Influences: Joni Mitchell, Joan Shelley, Moddi, Anais Mitchell, Yes, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Monica Heldal, SHEL, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Rush, Pink Martini, Daughter, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, The Wailin' Jennys, Stevie Wonder, The Civil Wars, Hem, First Aid Kit, The Staves, The Paper Kites, Phoenix, Humming House, The Oh Hellos, The Innocence Mission, Horse Feathers, Margaret Glaspy, Alicia Keys, Bastille, Vampire Weekend, The Hush Sound, I Draw Slow, Fleet Foxes, James Taylor, Saint Motel, Feist, Queen, Regina Spektor, and of course, filkers en masse, specifically Cat Faber, Kathy Mar, Peter Alway, and Summer Russell
FAWM, round two! I still don't really know what I'm doing, but that's okay! I never actually do.
As things stand now, I will probably have quite a few political protest songs, but hopefully there'll be some filk in the mix as well. Expect strangeness and silliness and snark and references to fandoms, but don't be surprised when you're also inundated with lots of Very Strong Feelings.
In addition to all of this, I *am* taking 17 hours of classes and also working and I do like seeing my friends sometimes, so I highly doubt I'll make it to 14 songs. But if I end up with at least one good one, that'll be one song I wouldn't have had otherwise, and that's a win in my book!
I consider myself first and foremost to be a poet; songwriting is actually a fairly new thing for me and I'm still trying to get used to being less long-winded. I play lots of instruments and will probably include some of them in my songs, but I really do love my trusty ukulele. 😀 #FUC
|#1||Ripples and Ponds||
Hector the space rat, he flew in outer space
Spaceships aren't cool, and elves work for Santa
Hector the space rat, he made it back alive
And didn't die of what's that disease again?
Thank you very much for the kind words on "When In Doubt Choose Love"!
Hi Lauren and thanks for dropping by and the nice words.
Better to have tea all over the keyboard than something....else....
Thank you for the lovely comment, dahling!
Thank you so much for your generous words on "The Lady of the Harbor" - very much appreciated! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM! Look forward to hearing your songs. 😀
Thanks for listening, Lauren! Badass is kinda my middle name - at least for the moment - so thank you.
Hi Lauren! Great to see you back again! Have a great FAWM!
Have an awesome FAWM, Lauren!
Hi. Phil Mills from Toronto filk here. Best wishes for a productive month.
Squee! FAWMing for the win. <3