As happens just about every time we leave a Con, I’m inspired to try something new. This time I’ve decided to embark on a new music project. A lot of people do “365” projects be it taking photos, writing blog posts, or even short stories. I’m not ready to commit to a song a day, but I’m going to write a song (or at least part of a song) during a lunch hour at least once a week and post it.
I won’t write a blog post about each one, but at least upload them to a set on SoundCloud. Anybody can listen or download them for free from SoundCloud (you don’t have to sign up or anything) and it will auto post to Facebook and Twitter for me. I don’t know how long I’ll go, but the tradition for this kind of thing is a year.
Here are my rules so far. Yes, I’m making this up as I go along and they may change:
- Each song will be written on a single day, in a single lunch hour
- There’s no schedule and no deadline. I intend to write and release one a week, but have no clue what day that might be
- No mixing, mastering, adding, or tweaking after the fact — I write it and post it in one go
- I’m releasing each track with a Creative Commons Attribution license. Anybody can take a track, change it, share it, re-write it, release it for profit — whatever — as long as they give me writing credits and link to this website. I do reserve the right to expand or combine anything I release into another song, and that song may have more restrictive rights but that doesn’t effect the license on the original release
I think that’s it.. So, here’s the first track.. It’s called Aggressive Buddhism