I spend so much time of my day writing music, I have a tascam vocal recorder on my desk, and in my car. I also have several recording set ups through out the house. But I find the bathroom and I have an special bond, as it were. (Oh it knows me so well) My writing varies-- if a lyric hits me, I will sing it and sing it until I have the flavor of the rhythm of it, and then i will build a melody from that. For most of my lyrics, I can really visually see the beats as I put the words down. Conversely, I like to diddle with my fiddle, bang my bongos, be a kook with the uke, and i can sometimes find a riff or a pattern that I really like, build on it and see if some of my lyrics that aren't paired with a melody, or others that are, fit into that groove. What I love about writing music is that even after billions of people, and billions upon those --- some songs sound just so new to me. Not mine, granted, but some are just bone chillers, (Vedders Ukulele songs brought me back to the instrument, but Cornell and the great and still late, Woody Guthrie find a hair to stand up now and then.) I love having my life as music, and can't trade it. ever.