Eric Distad 29

@ericdistad 

Andover USA   Feb 2004

www.distad.net  

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!

https://thefaithfulsidekicks.bandcamp...

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

Songs (29)

#1 Long Lost Horizon 23
Feb 2
#2 Mittens the Mighty @thefaithfulsidekicks  15
Feb 3
#3 Like Rain @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 3
#4 Hide Away 11
Feb 3
#5 Third Grade Movie (Title pending) @thefaithfulsidekicks  10
Feb 4
#6 Save Us Elon Musk @thefaithfulsidekicks  15
Feb 4
#7 Princess @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 6
#8 Automatic 10
Feb 11
#9 Break All The Things @thefaithfulsidekicks  6
Feb 11
#10 Inner Critic 10
Feb 11
#11 I Read The Comments @thefaithfulsidekicks  15
Feb 11
#12 Dorito’s Banditos @andread 12
Feb 14
#13 I'm In Love With A Chat Bot @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 19
#14 Regenerate Degenerate @thefaithfulsidekicks  9
Feb 19
#15 Sorry Old School @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
8 weeks
#16 *CRITIQUE* Avast! For Me @devin  28
8 weeks
#17 Darkflower @sapient  13
7 weeks
#18 Sleep The Stars Away @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
7 weeks
#19 Welcome Gloomy And Dead 2
7 weeks
#20 Times @jmadison  6
7 weeks
#21 This Now @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
7 weeks
#22 Made It This Far @jmadison  9
7 weeks
#23 How The Story Goes 4
7 weeks
#24 Welcome Gloomy Undead @thefaithfulsidekicks  5
7 weeks
#25 Coffee With My Assassins @autoclamp  10
7 weeks
#26 What Do You Want To Do Tonight @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
7 weeks
#27 Run To The West 3
7 weeks
#28 Love Deferred 4
7 weeks
#29 Slinging Code @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
7 weeks

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  • @gslab  6 weeks

    Hey E.
    I have a chromecast audio that I use with a couple of streaming services (Tidal and Pandora). Have you ever thought about adding the code that would allow the fawm site to be chromecast functional?

  • @tspoon  6 weeks

    Hey E, thanks for the kind support again this year. it was fun. But really? only 29 songs? What the what? What you been doing all month? πŸ˜€

  • @bking  6 weeks

    @ericdistad If you want to take a shot at putting music to 'I just code in C#...', go for it. I've got my hands full with three pending collabs that could be back in my lap at any moment, a production release this weekend, and I really what to record a demo for "If Wishes...". Happy FAWMing. The fat lady hasn't sung yet!

  • @famouspatrick  7 weeks

    Thanks fort the comments on my "Puppy"& "Sunday Afternoon" songs. I am planning on going to Marscon - Sunday for sure and most likely Saturday, also. How would I go about finding you Saturday night?

  • @rosieposy8 7 weeks

    thanks for listening and for your kind comments! I just realised your undead song was undead song two! So funny. Just goes to show how many ideas and different directions a song can go in.

  • @gslab  7 weeks

    Hi Eric,
    What is the last hour of Fawming available to us in the US Central Timezone?

  • @oblivionratula  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Broken Down In Fargo." Glad you like the lyrics. Feel like there might be another verse hiding in there, but it all came together pretty quickly, so I'm not complaining. Cheers!

  • @staticcaptain  7 weeks

    You're the greatest, Eric you always hit with just the right words at just the right time [takes head out of noose]. I know I'm WAAAAAY behind on your stuff. You're so prolific, though! It's like sitting down to read the complete works of Tolstoy. But I will initiate Operation Feedback forthwith!

  • @acousticmaddie  8 weeks

    Thank you Eric for your kind words on Dude stole my darkness

  • @wacha  8 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on "I'm Okay With That".

  • @infilktion 8 weeks

    Thank you for the comments on "Queen Evangeline". Knowing that you want to find the books feels like an achievement earned.

  • @meetstargazer 8 weeks

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

  • @mmmmarcus  8 weeks

    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 8 weeks

    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  Feb 18

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

  • @infilktion Feb 18

    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  Feb 17

    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 Feb 14

    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  Feb 12

    Collab would be great! πŸ˜€

  • @devin  Feb 10

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

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 10

    Thanks for the great feedback!

  • @jmadison  Feb 9

    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  Feb 6

    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  Feb 6

    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  Feb 5

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

  • @pambowen1 Feb 5

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

  • @sapient  Feb 4

    Sweet! Let's get to it! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @janeg  Feb 4

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

  • @janeg  Feb 4

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

  • @sapient  Feb 4

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

  • @readerwriterpoet  Feb 3

    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  Feb 2

    Eric! Always great to see you here.

  • @treble  Feb 2

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

  • @eringoblog Feb 1

    Thanks Eric! πŸ˜€

  • @johnstaples  Feb 1

    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  Jan 31

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

  • @gloverm  Jan 31

    Let's kill it this year!

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 31

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

  • @famouspatrick  Jan 31

    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 Jan 30

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

  • @fireball  Jan 29

    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!

    cheers.

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 28

    Hi Eric!

  • @ductapeguy  Jan 27

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

  • @sapient  Jan 27

    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  Jan 27

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

  • @sacraficialglam  Jan 25

    Back for Rock am I. You?

  • @tspoon  Jan 25

    EEEE!
    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  Jan 25

    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 Jan 25

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

  • @airbagtester  Jan 24

    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 Jan 23

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

  • @popmythology  Jan 22

    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  Jan 20

    Also, congrats on the new album!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 20

    Duuuuuuuuuuuude!

  • @max  Jan 20

    Peekaboo!

  • @tspoon  Jan 20

    hey ho...lets go...

  • @nancyrost  Jan 18

    Ready times 13! Looking forward to fawming with you!

  • @andygetch  Jan 17

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

  • @johncrossman  Jan 17

    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  Jan 15

    Welcome back!

  • @devin  Jan 15

    Collab! Collab me!

    (I asked first, I shall not be denied)

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