Influences: too many to list here.
Seventh year FAWMer, and ninth year songwriting. I love a wide variety of music but lately listen more to my indie mostly DIY friends. In the last ten years I have written a few dozen songs I feel good about. Then there are hundreds of, well, others. I perform at a local farmers market and belong to the local Americana Community Music Association. For me music is a hobby, all for fun, and songwriting is a sort of personal self-psychotherapy.
My pending electric vehicle/solar panel research, interactions, and purchasing process looks like a main writing theme for FAWM 2018.
If you are interested in collaborating with me on a song, just for fun with no expectations, then drop me a note.
Okay, self-promotion paragraph. If you like what you are hearing in FAWM. I have posted some of my songs from past challenges and a few live recordings on Bandcamp https://andygetch.bandcamp.com. Please use the name your price option and type in zero for free downloads of my music. If you need some giggles, or wonder what I actually look like, there are in-the-moment performance videos on YouTube. As if the songwriting hobby was not enough, I also paint a little, like the profile picture (which I keep trying to update), and some that have made their own way out into the world. I mainly post art and photos on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andy_getch/.
|#1||I Want An All Electric Car||
|#2||Retreat To My Burrow||
|#3||Do I Want My Power To Come From A Hole In The Ground||
|#4||I’m Burning Fuel||
|#5||Fly On One Angel Wing||
|#6||Last Night Sorrow Dug A Hole In The Ground||
|#7||Emily Came Back To The Bleachers||
|#8||How Much Does It Cost||
|#9||Solar Power Superhero||
|#10||She’s An Urban Dream Machine||
|#11||Sick, Conflicted, Full of Self-Doubt||
|#12||Welcome to Karma, My Name Is Joe||
THANK YOU for hosting a skirmish or two and helping us with this FAWM Mega Super Skirmish weekend!!
Below is what you have signed up for,
Super Skirmish #5 - Feb 24/25
SKIRMISH #: SS2425-J
EST: Sunday, February 25, 2018 11am EST
CST: Sunday, February 25, 2018 10am CST
PST: Sunday, February 25, 2018 8am PST
GMT: Sunday, February 25, 2018 4pm GMT
Thank you so much for your kind comments Andy. <3
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
I ended with disco because of course I did, after the NuJ4x shout out.
But yeah, the similarity to 'You Know My Name" in some respects is not lost on me!
hell no write the song
I know, right? Muse would probably be just fine with that. Gonna have to have a chat with her...
I hope "Holey moley! Now I've seen everything!" is a good thing! 😁
hi - re comment on my powerpop riff. try it if u want. i can't see any relationship between my retro music and your futuristic lyric but feel free to give it a go
I'm in WA. Where are you??? 😉
Oh, you mean in regards to our collab? Silly me! I think we are no where at the moment. 😁 What should we do???
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and extremely helpful suggestions, all of which I will gladly heed. What an interesting theme you have going, and thank you for the kind invitation!. You are wonderful Andy, Cheers!
Thanks for the encouraging feedback on lover's coast, peace
ANDY! I have driven a Nissan Leaf - and I loved it. I will be happy to write about it if it can be a happy song.
Hey, Andy - sure, how would you like to go bout it? I can write up some lyrics for you if you'd like? 😀
Hey Andy! I am so late for the party, but you are rocking it! Awesome! You're almost there to win the Goal 😀 I will just be hanging out for now due to a pesty flu. Will be doing lots of listening:-)
Thank you for your kind words 🤗
there is one!
Check your emails! 😉
Well I am learning from the mash up master! 😁
Thank you! I need the encouragement!
thanks for your positive feedback on 'better in the rain'
Hello! You commented on a song I wrote “praying for a Dream” I was just letting you know it was put to music if you wanted to hear it. Thanks again! Be blessed.
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!!
Roy and Kim are great! I'm glad you guys know each other. We met at a festival about six years ago.
Looking forward to hearing your EV songs! It's a niche...
You're in Fort Myers, do you know Roy Schneider? Great songwriter/performer/cartoonist...
I just googled your friend, and look what I found: _The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book_ , available on Amazon. I'm not sure I'm patient enough to learn from a book. I used to be, but now what I like about alternate tunings is that I get to explore... We shall see.
Thanks, Andy, for your support on my Winter River skirmish. I deliberately took a page out of your playbook, and had a few criteria of my own established before I ever saw the prompt: it would be DADGAD; it would be of few words; and it would have two guitar tracks. I think I got very lucky with the actual prompt. But I've also observed that you yourself typically have more goals for each of your skirmishes than the prompt alone, and I've been surprised that you could make it work, but I'm a believer even before I tried it, that it actually helps, and now I'm double sold on the idea, having tried it!
