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The Pond: from Hallucinocean – Album in a Day

I like a good challenge. My family has tremendous musical talent. Occasionally, we get together, my brothers, nephews, and I, to do what we call: “Album in a Day.” The idea is self-explanitory; compose an entire album within one single day.

Last Saturday, we assembled for the 3rd installation of this tradition. In the past, we have done these albums with no theme or reason. This time, we decided to compose on a common theme.

Here is how album in a day works:

  1. All participants assemble for a hearty breakfast at a local diner.
  2. A designated person gives us the theme for the day.
  3. We go our separate ways to compose and record a song to the theme.
  4. Later that night, we get together for a listening party. The songs are played in random order.
  5. Everyone writes an album name suggestion. The album’s name is selected from a hat.

The whole process is an absolute blast and I am always blown away by everyone’s songs.

I thought I would share the song I wrote. It’s called “The Pond.” I selected a public domain movie and extracted a few audio excerpts then wrote my music to those audio bites. I like how it turned out. I might even explore it further.



Craig Nybo lives with his beautiful wife and kids in Kaysville, UT. He works as a creative director for, a digital agency. Craig writes novels, short fiction, and screenplays. As a musician, he has released several records with friends under the band names, Rustmonster and The Big Sky Country Boys. Craig also records solo work. He has released two records under his own name, Zombie Sing-a-long, and a sequel album, Zombie Sing-a-long: Whistler and the Children (Part 1). As a filmmaker, Craig has written and directed many short films. He also writes and directs many commercials and industrial videos as part of his profession. Aside from writing, Craig enjoys playing in the Rocky Mountains, rock climbing and canyoneering.

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