Archive for the ‘NaCreSoMo’ Category

All of the Stars (cover)
March 28, 2015

NaCreSoMo Day 2
March 5, 2014

For NaCreSoMo Day 2, I’ve recorded a cover of Vienna Teng’s “Blue Caravan”. I love this song, and it’s one of the few I can accompany myself on guitar without making too many mistakes.

NaCreSoMo Day 1
March 4, 2014

It’s that time of the year again – NaCreSoMo! It stands for “National Create Something Month”. My friends invited me to join them last year in this month-long journey of creativity, and this is year two.

It’s hard to find time to do creative things (and record them!), especially while working full time and pretty much wanting to play video games and sleep at the end of the day. This is why I’m only on day one and it’s already March 5th.

Today I present a very shoddy sketch based off of something in one of my Sailor Moon art books. It’s been forever since I’ve drawn anything, and as you can see my skills have deteriorated significantly. I keep putting off drawing because I’ve gotten worse, and I get worse because I’m not drawing. So here.

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Day 4: Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening
March 28, 2013

I’ve been pretty terrible about doing something daily (or at least posting it here), but on Tuesday I wrote some random lyrics that I thought I’d share. I’m not at all happy with the current “chorus” but I’m sure I can improve upon it greatly when I come back to it sometime.

Dusk falls upon a snowy evening

Headlights searching for answers in the dark

Winds carrying whispers beyond the trees

Lovers finding shelter in a nearby park

 

Hands fumbling in the darkness for companions

Televisions repeating insomniac dreams

Sleepy towns retreating, cities still screaming

Slender crescent moonlight beams

 

Hold me close in the night, my dear

Shelter me from the icy winter’s chill

Be my candle in the night, my watcher on the wall

Only you can take away my fear

Day 3: Turning
March 21, 2013

It’s amazing how projects, songs, stories can all start from the most unlikely of places. I was going back through my recordings on my phone to find a snippet from today when I discovered a very impromptu vocal piece that was actually the horrible beginning of “The North Remembers”, the Game of Thrones piece that I posted a few days ago. It reminds me how important it is to keep note when the mood strikes me, because even the worst beginning can turn into something that I’m proud of.

Today’s post is just a tidbit that came to me while walking to class, and I wanted to get it written down somewhere because it’s something.

Rollin’ through the stop sign, no one ever waits
To listen to the cool breeze, the rustling trees
This world perpetually turning,
But should we?

Day 2: Winter is Coming
March 19, 2013

Last night I recorded a song that I’ve been working on periodically since last summer, based around the storyline of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. It’s the second thing I ever played on my new guitar, and something that I’m hoping will one day become a full-fledged piece. I’ve been really nervous to record me singing it with the actual guitar chords because i inevitably screw up or get out of rhythm.

I really like the flow of this song and I could see it being performed around a campfire with a guitar and a drum, like some tribal oral tradition or something. The lyrics aren’t finished yet because I want it to evolve as GRRM continues to write the books, and because it needs a proper instrumental track or at least a bridge or two.

NaCreSoMo
March 18, 2013

So, I got talking with a friend of mine from college and I found out that we’re both trying to get into songwriting! Then she told me about this awesome thing called NaCreSoMo, “National Create Something Month”. The basic idea is to do something every day towards the craft that you haven’t quite been working or finishing anything on. I’m going to try it! I know I’m bad about anything that’s supposed to be done daily (minus brushing my teeth, I think) but it’s a good excuse to make sure I’m doing something creative every day if I can.

For today, I’m going to post the chorus I came up with yesterday for a song I’m working on. It’s in progress and I’ll probably have some more lyrics for everyone tomorrow.

Sweet child of mine, where did you go?
In the darkness we buried you whole.
Sweet child of mine, ne’er come to pass
I don’t know how we thought that you’d last.