Influences: Basically anything making sound now. But in high school it went Incubus to the Mars Volta to Tom Waits, and pretty much the floodgates opened.
2nd FAWM, excited to be back!
Looking to tackle it differently this year, more of a quality over quantity route. So while I try to get 4-5 more complete songs done this month, I'm looking to round out the rest of the goal with collabs, song challenges, and whatever randomness comes. So if you're looking to collab, let's kick around some ideas!
|#1||High school Sweethearts and Tree Bark||
|#3||The Next Chapter (Collab) @guatecoop||
|#5||Voices That Try @unkept||
|#7||Freak Accidents When Monetized @iwilleatyou||
|#8||Love Your Pet (Feb. 20 Love Your Pet Day) @ihelen||
|#11||Wearing Thin @unkept||
Hey man, dunno if you're still here but just wanted to thank you for following along with my bat shit crazy rock opera and for leaving so many great comments throughout! It was really inspiring and motivating to have some people such as yourself actually paying attention. And your last comment really gave me some ideas! I hadn't thought about the theme of parental control and narrative vs. independence, or at least not consciously anyway...but that makes perfect sense and fits into the other themes I was thinking about. I've already reached out to a couple people I know in the NY theater world just to see if they would listen and give me some feedback so, we'll see where this all leads...!
Congratulations on your 14, Pinky! Super way to end your collection here. It was so great hearing all that you've done this month. Thank you!! 😀
Oh man you with modular synths and circuit bent gear would be insane! I'd love to hear what you do with it and for sure we can email back and forth to get some more collabs going. \m/
When you said you'll experiment in the 'off-season,' I thought that was something that you normally do. The more I try to explain what I thought, the less it makes sense to me. Anyway, I'll be back to hear the next one from you! 😀
It is *always* a human problem. 😀
5 dogs! I can understand that Jack feels the need to assert himself by killing preys...
Yes, email me and we'll discuss harnesses and cat walks. 😀
I used to have a bandcamp page but due to my old OS and not being able to upgrade (long story...screw Macs), I am unable to get into Bandcamp, Soundcloud etc, due to the old flash version being unsupported. I'm going to look into an html 5 extension (i think Bandcamp uses html 5). I see you have a Soundcloud page....THAT I CAN'T GET INTO. I'm slowly transitioning back to Windows. We need to do another crazy collab though. It doesn't have to be punk but crazy is good.
'Off-season' 😀 I don't have an off-season. Or maybe my off-season is actually off...
Are you referring to Sigur Ros's ( ) album? It is definitely beautiful. I remember it well from over a decade ago.
"evil canine mega corp" haha i love it.
Yes, maybe I shouldn't have locked it in the first place, but I wanted a placeholder in case it wasn't finished in time. Why be embarrassed of your focus on lyrics? Your words are outstanding!! I think the thing with words is - it's up to us to interpret what's there. I sing them a certain way, thinking a certain way. But another listener may think something else. And who knows what @iwilleatyou is thinking. I never asked him... Sometimes it's better to leave the interpretation open. But in other cases, like with your latest song - having the background info about AI adds so much to the lyrics. It really clicks and adds to the music appreciation. Your comments are so generous, but I also think it's because you are capable of responding that way to the music. And that, is the compliment I'm trying to give you as well. Hey, you can sing anything powerfully and meaningfully too! You know it, and we all know it! 😀
I don't know if I can help you with Jack's problem, but if you want, we can talk about it via email when fawm's over. Mantra's is not the first amazing cat we have at home, his brother @mojo was outstanding in many ways too. Recently, we've adopted a homeless cat, and he's starting to behave like a trained cat (even though I do nothing to train him). Apparently, I naturally give cats the space they need to increase in stature, and it results in me being able to teach them crazy things.
Otherwise, I have a question : is Jack neutered?
I'm afraid I don't know much about the good gear. My harness is a very basic one -- it's a dog harness actually, because I'm plump and because I'm much taller than the norm (as far as European cats are concerned). My humans tied two leads together to give me more range. Sometimes they use clothes pegs when I'm in safe places and want to bear my lead alone. There's a lot of workarounds.
