Helen 3

@ihelen

United States   May 2016

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  • @pinky  7 weeks

    So glad you got to make some songs this FAWM! And one with me!!! Remember to keep me on your fan mailing list and let me know if you post music outside of FAWM. Thanks!

  • @mantra  7 weeks

    I forgot to answer your question :
    "Have you ever done that before? Reverse the music?"
    No, but there are some buttons on my synth that make the music slower or faster. I like them very much. Maybe there's a reverse button. I'll try and find it next time I play.

  • @mantra  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for listening and leaving lovely comments on all my songs! You are the sweetest ever! *purrrrrrr* =^.^=
    My human (who is very grateful for your support too) says I'm going to have my own Bandcamp page after she's done a little tweaking on my songs. I don't understand what that means but I have a hunch that it's a good thing.
    ❀️❀️❀️ and purrs and 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹for you!

  • @alphanerg 7 weeks

    Oh yeah, it got cut off from the first one, but i love the word "Constabulary" too.

  • @alphanerg 7 weeks

    "Do you laugh when you read everyone's imaginative interpretations?" More like a snicker than a laugh. I enjoy all the comments you leave a lot though! πŸ˜€

    "Well to start, your title here reminds me of Madonna. You know, material world." That was definitely a comment that made me snicker. πŸ˜€

    "It has a zen feel to it." Thank you! What a great compliment! πŸ˜€

    Thank you sooo much for all the comments!!! πŸ˜‰

  • @alphanerg 7 weeks

    Uhg... the site cut half my comment off. Let me see if i can remember what i wrote now.

    "Love the liner notes that go with this one. Constabulary - I don't know why that word sounds just so cute" Thanks! I though about writing some little story to go with all of my songs this year but i got lazy. My unstated theme this year was i was imagining my music being for some kind of sci fi cyberpunk movie soundtrack.

    "It's cool how some instruments reappear in another of your songs" I am glad you noticed this! I usually try to use some different instruments in each song, but this year i tried to use mostly the same in each song to connect them better. As for that buzzzzz sound, i was thinking of EQing some of the buzzz off. When i wrote it i thought it was cool, but now it seems maybe a little too much? What do you think?

  • @alphanerg 7 weeks

    Thank you so much for all of your comments! You are the best, really! I appreciate you going thought and taking the time to listen to all of my tracks and leave such thoughtful feedback.

    "That's what it sounds like to me - violinists playing short strokes very quickly." Yes exactly, it is Tremolo (at least that is what it is listed as in the soundfont that i use) I don't use it much but it is a really cool sound. Might have to start using it more!

    "Seriously, so many of your synth sounds sound like orchestral strings to me. Are they called violins and stuff like that in your machine?" Yes, Violins, cello, bass, viola, it is "real" orchestral stings that are in a soundfont that i use. I downloaded a long time ago but if you are interested i might be able to find it again, or you might have something similar already?

    "Love the liner notes that go with this one. Constabulary - I don't know why that word sounds just so cute" Thanks! I though about writing some little story to go with a

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    Ps... Yep... I love Fugazi. Since the first notes of Waiting Room hit my ears around 1989 or 90. They were Sooooooooo good.

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    ...and read πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    Thank you so much... It certainly was another fun FAWM! Ah, tumble... My lost tumblr that gets the leftovers from my instagram. Glad you found it. Feel free to connect on Instagram or FB though if you do that and I'll actually see you. I like staying connected with FAWM folks through the year. πŸ˜€ I hope you had a fun FAWM too. I liked what I heard!

  • @ustaknow 8 weeks

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    Thumbs Up

  • @mantra  8 weeks

    Maew meh! Thank you for your unfailing support and for listening to my weird songs! My human and I appreciated your feedback a lot.
    I'm glad you enjoyed my video! Yes, I'm flying at some point : my humans often pick me up to help me, and it feels like flying. My videos help them realize how small I am. 😺
    Lots of purrs and kisses and 🐾 and ❀️ for you, sweetheart. Keep making your soulful music and ignore idiots.

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    Thanks for joining me on the win Helen πŸ˜€ I quite like these treats we cooked up. Short simple lyrics and your music. We need to do a whole keg worth of it.

  • @wacha  8 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on "Quilted Heart". This year has been a so great, it's always a wonderful feeling to have people listen to and appreciate my songs.

    "Quilted Heart" was supposed to be a love song for my wife but ended up being more about our situation and life in general.

  • @mantra  8 weeks

    Oh and yes, respect cardboard boxes. A good cardboard box makes for blissful cats.

