Influences: some things currently in heavy rotation: Big Thief, Nana Grizol, Mitski, Jens Lekman, Frankie Cosmos
"the perfect is the enemy of the good"
This is my fifth year FAWMing.
Check out some previous FAWM songs (and others) done up proper at my band Gentle Brontosaurus's site here:
@ndavies plays keys and pocket trumpet for GB. @chlamore plays guitar for us. (We met him through FAWM!)
I play ukulele and keyboard and sing.
Also check out Vowl Sounds, collabs with @vomvorton, also made possible via FAWM: facebook.com/vowlsoundsmusic
other musics from the past you could also listen to: tldrband.com (surf-tinged indie rock; I sang), www.facebook.com/RedTapeDiaries (math-tinged power pop; I played keys)
|#3||The Loneliest Bird in the World||
|#4||A Series of Holes||
|#6||The Same Bright World @vomvorton||
|#7||The Judas Goat||
|#10||Dreams Are Another Country||
Thanks. Purple Storm was a bit trippy - some very trippy paint colour names to work with! Seemed to work lol
Thanks for checking it out!
I’ll be back to listen more. We’re so behind!! Thanks for the kind comments. -ru
Thanks a lot for your comments! I really appreciate you taking the time to check out multiple songs and share your thoughts 😀
That Slate article is fantastic, I internally "hell yea'd" the whole thing. Thanks for posting it. 😀
First time... this year! 😀 I'll be back...
Thanks for the feedback on curtain falls. I will totally field test the “ghostlight” bridge as an ending thing. I’m far too stuck on verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/ chorus and that might be a fun variation also rocking out riffing and being pensive is the best
Lonesome Valley does work beautifully as an impressionistic song, and it's really lovely. I just didn't pick up that Carrie had been murdered, but before making any changes, don't rule out the possibility that that might be my fault for missing it.
Yes that lyric was very dark. I tend to create happy/funny songs because that gives me balance, but I was a very good creator of ghost stories at one point in my life. Thanks for reading!
Thank you so much for your comments. You have many interesting viewpoints yourself. Thank you for the inspiration and influence you provide to all of us.
I just posted the music for it.
Thanks for your comment on Island, I will have a try of your challenge. A random place will be a really interesting to try.
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 listening,
yeah, with FAWM it seems in order to achieve lyrics in time just allowing a stream of consciousness is about the only way to get them out. When writing music outside of FAWM its such a painstaking process, something freeing about the lack of time, can't be too critical
Haha, Pavement are big thing for me, thank you
Ha! I chopped up James Taylor’s ‘Fire & Rain’ though I’d be amazed if anyone can spot it!
LOL. Saw you at the show on the lake. You opened for Bad Hats. East Side Business Association by Olbrich Park. I think they are called the "summer sessions" or something. But, it was a couple summers ago.
Ms. Owl, thank you much for listening to my tune. I appreciate yah!
Can't wait to listen to your tunes. Haven't seen your Brontosaurus band in a while, but I saw you guys at the summer session thing at the ESBA a couple summers ago. Fun stuff!
Got anything that needs a collaborator? I'm short on lyrics right now, but have some music/mood things I'd like to try out. Ambient guitarish, or noisy synthesizer-ish.
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Follow Me". I wasn't thinking Indigo Girls at all on the arrangement of this song but now that you mention it, I can totally hear that.
thanks for the shout out!! I’m glad you enjoy the words
Thanks so much for listening to my tracks and zongbusting me! Listening to The Sundays now. I like it a lot, so thanks for referring to them. I'll take some time to listen to yours too soon.
AAHH! I love Madonna and hate Nirvana. I guess I would go to the show and boo cheer. Or cheer boo? How bout one thumb up and one thumb down. Yeah that's it. I would do a cover band but it would have to be one where we play EVERYTHING. To do just one band, I would get bored. I want to open the show with Rock of Ages and follow it up with Rock Me Amadeus. Kno Meen?
Yeah, that was like science getting that melody/harmony down. I have my keyboard within arms distance of me so I finally figured it out! Thanks for the comment!
I quite like the sound of "Haoll Sataend". May actually be a cool album title. Or how about a death metal Hall N Oates cover band name?
