Planning is probably not going to work out so well, but here's the headspace I'm in to start out with this year, which may or may not affect my output:
I've been listening to and to some extent studying punk, Sacred Harp, barbershop, bluegrass, and other folk music (especially really early recordings) and pondering their similarities. Also pondering how difficult it would be to start a choir that sings those types of music.
I am a singer first and don't really play any instruments (although I can fake a few), so I rarely get around to adding them to my songs. I may abandon the attempt entirely this year and go for more simple multi-part vocals instead.
Although I've also been trying to find a subgenre of hip-hop that samples acoustic instruments, music boxes, opera, stuff like that, with no luck. And usually if it doesn't exist that means you have to make it yourself. And I do have the perfect source for sampling antique self-playing instruments, not that I know how to hip-hop.
I've got A TON of sets of lyrics that are complete but have no melodies to them (probably as many as I have sets of lyrics with melodies). I'll probably try to record a few of those and/or the handful I finished but didn't get around to recording last 50/90 and last FAWM. I won't count them toward my 50 if I do (well, maybe as half-songs).
I'm unable to post any demos right now (hopefully temporarily), so I'm posting a bunch of songs as lyrics-only for now, and may make heavy use of the updated demo thread later.
|15||2 months 2 weeks|
|2||We Have But Won the First Battle||
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|3||Priceless||5||2 months 2 weeks|
|4||Glory Halos on the Pavement||3||2 months 2 weeks|
|5||Your Country||3||2 months 2 weeks|
|6||Silly Sally||7||2 months 1 week|
|7||Silly Sally (with accompaniment)||4||2 months 2 days|
|7||2 months 1 day|
|9||She Never Wanted To Go To the Party||4||1 month 2 weeks|
|10||Meditations on Meditations||3||1 month 2 weeks|
|11||Cold Burn Smokestack||1||1 month 1 week|
|12||Response to Coming Out||1||1 month 4 days|
|13||Mirror Girl||2||1 month 2 days|
|14||After You've Gone||4||1 month 1 day|
|15||A Poison Tree||1||1 month 1 day|
|16||The Giaour||1||1 month 1 day|
|17||The Jumblies||1||1 month 23 hours|
|18||Decorate the Rooms with Yard Waste||1||1 month 23 hours|
|19||Row Tow Tiddle Um Riddle Um Ree (The Knight)||2||3 weeks 5 days|
|20||Question (Coffee Parasite)||6||3 weeks 4 days|
|21||Slow and Haunted||
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|22||Soar, Feet||7||3 weeks 4 days|
|23||Edible Pearls||5||3 weeks 4 days|
|24||Toothsome Jack of Dover||3||3 weeks 4 days|
|25||In a Given Moment||4||3 weeks 4 days|
|26||Book||10||3 weeks 3 days|
|27||Autumn Breeze (Gustnado)||7||1 week 3 days|
|28||Next to Godliness||2||1 week 2 days|
|29||Masks||3||3 days 1 hour|
|30||When You Put On Your Overcoat||2||2 days 8 hours|
|31||When You Take Off Your Overcoat||2||2 days 8 hours|
|32||Beauty Lies Beneath||1||2 days 1 hour|
|33||Hallowe'en Greetings||1||5 hours 11 min|