Influences: Folk and Indie artist fan. Some of my favorites are Indigo Girls, Abigail Washburn, Janet Feld, Dar Williams. Because of FAWM, I am becoming a great fan of some of the artists here, too.
This is my second FAWM. Last year, I wrote and wrote and even did a couple collaborations, despite having never having recorded anything before and contracting laryngitis in the last week. Murphy's Law. I found everyone's feedback so helpful, and I look forward to giving you constructive remarks and listening to your stuff.
I am hoping to write some great folksy tunes this time around and get better at performing and recording stuff. Wish me luck!
|#1||I Know I Can't But If I Could I Might @kahlo2013||
|#2||Secrets and Lies||
|#4||Take That Chance||
|#6||I Wish I Could Believe @arthurrossi||
|#7||Guinea Pig Love||
|#10||Silence All The Sanity @raygungirls||
|#11||Snow Day Bourree||
|#13||Over The Edge @kahlo2013||
|#14||Unconditional Love @arthurrossi||
|#15||Lush Avocado Bath Bomb||
|#16||Greatest of All @sapient||
You are so kind and wonderful and I really appreciate you. So caring. Thanks for your comments. It means the world to me that I could make you smile. You are great and I hope to give you a hug sometime soon 😀
Thank you very much for your comment on "Mandy Lane". I tend to be a bit of an aggressive player which leads to the percussive strumming. It does work well for certain songs.
Hahaha, I wish I knew a Shelly Beach! 😁 Ya, fiction but that construct has been in my mind for a long time. That's how my mind works. Thanks for your lovely comment, for that lyric, and for Space Planes!
Hi.... congrats on your 14!
I uploaded the last 2 songs if you wanna hear'em, soundcloud is up again.
Gosh, I am so sorry😔. I should know better than to make assumptions especially given my own history of relationships. I too embrace polysexual as for me it has always been about the individual. I have now been with the same woman as my primary partner for 31 years so am functionally identified as lesbian by all who know me in this life but if something changed in our relationship in the future I would be very open to exploring loving relationships with any person where the emotional connection and chemistry existed. At my age now though, not sure anyone would be remotely interested! In any event that song is one of my favorite from this FAWM as it is written from a place in my heart where I have been struggling with feelings and your musical sensibilty and sensitivity were so beautiful and moving. My apologies and my deepest gratitide! And regarding churches and these issues .... I have a deep faith and sense of spirituality and am so lucky I found a religious commun
Thanks for all your commentary on my work this month, so kind of you to listen and comment so regularly!
Thank you for your kind words on "With Spears And Arrows", I truly appreciate it! 😀
Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to my songs. Like children (I don't have any of my own, yet), they came out rather more diverse than I expected, but I love them all, even if I can't believe they came from me. 😀 I can see how you'd think these might be suited to a musical-theater package, given their diversity. Thanks very much for your support & encouragement. I really appreciate it.
Thanks so much for your kind encouragement regarding my song, "People Said," @colgoo! I've only thought of putting together a musical theater production in passing. Never gave it too much thought. Don't think I could be satisfied with the product for a VERY long time. Thank you for the compliment on my "storytelling." I try to uncover (like an archaeologist) what the song's story is meant to be. I tend to be very limited with my words, mostly because I'm a perfectionist and am limited at this point in my lyrical ability - the lyrics are the hardest part for me. FAWM has been great for helping me work out a process for writing lyrics! Didn't come anywhere near 14, but 7 songs I can mark as "favorites" is pretty darn good, compared to my previous 4 over 8 years!
Hey! Thank you sooooooo much for the beautiful, sweet song that you made for "Unconditional love"! I am very, VERY happy how it turned out. Such a lovely tender melody, and your lovely voice shines so brightly all the time, great way of singing with a lot of emotion... I really really like it very much... Thanks so much for having given me the honor again...
Thank you: to mention me and ~Barbara in one sentence is an honour...
Love your music. If you want any other collabs, let me know - the Purpose of You, Sleepless Without You, or The Beauty of You are ones I wrote over the weekend that could be lovely ballads but not when I try to sing them!
Thanks for the feedback!! <3
Hi, Thank you for heartfelt comment and support on my grief song
" Fight the Good Fight, Babe" . I will keep working on it after Fawm.
I like your interpretation on my last song (skirmish) "Strawberry Jam". I think one thing that went in my mind when I wrote it is really sexual thing... But I also thought about some more things that can be those strawberry jam... haha now I really have to think about what I wrote it, I guess this is what's so nice about skirmishes, that you don't really remember what you wrote about! Got some homework now 😁
Alrighty! Let's give it a shot 😀
Is there a way I can contact you off of FAWM? You can get me at abomnium at gmail dot com
You were kind enough to reach out in my "Help, I need a kick-start" thread on the forums. Thank you 😀
I wonder... quite often people send me lyrics and I end up doing bad things with them. Would you be interested in trying to do it the other way around? Where I write lyrics and you set them to music?
