There's a notion that we've been chewing on in the band that I thought you'd get a kick out of. It's called the creation of "meaningful difference."
The idea is that, in life and in music, the attitude is to create meaningful differences so that daily experience is always fresh and new even as it is also part of a larger pattern.
It's a secret of life.
In music, it means attempting sounds and rhythms that nobody "is doing," because nobody else can be doing what you're doing at that particular time. So, you gotta "go for it" and create meaningful differences...the tender little caresses, the roaring drum rolls, the squealing guitar...it all has to be part of the show.
Oh yes, and sex is all about meaningful differences, but you knew that already...