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Not doing FAWM — or am I?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

I was hoping to do a solo album for February Album Writing Month (FAWM) again this year, but a bunch of factors have combined to prevent me from doing that. Partially, I wasn’t prepared when February began, and I’ve been tied up with some family drama.

I have tried working on music a few times, and haven’t had much success. I guess it’s just been too long since I worked on anything. I will probably have a few more false starts before I am able to be productive.

However, I am really excited because as a birthday gift, Sarah got me a flight to go to a jam/recording session with the brilliant band Halaka. I’ve been friends with these guys for a while now, although only in an online capacity to date. I’ve also worked with Kingo Sleemer, who sings, among other things, in that band, and who is a part of Spiral Galaxy Collision along with furiousBall and me. There seems to be some possibility of Van (furiousBall) showing up too, which would be incredibly awesome. Also, if we crank out an album’s worth of material (which is likely), it could count for FAWM.

Now I just need to figure out how to improvise. Being classically trained, that’s something I never really learned.

4 Responses to “Not doing FAWM — or am I?”

  1. furiousball Says:

    the key to improvising is if you make a mistake, do it again, then you meant to do it and it’s not a mistake.

  2. dkeifer Says:

    Having you and that crew would make fawm fun.

  3. martytdx Says:

    LOL @ FuriousBall – why do you think that improvisational jazz is so interesting? Half the time, I think they’re completely in their own world, oblvious to the other sounds around them.

    BTW, what’s with the password-protected entries? I tried mine and it doesn’t do anything – is that being controlled via permission levels (i.e. level 6 and above can see it, below can’t)? It’s an interesting way to do it – just curious how you set that up (and if I’m doing something wrong).

  4. dkeifer Says:

    Hey, are you gonna post anything about the Halaka session? Really curious to hear about it. Although, I would certainly understand if it’s all hush-hush.

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