E Agner 14


Washington USA   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   rock punk indie country bluegrass western swing blues other

I've stopped telling people how many years I've done FAWM because it's now embarrassing. In 2018 I will take what comes and write whatever I feel like. No master plan.

In January I released a 6-song EP (songs mostly from FAWM and 50/90 in the last couple of years):

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.

Here's a tiny garden of half-baked FAWM demos: http://soundcloud.com/fawm-standup/

I've dreamed of trains a lot lately, and that might worm its way into my FAWM writing. In dreams I’m on trains, or missing trains, or on a train that takes me far, far from where I thought I was going:


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  • @marvsmooth  5 hours

    Thank you for the kind words, Eric.

    I hope you’re okay πŸ˜€

  • @cnidaria  21 hours

    Thanks for your comment on What We Are. Glad to hear it warranted a second listening!

  • @drivebylovefest 1 day

    thanks so much for your thoughtful words

  • @phoenixash 1 day

    Thanks for you comment in Lavender. Yes, there is a bark in the background kkk but I feel it captures a bit the life on the fields -wut kkk

  • @wacha  1 day

    Thank you so much for your kind words on "Follow Me", a comparison to Dylan is truly an honor!

  • @acousticmaddie  2 days

    Wow that's wonderful. I am so glad I could give some thing to inspire. To reach out to meet and get a name on people is to build the bridges necessary to embrace humanity and equality and to see that we are not so far away from each other that we might think. Thank you so much for sharing/Maddie

  • @drivebylovefest 2 days

    heeyyy! yes, must be 50/90! glad to see you here. looking forward to hearing what you've been throwing down. congrats on finishing the challenge <3

  • @johnstaples  2 days

    I was a kid...big dreams...saved a little money...bought way too much amp! Btw, I still have that Super 6 in the basement but it prolly won't survive our next move this year. Gawd, that thing is heavy and unbalanced since the head is integrated into the cabinet.

  • @aflinner  2 days

    D'oh! Thank you for your comments on "Porch Light"..... You're right, it was a guitar, haha. Tag fixed.

  • @acousticmaddie  2 days

    Thank you so much for the kind comment. <3<3<3

  • @airbagtester  2 days

    It's a great effect! Very clever positioning to get the guitar and vocals balanced on one mic like that.

  • @hornesgiftshop  4 days

    Thanks for the comment on my Mark E Smith track. Makes a big difference to know people are listening (MES turns in his grave at that thought). All the best to you.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    What do you need from me to get started? πŸ˜€
    Drum free mix?
    I will send you all the things!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    Verse harmonies too! πŸ˜€

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    Do you have any recording capabilities yet or are you still repairing everything?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    I also think there's more we can do with this later! It could use a guitar solo or hook in those breaks. And a proper bass player. And some bgvs. March?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    Song is posted, amigo! Feel free to add any comments in the song info you so desire. πŸ˜€

  • @jessicagraae  5 days

    Great comment about the one verse in the Recycled Heart. Sometimes, I think I have something extra-or something that doesn't work, but I've lost my perspective.

  • @mleverette  5 days

    @standup, thanks so much for your kind words on We Will Win! I'm excited to listen to your Missing Trains Album!

  • @misterd 5 days

    Thanks for listening and kind comments on my song 'cobblestone alley ' . I appreciate it πŸ‘

  • @owl  6 days

    I'm kind of overbooked with collabs at the moment but if I come up with something good for one of those mood ideas I'll send it your way for sure! I still really want to make it happen sometime!

  • @riverbear14 6 days

    Thank you very much!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  6 days

    send it

    s g u i l e s AT gmail

  • @airbagtester  6 days

    Oh, inches not feet - I probably read it wrong 😁 Still... every couple of months I have paranoia about my water heater tank going and I just push it back to the farther reaches of my gray matter that worries about Sharkadoes.

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    Thanks for your comment last week on "Broken Down in Fargo," life got away from me and I'm just getting to reply now. Apologies. So it goes. That 'four scores' line was the seed for this whole song, so I'm tickled it caught someone's attention. 😁 Cheers! Happy FAWM!

  • @burrsettles  1 week

    So sorry to hear about your basement havoc, glad you all are alright, and I hope all the gear is, too....

  • @adnama17  1 week

    Holy F***!!! Hope your gear is alright. 😞

  • @adnama17  1 week

    Did you say a lake in your basement?! Yikes!

  • @devin  1 week

    Sorry to hear of the basement leak. LMK I I can help with either advice or hands!

  • @barbara  1 week

    Hi Eric, I was just going over who I had missed for comments and you were at the top of my list anyway when I caught your bad news in the forums. I'm so sorry!! 😞

  • @sph  1 week

    Hi Eric, I don't know whether Holdsworth himself thought of this as his concept. In dunwich's song there's a link to a youtube video where this concept is discussed. As I said I cheated...

