airbagtester 6

Artist Bio

Influences:   Lots

I write mostly guitar/bass/drum type songs that don't have words in them.

All of the song titles come from the FAWM Titular tool:


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  • @standup  28 mins

    That guitar sound in "Hold Her" was interesting to me (sounds like Santana, I think, a little bit, if Santana was a hack player). I had a vocal mic cranked pretty high, cranked the guitar amp up, and stood so that the vocal and the guitar were near the same level.

    The sound of that guitar is a loud amp (well, a 4-watt Vox AC4) mic'ed from 10' away in a concrete room. Slightly weird sounding for sure.

  • @devin  37 mins

    Dick Dale is diabolical stuff!!

  • @devin  1 hour

    Awesome... it’s been too long since you and I disturbed the silence.

    Ooooo! Song Title Alert!!!

    Imma gonna go attempt to alter musical reality to kick this off... maybe a funk bass line over a Sapient drum track. “METAL FUNK-BILLY” is born!

  • @devin  11 hours

    Bro, if I can be any assistance for any rut-busting, just LMK. I read some frustration a few songs back about your default style (which I love, TBH).

    If you’re looking to rewire your cranium, I can start cooking something up that messes us *both* up.

    Just sign this disclaimer, and we’ll start operation “WTF?!?”

  • @sync  1 day

    Glad you liked it! It sure was fun to play on! Thanks!

  • @sync  1 day

    I sent you the song with drums. Hope you like it.

  • @sync  2 days

    Also, I wanted to say I love your profile pic. That was my fav age with my daughter. I was the shit back then. Then they grow up with their sharp teeth and rolling eye balls. Now I'm just an old dumb ass and her phone is the shit. 😀

  • @sync  2 days

    I'm having a blast playing drums on this song! I should have you something by tonight. Just wanted to give you an update.

  • @dragondreams  2 days

    Thanks, Eric! 😊😎
    Yep. My dad had some lurking at the back of his workshop! New old stock, prolly worth a few quid to a collector but priceless to me! 😂😂😂

  • @guatecoop  2 days

    I completely agree with the "dragging" bit. It has been nagging on me for some time, but I am wondering if I should just wait until March. BUT, if I take care of that, it will cease nagging me. I like the song, but the one take drums aren't doing it for me. Thanks for the most helpful feedback that I have gotten this year. Normally people are scared to give the straight dope....

  • @oblivionratula  2 days

    Heh, Thanks for the comment on "Slow is the Color." I remember playing a game like that with my dad - I can't believe I never thought to play it with my kids. Fixing that tonight!!!

    And yeah, this would set up a fast song really well. In fact the next one I have slated might fit the bill . . . Thanks again. Girl are having a dance party right now, but once they get to bed I'm going to check out some of your tracks.

  • @sync  2 days

    I meant psychic enemy. Stupid spell check

  • @sync  2 days

    No worries. I can play to it whether I can sync it up or not. I'm def hearing a melody. Did u have a concept for lyrics re: psycho enemy? I like that title.

  • @guatecoop  3 days

    Checked it out. Super cool. I'm on it.

  • @guatecoop  3 days

    Got it! I think I can do something....well, when I listen to it I will know more, but I would guess that I can do something this weekend. Thanks for reaching out!

  • @klaus 3 days

    Yeah, no problem. It just might take some time to find suitable lyrics and asking permissions. Then I may have to edit the music ( the structure ) to fit the lyrics too...

  • @sync  3 days

    Dude, LOVE that song! Thanks for inviting me in! I'd really enjoy adding drums! Do you have lyrics and vocals planned? What's the bpm?

  • @klaus 3 days

    Hi Tester. A wav-stereomaster would be nice. I'm hoping to use third-party lyrics. So don't add me yet...oh, too late. 😀

  • @standup  3 days

    Look around your space and see what’s on the floor. I threw away power strips that were underwater, cheap ikea rugs, and 9v pedal power supplies (a few). 2 pedals were on the floor, one survived one didn’t. XLR connectors right now are in bags of rice hopefully drying out

    It could have been way worse. Amps and gear were all up off the floor.

  • @blackrose1313 3 days

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • @klaus 3 days

    Thank you, mr Tester for commenting Body and Ghost.
    Is Louder To Matter open for collabs? Add some bass and third party lyrics? Goth it up a bit?

  • @mikeskliar  3 days

    thanks for listening to 'thoughts and prayers'- and yes, I know, its a very difficult subject and its easy to give up hope.. all I can say is, if we can get enough turnout to turn the House and Senate Democratic in 2018, and have a democratic president in 2020 and keep the majorities in congress, then meaningful gun control is certainly possible. it won't happen tomorrow, but a majority of americans do support it, and it can happen if we all stay engaged, vote, etc.! again, thanks for listening...

  • @cts  5 days

    Thanks for stopping by the factory, may man. Keep the party movin'!

  • @standup  5 days

    It was inches, that flood. One or two inches. I may not have been clear, but I like the image of hip waders and heroic efforts anyway.

  • @jibbidy34  6 days

    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!!

  • @dragondreams  6 days

    My thoughts exactly! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😎

  • @dragondreams  6 days

    It was actually coffee! 😁
    None of my builds have cases, just the valves poking out of the bare chassis. And it wasn't really coffee, just an empty coffee cup. And gravity. And glass. From a matched pair ef806 pre-amp valves. Broken glass. No more valves. None in stock. More on order as of ten minutes ago though!

