Scott Lake 15


Colorado Springs USA   Jan 2007  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Mostly 2016 discoveries from albums that were released prior to 2016. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color Pinkshinyultrablast DCFC-Kintsugi Colony House - When I was Younger stuff like that.

This is my 11th FAWM. what?!?

I am up for collabs - I play guitars, bass and keys and sing. Collabs will be with lyricists that have 'safe for work' lyrics. Also, last year I asked a favorite fawmer if he would be willing to musicify some of my lyrics; best collab ever for me.

sandbox for song titles that have come to me over the past couple weeks:

1. Flicka Van Halen (my cocker spaniel looks like Eddie in the 80's when she needs a haircut)
2. Gotta do something like Time Cop 1983
3. Trust is hard to build on a timer
4. Logarithms (math nerd song)
5. Preposition Pile-up (It's really coming down up here)
6. Allowing Death to Hide Behind Words


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  • @lcad Mar 30

    Just wanted to say thanks for the kind comment on my song! Sorry to take a while to get back but appreciated it nonetheless.

  • @lhcisco  Mar 24

    Thanks for stoppin' by bro! I'm working on my 5 song EP so, this one will probably get the band re-do upgrade.

  • @kevinemmrich  Mar 21

    Thanks for the repeat listen on One Day. Soudcloud seem to be on strike at the moment -- I clicked on two tunes and just had the soundcloud logo there -- no way to play the songs., I'll try again later.

  • @thefuneralcrasher  Mar 21

    Thanks,'s great to think that the two places are polar opposites, despite sharing the same name. I propose a televised clientele swap πŸ˜€

  • @barbara  Mar 21

    Wiggles on the uke just a happy accident that worked, I think. I do love eastern music, so it's no accident that I would leave it that way. Thanks for your comments!

  • @oddaustin Mar 20

    It does seem like we're the only two.
    Barring some catastrophe, I'll be back next year.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 20

    Thank you tons for your encouragement. And, yes, I LOVE Sweetwater. I wanna live there. I also know quite a few people who work there. The only problem is, I have a fifty dollar budget, and I'd probably have to do layaway on that. LOL. Having said all that, your encouragement was a blessing.

  • @thefuneralcrasher  Mar 18

    hi Scott..Thanks! the chord at the end of the chorus of "Jeannie" is just an A7 sus4 then an A7 i think ! the bass helps it feel like there's more there than there is possibly..cheers for the kind words πŸ˜€

  • @froley Mar 17

    Ooh yeah you're right - thanks for pointing out the missing track. Dropbox's handling of public folders must have just changed over so none of my songs will be streamable any more. If I find the time I will reupload to soundcloud. Thanks again for the heads up!

  • @spinhead  Mar 16

    Superstition Mountain is way out in the center of the big square range, and it is indeed the highest point. I could be totally wrong, of course. Sometimes I inadvertently make stuff up. But as far as I can tell, Superstition itself is way out yonder, and that mountain leaning over Apache Junction is nameless.

    I guess everyone's spent time here one way or another, eh?

  • @tinam Mar 14

    Scott i must thank you for all the lovely comments youve left on my songs & for having me in the Fave Vocalists thread ( i never ever expected to be in that!)
    I only popped back here to check if my songs were still playing as i thought dropbox was stopping the streaming? anyway I promise to come back & listen to more of your songs at the weekend..
    One last thing January I found a post from you on my soundboard from last year ,asking where I hung out the rest of the year...sorry I meant to let you know before but forgot!
    I am at a lovely little forum The Songwriter Forum UK all year round should check it out its a great place

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Mar 14

    Hey Scott, which DAW do you work with? Or how would you prefer tracks? I may have some time this week to export everything.

  • @zecoop  Mar 12

    Thanks Scott! Obviously I am always thrilled when someone as talented as Liz works o a song with me.. I thought of her immediately when I wrote it and she took it to another level.

    Just back from an emergency work trip that interrupted my listening, but I will catch up!

