Influences: Laura Nyro, Mark Linkous, Marvin Gaye, Gene Clark, Doug Sahm, Grant McLennan, Randy Christopher, Ray Charles, Joe Strummer, John Cipollina, Alex Harvey, Alex Chilton, Arthur Lee, Curt Boettcher, Bill Doss, Chuck Prophet, Kimberley Rew, Chris Knox, Howe Gelb, John Strohm, Joey Burns, Julian Cope, Mitch Easter, Amy Rigby, Carla Morrison, Chris Bailey, Nick Salomon, Dale Lawrence, the Walkabouts, the Bats, Richard Edwards, Bedhead, The dBs, The Go-Betweens, the Church, the Long Ryders, Broken Social Scene, Chrissie Hynde, Carole King.
Holy imbecile, tender and mild.
Seventh FAWM, wow.
The last year has been complicated, but I'm good now! (The previous version of this seems to have alarmed people.) Let’s write songs!
|#2||About How Much You Care||
|#3||The Big Empty||
|#4||Caroline Yes And No||
|#5||If It Weren’t For You||
|#6||In The Dark||
|#8||Now Or Never Again||
|#9||Won’t Be Going To Work Today||
|#11||Once In A While||
|#12||The Night We Listened to Blue||
|#14||The Fourteen Steps (Kaiju Exquisite Corpse) @corpsecorps||
I don't think it's too obvious, and the downplaying of the subject really worked to let me experience the emotions in the song without those kinds of references getting in the way. The realization came gradually.
I think it's been posited that we are all FAWM cousins with a shared Auntie Sin, at least in that thread once upon a time. I'd take 'cousin' any day!
Excuse me, but as FAWM compliance officer it is my duty to inform you that you are underreporting your years of FAWM participation up there ^ ^ presuming that you count 2011 as year number 1. You, sir, are an 8. Eight FAWMs. Now *that* is truly something to Wow about! You are using last year's Wow, which has expired.
Congratulations, cuz it looks like you're gonna make it! So glad you decided to play again!
Yeah of course I figgered you'd know the dead guy. Thanks for listening.
Slapping myself silly for not getting the Matching Mole Caroline song...I know it well, it is my favorite of all Caroline songs. Uh well, it was until I heard Caroline Yes and No. We'll call it a draw for now.
Relentless, hypnotic, haunting, uncompromisingly dark.... check, check, check, and check. Also, I love me some Pink Moon. I try not to come off as an imitator, per se, but yeah. It's an influence.
Thanks for the comments Rod.
You are moving along nicely, will check out a few of your tunes soon.
One is.simply indestructible in one's 20s. Light swinging is no problem! 😀
Settings are just on that song, but the surroundings is my typical set up, unless I'm in the car!
Thanks for the feedback. Here's what I do. Bedroom studio, recorded closely on the iPhone which is nestled into a pile of pillows, two separate tracks (guitar first). 'Dry' mic setting with ~15% echo, ~25% reverb ('Large Hall' setting), with an added ~30% compression on vocal.
Yea, it was pretty creepy and had some scary possible outomes due to some complications i have in my life. But it all turned out as good as it possibly could. 😀
Yea that "flute" sound, once I processed it through the Leslie pedal kinda sorta turned into a Mellotron kind of thing, but really sounded more like an organ. I've still got some editting to do on that one, but it was 12:30am and time for the Norco, lol. I really appreciate you listening! 😀
Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful comments on "Virtue Signaling." Glad it stayed with you and the ideas came through.
Thanks for the comments! I'm kind of in the same camp with you on "time left on the counter" - maybe that was early dementia nounspeak, possibly short for "y'know-that-counter-thingy-with-numbers-and-arms-that-go-around-and-around"? Definitely a skirmish mishap.
Yes, I'm here! Happy Fawming! It looks like you're off to a good start!
Tomorrow's the big day, I hope you'll have a great FAWM.
I am, indeed, here, and you're here, so lets have a great and productive FAWM!
Yoo hoo!! Yes up for a collab any time!!
I am back, fellow FAWM gangsta! Seems like you've been to hell and back. Keep calm and FAWM on. (Yes, I am aware I just used "FAWM" as a damn verb.)
Hi Rod! I am sad to hear about the adversities of life you had to face... I hope this year will be a much better one... In any case, I wish you a lovely FAWM!
Hi Rod! Happy FAWMing!
Hello! Happy FAWMing! 😀
Woooo FAWM!! Can't wait to hear what you come up with this time around 😀
Hi, thanks for the welcome. Can't wait for the "rodcast" to begin.
Howdy, Rod! Great to hear from ya. I'll be FAWMing, albeit in my usual limited capacity. I'm so lazy. Hehe
Yayy!!! Wedding bells! Congrats!
Hello!! Great to see you back. 😀 Yay for FAWM!!
Hi Rod! 😊
Good to see you here too!
Hey Rod, thanks, I hope you have a very fruitful Fawm!
Hi, Rod. 😀 In the rush of things, we've kind of hurried past each other during the last couple of Challenges, but it was good to know you were, and hanging in. 😉
Thank you! You too! Happy FAWMING!
Hey, thanks for stopping by! I look forward to Ragin' Rod. Does that mean less glum schmaltz?
As for me, I'm trying to remember what this whole thing is about. I'd love to recapture the naive swagger I had as an absolute song-writing beginner
Hi Rod! Sounds like it's been a rough journey... I hope there are some bright spots on the path ahead! I know hearing your music on FAWM will make my day brighter! All the best!
Hey Rod! Thanks, that means a lot. Happy FAWMing!
Hi Rod - a pleasure to hear from you, as always. Bring the tone!
Hi Rod! Looking forward to your new stuff!
Good to see you around. Here's to another great FAWM!
I'm really looking forward to making and listening to some great music this February!
^^ That's the first batch.
Hey Rod! I am raising her to be a multi-instrumentalist. So far she mostly likes stuff you can bang on, like bongos, keyboards, bells, drums...
What gave the coffee away?? 😋
Let's do this thing... Happy FAWM, Rod! 😀
I am going to be dumping a whole crapload of invisible exclamation points on you. Just be warned.
Hi Rod, happy Fawming!
Hi, Rod! Best wishes to you on an awesome FAWM 2018! Hope all is well!
Hey there! Hope FAWM '18 is another good one for you.