jbp123 10


Paris France   Jan 2013

Artist Bio

Influences:   Everything I hear, probably.

Violin player.

Broken guitar owner. (Update: Working guitar borrower.)

Voice user.

Perennial FAWM failure.

Update 28.2.17: hanging up the guitar now. Was hoping to write 4 songs tonight but astonishingly it didn't come off. I'm pleased with 9 (@judypie's fake collab probably doesn't count), as it's 8 more than I managed last year, and only 1 less than my record. Prior to this Feb I had only written one song in 2 years and was kinda down (read: gutted, absolutely gutted) about it. I felt like I couldn't do it any more. At the very least, I've regained a little confidence this FAWM. Thanks for all the kind comments. Well done, guys.

Now, time for me to do a bit of listening!


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  • @shortdan  Mar 4

    Hey, you never actually told me what you my Fast Forward melody reminded you of! Spill the beans!!

  • @mikedebenham  Mar 3

    Ha. That was for Julie. A bit of payback for her calling me a Londoner. 😀

  • @mikedebenham  Mar 3

    Cheers, John. Glad to see you snuck in a few more near the end. Will be checking them out shortly. (And yep, I'd be honoured if you taught Treasure to your class.)

  • @shortdan  Feb 28

    In fairness I was only 18 - a mere child! 😜

  • @adforperu  Feb 28

    Thanks man, I love you too. I'm sorry I didn't mention THAT night, I thought it'd be too crass.

  • @judypie Feb 28

    For realz? Thanks John! 😀 yes, I would love to hear all of my songs with full arrangement infact, more like how they sound in my head. Better learn me some instrumentz! 😜

  • @degausser  Feb 27

    Hahaha same for me!!

  • @teapot Feb 27

    Thanks again for such thoughtful comments!! Looking forward to catching up on your music 😀

  • @oddbod  Feb 27

    Got me stumped, but then my knowledge of French songs probably doesn't extend much beyond Serge Gainsbourg and France Gall

  • @judypie Feb 26

    Yassss! You can help finish off my Fawm. 😁 Ooh decisions decisions. I will go with 'Incandescent Decadence'. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY. GOOD LUCK.

  • @judypie Feb 26

    Hahaha there you go John!

  • @izaakalexander  Feb 23

    Hi there, John. Are you working on the Anti- song for the Auntie-Sin game yet? It's supposed to be the opposite of this one: http://fawm.org/songs/72851/ Our time is slipping away, and I'm hoping everyone will get a chance to play!

  • @adforperu  Feb 20


  • @shortdan  Feb 19

    We going to get any more from you this year then?

  • @adforperu  Feb 13

    I should totally have "hit you up" for some strings on my newest, doh!

  • @judypie Feb 10

    Awesome, thanks John! Things improved as soon as I finished this song to be honest. Coincidence or catharis, I'm not sure! I hope you and Rach are enjoying Rome, it's my favourite capital in the world*!
    *this hasn't been verified but it's very likely.

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 10

    Thanks for all the comments, John. (And sorry for my slow response. I'm awful in Feb.) You're too kind. Looking forward to having a listen to your stuff.

  • @shortdan  Feb 9

    Weirdly it was in perfect tune but one full tone down. Odd! Took bloody ages to tune - though that's mainly me being hopeless. It does sound bloody brilliant.

  • @degausser  Feb 9

    Haha, yes.. Quite!
    I will get round to your other songs by the way... Just working my way through my watchlist... Phew!

  • @degausser  Feb 9

    So many songs to get through. My the way, @teapot is my friend. We used to live and sing together! Haha, all Sheffield FAWMers are connected somehow!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 9

    YES, love Peter, have his cd as well and he and David have worked together many times, I'm so glad, I felt this might be something you are interested in!

  • @inger Feb 8

    Thanks so much for your comment on my first FAWM song (If I were awake)

  • @timothybracken Feb 8

    Haha thanks for the great comments! Really appreciate it.

  • @cloudboy  Feb 8


  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 8

    I wanted to share my friend David's music with you, your lullaby made me think of him. https://soundcloud.com/david-allred-1

  • @boyatheart  Feb 8

    Thanks for the amazing comment you made on my song. It really means something to me to get comments like that!

  • @cloudboy  Feb 8

    I just realized we both used the word "medieval" in both our comments on each other's songs. Maybe your medieval got stuck in my subconscious? Anyway, thanks for listening!

