Artist Bio

Influences:   Every song I ever heard that was lyric-driven

(Pre-FAWM) - Looking forward to FAWM 2018. Any collaborators who want to use any of my previous 50/90 lyrics(65 of them!) can check them out here:
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/user/o...

Feb.3rd - Off to a good start, have a few lyrics posted, one skirmish down(more to go), a few collaborators have generously offered their services, and I've already reconnected with many of my old friends and following more new friends as well.

Feb. 12 - First week went well, then work and weather put a damper on week two. Hoping to get back in the swing of things.

Feb. 23 - Once again, the skirmishes have brought me across the finish line and given me more than 100 comments, so I feel good... though most of my work is lyrics only, but all is good.
Cheers,
John

Songs (27)

#1 Arise 10
Feb 1
#2 Never Saw it Coming 7
Feb 3
#3 Easy Life 5
Feb 3
#4 Sometimes 3
Feb 3
#5 One Piece 11
Feb 3
#6 Manflu 5
Feb 4
#7 A Break From Reality 1
Feb 11
#8 Chasing the Sun 7
Feb 17
#9 I Know NOTHING!! 12
Feb 17
#10 Slow Down 10
Feb 17
#11 Second Chances @tcelliott  15
Feb 17
#12 temporary instrumental w/ tentative title, now called 'Tentative' @moonraccoon  1
Feb 18
#13 Nobody Knows the Drummer 3
Feb 23
#14 The Children Will Rise 9
Feb 23
#15 The Taxi Never Showed 7
Feb 24
#16 You Were There for Me 13
Feb 24
#17 Livin' for the Weekend - Animated 1
Feb 24
#18 Last Roundup 8
Feb 25
#19 Martha 11
Feb 25
#20 I Know Nothing!! @moonraccoon  7
Feb 25
#21 Nobody knows the Drummer @jcooper  7
Feb 25
#22 Hello - Goodbye 14
Feb 25
#23 One Piece @jcooper  9
Feb 26
#24 Well Wisher 3
Feb 28
#25 If You Believe 2
Feb 28
#26 Last Roundup @johnstaples  8
Feb 28
#27 Escape Velocity 1
Mar 1

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  • @edwardsmusic 5 weeks

    Hey, I kinda remember you from 50/90 2017 when you contributed lyrics to one of my songs! After noticing you over there this year, I guess I'll check out one of your songs.

  • @wacha  Mar 16

    Thank you for your kind words on "Follow Me". I'm on odd mix of a worrier and a risk taker. I worry about and feel the need to try to control a lot of things but at times I'll decide we can figure it out as we go. My wife is always shocked and at least mildly horrified at the things I decide to "wing" since she is neither a planner nor a risk taker.

  • @haim  Mar 1

    Hi.... Thanks for the nice lovely comment on my skirmish song "Summer Wind", you are so kind. About 50/90, I thought about it twice the last couple of years but never did it, I never had the time or nerves for it. This year I'm actually working on my first album so I will probably will not have time for 50/90 but who knows maybe I'll register just to see how it feels and write a few songs. I appreciate your interest in me participating it, that you sir!

  • @jkolb  Feb 28

    Thanks for the nice comment and suggestion on I Got Nothin'.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 28


    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 28

    Hiya John! I could not resist your lovely lyrics for Last Roundup. Here ya go...

    http://fawm.org/songs/87663/

    Lemme know what you think!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 27

    Hey John! Just read Last Roundup and it sure seems like something I'd do! At this point I can't promise but I might take a swing. Did you say you already had a melody or would that be something for me to create?

  • @berni1954  Feb 26

    Thanks for your comment on "Love in the Twilight Years" - Monty's original had such a nostalgic melancholy to it that I instantly thought of an elderly couple hesitant about a possible romance.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 26

    Hey John, @amysens has stepped forward to sing your lyrics for Tentative, and she changed a line. Normally, I wouldn't think that just a few words should indicate a shared lyricist credit, but IMO the alteration of "Shakin' her best features" to "Star of her own feature" recontextualizes the story from one that sees the narrator's crush as an object to one that sees the crush as a person. For me, it fundamentally changes the vibe of the story. How does that sit with you?

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 25

    Thanks for all your positive comments on my songs. I've enjoyed skirmishing with you this FAWM.

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 25

    Thx. We all have our moments. I did enjoy esprit de corps! Ive seen so many great lines this month.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 25

    You betcha! Hope that many are back for 5090!

  • @haim  Feb 25

    Thankkk you for laughing at my song!! Finally somebody gets it and responds the way I wanted to hahaaa. Thank you for the comment ! you made me happier! see ya.

  • @standup  Feb 25

    I guess you heard my song from the first link I posted. If you're curious about the lyrics, they are up now (http://fawm.org/songs/86505/). But thanks for commenting regardless!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 25

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on goodbye. If you are happy to create your video that's cool by me.
    Nadia

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 25

    Oh man, Sgt Schultz was such a great bumbling character, and I think this is a great addition to my filk-y material. All I really know about how the chorus repetitions came about was that I can't do a proper impression of him, but I had to capture his repetitiveness somehow 😉

  • @jcooper  Feb 25

    So glad you liked it! It was fun! I was just looking for some lyrics only contributions that I could set to music. I can do the music for some well crafted lyrics (like yours!)very quickly. The lyrics take me longer... I have got a bit behind this FAWM because I went to Egypt for about 9 days recently... have watchlisted you and will try and do another before the end of FAWM! Your lyrics are great...

  • @berni1954  Feb 25

    Thanks for listening to (and commenting on) The Puppeteer.

    It was the middle of the night here in Catalonia when I wrote and recorded it, so it was recorded at a barely audible level to not disturb the neighbours (on my 4 string mandola / tenor guitar). Then the volume was boosted in Audacity and the song posted - 40 mins from start to finish. I am so glad I finally caught a skirmish!