Any gear would work with me (as long as the harness is loose and doesn't make me feel like I'm not free), because I'm used to walk with my humans *without* a lead. The secret is not in the harness but in the mutual trust (and of course in the cat's willingness to take part in your activities).
Does Jack have experience with walks/ harnesses?
Regarding the meetings : that's even better than ceasing to exist and becoming useless.
Thanks for that link! I just watched the video. To be honest, I was more impressed with what *you* said than anything that was in that video---> " I'm just cramming words into nonrap songs, which maybe accounts for my delivery".
That right there is what I like because then the sky's the limit. Who cares how others rap when you can define your own style by doing exactly what you're doing...cram words into limited bars and beats. That's how I like to do it when i rap (or if the song calls for it). But i like the idea of doing it for non rap songs because, well, now you get into unique territory. Glad I asked you because I have some experimenting to do 😀 Thanks again!
I TOTALLY get what you mean. In one square mile radius, think how many ants live there. It's like a whole country! Yet for us it's how many "steps"? You want to talk about sounding "high", I love telling this to people, they look at me like I'm a drugged out freak....close your eyes. Now walk. You're not going anywhere. That's the spirit.
Whoa, cantaloupe, really? Jack is odd. Greetings to him, by the way.
If you can't have tuna or chicken I can lend you one of my toy mice.
I did not know that. But now I know. Hip-hopera! 😀
" But I really appreciate hearing about people who see a bug and consider it as more than a pest. So thanks for your compassion!"
Your post is awesome. We'd be here until next FAWM discussing because as you said it's a topic one can go on and on about. My sister, brother and law and I are bug fanatics. A human with just a pinch of certain bug traits would bring them to super human level.
Maow meh mrrr aow.
[I like you, human. I'll share my tuna-chicken food with you.]
Hey man, thanks for listening to my songs! I think the squeak you're hearing on "Words Are Stupid" is my fingers moving on the bass strings. I like the attack of fat, round wounds strings even tho they make my fingers bleed. My fav squeak tho is John Bonham's kick pedal that can be heard on many songs, most famously "Since I've Been Loving You ". Funny that I couldn't hear that until CD's! Or maybe it's cuz I was really high all the time before. 😀
Oh wow you are a bee keeper? Mead anyone? Bees amaze me. They build perfect hexagons and require no schooling, no tools. And humans are "smart".....fah! I like what one bee keeper explained (she lives in Canada IIRC)...the hive is the body, the bees the spirit/soul of the hive.
I upload them to the FAWM server and insert the link. I have tried with other links and they only showed the link, so I think it has something to do with having a direct link to the picture, and the picture must be downloadable. 😀
Thanks for all the listens!! I am so far behind in mine.
Definitely an honor to collab with you. Glad you dig!
BOOM. That shit was sooo much fun.
thank you for your thoughtful listening and your kind comments!
Thank you for your kind comments on Hazel eyes and Vommit song and Stab!.
Thank you for all that praise - you sure know how to spread good vibes! I wrote somewhere that I'm not doing any more stuff this year, but look what happened last time. If I ever do a collab *for real*, I'd definitely have to take you up on your generous offer. Now what's this about a collab between you and @iwilleatyou - now THAT is the next biggest thing to happen around here! 😀
Well alrighty then! I'll get to the mixing and stirring so we can pour this fermentation.
Ok, all i have left to do is mix the song but before I do I'll be sending you an email link to let you listen to what I did. If you like it I'll get to the mixing.
Update: email sent
Aww you're so sweet! Hope you can come see us play live in Tokyo someday. Or we can travel to play in your hood! And also glad we could harness the magic potential of the SK-5. It's sort of a mythical synth being.
I put on my pink outfit just for you 😉
Hah, I just got the pun in your image
Well whatever you did with what you got=AWESOME. I'll see what I can add to it. I'll be on my way shortly.