  • @cloudhopper 1 week

    thank you for your review of "slow train"
    yes, i'm playing my fender jazz fretless bass, i do appreciate your advice on the arraignment - it does need some tweaking. thank you sir πŸ˜€

  • @adnama17  1 week

    I got it! Sent you an email back. 😁

  • @devin  1 week

    Hi Eric!

    I was thinking that 7 of us should write songs titled β€œDo What Sounds Good”, each in a different mode, and then post them in order on *that* thread.

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    Who knows, could be a serendipitous mistake! I'll be thinking about which instruments or sounds work well with variable speeds. Worst case, I send it on to my closest neighbor on the list, zecoop.

  • @xfloorpunchx 2 weeks

    Thank you again for the #badass comment on my #badass song 😁

  • @dani312 2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comments on my song. They were really helpful. I struggled with the first person/third person thing and I’m happy to have some feedback on that. I got attached to keeping the beginning in third person and hoped it would work to switch after that section, but it is so helpful to hear that it is confusing! I agree about the banjo. I wish I played banjo!

  • @scubed  2 weeks

    Thank you very much for your generous comments on "The Bluebird and the Crow"! Of course, now you have me thinking of words that rhyme with "grackle." πŸ˜„

  • @dianaviney 2 weeks

    Thanks, fixed the link. I appreciate that you let me know. Thanks for the nice comments.

  • @tan482  2 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by to listen and for your kind words.

  • @fonte  2 weeks

    Thanks a lot for your thoughtful comment on my track Stay - really much appreciated, some really nice comments. I often struggle with words so it's really nice to have some feedback on that. Having listened to your songs I take this a massive compliment, and really looking forward to hearing what else you do this month! Happy FAWMing!

  • @adnama17  2 weeks


  • @apertome  2 weeks

    I recorded an album in 2016 that has lapsteel all over it:


    I go long periods of time without playing it, though, which I shouldn't do. It's one of my favorite instruments.

  • @apertome  2 weeks

    Ha, that's understandable, it took me a while to get the hang of it, but I can use it well enough. It helps if you play reaaaaaallllllly slow!

  • @apertome  2 weeks

    Ah!! I've even seen that video, but didn't notice how softly he is touching it.

    My cheap lapsteel might not sound so great with more gain but I should give it a shot.

    You using a volume pedal with yours? I love mine.

  • @madeline 2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind notes on "Forgotten", Eric. It was definitely a boost of encouragement, and I hope to continue the recording trend. I usually don't get more than a couple recorded even though I usually get the lyrics down, but I have high hopes this time around. Best efforts to you!
    -Another long-time FAWMer

  • @adnama17  2 weeks

    Hey! Up for a collab or some other sort of nonsense?

  • @wacha  2 weeks

    Thank you for the lovely feedback on "Start Again".

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Homework Sucks! That idea of homework as a gateway to another world... wow, I hadn’t recognised that quality in it but I do get what you mean. This track is quite a step-away from what I felt comfortable producing, but it felt right for the content. Thanks!

  • @elesimo  2 weeks

    Hey! I used a Tascam 414, which I only now realize is high speed. The manual says it's 9.5 cm/sec (3-3/4 ips), which Google tells me is 2x the speed of a regular cassette. Sorry for the confusion!

  • @tseaver  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Raindrops in My Coffee." I had originally planned it slower (60bpm vs. the 75bpm in that recording), but it seemed to drag.

    My original guitar arrangement was bluesier (bent notes, slides, etc.), but I'm barely a keyboard player at all, much less one to figure out the equivalent idioms.

  • @acousticmaddie  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words on Hey it will be allright. <3

  • @mrmule 2 weeks

    thanks for sitting it through! Yeah, we tend to play anything from 45 minutes to 3 hours live, if the setting is right, sometimes I book nights just for this and nothing else and people sit or lay down on the floor, I try to emphasis the fact that there's nothing to see on stage, it's all in your head.

  • @feeslip58  2 weeks

    Thank you for listening and the attaboy's. Hope you have a great February.

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Ahhhh.... Lapsteel is still far away, I only have a glass finger slide and even THAT scares me, lol. I'm going to use some of your advice on that though. πŸ˜€

  • @brrrse  2 weeks

    Thank you! You have opened a window for me.

  • @brrrse  2 weeks

    I have some questions about Amuse and distribution...mainly what comes between the production - the final master and uploading it to Amuse - are there steps in between like registering it or other things or is that all there is to it?

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    Yes and yes, that's the Ashbory, which I'm happy to get back to, and an out-of-tune electric guitar, out of laziness which I hope recedes as I immerse myself this month!

  • @barabajagal 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment, sir. I've added the lyrics, such as they are, per your suggestion

  • @leah0k  2 weeks

    Hey hey!
    Thanks for the comment on β€œLost at Sea”- it really did turn out a bit on the dark side but with the deep sea lyrics I decided not to sweat it haha. I like that you painted a picture out of it though, that’s pretty cool.

