I'm called "yam655" or "Yams" or "Yammy", though if you say the name "Yammerstilskin" three times in a row, I am obligated to leave the thread.
Pronouns: he/they. The gender binary is like Newtonian color theory: two scientifically unsound ideas that just won't go away.
In February of 2018, I engaged in what I called "FAWM Squared". Instead of fourteen tracks, I improvised fourteen 14-track albums.
Fifty 50-track albums is only slightly less than two 14-track albums a day for 90 days. I did FAWM Squared, now I really want to do 50/90 Squared. (Not this year.)
I'm currently leaning on the band name "yam655", with "Mr. Beany's Bitty Band" as a backup for purely acappella stuff.
It's 2021. I've no idea what I'm doing. Am I going to barely cross the line, like I've done the past couple of years? Am I going barrelling through, like FAWM 2021?
2021 acapella idea: I was thinking about phone messages, and how when people pass away they can be the last time a loved one hears your voice. Then I thought... What if I deliver a new song to my kids every year for 50 years or so? The "my father's improvised folk acapella" thing could have huge sentimental value as they grow and age. I have two kids, so I'd like to get 25 songs for each of them during 50/90. I want to start the automated set when they're each 20, go 5 years every year then switch to once every 5 years for this first batch. This gives me broad coverage until they're 125, then I can go and fill in the gaps. (These will be tagged #ScheduledDelivery.)
2021-07-14 update: I've avoided writing just-lyrics for so long that somehow I failed to notice I can now write lyrics faster than I effectively improvise by voice. This recognition will significantly impact the future of my music, as above all else, I desire to make music faster. (The transcription part of improvisation is what slows me down, and voice-to-text just doesn't cut it for music.) It's using the same skills, just improvising-to-paper where I can repeat/refine existing verses. I think the end product is higher quality, too.
Interested in doing a collaboration? Have I earwormed you enough you want to cover one of them? Free free.
Pretty much all of my stuff is released Creative Commons Attribution, which is similar to Public Domain in nearly every aspect except that you need to credit me.
You can make derivatives. You can use traditional copyright on your stuff. You make all the money, etc. You _just_ need to credit me.
I'm also giving explicit permission to feel free to post without waiting for me to approve it. You already have permission.
After FAWM, how do you want to attribute me?
My bandname is "yam655".
My website is https://yam655.com
My legal (and anonymous) name is: Steven Black
I don't care how you attribute me, as long as you attribute me. When in doubt, "Steven Black (https://yam655.com/)" is always good.
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