Influences: Anything that makes me laugh, cry, or feel anything!
My music is mostly bluesy-jazzy, with some Django thrown in.
Mostly, I guess I am modern vintage
Love collabs and skirmishes.
Looking forward to connecting with old friends and making new ones.
Last year I connected with a few people I have seen for years but never communicated before. Hope to meet a few more of you.
Recently reached a musical milestone.
one of my songs ( a skirmish from FAWM) was accepted into the Philadelphia Real Book for original jazz compositions.
I will be off the grid from the 9-14. Going up north to do a concert with my old band! Will comment when I can!
|#1||A Little More Dolphin (DEMO UP) @donna||
|#2||What A Lovely World We Live In||
|#3||Hommage à une frite||
|#5||Superior (DEMO NOW UP)||
|#6||Heavens to Betsy||
|#7||It Wasn't Me||
|#8||Mango Girl (updated demo) @leepat||
|#9||vocal improvisation on Claire de Lune||
|#10||Turn the Page||
|#12||I'd Rather be Dreaming||
|#13||Sweet Jazz Music @klaus||
|#14||Turn The Page @petemurphy||
|#15||Drunk's puke and French perfume @iwilleatyou||
|#18||Grandma Was a Gypsy||
|#19||Hey Kid! (It was a long long time ago) @timfatchen||
|#20||The Poodle @sheilerk||
|#21||Golden Gate Park (aka California Daze) @robs||
Thanks for your comments on "You're the Fool Who Let His Good Dream Slip Away". ☮&♥
I appreciate your feedback on Vegetable Domination. HA! It would be fun to animate wouldn't it! Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by Sherry! Not too late to give it a go if you like - I can send you the basic guitar track... Let me know
Thanks for your comments on "violent silence" 😀
Oh thanks for visiting my song. I feel guilty about not making time to listen to more of your album but I'm focusing more on finishing all my late demos first then I'll be back!
I was pleasantly surprised to get your comment love on "Anonymity" - after I kind of surprised myself! I think I will try more genre stretching during 50/90. Who knows where that will lead....?
Thanks a lot for your nice comment on "Empty Streets (Reprise)", much appreciated. You're the second person commenting that bit of Neil Young in my voice, never heard that one before! 😁
Hi Sherry, thank you very much for your warm comments and support. Looking forward to collaborating with you when you get the chance. I'm happy to collaborate any time so whenever is good for you is good for me. Thank you for your kind presence.
Wow! Thank you for taking time to listen and comment on my songs! 😀
Thanks for explaining the placeholders to me! I'll definitely have to do that next year, when I'll hopefully be more organized about FAWM in general. 😀
Awhhh...Sherry...you're such a doll♡♡ let's make sure we meet up in the summer if we're both in New York at the same time..
Zecoop is truly amazing, isn't he? Made my part in Northern Lights (vocals/lyrics/melody) rather easy to do! Thanks for listening. 😀
Well you overachiever you.... I'm so freaking jealous!!! Serious I'm so proud of you and all the work output this year. Just was an amazing month wasn't it? I just love the thought of all of us collectively putting over 11,000 compositions into the universe. It can only be good. Stay in touch Dear♡♡
Wow...you've been killing it! Touch should be unlocked this evening...heading off to work!
Check your email We got revised lyrics. They are not posted yet
You got mail
Hi Sherry. I posted a lyric for Russ's Poodle song, then I revised it. Might still need tweeking, but I'm not sure he's seen the revisions. Just letting you know, since we're all busy in the home stretch, and I'm not sure he saw that I made changes.
Hi Sherry, thanks for the lyrics, I'm halfway with the demo. There is room for another verse, can you write 4 more lines about San Francisco? (If not no problem, I can always make it into an instrumental solo.)
Sheer magic, Sherry. !!!! xxxx xxx
Haha... "Conversating." I hear it used often and it isn't a word. I agree. It just seemed to fit. LOL
Sorry, I must have stutter tapped the message and it went up twice and there's no way to delete, just edit. I guess I subliminally wanted to thank you for each track individually!
Got your two harmony tracks for "Humans". They sound great, nice clean recording too. Thanks! And thanks for doubling the goodness. It will help to fatten up the track nicely. It will be a few days before this goes up because some people will be doing it after March 1st. I will definitely let everyone know where to hear and download when it's done.
Hi Sherry, arghh I've been a terrible fawmer this year! Going away for the last weekend didn't help either, just got back into internet range but will have a listen now, geez look at you kicking goals!!
