Influences: Folk is my favorite genre followed by celtic and good old rock & roll.
I'm the one on the right. My daughter and fellow FAWMer Dawn is to the left. I love it here. I've loved learning new instruments and meeting new people...and of course letting my muse have fun creating. My main 'instrument' is my voice, but I also play guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, autoharp, steel drum, piano, flute, and a very robust cowbell.
A note on comments: I do not intend to make my living with my music, but do want to get better, so gentle constructive comments are very welcome. If there is a certain song I'm thinking I may want to do in public I will ask for serious critique on that song and hope you'll let me have it 😀
I'll probably roll the story cubes a few times, and whack a cowbell. Maybe play with a quote or a bit of scripture. We'll see what February brings. Ultimately I hope to create something to lift my spirits and maybe yours too. I also look forward to collabs and taking part in some challenges. Always fun to be had. Happy FAWMing everyone!
Had to look it up since I've seen others marking the years:
FAWM 2011 - 14
FAWM 2012 - 16 (with three collabs)
FAWM 2013 - 16 (with five collabs)
FAWM 2014 - 13 (with one collab)
FAWM 2015 - 19 (with seven collabs)
FAWM 2016 - 18 (with five collabs...including the epic FAWM is Down)
|#4||Fourth Grade Basketball||
|#6||Ethan the Fisherman||
|#7||Dreams of Greens||
|#8||When I Retire||
|#9||Song for My Cold||
|#10||Cave of the Ghost King||
|#13||Alex the Castle Dancer||
|#14||Commander Dalton (Time to Go to War)||
|#16||Thirty-one Days From Now||
Thank you very much for your comment on "Dust off Your Riveters", I had to do a little research to complete that one but it was well worth it. I tried to keep it as catchy as possibly but still really drive home the message.
Thanks Darci for commenting on my collaboration with Nadia!
Thank you Darci for your beautiful comment on my collaboration with Mike on Chose Love.
Thank you Darci for your feedback on Sunny Side of Addiction.
Hi Darci~thank you very much for your feedback on Lost in the Rain. Much appreciated! I'll be back later in the week to check out some more of your work. 😀
Thanks for having a listen to my song "Christmas Memories" and for your kind words. I love the images in Hummingbear's lyrics for "Rocky Shores". They remind me of watching my two older brothers compete at skipping stones across the water up at the cottage on a hot lazy summer day. I'm still working on the music for her great lyric, but I'm slow. I'll try and post it soon.
Thanks Darci! 😀 Glad you liked the duet between me and Liz.
The Camp website has been full of glitches, looks like your cabin invitation should be waiting for you there. Finally!
No suggestions coming in for the FOP, so how about the Applebee's in Roseville -1893 W Highway 36, Roseville, MN 55113; maybe at 11:30 AM this Saturday for the FOP?
Thanks Darci for listening to my Silver Anniversary song with Audrey!
Thanks for listening and for your kind words on "Silver Anniversary" So glad you could relate to it. Everyone should celebrate their long-time love, be it 10 years, 17 years, 25 years or 30 years (like mine). We are so lucky to have found "the one". Jean and I were married on Jan 17th. What's funny is that every year, we usually forget our anniversary on the day, but a few days later look at each other and say, "We did it again!! Forgot our anniversary." Sometimes he's the first to remember it late, sometimes it's me. But then we make a point of going out on a "date" to celebrate it. Ha ha ha. Maybe, after writing music for Cindy's fine words, I will remember it on time next year. 😉
Thanks for your comments on Cheat, it sounds like I've been a bad influence on you. ☺
Thank you so much Darci for your beautiful comments on my collaborations. It is always truly amazing to collaborate with Dawn and to hear how she brings so much warmth, kindness, harmony, musical feel and connects with each song in the most beautiful way. I'll be back listening.
I claimed to have no regrets in that thread, but actually I do have one: I purchased a real cowbell while Christmas shopping, and I regret that I didn't find the right way to debut it during FAWM. But watch out, 50/90!
Thanks for the comments on "We Love to Hate" We enjoyed making it too. Even my real wife laughed.
Thanks for throwing some coins in my jukebox & the cheery words. Secret Agent Bacon might get his own song next FAWM. 😀
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Thank you for your comments on 'Deluge' -- I keep on learning with GarageBand. I think you will enjoy it! Retirement and making music sound like they will go together perfectly!
My 50+ cabin is reconstituting but I'm not in charge of issuing invitations this year. (I was last year.) We have several indie authors and it's usually a pretty focused, productive group. Want me to contact you on the Camp website?
