Influences: Just about everything. Even crappy music tells you what not to do, right?
Singer/Songwriter from Eastern Washington State. I play mostly for my own sanity and amusement.
|#1||No One Really Knows Me At All||
|#2||Back Home to You||
|#3||Hope Springs Eternal @metalfoot||
|#4||Dancing With Dr. Seuss @tcelliott||
|#5||Short Work of the Night||
|#7||Cynocephalus (The Ape Of Thoth) @fuzzy||
|#8||My Geriatric Dog Keeps Pooping In My Living Room||
|#9||Magdala Stone @fuzzy||
|#10||Not Looking @standup||
|#12||A Dream of Birds and Clouds @mosley||
|#13||Come a Little Closer||
|#14||'Til Death @tcelliott||
|#15||Bring Me to Earth @ladyred||
|#16||Maybe It's Time For Spring||
|#17||B Side @riverbear14||
|#18||Not Gonna Miss You @andygetch||
|#19||What Is It? @toms||
|#20||Small Talk Narcissist @pfoo||
|#23||The Big O @cts||
|#24||I've Got Nothing But Time||
Wow, Amanda, you actually listened though ALL my songs! What an honor! I really really thank you for taking all this time. You are incredible. I wish I had more time for the FAWM site right now ...
The title "She Wants Her Cup Of Stars" is a line from Shirley Jackson's novel "The Haunting of Hill House". Every time I see a catchy potential title I write it down.
We've got jelly. There's still more to do with it, but I wanted to get as many posted as I can. Thank you for taking the time!
Re our collab: I got the instrumental track together but it was midnight before I started on the vocal and I was too tired to sing in tune. So I’ll whack it down on Monday when I’m back and send it for your approval before posting.
Great! I'm glad you were able to do something with it 😀
I’m still committed to that collab, I got distracted by the super skirmish but I have one more chance tomorrow. I’ll really TRY to get it over the line.
Check your email when you get a chance.
It's coming along. I hope to have it ready later today. Trying to catch up/ finish up with my other collaborators as I don't think I'm going to have much time this week. Don't worry - we'll get it in!
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Oh--! Thanks for the comment-bombing today!!!! 😁
I would be delighted to have "Intricate" become our collab. Let's work on it during our Iceland trip, then, yah?
You're da best!
I think the guitar was perhaps too much.
Hey there, I've worked out I can grab some time for FAWMing today, Sunday and Monday but I can't find the lyric you sent me on slack. Is it called "Circles"? If so I have it pasted into my notebook.
Maybe if I write a sappy love song......
Thank you for listening to "Living On Love", glad you liked it.
Hi, I am def nowhere LOL. I'll let you know if I get a worthwhile angry grrrrl idea.
No, YOU made it to 14!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!
Congratulations on posting number 14. So where are we?
Can you work with something spacey?
I rather thought not. Hmmm. I'll see what I can do
Thanx for your kind Welcome and comment on 'come midnight' 😘
I liked the challenge - so Thank you for that ! 🤗
Can you use this?
Okay, umm. hmm. I’m in love on the atomic level
sometimes it makes me feel excited
other days I simply carry on
until we can be reunited
In the morning, cold and creaky
my feet cold as an iceberg
heart pumping still forward looking
but not jumping like a Rydberg
Single cell, what the hell
I wonder if I am drifting
until we join. until we join
my attitude will be shifting
Thanks for swinging by and comenting.
Been wanting to do a song using my harmonica like that for awhile. Little Walter has a song called “Blue Midnight (alternative take)”, and I wanted a similar opening sound.
Thanks again for you comment and compliments.
Yay! Yeah - that's a great album. Distilled power pop. When I heard about the 2015 remaster, I got really excited to hear unreleased tracks, but I don't think it added much in the way of unreleased stuff.
I like a lot of the songs, but I think the one that stuck with me the most was "The Resolution" from The Glass Passenger. I'm happy Andrew McMahon is still making music, even though he keeps changing the darn band name every few years 😉.
Thanks for the great comment on Tender Tang. I'm glad you envisioned something completely different. That's what I try to do: incite a reaction in the listener. Just because I have one picture in my head that I am "describing in sound" doesn't mean someone else might envision something completely different. It's great to see that the theory holds true! Thank you!
See You In The Shadows…
Most of my gear is raised up above floor level, but we had a water heater die (or something) and flooded the basement studio with 1-2” of water.
"Someone could add some sweet harmonies for it, yes? 😁"
Yes indeed! Any time!!
Well, I suppose interwebs. I would have you over, but...
I sent you something yesterday to the email address you have on your contact button, and its from firstname.lastname@example.org, which may not be on your list of acceptable email addresses. Let me know if you did not get it, and I’ll try again.
Hey dear... you have not asked me for help on anything... Is there something I can do to add.. strangeness to one of yours? funky keyboards, strange bass, over the top guitar? Mandolin.. resonator, anything?? Maybe a banjo that is reversed.. way cool? I don't know, maybe.
Hey! I'm not sure about lyrics - that's always a struggle for me, but I keep trying. I will send you something if I can!
I will likely have some instrumentals needing lyrics and singing - let me know if you want to collab on any of those.
I will work on that.
Absolutely, let's collaborate. How would you prefer to work? Want a weird synth thing from me? Lyrics? Dog whining?
Uh, I'm not sure. All I know is I was playing it and my wife thought it was a cd. She didn't think I played like this. lol!!!!
I love you how always make more sense of my songs than I do myself. Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed it! Honestly, I'm still not happy with that track. Maybe as a "bonus track" on the album, where it's clearly marked that the listener didn't pay extra for that song. 😝
Thanks for the feedback on Just Let It Happen. Felt like the perfect title to break the seal on my first song. I still feel the piano could have shut up for a couple bars somewhere in the middle, but that's for the performer and producer to figure out. 😉
I think it is.. I seem to remember it was warm outside
Good! You need this in like July or September. It's your busy season.
Hey hey.. you work too much!
Surprise me! There’s no rush, I’m away from my studio for ten days.
Re: Electric car/guitar will reappear in more songs. DM me if you want a piece of the action 😀
I'm sort of here
Very much "let's do this" indeed. Have a wonderful, productive FAWM!
We're on for the random collab? How exciting!!
Okay, I can try. Up to one album. That's eleven songs for me usually.
Hi! Looking forward to your music!
😀 It's almost FAWM!!!
Looking forward to your creations this year!!
Amanda! Thank you for the welcome. Let's have some fun!
Amanda! 14 songs in 28 days!
Hey?! - Hey Jude? Hey, Hey We're the Monkees? Hey-si Fantazee? Whichever 'Hey' you had in mind ... 'Hey!!' have great FAWM this year.
Let's do this! 😁
I'm back, and I hope you are too!
LOVE the album cover art! Whatever is on her mind?...
Do I know you, Madam?
Beer for the win!
...let’s open our ears
Hi Amanda! I'm short on sanity at the moment..
HellloooooO! You ready for this?
Hey! Wishing you a successful and productive month!
So. Here. We. Are. 😀