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New Project: Eight Songs in Eight Hours
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:47:51 PM »

looks like there's another new album coming. it's going to be written and recorded (or maybe just recorded?) in 8 hours.

check your e-mail for the real info.

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 02:51:19 PM »

looks like there's another new album coming. it's going to be written and recorded (or maybe just recorded?) in 8 hours.

check your e-mail for the real info.

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lol i wanted to comment on it but eh, i mean, same old same zero effort thing she's going to invent ridiculous 5000$ bundles for.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 02:57:57 PM »

i just hope the songs are good.
 i haven't liked anything since WKAP.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 03:06:06 PM »

i also happen to like polished songs... so i mean, in 8 hours... not sure sound quality is going to be tops. (i loathe live albums and such...)
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 04:18:47 PM »

I really like rough tracks, though I really doubt with who is involved it's going to be very rough at all. I'm hoping the constraint instills some creative genius.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 07:12:35 PM »

looks like there's another new album coming. it's going to be written and recorded (or maybe just recorded?) in 8 hours.

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lol i wanted to comment on it but eh, i mean, same old same zero effort thing she's going to invent ridiculous 5000$ bundles for.



zero effort? so writing and recording an album with 3 other artists in 8 hours is zero effort?
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 07:27:10 PM »

i hope the songs aren't jokey
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 07:39:28 PM »

i hope the songs aren't jokey

that's what I'm afraid of.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 09:49:55 PM »

looks like there's another new album coming. it's going to be written and recorded (or maybe just recorded?) in 8 hours.

check your e-mail for the real info.

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lol i wanted to comment on it but eh, i mean, same old same zero effort thing she's going to invent ridiculous 5000$ bundles for.



zero effort? so writing and recording an album with 3 other artists in 8 hours is zero effort?

of course there's some effort involved, but where's a good solid album? amanda's filled the past few years with half ass releases and weird bundles. personally, i would like an album that has had time to brew and grow into something great like WKAP. enough of this lollygagging.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 10:20:04 PM »

>:c
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 11:56:00 PM »

looks like there's another new album coming. it's going to be written and recorded (or maybe just recorded?) in 8 hours.

check your e-mail for the real info.

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lol i wanted to comment on it but eh, i mean, same old same zero effort thing she's going to invent ridiculous 5000$ bundles for.
zero effort? so writing and recording an album with 3 other artists in 8 hours is zero effort?
While I do think Sylvia might have been engaging in a bit of hyperbole....


Yeah, writing and recording an album with three other artists in eight hours [pause, catch breath]...
...doesn't compare terribly well to writing and recording an album with three other artists in, say 8 weeks...

Sure, there's the unrefined raw creative intangible that can only come from brainstorming and short deadlines....
...but there's also the lack of craftsmanship that comes from not having time to refine ideas through extended
cooperative process, or do the technical detail work that produces a technically-sound work.

It's a stunt, and it's gotten to the point that it's just another stunt.  
I mean, I'll be in line (although not the first in line) to buy if, by some chance, the conjunction of so many creative
minds actually yields something that is, on its own merit, noteworthy...  but I'm no longer excited simply by the notion
of Amanda doing something (-else) wacky and off-the-cuff.

 :-\

(And Amanda, if you're reading, you're in good company - I've never been terribly impressed by most of the crap that Picasso scribbled on dinner-napkins either.)

[Edit: reading back over that, it sounded a lot bitchier than I intended...  I'll be happier when
Amanda takes the time to create a fully-crafted song/EP/album, but there's nothing wrong with
having fun and doing improv/"ninja"/shits&grins projects until she's ready to spend a lot of time
and effort on something more involved... particularly for charitable causes as she's been doing.
My apologies for the tone.]
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 03:12:00 AM »

This is not exciting. at all.
I guess someone will tell me when she makes a real album again.

edit: and maybe this thread should be renamed to "exciting and innovative project of the week"
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 04:22:29 AM »

It's not really made clear in the email, are they going to be making a record which is then going to be produced onto actual CDs available to buy, or will it just be like a download through the conference website sort of thing?

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 02:39:00 PM »

The goal is to have album up on Bandcamp 10 hours after they finish. Proceeds will go to Berklee's nonprofit youth education program. This project is about the potential of technology in the creation, collaboration and distribution of music. Here is what Ben Folds has to say in this article http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2011/04/11/763095.aspx

“Digital technology allows singers who can’t sing and musicians who look better than they play to sing and play in tune and in time,” Folds said in a statement. “At the same time, it empowers the musicians to distribute music without a middle man and directly to an audience within moments of its creation. It even allows two-way communication during the process so that the audience might collaborate to some extent or be present in some way – like live music.”

This is a fun project that will benefit a good cause and stretch the boundaries of the music industry.  We are used to Amanda's way of making music but this might reach a bigger audience, because of Ben and Damian.

This will probably not result in another Ampersand, but to paraphrase Neil Gaiman: Amanda Palmer is not your bitch.
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Re: New Project: Eight Songs in Eight Hours
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 04:50:45 PM »

This will probably not result in another Ampersand, but to paraphrase Neil Gaiman: Amanda Palmer is not your bitch.


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