Influences: So far I've gotten Bowie, Jonathan Richmond, Robyn Hitchcock, "old British psychedelic rock" and Ween mentioned as what my songs sound like, none of whom I've ever been compared to before, so that was cool. In fact, my turn-ons include vocals through guitar amps, mellotron synth patches, 4-track cassette recorders, Echoplex tape delays and lyrics written on index cards.
This will be my 3rd FAWM, and I have to say it's been a life-changing experience. It's turned me into someone who sings, for one (I didn't say I was any good at it, just that I do it now!), and I had never been pushed to finish this many songs before. I've been in plenty of bands, right now I have one called Super Hi-Fi and another called Molly Tigre here in Brooklyn, and there are many more I play with also, but being a songwriter is somewhat new to me and I really enjoy it. I released the songs I wrote during FAWM the first year on a cassette, and actually, since putting out one cassette wasn't stupid enough, I started a cassette label, Very Special Recordings (https://vsrmusic.bandcamp.com). So far songs have veered from folk to metal to weird soundtrack-y noir to trip-hop to doom pop to I don't know what. It's kind of interesting to see what happens when you push yourself to do a lot in a short period of time, isn't it? Looking forward to seeing what happens this time. I'll still be using the 4-track cassette recorder as much as I can, and my mellotron plug-in for my synth, and who knows what else. Just warning you. Also very open to collaborating with anyone, hit me up.
|#1||I Like To Leave Without You||
|#2||We're At War With the Ordinary||
|#3||They Were Asking Me About You||
|#4||Take This Bottle||
|#6||Play In Reverse||
|#7||Did You Get Your Tickets to the Revolution?||
|#12||Roof By The Square||
|#14||Us Against Then||
|#15||Central Park @pfoo||
|#16||She's Everywhere I Know||
Huh, somehow I missed you for the entire month. Time to fix that.
Thanks for your kind words on "Ruins", much appreciated! For the time being, I haven't thought about adding the bass but we'll see.
Thin Lizzy? Awesome! Thanks for listening
Thanks for your lovely comment on "My favourite child". You are right, it's fine to have favourites. The secret is in not letting them know 😀
I'd like to think that I write vague enough lyrics that they could be referencing predatory lending if you wanted them to. 😉 really though, I was more going for things I observed as a kid with my own parents. Which included them being advised to get a bunch of credit cards before they were responsible enough to use them properly. Thanks for the comments on my songs!
Thank you for your comment on "Broken Boy" - I really appreciate you listening to it. Sincerely!!
Hey thanks for listening to Loser Lover and the Carly Simon reference.
Hey there, can you either make the 4-track song downloadable, or send me the MP3 so I can put it on the fourtracktape page too? I want to 'win' with cassettes this year! 😀
Haha, that's awesome! Your story is I think how fuzz was actually invented. Someone playing through an amp with busted tubes or something and loving it, so they kept it on the record. One thing, to mess around with is a pitch shifter after a fuzz, either harmony half and half or full on. I can't remember if I had that on(I've got a stupid amount of pedals I'm always stompin on or off and am too lazy to write this stuff down) after the Wolf Computer. The Behringer FX600 has a fun lofi one, and can be picked up for like $20.
Thanks for the compliments on our song. Glad you like the vibe because that's exactly what I was going for. Enjoy the rest of your month!
You are very kind with your comment. Thank you for dropping by for a listen. 😊
I know what you mean about the tone of "guitar 2". That neck pup is made locally by a company called Iron Gear and it has a lot of raunch. I like their whole range, but that one in my Schecter is my favourite.
The guitar sound is mostly from a fuzz pedal called the Mellowtone Wolf Computer(awesome name, right?). Believe it or not, it's actually on one of it's tamer settings. The thing's ridiculous, some settings will give no sound, some uncontrollable self oscillation, others dying nintendo sounds, self arpeggiations, and sometimes even straight up fuzz. There's some great youtube videos of it, especially when it chews up an Omnichord.
Okay, if it is a G on the first note, I'll go from there 😀 Thanks hun 😀
that should read "and sent it to zeecoup) sorry, my brain is broke today.
you played bass on track 1 of tape 4, and zeezeerider (zeecoop) there's car horns in the back ground if that helps?
That bass was killer..... Loved it. So much fun recording drums to it.
Thanks for the great comment on Signals. The guitar tone is fairly stripped down from some of my usual setups. But it worked well for this track.
See You In The Shadows…
Thanks for listening to "I Will" and leaving me the nice comment! About to check your stuff out right now. 😀
Send it regular mail or the priority box? We had issues last year with regular.
Glad you heard the pipa feel in my poor banjo. It's never been to China before, only Ireland and Appalachia, so it appreciates your understanding.
Thanks for the comment and feedback! Can't wait to check out your songs later when I'm not working! To answer your question - not using the 4 track this year (at least not yet). Currently just using the computer and DAW (reaper).
Yup, big time Crimhead here 😀 Looking forward to hearing what you make!
How can one ignore a song with what sounds like cut and spliced Mellotron? Ace showcase song with the dusty drum and bass loops underneath the mellotron stuff, really enjoyed it. Watchlisted.