Influences: The Beatles, The British Invasion, Motown, Soul, 60s psychedelic, anything with a Vox Continental organ, Farfisa, or Rickenbacker guitar, Stone Roses, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, Noel Gallagher,Tom Petty. Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, John Prine, John Hiatt, Iris Dement, Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley, Pat MacDonald, Casey Chambers, Finn Brothers, Paul Simon The Pretenders Rickie Lee Jones, Cage the Elephant Electric Guest The Black Keys The Eels and many many more...plus all of you guys xxc
2018!!! My third FAWM experience..
This is pretty much where it all began for me...
I come with an openness to what lies ahead and hope that I can kick my inner critic in the backside and tell her to clear off...
My recording process..
Bare Bones baby!!
Recorded on my brand new iPad using the Spire app...now with 8 tracks..woo hoo getting fancy!!
My beloved gear:
Kala tenor uke
Vintage baritone uke
Kala concert uke
Tahitian 12 string uke
Gibson songwriter acoustic
Bruce Lee Rose Cigarbox bass
1982 Casio PT-1 keyboard
Shakers, scissors, rattles,brushes
banging on the table.
Also taking part in the 4-track challenge..my third year..moving a real cassette along the country and across the pond via snail mail.
I just love you all...thank you FAWM!!!
Best damn month of the year...
Have fun y'all ...looking forward to listening as much as I can..xxc
|#2||No Rhyme or Reason||
|#3||A Face Only A Mother Could Love @jamkar||
|#4||Desperate Woman Blues||
|#5||Shut up you're driving me crazy!||
|#7||Whisper my Name||
|#8||Hop Aboard my Chariot Baby!||
|#9||Wanna Thrive! (not just survive)||
|#10||Whiskey Valentine @acousticmaddie||
|#12||Who Saved Who||
|#13||Drive! Drive! Drive! (down the Coast Hi-Way)||
|#14||If it wasn't so scary (it would be laughable)||
|#15||Down Low Real Slow||
|#16||Enough (is never enough)||
Sorry about that -- hit "enter" while trying to fill out tags and it posted the song. It's done now!
You've got some cool gear would like to have some of that! I tried recording on Ipad very briefly but ended up selling it so went back to PC.
Thank you so much Cynthia, for your kind comments on Pinhole Through the Veil. And may I be the first one to Congratulate you on your Win and Trophy? Looks like it. 😀
And that thing you wrote, that was spot on and correct Finnish.Your rock, Cynthia! 😀
Hey Cynthia! Thanks for listening and taking time to comment 😀 If you want to try vocal zone pastilles.. https://www.amazon.com/Vocalzone-Thro... They absolute open up the old vocal chords! Ah I dunno, sometimes when I listen back I cringe and other times I think 'hey I'm hitting the right note there!' Think it depends on how self-defeatist a mood I am in! Having lots of fun so far though. Hope you are too 😀
thanks! the guitar on "In Search of a Second Chance" is a Blueridge BR-140A, and I just ran the pickup directly into my recording interface, so no mic involved whatsoever... nice and easy! just a little EQ, compression and reverb added in Logic
Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Heck, thanks for finding me! I've been doing this 8 years now and people still stumble across me. Thanks again 😀
No I dont mind I appreciate all of your comments! I'm just using a shure beta type mic into a roland usb preamp, and guitars are straight in also...I try not to put too much effects on anything.
Thanks for your comment on SLOW. T shirt was just happenstance but kinda funny.
Playing baritone ukulele.
Thank you for your comments today they are appreciated!
Music is up!
How nice of you to say such lovely things about My Name is Dad and my sons. Actually, we have three sons and a daughter and they all turned out fine. Our daughter was a music major grad but not a fawmer.
Thanks for your comment on HER NAME CARVED ON MY HEART. I used Celemony's Melodyne to do the harmony vocal on that song.
(writes down idea for TV show... Danish... Detectives...) 😁
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I really appreciate that you listen...and listen well.
Winter River IS about ice fishing. But I wrote it with the idea of obscuring that on purpose ... because it seems spookier and more mysterious. You're still welcome to try your hand at a tune.
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I really appreciate that you listen.
Thank you for your kind words on "Son Of Wands", there is definitely more I want to do with this one but I was pretty happy with the results of my demo.
Hi there. Thanks for listening! The words are there now.
Sheets of "tat flash" not "flesh" Are you playing with me?
Sure, write away.
Hey Cynthia. My name is Eric. Carley is indeed my daughter. She got me here, too.
Thanks for the thoughtful comments on "It's Time For Him To Go" and " Winter River". Regarding collabs... it's something I'm always open for trying. I had a rough idea for the music on Winter River, but you are more than welcome to take a swing at it.
Thanks for commenting on Make A Wish. I’m not sure about the mix in terms of the guitar effect. The lyrics were initially referred to John Lennon (madmen on the rampage, shooting stars), then the Stones and technology; a little muddled. (Karl).