  • @benbarden 1 week

    Thanks for your comment on "Sapphire"! 😀 Appreciated!

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Thank you so much Eric for your warm comment on my lyrics.
    Nadia ~

  • @radioovermoscow 1 week

    Haha, thanks! But don't abandon all media... I work in the media... abandon all *other* media 😝

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Thanks for the commnet. Hey, do really make songs with toy xyplohohes and keyboard. Cool. I wondered how you got that awesome, grungy guitar tone. 😝

  • @benbarden 1 week

    Thanks for the comment on "Darkside" 😀

  • @lieke 1 week

    So nice your comment on my instrumental, thank you. And yes capo of course, although I'm getting better in playing the guitar, I'm so spoiled using capo most of the time...
    Btw, so cool that you use the muse titles, I think I may do that myself this FAWM as titles for me are somehow hard to choose.

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Hi Eric, thank you so much for listening and writing such a thoughtful comment on Was it meant to be.

  • @ericdistad  1 week

    Hey @airbagtester - thanks for the comments on Automatic - I hadn't really identified the imagery in the song as Zelda, but come to think of it, I'm in the middle of replaying Wind Waker just because. 😀 So, very well spotted! 😀

    The irony is I have an explicitly Zelda song coming soon! 😀

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Ha! P-style bass. Right. 😀 Tha KS for the comment.

  • @toms  1 week

    Waterbury has rush hour traffic? 😮 Thank you for the listen & kind comment!

  • @jamkar  1 week

    Thanks again Eric for your always knowledgeable comments!

  • @fonte  1 week

    Ahhh thank you so much for the thoughtful comment on 'stay' - you're right it's a hard balance to strike lyrically, longing sensitivity but vulnerbility and doubt - especially when you're also getting into a groove with a baseline 😉

  • @guatecoop  1 week

    I know...crazy. I work in mental health and was kind of mentoring this guy...fresh out of college, first job, just got engaged the previous weekend....he didn't reveal much of himself.
    Anyway, I wanted to remove the drum machine with the drums an kind of push the gain on them to make them pop, but that's for later mixing...maybe even some snapback reverb and such. Yeah, we are on the same page but I just had to move on. Thanks!

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    Thank you so much for your generous words...

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

    Thanks for your kind comment on Molly Malone.

  • @cindyrella  1 week

    Thanks for you comments on my Feather song. I just had to get it out. He drives me nuts.

  • @sync  2 weeks

    I think your finger drums sound pretty great! But if you ever want live drums, lemme know. Your songs sound like they'd be fun to play on!

  • @jamkar  2 weeks


  • @toms  2 weeks

    Big Muff indeed. 😀

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  2 weeks

    Love that little amp!

  • @wolfkier 2 weeks


  • @oblivionratula  2 weeks

    Thanks for the feedback on Just Let It Happen. Yeah, there's some dynamic delay on the piano - perhaps if I just went with a simple reverb it would feel less jumbled to me. But really, I feel it just need a few-bar tacet in the middle to rebuild some tension. As for the sustain pedal, I agree. I recorded it in one pass just to get ideas and meant to re-do, but ended up liking the feel so much, I didn't bother. Had I sat down to play it, I'd have OVER-used the sustain, I have no doubt. 😁

    Anyway, on to the next!

  • @goss 2 weeks

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on White Stones. I hope you have a marvelous writing season! <3

  • @tcelliott  2 weeks

    I never made it over to say hi, so 'hi!'

  • @crisp1  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on Empty Spaces!

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    I would like to thank you very much for your lovely and thoughtful comment!

  • @tiller2  2 weeks

    Hi there, thanks for your kind comments on my Dylan dream lyric. The corn/bread line wasn't from my dream but came from trying to put an idea to the feeling the dream created and to express it in Dylan-ish language. He liked rural metaphors, so...

  • @pfoo  2 weeks

    Thanks 😀 I'm running out of funny names.

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey! Nice to see you here again! Have a lovely FAWM!

  • @ballyhoot  3 weeks

    Howdy howdy! Best of luck this year!

  • @ericdistad  3 weeks

    Hey fellow Eric - Great to see you back again! Is this the year that we get a three way collab going between you, me, @standup? We could call it Ericubed .. 😉

    I look forward to hearing new songs from you! Have a great FAWM!

  • @ferry0123 4 weeks

    Cool, you're doing fawm!

  • @max  4 weeks


  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Aw, lookit that little music person. That's awesome! Welcome back!

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Hey! Let's get something going. Your grooves are always strong.

  • @dragondreams  4 weeks

    I feel a disturbance in the mocha! 😂

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Eric! Good to see your presence!

  • @devin  4 weeks

    Hey bro! Have a fine, fine event 😀

  • @cts  4 weeks

    eRIC! Eric! ERIC!!

  • @jamkar  4 weeks

    Eric, I am eager to hear your new works! Happy FAWM!

  • @andygetch  4 weeks

    Hey, let's do this!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    I am looking forward to hearing more from you this year!! Maybe a collab, too. How's fatherhood? Still amazing? Definitely is here for me.