Stephen Wordsmith 32


Wellington New Zealand   Jul 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Laudanum

Stephen Wordsmith drinking game:
1. Take 1 shot every time I mention 'The context of silence'
2. Call ambulance.

Collaboration policy:
- My lyrics should not be assumed to be exclusive (I've had too many excellent multiple takes). However, if you are not the first to lay claim to a lyric, I recommend checking with the other FAWMer(s) that they're OK with you jumping on board. Similarly, you can quietly ask me if you want to be the only one to do a demo for a song, and I will probably grant you that.

Constructive criticism is welcome; good faith is assumed and expected.

Many thanks to the kind soul who bought me rock hands!

Songs (32)

#1 Greenstone Carver 8
Feb 2018
#2 The Hotel Ghost 6
Feb 2018
#3 Agnes 5
Feb 2018
#4 Solemate 4
Feb 2018
#5 Background 14
Feb 2018
#6 Greenstone Carver @williamhaight 5
Feb 2018
#7 Tiger 6
Feb 2018
#8 Homophonebia 4
Feb 2018
#9 Only Fitting 4
Feb 2018
#10 Greenstone Carver @metalfoot  12
Feb 2018
#11 Goshzilla 10
Feb 2018
#12 Armies of the Empire Sun 5
Feb 2018
#13 Background @moonraccoon  5
Feb 2018
#14 Tiger @dutch1967 15
Feb 2018
#15 Heir and a Spare 7
Feb 2018
#16 There's Nothing Quite as Comfortable 7
Feb 2018
#17 Homophonebia the Musical @ductapeguy  11
Feb 2018
#18 There's Nothing Quite As Comfortable @nancyrost  8
Feb 2018
#19 Only fitting @coolparadiso  2
Feb 2018
#20 Background @sph  14
Feb 2018
#21 Teaspoon @cloudboy  10
Feb 2018
#22 gnilruC @metalfoot  7
Feb 2018
#23 The Lyrical Poem (or The Poetic Lyric?) 10
Feb 2018
#24 Tiger @moonraccoon  7
Feb 17
#25 The Hotel Ghost @moonraccoon  4
Feb 18
#26 I Think you Can 5
Feb 20
#27 Spelling Bee 3
Feb 22
#28 Agnes @rosedeschamps  4
Feb 26
#29 The Hotel Ghost @roelvanveldt 2
Feb 27
#30 Lyrics First Exquisite Corpse 1
Feb 28
#31 Goshzilla @ductapeguy  10
Feb 28
#32 The Lyrical Poem @erikdidriksen  7
Mar 1


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  • @erikdidriksen  Mar 3

    Thanks for allowing me to sully your brilliant lyrics with guitars and vocals.

  • @cloudboy  Mar 1

    Congrats, Stephen! Thanks for the fun collab!

  • @timfatchen  Mar 1

    Me too....hey, that'd make a great hashtag!...ummm...

  • @timfatchen  Mar 1

    Is the Alter Ego working this FAWM?

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 28

    Its the last day of Fawn and i just wanted to say Agnes is lyricaly the cleverest song i have heard this month. Thank you!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 26

    Sorry for the delay. i finaly put music to ΓΆnly fitting" great fun lyrics to play with. might up the production later.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 18

    Hey Stephen, do you take requests? I have a piece of music with a distinct melody line, and my attempts to write lyrics for it haven't produced anything worthy.

  • @gslade Feb 17

    Trying to get back in the swing of things. I got your stuff on my radar.

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    Hi Stephen, I finally did record my version of "Background".

  • @frenchcricket Feb 2018

    Apologies - I couldn't remember which hard drive it was on - it's on its way to you now

  • @williamhaight Feb 2018

    Posted the demo for Greenstone Carver. Hope you like it.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 2018

    Thanks Stephen for letting me have at Tiger.

  • @oddbod  Feb 2018

    ah, satyr...well it is Monday morning, so not at my sharpest

  • @johnnycashpoint  Feb 2018

    Will do - and I have a cunning solution to the pay/no pay-off conundrum!

