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 ,Chrissie Hynde, Rickie Lee Jones, Cage the Elephant , Electric Guest,The Black Keys,
Thank you all for a stellar Fawn 2017
|#1||I let the Devil come in and Play||
|#2||Domesday Clock (tic tock)||
|#3||Choose Love SongSkirmish||
|#5||Our Old Farmhouse||
|#6||hook line and sinker||
|#7||Heart in Throat Head in Hand||
|#8||Read to Me||
|#10||Taking No Prisoners @petemurphy||
|#11||Hook Line and Sinker @jcooper||
|#12||My Bloody Valentine @acousticmaddie||
|#14||Trigger Happy Cupid||
|#15||Like Joni Mitchell||
|#16||Park It Here||
|#17||Seeing Red @dawn1||
|#18||Lipstick on his Shirt||
|#20||Another Day (gone by) @standup||
|#21||Where is the Man (that I married)||
|#24||Manhattan Mid-afternoon @roddy||
|#25||Happiness (Tape 14) @bachelorb||
Cynthia, I am only now seeing your comment on "A Face She Could Never Leave Behind". Thank you! That song is complete fiction, but I did go to school with a Tonda, and a Ruby. So it was all in fun.
Thanks for listening to In The House (We Set On Fire) and for your validation of my suspicion about the vocals!! I'll be back this week to check out more of yours!
😎. Thanks for all being an awesome FAWM ambassador. I always appreciate the listens and comments. I'm still listening and will be getting to more of yours. Fun emergency work meetings all week. Woo hoo!
hi...sorry about that...i've no idea how it happened! i'm pleased it's been sorted though...and i hope to see you next year 😀
Hopefully next year I can write a proper (non-4-track) song for you to sing/play on. Let's see if we can do that... 😀
Riiiiigggggghhhhhhhtttttttt..... I'll pull my halo and wings out of the pocket of my black leather jacket on the way home, lol. Gotta remember to dust them off first to make it more believable, lol. Oh, and remind ZeMrs that I'm an angel. I just need to remember to take out the trash tonight... 😉
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my songs, I really appreciate it. FAWM was frustrating in so many ways this year but I'm still happy with what I got done. I'll be happier still if today and tomorrow go to plan and I get all my unfinished demos completed and posted.
Thank you Cynthia... You and me both. Sliver of Sunshine was actually the second song in two days to get me all emotional, after the wonderful Piney also wrote a song to me. I was a wreck at the end of FAWM... but that's why it is such a special place, and it was a good kind of wreck. I'm so glad you are here too!! This place rocks. 😀
Thanks again for all your lovely and supportive comments. I've come down with a cold or something, luckily it held off until after Saturday when I had a gig to play (and I met some Thai superstars - very cool!)
Anyway thanks again. I really appreciate it. 😀
Cynthia is it alright if I copy paste my article and send it to your email?
I am planning on archiving my articles on my web site this summer.
Thank you so much for the comments! I do hope you get "infinite games" to play - that's the Coop bros and I on our "band collab." ❤
Do I know a Jane or Murray? Err possibly.
Thanks for the comments on my songs.
My web site is so out of date and I haven't put anything on YouTube
More interested I writing and If I ever get it right recording
I do write a monthly songwriting article if you are interested I will send you a link.
Cynthia i can't tell you how grateful i am for your incredible comments and love for my tunes. Thankyou for listening in so much detail and feeling what i was attempting to do. I just managed to get in two straight clean, no streaming issues listens to your songs. Fell asleep to one 😉 Anyawa can't wait to get through the rest
Hey Cynthia, if you want to do Can't Stay Here, yourself or with the Geriatrix feel free! Any song, actually, I'd be honored.
Thanks for your comment on "A Walk". I did go to Dublin briefly a few years ago, and laughed because I already knew all the songs I heard there!
Thanks for the flattering comments, Cynthia. Glad you enjoyed your listen in my little corner of the site and that my vibe & wordplay wasn't lost on you. 😀
Much appreciated. She makes it so easy. Thanks for making so many people happy with your comments us included!
Thanks for you very encouraging comments on "Empty Streets (Reprise)", makes me humble!
Thank you so much. You are THE most encouraging fawmer. Hands down. It means a lot to me. Thank you.
Cyntiha, thanks for all your kind words through this whole month! Patti and I talk about your comments over dinner, it's always cool to hear from you. The 4 track thing has been a blast, and you've been a big part of it. If you are ever in DC by some chance, let us know!
Thank you its been a pleasure!
Now its all about fining the 8-10 out of all the Made to work on the album. Hope you do that With yours to.
Would be a pleasure working With you. Don't hesitate to drop me a mail or anything if you are up for collab or around europe.
