expendablefriend 16


Stevenage UK   Mar 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   Neil Finn, Everything Everything, Third Eye Blind, Iron and Wine, Gravenhurst, the LK.


Hello... πŸ˜€ I missed FAWM last year because I was hanging out in the hospital with my dad after his operation. We've had a bit of an up-and-down year since then, but he seems to be doing better as time goes by. Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes! They were much appreciated.

Fast-forward to 2018, and Mr. EF and I have decided to up the pace a bit by a) getting married, b) moving into a new house, and c) renovating aforementioned house, all within the next ~6 months. I might therefore be quite busy this February with activities other than songwriting. I'm certainly hoping to write a few songs, though, and If I can make it to a half-FAWM, I'll be super happy. (Even if I don't make it to a half-FAWM, I'll just be happy to be hanging out with you all again!)

Oh, here's a shameless plug for a couple of things I made recently (both of which can be downloaded for free):
1) http://goddammitjeremiah.bandcamp.com... (a Christmas album with @helenseviltwin and @Orinoco)
2) http://tasseltiger.bandcamp.com/album... (not sure WTF this is but it was fun)

Several more albums are planned for this year. Around all the other stuff. Somehow. BECAUSE SLEEP IS FOR LOSERS.

Happy FAWMing, everyone!


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  • @helenseviltwin  13 hours

    (that should say "not the threat it sounds like)

  • @helenseviltwin  13 hours

    Do you want me to attack you with clippers next time I see you? (This is a genuine offer and not the year it sounds like)

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  17 hours

    No worries! πŸ˜€
    You know where I'll be next February. πŸ˜€

  • @fonte  19 hours

    Ahh thanks for your kind comment on 'fruit' and on my skirmish song, means a lot coming from someone as talented as you! Skirmishes I now see are the way forward for me but not sure if I can take the stress....

  • @leepat 19 hours

    Ah, real life's a bitch. Next time then. 'twas just a way of saying I loved your stuff this year. And thanks for listening! Rock on,

  • @leepat 23 hours

    Hi EF, if you'd like to do something silly for a change, I think I have a lyric you might enjoy. Starts with love...

  • @helenseviltwin  1 day

    I'm sure no one is disappointed πŸ˜€

    We're about to go out and shoot the video. Have you had your hair cut yet? 😝

  • @thealphabettisystem  2 days

    Thanks for listening to Miracle. There is indeed twisted clashing notes behind the cheerful front, I'm thinking I should have mixed them a bit higher to trash the sound a bit more.
    There is high consistency of quality from the three songs I listened to above, but I must say that the Eddie Walker I know works for a newspaper, he could never lie.

  • @helenseviltwin  3 days

    So, when you said you'd be super happy with a half FAWM, I assumed you meant 7 songs in 28 days rather than 14 in 14, which you've damn near done (and exceeded if you count the 10x10 separately)

  • @errol 3 days

    Ha ha!! That's a great response. πŸ˜€

  • @calumcarlyle 4 days

    You write far too much music to keep up with! All of it embarrassingly high quality. I'll need to get caught up with it all sometime soon! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  5 days

    Now with more RAWK from Karl and my friend Pat on lead guitar... πŸ˜€

  • @mkd  1 week

    Hey, thanks for your comment on Homework Sucks! Always lovely to get a comment a while after, appreciate your listening!

  • @spikedirection  1 week

    Thank you for your kind words and congratulations on escaping the Medway Towns! Look forward to following you work for the rest of FAWM.

  • @ebw 1 week

    Thanks for the listens and kind words. πŸ˜€ I dig Celldweller, so I appreciated the comparison. 😁

  • @splittybooms  1 week

    thanks for taking a listen and commenting on my song! I'm glad the weirdness isn't turning people off.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    No worries!! I understand fully boater in the month would be great. How do you like to collab?

    Getting lyrics?
    Writing lyrics?
    Sending things back and forth?

    Let me know what I can do to help. πŸ˜€

    And again, we can decide on a solid 2019 collab too. πŸ˜€

  • @johnnycashpoint  1 week

    I'll tell you why she was out in the car park, getting an uber to get her away from the crazy band-mates πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Thanks for all the listens... I really appreciate you taking the time. Yea, with that pianorgan, there isn't any way to not have the clicks of you use the chord keys. They are very busy to press and the sound comes out 2 inches above them. It's a very organic sounding instrument though so I like it. πŸ˜€

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    So, any chance we can work out a collab on something? Because, I'm a longtime fan/admirer of your voice and just about everything you do. So, there you have it. πŸ˜€

  • @kristian  1 week

    we tend to keep things simple. KonMari takes too much brain power which we'd rather focus on plundering and pillaging. and bacon

  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

    Thanks a lot for the comment on "Sushi Sunday"! Glad you liked it! πŸ˜€

  • @helenseviltwin  1 week

    I clearly didn't read what you'd written properly, but yes, I'm up for that

  • @charliecheney  1 week

    Awesome. Make any changes you need for meter, rhyme, structure, etc, I'm not precious with the words.

  • @charliecheney  1 week

    Hey, if you're up to a bit of a side challenge, I wrote this lyric with your voice in my head (after listening to your first four songs) but no real structured music. It felt like there might be some swelling cacophony at the end, you know, a swirling vortex of regret, confusion, and loss. Thought of you first. πŸ˜€

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    1 - No monkeys were harmed in the making of that song. They were eating nachos and are very messy eaters.
    2 - Fair point. I should get on that.

