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
Stephen is a guy. He does stuff with his time. Sometimes.
2017 - goal: get some well crafted songs, and good production quality.
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.
|#1||Our God Makes All Things New||
|#2||Choose Love @ajna1960||
|#4||That's the Way||
|#9||Don't Wake the Dragon||
|#10||To Dance With You||
|#12||Roots (Can't Blame Me)||
|#13||Random Location (Promise I'll Let You Know||
|#17||Scratching My Head||
|#19||Banjo Breakdown 01||
|#20||She Said She Loves Me||
|#21||AusFOP Texquisite Corpse||
|#22||Bring One More Round!||
Yes, he's on my "to-listen" list for March 😀
Just sent it in an email. Let me know if you don't get it!
Hi Stephen thank you for your words!!!
Stephen, I mine Matts tickets to write blog every year and often not in FAWM. It is the most concise source of Beatles tricks on the planet
Vielen Dank....thank you so much for your comment.
I m so slowly this year to hear Songs....but i ll do my best and Start with your Songs😄
Thanks for sending that, it certainly gives it more power. I can hear how it works, though I think it becomes a taste thing. I always lean towards less in the way of beats.
Thanks for your comment on 'Lie Down'. You should send me a file of the kind of sound to which your refer!
ha- you got my 'living in the past' tull influence correct, there, sir!
Thanks for your comment on "Sonnenwendlied". It was very helpful and I went back and rerecorded. I am much happier now with the piece 😀
Hey Stephen, I took my lunchbreak to listen to some of your songs (I didn't make it through all of them, cause there are so many!) ... as a facebook friend does:-) What struck me was your creativity. No song is like the other! It was so much fun to listen and be in for all those imaginative surprises! You have done very well this year so far! Chapeau 😀
Hey Stephen thanks for the comment on "Dreams Within Dreams". I see you've completed 18 songs... very good but I think your brother desperately needs your help 😊.
You win at responses! And yeah, that song is a mindfuck; it's all good 😀
Though I am a Danielson fan, any correspondence between my music and his is purely unintentional. (Have you heard the joint Steve Taylor and Danielson EP? It's brilliant.)
No worries on the sax part. Looks like you have been busy!
I didn't want to clutter up the magnificent job you did with the Skirmish Template post, but wanted to drop by and say "thanks" for taking the trouble to put it together. It should prove useful even beyond this year's event.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on Ripples and Ponds! There certainly was a lot that I wanted to say, and condensing it all was hard; you're right about almost having an album in that one song! *phew*
Anyway, I'm playing catch-up on all I've missed, but I'm looking forward to listening to some of your songs! Happy FAWMing!
Thank you for your kind comment on 'Superpowers.' Glad you like it, happy FAWMing! 😀
On keys it's mostly Em7, CMaj7, FMaj7 and Am7
Thanks for helping me out...don't know what happened to my soundcloud but I will attempt to fix it...
If you have sax, feel free to add it. Wait for a few minutes, I have to upload a new file to SoundCloud. This one ended up with an unintended noise sample in it.
New version uploaded and checked for spurious samples. Sax away! I'm curious to hear what you come up with. If you want me to mix it, hook me up with an isolated track.
Thanks for the kind comment on my "Dragon" song.
But of course! I really think your styles would suit each other. Also, 12 songs? How can we mere mortals keep up?
Thanks very much for the comment!
Dang man, that skirmish was pretty good to you!!! Great work!
Thanks so much for your kind words on "When In Doubt Choose Love"!
Thanks for your comments unfortunately dogs like me better than good looking women do. The owl came from MS Office clip art - I think.
Hi Stephen, holey moley 8 tracks already! Thanks for your comment on my song I Dream of Space Travel. To answer your questions, I was using a Dunlop glass slide and just a guitar pick, I was improvising the track so I might have had the slide further up the neck and hitting the strings kinda sideways at the 1:45 or so point..
Thank you for the track ! I have added you as a collab for the song, and will add the demo very soon (just fiddling with my hosting) 😀
Thanks for checking out my eccentric skirmish song! I wasn't sure about the chorus, so I'm glad it worked out ok 😀
Trippy but so much fun to create! Thanks!
Thanks, man! I would love to beef this song up - and yes, live performance would so much fun!
Hiya! Finally getting around to catching up with the people who commented on my collaboration post. I'm down! Send an email if you want?
Thanks so much! It warms my heart to know you enjoyed Choose Love!
Hey, I wanna try Dogfish Head 60 Minute Ale. Sounds like damn good stuff. Unfortunately, though, it's not available in Winnipeg. 😞
It was fun (and "Beneficial") to get out the trombone! 😉
Many, many thanks, Stephen. 😀
I'm a little embarrassed that I used (sum(2 things)/2) instead of average()! Walking down the hall at work when I thought of it, you made it good of course, but boy I felt like a dimwit!
hi, sent email address below..not got invite..cheers
Yeah I remember Guiles and some others (probably you) did it last year, but I saw the post too late this time. I do plan on writing a couple of more worshipful songs this year. Despite being a worship leader I've never liked writing worship songs. So I'm gonna give it a go this time.
Just emailed you my email address! 😀
i'm feeling the love..email@example.com ...often the "unders" are .well.. you know 😀
"not a keeper in the bunch" lol ..come on ..i rule the self flagellation 😉
gosh how I wish I could do something with you and your clarinet.
Hey Mr Brownium! 😀
My ears are awaiting.
Welcome back Sax-man!
Dude, this is a totally weird request, I get that. But. Have you got a higher res version of your profile pic I could have? I have an appointment with a hairdresser in the morning, and that is totally the look I'm going for.
May the FAWM be with you
Heya! Let's do this thing. Looking forward to listening.
Thanks again for the Song Skirmish group and for letting me help moderate the place. I think it really helped me keep going with the music after FAWM ended. Cheers and all the best for 2017!