Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

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Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:55 pm

It's almost that time! I'm going to make music every day in January as part of "Fun-A-Day" 2019. Fun-A-Day is a challenge a la FAWM/NaNoWriMo/RPM/etc. in which folks make art every day in January. I say "music" rather than "songs" because I'll mostly/entirely make instrumental music. I have a lot of fun new synths and soft synths and other doodads to use this time.

Jonathan Mann has also started a new concurrent and similar challenge "Jamuary" in which folks make a song every day. He's completing 10 years (!!!!) of making a song a day today. It all started with him making a song a day for Fun-A-Day in 2009.

http://jamuary.one/

He's got a mailing list and hashtag and a graphic of daily prompts, and he's planning to blog about making songs every day.
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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:02 pm

Here's my music for day 2.



Glenn Case is doing Jamuary also and he's making songs WITH lyrics AND vocals even. AND he's live streaming himself making his songs every day too.

https://www.facebook.com/glenncase
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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 am

Here is what I made today.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Pigfarmer Jr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:08 am

I really like the sound of Day 3. And it was cool to hear the contrast to Day 2. You mentioned this last year and it sounds like something I'd enjoy, but I've dedicated January to practicing an instrument every day and it's taking up more of my time/attention/energy than I'd ever imagine. It doesn't help that i'm teaching myself to play the drums and I have a looooong way to go. Okay, enough excuses. Keep up the jams.
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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 pm

I made an actual song tonight, although it's only about 90 seconds long. This one is about drowning/being buried in stuff.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:58 pm

Today's song is another instrumental, it's in 6/8, has drums, bass, acoustic guitar, farfisa, glockenspiel, and electric guitar.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm

I banged out another instrumental tonight, with a base layer of drums, bass, Wurlitzer, and string pads, with some synth lead on top.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:25 pm

Electronic instrumental tonight, using my new Volca Keys and old SH-101:

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 pm

My music for yesterday is the new BSS song for the "Sing of the Times" fight. My music for today is some analog keyboard jamming over some bangin' drum loops.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 am

I quickly wrote and live recorded a song tonight about 'Instant Band Night" before heading out to ... Instant Band Night. IBN is a very Song Fight! esque event in spirit, where anybody can show up, put their name on piece of paper in coffee tins for drums, bass, guitar, vocals, miscellaneous, and art, and instants bands are formed by random drawings. Your instant band has several minutes to prepare "backstage" then go out on stage to rock out. You can do anything you want, jam, play a cover, write a song, or anything. It's super fun.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by ken » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:58 am

I like how quickly you got to the chorus!
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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 pm

Some more instrumental electronic ambient stuff with live bass and guitar tonight.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:06 am

I managed to make a "full band" song, with lyrics and vocals today! I played bass, keys, and acoustic and electric guitar, and programmed drums. It's a bit corny but I think it has some good stuff in it.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:36 pm

Tonight I managed to get a fairly decent solo white guy approximation of an afro beat groove. It's not terrible, I swear! Erin is very critical of white funkiness and she gave this a pass.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Two weeks! It's already wearing on me, oy. Tonight I made some cute indie flick soundtrack music with uke, glock, melodica, etc.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:53 pm

Last night's music was the forthcoming BSS song. Tonight I've crossed the half way point! I made some instrumental electronic music with some analog synth and drums and stuff.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm

Some Casio-esque bossanova-ish instrumental stuff with keys and drum machine and synth bass and general MIDI percussion.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:31 pm

Friday night I did a quick stream-of-consciousness a cappella song, with lyrics inspired by "A Doom With A View", the Jamuary prompt word "platform", and a bunch of randomly drawn Oblique Strategies cards.



Last night I made a song inspired by seeing a performance of "Celebrity Autobiography" tonight as part of SF Sketchfest. Hilarious people read and enact expertly selected and combined excerpts from real celebrity autobiographies.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:44 am

Tonight's song is a really goofy song inspired by the goofy name for tonight's moon and an old song by Jonathan Mann about a goofy game called "Bloody Wolf". And it's kinda metal!

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:22 pm

Back to cute indie movie soundtrack type music tonight.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:17 pm

Day 22 I finished up work on the new BSS song. Tonight I did some instrumental rock stuff with acoustic guitar, bass, drums, lead guitar, and Rhodes.

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Re: Fun-A-Day 2019 and Jamuary 1

Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:08 am

Tonight a Weezer-y rock song with some goofy lyrics.

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