🎸 🎹 🎡 🎀 JAMuary 🎢 🎧 πŸ₯ πŸ”Š

Anybody doing a JAMuary?

Not sure I’m going to manage something every day but I’m off to a flying start with this little improv

Who else is doing one? Any @DiSForumRecordLabel @dis_state folks on board?

AMA about my Jam(s)

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Thought this was gonna be about making jams. :flushed:

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It is about making jams

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Would be up for either if I had time tbh tbf

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I am absolutely not doing JAMuary

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Would be a good combo thread tbh

If I had Jookish admin skills I probably would have thought well in advance and come up with a pivot-tabled contest involving the whole board & a winning Jam/Jam partner combo release at the end of the month

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I’m frustratingly way too tortoise-like a music maker

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what does this mean exactly? You could do this from inside your shell. It doesn’t need to be a video. Kind of the whole point of Jamuary is to just do something throwaway without overthinking or giving too much of a fuck

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I just meant I tend to have a quite slow process generally. Would quite like to do one smallish thing a day if it wasn’t for the looming return to work!

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Just turn on your gear and press record. Press stop after 10 mins. Upload. Repeat each day until Feb 1

loads of new ideas and a steep learning curve beyond inhibitions (he says… probably wont do another)

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I sort of like the idea of stuff like this, but what bothers me is that the implication is (as ever) that if it isn’t on the net, it didn’t happen.

I will continue to write and perform every day, mostly the only people who hear are me and the three people I live with.

If I record and upload something, the audience has dwindled to just me (nobody else will listen, realistically).

Nope. The combination of a 7 month old plus a couple of mega-projects at work all properly kicking off from next week means very little time for music.

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Not sure that this is true, but I can appreciate the rest

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I hear you

But I need to put my new found unemployment to use somehow before I run out of money & have to sell all this stuff :upside_down_face:

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I’m still in the process of selling loads of mine! Stripping it all back so I’m as focused as possible when I get 5 mins to write and record. And be a bit more mobile too.

Sell it all, get a piano

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We already have a piano! Albeit a digital, but full scale, full size-weighted keys etc. Sounds and feels like the real thing.

I can’t actually play piano to save my life though. Might try to actually learn a little this year. See if I can re-learn to sight-read and get a bit more music theory under my belt.

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I love a piano

Finally got a really nice one in the living room back in July (here pictured right now)

I wish I had it down in the studio though, the one I’ve got down there has needed throwing out for a long time. 2 days ago I finally bought one of these for the studio but so far I haven’t had a chance to unbox it as I need to move the old piano out & take it to the dump or give it away to make the space

there’ll likely be some piano Jams this month

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Just a vocaroo link but a detrimentally scrappy guitar jam recorded while I looked for a film to watch tonight

https://voca.ro/1nkmEIkuoE6b

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excellent, a JAMuary partner. Now I don’t feel so exposed and vulnerable

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