Influences: Not while driving or operating heavy machinery.
2017 will be my second FAWM
Gear: an old guitar, a new cellphone, and a cheap bottle of whiskey
|#2||A Place Called Heaven||
|#6||One More Chance (I'm Sorry)||
|#9||Turn the Page||
|#10||The Return of the King||
|#11||Old Fashioned Justice (You Better Run)||
|#12||San Diego @downfallroad||
|#15||Nothing To Say @downfallroad||
|#16||the good fight  @sueawesome||
Thanks so much for listening and commenting on Keeping the Light. I really appreciate it! 😀
Thanks for your feedback on Forbidden Blade. Much appreciated. Yes, Andy's music is certainly unique and fit very well in this piece. I will be dropping by later in the week to listen to some of your work! 😀
i just changed her name for the month! thanks for listening..the fast pickin was ipad garageband sample
Hey! Thanks for your comment on Lost in Rain! I am LOVING my new baritone guitar. Last year I got a tenor guitar and really enjoyed the new sounds it brought to my music. So I got interested in the baritone this year. And I found it matches my vocal range even better than my regular acoustic!
When I did my research I knew I wanted something under $500 because this is mainly a hobby for me and I don't wanna use up all of my kids' inheritance too quickly! Plus I wanted a solid wood top and electronics built in.
After looking at several and listening to Youtube vids of various guitars I decided on the Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar (ABT60E).
I bought it from Musician's Friend (because Sweetwater didn't have it.) The first one had a tiny broken piece inside and they replaced the whole guitar very quickly. I ended up paying under $400 with free shipping and a hardshell case because I got a Black Friday special.
I am delighted with it and highly recommend it!
Thanks for checking out "So... Whatever"... I didn't think Stacy was going to be able to match anything to that one... but it is actually the next song we are learning at Treading Bleu band practice tomorrow... 😀
I enjoyed the songs I heard tonight! I'll be around a while and hope to hear more!
sent, in case you want to delete that
ok..how do we do this? (I think email would be easier, or you could message my fb page)
so..I have a few thoughts off the top of my head for starting points, but you may have something else in mind. I would love to try and contribute to the lyrics but if they don't fit what you are wanting to do or you would rather do the lyrics yourself then just let me know. (Or we hack away at them together?) All the collabs I've ever done were where people picked up my lyrics and put music to them. I've not done it any other way. I love the idea though of your thoughts on the title/comment/topic merging with mine, but that might not be up your alley or what you were/are wanting to do. I think let me know what I can do that works best for you and we'll go from there.
so are you serious? (please don't be kidding, please)
good grief I hate begging but really.. it's worth it this time
oh my goodness.. I know I don't qualify as good, I'm probably two levels below amateur when it comes to writing lyrics, but I do have enough good stuff to say..
Can we pretty please try and come up with something together?? And please not in a year from now. We could even just brainstorm at first to see if we're on the same page with where it could go. No pressure, it's just for fun, so if you're busy I get it. but seriously.. pleeeease...
Oh dear, I had not intended to post twice as a joke on dementia. What a terrible joke that would be. You must think I have dementia. Lol. Sorry. I had corrected my post, but left the page before clicking the "Add your thoughts" box. I wasn't sure, so went back to check and there was no post at all from me there. So with a big sigh, I tried to remember what I had written and wrote it again, being sure to click the red box this time. Guess it was a glitch in the system. I just now deleted my first post. Sorry for the confusion.
😀 so much for your comments on The Caterpillar Round. I usually look for rounds and hadn't come across one yet. I have to admit I took the cheap way out to get a song on the board, but it was fun. When I saw the skirmish prompt, it was easy to figure it out. Thank goodness for the life cycle! 😀
Thank you for your kind words on "Christmas Memories." I appreciate you listening to it.
I have one thing to say: I LOVE your gear list 😀
Hey man, thanks so much for your forum recommend! Really nice of you!
*heh* thanks for comments on other songs too!
Thanks for the kind comments on Dragonfly and Rising & Falling! Looking forward to trying this again next year, hope to "see" you. I really enjoyed your music!
no worries at all! (the last thing I want is for people to feel like they have to try and come up with something - I only want people to do it if they really want to, hear that whatever something, and also just have the time. I know time is thin for most of us and you guys all have your own projects to focus on. If it works out, great..if not..I'm the lucky one listening to what everyone is doing around here.)
So glad to have come across your music this year!! 😱😱😱😱 I've hit repeat on several of them so many times they are already memorized. I'm hoping they'll be available to purchase in the future. (Please please let me know if that's the case.). And 'sorry not sorry' for all my gushing.. every once in awhile I come across a fawmer who who just blows me away and I don't see the point of refraining.
You too! Still planning to listen to the ones of yours I haven't yet heard . . .
Congratulations to a successful FAWM and thanks for your kind comments!
I'm using round numbers because I'm bad at maths.
please let me wake tomorrow to one more from driftwood.
Thank you very much for you comment on "Mandy Lane", I highly recommend the movie.
I started to feel so self-conscious about that cliche comment someone made 🙈 so thanks for swinging the pendulum ✨
haha, I harbor my bad side in paper and pen, and sometimes on my bike. That's it though.
Congrats on your win! Can't wait to catch up on the ones of yours I've missed.
Glad you liked "Water Over Stone." Hard to let that one out into the wild but it seems to be working.
I got me some listening to do here, huh?
Hey, thank for listening to Then. The majority of it was composed, but the lead guitar did improvise the melody in the middle section, but it wa all over chords that were written out.
