Influences: Bob Dylan. Neil Young. The Band. The rest of the pantheon as well, but primarily that holy trinity.
2017 note: I might not be very active this year – my boss has got me working on the first two weekends in February in addition to my usual full-time schedule. But I'm just happy to be here with y'all, and whatever happens will be... whatever happens!
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I've been writing songs since I was about eight, and have hundreds of them by now, twenty years later. I've been doing FAWM (more or less) every year since 2006, and wrote twenty-eight songs my first year instead of fourteen.
And right now, on the cusp of my eleventh FAWM, I have no idea how to write a song.
This is nothing new. I feel this way every time I finish a song. I feel this way at every moment when I'm not actively writing a song. And honestly, if I stopped to think about it, I would probably even feel this way WHILE I'm writing a song.
Every time, I'm starting from scratch. Every time, I'm back to square one. With every song I manage to achieve, I'm reinventing the wheel. Reinventing the will.
But where there's a will, there's a way. And somehow, the songs keep happening.
Welcome (back), friends and FAWMers!
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Most recent thing I've recorded (kinda bluesy!): https://www.reverbnation.com/jinxmont...
Favorite song I wrote since last FAWM:
Thanks so much for your feedback on New World Sympathy and The Harm Anthem. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.
Thanks for your words on Nero. 😀 I'm glad it came out as epic as I'd hope it would!
It's not really difficult to write a round - you should give it a go! It simply needs phrases of equal length, and they all must go together in harmony. Then you stick them one behind the other, add lyrics, and you're done! 😉 Of course you can also start with the lyrics and work the other way round.
I just wanted to let you know that the only time I believe that I can write songs is when I've just finished one. That feeling goes away very soon and I'm back at zero. If you have some lyrics you would like me to try to do something with feel free to contact me. I promise I will be quicker than last time we tried this 😉
Thank you so much for that very very very sweet comment! xxoo
I've got some lyrics you might enjoy collaborating on called Buskin In The Dark...Let me know how I can get them to you...
No worries about doing those vocals. Focus on FAWM this month. Thanks. Glad to see you back here.
Jinx! You owe me a coke! Just kidding....but you owe us all some of your songs 😁 good to see you this year!
Hey! Nice to see you here! Have a beautiful February...
Yayyyy!! Hi! 😀
Oh, you're gonna write some songs alright...because if you don't I may not make it through the month! Get busy and good luck!
So, I am really loving your username/name!! Have a great FAWM! I'll be checking out yer stuff.
Glad you are back too! But after this weekend I'm not sure I have it in me to write songs. 😏 Hopefully I'll get a few in at least.
Good to have you back here! Looking forward to your music! 😀
*waaaaave* - great to see you again 😁
Whattup, Jinxy? Good to see you back! 😎