Influences: In somewhat chronological order since age 7 - Elton John, David Bowie, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, my singing daughter (from Adele to opera). Detours along the way include Sam Cooke, the Allman Brothers, Hank Williams.
Husband, dad, dog petter, yogi, troubadour, semi-accomplished multi-instrumentalist, beachcomber, gardener.
This is my 10th (!) FAWM. I've also done 8 50/90s.
Profile picture: Wife and I own a yoga studio and occasionally I play music there. Sanskrit translates as "May all beings everywhere be happy and free."
|#1||Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra||
|#2||Hey There Bobby Sue||
|#3||Harmonium In the Afternoon||
|#4||Roots Run Deep||
|#6||I'm So Normal That It's Weird||
|#7||Padouk In the Afternoon||
|#8||Jumped In the River||
|#9||Don't Make the Bed||
|#10||Big White Van||
|#11||Purple Stuffed Elephant and Champagne||
|#12||Brother Bird Is Southbound||
|#13||My Mantra Isn't Working||
|#14||Karma's Gonna Kick You In the Ass||
|#15||Swallowed By an Orb||
|#16||Fell Down On Bended Knees||
Thanks for the listen and comment to "Haughty"!
Hey Chip, thanks for listening and commenting on Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now that the sun's back I'll put that song away till next winter. Glad you made the move to Florida!
Hi Chip. Thanks for listening to and leaving such encouraging comments on Lovers Stand Alone. Glad, not only tht you liked the song, but that you got what i was trying to put across.
Thanks for the visit Chip and for the well-wishes. Just two more days with a set alarm clock! Glad I'll see you at 50/90!
Thanks for commenting on my E-Bow tune. Will listen to your songs in the next days.
Thank you Chip for your beautiful comment on Snow is Falling. I love Danny's lyric and Dawn's vocals.
Nice one Chip! ("Creative Obsession"). You're the first/only to realise it's voices in the head!
Thank you very much for your comment on "Swimming Up River", I really struggled with that song but feel like ultimately I ended up with a track I was pretty happy with that people seem to like.
Thanks Chip! I would welcome you to any future corpses. That would be fun.
Thanks for your comments on Morning song Chip - the truth of it is I was playing some of that stuff for the first time - whence the catching of breath 😀 Glad you liked it!
Thanks for listening and for the kind words on my piece "Winding Path". I appreciate it.
Hi Chip! Thanks for listening to Fate and Karma and offering feedback. I appreciate your kind words. I'll be back later this week to listen to more of your work. 😀
Ah, glad all that came through in Purple Sky.
Hi Chip, thanks for listening to "Gone Solo" and for your great comments. I appreciate them.
Thanks for listening to "Sea Cue". Glad you liked it. Yes, surf music was highly influenced by Flamenco and Mexican sounds. We were, for the most part, in Southern California so the Pachuko Soul from Pismo Beach leaked into a lot of it. BTW the '64 Jaguar on this track is the same one I played in my surf band in high school long, long ago.
Hi! Thank you for your encouragement. I need more confidence on the piano, though. How is it that I've been playing for years and still feel like I'm a bumbling fool when I play? 😀
Thank you so much Chip for your amazing comment on my attempt to do the challenge 2. I had fun creating my take on this beautiful piece which I love since my childhood. I took coursera jazz course which was truly amazing. I often improvise in light jazz style and some of my music is influenced by jazz elements but they are just elements really, not like a real jazz musician would play. I absolutely adore the way Oscar Peterson used to play. Thank you again for your amazing comment and support. I love your music and it is always wonderful to listen to your singing and playing. Enjoyed so much Swallowed by and Orb.
Wishing you a very happy and productive Spring.
Thanks for your comments on Dive. I probably worked harder on that than on any lyric during all of FAWM but in the end I still didn't feel like it was where I really wanted it to be. But I'm glad you liked it. I'll probably revisit it many times in the coming months.
Hi Chip~ Thanks for your feedback on "Metamorphosis". I'd love to hear your ideas for music. The idea for blues/soul never entered my mind but when I read the lyrics with that in mind, I can totally dig it! Thanks so much. Yes, easing out of the folksinger chair needs a push sometimes 😀
Hey thanks for the review, in this late date! 😀 It is much appreciated.
The more transparent I "feel", that better that one tends to come out.
