Another RPM is in the books and I thought I’d share some feelings about it. This year I feel like I got in on a technicality. The album that I started at the beginning of the month isn’t done, and 2 of the songs on the CD I mailed to New Hampshire were from the… Continue reading RPM 2017 recap
In true RPM fashion, I’ve changed my mind re: plans for RPM album. It’s not going to be all about Trump. While the thought process going into it is more personal/intimate, what I can say is why I’ve decided to switch gears. In talking with e about the project — because she’s started painting and I… Continue reading Last minute change of RPM plans
A few days ago, my friend Colin (aka Slighter) sent me this link: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/01/52-tracks-52-weeks-starting-2014-producers/ It’s a challenge. Like the RPM challenge referenced in the title, Weekly Beats challenges musicians to make music. But unlike RPM, it’s challenging you to do it all year round. I love RPM. I’m still incredibly proud of my 2011 entry, Wasp,… Continue reading Move over RPM
I wasn’t planning on doing it, but, in checking the RPM forums, there were some folks interested in doing Blind Chaos again this year, so I decided I’d do that and be open to possible collaboration projects if anyone was interested (which it looks like I’ll be doing). This gives me a bit of a… Continue reading That RPM thing…
I’ve been meaning to make a s3quence mix that had stuff from #RPM2011, but I was waiting until I had a chance to listen to more of the stuff that came out of it. Then the earthquake/tsunami in Japan happened. Looking at these pictures is mind-blowing, as is the constant threat of nuclear radiation for… Continue reading teh s3quence – 011 – #BassLove4Japan
A little bit about me: I went to a University with an adjunct program that allowed students to create their own individualized majors (it’s called the Johnston Center). You see, my interests and passions were too diverse for me to settle with one single field of study. We didn’t have letter grades — that doesn’t… Continue reading Netlabel
You can listen to my completed album at: http://alonetone.com/jazzsequence/pla… or the Blind Chaos track at: http://alonetone.com/blindchaos/track… Go to http://jazzsequence.bandcamp.com (after 3/1/2011) to download the album in high quality format(s) with full liner notes & artwork
What I learned about making music for the RPM Challenge this week.
The latest update is that I’m 3/10ths of the way through the soundtrack. I’ll be there for minutes long before I get all the tracks down (especially after this weekend), but what I’m happier about is that I got 3 new leitmotifs in that I’ll be using later in the game (for Blomkvist, Harriet &… Continue reading [RPM2011] 30%
For anyone curious, here’s a copy of my notes (an earlier draft, I’ve added to them a bit since).