Haim ShimshiLaShvili 11


Jerusalem Israel   Jan 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Eagles, KOL, Billy Joel

Hi 2018'ers! - I'm currently working on my first album! I've decided to participate this year. I can't resist. It's been a heck of a year for me, been there done that, trying to keep sanity in all of the insanity and big changes in my life.

Goals for Fawm 2018:
1. Write happier songs.
2. Practice production with what I have. Being creative.

Fawm 2016 - 15 songs. (2 collabs, 3 skrms).
Fawm 2017 - 14 songs (2 collabs, few skrms).

2016 was my first fawm and I've learned that when you got the passion and the drive with a target, the sky is the limit. It changed my life.

Favorite Fawm 2016 song:

Favorite Fawm 2017 song:


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  • @rebeccajasso 22 hours

    Thanks for your kind words on "Who Knows the Rain." =]

  • @aneil 1 day

    Thx for comment on my birthday songs. Kids are target audience letโ€™s hope they not too cool to sing

  • @benjo  1 day

    hey thank you so much

    for your very kind words, means so much

  • @judypie 1 day

    Einstein huh?! Why thank you! Not sure he ever used the word "ploughing" though ๐Ÿ˜

  • @coolparadiso  1 day

    Thx mate. Ive added a couple more verses hopefully ive grasped your storyline. Will try for some music tonight - will then post as a collaboration.

  • @aprilm  1 day

    LOL! I love that you were guessing the body parts in Hear My Body! So, what did you guess? I'm curious!

  • @scubed  1 week

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my skirmish song!

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    Thanks so much for your wonderful words, you are way too kind... It would be a true honor to me...

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    My voice came back, there's a demo on My Voice now ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @angelinapowersuit 1 week

    Thank you for your comments on "Other Side of Her Heart." I'm sorry you understand this feeling of heart break. I'm sorry I understand it too. But I am glad that we understand each other ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks also for liking my viola playing, it is always a chore for me to play it, haha.

  • @coolparadiso  1 week

    @coolparadiso 2 hours
    I am colour blind. Its really of little significance these days, but when i was a kid i was forever told what i couldnt do. Thx for your comments. I am learning all the time. I hate videos but until a week ago i had never heard of Soundcloud.

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Thank you so much for your moving comment on my crying lyrics Haim.

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Thank You Haim ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    I know what you are saying. Hope you feel happy again soon.

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Thank you Haim for listening and leaving your beautiful comment on Crying Hopelessley. I agree, the girl on the picture is very beautiful. I felt the image was very moving. It is also amazing how the photographer upload it for free to use. Very generous.

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Thank you Haim for your kind comment and kind interest to my instrumentals with synths. Here are two links:

  • @sueawesome 1 week

    thank you so much for the compliments on my writing!! so so kind of you

    all art I post is my own unless it's part of an article I've reposted

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @cleanshoes 1 week

    Thanks for your comment! I recorded them together on my phone because I was pressed for time, though I agree and would love to re-record it with stronger vocals and harmonies. It's a bit of a moot point though, because I don't have any real recording equipment and wouldn't know how to use it if I did! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @karlsburg25  1 week

    Ha ha . No worries mate. Its sometimes hard to keep track. I about to post a new one, which i think is right up your street. Save your ears for some morning earworms ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @skittycat  1 week

    Thanks for the comments on "Never Saw it Coming" ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Thank you @haim! Your support means a lot and thank you for having my back ๐Ÿ˜

  • @yam655 1 week

    My process? It starts with an empty mind. Quiet and even. My normal background thought is just the sound of my own breathing. Imagine the mental quieting performed before meditation and some forms of prayer. This is where I begin. If I've had a stressful day (or stressful commute home), I explicitly return to this state before I start.

    Then I start recording and read the prompt. I open my mouth up. I feel in to the quiet of my mind and start singing.

    It's basically like what writers call "freewriting", but I do it with my mouth.

    While I'm singing, sometimes I check the time. If I've not hit 2:30-3:00 for the song, I keep going. Sometimes this requires changing direction. That was hard for me at first, but over time it has gotten easier.

  • @coolparadiso  1 week

    yeah been a tough week mate. If you only get to listen to one - listen to my song "chemo"! always hanging tough though and loving my first Fawn - kept me sane! even done 2 collaborations. We have to do one sometime! keep um coming!

