barbara 24


Decatur USA   Feb 2010

Artist Bio

Making room for a vibrant, thriving 2018...

Songs (24)

#1 Thief 9
Feb 3
#2 This Is Your Story (My Yoga Mat) 10
Feb 3
#3 Face-to-Face 8
Feb 3
#4 Penalty 29
Feb 4
#5 Amazing 19
Feb 7
#6 Screaming Force of Nature, Whisper My Name 11
Feb 10
#7 Come On Little Fishy (Take the Bait) 14
Feb 10
#8 The Art of Socialism @tunecat  11
Feb 11
#9 Winter River (lyrics/music @barbara) 36
Feb 11
#10 Winter River (NEW Demo 3/3 by Barbara!) @kahlo2013  15
Feb 11
#11 The Art of Socialism @tunecat  9
Feb 15
#12 Iceland Green (Street with a View) 4
Feb 17
#13 I'm Beat 16
Feb 17
#14 I'll Have Another 9
Feb 17
#15 In the silence 20
Feb 18
#16 intricate 6
8 weeks
#17 Early Spring Baby @nancyrost  13
7 weeks
#18 The Secret of My Success @tunecat  16
7 weeks
#19 Accountants Round Up 16
7 weeks
#20 The Bites at the Codas 17
7 weeks
#21 Goodbye To Them All 8
7 weeks
#22 Morning Moon 9
7 weeks
#23 Hold on to Life 12
7 weeks
#24 London City Limits 2
7 weeks


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  • @madeline 2 weeks

    Thanks for the kind comment on my song during FAWM, Barbara. I've now posted a demo of "You Can Survive" for you to hear. Cheers!

  • @crisp1  3 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on To Watch over You. That one sort of flew under the radar or maybe it's a bit too sappy. But I'm glad you liked it.

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Have you ever listened to Samite? He's a Ugandan musician, not a huge distance musically or geographically from Luo music like Ayub Ogada's. I think you would like. I can't find my favorite song of his online, but there's this:

  • @bking  4 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words B. I have a little surprise for you.

  • @fuzzy  4 weeks

    Thanx for the comment and that WONDERFUL video. That's pretty amazing. I just used straight-up whistling, but a flute would be interesting as well. Maybe I'll try to construct one for 50/90.

  • @fuzzy  5 weeks


  • @tamsnumber4 5 weeks

    Thanks, appreciate those kind thoughts. I am trying to juggle myself, did an open mic last night, my birthday and songwriting group is tomorrow and FAWM OVER on Sunday...One tired mommy, but needed some music to soothe my soul and always know where to come....

  • @izaakalexander 5 weeks

    Silly character limit! Read my following post first, and then finish here. πŸ˜€

    --- You can play around with it by sketching two chord songs a whole step apart --- like your song using G and A... but also C and D or maybe F and G--- It's often used in songs with a minor key, like 'Shady Grove' --- you could play shady grove with A minor and G major if you like to sing in that key. I like the A major and G major better though, because it is less common. It is sort of like major and minor keys at the same time. --- don't know if that really answers your question, but don't worry--- the music is _always_ more important than the theory--- in my opinion, theory is really best when it helps you understand what you are already doing, or helps you to make new discoveries. It's never really an end unto itself, and shouldn't be used to criticize... only to understand. Music is the goal. Hence the awesome-ness of FAWM.

  • @izaakalexander 5 weeks

    Hey Barbara, I went back and listened to 'Early Spring Baby' again, with my guitar in hand. What a beautiful song! You asked where I heard the flat seven, or sub-tonic chord, and I can tell you it is everywhere in the song. The first example in this song is on 'berry' of 'strawberry blond hair'. The song is in the key of A, but every time you play a G chord it is that sub-tonic I love. You get the sound by playing a hammer on from open strings to the A chord shape quite often. And at the end of a stanza you play a G chord, and sing a G in your voice! I love it! It's a modal sound. A typical song in the key of A major would have a G sharp leading tone instead, that sounds great as part of an E major chord--- but classical music before Bach, and lots of folk music, will often use a different scale that uses a G natural, like your song. You can hear it referred to as mixolydian mode, or a lowered VII chord like I said... but it always has this ancient quality to my ear. You can play aroun

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    ("9-fingered Timmy...") Low blow! I tried to record it last night post- the gig. A shambles. Why can i do something wholly manic live and then fail to reproduce it in the studio? I'll try again today. It WILL be up before I totally disappear again (5 days)

  • @benjo  6 weeks

    Hi Barbara

    Thank you so much for your kind words
    means so much coming from you
    you did so well this fawm

    Take care


  • @mkd  6 weeks

    Aw thanks for your comment on Ode to Coffee! It was fun to do!

