Usually when February comes around and I start making a buffoon of myself with the whole RPM Challenge thing, I write a blog entry to sum up each day’s progress. I wasn’t going to do that this year. I don’t know why, I just said no. Then when February hit I found myself posting daily updates on the RPM Challenge website itself. Now that we’re five days in I feel like my real blog is jealous so I’ve decided that every few days I’m going to copy the RPM blogs here as well. I’m also thinking that it’s time for a new theme, but that’s irrelevant to this post. Anyway, here are the first four RPM updates. Very short and not very sweet:
Two songs underway. One is a bass and drums groove in 7/8 that I came up with tonight. The other includes a guitar riff that was in my idea backlog that I’ve been building up for the last couple of weeks.
We are underway!
Started three more pieces today. One new one and two with riffs from the January riff storage file. That makes five so far. Not bad for day two. I would really like to put some guitars down on some of these songs tomorrow, but it’s going to be a busy day. Fingers crossed.
I’ve done enough work this weekend that I have to check the Trello board in order to make an update.
I added two more songs to the idea list. Fleshed out a full song form on two songs, and recorded rhythm guitars for two songs.
The musical theme this year is starting to lean toward a common one for me. Over-using the wah pedal.
Back to work tomorrow. I’ve been really busy over the last month. I’m a little nervous that I will be lacking energy when I get home and won’t be able to get any RPM work done. We’ll see.
February 4th: My step son’s 16th birthday. My nephew’s 8th birthday. The day I recorded rhythm guitars for one song and started messing with ideas for two more. The day I recorded my amplifier’s tremolo for the first time. It was only two beats, but it’s there.
Not a bad day. I would have liked a little more, but this isn’t bad.