I love my husband, I really do. He's a decent guitar player, and can sing certain things very well. Thing is that he likes to make his own songs every now and then, for his own amusement. He records them, spends a lot of time editing and nitpicking, and in general put's a lot of love and energy into his hobby.
Here is the problem: he's not very good. He can sing and play the needle and the damage done so well it makes me cry, but whenever he records his own work it's just painful in the "I want to claw my way out of this room" way. He loves doing this, spends a lot of energy on it, and I don't want him to stop something that gives him this much pleasure. He asks me what I think regularly, because he respects my opinion, and knows I love him playing covers (he's really very good at that). He recorded a new song yesterday, and wants to know what I think. It makes me cringe.
I'm a terrible liar, and he knows me very well. If I tried to tell him it was good/nice/"different" he'd pick up on it immediately. I'm afraid that if he knows what I think he'll lose his enjoyment from this, and I don't want that on my head. At the same time I don't want him to play this around me _ever_(imagine a thousand cats on a thousand chalk boards), and he would, endlessly, if I gave him any reason to think that would be fine.
Help! I'm desperate! I need an answer by tonight when he comes home from work!