crisp1 38


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, in 2017, was an unbelievable experience with all the inspiring talent here, as was my first 50/90 this past summer and fall.
I had loads of fun again this year! Thank you everyone who was kind enough to ask to collaborate with me and turned my words into a song. Your talent humbles me. And thank you to everyone who made encouraging comments. FAWM is the best!

Songs (38)

#1 Evening Echo 15
Feb 2018
#2 Empty Spaces 9
Feb 2018
#3 Coming Down 3
Feb 2018
#4 Empty Spaces @sph  21
Feb 2018
#5 Tattoo 5
Feb 2018
#6 Be There Soon @metalfoot  11
Feb 2018
#7 Evening Echo @silvermediapro  10
Feb 2018
#8 Coming Down @silvermediapro  5
Feb 2018
#9 Feeling Fine 4
Feb 2018
#10 Damaged 4
Feb 2018
#11 Like Her 4
Feb 2018
#12 Alone 3
Feb 2018
#13 Without You 2
Feb 2018
#14 Winter 5
Feb 2018
#15 Diamond-Studded Highway 6
Feb 2018
#16 Snowdrop @olisiatonight 6
Feb 2018
#17 No Status in the Status Quo 6
Feb 2018
#18 Evening Echo @audrey  28
Feb 2018
#19 Everything @colgoo  12
Feb 2018
#20 Memorize This View 4
Feb 16
#21 Can't Die 6
Feb 17
#22 If You Were Here 4
Feb 17
#23 I Want to Smell Roses 3
Feb 17
#24 Can't Die @littlespiral 2
Feb 18
#25 Coat of Dust 3
Feb 18
#26 Coat of Dust @khobaio02 2
Feb 18
#27 I Know You Care 2
Feb 19
#28 Invitation to a Funeral 3
Feb 19
#29 I'm Okay With That @wacha  22
Feb 19
#30 Godlight on the Castle 5
Feb 20
#31 Damaged @wacha  20
Feb 20
#32 To Watch over You 2
Feb 21
#33 Secrets @spunky4455 5
Feb 22
#34 Feeling Fine @theresaj  13
Feb 23
#35 Infinite Sky 3
Feb 24
#36 Inside Out 3
Feb 24
#37 I Want to Smell Roses @moonraccoon  5
Feb 27
#38 diamond studded highway @factorytale 8
Feb 28


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  • @bking  Mar 29

    Thanks for the listens and comments on my songs. It's been a great FAWM and hope you had a wonderful time with it too.

  • @dani312 Mar 27

    Thank you so much for your comment on Burden of Me! Its awesome that youre sticking around on FAWM doing some listening. I have been too, though Iโ€™ve gotten a bit busy the past couple of weeks and havenโ€™t gone on here as much as I would like...

  • @barbara  Mar 26

    "..almost a religious incantation...
    Those are gratifying words to read; thank you.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 23

    A pleasure to work with you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 22

    Thank you for your comments on Full Moon on New Year's Eve .
    The story hasn't changed...but it yielded a song ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mauramer Mar 19

    Thank you so much for listening and for your lovely comment!

  • @piney  Mar 18

    Thank you very much!

  • @zoom  Mar 15

    If you want to hear the song you inspired me to write - I finally came around to make the demo ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanx again (not sure I pronounce it right ... but love ' self-deprecating ')

  • @cleanshoes Mar 10

    I've finished Winter! I sent you an email with the file and I've also posted it on my Soundcloud. Hope you like it!

  • @kovbleu  Mar 8

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on "Nothing New Here" - wow, you are so nice! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cleanshoes Mar 6

    Yeah, will do! Been experiencing a bit of withdrawal now that FAWM is over, so it will be nice to have something to work on.

  • @hornesgiftshop  Mar 5

    Thanks for listening to and quite liking my song Blood For Pop. They weren't my fingers. Jusqu'a l'annee prochaine.

  • @wacha  Mar 5

    Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again". A comparison to Chrissie Hynde is a HUGE compliment, thanks!

    It's always nice to get a compliment on my guitar playing, especially since I always do electric on your songs. Thanks again.

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 4

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on Snow in March.

  • @tjeff  Mar 3

    Thanks so much for listening & commenting!