  • @ihelen  Mar 9

    Well, nobody, not even for whom it was directed, deciphered my cryptogram song. lol I assume you are asking for the solution, so here goes... The notes in the main section are A Esharp Eflat and Bflat. I suppose the sharp and flats would've made it trickier. Using the French method (via the wiki page), they would correlate to H E L P. At least that's how it went in my head. πŸ˜‰

  • @ihelen  Mar 8

    Hi Scott, I like Impressionist art too... The farthest I got with Faure and Satie was downloading the sheet music onto my iPad and playing the originals on my keyboard to practice. My intent was to have some kind of lyrics go over them, but I didn't get to it. It's actually very lame sounding in idea, compared to what you did. πŸ˜– I can't even find a suitable cringing emoji to represent my embarrassment. I'm glad you did them though, because they deserve to be heard - both originals and yours. If I ever do a version, I'll let you know, but it won't be anytime soon. Years maybe, maybe in another FAWM. Thanks for the encouragement though - you're very kind. 😊

  • @tjeff  Mar 8

    Hi Scott - thanks for busting by days-old zong! I appreciate the listen and the feedback!!

  • @lhcisco  Mar 3

    Thanks for stoppin' by man! That's my acu/elec Baritone. I should play that thing WAY more.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 2

    I've always been fearlessflight2014, ever since my first FAWM in 2014!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 2

    Thanks for your encouraging feedback on 'Good Girl', I really appreciate you taking the time. Your comment is my favourite comment this FAWM. I LOVE Esperanza!!

  • @karan  Mar 2

    Here you go, Scott! I'm looking forward to hearing you sing in German! 😁

    G C
    G C

    G C
    D Em
    C D
    G G

    G C
    D Em
    C Am
    D D

    Bm Bm C C
    G Em D D
    Em C G Em
    C Am D D
    C D G G

  • @thefuneralcrasher  Mar 2

    Hi Scott...thanks very much for your kind comments...I hope to catch up with a few more reviews as soon as my head has recovered from the madness of FAWM πŸ˜€

  • @piney  Mar 2

    Thanks for you comment! I appreciate it much πŸ˜€

  • @karan  Mar 2

    Go for it! I really look forward to your interpretation! πŸ˜€

  • @apertome  Mar 1

    I meant to say, yes, I'd be up for working on something together, my e-mail is on my profile so drop me a line and we can coordinate.

  • @apertome  Mar 1

    Yes, that Nils Frahm album is fantastic. I love the way he records from inside his pianos. We have a piano but I haven't done much recording with it yet. I should definitely do more with it. It's just an old upright but it sounds pretty good!

  • @jeffdesantis  Feb 28

    Hey Scott - Yeah, please feel free to update the link for Hitched. Or send me a link to download the mp3 and I'll update from my end.

  • @zecoop  Feb 27

    So, what did you think of the new ZeVille? I tried to add Bernard guitar to go with your Hooky bass, and some Gillian synths to boot. I like it... πŸ˜€

  • @jeffdesantis  Feb 26

    Wow Scott, I finally got around to be able to listen to your track with the B3. Amazing! I really dig it. Really added a lot of life to the track.

  • @zecoop  Feb 25

    Sorry... that was me... logged in under my other account for the 4-tracks! πŸ˜€

  • @fourtracktape Feb 25

    Here's a new demo for you, for ZeVille... Please add me as a collaborator now! It turned out kind of different and I like it, πŸ˜€

  • @yam655  Feb 25

    Congratulations for making it to the Century Club! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 25

    Hey, it's not letting me have access, since my google account is different. Can you send them to zecoop at yahoo with

  • @zecoop  Feb 25

    I like sharing those... I definitely plan on doing that again next year. I meant to record new ones this year, but didn't get to it. Hopefully I have some time to get something on yours. Thanks for sending it! πŸ˜€

  • @letterafterz Feb 25

    Thanks for the feedback on my last year track Scott - I've been bombarded and unable to Fawn this month which makes me sad :

  • @engebretsen  Feb 24

    Colorado Yes! En vacker dag vil jeg til USA. SΓ₯ i fremtiden hΓ₯per jeg det blir tur!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 24

    Hi Scott.

    I've not received anything from @pipewrench67 yet, so if Paul finishes his piece soon, then we will go to you before you're busy on Sunday, and then we will leave it as is (without me), since FAWM ends after Tuesday.

