Oh hell yes.
The RPM Challenge may be out of reach now, but I've conquered my computer's technical difficulties and now I've got something to show for it.
All I really wanted to do tonight was to make sure I remembered how to bus everything. My computer doesn't have nearly enough RAM to run ProTools and all my plug-ins without crashing, but my friend Mike [ALERT: technical blabbing ahead] showed me how you can bus out midi tracks into audio tracks, which is apparently ProTools 101. Anyway - now I can run Velvet and BFD and still have room left for some other stuff.
So, then: this new song is really, absolutely brand-spanking new; I didn't even know I was writing it at the time. I was originally just listening to American Analog Set, trying to find a mellow sort of groove where I could play a Rhodes, and instead I picked up my acoustic and started strumming something out. The thing I'm most excited about is that the bridge here is totally made up on the spot; I was rolling tape and didn't really have a structure planned out, and then it just happened, and it stuck.
Also: this is NOT EVEN CLOSE to a final mix. There's clammy notes all over the place, there's peaking and some weird cymbals near the end, I forgot to trim the opening measure AND the fadeout, and the vocals in the 2nd verse sound a bit too much like Lisa Loeb. I'm just so freaking excited that I was able to record tonight without my computer crashing and I just want to put this out there ASAP, even though it's so far away from being done.
I don't know where the lyrics came from; they were lying around in a notebook.
Originally posted on jervo.vox.com