Eric Distad 15


Andover USA   Feb 2004  

Artist Bio

Influences:   A lot of you wonderful Fawmers!

Eric Distad is a singer/songwriter from Minnesota. By day, he is a mild-mannered IT Professional, but by night he is a not-quite-as-mild-mannered musician...

This is his FIFTEENTH FAWM...

Again this year, we are publishing our Geeky tracks as collabs with our band account @thefaithfulsidekicks.

Looking for the Geeky combined talents of Eric and Jen - Head over to @thefaithfulsidekicks page. πŸ˜€

BTW - The Faithful Sidekicks have a BRAND NEW CD - our second - called Achievement Unlocked!


I'm not sure what this year will bring... that's why it's fun! πŸ˜€


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  • @meetstargazer 9 hours

    Thank you for your sweet words for my song "Waste" I'm really glad you liked it!

  • @mmmmarcus  13 hours

    Yeah the grit from distorting that acoustic worked out great! Nice trick!

    And hey thank you so much for the comment on "Help Yourself"! Glad you liked it! Was a super fun collab.

  • @andread 18 hours

    Hey thanks for your comments on Justice + Fire, I appreciate it! The tuning is standard with the B tuned down to A. Needless to say the chording is a bit nonstandard to make it work. If you're curious I can send you an existing PDF with the charts per chord.

  • @monty  2 days

    Thanks for the feedback on β€œGuns”. Appreciate it and all you and Jen do for the FAWM community

  • @infilktion 2 days

    Thank you for the happy comment on "Zombie's Been Lied To". I look forward to trying it out in circle!

    Thanks for the welcome to FAWM!

  • @andrewjtaylor  2 days

    Thanks very much for taking the time to listen to and comment on 'Uke it Out! Your comments are always so detailed and encouraging. I really appreciate it, Eric.

  • @dasbinky 6 days

    Bass is all the POD... In fact, I usually pump my bass tracks through an Ampeg plug-in, but I skipped it here. Tone is just straight with a little compression. The new PODs sound MUCH better than the old generations.

  • @robinh  1 week

    Collab would be great! πŸ˜€

  • @devin  1 week

    Yes, I'm thinking you and I should do a Seuss EP at least. We have 1 song in the can!

  • @blackrose1313 1 week

    Thanks for the great feedback!

  • @jmadison  1 week

    Thanks for the comments on Day Job Blues. πŸ˜€

    I was wondering if you would be the first one to comment on the pun....

  • @mattpierce  1 week

    Thought I'd ask the programing wizard himself this question!
    Would it be possible to add an emoji next to a comment you like?
    So that the commenter could see someone liked their respective comment? Just a question, don't go crashing the stock market about it anyway!!

  • @cathymc  2 weeks

    For Aurochs, the first chord is Em and the second is F but capo 2 (so F#m and G). The slapping works best around the octave (12th fret, though this is capo 2 and I found the 13th fret rings better than the 14th - when I hit it right). Thanks for all your supportive feedback!

  • @mattpierce  2 weeks

    Eric! Your the "BEAST"
    Thanks for doing this again!

  • @pambowen1 2 weeks

    Thanks, Eric, for taking time to comment on "Let Me Pour for You". I appreciate it very much.

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Sweet! Let's get to it! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @janeg  2 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my Discovery song. Do you get any sleep in February?

  • @janeg  2 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my Discovery song. Do you get any sleep in February?

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Collaboration! How? When? Who does what? So many questions there are...

  • @readerwriterpoet  2 weeks

    Hi, Eric! Thank you for the delightful little welcome on my soundboard, and heck yeah, I'd LOVE to do a collab! Let's plan on it. 😎

  • @mikedebenham  2 weeks

    Eric! Always great to see you here.

  • @treble  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for the welcome! 15 years?!!! This is my 1st and I'm so excited and nervous to be here!

  • @eringoblog 2 weeks

    Thanks Eric! πŸ˜€

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    Hiya Eric! Hope you have a great FAWM!

    Sorry to bug you right away but I am having trouble getting the song player to work with Firefox. I have the latest version, cleared cache, etc. but it won't play my song or the songs of other FAWMers. And a couple of folks have already mentioned they could not play my first song. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help!

  • @gslab  2 weeks

    Hi E, Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to hearing your songs, and really looking forward to getting together at some point.

  • @gloverm  2 weeks

    Let's kill it this year!

  • @darcistrutt  2 weeks

    Hope you also have a great February! It's good to hang out in the FAWM playground together.

  • @famouspatrick  2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome, @ericdistad! I'm always grateful for the work you put in to keep the FAWM Zoo open and running smoothly. I'm looking forward to hearing your stuff, also.

  • @travelswithcharlie 3 weeks

    Eric thanks for all you do! Happy FAWMing! MN represent!

  • @fireball  3 weeks

    hello hello. currently zipping through eastern slovakia and hungary, northern romania, and maybe ukraine. but will shortly be back home in czechia to start recording... extremely sloppily... i just revisited last year's tracks... and realized that i never added my whatever to the instrumental track you sent. i really did mean to complete that, and my intentions lasted at least to the end of march... the intentions were somewhat complicated... and if i find my notes, there's the tiniest of chances that i'll complete it this year. if not... new sloppy things!


  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Hi Eric!

  • @ductapeguy  3 weeks

    Yes @ericdistad Big Steve Taylor fan in the 80s. I've casually listened to his recent stuff. I need to dive in.

  • @sapient  3 weeks

    Always a pleasure to check in with you. Hope you and Jen are doing fine. Will we have any more Faithful Sidekicks songs this year?
    Also... Collab this year maybe? πŸ˜‰

  • @ductapeguy  3 weeks

    Good to see you here again this year, gracious host. Are you coming to FilkOntario this year?

  • @sacraficialglam  3 weeks

    Back for Rock am I. You?

  • @tspoon  3 weeks

    I am on the road for work for half of Feb this year. so production will be limited. but I will be writing lyrics... maybe pass some to you along the way?

  • @autoclamp  3 weeks

    Collaboration for sure! If nothing else, we've got to get that train back in the harbor!

    I mean... you know what I mean.

  • @natrin 3 weeks

    Thanks for all you do. Congrats on the new CD! Looking forward to this year πŸ˜€

  • @airbagtester  3 weeks

    Hi Eric! I'm gonna try my best this year to hit 14... last couple of years I bailed. Yes, I am all for an Eric trio - I think that's a great idea!

  • @tawny249 4 weeks

    Hi! Good luck this year! Maybe you'll get more material for a third CD! πŸ˜‰

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Any note from you always makes me happy, Eric. Thank you so much!! BTW, I found about your the new Faithful Sidekicks album and tweeted it today for #MusicMonday, for what that's worth!!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 weeks

    Also, congrats on the new album!

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  • @tspoon  4 weeks

    hey ho...lets go...

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    Ready times 13! Looking forward to fawming with you!

  • @andygetch  4 weeks

    Hi Eric, I hope you have time to write some this year!

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    For your 14th fawm, I challenge you to write FOURTEEN songs, all in the short month of... um... well. yeah. Good vibes this Feb to you, sir!

  • @stuartbenbow  5 weeks

    Welcome back!

  • @devin  5 weeks

    Collab! Collab me!

    (I asked first, I shall not be denied)

    Thanks for all the Serenity-Level hard work on this... you rock πŸ˜€