Tag Archives: postaweek2011

When The Well Runs Dry

Song-A-Day is always a big challenge. Producing a brand new piece of music every day and posting it for everyone to hear is a pretty good recipe for crazy-making. There are moments of doubt compounded by exahaustion that make you wonder why you ever signed up in the first place. That’s par for the course, […]

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The Name Game

I have a hard time naming things. Since I mainly compose instrumental music, coming up with titles for the pieces I write is especially hard. During Song-A-Day month, I have to deal with problem every day for the full 28 days. And it’s frustrating every time. This year, however, I’ve noticed a pattern emerging; it […]

Song-A-Day 2011: Just Go With It

It was another night in February, and the usual ritual began. The family had gone to bed. I did a few chores, then, as I do each night during Song-A-Day, I sat down at the piano and fired up my music software. It was late – later than I like it to be when I’ve […]

Song-A-Day 2011: Raising The Bar

We’re about a week into Song-A-Day 2011, and there’s already something a little different happening this time around. In previous years, the project felt like an endurance challenge. It was always fun, but it was also something of an uphill battle for everyone. Just get something posted each day, no matter how rough and ragged, […]

Song-A-Day 2011 : Here We Go Again

It’s that time of year again. And so soon. I am once again taking part in the February madness known as Song-A-Day, in which participants write, record and upload a new song each day throughout the month. How hard could that be?? Ha. When I wrote about this last year, I had some clear goals […]

A Blog Worth Following

If you have even a passing interest in the arts scene in the SF Bay Area, do yourself a favor and check out Chloe Veltman’s excellent blog, lies like truth. It’s one of the most refreshingly paced blogs I’ve come across. Veltman posts a few times a week and the posts are short, but very […]