Influences: Trash, Movies, Tom Waits, Prince, Dolly Parton, Beyoncé, Irving Berlin, Kate Bush, Lou and Peter Berryman, Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Brad Paisley, Journey, Cee-Lo, Robyn, Neeka, the Dixie Chicks, and all y'all fawmin up a storm.
Update 2/28. Happy Leapday! I totally did the thing where you post all the songs you haven't finished working on at the last minute. At least the lyrics are up. But I won't be able to finish the demos until the weekend. Anyways, i'm excited to spend march listening to new fawm music and spiffing up my songs. maybe i'll even take on some new march projects if i have time. Dang, february went buy fast though didn't it?
UPDATE 2/19, Holy cow! Over half way over and time to up my game. I'm so excited to collaborate with a talented old friend who is writing some super sexy lyrics that I'm going to set to girly-dance-pop tunes. So maybe I'll come out of fawm with two mini-albums, "Six in One, Half a Do' in the O'" as they say.
Happy for ANY constructive feedback y'all have. I have almost no idea what I'm doing. And I want to learn. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
A friend gave me a keyboard for Christmas so I'm excited to play with that. Still don't have a real microphone so if anyone has suggestions on that front I'd be happy for it.
So grateful to Fawm for giving me something to look forward to this year!
No suggestions coming in for the FOP, so how about the Applebee's in Roseville -1893 W Highway 36, Roseville, MN 55113; maybe at 11:30 AM this Saturday for the FOP?
I hope your FAWM was great! I left a post in the Midwest: Twin Cities forum, to see if anybody wants to get together for an After-FAWM party. Reply there if you want to do it!
Was starting to get worried, glad you've made it back for the collab. I've got a few loose ends to tie up myself on the coming weekend, so good luck to us both.
Thanks! I've got a thing or two up my sleeve 😉 Welcome back to you as well!
Thank you. I have nothing in mind, so have at it!
Thanks for your feedback on "Connected" 😀
Okay, I posted the lyrics I was working on for ya. Let me know what you think!
I'm new this year, so I don't know how the rules go. I'd be thrilled if you wanted to take a stab at the synesthesia song. I've started writing some lyrics for you, based on the themes and styles I heard in your other songs; it's coming out as a silly country song, I think you will enjoy it, but it is currently centered around one big joke, which might be its weakness. Let me see if I can post it up somehow so you can take a look at where I'm at so far.
Thanks for the kind words on King of Tea and It Smells like Purple! I was also quite impressed with the mouth-trumpet on Don't Forget.
Hey! Thanks. I just realised he's been gone a month and felt sad all over again. It's casting a bit of a shadow over my FAWM this year to be honest, but hopefully I'll rally in the second half of the month. And now to check out your new stuff!
Thanks for the feedback! Both of these rainbow songs flew out of me this morning... I'm only now looking back on the lyrics with pride!
Glad to see you back around these parts.
Thank you for listening to my French song. I have been working at French for a year, but need some conversation group to get my accent right.
The style of the song has some of the feeling of gypsy jazz musette, but alas, no accordion. I am pretty much in the same state you are as regards our country.Thankfully many on FAWM are and are using it to make art.
Thanks for stopping by and giving my jingle a listen! Hope you can get that first song on the board. Let them flow!
MPLS represent! Happy FAWMing!
Yes, bring it, fellow Minneapolis person! Today is also the day!
ok for real now, i'm starting today for real.
It's happening!!!! I think my album concept is "songs I sing to myself"
I need every little bit to help me through the day, just like "Roses" by outcast gets me off the toilet each morning, music makes me move through life without getting caught up in the mess. I'd be dead
Right now if it weren't for music and antidepressants. So maybe this album will be my love song to mundane daily life. And maybe it won't we'll see.
US politics got me riled up and there may be some shouting songs in there. But as they say in treatment "it is when it is" and as my friend Joni in Antarctica says "I'll see you when I see you."
It is THIS and I see you NOW! Happy February!!