andygetch 16


Fort Myers USA   Feb 2012

Artist Bio

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 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

Songs (16)

#1 I Want An All Electric Car 25
3 weeks
#2 Retreat To My Burrow 15
2 weeks
#3 Do I Want My Power To Come From A Hole In The Ground 11
2 weeks
#4 I’m Burning Fuel 3
2 weeks
#5 Fly On One Angel Wing 9
2 weeks
#6 Last Night Sorrow Dug A Hole In The Ground 5
2 weeks
#7 Emily Came Back To The Bleachers 6
2 weeks
#8 How Much Does It Cost 5
2 weeks
#9 Solar Power Superhero 6
1 week
#10 She’s An Urban Dream Machine 4
1 week
#11 Sick, Conflicted, Full of Self-Doubt 8
1 week
#12 Welcome to Karma, My Name Is Joe 10
5 days
#13 Now Obsolete 1
1 day
#14 Not Smart Enough To Control This Crap 2
20 hours
#15 Cmon Leaf Blow @brrrse  3
19 hours
#16 Quite Naturally @metalfoot  2
19 hours


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  • @jamkar  2 hours

    Thank you Andy, for the comments on I Want To Run Run Run! Always appreciate your knowledgeable feedback.

  • @snoozin  18 hours

    Interesting idea for Broken People. I did something similar to what you described in a song about homelessness which was well received. I'll give it some thought.. Cheers!

  • @unknownbecky  19 hours

    Thank you so much, Andy! I need the encouragement!

  • @metalfoot  19 hours

    I do like it, Andy! 😁

  • @johnstaples  20 hours

    You're welcome Andy! Thank you for hosting a skirmish!!

  • @johnstaples  1 day

    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
    HOST: andygetch
    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

  • @acousticmaddie  1 day

    Thank you so much for your kind comments Andy. <3

  • @jibbidy34  1 day

    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!!

  • @metalfoot  1 day

    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!

  • @metalfoot  1 day

    Thanks Andy!

  • @soulbird 2 days

    hell no write the song

  • @adnama17  3 days

    I know, right? Muse would probably be just fine with that. Gonna have to have a chat with her...

  • @adnama17  3 days

    I hope "Holey moley! Now I've seen everything!" is a good thing! 😁

  • @soulbird 5 days

    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

  • @adnama17  5 days


    I'm in WA. Where are you??? πŸ˜‰

    Oh, you mean in regards to our collab? Silly me! I think we are no where at the moment. 😁 What should we do???

  • @tracyinoz 5 days

    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!

  • @toms  5 days

    Brilliant! πŸ˜€

  • @jenjen 1 week

    Thanks for the encouraging feedback on lover's coast, peace

  • @brrrse  1 week

    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.

  • @brrrse  1 week

    Hey, Andy - sure, how would you like to go bout it? I can write up some lyrics for you if you'd like? πŸ˜€

  • @jessica14 1 week

    Hey Andy! I am so late for the party, but you are rocking it! Awesome! You're almost there to win the Goal πŸ˜€ I will just be hanging out for now due to a pesty flu. Will be doing lots of listening:-)

  • @zoom  1 week

    Thank you for your kind words πŸ€—

  • @sueawesome 1 week

    there is one!

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Check your emails! πŸ˜‰

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Well I am learning from the mash up master! 😁

  • @unknownbecky  1 week

    Thank you! I need the encouragement!

  • @soulbird 1 week

    thanks for your positive feedback on 'better in the rain'

  • @s7even 1 week

    Hello! You commented on a song I wrote β€œpraying for a Dream” I was just letting you know it was put to music if you wanted to hear it. Thanks again! Be blessed.

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    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!!

  • @aaronnathans 1 week

    Roy and Kim are great! I'm glad you guys know each other. We met at a festival about six years ago.

  • @aaronnathans 1 week

    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...

  • @barbara  1 week

    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.

  • @barbara  1 week

    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!

  • @toms  1 week

    FIVE. FIVE STANGS. FIVE! 😁 I owned a maverick and 2 pintos.

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    Hey Andy πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words on "My Friend", my friend... πŸ˜€ I will figure out some way for us to get a collab in soon! 😁

  • @cleanshoes 2 weeks

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • @plainwhitetoast  2 weeks

    Howdy! You are up for the morph. Have fun!

  • @hoppiern  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting on my song! πŸ˜€

  • @jaegerin  2 weeks

    Hey, thanks for your kind words on "Beautiful Day"!

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Ha! Yes, Rick James for sure! β™«β™ͺβ™©β™«β™ͺβ™©

  • @jessicagraae  2 weeks

    Andy- thanks for your comments on my In the Forest song!

  • @rbmarty000  2 weeks

    Thanks.. I think it was supposed to be a rock song but things didn't come out that way.

