Au revoir! FAWM 2018..... it was the craziest FAWM yet.
Shout out to the crazy FAWMers who collaborated with the All Seeing Serpent:
@mantra (and @caterwauler for setting up the collab!)
@judypie (and @adforperu for setting up the collab!)
And of course shout out to all who have made comments. Thanks for taking the time!
Eye Will Eat U hails from 3263827:
All Seeing Eye-vox guitar
Left Eye-bass vox
Right Eye-Guitar vox
Third Eye-Drums, synths & programming
|#1||Pardon me sir, your fly is open, and your dick is laughing at me (The Frankfurter And Wiener Mutant||
|#2||Future Android World Machine||
|#3||Flies Are Winged Maggots||
|#4||From Aileen Wuornos (Monster)||
|#5||Felion Allionce of the Worldwide Meows @mantra||
|#7||Boom Boom Check It (Nature Says Final Word)||
|#8||It's Valentine's Day @ihelen||
|#9||MMM MMM MMM (@#*$&%!in A WoMan) @oddbod||
|#10||Freak Accidents When Monetized @pinky||
|#11||Wet and Happy @judypie||
|#13||Roses are red, Violets are blue? Shut Up!! @ihelen||
|#14||Comfort Gun @sherrycanary||
tearful laughter! ( I couldn't get the emoticon to stick). I"m the only dongwriter that I know of on the island. Cheers, jj
Of course, that's a given! Let's name our band HELL-N SATEN. 😀
Maew mmmh! Thank you for your support, crazy human. Mom and I enjoyed our interactions very much (and your awesome music).
I've learnt a lot throughout this fawm : first I discovered that I could make music on my own, and then that I enjoyed it.
Mom says she's really sorry for losing touch last year. She'll send you an email to renew your correspondence (if you will).
I'll do my best to not eat Jupiter. Collabs whenever you want (with the cat or the human or both).
Meow meow meow meow! 🐾
Congratulations, Eye Will Eat U, on your fawm win! 😀
Mom says she heard noises in the kitchen and when she went there to cast a glance they stopped.
I have a hunch that Jupiter knows how to go in an out. It's very cold outside at the moment, and Jupiter knows it's warm inside and there's food. Or maybe it's because my music is so good.
Yeah, man, all this endless upgrades/forced obsolescence shit bugs me. I use to be into buying music making apps for the ipad, but it's like unless the developer's dedicated for life to constantly keeping up with apple's updates for the few bucks they got for the app years ago, you end up losing great bits of kit, and it only really leaves the established brands left, and all the weird one guy on a computer stuff doesn't last. You'd think backward compatibility would be a standard, not a rarity. But I digress, it'd be awesome to do another collab. We could always shoot stuff back and forth over email, that worked. I didn't even get into some of my crazier eurorack and circuit bent stuff, because that kind of chaos tends to need time I don't feel I have in FAWM. But when it goes right, it's like capturing magic.
Oh and congrats on winning fawm! I hope you'll post more, I enjoy your music very much (even though you love to tease everybody).
How long is it supposed to take? I'm a cat, I don't waste my time on trivialities. And I don't care about Axl Rose, I don't listen to pop music...
You can be my groupie, we'll share catnip. =^.^=
As you noticed my songs are crowded but yeah i would rearrange a song for female (or male whatever) vocals or write a song with vocals in mind if i had someone to do them. It's a bit late for this fawm but maybe i can get someone to sing next year.
Yessssss. Dig dig dig 😀
this definition is especially lovely.. "The word comes from the Greek axíōma (ἀξίωμα) 'that which is thought worthy or fit' or 'that which commends itself as evident.'"
I just have chills all over and explosives inside my chest
even if this is just for me.. to keep me alive like carbon has all these years.. then maybe it'll be ok that I've put you out again
I'm so stuck on repeat with comfort gun.. can't even get to a comment yet (you know I'm obsessed with your real voice lol), let alone catch up on the others, but..
I think there's a spirit dude that likes when we both work together. at least that's what he just told me when I finished writing the words he hammered into my head
it's another SK for sure because when I went to figure out a title.. the word came to my mind and I had to look up the definition (not exactly a word I normally use though I've heard it before). then he said - eye will eat u
go ahead.. you can have your chills now for breakfast too ✨
it has your sick fierceness and voice and percussion all over it. drenched.
good luck, not that you'll need it 😜
Thanks for your appreciation of ‘dirty lymrics’! I sit down to write dongs and so far my favourite ones are self indulgent and dirty - haha! I just noticed your titles so i think i might get a good giggle here👯😆
Glad you liked beginning of tears song.
