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This year's RPM Challenge...

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  • This year's RPM Challenge...

    Heaven help me... I'm really thinking about 'taking the Challenge' this year and plunging into the RPM Challenge



    This is The Challenge - Record an album in 28 days, just because you can.





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    The chorus seems a little weak... I think it needs more lasers.

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    It sounds... fun? I think the only way I'd personally attempt this was if I wasn't working and I had a full band at my disposal like the old days. Otherwise, I'd die of overwork. There are times in the past when I've been on thata much of a roll but... right now is not one of them. Good luck and ha ve fun!

    Thomas Jefferson said... "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." hmmm...

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    • #3

      I did a song-a-day for a month, and recorded each song, but they weren't album-quality songs.  I've never done this one.  Seems fairly reasonable (a day to write, a day to record, a day to mix for each song, more or less), but it's certainly not happening for me this year.  We're moving to a new house, getting our old house ready to rent out, I'm finishing a semester at work and beginning a new semester in school.  Also, my band is working on an album.  But I'd encourage anyone to try this sort of thing.

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      • blue2blue
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        A song a day for a month. Now that is task making.

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      Lenny basically did the same thing with his opus, though it was just for self-edification rather than a response to a particular challenge.

      Beware of deepities.<br>-- Daniel Dennett

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      • #5
        I've done a couple of them. I did it last February (it was covers, not originals, so it didn't count for the RPM). I wanted to finish 12 songs (the Skinny Tie stuff) and I got 8 done in Feb and then finished to other 4 in Mar.

        The one with Chicken Monkey was just leads over backing tracks (the original Woodshed Tapes stuff) and I think there were 20 or so.

        There is his guy over at Musesmuse (Wolf Kier) who was doing one in Nov and wound up with 3 albums of material.
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        • oldgitplayer
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          Isn't this sort of exercise prone to creating a conflict between quantity and quality?


        • blue2blue
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          I'd consider if a noble failure if I got a couple new songs out of it. 


          But it's so different than what I usually do that I'd kind of like the challenge. I set myself recorded song-a-day challenges before, but never a songwriting challenge. To be honest, I haven't had a lot of personal luck with hustling the muses. 


      • #6

        I just signed up. 


        My writing slump has just been going on too long. 


        It's not a requirement of the RPM Challenge that all the songs be written in February, but, for me, that's really the draw.


        Let's hope I can get by without doinga bunch of sloppily hasty acoustic versions of old songs in the waning hours of February 28th.


        Which would parallel how I wrote 95% of my papers in school.



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        The chorus seems a little weak... I think it needs more lasers.

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        • oldgitplayer
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          blue2blue wrote:

          Which would parallel how I wrote 95% of my papers in school.


          Which is still more or less my default position.

          My rationalisation is that there is a likelihood of bringing greater knowledge and experience to the solution of a task if it is carried out at the last moment before it is required.


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        Thanks!

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        • oldgitplayer
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          You guys are on fire! It shows how working under a bit of duress can bring out what's already in you, and just waiting to see the light of day.


      • #8
        Sleepy now; nothing today.
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        • #9
          It really is all about the headgear, isn't it?
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          Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.

          -Coco Chanel

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          • #10
            Mister Major needs to get moving.
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            Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.

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