Influences: rock punk indie country bluegrass western swing blues other
I'm mostly a bass player as anyone can tell from my guitar 'solos'. In my 20s I lived in Athens GA, and played a lot of original music. I still love original music more than anything and keep writing songs. I play in bars a couple nights a month. I have kept my day job.
Looks like i hit 14, mostly because of the 4-track cassette tape collaborations. I participated in a bunch of those, recording a part on a cassette tape and dropping it in the mail to the next person. Tons of fun! Easy sometimes, you play a simple part and you have another song on your list.
Here's a tiny garden of half-baked FAWM demos: http://soundcloud.com/fawm-standup/
If I had an album cover it would look like this:
|#1||Hope and Hold||
|#5||I'm not going to New York CIty||
|#8||Another Day (gone by) @cynthiawolff||
|#11||Eye for an Eye @pfoo||
|#12||Dog On A Leash (4-track challenge tape 11) @marvsmooth||
|#16||Gimme that Groove @brrrse||
|#17||It was a small fire.||
|#18||But is it music?||
|#19||You Can't Stay Here||
Thanks for your kind words on If It Rains. I'm pleased with how that turned out.
Thanks for giving a few of my tracks a play & the thoughtful comments. Bass power!
Hey standup, many thanks for your comment on "Feed a Little Fear".
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Mandy Lane!"
Thanks so much for listening to my song, it means a lot! 😀
Thank you for your comments on.my song. It does need some work, so the ideas were welcome!
Thanks for commenting on my Takeover song! Yes, I'm a beginner guitar player... but that's probably because I don't practice it enough. I think the DAW probably helped make it sound better with the distortion sound thingy too. 😉
Thanks fir the feedback on Galactic Dust. Looks like you've had an impressive FAWM.
Well that’s just it....the best songs come about because of something organic that happens in the creation of them. Gotta go with the flow! I find each FAWM seems to have “a life of its own”...and it’s personal for everyone! Glad you were so productive!
BRox are much better live, in my opinion. But they tour only sporadically, it seems. They are currently just getting back from the Americana cruise. Lucinda and a hundred (or so it seems) other bands playing on a cruise. Gotta try to save up for that if they do it again.
Re: The Bottle Rockets. Best comment I've ever gotten. (at least I think so at this very moment.) My favorite band. Thanks much!!!
Glad you enjoyed the Pokemon song. It was certainly fun to make. 😀
Thanks for the comment. Just to clarify, did you say that "chains" reminded you of the band, The Bottle Rockets? Like from St. Louis. Radar Gun and the like?
Whoops, well, I think you got my point 😀 I kinda want a Blofeld too ... Maybe I should play around with my Ultranova some more, it has a lot of features I haven't even used much. And I already own it, haha.
Hey, I've been enjoying your stuff, too! Thanks for your kind words!
I have considered a Blofeld many times and never actually got one. I do have a Prophet 08 that I use extensively, as well as a Novation Ultranova which I think is really good, too (and much less money). The Tetra is close to the Prophet 08 but multitimbral (which would be nice!) and has suboscillators I believe, which the P08 lacks.
The Blofeld I'm told is not too bad to program, even though it doesn't have much in the way of knobs. I think Tetra would be a pain (though OK if you used the software editor).
I think it depends on what you're after. The Prophet doesn't have a lot of wacky features (no ring mod, for instance), but it does have great tone and a lot of modulation options. Tetra would be similar in that way. I've noticed the DSI sound tends to be rather bright which doesn't always appeal to me but now that I'm learning its strength and weaknesses I am more comfortable with it.
Blofeld on the other hand
Thanks for all the nice comments, looking forward to checking out more of your tunes, not that I'll finally get internet at home again tomorrow. Updated the Seven Year Itch song I did with guatecoop btw.
Old upright! 😊
Thanks for listening to "San Diego"!
Thanks, that movie was just so appropriate. And it's from post-WW II!
Hi Eric. I didn't realize it was you (from BSA, right?) until I came to your page here. I hope all is well with you and yours. Congrats on cranking out a lot of tunes. Anyway, thanks for your comments on one of my songs.
sorry for the two many posts...
Just thought of who you remind me of...
Heya! Thanks for the visit and the kind words. If I were born 20 years later, I think I could have made that song a rap tune 😀 Certainly something to think about.
Thanks again for the kind words! And wow, you've surpassed 14 songs at this point. Way to go!
Yea, I always wish i could get more songs with my dad each year... the first year, I felt I had to have "complete" songs and wanted to jump in as a singer/songwriter. But after that, collabs showed up and I could stick to the music. But, I have had 1-2 songs each year with my dad... I knew as soon as I read this one, it was going to happen. 😀 Thanks for listening!
I would love to take you up on that! I don't know whether I'll rent a car or not, I'm game to use the metro if not. - Do I remember that you do Agility with dogs? I just started!
Gasoline turned out amazing! Thanks for the great lyric, vocal, guitar and mix! 😀
Thank you man, I really appreciate the comment. I only got one up this year because I have no revording gear with me and I'm staying in a friend's barn because of a divorce that shattered me into tiny pieces.... lately I've just been rolling with the punches and Fawm and Fawmers have been a godsend .I love you guys.
To your music dude, you rock .
Thanks! I appreciate you listening. It's been a frustrating FAWM. I only hit the 14 because of skirmishes where I only had time for incomplete lyrics. But it's better than not hitting 14. There's still time for me to get some audio. Just gotta wait for my finger and voice to heal.
I feel that way about my Eventide Timefactor. I use it on almost every track. Actually using it in looper mode some both since I don't have a dedicated looper, and that way I can't use the delay effects, haha!