  • @engebretsen  Feb 24

    Herligt! Si ifra om du noen gang kommer til Oslo. Bjuder pΓ₯ en bΓ€rs! (Øl in Norwegian.) Keep up the good fawm work!

  • @engebretsen  Feb 24

    Glemte Γ₯ takke for comments pΓ₯" Theresgate"!! What is your relation to Scandianavia? I am curious about that...

  • @zecoop  Feb 24

    Sweet - thanks! I'm looking forward to having some fun, and will let you know if anything works out. πŸ˜€

  • @engebretsen  Feb 23

    Thx for comments on "Who will" Much appreciated!

  • @w1n Feb 22

    Thanks Scott, your right about the spelling error. And it's the chorus I'm least satisfied with.

  • @apertome  Feb 22

    Hey, thanks for checking out "Mirror in mirror" - Yes, Arvo PΓ€rt is amazing. Spiegel Im Spiegel may well be the first thing of his I heard, and I was stunned by its transcendent beauty but also incredible simplicity (though it's deceptively simple, and quite difficult to play *well*).

    As for ebow, I felt like the song was almost done but needed "something." Then my wife gave me the ebow and I started playing around with it and thought "This is perfect!" Fortuitous timing.

    Now I spent vastly more time on that than anything else, and I'm looking forward to getting back to regularly scheduled FAWM, haha!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 22

    Posted you a possible final mix. See what you think.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 20

    I'd buy a Px-5S if I had the money, and my life would be compelte. Or at least my keys studio

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 20

    Ooh a B3!! I will defy take advantage of that at some stage. Thanks for visiting Lie Down.

  • @spinhead  Feb 20

    Takes a simple tune and makes it timeless. If I ever really learn to play piano I may be able to create arrangements like that.

    Feel free to share that any way you like.

  • @spinhead  Feb 20

    Listening to your version of "Water Over Stone" right now. Powerful arrangement. Back when it's done.

  • @spinhead  Feb 19

    My oh my. Thanks for the the songlove, sir. Colorado is between where we are and where we go so I'm thinking a pint and a jam are in order sometime.

    Love to hear your versions of any of my stuff. Have at it.

  • @jeffdesantis  Feb 18

    Hey Scott - If you'd like to add B3, have at it. Let me know what you need.

  • @spinhead  Feb 18

    Intriguing comment on "If I Was Ten Feet Tall" for which I thank you.

  • @zecoop  Feb 18

    Drums for you... πŸ˜€

  • @thebschip Feb 18

    Thanks for visiting, listening, and commenting. I look forward to hearing the rest of your tunes! (Yep... still very behind here, haha.)

  • @solarrainuk  Feb 18

    Hey Scott, do you want to go ahead and link that track here? As I don't think i can download it from SC, and it's set to private

  • @zecoop  Feb 17

    I might actually just upload it and make it available. I think it would be fun to hear different songs.

  • @zecoop  Feb 17

    I can get you that drum track... Email me at ZeCoop at Yahoo. πŸ˜€

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 17

    re: bacon song and being a 5 yr old.

    Scott, that's my secret. I am essentially ALWAYS five years old in my mind. πŸ˜€ #chickenbutt

  • @tjeff  Feb 17

    Hey Scott - thanks for checking out Wold Creek Pass & Long Way Down. Much appreciated!

  • @solarrainuk  Feb 16

    Hi Scott, glad you like Wyvern. I wasn't sure about the chord changes at the end, but listening back they at least make the outro a bit more interesting I think. You're welcome to download and add some guitar to this, it does feel like it needs more..something!

  • @tootoobee  Feb 16

    Thanks for commenting on my morph song. Yes, the BiaB fingerpicking guitar music is maybe the only part I like πŸ˜‰ I love the acoustic guitar playing of BiAB, used it often in Singer-Songwriter-style songs.

  • @woody Feb 16

    Hey Scott, yeah it's me from WP all those years ago at Darren's occasional originals open mic thing. I grew up on the westside of COS when Circle Drive was the edge of town, the incline was still running and grownups didn't freak out over kids scrambling up the big red rocks. Good times. Now live in a very scenic part of Arkansas.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 16

    Also a natural baritone but you'd guessed that. I have a decent usable range. I need to spring my falsetto loose at some point! Thanks for listening to "Quaint".

