Canadian living in the Netherlands. Freelance copy editor by day, lyricist by night. OK...by day as well. 😉
Eighth year FAWMing. It's in my blood now. 😉
Love the madness, the camaraderie, the creativity... 😀
MOST of all I love playing in this huge cybernet sandbox, where everybody shrieks and giggles and throws the sand and their songwritery toys all around and nobody gets hurt. 😀
This year I'll be writing the last of the lyrics for a composer/co-writer who plans to produce an album in 2017, so I'm depending on FAWM to inspire something that can be polished up later and be decent enough for the album. For this reason, some of my lyrics may not be available for collaboration.
DISCLAIMER: Any lyric I post is always a ROUGH draft, to be revised/rewritten later. Therefore, collaboration songs during FAWM should NOT be considered official joint works, or posted OUTSIDE of the FAWM site. Unless otherwise agreed - and I AM open to post-FAWM possibilities 😀 - contributions will be individually owned. This means that each party can use his/her own creative contribution for other purposes once FAWM is over.
Please ALWAYS ask first if you'd like to collaborate. There's a possibility a collaboration is already being arranged with someone else. I generally try to mention this in my liner notes, but - in the frenzy that is FAWM - I occasionally forget.
|#1||Cluster of Stars||
|#2||A Little More Dolphin (DEMO UP) @sherrycanary||
|#3||The Kingdom of Delania||
|#4||Less Than Pure Evil||
|#5||Mister Oblivion (DEMO UP) @tjeff||
|#6||Did I Imagine It All?||
|#7||Waking the Dragon||
|#8||Dance With You||
|#9||Clawing At My Roots||
|#10||Repeat After Me||
|#11||If I Never Find That Heaven DEMO UP @the3queens||
|#13||I'm So Weary (DEMO UP) @tjeff||
|#14||What Alchemy Was It||
|#15||Restless In My Socks @acousticmaddie||
|#16||Ghost Town @petemurphy||
|#17||But You Will||
|#18||For Others A Curse||
|#19||The Bus, The Young Man, and the Wheelchair||
|#20||Misty Early Mornings @tjeff||
|#21||She Was the Dump Truck, I Was the Load (DEMO UP) @tjeff||
Thanks Donna for listening to my new demo of "Horns Of A Dilemma". Glad you liked it. Thanks for the good prompt in the skirmish.
Hi Donna! Thanks ever for your lovely feedback on Little Star. Yes, Stephen's words and Erin's singing thereof are one heck of a combination. Glad you especially like the final section; the writing actually began there, with the minor mode arrangement of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
And the fox says hi. 😁
Thank you for the comment on The Encore Song. I will probably change it up a little bit, but am glad to have participated and wanted to end things on a positive note. I'm involved with several series where I attend and perform regularly, so I thought it might be nice to put this together as a message of appreciation. 😀
Thanks for your kind comments on "Breakaway". So glad you liked it. It's been fun skirmishing with you and the gang. Thanks for your good hosting.
Cheers for the comment on 'Polly Is', most kind. Going to have a dig into your tracks now!
Thank you Donna. I agree, those lyrics didn't make much sense when I wrote them. It was only after re-reading that I decided to post. 😀
Thanks so much for your comment 😀
Thanks, Donna, for your kind comments on the whooping crane--wouldn't I love being a (non-starving) bard! Wen gave me the idea because he is doing a show on that endangered bird; but I actually did the words, music, and performance. Thanks! 😁
Thank you for the comment and the post in the "recommended songs" thread! Looking forward to March commenting month.
Thanks, Donna, I'm glad "I Need Sleep" made you smile. 😀 That's a win for me
Hi Donna, thank-you and apologies, I've been away and not checking email/fawm. Time is running out! but will do my best 😀
Thanks for the comment! I also like saloon songs. I've always loved the saloon girl outfits, too. (Ruffles!) How awesome for your friend to get a piano piece in there! I would die and go to heaven if that happened to me.
(Belated) Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Thanks Donna! I'm glad my first skirmish was one you hosted too. 😀 I'll be skirmishing more ASAP!
Hi Donna - thanks for the welcome and the comments on "Wolf Creek Pass" and "Long Way Down"! Much appreciated!
Hi, Donna, thanks for your compliments on my song. It was something I felt I needed to do. Actually, I think the whole planet is going to feel pain before this is over. I'm going to SE Asia soon, so that maple leaf sounds like a smart idea.
