devin 16


  Jan 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Fellow FAWMers like yourself. Thanks for sharing!

2018 = my 11th FAWM. I'm a studio and stage monkey.

Contact me if you wish to work on anything I post, or anything you think I can add to... the answer is always โ€œyes, let's go for it!โ€


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  • @cynthiawolff  Mar 10

    sorry if my language offends you..
    when you get to be my age you think that you
    can do anything you Want!! lol!!!

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    Devin, I've waved the Absnth on Astor series at Kello Tron (!) with a view to him possibly putting beats in, and we chase more Jingle Punks, esle I'd say "jump right in, my man!". But it'll ahve to wait till Kelvin has time to twitch at them now. I must have been hugely relaxed on that cruise, and just allowed the synth to flow, all two octaves...

  • @airbagtester  Mar 9

    I only broke the 5th metacarpal... picking hand (righty). I closed it in a car door. Partial cast for 4 weeks, splint for 2-4 more weeks, no surgery, should be good as new by 5090 ๐Ÿ˜

  • @musicbyzac Mar 8

    Hey Devin. Thanks for stopping by and Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed my tunes! Itโ€™s good to find another motohead as an added bonus lol

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 8

    Hey Devin, your comments on my stink bug/ 45 song cracked me up.
    Splitting atoms:)
    Nice to finally connect with you after seeing your name all these years. 10th FAWM for me

  • @benjo  Mar 8

    Hey bud thank you so much for
    your kind words on
    white lightening

  • @quork  Mar 8

    Thanks for listening and commenting! Much appreciated.

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 8

    Devin, thank you so much for all the listens and comments. You rock star! Really made my day ๐Ÿ˜

  • @iveg Mar 7

    Thanks for the forum comment about modes, and for comments on my songs. I purposely forced myself to use modes, nothing lyric first. This year it was mostly chord progression first, then rhythm, melody, and lyrics kind of at the bottom of the list. It was really hard, and it cramped my style ๐Ÿ˜€

    Congrats on finishing FAWM well. Have a great spring!

  • @sailingmagpie  Mar 6

    Regarding your comment on 'You Stole the Fire,' I pretty much always do lyrics and music at the same time. With that song, I came up with the little harpsichord riff that opens the song first. Then I noodled around on the guitar until I found a chord sequence I liked. I had the idea it would involve the word galvanist, so I just kind of ad libbed gibberish until I found a combination of melody line/a few lyrics I liked. I then repeated that process until I had enough for each verse. I usually have an online rhyming dictionary open in front of me when I'm writing as, even if you don't use it for an actual rhyme, often a word will jump out at you and spark another idea.

  • @francessmith Mar 6

    Thanks for your comments, Devin. Love the energy of your songs, just keeping on being you!

  • @thefuneralcrasher  Mar 6

    Thank you for your very kind words.

  • @bitshred  Mar 6

    Thank you so much for listening @devin Appreciate yah!

  • @fuzzy  Mar 6

    Thanx for the comments!

  • @rainchaser  Mar 6

    Thank you for the comment, and very much appreciate the listen! Yeah that guitar mash up part I believed was random. I guess I wanted to have an epic ending to my last lead parts before the song had to end. It was also done once. The other takes didn't have that guitar mash up thing. So I'm glad I chose the right take for it, and I also dug the guitar mash up thing as well! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @brrrse  Mar 5

    As I said, there are reasons why you'll naturally be protected from harassment and rudeness - I cannot expect the same protections. ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck.

  • @mkd  Mar 5

    Thanks for your comments on Iโ€™m not no more! (Which was going round my head when I was trying to sleep last night, know what you mean the earworm!) and the Dobbing in Blues...

    Totally get what you mean re the creepy undertone on the latter. It sounds like Iโ€™m being quite menacing to poor Ray, but really the tone/joke is that itโ€™s his big brother thatโ€™s doing my head in! But with two of your own, I appreciate you already get that. Glad to hear it does get slightly easier, ha ha!!

  • @klaus  Mar 4

    Gee man please delete that screenshot right now, won't you?

  • @saltbearer Mar 3

    Comment McThankertoys. Hard to say how many hours ZETI took total... Maybe 15? I worked on it on 3 out of the 5 days between starting and posting, with Romanticize the Bitter taking two in the middle. My standard music sessions are ~6 hours, with a significant amount of that consisting of laying flat and waiting for my nerves and muscles to stop feeling like they're afraid I'm attacking them and they're trying to escape from my body. The app I use to make music is free for desktop computers: I can link to the messy project file if you're interested in seeing sliders and grids.

