airbagtester 8


Maryland USA   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

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

It's been hard for me to find as much time to listen and write this year, but that's the way it goes I guess.


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  • @jamkar  Feb 28

    Thanks Eric!

  • @monty  Feb 28

    Thanks for the nice feedback on Fourteenth Funk. Hope there's a FAWMstock this year.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 28

    Thanks so much for dropping by and listening to "follow me." With so much great music out there I sure appreciate you having stopped by to take a listen. 😮)

  • @sph  Feb 27

    I really should write or record something for FAWM but right now I visited your webpage and listened to "How to party" - hilarious!
    I need this for my next birthday...

  • @zecoop  Feb 27

    Thanks for listening... I am *very* self conscious about my trombone playing, because I used to be good. And then I took 15 years off and can still play the MSU fight song, lol. But give me enough takes and I can fake it. I used a Shure Beta57 about 4 inches directly in front of the bell. The low horn in the verse was doubled to give it some beef and all the horns in the chorus were doubled. Part of the reason I had 45 tracks, lol. Thank you for listening!!

  • @yam655  Feb 26

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @guatecoop  Feb 26

    Thanks! I appreciate your feedback. I have some catching up to do on your songs...

  • @standup  Feb 26

    I can't believe I haven't commented on anything you've done! Great job on these, I'm going through them now.

  • @chrishope  Feb 25

    Thanks airbag, It will always be lovely to wake up to a comment..have a wonderful last few days making

  • @ballyhoot  Feb 25

    Thanks for your comments on my song Intelligent Design. Thoughtful and generous as usual

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 25

    Thanks for the nice comment on Report Me All Well-- yes, I love Maine too. I wasn't terribly keen on Portland proper, but Booth Bay was a particular favorite area. When I "grow up" I want to have a writing cabin over there. Haha.

  • @corinnecurcio  Feb 25

    Thanks for the wonderful comments on "Anoushka"

  • @downburst  Feb 23

    Thanks, my friend. It's still getting to me. I'm not a crier (except in every movie ever made) but this is hard.

  • @ballyhoot  Feb 22

    Dude! Thanks for the kind comments about my song "No Choice" AND ALSO for posting a link in the Recommended Songs thread. That's super generous of you. Thank you!

  • @sapient  Feb 21

    Write a doom song? Challenge accepted! 😁

  • @michaelepic Feb 21

    Thank you so very much for your comment on "My Stache" and I really wanted it to be a dance club ode to manliness and I am so pleased that you took it that way! It made my day!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 19

    And thank you once again! 😊

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 16

    Howdy airbagtester. Thanks for your comments on "Small Town Breakdown". I grew up in a small town but never had a breakdown over it.

  • @beat  Feb 13

    ... keep on walzing *].
    Thx for listening and the words.

  • @ferry0123 Feb 13

    Thanks for stopping by and giving your thoughtful comments, Eric. Good to hear stuff of yours again!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 12

    Thanks, Eric. 😊
    And I think you definitely nailed the problem with that tarot track. That E riff is magnetic! No matter what I tried it kept insisting upon itself. Great fun to jam over, but too easy to get really self-indulgent and just jam out over the riff. Great for me, boring for the listener. 😁
    I'm more happy with it today but I'm going to let it marinate for the rest of the month.
    Anyhoo! How's life with you and the FAWMlet?

  • @michaelepic Feb 10

    I hate it when I miss saying hey to all the people I want too and then I see you've put a comment up and I'm like OMG (insert fawmer name here) and that totally happened with you lol hey man, happy fawming! I'm dying to check out your funk instrumental "lemon pledge" because that just sounds like an epic time. Off to click it I go!

  • @sarahk Feb 9

    Your comments on "Winter Love" were deeply appreciated! I hoped it was a fun ode, and I'm getting good feedback. Now, how to get Weezer to collab with me . . . ?

  • @arthurrossi Feb 7

    Thank you so much for your lovely and kind comment! 😀

  • @guatecoop  Feb 7

    Agreed on the horns. I may try to add them. I have an Akai MPK Mini, but don't love my VSTi brass and saxophones, really. I never played anything other than what you hear in my music... My sister was a professional french horn player, but....hmmm...Know anyone?

  • @guatecoop  Feb 7

    Thanks for the feedback! I am bad at recording acoustic guitars! That and vocals are certainly my weak point. I will check on that issue. Is it possible to have phase issues with 2 different takes? I'm not sure...I really need to get a decent acoustic. They are so expensive, though. Thanks again. I appreciate feedback that helps me learn.

  • @jamkar  Feb 7

    Many thanks Eric for your always knowledgeable listens. Now I am over to your songs for a good listen!

  • @gerrybhoy  Feb 6

    Hi Eric, thanks for the kind comments, appreciated will drop by to hear what you have been up to.

  • @standup  Feb 5

    Thanks for listening to Discomfort Zone. I feel like I'm off to a slow start, but at east I'm moving.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 5

    Thank you, kind sir. 😀

    Now get junior involved with making some music! They are VERY good at percussion and loud "special fx"... 😉

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 5

    hi Good to see you again, thanks for your comment 😀

  • @jamkar  Feb 5

    Hi Eric! Doing.the Daddy thing well!

  • @toms  Feb 5

    I know exactly what you mean.

  • @sailingmagpie  Feb 1

    Cool photo. Is that your first colab? Good luck for February.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hi! I wish you a beautiful and productive February! 😀

  • @jonniegrunge  Jan 31

    Hello up there! Welcome back, good sir.

  • @ericdistad  Jan 31

    Hello Sr Tester of Airbags! 😀 Great to see you here again! I look forward to hearing your new crop of tunes!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 31

    Man, what a great photo!! I love it. I have many like that myself. Fatherhood rules.

  • @mosley  Jan 31


  • @thetau  Jan 30

    Hello again
    May the FAWM be with you
    Russ 😀

  • @wolfkier  Jan 30

    😀 Bring the shock and awe my friend!

  • @cts  Jan 30

    Hey Eric! Nice to see you in the spot again. Hope all is well.

  • @johncrossman  Jan 30

    Hey Eric , looks like you're back... Happy (or whatever mood strikes you) fawming. See you out there.

  • @toms  Jan 29

    Your profile pic = best one ever. 😀

  • @dragondreams  Jan 29

    Hey, Eric! So pleased to see you're here my friend! 😀
    I love that picture! Get 'em addicted while they're young.
    In between fatherly duties, let me know if you're up for an overdue coffee collab.

  • @standup  Jan 2017

    Hope you're around in 2017. I'll be lurking about.

  • @jamkar  Jan 2017

    Hi Eric! Hope you and the family are well. It would be downright scrumptious to hear some Eric tunes this year!

  • @ballyhoot  Jan 2017


  • @guatecoop  Jan 2017

    Hey! I hope fatherhood is treating you well. I look forward to hearing your music this year!