Influences: Last year, I listed some influences. All day long, I've been trying to think of how to update here. What I've come up with: If you listen to my songs and know my age (52 in March) you can probably figure out my influences.
This is my 11th (!) FAWM. I've also done 9 50/90s.
The last two FAWMs, my bio has read: husband, dad, dog petter, yogi, troubadour, semi-accomplished multi-instrumentalist, beachcomber, gardener.
This year I'll add: Meditator, custodian, beer drinker, sunrise/sunset watcher.
Profile picture (a self portrait): Wife and I own a yoga studio and occasionally I play music there. Sanskrit translates as "May all beings everywhere be happy and free."
|#2||Meet Me At the County Fair||
|#3||Ram Is the Sound||
|#4||Duet For Uke and Padauk||
|#5||Beg for a Hard-Boiled Egg||
|#6||This Rainy Day||
|#7||Drunk On Love||
|#8||Every Day Is Christmas Eve||
|#10||Song Stuck In my Throat||
|#11||Medicine Taking Mantra||
|#13||I Made It To 52||
|#15||Duet For Ukulele and Harmonium||
|#16||Valley of Flowers||
|#18||Mean Ol' Martha @sjbatavia||
|#20||4-Note Melody Waltz||
|#21||Beer Drinking Wife||
|#23||What the Hell Has Been Eating My Greens?||
|#24||Muddy Muddy Waters @sjbatavia||
Thanks for your comment on 3 shots of Applejack, singin' sweet Caroline. Too tough to put to music for now; maybe one day in the future.
Hi Chip, thanks for listening to Make your Joy - glad you liked it! It also turns out we share a birthday 😀
Thank you for your kind words on "Such a Sin", I wasn't sure how I felt about that one when I was working on it but it grew on me. I occasionally play my electric out when I do shows and I always get a great response.
Thank you Chip for both comments. I had a collaboration coming with some instruments added but so far it hasn't happen. So even with the collaboration so far it would have been an instrumental.
It was wonderful to collaborate with Alex again.
Hope one day we collaborate on something.
Thank you for listening and for your super nice comments. We are definitely planning on writing more music together in the coming months... 😀
Thanks Chip! Nadia always makes such delightful music. I love working with her.
Hey Chip, Thanks so much for your kind comments on my songs. First FAWM and I really dug it Thank you for helping me to continue the enjoyment. 😀
thanks for your comment on the wife. its always fun ooking for a voice for maddies characters. ive been commenting on songs by peiple who say they will be here this month. out of about 30 people who were new to me,, only three respnded to my comments, so i dont know if they are really checking in or not.
Thank you for your supportive comment on Hooked on a Feeling - I must get back to that.
Thank you for your kind words on "Follow Me".
thanks for your commennts on tobacco stains. i quit 30 years ago and dont miss it, but still occasionally smoke in my dreams, but i have really cut down on my dream smoking maybe someday ill quit.
The version of Garageband I was using was on the Mac, so, it's a little more powerful, but it's CRAZY what the phone version can do too! It's a seriously powerful music creation tool!
Thanks for listening to my songs "King.." and "Don't trust...". Right now I'm happy with the sketches and just too tired for recording again.
But thanks for your suggestion not to add too much when expanding on the songs.
Just thought I'd let you know the final version of "Jet Pack" is up; different completely than what you heard before (the audio was a placeholder from something completely different by accident).
Thanks for listening before, hope you get a chance to hear the "real" version here:
Thank you for your kind words on my song "Blueberry Island". I appreciate it, and I'm glad you liked it.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our song "Jet Pack". We had a technical issue and the system actually plugged in the link for one of our other songs & we could not get it out of there until tonight. Completely different style now & includes the vocals. If you get a chance check it out. Thank you for your positivity songs! I really enjoy the positive vibes.
Thanks so much for your comments on "Am I Honestly In Love" glad you liked it 😀
Thank you for your kind words on my song "Hate". I appreciate it.
Thank you Chip. You inspire me!
Ahhh thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback and for sitting through all of 'alone'! It makes more sense with the vocals when I get them done but glad some of the build and tension is coming through on the instrumental!
And the comments on Full of Empty 😉 thank you!
