Tag Archives: process

The Toughest Parts of Making Something Every Day

13 Nov

This guy Ta-Ku inspired me last month.  He did a song-a-day challenge called “50 Days for Dilla” dedicated to the late great producer / beatmaker Jay Dee / J Dilla.  He then went on to do “25 Nights for Nujabes,” and talked about it here on Soundcloud: I felt like emailing him to do an [...]

Whateverest – The Heap Of Things That Didn’t Work Out

15 Feb

How do people come up with this? Think about where songs start from. How often do you say to yourself “I’m going to make a song that goes like this…” and then have it turn out that way? More often than not, don’t creative works just kind of materialize? The best ones? And the best [...]

A Day in the Life of Two Multipotentialites

1 Jan

“I’ll whip up some dip if you wanna cut the carrots.” “Good.  You got nuts?” “I got mixed nuts.” “Great. And what is this, cheese?” “Yeah. Oh, let’s go get a bottle of something, too.” “Nice, should we get two?” “I don’t know, do we need two?  Let’s do one and then another when we’ve [...]

Express An Idea Before You Choose A Medium

20 Nov

Would be a quote from me if I were addressing a bunch of young artistic types in an auditorium somewhere… But really, that is how I feel.  That is what I keep telling myself.  I don’t want to limit myself of confuse things by choosing a medium. I started NaNoWriMo basically thinking “I am going to [...]

Why I Am Writing This: Two Spirit-Crushing Episodes

31 Oct

The first spirit-crushing episode of college: When I was a freshman in college on the west coast, after half a year of not taking my class too seriously, the teacher sat me down in an evaluation and suggested I leave school.   My professor, Chuck, asked me “What do you want to do?  What are [...]