  • @airbagtester  Mar 3

    You know what, I might just be up for that ๐Ÿ˜ 25 songs in one week, then that leaves me another ~12 weeks to write another 25! I've never finished a 5090 before... might need some collab help for sure.

  • @renegadepriest Mar 3

    Wow! Thanks for the kudos on โ€œOur Crazy Ride.โ€ Such a positive way to start my day. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mkd  Mar 3

    Thanks so much for your comment on Brotherly Love! Lovely to still be getting comments in March!

  • @bking  Mar 2

    Hey @devin. I'm still holding the door open for you if you want to throw something my way.

  • @carleybaer Mar 1

    Thank you for Inspector Clueless!! I had so much fun with that groove. Did you want to add anything to the liner notes? I was in such a go mode that I didn't spend a lot of time elaborating. But I wanted to let you know that I loved the opportunity and the song that came out of it, and I'd definitely be down to do another collab sometime. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @monty  Mar 1

    If you'd like, I'll post a placeholder for Eleven so you can work on it later. No worries if you don't get around to it.

  • @aneil Feb 28

    Thx for your cmment on You Impact me. Sorry I discovered you so late great stuff and love your lets do it attitude! I have plenty lyrics waiting for colab sadly for me music has to wait till March

  • @cluebird66 Feb 27

    Devin you are always so wonderfully positive! Yes, I just lyricced all month and didnโ€™t collaborate, BUT I actually have done melodies and gaspโ€” chords! - for some of my songs and who knows... maybe I will connect with you post FAWM (or maybe just find an excuse to hang out and drink beer w you and Sunila) and bring those ideas to life! You are such an inspiration!!!

  • @carleybaer Feb 27

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I'm planning to sit down with that thing you sent me, either late tonight or tomorrow. I've done tons of collabs but only ever in real time, do you want to work together on lyrics or should I just run with it?

  • @monty  Feb 27

    Howz this? I had worked it up earlier but didn't upload while waiting to see if a lyric managed to appear LOL.

  • @monty  Feb 27

    Wanna work on "eleven?" ๐Ÿ˜€

    Eleven years ago this month I started on a quest
    to write 14 songs in 28 days or alt least to do my best...

  • @airbagtester  Feb 26

    Hey no worries about the metal-funk - I should have started my collabs much sooner than after the 3rd weekend had already passed. I should know better by now! ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway I'm gonna go through more #freebeats to try and get to 14, which is kind of like a retcon collab with you and/or @sapient, so it's all good bro.

  • @airbagtester  Feb 26

    I made a hockey rock song using @freebeats Alt Rock Drum Track 01: \m/

    (Well, there's not that much hockey in it to be honest, just a few audio samples ๐Ÿ˜ )

  • @monty  Feb 24

    Am I imagining it or did you switch between guitar and bass mid song once at Fawmstock? I may have to do that for a Irish music gig coming up next month . Appreciate any advice. You can email me at

  • @joyfulbliss22 Feb 20

    Absolutely. Im very excited to hear what you do with it. Thanks.

  • @airbagtester  Feb 20

    P.S. definitely take the lead on drums and bass if you want and send it to me when you can ๐Ÿ˜

  • @airbagtester  Feb 20

    I tried laying down some Dick Dale style surf guitar on top of one of @sapient's @freebeats, but I whittled 3 Fender medium picks down to stubs before I could get anything recorded! o_O

  • @airbagtester  Feb 20

    I think Operation WTF is a go! What's all that fine print though? Something about a hard rock song with lead banjo? Ahh nobody ever reads that fine print anyway *signs*

    BTW I do have some stuff I've been working on with @freebeats, so thanks to you and @sapient for that!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    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 youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 17

    Thx. For your comments. Sometimes new eyes are in a unique position.

