Influences: I just love good songs in whatever genre, if it's good it's good. But ok, I will name a few: David Bowie, Wings/Beatles, Bach, Joe Jackson, King Crimson, Motown, Rufus, Zappa,Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Hauser Orkater, XTC, Ron Sexsmith, Pino Daniele,The Band, Bela Fleck, Steely Dan,Elis Regina,Gram Parsons,John Martyn, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell,Loudon Wainwright,Michel Camilo, Nik Kershaw,Peter Gabriel, Prefab Sprout, Prince, Randy Newman, Art Blakey..... I could go on forever....
Very short on time this year.
If I do participate I'll want to make it up to 14. And that would mean hardly any sleep for a whole month, even way more less than the usual FAWM sleep deprivation.
If I do take the plunge I should probably start the day with this song from Warren Zevon https://youtu.be/SO1QUy-HTHQ and make it my motto too.
I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Ok I'm in, I already signed up for the 4-track cassette challenge so there's no escape route anymore.
Everything I do will probably be a lot less "produced" than I would like it to be but so be it. And there's definitely less time for listening and commenting.
Mid februari I'll be off to Spain for 5 days so I hope I'll make a good start and don't feel too stressed about leaving, should be fun over there 😀
|#1||Wait But Why||
|#4||When I dream I must have a ball||
|#5||You never hold my hand in public||
|#6||I think we did okay||
|#7||All I want is you||
|#11||It's like yesterday||
|#12||I Never Knew @fourtracktape||
|#13||Let's Go Have Some Fun @marvsmooth||
|#14||The Legend Of The Hot Chili Pepper Girl @zecoop||
|#15||Move along please sir||
|#16||I promise you I will||
You da MAN Alboe, thank you so much. I've been working twenty-three days straight so I'm fairly whacked but I'll be in Amsterdam for a few days two weeks from now - I'm in Friesland now-- so maybe if yiu're free we can meet for a beer or a coffee?? Or maybe you don't live in A'dam?? De mazzel
Thanks so much for listening 😀 Hope you had a great FAWM!
Thanks for all the nice comments, and must say you have some really good bass playing on your songs.
Thanks for the nice comments on Blipp & Beano and Flipp & Reno, they were Fun to do. Congrats on your 16 songs!
Got your files. Thanks!
Thanks for at least hoping for time to add your voice to "Humans". I understand. Time is why I've not been very active in '17. But you're one of my favourite FAWMers and I really hope you do it! Plus I want voices over the last chord speaking "We're all humans" or "I'm human too" in different languages besides English. Not every FAWMer can do that.
I was thinking yesterday about sending you a mostly finished instrumental to add some alboe magic for a collab, but given your time crunch, I won't now. Next year though!
Hey there Alboe. Veel dank for your kind comments on 'Us x Them'. Comments like yours are the reason I love FAWM; it makes the world of difference to just know that other human beings are listening to your music (and sometimes even enjoying it!) All the best to you on the rest of your journey this month.
Thanks for coming back to subject yourself to more of my music! 😉
It's gonna be tight, but I hope to hit the 14 before the finish line.
Thanks for stopping in and checking out "nice guys" - I know what you mean! The chord progression is very basic and works for a lot of songs out there haha! Glad you liked it 😊
Hey...thanks for coming back and listening to the jazz pieces.
Much appreciated coming from you!
Thanks for the kind compliments and for listening to my tracks!
specifically I would do it more singer/songwriter with just piano or guitar chords and slower tempo.
Thanks. It seems very hard to find rhymes in German though. What's it like in Dutch?
Thanks for the comments. The baritone is in standard tuning but in A so low to high - A D G C E A
Thanks for listening and commenting on "Surf Sailor". Glad you liked it. That guitar and I played a lot of surf music in our younger days.
Have a great week.
I think there's cowbell on one of those ubiquitous tracks from Rubber Soul. Escapes me now, 'cause I'm listening to oddbod instead of the fabs.
Two tapes on their way.
Thanks for commenting on One Step Back. It's the lyrics that do it for this song. They are just so upbeat and filled with joy and hope. Loved doing this song. Had the melody just gushing out of me.
How can I download? Not sure since it is on soundcloud and you gave a small window
Thanks for your listen and comments on Dammit! Isle! Mr. Wordsmith did indeed do a fine job on the lyrics, as he often does. I'm glad you liked our project!