  • @owl  2 weeks

    thanks for coming and commenting and I'm looking forward to listening to your songs once I can! having technical difficulties with FAWM-hosted mp3s today unfortunately, none of them are playing 😞

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for the kind comment on "Sparks".
    Funny how singing like that make my throat hurt more than the usual racket I make... I suspect I'm doing something wrong πŸ˜‰

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for listening and for the very nice comment... I'm getting better at the drums, but it is dangerous, since I can hear parts in my head that are just out of reach (hence the eight takes). I end up figuring that out as I keep messing up and change to playing what I am capable of. Usually, lol.

  • @mistermann 2 weeks

    Wooo! I check in to FAWM for the first time today and you already have something up 😁

    Also, congrats and congrats on the marriage and the move! Exciting times! ❀️

  • @sueawesome 2 weeks

    marriages should start off with fresh new music
    new homes are quiet without new music
    renovations can't get finished without new music

    just sayin' πŸ˜€

  • @chasingandromeda  2 weeks

    Yikes. Thanks for replacing my name. That would have been embarrassing. πŸ˜‰

  • @mctown 2 weeks


  • @iwilleatyou 2 weeks

    Hello! Glad to hear your dad is doing better. Thanks for listening to my junk. I see a big zero for your song uploads though. You're not sleeping i hope. Because sleeping is for........

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind comment!

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Hey! Thanks for such nice feedback! It's nice to have you back.

  • @haim  2 weeks

    Hope to see at least a few songs from you this year. Good luck with everything.

  • @tcelliott  2 weeks

    Heya, EF! I'm super glad you'll be around (even if less than you'd hope.) You're one of my favorite songwriters and singers.

    I've already got the Christmas album which quickly became my favorite Christmas album. Glad you linked the other project. I'm gonna go check it out as well.

  • @cowex  2 weeks

    Welcome to 2018! Congrats on the A and the B! Looking forward to more EF tunes eking through the chaos!

  • @meadows  2 weeks

    Hey Jacqui! Welcome back!
    I really love your "Tassel Tiger" album – it's awesome. Hope you find your time to write some songs this FAWM.

  • @tobermory  2 weeks


  • @haim  2 weeks

    Good luck this year, hope to see you around.

  • @theseventwenty 2 weeks

    Happy FAWM!!

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    I'm glad that you are sort of back! Congratulations on the latest developments in your life! Great!

  • @owl  2 weeks

    More expendablefriend songs this year plz! Have an awesome FAWM!

  • @mikegtz  2 weeks

    Jacqui, welcome back. Doing a FAWM playlist this year and you’re on it twice. Will be visiting often.

  • @alboe 2 weeks

    I hope you will find some time to wow us with at least a few songs this year.

  • @frenchcricket 2 weeks

    Never knowingly 'even' πŸ˜‰

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey! I am looking very forward to your new songs! Have a great and prolific February!

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Can't wait to hear your creations!

  • @mctown 3 weeks

    There you be. I pitched all those songs btw... to a movie and a tv show through two music supervisors...cross your toes.

  • @johncrossman  3 weeks

    Hello, looking forward to hearing what there is to be heard from your direction this year!

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Whatup!?! R u ready?

  • @cairobraga 4 weeks

    welcome back! great to have you here this year after overcoming hard times. and I still listen to your FAWM 2016 demo "Too Many Questions" and it still gives me all the feels and awe. ❀️

  • @tcelliott  4 weeks

    Hello! Good to see you around these parts again.

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    So glad you’ll be doing a bit of FAWM, your songs are always great. πŸ˜€

  • @max  4 weeks


  • @mattblick 4 weeks

    I'm out for 2018, sadly. It was a tough decision but I'm currently working on a Beatles related writing/performance project and then I have a month of pre-production before recording my album in March.

    Have a great (half) one though EE - I'm sure you will.

  • @songsville  4 weeks

    Rockwool, rockwool and more rockwool.. That's the secret to converting a normal house room into a soundproof den of delights where drums, singing and loud guitar can take place uninhibitedly ... Plus you can always use it as a nursery and then you won't be woken up by crying babies ...

    Me? I'm about to embark on a 20-album story about a lost crow. It sounds pretty dire now I've just written it down. But hey, we'll see ...

  • @valeriecox  4 weeks

    Hey there J. I'm here, at least until migration season is over.
    <----I'm a dragonfly now.

  • @oddbod  4 weeks

    Hi, did you make it to 50 at 50/90? Don't think I've ever broken 20, I'm usually done by mid August.
    BTW, Sleep Is For Losers could just be excellent song title.

  • @helenseviltwin  4 weeks


  • @vomvorton  4 weeks

    Wow, congrats on all your news! I hope your new house has a suitable spare room for home studio fun. And best wishes to your dad for further recoveries!

    Here's hoping you manage at LEAST a half-FAWM, and I'm looking forward to checking out your Tassel Tiger thing later.

  • @shortdan  4 weeks

    Hello hello! πŸ˜€ I echo Ad’s comments too. So hope you’re back for 2018!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Missed you much in 2017... Understand completely and hope you and your family are doing well. LOVED your 'outside of FAWM' output. Hoping you are back for 2018 FAWM. You're one of my all time fav's. I say this every year, you know... but it's true. πŸ˜€

  • @kristian  4 weeks

    Last year felt strange without you. Please come back. Did you ever end up doing 50/90 btw?

  • @balancelost  5 weeks

    Yo, all of what Adam said.

  • @adforperu  5 weeks

    Heeey, hope your dad pulled through last year. Hope you're making music too x