FIVE. FIVE STANGS. FIVE! 😁 I owned a maverick and 2 pintos.
Hey Andy 😀
Thanks for your kind words on "My Friend", my friend... 😀 I will figure out some way for us to get a collab in soon! 😁
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Thanks so much for listening and commenting on my song! 😀
Hey, thanks for your kind words on "Beautiful Day"!
Ha! Yes, Rick James for sure! ♫♪♩♫♪♩
Andy- thanks for your comments on my In the Forest song!
Thanks.. I think it was supposed to be a rock song but things didn't come out that way.
Thank you Andy for your kind comment on Blacksheep
Thanks for the lyrics tips in Slack! People like you are what makes FAWM so much fun.
thank you for the comments on 'take me', I'm feeling like my warm up is taking a lot longer this year.. hopefully it starts to click soon
Hiya Andy! Good to see you - Have fun!
Hello hello! Happy FAWMing!
Thanks for listening to Spies and Lies. It was fun to put together, despite the fatalistic tone lol
Thanks for your welcome message Andy! It's so cool how a creative challenge can connect so many people from around the world.
Thanks Andy, getting my feet wet with the first song. Lyrics are ready for song two just need to find the melody and chord progression. Hope things are well with you! Happy FAWMing!
Hi Andy! It's FAWM time! 😁
Hi Andy. Nice to see you here again.
Andy! Here we go!
Hey there! Happy FAWM!
Hi Andy 😀
good to see you back, Andy Looking forward to hearing what your songs have come to now.
Happy FAWMing 😀
Hi Andy. Looking forward to hearing your songs. Have a fab time.
Thank you, Andy! Can't wait to hear what you write this February!
Hello sir! Good to see you here too; have an excellent month! (I certainly plan to! 😀 )
My favorite painting musician / musical painter! Your instagram page looks beautiful indeed!
Hi, Andy. Thanks for stopping by!
Hey Andy! Good luck can't wait to listen!!
Hey! Good to hang with you here again. Let the music flow!
This is my first year here. Don't know if I can co-write. I have never done that. Love to write and have lots I have written, but each song is like my children. Some are uglier that others but I love them all. I mainly collab with musicians and singers. This should be interesting to say the least.
Hi Andy, happy FAWM! 😀
Hi, Andy! Great to see you again. Let's have some fun!
Andy! Thank you so much for your that kind words! They made my day! Have a great FAWM, my friend!
Looking forward to listening to what you create at FAWM this year.
Hi Andy, happy FAWM!
Hey there! Got you officially added on my watchlist! Let's do this!
@andygetch Yeah! Don't Tell A Soul was my first intro to the 'Mats as well. I honestly don't love their earlier stuff (HERESY) as much as this record. But I love LOTS of their songs, but this was the record that hooked me. And I think it leads well into PW's solo stuff too. I wrote a song about Paul called "Paul" with my band Pushtart Wagon (PW!!). 😀
Hi Andy-Thanks for your well-wishes! Can't wait to hear your songs!
MTV Unplugged? Yeah, it is now old 😀 The I checked out a few episodes, both old and recent. So rock on acoustic is doable... I'll give it a shot! What's your take on lyrics? The same as music (one starts and the other finishes)?
I'll definitely experiment with the chords you e-mailed! Today, in my guitar class, I had a substitute teacher well versed in guitar. He gave us a lesson in sus and diminished chords, so I'm psyched to put my knowledge to use. I also googled power chords, as the kind of rock I want to make is less classical, and more hard rock and alternative. I definitely don't have the chops for that... yet.
Hey, we were in Ft. Myers during Christmas on our way south. Happy Fawmimg
Hello again. Hope you have a great FAWM, and thank you for such careful and helpful comments last year!
Welcome back Andy - will do my best to keep up with your music this year - good luck!!
I hope you have another awesome year! 😀
Thank you! Hello
Hey Hey hey!
Hi there Andy. Thanks for the drive by. Keep on keeping on.
Hello Andy. Thanks for the welcome. Hope you have a good one.
Alright mate. Not sure why you weren’t watched? Watched you now. Is it February yet?
Hey hi!!! Happy FAWM <3
Thanks for the note Andy! Happy FAWM
Hi Andy, thanks for the welcome! Looking forward to hearing your music too!
Hey there Andy! Yep, I’m back and I’ll try to make some time in the cracks to get sople numbers up. 😀
Of course he has a lot of friends, he's the friendliest person alive. Hi Andy!
Hey man, you got a lotta friends.