I'm a long-time amateur songwriter looking for a kick in the butt to do some more writing. Big on music theory, bluesy chords, and hammer-claw guitar picking.
Open to collaboration and criticism.
|#2||I'd Rather Die (Than Beg for your Love)||
|#3||Oh Chiquita @arthurrossi||
|#4||Ten Thousand Letters||
|#5||I Work the Line (Scab's Song)||
|#7||I'll Be the Lighthouse||
|#8||The Spirit (That Lifts Me Up)||
|#11||Love Is Gonna Come for You||
|#12||Pennsylvania on the Byways @hmstreetteam||
|#14||Pot of Gold||
|#15||I Look Better in Red||
|#16||Funk it Up||
Well, now I know 'zillion' was on the table, 'trillion' seems downright understated. (Two week reply time, Mike? Good effort.)
Hey thanks so much for your feedback on my skirmish song No Wonder..
I will certainly change that part when I do a final write...
thanks for bringing it to my attention...
Thanks for the feedback on "Bandaid" I appreciate that you got more out of it than a simple metaphor, even if I hadn't intended it to go that far. Just shows how songs/lyrics can be interpreted differently and evoke emotions from people and ultimately that's what I'm trying to do with anything I write.
Thanks for the compliments on our collab song. I worked hard on that instrumental arrangement, so I appreciate it.
Not for this track. I’m sorry.
Thanks for your comments and useful suggestions on Once Again. I did feel that the accordion was a bit low in the mix, but we had it combined in a track with a really loud fiddle so It was tricky to fix that... and since its FAWM we are of course rushing haha! And I totally agree about taking ‘a’ out of that line to make it more singable! Thanks 😀
Hey! Thanks so much for your comments on "Splinters" That's exactly the kind of thing I am looking for.
I too am unsure about the "chip off the old carpenter" phrase, but I wasn't sure if "chip off the old block" would be too much of a cliche and if it would be easy enough to follow.
I will certainly keep working on that and the other things you mentioned. Nitpickie is not necessarily a bad thing. 😀
I am eager to hear your musical take on “Pennsylvania on the Byways.” From your earlier comment I am confident that you are thinking of the song much the way I was when I wrote the lyrics, so there’s no need for me to audition it before you post it. Also it would be my first international FAWM collaboration, so how cool would that be?
Thank you so much on your comments! I'm glad the lyrics don't seem unnatural to you! That was a fun piece to write : )
I’m sorry, I meant “backroads”
Hello! Just stopping in to let you know that “let’s make a memory” has a demo up. Hope you like it!
I think you're right about 'Can You See Me?' by the way. I could feel it tugging towards something perhaps a little more psych-folk as I was recording, but didn't have time to explore.
Thanks for your very nice words on A Papa's Advice. I actually already have the guitar track done!
Thank you for your comment on Fool's Gamble! I hadn't considered it as a waltz, but I actually super love that concept, I think I'll explore that direction. 😁 thank you!!
Thanks for your kind words on my waltz. Yes I know the Appalachian heartland music well, I love it! And I will probably extend the piece one day, I did a rush job as I wanted to get my first song up 😉
Yes! I agree, there should be a more direct way to trade messages. 😀
Just FYI, that WAS NOT a slam when I mentioned practice. 😀
I'm relying heavily on multitracks because it allows me to focus on playing one instrument at a time. 😀 Plus, I can't see, and writing a song every other day doesn't give me an opportunity to memorize lyrics.
Playing and singing any of these songs at the same time will happen after FAWM when I start memorizing. 😀
Thanks again and can I borrow that last part?
Thanks on your comments on my Irish song. I have changed it-based on your suggestions. How is it now?
Thank you so much for you kind feedback on my lyric means a lot to me take care
Hey thanks! Glad the dreamyness worked. I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with the end, but U2 has a ew songs where they just sortof finish with a musical vamp, then, as I was singing, I just kep snging. Another good option would have been a guitar solo, but it was getting late. 😀
Thanks for the nice comment on Stay. Yes, a drawn out bar jam! That's really what I want, but 'songs' get in the way 😉
Hey! I would like to thank you very, very much for creating such a wonderful song for "Oh Chiquita"! I like the melody so much and your performance is absolutely enjoyable... I would love to save the demo in my private archives to be able to listen to it also when this FAWM is over. May I ask you for the favor to send me an MP3 of it on my email address, which is
? I would be very happy about it... Thanks so much once again!