I've been "hemming and hawing" over that one a while. Fortunately?, the more apocalyptic themed seems OK to do recently. -- I don't know why it all feels like a "wrecking" train sometimes. One commenter looked it up... and just love it... -- "a train that clears train wrecks!" Reviews are really awesome, sometimes.
Again, thanks much!
Thanks for visiting my page and listening! Really appreciate you taking the time.
Thanks for you nice comments on my songs. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.
Wow thanks so mich for your comments on "govinda Rhoda " song interesting to hear you are both yoga teachers. I sometimes work as a karma yogi at my friends yoga retreat in Crete where we have guitars so we regularly play there and it was my friend helen who runs the place, who sang me the initial chant . Fortunately I met them in Thailand so could get her to sing . I think that was my fav to do but also can't wait to get it back to my studio . Cheers again . Will be droppping in on you soon .
Thanks for commenting on my Takeover song! Hope you have a great weekend! 😀
Thank you for your comment on just an ordinary face. my work is based on research I have conducted and data I received using an online questionnaire. I am very fortunate that I do not have any personal experience to draw on in this area 😀
Thanks for your kind words on "A Missing Harmony"! That really made me happy that you liked the chord progressions as well as my guitar playing!!
Thanks for your comment! Sorry I didn't say anything until now, but I crashed pretty hard after FAWM was finished and I didn't even touch my computer again until today!
Thank you very much for your comment on "Love Is", I think when I record the "real" version of the song I will most likely keep the arrangement very simple to let the lyrics and the vocals be the star.
Hi, Chip - Thanks for the comment on "Gum on a Glass Sidewalk." If you think it would be helpful to use in a yoga class situation, you have my blessing to snag a copy for that purpose. It would be an honor to help people find some peace, relaxation and balance in this hectic world.
Thanks for the thoughts on my "Last Sad Song." Don't wait till next year to get out that mando!
Thanks Chip! Well, maybe not so experimental, since I had practiced it a time or two. I do plan to develop it further, drop the Cm and probably go to Cm6. I am trying to be more comfortable with II,V,I chord sequencing, and some true improvisation.
hey Chip I'm glad you enjoyed "wood for the fire" thank you for your lovely comments.
I'm using a three string partial Capo on the second fret of a standard tuning. It gives you the illusion of a DADGAD tuning. Check out using one it'll give you some really interesting choices and some great voicings.
Hiya Chip, today I was listening to one of my songs and it started cutting out just like you reported! So I moved all my songs to a different server. Thanks for the heads-up on that (wonder how many folks might have tried to listen and couldn't? Argh!)
I'll bet the kids loved playing the harmonium. That's awesome 😀
Hey Chip! Thanks for the heads up but everything seems ok with the songs. It is just plain hosting so there shouldn't be any issues.
Hey Chip, thanks for the comment! The rhythm instrument is actually a mandolin with guitar amp modelling software.
Hey! Thank you for giving me a listen and your comments, I really appreciate it,
I suppose It's just through my own lens that 'dark' felt apt, so I suppose you are right, the instrumental came out of trying to climb out of a the feeling of being in a rut
looking forward to listening through all of yours tracks across March now Fawm is finished.
Chip, thanks for your very kind words. I realise I haven't done much listening or commenting so far but I will be getting round to listening to your stuff, that's a promise!
Thanks for your comments on "Own" 😀
Thanks for your feedback on "Eternal Paradise" 😀
Thanks for your comment on Time is a Map. That is exactly what my dream was like. I checked out the Van Morrison song you referenced, I had never heard it, but it does sound like the same progression; crazy. Much more uptempo, but I definitely hear the similarity. The theme of the song is very similar too, I read through the lyrics. Maybe I was channeling Van Morrison that day? Thanks for sharing that with me.
Thank you for commenting on my skirmish song "the Wild Ones" .
I wish I played guitar like that!- my demos are being created on an Korg arranger. I dialed the sound in and played the chords on the keys! The rest is the band in the box!
Thanks for visiting my song "Reflection"!
Hey, Chip, thanks so much for your very kind comment! Just curious, which song of yours were you referring to?
Sorry to be late in thanking you for stopping by and commenting on Pillow Planet. I am so glad you enjoyed the silliness! One for the kid in all of us!
Thank you so much for the visit and the listen, Chip. 😊
It was @ajna1960 who introduced me to the tag. She practices chair yoga and asked me to write some pieces for her last year. It started with a piece I called "Cha Iry Oga". So now when I post any tracks that she can use, that's how I tag them. 😊
Oh man, hey thanks for the listen, and knowledgeable comments Chip! Now I am off to hear your latest creation.
