kc5 6


United States   Jan 2016

Artist Bio

Not so sure I'm going to be participating in any collaborations this year. I am going to totally avoid any business aspect of songwriting by way of agreements by avoiding all collabs for the time being. For me working those issues out takes away from the creativity process. All I want to do is create.

When I began with FAWM in 2016, I thought it was understood by all who were to participate that whatever happens in FAWM is for fun and stays within FAWM unless other agreements are reached by the collaborators. I got that impression from reading the terms that "Lyric and song content belong to the fawmers who wrote them".

To me, that means unless you are the one who wrote them, that doesn't give collaborators rights unless they've gotten permissions from the owner of that creation to use them outside of FAWM. If I create the lyrics, they're mine. If you create the music, that's yours. An agreement would need to be discussed and arranged between the parities to use the other person's creation outside of FAWM.

I've learned others percieve it differently and I can't know what their perception is without inquiry. I'm just not going there this year. I just want to create.

I am seeing now in the forums that what appeared to be the FAWM standard has become quite complicated. That takes away the fun and freedom for me within the FAWMing arena. I feel it best to just do my writing and sing my own songs or save them for my collaborators that I already work with.

Apologies to any past or potential collaborators who do subscribe to the standards of FAWM. Its just what I feel I have to do for now.

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Songs (6)

#1 We Be Feelinโ€™ It 2
2 weeks
#2 She Donโ€™t Take Love For A Gamblerโ€™s Game 5
2 weeks
#3 That Thing That You Do 7
2 weeks
#4 My Unlucky Stockins 3
1 week
#5 More Than Get By @ustaknow 4
6 days
#6 More Than Get By (the Kc version) 2
6 days


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  • @ustaknow 1 day

    It's a song about protest, --not a protest song.

    I almost didn't add that label. But figured, why shouldn't I.

    To many people seek to elevate by inclusion in tragedy. I'd rather not do that in any way, and rather, discourage it.

    So, my lament is the deterioration of American Culture, it's fabric is full of mildew and on the verge of rotting. Holes tend to be permanent and ugly when a cloth is patched over.

    Too bad so many are OK with the funky mildew living off the fabric, -- to elevate itself to the light of day. Funny though, Sun light kills mildew... so, I hope it makes it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    -- Irony of authentic justice

  • @ustaknow 2 days

    Well, you're close, but, you know, --what's the saying, close only counts with horse shoes hand grenades ๐Ÿ˜€ hahahah

  • @ustaknow 2 days

    I'll never say... ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Nice "quick" interpretation though, -what else ugot? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @ustaknow 2 days

    That'll teah yah to ignore me ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ustaknow 2 days

    Hmmm, kinda wrote allot here, -- deleted what I could, can't delete the post ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • @ustaknow 2 days

    You can google for more. Just google exact model. Itโ€™s easy to get confused. Most differences are little things, generally speaking.

    So you got the one just below, 30โ€ and 3 knob configuration.

    For him now is perfect. And as he grows will likely be an old standby for many years.

  • @ustaknow 2 days

    One link is Fenders description the other their generic pdf manual. They donโ€™t print and send typically.

    Other than that what I comment, thatโ€™s โ€œitโ€.

    Well, learn how to play ๐Ÿ˜€.

  • @ustaknow 3 days


  • @ustaknow 3 days

    Ooopsss, too... you said three knobs, so no Battery Box in back? Then all else is still good -- they kinda give "general" owner manuals anyway. But for his then, it's is:
    Master Tone for either pup.


    And VERY IMPORTANT since IS THE 30" Scale:
    Fenderยฎ USA Bass 5250XL Short-Scale NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges)

    The XL means extra light, light gauge. The off the shelf packaging may not have that for an exact match, try.

  • @ustaknow 3 days

    He's a lucky kid in many ways.

