Friday is the start of this year’s RPM Challenge, which is sort of like NaNoWriMo for music. Over the course of the 29 days of February, people who sign up will attempt to record an album (minimum ten songs or 35 minutes) from start to finish. There are about 25 Chicago acts on the current list of participants (sort by postal code to find them), including a couple I recognize. If you live here and you’re planning on taking the challenge, would you be so kind as to e-mail me at mraymer[at] I’m interested in seeing what you’re up to.