Influences: I have a kind of folk-pop sensibility so artists like Ed Sheeran are currently strong influences. I also appreciate songs with strong lyrics and a little bit of poetry to them.
I am in my early 60's and for the past 30 years or so, music and songwriting have been my most active avocation. I also like screenplay writing. Last September, my first full length album, Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion was released and fully half of those songs came out of FAWM sessions. For the past 10-11 years, this has been my laboratory. And it is always challenging and fun!
Regarding collaborations, I am in Camp 2 as outlined in the first post here: http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7592/. But if I want to use any collab outside of FAWM, I will always ask permission to do so.
As a prelude to this year, I am compiling a playlist of FAWM folks on Spotify. If you want in, go to the Forum topic FAWM Playlisting at http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7776/ and I will add you up until Friday 2/2. The link is: https://open.spotify.com/user/mikegtz...
Update: I am performing at a Songwriter Showcase at Victoria Station in Putnam, Ct. on Saturday 3/17 and at another Songwriter Showcase at The Hearing Room in Lowell, Mass on Friday 3/23. I will be performing some of these new songs during the showcases.
|#3||They Were All Trumps Back Then||
|#5||What Did You Say?||
|#6||One Angel's Wing||
|#7||Sarah and Joy||
|#8||I Always Drink Bourbon||
|#9||One If By Land (in Providence)||
|#11||I Only Wanted To Fly||
|#13||Two Of Everything @billysea||
|#16||Why Is Nobody Arming Me?||
|#17||Only The Brave @seb||
|#18||Marjory of the Everglades||
Thanks for commenting to "Rocky Shores," I hadn't known all you folks found it on the recommended thread, so that was good to know!
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and for the nice comment. 😀❤️😀
Thanks for your comments 😀
Thank you for your kind comment on "Rocky Shores." I appreciate it.
I'm looking forward to meeting you at the post FAWM get together in Somerville.
18! Wonderful work, Mike. Congrats and hope our paths cross again!
Apropos your comment on @loveonamixtape's song, you make a piece of toast. Then you scoop an avocado onto it, and smash it with a fork. Then season with salt, black pepper, olive oil, and perhaps a dash of vinegar.
Some people like to prepare the avo separately in a bowl so as to ensure even distribution of seasoning, but, who has the time?
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
Thanks for the comments Mike! Glad you liked my tunes 😀
Wow Mike, incredible job on the collab, thank you so much! Sounds amazing. It sound very Latin trova from the 60s (Silvio Rodruigues).
Thanks for your comments on "Melancholy". Appreciated. Congratulations!
ok ill do lyrics for collab!
Thank you for the Butterfingers listen and comment!!
a belated thank you, and you too!!
14 already?! Man, I have to pick it up! Great job!
And congrats on making it to 14!!!!
Yup -- Theodore Parker; hadn't realized he was of West Roxbury -- cool!
Hi Michael, it was a pleasure to listen and comment. Looking forward to hearing more.
Hi Mike, glad you are ok with it. I stumbled over the words a bit. Hopefully once I finish up I can go back and re-record and send you an updated version. Thanks for asking me to look at it. Great lyrics.
I like the lyrics for Two of Everything but probably can't do music till tomorrow at the earliest. Is that too late?
Thanks for the nice comment, Michael. So much heroin in Plymouth, and everywhere. I get so angry. Writing that song did make me feel better, because I got to yell at the end. Thanks again 😀
Hey - I have a strange question for you. Do you have the original demo for your song "I will miss you when you go?" I used to have a copy of it, but I can't find it anywhere anymore and I love it soooo much.
Hey, thanks for listening to 'Inadequacy'. I kind of want to say, 'I'm glad you can relate', but really this is one of those things that I hope people don't relate with.... If that makes sense...
Hey Mike, thanks for stopping by.
Hi! Great to see you here thanks for the comments!!!
Mike! What's up man?! Looks like you're havin' a easy February over here.
Thanks for listening Mike, I'll be around soon to listen to your songs. Peace my friend.
I hope you like it mike, what I did to your lyrics 😀
Dow's gonna drop?! I'll have to think about that. Thanks for listening!
What's up dude!! Nice hearing from you.
Amazing! So happy to have another listener! Looking forward to this year. Happy FAWM!
Hi Mike, awesome, I am excited what lyrics you send me 😀
Hi Mike. I don't really like to do political songs. Thanks though.
Hi Mike, welcome back! Looking forward to hearing you again 😀
Thanks for listening Mike! Much appreciated. Hope to see you soon.
Hey Mike. Gates are open. Let's see what we can do.
Well, not quite ready, never quite settled, but it is indeed GO time 😀
Yo glad to see you around!
That's awesome about Dire Straits! They're so iconic.
Have a great fawm you. 😀
Hey, Michael, have a fantastic FAWM!
Hey Mike! I am very glad to see you here again! I wish you a great February! 😀
Hi Mike! Here we go, soon!
Hi Michael! Looking forward to another year! Happy FAWM!
I'm already excited for FAWM Over, so let's get to creating! LOL!