expendablefriend 0


Stevenage UK   Mar 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   The Bad Idea Bears. And beer.


Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by.

I'm not planning to write any songs this February - my dad has just had a big operation, so I'll be putting my time and energy into his recovery instead. I hope to do some listening/commenting in spare moments.

In place of new EF songs, here are some songs from previous FAWMs and 50/90s that I've polished up a bit:


Happy FAWMing, everyone!

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  • @debs  Feb 19

    Hi Jacqui! I stopped by seeking EF music, and just saw your bio. Best wishes to your dad! Sending love and strength to you both.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 11

    "Bloody" brilliant...haha. I'm glad the song will be stuck in your head. It's all part of the Subliminal Mind Program operation (SMPO).

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 10

    So sorry to hear about your dad, I wish him a speedy recovery!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 10

    I've been shaking my watchlist hopefully, waiting for some EF songs to appear, but now I've read your bio and feel pretty selfish. Best wishes to you and your dad!

  • @taylortay Feb 10

    Hi Jacqui! Hope your father recovers well and that you can look after yourself as you look after him. It was great to listen to refined versions of some of my favourite songs of yours - 'If I Hate You' and 'Get This Started' are both in my iTunes Top 25 Most Played. So never stop making music!

  • @thelunggod Feb 9

    Whoa just started listening to your album on bandcamp, it's really friggin rad! Your voice is from another planet. Thanks for listening to my sketches, you can find some tunes at thommccarthy.bandcamp.com. I can see you'll definitely be missed this year and may your father bounce back strong!

  • @michaelsalamone Feb 7

    Best wishes to you and your family. You are missed.

  • @fourzeroes  Feb 6

    Sending you positive vibes and prayers xx

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    Thanks for the nice comment 😀 Hope your dad makes a speedy recovery.

  • @wurzelfrau Feb 5

    Oh no! No expendablefriend this year!
    Hope your dad is well!
    All the best wishes!

  • @b00n  Feb 5

    Sending a bunch of good vibes in your general direction.
    I miss your writing in here.

  • @frenchcricket Feb 4

    oh no - just read your profile notes. I'm sending all my mental good vibes your dad's way

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 4

    Hey, sending good vibes for a healthy recovery for your dad 😀
    Thanks for checking out Christine. I'd totally be down for writing more like this but I have to get the right vocalist to do the job. My sister won't do it again (she says it's a bitch).

  • @candle Feb 4

    Thank you for your comment on Requiem. I know it means a lot to @mojo's human (@caterwauler) that we as a community are celebrating Mojo's life & artistry.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @calumcarlyle Feb 3

    Hi there! Yes, just been in Sydney since October. It was going to be for a year but we are cutting it short due to the unexpectedness of life. I'll be here for the whole of fawm, though. At this rate I may even churn out fourteen scratchy uke demos on my phone!

    Looking at your bio, I have to say all my very best wishes to your dad, I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  • @yam655  Feb 2

    I hope your father recovers smoothly!

  • @genuinelyliz Feb 2

    Hello! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, and I wish a speedy and safe recovery. I've remembered you from the last few years because your in-depth and sparkling commentary caught my eye, and your presence on this site is super respectable. I still listen to the EP you released last year, "Transitions," I really admire your talent.

    It sucks that you won't be able to release anything new this year, but thank you for all that you've created and the positive energy you've given to FAWM. 😀

  • @cowex  Feb 2

    Hi friend! Kudos for supporting your family. I'll miss the tunes but I totally get it.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2

    Sorry to hear about your dad, but glad it's a recovery process. 😀

    That's a plus. 😀

  • @embersofautumn Feb 1

    Sure, the first year I've been back in awhile and you won't be posting!

    Seriously, hope everything goes alright with you this month.

  • @charliecheney  Feb 1

    <3 and hovering. Can't wait to hear and marvel again this year.

  • @vikkiflawith  Feb 1

    Hope your Dad gets better soon. Have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @mikegtz  Feb 1

    And best wishes on you Dad's recovery.

