Finding the time to make a new piece every week has been a struggle lately (I'm not quite sure how I once made a new piece every. single. day.??). At 9:30pm, I still hadn't come up with anything. I realized that if I wanted to go to bed at a normal hour, I could only spend about 30 minutes on this week's piece (which automatically meant it was going to be terrible).
To go along with the "where does all my freaking time go??" theme, I gave myself a timed challenge. I would teach myself a new song in 15 minutes and record it twice. Pick the best of the two takes and move on with my life. NO EDITING ALLOWED. I soon realized that my microphone wasn't set up, so I decided to use Photo Booth to access the internal mic on my Macbook. Yikes. You hear that awful buzz? That's the sound of a lazy producer. I promise I haven't given up on life, guys. You'll get a good piece with good sound next week, I swear. Probably.
The experiment I chose: The White Stripes - "You've Got Her In Your Pocket"