  • @yam655 1 week

    Comments on each of the 14 songs? Thanks! That's highly unexpected. ๐Ÿ˜€ There comes a point where you know you're going overkill, and you only do it for yourself. One of the reasons I like posting them together is that it makes it easier to get comments on them. (I live-streamed the whole set, too, though I don't think I had any watchers.)

  • @danvaillancourt  1 week

    Many many thanks for all of your kind words. Thanks for listening. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @sunnymae  1 week

    Also Join one of the skirmishes we have them all day today. I find the prompt words get me out of my old boring patterns and Spark new ideas.

  • @sunnymae  1 week

    I find when I have writer's block best thing to do is to stop. I take a walk. I have a coffee like I am doing now. I watch people. I listen to all the music coming out of the speaker. My conscious mind is distracted. That way the unconscious mind will continue to come up with ideas. When you come home relaxed They will come back out. Worst thing for me is to force it then I get nervous and then I say terrible things to myself. So go out and try it and maybe you already did. Hakol yihiyeh b'seder๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • @judypie 1 week

    Lol, I am trying to fire out if you said I am on fire cos of the lyrics in the song! Thank you for inspiring it anyway ๐Ÿ˜€ Nooooo, sorry to hear you're in a slump!! I am off to Manchester now to watch the professionals do it!

  • @sunnymae  1 week

    Hope you're having a great time Haim! Shabbat Shalom๐ŸŒปโš˜๐ŸŒบ

  • @hazzard 2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on "Paella"! I listened to the new version of Wishing Too Much and I LOVE the harmonies. gorgeous! Can't wait to listen to more of your stuff!

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    I would like to thank you very much for your gorgeous comment! I was very happy to read it!

  • @mikkojuhani 2 weeks

    Thanks! You too. Gonna be a good FAWM again it seems.

  • @wacha  2 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again".

  • @mdavisto  2 weeks

    I love it. I mean, you're good singer anyway, but, when you sing in Hebrew, there's something about it. Maybe it's because I don't understand the language so I'm not distracted by the words, but it feels like, when you sing in Hebrew, there's a depth of feeling there that I don't detect in your other tracks.

    Please understand, I'm not saying your other tracks are inferior. I'm saying, in this track, you really sell it. I feel this track 100%.

  • @majordanby  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to Be Good Be Else Be Gone. This is the first full song Iโ€™ve written in a longtime and it came from nowhere. I initially found the chords, whilst recording them for reference I ad libbed the words. Danโ€™s a fan of Radiohead, Iโ€™m not really so not sure what I was thinking. The muse obviously has his/her reasons. (Karl).

  • @mdavisto  2 weeks

    Of course I listened. I was trying to comment when you deleted it. As far as I can tell its the only Hebrew song you posted. I can't speak Hebrew, so I don't know what it was about, but I was going to find out.

  • @heidiserwer  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comments, Haim! Iโ€™m a little slow to get started this year but will try to catch up soon!

  • @dianaviney 2 weeks

    Glad your back!

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    Thanks so much for your lovely and kind comments! It would be an honor to me...

  • @adforperu  2 weeks

    I enjoy that you reviewed my review, ha! Keep bringing us the good stuff man ๐Ÿ˜€ You and Julie should collab again this FAWM!

  • @mdavisto  2 weeks

    Hey! post that "test" track again, I was digging that.

  • @treble  2 weeks

    Haim, thank you so much for your kind comments on my LyriCloud skirmish song "Stuck Blues." Nice to hear it "stuck" with you.

  • @degausser  2 weeks

    Haha, no problem dude! I'm hearing word of a collaboration that you're doing with one of my friends... Can't wait to hear that!

  • @jibbidy34  2 weeks

    Haha! Thank you @haim that was totally awesome of you. Big hugs!!

  • @jibbidy34  2 weeks

    Congratulations you wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @dani312 2 weeks

    Oh, and yes - I was playing all the instruments. Itโ€™s ukelele, plucked violin and bowed violin. (And lots of vocal harmonies etc). Iโ€™m not good enough at guitar to accompany myself, so Iโ€™ve been using ukelele (or piano).

