Tasha Parker Gibbs 55

@brrrse 

Tacoma USA   Jan 2016

www.briarrosemcdougal.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Anything I can hear.

I'm not everyone's cup of tea. I'm not rude, I just have a very thick shell. I probably don't like you if I know you. Not many will ever have my respect. On collabs: Get to know me and my music, and then communicate with me your intentions. Do not just steal off my soundboard and post it - that is stealing and to most people it's morally wrong. Don't be a dick.

I may or may not comment on your songs. I probably will NOT thank you for comments you leave on my songs. If your sole purpose of commenting is to earn a badge or bust a zong, i ask you to please comment somewhere else. Honest listeners only. Please go boost up a FAWMling's numbers - they need it much more than I do. Thanks.

This is year 3 of FAWM for me. I finally have my head screwed on straight - done with mourning and grieving and ready to start moving forward now. It's gonna be crazy.

Releasing sometime in February 2018 - Nine of Swords
Available on Bandcamp
I'm pantsin it this year, as I always have. Look for videos of the skirmishes and some non-traditional stuff.....

My albums -
Early Drafts 2012
Woman in the Window 2016
Episodes 2016
Sequels 2016
I'm not scared 2017
I'm still not scared (to be released someday)
Aquarian 2017

Find them on Briarrosemcdougal.Bandcamp.com
or
with my complete production catalog here:
https://soundcloud.com/tasha-parker-g...

brrrse on FAWM and other sites.
BriarRose McDougal in Filk, Folk and Fandom genres

I use both instruments and software to create my music. I write in many styles and genres. I have synesthesia - so all my senses go through my ears. I live in a constant state of frustration between what is in my head and what I can humanly replicate. Please examine yourself for hypocrisy before you compliment me or my songs. Compliments mean nothing if you hold the belief I'm inferior because I don't have a male sexual organ. I hope you enjoy my art.

Songs (55)

#1 Paper Boats 45
3 weeks
#2 Another bloody Saturday @arthurrossi 10
3 weeks
#3 You don't see me coming 19
2 weeks
#4 I'm on Fire 15
2 weeks
#5 The cook and the cutlery 11
2 weeks
#6 Twist and Turn 5
2 weeks
#7 My 67 Chevy Truck 14
2 weeks
#8 Sux for the Little Guy - nsfw racial/political(for me) there be dragons here 3
2 weeks
#9 Quiet blues 5
2 weeks
#10 Baby Black Heart 18
2 weeks
#11 Counting my Steps 10
2 weeks
#12 The Black Llama at Dawn 8
2 weeks
#13 To just be 5
2 weeks
#14 Run with the ball! 11
2 weeks
#15 My internet friend 8
2 weeks
#16 Pick up your sword 8
2 weeks
#17 Shower Song 6
2 weeks
#18 My world of rainbow colors @arthurrossi 6
2 weeks
#19 balancing madness and genius 4
2 weeks
#20 Tuesday 5
2 weeks
#21 Look, Ma! I'm a Starman! 8
2 weeks
#22 America ain't Great NSFW language, political, angry 11
2 weeks
#23 Why should I have to grow a pair - NSFW ..Not safe for most - work or not - I'm angry. real angry. 4
2 weeks
#24 Nine of Swords 6
2 weeks
#25 Not dead yet 7
2 weeks
#26 Time to let you go 10
2 weeks
#27 Whisper my name 13
1 week
#28 chariot is waiting 13
1 week
#29 Lady Corner 7
1 week
#30 Day of Reckoning 3
1 week
#31 You can hear me 11
1 week
#32 Son, please stay out of the street 3
1 week
#33 Winter River 27
1 week
#34 Pea Soup 5
1 week
#35 You Know I Want You @edwardsmusic 8
1 week
#36 It's no joke 7
1 week
#37 Conversation between my muse and me 3
1 week
#38 10x10 Mom and Son 5
1 week
#39 YouTube set me free 13
6 days
#40 Another Year (birthday song for Burr Settles 15
6 days
#41 I know what I know 14
6 days
#42 Moving Slow 9
6 days
#43 Waking up 8
6 days
#44 Casio Beat 9
6 days
#45 Heart (Three sizes Larger) 6
5 days
#46 In the silence 15
4 days
#47 Heist 2
3 days
#48 You Made It 1
3 days
#49 Ripped away - lyrics only - needs collab 3
2 days
#50 Wasn't this your dream 1
2 days
#51 Unreleased 2
2 days
#52 Less than Halfway 2
2 days
#53 Ripped away @olisiatonight 1
2 days
#54 The Tree 2
1 day
#55 Cmon Leaf Blow @andygetch  3
17 hours

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  • @thetau  19 hours

    Thanks Girl
    Still way behind in the mixing arena, But only one more and I'll catch up to your track. Still, have Rachele's Track to mix.
    Hopefully, by this evening, I have yours as well...
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  1 day

    Thanks for the listen and great comments on "Black Box." With that kind of stuff, "background music" is never taken as an insult. πŸ˜‰ Maybe my doubts are just my version of Impostor Syndrome. Thanks again!

