But… it got me off my butt, and I have kept writing music since then. I started taking song writing classes, and am having a blast. 4 years ago
How I did it: I made myself sit with the guitar or keyboard or pen and write. The motivation doesn't come naturally, so I have to "just do it" Nike style. I took the first week of November off work to give me more time. I don't think I could do it if I didn't get a good head start. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
Here’s the first song from my NaSoAlMo album. The Things I Have Left
Speaking of things I have left, I only have 1:22 more minutes of music to record. I’m thinking of recording The Who’s “Boris the Spider,” but if a song writes itself over the next few days, I’ll do an original and save Boris for later. 5 years ago
I’ve written 7 songs, completely recorded 5, partially recorded 1 and need to fill just a little over 1.5 minutes more. Since I can do one cover, I’m thinking about doing The Who’s “Boris the Spider” so I can play some fun bass.
With two weekends left in the month, I’m feeling pretty good that I’ll have time to finish. I’m concerned about a cough that I’m developing from allergies. If it doesn’t go away, I’ll still finish, but it will sound like a bullfrog sang the songs. 5 years ago
After seven days, I have 5 songs written amounting to 20:26 minutes. I’ve recorded one of them. Since I can do a cover song, I estimate that I only have to write a couple more songs over the next couple of weeks. And I have to get them all recorded. This is the first night I’ve felt like I’ll be able to accomplish this challenge again.
As a source of inspiration, I took a couple of trips to my college town of San Marcos, TX this week. It stirred up a lot of weird feelings, but I got a pretty good song out of it.
So far the songs are about:
- My dad
- My staycation
- Love and dreams
- Love and astronomy
- People and events surrounding my favorite pizza restaurant, Valentino’s 5 years ago
Today is the first day of NaSoAlMo 2009. I’ve been goofing around with my electric guitar and effects thing and have come up with some music. I need to add a bridge, I think. I’m not feeling very confident that I’ll finish the challenge this year, but I know I’ll come up with something more than I would have otherwise.
Now I’m going to tinker around with the sound of the guitar on the song I’m writing, and the record some bits. 5 years ago