  • @dumpbutton 2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my first song!

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Thanks for the listens!!! Much appreciated...

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Thanks for the nice comment!
    Tape #14 is on its way to you guys via USPS. I have the tracking number if you want it. I did a rhythm track with my Hammond Autovari64. Pretty cool and should really open things up for something interesting.....

  • @tiller2  3 weeks


  • @tiller2  3 weeks

    Hi Eric, did you see my email about the opening of song parts for the jam? Just want to make sure it wasn't spam-filtered. Cheers

  • @bhaile  3 weeks

    Hi Eric!

  • @elesimo  3 weeks

    Looking forward to working with you on a 4-track, @standup! πŸ˜€

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @owl  3 weeks

    Have a great FAWM! Maybe this is the year we can make that collab happen πŸ˜€

  • @rickamorphis  3 weeks

    Hey man...I'm in this at least part way...I'll be listening as well.

  • @jetrocknrolla 3 weeks

    Thanks man! Can't wait to hear what you put up too.

    This is Scissormen. Killer blues combo from Nashville/originally from Boston.


  • @apertome  3 weeks

    Hey, I'm glad to see you back this year, looking forward to seeing what you do!

    How do you like the Blofeld?

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @lishie5000 3 weeks

    i'm getting ready!

  • @tinattd  3 weeks

    Yes hello! I recognised your double bass 😁

  • @tcelliott  3 weeks

    Heya... no new guitar, unfortunately. Looks like the guitar money (all 900 bucks) has turned into go to Florida money. I put my old acoustic in the spa for a nice set up and I'll be keeping my eyes open for the right deal but probably not till summer.

  • @cynthiawolff  3 weeks

    Hello Eric!
    looking forward to hearing all your wonderful sounds and songs...
    You doing 4-track this year? Hope so...
    all the best..xxc

  • @jessicagraae  3 weeks

    Hi Eric! Looking forward to hearing your music and hopefully getting some kind of show together!

  • @eargoggle  4 weeks

    Hey man! Welcome back to you too! Looking forward to hearing what you cook up again!

  • @kristi  4 weeks

    Hi Eric! I look forward to listening to your music!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 weeks

    A Replacements collab would be FUN! πŸ˜€
    Let's try and do that!

  • @carleybaer 4 weeks

    Thank you!! And likewise πŸ˜€

  • @fuzzy  4 weeks

    Hey man, I'm looking forward to hearing your experiments with musique concrete for sure!

  • @mkd  4 weeks

    Hey @standup Thanks for the welcome and the advice! I'm so looking forward to it - I know that the atmosphere and the shared experience of writing at the same time as so many others will spur me on (to what, who knows!)

  • @ericdistad  4 weeks

    Happy FAWM! Let's go rock this thing!

    (I tell folks how long I've done FAWM... and the usual reaction I get is "how long?" or "What is that FAWN thing again?" I feel ya! πŸ˜€ )

  • @kristian  4 weeks


    It shall be glorious

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Happy Fawm mate

  • @mosley  4 weeks

    Happy FAWM! Meow!

  • @tseaver  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome! Where are you usually playing in DC? I don't get up there much, but I've booked some SAW folks down to FXBG for the songwriters' showcase here.

  • @tiller2  4 weeks

    unintended ditto

  • @tiller2  4 weeks

    It's a cool thing we're a part of; good luck and good writing next month.

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Hey, happy to see you here again, Eric! Each year, I look forward to the possibility of another eric/nancy collaboration. Hope you guys do another!

  • @valeriecox  4 weeks

    Hey Eric. Happy FAWM to you. I think I've fawmed as much as you have, but I won't tell anyone of you don't. πŸ˜€

  • @airbagtester  4 weeks

    Woop! 😁

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Yay! I’m back, time poor as usual but I will do the best with what time I have.

  • @w1n  4 weeks

    Hi Eric. Looking forward to listening to new songs from you. Enjoyed your EP, especially the Little Miss Sunshine track.

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Maybe we need a new FAWM challenge... Songs recorded without digits! πŸ˜‰ Stay safe. My thumb is healing up and should be good for FAWM. And it isn't needed that much anyway, lol.

    Nothing but PBJ sandwiches and dull butter knives for the next month!

  • @sph  5 weeks

    Hi, up for a round of "dueling bass ukes"? 😁

  • @jibbidy34  5 weeks

    Eric! Helloooo

    Let’s get this party started eh? Happy FAWM Days πŸ˜€

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Hi Eric! Whatever you feel like is the Perfect Plan for a FAWM of contentment. I'm loving the spirit of that!

  • @devin  5 weeks

    Bike riding bass players unite!

    I hope you have a great one sir πŸ˜€