I've been thinking about maybe starting up a bi-weekly C-blog series that allows the musical members of Dtoid a place to showcase their talent. It wouldn't be about showboating skills or anything, but rather, it would be a place for anyone interested in music (primarily, game music) to sharpen their skills in a weekly or bi-weakly challenge. Plus, a little "competition" might be the push that some of us need to actually get excited about making music. Think Artists Wanted, but for musicians.
For example: Every other week there would be a theme or event that you would have to make music for. You can use any medium you want to create a small piece that you feel conveys the idea in a musical way, but it would have to be an original piece you made up within the time allowed. No using past work. Concepts can stem from vague feelings such as excitement. (Think getting a new item or upgrade), OR a really specific concept like a cowboy western shoot-out. Perhaps a poll could be implemented to allow members to vote for their favorite pieces, and winners could receive a badge or something?
During my time as an undergraduate, a friend and I would have smaller scale battles where we would both be given a random theme, and have 20min to make a shitty piece that we thought captured the concept. It was amazing how we both came up with wildly different interpretations of the same idea, and I thought it would be cool to bring this to Dtoid. I'll probably post a C-blog announcement relatively soon to see if anyone is interested.
What do you guys think?