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Well done - you got 'em both! Would your coat be an anorak, by any chance? 😁
Thanks for listening & for your kind words .
Thanks for commenting on Slow Song.
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on Try Alternative Facts. Glad you liked it.
Thanks for listening to "One on One With Nature" I really appreciate it!
Thanks so much for dropping by and for your lovely comment! 😀
Thanks for the comment!
I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to some of my music. Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. 😀
You are welcome, great accent.
You're welcome! No tape yet, hopefully it'll arrive today. Looking forward to adding to it!
You are too kind! I'm hoping to start posting in a few days! 😀
Thanks so much for your encouraging comment, it meant a lot to me.
Good man Alboe, thank you. I'm trying to finish lyrics in my head at work and then sit on my bed in the evening and put music to them. Have to wing it this year , my Mom is dying and I have to be ready to split and take care of things... but I love your song Gone, what an incredible feeling it induces and so beautifully sung and played.. you da man ... Pearse
Hah, you almost got me there. Thanks for your kind comments on Don't Worry, Be Happy... I mean I Worry, I'm Not Happy. 😀
And the same for Do You Wanna Rock. Glad you liked it. If you still have the cold I hope I didn't make you laugh too hard and damaged your tonsils. 😀
Thanks a lot for commenting, my four-stringer friend. Much appreciated. Will have a listen at your output now.
Thank you for your comments on my song, "Don't Go." Totally agree with you. It sounded more energetic when I recorded but the mix-down seemed so muted. I've actually tinkered with the mix and had a guitar friend of mine lay down a couple of extra tracks, so I hope it sounds better now. If you were interested in hearing the next mix, it's been uploaded to replace the previous version: http://fawm.org/songs/67011/.
Read about your cold. Hope you're feeling better soon. But also take care of yourself and and have a good rest.
EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold / solo clarinet
I've got an address for you... Shoot me yours at my yahoo address. 😀
Back atcha dude! Good luck.
Hi there. Happy FAWMing. Looking forward to hearing what you've got.
Hope you have fun as well man! Cant wait to hear what you lay down!
Hellooo, hope you also have a great fawm!!
I know, did the same here.
Hey Alboe..good to hear from you.
There will be jazz!
Thanks, and you too!
Hey man, good to see you're here. Wish you 14 songs and enough sleep! 😀
Loved your showcase tune as well as the lyrics. Thee following is a huge compliment: This could be a They Might Be Giants song. Intelligent, instructive, and humorous all at once. Watchlisted
Likewise sir! Sooooo close I can taste it, now.
Thanks! You too! Looking forward to new music!
thanks man, and thee!
Happy fawming to you too. I'd say a little nap every now and then sharpens your focus though.
like you I am worried about time & sleep so im going to try a easier style of song....i hope you find a way of doing FAWM!
Looking forward to your songs too! Have a great FAWM!
HI! Thanks for the note. I look forward to listening....
Great to see you here and hoping you will have time to join in! Looking forward to stopping back!
Hi Alboe. Ditto about seeing you. I'm in good health. Well, as good as an office worker in rainy, cold Helsinki can be. I never see the sun these days! 😀
Oh, and please sleep while you're still alive. 😀 But you could still do some songs. I did (only) six songs last year and it was the most fun Fawm ever for me!
Hello Alboe! It's nice to hear from you. I hope you've been well, and hope you have a great time.
hey, you too
Alboe babe, you just made my day... I'm so happy you are still around.... I'm living in Bolsward Friesland the next two months so maybe I can see you in Amsterdam??? I have no recording gear with me so I'll be on an iPhone or iPad but I want to strip it all down anyway ..way to go brother, I love your stuff...xxx
You too man. Looking forward to some fawming
Thank you!! Can we start now? 😀
.. and don't we just love it all? 😀 Have a great one yourself!
Hi there! 😀 Have a great FAWM. 😀
(Some of the best stuff emerges when the sleep-deprived psyche is exposed. 😉 )
Great to "see" you! Hope your FAWM is fantastic!
Thanks. Happy FAWMing to you as well.
Hiya, wishing you a super FAWM!
Sleep is for losers, you know that, right? 😉
May the FAWM be with you
Good luck, enjoy.
And I hope you have a nice, creative FAWM too.
Looking forward to hearing great work from you as well. Thank you for your nice welcome! Bring yummy stuff!
I like your attitude this year, sir. Who needs sleep, right?