msykes71 0

@msykes71

Dover UK   Dec 2017


Artist Bio

Influences:   Jeff Lynne; Electric Light Orchestra; Supertramp; Peter Gabriel; Del Amitri; Fleetwood Mac; Marillion; Genesis; Tom Waits; Tom Petty; Suzanne Vega; R.E.M; Till Tuesday; Aimee Mann; B52s; Mike and the Mechanics; Phil Collins; Tanita Tikaram; Lacuna coil; Nightwish; Voice of the Beehive; Tegan and Sara; Justin Currie; Roger Hodgson; George Harrison; Tears For Fears; Bat For Lashes; Catatonia; Chris Rea; Dolores O'Riordan/Cranberries; Elbow; Garbage; Grateful Dead; Howard Jones; Judie Tzuke; Kelli Ali; Marina and the Diamonds; Michelle Branch; Roxette; Dandy Warhols; Billy Joel; Deacon Blue; Per Gessle; Randy Newman; Transvision Vamp;

I'm a 47 year old songwriter who has been writing since my early twenties. Currently suffering debilitating writers block so the FAWM will be a collosal challenge. I haven't been able to finish a single song in nearly a year.

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  • @msykes71 Feb 28

    Well that was another great big waste of time.

  • @johncrossman  Feb 18

    It happens. Don't be too hard on yourself. I did a fair amount of that myself yesterday and didn't add anything. Do it again today and pin some of it down?

    If lyrics would help, these fawmers are full of 'em. Let us know what you're looking for. (Or, do your own thing,) πŸ˜€

    Here's a tip I don't advertise much... sometimes when I listen to a song and I think, if I wrote that, it would be... (darker, less clinched, more cliched, about the other character, minor where they go major, major where they go minor, higher our lower, faster or slower...) then I write that. Guess we're full of good and bad advice! πŸ˜€ Thanks for reaching out.

    I want to hear the song about how mad/sad/frustrated/resigned you are about the songs not coming, so let me know when you write that.

  • @johncrossman  Feb 11

    Hey, @jibbidy34 beat me to this.... πŸ˜€ Just remembering the forum discussion and thought I'd check in. How's it going?

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 11

    Found you! You can do this! I know you can...just start writing any old lines and don’t set the bar so high on your standards. Once you clear the pipes of the crappola you can get to the good stuff. But crappola has to come first. Let it flow out, go with it...

  • @johncrossman  Feb 1

    Hey, welcome to fawm!

  • @andygetch  Jan 27

    Hi there and welcome to FAWM. Looking forward to hearing your music.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 27

    have fun! here's to getting unstuck. Cheers!

  • @cts  Jan 27

    All the best to you, my friend. Remember, even if you get I, V, C, B, V, C - it's still a song. It doesn't have to be a "hit". It's that you've managed to do it, is what counts! Welcome to FAWM. Enjoy your experience.