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By Nicholas Weaver
<p> 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. </p> <p> Clicking around the net, it turns out that my '29 songs in February' idea isn't too original. <a href="http://www.rpmchallenge.com/">The RPM challenge</a> is slightly different in that it's more about delivering a full album at the end of the month. </p> <p> 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. </p> <p> <em>Here's the goal:</em> </p><ul> <li>write and record 1 (or more) song(s) every day for a month. </li> <li>upload our work in some place </li> <li>share & listen with each other at the end </li> <li>put together a best-of for others </li> </ul> <p> <em>Fine print:</em> </p><ul> <li>fragments, grooves, hooks, choruses... it's all good. Just record it. </li> <li>starting early, ending late.... it's all good. Let your guilt be your guide. </li> <li>taking 2 days to finish recording a song... great. Just end up with 29 at the end of the month. </li> <li>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. </li> </ul> <p> </p><p> This seems like an unlikely time to get involved with an activity like this: <a href="http://www.blert.com">blert</a> is in deep hibernation, <a href="http://www.cranemountain.com/cm/band_detail.cfm?band_id=1">Little john</a> is all but buried, we're up to eyeballs in work and family. </p> <p> <em>Why:</em> </p><p> </p><ul> <li>it's a way of getting the cobwebs out </li> <li>time pressure will force you to stay out of creative rat-holes </li> <li>it's good practice to let go. good enough is ok, move on. </li> <li>because then you have 11 months to revise, refine, and record a pile of work (and think like a producer). </li> <li>it's good practice of your engineering skills: get your workflow in shape. </li> <li>it's a good excuse to fly mics in your livingroom (or at the breakfast table) </li> <li>does this really need more elaboration? </li> </ul> <p> </p><p> Drop a note if you're interested in doing this too or if you're mucking with the rpm challenge. </p> <p></p>
By Greacen et al
On I Write The B-Sides, freelance journalist and academic Jack Press undergoes adventures in songwriting, exploring the everyday moments that muscle their way into the minds of artists and put pen to paper. It’s about the ways in which the songs we interact with at any given moment are crafted, and the influences and inspirations that bring them to life. It’s about our relationship to music, and the songwriters relationship to their work. Each episode, Jack will be sitting down with a different artist or musician to get the in’s and out’s on how they’ve honed their craft. <br><hr><p style="color:grey;font-size:0.75em;"> See <a style="color:grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://acast.com/privacy">acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
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<p>Phil Wilson's Vinyl Revival is a 2 hour weekly syndicated radio broadcast hosted by Phil Wilson and can be heard right here and on FM/AM and digital radio stations worldwide. Phil brings the world into his fabulous collection of vinyl records, cherry picking the best music from the 60s to the 90s, being chosen not for just a great melody but also to spark a memory and feeling in the listeners ear. Also on the show he features old a new album releases, fun and novelty tunes each week as a feature and the Number 1 of the week which may have topped the Billboard Hot 100 or UKs Official Top 40. Phil has a massive fan base which is growing every week, come and join him as he plays music from his vast vinyl record collection. </p>
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Let's Rap It Out! As we take on rappers and musicians to get a behind-the-scenes look at their life in music and what it took to get there. Guests, laughs, talks, and performing will show the world what being an musician is like and encourage you to get into songwriting and rapping.