Now that my 27th batch of homebrew (a wild blackberry lambic) has been brewed, I figured I’d take the opportunity to write about how I’m intertwining the action of revisiting my roots with developing my new musical project.
I’ve been a gamer for over 25 years now, but my enjoyment of gaming has dwindled a fair deal in recent months. I’ve had my Super Nintendo hooked up recently and have enjoyed gaming on it, but after losing a saved game that I’d put quite a bit of time into, I’ve somewhat soured on the system.
As of today, I unhooked the Super Nintendo and hooked up the first console I ever played – the Nintendo Entertainment System – because it made sense to.
It made sense because I’ve spent the last few days listening to a great deal of NSF (NES Sound Format) files for inspiration towards my new project, and the name of the project itself is based off a NES game. I also plan to do short albums of NES covers, in which I hope to do justice to the source material.
Of course, the songs for the project won’t all be video game covers, but I figure doing a short album of covers and then doing a longer album of originals will be a good way to better acquaint myself with the elements of the project.
I know I wrote at some point that I was going to stick with singles for my projects, but I know I can make albums now without the process being as all-encompassing as it was before (which removed the desire to create albums in the recent past).
With the administrative side of the project squared away, it’s time to get to work!