  • @jibbidy34  1 day


    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!!

  • @johnstaples  1 day

    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 #4 - Feb 23/24
    SKIRMISH #: SS2324-D
    HOST: brrrse
    EST: Friday, February 23, 2018 11pm EST
    CST: Friday, February 23, 2018 10pm CST
    PST: Friday, February 23, 2018 8pm PST
    GMT: Saturday, February 24, 2018 4am GMT

  • @moonraccoon  3 days

    Thank you for your complimentary words regarding Collect Them All! I was inspired by @visiblydistorted's original lyrics, the sentiments of which we agree on.

  • @scubed  4 days

    Thank you so much for your comment on "Better Angels"!

  • @owl  5 days

    thanks for commenting on "evil bag!" Glad you liked it!

  • @scubed  6 days

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my skirmish songs!

  • @ayehahmur  6 days

    Thanks for commenting on Waking Up, pal - I've now given it a tune and am calling it done.

  • @edwardsmusic 6 days

    Thanks for sending me the vocals. I'll use that on the song page.

  • @tuneslayer2018  6 days

    Um, done what before? Driving? Not in a very long time. Writing songs? Welllllllll . . . .

    Hugs right back atcha 😁

  • @edwardsmusic 1 week

    Yes.

  • @edwardsmusic 1 week

    You probably could email the track to me. Alternatively you could upload it to something like Soundcloud and link it to me on my board.

  • @edwardsmusic 1 week

    Hi there, thanks for leaving a comment on my track "You Know I Want You". I'd appreciate it if you could record vocals for it.

  • @andygetch  1 week

    Happy would be great! I wanted to test drive a Leaf (one day I will) but kept getting thwarted.

  • @andygetch  1 week

    Yay! For a starter, if you want to write something (anything) about your Nissan Leaf experience that would be super! Let me know if you want in on the music too πŸ˜€ Also let me know if there is a song I can help you with.

  • @andygetch  1 week

    Hey T, just wondering if you would like to collaborate again πŸ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  1 week


    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!!

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    Thanks for the comment on Train Station Soundscape. I drift in and out of moderate railfan-ness myself - railroads built my family - literally as my mom and dad met working for the Soo Line. πŸ˜€

    The production on this, I actually kept fairly simple, but it is pretty lush despite that. Thanks again for the listen.

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    Tasha! Thanks so much for the beautiful song that you made for "My world of rainbow colors". The melody is lovely and sweet and I like your singing so much... Could you send me the MP3 on my email address, which is
    arthurrossi18@yahoo.com
    ? Thanks so much! πŸ˜€

  • @erikleppen 1 week

    Thanks for letting know your thoughts on my first song and posting it in the recommended songs thread. I feel very honored, and less insecure of posting more work. Thanks! πŸ˜€

  • @scubed  1 week

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my skirmish song!

  • @ebw 1 week

    Thanks for your comment on my song. πŸ˜€ I'm glad you liked it.

  • @errol 1 week

    Alllooo, Tasha! Thank you for your comment on my soundboard!

    And whoa, you have a lot of songs i here! You go!

  • @johnstaples  1 week

    You got SKIRMISH!! I'm jealous!

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    Hey! I am looking very forward to it! I have already added you as collaborator, but, please, feel free to re-post the demo if you like...

  • @russiasaturn 1 week

    Glad I could send some virtual support! Drop me a note anytime you want to chat, and I mean that, not just saying it. Look forward to catching up on your songs. <3

  • @johnstaples  1 week

    Well, you solved the critiquing problem elegantly and quickly. They can create a new forum section in about 5 minutes and those who wanna critique or be critiqued can have at it! Problem solved!

  • @s7even 1 week

    Awesome. Thank you!

  • @wacha  1 week

    Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again", I'm really happy to see this song connect with so many people.

  • @spunky4455 1 week

    Thanks a lot for checking out Centralia. I kinda threw together those words over the top of that groove, but it seems they're kinda sparking a reaction in listeners. Maybe I'll keep them. Hope you have a great Feb!

