Influences: Laura Marling, Indigo Girls, Guy Garvey, The Unthanks, and the Mitchells (Anais & Joni, not Phil & Grant).
Use the social networky links up there if you'd like to see what I do when it's *not* FAWM.
And if you're here reading this, listen to my friend @Woolford's songs - he's the most talented songwriter I know.
Singer since birth. Songwriter & guitarist since 2004. I'm a data analyst, which correctly implies a lot about me, but I refuse to discuss it. ESPECIALLY if we're at a party. Christ.
I'm up for collabing with anyone if I'm into what they do. Demos I post here aren't meant to be made public - FAWM is a special place where nobody minds that I haven't learned my own songs yet - but let's talk. (If you're business-minded, start with that. I'm usually happy with 50/50.)
In 2017 I tried FAWM and got a big crush on this way of writing. I did half of 50/90 and fell in love with it. In 2018 I guess I'm married to it.
I'm going to try for 28 songs, but 14 would also be great. I'm considering making a Patreon: as long as one-take demos count as content people might want to pay a quid for, it could be worthwhile...
|#1||Crazy For You||
|#2||The Pale King||
|#3||All I Want Is To Be Home||
|#4||The Best Gift Of All||
|#6||You and Me||
|#7||Eight Line Blue||
|#9||Live And Die This Way @tiedyehero||
|#10||Brother, Have I Lost You||
|#11||Let’s Make a Memory @s7even||
|#12||I'm Not A Morning Person||
|#13||Valentine's Gift (Not About You)||
|#14||Strange Desire @charliecheney||
|#15||Oceans In A Narrow Hall @wen||
|#17||Rose and the Baobabs||
|#18||Lover There's A Sickness||
|#19||For Glory @woolford||
Wonderful performance at FOP just seen the video. Love the playing and your voice is captivating. Lovely songs too, but then I knew that 😀
Thanks! Lovely to meet you too, and to hear your stuff!
Trying to figure out how I managed to *not* listen to any of your stuff during FAWM and apologizing profusely. (You know I love your music, right?) Cheers!
Woops...I said Corinne and the darn voice text called you Karen. Sorry about that!
Hey Karen thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comments for This Ship has Sailed. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm going to get to work
re-recording and getting a cleaner sound on it. Thanks so much.!
So, I'm going about my life today and trying to figure out what is that tune running in my head. I stopped and consciously pushed it along to its refrain and "heard",
And the white foam rolled, the white foam rolled
White Foam for the win!
I’m glad you liked that little snippet of raw conversation in our intermission song! Also, I’m not sure if you’d actually want a transcript though, because we were actually discussing our friend’s 10yr old nephew addicted to porn LOL — cheers!
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!!
I know it's really late, but I wrote something on guitar that made me think of your wonderful voice and lyrics. Any chance I can e-mail it to you to see if it might work out? I hate to compare it to a specific band, but it reminded me of somewhere in between Saturday and Monday, which you and I have in common according to a comment on my good friend kovbleu's page. zecoop at yahoo dot com if you have any interest. 😀
Got it! Sorry. I've been using those pages as markers to see who had finished recordings and what their lyric changes were.
I think it’s great. Thank you so much again.
I’m putting it on my fb and my Music page. If you want to re-do it till you’re comfortable with it I have no problem waiting.
Thank you so much. You’re angelic. Seriously. I’m a huge fan.
If you wouldn’t mind putting it on sound cloud when you get a chance if be very greatful.
I Have a request though. Will you put it on sound cloud so I can share it please.
It won’t let me open the link. I totally trust you though.
I am so excited. Thank you!!
I love your music! Would you be interested in collaborating on something? Check out my lyrics and see if anything sticks out and if not keep an eye on what I’m coming out with Incase something fits with you. I’d be beyond excited if you decided to do something with me. Be blessed.
Hey, I've been listening to your stuff on here and up on bandcamp. Umm. Your melodies and phrasing are wonderful. A little intimidating to be honest. Maybe we should talk over what you're looking for before I start.
Yes, I'd be glad to put some lyrics together for you. I'll see what comes out and get back to you. How should I send them? Email? Post a new song on FAWM and send you the link? Facebook message?
Hey, full disclosure, I've forgiven her completely and come to grips with things about myself on very personal terms, so the pain thing is not necessarily guaranteed, but I'll give it a go if you want.
