Influences: Sia, MS MR, Fiona Apple, Marina and the Diamonds, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Rilo Kiley, AURORA, Meg Myers, Tori Amos
What a crazy month! This one was hard for me. I am so incredibly impressed with the quality everyone has produced this year. I have 68 people on my watchlist and 874 songs to listen to, wow! I promise, I will do my best in March to listen to and comment on as many as I can. You're all amazing!!
There once was a girl
who loved to sing songs,
but found it hard to write often.
Then she heard of a place
by the name of FAWM,
which sounded pretty awesome.
Now it’s been 11 years,
and she feels lucky
to have made so many friends.
She’s accomplished so much,
and all she can do now
is hope that it never ends.
How the time flies! I’m very excited for this year as it looks like it’ll be the 3rd year I’ve managed all 14 songs, woohoo. There will be some collabs but I’m limiting myself (as much as I love it) as this year I need more time to listen and comment. 😘 I’ll do my best to comment as much as I can but I’m taking dedicated time each weekend to focus on listening to all of you. So don’t worry—I’m so appreciative of all comments I receive and I will return the favor. 😀
P.S. My little sister and I have a joint account for our music and filmmaking production company.
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|#2||Some Kind of Truth||
|#3||What He'd Become @acousticmaddie||
|#4||A Man and His Guitar @williamhaight||
|#9||Turn Away @wistah||
|#11||куда ты пропала (Where Did You Go)||
|#12||In a Year||
|#14||One More Day @musicsongwriter||
|#15||How Many Times @metalfoot||
Hi Rachelle. It's been three months already and it's kind of late to give comments back, I know, but thank you for you kind words on Body and Ghost. Hope you have a nice summer.
Thanks for the comments on "Sweetheart Deal". Coming from you, high praise!
Thank you so much for commenting on my song. I'm sorry I'm so late in returning the listens. I've been trying to catch up!! I really appreciate it.
Thank you for your kind words on “Everybody Knows” and “I Will Be Still.” I’ve had to develop my head voice out of necessity because my range is quite limited due to vocal nodules developed in high school (belting tenor notes in choir when I was no longer a tenor). In “I will Be Still” I think we all relate really well to those great lyrics but Mark. Despite a month of success with regard to my new year’s goals of decreased tech dependence, with FAWM that was pretty well ruined. Now, I definitely need to rediscover that stillness. The song definitely ministers to me.
Thank you Rachelle, it was a pleasure 😀
I just got it fixed up for you this morning. You should be back to the normal count again now
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!!
Thanks so much for your kind words on "Pick a Fight." I really appreciate it, Rachelle!
Check your email I have your track ready
Hi Rachelle, I just emailed you a recording of Turn Away for our collab. Please let me know if it is OK to post. Hope all is well! --Sean
Hi Rachelle, thanks for your thoughtful comment on Never Saw It Coming. I very much appreciate it. I agree that everyone deserves compassion, and the person who doesn't give it reveals something about himself or herself. I will let you know if I organize a demo. I look forward to listening to your work. Best--AT
Thank you for your kind words on "Join Me in Death", I am glad I was able to bring Arthur's lyrics to life in a way that so many people enjoy.
Thank you Rachelle for your warm comment on my collaboration with Mike. Looking forward to hearing your beautiful singing on our collaboration.
Hey there! Thanks for your comment on "the loft" - the effect i used was a simple "pitch bend" on the guitar after it was recorded, I feared that might be too subtle so I'm super glad you noticed! Going to check out your stuff when it's not so late... hope the surgery went well 😀
Rachelle, you are too kind. 😀 Thanks for the nice comments on Three Threes. I really appreciate the thoughts RE spiritual tones. That means a lot to me as a songwriter. I see your profile says you're due for an operation-- praying it goes well!
Hey Rachelle! Thank you so much for your kind and generous comment on Run Run Run! And, yes, I would love to do a collab some time!
I got your email, thank you 😀
Why thank you so much for listening. i really appreciate it! <3
Thank you for your words about my son and my ...life 😀 thank you very much. It's always a nice break from the battle when you hear someone say "I get that" and you know they do. My son is mostly echolalia with "I want" statements for basic needs. Sometimes he he'll actually communicate, but it's rare - we're finding out it's also completely by choice now - he just turned 12. we do have OT and SpT and I do have a caregiver 17 hours a week - and I can't give up -I can't. He's all I have. Hugs to you lady. You are a beautiful person.
Good to hear Take your time
Hey! My name is Steve. Keep an eye on my writing and let me know if you’re interested in collaborating with anything. Hope to talk to you soon.
I've sent my reply, sorry for the delay.
Thank you so much for your moving comment on my collaboration with Dawn.
Hey Rachelle. Thank you so much for your incredible comments on "its alright'. It is funny how sometimes the ideas I am not giving much thought to suddenly blossom like that and yes i am branching out by being more literal about my feelings in lyrics where as in the past i have often hidden them. Thank you again and yes definitely we shall aim to collab. Would love to hear those vocals on some ideas i have x
Hi Rachelle, yes of course, please send me email. Looking forward to collaborating with you.
Hi Rachelle, thank you so much for listening and sharing your thoughts on my music and this very sensitive subject. You wrote very important words which might help people who suffer the loss of the dear ones understand what is involved. The loss is too painful and every life is precious. Dawn kindly agreed to sing this song. I've posted her beautiful and very moving vocals here: http://fawm.org/songs/81232/
I added you to the collab...
Regarding "Stomp'n" the 1st on my song list: It's available still. If you create a lyric and vocal, then just record the vocal (DRY), and send it to me in (.wav ) format. I'll mix it afterwards.
Let me know, then I'll save it for you
THank you so much. It is an absolutely lovely take. Very well done. AN honor to work with you.
Absolutely, ease it up so its singable:)
If you don't intend to do changes to the lyrics its not necessary to mail me first. You can just add it.
I only want to get asked before if somebody want to change things 😀
I would love if you did the song. I add you as a collaborator. THANK you.
Thanks for the feedback on Slow Down. I didn't know you played piano. Really liked Warning Call.
Thank you for your kind comment on "I am nobodys child":
Sure lovely. Its email@example.com
Thank you! Fire Lane now has music.
Happy fawm to you too! Good luck!
Here's to a wonderful FAWM!
Huzzah! Happy fawming!!
Hi, I remember you're learning guitar (from Facebook). And I recall I like what you've done in the past, so watchlisting you.
Hey there. Time to get excited
Hi, I was hoping you'd be around this year! Happy fawming 😀
Hi Rachelle! Looking forward to listening to your stuff and collaborating this FAWM.
Wooo Rachelle! Looking forward to this crazy thing!
Thank you Rachelle. Looking forward to hearing your songs.
Welcome back! Have s great FAWM!
Welcome back! 😀
Have a fun and songworthy FAWM!
Happy FAWM Rachelle! Let's keep it rolling!
I wish you a happy fawm
Hey, Rachelle - Glad to see you back. Enjoy another February of creativity!
Glad to see you back!! Looking forward to your FAWM! 😀
To you as well! Hope you have a great FAWM and lots of fun creating!
And to you, m'dear!
The same to you! Looking forward to FAWM2018!
Cant wait to see what you come up with this time round.
Hello! 😀 Good to see you back here again!
HEy lovely.. Maybe we can get a collab on this year. Hope so
Hi Rachelle, how's the guitar practice coming. Guitar or not, I look forward to hearing your music 😀