Over in the 'Why there are no 50/90 cds' thread there has been a lot of discussion about a production challenge. I've been nominated (apparently I drew the short stick) as organizer for a post 50/90 production challenge. The idea being that we write a ton of songs but many of us seldom spend any time polishing those songs before hitting FAWM and writing even more songs.
Our initial idea is to start a facebook group and have a deadline of December 1st to finish producing an album (or EP) of material and release it in some manner to the world. Typically bandcamp or soundcloud, but as long as it is complete and readily available it really doesn't matter where it's posted. We will be using this thread as an update as well, so if you don't use FB and want to be involved then this will be the place to post for this fall.
If you are interested then you can post in this thread. Details will be finalized fairly soon and the group with be created in the near future. We will want community involvement and see how it goes. My personal idea is to have a "dry run" this fall and then do it again in April, post FAWM with the idea of doing it yearly in April with a possible post 50/90 challenge as well. But all that can be decided as we go.
Further ideas and suggestions are welcome. But we are keeping it short and sweet, simple and straight forward to start.
So in short:
-Produce an album (or EP, or two etc.) by December 1st
-*There is no restriction as to what songs you can use.
-Share it with the group in some form by the December 1st deadline
-Use the FB group (or alternately this thread) to share progress, links to songs and final album link and to encourage each other to finish.
-Ideally, we'll all listen to all the albums and leave some sort of response as to what we like about them. But it isn't required, only encouraged, especially if there are more than a handful of participants.
-As of this time (and probably going forward), it is not FAWM or 50/90 endorsed, sponsored, acknowledged or maybe even known about. (That means we will be using GYAWS or the Songskirmish groups as a template rather than the lovely FAWM and 50/90 sites because of the work and lack of skill involved.)