  • @zackdavid  Feb 16

    Hey man, thanks for your kind words on my latest jam. I recorded the cajon with a condenser mic in front and a dynamic mic in the back, just outside the sound hole. Then separated the tracks and EQed each one. Not sure if I'm 100% convinced with the sound I've gotten but I think it works πŸ˜€

  • @w1n Feb 14

    I'll want to finish a couple of more tunes and post them before I post it, hopefully get it out during the weekend or on monday.

  • @w1n Feb 14

    U got mail, or to be more precise a mix waiting for you in Googledrive

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 14

    really enjoying your reimagining of those classical tracks! well done!

  • @meadows  Feb 11

    Thanks Scott for all your comments and for encouraging me to sing! I'm very honoured. πŸ˜€ And after all the instrumentals I finally did it:

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 11

    I actually listened to that track before I started recording to make sure I didn't inadvertently copy anything. πŸ˜€ Twang Bar King is one of my favourite albums.

  • @aquamunkee  Feb 11

    Thanks for all the great comments Scott! Although Vernon Reid wasn't a guitarist I ever studied, I was certainly impressed with his work with Living Color. I'll never forget the first time I heard his riff in Cult of Personality, then that solo... just nuts!

    Anyway, not an influence per se but definitely someone I admire, so the comparison is certainly flattering - thanks!

  • @brownium  Feb 10

    The first three chords you were asking about in Roots ( are:
    C (obviously)
    D (C-shape up two frets. So, D9sus4 or something)
    F (D-shape up three frets with G in the bass using my thumb. F6add2 ? Not so nice on my hands, whatever it is.)

  • @w1n Feb 10

    Tried sending you a mail via the mail address you have posted here yesterday, didn't you get it?

  • @w1n Feb 10

    Cool, do you need stems or separate files or does it work to sing on top of the MP3?

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 10

    Thanks Scott! The Eagles on, "Cross Country Friends?!" That is very high praise sir. I was actually trying to channel this amazing new artist here in LA named Theo Katzman. He's oustanding. Since I'm in LA I was hoping there may be some Tom Petty vibe floating around I could get too! LOL! πŸ˜€

  • @brownium  Feb 10

    Haven't forgotten about the sax part. Past could days have been packed.

  • @apertome  Feb 10

    Yes, the election and fallout from it are what I meant!

  • @w1n Feb 9

    Feel free, and don't feel limited by the Seraphine title, it's just a temporary title, sounded better than FAWMsong4. Think it comes from a childrens book by Philippe Fix, think it's called The House That Beebo Built, in english and SΓ©raphin (something) in french and norwegian.

  • @w1n Feb 9

    Hi Scott I don't have any lyrics for Seraphine. I usually struggle for a long while to come up with lyrics. Worked quickly and without any plan so I didn't write down the chords, but I can try to backwards engineer the song tomorrow.

  • @rops  Feb 9

    Thanks for the feedback! I definitely was channeling my inner Bille Joe with the song. Glad you liked it! That particular ladyfriend is certainly out of the picture now so it's all good now, thanks. πŸ˜‰

  • @alamous Feb 9

    Hey! Thanks for the comments! And about the question about the keyboards: No not really, Live he's got a Nord Electro, a Moog Little Phatty (for synth leads) and A Moog Opus 3 which is a organ/string machine. He usually plays either piano/electric piano/Hammond sounds for a song "main" keyboard sound and then occasionally spices it up with the opus 3 or maybe some screaming synth leads 😁

  • @sci Feb 9

    "How do you compose on a Sega? Is there a music app for it?" There is (see, though that's not what I used!
    I composed everything on my Windows machine, just keeping the Genesis hardware in mind. Once I finished composing, I compiled the song into a ROM to actually play the song on the console.
    It requires a special SD-card-to-Genesis-cart converter, but no actual hacking is involved. 😝
    anyway, thanks for the comment!

  • @jenfoss  Feb 9

    @scottlake thanks for helping with the song "How Long". I finally got it public so it will play for ya!