Thank you so much for the listen and comments on Unexpected Dividend, much appreciated! Muse on!
And thanks for the compliment on “Frustration in Gm”. I try my best, harps my main thing and so many others that are so much better. Nice to hear these components.
Thanks for checking out “The Stranger”. Yes it’s part of my concept albums.
Have found concept albums work well for me. Find a theme, and choose and location and try to make it contained.
Thanks for the listen/comment on the baritone duet with my daughter. It was great fun. I'd have pressed for perfection, but her time is precious, (she's also an Irish dancer and gearing up for St. Patrick's shows) so I took what I could get.
Thanks for listening! "Springdale" is NOT about the town in Ohio 😀
Banjo-picking day sounds awesome! Thanks for stopping by to listen!
Glad you liked it. This is just a very rough outline. I'm going to tighten it up in March. Work is being pretty brutal right now, so I'm just putting up placeholders until things clear up. I hope we can do more songs together. Thanks again!
Hi and thank you for your kind comment on she can scare a gun.
You are free to do that song to your own as I am not using it for further productions. But of course I would like to hear it and be credited for the lyrics (Credit with acousticmaddie)
Thank you for listening and congratulations on 20 songs! I will take a listen!
Thank you for listening and congratulations on 20 songs! I will take a listen!
Thanks for coming by for a listen, I appreciate your encouragement, I worked on three songs yesterday to get to my trophy and I had an unhappy family, so I came off a little down, but I am sporting my trophy and feeling better!!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and adding such kind, complementary comments on my songs. I still feel like a beginner, and this year I'm so hampered by not being able to play my violin much, but kind critiques and appreciative listeners like you are so appreciated. 😀
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!!
Thanks for stopping by to listen and for your kind words!
Hey thanks for commenting on my song "Star". Sometimes life will throw you a curve that ends up being wonderful.
Yes you guessed the Dylan reference correctly !
Thanks for the insightful comment on John Madison.
Thanks! Fork It Over was a fun song to do!
hey, thanks for stopping by and glad i spiced up your morning coffee 😀 in truth, what you're hearing is what i haven't managed to forget in 20 yrs of inactivity... let's just say Om
Chip, thank you so much for your meaningful comments on Fly Beneath The Earth. I really appreciate it. I'll take a listen to yours too!
moved to "52"
Thank you so much for your lovely words on the Story Time Waltz! Was pleased to finally include some uke.
Thanks Chip! It's interesting watching videos of 4'33" performances (erm.. up to a point), some people take it really seriously and to others it's clearly a huge joke but it's a fun concept.
Hey, thanks for the nice comment. No one's ever accused me of giving my guitar playing any attention. In this case--Thanksgiving--I actually did practice a bit and give it a little thought 😀
I'm glad you dug "Broken Down in Fargo." I feel you on the 'missing' chorus repeat. The track was literally built from noodling around with a new (to me) amp I just happened to record and the rest was done around that, so I didn't have another chorus. 😁 If I get around to re-working it after the month is done, I'll flesh it out. Thanks again.
Mhh hwhh mrr, aow eeh eew ehhm mmm mh mh mh. Eow aew hhrr rrr mew.
[Thank you for your comments. 🐾
My brother @mojo started catcore in 2009. He didn't want to just watch our human making music, he wanted to take part too. He sang and played the piano, but me I'm more into instrumental catcore (there will be the occasional meow here and there, but I'm not a singer.) My human has become a specialist of collaborations with cats. She says it's a great way to keep exploring unknown sonic territories, and to renew her musical approach.]
Thanks a bunch! I’m glad the sounds translated well with the words. Especially since you live by a river. Thanks for listening.
Thank you for the lovely comment on "The Bluebird and the Crow"!
thanks very much for your kind words on 'septemberblue'.
Thank's for listening again dude, I'm glad you heard a cinematic quality, I'm very chuffed with that!
Thanks for the listen on our Valentine Box song. That is sweet that you had memories too.
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for your kind comments on Let Me In. 😀
Thanks for your kind words regarding Sing Me A Country Song
Thanks for the comment Chip! Yep, there's a nod to Cohen in each verse (a lyric snip from the original song)... It was also the song my 12 yr old daughter (the character in the first verse) chose to sing acapella at her school talent show!