Haha maybe I should let the dog have her own song with claw-percussion. The bit about Elliott Smith? Wow. Big thanks for that. He was so fantastic. <3 So glad that the music lives on!
Excellent!! Got the files sir! So far I listened to the files alone to see that they play ok etc. and all is good. I have to say though, I have no idea what pedals you are using on your guitar but that shit sounds freakin SICK. I'm enjoying it on it's own. I used to have about 80 pedals..I love that shit. And your vocals on their own are fine! So don't sweat it! I'm going to reciprocate a bit here, head off to work and get to work on this tonight. May the force be with you.
Sweet! Can't wait to hear you do your THANG!
Thanks so much for your comments. I would LOVE to make that music video. 80s commercials vhs vibes but then me going in and calling out all the sexist bull$It and gender stereotyping. Unfortunately I don’t have video skills. 😀
Hey!! Thank you! I had a blast last year, and am so excited to get this round goin. Bouncing back from losing my voice to the flu but things are finally sounding better. Happy FAWMing!! 🖤🤗
I should have a song ready by tomorrow or saturday. Just send the file to the email linked above?
Hey, Pinky! Glad you're back for some more FAWMing! All the best to you.
Always love the imagery in your songs. Not long ago I found a musician, Terry Allen - country kind of stuff - and well, his songwriting is just brilliant, some of your lines make me think of him. Thought you might like it too. "Amarillo Highway", "Border Palace", and "The Radio and Real Life" are some of my faves.
You got it, Dude! As for the bandcamp, it's still there figuring itself out. You let me know if you want to listen to any of that old stuff though because you're VIP. 😀
Punk it is! The idea of atrocious dueling solos sounds great. Here's the thing, I have no internet at home so going back and forth for the solos would be a bit much for me since i have to go to a WiFi location. SO....how about I get the song going, send you the file and you can let me know if you want any changes etc.-basically until we can get something that you like to sing. Once we get that, you solo over it as many times as you like and send me those files along with the vocals. Then I'll do several solos and piece all of the shit to make a big wall of rubbish chaotic noise. Does that work?
Ahh...I get it....so kind of like those who want to be the "Hollywood Cool Guy" even if it means smashing their balls in with a hammer. Attention whores. That's funny. Ok, let's collab. If it's cool with you, you write the lyrics and sing and i can write the music? Just tell me what style of music you want me to write.
HAHA...i just realized now your logo. That's awesome. At first I was like, "E"?? What does the letter E have to do with the name Pinky. Clever. You know you have to get someone else to have a red letter "E" and call themself "Ready". Ready and Pinky duet.
Alright Pinky, I sent you an email of my weird idea... hope you like it!
Coffee robots are the way of the future, but sadly only in our imagination.
Thanks for your comments and encouragement!
I have a strange idea for a song, but I have to get going for something. When I get back, I'll try to email you what I'm thinking! In the meantime, if you have any scraps like last year, I can work with those too!
Thanks for checking out my new songs!
So, collab? 😁
Thanks for such a positive comment!! 😀
thanks pinky... have a brilliant fawm
Yo Pinky!! Good to see you here again. And so cool you remember those 4 songs I did at the end last year, ha! Yeah, that's kinda the spark for trying to stitch something even bigger together this time...we'll see though, high chance of falling directly on my face with it....
Welcome back my friend!! Can't wait to check out your stuff this year. 😀
Thanks for the feedback on my songs Pinky! Cant wait to hear more from you as well. 😀
Definitely go for it!
Hey, thanks! Nope, no takers on vocals yet. Some questions like yours though...this is how it usually happens. People end up singing on most each year.
Thanks! Looking forward to your stuff too
Awww welcome back I missed you xx
That new logo is fantastic!
Thank you! A happy and productive 2nd FAWM to you!
I've got a rigged up sound booth now, so maybe I'll go a little crazier with the vocals! 😁 I'm hosting one of the super skirmishes on Friday, at 11pm EST if you want to join in on it.
Welcome back dude!! Quite a few new studio additions to play with... we'll see! Have fun!!!
😀 Hi Pinky.
I hope you are warmed up! 😁