hummingbear 14


United States   Jan 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   From classical to ethnic music. Joik, taiko, gamelan, Hardangerfela, bagpipes, throat singing...skew mostly Nordic/Celtic. I'm not a musician so this will be a creative challenge. Interested in lyrics, the gray zone between poetry and music, like the moment the jet picks up speed and lifts off.

If a bear hums in the forest does anyone hear it?

2017: Came down with The Plague before FAWM, missed the whole first week. Can't even hum w/o coughing. Tired and listless in my lair, all those meds and still can't draw enough air. Hope to muster enough energy join some skirmishes and listen to some tunes soon.

Final weekend of FAWM and I'm still sick. : ( But I can breathe a little better so I'm going to see if I can make it to 14.

Final day of FAWM, still sick but hit 14. Missed participating more fully, maybe I can do some listening/commenting in March.

Songs (14)

#1 Been Down This Road Before @deadhead  9
Feb 10
#2 Under the Snow @metalfoot  21
Feb 10
#3 I'm Sorry - Not! 10
Feb 11
#4 Anti-Reflective 9
Feb 11
#5 Oblivi-Yawn 7
Feb 12
#6 Coughing Like a Squeaky Toy 5
Feb 20
#7 Turn Toward Love @bjunker 9
Feb 21
#8 Palindrome Remodeled 7
Feb 25
#9 Nontraditional Pets 6
Feb 25
#10 Insectivore @tcelliott  12
Feb 25
#11 Rocky Shores @audrey  7
Feb 26
#12 In A Pickle @metalfoot  14
Feb 27
#13 Superhero's Lament @tcelliott  9
Feb 27
#14 You Didn't!? Cooking with Cats 10
Feb 28


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  • @unholymariner Mar 15

    Thanks for your Comments on Canada. Since most of the album is a rant against empire and not very happy I'm not sure how far I'll take these songs. Thanks.

  • @ampersandman  Mar 13

    Thanks a lot!

  • @dragondreams  Mar 12

    It was my pleasure, thank you. 😀

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 12

    Thank you, my brotha, for your encouragement on "Surrender." Definitely one of my faves this year.

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 11

    Ok, I did send you the orignial Leksaksgubben, since I dont know 1, when the swedish songs site will be up and 2 when I do a better version of it 😀

  • @dragondreams  Mar 11

    Thank you so much for all the time you spent with my twiddles! It is very much appreciated. 😊

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 11

    Right now I have none of My swedish songs up! I took all doen to creat places in the order of english acoustics, english Made by others, instrumental and swedish Did not get to those last two jet but I Can eighter send it to you in a mail or let you know when Im Done With the space for it (swedish songs will be at bandcamp With the same nick!/M

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 10

    Thanks for all your lovely comments, I REALLY appreciate it, especially this late in the game. 😀

  • @ihelen  Mar 9

    Thank you for commenting on my Remembrance song. I can see how it also has hints of Beethoven's piece as well. 😀

  • @bjunker Mar 9

    Just sent you the mp3. Feel free to post about fawm demo! .

  • @radicalmguy  Mar 8

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! 😀

  • @bjunker Mar 6

    Thanks for the kind comments on Park Bench!

  • @kathym  Mar 6

    <3 thank you for your comment on Starbird!

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 5

    I just reread you note! I misunderstood that you were full! Please, by all means contact me on the camp-site (that's kinda funny) and let me know if I can join you!

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 4

    I really haven't figured camp out yet. I'm probably good with random assignment. Maybe some year!

  • @andygetch  Mar 4

    Hi thanks for the comment on That Pickle and for asking about the stereo effect. That was actually recorded/improvised in one-take on one track with a Garageband effect called Dyna-Trem. It was a late night skirmish LOL. Part of the effect is an Echo pedal simulation that bounces the sound back and forth between channels.

  • @unholymariner Mar 3

    Thanks for reading "last true believer" . I'm not a musician but I like singing and maybe I'll continue with some melodies. Thanks a lot!

  • @frogspawn Mar 3

    Thank you for your kind comments on "On Pants" and CHess Piece" Unfortunately both my alter egos have caught me and I'm straitjacketed again but I'll prey on their consciences and tell them they need to cook cats.

  • @deadhead  Mar 2

    Well, Sean did take many breathes during the Gift of Silence...

  • @jendistad  Mar 1

    No worries about the "report abuse." (= Thanks for the heads up. (It's not the first time it's happened.)

    Congrats on the 14 new songs! (=

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 28

    Thank you, Bear. And, thank you for making me laugh.

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 28

    hope your feeling better...
    and how brave to finish in spite of everything...
    fantastic 14!

  • @vegansongs Feb 27

    Thank you for your comments on my Fawm song "Wisdom Adds Up" for the win!

  • @ihelen  Feb 27

    Thank you for commenting on my math song! Yes, my kid co-lyricist insisted that I include the conversions with especially long digits. The children factor certainly adds a whimsical dimension to things!

  • @yam655  Feb 27

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 26

    Thanks for the kind words on my "Caterpillar" skirmish song. I never would have thought of it if it wasn't for the skirmish - that's why I love 'em so much.

  • @vegansongs Feb 25

    Thank you for your comments on "The Wild Ones" /superskirmish song.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 25

    Decode all you like! It's just Bob backwards. LOL

  • @driftwood1  Feb 18

    Thanks for the well wishes. Hopefully I can get back in the game in a few days.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 12

    Thank you for your kind comments on my work! I appreciate it. 😀 (And I do occasionally do marriage counselling!)

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 12

    Thanks for the kind comment on my "Wild" skirmish. To be fair, this was a 2 hour skirmish - don't know why, but that's what was posted, and I used every minute of it. "Coniferous." Last year I was working 12 - 16 hour days, 6 days a week during FAWM, and somewhere in my weary brain it made some sort of sense to add a random color and multi-syllabic adjective to the tags, & I've just kept it up. 😎

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 11

    Thanks for the kind comment on my "Reflections" skirmish song. You have found me out, sir. Please do not mention the time warp to anyone else; I'll make it worth your while. 😉 But seriously, that kind of song is right in my comfort zone.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 11

    Thank you much for your encouragement, and I love your name.