I Would live to busk With you.
I will join 5090 maybe see you there?/All the best Maddie
Hey Cynthia, here's a much belated biiiig Thank You for the comment you wrote on Four. I had a lot of other stuff on my mind this year and struggled really hard with my music. That comment especially was a big inspiration to continue despite the obstacles. You're great! Have a fantastic year and I hope to see you again next FAWM (or earlier).
Thank you for your wonderful comments. They are deeply appreciated! It makes me happy to see people finding joy in my music. That's important to me. I don't do much with music at the moment. Just mainly for fun. ☺
thankyou so much Cynthia for your fab reviews & for putting Ball & Chain in the recommended songs thread!
hope to hear you next year!
you must flirt with a computer nerd till he sorts out a full recording setup for you! 😀
Thanks a ton! Glad you liked Cover Songs...I'm all about trying new stuff, so this was a lot of fun for me.
Thanks for all your nice comments Cynthia, be checking out more of your songs in the coming week, you've inspired me to consider buying a baritone ukulele went to the local music store to test some, so guess I can join the FUC next FAWM 😀 Updated the last collab I did with guatecoop, Seven Year Itch with vocals you can actually hear btw
Hi Cynthia. Thank you listening to and commenting on Mama Never Saw. I was hoping you would like it.
Thanks Cyn. Didn't do much commenting this year. Gonna do ALOT in the next few days. Thanks for stopping by! So tired 😞
Oh yes - that is my tenor guitar. Sorry, I'm all over the place tonight. I do like the small neck for my small hands, but some of the chords are a challenge and I will never be able to play them. I've got it tuned CGDA - C, G, and F are easy. But from what I have read, people tend to use it for melodies and not chords. Neko Case plays tenor with normal guitar tuning - that might actually be easier if you know guitar chords. I hate that B string, so I'm happy to not have to deal with it.
There are also acoustic tenors - I don't know anything about them.
Cynthia! "Another Day Gone By" has been stuck in my head this whole month - I can hear your voice and it's awesome. I keep singing it to the puppy - "A little back beat here". She just stares at me - no appreciation for my efforts. She probably wants to hear the original version.
good to meet you cynthia wolf. i have been enjoying your songs, and see we have some of the same imfluences. thanks for your encouraging comments on holes in the sky. if you are serious about covering it, i suggest you even out and speed up the tempo a bit. i recorded it immediately after writing it and its something of mess, although i think the song itself comes through, if you want to hear another of my songs, you might like mama never saw, which is in a similar vein, but with the right feel
Thanks for commenting on my song, "No Choice." And look at you! 25!! Way to go!
Thanks, Cynthia! Hope you're well, happy FAWM!
Sheboygan!! I have a friend who moved back home there for a while but she moved to Minneapolis before I could go visit.
I'm not crazy about Milwaukee, but there's a lot of stuff to do there! Sturgeon Bay seems pretty... i've only been there once.
Where in WI are you from? As I mentioned in my skirmish song, we were in Indiana first, so I got eased into the whole "winter" thing a bit instead of being hit with Wisconsin winters right off the bat...
The winters here can be brutal, of course, but I love the sense of community here, and it's very laid-back and liveable in a way CA is not (I always get stressed out when I go back home...) And snow is still kind of a fun novelty for me sometimes, since I didn't grow up shoveling it!
Awww, just saw your comment on Superhero's Lament. Thanks so much! It means a lot to me.
Glad you were able to stick with the skirmish to the end when justice was served. Thanks for the well wishes too. Very disappointing to be so sick all through FAWM. There's always next year.
I love Madison--we moved here because my husband was going to grad school at UW. And then decided to stay because we liked it here. It's a nice mid-sized city, easier to live in than CA where I grew up... Anything specific you wanted to know about it?
thanks Cynthia, cant believe i haven't heard any of yours yet..remedied in March.
Thanks for commenting on Mister J .... we recorded three songs over the weekend, sadly at the tail end of FAWM everyone is frantically trying to complete their own work! So thanks again!
Hi, Thanks a lot for checking out my song and I'm glad you liked it. I think I might start treating all my songwriting projects as skirmishes. Those deadlines are a great way to get the indecision out of the way.
It's all good. 😀 The comment made me laugh. hahaha.
Just wanted to say a big thanks for the comment you just left.
I would probably have a CD if I wasn't so slack at getting things like that sorted out!
I'll be around here during March after I've had a little time to rest (I'm experiencing my usual FAWM burnout), but that means I'm here to chat/share ideas and of course comment and listen to more music. 😀
Thanks for your kind comments on Lie Down. It's 3am and I have no headphones or I would return the favour at once. Tomorrow at breakfast instead!
