Influences: laura nyro, cassandra wilson,joan armatrading, james blunt, coldplay,joni mitchell, coltrane
I think this is my sixth FAWM!. So glad to be back. I'm going to be in the middle of moving for the whole month of February so a lot of my time will be spent between my old and new place AND my car. Somehow I'll try to make this work and have the road and the inconsistency of the month Feed the Muse. As usual I have no idea what I will come with and I'm very doubtful I'll even have anything and I say that every year.
Looking forward to hearing what you all come up with this year. Especially looking forward to collaborations and song morphing and of course the ever famous song skirmishes.
I love my FAWMily
|#1||Plans For Us||
|#2||This Ship Has Sailed||
|#3||Next time I'll be Hip||
|#4||Slow Move in a Fast World||
|#5||End Zone Baby||
|#7||House of Crumbles||
|#8||You Know You Want It||
|#9||River in Winter||
|#10||Keep the Lights On||
|#12||On the Cusp||
|#13||The Traveler @gardeningangel1||
|#14||Among the Roses||
|#15||Thoughts and Prayers||
|#16||Led by Love||
|#17||Change of Season||
|#18||Just Another Daydream||
Awesome - please do! We had tapes that went all around the world this year with a number of them crossing the Atlantic between tracks. Japan to England to US (Protective Spines) went the farthest. So cool. Thanks for listening to mine and any of the tapes! 😀
I really enjoyed the songs I heard - then I listened some more to your album on bandcamp. Loved that too. It's amazing that you can always find new people that have been here for a while. I facilitate the 4-track thing, so I listened after I saw your comment there. Congrats on an awesome FAWM! 😀
Definitely get that 4-Track out of the closet or basement or attic!!! Join the fun next year. It is such a great time. 😀
Yessss! Get that four-track out next year and join the fun for sure 😁
You are the sweetest! Thank you so much for the really kind comments. What a happy surprise to receive some so late in March. Made my day!
thanks- glad I was able to give some feedback! I'm also working on some re-writes, re-takes, overdubs, etc, getting this next album project finished..(hmm, is 15 songs too many?!) probably will be a bandcamp thing but I may make a few copies for friends and of course you'll get a copy!
Hi Sonya! Mark and I listened to your full album yesterday, it is just beautiful! Everything about it - instrumentals, arrangements, vocals, lyrics, and melodies. Overall production so good! Thank you so much!
So great to meet you at Mike's gathering! Thanks so much for your feedback on "Other Side of Her Heart!" Every bit of encouragement helps 😀 And I'm really enjoying listening to your songs, slowly getting through all that I missed.
Hey, thanks for the shout out here at the end. Cheers to you too! 😀 I'm looking forward to listening more, (sleeping, working, eating better, you know, the usual post-fawm recovery) but continuing the goodwill that is fawm. I should check the fb page more, there's so much more going on there than I remember. Good finish, look at all those new song, wow!
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I so appreciate it!
Thanks for your encouragement and for welcoming me! It really means so much!
Always amazing how the favorites come when you least expect them. I had to hold myself down to keep from getting out of bed to write. Thank you for your inspiration.
Hi, one of my all-time fave fawmers. Thank you for your encouragement on "Rivers In Winter." I set it to music if you want to hear. fawm.org/songs/85489/
Thankyou so much for listening and the beautiful and supportive comments on my song 'river of the night ' .
Thank you so much for your kind comment on Eldarin Goodbye.
That is my autoharp, Leviathan. 😀 thanks for your words on Healing 😀
Thank you, Sonya, for your encouragement. I've been so out of it this FAWM. LOL. Haven't gotten to have much attic time, which is where I do all my recording. Good to know that what is out there is worth the listen.
Just saw your latest message and realized my email wasn't on my profile. Looking forward to hearing from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your warm words! : ) it made me quite happy!!
Ooh; 14! Nice.
Thanks for getting "19 Questions." Yes indeed, we spin the mucky straw of life into, if not gold, at least shiny brass.
14 songs (and, apparently, also 100 comments . . .)
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!!
Congratulations on your win and extending your body of excellent work. Good FAWM.
Thank you so much for listening to 'No Direction' and for your kind words. Very much appreciated.
And congrats on the win!
I'm so glad you liked my take on The Traveler! Thank you for allowing me to sing your words. I love your music, it's an honor to create with you 😀
Thank you for your kind words on my song "The Skater"
Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my songs yesterday! I will catch up on a few of yours very soon!!!
