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songaday2018.com expires today. Yeah well, uh, that was that.

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Presumably this is the last song I will write this year. See you in 2019!

songs.travisbriggs.com/bubbles

"At the start of this year my goal was to write a song a day. I'm not sure if I've even averaged a song a week, to be honest. I'm still happy with my output, but hopefully I can do more in 2019."

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I've written about my failure to write a song a day in 2018 here: write.as/audiodude/a-story-of-

Now I wonder where I go from here.

On second thought, let's not visit the federated timeline, tis a silly place

"Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"

The logical thing to do is to flip it on its head right? To just start writing lyrics?

Generally, I have written songs by writing the music first, then coming up with a melody, and then coming up with lyrics.

This has NOT WORKED in the past month, I cannot write any lyrics, and it's annoying the hell out of me.

I can only hope that I one day write a song so gripping it can be used to sell dish soap

Lyrics have been the real sticking point for my songwriting lately. I've come up with some pretty good music/melodies but the lyrics are not entirely writing themselves.

I had this idea (and I'm sure someone has done it before but whatever) of typing up candidate song lyrics, or just snippets of random phrases, with my typewriter, then cutting them up and pasting them back together.

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The value prop here is what it says in the post: Sick of Soundcloud? Try this instead.

Okay I bootstrapped my code for songs.travisbriggs.com and stripped away the Travis Briggs specific stuff, then wrote up a quick tutorial for the README.

I present to you: Rainfall! github.com/audiodude/rainfall

Give it a try, if you dare.

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Though maybe my actual favorite part of Blurryface is when they break out the ukulele.

Also, remember: don't trust a song that's flawless

My absolute favorite part on Blurryface is the line from "Lane Boy":

"If it was our way, we'd have a tempo change every other time change"

Because it just makes me happy when they talk music-nerdy.

2018 was the first year we received requests for user data or to have content taken down, so we're going to start releasing an annual #transparency report with this kind of information.

Read about the requests we received in 2018 and how we responded in our latest @intheopen blog post: write.as/intheopen/2018-transp

Life's too short to listen to Weezer's shitty new album.

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