Thanks so much for your encouragement on my song Cynthia! 😀
My wife did like it, but she wished I went to bed earlier. 😀
Thanks you so much for your comments on my latest too songs, really appreciate them!
Hey. Well, the chord I probably use most distinctively is the dim5 chord. It's a very easy fingering and works really well with a related minor.
Wow, thank you so much for your encouragement on "Lady Jane", I was not super confident in that song. I feel like I nailed the chorus but verses need some work. I plan on doing some research (I LOVE researching things) and putting a few more references in the second and third verses.
This one will definitely has more a full band thing going on when I record it.
Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again" I have some ideas for a more full studio version. I have a friend who play fiddle and I think this song is just calling for him to join me on it.
Thanks for listening and for your comments.
I love the sound you get in your recordings, I'll keep following you
Hi Cynthia, thank you for your kind words. They're much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Very warming indeed x
Cynthia I am so glad you are not a heavy hitting suit type as you wouldn't have that beautiful soul full of creativity and goodness. Thanks you so much once again. You have made my day again!! x
thank you for your lovely comments on 'pirate blues' - proof yet again that it's always the throwaway comedy ones that really connect with people
thanks for your comments on 'Blue valentine' (or whatever it's called
thank you for your comments on 'better in the rain'
Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for listening to “Be Lucky”. I write this whist searching for chords for another song I was working on. As Dan has pointed out to me, this is my standard picking pattern, a default setting. I’m glad you liked. (Karl).
Hey there! Thanks for the nice comments. You are always the most supportive person that I can think of. How'd you get on with that cassette? I hope that my drum track was pretty easy to work with. I tried to make it pretty easy, but that is such a matter of perception....
You crack me up so good woman. Thanks so much for dropping by and listening to my stuff. I love the heck outta you⚘
Glad you enjoyed my Fingertips Challenge song. You asked, "what do people send you links? how does this work?" Not sure what you are asking by the links thing. These are all my compositions and other people doing the challenge simply tag it #fingertips and #10x10. For Fingertips, you just record a bunch of orphan song snippets. For 10x10, you record ten 10-second songs.
Love love your comments on Tenuous #2. I have steadfastly refused to think of myself as a guitar player but this Blueridge tenor is slowly changing my mind.
Thanks for the kind words on "sweet pea"! My wife actually hasn't heard this one yet. Later maybe.
Yay! Thanks Cynthia! 😀
Thanks so much for your lovely comment. We aspire to your greatness 😀
Thanks for your kind comments on my songs, I really needed that today! x the bari chords are actually very easy, I just shifted a 3-2-1 shape around.
Thank you so much for the kind comments on my songs!! You made my day 😄
De nada, senõrita. 😀
Thank you Cynthia for your kind comments on Darkness and Shadows. I'm behind with everything, like commenting and listening. Glad to see you've been busy. Keep on rocking!
Cynthia, thank you. I'm sorry I've been somewhat slow on listening and commenting but will get to the rest of yours soon.
Same here-she's just an old hippie. Thanks for your comments!
Cynthia, i am failed for words to express enough gratitude for your comments. Think i may have damaged my sense of any responsibility by FAWMING all weekend but i love it so much. I gotta try get most done before next week as last two weeks of feb will be almost impossible. Anyway, Thank you again and you are an utter superstar xx
Your comment is so nice, thanks a lot. And yes, you should dust of your melodica!
Cynthia, you are too kind! but thank you. I love you for it! 😉 <3
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 the comment on "Minister Of Loneliness" It was very timely. Today was a bit of a struggle and your kind words managed to smooth everything over.
thank you for your big ben comment.. i realise now your comment " the coolest clock in the world..." should be a lyric in it,
thank you soooo much for you comment on my uncomfortable skirmish. really meant a lot, was interested in your experience along those lines. and such kind words on a raw skirmish. thank you x
Cynthia you are the absolute best. Thank you so much for your "black shadow" comments. I really hope i can push on with some more over the weekend before next week kicks in. Big hugs to you x
Thanks for the comment No the sound is added huge reverb
I sent you a FB pm regarding 4-track, if you're interested!
Thank you very much for the compliments!
There's no magic or expensive gear, that's kinda the thing. If you've got a laptop and a 100 euro interface you're good to go. You already have instruments, so then a dynamic mic (maybe you have a sm57 already too?) and it's all you need. I've tracked 2 songs on here with the 57 for vocals to move fast when writing, sounds great i think. No need to spend a lot of money, just use what you've got and keep making awesome music 😀
Some sound cards can hook up to your iPad too, if you wanna keep making music with it.
Hey, thank you so much for all the comments on my tracks. I'm humbled! I'm glad you like them.
You were asking a bit how I track. It's just my home studio (living room with some acoustic treatment, but only a bit). SM57 for everything but vocals, WA87 for vocals. Cheapo Focusrite Scarlett interface. For electric guitars it's just DI signal and amp sims. All keys are vst:s, a lot of Omnisphere and some orchestral libraries. Superior Drummer for drums (so programmed with midi).