That was the impetus for writing it. I was at a jazz festival and 2 amazing musicians...keyboard and alto...we're doing some amazing improvising. Every so often they played a hint of a song. I noticed my cheeks were wet, and a woman beside me said, "cleansing, isn't it?"
Ah not the FUCKINNG FLOWER. Haha I will absolutely check em out sure! And feel free to send me anything you got any time dude, it's a looongg time til Fawm 2019. We could do something without my FUCKING CHORUS CRAPPING ALL OVER YOUR SHIT JA!
I think you're totally right, re:unique territory, I think as long as you're trying to be true to at least some of the craziness your hearing in your head, you're on the right track. It's helpful to have places like FAWM, where you can even find people who like when guitars make weird ass noises, haha. And you can be like, sweet, I'm not the only one that thought that sounded cool. Or whatever your into, that kind of support's empowering. Do you have anywhere you post your music in the "off-season"? It'd be awesome to be able to keep up with your experiments!
The 10x10 is exactly the only last thing I'm planning to do! 😀 Hope I find the time. Last year I contributed to this with a "mouth percussion" project.
'Rarely' stupid. Yes, I see what you did there. So clever, you. 😉
You know what, I'm not British and there are too many rules. Just say whatever you want! Bloody ******#)@*&#! (Am I going to get in trouble for typing that??)
I have no idea. Never been there, but I'd imagine you'd say something like, 'rare' or 'uncooked.'
Fine, I'll buy my own birthday cake! You'd probably get the wrong kind anyway. lol A long time ago, I was speaking to a British guy and said the word 'bloody' because I heard it in shows. He was so offended and shocked and told me not to say that. Apparently, it's like cursing or something. I had no idea. Twat sounds like twit. Twit's not so bad. Maybe they're just speaking with an accent or something. 😉
Thank you for your kind words on "No Way Out", I will definitely take some of those title suggestions into consideration.
Thanks for the comment on “Couldn’t Care Less,” glad you got a laugh out of it! Definitely was meant to be a bit silly
What is this? Some kind of programming question? Well it's probably a good idea for me to learn Ruby anyway. I only tested this on my computer to print 4 times (instead of 100,000) because I don't want to break it by accident. You can test it on yours instead. lol
100000.times do puts ("\033[1mYOU ARE SOOOOOOOO NICE!!!!!!\033[0m") end
As you can imagine (or see), it would print out what you want 100,000 times in bold caps. 😀
As for your "Satan is such a nice guy" song, 1. It definitely will not be finished in time. 2. If the lyrics say "I'm nice," then I'm saying *I'm* nice, and I think that changes the meaning from what you wanted. Unless you want me to pretend to be Satan. If that's the case, I don't know if I can pull that off. 3. Is twat a bad word? Like a baaaaad word? Because I don't know if I can have that up in my immaculate songlist. I looked it up and I'm not sure I should even be talking about it anymore. 4. That sounds like a lot of words to fit into a 1 minute song. Well, I'll think about it, but I'm not going to make any promises on this one!
Good ear on "Wearing Thin", NI's Massive is i there! I mostly use their stuff as I got their Komplete stuff on sales, and I don't have a lot of room in my small apartment (or the budget) for a lot of physical instruments. So VST's are my savior, and NI's software is so nice to use.
Hahaha why thank you! I'll bear in mind the chicken polka if I fancy doing 15.. And well done on a spectacular FAWM win 😁
I know you're nice. I already said it. Like so many times, in so many ways. But since you just LOVE ME SAYING IT OR SOMETHING, I'll have to say it AGAIN. YOU ARE SOOOOOOOO NICE!!!!!! 😀
Thanks for the comment! Vomiting while recording would've been hilarious, but the cleanup wouldn't ha! I'm glad you liked my song!
Well, serves me right for asking. Sorry. I still think you're nice though.
What was the morse code message hidden in the tune you wrote?
now that made me laugh
You're so kind. 😉
NAME ONE BETTR THING
Hahaha that's the dream right there! I hope to see you front row moshing with a bucket of chicken.
As a cat, I know well when it's time for indifference. Keep your catnip, I'm into other stuff for now. 🐾
Émile saw me playing synth the other day, and now he thinks I'm a god. I enjoy that very much. Now I play long and complex pieces to impress him, and I growl at my human when it comes too close to the keyboard. Dinos can come, I'm ready for them. Not afraid of anything anymore (until next documentary).
Nimrod - the son of Cush, the great-grandson of Noah and "a mighty hunter"
That’s me to a tee
You know, an owl doesn't have eyeballs. Their eyes are like tubes, going straight through to the back of their head. Almost like binoculars. So they can't really move their eyes, they need to move their head to look in a different direction.