  • @mantra  8 weeks

    I'm glad you like my songs and my pics. Thank you for your lovely comments. =^.^=
    Here are purrs and kisses for you :
    *purrrrpurrrrpurrrkisspurrrrpurrrkisspurrrr*
    🐾🐾

  • @pinky  8 weeks

    Haha, I've just been calling the other 11 months the "off-season," because I don't feel like I have time to really practice things during FAWM. But I think i might try making a song like on ( ), it might open up my writing process and lead to interesting stuff.

  • @sph  8 weeks

    Last summer really feels like a lifetime ago. It was a nice experience

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    Sorry for late reply, just noticed your question on Future Android World Machine. I play the drums with a MIDI controller and edit what's necessary (mistakes) so I guess that would be both playing and programming.

  • @alphanerg 8 weeks

    You are right, 3 is a win compared to the projected amount of zero. πŸ˜‰

  • @pinky  8 weeks

    I was kidding about the lock, I think it helped build anticipation. It was nice knowing you had another song to look forward too! Yeah, I think it's interesting how many different styles and approaches there are to lyrics and vocals. And I think sometimes even strengths can become weaknesses, if they trap us into repetitive thought patterns. I remember being amazed by a Sigur Ros album that all the words were gibberish, just made up. But the singer's ability to emote, and use their voice as an instrument was astounding. So your ability to take somebody else's words, and imbue them with emotion is very foreign to me and fascinating. It's something I think I'll experiment with in the "off-season."(:

  • @alphanerg 8 weeks

    Thank you for your wonderful comments this year, it certainly helped my motivation! Although i feel like i have failed because i was unable to motivate you to do more than 3 songs :'( (but maybe it is a win that you did any?)

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    Oh right...of course. I'm so bloody stupid....er i mean "rarely" stupid (don't want to offend any British folk).

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    Soooo what happens when you go to a restaurant in Britain and want to order your steak "bloody"?

  • @jcameron 8 weeks

    Thanks for the listen on Drive Sideways. He's not a jerk by any means, but he did get a little bit annoying going on about his wonderful car, so there's a tiny bit of schadenfreude in there. But I don't mean it maliciously or unsympathetically, honest! And I think he's already got plans to "find another" so no lasting harm done except to his pride and his insurance premiums!

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    I don't know Ruby programming and i sure as hell won't type that jargon. It's way too long. Besides.... I'm busy complaining. I did mess with C++ years ago but ended up falling asleep. Wouldn't mind delving into learning again though. As for the lyrics, do you know how LONG it took me to get those lyrics Helen? At LEAST 3.2 seconds! That's how much time and effort I put my heart and soul into those lyrics and now you are telling me you won't make any promises? No birthday cake for you.
    As for "twat", to be honest, I have no idea what it means. I've been called that a million times I just thought it meant handsome, good to his mother, intelligent stud. If it's something bad then golly gosh darnit I'm really mad dammit. All those jerks that called me a twat.

  • @jibbidy34  8 weeks

    OMG!!! Thank you so much that is adorable!! That is kind praise and I love the cute badge you made me. I am smiling ear to ear!!

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    I'm sorry what? I don't understand what you are trying to say. Could you repeat it one hundred thousand more times please? Thank you kindly. Make sure it's in bold caps too. In fact, write a song about how nice I am. Here are the lyrics:

    I'm nice.
    Like Rice
    But don't let the spice bite the lice on those mice
    Wow that thing is cold!
    Oh, cause it's Ice.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA (repeat TWICE)

    Song title: Satan is such a nice guy (when he's not a twat).

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    I didn't mean for that to sound like you were imposing. Quite the contrary. You asked an honest question and I would've asked the same thing πŸ˜€. I just can't get into details about it. 1. because i know little and would be talking jargon and 2. because I SAID SO!!! See? I really am nice. Sorry if I came across harshly. That's my "manic" side that's a bit hyper I suppose.

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    Oh boy...a bit sensitive subject but the message was "They don't die at lethal injection". I won't get into details though. Sorry. If it strikes a chord with anyone then do the research and no...it can't be done online. you won't find this kind of info online.

  • @cowex  8 weeks

    Yay you saw the tag! Lyrically it was meant to be a loose conflation of someone reading too much into something, and someone else using the "dead cat strategy" of throwing a dead cat on the table to distract folks from something more important. I don't tend to feel comfortable writing serious songs, so some spare serious-sounding lyrics are sprinkled in too. If that makes any more sense, I don't know πŸ˜€.

  • @iwilleatyou 8 weeks

    Of course I'm kind. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN KIND DAMMIT!!!

