Influences: I wanna say Anohni, City and Colour and Radiohead but I'm probably just come off sounding like a poor mans Taylor Swift aren't I. Dallas Green was the guy that imspired me to finally pick up a guitar after a life time of being non-musical. Sadly I've not applied myself enough to quite achieve his levels of guitar-prowess as yet!
Zomg I'm not a virgin anymore! Second year Fawm woooooop! Looking forward to discovering all new stuff and excited to throw my plectrum into the ring as inspiration hits. I'm not expecting 14 songs from myself cos I'm working waaaay too much in Feb so I will set the target of just beating my score last year, think I did 5!
Sad to say I've made no tangible improvement with my guitar playing or singing, honestly gonna schedule some lessons in soon cos it only annoys me when I can't play what I want to! Still happy to give it a go though.
Writing challenge I want to set myself is to write something entirely non-emotional. Like when people write about a story in the news or something instead of a personal viewpoint. No idea how that's done so will give it a pop.
Shout outs to my actual musical genius of a partner @adforperu, my guitar hero @degausser and swoony-vocal icon, @shortdan!
Bring on the February!
A Fawm win! Awesome. I still have another ten ideas I wanna put down but also really looking forward to a break and watching some movies! Thank you everyone for listening and making sweet sweet music 😀
|#2||Til you feel the glow||
|#3||I like everything you say||
|#4||Set me free||
|#5||Behold the breaking of her heart||
|#6||Series 3 Episode 4 @adforperu||
|#8||We Met In June||
|#9||Gingery Sprig Timmons (everything happens for a reason).||
|#12||You never look up||
|#13||Incandescent Decadence @jbp123||
|#14||I wish I could go back||
|#15||If this is Sin||
No need to be ashamed of your heritage. Belgium's a nice place!
Thanks lovely . And the instrumental section was a complete random fluke . Lord knows what was going on there 😉
Well, my plan is to keep writing beyond Feb this year - with a focus on things maybe we can use with the band (given that I'm contributing one from this FAWM - maybe!). I'll deffo try and use those lyrics first up. Can you tell what it's about? Haha!
I'm thinking to try and reuse those lyrics on another track (outside of FAWM of course). Only ones I've written this FAWM that I actually like! Talking about the Hanley collab of course...
That one's your favourite?! 😮 You nutter! Mind you, you do love a travel based song right?
haha thanks.... yeah.... I'm going for 14. gonna record now a new song that I actually wrote at the beginning of fawm, and then try to upload a new one, in afford to get to 14 before the skirmish tonight. I have 5 hours in my country until 00:00 so I think I'm gonna make it....
Congratulations on coming to 14!
Thank you for your sweet comments on my songs...
I should probably tell you this in real life, but I'm so, so proud that you're a FAWM winner. Fucking YES!
Thanks for listening to Broken Julie! That's one of the sweetest comments I've probably ever had. Made me feel happy 😀
Ha! You want some for that FACE?
Well done on getting 13 songs
'Gregory, I'm Yours' may be being worked on...
ANY TITLE YOU LIKE.
Haha yes!!! Give me a title and I'll collab you back 😁
As if you've done 12! FFS. Well done! Will listen and comment over the course of the next couple of days.
Stop snooping on your man's comments. I am trying to do this incognito!! 😉 Of course you know i am only saying those things to boost him as we both know he is clearly lacking in musical talent!! ahem xx
Erm... I counted 50... Not using that word again!
LOL did you actually count the amount of times I said Love? 😝
Glad you like it though 😀
Ah I feel the pain of living up to a much more musically proficient peer, my brother @gregthehero began playing instruments at 9 (I think?) and has been in loads of bands, and orchestras, and did a bloody music degree, and I have to try and compete with that having never touched an instrument until the age of 18. I keep thinking there's a point where I might catch up with him but almost a decade in it's showing no signs of happening.
OK first I made you and Adam dance in bed, now I made you and your cat mosh. You're really giving me an ego boost here. But please....don't stop..do continue.
You are! 😝
Well have no fear, the beeps shall return in whatever comes next - that was most definitely a one off!
Actually it's been a bit rainy.
Better check your privileges first
Thanks JMS. I'd like to hear ALL of your songs with the vocal removed... Oh, and the guitar too. Bahahaha. 😝
Ah, I knew there was a reason for that. Everything does happen for a reason afterall!
To be fair, I started on bass when I was a pre-teen. Probably explains why it took me so long! 😂
Aww. Thank you! 😀
Not magic really, just hours and hours of practise over many decades. But thank you again. I'm really glad I didn't frighten you with my grumpy old man looks! 😂
Congratulations on making it to the Century Club! 😀
Thanks for the comments! My fingerpicking is actually absymal (Boo dyspraxia!) and I had to construct that song from chopped up parts of about 10 different takes because I can barely make it ten seconds without hitting a bum note. But fingerpicking does sound really nice so I'd definitely say to give it a go and if, like me, you struggle you can always cheat. 😀
But I literally did just sing any old shite 😜
OOooo....the "eye roll". I hate it when I go to a bar and some dude rolls his eyes at me. I get super sensitive and smack my arm with a fluffy hanky.