Owls are known for having extremely sharp eyesight, even in the dark. Mythologically, they are known for their wisdom and powers of prophecy, and as psychopomps, ie mediators between this world and the afterlife. The narrator may have something to hide and the owl may have seen something, It's also a traditional folk song or folk tale thing; in the murder ballad of Henry Lee there is a parrot in a similar role.
By a strange coincidence, I have just opened a bottle of Yellow Tail Merlot. Thanks for the kind comments 😀
oh yeah, sorry about that. Misread hah hah
whacha'yer mean its not synth pop???? - It's got synths and its pop
This is me -
Unlocked! Release the hostages!!!
Thanks for all your awesome comments! If I had to analyze my delivery, I'd say it's a combination of strengths and limitations. I was into writing before music, really into rhyme, but discouraged as it seemed like rhyming wasn't as accepted in modern poetry. I got into music, if I had a rap voice and was more into rap, I might have gone that route, or if I was a better singer, I might fill the space with skill and technique. But because of those limitations, I'm just cramming words into nonrap songs, which maybe accounts for my delivery. I'm really interested in internal rhymes, near rhymes, multi-syllable. This is a pretty cool video of how complex some of the great rappers get, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWveX...
Sent you the song for your approval before unlocking it. 88 bpm
Yes, Wanted does seem to want a full production. I don't know how I'm going to handle that much of an 80s Bon Jovi vibe, though LOL
Thank you for your kind words on "Follow Me".
Excellent! Luckily I have two more to write 😁
No worries! I am glad you listened and like the track. I really like your work. I am going to get back here to listen and comment more.
Yes! What's most wonderful is that I just learnt a new word, thankyou! Never heard addendum as addenda before! Hashtagguesswhatmynextsogiscalled
Thank you for the comments on "Memories of you". To answer your question:
I actually played my Alto Sax a 1930's Martin made in Elkhart Indiana(lol). I am a percussionist but also s band teacher. That is why my pitch is s little iffy here and there on the track.
Oh hey winner! Any skirt that would allow me to literally kick an ass will do.
My brother taught me to not kill before mom's eyes. He spared his preys, and even dropped them unscathed into her hands sometimes. Me, I like eating a good mouse from time to time. And then I'm sick. But I don't kill before mom and I don't bring her dead presents. Émile has to learn the rules. I'm teaching him.
We don't have coyotes here. I would be afraid of them. I'm afraid of canines, and of geese, and of mammoths and dinosaurs (but mom says they're only on tv and I will never meet one).
I'm going to superpurr @ihelen so that she finishes the song and opens it. You know what effect inaccessible stuff has on felines... =^.^=
33 days until you return to check my progress? You *were* serious when you said to take my time. Well my current progress is that I have acquired manuscript paper. Update: Adding to liner notes while working on it. It's coming along!
I think everybody should be bug fanatics! It's funny, I grew up in a small town, so I did a lot of traveling in my 20s, and it really made the world a bigger place. But it wasn't until I got interested in insects in that same small town, that I realized just how huge the world is. If that makes sense? How looking at the smaller things, the intricacies, reveals how much larger, more complex the world is. Anyways, yeah, talking about bugs could be it's own separate forum, and I always sound like I'm high when I talk about this stuff even if I'm not, haha.
Somehow I knew you would like it! Would recommend some album, if I knew how to pick one. They're all great, really, a band with a perfect discography. The last album, Part the Second, is different to others in that it has 0% metal in it, but it, too, is amazing beyond words.
Thanks for your very kind and encouraging comments on Fork It Over. I really needed the confidence boost.
Yes, Jupiter escapes, but Émile brought a dead rat to my human two days ago. It was not happy (my human, not Émile.)
And Émile doesn't walk forests, not yet. My humans are still trying to figure out how to handle him when he bugs (he goes 404 very often), so for now he will have to use the jungle cat post.
Why is your last song locked?? I want to listen!!! Meow! =^.^=
Thanks for listening to "Train Station Soundscape." I'm glad you got the feeling of it. I'm not usually a fan of discord and modulation like what's on the guitar, so I pushed myself a bit on that one - production-wise.
Oh and look! 88 looks like 4 eyes! Perfect.
What do you mean by 87 more song lyrics? ... I think it's only fair that if I don't get to them, you should do all of them. All 88. 😀
"you can use your owner as a scratching post"
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Whoa okay mate, forget everything I said. I promise I'll be a good little meow and I'll respect you and and where is the catnip? Gimme gimme gimme!
