Influences: Everything I hear, probably.
Broken guitar owner. (Update: Working guitar borrower.)
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!
|#2||Darling, Of Course I Do||
|#4||Every Day Has A Tomorrow||
|#7||Incandescent Decadence @judypie||
|#8||Triangle i - leg a||
|#9||Triangle ii - leg b||
|#10||Triangle iii - hypotenuse||
Hey, you never actually told me what you my Fast Forward melody reminded you of! Spill the beans!!
Ha. That was for Julie. A bit of payback for her calling me a Londoner. 😀
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.)
In fairness I was only 18 - a mere child! 😜
Thanks man, I love you too. I'm sorry I didn't mention THAT night, I thought it'd be too crass.
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! 😜
Hahaha same for me!!
Thanks again for such thoughtful comments!! Looking forward to catching up on your music 😀
Got me stumped, but then my knowledge of French songs probably doesn't extend much beyond Serge Gainsbourg and France Gall
Yassss! You can help finish off my Fawm. 😁 Ooh decisions decisions. I will go with 'Incandescent Decadence'. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY. GOOD LUCK.
Hahaha there you go John!
We going to get any more from you this year then?
I should totally have "hit you up" for some strings on my newest, doh!
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.
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.
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.
Haha, yes.. Quite!
I will get round to your other songs by the way... Just working my way through my watchlist... Phew!
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!
Thanks so much for your comment on my first FAWM song (If I were awake)
Haha thanks for the great comments! Really appreciate it.
Thanks for the amazing comment you made on my song. It really means something to me to get comments like that!
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!
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!
Jefferson Airplane? Now I'm gonna have to Watchlist you... LOL Thanks for listening to my song "Nightmare of a Dream", I appreciate it!
Nailed it haha! We are always tired but happy 😀
You been to Rome before? Be intrigued to hear your thoughts when you get back!
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.
Have you got your school holiday this week by any chance? It's the final week of Feb for us this year.
Actually, I did think about that. As the sample content wasn't created this February it can't be considered a collab 😜
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!
I've registered your advice as 'never listen to Dan'. 😁
I've called you other things today - though only behind your back 😉
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. 😀
"That one with the line, Gripping the remote control?" - BINGO! 'Broken Lock'.
No. It's not The Knot.
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.
Did you not recognise what Short Stories track I'd chopped up?!
yes good idea, when I see him again in March I will ask him for some tips ready for FAWM 18 😝
And also, thank you so much for your very nice comment on Ray of Sunshine! I appreciated you taking the time to listen, 😀
Sorry... but you can't say FAWM failure, when you write a song like Maybe/Better, which was absolutely stunning. 😀
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!
Haha ok sir, no worries - awesome first song bro!
its all about Trump. The entire lot of songs, haha
Thank ye Mr Parker:) Come on then, let's be having yours!
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 ??
Got it! What's your email address? Violin riff, eh... you want me to Freezing Point-ize it?!
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?
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!
Sup! Not sure how much time there'll be for the usual magic this year. I will try though! You?
Bring it on matey
will you be back? I miss your beautiful songs.
Duuuuuuuuuuuude. Play! Record!