  • @jibbidy34  8 weeks


    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 24

    Yeah I couldn't even access the song at all. Couldn't click on it to access the Edit page.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 24

    Haha...awesome! Hostages are free! I did try to unlock and even posted on the forums to see how to do it but that was useless. You're kicking some booty with these! 😁

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 24

    Oops...can't unlock. You must unlock it. Or if i can unlock i'm unsure how to. You did an awesome job. These collabs are fun!

  • @mantra  Feb 23

    Sleepiness is sacred. I'll purr for you so you can sleep well and have nice dreams.
    *purrrpurrrpurrrrpurrrrpurrrrpurrrpurrpurrrr*

    And thank you for your lovely comments. Next time we go to the canyon, you should come with us. =^.^=

  • @ustaknow Feb 23

    -- Yeah, but, you're fun to talk to, so I do πŸ˜€

  • @alphanerg Feb 23

    Yeah you got it, the Roland TB-303, you should download from the link i left, it is pretty fun to play with.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 23

    I just informed my bosses that your song is "coming along". They informed me if the song is incomplete by zero fourteen and thirty seconds, hostages will be forced to listen to Nickelback. Please Helen! Don't let them do this!!!!

  • @ustaknow Feb 23

    Hey y know that’s a gentle nudge, no pressure πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ hahhhh

    I just love this stuff ...

  • @ustaknow Feb 23

    Hey thank you! It's why I asked you if you played harmonica... get a key C harp and Draw Key G for a ripping Blues riff...! -- Come on... still 7 days left almost πŸ˜‰ Get a [ Hohner Special 20, Key C ] from your local store... -- you'll have it for life and never regret it. I personally guarantee it! πŸ˜‰ hahahhh Draw Key on a C Harp is G-Key (don't ask, just is!).

    Draw is the One Chord -G , Blow ANYWHERE is the Four Chord -C and somewhere around holes 4 5 6 -ish is a sudo Five Chord -D. 150 Rock and Roll songs, --DONE!!! πŸ˜€

    Mouth over 4 or more holes and you got a 7th xyz something -chord... --go by EAR. You only need holes 6 and below, so buy 1/2 a harmonica and save a little bit πŸ˜€ !!! Hahhh... Kinda like buying 1/2 dozen eggs... box looks rough, but hey it's 6!!

  • @caterwauler Feb 23

    "I wonder what Mantra and Mr. Squeakers think when they hear each other."
    According to @alphanerg, Mr Squeakers is "totally indifferent".
    Mantra listens with interest, but he has a trained ear : although it's the first time he fawms on his own, he's not new to catcore. He saw his brother @mojo fawming from 2009 to 2016, and occasionally took part in the making of his songs.

  • @mantra  Feb 23

    Meooow thank you for your sweet comments!
    🐾🐾
    Please complete the song and unlock it *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
    🐾🐾
    Please complete the song and unlock it *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
    🐾🐾
    Please complete the song and unlock it *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
    🐾🐾
    Please complete the song and unlock it *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
    🐾🐾
    Please complete the song and unlock it *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
    🐾🐾
    Please complete the song and unlock it *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
    🐾🐾
    =^.^=

  • @zecoop  Feb 23

    Exactly... I asked him that too and Jay said he has no idea what the lyrics are about... He just rolls with the groove and goes with whatever comes out, lol. Thanks for listening! πŸ˜€

  • @pinky  Feb 22

    Haha, those rhinestones are ridiculous! R. Kelley is a ridiculous man. Did you know he made an opera? I can't tell if he's secretly a comedic genius putting on an act.

  • @sapient  Feb 22

    Hah, how awful that must have been!
    Mind you those guys play REALLY fast... I just know how to tremolo pick πŸ˜‰

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 21

    88 looks more like two armless snowmen to me. And DO take your time with the Roses song....*gives evil eye look*. I'll be back at zero eight hundred hours to monitor your progress.

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 21

    You're asking the deep questions about coffee robots. I suppose coffee robots of the retro future are so advanced that they can repair themselves <3 Thanks for all your lovely comments!

  • @mantra  Feb 21

    Meoooow mrrrrrrrr! *purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr* 🐾
    [Thank you sweetheart ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️]

  • @mantra  Feb 21

    Maow meow. Mew mrrr hhh. *purrrrrrr*
    [Thank you for the lovely comments and for the cool song about pets. You are purrfect.]

  • @owl  Feb 20

    thanks for the sweet comments helen! I tried to find a picture of the exact lake but I don't think this was the one.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 20

    You mean the roses are red violets are blue shut up song? No worries. Take your time. There's about 87 more song lyrics where that came from.

