2009 has begun. Olé! Hopefully it will be even better than 2008. Aaahh Humans, always trying to upgrade their happiness. Me too. Anywizzy, I’m starting with another awesome stupid project. While I was eating with 6 lovely friends during new year’s eve, I suggested we all should do something new in 2009, something we hadn’t done since we were born. Anything was accepted. Unfortunately not many responded, someone told me she was going to travel by herself and I said I was going to release 12 records in the year 2009. I don’t know how I came to think that it was logical to say something like that. It’s not daring (aka lame), nor funny, nor useful in any way. It’s time consuming and it doesn’t really add up to the giant pile of significant creations humanity is creating.
However! “Lame”, “Not Funny”, “Not useful in any way”, “Time Consuming”, “Not Really Adding Up To The Giant Pile Of Significant Human Creations" sounds exactly like the conditions for my Awesome Stupid Projects™. Awesome! So, I will make sure to release 12 records this year. I haven’t set out the rules yet. Rules must be set in Awesome Stupid Projects™. Otherwise it just isn’t an awesome….
…Eh, Hang on, procastination sucks big time! Now is the time. Without further ado, the rules, as I make them up.
#1: make 12 records in 2009.
#2: since there will be 12 months in 2009, record one each month, release in the next.
#3: their length must exceed 20 minutes. records, not singles.
#4: they may be limited, but kept in print for at least 1 month after its initial release.
#5: they should be in all possible ways similar to real releases. (a minimum of promo is required, I have to defend them like I do with other releases. It would be too easy to record an improvisation and then not tell anyone about it existence)
#6: they don’t have to be actual cd’s, but they can’t be digital/virtual only. they have to be physical.
..and that should be sufficient. i guess it will be difficult enough holding on to those rules.. after all, my musical integrity is at stake here.
WOOOOHOOW! News just got in!! A new wixel record will be out in february 2009! Further details are unavailable at the time. Title, artwork, music remain to be revealed.
Haha, this is gonna be fun for me / but not really for the world.
So, what are the consequences of all this? There will be a lot of music. I have to be creative rather than, just being myself and record stuff accidently. Because I’m forced to record 12 records in a year, I might also become a genre-hopping no face. I don’t know! Maybe I’ll be all death metal during March and a folk loving hippie in June accumulating in a romanticist opera in December ‘o9 just because I get really bored with that “same old wixel sound”. How exciting this is! Maybe I will perfect my music to silence by December. Maybe I even get to release it as my very first Deluxe Box Set in 2010! Maybe that year will even see my first "Best Of". Maybe it will be titled "Wixel - Best of the years 2009 - … ermm just 2009 I’m afraid". I’m thrilled! The only downside is that my artistique integrité is at stake. Because truth be told, who has made 12 records in a year and got away with it? (ok, there’s the awesome machinefabriek, but he’s the sole exception that confirms the rule.).
So. Exciting Times! We’ll see how it goes, if there ever appear guest musicians, will my voice make its debut? Will I use a distortion pedal? Or a beat faster than 90bpm? Or will it just sound like 12 bad wixel records?
Anywizzy! Better start recording and find out!
ps: I have not given up on Awesome Stupid Project #01. I’m currently at the song "(Another Song) All Over Again" by Justin Timberlake. This song sucks really bad, I mean really really bad. I like some of justin’s songs, but this one is a smelly stinker! Can you believe I got that record on vinyl? I still have several “anothers” to go. I’m looking forward to hearing "Another Trauma" by Sophia, it’s been ages since I heard that song. More news when i reach the letter “b”.