Let me know if you are interested... 😀
Thanks for listening to "Gloria", I appreciate it!
There could be no better offer! You know I totally love your music!
I really like that idea, for "Welcome To Our Home" and I think I know what you're imagining... My range isn't the most flexible, but it does seem to spiral in that way lyrically. Thanks for listening!
Thanks so much for your gorgeous comment on "Unconditional love"! I would love it! 😀
Congrats on 12 already! Thanks for listening and writing. I am watchlisting you to be able to come back and listen at my next break. Super excited to hear Bollywood Wedding. Thanks again!
PS I also am really keen on meeting him someday to get a whiff!
I am so looking forward to a song entitled Lush Avacado Bath Bomb!!! What a fragrant image!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my songs! Now that I recovered from the flu I might also get to writing some more again. Your FAWM is looking very successful so far. 😀
colgoo, thanks for liking "Dust Clouds On Horizon". Even if it isn't recorded, you Mom-n-law will connect with her own life story.
Howdy colgoo. Thank you for your sincere words on "Are You Sincere". Look up the origin of 'sincere'. It means "without wax" and comes from when Italian marblesmiths coated their statues in wax to make it smooth and shiny. Later the wax fluffed off and exposed the work as inferior. Without wax, it was the real thing, true, trustworthy.
Hey, thank you for your nice comment - and correcting my lousy English ("kettle of fish")! 😉
Thank you so much for commenting on my spring song! It means much to me, considering how heavenly your singing voice is. 😊
Hi there!! Sorry for the slight delay, but thank you so much for your kind words on my songs and for sharing them as well 😀 I'll be away for around 10 days in mid-March, but would love to attend your FAWM meetup if I can make it. I think email is a much more convenient way to stay in touch—please reach out at email@example.com
Awwwww, hugging you so big. Thank you for telling me part of your story.
Thank you for commenting on 'Soma Street' I love it when I have to google a word of description, never come across sibilant before but reading it back you are so right. Thanks.
Just saying hi and thanking you for your encouragement.
Thank you for commenting on my Lantern song. I've been enjoying listening to yours as well - your songs are like a breath of fresh air, and also informative in that they introduce me to new worlds!
Thanks for your support of ask but listen.
and thank you again from all Four Directions 😉
Thank you so much for the nice words! I have to admit that one is one of my current faves...even though I love all my babies...I have some catching up to do on yours!!
Thanks for your visit and feedback rock and roll goddess!
thank you for your feedback on "Heaven"
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the listens and the comments. ☺
Yup, Mo Willems is great! She definitely got her inspiration from that. Think of it as a tribute 😀
Thanks for the review!
Aw.. you're too kind!! Honestly, I've been multi-tracking since forever and I took my college music eduction pedagogy classes way too seriously. 😀 Besides this is my seventh FAWM and I usually record over thirty songs for the 50/90 challenge as well. I don't know exactly how I do it, but I'm drawing on a lifetime of creating music. I love this community because so much of what I hear reminds me of all the different stages of my personal journey, and gives me glimpses into other paths still unexplored.
Thank you for listening and commenting on You Were the One. I hear the Fall to Pieces reference now...an acoustic folky version, in a way.
Thanks for the feedback on my song,have two four year old boys here today, they were the best inspiration! <3
Thanks for coming to listen to In Our Home. I think it's really cool that your sister has her own special lullabye for her kids. My wife says now if we have another I'll have to write another song, but I can worry about that a few FAWMs down the road. 😉
Thanks for listening to "One on One With Nature" I really appreciate it!
I did the vocal before I got sick, but couldn't work on it until my ears felt better. LOL, still coughing.. whine, whine, whine, but I'm so done with being sick!
Thanks so much for your wonderful words... You are too kind...
Thank you for the comments you made on my music. I'm very grateful!
Thanks a lot for listening and commenting on our song. have a great Feb!
Thank you for your kindness. It means a lot coming from you!
Thanks so much for your feedback on "American Dream." After reading your comment, I think I might be trying too hard to make it universal. I'm gonna try looking at it again from my point of view instead of Generic Blue Collar Guy, ha ha!
Thanks for your feedback on my song "Bridgette"! There's a working soundcloud link now if you actually want to HEAR it, lol.
Apologies if you found it a little dark - I know it's a difficult topic to discuss, hope I did it justice though!
Thanks for listening to my song "Underneath The Tree", I appreciate it.