Thank you for your kind words on "Jaguar". I take a lot of inspiration from movies and shows I watch. I have a slew of songs about Joan Crawford and Joan Crawford movies, they always feel too obviously about the movie to me but when I play them I have gotten, "Yeah, I wouldn't have guessed that was about Joan Crawford." It's nice to know the connect on more than one level.
Donna, thank you for your wonderful comment. That raven landed on the hood of my car and tried (successfully) to cadge a bite of my burger. The building behind it is actually a sculpture called Raven House, fortuitously in the shot.
Here's hoping you're far too busy fawming to be SAD this year.
It's all about having fun! 😁
Thanks, donna, for validating the woman's pov in my "Keeping It Real" song. Only recently have I tried risking such imaginative shifts but they have worked out okay.
Of course the choice was always mine. That's what made "But Real" so meta-FAWM. I skirmished about not skirmishing. LOL
And your interpretation was exactly what I was feeling and struggle with..it seems like something I recognize and need to take ownership of prioritizing repair ....rather than chasing distractions that are sometimes easier... so yeah the song is close to the bone for me too..
Thanks for the feedback on February rain 😀 look at you go!
You're too nice, Donna. Thanks for the comment on In the Quiet. Lori really found the heart of the lyrics and set them to the perfect music. If you get a chance, listen to All the Dark Distance, too.
Thanks for listening and commenting on "Forbidden Blade". Glad you liked it. Have a great week.
Thanks Donna for taking the time to read and give feedback on 'Blade' I am going to try to set it to music today and have no idea what to do! I'll just make noises till it comes to something 😀 Have a good day!
You are so sweet Donna! Thanks for reading my rough draft lyrics. The demo's up if you're bored sometime and want to listen, but no need/hurry/rush. It's going to get retooled in March and maybe completely different.
AND I love your 'sandbox' analogy for FAWM. it is so nice to have a forum to 'play' and create in where nobody gets hurt. Thanks for being such a positive part of the sandbox! you're awesome.
And thanks so much for listening to and commenting on Moddergat.
Thanks Donna! Dankjewel!
I had it easy. With lyrics as clear and well organised as Tasha's there's no real fight in fitting chord changes to the words. Just a matter of finding the right key and letting the melody flow. Easy as pie.
thank you for your lovely comments about Whooping Crane, means a lot coming from you! 😀
Already a winner... More Proof that a FAWM Classic songwriter, can produce them in MASS.
Ignore my last message. I revisited the page, and it seemed to load ok 😀
Hello Donna, I just saw you'd uploaded the song, but when I visit the page it says "You have not provided a valid SoundCloud URL. Learn more about using SoundCloud players."
I also saw a few minutes ago that Georgie has been having problems with Soundcloud links not working for her songs either.
If there's an issue with Soundcloud, I could always host it from my Dropbox account (or set up the FAWM file hosting. I pay for it every year, but never use it).
Cool! Glad you liked it!
I found you. Here from jpfolks. I worked the graveyard shift 12 am -8 am and i just got home. Going to sleep but will read and comment on your songs when I wake later this evening. You were my incentive to join fawn this year. Thank you so much.
"Ek wil Loop" Thank you for the feedback. I am Canadian and South African...
Thank you for your feedback on "Are you out there?"
Thank you for your feedback on "What is one kiss"
Hey Donna, thanks for your nice comment - and for starting that inspiring challenge. You've already made it to fourteen - congratulations! I'll surely come back later to check out your songs. (I've fallen behind a bit with commenting anyway and still have a few songs to write...) 😀
Thank you again, Donna. 😊
And congratulations on hitting the magic number. ☺
thank you for your encouragement.
Thanks for the nice comments!
Hey Donna, thanks for such a great skirmish prompt!
Thanks for your comment, lyrics are up now. Just wanted to make sure I posted it before the time was up even if I hadn't filled out the liner notes or lyrics sections 😀
Donna, thank you for commenting on my song alosn this earthly path i someties go. I try to keep this song soft and pretty like donovan bt my dark side keeps breaking through.
Thank you so much for your nice comments
Thanks for following my train of thought in "Catch a Wave", I just let my imagination wander wherever it wanted to go and it was really like a little cartoon movie playing in my head as I wrote. So I'm glad I got enough of the imagery across 😀
Donna, thank you for listening to and leaving such nice comments on Witches of the Northern Shore. I am happy that you enjoyed the song.
Thanks a lot for your comments! Glad you were able to listen. Yes, great lyrics made it easy to turn into a song.
