50/90, Anyone?

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  • @chipwithrow  3 weeks

    I love the 50 Songs in 90 Days challenge http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/ that runs July 4-Oct 1. This year will be my 11th 50/90. So who's joining me? (I know some of you are also 50/90 regulars.)

  • @edwardsmusic 3 weeks

    I will be participating, though I'm not definitely sure what my plans are going to be. I joined in 2017 (the same year I joined FAWM), so it's going to be my third year.

  • @philkmills  3 weeks

    I hope to be part of it. Last year I didn't do much but this one would be year 9 or 10.

  • @tuneslayer2018  3 weeks

    I'll be honest, a bunch of offline stuff was going on and I completely forgot 50/90 was happening last year. I should put it in my calendar right now.

  • @krayzie003  3 weeks

    I'll be there. I don't expect to hit 50 songs but any as good a reason as any to write and record new songs.

  • @fuzzy  3 weeks

    Heck yeah, I like 50/90 even better than FAWM!

  • @darcistrutt  3 weeks

    I’m counting the days!

  • @darcistrutt  3 weeks

    2010 was my first so year nine for me!

  • @coolparadiso  3 weeks

    i will be there for sure. not sure i will be up to last years numbers but will be fun for sure. will get 50. great fun.

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Of course I'll be there. There are more elements needing songs!

  • @pearlmanhattan  3 weeks

    I will be there

  • @tamsnumber4  3 weeks

    I'M IN!!

  • @rainchaser  3 weeks

    I'm going to be there too! I'm working to writing quicker this time!!

  • @atitlan  3 weeks


  • @evinwolverton  3 weeks

    What would it take for 50/90 to adopt the web structure used here at FAWM? I'd love the same features.

  • @vomvorton  3 weeks

    @evinwolverton 50/90 allows more than two-way collaborations and the forum doesn't cut people off at 1000 characters so in at least a few ways it's better-featured than FAWM.

    I'll be taking part again. Might actually aim for 50 this year, I've only managed it once before!

  • @cicpisces 3 weeks

    Group hug.
    Let's do these songs. 50/90.
    Oh yeh.

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  • @spingo  3 weeks

    I'll probably sign up and hopefully this AZ summer won't be as soul-sucking and I can actually do more!

  • @ayehahmur  3 weeks

    Much as love FAWM and are in awe of the levels of production of some of you guys, I'll pass. I've got a novel to finish this year and, more importantly, I have no idea what I would do with 50 songs! I'll have a difficult enough time of it recording and releasing an EP out of the ones I've got between now and the next FAWM.
    Good luck to you though, you're all wonderful.

  • @judypie  3 weeks

    Woah, 14 songs is struggle enough for me, I feel like 50 would be the death of me! Good on you all though!

  • @chrishope 3 weeks

    someone mentioned it yesterday and as i've stuggled (still love it) it put a huge smile on my face knowiing it existed

  • @corinnecurcio 3 weeks

    Wouldn't miss it for the world!

  • @donna  3 weeks

    As it will be my 11th, I'm sure I'll be at the gate, though not necessarily to aim for 50. πŸ˜‰ I'll be satisfied with a handful of decent lyrics that I'll be able to fine-tune and get ready for a full-on collaboration.

    I'm chuffed with my FAWM results. Due to illness, I wasn't sure I'd manage even one lyric this time around, but my Muse showed up and helped me through it all. I trust she'll be in attendance in July as well. πŸ˜‰

  • @tcelliott  3 weeks

    I'll be there.

  • @valeriecox  3 weeks


  • @benjo  3 weeks

    Oh yes indeed can't wait

  • @roddy  3 weeks

    I'll be there too.

  • @ajna1960 3 weeks

    Me too

  • @standup  3 weeks

    I like the pace of 50/90 better because I never have the slightest intention of doing 50 songs. It just keeps me writing over the summer. And sometimes I get better songs because I'm not putting the same pressure on myself.

    And y'all should all come to FAWMstock this summer right in the middle of 50/90. Do some live-in-person skirmish writing. It's even a whole 'nother ball game.

  • @chipwithrow  3 weeks

    Nice! I started this thread, went to bed (hey, that rhymes - still in songwriting mode!) and now I see so many replies!
    @ayehahmur - every year I say "What am I going to do with 50 more songs?" And then I go ahead and do it!
    @fuzzy - I like 50/90 as much as FAWM, for sure. I think that more of the originals I continue to perform have come from 50/90s than from FAWMs - not sure why, though.

  • @ayehahmur  3 weeks

    @chipwithrow I'm utterly in awe of your dedication to the art. πŸ˜€

  • @headfirstonly  3 weeks

    Oh hell yes. It'll be my seventh. Let's see if I can continue making good progress this year (this FAWM has been my best ever, I reckon.)

