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 FOURTEENTH 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. 😀
BTW - The Faithful Sidekicks have a new-ish CD available for your geek rock pleasure. Check it out here:
This year will be very interesting - since last year I've changed jobs and the new one is shaping up to be very busy during Feb (though less crazy stressful than last year). On top of health issues and some other commitments, hiting my songwriting targets is going to be a stretch... but that's what FAWM is for! 😀
Collabs are welcome as always!
Due to some unforeseen circumstances (death in the family), FAWM has basically stalled out for me. I will try to wrap up some of the tracks I have in process, but I think my commenting rate/collab/posting/song creation is going to slow more than usual. We'll see how it goes.
|#1||Ticket Open @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#2||Bring It Back||
|#3||The Dead Poets Club @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#4||I Thought I Knew You (Before Facebook)||
|#5||It's All XP To Me @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#6||The Other Guys @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#7||The Farmer's Lament @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#8||Not So Bad||
|#9||Apology Blues @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#10||Minor Traffic Jam||
|#11||We Are Sentinels @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#12||I'm A Clone @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#13||Remember Me Stranger||
|#15||Achievement Unlocked @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#16||I Am Not A Gun @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#17||9 interatrial groove @fireball||
|#18||Move The Plot Along @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#19||The Greater Good @thefaithfulsidekicks||
|#20||All In With You @devin||
Thank you, Eric! I hadn't logged in here in a couple of weeks so I just your kind comment. Are you going to be at FKO this year?
No suggestions coming in for the FOP, so how about the Applebee's in Roseville -1893 W Highway 36, Roseville, MN 55113; maybe at 11:30 AM this Saturday for the FOP?
thank you so much ....it is now gone...
thanks for your response i.e.. cartoon appearing on my entire Fawm page in iPad...
I just did as you said and it is still there...
Thanks for the info on your acoustic guitar recording setup, I think you've totally nailed a great sound. I ended up being all electric this FAWM, but wished I could have found time for some acoustic songs this year. Next time I get to it, I'll try your method and see how it sounds for me.
I hope your FAWM was great! I left a post in the Midwest: Twin Cities forum, to see if anybody wants to get together for an After-FAWM party. Reply there if you want to do it!
Thanks for the comment spree, good sir. 😀
Re: some of your notes re: adding more parts (harmonies, strings, etc.), I've GENERALLY been fighting that impulse this year. Traditionally I'd add stuff just because I could, but I've been trying for a less cluttered soundscape this time around. In part because mixing live drums adds more of a headache to the process. 😀
For 50/90, I'll get back to more 20 track multi-layered monstrosities!
Mood is a thing for cattle, and loveplay.
That is all.
Not a drop D, that's a legit baritone guitar, tuned BEADF#B. You should get one of these things, it's lovely and seems like it would fit right into your comfort zone.
Eric! I'm so happy that you mentioned the timing on "The Road Is So Long, Lord"! I'm usually so unadventurous with timing because I don't know how to be more awesome, so I was so happy when I realized I'd written something in a shifting signature.
Dude, congrats and nice feast! Good pace today, I look forward to catching up on your stuff!
Eric! Thank you for all those comments, wow! I think I also forgot to thank you for answering my FAWM-related question before. So thank you for that too!!
Did you suffer any cognitive dissonance from listening to Helga and The Road is So Long in such short order? 😉 Thanks for listening! And if you have any site debugging tests needing to be set to music, you know who to call...
Thank you for your comment on Down at the solstice ball! I really appreciate it.
The Space Oddity room? I know Beth and company there! Always a great time in there...hope to run into you this year!
this pink is hurting my eyes.............
I did a grunged up tune about Duncan Idaho a few years ago, but it required some fairly detailed knowledge of books 4 thru 6, which eliminates a huge part of any target audience. And I mumbled a lot in the lyrics.
Not my best tune. May any Dune song you try be better. I think Distad means Kwisatz Haderach in Fremen.
+1 for the Litany Against Pink.
In related news, few things have left me as happy this year as word that Denis Villeneuve is rebooting Dune.
The pink must awaken! Or something.