Actually posted a picture in the Facebook group of my little home setup 😀 hope this was useful, haha. Just ask if there's anything specific.
You've got some great stuff on here too!
Hey. You're in LA, I'm in LA. Let's get together.
Hello, just now saw your comment on my song from 5 days ago 😳 I play a normal soprano ukulele, tuned GCEA 😀 thank you
Aww. I'm blushing now. But thank you! 😀
Thank you so much for your comments to my songs, great start to my new songwriting day!
I love your instruments! Banging on the table, hell yeah! Me too! I use empty cardboard rolls for that and to sing in. I tap on vases and sing in them too...
My cats basket is a quiro, and I just bought a cobblers tree (I think it's called) to bang on it with a hamer for an iron sound, like a new sort of cowbell device.
Hey Cynthia, you're totally right, the B part of "Dark Mirror" does totally rip off "Heart full of Soul". But that's the way it came out, and there it is. Thanks for listening!
Thanks Cynthia! You are always so kind.
Hey there! Very cool! I included a little explanation of the structure, but if you need anything else about it, just let me know.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my latest song. I'm glad you liked it!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my songs! Gotta catch up with you now!
By the way, thanks so much for your kind comments. 😀
OK, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com
When you have a lyric, or before, or when ever. 😀
Hi Cynthia, Instead of writing lyrics t my melody, would you like to write lyrics and I'll write a melody with a similar sound and rhythm?
Are you able to play a track and recod to it if I send you something?
FAWM is busy, with writing and recording, and also tryin to keep up my day job, but we could do something. 😀
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!!
Awesome!!! Looking forward to it!!!
Stacking cups.... You know those plastic cups that stack on each other? You can use them to make an interesting percussive sound for a song. There was a pop song on the Billboard charts a few years ago that used it called "Cups", I think.
I also thought Miriam could use body percussion to really capture the childhood innocence of her song. About a decade ago, Kristin Andreaasen did a fantastic one that just used hand clapping and tight harmonies for "Crayola Doesn't Make the Color for Your Eyes". Still one of my favorite songs ever!
Wow. Thanks very much for taking the time to listen to "Everybody Knows" and comment, and then read the liner notes, and then comment again with such kind words! I really appreciate your encouragement. How are you enjoying the Spire?
Thankyou for my comments on my collaboration “cause it been 4 years Dad”, definetly feeling your sentiment there 😉
Thank you for all of your very kind words.
Thanks for the recommendation for Spire--maybe I'l give it a try!
Hey there! Thanks for taking time to listen to our song.
Holy humble balls!!! You are so funny🤗🤗
Cynthia, thanks for listening to the things I'm putting up! Glad my voice sounds good, like most everyone I have my doubts and insecurities. My singing voice is and always will be a work in progress.
Patti and I finished Tape 6 tonight, it will be on its way tomorrow. Priority Mail.
Hehe... Can't put loud guitars on everything, right? Thanks for listening. Glad to hear your recording future is bright!
Thanks Cynthia for your kind comment on my voice
You're so kind Cynthia and I'm so happy to see you back here again. Glad you got some equipment and are just using the time to experiment and be open and relaxed and just enjoy the muses however they come to you. I also come in with so many doubts and never sure anything's going to happen and then my head just explodes. I think it's really from having so many like minded and non judgemental people all in this together just putting it out there. So have a great time and I look forward to listening to your music!!
Thanks Cynthia! You like lake Michigan? Me too 😀... But i think all lake pics you'd have seem connected to me are of The Great Lake - Lake Superior
I love that lake 💜
Oh blimey! That’s a heck of a compliment. Thank you and I’m sure I’m not worthy of such hefty praise!
Oh NOOOO! What happened to your recording set up? There are other ways to make it happen. I'm so sorry you're having those problems though. I lose my mind if my set up isn't working properly. 😞
Thanks for checking out my surf tune! Much appreciated! You are the best cheerleader ever... So sweet. 😀
Cynthia, you are such an incredible lady. Thank you so so much for loving my stuff. Although clearly i should just be satisfied doing music for myself, it fills my heart with joy that someone else has liked a tune i whipped off. Got a nasty throaty cold coming on so get ready for some less melodic Rawness in the next few days 😉 xx
Thx for your comments. My uke is a “Bonanza” its a walnut top amoeba shape tenor.
Thanks Cynthia so much for your kind comments! Happy fawn to you, sorry the technology's failed but good you're still here. So feel you in telling the inner critic to bigger off, such a big part of FAWM for me too!
Cynthia, I really appreciate your taking the time to explain tagging and posting a link to a forum. Once again, I printed out what you wrote to refer to in the future. Very kind of you to help me figure these basics out. Thanks again!
Cynthia, thank you SO MUCH for explaining how to link something! I printed what you wrote about it to refer to in the future.