  • @mikegtz  Feb 1

    Heya Jacqui, congrats on the new release. Ready, set, go!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hey! Nice to see you here again! 😀

  • @mattgood Jan 31

    Hi! Guess I'd reply here.
    We did indeed play on the same bill at Rugby Music Festival a couple years back. Cool to see you pop up! Found this through a friend thought I'd give it a go. Just read your bio - hope all the best to your Dad x

  • @frenchcricket Jan 31

    Will do my best, if you will - like it's possible for you to make something ugly! That said, a Metal Machine Music EF album is an intriguing proposition

  • @steffan  Jan 31

    Can't wait to see what your do this year!

  • @songsville  Jan 31

    No album plan -- this time I'm going to break my own rules and just have fun. I'll count these songs as a 17Q1 album's worth of songwriting but not release anything, just treat it as experiment and personal development, then back to serious output for Q2. I've only just finished and released 16Q4 which is the seventh of my 'create-a-soundsscape-and-a-unique-identity' efforts and I feel I've gotten the hang of it ok I can slack off this once ... 😀

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 31

    Very special indeed (and not in a mean way)

  • @ryuu Jan 31

    Fingers crossed for your Dad!

  • @shortdan  Jan 31

    Well hello there! Looking forward to your stuff as always 😀

  • @petemurphy  Jan 31

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he makes a good recovery. Wishing you all the very best. Your album is ace, by the way.

  • @orinoco  Jan 31

    Thank you! If you're not participating maybe I can get you to send me ideas and I'll pass them off as my own 😀

  • @vomvorton  Jan 31

    Hiya! Loving the new album. Hope your Dad makes a swift recovery!

    Have you heard the band Ultimate Painting, btw? I've been listening to their new album quite a bit and they sometimes have melodies that remind me a bit of your stuff!

  • @oddbod  Jan 31

    Sorry to hear you're not going to be around but naturally understandable in the circumstances. Already had listen to your bandcamp stuff though which will fill the gap. Best

  • @scottlake Jan 31

    Jacqui, my advice to you after FAWM 2015 where we had incredibly trying times: don't give up entirely acts of creativity even if care for your father is exhausting.

  • @valeriecox  Jan 30

    kicking-at-birds. Since you're an owl, does that make it worse? 😀 Seriously, sorry about your Dad. I hope he has a quick, and full recovery.

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 30

    I knew you loved the the manticore, really! I shall endeavour to write equally irritating songs JUST FOR YOU!!

  • @scottlake Jan 30

    Your FAWM 2017 is a bit like my 2015. Prayers for you and your dad. Meanwhile go listen to Pinkshinyultrablast.

  • @karan  Jan 30

    Thinking of you, wishing you much strength and your dad a speedy recovery to health and happiness!

  • @alboe Jan 30

    I'll head over to your bandcamp site then.
    Best of luck.

  • @billysea  Jan 30

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Yeah, I'm a bit too busy these days. If I ever pay my house off I'll just retire, stay home and write music all the time 😀

  • @cts  Jan 30

    I just read your bio. By all means take care of your dad! I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  • @songsville  Jan 30

    Hey! What did the little birds do to you? 😀

    Yeah, right, 'just polished up' ... sounds effortlessly classy though ...

    Make the most of everything.

  • @mctown Jan 30


  • @kristian  Jan 29

    Sending you lots of love EF; all the best to your dad! <3

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 29

    Love your album. Best wishes for your dad's recovery!

  • @zecoop  Jan 29

    Always great to see you... and fresh off a fantastic new album too! Which means it is time to get busy. Annnnndddddddd go! 😀

  • @cts  Jan 29

    ...and there you are! Hello!

  • @mattblick  Jan 29

    Ah well - I suppose I'll just have to listen to your new album instead! 😀
    Get well soon - totally IN(un?)expendable dad.

  • @isaacq  Jan 29

    😀 <3 😀

  • @clioem  Jan 29

    Oh, I've just read the bio. Thanks for stopping by, and all the best to your dad!

  • @clioem  Jan 29

    Hey! 😁

  • @joshbelville  Jan 2017

    I respect your choice to sit out this FAWM Jacqui, but will miss your always stellar output!

  • @tobermory  Jan 2017

    Ahh Jacqui just read your bio. I congratulate you on fine life choices, go spend good time with your folks.. xxx

  • @adforperu  Jan 2017


  • @balancelost  Jan 2017

    Word to thine face