hummingbear 18


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?

Febr. 19, 2018
Better late than never, eh?

Songs (18)

#1 Luge @metalfoot  7
Feb 19
#2 Akkermansia 3
Feb 19
#3 Chop It 3
Feb 22
#4 Drama Llama 3
Feb 24
#5 Pizza 2
Feb 24
#6 Sulfur-Trading Martha 12
Feb 25
#7 Rocky Shores @audrey  29
8 weeks
#8 One Bad Ombre 2
8 weeks
#9 Goodbye 20
8 weeks
#10 Cabin Boy 4
8 weeks
#11 Tiny, Shiny Ego 5
8 weeks
#12 Winter Cabin @metalfoot  5
8 weeks
#13 Notes to Sing, Opera Style 5
8 weeks
#14 Carabiner 4
8 weeks
#15 I Never Cried 5
8 weeks
#16 Tough Bounce 7
8 weeks
#17 If You Share With A Bear 7
8 weeks
#18 Hive Mind @bjunker  3
8 weeks


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  • @matthew62  3 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on Picasso and Vermeer. Truly appreciated.

  • @roblincoln  4 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on Saginaw. I see we both wrote 18 and started really late. I've added you to my Watch list for 2019.

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    My dear bear,
    I have a tune for Winter Cabin worked out but my fumble fingers are betraying me today. I will try to have it recorded by the end of the weekend.

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    We are doing much better. Thanks for asking.

  • @doglatin  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting. I guess I've been using "friendly neighborhood (fill in blank)" since my days of reading Spiderman comics as a kid. Nope I don't get street corner phlebotomies, I go to my friendly neighborhood infusion center.

  • @mkd  6 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comments on my songs! I only spotted them now as I had indeed left my confuter! 😉

  • @amusia 6 weeks

    Thanks for your comments! You asked about the drums on one song. It was mostly a plastic bucket with a microphone inside. The taiko drums were samples I found online at some point.

  • @rainchaser  6 weeks

    Thank you for your compliment and your comment on our song. We really appreciate the listen! I was under time constraints to make any further changes to the song and the recording could've been certainly better. I suppose there would be one rap line but most of it should be melodic! However, I disagreed with the la la las being almost rap!! The tempo was too fast for the lyrics and I didn't get the chance to shorten the lyrics further, so that's why some lines come off as raps. I also had the lyrics start off too early for the sections. Trust me, if I had more time from FAWM, I would've definitely fixed those issues! However, I'm glad I was able to get the right ending for the song! I think the ending part came to my head when writing the song.

    Yeah the performance wasn't my best effort but I'm glad you liked the song! And yes, I definitely will be making more songs for next year!! I hope to see more songs from you too for next year as well!

  • @sunnymae  6 weeks

    Thank you hummingbear for dropping by listening to River in Winter. I really appreciate your kind comments. Glad there are still a few of us hanging around!

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Thank you, o kindly bear, for your listen through and sweet review comments on my Exploding Teacups saga.

  • @iveg 6 weeks

    Thanks for your kind reviews. I see you have a lot of lyrics only songs. I'll take a look

  • @musicbyzac 6 weeks

    Haha. She did say yes!

  • @jibbidy34  6 weeks

    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 you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @darcistrutt  7 weeks

    Thanks for the visit and recommendations. Life is “interesting” with my hubby in the middle stage, or stage 5 if you read the extended stages. I’m a perpetual student as I try to learn how to better care for him.

  • @metalfoot  7 weeks

    Thanks for your concern. I only nearly fell over twice during Lent service this evening. (Literally white-knuckling the pulpit during the sermon...but yeah.) On the mend on the whole, just still more weak than I realized! Plus I have some awesome blood draw and IV bruises.

  • @audrey  7 weeks

    Thank you for your lovely comment on Blueberry Island. I really appreciate it. I'm thinking of adding tenor and bass lines to it to make it a full SATB choral piece. I also have two spots in it that I somehow have to make easier to sing. I've actually learned a lot this FAWM about how to improve my writing of music for the voice. I've really enjoyed FAWM this year. Hope you have too.

