Influences: Elliott Smith, REM, Bright Eyes, Ben Howard, Damien Rice, Frank Turner, Jonah Matranga, La Dispute, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, Tom McRae, Radiohead, Passenger, Sun Kil Moon, Tallest Man On Earth, City and Colour, Jeff Buckley, Roger Harvey.
I'm really no good at describing myself. Have a listen if you like stuff that doesn't necessarily play by the rules but comes from the heart!
Update 22nd Feb. 14 huh? Lets do this!
|#2||Leave it Alone||
|#3||Ceiling Is Collapsing||
|#4||Getting High (On Validation)||
|#5||Meet Me At 4:30||
|#7||More than blue @judypie||
|#8||Ballad of the dying dog||
|#9||Sea Lion Caves @shortdan||
|#10||No Worries (The Coast Path Song)||
|#11||Enter the Curmudgeon @theidleowl||
|#12||Endless Love @cleanshoes||
|#13||I'm Not Good Enough||
|#14||Get To Know Yourself||
|#15||If You Stretch Out Your Hand @cleanshoes||
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.
Thx a lot for comments on "Where The Beat Is" Much appreciated!
Thanks so much for your comments on my track "Death Bed Lament".
Thx for the eaaaaaaarly comments
I've overtaken you! Hurry up Paul! 😋
Thanks for the listen, Paul!! Good to hear from you!
No guitar from me! Unless you mean my false start! 😝 Glad you like it 😀
Hehehe a GTA highlight for me 😀
I think the swirling vocals you're talking about is Taylor Swift singing "Treacherous" 😀 THAT'S why we like it.
I'd love to hear you do something on the electric like that with vocals before FAWM's out. Any chance?
Your instrumental reminded me of something I'd heard recently but I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was. Then it hit me! I don't have Spotify anymore so you'll have to look it up manually (I've checked they have it though) - have a listen to the track 'Amores Perros' by Gustavo Santaolalla (it's track one on the Amores Perros soundtrack - only 50 seconds long). Similar kind of vibe don't you reckon?
Thank you for your comments on the valentine song. I enjoyed hearing your music as well. Sorry to read that you've gotten ill. Hope you get well soon!
Thanks! I might be interested in a collab, what did you have in mind? Feel free to send me an email so we can discuss!
Yeah well, you're a dickless dick
What you’re observing is the curve of my mood swings manifest in song form 😀.
And if you do make a loud-last-chorus version of Ghostess, be sure to send it my way.
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!!
Really appreciate detailed feedback fella- big encouragement . LETS DO THIS
LDR-really! I did wonder about what a bass would add! Would liked to have polished it off better and redone last vocals but no tiimmmmeeee. May revisit after Fawm! I got sooooo tired yanking on the guitar trying to keep time!
Well I can do in the evening next week sometime but the week after is my half-term so that might be better? Cracking stuff so far this FAWM Paul, I've always liked your vocals, but they're particularly on fire this FAWM!
Thanks for all the comments Paul! Glad you like the songs. I'm excited to check out your next 2 in my listening session tomorrow!
glad you're doing FAWM mate.
Can I request some more fast paced acoustic rock with lots of words?
The only sample used at the end of the song is from a film called "A Girl Walks Home Alone At night".
Hey man, thanks for your awesome comments! The lyrics took an unexpected turn when writing them - I can't even tell if they're serious or tongue in cheek1
Y'know a lot of folk have said I'd quite like bright eyes, I'll check them out, 'Digital ash' is the album to go for yeah?
This is a classic, such a lovely song from start to end. Perfect instrumentation and build towards the end. Love it. (Karl).
You asked Dan who you remind him of: there’s something about this song and your voice that is familiar, definitely a good thing, original song, no comparutions, but great. There’s a little House of Love about you and an English Paul Westerberg, classic song writing.
Thank you. No one's ever compared me to Michael Stipe before. That's a first
Thanks for commenting on "The Loneliest Bird" --there's actually no uke on that one (for once!)
Thank you for your kind comment on "this is how i live". glad you liked it... very very nice to read it, thanks again.
I know, I know. I'd love to join in but still have the flu :'( deffo up for a collab soon
Thanks for the listen! Yeah, I have a ton of free time on my hands this year (for once) so I've been FAWMing my little heart out.
Thanks for the comment on Be Good Or Else Be Gone, this is the first song I’ve written in a long time. Hopefully it has unlocked something. Dan loves Radiohead, so although there were some recording struggles, it was fun. We did record another last night but only got the guitar track down, vocal melody to be learnt by Dan.
Hey Paul! Thanks for your friendly comments- I am kinda a limited producer I use audacity and do my back up vocals myself. Glad you like! You're stuff sounds great!
Hi Paul cheers for the welcome and kind comments. I've listened to your efforts so far and am really impressed - your lyrics and vocals puts me in mind of a band called Blueboy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH977... once you're past the string intro on this one I think you'll see what I mean. Emotional but in absolutely no way cloying
Really nice instrumentation throughout too, looking forward to getting stuck into your upcoming songs! I've added the lyrics to my first one too as requested
OH and for the cajon, I recorded with a condenser mic quite close to the soundhole which was initially overwhelming but used Audacity to cut a lot of the bassiness out. Seemed to work by luck more than judgment...
Sometimes my lack of english fluent understanding effects at how I see things, Thanks for the kind comment on "Joy", I read it again it's really nice. Have a lovely fawm.
Ahh I think I understand.. I just wanted you to know that it doesn't mean that I'm on top of the world if I write happy, it might come from other places too.. And you were joking in the way you put your words, I just took it a bit too seriously.
Hi.. I'm not sure if I understand well your comment on my song "Joy". Thanks for the comment Haha I liked when you say that I play the harmonica like my life depends on it. I am just trying to make other people who might feel really low to be lifted up even for a minute or two, hope you understand this and know that I'm not showing off at anything.
Thank you for coming by and commenting! Virtue signalling = "the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue." but I find right now it's commonly used as an insult by a lot of people to dismiss other people's opinions or altruistic efforts, usually conservative towards liberal. You say or do something outspoken in favor of the environment but you still use plastic bags? Oh then that's just virtue-signalling nonsense.
Thank you for commenting! The dramatic noises were from keyboard/synth-
Like i said on a forum , you can never assume how fawm Is going to pan out, although with this my only free Friday/ weekend I expecting a burst then a massive gap of zero action . Going to Thailand end of Feb won't help!!! Cheers goes the comments dude
Hi Paul! Good to see ya back! Thanks for listening to I Didn't Know and for weighing in on the bridge. Cheers!
I always appreciate your wonderful comments, Paul. Thank you!
The P Bass is there - though only in a small section from 0:48 to 1:17!
Nooo I tried to play you my crying wolf song yesterday remember! Might try finish that tonight.. C and c vibes! Ah thanks, melodies come to me very easily. A little too easily, I always think they must be lifted from elsewhere! Not on purpose tho!
Glol did I really get a collab on this?! Yassssss! "Another year, well what a difference it makes" sounds totally bright eyes 😁 I adore this from 3:25 onwards, feels like it takes off. So beaut from there. What a great start!
Duuuuuuuuude. Although i may not be fully participating this year, it is a crime that we have yet to collab!! lets get that sorted
Geezerama!! I'll try and make at least one Geez-friendly guitar song this year 😉 Looking forward to it!
Looking forward to some banjitar, e-bow and harmonica (given that you've not given it me back yet) classics from you this year!
Hey! I'm looking forward to hearing your music this year!