Influences: This year, my influences will probably be varied. I became a fan of Kings of Leon's last 4 albums (and disappointed in their first couple as I picked them up in thrift shops). So I'll probably go there but seriously need drums to pull anything off like that. I will probably do some DCFC-like songs this year. The War on Drugs - I would love to rip-off some of the mastery of the gauzy two-chord songs this guy has done. Fantastic. Also love Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell/Seven Swans/Michigan kind of beauty.
This is my 12th FAWM. I think. Not entirely sure.
I am up for collabs - I play guitars, bass and keys and sing. Collabs will be with lyricists that have 'safe for work' lyrics.
Some of my collaboration capabilities that are not so common here on FAWM:
I have added B3 to several FAWMer's past offerings - if you don't know what that is, you probably aren't looking for it - which is cool.
Mandolin (If the song is in G, and I can use my knowledge of two-finger chords!)
Freestyling acoustic piano and singing to lyrics without music.
Other stuff like that.
Here's something you might find useful this FAWM: A zip file containing about 35 .wav files which are song count in numbers and song section call-outs for you to drop in to your DAW on your songs, so you can use them while you record in a different part of your room - at least that's what I do: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GWQV...
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Yeah I'll be doing FAWM, or at least I'll try! We can play it by ear and see how this FAWM goes! I tend to get overwhelmed. 😮 Wishing you a happy FAWM!
Ha - didn't think of that! Might have a play. 😀
Hi Scott - Thanks for the advice. I have a copy of Traction 6 and I like it, but Live has been my DAW of choice for a long time now, and I can't wait to get my hands on Live 10 😀
Here's to a productive February!
I am back, with bigger goals too! I'd love work collab on something like that. Despite being a worship leader for a long time, I've always struggled to write worship songs. Sounds like a great challenge!
They do look cool! Jars of Clay? Those were prob pretty nice pieces of gear then.
Yeah we should try to do a collab this year too.
Hi Scott, good to hear from you. A real B3? That would be cool.
I'll add you on my collab list for 2018 before it gets out of hand.
So, I have always wondered what is in your rack picture on your profile. Do you use that gear much, or are you an in the box kind of guy? I mainly have mic preamps that I use and a few compressors. Anyway, I figured that should finally ask.
Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! 11th round??! That's awesome! Congrats!
Ha, yea collab-ing on purpose would be good. 😀 I chose Reaper because the other three people in my band are using it... Hopefully that will help me get through the bumps. I'll check out Tracktion, though! 😀