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 (http://izquotes.com/quote/390848) 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.
Ha! Thanks for your comment on "Ransom." Yeah, not me at my most light 'n fluffy 😀. At least it's short...
Definitely the blues! Fallin' At Your Door is the poster child of blues Lol Thanks for stopping in 😀
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.
Hey Stephen! How's it going brother?
oh hey, it's no trouble! get it done when you can get it done; no pressure. 😀
Hey Stephen!! (waving excitedly!)
Happy FAWM! Glad to see you here again
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 😁
Maybe we'll be able to do something together?
Thank you Stephen, very kind of you. Have a great fawm.
Aw shucks... Thanks 😀 Good to see you back!
Happy FAWMing! 🤗
You better believe it!!
welcome to 2018, you horn-y dude.
Hey, my man! Good to see you here for another round of FAWM. All the best for your 2018 goals.
ok, sounds good man! i'll try not to make things too difficult for ya. 😉
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! 😀
Heyyy good to see ya here
Well dude, if you get it right, you'd be welcome to stay with us.
In the meantime, CHOONS!
Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Looking forward to seeing what stuff you do with your time this year!