You've inspired me to learn how to post pictures! Thanks for your comment. I now have pictures of the farfisa and the mic preamp on that song's liner notes...I think I am going to go overboard on the pictures now, though.
Apparently not impossible... as Rob is demonstrating!! You have to mic the front right right above the keys. The back will have all the noise from that air pump... 😀
That Farfisa is a Pianorgan and is a wind reed organ. 😀 Google that. I have one too, but mine is a little newer, maybe the 70's. Hopefully i'll come up with something on mine too!
BTW, I'd love to hear an ambient thing with acoustic resonator, I thought of buying one when I got the lapsteel, but decided to go for the lapsteel instead. I don't regret it one bit but I do love the sound of acoustic resonator and think it'd work well for ambient stuff.
Thanks for checking out my album, and for your kind comments. Yes, Clouds is a bit of a beast to figure out -- in fact, I almost sold mine and then FINALLY started to gel with it and changed my mind. I use the Parasites alternative firmware and it gets you a lot more mileage with additional modes. It's worth trying, if you haven't.
We can start with a theme. Maybe something about adventure. And I think it would be nice if we both wrote parts of it. As for singing, I do sing. I was thinking maybe you can sing most of it and I can do some harmonies. Whatever you are comfortable with. 😀
Thanks for the comment. We had a good time with the coffee song.
thanks for your kind words on "Despite Your Best Intentions."
In answer to your comment on my song when the wind Turns South.....I grew up in the south, and there are a lot of people there who never got over the civil war for sure....a lot of people in South Vietman havent got over the war there either. Neither have some of the surviving Native american tribes got over the genocide wreaked upon them by the Northern armies.
Thanks for your comments on "Runaway." I look forward to checking out some of your songs soon too!
Thanks for your kind comment on When Snow Falls....that's exactly what I wanted, an ambiguous message, does he return or not? I appreciate the listen!
Thanks for the comment, i'm happy to have brought you a laugh. I listened to some of your songs as well and envy you for your voice and this - for someone who actually tries to sing - useful ability to not miss the notes all the time.
Thank you for such a thoughtful comment about my 'Rocket' song, so heartening!
How do I go back and add a recording to lyrics I posted earlier?
Wow, thanks for your kind comment on "My Gravitational Getaway!" If I were a more competent pianist, I would have done a lot more musically. I honestly don't even know what a barrelhouse rhythm is, but I plan to look it up! Cheers!
Thanks so much for the mention in the 'recommended' songs section. After an initial flurry I'm now behind on my listening but I look forward to hearing your tunes soon 😀
Hiya Eric, welcome back to the fray.
Thanks for the kind words about Florid!
Thanks for listening to my song "Underneath The Tree", I appreciate it.
Haha...no, it really does fit! I was not just being nice.
Thanks Eric... really appreciate it. That Compact on your craigslist looks fantastic. Price, not so much and that is the problem with these things. People actually like them now (kind of like 4-track players!) My GEM is not nearly as nice as that Farfisa, but it was $30, lol.
Hey, Thanx for the comment on "She May Be Crying". Yeah, that sound clip disturbed me too, that's why I took it. It's from the film "The Decline of Western Civilisation" (I think that's what it's called), a really great punk doc.
Thanks so much for commenting on Not Today. I appreciate you stopping in for a listen
Hi Eric-thanks for listening to my song IV of News. Very interesting idea you had about the setting. It's funny you thought of the news in the bread as representing necessity. I had thought about it in a kind of a nauseating way-making yourself eat something terrible. Congratulations on giving yourself a break during FAWM!
full disclosure. i love reverb!
My address is the same...
I got Coops first tape, just about to have a listen...
Priority Mail, while $7, got it here in 2 days...
Coop wants to re-unite the Watching, Waiting band!!
so let the party commence
Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked the hook.
Sent it over...
...and see now that she already sent it to you! 😀
Dreamy! Loved it. 😀
Thank you for the comments, looking forward to your modular music!
Thanks for the welcome!! Still figuring it out slowly... keen to hear what you come up with!
Thanks for the kind note. I love Patty Larkin! Have a great month!
It's almost time! I'm still up for a collab, we should make it happen this year!
Enjoyed the story inside your showcase tune. Also the single electric guitar accompaniment was just right for the story.
Happy FAWM to you too!! Can't wait to hear what you've got for us this time around 😀
Hey, you're back!!! Happy FAWM 2017!
Helloooo! Will be a sparse FAWM for me but maybe skirmishes can save me! 😀
Looking forward to your stuff!
Hi Eric, thanks for the note...yes, I'll be slinging it again this year, glad to see you will be too!
Welcome back, can't wait to see what you create!
Hey there Eric. Raring to go?
Great to see you again Mr! ooo modular! That stuff totally terrifies me.. I would end up having to live homeless in the streets collecting filter modules 😀 scary! hehe
I'll be around! Definitely listening and hopefully I'll write 10 or so... Good luck!
Hello Eric! I'm hoping to get that creative boost! It would be great to collab again this year!
HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy February!
Hey, Thanx for the welcome! Let's do this thing!
Hey Amigo! Yes let's do another cassette...looking forward to following you around this year.
Eric, my friend. Very good to see you here again.
Hi, looking forward to bleeps and blops, and hopefully some songs too.
excited to hear the modular jams!
Hey Eric, good to see you back. I also hope to hear another Nancy/Eric collaboration this year. 😀
Right on ✌️😸!
Thanks, Eric. I really hope we can collab this year.
Yes and yes... I'm in. Let's do this. 😀
Hello there! good to see you also. Let's do this!!
Hey there Welcome back