"I don't think you have to be completely bonkers to get into the experimental phase. You might have to knock yourself unconscious or play with matches so to speak. Who knows what the right combination might be. You just have to keep trying - keep mixing, you know? Sometimes you might get burned, but other times you might start a serious blaze. Don't misunderstand this either...it's not always a gas. A lot of the time it's nothing but a slog in slow-mo through some stinky slop. It's a living nightmare. Then again, sometimes it's a dream come true. So, no, to answer your question, you don't have to be bonkers, but it helps in those in between times."