  • @zecoop  3 weeks

    I salute all of you and say cheers! I have kind of done 50/90 1-2 times, but it's just not the same for me. FAWM is perfect because the weather here makes it so that I would rather be any where than outside. In the summer, I'd rather be outside than anywhere, and I just can't seem to find the drive to write/record. As with every year, I'll see what happens, but more years than not, my only composing is in February.

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  • @ballyhoot 3 weeks

    I've been pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to 50/90. Sometimes I do it; sometimes I don't. It's often a decision I make at the last second, and I sometimes reverse that decision once 50/90 gets going. But I never shoot for 50 songs. A good half-dozen, and I'm happy.

  • @phoenixash 3 weeks

    I surely will be there, wanna hit the 50 mark!

  • @looprication  3 weeks

    I usually show up, look around, run and cower... but I do try to at least show up πŸ˜‰

  • @rainchaser  3 weeks

    50/90 is also friendly to us Floridians that have to deal with the hot summer! On February compared to others in the north and midwest, it's actually nice out there to go outside!

  • @andygetch  3 weeks

    is a regular πŸ˜‰

  • @barbara  3 weeks

    Haven’t missed one since I found out about it in 2010. Stretch out, find pockets of time to give it; no stress. I love it!

  • @darcistrutt  3 weeks

    @standup I’m attending my first FAWMstock and excited to collab 50/90 entries! It’s perfect timing!

  • @standup  3 weeks

    @darcistrutt I look forward to meeting you in person!

  • @rainchaser  3 weeks

    I would love to attend FAWMstock too bad I live in Florida though. Lol

  • @kahlo2013  3 weeks

    5090? Of course! I look foreword to it!

  • @pfoo  3 weeks

    I try to do a few songs in 50/90. Definitely not 50. I move slowly creating songs, but will be there to create a few and to listen.

  • @oneslowtyper  3 weeks

    Since I'm always collaborating throughout the year, I actually NEED 50/90 and FAWM - as a way to always have lots of material at hand to chose from, when the need is there.
    On a side note - I always thought 30/90 would seem more practical, since those 90 days are about the best days, weather-wise, which means there are lots of BBQ's and other outings competing for the same limited time.

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    Slightly irregular, but only 'cause I try real hard to be 😝

  • @ryuu 2 weeks

    I try every year. I usually feel like I don't seriously try to win at 50/90 though, as opposed to FAWM. I just love hanging out with y'all so much πŸ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    Looking forward to 50/90. Hope to be as regular as I possibly can.

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    Yeah, probably

  • @cherok40  2 weeks

    Never heard of it before today, but will consider it. 50 songs in 90 days is a bit crazy though....

  • @timfatchen  2 weeks

    I'm with @standup on this. I'll be there in and out. I've made it to 50 (once) so I've climbed that mountain, but I try to get momentum rolling (because of what comes out) but there's usually too much "away" happening during those months.

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    @cherok40 that's how I felt back in 2009 when I first heard of 50/90 and FAWM. Tried in 2010 and surprised myself so looking forward to joining ever since. The thing is you have nothing to loose, only to gain and even one new song is already gaining. The support on both FAWM and 50/90 is amazing, Hope you'll join us.

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 weeks

    I'll be there. Nothing like 50 lyrics to choose from if you're suffering writer's block.

  • @chipwithrow  2 weeks

    @cherok40 - 50 in 90 works out to 10 songs every 18 days, just a bit more than a FAWM pace. And of course you don't have to go all in for 50.
    You could also make it FAWM-like by choosing one of the three months as a focus - JAWM, AAWM, or SAWM.
    It's a cool community, too - smaller than FAWM but with some diehards (like me).
    @rainchaser - except for hurricanes, I love Florida summers! Beaches to ourselves, afternoon storms to break up the day, good gardening if you can get it in early morning or early evening. I usually record some 50/90 songs outdoors because I can get cool bug, bird, and rain sounds.

  • @rainchaser  2 weeks

    @chipwithrow Well, I guess where you live at isn't so hot up there but in South Miami it is very hot to be out there in the summer!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    I posted a couple of lyrics last year but I got busy with life. This year I’ve marked it in the calendar!

  • @jamkar  2 weeks

    Yes of course!

  • @chandra83  1 week

    I will try...but I make no promises...

  • @darcistrutt  1 week

    @rainchaser I’m flying in from Wisconsin. The flights aren’t too bad! I’m glad folks are lingering in FAWM. It shortens the gap before 50/90. πŸŽΆπŸ˜πŸ’•πŸŽΆ

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