Bedford USA /
Influences: Ella Fitzgerald, Dar Williams, Debussy, Jewel, the Muppets, Evanescence, Regina Spektor, Over the Rhine, girls who sing without straddling wrecking balls, boys who admire girls who sing without straddling wrecking balls
I am a complete and unrepentant cheater. I started FAWMing a week early because I will absolutely and unequivocally be unable to FAWM for the last 7 days of the month. So I won't be offended if you skip past my first couple of tunes. I only wrote 2 in those 7 days. I spent 4 times longer on one of them than I have on any other song written in my 8+ years of FAWM, so I can tell you for sure that it is NOT the same experience. I am still shooting for 14 songs in 28 days, and those 28 days do (for the most part) overlap nicely. So if it looks like I'm farther along than I am, take heart. I'm really not. And if it looks like I'm on target to finish the challenge, it means I'm really a week behind where I'm supposed to be cuz I'm outtie by Feb 21.
As for who I am, the following list of words may or may not have anything to do with my identity as a songwriter (fetishes, inspirations, topics, mediums, etc.):
puns, skittles, jackie chan, awkward cow, mountain dulcimer, stomach flu, flipper, rocks for jocks, granola, table tennis, not-so-grand pianers, red belt, drift wood, gurgle, river, anjou, llama llama, ukulele, curly, pi, pop-stopper, haut chocolate, lavendar, tadpole, trampoline, mofem, hula girl, stool, nancy rost, crisis hotline, wayward mule, melodrama, parentHOOD, licorice, glue guns, bagel.
There. Clear as mud? I thought so.
|1||Ballad of the Malcontent Feline||
|2||Vinegar and Salt||
|3||A Good Woman||
|5||The Seasons Song||
|6||Beauty of a Broken Heart||
|8||A Mouthful @stephenwordsmith||
@bking 2 weeks
I'm definitely digging your bio. *waves*
@bithprod 3 weeks
Thank you for your nice comment! Please feel free to make something for I Wonder or any of my other lyrics. I love collaborating with talented people.
@outasync 3 weeks
I look forward to hearing what you do with "Wetlands". I do have someone else working on it already, so you'll have to post a copy. Thanks!
@stephenwordsmith 3 weeks
Be my guest.
Or my guest's host's guest, as the case may be.
@timwint 3 weeks
Thanks. Erin, for taking the time to look through my Utah State Route 24. That was kinda fun to write. Appreciate your comments.
@aaronnathans 4 weeks
@scottlake 4 weeks
If I'm not mistaken, your first year or so on FAWM were recorded to a voice recorder or something, yes? I thought I remember you describing your frustration with your recording setup. It sure sounds like you have that sorted out. Vinegar & Salt is exquisite - I guess I should leave this comment there!
@apinkstar 5 weeks
oh no! oh no! I did not receive a lovely book and letter from you! AND who would have thought there were TWO of me in SoPo?? Oh dear, I am so sad that happened but I'm so honored that you would think of me and send me such a thoughtful gift. <3 I'm off to listen to your *gasp* THREE new songs! xoxoxo
@namjunerobot 5 weeks
thanks for the feedback! well, i've been recording for years and just kinda have the process refined aong with some tricks.. oh that and i stayed up until 5am working on it.
@apinkstar 5 weeks
Excited to fawm again with you, my dear! <3
@auditasum 7 weeks
Hey there! Back this year?
@petra777 7 weeks
@erikdidriksen 7 weeks
Hoping you're FAWMing this year, Erin; I've missed your brilliance this past year. Hoping everything's well; love and awkward cows to you and the rest of the clan!