Sherry, thanks SO much for singing on "Humans". Don't worry, I can sync up the harmonies in the DAW so send separate files if you can. I can't wait to hear them!
Hi, Sherry! First of all, congrats on your FAWM win! Secondly, welcome back from being on the road! And thirdly, thank you so very much for leaving such kind and supportive comments on ALL of the renditions of "The Road Is So Long, Lord." I wasn't able to do as much during this year's FAWM as I was during last year's FAWM, but I'm so glad you got a kick out of seeing all those versions of my song. It's the first thing anything like that has happened to me during FAWM and I thought it was really quite special too. Just another instance of FAWM magic!
Very kind of you re: bass vocal on The Road is So Long. 😀
Thanks for the nice comment on my "Caterpillar" skirmish song. Kids songs are fun to write, and I can never resist an easy alliteration. 😕
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment! I would look very forward to it... 😀
Will definitely. Check out It Wasn't Me when I get back in my car and huge congratulations!!
Thanks for your nice comment on "Strawberry Jam," which I watched my mother make as a kid. Cheers.
Hi, Sherry, glad you like my latest song! I keep trying different styles. Vox were the right choice since I'm now fighting a throat infection.
Just saying hi and thanking you loads for your encouragement.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my dark "Strawberry Jam." 😀 The high school labels of choice were Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill and Annie Green Springs. I moved up to Ripple when my palate became more sophisticated.
Thank you dear Sherry for putting the word out about my music on the Forum. That was so thoughtful of you. You really made my day♡♡
A peanut shell??!! You have spurred me on to even weirder extremes, my friend. Hahahahaha!!!
You're one visitation up on me, Sherry. Thanks for stopping by, and well done on completing the challenge.
Bon soir sherry! Glad you like 😀 We need to collab more (next FAWM if the U.S. is still above water). We should do a jazz song (you sing). It'll be a good challenge for me personally.
I hope you like the idea I came up with for Drunk's Puke 😀
I'm glad you like it, Sherry. I'm more than happy for you to use it on FAWM if you want. Always a pleasure to work with you. The words are great... they inspired me instantly, and the music melody came to me straight away.
thanks for you kind comments on 'Wrap up' Sherry - i'm happy you appreciate! Would you know a drummer who can play on it too? had to ask 😀
Thanks so loads sherry for the comments . I and hopefully gig to squeeze in another zecoop collab in next few days .
OK, i'll see what I can come up with.
Sherry check your email. I'm down for Anosmia. Are you interested in singing it? I make the music you sing?
Thank you Sherry, that's a very nice thing to say ❤️️. In the event that you may have some leftover lyric fragments sent them to me and I can try to record them (I don't like long lyrics so max 1 verse + 1 chorus or something like that.)
Yes, I tried to concentrate on the snappy rhythm and constant rhyming. It gets almost abstract at places so it sounds very natural when you start to scat. I will definitely remember you the next time I feel all jazzy! 😀
Oh, I like it! Your music and vocals really make the lyrics shine. Love the way you sing "big behind" line. 😀 You add some much feeling and swing to the whole. Thanks so much for this, Sherry.
And only one more song and you're a Winner!
Hi, glad you liked my song. It was inspired by a photograph. I really appreciate your compliments.
I'm watching you now. 😀 If you're happy with the demo no need to email it to me. Sherry, I trust you. Please post it as a new song and add me as a collaborator so I can add my bit to the liner notes.
Thanks for listening and commenting on "Turn The Page" and "Forbidden Blade". Glad you liked em. It was fun hanging out at the superskirmish with you and the other FAWMers.
Great! Scat away. No pressure though if you don't have time or something else comes up. 😀
Sherry, I'm sorry for the late reply. I'm taking a few days off for Lynsey's birthday. I'll check out Turn The Page when I get a moment, and I should be back in action from Wednesday. I hope you're well.
Hi Sherry. So nice of you to comment on I Worry and Read My Hips. I just posted a lyrics-only song open for collabs called Sweet Jazz Music. I really wouldn't mind at all if you'd demo it. Just a thought... 😀
Tnx for dropping by!!!
I will defenitely check out the said song and more! It's been a bit hectic around hete, so getting around to this year's edition hasn't been easy til now. Let's hope I can enjoy it a bit more this last bit!!
sherry, thanks so much for listening and liking "humans". i would love it if you can add your sultry voice to the fawm choir on the chorus. thanks for offering to do it, and for your encouragement.
