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  1. took to the air
  2. on the other side
  3. if yes then no
  4. more to come
  5. i had nothing
  6. sing the wolf song
  7. a eve sunnyside
  8. b eve banana
  9. dig
  10. if you ever
  11. 2 i5 b3tt3r than 0n3
  12. doomed from the start
  13. ding ding ding
  14. ding ding dong
  15. nude you up
  16. valentines
  17. creeps out
  18. love
  19. digberg
  20. the day
  21. that girl with brown hair
  22. break it down
  23. nu
  1. Call this song 29
  2. Malice and Caprice
  3. Discipline (I lack)
  4. Lyudmila
  5. statement of
  6. State
  7. This thing I wrote
  8. The long road
  9. My car
  10. Love song
  11. statement of live excerpt
  12. Stop that singing at me
  13. Decorate
  14. Grace
  15. Penelope
  16. I could stare for hours
  17. Mickey's Country Jamboree
  18. I don't feel like much
  19. Dirtiest trick
  20. misplaced blues
  21. Neutrally buoyant
  1. a new kind of true
  2. cant get over love
  3. free from me
  4. i am now
  5. sweet and flavorful
  6. guardian angel
  7. better or worse
  8. in my right time
  9. the plan
  10. decelerating repetition
  11. the biggest risk
  12. you leaving
  13. simply meant to be
  14. something on me
  15. beliefs
  16. in fifths
  17. my valentine
  18. river runs deep
  19. chance
  20. the mirror
  21. love me again
  22. be your dream
  23. the darkest hour
  24. turning point
  25. just get out
  26. dark chocolate and red wine
  27. show me
  28. refracted rays
  29. show me
wrap party
  1. 29 songs take 1
  2. 29 songs take 2
  3. a new kind of true
  4. circle cheese
  5. creeps out
  6. eat lasagna
  7. if yes then no
  8. jam in a
  9. lyudmila
  10. no woman no fly
  11. on the other side
  12. porches
  13. river runs deep
  14. sally
  15. show me
  16. show me show me
  17. thats the microphone
  18. thoughts

What's this all about anyway?

More action over here on a blizzog

Back in the old days, when I was motivated, somewhat creative, and had gobs of freetime I decided I'd challenge myself by writing and recording a song every day for a month. I chose February, the shortest month because I'm not an overachiever. I want to try it again this year.

Clicking around the net, it turns out that my '29 songs in February' idea isn't too original. The RPM challenge is slightly different in that it's more about delivering a full album at the end of the month.

Sure I did this back in 1996 (or was it '95?). The one thing that pleases me is learning that there's something universally musicianly about choosing the shortest month in the year for this kind of effort.

Here's the goal:
  • write and record 1 (or more) song(s) every day for a month.
  • upload our work in some place
  • share & listen with each other at the end
  • put together a best-of for others
Fine print:
  • fragments, grooves, hooks, choruses... it's all good. Just record it.
  • starting early, ending late.... it's all good. Let your guilt be your guide.
  • taking 2 days to finish recording a song... great. Just end up with 29 at the end of the month.
  • ending up with 28 songs at the end of the month... great. Just end up with as many as you can. They don't necessarily have to be good. You might not know they're good until a few months later.

This seems like an unlikely time to get involved with an activity like this: blert is in deep hibernation, Little john is buried, we're up to eyeballs in work and family.

  • it's a way of getting the cobwebs out
  • time pressure will force you to stay out of creative rat-holes
  • it's good practice to let go. good enough is ok, move on.
  • because then you have 11 months to revise, refine, and record a pile of work (and think like a producer).
  • it's good practice of your engineering skills: get your workflow in shape.
  • it's a good excuse to fly mics in your livingroom (or at the breakfast table)
  • does this really need more elaboration?

Drop a note if you're interested in doing this too or if you're mucking with the rpm challenge.

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