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Interest fading


atari2600land

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I'm beginning to have fading interest in programming video games. It seems like too much work. I love working on my stuff...if I love it. I don't like it if I have to force myself to work on something I don't want to do. So I don't. Something new has taken up my time lately: Music composition. I have found myself in the middle of making an album of sorts.

 

I like making music. It's something I've been doing ever since I was a young adult. I still have some of the first songs I made on cassette tape somewhere from 2002 or so. I have made tons of music. I have in my Windows Media Player under my files 23.4 hours' worth of music I've made. That's almost a day's worth. And that's not all of it.

 

So anyway, I had decided to make an album last month. It is called "The Adventures of Michael P. Stockton, a Blade of Grass." It is 21 minutes long so far, so about the side of a record. That is, if I were making records. But I can't because I don't have a record making machine. I wish I did though. I searched online and the best I could come up with with custom record making is one-offs with about 16 minutes' worth of music on each side. But I need more. Like a commercial record.

 

I wanted to make it in the style of a long epic story, but not have it be one 40-minute long work. I am imagining something in the style of Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" or "A Passion Play," only broken up into individual tracks yet keeping it one long epic story. I put the first track online so you can listen to it to get an idea of how this stuff sounds.

 

Track 7, which is the next track I'll be working on, will be called "The Mower, The Merrier." I try to put puns in the names of the songs about their content. Michael has grown tall and he is about to be mowed. The lyrics need to be written. I'm all "musiced" out for today, since I worked on mixing track 6 earlier yesterday.

 

I wanted to continue work on my video games I make, but like I said, I just don't have the same passion I did earlier. Finishing up Superhero Man seems like a daunting task rather than a fun job.

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