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.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).