Enough Rest. Back to Writing

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  • @psyt Mar 6

    I intend to write 10 songs this month, and here's the first. It was about time to get going on that.
    *As usual with my music, it comes with an NSFW warning for the cover art.
    https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

  • @saulius Mar 6

    I have two in process, one about Michiana's back roads. Another would be a collaboration with my daughter - I recalled her first lyrics she came up with on a bike ride with me back when she was 12. I made rough demos, but I'm not sure if I should post them here. It's my first FAWM.

  • @psyt Mar 6

    Feel free. πŸ˜€

  • @psyt Mar 7

    Another day, another song. (and another NSFW cover art warning)
    https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

  • @saulius Mar 7

    I had one posted but changed my mind. FAWM 2019 is done.

  • @psyt Mar 8

    Sure, February is done, but that's no reason to stop writing music. (:

  • @psyt Mar 9

    Another one done, another NSFW cover warning. 😝
    https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

  • @misterd Mar 11

    I put so much into FAWM 2019 . Wrote 40 songs . It was a pretty intense experience for me .So I think it’s time for a little rest -focus on a few other things that went on the back burner during February . I’m hoping to slowly and steadily start to go over my 2019 tunes -sort them into 3 groups - bonepile , interesting , worth refining . This will be my task in March . Hoping to
    (Maybe ) get a new album together by mid year .

  • @bootlegger Mar 12

    At the moment I'm charged. Ready to forge ahead with some new music. Something darker sounding but happier lyrics than my fawm album which ended up being much more depressing than I intended. Idk how it is going to go or if I'll even finish it but I'm at least going to make an effort. I have most of the lyrics written already.

  • @paulhenry  Mar 12

    In the past, I've used the time right after FAWM to listen and possibly comment on all the music in my watchlist. Then I go over what songs I wrote and decide what's worth hanging on to and polishing/finishing. I haven't written much the rest of the year in the past. But I'm oddly enthusiastic this year, so we'll see. I had several songs going during FAWM that I never finished.

  • @psyt Mar 13

    Well, I'm not stopping, for one.
    https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

    I also wrote one yesterday, but that's under wraps till the release of a featured plug in, at the developer's request.

    I'm proving to myself I'm not dependent on comments to keep writing. More so in this thread than elsewhere. I'm infatuated with my own music, and it'll keep coming.

  • @psyt Mar 15

    The Ship of Theseus, with the usual NSFW warning.
    https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

  • @mikeskliar  Mar 15

    @psyt - just listening to 'the ship of theseus'---- nice stuff!!!

  • @psyt Mar 15

    Thanks Mike. (:

  • @zecoop  Mar 15

    @psyt - I can't listen at work (artwork), which is where I do most of my listening, but I checked out Quod Ab Absurdo Aures Benef today that one was awesome! πŸ˜€

  • @splittybooms  Mar 15

    Hey @psyt I remember stopping by on a couple of your tracks - I truly enjoyed them.
    But - "I'm infatuated with my own music..."
    I love that.
    I've had those moments myself when I'm just sitting listening to it randomly and I have to say "Screw everybody, this is friggin awesome!"
    The 'everybody' I guess is all the people that I know have heard projects and things that I have shared out there in the world, but choose to ignore it. "...proving to myself I'm not dependent on comments to keep writing" - that also hit home with me.
    I've been thinking heavily on what I want to happen when I share my music. And I've deducted that I simply want them to respond to it in some way. But...like you...I've been trying to not care if people do or not. Been at it for about 2 years now and still find I get discouraged when I hear the crickets.
    I don't know what my point is - just that those two things u said resonate with me and made me stop and post πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Mar 16

    @splittybooms (and @psyt) - I feel exactly the same way as (I think) what splitty just said. I make my music for me. First and foremost, I really don't have any care in the world about what others might think, as I write songs and compose whatever it is I am composing. Some of my music ends up being suitable for the many collaborators i have met in the nine years of FAWMing, but a whole lot of it is completely experimental noodling and I love that. Whatever comes out, I end up loving it 99% of the time and want to listen to it more. To me, that is a success. I have made music that I love listening to. If anyone else find it a positive, that is a bonus!!! πŸ˜€

    You both make great music. I have said this many times, one of the biggest bummers of FAWM for me is that I miss 95^% of the great music that is out there. But I am catching up. πŸ˜€

  • @psyt Mar 16

    Thanks @zecoop & @splittybooms , I appreciate the sentiments and the comments.

    The thing about getting addicted to the comments we get during FAWM/5090 was actually the reason I left FAWM for some 7 years or so. I felt I grew so addicted to the comments that I wouldn't write anything in the off months. I was hesitant to join the fun this time around too, even though I was planning to write at least 10 songs during the month anyway, but carrying on with the writing now through March even though there's hardly any comments is proving to myself I can handle it. (I had a new year's resolution to write at least 10 songs in every month for the first half of 2019. It's quite a challenge, but going well so far, and I'm very happy with the results, so much so that I realized I'm my own favorite musician now)

  • @jamkar  Mar 17

    My unfinished FAWM desires will just spill over into 50/90. Meanwhile, I will mix and master the spawn of FAWM!

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 17

    I set a goal to write at least one song per month this year. I do miss having the lovely community supporting my efforts though. Some months it may be doing one of the weekly Facebook challenges. I’m already working on one to support my message at the senior living center at the end of this month.

  • @psyt Mar 17

    Good luck with that @darcistrutt

    I've just finished another new one~ It comes with the usual NSFW warning for the accompanying image. https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

  • @psyt 8 weeks

    I was busy all week researching synthesizers, but now I'm back to it, here's today's song (with the usual NSFW warning for the accompanying image) https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...
    2 more songs left to write this month~

  • @psyt 8 weeks

    Another one done, and another NSFW warning. 😝
    https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

  • @chrishope 8 weeks

    one a week (idea, demos) , really would be grand.... ..compare contrast......no one needs more than an album a year ?? : - )

  • @psyt 7 weeks

    Just finished up March with a slight delay: https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...

    And now I have until the 24th of April to write 10 more songs. :x

    @chrishope maybe I'll go with one a week for the second half of the year, but I decided on a schedule of 10 per month for the first half of the year (except for January, in which I did 12, and February in which I did 14 for FAWm), and I'm very happy with that decision, it's responsible for my most accomplished music writing year out of the last 21 years. It made me my own favorite musician.

  • @chrishope 7 weeks

    @psyt hear ya, ..great last line : - )

  • @psyt 7 weeks

    Time to get April started: https://melodyklein.bandcamp.com/trac...
    (NSFW image warning as usual)

  • @darcistrutt  5 weeks

    My goal has been one per month and I got two in April! One was a redo of lyric from an earlier FAWM with added melody, and the other was fully new. Gotta say I miss the feedback from the February crowd. I’m already looking forward to July and 50/90!

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