andygetch 36

@andygetch 

Fort Myers USA   Feb 2012


Artist Bio

Influences:   too many to list here.

Began songwriting in 2009, and FAWM/5090/NaSoAlMo in 2012. I perform at a local farmers market and belong to a local music association. For me music is a hobby, all for fun, and songwriting is a sort of personal self-psychotherapy.

Challenge focus will be mostly solo and theme based writing (electric vehicle and solar panel adventures, relationship songs). Then there is always the odd inspiration. Not gonna be very active on the forums or doing as much commenting as past years.

In addition to Bandcamp and YouTube for music, I also paint a little and mainly post art and photos on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andy_getch/

Songs (36)

#1 I Want An All Electric Car 25
Feb 2
#2 Retreat To My Burrow 16
Feb 3
#3 Do I Want My Power To Come From A Hole In The Ground 11
Feb 3
#4 I’m Burning Fuel 4
Feb 6
#5 Fly On One Angel Wing 10
Feb 6
#6 Last Night Sorrow Dug A Hole In The Ground 6
Feb 7
#7 Emily Came Back To The Bleachers 7
Feb 8
#8 How Much Does It Cost 5
Feb 9
#9 Solar Power Superhero 6
Feb 10
#10 She’s An Urban Dream Machine 4
Feb 10
#11 Sick, Conflicted, Full of Self-Doubt 10
Feb 11
#12 Welcome to Karma, My Name Is Joe 10
Feb 18
#13 Now Obsolete 5
Feb 22
#14 Too Many @chandra83  2
Feb 22
#15 Not Smart Enough To Control This Crap 2
Feb 23
#16 Cmon Leaf Blow @brrrse  5
Feb 23
#17 Quite Naturally @metalfoot  7
Feb 23
#18 Is Self Healing 14
Feb 23
#19 Holding Together Ethical Sheriff 7
Feb 24
#20 Potential Electric Car Shoppers On The Sidelines 9
Feb 24
#21 That Time When 8
Feb 24
#22 On The Fence About This Purchase 4
Feb 24
#23 No Way 16
Feb 24
#24 You Were There For Me 9
Feb 24
#25 Maybe It’s A Sign Of The Times 10
Feb 24
#26 Simone 9
Feb 25
#27 Powers Off 9
Feb 25
#28 Laughs 5
Feb 25
#29 This Life Is Dull, Dull, Dull 1
Feb 25
#30 Not Gonna Miss You @adnama17  7
Feb 25
#31 I Hope That We Find What We’re Looking For 15
Feb 25
#32 Transpose My Electric Car Dream 2
Feb 26
#33 Don’t You Just Love Her 1
Mar 1
#34 Maybe 3
Mar 1
#35 Kyle and Ariana 2
Mar 1
#36 FAWMover 3018 1
Mar 1

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  • @helene Mar 20

    Hi Andy! Yes, that was nice to hear you play live. Didn't get the chance to do a lot of listening (nor commenting) this FAWM, was busy moving in my new house. Yes, I am planning to do 2 shows a week. Probably Mondays and Fridays, I'll let you know 😁 Oh and congrats for the 36 songs!

  • @mmmmarcus  Mar 10

    Thank you very much for the comment on "Help Yourself"! Glad you liked it!

  • @pariskis Mar 7

    Hi Andy, so glad u liked Glass Doll, tx for listening 😀 i see you got 36, well done 😀

  • @quork  Mar 7

    “biblical outtakes”! I love it. And thanks for the recommendation for Woody. Guthrie. I’ll check it out.

  • @rambam Mar 5

    Thank you for commenting on my song "Judas"!

  • @oblivionratula  Mar 2

    36!?!? Man, that's epic. I can't even imagine. Great work. I'll have to work through your song list soon.

  • @sarahmonticue Mar 1

    Andy, thank you so much for all of my songs you've been listening to so far! I think you're the first person to listen to them in order, and since I created them to be experienced in order, as part of a story, that means so much! Thank you thank you thank you for hearing them and interacting with them in context!

  • @pariskis Mar 1

    Hi Andy 😀

  • @sarahmonticue Feb 28

    Hi Andy! Thanks for saying hi! You have so many songs here! Wow! Great job! Excited to give it a listen!

  • @wacha  Feb 27

    Thank you for your kind words on "Such A Sin", I struggled with that one for a while but managed to make it into a cohesive song.

  • @chandra83  Feb 26

    Thank-you. <3

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 26


    Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 26

    Sorry this is so late getting to you, but Family First. http://ratula.net/FAWM/AcousticCorpse...

  • @unknownbecky  Feb 26

    You're an *exceptional* cheerleader. Thank you so much, Andy. It means a ton to me and it's really helping me a lot.

