OblivionRatula 19


United States   Feb 2018

Artist Bio

Influences:   John Denver to Aphex Twin. Latest expansion has been into jazz with Kamasi Washington blowing my mind.

Guitar and synth noodler and former High School poet. Trying to find a little more focus in my 45th a year on the planet. FAWM rookie.

More gear than talent, including this living room setup:

And some Eurorack:

Also, not pictured, Korg Karma, Moog Sub37, Arturia MiniBrute, Korg SQ-1, Arturia BeatstepPro, Martin D1 and Yamaha 12-string acoustics, and a few other guitars, fiddle, and mandolin.

I record primarily on a MacBook Pro into Reaper via Scarlett 18i8 + Behringer ADA-8200 direct and with MXL mics. Guitars are usually recorded through an Avid ElevenRack, but sometimes mic'ed.

The post-FAWM aftermath:


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  • @famouspatrick  Mar 5

    Thanks for the comment on "Blue Front Blues." I used to have a Quaker also. HIs name was Gonzo, and once, when he was on my shoulder, he said, "Ouch, dammit!" and then he bit my ear. I couldn't decide whether to cry from the pain or laugh at the intentionality of the bite! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @cloudboy  Mar 3

    Same here! Great getting to know you.

  • @famouspatrick  Mar 3

    Hey, thanks for busting my zong, "The Best," and also the comments on "What I've Earned."

  • @jmadison  Mar 2

    Hey, thanks for listening to "Can't Stand to Slow Down". I'm usually not much of a slide player, but I would like to do more of that. For me, what seems to work best is to use the slide on my pinky finger, and that leaves the index, middle, and ring free. So, it makes it easier to switch back and forth between slide and regular fretting. Anyway, thanks for the listen and the comments. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 2

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Hereโ€™s your badge. Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @joefahey  Mar 2

    Hey, thanks for the comments on โ€œThe Somniferous Somnabulist Chaserโ€, Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it!

  • @cloudboy  Mar 2

    You're killing me! HA! Thanks.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 1

    Thanks for listening through the Exploding Teacups story. I hope it was fun and gave you some laughs!

  • @andygetch  Mar 1

    Congratulations on posting 14+ songs!

  • @cloudboy  Feb 28

    Btw...I forgot that I was rubbing the pick against the E string and I love that you included it.

  • @jendistad  Feb 28

    12 Songs! Excellent job! There's still some time left.... if you still want to shoot for 14. (Remember, 14 is just a number. Your personal goal--if different than what it says on the tin--is more important.) (= Congrats on accomplishing so much your first FAWM! (=

  • @jamkar  Feb 27

    Musically notating Bari-tones would be a challenge. I was basically reaching inside the piano. Maybe convert file to midi, and then to a notation program.

  • @andygetch  Feb 26

    Got the AC3 snippet, thanks!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 26

    That'll work. ๐Ÿ˜€ I should be asleep but having a touch of insomnia on account of grief. Yay?

  • @sph  Feb 25

    Hi, here are the last 10 seconds of my acoustic tune for the acoustic kaiju round 3 (http://fawm.org/forums/topic/8248).

    Have fun!

  • @fourtracktape Feb 24

    OK... yes, Rob and I knew that a power drill was not exactly appropriate to a plumbing fix, but hey... it was fun!! We had a ratchet in there for authenticity. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @standup  Feb 24

    Here's a playlist of modular synth ramblings. I think some of these are better than what I've come up with for FAWM this year, but it's an ongoing process:

  • @nancyrost  Feb 21

    Rob Cooperider (guatecoop)
    978 Lakeview
    Lorain, OH 44052

  • @sync  Feb 17

    So appreciate the pics of your gear! The suitcase synth must be so much fun! The black tele is my go to for every song this now. I don't even pretend to use the strat or les Paul anymore.

  • @axl  Feb 15

    Thanks for your nice comment. That german is flawless.. (it's "die Basslinie").. I'm the same age as you, btw. Have a great second FAWM half!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 15

    Thank you I am so happy you liked it

  • @zecoop  Feb 15

    Ahhhhh.... a baritone guitar is on 'my list'. I love the sound of those. I have a Tacoma DM912 acoustic 12 string I got about 18 years ago that I absolutely love. 12 strings in general are just one of my favorite sounds. I drool over Rics, but will never actually have one, which is ok. Same with the Ric bass of my dreams, lol.

  • @zecoop  Feb 15

    I have an Agile Harm 3 electric 12 string... It's like this one only Natural Maple top. Pretty inexpensive and I've liked it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @johnhudome  Feb 15

    Thanks for your note. There is no "failing at FAWM." Write what you write and do what you do. Being here at all is a HUGE success.
    Cheering for you!!!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2018

    I do like me a bit of Satch, so I guess his influence are bound to show when I crank the amps. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Many thanks for taking the time to inflict my tune on your ears.

  • @johnhudome  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the nice comments on Springtime.

  • @oddaustin Feb 2018

    You should look into those TMBG lyrics if you think they weren't cynical to begin with. Thanks for the comment.

  • @andygetch  Feb 2018

    Hi and welcome to FAWM!

  • @echovoodoo Feb 2018

    Welcome to FAWM!

  • @petra777  Feb 2018