Imagine One x One playing really really fast ONE X ONE I WANNA PLAY THAT GAME TONIIIIGGGHTT AAAAAARRGGGH!!!!! *double kick drums*
Hi. Thanks for the comet.
Instrument in that song is a Yamaha Portasound (one of the small ones) with some distortion on the bass bit
Yeah I know, I haven’t written songs in over a year, so the strangest things are coming out.
Sent you an e-mail. Any interest in collabing this year?
Thanks for commenting on Make A Wish. I’m not sure about the mix in terms of the guitar effect. The lyrics were initially referred to John Lennon (madmen on the rampage, shooting stars), then the Stones and technology; a little muddled. (Karl).
It worked! Hail Satan!
Oh My God do you not know how to type the evil metal devil sign???? haha...thanks for the listen!
South Island is most renowned for its beauty (which I'm sure is why you went there). I'd like to go there if I have the chance.
We do have penguinos in Australia - actually you can see them wild in Melbourne's city (or near enough in St Kilda).
How busy was the charleton 3 cave walk? Sounds too impressive to be quiet?
Thanks so much for the listen and actually it was the first time i was consciously going for a sound and you are spot on it was stone roses.
Thanks for listening to “Be Lucky”. I write this whist searching for chords for another song I was working on. As Dan has pointed out to me, this is my standard picking pattern, a default setting. I’m glad you liked. (Karl).
Thank you so much for your kind words!
Visiting a friend who is moving to the North Island. I'd like to go to the South too but will have to see. Any suggestions?
owl! Thank you for the nice comment. Looking forward to hearing your stuff.
Thanks so much for your awesome feedback, and just for listening, as always! So glad to see you back, as well! FAWM has become an almost necessary February thing for me now, and hearing your stuff and interacting with you is always a big part of that! (but not in a creepy way? The internet is weird, but I'm normal, I promise.)
hey there! i just realized i hadn't said hey. hey!
A big thank you for your comment on "empty spaces"
Bad news about the FAWM streaming player thing! It's working OK for me so far, but when it fails I generally find Chrome will use its own streaming... thing to play songs if I just hit the download mp3 link (but I guess it depends on where they're hosted).
cool, ibis are rad (and much unfairly maligned)
It's the city that turns them depraved!
I'm going to kiwi land soon and have never been there before. Hope you had a great time.
Are you serious about Daryl Hall? I'm a fan of hall n oates and that would suck if he was a fraud. First Milli Vanilli and now THIS. WHAT HAS THE MUSIC WORLD COME TO!!!
I shall do my best, and I hope you will too! Welcome back, always a joy to hear new songs from you. 😀
Hello! I'm certainly planning on doing this -- I can't wait to hear what you come up with!
Having a hard time getting things started...
Hope it passes by tomorrow morning!!!!
One of my faves...
Looking forward to hearing your new work..
I thought I was going to be ready "as soon as I've changed these guitar strings" but then I haven't done that, so I guess I'm not. But DEFINITELY let's get those Vowl Sounds echoing around FAWM country once again!
You too, Huan-Hua! Yay!
oh sorry.... you said "hit" not "punch"
Hey Owl!! Thanks for checking in. It will be great to hear what you write this year. Feeling good about it? I'm in a weird state about my FAWM prospects. Don't know why, but then tomorrow will come and we will get going...as usual.
Can't wait to hear/read what you come up with! Your one of my favorite FAWM lyricists!
Hi Owl Hope you will FAWM this year, really enjoy your songs.
Hello! As usual, you're on my "Oh yeah, I should collab with that person" list.
You forgot to put Hall & Oates under influences.
Hope you're back this year! Can't wait to hear your songs.
may the 4th (year) be with you!
Hello!! Looking forward to your stuff this year! 😀
Hoping for new owl songs soon...
Hey you! Yeah YOU!
Hope to see you again this year!
Here we are again!! Can't wait to see what you come up with... I'm always up for another song together as well. Last year's is still one of my all time favs. 😀
Hey, I hope one of my favourite FAWMers (that's you!!) is participating this February!!
Hey there! I hope you are well. I'm looking forward to more music from you!