  • @hoppiern  Feb 25

    Thanks, Andy, for your kind comments on my first skirmish song. It was an interesting experience! I'll have to try one again when I get an hour. 😀

  • @ampersandman  Feb 25

    All good, thanks Andy. I got some inspiration for a successful skirmish.

  • @barbara  Feb 25

    CBG in open Dsus4 --- DO IT!!!!!
    You have to!!

  • @treble  Feb 24

    Thank you so much for your comments on "You Were There for Me."

  • @treble  Feb 24

    Thank you for your kind words about my skirmish song, "Damage Control." My first year here and comments mean a lot to me.

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 24

    Thx for your comment. I seem to write about one song a year on this topic and they have historically become some of my better known songs. I have to say i was more satisfied with this than most.

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks for the nice comment on my "Holding Together" skirmish song.

  • @jamkar  Feb 23

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

  • @snoozin  Feb 23

    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  Feb 23

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

  • @metalfoot  Feb 23

    I do like it, Andy! 😁

  • @johnstaples  Feb 23

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

  • @johnstaples  Feb 22

    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  Feb 22

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

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 22


    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  Feb 22

    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  Feb 22

    Thanks Andy!

  • @soulbird Feb 21

    hell no write the song

  • @adnama17  Feb 20

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

  • @adnama17  Feb 20

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

  • @soulbird Feb 18

    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  Feb 18

    Thanks!

    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???

  • @tracyinoz Feb 18

    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  Feb 18

    Brilliant! 😀

  • @jenjen Feb 16

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

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    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  Feb 15

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

  • @jessica14 Feb 15

    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:-)

  • @zoom  Feb 15

    Thank you for your kind words 🤗

  • @sueawesome Feb 14

    there is one!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 14

    Check your emails! 😉

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 13

    Well I am learning from the mash up master! 😁

  • @unknownbecky  Feb 13

    Thank you! I need the encouragement!

  • @soulbird Feb 13

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

  • @s7even Feb 13

    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.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 12


    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 Feb 12

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

  • @aaronnathans Feb 12

    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  Feb 12

    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  Feb 12

    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  Feb 10

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

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 10

    Hey Andy 😀

  • @metalfoot  Feb 9

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

  • @cleanshoes Feb 7

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • @plainwhitetoast  Feb 7

    Howdy! You are up for the morph. Have fun!
    http://fawm.org/songs/79978/

  • @hoppiern  Feb 7

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting on my song! 😀

  • @jaegerin  Feb 4

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

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 4

    Ha! Yes, Rick James for sure! ♫♪♩♫♪♩

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 4

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

  • @rbmarty000  Feb 4

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

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 4

    Thank you Andy for your kind comment on Blacksheep

  • @jodv  Feb 4

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

  • @sueawesome Feb 4

    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  Feb 3

    Hiya Andy! Good to see you - Have fun!

  • @helene Feb 3

    Hello hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @aprilm  Feb 3

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

  • @leahcarroll Feb 2

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

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2

    You're been morphed. http://fawm.org/songs/77778/

  • @jpt  Feb 2

    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  Feb 2

    Hi Andy! It's FAWM time! 😁

  • @djevans53 Feb 1

    Hi Andy. Nice to see you here again.

  • @mrblitz000 Feb 1

    Andy! Here we go!

  • @erinkelsey3 Feb 1

    Hey there! Happy FAWM!

  • @mleverette  Feb 1

    Happy FAWM!

  • @arodee Feb 1

    Hi Andy!!

  • @leslie Feb 1

    Hi!

  • @bhaile  Feb 1

    Hi Andy 😀

  • @billwhite51 Feb 1

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

  • @ajna1960  Jan 31

    Happy FAWMing 😀

  • @marthie Jan 31

    Early birds catches hooks: good luck #Fawm

  • @sparkie76 Jan 31

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

  • @unknownbecky  Jan 31

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

  • @odilongreen  Jan 31

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

  • @davidhendricks Jan 31

    Hi Andy!

  • @robs  Jan 30

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

  • @ttg105  Jan 30

    Hi, Andy. Thanks for stopping by!

  • @petra777  Jan 30

    *waves*

  • @travelswithcharlie Jan 30

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

  • @aprilm  Jan 30

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

  • @skipper Jan 30

    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.

  • @chandra83  Jan 29

    **hugs**

  • @dawn1 Jan 29

    Hi Andy, happy FAWM! 😀

  • @scubed  Jan 29

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

  • @arthurrossi Jan 28

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

  • @jkolb  Jan 28

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

  • @tinattd  Jan 28

    Hi Andy, happy FAWM!