Eric Distad 29


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˜€

Songs (29)

#1 Long Lost Horizon 23
Feb 2018
#2 Mittens the Mighty @thefaithfulsidekicks  16
Feb 2018
#3 Like Rain @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 2018
#4 Hide Away 11
Feb 2018
#5 Third Grade Movie (Title pending) @thefaithfulsidekicks  10
Feb 2018
#6 Save Us Elon Musk @thefaithfulsidekicks  15
Feb 2018
#7 Princess @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 2018
#8 Automatic 10
Feb 2018
#9 Break All The Things @thefaithfulsidekicks  6
Feb 2018
#10 Inner Critic 10
Feb 2018
#11 I Read The Comments @thefaithfulsidekicks  15
Feb 2018
#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
Feb 20
#16 *CRITIQUE* Avast! For Me @devin  28
Feb 22
#17 Darkflower @sapient  13
Feb 23
#18 Sleep The Stars Away @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
Feb 26
#19 Welcome Gloomy And Dead 2
Feb 26
#20 Times @jmadison  6
Feb 26
#21 This Now @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
Feb 26
#22 Made It This Far @jmadison  9
Feb 26
#23 How The Story Goes 4
Feb 28
#24 Welcome Gloomy Undead @thefaithfulsidekicks  5
Feb 28
#25 Coffee With My Assassins @autoclamp  10
Feb 28
#26 What Do You Want To Do Tonight @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
Feb 28
#27 Run To The West 3
Mar 1
#28 Love Deferred 4
Mar 1
#29 Slinging Code @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Mar 1


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  • @gslab  Mar 4

    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  Mar 3

    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  Mar 2

    @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  Mar 2

    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 Mar 1

    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  Feb 28

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

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 23

    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  Feb 23

    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  Feb 22

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

  • @wacha  Feb 22

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

  • @infilktion Feb 22

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

  • @meetstargazer Feb 20

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

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 20

    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 Feb 20

    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 2018

    Collab would be great! πŸ˜€

  • @devin  Feb 2018

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

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 2018

    Thanks for the great feedback!

  • @jmadison  Feb 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

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

  • @pambowen1 Feb 2018

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

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

    Sweet! Let's get to it! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @janeg  Feb 2018

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

  • @janeg  Feb 2018

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

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

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

  • @readerwriterpoet  Feb 2018

    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 2018

    Eric! Always great to see you here.

  • @treble  Feb 2018

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

  • @eringoblog Feb 2018

    Thanks Eric! πŸ˜€

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

    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 2018

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

  • @gloverm  Jan 2018

    Let's kill it this year!

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 2018

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

  • @famouspatrick  Jan 2018

    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 2018

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

  • @fireball  Jan 2018

    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 Jan 2018

    Hi Eric!

  • @ductapeguy  Jan 2018

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

  • @sapient  Jan 2018

    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 2018

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

  • @sacraficialglam  Jan 2018

    Back for Rock am I. You?

  • @tspoon  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

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

  • @airbagtester  Jan 2018

    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 2018

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

  • @popmythology  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    Also, congrats on the new album!

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  • @tspoon  Jan 2018

    hey ho...lets go...

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    Ready times 13! Looking forward to fawming with you!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

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

  • @johncrossman  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    Welcome back!

  • @devin  Jan 2018

    Collab! Collab me!

    (I asked first, I shall not be denied)

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