  • @quork  6 weeks

    Thank you for your comments. The puppy whining was live...She nailed the verse about people repenting when they shake off their wine. πŸ˜€

  • @monty  6 weeks

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my collab with @tamsnumber4 . Looks like you had a pretty awesome FAWM.

  • @cynthiawolff  6 weeks

    Yeah The Association are really super cool...
    I am of a certain age so those songs are high school songs,
    etched forever in my mind...
    Along Comes Mary is pretty amazing...The vocals the Harmonies!! wow
    and so many words...
    I spend a lot of time on Youtube, like a teenaged kid sometimes!!

  • @sueawesome 6 weeks

    my power flickered a few times and part of my roof came off πŸ™Š but I fared far better than those just another hour south of me

    thank you!! I've always done realistic painting until recent years when I tried abstract.. which I've fallen in love with

    so kind of you to say! πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨

  • @sueawesome 6 weeks

    did your house get damaged?? mine did but thankfully it's not overwhelming like what others are going through

    loved that last verse you did.. great way to end it

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    Hi Barbara! Thank you!! It is beautiful! I like the difference between the verses and chorus with more movement in the chorus and a more contemplative feel in the verses! I posted with you as a collaborator! Thanks again! What a lovely post FAWM surprise!

  • @kahlo2013  7 weeks

    I would LOVE that Barbara!!

  • @downburst  7 weeks

    I just don't know how you can give all these generous, insightful comments AND do 22 songs AND be the haiku queen (so I hear) AND have two jobs. You're superhuman.

    I have two more songs to record, and then it's listenin' time. I owe you many, many listens.

  • @jibbidy34  7 weeks

    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!!

  • @tamsnumber4 7 weeks

    Girl....geez..well, congrats on your trophy and I'm sorry I couldn't keep up, but I will try to be a better listener, I struggled to get mine all done, but never wanted to ignore you...sigh...

  • @treble  7 weeks

    Barbara, thanks for your kind words about my skirmish song, Famous in Jail. I love LyricCloud prompts!

  • @downburst  7 weeks

    I thought big sister would be weird! Cousin maybe?

  • @downburst  7 weeks

    Ha, thanks for the arithmetic lesson. I see you're a year older than me, which makes you my aunt, I think.

  • @aprilm  7 weeks

    Thanks! Purple Storm was an interesting write for me! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜€

  • @erikleppen 7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Het is zo stil! I was quite unsure about that one, so thanks! πŸ˜€

  • @corinnecurcio  7 weeks

    Glad you've discovered Pentangle. Hopefully, you know Fairport Convention (have we discussed them before?). Sandy Denny had such a gorgeous voice, and I've seen Richard Thompson in concert a number of times.

  • @kahlo2013  7 weeks

    Thanks Barbara. I'm glad you took away what you did with Catherine in Love. The complexities of love often challenge us to make difficult choices but perhaps if we did not demand choice for ourselves and others we might ultimatemy know more contentment and have more compassion. Easy to say as long as we are the chosen one, right?

  • @billgcaldwell  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on Who I Am. Tough to write, and the first time I added a diminished chord to a progression. I thought that would add an edge.

  • @berni1954  7 weeks

    Thanks for you comments on my song "The Puppeteer"
    I can vividly remember his shows, but sadly, not his name.

  • @cowex  7 weeks

    😁 I think we just have to agree to disagree on this one. It's probably actually a bit of both. Soundboard me any time! You are awesome.

  • @cowex  7 weeks

    Ohhhhh, you're using one of those tiny integrated microphones, not like a proper condenser or dynamic mic. That'll do it. I think the sound has more to do with that than actual room noise.

  • @cowex  7 weeks

    Got it! You've given me much to think about. Sorry spamming the ol' soundboard. Thanks for the thorough explanation!

  • @cowex  7 weeks

    You songed a great song though, which is the right priority! I'm not sure where the noise is coming from, but to me that sounds more like preamp noise than actual room noise. But what do I know. My studio is right next to the house fan. Fun times.

  • @cowex  7 weeks

    😁 Absolutely. Some artifacts are still there - I didn't have a long noise sample to play with - but you can definitely hear a difference. GAH, darn edit-post, URL-truncating defect 😞. Let's try this again:

  • @corinnecurcio  7 weeks

    Will miss you at the skirmish today! Perhaps you can do it later. We have until Wednesday!

  • @pcob1993  7 weeks

    Aha, so it's true, you DO know everything!! Sheesh......
    thank you, I'm trying to get a few more in before the gate slams.... I love Fawm more and more, I've heard such wonderful stuff already and I've barely listened yet...

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    Hugs and no worries πŸ˜€

  • @corinnecurcio  7 weeks

    Oy - you're right about the crazy keyboards on Little Lagoon - but at least it was song number 10! I'm doing the skirmish at 3 today under the mantle of the superskirmish. Hope you'll join in!