  • @wacha  Feb 20

    Thank you for your kind words. I originally was singing "Damaged" much lower but felt it was too depressing and aggressive so I decided to use a higher register which felt more vulnerable.

    "Start Again" was definitely a song I needed to write and was lucky to have come across the first few lines in my notebook.

  • @phoenixash Feb 20

    Thanks for you comments on my track, they were sweet! Let's share the cat love

  • @alphanerg Feb 20

    πŸ˜€

  • @ustaknow Feb 20

    Oh, hey, thank you. I appreciate that you read the lyrics and get that. It's interesting to me to consider that, you no? <--- see; it messes with the meaning and could, pending the language you engage be quite right, you (,) no... ? It happened by chance when in a group of very "legalistic" writers, so to speak, would word smith the lyirc, way to far.

    Then it occurred to me, folks listen and read separately. What if someone heard the song, like it, and enough to then read the lyrics then got a surprise other meaning, --would that be a good thing?

    It has been. Only "writers" seem bothered by it, which confuses me a bit. But, that's OK. I've been doing it so long now, it in many cases writes the song if even -- not kept. How's that for irony πŸ˜€

    Anyway, --I thought you like/appreciate all that above, so commented it.

    Thank you again! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 19

    Jawbone and loose teeth. Ummmmmmm....... Hehe. Wow.

  • @zecoop  Feb 19

    Apparently it's a Vibra-Slap? I need one... Rob found a sample and added it, and I love those things. Thanks so much for checking it out. πŸ˜€

  • @degausser  Feb 17

    Absolutely no problem. Congrats on your fist song and let it be the first of many. I very much appreciate your positive comments too. πŸ˜€ Just the whole fact that anyone actively listens to my songs still blows my mind. I'm 8 FAWMS in and still not used to that part of it!

  • @eargoggle  Feb 17

    Hey thanks for all your comments and for listening to my opera (sorry, "opera")! She's in the CIA...ha...well, maybe! Truthfully I only have a vague idea where this is heading, I'm kind of figuring it out as I go. I don't think that's it though.

  • @klaus Feb 17

    ( in a big booming voice: ) Yes, Helen, you are very wise not to take chances with anti-Klaus... and his scary psychic powers. For this I will grant you a pardon... I will not punish you for commenting my song Pink Turns to Red.

  • @alphanerg Feb 16

    Thank you so much for the comments and the ENCOURAGEMENT!

  • @caterwauler Feb 16

    Thank you for your lovely feedback on Children Of Darkness. Yes, that's my vocals. It's been interesting to discover people perceived them as 'young' (or 'kids') vocals. It surprised me in a good way.
    I can assure you I'm being very lazy this year. Sure, there's a lot of songs on my page, but most of them have been co-written by my cat. πŸ˜‰
    So, are you going to treat us to another song? I hope so!
    ⚠️❀️Β₯f❀️f Β₯❀️fΒ₯f❀️fΒ₯⚠️Β₯ff❀️⚠️

  • @piney  Feb 16

    Thank you!! I miss hearing your work but your wonderfully entertaining and fun comments make up for it! πŸ˜€

  • @caterwauler Feb 16

    Wow! This red heart thing is kind of crazy! I'm just being lazy this year, so I opted for recurring error messages instead of simply no liner notes. I actually "encrypted" a message in my first song notes, but not in this one -- at least, not willingly.
    However if there was a hidden message, surely it would tell about love, vibes that I wish will resonate deeply, and create a temporary escape from reality for people who stumble across the song. Red hearts, indeed.
    Here are more non-encrypted hearts for you : ⚠️❀️Β₯ff❀️ Β₯❀️fΒ₯ffΒ₯❀️⚠️❀️Β₯ff❀️⚠️
    Re the shoegaze tag : you're welcome! Shoegaze it is, and you shouldn't care about the imperfections. Music is not just about harmonies and rhythm, and so-called perfection. Lots of songs performed with technical skills lack something yours definitely has : a soul.
    I know you're not supposed to fawm this year but I hope I'll hear more from you!

  • @pinky  Feb 15

    Definitely, let me know! And if you're only doing holiday collabs, well there's a whole lot of obscure ones in Feb. I wasn't even aware of, http://www.holidayscalendar.com/month...
    I'm leaning towards the "National Love Your Pet Day" on the 20th(:
    The collab with @iwilleatyou should be up soon. It be crazy(in all the best ways)!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 15

    Well that was fast! Thanxkksszzzsscss

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 15

    Sorry I'm late in replying. Between work and fawm and valentine's and halloween and xmas and....it's been busy. Also i have no internet at home so I have to take the time and go to a WiFi location. Anyhow.....LOVE the tune. So here are the next lyrics for your next song. You're not done until I say you're done.
    Song#2: Title: Roses are red, Violets are blue? Shut Up!!

