Influences: Whatever sounds good to me somehow influences me one way or another, so this depends on the song I'm writing. I really would love to write some rock (think Anti-Flag, Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Talent), but I have an acoustic for my guitar class... so I'll have to wait. I'll probably just post lyrics-only rock songs, and I;ll say if they're open for collab.
FAWM 2018 // FAWM #2
I'm back for a second FAWM, and equipped with pen, paper, and guitar this time around! First of all, thank you everyone for your encouragement & support last FAWM, and encouragement in my singing. I'll definitely sing more this FAWM, and instead of experimental violin, it'll be to some experimental guitar 😁. Still working on transitions, so bear with me.
I do this for fun, not a living. Still, critique or compliments are welcome, as long as they're in the FAWM spirit! If anyone has any advice for a beginning guitarist, that's welcome as well.
I don't have a particular genre in mind going into my songs, especially for skirmishes, but someday I hope to get my hands on an electric guitar and write a proper rock song.
I might end up reposting a few songs from last FAWM after I finish my 14, just because I'd love to collab with some of you on them.
[Info about collabs]
If you'd like to, shoot me a soundboard message. Let me know how you define a collab, and how you think ownership should go. If anything, let me know if anything we make will be released outside of FAWM, beforehand - just so I know 😀
Thanks for the comment on "What you gonna do?"!
The bit about inserting consciousness into a teddy bear was taken from a concept in the show black mirror.
Thanks for taking a listen to a bunch of my songs this year. I listened to your two audio ones, including your first song. Congratulations and on Awesome job. Good luck continuing to FAWM.
Just linking up with SoCal people. 😀
Hi aerlyn -- I've probably ignored you more than anyone else, but I have seen your comments and greatly appreciate them, and I look forward to getting here soon to check out the great work you've done so far!
I started a google doc using the email in your profile here (hope that works for you!)
Checked out the lyrics, I think there is something I can work with there. Have a couple of ideas I have to finish first. So will probably not have anything to show for until next week.
So when shall we get started on our joint project?
Good to see you again this year! Thanks for the feedback, its always appreciated!
Hey Aerlyn, thank you for your kind words regarding Tell Me You're Mine All Mine 😀
(I'll put Cut to the Bone on my admittedly too long to-read list)
mail or link, I guess either way works fine for me
looking forward to see what you've come up with
Thanks for the words on my wall in the pre-February days. I am indeed back this year and having a blast this year. I look forward to checking out some of your stuff again this year!
Thanks for your feedback on "Winter Agent"! 😁
Hiya, if you'd like to try adding vocals on Spydom, go ahead. I updated the mix a bit, but haven't added any new tracks.
Thanks for commenting on Spies and Lies. I haven't quite given up but I also live in Canada, so we have a little bit of hope! A hero woudl be great any time though
Thanks for your nice comment on my Dylan dream song.
I would like to thank you very much for all your fantastic and that kind comments as well as for being willing to have a go (no pun intended) at "Sugar Hill". I would be very, very happy about it! Please, take any time you need...
Happy FAWMing 😀 Looking forward to your songs this year 😀
My suggestion is that you start with the lyrics, for me personally it's much easier to write when I have a set of lyrics.
In regards to defining collabs, it will be your lyrics, and my music. If we believe that they deserve to stay married past FAWM, then we'll take that discussion afterwards.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
I'm totally down for another collab!
I'm always down for a collab. I will have less time this year due to work and a baby, but collabs are some of the most fun of all the things you can do during FAWM. Just let me know and we can make some music!
Yes! More metal! let's do it 😁
Good to expand your chord vocabulary. I love to use all kinds of chords and even to make up my own by taking the fingering/chord shapes I know and moving them around. For me the 'one starts, the other finishes' can be lyrics, then music, or just lyrics, or whatever combination both collaborators feel comfortable with. Sp you could write a lyric and I add music (or vice versa). Or we could go back and forth with lyric or music ideas.
Hey - I'd like to collab with you on an A7 song - possibly mid to end month when I see how my month shakes out. I'll ping you here with contact info and such? Looking forward to it - as that's not a genre I've had a lot of experience with - it would be fun to play around in it. 😀
Here's to FAWMtopia! Enjoy the journey! I am always open to collabs - sharing my lyrics and allowing the musician to make them into a song that they can use how they would like. I don't perform my songs.
Sounds good to me. 😀 I think this will be a lot of fun.
Good to see you! Happy Fawming!
Hi Aerlyn, Love your spirit of adventure and experimenting with music for fun! Thank you for saying hello, and extra thanks for finding me amusing!! That's the quickest way to my heart. Happy FAWMing!
Aerlyn, Glad you're back. Thanks for your kind comments re: last year. Looking forward to the first skirmish a week from today! Curious to see what we all dream up.
I've done collabs in any number of ways--it usually works best if one person is primarily in charge of words and the other primarily in charge of music, but good communication and feedback throughout the process is good! I often have used FB messages for ongoing feedback with my more regular collaborators, as we have become friends through the process, but email also works well (my main email should be in my profile). I do have Google Docs as well if you want to work that way too for sending notes back and forth other than through FAWM soundboards. 😀
Hi Aerlyn. Thanks so much for the totally kind words. BTW we can definitely write rock on an acoustic guitar! Think of the (now old) TV show MTV Unplugged. I can suggest some rock chord progressions to experiment with if you like. How do I define a collab in FAWM? Simple. One starts part of the song, then the other finishes. Finisher shares a sound file with the starter. If both like it enough we post it (in my case that is like 90 percent of the time), if not then we try another round (if too busy to finish in FAWM just posting a locked placeholder title to get credit for a song written) until we like it enough to post the sound file. Maybe in the 10 percent of the time we shrug our shoulders and try a different idea, and learn from the try 😀
Thanks! It's great to be back. 😀 And no worries about the honest feedback - I figure that if I can be helpful to anyone and not annoy them, then that's always a good thing. 😀 Glad you appreciated it. 😀
Hi, there! Less than a week to go! 😀
How I define a collab: we write a song together during FAWM. Hopefully we like it. Since I have no music career but do this as a hobby only, I listen to it off and on but it basically lives forever only on our respective hard drives. If you have higher dreams than that for the result of the collab, we can talk about it and explore options!
I have a heart-spot for Avenged Sevenfold, so if you're interested in a conversational collab I'd be interested in hearing your side. Production never was a priority of mine - you wanna make music for FAWM? If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Have a most excellent FAWM. Namaste.
OK. Let's do this. Collab at some point in FAWM 2018!