Old 12-23-2020, 08:01 AM   #1
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From the ashes, it rises, like a phoenix from the flames!

This is a placeholder first post. I messaged multiple mods about restarting this thread and got no negative responses, so here we are.

I know myself, and a few others, really loved using that previous procrastination thread (thanks to @foxAsteria/poofox for the previous thread, and his blessings starting this one).

I wont be doing a 'first post contains dates and names' service like Fox was, but even without that service, this thread can serve exactly the same functions as the previous:

Post your work in progress for feedback.
Post your aims/dates to get a track finished by.
Post your aims/dates to get a tracks started by.
Post your aims/dates to get ANYTHING done by.
Post helpful hints and tips in how to deal with procrastination and get out of your own way and get work done!

Got a project you want to work on but you're dragging your heels? Set a date, post your aims and a deadline, and get on with it!

A starter... This thinking has helped me massively in the last couple of years. Screw existing in a failure state!

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Old 12-24-2020, 04:35 AM   #2
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RIP original procrastothread.

Lets check my ongoing project started with the first lockdown:

[x] Zero Crossing pt. 1
[x] Zero Crossing pt. 1½
[x] Zero Crossing pt. 1¾
[ ] Zero Crossing pt. 1⅞ <- you are here, deadline 1st feb 2021 (complete with some abstract vid)
[ ] Zero Crossing pt. 2 <- to complete when outside life's reasonably back to normal

I planned more like pt. 1 and 8/9 but can't find any unicodes for that . So y'all better get vaccinated ASAP because I ran out of character table.
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Old 12-24-2020, 12:59 PM   #3
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Word to yer moms. Thx mxd!
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Old 12-24-2020, 05:49 PM   #4
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My moms say hi

I'm back up to 20 jams on the mixer's hard drive. That was the goal last time that brought forth the Muffled Grunting 'album'. Considering what got deleted during the editing process for MG, and how on reflection I'd probably slim it back down to an EP, I'm thinking about going for 30 jams before I begin an edit.

A friend of mine made me two of these for xmas, knocked em up in a day...

https://cremacaffe.shop/products/asimov

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Old 12-24-2020, 06:46 PM   #5
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Well yay hooray! I'd been thinking about taking another embarrassing halfass run at something and then it got blowed up.
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Well yay hooray! I'd been thinking about taking another embarrassing halfass run at something and then it got blowed up.
Embarrassing half ass runs is our stock in trade!

Set that date!

I want at least one song done and edited by the end of January, which means I need to have my 30 jams done by at least mid January.

So, mixer full of jams by 15 January, thats my aim.
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:09 PM   #7
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[ ] Zero Crossing pt. 1⅞ <- you are here, deadline 1st feb 2021 (complete with some abstract vid)
Currently 2:15 in, I think I cleared that moment when I still think about deleting everything. Trying to keep guitar bits ornamental at best.
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Currently 2:15 in, I think I cleared that moment when I still think about deleting everything. Trying to keep guitar bits ornamental at best.
Thats exciting!

I'm currently compiling footage for a video for that @Time Waster track
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Default The Wasters of Time (feat. Maximum O. Dembo) - Everything Will Be OK

As procrastination from my own work, my brain decided to start work on some vocals on a track in progress @Time Waster sent me. Upon first listen, the melody popped into my head, and then some words started coming out.

Procrastination nearly got the better of me and the vocals never recorded, but thanks to lessons learned from this thread, I set a deadline, and met it. I backtracked my lofty plans, and simplified what I was doing to the vocals we have here.

Vocals by me, everything else by @Time Waster and his son.

https://soundcloud.com/thewastersoft...ing-will-be-ok

Video on the way, should be up in a day or two
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:47 PM   #10
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Vocals by me, everything else by @Time Waster and his son.

https://soundcloud.com/thewastersoft...ing-will-be-ok

Video on the way, should be up in a day or two
Nice work!

I'm toying with the idea of doing some sort of musics, having lapsed into total non-productiveness for the past year.
Put me down for having something posted by jan 15th, and i'll try and force myself to cobble together a recording of some sort.
cheers!
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:37 PM   #11
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Vocals by me, everything else by @Time Waster and his son.
Hey nice work dudes! Got a fresh sound on this one but it still reminds me of tweaker a lil bit.

Love the vox and the piano and well everything I guess!
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[ ] Zero Crossing pt. 1⅞ <- you are here, deadline 1st feb 2021 (complete with some abstract vid)
Done. Not quite sequencer-y, but there's one to three arps running at once most of the time. Some ornamental guitar playing made with my new-old headless Hohner, mostly processed to crap (I like that POD farm pedal that adds whistling harmonics in unpredictable places). I also need to fiddle with my bass bridge, first string is rattling a bit too much.

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Done. Not quite sequencer-y, but there's one to three arps running at once most of the time. Some ornamental guitar playing made with my new-old headless Hohner, mostly processed to crap (I like that POD farm pedal that adds whistling harmonics in unpredictable places). I also need to fiddle with my bass bridge, first string is rattling a bit too much.

I really fucking like this a lot. The bass sounds great. I can hear a little Ozrics in there too.

The video is great stuff too.

I am digging it a lot!
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:25 AM   #14
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And I was on time for #jamuary!

Feel free to take the remaining days lol
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Old 01-28-2021, 05:49 AM   #15
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High quality track ZK, cheers.

I figured I should bring something to the table here before posting again even if it is a remake of me previous track -
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https://soundcloud.com/user-75039506.../s-8xmiv92RKyN

Ima post another track I've been on in a week or less from now, maybe. It's kind of 130 bpm melodic rock metal.

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Done. Not quite sequencer-y, but there's one to three arps running at once most of the time. Some ornamental guitar playing made with my new-old headless Hohner, mostly processed to crap (I like that POD farm pedal that adds whistling harmonics in unpredictable places). I also need to fiddle with my bass bridge, first string is rattling a bit too much.

Really good, well done! Definitely a bit ozrics & a bit rush. nice!

If it's not too cheeky, how would you feel about swapping deadlines? You've still got a couple of weeks left on yours & i'm not gonna make mine (tmrw).
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If it's not too cheeky, how would you feel about swapping deadlines? You've still got a couple of weeks left on yours & i'm not gonna make mine (tmrw).
Well, i did manage to knock something together, despite a computer dying on me & various other excuses.
I haven't bothered posting it anywhere yet, but i will get around to it at some stage
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Well, i did manage to knock something together, despite a computer dying on me & various other excuses.
I haven't bothered posting it anywhere yet, but i will get around to it at some stage
Congrats!

I have still done naff all!
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