Plucking the String
        Well, I don't suppose I'd officially classify these as "challenges".  Maybe just... friendly suggestions.  And I'm not sure how many of them I'll be honoring in the future, but... hey, it might be worth the suggestion.  These were kinda fun.

"Dark Snow"
Date: December 4, 2006
Genre: cold
       Merely playing with sounds, and this came out.  It's quite short but I enjoy it.

Date: November 29, 2006
Genre: travel
        It's... "travelling music".  Sort of haunted travelling music.  As in an almost perky running away from a situation that's just going to follow you.  ...Look, it made sense at the time.

"Celestial Instinct"

Date: May 13, 2006
        Something with parts that should not go together.  Really, that's... all I can describe it as.  The meaning would take a lot longer.

Shining lights and white birds
Out of the corner of my eye
And I don't mind
And I don't mind

Are these little stone houses
Just a means to an end

"Second Time"

Date: February 12, 2006
(just remembered to put it here toda, though)
Genre: kinda quiet
        Was an experiment recording just with the computer.  I suppose it turned out okay.

Oh please
For the sake of a second time

"Ah La La La"

Date: April 14, 2006
Genre: uh... fun..?
        It just sorta happened.  Sat down with my guitar, and this is what came up... and the microphone was already set up, so I took advantage.  No voice filters or guitar effects at all (which might not be a good thing in some areas... ah well).  And you can hear me kicking a coffee canister to the beat, which I did later add effects to, because it amused me.  Heh.

Menu scrap
Date: March 20, 2006
Genre: ...apocalyptic..?

        So it's a really long menu loop, okay?  Supposed to be kind of "dark industrial" (alright, so that was a slight failure) menu music for a video game.  Well, I like it.  Tried to re-use some old things I never got around to adding elsewhere, too... in case you didn't already notice.  Pretend that you didn't.

Random Loop scrap
Date: March 20, 2006
Genre: ...apocalyptic..?

        Kinda "fell off" that menu loop, above.  Supposed to be for the same game, only as a pause screen loop.  Well, I tried.

Late Night scrap
Date: March 20, 2006
Genre: ...apocalyptic..?

        "Something you've never thought to do before."  That was the only suggesiton I got.  So no, I have no idea how "old detective movie" popped into my head, but it did.  I probably shouldn't admit how pleased I am with the result, even if it makes me laugh every time I hear it.

- lyrics and music copyright 2006,
Orin Drake