alboe 16


Netherlands   Jan 2013

Artist Bio

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 and make it my motto too.
I'll sleep when I'm dead.

Update 31-01-2017
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 😀


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  • @santadharma Mar 8

    Thanks so much for your comments on Shooting Stars. I don't think we know what the lyrics mean either. @lanasolyluna just started singing and that's what came out 😀

  • @pcob1993  Mar 5

    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

  • @lanasolyluna Mar 5

    Thanks so much for listening 😀 Hope you had a great FAWM!

  • @piney  Mar 2

    Thank you!

  • @w1n Mar 2

    Thanks for all the nice comments, and must say you have some really good bass playing on your songs.

  • @resonut123  Mar 1

    Thanks for the nice comments on Blipp & Beano and Flipp & Reno, they were Fun to do. Congrats on your 16 songs!

  • @jonmeta  Mar 1

    Got your files. Thanks!

  • @jonmeta  Feb 27

    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!

  • @braai Feb 24

    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.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 23

    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.

  • @leah0k Feb 23

    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 😊

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 22

    Hey...thanks for coming back and listening to the jazz pieces.
    Much appreciated coming from you!

  • @matthewhalley Feb 22

    Thanks for the kind compliments and for listening to my tracks!

  • @the3queens Feb 21

    specifically I would do it more singer/songwriter with just piano or guitar chords and slower tempo.

  • @songsville  Feb 21

    Thanks. It seems very hard to find rhymes in German though. What's it like in Dutch?

  • @mattblick  Feb 21

    Thanks for the comments. The baritone is in standard tuning but in A so low to high - A D G C E A

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 21

    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.

  • @spinhead  Feb 20

    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.

  • @fourzeroes  Feb 20

    Two tapes on their way.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 20

    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.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 19

    How can I download? Not sure since it is on soundcloud and you gave a small window

  • @gvgeis Feb 17

    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!

  • @yam655  Feb 2017

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 2017

    Well done - you got 'em both! Would your coat be an anorak, by any chance? 😁

  • @misterd Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening & for your kind words .

  • @dutch1967 Feb 2017

    Thanks for commenting on Slow Song.

  • @izaakalexander  Feb 2017

    Nice ears, @alboe !! "Blackbirds and Bees" is indeed in 13/8 time. I love playing with odd meters and trying to make it seem as natural as possible.

  • @monty  Feb 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on Try Alternative Facts. Glad you liked it.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening to "One on One With Nature" I really appreciate it!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2017

    Thanks so much for dropping by and for your lovely comment! 😀

  • @arkka  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2017

    I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to some of my music. Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. 😀

  • @gerrybhoy  Feb 2017

    You are welcome, great accent.

  • @vomvorton  Feb 2017

    You're welcome! No tape yet, hopefully it'll arrive today. Looking forward to adding to it!

  • @celaphane  Feb 2017

    You are too kind! I'm hoping to start posting in a few days! 😀

  • @vaticanvamps14 Feb 2017

    Thanks so much for your encouraging comment, it meant a lot to me.

  • @pcob1993  Feb 2017

    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

  • @klaus  Feb 2017

    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. 😀

  • @ampersandman  Feb 2017

    Thanks a lot for commenting, my four-stringer friend. Much appreciated. Will have a listen at your output now.

  • @ballyhoot  Feb 2017

    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:

  • @klaus  Feb 2017

    Read about your cold. Hope you're feeling better soon. But also take care of yourself and and have a good rest.

  • @levesinet Feb 2017

    EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold / solo clarinet

  • @zecoop  Feb 2017

    I've got an address for you... Shoot me yours at my yahoo address. 😀

  • @lhcisco  Feb 2017

    Back atcha dude! Good luck.

  • @dee Feb 2017

    Hi there. Happy FAWMing. Looking forward to hearing what you've got.
    Dee 😀

  • @vaticanvamps14 Feb 2017

    Hope you have fun as well man! Cant wait to hear what you lay down!

  • @erinkelsey3 Feb 2017

    Hellooo, hope you also have a great fawm!!

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 2017

    I know, did the same here.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2017

    Hey Alboe..good to hear from you.
    There will be jazz!
    Happy Fawming!

  • @aaronnathans Feb 2017

    Happy almost-FAWM!

  • @frenchcricket Jan 2017

    Thanks, and you too!

  • @axl Jan 2017

    Hey man, good to see you're here. Wish you 14 songs and enough sleep! 😀

  • @scottlake Jan 2017

    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

  • @steffan  Jan 2017

    Likewise sir! Sooooo close I can taste it, now.

  • @jonniegrunge  Jan 2017

    Thanks! You too! Looking forward to new music!

  • @adforperu  Jan 2017

    thanks man, and thee!

  • @oldlostjohn  Jan 2017

    Happy fawming to you too. I'd say a little nap every now and then sharpens your focus though.

  • @tinam Jan 2017

    hiya Alboe
    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!

  • @alamous Jan 2017

    Looking forward to your songs too! Have a great FAWM!

  • @middlec Jan 2017

    HI! Thanks for the note. I look forward to listening....

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 2017

    Great to see you here and hoping you will have time to join in! Looking forward to stopping back!

  • @klaus  Jan 2017

    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!

  • @petemurphy  Jan 2017

    Hello Alboe! It's nice to hear from you. I hope you've been well, and hope you have a great time.

  • @oddbod  Jan 2017

    hey, you too

  • @pcob1993  Jan 2017

    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

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  • @majordanby  Jan 2017

    You too man. Looking forward to some fawming

  • @toms  Jan 2017

    Thank you!! Can we start now? 😀

  • @kristian  Jan 2017

    .. and don't we just love it all? 😀 Have a great one yourself!

  • @donna  Jan 2017

    Hi there! 😀 Have a great FAWM. 😀

    (Some of the best stuff emerges when the sleep-deprived psyche is exposed. 😉 )

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2017

    Great to "see" you! Hope your FAWM is fantastic!

  • @valeriecox  Jan 2017

    Thanks. Happy FAWMing to you as well.

  • @expendablefriend Jan 2017

    Hiya, wishing you a super FAWM!

    Sleep is for losers, you know that, right? 😉

  • @thetau  Jan 2017

    Hello again
    May the FAWM be with you
    Russ 😀

  • @gerrybhoy  Jan 2017

    Good luck, enjoy.

  • @levesinet Jan 2017

    And I hope you have a nice, creative FAWM too.

  • @wolfkier  Jan 2017

    Looking forward to hearing great work from you as well. Thank you for your nice welcome! Bring yummy stuff!

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 2017

    I like your attitude this year, sir. Who needs sleep, right?

  • @petra777  Jan 2017