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The things I never missed are things I can't resist. [Aug. 13th, 2005|11:13 am]
Roy Janik
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Okay, it's got problems, but my fingers are too tired to try again.

So here's a recording I made a few minutes ago with my ukulele of Cliff Edwards's "That's My Weakness Now".

That's My Weakness Now (a Cliff Edwards tune), Roy, mp3, 1.0M

I used the blue Mahalo uke cuz I liked the plinky sound better.

This is all part of my new master plan for success, or at least forward motion. Wanna hear it? Here it goes.

Every day I'm going to make something new and present it to the world. A lot of it will suck. But we'll all get to watch me live and grow and stuff. But just "making something new" ain't good enough. Let's get more specific, shall we?

Sunday-  Moonbase. I'll clean/redecorate something in Dinosaur Moonbase One and take pictures.
Monday- Writing. I'll write a short, self-contained story of some sort. Or as an extra challenge, a sketch.
Tuesday- Doodles. I'll draw something, scan it, and put it up for your viewing pleasure.
Wednesday- Music. I'll record and upload a tune on the concertina.
Thursday- Writing, long-form. I'll write the next bit in some sort of continuing story.
Friday- day of rest/wild card.
Saturday- Music. I'll record and upload a song on the ukulele. If I'm feeling particularly surly it'll be an original.

I may start a new blog/livejournal/website for this so that you're not just inundated with crap.

I'm serious about this plan, and I'm going to do it. See if I don't.


[User Picture]From: apthorpe
2005-08-13 04:52 pm (UTC)


Beware of burnout, though I'm behind you 100%. Bring it on.

FWIW, I sorted out the basics of icecast this week so I can pipe out internet radio from my little DSL connection. I'm working on streaming video now. Have you met hujhax? If not, you should.
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[User Picture]From: chichi27
2005-08-13 05:08 pm (UTC)
That's my new favorite song.
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[User Picture]From: wolfeskitchen
2005-08-13 05:22 pm (UTC)
What is a vestibule, anyway?
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[User Picture]From: mynde
2005-08-13 06:31 pm (UTC)


this is why i like roy. pure roy.
keep us entertained because i am not so interesting.
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From: hetchjay
2005-08-13 06:50 pm (UTC)
I have enjoyed this idea, and will I enjoy further creative ideas.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2005-08-13 08:22 pm (UTC)
Both the song and the idea are awesome.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2005-08-13 08:32 pm (UTC)
One technical comment: The uke is a bit louder than it should be, compared to the vocals. Don't know how to fix it if you recorded them on one mic (probably by just adjusting relative positions), but just sayin'.
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[User Picture]From: munchor
2005-08-13 11:56 pm (UTC)
Your song is now on the sound-booth computer. I'll have to listen to it during Maestro.
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[User Picture]From: reiving
2005-08-14 12:00 am (UTC)
I vote for not putting the goods on another page -- I might not remember to check. Just stick 'em behind a cut if they're real big.

Today's song caused me to smile. (I'm hoping for a surly Saturday original, though.)
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[User Picture]From: red_onions
2005-08-14 12:20 am (UTC)

gsd stands for gettin shit done

you are awesome. i love the idea of you.
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From: u34km3
2005-08-14 12:54 am (UTC)
Go you! I keep meaning to get back in touch with my creativity outside of work... but it's reaaaallly tough.
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-08-14 02:18 am (UTC)
hehe That little laugh at the end of the song cracks me up.

Is everyone invited to critique your creative efforts?

Just post it on the journal, it's your own damn journal for goodness sakes.
If you don't do it then you're a liar, and liars are no better than thieves and nobody likes a thief.

It's a commendable feat, this is, especially if each day is unique in comparison to the rest. And if they could build and get better and better, that would be cool too.
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[User Picture]From: dameaux
2005-08-14 03:18 am (UTC)

'05 Tour?

You'll be glad to know the ukulele is inexplicably popular over here right now.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2005-08-14 07:24 am (UTC)

Re: '05 Tour?

That would be because the ukelele is AWESOME.
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From: strongwings
2005-08-15 10:37 pm (UTC)

Re: '05 Tour?

you're right just listen to the credits in that studio ghibli movie oh i forgot which one it was I'm no help
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2005-08-14 09:06 am (UTC)
I feel tired and unproductive just reading your plan. More power to ya.
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[User Picture]From: flounderphil
2005-08-15 08:20 am (UTC)
sounds unbelievably exciting!

*note the exclamation point for ADDED enthusiasm*

Roy, I wish I could be like you with these plans and whatnot, I have so many quasi-wonderful things I could attempt to force onto the world, but no motivation to do it.

Damn you and your motivation, and your wonderful things.

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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-08-16 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh man, Phil.
That icon takes the cake. hah
Poor pitiable Phil and his lack of motivation.
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