Influences: Alice In Chains, Arctic Monkeys, The Band, Banksy, BB King, Beardyman, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Beethoven, Ben Folds, Billy Bragg, Billy Joel, Bjork, The Blues Brothers, Bob Dylan, Bruce Lee, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Cleft, Cormac McCarthy, David Bazan, David Lee Roth, Debussy, Dizzy Gillespie, Django Reinhardt, Douglas Adams, Ed Bickert, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Fats Waller, Fishbone, Fred Hammond, George & Ira Gershwin, The Goon Show, Gungor, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Howling Wolf, Iron Maiden, It Bites, James Brown, Jellyfish, Joe Satriani, Jesus, John Scofield, John Williams, Jonathan Coulton, J.S. Bach, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Kings X, ks Rhoads, Led Zeppelin, Le Mystere De Voix Bulgares, Leonard Bernstein, Living Colour, Marc Maron, The Marx Brothers, Motown, Mountain Schmountain, Mucca Pazza, Nik Kershaw, Paul Simon, Philip Glass, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, The Proclaimers, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richard and Robert Sherman, Robben Ford, Ry Cooder, Scott Bradley, Scott Joplin, Shostakovitch, Skrillex, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Spike Jones, Stevie Wonder, Steve Vai, System Of A Down, Take 6, Trio Bulgarka, Van Halen, Tom Waits.
Mar 5 update
Feel like FAWM passed me by this year - too many tech snafus and life things. I'll be listening where I can & putting together the Hoops track but let's write this one off...
Better luck next year?
FEB 24 UPDATE
Yep the hard drive is dead. Back to the repair shop...
FEB 23 UPDATE
My macbook seems to have picked up on my deep existential musical angst by crashing completely and irreparably. Thank God I backed it up for the first time in 522 days a few days ago. Reformatting the hard drive, all my music is temporarily gone.
2017 (FAWM #7)
Back once again with the ill behaviour...
Open to collabs.
This year imma let FAWM be FAWM and see what occurs.
NEW FOR 2017 - Baritone Guitar!
Guitar teacher by day (and night). Spent 30 years writing and playing everything from Hair Metal to Iranian Bagpipe music. Wrote 5 songs a year on average. In 2011 I joined FAWM and wrote every single day. Written over 200 songs since.
Let's Build An Airport EP 
My Ride single 
Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky EP  https://mattblick.bandcamp.com
I host First Tuesday Songwriting Group in Nottingham, UK http://www.mattblick.com/songwriting-... (with fabulous FAWMsters @rachelmcclean, @woodmeister @mrmusicaltombola1 and @danwright89)
I run Beatles Songwriting Academy (http://beatlessongwriting.blogspot.co...) and BSA podcast (http://mattblick.us11.list-manage.com...)
I'm looking forward to new music from @hamiltonpoolhall, @fearlessflight2014, @expendablefriend, @chrishensongs, @simonjcurd, @susyblue and of course YOU!
I usually record using Spire or Music Memos, but I'm still experimenting with recording apps. My music room, at this point, has little in the way of surfaces, but I hope to change that soon. For now, it's either the keyboard, the amp, the not-so-stable arm of the chair, or my pocket, most of which still seem to pick up the finger noise. I love the IPhone for its strong mic, but it can also be frustrating as well. Ultimately, I'd love to find a way to attach my phone to my instruments, so that so much of my human noises wouldn't come through.
Oops. Sorry for the duplicate. Don't know how to remove that.
All that was was me with the IPhone and keyboard. No extras.
All that was was me with the IPhone and keyboard. No extras.
Thanks for visiting Sliver Of Sunshine. That one was tricky structure-wise.
Oh well... it was worth a shot.
I still have an unclaimed placeholder..... .??
That's sad about the photos.. 😞
Aw dude harddrive troubles fuggin suck.
Sorry about your hard drive, hope you didn't lose anything. 😮😟
Matt, I'm truly sorry for your loss and hope it wasn't too catastrophic (are there degrees of catastrophe?) And sorry you can't add your voice to Humans --because of a digital failure. Of course, if you want to pop down to Spain for a day...
Hey Matt! Sorry, disappeared from FAWM for the past week, and sorry to miss the opportunity for collab! I'll comment on the song page, but it sounds really great!!
