devin 12


  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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  • @joyfulbliss22 3 days

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

  • @airbagtester  3 days

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

  • @airbagtester  3 days

    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  3 days

    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  5 days

    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  6 days

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

  • @errol 1 week

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

  • @errol 1 week

    We should start our own thread:

    "7 Controversial Topics that may end up being locked"

  • @mattpierce  1 week

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

  • @elliottlawrence 1 week

    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  1 week

    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 1 week

    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 1 week

    Regarding that forum thread, thank you. x

  • @forrandom 1 week

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

  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

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

  • @negasi 1 week

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

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

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

  • @sapient  1 week

    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 1 week

    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  1 week


  • @mattpierce  1 week

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

  • @colgoo  1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @zecoop  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    :::VST solidarity fistbump:::

  • @popmythology  1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @seemanski  2 weeks

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

  • @dreamscuba  2 weeks

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

  • @standup  2 weeks

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

  • @cnidaria  2 weeks

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

  • @xfloorpunchx 2 weeks

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

  • @garlajoie 2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @cblack  2 weeks

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

  • @kathym  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    Happy fawming, Devin Songfather.

  • @sherrycanary  2 weeks

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

  • @gromwaf 3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    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 3 weeks

    Thanks for you comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @plainwhitetoast  3 weeks

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

  • @aprilm  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    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 3 weeks

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

  • @negasi 3 weeks

    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 3 weeks

    Hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @jaegerin  3 weeks

    Have a great FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  3 weeks

    @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  3 weeks

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

  • @johncrossman  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Hi, Devin! Glad to see you here again.

  • @crisp1  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Me!! I haz ears too...

  • @mikeskliar  3 weeks

    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 3 weeks

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

  • @barbara  3 weeks

    Your 'ku coup makin' me cuckoo!

  • @barbara  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @barbara  3 weeks

    Thanks! Nothing to *snicker* at there, clever lad. (Assuming that's the one you meant.)

  • @jessicagraae  3 weeks

    Oh Canada! Good to see you on here. Let's FAWM the crap outta this FAWM!

  • @stephenwordsmith  3 weeks

    I enjoyed your play in the 1234 thread.

  • @sunnymae  4 weeks

    omg...devin. I wouldn't have guessed that one two three four thing if my freaking life depended on it. Sorry I screwed up and took someone's turn ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • @adamhill  4 weeks

    I do indeed have a rock hand... \m/
    I'd definitely like to work with you this year, it's been too long. Just gotta wait for the 'go' button ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @tseaver  4 weeks

    @devin It may be full of mistakes, but I do "frailing" (not "failing") banjo. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    Wow, I'd forgotten about that one - thanks!

  • @janeg  4 weeks

    Thank for your post on my soundboard, but it's not the same as being with you! So maybe I'll have to write a song where I need you... Hope you are back in filk circles soon. Haven't seen anything lately about Alter Ego gigs either; is anything coming up?

  • @bking  4 weeks

    Hey there fellow solder soldier. I'm happy to see you here again.

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Hello!! Great to see you again. ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay for FAWM!!

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Hiya, Devin! Just wanted to drop by real quick and say that I hope you've been well and to also say good luck on this year's FAWM!! (Like, not that you need luck or anything!)

  • @max  4 weeks


  • @sapient  4 weeks

    Ha ha!
    I think that might be a waste of good guitars. You could grab me a couple? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Very good to see you here once again! Let's do this thing!

  • @autoclamp  5 weeks

    Hiding in your new attic with a notebook, ready to spy and learn. The construction is highly commendable up here!

  • @airbagtester  5 weeks

    Hey man! Happy FAWMing to you as well!

  • @charliecheney  5 weeks

    Food and naps affect my friskiness quotient for sure. Here's to a great event for you as well fine lad!

  • @monty  5 weeks

    Oh yeah, "We Go To 11" is perfect!

  • @plainwhitetoast  5 weeks

    I'll play bass and sing. not at the same time. no bogarting.

  • @chandra83 5 weeks

    Sounds like a plan! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @chandra83 5 weeks

    What did you have in mind?

  • @jenniferjerboa 5 weeks

    Thank you for welcoming me! I have no idea what I'm doing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @monty  5 weeks

    Thanks. I'm planning to collab with @jenniferjerboa at least a few songs this FAWM.

  • @valeriecox  5 weeks

    Yes, good plan. I'll cover the States, you cover Canada. Together we'll own North America!

  • @tcelliott  5 weeks

    Good to see you around. Yes, it's been a long ride, but a fun one.

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks

    Yay! Scary voltage is the only voltage! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @cts  5 weeks

    To all the girls, eh? ๐Ÿค”

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    FAWM ate my homework. Nine-fingered Timmy and the Sink of Doom beckons, though not with his damaged ring finger. The nightmares of unit renovation the past 2.5 months have stirred strange thoughts of a HHIC album onCDBaby and Spotify, preferably joint. Did I mention there's a wild honeycomb now growing out of our walls here?

  • @swampjaw  5 weeks

    Let's do this thing, and make the month of February.... Filling.

  • @cts  5 weeks

    Hey man! When the Jelly stage opens, you are welcome on the mic! Bring it! All of it!!

  • @ductapeguy  5 weeks

    You betcha I'm in. And it looks like my 17 y/o, Sebastian is giving it a go too. Good to see you.

  • @johncrossman  5 weeks

    Who gave you this number!?!?

  • @monty  5 weeks

    Great to see you Devin. I'm back again and bringing another bandmate @jenniferjerboa .