  • @johncrossman  1 week

    I'm coming back around to listen to the skirmish songs, very nice! I also demoed (eventually) if you have a chance to stop by. Thank you!
    http://fawm.org/songs/81884/

  • @postcardhelicopters  1 week

    Hi - thanks for the ping! It looks as if the thorn has been removed from our collective paws? Here's to better and brighter FAWM days, ahead. Sign me, "undeterred."

  • @tcelliott  1 week

    re: punk - I always think of the Ramones. Anything by the Ramones, really. Or the Clash. If you spotify I'd check out a couple of those. Maybe some off tracks by Green Day although they are really more post-punk. I like punk, but I'm not deep into it. I hope that helps.

  • @tuneslayer2018  1 week

    When you say Kevin, is that K Wiley, the guy who does the streaming for Conflikt and the like? Long hair, skinny, seen with Sooj Tucker on occasion? I had a similar experience; I saw Brett Glass (this year's Interfilk guest) do a demo at Conflikt and after it was over I told my wife I was buying it. I think she's sort of bemused in the same way she was when I first bought Tuneslayer (my banjo) but that's worked out pretty well. Hopefully this will too.

  • @tuneslayer2018  1 week

    On a different note, while I wait for my new laptop (which seems to be delayed in transit from Indianapolis, grumble grumble) I installed Band In A Box on a Virtualbox virtual machine and have been taking it out for a spin. It only took me about a half hour last night to put together a really really rough backing track for "Dead Man Rockin'" including inputting the chords, finding the "Elvis" style (rockabillyish) and doing my best to bend the repeat system to my will. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn, just like with any instrument, but it was far enough along that I could sing it for my daughter. Just thought you'd like to know.

  • @tuneslayer2018  1 week

    I don't believe anywhere in the FAWM rules it says you have to post only songs that are light and sweet and fluffy unicorn rainbow marshmallows. There are as many reasons for writing songs as there are songwriters -- more really -- and at the moment Angry Briarrose sounds like she's at the wheel. That's fine, really; I appreciate that you let me know when a song is angry or NSFW. I just hope putting it all down on virtual paper helps you get through.

  • @cleanshoes 1 week

    Thank you! I've felt very welcome so far. I'm glad I took the leap and decided to participate this year!

  • @mardeycranbleson  1 week

    Yeah I can't remember the name, I used to play it on the commodore 64 so I'm pretty sure its real

  • @visiblydistorted 1 week

    lol, thank you πŸ˜€ glad you enjoyed my take on the Winter Olympics. 30 songs already! go go go!

  • @tuneslayer2018  1 week

    Heh. Thanks. I don't know much about bars but I do know that sometimes people have to get together where they can just be who they are. I like your idea too, of Lady Corner being a person

  • @francessmith 1 week

    Thank you @brrrse

  • @vegansongs  1 week

    Thank you so much- loved that skirmish!

  • @cindyrella  1 week

    Oops! I will have to do that. I guess I didn't look very close.

  • @tuneslayer2018  1 week

    My, we've been a busy girl!

    Thanks for looking in on "Dead Man Rockin'". Let me know if I'm wrong, but I suspect a twelve-bar blues is one of the standard accompaniments that comes with BiaB, and it shouldn't be hard to knock a demo of this out once I get things set up.

  • @tuneslayer2018  2 weeks

    Thank you for your comments on "Thirty-Three Midnights." I think it has the potential to be a really good song and I'm glad some of that is showing through.

    You've got some good stuff going too. Some of it is angry but good. "Time To Let You Go" like I said on its page sounds very much like it would be at home on KNKX or a station with a similar format. I need to scrape together some time to just go down the list. Maybe this weekend while I'm waiting for my BiaB laptop to arrive.

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Ha! I should have looked up what I drew for you first before I commented haha! lol Excellent concept!

  • @rainchaser  2 weeks

    That was Band in a Box doing all of that? Wow! I'm impressed!! Maybe I should give it try as well. I'm starting to hear a lot of good things about it.

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    You absolute star!! Loving the opening line on your latest offering!

  • @billwhite51 2 weeks

    i wasnt arguing with the lyric.. My view is that women all over the world suffer these same issues, and it was unnclear to me whether you wre singling out eiither womeon of the US or women of the third orld.

