Anyone doing the February RPM Challenge?

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Anyone doing the February RPM Challenge?

Post by Nick Sevilla » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:27 pm

I am going to try this this year.

For two reasons:

I want to play some stuff.

I know the moment I commit to something I want to do, work will come flying in the door and interrupt this project. LOL.

So, how have your experiences been doing the RPM challenge?
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Post by vvv » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:02 pm

I did it last year, and am glad you reminded me this year.

I never followed up after posting, so I've no other comment than to say it was cool to have an explicable reason for indulging my obsession with writing/recording.
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Post by JWL » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:02 pm

I did it once, with a friend, in like 2008 or something. It was a good exercise for me at the time, to learn to just get shit down & done and not obsess over details like I am prone to doing.

Great fun. Highly recommend it, especially for Nick's reasons. The work must flow. :wink:

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Post by sfsonarboy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:52 pm

Good for you! Did if for three years under the name "Mile Long Post-It" (2008-2010, I think) and had a blast! Each year brought different learnings, was very worth doing, and a few of those songs are still on my "A" list. Can't do it this year for a variety of reasons, but kinda feel like the kid staying home while others go off to summer camp. Good luck and enjoy!
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Post by Nick Sevilla » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Well we are up and running!!!

I already picked the 9 songs (over 35 minutes, barely)

And will spend time recording them this entire month.

Wish me luck.
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Post by vvv » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:55 pm

I put my first choon link in my Vlayman thread ...

I'll link the others there too, as they is dun.
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Post by vvv » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:46 pm

Aiight, as of Sunday I have 10 choons totaling around 40 minutes.

I'm going to listen a few more times, probably post 'em this weekend.

How's all y'all's progress?
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Post by Nick Sevilla » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:52 am

It's been slow going.

I got sick with some but the kids brought home. Lovely.

Back on the saddle today and hopefully until the end of the month.
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Post by vvv » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:42 pm

Yeah, that time of year for colds, etc. I was so sick at the end of January I didn't play or write or record for almost two weeks, what is a lot for me.

Altho' I must say, I sometimes like the vocals I get with the hoarseness, and I often leave throat clears and coughs in because, well, I like 'em.

One of the biggest issues with being sick, I've found, is my hearing can change some.

Also, sneezing on the 'pooter monitor can be gross. :twisted:

Anywhat, feel better and get to work!
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Post by JWL » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:27 am

Looking forward to listening to them. I haven't RPM'd in many years.

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Post by vvv » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:06 pm

Aiight, you can find mine linked, here.
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Post by Nick Sevilla » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:48 am

Well,
I am definitely not going to make the deadline.

But, I am going to finish the album... perhaps in the middle of March.

I'll keep you posted.
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Post by vvv » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:18 pm

I can't upload tracks to their website, have rec'd no response to my links, rec'd an unconsidered response to my request for help, I am about to give up on posting at RPM.

You can hear my tracks here:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... &start=285
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Post by vvv » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:01 pm

Ha!

I kinda got the Gran Torino thing goin' on over there:

https://vlayman.wordpress.com/2017/02/2 ... -amatuers/
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Post by vvv » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:29 pm

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