[P.S. : We think Jupiter's found his/her way out.]
can you send my your email address to email@example.com
I don't want your hordes of fans to flood you with email.....or your enemies to send you threatening email either 😀
I just wrote a song you MUST do. Hot off the press
Thanks for your comment on "Yön salat"! Haha, I actually use Guitar Pro for drums, so there's not much choices, and I bet there could be lots of improvements on the sounds : D My computer couldn't probably run any decent drum software, so I'm a bit stuck until I get a better one. But I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Bees are definitely fascinating. I think the whole superorganism concept is very foreign to us, long live rugged individualism! The things I read about ants and termites are pretty mindblowing, but they can't be charged rent(read: exploited for honey). The amount of precise architecture and chemistry going on in there, I'm continually amazed. And now with the revelations of epigenetics, we're really just scratching the surface of what goes on with these critters. Anyways, I can go on way too much about this stuff. But I really appreciate hearing about people who see a bug and consider it as more than a pest. So thanks for your compassion!
Thanks for listening to Passive Attack again for me. Great insights. Someone once told me in a previous FAWM (it might have been you) that if you mix and it sounds good on cheap headphones, it will sound good on anything. I think i took that as an excuse never to get more expensive headphones. (since i break any set i have in a couple months anyway) Anyway, I might end up layering on another snare, I'm not sure yet, but i do really need to EQ that one bass synth more. It takes up so much room, which I like about it, but it also causes problems because. Unfortunately I used that bass synth on almost all my songs this year.
What - you didn't hear the cowbell? There were lots of bells - tiny bells for tiny cows. I have a backlog of songs. That lightbulb thing is still sitting there, rusting or something.
Of all the percussion we threw at the track, neither of us had cowbell! Now I'll never get over this fever.
Some metal stuff: done.
FFS mate you're a human and I'm a CAT!!! I haz superpowers! Just try hand wrestling me and I'll let my superpurr out and you'll fall asleep in one second. Don't mess with me, mate!
Blimey, you have a lot of middle fingers...
[This is a compliment]
I like your shitty attitude and the fucked up shit you do, you fucking bizarro freak. Keep it up.
Thanks for all the comments! RE: Passive Attack, My only headphones are really cheapo ones. I really should invest in better ones for music. I know what you mean, the drums are not really hard hitting, I didn't spend much time on them this year and they are pretty understated. I can't decide if I want to keep them like that or mess with them more. If it doesn't sound okay on your good headphones please let me know?
RE: Domestic Short Circuit, Is a 303 what @mantra used to make those? Maybe i should invest in one!
Lollllll at buying a purse. You fucking maniac. Yes you're right, you do have to be intelligent to play video games. Glad you picked up on this 😀
Yeahh duuddde, I added my liner notes so people know the truth. But seriousness, thanks ever so much for the collab. Awesome fun 😁
Works fine, I've suggested some changes.. JAPES, upload it when you find internet again please 😀 A pleasure doing business!
Maow eew! Ehowrr!
[I'm not big! I'm strong!]
That's the shittest apology I ever saw!
HE CAN SEE WHAT YOURE SAYING YOU KNOW. Can you please apologise to him
Wow. Will you stop picking on my Adam please?!? He looks ENTIRELY normal in that pic!
JAPES!! Please continue with our collab!! Pls pls pls
That'll be the incoming block I put on your email address dude..
Grinning ear to ear! It sounds amazing!
hahaha, I don't think death metal is in my wheelhouse but you should make this happen! "Family Man" would be pretty awesome, put some harmonized guitars on that little verse riff...
I did a Go-Go's tribute last Halloween and one of the bands we played with was called Madonnavana and was Madonna songs in the style of Nirvana.
Hey, finally got to listen. For some reason my phone wouldn’t play it yesterday. Mix sounds fine to me.
It was a blast doing this so cheers for letting me chuck my bits in. Sounds great
Omnichord voodoo 😀 and word on the married to music thing: on paper we’re married but it’s more like we’re polygamous because we’re also married to our instruments. 😀
Stink Bug in French is punaise Puante
I challenge you to write It!
Yeah, thanks for the gift! ¥⚠️¥f ⚠️¥ff ¥f¥ff¥⚠️¥ff⚠️
The cats and I will send some of our crazy vibes your way in gratitude. 😀
I was trying to see if you could rearrange "Hall and Oates" to spell "Hail Satan"--the closest I got was "Haoll Sataend" (or the devil's band, "Hal an Aits")
I created a BIAB backing track.
I thought of you when I did the song, remembering Drunks Puke and French perfume....So I made it into a romantic ballad. Haha
five more to go!
thanks for the listen! Forgot about your weird bandcamp issue. I think two backslashes to escape the first one will fix it. let's see: \m/