  • @teapot Feb 8

    Thanks for your comment, so encouraging 😀 I have only listened to one song of yours so far but it's sooo lovely (maybe/better). In Sheff? It's a small world!

  • @oddbod  Feb 7

    I actually dug it out again last July for 50/90 and finally did something with it - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/1...

    I'm loving your stuff too....and you're putting out a few this year which is good

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 7

    Jefferson Airplane? Now I'm gonna have to Watchlist you... LOL Thanks for listening to my song "Nightmare of a Dream", I appreciate it!

  • @michaelbone Feb 7

    Nailed it haha! We are always tired but happy 😀

  • @shortdan  Feb 7

    You been to Rome before? Be intrigued to hear your thoughts when you get back!

  • @shortdan  Feb 7

    That's the plan yeah. 14 will be well out of reach but if I can do 4 or 5 from the first Friday to the final Sunday of the hols that'll be a decent haul given the circumstances.

  • @shortdan  Feb 7

    Have you got your school holiday this week by any chance? It's the final week of Feb for us this year.

  • @shortdan  Feb 7

    Actually, I did think about that. As the sample content wasn't created this February it can't be considered a collab 😜

  • @mungus  Feb 7

    Thanks for your comments on 'if you want to keep warm' ; glad you liked the atmosphere and Steve Reich is an awesome comparison, I'm proud to be given it! There is a big case for Reich having influenced directly and otherwise much of modern music in all genres!

  • @judypie Feb 6

    I've registered your advice as 'never listen to Dan'. 😁

  • @shortdan  Feb 6

    I've called you other things today - though only behind your back 😉

  • @kenjku  Feb 6

    Cool. Thanks for listening and the feedback! I actually did take Out the fingerpicking part and felt kind of empty... so I left it in, but I definitely hear ya on you on your point. 😀

  • @shortdan  Feb 6

    "That one with the line, Gripping the remote control?" - BINGO! 'Broken Lock'.

  • @shortdan  Feb 6

    No. It's not The Knot.

  • @shortdan  Feb 6

    Haha, no but don't tempt me! Can't you tell? I thought the fact the sample had guitar and violin would give it away.

  • @shortdan  Feb 6

    Did you not recognise what Short Stories track I'd chopped up?!

  • @judypie Feb 6

    yes good idea, when I see him again in March I will ask him for some tips ready for FAWM 18 😝

  • @zecoop  Feb 6

    And also, thank you so much for your very nice comment on Ray of Sunshine! I appreciated you taking the time to listen, 😀

  • @zecoop  Feb 6

    Sorry... but you can't say FAWM failure, when you write a song like Maybe/Better, which was absolutely stunning. 😀

  • @judypie Feb 5

    Cheers john. I'm gonna think about harmonies for song three maybe. I've never done them before and don't understand how they work but I'll listen to your reference, ta!

  • @adforperu  Feb 5

    Haha ok sir, no worries - awesome first song bro!

  • @theawkwardsleep  Feb 5

    its all about Trump. The entire lot of songs, haha

  • @judypie Feb 4

    Thank ye Mr Parker:) Come on then, let's be having yours!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 3

    Cheers matey. Actually vocals will be more subdued than usual mainly due to recording in various rooms where guests are right next door. Already had Germans sayin " ya die music war sehr gut Mr" but secretly they meant " yes we can hear you blasting out that Indian jangle machine!! You got some tunes comin I hope ??

  • @adforperu  Feb 1

    Got it! What's your email address? Violin riff, eh... you want me to Freezing Point-ize it?!

  • @adforperu  Feb 1

    What year was it? My folders go back to 2014 on Mac but i'm worried it's earlier?! I'll have it somewhere if it is.. oh, and what was it called again?

  • @adforperu  Feb 1

    Oh man, gutted! Hopefully they'll fix.. would be good to hear some violin though! And your acapella tune the other year was awesome too.. still got that MP3!

  • @shortdan  Feb 1

    Sup! Not sure how much time there'll be for the usual magic this year. I will try though! You?

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 31

    Bring it on matey

  • @theawkwardsleep  Jan 31

    will you be back? I miss your beautiful songs.

  • @adforperu  Jan 2017

    Duuuuuuuuuuuude. Play! Record!