Reddit has a sub called Song a Week. On Thursday mornings they post a thread with a song prompt of some kind. The challenge is to write a song and post it to the thread by the end of the day on Wednesday. I first heard about this a few weeks ago in one of the obligatory “what do I do now?” posts on the RPM Challenge forum. I gave it a shot during week nine and 10 but didn’t get anything finished. Week 11 ends tonight. I was able to post a new song. I don’t know if it’s any good or not, but here it is…
(When my step son was a toddler he pronounced “music” as “mugic”. He was too old for that by the time I came along, but I quote him 90% of the time anyway. Actually, I just needed a picture to use for an alonetone playlist.)
Car vocals in the dark. No snow yet though.
The young man has a diabetes check up this morning. All will go well, as usual.
The quinoa pot is refusing to boil. Jerk.
The walking dead is on. This is to distract everyone so no one bugs me for an hour.
Here are two mixes of the same RPM left over. Which one sucks the least?
Originally I wanted clean guitars under the verses and heavy guitars under the choruses. By the time I put the vocals down I decided I didn’t like that idea anymore and I dropped the song. Yesterday I re-did the guitars under the choruses with dirty, but not terribly heavy takes. By the time I was done I kinda liked the song again.
After I finished mixing it today I sort of thought to myself that maybe I had it right the first time, so I did a mix with the original guitars.
So my question to you, dear readers, is which version sucks the least?