  • @musicbyzac 7 weeks

    Hey, thanks for your feedback on "Right Words" and "Throw a Little Dirt" - I'm really glad you enjoyed them. Right Words - I totally agree, which is where the song came from. I was a nervous wreck about proposing, what if she says no? lol and for Throw a Little Dirt - I was a bit concerned that it might be a little too niche from a topical standpoint. The toys I loved growing up weren't exactly commonplace in everyone's household. But everyone should like to get dirty! lol

  • @audrey  7 weeks

    The comments aren't only about my music. There's lots of praise for your "Rocky Shores" lyrics too, partner. : ) I'm just so pleased. Did you see that we made the Recommended Song Thread? cynthiawolff was very kind to recommend our song.

  • @bractune 7 weeks

    Hey, thanks for your comments on my lyric "Playlist". I appreciate knowing someone "gets it", when I think no one will...!

    Good luck with your new collection of tunes.

  • @msculli1  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on patience.

    Incidentally, at what frequency does a bear hum?

  • @zoom  7 weeks

    Thank you for you taking time to comment on 'dimmed lights'
    Found it quite hard to write - so your comment made me very happy.

  • @bjunker  7 weeks

    I will try something with hive mind over the next several days!

  • @audrey  7 weeks

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my songs. I truly appreciate it.

  • @letyourhairdown 7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your VERY thoughtful comment... It was very much appreciated. ☺️

  • @wacha  8 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on "Quilted Heart".

  • @bjunker  8 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words for my songs!

  • @nathansurles 8 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my song about nuts. Much appreciated!

  • @quork  8 weeks

    Hey, thanks for listening and the great comments. I’m really happy with both of those songs.

  • @wacha  8 weeks

    Thank you for you for the kinds words on "Quilted Heart".

  • @spunky4455 8 weeks

    Thanks again! Now that you mention it, I may put both songs out there!

  • @spunky4455 8 weeks

    Thanks for the tip! Actually, I have a different political song I like much better, called Blue Wave, that I'm about to finish mastering. I'm soliciting protest-related photos for a YouTube video. I'm on it!!

  • @coolparadiso  8 weeks just in time on the trusty old uke

  • @chandra83  8 weeks

    <3 \m/

  • @momentegalerie 8 weeks

    Thanks for your words to 'Leere Seite' and the best tip at the end: to post on the soundboard of the commenter!

  • @momentegalerie 8 weeks

    Thanks for your words to 'Leere Seite' and the best tip at the end: to post on the soundboard of the commenter!

  • @acousticmaddie  8 weeks

    Hi! Thanks for considering me altough I have stopped at 118 songs ... and gone to produce for this year. I would love to do a collab with you later this year but I must stop FAWM for now

  • @jenfoss 8 weeks

    Thanks so much for your kind words on the Habakkuk song. I just enabled downloading on it, so you should be good to go!

  • @coolparadiso  8 weeks

    I will do the music today sometime.

  • @mardeycranbleson  Feb 25

    Thank you and sorry but I've ripped off your comment to make a new title for my song. Thanks!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 22

    Oh, silly. 😀 All ten of me. LOL. No, just one me. And it was a good birthday other than my wife's illness. 😀

  • @stickyfingers Feb 22

    Thanks for the very sweet comment <3

  • @audrey  Feb 20

    Oh, and thank you so much for your kind words on "Evening Echo". It was fun to do.

  • @audrey  Feb 20

    Great to see you here Hummingbear. So glad you could find the time. I've been working hard on trying to get a half decent vocal recording of our choral piece. Should have it up in a day or two. My voice is tired, though (even skipped choir last week) to try to preserve it. My first recording made some problems obvious, so had to rewrite most of the alto part. (sigh), but that's done now, and I'm back to recording. It won't be my best singing and it won't be a full choir, but then this is FAWM, so just getting it posted is the goal for now. I can try for a better recording later in the year. I'll definitely return later to read your new lyrics, once I post "Rocky Shores". Have a great FAWM, and yes, late is far better than never.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 19

    Sounds awesome (the folk festivities): Are you traveling right now?

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  • @metalfoot  Jan 16

    Hello-- all the best for FAWM 2018!