Every February for the last five years, The RPM Challenge has double-dog dared musicians to write and record an entire album from scratch in 28 days. I participated in 2007, the result of which was what I consider my first Real Album, Manifests. The process was a lot of fun (and very challenging), and I like the record I ended up with.
I haven’t participated for the last couple years, but this year I’m going to give it a shot again. I have no plan, but I do have a few years of additional recording experience under my belt and a larger collection of instruments and recording gear to work with, so I’m excited by the idea of putting together something really satisfying.
We’ll see how it goes; I’ll be posting updates on my progress here throughout the month. A number of folks over on Metafilter are giving it a shot as well, so it should hopefully be a pretty productive month all around.