Ha ha! So my RPM distrupting cold has arrived earlier than usual. Hopefully it'll be done and dusted before the real work starts.
now back to mike setups.
I have no idea if I can write and record 10 songs in one month. I've only written 5 or 6 songs in all 35 years of my life. But to be honest, I haven't been this excited about anything in a while. Come on February, get here sooner!
I spent the last six months recovering from a nasty fall that left me with a broken foot, sprained ankle, smashed shinbone, bent wrists, and torn rotator cups. It was a painful and rather shitty experience that slowed me down and knocked some life out of me. That being said I've decided to return to the world and make my RPM album about my recovery. in fact the title will be RECOVERY. Life sucks, and we're all going to die, so I think I'll CHEER UP ! See ya round the funny farm y'all !
I hope this is not a big deal, but I've started tracking a couple songs already... two reasons.. I can't wait to get into this. I'm visiting this page everyday and reading the forum reading some blogs and I'm excited with anticipation. The motivation to write and record is at an all time high. But also because in the month of February I'm going to lose a week of recording for a work trip to Ireland. Having said that, I've already run into a block in one track on whether or not to have a guitar solo. My wife is taking an active role in weighing out ideas with me. Something new... normally she listens to my finished recordings and not during the process, so now i have somone at home to offer ideas and feedback. This challenge is already changing some things in a good way!
I asked this in my description but I was wondering if there is a rule against sampling?
This is a good way to light a fire under my ass.
This is my first time with RPM. I'm really looking forward to using this as a motivational tool to get some work done and put out an album. I've been jumping back and forth between progressive metal and electronic music since I graduated school in 2012, here's a reason to sit down and focus on a single project. I'm really looking forward to the many hours of work that are now ahead of me. Can't wait to hear what other musicians come up with as well.
or is it though!
back and BETTER
or worse even!
http://superhappyfailparty.rpmchallenge.com/ was the old
in with the OLD i mean NEW
can it even possible? sanding down the guitar, re-wire the keyboard so that it turns on!
'08 to FOREVER
I've always been very slow as a songwriter. I agonize over my lyrics. I live with parts until they feel right, sometimes kicking them out, entirely, after weeks of time together. The idea of cranking out - not just writing, but recording - 10 songs in 28 days is kind of terrifying, to me. I have no idea if I'll be able to do it, especially considering the demands that real life, my band, etc., will be putting on me. I'm doing this on my own because I've been meaning to get around to experimenting with some solo work, and keep putting it off, and this seems a great way to jump-start that, to get over my need for everything to be perfect and to just roll with something and see where it goes. And I guess, if I fail, it's OK as long as I tried.
But I really don't want to fail.
So. First step: Updating the home recording rig. Software-wise, I'm doing pretty well with Logic Pro X, but my DAW is old and for crap, so that's the first thing to change. I think I'm going with the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 - for my needs and based on what I've read, and for the money, it seems like a really good deal. I'll have to fast-track it, shipping-wise, since this whole deal starts in a couple of days, but that's just another thing I've been putting off (dropping over $100 on anything makes me nervous - yay, starving artistry) that this will give me a reason to take the leap on.
After that, it's off to the drawing board starting on Sunday. I'd like for this to be an electronic/digital project, but I'd be learning on that front as I went, so, if the deadline looms, I might fall back on my trusty acoustic guitar and whatever percussive elements I can find around the house.
So...yeah. Time to get to work.
Good to find out that my mind is right for this year's children's album. Just completed the writing of "Sweet Tea."
A little taste:
Last night I had a dream I floated
Down a sweet tea stream
I was a'splashin' and a'swimmin'
And a'drinkin' and a'grinnin'
It ain't Shakespeare, but we're going with it.
Oh, right, I should change strings at some point. The guitar that I play the most by far, my Variax (JTV-89F) has the same strings on it that came from the factory almost 18 months ago...
...I'm kind of afraid of changing strings with the floating bridge and not being able to get the intonation right again.
And then there's the 7 string, that when I had it set up the guy told me it was next to impossible for him to get the low B right and he had to grab a different gauge string instead of just using a regular 7 set.
Seems like there was some joke about only needing to change bass strings every 5 or 10 years, so I guess they're okay.
And finally I have a guitar with an absurdly heavy gauge so I can tune it to baritone at 25.5" scale, but between the JTV and the 7 I'm sort of covered on that range so I should probably put something reasonable back on it.
by Mac McIntyre
Is it February yet?
by My Island
by Jim Anderson
by Ian James
This is a good way to light a fire under my ass.
by Pulse Criminal
snOOPER s-nappy snail shARPie!
by Super Happy Fail Party
Here goes nothing
by Jorge & the Kraken
Sweet Tea and other creative juices
by Keith Landry
Strings 'n' things
by Synaptic Disturbance