Driftwood(?), how long have you been doing this?!?
the storm, silver & gold, eastbound... I'm not understanding why you and your band aren't on the radio
yes I do sing.. in the car..the shower..around a campfire..and in my dreams
that's about it : )
I am so so sorry to hear you broke a leg. Maybe go back and listen to some of your songs.. you'll heal quicker, promise. : )
the no name I just posted would be so fun with your style..so if you are sick of limping after February and need to fill the time..
and thank you for the comment on my song. I don't know what your load is like after February but if you ever wanted to fiddle with my words, have at it. I have a few songs from previous years that never got a demo done that I think, dare I say, would be so awesome with your voice/guitar
I'm going to stop myself from listening to the rest for now, least I litter all your songs with comments
sir, you have a very powerful gift
Thanks for your kind words on Sleight of Hand!
Thanks so much for your comments on Sinking Slowly! Appreciate the listen!
Hi, thanks for your comments on two songs this FAWM. We give various levels of effort to different songs and 'London City Lights' was one of those that I spet a lot of time on trying to get the sentiment, metaphors, melody and meter right. Grapes was just a throwaway to make up numbers but turned out very promising. Thanks for listening
Thank you for your kind comment!
Thanks for the feedback. I agree, a mando or uke, plus some harmonies are in order.
Thanks for the kind words about All the Dark Distance. Jacob did an amazing job on that song.
Thanks for your comment on "The Storm." I was thinking a intrumental solo would sound well in there also. Wish I had a mandolin for it.
Thank you for listening to Magnet 😀
Thank you for the amazing comment where you compare me to Trent Reznor, but even on my best of days I am no Trent!
Thank you for the feeedback on "Love Is", I will definitely take that into consideration.
Thanks so much for your kind comments on "Turn The Page". Much appreciated.
Thanks for your kind words, re: Diluvian Dreams!
I uploaded music to Nerdy Like Me
I'm real happy with how "That Mountain" turned out. Thanks for the thoughts.
Thanks for that comment on The Islander. I appreciate that very much. I believe the lyrics for the verses still need work to get the story clear, but hey, it's FAWM. There's always March to work on that.
Thanks for listening and commenting on 'Train To Glory'
Thanks for the comment on "Storm's a-brewin'"! Much appreciated!
Thank you very much for your kind comment on 'Deep Blue', much appreciated (:
Congratulations for making it to the Century Club! 😀
Sorry for taking so long to thank you for your very kind comment on "I Dream of Green Hills"! I've been on the road with a busy schedule and glitchy hotel wifi.
Howdy driftwood1. Thanks pard, for reviewing "Doggone Lonely Blues".
Thanks for your great comment on Hypothermic Hallucinations. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip!
See You In The Shadows…
Noone likes Temple of Doom... but no one minus a billion likes Trump. So Temple of Doom wins! Thank you.
Re: my wedding parade — only one banjo, a tenor.
Though I would have more, I would, if I could.
Thanks for the feedback friend! All the best on your FAWM journey
Thanks a lot for your kind comments on my song 'trail of hope'. I appreciate it . Cheers ! 👍
Thanks for your comment on Another Bar. A lot of the lines are Bill's. The melody in the chorus is Bill's. I kept all the aspects that vibrated with me and shook em up a bit. When someone hands you a chorus like that... with so much sadness in just those two lines... I just HAD to ask him to let me try. When I sat down to do it, it just flowed out of me.
Hi, Thanks for commenting on Sweet Memories ( Pillow Planet). It's the softest place in outer space and you are welcome here anytime!
Thank you for your feedback on "Space Travel"
Thanks for the kind compliments on Cape May Warbler. I finished up the first two episodes. They kicked my head in.
Thanks for the nice comments on my song! 😀
Thank you for your input. Not sure what genre I see it in, and usually I have an idea. I'd like to think the melody I have in my head for it expresses vulnerability, which is something I really want to do with this song. I love the fact that these songs can evolve and change over time.
Thanks for the feedback on Frankensong! And yep, I'm quite happy with that as a title. 😝 As for that ending riff... It's my favourite part of the whole song.
Thank you for your feedback on Cemetery Song! I appreciate it.
Thank you very much!
Hi there and thanks for leaving a comment on Hold on. I think it's my favourite comment this year! Happy Fawming sir!
Thanks for taking time to comment on my song red Light fever. Glad you liked it!
Thanks for the nice comment on When Snow Falls in Boston! Much appreciated.
Glad you liked Caught In The Act! I definitely want to try more Drop D songs. It was a lot of fun!
Thanks for your comments on "Doggone Lonely Blues". Glad you liked the honkytonk.
Thanks for your kind comment on High Horse. I wish I was this energetic.
Thanks for your feedback on Spider Woman. It's so heartwarming to have other people appreciate the stories you tell through music.
Hi , thanks for the kind comments, appreciated will drop by to hear what you have been up to.
thanks for listening to and commenting on the day i beat the hangman. nall us outlaws have to blow through anti matter galaxies in orfer to get another chance to go through th carbon cycle and make it right.
I would like to thank you very much for your lovely comment on "Your desire"! 😀
Thank you so much for dropping by and your kind comments! Much appreciated!
Thanks for the comment! I probably pulled the solo down a bit because I was so hesitant to do it in the first place. Next one I'll bring it to the front for sure!
Thanks for your comments on my sea shanty, driftwood 😀
Thanks so much for your that kind words...
Heheh sure I will sing a la la la or five 😀
Thanks for listening to the "Dulcet" lullabye!
Thanks for your comments! I really enjoy trying new chord progressions, or at least new-to-me! I like the cheap whiskey too and my guitar is getting pretty worn... happy FAWMing!
Thanks for checking out "Starving Kiss" your kind words mean a lot! Happy FAWMing 😀