Influences: Amateur musicians on YouTube. They pick up their guitar, look you in the eye, play their heart out for you, then casually lean forward and turn off the camera. They do all that for you? They don't even know you! They rock!!
Edit: FAWM over, we win!!
This is always hard : -)
But oh how I love hearing all the songs by everybody else! Almost got my "century" during feb (97 comments given so far). I'll def make it 100+ in the new couple weeks. Rock on!
There will be obstacles to recording, as usual - new this year, a 2 yr old rescue dog who hasn't had FAWM Orphan Training yet. But I've got stuff to say! Will try to be organic and quick and get it all out early, the better to enjoy the other ten thousand songs on the site.
We probably listen to more than we can comment on, and if we neglect old friends, assume best intent as we all make new ones.
"May your songs have many mothers and fathers." That's my way of saying, permission granted in advance to upcycle my musical offerings if you so desire!
|#3||Another Fake War Is The Answer||
|#4||Everything You Do Helps Peter||
|#5||This Water @rickatfulcrum||
|#6||**** You, -----!||
|#7||The President Song||
|#8||A Good King||
|#9||Helen Keller, You Socialist Doll||
|#10||Circular Firing Squad @rickatfulcrum||
|#11||When The Dog Is Sick||
|#12||Trucker On My Right||
|#13||Metal Mini Golf @rickatfulcrum||
|#14||Vote Run Lead||
We made our pup do some fun jumps, but not doing agility training. Looks like fun but time consuming.
thank you for comment my tinkle on piano. i glad you enjoy it!
Hey, we have a spare bedroom in NE D.C., we could put you up on March 14. Convenient to metro and easy parking if you have a car.
thanks for your comment on "just blocked myself." i'm struggling to return comments this FAWM, but i'm still trying! hope you are having fun.
merci pour le commentaire, thank you for the comment 😉
Thanks for all your great comments, Elaine!
See You In The Shadows…
Thank you for listening to "Dreaming Dreams Within Dreams". I like the challenge of only composing new songs which meet FAWM's weekly challenges. So far, thank the Lord, I have 7 week1-dreams challenge songs, 2 week2-classical-ripoff challenge songs, and 2 week3-smells challenge songs. Thanks again for your comment.
Hey, thank you for your comment on "With Spears And Arrows"! I'm glad you enjoyed my lyrical output 😀 I try often to write lyrics that can be interpreted in many ways and try to put some time into them, but in FAWM they usually come out pretty quickly. Hope they resonate with people anyway!
Thanks Elaine, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on my song Never Had It So Good.
Love (early) Dandy Warhols! And honestly, the radio echo effect wasn't deliberately ELO - it wasn't until I read your comment I realised it was something Lynne does too, haha. Thanks!
im glad you feel that way about Pet Them Believe. In the first version of the song, I had tried to write descriptive verses of combat, but when I sang them, I didnt believe it. They were trite and boring. so I decided to do nothing in the way of visual depiction and stick with words that would convey the scene emotionally from the nside. and when i listeed back to this new version, i believed it And if you also believe it, I have succeeded to some extemt. thank you. It is funny. I have never fdone this before, but this year I completely rewrote three of the songs. Not just extensive rewrites, but beand new songs with the same title and idea. Believe, Old Men, and when the Wind Turns South.
Wow. Two more songs commented on. Thank you for giving me the time. i was wondering, regarding your comment on Let Them Believe. What is it that I am good at?
Hello Elaine. Than you for your comments on my songs. i was surprised when you mentioned Joni Mitchell in regard to the canyon line, as my original line was Laurel Canyon, where she lived for a time. Theres a lot going on in the song because there are so many different kinds of witches, and the witches of the northern shore can apply to so many dffferent adversaries and temptations. I had to cut it down quite a bit from the first draft. About carnivals, i feel as you do about them.. Places of decay. Perfect for this kind of horror story, if it is in faxt a horror story tganks again for listening. Your comments were spot on, I look forward to listening to your music this week,
Interview, huh? With potential for comedy sketch undertone, spoof music theory, hmmm .... There's an old Dudley Moore and Peter Cook skit where they interview each other in cut-glass English accents and deconstruct a blues song, "this section is about the baby referred to earlier, who is now literally climbing up the wall" well you had to be but there it was great. Anyway definitely could be a lot more than the basic tutorial / director's commentary I had in mind at first ...
Thanks for listening to my music, and leaving such superb commentary!
Thank you for your wonderful comments on my Bounds tracks thusfar. If you;re interested in Side 1 (recorded during last year's FAWM), they're available as Demos on my Bandcamp Page:
Again, thank you for the great comments. I really appreciate them.
See You In The Shadows…
Lol, I feel your pain, Elaine!
Floor Matt, Welcome Matt 😀
Is it coincidence Elaine rhymes with Brain?
I think not! 😀
Your native mode is awesome.
Meh. I'm stumbling through the sheets functions. Stealing what I can from others. Having a good idea is just as important as implementing it. 😀
Now I reformatted, and added averages for each week...
Hey - when I copied the averaging functions, I changed them so they will automatically account for whatever days are filled in. No need to update the /2 to /3 and so on.
Have a good FAWM!!
Hey and welcome. Good luck getting your studio pulled together!
The FAWM tree is now a thing. I posted on Facebook in the group about it, and it is currently my profile picture.
Elaine my dear! Happy FAWMing to you.
First!!!! 😁. Is it time yet?