Thanks for the comments on All That I Need. The part about my wife made me laugh. I'm single. 😜
This is about a fictional woman, or at least one I haven't met yet.
Thanks for the comment on "Mandy Lane". I'm actually playing my acoustic guitar capo's on the fifth fret. I have a toy ukulele that I use to write on but I can't use it to record because it buzzes so much it's actually difficult to use it for writing at times.
If you weren't on the left coast we could totally be in a band! 😀
Thanks for all the great comments, Cynthia. Much appreciated. Not a tortured artist, no, just no appetite for self-promotion. 😀 But yes, I'm hoping to put an album together some time.
I'll be back to listen to more of your stuff soon. First... sleep!
Oh you're just the sweetest. Thank you so much for all the support! You're also so so talented. Catching up on listening and commenting right now 😀
Thank you for making the time to listen to my song "The Wildest Dream" from that thread you started about proudest songs! Can't wait to go through the thread, and listen to yours! Looks like you've had a prolific FAWM - congrats!
Oh, Jakob Dylan, you're too kind! But thanks!
Thank you so much for the super kind comments! Very inspiring to hear these things! 😀
Hiya Cynthia, thanks for your latest comment on my last song. You've been such a positive fawm-force these last couple years! Awesome. And look at all these cool new songs!
One A: to your Q: about tuning down a full step... I did that a couple years ago when I had a Feb. head cold and it just worked with my baritone voice so I left it forever after. It's easy to capo whenever needed and it has a throatier sound. Plus I have another very nice guitar that I'm more careful with and that one's tuned normally.
Thanks for your kind comment on 'Motorbikes and Snakebites' - yes it's me playing bass, I was hoping I'd have knocked the rust off my playing by end of FAWM! Likewise, thanks for the great words to collab with, it has been fun! 😀
LOL! Thanks, I really appreciate your positivity! I would love to be in a band, but it looks like one of us would have to move for performances!! LOL! Appreciate the thought and the listen, I'm feeling a bit defeated and am glad to have read your comment!
Your comments are all so lovely. Thank you so very much for your supportive words.
I've got a bit of a race against the clock on to get my no. 14 done, so I'm going to save more commenting and listening until after I've done that.
So I'll be back to check out more of your songs and catch up in general with all the comments I've received. I'm going to set aside March for plenty of commenting as there has been so much quality this year - mind blowing!
Anyway, just wanted to send this message to you now because you've been so kind and I want to let you know it's very much appreciated. 😀
Thanks for the nice comment on my "Bouree" adaptation. I still love to listen to the Tull version often, as well as the rocking one by "Son of a Bach."
Thanks for a really good collab.
Thanks for listening and your kind words on my tunes. I'm still under the gun to make my FAWM quota but I look forward to hearing you once i'm done 🙏🎶🎵
Thank you (Both of you) so much! 💚
Thanks for visiting my song "Reflection"! Yes, everything is a separate track, there is a main acoustic track and I did the picking on another, I need that main track to play over and over to figure out how to do the other tracks I do the same with harmonies, I record the main one and sing over it...over and over until it sounds okay. I am still pretty amateur at it all, but hope that makes sense.
Hi Cynthia. Thank you so much for you kind words on Sweet Jazz Music and also Shine. I honestly don't know how you have time to comment and do over 20 songs at the same time. You really are a giver. 😀
I might get to 14 after all. I have 2 or 3 already written, just not recorded. So if I can get a couple more skirmishes in, I can work on those two for a couple of days and voila -- 14! Thanks for stopping on by.
Thank you for commenting on my Dreamless song! 😀
Thanks for the listen on "Loveless Luna". Nope, that's one of the garageband pre-set guitar picking patterns. I do play, but figured I'd get the song out a little quicker by just choosing the chords in my app. I'm kinda sorry I went that way, because it doesn't allow much personality to enter, and it's such a simple chord progression it NEEDS something to help it along, imo. I might do another version with live guitar and add a little extra instumentation for atmosphere.
Thanks for the nice comment on "Caterpillar." And thanks for the compliment on my "fingerpicking," but that is all flat picking. My nails are too thin for fingerpicking. I am just now, in my 60s, getting ready to experiment with fake nails so I can teach myself how to fingerpick.
Thank you, my dear.
I do have one up called It Wasn't Me with a live band.
Right before FAWM I found out it was selected to be in a Real Book for jazz composers. It started out as a skirmish here 5 years ago
Thank you for your kind words
and posting my song on the forums! 😀
Thanks for listening to Anagram. Let me know if you remember what it may have reminded you of, that's interesting to know.
The drums are fake, EZ Drummer, not Patti. She's busy with other FAWM stuff and I can't have her all the time.
