Posts Tagged ‘music’
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
So, I’ve had it requested from a couple of folks that I post the songs that I’ve been writing and submitting to the PRF Song Challenge. Basically, Jason and I (and in one case Rick) all wrote and recorded these songs in a few of hours. Fast and furious but lots of fun.
For those of you who don’t know, the PRF Songwriting Challenge is a weekly competition where songwriters from around the globe submit songs based on a theme or challenge. It all started on the Electrical Audio forum: READ ABOUT IT HERE
CHALLENGE: Write a song about cats / bonus points for a cappella
An Animal – Just me this time, although J did the engineering and the snapping. It sure is nice to have an audio engineer as a boyfriend.
CHALLENGE: Write a holiday song
I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus – J and I – a light-hearted Christmas romp
CHALLENGE: Write a song based on this painting
King for a Day - J and I – I really do want a collection of mini-moos.
CHALLENGE: Write a Sci-fi song
Invasion Trilogy – Jason, Rick and I – Three way song writing trilogy / Does that mean it’s cubed? Sidenote: we are expanding this and trying to work it into a piece we can perform live.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
I’ve been kicking myself for missing the Elephant 6 Orchestra reunion tour that came to Chicago this fall. What was I thinking??!?!??!!
The truth is, I didn’t know about it…
But that’s NO excuse, damn it.
Thankfully, NPR did a recording of the show and I’ve been able live vicariously through that.
Here is a link to the goods.
On a side note: Julian Koster just gets weirder and weirder-in a good way. He makes me wanna get my saw, bow and resin out again.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
So, Jason, Rick and I wrote a Sci-Fi trilogy for the PRF Songwriting challenge.
Yes, we were ambitious. The theme was inspiring (sci-fi) and there was fresh snow impeding travel.
It’s little rough around the edges… but not bad for a few hours work.
LISTEN TO IT HERE:
It’s called Invasion Trilogy.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2009
Monday, December 15th, 2008
Yeppers, seems I’ve caught the songwriting bug. I cranked out another one this week (with the extraordinary help of Japmn). It’s been really awesome making songs together.
You can hear all the entries here:
I’m the last one on the list: King for a Day
(I really would love to have a collection of miniature cows.)
We are trying to get more people to participate and vote, so if you aren’t busy, vote here:
(You have to register first… and I won’t blame you if you don’t vote for me. This is all in the spirit of fun and fair play. Vote for the best.)
Friday, December 5th, 2008
I’m trying to write a song for The PRF All-Star Songwriting Challenge Week 12 : http://www.virb.com/prfweek12
My man won/tied last weeks competition with a song he hated but everyone else liked. Go figure. This week’s challenge is to write a song about or in some way related to CATS… bonus points for making it an a cappella piece.
So yeah, I’m spending the afternoon trying to write and record an acappella song about cats. Life is grand.