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:
|#1||Just Let It Happen||
|#2||Mother of Swords||
|#3||Broken Down In Fargo||
|#5||Train Station Soundscape||
|#6||Slow Is the Color||
|#8||Where I'm Going||
|#10||Ballet for a Plumber in Poughkeepsie @fourtracktape||
|#11||Blow Up Pam||
|#12||Tape 13: Inorganic Chemistry (Four-Track Challenge) @fourtracktape||
|#13||Father Daughter Chat||
|#15||Breakfast in Bed||
|#16||Foster With Care||
|#17||Acoustic Corpse 3: Beat The Buzzer! @corpsecorps||
|#18||Choral Placeholder. @mdavisto||
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! 😉
Same here! Great getting to know you.
Hey, thanks for busting my zong, "The Best," and also the comments on "What I've Earned."
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. 😀
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! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Hey, thanks for the comments on “The Somniferous Somnabulist Chaser”, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
You're killing me! HA! Thanks.
Thanks for listening through the Exploding Teacups story. I hope it was fun and gave you some laughs!
Congratulations on posting 14+ songs!
Btw...I forgot that I was rubbing the pick against the E string and I love that you included it.
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! (=
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.
Got the AC3 snippet, thanks!
That'll work. 😀 I should be asleep but having a touch of insomnia on account of grief. Yay?
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. 😀
Rob Cooperider (guatecoop)
Lorain, OH 44052
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.
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!
Thank you I am so happy you liked it
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.
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!!!
I do like me a bit of Satch, so I guess his influence are bound to show when I crank the amps. 😉
Many thanks for taking the time to inflict my tune on your ears.
Thanks for the nice comments on Springtime.
You should look into those TMBG lyrics if you think they weren't cynical to begin with. Thanks for the comment.
Hi and welcome to FAWM!
Welcome to FAWM!