A g**tar-player friend called me the other day and asked me to bring my nice tape deck over. He had found some old tapes of us playing with different musicians from WAY back (1991) up 'til relatively recently (2000) and wanted to get them on CD. He and I both started playing in about 1989. Of course there were some trainwrecks of Addams-Family magnitude, but we were both amazed at some of the licks/lines we came up with back then - esp. the '91 tapes. We are both in separate local/regional gigging bands now and our technique has improved considerably, but we both said things like "I don't know if I could come up with a lead/bassline like that nowadays." Has this happened to you? How do you recover the "freshness" but keep the theory and technique?