  • @errol Feb 2018

    Oh, and btw, I owe you a collab. I'm sorry, I know I failed to do one last time. ๐Ÿ˜ž

  • @errol Feb 2018

    We should start our own thread:

    "7 Controversial Topics that may end up being locked"

  • @mattpierce  Feb 2018

    devins at seven, i'm at 11! ๐Ÿ˜
    Whoa, how 'boat dem leaf's! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @elliottlawrence Feb 2018

    Thanks for your nice comments on my songs! To answer your question, I record the piano and vox separately. I have a digital keyboard that actually just outputs wav files, which is nice because then I don't have to worry about noisy neighbors messing up the recording ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

    Man, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to me digging around down the back of country music's sofa... Those couple of songs took me so far out of my comfort zone that I swung right round and nearly found it again!
    I think there might be one or two in me before the month is done ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @joyfulbliss22 Feb 2018

    Hey if you have music in mind for any set of lyrics, have atter. I only do lyrics. I welcome any musicians to use my lyrics. Just send me a link if you turn it into a song. Cheers

  • @morti Feb 2018

    Regarding that forum thread, thank you. x

  • @forrandom Feb 2018

    Thanks for checking out my song! I'm sure the rainstick ghost also appreciated the feedback.

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 2018

    Thank you very much for the comments on "I'm Still Standing"! Glad you liked the track!

  • @negasi Feb 2018

    The lyrics are sent! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Just sent now, sorry! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thank you for your kind comment on Bad-ass hooks. I would love to hear a metal-version of it

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment on A Speck of Dust. I promise that no performance enhancing drugs were involved in the making of that song... Just rather a lot of cheap merlot ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @negasi Feb 2018

    Hey good sir! I have a set of lyrics ready for you! Where should I send them! Or do you want me to just post them up, and you can post a new song with them after? (I don't mind either way, I'm keeping track of any of my doubles to make sure I get that legitimate 14 ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2018


  • @mattpierce  Feb 2018

    Devin's got seven!
    Great Idea on the "Just shut up" song!
    I had already recorded it though!

  • @colgoo  Feb 2018

    How did I miss getting you on my watchlist? Love your work! Thank you for your kind feedback on the โ€œ9 yearsโ€ song!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    I would like to thank you so much for your wonderful and that profound comment... You are way too kind...

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the nice comment and the well wishes. First surgery of my life checked off the list (booo). It took 51 years so that isn't too bad, actually. Hopefully the recovery picks up a little and the pain goes down. I have some drumming I need to do!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • @cblack  Feb 2018

    Ha! Second person to say the track is spooky, when I hadn't even considered such a thing before posting it here. ๐Ÿ˜ Must be my goth/metalhead nature sneaking in.

    And yes, you're absolutely right - when things come easily, they always seem to be better than usual, to boot! (And that ties in with the goth-creeping comment above. ๐Ÿ˜€)

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 2018

    :::VST solidarity fistbump:::

  • @popmythology  Feb 2018

    Ah, dear sir, despite your close readings and incisive analysis, you nevertheless managed to miss some sub-layers of meticulously crafted nuance!! Mayhaps if you went back and read it again about five or six more times...

  • @unclephilly Feb 2018

    Cheers for comment @devin , I get very self-conscious about my vocals so I always appreciate a compliment!

  • @seemanski  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the shout out and your comments ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on 'X Marks The Spot'.

  • @standup  Feb 2018

    I can't explain how I didn't have you watchlisted.

  • @cnidaria  Feb 2018

    You should check out Grab Your Women & Lock Them Away again. It has music now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2018

    Thanks again for your feedback on my #badassriff song ! So cool to be in the club now !!

  • @garlajoie Feb 2018

    Devin, you're not from Ancaster as in just outside the GTA, are you? I'm schooling in Hamilton currently! Small world. Loved the 80s tribute and looking forward to hearing more from you.

  • @halfwalk Feb 2018

    Hey there, thanks for the heads up. Yes, I've had to edit the frustration out of a few of my posts in that thread and just try to carry on, when I probably should have left it alone. Happy FAWMing, and remember... "do what sounds good!"

  • @barbara  Feb 2018

    Crucio away! I'm 99% sure you didn't mean that, but you have my blessing to smelt it into whatever you like. Sacred places do need defending after all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @monty  Feb 2018

    I'd love it if you took a shot at finishing Osculation. I can send you the chords if it helps. I like the general feel but haven't figured out a destination for it lyrically so it may never get finished otherwise. And I'll buy the first beer. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ductapeguy  Feb 2018

    The guy selling the tele knew me from open stages. It's a Squier standard tele recently professionally set up by a luthier... Who is a good friend of mine. And now I can be a tele wielding rockstar.

  • @ductapeguy  Feb 2018

    How did you know I was looking at a Kijiji telecaster tonight. I'll let you know if I buy it.

