Sketch The First

Way, way back in the olden times of the ’90s, I was in school and twice a week I met with my classmates in our composition seminar. We showed whatever we had done in the past few days. There was no real judgement. We explained what we were trying to do and then, when we were in a good place for it, asked for feedback. It was a rough time when things weren’t coming along, but when I was deep into sweating out a piece, there was nothing better. So I’m going back to my roots.

Each week I am going to post whatever it was I did that week whether or not it’s “done” or “good” or even “listenable.”

This week, I was working with several guitar tracks to create a texture unlike the project I just finished up with cloxco. I don’t know where this falls, but I think that it is the opening to a larger piece. More on that as it goes along.

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The Bugcast

The Bugcast podcast just ran an episode with a new cloxco tune. You can check out the podcast in question here: http://www.thebugcast.org/2012/01/07/the-bugcast-192-1st-show-of-the-year/

The tune is Fade:

2012 is coming

I’m a firm believer that resolutions for the new year are nothing more than a recipe for failure. And any kind of list of things that one might want to accomplish in the coming 365 days could easily be converted into a list of things that are not going to get done. Habits are built slowly and deliberately when they are necessary. January 1st isn’t a magical day that grants wishes. It can be a starting line, but I prefer not to think about it that way.

That said, watch this space. I’ve been doing a lot over the last year and there’s a whole pile of stuff that didn’t see the light of day. And now it’s time.