Hey, Cola here, back for another summer of music!
I first joined 50/90 in 2019, so this year will be my third time participating. I finished 6 songs in 2019, and 15 in 2020. For 2021, I'd like to at least match my number of 15 from last year, with my stretch goal being to hit 25 songs.
My background in music is mostly as a vocalist - first just singing at church on Sundays as a kid, then getting involved with choir and musical theater in school, later picking up the hobby of making vocal synth covers with the UTAU program, and finally beginning to write my own music. Through watching anime, I've become a long-time fan of Japanese music, which has had a huge impact on my musical tastes as a whole. The scene in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya where Haruhi sings her heart out to "God Knows" had me star-struck at first watch, and I still tear up a little from nostalgia whenever I hear that guitar solo.
As far as instruments go, you can probably expect to hear most or all of these over the course of the summer:
- Kala Surf Series Concert ukulele
- Yamaha FGX800C Acoustic-Electric guitar
- Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom electric guitar
- Arturia Keystep 32-key MIDI controller keyboard
- Gecko 17-key kalimba
- Kaman CB700 30-key glockenspiel
- Plenty of virtual instruments
- Cicadas (thankfully the ones in my neighborhood have quieted down by now, but I have samples and I intend to use them!)
- And of course just whatever else strikes my fancy.
Looking forward to making music with everyone!
UPDATE 09/16: Songwriting activities have temporarily been put on hold as I've been making a major life transition, which has bled over into my usual creative time. I expect to wrap that up within the next week, after which it will be a mad dash to finish all of my active collabs before October 1st.
UPDATE 10/01: Annnd that's my goal of 25 exactly! It's been a great summer - many thanks to everyone who collaborated with me, and I'll see you again next time!
|1||Refuge and Strength||10||12 months 18 hours|
|2||Who Looks Back||18||12 months 16 hours|
|3||We're Gonna Win||17||11 months 3 weeks|
|4||Tea and Macarons||13||11 months 3 weeks|
|5||A Couch was Burning on the Street||12||11 months 3 weeks|
|6||The End Comes Suddenly||11||11 months 3 weeks|
|7||Tea and Macarons||
|16||11 months 3 weeks|
||12||11 months 2 weeks|
|9||LET'S MAKE SOME JAM||
|18||11 months 1 week|
|10||Triumph||15||11 months 1 week|
|15||11 months 4 days|
|12||10 months 4 weeks|
|13||Orange (UTAU demo)||9||10 months 2 weeks|
|14||+20 Flanking Bonus||11||10 months 1 week|
|6||10 months 1 week|
|16||I Will Carry On||
|7||10 months 6 days|
|17||Chalcedony||11||9 months 3 weeks|
|18||A Song on the Spot||11||9 months 3 weeks|
|19||Turtle Backpack||6||9 months 3 weeks|
|20||I'm Fed Up Being Sad, now with the demo||
|5||9 months 3 weeks|
|21||Allergic||20||9 months 2 weeks|
|22||Miss Haversham||geoff61||5||9 months 1 week|
|6||9 months 1 week|
|24||The Wind Is Changing||
||11||9 months 6 days|
|25||Coworker Prompts 10x10||5||9 months 3 days|
|26||The Bard's Song||metalfoot||3||9 months 2 days|
|27||MTMC Sequential 1||
metalfoot, cola, nate.gerry, yam655, elesimo, lowhum
|3||9 months 2 days|