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A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.

Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.

Making Music (and More) in Record Time

Fun, Kids, The Online World, Tosans

This week, in dorm rooms and college apartments and basements and all across the world, really, music (and more) is being made in record time. Four years ago, two industrious (and perhaps a little bored?) college students created a challenge for themselves and their friends: Make a record in exactly one week. That’s right, one week to create a concept, write songs and record an album. These students have done this four years in a row and the results have been impressive. 

Record Time IV started Monday, February 23rd at 12:00 am. It will end on March 1st at 11:55 pm. There is a Facebook Group of approximately 64 people who will try and take on the challenge. Some will make records, others will write poetry and still others will create videos. The point isn’t perfection, but rather accomplishment.  

And it’s turned into a bit of a world wide event: Some participants are from Tosa, some from Indiana and Illinois. Heck there’s even someone from the U.K. 

Although it’s already started, you too can join in. You don’t have to be a college student. Heck, you don’t even have to be a musician. The Record Time founders would love it – the more the merrier! But if you’re not up for the challenge, feel free to read up on their progress on the Record Time IV blog. Any participants can post updates on this daunting task and their tiny victories along the way.  
And when it's all done, the final projects will be posted online for everyone to enjoy and share.  

Got a week?   

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