Influences: I just love good songs/lyrics/musicians in whatever genre, if it's good it's good.
I play bass the whole year round.
And then suddenly in february I pick up a guitar, play some keys and start to sing. Every year I promise myself to practice more on guitar and keys and take singing lessons but every year as soon as FAWM ends the keys and guitar get locked away and I don't touch them for the rest of the year and my mouth stays shut too.
Guess I'm having too much fun playing the bass.
|#1||I Swear You Looked Like Elvis||
|#2||Het Lijkt Zo Pas Nog Maar||
|#3||First There Was One||
|#7||This One's For You||
|#8||Every Corner Of The World||
|#9||I Should Have Told You||
|#10||All Of It And More||
|#11||How Strange How Odd||
|#13||Call On Me||
|#14||Possible Future (Four-Track Challange) @marvsmooth||
|#15||Grab Your Baby (Four-Track Challange) @marvsmooth||
|#16||Man Oh Man It's Cold Outside||
Hey, thanks for the comment on wonderless,
Just to be nerdy here is the instrument list
All keys on this are VST's
3 tracks of acoustic guitar (1 strummed, 1 finger picked, 1 melody/lead)
Organ mixed back http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?...
Harmonium also low in mix doubles the chromatic line http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?...
Naf Flute also comes in on chromatic line http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?...
Violin ats as counterpoint to melody guitar ; http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?...
Mellotron woodwinds come in after first chromatic section, https://sites.google.com/site/artifak...
I think that's it.
Hi! thanks for your feedback on “Julie Andrews”. Of course you’re allowed to say you preferred the Plumbing line 😉 And I’d love you for it! Thanks again. x
Dank je wel voor de liefe ... er, comments? (Wat is het woord?) ... op mijn liedjes! Hopelijk zie & hoor ik je volgend jaar, of in de zomer met 50/90? 😀
Thank you for the listen and comment on Unexpected Dividend, now I have to go listen to "Arizona" since I live in Phoenix 😉
I appreciate the explanation of the last line of Arizona. Of course it makes sense in the context of non-linear time. More sense (to me) as a statement that changing locations doesn’t change me. The thing is, to me the song sounds like such a sincere desire to be somewhere else, that I was expecting something like “I will write a better song”. Anyway, enough on that. However it works, it’s a beautiful song and I hope you can perform it and get other reactions.
EDIT: Was going to say, I’m impressed with how well you handle the English lyrics. I’ve never detected a mistake in any of your songs.
Thanks for the comments on Strada Alta. If I re/record it for an album, I’ll be sure to sing “Fiat seicento” instead of six hundred, now that you’ve pointed that out! It was fun to read your memory of squeezing into those kind of cars. Where I grew up in S America we had those too. The “Hillman Imp” is another one I remember. Volkswagen Beetle was a big car!
Thanks Al for commenting Kiss Me and Kill Me. I appreciate it. 😀
thank you for listening and commenting!
You know, I think the vibe of the 4-track recordings is not just because they are analog. It's the unknown of getting a tape in the mail, possibly with no explanation of any kind, the terror of having to actually perform live with no "undo" function, and the uncertainty (having NO CONTROL over what happens when you send it to the next person). Maybe, I think, that's what gives these tapes their specialness.
Sorry for the auto correct spelling mistake -it just changed my spelling - should have been' Thankyou for breaking my zong ' .
Thanks so much for listening , breakfast Ng my Zong and the kind comments on my song 'pilgrims progress ' . I do appreciate it . Thankyou kindly
If you would ever consider a collaboration I have some lyrics that would I think work well with the orchestral style and feel of your recent song and that I would love to have a collaborator on.
Thanksso much for checking out some of my songs! Your kind comments mean a lot to me!