STOP LAUGHING AT MY SONGS! THEY'RE NOT FUNNY!!!
They're romantic, remember? Speaking of romantic, my toilet love song is up. Go comment on it. Do as your master says.
BOOM. What do I win? Your cornflake chocolate bar?
Oh I didn't realise that! I find that if you're writing and practicing a song in tandem then to suddenly separate it is very unnatural. We're all different though! 😀 I'm better at vocals when I thinking about them less but maybe you're better at them when you think about them more.. If ya know whadda mean?
Thats like the sweetest thing anyone has ever said about my music. Thank you.
Glad you're feeling better Julie 😀 I know, if I feel really down in the dumps- even just singing is always very therapeutic! So cool that you've been singing rocket, I've had your songs in my head too.
I was going to attempt to be anonymous but ah well- it's so, so lovely to get your comments! And your guitar playing is wicked btw.
Actually, I've written something on guitar tonight (music anyway - only written one verse). May record it on guitar as it's not too tough to play.... or I might rework it for keys 😜
Aww, thank you for your very lovely comments Judypie! Looking forward to hearing more of your stuff 😀
Thanks for your comments!
Thanks for the comment. 😀
Thank you for your kindness and encouragement. Much appreciated.
Really? Damn him and his natural talents
I can't believe Ad won't teach you! Or is that too fraught with danger (like how Emma wouldn't let me teach her to drive)?
Aw hellz yeah! If I can get couples to dance in bed then I'm doing SOMETHING right! Y'all have fun now y'hear? aaight.
Don't want to put this on your song page cos some people don't want constructive stuff there. FWIW I like your voice and would happily trade it for mine in a second!
Have you had lessons or anything? I just mean for the basics - breath control, projection, etc. Nothing wrong with pitch - you hit notes better than I do. And like others have said you have a really great feel for rhythm.
The other idea worth considering is overdubbing the vocals. Some people find it hard to get into the right vibe for this, but it does free you up to do different rhythms etc. Just a thought
Ah, thanks JMS 😀 You're forgiven for visiting me for FIVE SECONDS!
*googles 'hotbox' to make sure it's not something awful, if anything at all.
You'll figure out harmonies in no/lots of time. You could always ask Mr Judypie for some help/tips - he's a harmony hotbox.
Thanks for listening to my first song The Battle and for the kind comments!
You're most welcome, and thank you too!
Metre is just the accent and emphasis within your strumming pattern. You kept the same rhythm but changed the emphasis and it kicked the backing up a notch.
Punch Adam in the face. Do as your master says.
Thank you very much 😀
It's my pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my song too. I will listen to your next songs as well, I liked you. And I think that you should try to write 14 songs! it is not that hard! I see you are doing a very good job until now. think about it.
And yeah Santa Fe can be appropriate too there, This is why I thought about it.. I just know this place from Jon Bon Jovi song from a movie called "Young Guns".
Hi. I liked your voice and tune, and songs. Good luck with the rest of your FAWM.
Hello! I am on here each year. Back in the day I even posted a song...
GLOL this is why you're so good at lyrics! Chocolate on it's way via carrier flamingo. xxx
You get a semi-sucked square.
Thank you! 😁
There's a kind of history to the whole cowbell-playing gargoyle thing that started last year. But if you enjoyed it, that's good enough for me.
No problemo judypie. I think it's just the beginning of the verse bit that sounds like it. Not obvious though, I'm just winding you up.. Ha, I don't think anyone has written a song about me before.. That's my trick!
[yoda voice] Yes. Breathe must you [/yoda voice]
Thank you so much. 😀
JUDYPIE!!! Good to see you back on here! X
Thanks for the welcome! Hope you can capture some of those daily ideas this year...
Hiiii! Second time round is a breeze.
Hmmm eastern wonders may only exist if I capture the odd monkey scream! Don't expect Kula shaker karl 😉
Time to kick the bloke's ass i reckon!! oh and hi lovely x
yay! im so happy you're back! -ru
We're doing a collab this year - that's all there is to it 😀
I shall do my best to do the idea justice, then. Thank you for stopping by, and good luck!
You are going to have a fantastic second FAWM... Have fun!! 😀
Looking forward to hearing your music!
Better late than never is good! I teach a young lady and her grandfather (he's 64) on Saturdays and he's the best student I've ever worked with! 😁
Pick up that guitar and go for it! 😁
Bring on the February!
(whispers) *joooiinnn uussss*
You need to update your profile. Obviously keep the bit in about me. 😉