GAJOOB Interviews drew Roberts, Packet In
Thanks, Frank. Chime in when you can, Drew. I am interested in how you pulled everyone together and how RPM works (how did that help you work?). Incidentally, I started an Internet collaboration collective back in May 2000 called Tapegerm http://tapegerm.com
which continues, so I'm naturally interested in how collaboration projects such as this come together and evolve and how they develop their own unique dynamic. Feel free to expound upon that or anything else you believe is pertinent.
In Tapegerm, there were many discussions about how to exchange files. We primarily worked with loops rather than full tracks. The music was essentially experimental or electronic. First the sources were emailed to me and I hosted them on homemademusic.com as an open project there, then 4 or 5 people got really interested in taking it further and we formed a group and worked out various drop methods and eventually taught everyone FTP.
How did that technical exchange process develop with Packet In? How did you discuss songwriting ideas in developing your songs? Did that process evolve as well? What obstacles did Internet collaborating present to you?