  • @corinnecurcio  Feb 25

    I like your suggestion for "No Way", though I doubt I will work on it in the future!

  • @jcooper  Feb 25

    Hi! I like your lyrics very much and would like to try putting one to music. I like “nobody knows the drummer” and “easy life”. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • @mikkojuhani Feb 24

    Thanks for the great comment on my skirmish song! 😁

  • @yam655 Feb 24

    I sing about coffee quite a bit, so it is a recurring theme for me. Of course, I also drink quite a bit of coffee, too. 😉

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks for the kind words on my "No Way" skirmish song.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 24

    Thank you for your so very kind words

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 24

    Thanks for your comments on "A Different Beat" John and other good wishes. Appreciated.

  • @spunky4455 Feb 24

    Thanks a lot for the compliments on my protest song! Kinda seems like everybody's writing them these days, so I appreciate you took the time to listen to mine.

  • @acromie  Feb 24

    Twist my arm will ya... 😁

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 23

    thx for your comments - yeah i like opposites. Nothing better than something summery amd uplifting on a dull day!

  • @acromie  Feb 23

    Thank you for your well wishes John. I know it's been a few weeks, and you may not even remember, but I appreciate it. Just finally getting back in here. I think it's going to be just two songs for me this year.

  • @tamsnumber4 Feb 23

    Thanks for the comment on my song "Lost In The Tide", it made me laugh and I will tell the other Tammy's that you enjoyed their singing LOL! A guilele is a patented word by Cordoba for their six string, it is small like a uke, but has six strings and is tuned like a guitar with the capo on the fifth fret, so it is a little nylon string guitar with a ukulele sound...aren't you glad you asked and no worries, I'll spell it for you LOL! Thanks for stopping by!!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 22

    THANK YOU for hosting a skirmish or two and helping us with this FAWM Mega Super Skirmish weekend!!

    Below is what you have signed up for,

    Super Skirmish #4 - Feb 23/24
    SKIRMISH #: SS2324-I
    HOST: oneslowtyper
    EST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 9am EST
    CST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 8am CST
    PST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 6am PST
    GMT: Saturday, February 24, 2018 2pm GMT

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 20

    Hey thanks! Say, that's a good idea. I haven't been to the forums much -- time to check it out for real 😀

  • @soulbird Feb 19

    thanks for proposing a lyric to my power pop riff let me try it but it READS great thank you !

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 19

    Your feel for how words fit into preexisting melodies is sharp! "Tentative" is exceptionally well-crafted. But the macking-on-a-hottie/fantasize-about-marriage topic would feel weird coming out of my mouth (...yet I can sing a murder ballad - LOL). What I'll do is put together a completely instrumental version, and tag it with needing vocals, and see if we can find a singer 😀

  • @soulbird Feb 19

    thanks for your lovely comments on 'ask the moon to dance' - yeah, i like the idea of doing an even more laid-back version ! Now where can I find a sax player....

  • @tcelliott  Feb 18

    I've added the demo. I hope you like it.

    And sorry if I came on too strong. Sometimes when an idea hits me I wanna RUN RUN RUN and I realize if I don't get permission then that could be a bad thing. But thanks much for the add.

  • @tcelliott  Feb 17

    Hey, I left a note on the song, but I've an idea for "Second Chances" musically. Is it okay to put some music to it?

  • @suziewithaz  Feb 17

    Thanks for the review on Fourth Second Chance!

  • @colgoo  Feb 17

    “Second Chance” has music.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    @oneslowtyper you are too kind!

  • @tjeff  Feb 13

    Hi John, thanks so much for listening & commenting on a couple songs. Much appreciated!

  • @haim  Feb 8

    Hi. Thanks for your kind comment on my "Wishing too much", it's good to know that my voice sounds good in this one and that you think it fits well... helping me in many different ways. Thanks.

  • @dawnsoap  Feb 4

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😀

  • @unkept Feb 4

    I miss Tom Petty too. :'( I'm glad you enjoyed my song "Special Day" though, and thanks for the listen!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 3

    Thanks for your kind words John!

  • @ampersandman  Feb 3

    Thanks for your kind feedback John - much appreciated. Wishing you a great month!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 3

    I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to check out your 0203-A skirmish song!!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2

    excellent stuff. I shall be in touch and thanks so much for the comment. Less complexity and layering (he says) from now on!! After all last year was just me, and indian guitar and my iphone!!! ha ha

  • @williamhaight Feb 2

    Thanks for the feedback on Mike Pence.

  • @odilongreen  Jan 31

    Hi there! Good to see you around these parts after enjoying your work this past 50/90. Have an excellent FAWM!

  • @markg  Jan 30

    thanks, John, for the welcome and the useful info. I look forward to hearing from you and the many creative people here. FAWM is almost arrived.

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 25

    Cheers John, I hope to produce some ear worms to put a smile on your face. Have an amazing FAWM

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 25

    Hello again John! How lovely to get your message. Looking forward to your stuff too 😀

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 23

    Hi John, thank you, enjoy fawm.
    Nadia

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 23

    Best of luck to you during FAWM2018/m

  • @michaelepic Jan 22

    That’s so funny! Thank you so much for stopping by my page! This FAWM I’m going to try so hard to comment on as many songs as I can! There’s always just so much awesomeness to hear lol I’m sad I ever miss any of it! Can’t wait to see what you got this year man!

  • @plainwhitetoast  Jan 22

    Howdy! It's good to see that you are here.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 21

    Hey John! Hope you have an awesome FAWM!

  • @oddbod  Jan 20

    Hi there, good to see you here again. Hope you're doing okay.