During the first 10 days, I didn’t feel very productive. I had done a lot of research to figure out certain scales and/or chords to get an authentic sound, and in the first 10 days only had 3 progressions written. Also, I had been sick for several of those days. I was feeling very discouraged about not getting my Challenge cd finished.
In the last 10 days, I feel I made up for that. I now have 10 Haiku written and 10 progressions down. I have worked very hard and continued to look up certain scales and chords to match what I am saying in the Haiku. I have 5 based on literature, it kind of became a theme after my first two. The other 5 came from various places or thoughts I had. I would like to share all ten of them–
1, Myshkin, the Poor Knight/ Heart torn between two women/ Tragically, lost both
2. 24601/ All he did was steal some bread/ He is, Jean Valjean
3. On a Knight’s errant/ To honor the Peerless One/ With his trusted Squire
4. Poems, short stories/ A master of the macabre/ Mysterious death
5. Gollum and Precious/ Together for Centuries/ Consumed by Passion
6. She’s from Canada/ Now living in Australia/ The Orange Blossom
7. Warm soft summer rain/ In the Squares of Savannah/ Gilded by the sun
8. Cafe barista/ A cappuccino in hand/ Frothy heart on top
9. Changes will happen/ Good, bad, or indifferent/ Never lose yourself
10. Glorious sunshine, On a chilly Winter day/ Chase those blues away
Number 10 is a Haiku based on a photo by my friend Diana. We have done a couple collaborations in the past and I asked her if she would send me a photo and she did. To see more of her work, click on Life Thru Blue Eyes on the right, in my blogroll.
Now that I have all of my progressions and Haiku written, all that is left, is to record. I had to take Gilda to shop (today) because there are all kinds of leaks and she is very difficult to play (A huge thank you to my brother for helping me with that!). Also, I have to do the album cover work and then I can send it off. In some ways, this time of year is my favorite time of year. This is my 5th RPM Challenge and it sets a fire under me to come up with new ideas. It is most helpful, especially after the long, cold month of January. I am looking forward to seeing the end product of this project. I hope you enjoy it too!