Influences: The Decemberists, Aimee Mann, Hoopshank, Nancy Rost, Jackson Browne, Bruce Cockburn, Irene Jackson, Parliament-Funkadelic, Dvořák, Genesis, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt
2017 will apparently be my tenth FAWM. Wow.
I play in two cover bands but for original stuff I'm mostly a basement musician (guitar with occasional bass/keys/drums), I use software tools (mostly RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box but occasionally straight up MIDI tricks) to try to hide/fix the defects and fill in the gaps.
I occasionally add accompaniment tracks to guitar/vocal and piano/vocal tracks created by other songwriters. Contact me if that's something you might like me to do for you and I'll send you a link to a couple of examples.
I have an inner critic named Edgar that I need to tie up and gag occasionally in order to get anything done. I was going to write a song about him but he told me it was a stupid idea. 😉
|#1||Fake News Blues||
|#2||Try Alternative Facts @kahlo2013||
|#4||Sun god rising @gordon||
|#5||Galactic Dust (Collab) @negasi||
|#6||New World Sympathy||
|#7||Lighter Than Air @russiasaturn||
|#8||Talk To Me||
|#10||Cloud 9 @axoqueen||
|#12||Sieze the Day Accompaniment||
|#13||The Harm Anthem @petra777||
You should always grab a harmonica. I need to get more so I can put 'em on tracks like "Ten Feet Tall."
Thanks re: the retreat, Larry. I'm not sure where I'll go this year but am considering that one.
Hey Larry...off topic of FAWM, do you know if Naked Blue is doing their camp this year?
Hey Monty, it sounds beautiful. I will try to figure out how to get that into my GarageBand app and rerecord the song tonight 😀 thank you so much!
If it's not too much trouble to record the accompaniment first, that sounds great. Let me know if it becomes more frustrating than fun 😀
Hey Monty! Sure, accompaniment would be great! Should I rerecord it? The tempo isn't very consistent 😬Might make it difficult to work with...
Yes I loved it, thanks so much for taking my lyrics makes my day when people want to use them and you did awesome! Thanks again 😁
Thanks for the offer Monty, I think you have done a good job on it already and I like the NW Sympathy title. I'm no vocalist though if you don't get a better offer, I'll have a go at it, Unfortunately I'll be away from home, and my computer, until Friday.
I absolutely love it! Holy crap, this is seriously awesome! Like really like what you did with it! 😁 I'm going to just post it as a new song so that it has a fair chance at comments (cause you rocked this!)
Hello again Monty. Glad you approve of Truth/Sun god rising. It really is a beautiful piece of music and I enjoyed adding my tuppence worth to it.:)
Hi Monty, I posted Truth as Sun god rising. I really hope you don't hate it, I thought it was just such a lovely piece of music. By the way, sending stems etc probably wouldn't help, I never seem to sing in the places people expect, I just sing where I think the words should go. Let me know what you think, and feel free to take it down if you don't like it.
Go to town on it, I don't hear music as well in my head as good as people who you know actually play music so by all means whatever you hear go for it! 😁
Honestly in my head I heard it on either acoustic or piano or a mixture of both. Didn't get more of a feel for it than that because I wrote it like 4 days apart 😀
Feel free too add music! 😀 I forgot to add on my page that anything of mine is totally free to be collaborated on 😁
Fine for you to post! I work late tonight
Fantastic! Do you want to post new with me as a collaborator or do you want me to post at original with you as a collaborator? I think more will hear it if you post new!
Monty! Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment! I would LOVE for you to put some music to alternative facts! Please let me know if you would like me to add you as a collaborator!
I shall return to hear what you are creating 😀
I just saw on my board that someone else is also working on a version. There was a cross in communication...I forgot to take the music request out of the box. Everyone is so enthusiastic, tackling songs, I don't mind having two versions.
Hi Monty! Thanks for your offer to add music to "This is Not that Story." Sounds great! Let me have a think about a singer....no one has offered (yet). Email me if you have any suggestions too? My email is on my profile page.
Ok cool! You can email me if you want, whenever you're up to doing it. It is only the 4th, I keep thinking it's later somehow lol, so we've got a whole month to work something out! 😉
Hi Monty! I just came over to say hi on your page and at that very moment remembered I'd promised to sing that song of yours that I STILL haven't gotten around to, from like a month ago. Ack, sorry! Maybe it can count as a half-song for my FAWM, haha 😀
Hey there! I'd love to take you up on the offer of a possible collaboration? I've been listening to your Soundcloud and there's some really lovely stuff. Anniversary right off the bat was moving even without lyrics. Let me know! 😀
Thanks regarding "Sleep," Larry. I suspect you could play it, but I appreciate the comment. 'Hope you crank 'em out this year.
Hey neighbor, hope to hear some tunes. Tell Edgar his services are no longer required!
Hi Monty. 😀 Was thinking about you yesterday, hoping you'd materialise this year again. Wishing you a lovely 10th FAWM. 😉
Hey monty, nice to see you back! 10th year for use class of '08ers, wow. 😀
Hope you and ....Edgar....are doing FAWM?? Looking forward to hearing what you create!