Influences: Eminem / T.I. / Yelawolf / Def Leppard / The Beatles / John Lennon / Michael Jackson / Freddie Mercury
It's been a few years since I've participated and I guess many things have changed with the times. Way less anger and no more alcohol. Since I've joined FAWM I've gotten married, divorced, depressed, hit bottom, drank a lot, got remarried, quit drinking, discovered happiness, embraced turning these kids (now teens) into young adults.
Lyrically I'm more and more prone voice social commentary than anything else. Musical goals would be to get better at playing guitar and bass.
Thanks for stopping by!
2018 - Fav Songs (In order of discovery)
1. http://fawm.org/songs/82722/ Between The Lines : @theresaj
2. http://fawm.org/songs/78192/ Failing : @faceofeinstein
3. http://fawm.org/songs/85488/ / The End of It All / @sapient
4. http://fawm.org/songs/86151/ / Catching Up / @scottlake
5. http://fawm.org/songs/86301/ / I Wanna Get Off / @jibbidy34
6. http://fawm.org/songs/79661/ / Meanderings of a Misguided Zealot / @captainvulpine & @featheredape
7. http://fawm.org/songs/79047/ / Holy Waters / @jenniferlevenhagen
8. http://fawm.org/songs/81803/ / Gravity / @ryako
9. http://fawm.org/songs/86302/ / Titled / @sueawesome & @majordanby
Note to self : Do lyrics for this beat >> http://fawm.org/songs/87468/
Yes. With safe for work lyrics
Did you get your guitar solo lined up?
Thanks so much for all your great comments on my songs, and yes, I would love to try putting some Sibelius chorus sounds on one of your songs. Maybe next FAWM? Unfortunately, I'll have too much going on this year to do 50/90.
"Seems all the songs you asked me to review so far have a melancholy vibe." For sure. It's been a long tough winter, but it's great to be able to channel all of that stuff into music.
whoa, thanks for the torrent of comments, I was expecting you to listen to like one song, ha!
No particular plans to do anything further with "Virtue Signaling," it was just sort of a warmup.
I think what you're hearing in the "Cling Film" chorus is that it was kind of difficult getting from the verse key into the chorus key (dunno why I make things so hard for myself sometimes) so it might sound a bit hesitant relative to the rest of the song.
Good luck with getting out of Reno on time!
Probably the ones with the least comments. Many of the others have many pointers and such. A few have mixing things that I need to attend to in march and the inevitable playing flub here and there that I chose to move on from, but I love any sort of help....
thanks for the note- and good luck with the family/friends! maybe some of my songs can give you some talking points! (and i'll check out the other ones you did as well- good stuff!)
I'm a huge Pink fan now for, oh, about two months! 😀 I heard her debut What About Us? and I thought it was brilliant! Great lyrics, great melody, great dynamics and great performance! Heard the song on SNL and ordered the CD that day! Also ordered the CD with Perfect and noticed that rap bridge!
I'll get in touch but it may be a month because I have to catch up on everything I ignored in February! Thanks agaon so very much for listening and for sharing your insights!!!
Thanks George! I really like the hybrid! Are you familiar with Pink's Perfect? I think the bridge in that one is rap? I just listened to Lose Yourself again and I love it but have a hard time wrapping my head around what he is doing! I guess I need to listen to more! I'd love the do something together some time.
Thanks so much for your feedback on Why!!! I think you are spot on! My son told me it was more like the fast vocals by REM in End of the World than it was rap. One more question...do you consider In the End by Linkin Park to be legit rap?
Hey, thanks for all your great and kind comments on my songs! I slowed down at the end of FAWM, and am planning to do some more listening and commenting in MARCH!!!! 😀 Thanks again.
Thanks for your comment on "Eighty Voices". Not sure about the musical direction - I have feeling it needs a bit of fiddling with to make it more of a song and less of a poem. Or perhaps it just wants to be a poem.
Hi G Slade! I saw your comment on SoundCloud and I assumed you must be a FAWMER and I was correct!
I’ve been compared to Michael early on in FAWM and actually did a beat for him!
I guess you missed the fun we all had with “Ballad of NuJ4X” and Captain Vulpine.
Thanks for the comment on SoundCloud though! I’ll be sure to check you out tomorrow!
Hey there! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with info on what you write, what you know so far, and any specific questions you have.
Then, I'll flood you with buckets of information, some of which will almost certainly be useful.
(We still listen to your old man collab with Billy Sea every chance we get. Great bit.)
Thanks for the comment!! I wrote that song "Hey Girl" with my wife, it still cracks me up. 😀
Thanks for the offer to help me rap on my song. 😀 I’ve made a placeholder for it, as it still needs a lot of work, like some gritty guitar work and better production. Anyway, here are the lyrics, the demo (and you’ll hear why I need help!), and the temporary backing track:
hey! nice to see ya back, and thanks for the listen and comments on 'revolution/revelation'! i'll have to check out yer stuff, and keep da faith! 😀
personal stuff...holler at me privately & I can splain...
No worries. Glad to have you back!
Hey welcome back! I haven’t seen your nickname for awhile. Just read your profile. Keep looking ahead!
How could you not have Lennon. The guy changed my life in 1963 as i saw the royal command performance as a little boy. And heard his first moment of insight disguised as a a joke.
Thx for your comments. The skirmishes are so helpful.
Hey thanks for your comment on "Rebel Rider." I was going for a fun take on the perception of a "bad kid" of some parents and how they can grow into "good people" despite their outward appearance. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment on my most recent song. I too, hope that my mom's group will "regroup" in time. I am so far behind on thanking people this year, but please know I read and appreciate all the comments! 😀
Thank you so much for your kind comment and for recommending my song! It means a lot to me.
I emailed the piano track if you want to play around with it.
I appreciate the kind words and recommendations sir. Cheers.
G!! Thank you so much for the constructive feedback! ❤️ Only if it's easy, I'd love to hear your take on the chorus timing. 😀
George!!! So glad to see you back! You’ve been missed.
Thanks so much for your kind words on "Rain". Vocals ended up being a bit muddled by the piano, you're right they could be louder. Appreciate you checking out my music!
Thanks for the feedback! I agree on the snare, I took the volume down a bit. I'm not a drummer, so not a whole lot of options here. Kind of a makeshift set. The "bass drum" is actually a floor tom on it's side.
Well it's about time....now if I could only get 1 done of my own...
Dude! I thought you had moved on to other endeavors. Glad to see you I. The space.
Welcome back, Gslade
What up G?