RPM Challenge 2022 Take 1 (Livestream)

Another long stream – this is the complete first take for my RPM Challenge 2022 album, Precious Metal-People. The final result sounds (almost) nothing like this, but it was the starting point for both parts of the album.

The album is available for purchase at https://bangsplat.bandcamp.com/album/precious-metal-people – pay what you want! Also available on all the streaming platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, etc.

The title is Precious Metal-People. I was inspired by ancient robots.

The Buddhist scholar Daoxuan (596-667 CE) wrote about “precious metal-people,” humanoid automata that recited sacred texts and cried when the Buddha died.

René Descartes believed that animals and humans were just biological machines, and had a mechanical doll version of his dead daughter, Francine.

Leonardo Da Vinci designed, and may have built, an automaton of a knight in armor.

I’m raising money for the National MS Society in the 2022 MS Walk on April 24th. If you would like to sponsor me you can donate using the link below. All donations go directly to the National MS Society and go to fund research and support for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Donation link: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/participant/Bangsplat2022

I was diagnosed with MS in 2012. MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths around nerves in the brain and central nervous system causing a wide variety of symptoms, and currently has no cure and only treatments of questionable effectiveness. Last year I raised over $2,000 and was one of the top individual fundraisers in the country. This year I would like to raise even more. If you are able to, please consider helping support me with a donation. Thanks!

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