Erik Didriksen 3


Astoria USA   Jan 2007

Artist Bio

Influences:   Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer, the Replacements, Beach Slang, Hurry, the Courtneys, Future Teens, Teenage Fanclub, the Babies, the Lemonheads, Joy Riding, the Not Fur Longs, Kurt Vile, Bruce Springsteen, the New Pornographers, Courtney Barnett, Veronica Falls, the Pooches, the Ramones, Real Estate, Alvvays, Japanese Breakfast, Wild Nothing, Ultimate Painting, the Mountain Goats, Mutual Benefit et. al.

e·rik did·rik·sen ('ɛrɪk 'dɪdrɪksɪn):
1. a songwriter participating in his twelfth FAWM.
2. the author of Pop Sonnets, a book & Tumblr where pop songs are turned into Elizabethan poetry.
3. a trivia, baseball, food, and vinyl enthusiast.
4. a software developer.


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  • @stephenwordsmith  1 week

    Knock yourself out - this is a tall, twisty mountain, but I have every confidence in you.

    Thank you very much for thinking of me.

  • @jfrancissmith  1 week

    Thanks for your lovely comment. And I'm loving the Pop Sonnets! My new favorite thing.

  • @mikeskliar  1 week

    thanks, the new preamp (ART one-channel tube amp) I have is great, so, yeah, I don't need that interface (thanks tho!!!) --- meanwhile, I should organize a FAWM NYC gathering, yes? 😀

  • @postcardhelicopters  1 week

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one to get a laugh out of the Donkeypants song! Thanks! 😁

  • @balancelost  2 weeks

    Hey, thanks for your comment! If you want to listen to stuff that sounds like Je Suis Un Poisson I can recommend a band from Houston called Khruangbin. They were my inspiration.

  • @halfwalk 2 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting! That intro sound is actually sampled strings, with cello con sordino for the "meat" of the sound and some really soft violins, some sul pont and some tremolo, that are harmonizing it in a way that almost sounds like overtones. Then the signal is saturated and fed a touch of room reverb, and "swelled" with a volume pedal.

    I appreciate the interest and the feedback. Happy FAWMing!

  • @mjayp 2 weeks

    Thank you for the great feedback. Glad you agreed with the ‘catchy’ tag!

  • @woolford  2 weeks

    Man, thank you for such generous feedback on “Julie Andrews”. I needed that support today. Thanks Erik!

  • @akokulit 2 weeks

    Thanks for your feedback on my song man. Glad you loved it and glad you made some analysis as to which parts made it sound good - will keep those in mind so I can use them on my next songs. Will check out your songs. 😀

  • @engebretsen  2 weeks

    Thanks a lot on comments for comments on "Smooth and soft" Much appreciated. Waiting for you´re next song to listen too as well.

  • @corinnecurcio  2 weeks

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my songs Erik! Appreciate them. Truth be told, what you think was an "inspired" change in drum rhythm on "Stand in Line" was a mistake I couldn't be bothered to fix! 😁

  • @matt42 2 weeks

    hey! thanks so much for the feedback! I recorded that in a few minutes so it's practically improvised. I'm excited to be apart of FAWM and appreciate your welcome message 😀

  • @mikeskliar  2 weeks

    thanks! havin' a great b-day weekend, thanks! ... hope to hear new tunes from ya this feb? 😀

  • @devin  3 weeks

    I really enjoyed your Halo reference on the numbers thread. Well played!

  • @mikeskliar  3 weeks

    hey- first, great to see ya here again and thanks for the note and thoughts re- mic, interface, etc. I think my PC does not have a firewire input, but my apple mac laptop I think does? (I took a pix of the connections, looks ilke there may be a 4 prong firewire, if that makes any sense?) I should text you the pix or something!

  • @nancyrost  5 weeks

    Hi, Erik!

  • @mikeskliar  5 weeks

    hey!! great to see ya here!