Thanks for listening to "lost socks"! This was a fun song to create (together with the footlings ...aren't they great 😀 ) I did my washing today and I was smiling about the single sock I found! And congrats on all the songs you wrote this year! You go girrrl!
Thanks for your kind words on "If God was a garden gnome". Very appreciated.
Thanks for your nice words on "Freedom To Burn"! In times like these it's impossible for me not to write at least some words about the situation. Music definitely is a relief!
Thanks for the nice comment on "St. Someone's Gym." Journalling with a tune - I like that. 👍🏻
The FAWMku imsomnia was exactly what inspired my song! Well spotted! 😀
Thank you, Darcy, for your encouragement. Hoping by FAWM next year I have the size of folk instruments collection you do. 😀 Big dream, but a dream no less. You're a very talented woman.
Thanks for the nice comment on "Only One Survives"! Very interesting that it worked after Ash Wednesday services! I guess it has some of that universal appeal stuff they talk about! 😀 I'll be listening to more of your stuff very soon!
Thanks for listening to my song Darci, I appreciate ya!
When my sister played the Northern Lights song for my mom and dad, "Now mom and dad are complaining about dad not writing mom beautiful music. 😉" It was a treat and a treasure to work with zecoop on that track. I've joked that I have to retire from FAWM now because I'll never come up with a more perfect song.
I hope your FAWM was great! I left a post in the Midwest: Twin Cities forum, to see if anybody wants to get together for an After-FAWM party. Reply there if you want to do it!
Thanks for the comments on 'One Down'... Isn't it amazing when the right words or song find us right when we need to hear them? I'm sure whatever path you take will be the right one... trust the process.
Thanks for your nice comment on "Smoldering Coals." I am glad that, despite the difficulties you've been dealing with, you've had a productive month.
Thx for comment it made me write I'm a FAWM star enjoy
Tanks for your comments on Spem, I went for the Latin as a way of removing the immediate ability to understand the meaning. That need to do further enquiry to find out meaning, that was my intention anyway 😀
That was fast and that was beautiful! You and Luke are a great pair! I hope it is a long and loving relationship the two of you have together and that you play together often.
Hi Darci, you had mentioned you might do My song Super, are you still thinking you might?
Sapient is an amazing talent, isn't he? He had a ton of fun with the Helga lyrics and took it places musically I never could have!
The link in the liner notes should work-- try that one! (I Can't Forget)
Thanks for your comments. I'm going to watch list you so I can listen to your music later.
Really glad you liked it! It's definitely the most fun song I've made so far. 😁
Thanks so much for your lovely comment about my collab effort with Liz! 😀
I haven't even looked in! Fixing that now.
Awesome to both!!!
Darci, are you interested in doing any collaborations this year? If so I thought you might be great on
Or if you wanted something more quirky I have a song about dim sum and love. Also any interest in thinking about a state wide FOP? I know you have relatives in this area - we often have a small FOP in Madison bit if others were interested we might be able to think about something Texas style!
Thanks for listening to my song "Underneath The Tree", I appreciate it.
Jeffrey was so pleased with your comment, Princess. 😊
Unfortunately, your praise gave him one of his "turns" and we've had to lock him in the North Tower until it passes. We've got him a cold compress and a bowl. He should be fine in a day or so... 😉
Thank you, Darci. My heart is dripping off my sleeve this FAWM which is probably not wise but songwriting is more fun and less expensive than therapy!
Thanks for the storycube info, I scoped it out on amazon and decided that's on my birthday wish list this year! Woot thank you!
Welcome back FAWM friend! 😀
Thanks so much for listening to my new skirmish track, Darci! 😀
May the FAWM be with you.
Hello Darci. Back on the track with a healed back? I wish you the bestest of Fawms. 😀
Hi, Darci! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM.
Hi Darci! I wish you a lovely and creative month! 😀
Are you ready??? I'm ready to hear more of your music!
Hiya!!! Excited for this year? Looking forward to see who you collab with this year!
I lost my cowbell, I vow to find it before the start of FAWM! Ok, I just went and looked, I've got my cowbell and story cubes....it's all good.
Happy Fawming to you and your daughter!
Thank you Darci. Yes it will be wonderful to hear Dawn singing. Hope there will be your duets and solos. Looking forward to it very much.
Hi Darci, looking forward to hearing your beautiful songs and duets.
Hiya, happy to see you back in 2017!
Oh, and hi! 😀
Hi Princess. 😀
Hey, there, Mistress Darci! Whatcha got cooking for us next month? Cannot wait!! Best wishes! 😀
You've been a fawm fixture ever since I joined. Hope to hear more this year.