This marks the fifth time I'll be making the attempt. Despite participating in FAWM, various on and offline songwriting challenges, and generally turning life into songs on a near constant basis, 50/90 has eluded me thus far. Will this be the year? Tune in to find out.
You'll figure out pretty quickly that I'm primarily an acoustic americana singer-songwriter. That said, I do veer into other arenas from time to time.
Looking back to a time when I was a FAWM & 50/90 virgin, I can honestly say that doing these challenges has strengthened my lyric writing tremendously. Joining groups like GYAWS has had me working on production more, and playing out live has had me working on my enunciation and stage presence. My weak link is that my instrumental skills, while improved, haven't kept pace with the rest of the progress. That said, if you're looking to collaborate, I'm usually up for it, provided I have the time. If you're interested, hit me up.
Oh, and for feedback, if you want to leave more detailed responses, with suggestions for improvements or alternate approaches to a song, feel free. If a song's horrible, and posted anyway, it's because my inner editor is tied up in the closet, not to be released until October. I'm usually aware of horrible, so don't be afraid you'll hurt my feelings. Tell me what you really think, ideally without profanity, death threats, or thrown rotten produce. We can't get better if everyone's walking on eggshells being overly polite.
Given all that, happy 50/90 2017, let the games begin!
|1||What's Going On||9||1 month 20 hours|
|2||It's Really Cookin'||
||7||4 weeks 6 hours|
|3||Secret Garden||5||3 weeks 5 days|
|4||Three Steps From Homeless||7||3 weeks 4 days|
|5||Long Dusty Road||2||2 weeks 2 days|
|6||Easy||2||2 weeks 1 day|
|7||Why||2||2 weeks 12 hours|
|8||Rise Up||1||2 weeks 10 hours|
|9||A Good Day||2||1 week 6 days|