  • @ustaknow 3 days

    ooops slightly wrong model ๐Ÿ˜€ [delete] , so as not to confuse

  • @ustaknow 3 days

    So, you're gonna play then?

  • @s7even 3 days

    Thank you for your comments on โ€œwind of an angels wingsโ€
    Iโ€™ll let you know as soon as itโ€™s done.

  • @metalfoot  4 days

    Just found out that a mother of a friend of mine from back east died this week too... when it rains it pours...

  • @ustaknow 6 days

    Post yours as you always do, nothing different.

    I'll post mine and click off the Collab button.

  • @ustaknow 1 week

    So, can I huh huh can I huh? ๐Ÿ˜…

  • @crimulus  1 week

    Thanks for the comment! I've been very slow to go around and do my own commenting, but I'll be by soon to check out your work.

  • @jorh 2 weeks

    Thankyou for your kind comments on my lyrics!

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Hey, thanks for your kind comment on "I Want to Go to Mars." Appreciate it! Looks like you are off to a great start for the month! Whoohooo! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    If I knew how to describe the process by which my brain comes up with tunes and arrangements for words, I would gladly share. The problem is, I don't. It just kind of works. I don't sit and think "Oh, this really needs a tune in C Mixolydian with a secondary part in D Doric" or anything like that. But it is fun making music. I hope it always stays fun for me. Thanks for popping by to listen! I do hope you can share a tune or two at some point this FAWM. I love your singing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    Also, if do that at Amazon, make sure it's fulfilled by amazon not the other vendors. That one, if you look, is fulfilled by amazon to get the great service if needed.

    They still protect you, but it's easier if shipped by Amazon.

    Otherwise check out musiciansfriend .com

    If money is really tight I have another place, -- but will wait... since this is the way I'd go, as --"simple" to do.

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    On amazon .com search:
    [ fender squier bass guitar ]

    Several will come up at $199, and even a Bronco for $149... it's called a short scale, 30in vs 34in... your guitar is likely 25in to compare.

    I love short scale and if he's a little guy may be happier with it? I'm a big guy and would gig/record with it.

    -- I'd let him see them "visually". Could matter to him?

    And I would not buy "locally" -- you store I "feel" --well, ... I was not impressed if didn't say back then.

    With Amazon, you've got 30 days to return and if ANYTHING is not right, when you do the return on-line, -- say so, they pay the return and or exchange... and they'll keep sending 'till happy.

    I have a Squier Jazz when they first came out... - huh, hard to beat and I have some very nice Fender Jazz Basses.

    The Squier "Affinity" was supposed to be the even more affordable of the Squiers by Fender. Heck, it's wood, where you gonna cut corners?!

    Also for a kid, the Affinity is lighter. My big boy Jazz, is kinda heavy ๐Ÿ˜‰ ... so much for being a big boy, aye? (Sound, the same... "mojo" is very over rated ๐Ÿ˜€ )

    Personally you cold buy me this one for my next birthday :

    It is Candy apple red, 30in short scale, not a "base" model by any means. They usually come "setup" "well"... That's the only issue. And, * you bought in store and * STILL had that issue --your strings.

    Do the search above, ~of~ this:
    [Squier by Fender Vintage SS Modified Special Jaguar Bass - Candy Apple Red $199.99 Free Shipping for Prime Members]

    FYI: Setup is an issue with the Nut, Bridge } string height, Neck Bow as well and Intonation. Again, if he plays it happy... leave it alone until knows the difference! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Old uncle usta would have to otherwise pay a visit.)

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    Yes, I knew that'd poke the bear a bit ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Not sure if it had the same effect on the other one... different time zone ๐Ÿ˜

    -- I am more convinced than ever, that the "pre" discussions are a compete waste of time ๐Ÿ˜€ ..., all meaning to them completely gone now. Almost like a bad redirection somehow? Do what you gonna do and just do that, --well.