Thanks for the comment.
Yeah if you want to use any of my tracks feel free. I have no objections.
thanks for listening- and yes.. sometimes 'space' was a great highlight of the show, and toward the end of the GD run (by the early 90's) all that midi stuff they were using got quite incredible to hear at times... there's a really strange but interesting cd they released of 'all space' called 'infared roses' you may know, btw. (tho yeah, a little of that goes a long way) anyway, i need to hear more of yours, have a great fawm!
Thanks for dropping by, Chip. Did you ever get my message about collaborating? I have a track that I've been working off and on this week. Send your ingredients and I'll send you mine if you're interested!
Thanks for your comment on my "Before the Coffee Kicks In." I just updated the demo, transposing and adding vocals.
Thank you very much for the kind words on the duett! Glad you liked it!
Thanks for your kind words, Chip - it's always inspiring when people like what they hear!
Thank you for your always supportive attitude and today for the very kind comment on our duett.
Hey Chip! thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments on House of crumbles. I really enjoyed the challenge of taking inspiration from someone else's tune and remaking it
Looks like you've got some nice output here I'm going to take a listen. I see you're in Florida I'll be playing down in the Fort Lauderdale area in early April!
Glad you liked The Bell. I'm fond of it.
Yes, the Melodica is so much fun to play!
Great start Chip! You will be there in no time!
Thanks for the encouragement, Chip. I really wasn't sure about that song. It really helps to get some reassuring comments.
Thank you, --appreciate that.
I think, you and andy like me, only comment when "feeling it"... otherwise not, --great way to go.
So, hearing from you, as I've come to know you, andy etc. over time, that kind of "short hand" is effective, --or, 😀 I'd not hear from you, well... generally speaking, baring busy life issues etc.
So, just say'in... 😝
Chip! Glad to see you here. I am digging your work to date - more comments incoming.
Thanks for your comment on Homework Sucks! It feels a very different offering from my other two and I was quite uncertain about sharing it, so am quite taken back by the positive responses!
Hi Chip, thank you for your kind and encouraging words on The Real Thing. Your music is inspirational; I wanna write a song using a uke!
Thank you for commenting on my song. So nice to have you here
Hey Chip! Thanks for coming by. I'm currently working on a Collab, but when I'm done, are you interested in doing something?
Hello Chip! Great seein’ ya back here!
Ha ha. Cheers mate. Yeah i enjoyed that one a lot
I'd be down for collaborating on some bluegrass songs. Let me know if interested.
Thanks so much! It was kind of hard for me to keep the piano that simple so I’m glad you said it worked 😀 I’m always questioning myself! Haha
Thanks for the comments dude, I really appreciate it - I think the ambition was a heavy price to pay - couldn't finish it before end of yesterday and it's a late submission today - ahah, So far behind so soon!
Haha, I totally started thinking about a downtempo country song when I was typing out the lyrics for a second time.
Thank you for your comment on Mother Song. I’m fighting a cold at the mo, so my voice is slightly more gravelly than normal, but I think you’re right that it adds to the kind of stripped-away integrity of the mother’s (my) response. Thanks!
Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so pleased you enjoyed Stay the Night. It's nice to be back here and be with you and my other FAWM friends
Thanks for that mate. That was a reaction to the non studio i had all last year. I have righted it with my second song 😉
Thanks for the listen and the kind words!
Hi from Melbourne, Australia!
Happy FAWMing Chip!
Greetings from St. Pete.
Hi Chip! Nice to see you here again for another FAWM... Have a great February!
Hi Chip! Wishing you a FAWMtastic month!
Chip. I'm writing some ideas on lots and lots of sticky notes. You interested in an open mic at the Jelly Factory?
Hi Chip. Since you're here, I can only guess that Irma didn't give you too much trouble. Welcome back.
Hey hey Mr chip. Good to see you. hope life is splendid and very much looking forward to your output
Howdy Chip, counting down the days till we all get the ball rolling again. Here's to the songs we made, and to the ones still out there!
Hey, Chip! Good to see you here as always. Happy fawming!
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