To try to get the creative juices flowing I’ve started a new Tumblr blog. I call it 20 Seconds.
The goal is this: every day post at least 20 seconds of audio. It doesn’t have to be great. It just needs to be about 20 seconds long. 20 seconds is arbitrary, but I think is long enough to come up with any hook or other part that is the basis of most projects. It’s also short enough for people to listen to it immediately and forego saving it for later – never actually listening to it.
I’ve never used Tumblr before, but it’s pretty cool for audio. Each audio post gets its own player. All you have to do is upload an MP3. Plus, an outlet like this basically requires me to spend some making music every day. I think of it as Twitter for audio; move the twitter addiction to something i claim I want to do, like make music.
Plus, the audio player seems to work with RSS readers, so if you subscribe to the feed you can get the audio right in Google Reader, NetNewsWire, or whatever else you use.