Sonya Heller 18


  Jan 2012  

Artist Bio

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

Songs (18)

#1 Plans For Us 16
Feb 2018
#2 This Ship Has Sailed 26
Feb 2018
#3 Next time I'll be Hip 8
Feb 2018
#4 Slow Move in a Fast World 8
Feb 2018
#5 End Zone Baby 9
Feb 2018
#6 Breathe 19
Feb 2018
#7 House of Crumbles 10
Feb 2018
#8 You Know You Want It 10
Feb 2018
#9 River in Winter 19
Feb 2018
#10 Keep the Lights On 11
Feb 2018
#11 The Traveler 14
Feb 17
#12 On the Cusp 14
Feb 17
#13 The Traveler @gardeningangel1 8
Feb 18
#14 Among the Roses 19
Feb 19
#15 Thoughts and Prayers 11
Feb 23
#16 Led by Love 7
Feb 24
#17 Change of Season 20
Feb 25
#18 Just Another Daydream 13
Feb 28


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  • @zecoop  Apr 5

    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! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Apr 2

    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! πŸ˜€

  • @fourtracktape Apr 2

    Definitely get that 4-Track out of the closet or basement or attic!!! Join the fun next year. It is such a great time. πŸ˜€

  • @vomvorton  Apr 1

    Yessss! Get that four-track out next year and join the fun for sure 😁

  • @kovbleu  Mar 29

    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!

  • @mikeskliar  Mar 21

    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!

  • @angelinapowersuit Mar 11

    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!

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 7

    Hi sunnymae. In the (Winter River) skirmish comments you said you could hear the full band version. Here it is...
    Congrats on a great FAWM.

  • @angelinapowersuit Mar 7

    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 πŸ˜€ And I'm really enjoying listening to your songs, slowly getting through all that I missed.

  • @johncrossman  Mar 1

    Hey, thanks for the shout out here at the end. Cheers to you too! πŸ˜€ 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!

  • @sbs2018 Feb 28

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I so appreciate it!

  • @sarahmonticue Feb 27

    Thanks for your encouragement and for welcoming me! It really means so much!

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 27

    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.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 27

    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.

  • @misterd Feb 26

    Thankyou so much for listening and the beautiful and supportive comments on my song 'river of the night ' .

  • @vegansongs  Feb 26

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on Eldarin Goodbye.

  • @brrrse  Feb 24

    That is my autoharp, Leviathan. πŸ˜€ thanks for your words on Healing πŸ˜€

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 23

    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.

  • @gardeningangel1 Feb 21

    Just saw your latest message and realized my email wasn't on my profile. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    Thank you so much for your warm words! : ) it made me quite happy!!

  • @spinhead  Feb 20

    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.

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 20

    14 songs (and, apparently, also 100 comments . . .)

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 20

    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!!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 20

    Congratulations on your win and extending your body of excellent work. Good FAWM.

  • @captainillegible  Feb 20

    Thank you so much for listening to 'No Direction' and for your kind words. Very much appreciated.

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 20

    And congrats on the win!

  • @gardeningangel1 Feb 19

    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 πŸ˜€

  • @corinnecurcio  Feb 18

    Thank you for your kind words on my song "The Skater"

  • @johnstaples  Feb 18

    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!!!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 18

    Hey Sonya! I just noticed someone beat me to the punch on The Traveler. 😞 Hopefully we can collaborate on something else at some point!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words on 'Fire Pig' 😁 It was a total brain spill!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 17

    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. πŸ˜€ Good stuff.

  • @brownium Feb 2018

    Thanks for giving a listen to Blessings and Promises!

  • @bjunker  Feb 2018

    Hey thanks for the kind words for "Story Man's Story"!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 2018

    Your're most welcome. Mine got lost with a bad tag. It's at if you're interested.

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    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.

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    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.

  • @unpronounceable  Feb 2018

    You made my heart die in a really good way! Thanks for your comments on Lady Corner <3

  • @johncrossman  Feb 2018

    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. πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2018

    Yep you gotta wait for the demo for that one. I just wanted to put it up there to force me to finish it. πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2018

    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!

  • @billwhite51 Feb 2018

    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?

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2018

    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 movingπŸ’œπŸ’›

  • @sbs2018 Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for the positives on β€œ3 Drinks Later.” Appreciate it!

  • @ustaknow Feb 2018

    πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜€

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to "empty spaces" and your nice comments!

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 2018

    thank you so v.much for your visit and encouraging comments.
    coming from someone like you is indeed an honor...

  • @leah0k  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your super sweet comment! Look at you - 4 songs already! I have to go see πŸ˜€

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    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.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2018

    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

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2018

    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.

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    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.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

    I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to listen to your 0203-A skirmish song!!

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    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?

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    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!

  • @njihe Jan 2018

    Soon it will begin...

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2018

    Let me see what I can come up with. I live close to St Pete, so we should meet one way or another!

  • @thetau  Jan 2018

    Good to see you again

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2018

    Where in Florida?

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2018

    Hi girl
    Sorry we couldn't meet up last summer!

  • @devin  Jan 2018

    Hi there!

    Spotted your post on the β€œnumbers” thread.

    We are counting up from 1, and the next person has to name the next number without naming it... more like β€œdescribing it”, as if for a crossword puzzle hint.

    Yes, it’s dumb, because yes, we’re bored!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    Hiya Sonya!! Happy FAWM 2018 my friend!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Glad you're back! πŸ˜€