  • @acousticmaddie  2 weeks

    Thank you Andy for your kind comment on Blacksheep

  • @jodv  2 weeks

    Thanks for the lyrics tips in Slack! People like you are what makes FAWM so much fun.

  • @sueawesome 2 weeks

    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

  • @corinnecurcio  2 weeks

    Hiya Andy! Good to see you - Have fun!

  • @helene 2 weeks

    Hello hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to Spies and Lies. It was fun to put together, despite the fatalistic tone lol

  • @leahcarroll 2 weeks

    Thanks for your welcome message Andy! It's so cool how a creative challenge can connect so many people from around the world.

  • @valeriecox  3 weeks

    You're been morphed.

  • @jpt  3 weeks

    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!

  • @khowie  3 weeks

    Hi Andy! It's FAWM time! 😁

  • @djevans53 3 weeks

    Hi Andy. Nice to see you here again.

  • @mrblitz000 3 weeks

    Andy! Here we go!

  • @erinkelsey3 3 weeks

    Hey there! Happy FAWM!

  • @mleverette  3 weeks

    Happy FAWM!

  • @arodee 3 weeks

    Hi Andy!!

  • @leslie 3 weeks


  • @bhaile  3 weeks

    Hi Andy πŸ˜€

  • @billwhite51 3 weeks

    good to see you back, Andy Looking forward to hearing what your songs have come to now.

  • @ajna1960  3 weeks

    Happy FAWMing πŸ˜€

  • @marthie 3 weeks

    Early birds catches hooks: good luck #Fawm

  • @sparkie76 3 weeks

    Hi Andy. Looking forward to hearing your songs. Have a fab time.

  • @unknownbecky  3 weeks

    Thank you, Andy! Can't wait to hear what you write this February!

  • @odilongreen  3 weeks

    Hello sir! Good to see you here too; have an excellent month! (I certainly plan to! πŸ˜€ )

  • @davidhendricks 3 weeks

    Hi Andy!

  • @robs  3 weeks

    My favorite painting musician / musical painter! Your instagram page looks beautiful indeed!

  • @ttg105  3 weeks

    Hi, Andy. Thanks for stopping by!

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @travelswithcharlie 3 weeks

    Hey Andy! Good luck can't wait to listen!!

  • @aprilm  3 weeks

    Hey! Good to hang with you here again. Let the music flow!

  • @skipper 3 weeks

    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.

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  • @dawn1 3 weeks

    Hi Andy, happy FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @scubed  3 weeks

    Hi, Andy! Great to see you again. Let's have some fun!

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Andy! Thank you so much for your that kind words! They made my day! Have a great FAWM, my friend!

  • @jkolb  3 weeks

    Looking forward to listening to what you create at FAWM this year.

  • @tinattd  3 weeks

    Hi Andy, happy FAWM!

  • @jenfoss 3 weeks

    Hey there! Got you officially added on my watchlist! Let's do this!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  3 weeks

    Here's my Paul song on Spotify:

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  3 weeks

    @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!!). πŸ˜€

  • @jessicagraae  3 weeks

    Hi Andy-Thanks for your well-wishes! Can't wait to hear your songs!

  • @aerlyn 3 weeks

    MTV Unplugged? Yeah, it is now old πŸ˜€ 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.

  • @debrandio 4 weeks

    Hey, we were in Ft. Myers during Christmas on our way south. Happy Fawmimg

  • @aerlyn 4 weeks

    Hello again. Hope you have a great FAWM, and thank you for such careful and helpful comments last year!

  • @chariotbaldwin 4 weeks

    Welcome back Andy - will do my best to keep up with your music this year - good luck!!

  • @yam655 4 weeks

    I hope you have another awesome year! πŸ˜€

  • @sherrycanary  4 weeks

    Hi Andy!
    Happy FAWMing!

  • @kristi  4 weeks

    Hi Andy!

  • @riverbear14 4 weeks

    Thank you! Hello

  • @emkeev  4 weeks

    Hey Hey hey!

  • @taracraig  4 weeks

    Hi Andy!!

  • @bking  4 weeks

    Hi there Andy. Thanks for the drive by. Keep on keeping on.

  • @klaus 4 weeks

    Hello Andy. Thanks for the welcome. Hope you have a good one.

  • @spinhead  4 weeks

    Americana-ites Un-ite!

  • @majordanby  4 weeks

    Alright mate. Not sure why you weren’t watched? Watched you now. Is it February yet?

  • @mishykatz  4 weeks

    Hey hi!!! Happy FAWM <3

  • @russiasaturn 4 weeks

    Thanks for the note Andy! Happy FAWM

  • @mkd  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome @andygetch ! Really impressed by how welcoming this community is. Can’t wait for it all to get started!