Thanks for the compliment on "And So I Joined"! You made me felt a lot better in going this route. Once in a while I like to write a song in a scale i never played before. It really gives you a new sound to work with! Yeah I'm not certain if a Dm7 is supposed to follow after the Bdim chord or am I supposed to use any diminished chord in this scale? Either way it was quite fun to write in this scale!
Sounds like we're both having a frustrating FAWM. I'm only getting numbers from snatching small chunks of time to write a few skirmish inspired verses, most of which I've forgotten the music that initially arrived with them. I actually have a whole day tomorrow but I think I need to be sensible and spend it on the couch with a fist full of aspirin and mug of lemon ginger tea, not madly trying to push stuff out.
Hey man, I didn't see your soundboard request until now. Busy writing and all those lovely excuses.
Hey there, Matt. I've decided to put in a two-week FAWM starting on Hot Pink day, so I'll be playing with some things --- I'll stop by with my ears on some time. Thanks for asking after me!
You should have an email from me
Hoping to get back to FAWM-ing tomorrow and I'll get straight on to 'Explosive Cigars' 😀
I'm sure I can do something. Might have an opportunity this sarvo
Before singing the word "thighs", I always ask my wife's permission. But I think it will be OK.
Wine gums will work 😀
Hey Matt, changed my account cause I named my album after the handle and didn't want people searching for it to be able to find my scratch tracks! Welcome back to fawm, can't wait to dig into your tunes when I get a moment.
Hey Matt, collab this year? Can I go lazy Lennon on you, or is a failed poem trailing in your bin? Lemme kno
That came off a little blunt! I mean do you want harmonies, diva wailing? Any of the melody?
What exactly do you want me to sing?
Thanks, Matt. 😊
I'm away to bed right now but I'm all over it tomorrow!
Matttttttttt. Collaaaaabbbb 😀
Heyyyyy! Thanks Matt!! Hope you enjoy it!!
Still haven't started this year's FAWM project. Spent the week getting set up. I see you are three in. Wooo hoo! Can't wait to give them a listen once I have my WiFi sorted out later this week (currently on data and borrowed internet from Starbucks. 😝) Got some catching up to do!
Thanks for listening to Holding On. Years of playing trombone in jazz bands has left me unafraid of weird sounding chords and progressions.... Though I usually play more conventional ones!
The new link for Let's build an airport works!
Hi Matt! Yep, I'm back! Here's to a great month! And thanks for feedback on "Dead," love your description of it, much better than "alt-pop" 😀 Can't wait to hear your stuff!
Thanks for your comments, Matt. I'm glad you found my Tyrant song creepy!
Sweet new ax dude! And thanks for the shout out on the message board!!!
Enjoyed busting your 2017 firstfruits FAWM zong. You're off the mark, awesome. More!
Yes that one. There's no preview player. Just tried on iOS and same result
Let's be ruthless and dauntless and free all the birds!
Matt! Great to see you back again. BTW, your showcase track doesn't appear to have a playable demo on Bandcamp.
Have a great FAWM! Looking forward to what you might come up with. 😀
Yep I am in this year! You too? Sweet baritone guitar 😀
Hello Matt. So nice to see you and that blurry TDK AD-cassette again. Let the Fab Fawming began! 😀
Hey Matt. Good to see you once more
Hi Matt! You bet! Nervous, but ready...
Hope to hear some great songs from you again this year.
Hi Matt. Good to see you're back for another year. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with on your new baritone guitar. I love a good Danelectro (I've got a Danelectro Wild Thing).
Hi Matt! Thanks for the good wishes. Baritone guitar, eh? I've fancied getting myself one of those for a while. I'll be back to hear what you do with it!
you bet! (on your fingernails)
Well hell, I can't wait to hear it then
Hey Matt! Yes I'm in again this year, and looking forward to hearing your songs!
Matt, how's it hanging
A baritone guitar? What do you do with one of those?
I am really excited to hear some new Blick gems!
Believe it or not profile pic courtesy of a Christmas cracker kaleidoscope! It does work as a post FAWM photo of my mental state 😉.
Well lyrics are always the sticking point, so yeah, that could prove helpful 😉
Hello! Welcome back!
Hey man, hope you're around this year
Alright geezer! Let's get ready to done this thing. I figure that if I start this thing a dribbling mess then no one will notice the difference at the end of Feb!