Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
This one is easy. Last month I released a new album, Aloha Supreme.
I blogged about it every step of the way, so this is not news to regular readers of this blog. I had a moment of hesitation before posting this, thinking it could come off as self-promotional. This is the curse of the independent musician: to always be weary of the intention behind sharing your work. But as this is part of a series in which I’m reflecting on the past year, it would be insane not to include the thing I spent most of my time creating.
With the current state of the music industry, who knows how many more physical CDs I’ll make. I love the process – the writing, recording, experimenting, the artwork – all of it. But even if the CD format is truly doomed, I’ll still be making stuff.
Which leads me to the second part of the prompt:
“Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear the time for it?”
Why yes, it’s time to write another album. And I will be making time for it in the coming months.
Here’s a free download from the new album:
(click on the “i” to be directed to the download page. You can also listen to the entire album there for free)
Previous Reverb10 posts:
Day 1: 2010, In A Word
Day 3: 3 Moments from 2010
Day 4: Wonder
Day 5: Letting Go Of Attachment