50/90 PLAN FOR 2021:
I have a bunch of ideas in mind. The main two projects are:
1) An album based on a medical situation that kept me out of FAWM this year (and out of commission altogether for an extended period in February through April): Kidney Stone: A Rock Opera. It was a rough time including surgery and hospital stays, but if a good album can come from it... well, I'll still wish it hadn't happened, but at least it'll be something positive!
2) Another concept album inspired by the recent past: Where Has the Toilet Paper Gone (A Plague Diary).
Other projects include: an album I'm writing about about a friend named Owen; an album I'm writing about Bigfoot; an album I want to write of more serious songs for a singer friend of mine to perform; a conceptual synthpop album; and various random one-off songs.
Obviously all (most? any?) of this won't get done in the next three months. But I've been pretty good lately about working on music for an hour every day, so I hope to make some progress, at least.
Check out the links above for an (incomplete) sampling! Even though my website is woefully out of date. Maybe I'll do something about that this year! But probably not.
In junior high a long, long time ago, I elected to take flute as my required instrument. Unfortunately, in my second year, I was put in a third-year class due to a scheduling conflict. Being so far behind everyone else made me miserable. As a result, I did . . . unfortunate things to my flute to sabotage it in order to try to get out of class.
The repair guy figured it out pretty quick.
Nonetheless, while I've always enjoyed a very active listening relationship with music, the whole experience pretty much killed any interest I had in making my own. Until over twenty years later, when for some reason I picked up a keyboard and a computer DAW. A few years ago, I started teaching myself acoustic ukulele as well (and more recently also acquired a steel-string electric ukulele, which is a blast to play with amp and pedal sims).
And now, I'm loving every minute of it.