Hey Sonya! I just noticed someone beat me to the punch on The Traveler. 😞 Hopefully we can collaborate on something else at some point!
Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words on 'Fire Pig' 😁 It was a total brain spill!
Yeah, I didn't think I would do that last skirmish either but I always do that during fawm. Just one more before turning in. Sleep is for other people!
On your well-realized skirmish tune, your delivery of "mornin'" was wonderful. Worth the price of admission alone, but I wouldn't have wanted to miss the rest. 😀 Good stuff.
Thanks for giving a listen to Blessings and Promises!
Hey thanks for the kind words for "Story Man's Story"!
Hi.. I went for a trip today but yet couldn't write well... I hope I still can write something it's so scary haha. Not that i'm writing amazing but at least I could finish songs, I feel my powers have been taken away... Anyway thank you, have a great week, I really like how you bless me with appropriate stuff.. and - about what you said about the skirmishes - I tried to make two today, you can see the results, you'll know what i'm talking about... Have a great night I'm off to sleep.
Thank you! Have a shabat shalom too! Hope your fawm is going well? Im in some writing block hope ill feel better during the day.
You made my heart die in a really good way! Thanks for your comments on Lady Corner <3
Thanks for the too kind comments! I'm working my way around and hearing so much good new music that didn't exist a well ago. Need to get a few more on the board too. You're of to a great start! Feel free to leave multiple comments accidentally whenever you want. 😀
Yep you gotta wait for the demo for that one. I just wanted to put it up there to force me to finish it. 😀
Hi Sonya, that was lovely note. It’s funny I was actually cursing my inability to update my site yesterday, nice to think there is old stuff there that has value, thank you!
Hi Sonya, thanks for what you had to say about raised in the rain, glad you caught the subtlety of the occasional alternate line ie raised by the rain. i played around a bit , using the chorus hook also as a refrain in the chorus. i didnt get to recise in what is different about seattle kids of the fifties, but it iprobably has to do with all their parents working at boeing, In what part of washington state have your family members lived?
Feeling that pressure to produce which does me no good. I get like this around now after heavy output. Guess I got spent. Waiting for energies to reemerge. It's only when I relax and open up to the energies that anything really good happens. Need to get back in that space. Just saying it out loud. Helps get me moving💜💛
Hey, thanks for the positives on “3 Drinks Later.” Appreciate it!
😀 thanks, glad you enjoyed that.
Yeah.... shimmy shimmy shake me -- got stuck in my head... hahhh... so, that's what happened. It's weird having an "artist" mind, aye, all sorts of krappe spinning round up there 😀
Thanks for listening to "empty spaces" and your nice comments!
thank you so v.much for your visit and encouraging comments.
coming from someone like you is indeed an honor...
Thank you so much for your super sweet comment! Look at you - 4 songs already! I have to go see 😀
I don't know why but I thought it's your first fawm, can you help me figuring out why I thought this way? Your'e having a great fawm so far.
Well i don't know if its a happy key but it was the fact it was majoy key but had so much melencholoy that got me.x
Thank you so much for your comments on everything. I never usually work like that, with regard to constant layering without much thought, but is seems to have worked. Can you believe it was going to be an acoustic tune!! hee hee.
Two things - I just realized I called you Sonya on one of my comments, sorry for that. Second thing - I was truly touched by your comment on my song "After you bleed". Thank you, you explained in your comment my thoughts in a proper English. Gonna hear the rest of your songs now.
I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to listen to your 0203-A skirmish song!!
Actually I heard now a song of yours from your website "Mother", the sample sounds great. "Mary Mary" is also peaceful. Looking forward for your songs. "NOMINATED BEST FEMALE SINGER SONGWRITER ALBUM" where can I vote for you?
Hi Sonya, thanks for the kind help I appreciate your support. Looking forward to see how you sound. Feed the muse huh.. Good luck with that, it should be easier if you hang around the website and here other peoples songs if you are stuck. Toda Raba!
Soon it will begin...
Let me see what I can come up with. I live close to St Pete, so we should meet one way or another!
Good to see you again
Where in Florida?
Sorry we couldn't meet up last summer!
Spotted your post on the “numbers” thread.
We are counting up from 1, and the next person has to name the next number without naming it... more like “describing it”, as if for a crossword puzzle hint.
Yes, it’s dumb, because yes, we’re bored!
Hiya Sonya!! Happy FAWM 2018 my friend!
Glad you're back! 😀