  • @dani312 2 weeks

    Yeah, Iโ€™m finding it hard to get the time to record it properly!! Itโ€™s about 40% of the way done, so hopefully I can post it tomorrow! Having two kids under 3 makes it virtually impossible to have any spare time!

  • @garlajoie 2 weeks

    Welcome back Haim! Fellow Bon Jovi and Aerosmith fan here. I'm sure you've heard of the girl group HAIM? They've made it big recently, you may be interested in checking them out if you're into big fun pop songs.

  • @skylermf 2 weeks

    Hello! Wasnโ€™t sure if I should comment on your song or your profile, so Iโ€™m doing both haha. Love the new changes to your song.
    My songwritings been smooth so far, fourth song is basically written but I want to make sure itโ€™s ready before I record it. Iโ€™m a bit worried Iโ€™ll lose inspiration after that one, but thatโ€™s what skirmishes are for. Howโ€™s your FAWM been?

  • @colgoo  2 weeks

    No problem....I went ahead and did that demo.... I still think youโ€™d have done a better job, because youโ€™re amazing at production!!! But, I eagerly anticipate doing a collaboration with you!!!

  • @quintonbarnes 2 weeks

    Hey - thank you so much for your kind words! I was a member of the band 'Anderson Hall' from two years back. I skipped out last year but I decided to rejoin FAWM this year as a way to focus and force myself to work. I love your music, I still remember some of your songs from two years back and I'm happy we're reacquainted!

  • @visiblydistorted 2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words about "Cosmic Symphony" , yes that line is totally about meditation! The peaceful resting state that connects folks to something greater.

  • @degausser  2 weeks

    Of course you are good in terms of what you do too, but I'd never say that about myself. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @degausser  2 weeks

    I've just read my comment on your song again. When I said "good" I meant that we're both obviously in a good place in terms of getting those happier emotions in music. And by showing off, I mean 'expressing that emotion outwardly'. Does that make sense?

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    Mate how do you find the song numbers? thx doesnt come up on IPad does on my desktop

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    Thx for your comments on โ€œmy freedomโ€ I enjoyed singing it more than any other thats why i clicked favourite even though its not as complete a song as Stories Past. Keep em rolling!

  • @elliottlawrence 2 weeks

    Thanks for the nice comments! I'll definitely try to add some EQ to the piano because I see what you mean about it not being as clear. I'm suddenly developing so much respect for people who include vocals/other instruments in their demos ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lieke 2 weeks

    Hi Haim, Thank you so much for your nice comments, made me blush... My name is short for Angelique, and then made into the Dutch version. Because it's so difficult to pronounce in English I wrote a song for FAWM 2010 I think, What's in a name, with the line that you can call me LJ if you like, my initials.

  • @madthesinger  2 weeks

    I changed my path because I took a class about teaching students with disabilities and felt called to that. I realized I can incorporate my love of music and arts into my teaching and life outside of the classroom. I wanted music to still be something I enjoyed and was not reliant on it for income.

  • @heidiserwer  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening and for your kind comments. I look forward to listening to your two new songs today!

  • @judypie 2 weeks

    Thanks so much Haim! Glad you understood so well what the song was meant to be about!

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to "I'm On Fire". Repeating the verses should work, as you said. I was in a hurry is all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @spingo  2 weeks

    You have a good one, too!

  • @tan482  2 weeks

    Hi! Yes would love to collaborate! I'm a little time-poor as i have a one year old son but I'll do my best. Email me using the link at the top of my profile page ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @joshlevitre  2 weeks

    Hey Haim! Here's a link to the final song of "Maybe That's Just What I Need"

    Thanks for the listen on "Reasons!" I'll be sure to catch up on your songs this year ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @karlsburg25  2 weeks

    Ah thanks so much matey for you comments on "it's alright " yeah and that was my little message to people as my just relesed album is lyrically very in depth and revealed myself like never before , so just in case , I thought I would create a wee happy message for all . Thanks so much again mate . Means a lot

  • @karlsburg25  2 weeks

    Yeah i have the same thing often mate. Its funny often a really positive tune will pop out of my head as i generally do music first, but then the lyrics are so much harder, especially when you are feeling stuff that you want to get out in the words. Anyway, joyous or melencholic, it doesn't matter mate as people want it all and you got it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @boyatheart  2 weeks

    Thanks for the wonderful comment on my first song. I see you're already off to a flying start. Keep it up!

