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.
|#1||3 Drinks Later (I’m Dancing with Travolta)||
|#2||Tormented Soul (of the Night)||
|#5||I Missed the Train||
|#6||Heartache and Palm Fever||
|#7||You're Such a Louse||
|#8||Ode to John Madison (and the Rum Runners)||
|#9||Silent Nights (Tribute to “Sound of Silence”)||
|#10||Wise Woman (The Wisest Woman I’ve Ever Known)||
|#11||Doo Mop Study One (Love is Forever) @leepat||
|#12||Hooked on a Feeling (Still)||
|#13||Who Do You Trust (Elvis or John Wayne?) Was "How Do You Ever Trust Another?"||
|#14||Game of Surrender||
Thanks for the nice comments on New Kid and Divided World. You are very kind.
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!
been researching it and others.. might go for it.. good luck ..may it rain $ and learning 😅
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 😁
Thank you very much for the nice words on "Invincible"!
Thank you for your kind words on "New Kid".
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.
Thx for your comment. Tequila has suprisingly always been kind to me - but not to all my friends!
Thanks for your comment on my daft 10x10!
Thanks for listening and commenting! Much appreciated.
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.
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it!
Thank you for the comments on "The way you are". I am going to check out your stuff right now😊
Hey, glad you liked it! Thank you for your comments on my stuff. 😀 One week left, huh?
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.
Thanks for your comment on my song, "Invisible Means of Support." I just put up the demo.
Thx for the comment! Happy FAWMing!
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
Hi there. Thanks for the comment. 😀
Thanks for giving "I'm a Songwriter" a spin.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to "Living in Love", glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for giving a listen to Blessings and Promises!
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Lady Jane".
Thanks for the kind comments! Nice to see a fellow Floridian. I'll be sure to give you a listen.
Thanks for the comments on my song!
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!
Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again", it's nice to see that one connecting with so many people.
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.
I have the same mic in your pic! Looking forward to hearing your songs this FAWM. Enjoy!
Hi Kathy and welcome to FAWM!
I'm really looking forward for your first song after reading your Artist Bio.
Thank you for your kind words! 😀
Hi Kathy, thank you for your comment on my song, I appreciate it and I'm looking forward for your first song!
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.
Ha, we had a band (when tiny) called The Neutronic Fish (maybe I should use that).
Anyways, welcome to FAWM good luck.
be very much welcome, Kathy! have a great first FAWM, yeah? 😘
Welcome to FAWM! 😀