And when I say 'five bands' what I am saying is that, at that point it doesn't sound like any one of them in particular and you've come up with something nicely original. It's more like, oh that guitar tone there, or that key riff. A very nice mix indeed
Haha... "Smell melody and a really compelling at of lyrics" - That would be my phone having fun with autocorrect! How about Sweet melody, Mr Phone? No? Smell works better for you? Anyway... I can't remember all the ones that were hitting me at the time, but the main one (to me) is definitely Men at Work (or Colin Hay). There's a bit of later Genesis in there too, I think, with the cool keyboards and changes from pop to more complex. Really nice smooth pop, but with a deeper message. That was a really nice tune with plenty of musical surprises. .
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!!
Dankjewel voor je feedback op Stick.
Thanks for your comment! <3
Hey, thanks for your nice comment. I have no idea about music theory, so it's always great when a savvy person tells me what I did there.
You've got some really nice songs here. i Like! Harmonies and ideas going in all sorts of directions is really my cup of tea. Brilliant!
Thanks for the listen to The Way it Goes.
That was me playing the harmonica.
Thanks for listening to Be Good Be Else Be Gone. This is the first full song I’ve written in a longtime and it came from nowhere. I initially found the chords, whilst recording them for reference I ad libbed the words. Dan’s a fan of Radiohead, I’m not really so not sure what I was thinking. The muse obviously has his/her reasons. (Karl).
Same to you! I’ll be listening, and looking forward to your feedback as usual! Happy FAWM!
Thanks for the kind words! So far, all my instrumentation this year has been via VSTi, so you're spot on. I think they're all Komplete 10 Ultimate instruments.
The Crazy/Stacy/Lazy bass uses the "Scarbee Pre-Bass - Amped - Punchy" instrument via Kontakt 5. Looks like I didn't even mess with EQ/distortion/compression for the bass track either, so that's a pretty faithful example of the sound. It's a really fun/expressive instrument to play with.
I was also really impressed by the "Jazz Guitar" Band instrument, as heard on the left channel of my Poop song (though I'm not sure if it comes with Kontakt or part of some other set). I'm not great at playing a real guitar, so getting that sound with MIDI felt so good.
Hope that helps! Let me know if you have other questions I can help with!
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song (world turned upside down ) cheers
Thanks for listening to "I'm On Fire". 😁
Welcome back, alboe!
Right back at you, Alboe! It's going to be a good year, I can tell 😀
And I’m looking forward to yours buddy
Looking forward to hearing your songs!
Thanks for that comment on Our King Is Born (in the Showcase Yourself thread), made me blush a little. WZ is one of my all time heroes
Hi Alboe, Loved your hand holding tune!
Have a great FAWM! Looking forward to whatever comes our way!
Tomorrow never comes!!!!! 😁
I know, I know...I must at least try to be disciplined but no doubt I'll throw the kitchen sink in. Have a good one too!
Wish you a good FAWM too!
Thanks! Best of luck to you too this year!
Thanks. Hope you have a good one too.
Hello Alboe. Thanks for the welcome. Hope your mouth stays open for evermore!
I hope you're as excited for FAWM this year as I am. Looking forward to your songs.
Right back at ya! We'll see what happens.
woot woot! Same to you!
Hey dude, thank you, and I hope to hear you too. De mazzel . I have a little more time this year.. yayyyy for all Fawmers
thanks man, and to you too sir!
Hello, you too, good luck with fawm!
All the best for the month ahead. Thanks for the greetings!
Hiya alboe! Happy FAWM 2018!
Thanks for the kind words! I enjoyed yours too. As a fan of proper 70s easy listening I could see this being sung absolutely unironically by Tony Bennet or Perry Como. And that's very much a good thing.
Hey! Happy FAWMing! Thanks for checking out my tune, glad you were digging it 😀
I could copy your bio and use it as mine. It's the same for me
Here we are again. Great to see you back.
Hey, it seems like we share quite a few musical preferences. 😀 Good to see you're back!
Greetings from the Jelly Factory. Mr. Party hopes all is well with you. 😎