  • @skwaer Feb 9

    Scott - thanks for letting me know about GSi! Keep up the FAWMing!

  • @apertome  Feb 8

    Hey, thanks for checking out "Primeval Origins" -- yeah, modular is a deep hole for sure, but I find it quite rewarding. For the most part the Prophet 08 dominates that track, though. Some people sell all their other synths when they get into modular but I don't see that happening for me. Anyway I recommend it although be warned it's both expensive and addictive!

  • @zecoop  Feb 8

    Thanks for the listen Scott, I appreciated it a lot. And where is everything? I have no space in my bedroom studio anymore. I guess that means my collecting is done? πŸ˜‰ LOL

  • @benschiem  Feb 8

    @scottlake I am excited what you do with it πŸ˜€

  • @w1n Feb 7

    Ah sorry misunderstood, the drums on Rounder, the samples are the Indie Folk kit, and I guess it's a mixture of tweaked premade patterns and stuff I programmed. Usually work very fast and record while writing.

  • @w1n Feb 7

    Hi thanks for all the kind comments. Your songs are on the list of songs I need to check out, don't have internett at home right now. So I've fallen behind on commenting. The EZdrums on Always Awake, hmmm, I belive I used an expansion called Indie Folk for the sounds. Probably found a pattern I liked and tweaked it, had to work very fast with both writing and recording the song, cause I only had 2 1/2 hours of sparetime today.

  • @brownium  Feb 7

    I'll give the sax a go in the next couple days and see if I can fit something to it.

  • @sci Feb 6

    Hey there! to reply to your comment: 1-bit sound generation just means the waveform has two possible values: on or off. so it's basically a square wave, but you can do some neat tricks to add overtones or polyphony if you're clever.
    the 1bit VST I used was Shiru's "1bitstudio phasesynth"

    the delay VST I used is something I built myself and never finished (or released). it's designed to stabilize and modify feedback loops, and offers a bunch of math stuff specifically for OpenMPT. I don't think I'll ever finish it, but who knows lol

  • @apertome  Feb 6

    Thanks for your compliments. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is great and certainly an influence.

  • @jenfoss  Feb 6

    @scottlake I just had to say thank you! You mentioned that my vocals on "Gathered Waters" was biased to the left and sure enough, I accidentally had the knob to the left significantly. How in the world you caught that is phenomenal, I still have a long way to go before my ear catches those things. πŸ˜€ And I'm so excited to hear more of your music! I love knowing there are kindred spirits out there with the same goal in mind as myself! Rock those 4Gs. πŸ˜€

  • @ampersandman  Feb 6

    If so, you'll have great pleasure in discovering the complete discography of Elbow over the next months. My recommendation would be their rendition of their (imo) best album "The Seldom Seen Kid" performed live with the BBC concert orchestra. It is so moving that regularly makes me tear up. This is really as good as music gets.

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 6

    Might be worth planning our collab earlier this time, so we don't get blindsided by the end of the month again. Any thoughts on what you'd like to try?

  • @solarrainuk  Feb 3

    Thanks Scott, glad you enjoyed the track! The Lo-FI crackles/pops etc you hear are mostly from glitchy samples. I love mixing that kind of stuff in.

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 2

    Hey Scott - glad you liked the track! You can expect more Stick this month; I have a killer new bass amp to record it with...

  • @jnadon Feb 2

    Happy FAWM 2017! Here's to a great month ahead!

  • @petemurphy  Feb 2

    Scott, thank you so much for the nice words about the song I posted in the forum thread. I really appreciate it. I'm down with some kind of bug at the moment, but I'm gonna get on and do some more listening a bit later. Cheers!

  • @tootoobee  Feb 1

    Thanks for your kind comment on Ene Men Muh! Have a great FAWM!

  • @mattblick  Feb 1

    Thanks Scott - I'm stumped - it's ok on mac but doesn't work on my android phone but all the other songs do. Switched the link to the identical version that's on the EP - does that play for you?

  • @engebretsen  Feb 1

    Thanks you for comments on me and @caseewilson song "In the rain".! See what this year bring...

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 1

    Hey, thanks for your kind comment on the tune I posted in the forums! Happy FAWMing! πŸ˜€