Back in 2014 when I insanely did an album in a month project almost every month for the entire year, I started with RPM in February and then kicked off a new project in March. I was looking at an old blog post where I referred to this 2nd month as RPMarch. I also referred to how the nickname is ridiculously stupid, but I kept using it anyway.
Welp kiddies, RPMarch 2020 is well underway. Three songs arranged with rhythm guitars. One more is just a two bar guitar riff that I haven’t done anything with yet. I will though, it’s mildly groovy in a dad-rock-bluesy kinda way (in other words it’s about as cool as rotting cheese). I am such a tool.
The plan is simple. Literally, that’s the plan. Guitar, bass, drums, voice. No doubling, just one rhythm guitar track played with as few punches as I can manage. I’m also (gasp) not using any pedals (gasp, again). I told you this was insane. It’s just my Les Paul straight into my 15 watt Bassbreaker. I’m not even using my tuner pedal. Last Christmas I got a clip-on headstock tuner from my Secret Santa. I’m using that. I am only using one cable. It’s utter madness!
Recording stuff before work also gives me a built in chance to cheat my way through the Flickr Photo a Day thingie. Happy day #191.