Back From Santa Fe
Back From Santa Fe - Album cover

A Ross Durand Album-in-a-Week

This album was entirely conceived and recorded from Monday July 16 - Saturday July 21, 2007.*
Entirely written and performed by Ross Durand.

Stream Album
In the Desert
Get Along
A New Car
Yadseti Soppo
Opposites Day
Best Birthday Ever
Too Tight
The Ballad of Max the Cat
Whataya Do?
In the Dessert
Best Ever
Epilogue (you sing)

Lyrics - Notes

*The idea to make this album was from a post on the Songfight! discussion boards. Here were the rules:
# It must be written, performed, recorded, post-produced, etc. all in one contiguous 7 day period.
# It must be at least 35 minutes or 40 songs.
# Your band may have multiple participants, but they should not work on different songs simultaneously. (So just one song being worked on at a time.)
# No ideas from before the chosen day! This means covers or reinterpretations are not allowed.
# No out-takes! If you start a song, finish it and put it on the album.
# Competition begins TONIGHT, Midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific (That's the night of Sunday 15th/morning of Monday 16th)
# Albums due in one week. Midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific (That's the night of Sunday 22nd/morning of Monday 23rd)
# When you're finished, post a link to your finished creation for us all to enjoy.

The Twists for Fun:
#1: This time it's personal. Reveal something ostensibly personal about yourself or someone you know. (It's okay to lie)
#2: phoney baloney! Incorporate a phone sound into your song (e.g. touch tone, pulse, ringing, etc). Bonus points for also incorporating bologna.
#3: Do a song with only two chords.
#4: Write a song using a title from the SF archives that you haven't already used.
#5: Write a song about being in an indian restaurant on a hot date and eating kashmiri lamb and getting a piece of the lamb stuck in your teeth and trying to dislodge it with your tongue whilst still hoping to get off with said hot date (extra incorporation.... instead of nice typical music playing in the background, the restaurant is subjecting its patrons to S Club 7's greatest hits...)
#6: Write a song about your best birthday
#7: No vocal treatment - don't apply compression, pitch correction, or any other effects to your vocal tracks. Compressing the final mix (i.e., mastering) is OK. Challenge does not apply to songs w/o vocals.
#8: Flattery - Imitate another band or musician well enough that the listener can identify who you're emulating. Bonus points if it's a fellow Songfighter; double bonus points if it's another AAWWTF'er.
#9: Write a song about another band or musician, but don't mention their name. Bonus points if it's a fellow Songfighter; double bonus points if it's another AAWWTF'er. (Note: It can be fictional.)
#10: For the underage, the recovering alcoholics, and the people who are just kinda creeped out by the idea of getting drunk at home by themselves, instead get smashed on poprocks and redbull. Hell, even the caffeine is optional, just do whatever it takes to get your brain into an altered state (anything except actually watching the movie Altered States).
#11: Steal the chords from a popular song, and write an entirely new melody to it.
#12: Landscapes
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