Musical Meanderings
8 minutes ago
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50/90 - Day 56

I wrote and recorded another four vocal parts today. FOUR! I actually got about eight bars into a fifth before I had to stop. I also finished one mix.

1 day ago
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50/90 - Day 55

One vocal, one mix, and one rhythm guitar. I’m hopeful I’ll be a bit more productive tomorrow morning.

2 days ago
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50/90 - Day 54

I recorded a vocal and mixed a song tonight. Hopefully I’ll do the same tomorrow.

3 days ago
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50/90 - Day 53

The song count has topped 40. It’s at 41, in fact.

I had two stray files laying around. I fleshed them both out a little, and then added another new thing for luck. They are all just little piles of phrases right now, but soon they’ll be songs.

4 days ago
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50/90 - Day 52

Not much today, but I did work out a few things in 7/8. There are maybe 2.5 songs worth of phrases right now. I also found a stray file with a rough idea on my iPad. I had forgotten about that. If I flesh out that one and the extra stuff from today I’ll hit 40 songs in progress. I’d like to be over 40 in progress, and 30 complete before August ends next week.

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50/90 - Day 51 (Yesterday)

I didn’t do a single thing yesterday and I’m glad!

(in other words… CRAP! It’s all ruined, I can’t finish on time now what am I gonna do???)

5 days ago
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So 50/90 is now 21/40.

This is the other song I was hoping to get posted tonight. Not sure about the mix here. It seems pretty clunky.

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50/90 - Day 50.

Day 50?? That means only 40 days left! Oh No!

This is my 28th completed song. I hope to mix another one before bed. I didn’t do any recording today, just the mixing so far. I hope to get a few new song ideas down this weekend. I’ve got 36 total songs either finished or in progress. It would feel pretty good to get that number up to 40 before going back to work on Monday.

1 week ago
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Here’s the folk story song I mentioned in the last post.

Have I been listening to too much Fairport Convention? (probably) Should I be listening to more? (probably)

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50/90 - Day 49

I mixed two songs tonight and recorded the lead guitar for one of the songs that was started last night.

One of the songs is a Floydish instrumental (the one posted here) and the other has a lyric based on a New England folk tale. I’ll post that one in a second.

1 week ago
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50/90 - Day 48

I wrote and recorded another instrumental tonight. I also started a quiet little strummy thing but I didn’t have time to add the lead guitar. I have 25 songs done, four ready to mix, and seven still unfinished.

Things are still looking positive, although lyrics are getting harder and harder to come by.

1 week ago
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50/90 - Day 47

I recorded three, count ‘em, THREE vocals today. I could mix one tonight, but I think I’ll sleep instead.

1 week ago
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50/90 - Day 46.

One day after the halfway mark I reach 50% complete. This is song #25. 50/90 is now 25/44.

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This is the song that had its leads fixed yesterday. It is a Florida man story that you can find here:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/strange/sfl-flduh-jail-study-20140808,0,878488.story

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50/90 - Day 45 (Yesterday)

Halfway there. I recorded the guitars for two songs, wrote a third song from scratch, and redid the lead guitar on one of the songs that got vocals last week. I then mixed the last two unmixed, finished songs.

I’m at 24 completed songs at the halfway mark. Just a little bit off the finishing pace, but I’ve got 10 more songs waiting for vocals now.

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