you good or bad about a song...but that also will be right? Especially "yeah this is good" vs "this is bland or derivative". 2. For you, how do you select things you want to produce? When you hear something what really grabs you and separates one band from the noise of all the rest?