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    Oh BTW, congratulations on posting 14 plus. I plan to listen to/read them all in the coming weeks πŸ˜€

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    Thanks for the listen comments on Laughs. It was an attempt at DGAD but I had to tune the CBG way low to get it and there was lots of buzzing. The action is so high and the string length is so short that it was more out of tune than usual. I didn't feel good about the music but did not want to tag it for the skirmish to inflict it on too many others. Monkey mind while laying in bed decided I need to not just rerecord but rewrite the lyric too. I like the idea but maybe I need to narrow the focus and add actual verses instead of a list IDK. I did write seven yesterday. Post and FAWM on I suppose πŸ˜€

  • @oneslowtyper  7 weeks

    Thanks Barbara, for your kind words and support. I appreciate it very much.

  • @jwhanberry  7 weeks

    Thanks for the heads up. I fixed it.

  • @tunecat  7 weeks

    You have mail.

  • @tunecat  7 weeks

    Hi Barbara, your comments on my lyrics (poetry? ) and music have a wonderful heart warming effect. The word candid is an interesting one which will give me food for thought.
    Hope you like the strange but sweet little backing track to "Secret of your success"

  • @pcob1993  7 weeks

    Goodness, I can feel my head swelling like a helium balloon. Thank you so much. It will become much smoother a la Sometimes In Winter (arranged by Dick Halligan in Blood, Sweat And Tears, one of my all-time favourite openings for a song but it seemed to get lost in the middle eight)... Do you know if we can we publish edited versions in March Barbara??

  • @nancyrost  8 weeks

    Thanks, Barbara! I do understand and don't want to reclaim it (it's unfortunately earwormed with another song). I'm sure I'll love whatever you'd do with it if you feel able to do it this month. It hadn't occurred to me that you usually collaborate in a different way, and I certainly haven't wanted to cause you stress -- sorry about that!

  • @nancyrost  8 weeks

    Hi Barbara, just checking in to see if you've been able to do anything with the lyrics I sent you. Here's hoping ....

  • @pcob1993  8 weeks

    B, I forgot to mention that my much younger sister Colette was always day-dreaming as a child and Mum would say " That girl is definitely wired to the moon". An old Dublin expression apparently, Dad knew it as well.

  • @pcob1993  8 weeks

    Thank you Barbara, you are so always so kind and gracious. I haven't been comenting much because I'm trying to make the space to write but March will be here next week. I've listened to a few of yours and I love them. I'll be in touch.

  • @wacha  8 weeks

    Thank you for you kind words on "Damaged".

  • @corinnecurcio  8 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on "In the Silence" It reminded me of Loreena McKennit too!

  • @adnama17  Feb 19

    Holy s---! I'm super behind on listening to your stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And you made it to 14! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @coffeeinthesink  Feb 18

    Thanks for dropping by pre-skirmish and for the kind words! Nice to have a fellow Southeasterner with similar influences around. Enjoying your music and lyrics so far - will listen more soon! Cheers!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 18

    Oh Barbera thank you so much for your comments and the amazing recommendation in the song writing thread. I do find that those sorts of melodies and songs are my default setting a lot of the time and when lyrics that good are in front of me it just flows. So glad you enjoyed it. x

  • @klaus Feb 18

    Thanks for commenting Pink Turns to Red. Glad you found it sexy...( claws air and growls )

    I might do more than four songs this year but I'm very pessimistic about it.

  • @jamkar  Feb 18

    Thank you Barbara! Look at you go. I gotta catch up on my listening!

  • @cowex  Feb 17

    When I have sliced pickled beets, sometimes I try to fold them to see if/when they snap. Kind of like how I treat my friendships. But with more stains.

  • @musicbykatie Feb 15

    thanks @barbara πŸ˜€ It's because I have some shit for people to listen to.

  • @tunecat  Feb 15

    Glad you like... I enjoyed doing it. I've posted the link to my page, and put your tag on the soundcloud link. I think it would be better to upload it from your page as that way it links to all the previous comments. I've made it downloadable. (That's if you want to)

  • @tunecat  Feb 15

    Hi barbara: here's the link to my version of The Art of Socialism. Have a listen (its a bit bonkers) and let me know how to credit you properly, and if there's anything needs doing more..

  • @tunecat  Feb 14

    Thank you very much for your comment on my lyric of "Take the Bait".

  • @staticcaptain  Feb 13

    Thanks for your comment - great to see you here again. Looks like I've got some listening to do!

  • @downburst  Feb 13

    Ha, it's all Wikipedia and a rhyming dictionary.

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 13

    Trebly waterfall of notes. Love that! Thanks so much for your comment.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 12

    Thank you Barbara for your beautiful comment on my Winter piece. I'd love to collaborate with you. Please let me know if you decide to create lyrics to it or if there is something else you find of interest.
    Have a great FAWM.

