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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!

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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.

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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.


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        Sleepy now; nothing today.
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        • #9
          It really is all about the headgear, isn't it?
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          • #10
            Mister Major needs to get moving.
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