  • @postcardhelicopters  2 weeks

    You're welcome. πŸ˜€

  • @postcardhelicopters  2 weeks

    Haha! No parking meters in Mars orbit 😁

  • @postcardhelicopters  2 weeks

    I am *so* jealous. If I were to have a bucket list, witnessing a launch in person - or just being close to those engines going off - would be top of the list. That screaming/tearing sound the engines make in every video recording? That is one of my favorite sounds. My dad was in the Marines and I remember we sat in the living room in the dark and he was taking photos of the tv screen for Apollo 11. I consider myself a "space baby" because I was born the day after John Glenn's flight in Friendship 7. Growing up, I fully expected we would get to Mars before I turned thirty. So, I'm really excited to see Elon Musk pick up the ball and run with it down the last half of that field.

  • @joshlevitre  2 weeks

    No worries! I wish I had slept through my own stream πŸ˜€

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    Tasha! Thank you so much for the fantastic song you made for "Another Saturday", it has become a wonderfully delicious jazz song! Great music and atmosphere and I enjoy your vocal delivery so much! I am so happy about it, thank you! And regarding "My world of rainbow colors", of course, my lady, it would be an honor to me...

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Oh wow, I am grinning from ear to ear right now at your kind words on my songs! Thank you.

  • @mardeycranbleson  2 weeks

    well glad you liked it - added you as a collaborator

  • @thetau  2 weeks

    Wow I take my eyes off you for two days and you finished the whole project. Congrats πŸ˜€
    Russ πŸ˜€

    PS: I sent you an email

  • @mardeycranbleson  2 weeks

    dont know how you wanted to do this but here is the cutlery song - it is basically garbage but I need to get to that 14 no matter what it takes . Im mostly singing your lyrics but you wont be likely to recognize anything.
    http://fawm.org/songs/79086/

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    Thank you so much Tasha for your beautiful comment on my lyrics. I've enjoyed so much reading your lyrics. Yes it was fun to create although I have to say I didn't use football, just went with the idea of running. Hope it's ok...

  • @standup  2 weeks

    Amuse is pretty painless. If you have ISRC codes already you can enter them, otherwise Amuse will insert them.

    Amuse doesn't care if your songs are registered in the copyright sense, so that's something you would take care of separately.

    You upload your final masters and pick a release date, which can be a couple weeks away sometimes. Whatever they do to register your songs with Spotify, Google Music, etc. takes days and days, you can't set your release date for "tomorrow".

    I'm pretty satisfied with them. They supposedly will send me whatever money I make, but I'm not sure how much money this will produce. Probably not much. I released my EP a month ago and have seen nothing yet, but that doesn't surprise me.

  • @tuneslayer2018  2 weeks

    Now that you mention the banjolele I seem to remember that, and reacting like I'd been shot is totally something I'd do. Thank you for reminding me!

  • @billwhite51 2 weeks

    Thanks for listeneing to and commenting on Flippin Flapjacks. Im glad you liked it, but you still need your coffee.

  • @dutch1967 2 weeks

    Thanks Tasha, your comment on Madrid made my day!

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    Thanks for the prompt, and for the comment on my song "I'm On Fire". 😁

  • @shagpile 2 weeks

    @brrrse ahh thank you for letting me know.. it was bugging me hahah.. πŸ˜€

  • @jorh 2 weeks

    It was a soothing listen, can’t wait to hear what else you produce πŸ˜€ happy fawm!

  • @haim  2 weeks

    So is that you playing the piano or is it loops made in the software? sounds very interesting. I like you influences, I love Billy Joel, I was in his concert in Germany a year or two ago. His story is very inspiring.

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    Thanks! It Was On Fire nearly beat me! It was a tough one for me this time. So, went for a walk and decided to use loops! And voila! See you in the next skirmish at 11:00!

  • @tuneslayer2018  2 weeks

    Hi there! I don't remember if I played your grandfather's banjo, but I would have tremendously enjoyed and been honored to do so. And I definitely recognize the name from various conventions, so happy to see you here!

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey Tasha! Thanks a lot for giving "Another bloody Saturday" a try! Please, let me know if you would like me to add you as collaborator...

  • @zxcvbnm  3 weeks

    Yes, I thik I'm pretty good with the theory, it's the practice that lets me down! I think BiaB will allow me to tranlate what I hear in my head, as opposed to only producing what I can with limited instumental skills.

  • @zxcvbnm  3 weeks

    Thanks @brrrse I really enjoyed doing it maybe BiaB is the answer to my lack of musical ability.

  • @inciteful 3 weeks

    Welcome back! Have a great FAWM!

  • @dutch1967 3 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on Country Singing Man, Tasha. Guess I don't have to tell you how 'authentic' is my thing. And yours as I remember. Still play your 'Telephone' song.

  • @izaakalexander 3 weeks

    Thanks for the shout out, Tasha! I'm glad you're here as well! Here's to a great FAWM in 2018!!!

