The 4th of July… Besides being Independence Day in the USA, it also marks the start of one of the most arduous songwriting challenges around.
The premise is relatively simple. All you got to do is write 50 songs in the 90 days between July 4th and October 1st, but don’t let the simplicity of the premise lull you into a false sense of security.
I completed the challenge last year and I had to take a break and have a cup of tea and a lie down afterwards. It almost drove me around the bend but at the same time the challenge is addictive.
Just like I did last year, I’ll be writing up weekly updates on my progress because the 50/90 is more like a marathon rather than a sprint. You got to pace yourself if you want to finish it creatively intact.
What this also means is that I’ll be a little bit harder to catch as I’ll be using up any spare time at my disposal writing and recording but I will surface for air every now and then.
Here’s a couple of links for anyone who is interested in finding out more or, joining up and having a go (I certainly recommend it, the challenge does wonders for your songwriting process)
Come and check out what I’ve done so far and if you have any questions or, any song ideas you’d like me to tackle for the challenge just contact me.