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
|#1||Let There Be Light||
|#4||From Leading to Being Led||
|#8||It's Coming (Uh Oh Ah Ah) @w1n||
|#9||solarrainuk n scott lake wyvernrevyw @solarrainuk||
|#11||Water Over Stone - Interpretation @spinhead||
|#12||The Frog and the Scorpion @mikedebenham||
|#13||Coop ZeVille @zecoop||
|#14||Port Huron Saturday||
Just wanted to say thanks for the kind comment on my song! Sorry to take a while to get back but appreciated it nonetheless.
Thanks for stoppin' by bro! I'm working on my 5 song EP so, this one will probably get the band re-do upgrade.
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.
Thanks, Scott...it's great to think that the two places are polar opposites, despite sharing the same name. I propose a televised clientele swap 😀
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!
It does seem like we're the only two.
Barring some catastrophe, I'll be back next year.
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.
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 😀
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!
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?
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 ...in 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 ...you should check it out its a great place
Hey Scott, which DAW do you work with? Or how would you prefer tracks? I may have some time this week to export everything.
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!
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. 😉
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. 😖 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. 😊
Hi Scott - thanks for busting by days-old zong! I appreciate the listen and the feedback!!
Thanks for stoppin' by man! That's my acu/elec Baritone. I should play that thing WAY more.
I've always been fearlessflight2014, ever since my first FAWM in 2014!
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!!
Here you go, Scott! I'm looking forward to hearing you sing in German! 😁
Bm Bm C C
G Em D D
Em C G Em
C Am D D
C D G G
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 😀
Thanks for you comment! I appreciate it much 😀
Go for it! I really look forward to your interpretation! 😀
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.
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!
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.
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... 😀
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.
Sorry... that was me... logged in under my other account for the 4-tracks! 😀
Congratulations for making it to the Century Club! 😀
Hey, it's not letting me have access, since my google account is different. Can you send them to zecoop at yahoo with wetransfer.com?
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! 😀
Thanks for the feedback on my last year track Scott - I've been bombarded and unable to Fawn this month which makes me sad :
Colorado Yes! En vacker dag vil jeg til USA. Så i fremtiden håper jeg det blir tur!
Herligt! Si ifra om du noen gang kommer til Oslo. Bjuder på en bärs! (Øl in Norwegian.) Keep up the good fawm work!
Glemte å takke for comments på" Theresgate"!! What is your relation to Scandianavia? I am curious about that...
Sweet - thanks! I'm looking forward to having some fun, and will let you know if anything works out. 😀
Thx for comments on "Who will" Much appreciated!
Thanks Scott, your right about the spelling error. And it's the chorus I'm least satisfied with.
Hey, thanks for checking out "Mirror in mirror" - Yes, Arvo Pärt 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!
Posted you a possible final mix. See what you think.
I'd buy a Px-5S if I had the money, and my life would be compelte. Or at least my keys studio
Ooh a B3!! I will defy take advantage of that at some stage. Thanks for visiting Lie Down.
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.
Listening to your version of "Water Over Stone" right now. Powerful arrangement. Back when it's done.
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.
Hey Scott - If you'd like to add B3, have at it. Let me know what you need.
Intriguing comment on "If I Was Ten Feet Tall" for which I thank you.
Thanks for visiting, listening, and commenting. I look forward to hearing the rest of your tunes! (Yep... still very behind here, haha.)
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
I might actually just upload it and make it available. I think it would be fun to hear different songs.
I can get you that drum track... Email me at ZeCoop at Yahoo. 😀
Hey Scott - thanks for checking out Wold Creek Pass & Long Way Down. Much appreciated!
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!
Thanks for commenting on my morph song. Yes, the BiaB fingerpicking guitar music is maybe the only part I like 😉 I love the acoustic guitar playing of BiAB, used it often in Singer-Songwriter-style songs.
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.
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".
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 😀
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.
U got mail, or to be more precise a mix waiting for you in Googledrive
really enjoying your reimagining of those classical tracks! well done!
I actually listened to that track before I started recording to make sure I didn't inadvertently copy anything. 😀 Twang Bar King is one of my favourite albums.
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!
Tried sending you a mail via the mail address you have posted here yesterday, didn't you get it?
Cool, do you need stems or separate files or does it work to sing on top of the MP3?
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! 😀
Haven't forgotten about the sax part. Past could days have been packed.
Yes, the election and fallout from it are what I meant!
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 Séraphin (something) in french and norwegian.
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.
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. 😉
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 😁
"How do you compose on a Sega? Is there a music app for it?" There is (see kstorm.org), 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!
Scott - thanks for letting me know about GSi! Keep up the FAWMing!
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!
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.
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.
I'll give the sax a go in the next couple days and see if I can fit something to it.
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
Thanks for your compliments. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is great and certainly an influence.
@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. 😀 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. 😀
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.
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?
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.
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...
Happy FAWM 2017! Here's to a great month ahead!
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!
Thanks for your kind comment on Ene Men Muh! Have a great FAWM!
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?
Hey, thanks for your kind comment on the tune I posted in the forums! Happy FAWMing! 😀