crisp1 34


Oceanside USA   Jan 2017

Artist Bio

Influences:   In the year since the last FAWM (which was my first), I have been listening to a lot of folk and Americana and roots music. Not sure which lyric writers have influenced my own writing but I admire Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, and Natalie Merchant among many others and I'm happy to say I just discovered Jason Isbell.

My first FAWM was an unbelievable experience with all the inspiring talent here, as was my first 50/90 this past summer and fall. Hoping for another great FAWM.
Since I only write lyrics, I am always looking for collaborations so please contact me if you like a lyric or if you have music that you want me to hear. If you do like a lyric, but would like to make some changes to it, I'd really appreciate you running the changes by me beforehand. Thanks and happy FAWMing!

Songs (34)

#1 Evening Echo 14
3 weeks
#2 Empty Spaces 9
2 weeks
#3 Coming Down 3
2 weeks
#4 Empty Spaces @sph  16
2 weeks
#5 Tattoo 4
2 weeks
#6 Be There Soon @metalfoot  10
2 weeks
#7 Evening Echo @silvermediapro 8
2 weeks
#8 Coming Down @silvermediapro 5
2 weeks
#9 Feeling Fine 4
2 weeks
#10 Damaged 4
2 weeks
#11 Like Her 4
2 weeks
#12 Alone 3
2 weeks
#13 Without You 2
2 weeks
#14 Winter 2
1 week
#15 Diamond-Studded Highway 5
1 week
#16 Snowdrop @olisiatonight 6
1 week
#17 No Status in the Status Quo 5
1 week
#18 Evening Echo @audrey  11
1 week
#19 Everything @colgoo  11
1 week
#20 Memorize This View 4
6 days
#21 Can't Die 6
5 days
#22 If You Were Here 4
5 days
#23 I Want to Smell Roses 2
5 days
#24 Can't Die @littlespiral 2
5 days
#25 Coat of Dust 3
4 days
#26 Coat of Dust @khobaio02 1
4 days
#27 I Know You Care 2
4 days
#28 Invitation to a Funeral 2
3 days
#29 I'm Okay With That @wacha  16
3 days
#30 Godlight on the Castle 3
2 days
#31 Damaged @wacha  14
2 days
#32 To Watch over You 1
1 day
#33 Secrets @spunky4455 3
23 hours
#34 Feeling Fine @theresaj  4
7 hours


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  • @jibbidy34  13 mins

    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!!

  • @theresaj  8 hours

    Emailed you

  • @jpt  20 hours

    Thank you for your kind words concerning my song "Fading Away".

  • @jfrancissmith  1 day

    Thanks so much for your comments!

  • @aprilm  3 days

    Thanks! I posted the music to Winter River too, separately, if you wish to check it out

  • @spunky4455 3 days

    Hey Doug! Thanks for thinking of me! I have not been very active this Feb because of other commitments. Sure, I'm up for it. Which song were you thinking about?

  • @misterd 4 days

    Thanks for listening and generous and kind comments on my song ' cobblestone alley ' . It's so gratifying to have positive feedback . I think being part of this musical/ artistic community is just the best thing ! Cheers 😊👍

  • @silvermediapro 4 days

    hey, thanks for the compliment on "Springtime, Cometh!"! i definitely intend to finish it fairly soon, just to see where my imagination takes me with it! 😀

  • @berni1954 4 days

    Thanks for giving our collab "A Gust of Wind" a spin. I love the Jethro Tull comparison. I have always been a big fan of theirs since "This Was" (Gulp... I just realised, that's 50 years ago this year).

  • @jibbidy34  4 days

    Why thank you so much for your lovely words about 'My Friend' Doug! I have been learning ProTools now for 2 months and as you can hear - I'm having a blast doing it.

  • @jessicagraae  5 days

    Thank you so much for your kind words about my lyrics and songs. I really appreciate it.

  • @boyatheart  5 days

    Thank you for leaving such wonderful comments on my music. It's very humbling and very much appreciated.

  • @jibbidy34  5 days

    Oh my goodness! Yes I remember you too. Hello and how have we missed each other? I will watchlist you so I get your music notifications. Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words on 'Fire Pig' 😁

  • @tan482  6 days

    Thanks for listening to my tune, happy it took you travelling 😉

  • @misterd 6 days

    Thanks so much for listening and the kind and generous words on my song 'When things fall apart ' . It means a lot & I really appreciate it ! 🙏

  • @lhcisco  6 days

    Thanks for the comment on Old Man! I may be doing the band thing again down the road, so who knows. This may get played!

  • @dianaviney 6 days

    thanks for you nice comment on Favorite sweater. Cough drops on the way. The song made my 13 yr old cry so I figured I might be onto something. Cheers.