Hi Chip, thanks for stopping by my songs and commenting on My Ballentine. I believe Ballentine is a wiskey/whiskey/whisky. I am not a Ballentine drinker, I just thought I was pretty clever thinking this up. 😉
I'm easily pleased.
Hey, thanx for the comment on Gongfemor. Yes, I improvised two Melodica tracks and then put one in each ear.
Thank you for your comment on my song!
Thanks for the nice comment on "And So I Joined". The "rise and fall" melody wasn't intentional, but it was what I went with because of limitations. I want my songs for the most part to be easy to sing, and I failed with this one because of the "rise and fall" effect. I'm not saying is a bad song by any means, but the melody makes the song difficult to sing. And I really want to fix that, but I just don't know how.
Yeah I want to experiment on a lot of things for FAWM that I either approached or never approached in my past songs. For the ones that I have approached, I want to improve the effect. For the ones that I never approached, I want to learn how to use them correctly.
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Hey Chip, thank you for your kind comments on Rockin' Chair Blues. I will stop back and give a listen to some of your songs when I have more time.
Thanks so much for your kind comment, Chip!
Thanks for coming by to listen to In our Home. Hopefully it will be one of many lullabyes, but it definitely is cool to have FAWM to help nudge me to create things I'll be happy to have years from now.
Thanks Chip for your comment on 'To the Lighthouse'. I am lucky to be surrounded by fascinating characters to inspire me 😀
Thanks for listening and playing along. I would love to hear what you added. We tried to leave space on the guitars, stones-like.
Thanks for checking out Where the Wind Blows - funny I am working on jazz sounds today and Billie Holliday was top of mind! Should be interesting what emerges from spending a snowy day indoors playing around with jazz on guitar and maybe even piano
Throw you lyrics over my experimental and post! Also open to some banjo my other song, Dreams Come and Go.
Hi Chip - thanks for your words! JH teaching for 15 years now. Keeps me young I think - though I am seeing grey hairs now. Your yoga studio is probably a lot more relaxing.
Thanks for the great comment on my song! I really appreciate it. 😀
Thanks for mentioning the concrete images in "Marmalade Coast." It's a big push for me this year and I'm glad it seems to be working.
Hi Chip thanks for taking the time to comment.
Hey Chip! Good to see you over here at FAWM 😀 Hope you are having fun 😀
Thank you Chip for your kind comments on 'To Dance With You' and the 'To the Lighthouse' lyrics. I'm afraid I have a tendency towards sad songs, even if the subject is happy, something I'm hoping to cure through FAWM!
Thanks for listening and commenting. You rock.
Hey! 😀, thanks for that song feedback comment. I was hoping for a more personal take from a listener perspecitive, if afftected any. I've spent a long, life, time of aggrevation in the Places of these/those things. I just don't get it/that, "affect", and occassoinally "pop-off" in a song :~) ...
Thanks for the kind comments on my "Roots" skirmish song. "Near biblical" is something I've never before heard in connection with my tunes. 😱
Thank you for comments on Roots. My poor little palm tree is stuggling, but I had it analyzed and hope the fertilizer works.
If you have any musical ideas for it, have at it!
Thanks for your feedback on 'Roots', Chip. I like the idea of reggae. I need to learn how to do that! 😀
Thanks so much, Chip, for your very nice comment on 'Clawing At My Roots'. 😀
Hey thanks Chip for the listen on Give Us This Night!
Hello!, thank you for the song feedback and comment; it's much appreciated.
Thanks loads, Chip! 😀
Yeah, I kinda went rogue with my influences on that one. But I had the biggest grin when I played it. And an even bigger one when I listened back and didn't count too many mistakes. 😀
Hey Chip! I hope you are doing fine... Great to see you back!
Thanks for giving my viola intro piece a listen! I didn't have a specific influence or image in mind when I wrote it, but I'm glad that you were able to produce one while listening. Hope your February 1 has you starting from a good place.
Greetings Chip! Happy FAWMing! 😀
Hi, Chip. Hope you have a great FAWM.
Hiya Chip. Happy FAWMing!
Hello fellow Floridian. Happy FAWMing
Heya! Yup, not too far at all. Also, *blushing* at your comments. Thank you. I try my best. And yeah, I love Celtic-influenced music, it shows up in a lot of my melodies. Have a great FAWM!
Hello. Look forward to this year!
Hey! Have a great FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your tunes.