Thank you for the review of Its All About the Color, much appreciated, I love learning to craft songs, you are a wonderful example to learn from and this is an amazing learning experience!
Thanks for your kind words on "Full Well". Coming from you, it means a lot.💕
Thanks for your kind words on "Full Well". Coming from you, it means a lot.💕
Thanks for listening to my song "Underneath The Tree", I appreciate it.
So glad to hear that the song keeps the feeling of the book. It's one I'm especially proud of.
Thanks for the comment, donna! Hope you're doing well. Look at all the songs you've written!
Thanks for the kind words on my "Roots" song. I admit that sometimes, when I'm not writing actual songs, I practice writing metaphors. This one was kind of loose, but not a lot of time to refine it in a skirmish.
I'm happy you liked my song, "Roots", Donna. Thank you for your kind words.
Merci Beaucoup Donna for commenting on my French song.
I clearly need to find a conversation group, but it was fun
Thanks Donna....walking through the dark valley ...trying to keep my eyes open..!
Thanks so much for your beautiful and that kind comment, Donna!
Great to see you FAWMing prolifically once again, Donna! You are an inspiration.
Привет спасибо 😀
Thanks for the Addiction feedback, much appreciated!
Thank you for listening Donna! Cheers for the comment - so glad you could relate 😀
Thank you for your kind words on What We Love! I was drawn to Kristi's lyrics and I am honoured to have the opportunity to interpret them with my addition of music and vocals
Frenzy and determination are the goddess's middle names! (Not really.) So I got that bit right, at least. The anxiety part is part of the song I wasn't entirely happy with, and which I couldn't quite figure out how to bend to my will... It was supposed to be more along the lines of, "Faces danger head on, but doesn't take it too seriously." So a positive form of anxiety, maybe? 😝
Anyway, thanks for the comment. Glad you liked it.
Hey donna, we are back at it again. Have you seen wyatt around? I don't see any activity from him here or at JPF. I am getting worried.
Aww. Thank you, Donna. I had a huge grin all the time I was playing that ode. 😀
Thanks for swinging by, Donna. When you get a moment, I've put up a temporary hosting link until I get home tonight. Feel free to take a listen if you're so inclined...
Hi Donna, just popping in to say "hi" and wish you lots of inspiration and productivity for this year's FAWM!
Hey, Donna! Thanks a lot for the kind words.... It is true, I will be short of time, but will try to participate as much as I am able to... I am very happy to see you here again. I wish you a wonderful and inspiring February!
Hello Donna. [ Insert something warm and funny in Dutch with a Canadian accent... ] And I hope you have a great Fawm 2017! 😀
Hi Donna...good FAWMing to you!
Thank you Donna. He is a disturbed man.
Thank you so much, Donna. That was a really hard song for me to play but I'm glad I did. 😀
I would love to hear FAWM -themed rock opera. Actually, that is a brilliant idea. 😀
Donna it is time, and I so look forward to your verses!
Hello, Donna. Happy FAWMing!
Hi Donna! Great to see you here once again.
Hey Donna! I just realized I haven't said hi yet. I hope everything is going well.
Hello, hello! Nice to see you again!
Have a great FAWM!
Great to hear from you.
Carpal tunnel now healed.Surgery successful.
Looking forward to your offerings this year.
Thanks for the welcome! so excited to be here
Hope you have a great FAWM this year.
Hello, Donna. It is always a joy to see you here.
Hello, Donna! Wonderful to see you back again too. And I'm always appreciative of the ideas you spark in your challenge suggestions. Happy FAWM-ing, and good luck filling out that album. I have faith you'll have real keepers. 😀
Hello Donna! I hope I can keep up and read all of your creations, I always enjoy them and you inspire me! Happy FAWM!
Good evening, Donna!
Yes, I'm planning on going dark(er). My songs last year tackled some difficult themes, but I want to go even further in that direction.
Hope you have a great FAWM!
Hi Donna, thank you for your warm welcome. Looking forward to reading you beautiful lyrics, listening to your collaborations, hearing your new songs.
Hi, dearest Donna! 😀
Mentally fettled, physically not so brilliant. But FAWM keeps me smiling. 😊
...it does, don't it? But that just let's me know how much crazy-amazing fun we're having! 😀
Hi Donna! There's creativity in the air!.....Have a great FAWM!
Hello, dahlin! All the best, as always.
Hello, Donna! I'm always grateful for you introducing me to FAWM and 50/90, and a pleasure to view your work! Happy FAWMing and best wishes to you this February! 😀