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@cola
Joined Cincinnati US

cola

Hey, Cola here, back for another summer of music!

I first joined 50/90 in 2019, so this year will be my fourth time participating. I finished 6 songs in 2019, 15 in 2020, and 25 in 2021. For 2022, I'm not planning to focus on hitting any particular number - as long as I have fun, I'll count that as a success!

My background in music is mostly as a vocalist - first just singing at church on Sundays as a kid, then getting involved with choir and musical theater in school, later picking up the hobby of making vocal synth covers with the UTAU program, and finally beginning to write my own music. Through watching anime, I've become a long-time fan of Japanese music, which has had a huge impact on my musical tastes as a whole. The scene in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya where Haruhi sings her heart out to "God Knows" had me star-struck at first watch, and I still tear up a little from nostalgia whenever I hear that guitar solo.

As far as instruments go, you can probably expect to hear most or all of these over the course of the summer:
- Kala Surf Series Concert ukulele
- Yamaha FGX800C Acoustic-Electric guitar
- Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom electric guitar
- Arturia Keystep 32-key MIDI controller keyboard
- Gecko 17-key kalimba
- Kaman CB700 30-key glockenspiel
- Plenty of virtual instruments
- And of course just whatever else strikes my fancy.

Looking forward to making music with everyone!

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UPDATE 08/20: A couple weeks ago, I played too many mouse-intensive video games and gave myself tendinitis in my right hand. Whoops! I'm fine, but for now I need to wear a wrist brace and give my hand lots of rest (especially from the computer) to make sure it doesn't turn into carpal tunnel. I should be back in full by mid-September, but for now I'll mainly be offline, focusing on making a full recovery. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

UPDATE 09/20: I'm back!

Songs (7):

[avatar] [avatar] Breaking News by @cola + @deannasweidel #news #collaboration #randomcollaborations 13
[avatar] [avatar] Medusa (updated 09/21) by @cola + @musicsongwriter #collaboration #skirmish #piano #collab 16
[avatar] [avatar] Because of You - A Love Song by @cola + @kahlo2013 #collaboration #piano #love #ballad 9
[avatar] I Think You Make Me Sick by @cola #skirmish #songskirmish #silly #sick 18
[avatar] Summer Sun by @cola #rock #skirmish #pop_rock #summer 19
[avatar] Giant Popcorn by @cola #lyrics #needs_collab #needs_music 4
[avatar] New Clothes by @cola #girl_with_guitar #firstfruits 18

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Thank you so much Cola for your beautiful comment! I'm glad you are on a road of recovery. Take care. Looking forward to your comming back in the middle of September.

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I really need to apologize - I've worked off and on at Giant Popcorn but I haven't gotten it done yet. Goal is to have something to you by Monday.

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Oh, Cola! That is really beautiful! Your melody, vocals, keys, and harmonies are absolutely gorgeous! You created such a special song that has a timeless and true sensibility. I absolutely love it! Thank you!

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Hi Cola, I've sent you a message :)

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Where do you want me to send lyric options? Posted? Email? LMK

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Hi Cola! Thanks for your kind comment on Jack-in-the-box.

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I would totally love that! Thank you! Liz

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Cola, thanks for reviewing "Video. Nancy Brown".

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Hi random collab partner! This will be fun. I am very NOT musical, so if it is ok, I will work on lyrics and get them to you. I will work on somethings later today.

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Hello, Cola! You are all too kind to my poor Cow Dung OD. Thank you! 😄

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So glad you are here for 50/90! I enjoy hearing your beautiful music and hope we might find something to collaborate on!

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Hi Cola, looking forward to your songs, Hope we collaborate again.

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Hey Cola, looking forward to hearing some more of your songs! Maybe we can do another collab this 50/90 if I can pull something together.

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@cts

Hi there! Glad to have you back!

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So glad to see you here! Hope you have a great summer of music!