  • @elesimo  3 weeks

    Tasha! I love Linux, but I have mixed feelings about using it for music. It makes simple things hard, but on the other hand, it makes impossible things possible. After more than one *year* I feel I'm finally used to the workflow of connecting different apps, so I'm happy with it.

    If you want to give it a try, let me know if you need any recommendations. I even created a post on the forums asking about other people using Linux: http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7696/ πŸ˜€

    Edited: hour -> year

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks


    Hey SuperSkirmish (Feb 2/3) host! I just posted my skirmish notice so if you want to use it feel free to,

    1) copy/paste its title into your new post and change all pertinent info in the title
    2) copy/paste its body into your new post and change all pertinent info in the body

    http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7814/

  • @cynthiawolff  3 weeks

    looking forward to checking out your incredible outpouring of amazing lyrics...

  • @unkept 3 weeks

    Looking forward to our Black MIDI collab. πŸ˜‰

  • @mkd  3 weeks

    Hey there, keep coming back to your page after seeing different posts of yours across the forum. You’ve been really kind to me on several separate threads, so I hope you don’t mind me β€œwatchlisting” you!

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey! I hope you are fine... I am looking very forward to what you are up to this time... πŸ˜€

  • @optik23  3 weeks

    Thank you Tasha for the like and the follow! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • @kevinemmrich  3 weeks

    Ha, ha -- no worries, there will be 10,000+ songs added this fawm -- no way to listen to all of them. I always listen to a few "known" folks, but I also try to listen to folks I don't know anything about.

  • @tawny249 3 weeks

    Hey there! πŸ˜€ Always glad to see other filkers doing FAWM. Represent!

  • @cairobraga 3 weeks

    hey Tasha, have a magical FAWM, honey!

  • @johncrossman  3 weeks

    πŸ˜€ thank you

  • @elesimo  3 weeks

    Hey, hey! Looking forward to your songs here this year. I'm a big fan of your work. πŸ˜€

  • @aerlyn 4 weeks

    It'd be awesome to do a collab in the spirit of A7Fold! Just, which songs of theirs do you think influences you more , musically (So Far Away vs Hail To The King)?

    I just like collaborating to create something amazing, maybe form a few friendships, and to learn more about the songwriting process. I probably won't upload the song anywhere but Soundcloud, with proper credit of course, but I have a collab disclaimer because I know some people end up really liking the collab song and wanting to take it to the next level. For now, I consider this collab to be just for fun, and any snippets you write are yours. If you or I ever want to do something else with whatever we make, we'll discuss it then if necessary.

    Agreed? If not, let me know πŸ˜€ Also, what's the best way to work on the song with you (e-mail, Google Docs, etc.)?

  • @johnstaples  4 weeks

    one slot left...you want it?

    SKIRMISH #: SS0203-B
    HOST:
    EST: Friday, February 2, 2017 7pm EST
    CST: Friday, February 2, 2017 6pm CST
    PST: Friday, February 2, 2017 4pm PST
    GMT: Saturday, February 3, 2017 12am GMT

  • @alamous 4 weeks

    Hey! Hope you have a good one too! My songwriting fingers are tingling to get to it 😁

  • @jwhanberry  4 weeks

    Hi Tasha. Have a great month.

  • @lvgd09 4 weeks

    Hi, I wanted to let you know that last year I said I wanted to collaborate with you and then I did not. That had nothing to do with you at all. People in my family have died recently and others are very ill. I couldn't play music then and I don't even know if I will participate this FAWM. I don't have anything to say and I'm sick of blues. Anyway, I think you are one of the good ones.

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Good to see you not giving a f&$k. Do it. Be you.

  • @vegansongs  4 weeks

    Hi neighbor!

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    FAWM forward my friend! Always a fan of your great music and compelling music!

  • @thetau  4 weeks

    You are still My cup of Tea
    and always you will be

    Hey Tasha, happy Fawming
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @kevinemmrich  5 weeks

    Just making my rounds through the soundboards a bit as I get ready for FAWM. Woah -- you certainly sound like an unhappy camper! ("You've lost that FAWMing spirit"). What happened to that fawm newbie that just loved everything about the creativity and friendliness that abounds around here. The world is up and down, but this is the place to escape. In any case, best of wishes for a great FAWM!

  • @standup  5 weeks

    Poop or not, I'll be checking in to see what you and your sock puppets are up to (if I can find them).

  • @sw1n3flu  5 weeks

    Here we go again! Happy FAWMing... See ya on the Slack chat ?!