And no worries, I'll keep it downloadable till you've got it.
Within FAWM there's an arrow pointing down in the upper right corner.
Click and download.
Or go to my SoundCloud page under the track click more and then download.
Hope this helps.
Just saw your comment on "Hot in the Kitchen." That piano bit grabbed me one day and wouldn't let go.
I'm having such a fun FAWM. I need to listen to more of your stuff, do some catching up.
I think I need to change some settings in SoundCloud too.
I'm in Spain at the moment and will be flying home tonight. When I get home I'll have a look and I'll let you know.
Yoo hoo.... 😀
Check your email.
Glad it wasn't you. 😀
Hey sherry! Thank you for listening to Loser Lover - it was a fun skirmish for sure. Cheers for your comment too 😀
Yes a wav file would be fine or even MP3 at 192. Also could you please write down the names of the chords for the song? I attempted to figure it out by ear yesterday and there are some chords that I am struggling with a bit. I'm in the ball park range but it still doesn't sound quite right yet. It'll go by much quicker if I can get the names of the chords.
Not sure why you weren't on my watchlist. Just corrected that mistake.
Thanks for your kind comments! Time I had a peek at what you've been up to!
Oh boy. OK, just so you know I don't read music. I am fully an ear player which is why jazz is very challenging for me. But ok....I love musical challenges so if you can post up a link with just the vocals I'll definitely do my best at this. Hopefully I can give it some justice 😀
Hi Sherry, great to hear you again!
Could I interest you in singing/playing on one or two songs?
Congrats on your song being accepted into the PRB. How cool is that?
I'm around now, mostly listening... 'cause I AM the evil twin. 😞)
Re: 'welcome to the dark side'
I used to live there, remember? Moping and pining and whatnot?I've been trying very much to curb my tendencies, but 'alchemy' loosed the knot! And nothing bad happened. Who knew?!! 😜
Thanks for the supportive comment!
Cherie, I *sang* those doubled vocals on 'In The Wild.' I had to, to cover a couple of very weak spots. I couldn't risk another unsatisfactory take during the skirmish (I was already late), so I just I just set out to 'slap on another coat' so to speak, like going over pencil with ink in places. I guess my inflections are pretty ingrained in my style, almost formulaic even, because I didn't have much trouble making a fairly faithful second vocal. That was pretty interesting to discover. I'm not as wild as I thought I was. 🙃
Is it "puta" snake(it's been a while since I spoke Spanish)? Until now I had no idea "puto" was a male whore. I'm going to get it tattooed on my forehead...j/k.
So you speak Spanish as well being that you lived in Mexico, that's what-3 languages you speak now (or almost with the French)? Impressive!
I'm back in Tampa Saturday if you want to get together. Anytime after 8am.
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Hey Sherry, I've been touring through Florida since December and rented a trailer park trailer for a few weeks in Tampa so Abud-A-Bard's gypsy jazz number lyrics came from that. 😀 (you asked if he was from Florida).
Thank you for your comments on my music. Much appreciated.
Thanks a lot for listening and commenting! The subject sucks but making it funny is a blast!
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my song! So great to hear your voice again. Your Betsy song so (sadly) reflects the reality of our times. Very on point.
Good. Let thy Lord Satan overwhelm thee with musical brilliance. Tell him I said hi (he knows me).
Nah don't know em
It's where i live!
Thanks for listening to my song "Underneath The Tree", I appreciate it.
Thanks for the kind comments on my "Roots" skirmish song. I don't often hear the word "wisdom" connected with my songs.
I agree the Vib is ideal and the subject is perfect
There's a particular brand of Dijon called Amora which is our favourite and we always stock up on when we go to France
😀 thanks on Super. I thought about trying to get super in every line, then I thought it might be more effective to have one key line in each verse to intentionally not have it, but for now I ended up in the middle. I'll have to play around with it at some point.
Just a little Shuffling, well... maybe somewhat of an overhaul,
but hey, it's all there. Just trim along the edges.
let me know if it's a go
that's because I use the "chocolate" setting on my vocal tracks
I appreciate your feedback on 'Roots' Sherry! I'll be checking out your work tonight or tomorrow 😀
We all need soothing these days, right? Happy if my song helped in some small way. <3
Thank you for your kind comment on my lyric. I'll be back shortly.