Thanks for visiting "Nightmare of My Dreams", I appreciate your time and comments!
Also, you're my best friend all day today and part of tomorrow for liking "orangey pink" because I thought it was the one bit that was never gonna work.
We haven't checked any New England states off yet. Nothing past New York State. Someone in Maine owes me lobster anyway so maybe I'll go collect and play some music.
Re: extra instruments on "Big Dark Cloud" — if I had a band, might could do that. It's just me, and for the past few months my wife playing keyboard bass.
Rainstick is good. I'm going to be making a couple, and I could dragoon an audience member into playing it. Hmmm . . .
Thank-you for all of your lovely feedback! 😀
I would like to thank you for this wonderful song that you made for "I wish I could believe"... The music is so beautiful, awesomely sad, but still with a touch of hope. I really love the melody and you performed it in such a lovely, empathetic way... I am very impressed... Thank you so much for this gorgeous song!
Thanks for the comments on DIY Heaven. This is my first FAWM so trying to take in all the comments and give out thoughtful comments as well. There will be tools soon!
Hey Colgoo, thanks for your comments on "All That Gush". Much appreciated!
Thank you for the kind words about "Woman." You get it! 😄
thank you for listening to and leavin such a nice comment on my song, the night the mooon disappeared.
Thank you for coming by to listen to my French song.
The style is like a Parisian musette waltz, but musettes generally have an accordion
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on "I wish I could believe"! Definitely YES! 😀 I would look very forward to it if you gave it a try... Please, feel free to alter the lyrics as you like... And also, please, let me know if you like me to add you as collaborator or if you prefer to re-post the eventual song, to me, either way is ok...
Thank you for kind comment on my Souper song. You certainly have a way with words as well, and your guitar playing is so soothing. 😊
Ha! Mt. Washmore! I wish I had thought of that! Thanks for the comments!
Thank yo so much for your kind words on "I Dream of Green Hills"! 😀
Thanks for your kind words on "heartbeats " much appreciated 🙏
Thank you for the nice comment 😀 and for enlightens me as to the meaning behind some of my dreams!
Check your Spam folder, just in case. Sent you email last week, and two just now. You might not be getting my emails. 😮
Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment. 😀
I just listened to your recording of I know I can't but if I could I might and am so so blown away with how gorgeous it is. So appreciated your liner notes too. What a gift to have your beautiful music!
My band will be swinging through in June/July...we'll see what we can work out in that area! Let me know if you have venues you like.
I loved your demo Colleen! I will add you as a collaborator but feel free to post new. Thanks a million! Love your sound and musical sensibility!
Congratulations on making it to the Century Club! 😀
Hi Colleen, Thank you SO much for your beautiful comment and for adding a mention in the recommended songs thread. A sweet surprise! I'm happy that following my instincts like a child at play led to something you would feel inclined to share. <3
Thank- you for your feedback. <3 😀
Oh great lord! Your comment on my song "Crazy Ideas" is lovely, I couldn't ask for more right now, really! 😀 Thanks a lot! and also thanks for mentioning me in the "vocalists that you like" on the forum.
To be honest with you, I read your comment on the forum and this is what made me think that I need to record a nice song that will show my vocals, I had some songs but they were not so good.. So I can say that you gave me inspiration to actually sit and try to write something instead of working on something that I wrote yesterday. So you have around 20% of the song process. Thanks again 😁 see you around.
Hey Colgoo thank you for the comment on the song I appreciate it.
Aww -- thanks for the mention on favorite vocalists! Especially because I've been feeling like my vocals are pretty rough this year, since I'm usually just doing one-take iPhone recordings at the end of a long day . . .
Thank you so much Colleen for your beautiful and so supportive comment on my lyric.
Thanks for listening to my little ditty.
Nice to "meet" you. Looks like we've been paired up for the Random Collab. Email me at info at raygungirls dot com and let's see what we can come up with!
Thanks for the kind words. But for the grace of god/roll of the dice anyone of us could be in that situation.
Thank you for your kind words on " here we go" looking forward to lhearing you!🙏
Thanks for the kind words. But for the grace of god/roll of the dice anyone of us could be in that situation.
Thanks for the uke song feedback!
If you would like to try it it would be an honor to have you collaborate on it!
Thanks! Not sure I'd be capable of putting a full orchestra on it, but possibly a simple drum line - mostly bass.
Thanks for your comment! I think that this must be a year when we are all trying to incorporate instruments that we don't usually use. Hmm..wonder why? I guess that is what fawm is for. My farfisa is not a typical organ, as it is just like an accordion with 2 octaves of keys, but also 5 rows of buttons for octave, major, minor, and 7th....I wish it had diminished like an accordion has, but no billows to deal with. TMI, but now you know...