I’ve been listening to CDBaby.com’s “Do It Yourself” Musician Podcast for a couple of months now, and it has given me all sorts of ideas and inspiration for my music career. Today, I listened to their interview with and follow-up discussion about Jonathan Coulton. As I was listening, I had this strong urge to do a Coulton imitation and write & record a song every week. This would do two things:
- Exponentially increase my library of songs.
- Give me more songwriting experience (and possibly change the way I write songs)
Plus, it would be a challenge. Writing and recording a song, even a shitty one, takes me about 12 hours total, which equates to 2-3 days of passive recording and writing (I find that it helps to let ideas ferment for a day or two before reworking and recording them).
One idea I had that interests me is to have a songwriters’ workshop type of thing, where I would supply a theme or topic on Monday morning and anybody who is interested would write a song based on the theme or topic. Then, we can all share our videos and do a big circle jerk to celebrate our brilliance. What do you think? Would you participate?