Hi, Thank you so much for your comment on my skirmish song
Three times a charm ( Turn Around). Superskirmish!
Hi Cynthia, thx for your comment on the hard rock demo. Glad you like it - and hope you can give a listen when it's finished as well. Later.
Thanks again for your really great comments. I have a jazzy piano piece for a possible collab that I will send to you on Saturday.
Hi Cynthia, I have got down the bare bones of the idea I had for the blues song, have had technical difficulties etc as I have no idea what I'm doing on cubase! And I have a stuffed up head but you should be able to get the general idea. In my head it needs a bit of re-arrangement to accomodate the double chorus/bridge which I forgot, backing vocals, guitar and piano. One of my bandmates is an engineer, so I can get him to have a look at practice tonight what I'm doing wrong and about mixing.etc and if you like it I'll do a fuller version. I was thinking of calling it Seeing Red? http://fawm.org/songs/71830/
Ah thank you for the listens and the lovely comments!
Thanks for stopping in to listen to Zany. Was I brave or foolish? Probably both LOL. Glad you liked Helga. Sapient did an amazing job with it.
Thanks again. LOL! I am better to sing in my own Language after all, but I do my best in English.
Thx for comments on "Hvem skulle det vært" Sure it is interesting that you have listen to this weird language and get something out of it. Much appreciated. Thx.
Hi Cynthia, yes I have been writing it, just getting a recording down. It will be done in the next few days. Thanks for the song, it's great fun 😀
And to answer you question, Cambridge definitely doesn't have anything close to a ghetto!
Absolutely no need to apologise, Cynthia. I've still loads of yours to listen to. I'm so far behind on both posting and listening. Working full time is definitely not conducive to being as active as I'd like! I've got four days off in a row after today though, so hopefully I can catch up!
Thanks so much for your kind words 😀 From Durham with love ❤️!
Hey - I have an Eastwood "classic" tenor. Four strings is easier for me to manage than six. I am using the CGDA tuning. I like the narrow neck and the lack of the weird B string that you have with regular guitar tuning - it's easier for me to play.
I'm glad you were singing along to Disconnected 😀 If you want to add to it, just let me know. I've been trying to do lyrics, but it's not something that comes easy and I have had no luck this FAWM with that.
Thanks Cynthia. Well I had to do something for the Cityguard after leaving him devastated this morning, didnt I.
Ha! Not Simon and Garfunkel, I meant the female comedy duo, Garfunkel & Oates. They are so great. I love them. They use a uke and guitar and your song really did sound like them. Do a search and check out one of their hilarious videos. 😀
Thanks for popping back to listen to more. It's gonna be close, but I may just sneak in 14. Here's hoping! 😀
Hi lovely. Thanks for your comments although I must say despite it being written at the airport , I did record it in my Thai bungalow which was slightly more quiet . Thanks again
Awesome job on that electric guitar song!! I **love** that melody... The song sounds so positive and upbeat, although perhaps the lyrics are a little darker? 😀
Booooo.... on you not making it to Texas FOP.... 😀 Sorry you won't make it. But thanks for letting me know. Happy Fawming!!
thank you for the listens & kind words! My husband is an amazing guitarist so I was just using his carefully selected gear... 😀 I think it was a distortion pedal and a reverb pedal I was using on "Running Dog". I actually just plugged the contact mic with a normal 1/4" cable into the amplifier and left the effects on it, and recorded that with my phone's built-in mic.
you know Girls Rock Camp? I wish that had been around when I was a kid so I could have learned all this stuff back then instead of in my 30s! i still feel like i know next to nothing on the gear side, maybe i should go to Ladies Rock Camp 😉
Ha ha tanks!
You leave the kindest compliments. Sincerely, thank you. 😀
Thanks so much Cynthia . It is a tough FAWM being out and about but am loving it . Can't wait to get back to the full studio though as am runnning out of variations with my djembe and child shaker!!
Glad you finally made it over and listened to Sweet Jazz Music. I love that stuff! Thanks for your sweet comments...and congrats on your big win. Will make it back when time after a round of thank yous
Hey Cynthia! I really liked the new song! I don't think it needs to be tagged as a collaboration since it was more of an inspiration. But if you wanted to tag it as a collaboration then tag Brandi and not me since she wrote the story! Again, great work and I just might have to write that poor guy's side of the story!
I can't wait to hear what you come up with!!! 😀
Thanks for your kind words on "Love Seeks", I consider myself a rhythm guitar player but definitely do a lot lot more picking than strumming. I think it's partly to make things sound more full than they are. I do a good amount of finger picker but for the speed of recording just go with a pick because it's easier.