Hey, Corinne. Thanks for all the lovely words. Regarding Snow Day: I added this lo-fi distortion effect to separate those alternating vocals, I suppose I would take that off in a less hectically assembled mix for clarity.
Thanks for your support and sharing my song. Holy moly you're killing it, nearly finished!
You are totally welcome! I just went and listened to White Foam again and this one may just be my favorite FAWM 2018 song!!!
Hey! Thanks so much for the kind comments, much appreciated!
oh man I listened to so much bright eyes long ago I guess they are still secretly influencing me to this day. Thanks for the comment!!!
Thanks for the comment! I started making the liner notes little writing projects this year because I got bored of saying "yeah, I tried to make this sound peppy" or "I will never include a synthesized tuba in a song again as long as I live".
Ahh thank you for the lovely words. Foy is a friend of mine and ive travelled a lot to see his wonderful shows solo and with the band. He is a true artist and true gentleman and yes he influences my music a lot i guess without even noticing. Thanks again!
Thanks for the kind words on my video game battle music!
Hey, thanks so much for that lovely comment on Coffee and Wine! 😀
shall i send it to you via email?
I’ll write you some lyrics if you want to collaborate! Any topics / vibes / any direction you want to go for?
Thank you Miss !
Have a nice FAWM 2018 !
I'm so glad you liked my lyrics! I gave Pale King a listen and love those lyrics (also a huge Hadestown fan so it's right up my alley). Really love the feel of You and Me too - something about the melodies and your voice and how the melodies fit on top of the accompaniment reminds me a bit of Joni Mitchell (haha, wrote this before I saw that she's listed as one of your influences!).
Thanks for the scoop on Patreon, I'll have to check it out.. Congrats on the Centurion club status!
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 the lovely comments on my lyrics!
Thanks to you, I've started looking up paint colors online (just for their interesting names)! Shall I share a google doc with you? You can pick and choose what you like from my list of highlights--assuming you find any of them useful for sharing in your paint chip challenge. (I have a list of over 300 created at this point. They're not necessarily all winners, though.)
Here's three (sets of 3) highlights for you:
After the Storm
Thanks a ton for the positive comment 😀
Thanks so much for the inspiration and the sweet comment to follow up on "Avalon's Hinkypunk". I appreciate the encouragement. One thing though... What's Patreon? Just curious!
Thanks for the great comment on my song!
Thanks for the lovely comments. Go for the Patreon! I'm considering that, too, and nervous about creating content (and what will it be!?) but love the concept of sustainer memberships for creative work. Keep us posted if you do!
Cumbria! The Lake District. When you get a chance.
Svend. Was the guitarist. The most piraty guitarist I could find when the mood struck at 3am ...
In reference to the coda on Backstage: it's just gibberish. I liked the idea of unintelligible screaming over the triple harmony.
Ha ha, thanks for commenting, and the same to you! You did some amazing stuff last year, so I'm looking forward to hearing all 28 songs this year. There's some mutual fangirling going on 😁
"It's strange how some intervals sound more "out of tune" than others." <-- there is actually a reason for that, which I didn't mention: with Just Intonation, everything is *very heavily* attracted to the tonal center of your key. in my case, this was usually C.
C major sounded great (literally perfect in fact), but D minor sounded awful. other chords have similar effects, depending on how far they are from C or G. it's pretty strange to work with!
Yes that are waves from the oceans to:) Thanks for listening.
Thank you for stopping by and listening to Silence with his lies. ANd for commenting. Really appreciated.
Seven years to "start", well, OK, -- no rush then! 😀
Haha! I'm sure there will be nothing to be embarrassed of, but rest assured, what happens in FAWM stays in FAWM 😁
Hey hey - I believe we have a mutual friend of Rosie Swayne. I intended to come to her/your gig in December, but no-one else could make it, and it was just a wee bit far to drive on my own.
Welcome and good luck! 😀
Read your profile here. I just find what you say interesting for yet-to-be-expressed reasons. I think I just may put you on my watchlist (in the event you do post any work).
Hey! Hope you have a great FAWM!
Hey, nice to see another folk fan on here. When it comes to Mitchells, I'm a big fan of artist Joan Mitchell BTW ...