FAWM – first two tracks February 12th, 2011 by b-knox

February Album Writing Month is hosted by FAWM.org and a wonderful waste of time!  So, let’s see if I can get caught up.  The goal is 14 songs averaging 3 minutes in length.  That’s a 42 minute album.  Not bad.  I have two tracks and 16 days to go.

My first attempt at writing a ‘song’ was more of an exploration of my “studio”.  I’ve decided, for this project, that I would multitrack everything and try to keep it as live as possible.  I had a lot of fun with the circuit bent drum machine that Toast is letting me borrow.  Things eventually get rather noisy.  This track will probably be the last track on the album, so you don’t have to listen to all four minutes if you don’t want to.

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Next, I took a stab at something with pep and vocals, Wizard Strike.  I need a Radio Shack so I can stock up on cable adapters.  Getting the VIC20 to run parallel delay stomp pedals quickly became quite a puzzle without them.  And then I wrote lyrics.  This song is less than two minutes.  I better watch the lengths!  :o

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