Old Lost John 14

Artist Bio

Influences:   Old leather bound books, seasoned wood, small birds, whispering winds and speaking trees, wounded hearts and weathered souls...

Tomas here. Once a woodsman and a horse-keeper, I now live in the city of Malmo, Sweden, writing and recording my dusky americana folk.

My albums are available from CDBaby, Bandcamp or my website. Downloads from iTunes and others, streaming on Spotify etc.

The tree/head album art was drawn by my good friend Susanne Samuelsson.

Songs (14)

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  • @zipndip Mar 12

    Snabbkollat på alla. Bra!

  • @mikedebenham  Mar 7

    Congratulations on another excellent 14. Pump organ too! Thanks Tomas.

  • @pumpkinhead Mar 3

    You knew Magnus Tomas. He never liked to be in focus. <3

  • @spinhead  Mar 1

    On Losing the Focus: I always appreciate your honest and specific comments, sir.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Mar 1

    Hey, thanks for the insight on "The Tramp," that is definitely a good idea as far as the drum sounds go. Also, I appreciate the kind words about "Three Minute Love Song" and the idea of including it as a sort of outtake or alternative track is a cool one.

  • @quork  Feb 28

    Have you heard of the Waifs? They have a song the beginning of which reminds me of your gospel oriented songs with melodeon.

    https://youtu.be/wfbQXwasaRU

  • @sunnymae  Feb 26

    Thank you John for your feedback on Among the Roses. Yes, I agree the chorus lyrics need to be tweaked. That's why March comes after February 😮)))) Thanks for dropping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the song.

  • @quork  Feb 24

    Thank you for your great comment about Mrs. Franklin. The melody needs work, but I really enjoyed writing and demoing it. I think its a keeper.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 24

    That's something I did not know. Hmmm.....I have some root working to do on owls.This is getting quite interesting for me.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 24

    Very interesting. Fail to recall what the film was called, it was a film regarding ufo abductions (supposedly real life scenarios, more of a documentary) and there was a scene where an owl was on a tree and as the camera panned close, the eyes of the owl were like photographic cameras. So it was monitoring the family that was being harassed by "aliens". Basically, it's possible the owl was passing info to the aliens. Also interesting that the owl is a significant part of Satanic rituals. Thanks for the info!

  • @dani312 Feb 21

    Hey thanks so much for your comments and suggestions for Burden of Me. You are totally right about the third line. I got caught up in keeping the text I’d orig written and squashed it in, which was a bold move. It always hit me the wrong way to hear that part, but I wasn’t sure what was bothering me about it. I was playing around with just shortening that line today and it was SOOOO much better. Thank you! 😀

  • @sueawesome Feb 21

    could I ever thank you enough?!! that was amazing

  • @majordanby  Feb 18

    Thanks for listening to Make A Wish. To honest I think the riff was separate to the rest of the song and was bundled together to make an intro and evolved into the chorus. I’m not a singer, so the “nothing lasts forever” is me trying to make things interesting / to hide my lack of ability before letting Dan loose and smooth things out.

  • @wacha  Feb 16

    Thank you for your kind words on "Follow Me".

  • @sueawesome Feb 14

    btw.. I think the chorus needs another line or even a little cleaning up, not sure so feel free to leave your mark in adjustments (I feel like I could spend a lot of time editing the whole thing and adding so much more to the story, but it's probably better off left as is, I like that I got it all out in just an hour. plus.. I could always write more of the story in another song.. )

  • @sueawesome Feb 14

    that's exactly the one 😀

    only if you want!

    are you feeling any better?

  • @quork  Feb 14

    And you could bend it to an E. Very cool.

  • @quork  Feb 14

    It would be crazy if the Bb harp worked. It looks like you would have the 1,4,5 notes of D but no other notes without bending. I'll have to give it a whirl. Regardless, it sounds excellent. Re. harp with minor key songs, I've really been enjoying playing third position (one tone down - i.e. G harp for Am). There are lots of opportunities to bend notes. In fact it's a requirement on the lower holes. Once you get the hang of it it's a very cool sound.

  • @quork  Feb 14

    Thank you for commenting on The Only Way Out Is Through. I think it has lots of potential. If you have time I’d love to hear your thoughts on Am I the Right Guy, a bluesy, harp filled story of a senile dementia patient who busts out.

  • @sueawesome Feb 13

    oh my goodness I didn't think you were fawming this year.. so excited to take a listen. I wrote a song the other day for a skirmish (been stalling out and blocked by storms I guess), was really surprised how it came out and thought.. yeah.. tomas could do that justice

  • @pumpkinhead Feb 12

    Thanks for your comment. I don't like to give away too much in y lyrics but rather have them open for interpretation and in Revolution I have the idea of going a different direction from what we have now when it comes to the growing egos and not making this place a good place for our children. What direction to go I cannot tell anyone... maybe a musical one? Change is way overdue anyways, that I do believe. You were right about life stories and characters for sure though. Peace brother.

  • @boostock Feb 11

    Thanks for your kind words Tomas, eller man får tacka!!! I found your homepage yesterday and damn, you've got a lot of good songs, they're all my cup of tea! Good stuff! Hörs! 😉

  • @spinhead  Feb 10

    Ah, your comments on "Don't Want to Sleep" are solid and helpful. And "River Song"—'every syllable sits perfect'—marvelous. (I did not search for 'pretty young girl' then or now; good call.)

    Here's hoping you post something soon.

  • @driftwood1  Feb 7

    Hope you're around this year. I always enjoy your stuff.

  • @highmountain Feb 7

    Tjena moss!

  • @bhaile  Feb 2

    Good to see you here! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got up your sleeve this year 😀

  • @pumpkinhead Feb 1

    Happy fawming dear ol' chap.

  • @natrin Jan 31

    Hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 31

    Always a pleasure to see you back, Tomas. Have a great FAWM.

  • @alboe Jan 31

    Tomorrow's the big day, I hope you'll have a great FAWM.

  • @spinhead  Jan 30

    Oh yeah; mandosynthpop.

  • @spinhead  Jan 29

    Is this the year you go all 80s synth pop?

  • @izaakalexander Jan 22

    Glad to see you here! Best of luck with your FAWM!

  • @max  Jan 21

    Peekaboo!

  • @stuartbenbow  Jan 15

    Happy FAWM!