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    I can give you a song if you need one, -- to join in ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ ... you can even put your name on it if you want... ๐Ÿ˜‰

    (Made the same offer to Pete ๐Ÿ˜€ hahahahah... )

  • @jorh 2 weeks

    Looking forward to your lyrics this year, you wrote some crackers last year!

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    So, what does lovely mean?

    "Sounds good, like it"? ๐Ÿ˜‰ What does that mean? ๐Ÿ˜ Aye?

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    Ah, yes, ... but you know the plan ๐Ÿ˜€

    Interesting, aye?

    Or, if "interested" one can then ask, and not be impinged upon by "that" as some may feel "impinged"... ?

    See? ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • @boostock 2 weeks

    That's what I thought! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    So kind of you to take time to comment on my song โ€˜Paper Mouseโ€™. So grateful for your feedback. ๐Ÿ˜€ I'll let you know when I've posted the demo...

  • @boostock 2 weeks

    Not 100% sure you are who I think you are but anyways, good to see you here!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm hoping I will participate this year with at least a couple of songs. We'll see how that turns out! I'll be checking your stuff out and hope you have a great month!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    Hey, -- Pete's here from the other place:
    Say hello to -- @boostock if you get a chance.

  • @corinnelucy  3 weeks

    "Read your profile here. I just find what you say interesting for yet-to-be-expressed reasons. I think I just may put you on my watchlist (in the event you do post any work)."

    Thanks for this slightly mysterious comment, and for watchlisting me - I'll definitely be posting work, barring some kind of very unfortunate accident. Looking forward to hearing your music.

  • @ihelen 3 weeks

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Hi kc

  • @bmoscovitz 4 weeks


  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    *blush Thanks!

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Sure! Use Away! Iโ€™m sad that some peopleโ€™s bad experience and defensiveness has made you wary enough to not seek new collaborators.

  • @mkd  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome!

  • @auditasum 4 weeks

    I've done FAWM for what seems like many years, but thank you! Welcome back.

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    Welcome back! I look forward to your work! I am totally open to collabs if you have any interest!

  • @thetau  4 weeks

    Hey there Kelly...
    Welcome Back.
    I got an extra "Hall Pass," Maybe we could sneak out behind the GYM and write a few songs... ๐Ÿ˜€
    Russ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Hello kc5!! Greetings from London

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    Hey kc5-- I hope you have a good FAWM!

  • @tsunamidaily 5 weeks

    hey! best of luck in the coming month.

  • @ustaknow 5 weeks

    Hahhh, yes... plenty of gear; gear I forget I have. Did you read that one from me a while back, comment... I was looking for a guitar and then found several I forgot I had, and had gone up in value ๐Ÿ˜€ hahhh... yup, all the gear is ready!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Bring it on! Best of luck during FAWM 2018! Let's win this!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    @kc5 , eh, been learning the topic since I was in 7th grade...good to know the history and see some "progress" over the years....and some "not so much progress..."

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    @kc5, FAWM, since it's inception. A lot of people don't have to think about it if they are doing their own thing, but when others are involved, all that needs to happen is communication... that's all.

  • @krayzie003  5 weeks

    I would like to rerecord "Wisdom My Momma Showed" with the new tech and skills I've picked up and then possibly release the song if it turns out well. You can email me at sbdj83@gmail.com and we can discuss further. Thanks.

  • @ustaknow 5 weeks

    Oh, and since this will be cleared out any day? Remember -- you are the Central NJ... 2018 Artist of the Year, and the awards in the mail. But you know how that goes ๐Ÿ˜

  • @ustaknow 5 weeks

    I can't wait to see your new songs this year, if you do, do FAWM. I may just post a "compete" for each and use this as just the challenge it is 14/28. Then if folks just gottaCit... I can post to them. I dunno, make it simpler and more direct and still pick up new friends, followers, and etc.

  • @krayzie003  6 weeks

    Hey KC, can you email me when you get a chance? Want to ask you about a colaboration we did in 2016. Thanks.