...You've Just Got To Let Things Go.
A while back, somewhere in the comments, I let it slip that I've been freaking out a little bit recently because a whole bunch of labs have jumped, feet first, into a small field that we pretty much started awhile back.
For all kinds of reasons, including the fact that, in the science geek business at least, there are no prizes (or grant money) for those who publish second.
But, on the flipside, I'm learning that there is heckuva lot of satisfaction in seeing the stuff you've been working on take-off, world wide (albeit to a very selective, narrow-casted audience).
I have no idea if world wide recognition on a grand scale is what Jason Isbell was looking for when he got upset about the fact that Dierks Bentley had ripped off the melody from a tune of his called 'Razor Town' and then overlaid it with some of the most insipid lyrical hogwash ever.
But that was back in the days before Isbell cleaned himself up and realized that he didn't want to end up dying in a Super-8 motel for no good reason at all...
One of my favourite bits of Isbellisiniariam on the YouTubes is this riveting exposition on songwriting.