  • @audrey  1 week

    Thanks for your comment on Evening Echo. You asked me which Sibelius piece inspired it. I'm actually not familiar with Jean Sibelius' music. One day, I'll have to give a listen to some of his works. Sibelius is the brand name of the score-writer software I use to write music. The piano part and the vocal 'echos' are the Sibelius playback of what I wrote using that software.

  • @colgoo  1 week

    I can’t believe you weren’t on my watch list....that would explain my radio silence on your fantastic lyrics!!!!

    Anyway, thank you for reaching out to me for a collaboration. Now I have you on all my watchlists!!! I promised myself I would not do more than one collab per person during FAWM. Why do your lyrics have to be so tempting????

    Thanks for reaching out to me! Hope you are happy with “Everything”! Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • @audrey  1 week

    Hi I wrote music for Evening Echo. Thanks for the great lyrics. If you're interested, I could send you a pdf of the sheet music I wrote for it.

  • @olisiatonight 1 week

    Hi! We got randomly paired! Your part is writing a song. So please contact me via gmail or soundcloud so we can discuss or "track")) (bc I cannot contact you)

  • @wacha  2 weeks

    I just took a look at your influences and noticed Natalie Merchant, no wonder we get along so well musically. 10,000 Maniacs and Natalie Merchant have become pretty large influences of mine. Not sure if you had that list up last and I either didn't notice or don't remember seeing them.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  2 weeks

    Your next Springsteen meets Isbell lyric...send me a sneak preview before you post it? I wanna give something a whirl before the masses see it if possible. Keep me in mind. You know my style. I'm feeling anthemic this year. 😀

  • @krayzie003  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Starman.

  • @tiedyehero 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment earlier!!!

  • @boyatheart  2 weeks

    I'm close to Laguna. Not far from kamala, just over the hill past Surin. I knew an American guy called Ted who was involved with teaching English. He left the island a few years ago. It's developing here fast. It's unrecognizable from when I first arrived here.

  • @boyatheart  2 weeks

    When were you in Phuket? I've been here for ten years. Our paths may have crossed without knowing it.

  • @tuomoh 2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on my whisky song. I agree that it'd probably work very well live.

  • @silvermediapro 2 weeks

    oh hey thanks! were you gonna add my audio to the lyrics you posted or do you want me to make a separate post & add you as collaborator?

  • @silvermediapro 2 weeks

    hey doug, i recorded demos for two of yer songs:

    enjoy! 😀

  • @theresaj  2 weeks

    Your comment regarding a song about paint drying made me laugh. That’s a very nice compliment, thank you! I appreciate the support!

  • @jessicagraae  2 weeks

    Thanks for your nice comments on my song In the Forest- and for your encouragement about my voice. 😀

  • @andybalham 2 weeks

    Thanks for your nice comment on 'Cataracts'. A friend of mine challenged me to find a song angle to my malady and that was the result. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • @boyatheart  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on my song.

  • @chucknamaste 2 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words on "Blue Moon"! Maybe we can do a collaboration before the month is up 😀

  • @wistah  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for listening! I really appreciate it!

  • @wacha  2 weeks

    Yes, definitely send me your lyrics. I would love to collaborate again!

  • @wacha  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind words on "Adrift". Looking forward to another possible collaboration with you this year. 😀

  • @acousticmaddie  3 weeks

    Thank you Crisp for your kind words on my Cobh song

  • @silvermediapro 3 weeks

    oh ha, i was just commenting to say that i'll take a stab at it when i have time to record this weekend if someone else hasn't done so by then. i was just giving wiggle-room to anyone who might want to beat me to it. 😉

  • @songwritingzen  3 weeks

    Cheers for the comments on "This Thing Called Love" and yes the backing vocals are by me. Looking forward to hearing your tunes 😀

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Alright! Let's do this random collab thing... after Feb 1 😁

  • @devin  3 weeks

    Verily, I sit corrected!

    “Danzig with the stars” is an epic play 😀

  • @devin  3 weeks

    Nice play on the “1 is for 1234” thread... I LOL’d!

  • @wacha  4 weeks

    Glad to be back and really happy to see you have also returned! Hopefully we can work together again.

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Hi Doug! I wish you the best of luck/M

  • @colgoo  4 weeks


    Looking forward to seeing your lyrics. I really enjoyed our collaborations during 50/90!

  • @tamsnumber4 5 weeks

    Thanks Doug and I can't wait to see what you are creating this year!!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  5 weeks

    Doug! Would love to work on another one this year. Love that you discovered Jason Isbell. Great songwriter there.