  • @rustyp  Mar 1

    Hi, I'd like to invite you to the Southern California after FAWM event. Here's a link to the info in the forums.

  • @factorytale Mar 1

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with these wonderful lyrics. I was inspired by the "I'm calling you" sound. I will listen to some of your other lyrics/songs.

  • @richard Mar 1

    Hey! I saw your comment on Deep waters and I'm so happy you liked it! I did write a bunch of songs in february but never really got around to record them properly as I was in the studio recording other songs for the whole month. I'll let you know when I release them! Now, I'm gonna dig into those 38 songs of yours! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @factorytale Feb 27

    Great can't wait๐Ÿ™‚

  • @captainillegible  Feb 27

    Thank you so much for your kind words about 'Holding On'. They're very much appreciated.

  • @igg  Feb 27

    Thanks for the comments on "Waiting For Amen"

  • @zoom  Feb 26

    Thank you for listening to CORNER and giving your comment. The comment actually inspired the song I wrote today ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @misterd Feb 26

    Thankyou kindly for listening and commenting on my banjo song 'Great ocean road drive ' . It's great to share music with such wonderful people like yourself here !

  • @wacha  Feb 26

    Thank you for your very kind words on "No Way Out". I guess my guitar playing is a bigger strength than I thought.

  • @matthew62  Feb 26

    Thanks for your kind comments regarding I'm Gonna Leave. I must confess I did not play the instruments. An injury has left me mostly estranged from my acoustic guitar. I've had to resort to keyboard, which I play dreadfully. Some electric guitar, and loops, which I used on this one.

  • @berni1954  Feb 25

    Thanks for giving my "Spanish Inquisition" song a spin. Franco died over 40 years ago, but the party that emerged out of the ashes of the old Franquist Party is in power in Spain today and doing its best to live up to its spiritual founder's beliefs. The sad thing is how little condemnation there has been from the International Community of this massive shift to the right and the human rights abuses it has brought with it.

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 25

    Thanks for your kind words on "communion" congratulations on having so many tunes ! Can't wait to listen! ๐Ÿ™

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 25

    Yes absolutely fine. I completely forgot to tell you the truth so have done nothing with it. Hope it comes out well!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 23

    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! Hereโ€™s your badge. Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @theresaj  Feb 23

    Emailed you

  • @jpt  Feb 22

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

  • @jfrancissmith  Feb 22

    Thanks so much for your comments!

  • @aprilm  Feb 20

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

  • @spunky4455 Feb 19

    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 Feb 18

    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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  • @silvermediapro  Feb 18

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @berni1954  Feb 18

    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  Feb 18

    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  Feb 18

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

  • @boyatheart  Feb 17

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

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    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' ๐Ÿ˜

  • @tan482  Feb 17

    Thanks for listening to my tune, happy it took you travelling ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @misterd Feb 17

    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 ! ๐Ÿ™

  • @lhcisco  Feb 17

    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 Feb 17

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    I canโ€™t believe you werenโ€™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 โ€œEverythingโ€! Happy Valentineโ€™s Day.

  • @audrey  Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @krayzie003  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on Starman.

  • @tiedyehero Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment earlier!!!

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @tuomoh Feb 2018

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

  • @silvermediapro  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

    enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @theresaj  Feb 2018

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

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your nice comments on my song In the Forest- and for your encouragement about my voice. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @andybalham Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comments on my song.

  • @chucknamaste Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind words on "Blue Moon"! Maybe we can do a collaboration before the month is up ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @wistah  Feb 2018

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

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

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

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind words on "Adrift". Looking forward to another possible collaboration with you this year. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thank you Crisp for your kind words on my Cobh song

  • @silvermediapro  Feb 2018

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @songwritingzen  Feb 2018

    Cheers for the comments on "This Thing Called Love" and yes the backing vocals are by me. Looking forward to hearing your tunes ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Alright! Let's do this random collab thing... after Feb 1 ๐Ÿ˜

  • @devin  Jan 2018

    Verily, I sit corrected!

    โ€œDanzig with the starsโ€ is an epic play ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @devin  Jan 2018

    Nice play on the โ€œ1 is for 1234โ€ thread... I LOLโ€™d!

  • @wacha  Jan 2018

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

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2018

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

  • @colgoo  Jan 2018


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

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

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

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2018

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