  • @cblack  Feb 2018

    Thanks! And yes, beware of Vader. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @kathym  Feb 2018

    I appreciate your understanding of the sensitivity to the word noose. I was hoping you would understand. I have very few sensitive spots and I know those are due to personal experiences, so those are my own issues, not a problem with the song. But this one, I think, in the the difficult times we are in here, was worth the mention. Folks in many other countries might not be so sensitive to it. Okay, back to work here ... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @annayarbrough Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments. I use both MIDI and acoustic pianoโ€”that one was a sampled piano. Saving the final products for the real thing!

  • @kirrivath Feb 2018

    Happy fawming, Devin Songfather.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2018

    Thank you for listening to my song and positive comments. Sorry I linked skirmish to the wrong song!

  • @gromwaf Feb 2018

    Hello and thanks for the comment... I too liked the 2.34 mark, even though it is a bit pop-ish, but it's the chorus.. haha...

    stay true...

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

    Yes. We should absolutely do that.
    Did I say we are now a 2 cat household?
    The craziness is not additive. I think it's a power series muliplier... ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @chandra83  Feb 2018

    Thanks for you comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @plainwhitetoast  Feb 2018

    I have the Metal Machine expansion. I used that kit with beats included in EZDrummer 1.

  • @aprilm  Feb 2018

    Thanks for checking out If You Want Him. Gotta love one-take off the floor recording with cats in the room! At least they seem to have a sense of timing Lol
    I would love to have people sing along to the chorus! This might be a good open mic song

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 2018

    thanks for the comment- oh and that last psychedelic one was recorded wtih an MXL condenser mic someone lent me, plus i got a little tube preamp that gives phantom power, yeah, its great to have slightly better gear!

  • @carlos Feb 2018

    Sir Dev! Looking forward to hearing what that new studio gear brings!

  • @negasi Feb 2018

    Oh you know me, I'm always in (it just varies how in I am) but it's looking like full steam this February. Operation Round Two is a go ๐Ÿ˜‰.

    Can't wait to hear your stuff this year ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @natrin Jan 2018

    Hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @jaegerin  Jan 2018

    Have a great FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    Hey SuperSkirmish (Feb 2/3) host! I just posted my skirmish notice so if you want to use it feel free to,

    1) copy/paste its title into your new post and change all pertinent info in the title
    2) copy/paste its body into your new post and change all pertinent info in the body

  • @swampjaw  Jan 2018

    No, I was the dumb one. Then I wised up.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2018

    @devin Hey! So, please please please remind me what song/cue we did. I seriously didn't remember that! And I want to make sure everything is MORE than cool as far as credits/etc.

    I have horrible memory, so, I try and write things down or keep them in a Google Doc.

    Was this a youtube post? A song on my bandcamp page? Do you have my email address? I think you can contact me via my profile. Let me know!! Holy crap! It makes me ill thinking I could have done something that would result in you feeling put off or left out (artistically OR financially if that were ever an option).

  • @petra777  Jan 2018

    *waves* Thanks for your suggestions. I picked one of them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @johncrossman  Jan 2018

    It's your bio, I have a few concerns. I wish to work on it and I think you can add to it. Too soon?

  • @philkmills  Jan 2018

    Hi, Devin! Glad to see you here again.

  • @crisp1  Jan 2018

    I think you gave me credit for something I don't deserve. I'm almost positive that I haven't done the 1234 thread, but I have been doing the fake band name thread. Anyway, nice to meet you, Devin. Hope you have a great FAWM!

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Me!! I haz ears too...

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 2018

    Devin- thanks- was in toronto for a few days between xmas and new years (jeez it was cold!) but won't be there again till end of march for passover . Also to date have been recording on my PC desktop, rather then the laptop, -- thanks for all the suggestions tho, somehow I'll sort thru this and see whats what.. (and yeah, i bet compatability with all these interfaces is a pain!)

  • @flutterby42 Jan 2018

    Glad to reconnect via FAWM. I hope it's a good one for you!

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Your 'ku coup makin' me cuckoo!

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Your haiku is a strong argument for both sides of the forum activity question. Had you already withdrawn from the forums, that one would not have appeared. And yes, a time for everything, and for letting go. Quite a 'ku!

  • @bking  Jan 2018

    Neun, acht im Tageslicht? Ja. Und ich mag Zรผge.