ScreamieBirds 14

@sbs2018

Florida USA   Jan 29

www.kathyholmes.net  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Eclectic mix of Beatles, Elvis, Motown, Disco, Stevie Nix, Leonard Cohen, Devil Doll, anything with a beat.

Grew up near the beach in Southern California with a book in one hand and a transistor radio in the other. Wrote my first song with a childhood friend and we called ourselves the Screamie Birds. After a Silicon Valley technical writing career burnout, I started writing novels and then returned to my first love - music. This love for music became clearer after meeting my father and his musical side of the family later in life. So now I’m writing songs, practicing the keys, and having a blast learning everything I can about music production.

Songs (14)

#1 3 Drinks Later (I’m Dancing with Travolta) 16
Feb 5
#2 Tormented Soul (of the Night) 6
Feb 6
#3 Upside Down 5
Feb 7
#4 Kentucky Flame 5
Feb 8
#5 I Missed the Train 7
Feb 9
#6 Heartache and Palm Fever 6
Feb 11
#7 You're Such a Louse 8
Feb 12
#8 Ode to John Madison (and the Rum Runners) 4
Feb 21
#9 Silent Nights (Tribute to “Sound of Silence”) 2
Feb 22
#10 Wise Woman (The Wisest Woman I’ve Ever Known) 8
Feb 23
#11 Doo Mop Study One (Love is Forever) @leepat  1
Feb 24
#12 Hooked on a Feeling (Still) 2
Feb 27
#13 Who Do You Trust (Elvis or John Wayne?) Was "How Do You Ever Trust Another?" 3
Feb 27
#14 Game of Surrender 1
Feb 27

Soundboard

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  • @srcoops Apr 5

    Thanks for the nice comments on New Kid and Divided World. You are very kind.

  • @mmmmarcus  Mar 24

    I joined GYAWS which is one song a week with a theme prompt. Been great so far, uploaded my 4th track yesterday. I'll join some skirmishes too when time allows, but I am trying to get some FAWM songs polished up and released too so been busy times 😀 the Swedish language one was recently released and should have one more out within a few weeks. Was really happy with a lot of my FAWM material so I wanna put it to good use if possible 😁 50/90 seems cool, anything to keep on writing and producing is good! Keep on rocking!

  • @chrishope  Mar 24

    been researching it and others.. might go for it.. good luck ..may it rain $ and learning 😅

  • @mmmmarcus  Mar 21

    If it feels right to you it is right. It's still your creative process and shouldn't change stuff just because people say so 😀 Constructive criticism can be great sometimes though, to put things in perspective. Hope you're having a great post-FAWM time, I'm having withdrawal symptoms from all the great songwriting 😁

  • @mmmmarcus  Mar 18

    Thank you very much for the nice words on "Invincible"!

  • @wacha  Mar 15

    Thank you for your kind words on "New Kid".

  • @rainchaser  Mar 13

    Thank you for your lovely comment on our song. We really appreciated the listen as well! I'm starting to think that I actually do sound like George Harrison on that song, early George Harrison that is. As he made mistakes in his guitar playing at the time and would only play his part when it's appropriate. Like him, I also consider myself a guitar fanatic rather than a guitarist!

    The Beatles knew how to grab attention to their songs within the first few seconds of the song, that's why I liked about them! They employed songwriting tricks in many ways to their songs to make them sound different but yet memorable.

  • @coolparadiso  Mar 12

    Thx for your comment. Tequila has suprisingly always been kind to me - but not to all my friends!

  • @mkd  Feb 28

    Thanks for your comment on my daft 10x10!

  • @quork  Feb 28

    Thanks for listening and commenting! Much appreciated.

  • @lenigmusx1  Feb 24

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments! I really appreciate the listens and will be back to check out more of you songs.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 23

    Yay! I'm so glad you liked it!

  • @lenigmusx1  Feb 22

    Thank you for the comments on "The way you are". I am going to check out your stuff right now😊

  • @ianuarius  Feb 21

    Hey, glad you liked it! Thank you for your comments on my stuff. 😀 One week left, huh?

  • @sbs2018 Feb 17

    My first FAWM has exhausted me so much, I’ve gotten sick. Every time I try writing another song, I get painfully sick again. Think I might have to sit the rest of the month out.

  • @tseaver  Feb 17

    Thanks for your comment on my song, "Invisible Means of Support." I just put up the demo.

  • @kerrgriffin Feb 16

    Thx for the comment! Happy FAWMing!

  • @aneil Feb 16

    Thx for your comment on my soundboard! My Mom always claimed Music was my first Love! I thought God reserved that place! My music teacher said I had christian music coming out of my ears. not much has changed

  • @valeriecox  Feb 15

    Hi there. Thanks for the comment. 😀

  • @berni1954  Feb 15

    Thanks for giving "I'm a Songwriter" a spin.

  • @wacha  Feb 15

    Thank you for taking the time to listen to "Living in Love", glad you enjoyed it.

  • @brownium Feb 14

    Thanks for giving a listen to Blessings and Promises!

  • @wacha  Feb 12

    Thank you very much for your kind words on "Lady Jane".

  • @coffeeinthesink  Feb 12

    Thanks for the kind comments! Nice to see a fellow Floridian. I'll be sure to give you a listen.

  • @kerrgriffin Feb 11

    Thanks for the comments on my song!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 8

    Thanks for your "Unexpected" listen. 😀 The vocals in the first of the 10 tracks were an experiment which didn't entirely work, but so it goes. The rest of the songs went OK, I think. Thanks for your kind words!

  • @wacha  Feb 7

    Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again", it's nice to see that one connecting with so many people.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 6

    Hi -

    I saw your excerpt of "Letter to a Young Songwriter" on the inspiration quote thread, and followed the link to the rest of it.

    I just wanted to drop by and say "thanks" for that. It reinforces my sense that "the journey is the destination" in terms of this here songwriting pursuit, and it also helps steel my resolve to continue, specifically on a big music project I've been working on for the past few years, outside of FAWM. And to just continue to pursue songwriting no matter where it leads.

  • @mleverette  Feb 4

    I have the same mic in your pic! Looking forward to hearing your songs this FAWM. Enjoy!

  • @andygetch  Feb 3

    Hi Kathy and welcome to FAWM!

  • @haim  Feb 3

    I'm really looking forward for your first song after reading your Artist Bio.

  • @meadows  Feb 2

    Thank you for your kind words! 😀

  • @haim  Feb 2

    Hi Kathy, thank you for your comment on my song, I appreciate it and I'm looking forward for your first song!

  • @sbs2018 Feb 2

    Thanks everybody!

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 2

    Thanks @sbs2018 I really enjoyed doing it too! Well worth playing with!

  • @brownium Feb 1

    Hi Kathy - you asked if a forum if writing lyrics first, then adding music later "works with FAWM". Certainly. Any way you want to do it. I will say, you'll likely get more feedback if you post recorded versions of your songs early on, but how you do it is up to you.

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 1

    Ha, we had a band (when tiny) called The Neutronic Fish (maybe I should use that).
    Anyways, welcome to FAWM good luck.

  • @cairobraga Feb 1

    be very much welcome, Kathy! have a great first FAWM, yeah? 😘

  • @ericdistad  Feb 1

    Welcome to FAWM! 😀