Musical Meanderings
1 day ago
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50/90 Day 60

I fixed a lead guitar, I added leads to the one song that only had rhythm guitar, I recorded both lead and rhythm for three songs, one of which was written today, and I recorded rhythm guitar for one more song but didn’t get to the leads.

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2 days ago
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50/90 - Day 59

I did nothing musical today. I thought about it, but that was it.

So tomorrow is September first, and we will be into the final month of the challenge. Where do I stand right now?

I tried to view this thing as three album-in-a-month deals, with a goal of 17 songs per month. In July I completed 14 song and had an additional eight in progress. In August I completed 13 new songs and finished the eight left over from July. I also started but haven’t finished six more songs. That’s 35 finished and 41 total. The 17 per month goal would mean 34 complete at this point. Believe it or not, I’m ahead of the pace.

Now I just have to keep up the pace and not get lazy so that I can have the whole mess finished before October first.

3 days ago
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50/90 - Day 58

All I did today was mix the last two songs that were ready to mix. I wanted to record some guitar today, but we’ll settle for this. Maybe I’ll have a little more time tomorrow.

4 days ago
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50/90 - Day 57

Let’s Hear it for Good Days.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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???)

1 week 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.

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