. . . and waiting for RPM to start. It's sad, because now I'm getting the influx of song ideas, and in February I'm not going to have any.
It's the same thing for NaNoWriMo.
I'm thrilled to see that the site is back! Now I can keep up with all of you again!
I'm working on an EP right now, trying my darndest to collaborate with as many people as possible. I have three songs pretty much written and ready to record, but I'm still working on the other two. It's amazing how much lazier I am without the RPM clock ticking in the background. :)
Anyway, if anyone's interested in collaborating, either on my stuff or on something you're doing, please get in touch with me.
Much like Colin, I've been on about my main project since I joined RPM 3 years ago and finally it's beginning to take shape. I've posted 3 rough mixes to my profile - Honeycomb - (two of which are old RPM songs) and we've started booking some live shows to take this stuff out on the road.
Lyndsay, the singer on this project has agreed to help participate in RPM this year so you won't get any more of my terrible singing. But then again, she promised the same last year and it didn't happen...
How's everyone doing?
So, this album then. Some regulars here may remember there was this mythical album I've been in the process of finishing ever since I joined this site. I started it in November 2007 thinking it would take a couple of months, not even knowing that I knew nothing about music production. Well, I almost know what I'm doing now, and aside from one last obsessive round of tweaking, it's finished. Finished! I'm going to have to try and master it myself - I simply can't afford to have it done by a professional - and then I'll finally put the damn thing out and move onto something else. Hooray!
Just to remind everyone I'm still here, I'm putting this one out now:
Our own Queen of Collabs gave me a hand on this one, providing me with a wonderful harmony to finish the track off. Thanks Tess! I owe you. To be honest, this song isn't very representative of the rest of the album, and it's much more commercial-sounding than most of my stuff, but that's fine with me. I have no problem with being radio-friendly when the mood takes me...
What I Did On My Summer Vacation - By Chapman Jones
I sweated. A lot.
In the meantime though, I've been active and written 3 songs over the past couple of months. Looking forward to RPM - 11.
Lots going on 'tween now and then .......
Hey y'all! Good to be back on RPM. Mulling over music during the summer (much of which was originally conceived of before last year's RPM). I had intended to record it this summer, but with so much good weather, family fun, and now the beginning of finishing the basement (i.e. the studio), and the inevitable school year (you know, the actual "job"), it appears that the album will be waiting until February. If for some reason I actually get the stuff recorded before then, I'm guessing my RPM album this year will be a study in foolishness.
...And if anyone is crazy enough to feel they need me for any collaborative fun, let me know. I'm running out of musical ideas anyway (as seems to happen every year... I always fear that the muse has finally left for good... I've been relying on Sam and Tess for inspiration), and I'm always happy to lend something (I'd call it talent, but we all know that what I do really doesn't exactly qualify as "talent") to anyone desperate enough to feel they might need it.
Looking forward to the Portsmouth listening party already this year if I can fit it into the busy social calendar of my three daughters!
Feel free to drop by and listen to what I've been doing in the meantime at
And much thanks to everyone who's taken the time to lend their considerable talents to the "Lessons Learned" playlist!
I am G, and you are thee and we are we and and not quite altogether
Nouns in Polish conjugate (or whatever the appropriate terms is for nouns, if 'conjugate' implies a verb) to say what they're acting as in a sentence. Our teacher commented that makes Polish flexible in terms of sentence structures:
"For instance, in English you can say 'write on the board,' but you can't say 'board on the write.' Unless, of course, you're at an airport, but then it's something else entirely."
...since that seems to be the cool thing to do. I'm just hanging out in the hotel as we pack up after the last night of our honeymoon. After listening to a handful of CDs on repeat over the last two weeks, since that's all the space we had to bring music, I have a few ideas for covers I might try. Then again, I say that a lot, and I have a metric #*&!-ton of work waiting for me when I get home. (Hey, at least I managed to almost completely ignore work for the two weeks.)
I was VERY confused the day I tried to sign on to my favorite website and it was GONZO! Oi! Where'd it all go???
Now that I see the site has been reconstructed, I am very happy to post a new blog and bore the devil out of everyone!LOL.
To everyone who worked on restoring the site, BIG high-fives! I'm sure it was nothing short of a herculean feat. I can't thank everyone individually. You know who you are.
I will definitely sign up the the next challenge. And I promise to have a better attitude (if I don't get laid off again) and have the songs to prove it.
In the mean time I'm visiting Alonetone every day and listening to some pretty darn good stuff there.
I promise to be back again and again. And try not to be boring.
by Jim Anderson
by angie fights crime
Ways to improving writing skills
by sam berry
by Smooth Around The Bend
by Matt Ferrara
by angie fights crime
Big Thanks-- Until Next Year!
by Strange Dream
Songs up on Alonetone
by Terri Ellen
Moderate Rebels 2.0 on Alonetone
Partying alone. With a cup of tea.
by Porter Harris
by A Beautiful Scene
by angie fights crime
Various and Sundry
by Gary Fox
One Fine Day
by Chloe Radcliffe