Just checked you your Bandcamp page...you guys are in MN? Ever been to Marscon in Bloomington? The largest comedy music geek convention concert series is held there every year, really seems like it would be up your alley. You should check it out! We've got Judy Tenuda this year! (and I'm performing too, lol)
Kraken Not Stirred has been wanting to get a Tron-themed compilation geek album together for quite a while; we did a song for it, but he's still wanting to get more songs. So if you're inspired...
re: 2001, I think nowadays almost everybody thinks it's too slow paced; nobody ever wants to watch it with me 😀
And yes, a collab would be awesome, though I never know how to begin. I typically do best when handed a sheet of lyrics, and I'd suggest writing the deepest Tim Chandler and/or C-64 tribute from the very bottom of your geeky heart, and I'll do the music. But if you have other ideas, let me know 😀
Hey Eric! Thanks so much for your fantastic comment! 😀
Hi Eric! Thanks so much for your kind words on my Bowling Green song!
Thanks for the supportive comments on Pure Evil!
Thank you so very much - I am very very relieved that it speaks to fellow filkers ... and I am happy you like it 😀
Hey Eric - thank you very much for your kind and encouraging comments to my songs! Looks that thanks to you and FAWM I might have new own songs to sing at the next FilkCONtinental! 😀
Your comments are always so encouraging to this newbie amateur, Eric, thank you!
Yes I am present. likely tun-age next week. busy weekend unfortunately. Thank for checking in on me. 😀
Thanks for the kind comment on "Equal to the Test." I always like to get the first song done right away, and that one came pretty quickly.
Always looking forward to hear another set of 14,15,16 or 32 songs from the Master! RAWK!!! you'll bring it. 😀
Thanks for your comments on my song Eric! Lookin' forward to your first masterpiece *g*
Hey Mr. Distad!
Hope you're better
and outta bed! 😀
Hello, Eric! Just happy to be listening for the moment. Hope you have a wonderful and largely injury-free FAWM!
Thanks, Eric! I'm glad to be here and looking forward to seeing what you come up with this month!
Thank you, Eric! Always grateful for this, the Happiest Place on Earth. (I considered doing a Starbucks Red Cup II this year because, believe it or not, there was another fit of outrage last holiday season over the holiday cup, lol).
Han Solo for president!
Had so much fun at FilkContinental!
Let's do this.
As promised at FilkContinental: here I am. With no clue how I can do this. Yaaaaay!
Happy FAWM!!!! Yay!!!
Re: collab... ask (for anything) and ye shall receive!
You too, my friend. Have a great FAWM!
Eric! Thx for stopping by.. really pumped this year... looking forward to hearing your stuff!
Aww. Thanks. Have an awesome FAWM! Gotta mentally prep for tomorrow. I think I can, I think I can.... 😁
Hello Eric. I thought I might find you here. Hats off to a happy 14th FAWM.
Hello my friend!! 😀
Hallo? Hallo? Ist dis ding ahn? (yeah, it's on!)
One more day...looking forward to your continuing brilliance and humor!
Hey Eric, good to see you as always, you original fawmster you. Or is that fawmstar...
Exciting times ahead! Happy FAWMing.
LOL "Han Solo For President" !!! 😁 If only! I'd have jumped on the Solo/'Bacca ticket for sure. He may be a smuggler for hire but at least he's got morals! 😉
I wholeheartedly look forward to whatever cleverness you find the time to write and record, good sir!
Thanks for the welcome E. I look forward to doing a bit more this year. I actually sprung for file hosting for the first time in a few years 😀
I still don't think i'll have the time for 14 but I'm gonna try for 7-10ish. Let me know if you are up for a collab?
I always like what you do with my lyrics.
Have a wonderful FAWM! 😀
Thanks for stoping by my page! Happy FAWMing!
Hello sweetie. <3 You are a grounding presence here. Looking forward to FAWMing with you once again.
Hello again Eric
May the FAWM be with you
FOURTEENTH FAWM! That's a very special anniversary indeed.
Thanks for the welcome. I understand about being swamped on your "grown up" job. Just 3 days ago, my day job went from "all-consuming" to *part time* (24 hrs per week), so I'm looking forward to being able to listen and comment on a lot more songs this year. (as well as completing my 14!).
Faithful Sidekick Dude.
Your guitar tone is woody.
That's not a dick joke.
That was a haiku. You're welcome.
Hi again, happy FAWM!
Hey Eric, looking forward to whatever inspired tunes you have to offer this year. Hope you can visit Shantytown on at least one or two songs.
hey man... how goes it?