  • @andygetch  Feb 12

    Yes πŸ˜€ I have all of her music, but the not book, yet πŸ˜€

  • @andygetch  Feb 12

    Aw shucks your welcome! A plan does help πŸ˜€ BTW, a UK musician acquaintance Sarah McQuaid does a lot of cool things with just DADGAD.

  • @aprilm  Feb 11

    Thanks for checking out Winter River! I very much appreciate it

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 11

    Thanks for the heads up on the tag. Now I know why I wasn't getting many comments. I don't look for them that way, I just go down the skirmish page.

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  • @jibbidy34  Feb 11

    Aw @barbara you’re very welcome. What a lovely kind message you left me!

  • @scubed  Feb 11

    Thank you so much for your generous words on my songs! πŸ˜€

  • @vegansongs  Feb 11

    Thank you Barbara..I don't see much good in the tactics like Cube of Truth - I do think that getting people together is good but not if they present a confused message! I think Cube of Truth presents a confused message.

  • @splittybooms  Feb 11

    Oy! THANK YOU for showing me my error...I was
    I feel a thousand times better now, too. Cause' I can say I did a skirmish!
    Now I have edit my descriptions and stuff....

  • @downburst  Feb 10

    Well, it sounds amazing, like it was recorded in a nice-size wooden room.

  • @babs77 Feb 10

    thanks for your feedback about my song, Barbara! I hope to put up some demos eventually but have limited time so lyrics for now... Happy fawming!

  • @jamkar  Feb 8

    Thank you for your always lovely comments on Fire Lane Barbara!

  • @downburst  Feb 6

    Oh, I don’t think it’s as bad as that. It’s just poetry, or else an unwanted echo of Jim Croce. β€œYou left time on the counter! What, you couldn’t be bothered putting it back in the bottle?”

  • @spunky4455 Feb 5

    Thanks for the compliment on my song. No worries, you absolutely got the message. But I enjoy being a bit cryptic.

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 5

    I reread it and see how I read my own existential doubts into it.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 5

    Thank you, Barbara, for you kind comment on Come Snow. if music does come to you, know I would be absolutely delighted to have you musical sensibilty on it.

  • @cowex  Feb 5

    😁 Nah. Coachy can be preachy, I suppose, so that's worth considering. But I wouldn't read too much into my lyric comments when there's a demo - I rarely pay attention to lyrics. I'm more about the groove, mix, melody, chords, .. though sometimes lyrics pop out and slice my head off. I remember those.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 4

    Hi, Barbara! I have a set of lyrics that I haven't written music for. Would you be open to trying a collab with them? Let me know and I'll email if so.

  • @marthie Feb 4

    Thank you for feedback on "what are you doing right now"

  • @corinnecurcio  Feb 3

    Hi Barbara! Finally made it! Looking forward to your music!

  • @klaus Feb 3

    Barbara, I hope your red wine is as warm as freshly sucked BLOOD! 😞

  • @downburst  Feb 3

    I was wondering where you were. How's the new job? (And thanks for the listen.)

  • @aprilm  Feb 3

    Oh ya, and on the song If You Want Him, I really felt that attitude! LOL Not sure where it came from exactly but I am trying to channel my inner "country" writer/singer - ned to work on amping up my vocals and work on a growl! lol Thanks for checking it out. I love your feedback, girl!

  • @aprilm  Feb 3

    I so totally get that! I have been stretched for time but I had today off so I figured I'd better get moving doing my songs! I have another I still have to record. Congrats on the job! I help you can still check in and so some writing!

  • @scubed  Feb 2

    Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! Great to see you here again & look forward to hearing your songs. Hope you have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @deafsteever Feb 2

    Thanks for the greeting, Barbara! Always nice to see (and hear) you. I'd love to do another "duet" with you sometime, ala "What Goes On". I'm sure it'll present itself someday. Maybe this year! πŸ˜€ All the best with FAWM 2018. Looking forward to your (always) interesting songs.


  • @aprilm  Feb 2

    Hello Barbara! Good to see you here

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 1

    Car FAWM sounds epic! hehehe... I look forward to seeing what your creativity has in store for this year's album!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 1

    Thanks Barbara for the heads up on the morph! I tried looking for it but as you said there's so many forums out there. Looking forward to it. Happy Fawming☺

  • @klaus Jan 31

    Hi Barbara. I wish you a merry Fawm.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Thank you! The Sink of Doom has been inhumed, so I need only fear the Super Total-Eclipsed Blood Blue Moon tonight.

  • @robs  Jan 30

    Good luck! I'm not sure about 2018 but FAWM will certainly by vibrant!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Reading your limericks. I don't know that it was such a Good Idea to resurrect Fawmerick. There seem to be too many minds now quicker than mine...