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    I totally get that. It starts out as a crazy challenge, but becomes tradition and necessary.

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Did I mention that I'm glad that you changed your mind about FAWM? Your musical And interactive personality would have been missed.

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    Hi Haim! Welcome back.

  • @jorh 2 weeks

    Thankyou so much for your comments, so glad you felt the emotion in the lyrics and it touched you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @colgoo  2 weeks

    Is this the year we make a collaboration happen? I love your style and production quality! Letโ€™s talk about what youโ€™d like and Iโ€™ll write you some lyrics....

  • @oneslowtyper  2 weeks

    Thank you for the kind words, Haim. Bon Jovi is one of my favorite bands, and if you really wanted to pursue something along those lines with my lyrics, just ask and I will gladly add you as a collaborator. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your songs.

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on Temporary. It's awesome that I can help another FAWMer think outside the box, so to speak. I have wanted to do a percussion-only song for a long time. I'm happy with the way it turned out. Glad you enjoyed the listen!

  • @judypie 2 weeks

    Thank you Haim, I definitely am feeling better than I did last summer! Sorry to hear you were feeling the same! Can't wait to listen to more of your tunes ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my bleach song skirmish and the comment about Dolly Parton ๐Ÿ˜

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    Thx for your comments on house on the hill! Hard to write the happy songs keep trying!

  • @brrrse  2 weeks

    It's loops - you input your chords into the program with the song details, then the AI software takes the loops and stitches it together into a line - There are several piano settings, from gospel to simple quarter notes.

  • @brrrse  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on You don't see me coming! The piano is from Band in a Box, it's a music production software - there's a long thread or two about it in the forums. Most of my music is made with this software. One of my biggest influences was the ballads of the piano men of the 70's - Elton John, Billy Joel, Barry Manilo, the carpenters - but my heart is in jazz.

  • @mikeskliar  2 weeks

    welcome back!

  • @kalinasilverman 2 weeks

    Hi, Thanks for your comment!! Which "free simple audio editing software to record vocals separately from the piano" do you recommend? Thanks again. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @skylermf 2 weeks

    Thank you for telling me haha, I really appreciate the help! Thanks again for the nice comment

  • @coolparadiso  3 weeks

    thx for you very nice comments on "Stories past"

  • @treble  3 weeks

    Haim, Thank you so much for posting information about tags in the Skirmish thread. Really appreciate your help!

  • @annayarbrough 3 weeks

    Thanks for the warm welcome and the great tips! Looking forward to checking out your music!

  • @sunnymae  3 weeks

    for the skirmish, you did not miss it yet. John Staples Skirmish starts today Friday in the States at 17:00 hours Eastern time so that would be 7 hours later for you in Israel at 00 hours.
    There is an earlier one starting from Europe your today if you look on page one or two of the Forum you will see it. There will be skirmishes all weekend. Hope this helps. Kol Hakavod!!

  • @elliottlawrence 3 weeks

    Hey, happing FAWMing ๐Ÿ˜€ Looking forward to listening to your stuff this year!

  • @theodamus 3 weeks

    Hey thank you for the lovely comment! Look forward to hearing your stuff!

  • @unknownbecky  3 weeks

    Yes! I'm around this month. Glad to see you are too!

  • @marijequerida 3 weeks

    Same to you!

  • @bithprod 3 weeks

    Thanks for your input, Haim! And good luck with FAWM, I'm sure it will be a great one! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @martinneuhold 3 weeks

    Nice to see you again ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @zecoop  3 weeks

    Welcome back! Happy FAWM!!!!!

  • @powerstars 3 weeks

    Thanks for the comment dude, looking forward to your stuff once again. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @judypie 3 weeks

    Hello! Realllllyy looking forward to hearing your songs again this year! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey! Great to see you here again! Thanks so much for your kind words, it would be an honor to me!

  • @adforperu  3 weeks

    Hey man, have a good month!

  • @heidiserwer  3 weeks

    Hi! Congrats on your upcoming album. Hope to hear some new music from you this month!