Influences: Green Day, Foo Fighters, Lit, Weezer, Blink 182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, etc.
Specialty: Bass guitar, classical guitar, rock guitar (and now, some drums)
Hometown: Washington, DC
First Concert: Foo Fighters ’96, Age: 12
Favorite Concert: Foo Fighters 2011, Age: 28 (some things never change)
Weapon(s) of Choice: SX bass Jazz + GK MB 210, Ibanez Iceman + Quilter 101 head plus 12in Raven Cab + Boss Blues Driver
soundcloud: Siebass; siebassmusic
Josh was born and raised in DC, and likes to hang out with his friends and climb things in his spare time. He plays guitar, drums, bass, and some vocals in The Vico Cycle, a DC area band. He also runs an open mic 3rd Fridays of the month in Silver Spring. He is weird. Normal is boring anyway.
Also, check out my Kickstarter here:
|#2||What am I gonna do with all these samples (FROM MARS)||
|#3||The Bathroom Song||
|#4||The Car Song||
|#5||Murder Martyrs @colgoo||
|#6||I wanna be metal @moonraccoon||
|#7||I think you're stupid||
|#8||Haunting Dreams @loveonamixtape||
|#9||Bottom of the barrel||
|#10||On Empty @drivelmonk||
|#11||I don't love you enough to stay||
|#12||My headache has a name||
|#13||I was gonna write a song||
|#15||3 shots of Applejack, singin' sweet Caroline||
|#16||Last Minute on the Planet||
|#17||Better than Bounce||
|#18||The Whole Enchilada||
Hey, I remember you from collaborating on last year's 50/90. I hope we can work again at some point in the future.
Thanks for the kind comment on our song. And we really appreciated the listen. I'm planning on updating the demo. I just realized the rhythm guitar was out of tune. But it's hard to tell in the demo as I sweetened with effects and lowered the volume. But in the actual recording it is painfully obvious.
Skirmishes are nice but I already had other ideas I wanted to use for FAWM. I'm not afraid of let going my songs, I was before though, but I have moved on. I'm actually more disappointed with the lack of output this year. Anyways I got 50/90 to look forward to redoing my mistakes from FAWM.
Thank you for your great comment on "What the Band Saw". I loved how all the elements of the story came together. And it all started with the image of a band saw (cut my heart in two). Another crazy part of that song is it may all be in the singer's head. Perhaps the guy who walked into the bar never even noticed her.
Love the kickstarter. An excellent and funny example of how to do it!
Thanks for your comments on "Adios Amigos". Re. the solo, there is a huge gap between what I hear and what I can get my fingers to do. There was also what sounds to me like a key change in the two parts of the song, which left me scrambling to find a second scale that works. But I was very happy to have made the attempt, and there are some parts in the solo that I like and can build on.
With regards to my "Saddest Song", he was crying lightly in the background when I began, and afterwards he told me the song made him feel better. There are so many big feelings, and music is really good at transforming feelings and refocusing kids.
Plus, I like to set the bar low so that my kids can quickly get in on the action. There's nothing quite like having my six year old ask to borrow my Zoom H1 so he can go in to another room and sing a song. 😉
My first FAWM had me singing silly songs to my kids and recording them with my phone. I had a toddler and an infant that first year. If you can't escape them, use them as your audience! 😀
Thx Never done one before was real fun. Not sure ive found my vocation.
Thanks, and thanks! I Wanna Be Metal was a lot of fun to record (especially that building and stumbling bridge), and yeah, dust bunnies aren't "that" cute LOL
Oh!! That is more than I wanted to know about drubes!
Thanks for your comments on my "Spanish Inquisition" song. You hit the nail on the head. The line you liked best was actually the inspiration for the whole song. I woke one morning with that line in my head and wrote it down. But it wasn't until I heard of the outrageous sentence of three and a half years imprisonment handed down to a rapper for having written lyrics "injurious to the king" that the idea came for how to develop the "folk-rap" this line gave birth to.
Hey siebass, if you want to unlock I Wanna Be Metal, I have a demo to upload into it 😀
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for listening and insightful comments on my tune 'Cobblestone alley ' . I appreciate it .
LOL, yes, Veronika's meow has appeared at (mostly quiet) volumes in a few recordings this month 😀 Thank you for your encouraging words regarding The Duct Tape Arpeggios.
Thank you.. it was interesting!
AwesomeI As a silly lyric, I really went for a pop-punk cliche vibe. But I see you have no email address on your profile with which to share the Google Doc. Shall I just demo it and post it, and see what happens?
Thank you for your feedback on “Josh Weed”. I appreciate you taking time to understand my lyrical style. It really showed in your performance on our collab!
Thanks so much for the collaboration. Your work on it was awesome!
Thank you very much for the comments on my collab track with Colleen! Was great working with her, got a great vibe off of her ideas and the arrangement fell into place quickly then. Glad you liked it!
Hey, so glad to hear from you again! I've love to collab again! My email's in my profile, so shoot me an email if you've got time!
Thanks for your lovely comments on cause it’s been 9 years Dad, glad the song touched you, it is an emotional one!
Looks like we got paired up for random collab. Would love to discuss my lyric ideas with you. Would you rather do it by soundboard or over email? (My username at mac dot com) Let me know what style of song you'd like and if there is a certain topic that speaks to you...Colleen
Thank you for your wonderful comments on "Start Again". It's wonderful to have words paint such a picture for someone.
I only recently starting playing the shaker, I play cajon for a friend who asked me to do shaker on one song. I tend to shy away from adding percussion on my stuff. I'm trying to push myself a little harder this year.
I've tried that in Audacity and it always sounds too unnatural for me to use, so I don't. 😀
I don't have the plugins or knowhow to do pitchshifting, so every note you hear me sing I'm singing in that register, unless I'm doing the Troll voice, in which case that's my singing voice at 75% speed. But the Troll is still stuck over at 50/90 last I checked. Unless I set him free...
Thanks for listening to Greenstone Carver!
Thank you for your kind words on "Join Me in Death", I was gifted some wonderful lyrics to work with.
I would like to thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful words...
Thanks for you great feedback.. really appreciate it..I was trying to imagine the breakdown of suburban life when there is no more water being piped to the homes because of high heat and drought (South Africa are facing that now) and gas is short..
I used a technique for writing by taking two books and then using a combination of the first line from one and the last from the other to get the juices flowing.
Let me know if you want to collab.. cheers
Hi Josh! I look forward to your tunes, and hopefully some DMV get-togethers.
Hey, glad you're back for another FAWM! I really appreciate the thoughtful comments on a few of my song lyrics last year, so thank you. I really like rock, but don't have an electric guitar or the expertise to execute a full song in the genre on my own. Would you be willing to collab sometime this FAWM?
Hi, Josh, if you see this message, could you stop by my page real quick and scroll down to see the note that I left for my collaborators from last year who wrote music for "The Road is So Long?" Also, if it's ok... could I possibly get a copy of the mp3 for your version if you still have it?
Good to see you back!! Looking forward to hearing more from you... 😀