Saturday, October 25, 2008

Music News

I got together with MJ and Johann at MJ's house on October 15th and we played for about 2 1/2 hours.  The three of us had never played together and MJ and I have only gotten together once that I can remember in many years.  But, it went well.  Notably, we were able to start and finish songs which I think is an extremely important marker.

This week it doesn't look like we will be able to fit our schedules together, so it may be another week before we are able to play again.  This is slightly disappointing because I really wanted to make it a habit to play as often as possible.  I'm slightly worried that we might lose momentum since we have only played together once.

I'm shifting priorities about setting up a music area in the house.  I want just to focus on getting the basic recording equipment stable upstairs.  This would include a new desk, studio monitors and more memory for the computer.  Then I can focus on the mechanics of recording with Ubuntu Studio which probably will take a few months to develop a modicum of proficiency given my availability schedule.

I'm hoping to develop said proficiency in time to join the RPM Challenge.  I do not think I will be able to create a full albums worth of music during February, but this will provide a deadline for me to get the studio functional.  If I can create (with Johann's help perhaps) three or four songs during this period I will consider it a resounding success.

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