The problem comes when a band or artist begins to get popular from playing cover songs, yet has aspirations of one day playing their own music. Unless you’re extremely clever right out of the box, chances are that your self-composed material doesn’t get the crowds going the way the cover material does. This means that as soon as you begin to play one of your own, that hot enthusiastic crowd suddenly goes ice cold, making you feel like your song just isn’t cutting it.
Some very interesting points made about how to slip in some of your own music into your covers repertoire.
The authors last paragraph about not calling your songs “originals” is something I’ve been saying to people for a long time.