The cold, dark month of November has begun. And that means it's time to hole up indoors and write and record some music!
So, the question is: are you doing NaSoAlMo?
(Inter)National Solo Album Month, is a contest/challenge inspired by the popular NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, contest. NaSoAlMo participants write and record a solo album within the month of November. "Winners" will have completed an album that runs at least 29:09 (the length of the first Ramones album) by the end of the month.
The challenge is designed to motivate musicians to silence their inner-critics, conquer writer's block and have fun creating a piece of work at break-neck speed. You can register an account at the NaSoAlMo website to log and discuss your album progress and offer and receive encouragement.
I know of one other Portlander currently doing this. I'd be curious to see if there are more, or any non-Portlander CIMTB readers who are doing the NaSoAlMo thing.