There's nothing like a deadline to get me motivated. That's what the RPM Challenge is all about. The challenge: write and record an entire album in the month of February and submit it.
That's it, no winners, no losers, just the satisfaction of creating.
I did it last year with my old band Tiny Desk Unit and it was about the most fun I had all year.
So now it's time to mount the hard drives, fire up the guitar, the Adrenalinn and all my software. This year will be another long distance collaboration with my friend Michael Barron. We each start writing, then exchange the files over the net and add to each other's ideas.
You too can join the fun and make your own album by going here
Write and let me know how you're doing. I'll start a blog of my musical progress soon and I'll post a link. You do the same if you wish.
Happy music making!
Here's more on the RPM Challenge from NPR's All Things Considered: