Influences: Phil Ochs, Dylan, Lennon, Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Delbert McClinton, Shel Silverstein, Jimmy Buffett, Beatles Songwriting Academy
Started playing guitar in the 60s, Chuck Berry, Dylan and the Beatles. Played in a several bands, wrote a lot of songs (mostly bad), but started seriously committing to it in 2013. I did NaSoAlMo one year, and did the RPM challenge in 2014, but I think this is more in line with what I am doing now - learning to write better songs. Finished 5090 2015 with a trophy. I also finished FAWM in 2016 with a trophy.
|#1||Equal to the Test||
|#2||I Wish I Was Free||
|#3||Wake the Dragon||
|#4||Dance With You||
|#7||In the Wild||
|#9||Good Golden Gondola||
|#10||Reflections of You||
|#11||A Happy Tune||
|#12||St. Someone's Gym||
|#13||Creepy Crawly Caterpillar||
|#14||Bourèe / Beret||
Hey Patrick - Applebees in Roseville sounds great to me! Unless someone says otherwise, I'll see you there! 😀
I'm good with Saturday!
Thanks for your comment on My Kids Are Dinosaurs. I do plan to put that one to music, and did have another I used as the challenge for week 4 that's a completely a capella song on purpose.
I'm not sure I'm going to be able to attend on the 18th for the local meetup, but will watch as my schedule becomes a little more clear. I have a few other events that day, and have my kids. But I will watch the thread for updates on that, as I'd love to get together with other Fawmers.
Hi Patrick - My FAWM was pretty good! I hope yours was great. Congrats on hitting 14!
Hopefully I'll get to meet you in person at a Twin Cities FOP!
Thank you so very much for your lovely comment on "Their Own Way Home" - and an extra special thank-you for letting me know about the volume issue!!! I remixed and reloaded - I hope the problem is solved.
Looking forward to stopping back by in the next few days to hear more of your songs! 😀
Hi Pat. Thanks for commenting on my songs. 😀
Thank You Patrick for all your encouragement. It was a pleasure listening to your songs, I'll visit again when I have the chance.
Yeah, I thought it might sexist to populate a video with beautiful girls sooo I used stand ins 😊. Thanks for the listen.
You are very welcome, always a pleasure to listen to your beautiful songs Patrick.
Thank you so much Patrick for your generous comments and support.
The music part to the song is in process! Please stop back when it's ready. 😀 ("Keep On Playing Guitar")
Thanks so much... 😀
Thanks for the notice on the non-playing track. Don't feel obligated, but it's fixed. *tips hat*
Glad you enjoyed "Anti-Reflective." Now about your secret super power and making a payoff....mwah hah hah hah. (I guess I'm influenced by the shady characters that rattle around in my head.)
I would like to thank you very much for your lovely comment!
Thanks for the listen!
You are very welcome Patrick. Thank you for all your support.
Hey there Patrick. Thanks for the comments. Yeah, the full album version of that punk song will be just over 2 minutes because it's going to go long. 😀
good point! whereas couch potatoes do not have to don upholstery-looking clothing
the genre is bloody mess ..thanks for listen
Thanks famous, for your comments on Born in the Wild. A clumsy message is the best I could manage for a skirmish, but maybe I could make it more subtle...
Thanks, I noticed that after I put it up I am going to re-record it , thanks!
I totally agree! I have many bad songs in me, a goodly number of OK ones, and a tiny handful of actually good ones. I'm pretty happy about this! 😁 Thank you for the kind comment and the listen!
I very much appreciate your kind comment about "I Dream of Green Hills." I'm gratified to know you felt sympathy for the singer - I was certainly trying to evoke that feeling.
Thanks for the comment on Ticket Open Patrick! This line: I have this weird picture of a queue of code monkeys with eye patches hauling on long line of unspooled plotter paper. made me laugh out loud! I love it! If I ever do an album of IT Shanties, this is so going to be the cover art! 😀
Thanks Patrick for your kind comments on my Addiction song. Maybe I'll write a song about a music box sometime. If you think you failed the skirmish because of the time limit, then I completely failed as well. 😉
Patrick, thank you so much for your generous words about "The Lady of the Harbor"! It's great to see you here again. Hope you have a wonderful FAWM.
Thank you for the kind comment! Hey, rhyming is for people with talent! 😁
Hi Patrick, thank you for your kind comment on my lyric. I might have music for it, just need to check it first. Sometimes I write just lyrics simply because I don't depend on whether it is quiet or not in the room, recording can be tricky as any noise can make it stop and then the moment is gone... With fl studio though it is ok to have the noise but sometimes I'm just into my piano sounds... Anyway, I know what you mean, I should try to connect lyrics and music. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hi Patrick! Glad to see you again. Thanks for the comment.
The bodhran thought occurred to me too. I'll have to make/buy one. I would've used my tambourine but it was too sharp/
Thanks for the feedback!
Hello Famous Patrick. How come I've never heard of you? 😉
Hi there! Welcome to the madness...
Really enjoyed your stuff last year, here's to another good FAWM!
Welcome back Patrick! Looking forward to seeing what you put out this year!