  • @williamhaight Feb 2018

    Thanks so much. I'll get on it.

  • @oddbod  Feb 2018

    Y thank you. I liked your proper tea jokeπŸ‘πŸ» πŸ˜ƒ

  • @moonraccoon  Jan 2018

    Hello Stephen, I'm a newb here at FAWM. @ductapeguy recommended I reach out to you, if I find my Wordsmith Muse to be playing shy this month. After perusing your measurements and the quality of your attire, you've piqued my interest in the lilt of your laudanum-induced poetry/prose.

  • @petra777  Jan 2018


  • @tsunamidaily Jan 2018

    hey! could you go to the random collab page and look at the names and shoot me a list of the the music/both people you HAVE worked with? i'm literally just printing the names, cutting them up and drawing them, so i need to know who to exclude. i need to pair people with exceptions (you, metalfoot) first. thanks!

  • @devin  Jan 2018

    And to you sir... your β€œArea (51)” play is for the record books.

    Best of luck channeling our words into songs in a bit!

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2018

    OMG..quicquidlibet really is a word...and what a great word!
    You do have the very best words:)

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2018

    May I have a word?

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    I must admit to knowing nothing of dinosaur bathroom habits, but 32 might be in the ballpark for their average scat load, depending on available fare. Where did your thoughts roam?

  • @nuj4x Jan 2018

    Mr. Wordsmith, I shall not let you down! I will represent EDM here like a boss and give you plenty of potential earworms that might infect your brain and drive you mad πŸ˜€

  • @krayzie003  Jan 2018

    No wprds of wisdom in your Bio this year? How am I suppose to come up with another great song idea like "T-Rex Pee"?

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @tsunamidaily Jan 2018

    that is one reason i offered. i'm fairly neutral and really enjoy this challenge, so i wanted to get it started early. i got reassigned one year after someone bailed, and i remember last year someone did not get to do it all because there partner bailed-- or maybe 50/90, rather. but i would hate that indeed. i will pair me last, so i could end up doing music instead of lyrics, as i prefer. i'm hoping i can facilitate a stress-free random collab challenge. wish me luck!

  • @tsunamidaily Jan 2018

    i will totally check with you about the random collaboration, if you have been paired with many of the music people. i want to make sure that everyone understands it will truly be random, is all. i don't want even a hint of impropriety to be attached to it. i myself have gotten burned by someone who just dropped out and never contacted me back before, but most of the time this has been a pleasantly surprising endeavor. good to see you again!

  • @gvgeis Jan 2018

    Kia ora. πŸ˜€

  • @totallynotaspambot Jan 2018

    I must thank you for your kind words, Stephen! πŸ˜€

  • @frenchcricket Jan 2018

    Hi - that's all cool with me, I'll send the file and the details in the next few days πŸ˜€

  • @frenchcricket Jan 2018

    The email seems to have gone down a pipe somewhere and vanished. Could you send it again please? I've just changed my email on here so I'll definitely get it this time

  • @beat  Jan 2018

    Hi down there, have some enjoyable days in midst of the Olympic Games. *]
    Cheers from Vienna.

  • @adnama17  Jan 2018

    Hey there Mr Wordsmith!!!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

    More words please πŸ˜€

  • @johncrossman  Jan 2018

    It will be my delight to see which words, this February, you smite.

  • @barbara  Jan 2018


  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Your bio is a bit too brief. I'm sure there's more to that story...

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Oh, it's YOU. Hm. πŸ˜‰ Welcome back for another round of FAWMish madness!

  • @igg  Jan 2018

    Welcome back! And may the February words flow freely ....

  • @adnama17  Jan 2018


  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    Ahh, the writing maestro is in the house, can't wait!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    I lol'd at your "alot" comment.

  • @oddbod  Jan 2018

    Greetings from t'other side of the planet. If the Wordsmith drinks cabinet of lyrical delights is unlocked I may help myself to a stiff one.

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Happy FAWMiversary to you! Always enjoy reading your clever wording wizardry!