    Lyrics:
    Don't touch my lightbulb!
    Who gave you the bright idea that you can touch my lightbulb??!
    LAMP.

  • @ustaknow Feb 15

    I'm glad you get my humor... you seem like a fun, "good sport" type... you know I am. πŸ˜€

    (Somewhere in the Amazon Video archive... if you have access there, or I am sure elsewhere there is a *great docu-video on CBGB... -- now a "handbag" store... so much for "gentrification"... ironic. As he said, the bands came out of the woodwork... pent up seeking a place to "play", etc.... I think that exisst today too. But, we have such a "fractured" disparate social accomodation... who knows when/if can re-occur. Like it is said. when you're "in it"... you don't know it 'till after and folks say, "wow, that was you"? πŸ˜€ hahahah "People..." geese...)

  • @ustaknow Feb 15

    Hey, thank you.

    And, yup, i'm all "good" ... i "get" comps and love'em!

    No kid gloves for me kiddo... remember, we've been acquainted now, what, 1, 2 years... going on. -- Gains momentum and meaning as time proceeds and etc.

    Again, thank you!

  • @alphanerg Feb 13

    Your comments are always so nice, i just wish you had songs this year so i could comment back!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 12

    It's almost the 14th Helen. Write a Valentines Day song. Here are the lyrics *ahem*
    It's Valentines Day, omgomgomg.....Like, Hello? [pluck rubber band]

  • @srcoops Feb 9

    Thank you for your kind remarks regarding "What's My Name"
    See the lyrics "Mellow Meets Metal" for a lengthier response to the music.

  • @alphanerg Feb 9

    Thank you for commenting. I am still holding out hope that you will come back and add some music this year.

  • @piney  Feb 8

    Thank you! Best of luck in the job hunt!

  • @mantra  Feb 8

    Maow eow. *purrrrr*
    [Mantra thanks you for listening and commenting.]

  • @metalfoot  Feb 8

    Thanks for joining our pizza party! πŸ˜€

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 6

    Tsk....golly gosh darnit Helen. Write something will ya? Pluck a rubber band and sing over it....just do SOMETHING.
    And thank you for listening to my pristine and perfected musical compositions that are God's gift to humanity. You better not be rolling your eyes up...that really hurts me.

  • @unkept Feb 6

    Thanks for your thoughts on my song! I'm honored that you felt like singing along to my song. πŸ˜€ My piano playing abilities are limited, but I'm glad I can put together songs with my snippets of ideas. Hearing words like yours about those songs is very encouraging!

  • @pinky  Feb 6

    Yayyyy!!! So good to hear from you! You always have really great comments. I hope the job hunt goes well! I do miss that ihelen sound of taking a genre twisting and turning it into something new. Do you still have your bandcamp? I was thinking of a song you did last year(when I finally read your bio, realized you weren't making music this Feb., and shed a little tear), it was some kind of western/mariachi sounding awesomeness. Do you remember that one? I'd like to hear it again, it was a favorite, right up there with your casio punk song.

  • @ustaknow Feb 6

    Hey, thank you. Especially since you're very busy and etc.

    -- Yes, spell check is weird. It now, for me, corrects correct words wrongly... geese... πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 6

    Well... Best of luck in the job hunting! I guess that is important. Do what you have to do I guess, lol. I'll look forward to more music next year, but thank you so much for listening! I really appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 1

    I'm so excited to hear awesome music from everyone... you included! You are going to have a great FAWM. πŸ˜€

  • @pinky  Jan 31

    Hi! Can't wait to hear you unique take on all the different styles of music you tackle! Excited!

  • @kc5 Jan 30

    Hey, Helen!
    I was wondering if I’d hear from you this year! I hope all is well!

  • @beat  Jan 30

    Enjoy being while you can youhelen

  • @kreitler Jan 28

    cool - thanks for the note. i hope you keep putting out music - i like it.

  • @ustaknow Jan 28

    Oki dok! 😜

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 24

    Here's an idea, FAWM the HELL-N album and make each song 1 minute or less.

  • @ustaknow Jan 22

    Do you play Harmonica? Like have a Key-C which in reality is played as Key of G? If that makes sense to you, --don't lie..., then I know you do 😝 ... (I ask for a reason, of course).

  • @ustaknow Jan 22

    Why? Not enough time again, many more life important things... yes, I get it 😝

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 21

    Did you finish the second HELL-N album? If not, FAWM IT!

  • @ustaknow Jan 9

    I love your new logo!!!