brownium 2


Austin USA   Jan 2010  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bach, Beethoven, Beatles, Bela Fleck, Bruce Cockburn, Jethro Tull, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, Laurie Anderson, T Bone Burnett, @GregScheer , @StevenWesleyGuiles, @jeffy, @danieljacob, @dragondreams, @sapient and many other fawmers

I wish I could nail it down, but I'm just too flakey for that. My music runs from Americana to Zydeco. I've written a Punk song that features Kiri Te Kanawa. That should be a hint.

I write children's songs, love songs, drinking songs, vulgar songs and spirituals.

I play the guitar okay, I bang on the piano, and with varying degrees of competence (generally on the lower end of the spectrum) play the flute, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and didgeridoo.

I subscribe to Robert Heinlein's Perfect Man idea ( and I've done most of the things on that list. I haven't died gallantly yet, but it's on my bucket list.

2018 Goal: 14 Really solid songs, and whatever other material happens launch out of this brainium.

2017 - 21 Songs. Highlight: an Exquisite Corpse performed live with the other songwriters at a FOP in Austin, TX.

2016 - 17 songs, not a keeper in the bunch

2015 - 14 songs, by the skin of my teeth.
2014 - 30 songs completed.
25 songs written by me including
4 collabs and corpses
6 additional songs written as my alter-ego
2013 - 32 songs completed.
27 songs including 6 collabs written by me
5 additional songs written as my alter-ego.
2012 - 14.5 songs completed.
2011 - 14 songs completed.
2010 - 5 songs completed.

I also write as my alter-ego @mystupidbrother and my band @thumperandsmash.

Songs (2)


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  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 28

    Ha! Thanks for your comment on "Ransom." Yeah, not me at my most light 'n fluffy 😀. At least it's short...

  • @aprilm  Feb 28

    Definitely the blues! Fallin' At Your Door is the poster child of blues Lol Thanks for stopping in 😀

  • @sbs2018 Feb 2018

    So ambitious! Impressive! Thanks for the comment on “I Missed the Train.” You gave me a perspective to think about especially when a song comes out of nowhere or at least during early morning insomnia.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2018

    Hey Stephen! How's it going brother?

  • @silvermediapro  Feb 2018

    oh hey, it's no trouble! get it done when you can get it done; no pressure. 😀

  • @aprilm  Feb 2018

    Hey Stephen!! (waving excitedly!)

  • @aprilm  Feb 2018

    Happy FAWM! Glad to see you here again

  • @silvermediapro  Feb 2018

    hey stephen, idk if you have a trumpet mute or not, but regardless, i posted my first fawmchart & was hoping you could record trumpet for it! the score/parts + clicktrack audio are linked on its songpage:


  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 2018

    Dude, I'm out of the challenge. Lost a few pounds in Jan and switched tacks... decided to bulk my legs a bit to help train my knees in for the summer races 😮 I'll support from the sidelines though and of course look forward to hearing some tunes 😁

  • @igg  Jan 2018

    Maybe we'll be able to do something together?

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 2018

    Thank you Stephen, very kind of you. Have a great fawm.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2018

    Aw shucks... Thanks 😀 Good to see you back!

  • @russiasaturn Jan 2018

    Happy FAWMing! 🤗

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    You better believe it!!

  • @gregthehero Jan 2018

    welcome to 2018, you horn-y dude.

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Hey, my man! Good to see you here for another round of FAWM. All the best for your 2018 goals.

  • @silvermediapro  Jan 2018

    ok, sounds good man! i'll try not to make things too difficult for ya. 😉

  • @silvermediapro  Jan 2018

    hey, i prob should've asked for clarification on this on the forum thread, but which variant(s) of sax is it that you play (alto, tenor, etc.)? if i'm fixing to arrange a chart with a sax part for you to play, it'd be helpful to know. thanks! 😀

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 2018

    Heyyy good to see ya here

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    Well dude, if you get it right, you'd be welcome to stay with us.

    In the meantime, CHOONS!

  • @stuartbenbow  Jan 2018

    Happy Fawming!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Looking forward to seeing what stuff you do with your time this year!