Influences: Andrew Bird, St Vincent, Joanna Newsom, Radiohead, Dirty projectors, Bjork, C.W Stoneking, The Mills Brothers, Phillip Glass, Tuneyards, trad jazz, Ravel,
2018 - my 8th fawm!
Hello lovely fawmers lovely to see so many familiar names again! It's funny we've never met - well except for @fearlessflight2014 - who confirms my suspicions that fawmers are awesome in real life too!
Not feeling super motivated yet, have been in administrative mode planning our wedding in a few months and also house hunting - what a boring adult! But here's hoping that leads to a creative outpour...?
I've hardly written any music since last year and have only been performing in a 1920s jazz band so let's see if every song is an accidental rip off of that...!
Up for collabs please hit me up - no promises but will do my best with the time I have.
Happy fawming, thanks in advance if you're listening and supporting, and I hope to return the favour
Thank-you all for lovely support, I intend to return the favour over the next week and catch up on listening. Did get a bit distracted with house and wedding stuff this year but still happy to get my usual quota out. Thank-you collaborators @oddbod @hanley @adforperu!
For the last couple of years February tends to be the only time I do songwriting - sad face. Every year, this being no exception I promise myself to keep it up. Have pledged to learn Abelton for next year so need to get some practice before next Feb, let's see if I hold up that challenge!
|#1||i never never||
|#2||Don't Say Goodnight||
|#4||World Won't Agree||
|#5||La La Lucky||
|#9||Dirty Fckin F Word||
|#10||Home That We Can Call Our Own @hanley||
It is piss easy.
1. Find gif.
2. Right click, select copy image link
3. Paste link into comment.
wot, no lighter gif?
Thanks for all your comments this year SB! Can't believe you've uploaded your last song while I'm at work! Having said that, we might be getting sent home because of snow (as exciting as that sounds, I'm not too much looking forward to going back out there...)
Hey Susy thanks for the listen! I started singing this song in the kitchen on Wednesday. Didn’t have the melody worked out on Wednesday but I sat down on Saturday and found chords to match and played the melody on my mini key midi keyboard. I have pretty good pitch but if I don’t have the first note I can start in the wrong key. So I played C on my keyboard and then started. My this song requires so much more than a clumsy set of chords plunked on a set of mini keys so I figured I’d just sing it without and see if there was anyone out there who wanted to collab. 😀
According to my Facebook memories, 3 of our 7 collaborations have been uploaded 24the February. And so concludes my fact of the day.
Hi Susy, I wrote a galentines/cabaret comic song and I can totally hear you sing it. Let me know if you'd like to collab on that 😀
Susy...the song you did with Tim is masterpiece.
Great to hear some Gypsy Jazz on FAWM.
If you have time, I did a GJ song called Whisper My Name
And thanks for commenting back 😀 And, aye, do check out Arc Iris. They do some lovely wobbly things with vocals, and their arrangements are superb.
I will email it to you later today. With the lyrics. It is on my page as well. Thank you so much!
Lattice Point - sorry I forgot to tell you the title
I put a song up with no vocals. I am hoping you are will to give it a shot. The lyrics are there and it downloadable. You can do whatever you want with it. Cut it, splice it etc...let me know😊
You up for a collab? I have a couple of things floating and I don't really know if my voice works or I have a duet Idea... Let me know
Thank you for you very kind comments on "In memory of you". To answer your question:
The drums and Alto are acoustic. The Bass and piano are sampled sounds but I played them in real time with a click. I tried very hard to make it sound like a live quartet. That bass sound is an amazing sample and it responds to nuances like bends etc... so the opening bass solo sounds "real". I am glad you could hear the time spent on realism😬
Alas yes, some cheat guitar on that one. Was running short on time (and more importantly talent!). Ha!
It actually rained on the eve of dickhead's resignation, so, probably a sign.
It's pretty shitty, I have family there, but I'm about as far northeast as you can get and still be in South Africa.
It's sadly quite political. The Western Cape is the only province not under ANC rule, so for some reason government has not seen fit to declare this emergency or lift a finger until we got a new President a few days ago.
Hopefully the new guy is less of a colossal twat than his predecessor. He could hardly be worse.
Haha I know Susy, I don't listen back to my stuff enough really before uploading! But when I did I was like ohhhh that's a chorus overkill! Haha woops!
Okay great, no rush though. I’ve got Friday off work and the whole weekend. Yay!
Thanks so much Susy! I have several times listened to your songs on the subway and not been able to comment on them because the train was so crowded I couldn't move my arms 😀
Hey! That orchestral bit - stock Ableton Live orchestral sounds would you believe (with a bit of reverb)? Don't sound half bad do they? 😀
Miss you too Susy Blue! But I've got you on my watchlist and I'm gonna have a sneaky listen when the smoke clears!
PS, your new tune is brilliant but I refuse to comment after eavesdropping a Julie iPhone listen
Ha, I was being facetious with reggaetron tag to be fair.. right beat but much slower. It's the beat used in that bloody Despasito song! Also, "Intensity Island"? Did you just....give me a song name for free?
No wackers? That's a new one on me.
I've sent you an email
HEATHEN! No but really, sounds great so who cares how it was made. I've got a secret anyway, the 8 piece string section that I used on our collab last year? I don't have 16 arms.
Thank you so much for your comment ! You are now in my watchlist 😊
FAWM2018, woo! Looking forward to your creations and your AMAZING feedback as usual! You make me blush. 😊
wow, enjoyable sounds
Hi! Thanks for your love on “Julie Andrews”. I dunno how the lyrics come sometimes, they just arrive and when I’m putting them on paper I find all these serendipitous links. When I wrote the Sound of Music verse, it just happened. Frustrating, cos I’d love to know how to replicate it! 😀
Anyhow- thank you so much for stopping by. x
Yesterday was hectic so I didn't get around to laying down some guitar. Hopefully I can do it tonight
Oh my god, did we just have a Facebook fight on Fawm? I think we totally did.
Yeah my kids are nuts about Dog in a Car, partly because it's silly, but also because they were there when Dog in a Car was born. He has a brother called Driving Instructor Dog who helps all the other Duplo cars not wreck each other.
So they know the song. Seeing it turn from an arb thing we hummed to each while playing into an actual recording has melted my 5-year-old's brain. I hope to god he doesn't end up wanting to be a muso now, there's no loot in it. As it is I had to have it on repeat all the way to school. Got some dirty looks pulling into the parking.
Woah. I didn't realise that men leaving their wives for RealDolls was a social phenomenon. That's a thing?
... You've blown my mind.
What's this? Bait? Nom nom nom.
The link you sent me doesn't reference any research or studies. It says a lot about rape, but I'm struggling to see how that has anything to do with what is essentially an elaborate and expensive sex toy.
Where's the line? Is it taboo for men to own sex toys? Is getting off with a machine the problem? Because there's a raging trade in Hitachi Magic Wands.
And if we're supposed to accept the logic that a RealDoll is truly representative of what men want women to be (which is a rubbish idea), then what does that say about dildos?
Househunting in Melbourne. Yikes. Good luck and may the lord have mercy on your souls. Anyway, welcome back!
(Saw #1 on your influences list at his Recital Centre gig last year. Hero of mine too.)
noises come out of me when i do a demo so no i never got words. I am just hearing a floaty , lots of one after the other vocals going on in this. but at the moment its just a guitar riff. I will send it through and see what you think. x
can you send me an email so I can reply with some links, ta
Ha ha. Yes I am expecting mad intense bursts followed by stupid 12 hour work days where creativity will be zero ! Thanks for you lovely comments and you arr bang on with the strings . That's my lazy default when layering . Should have stuck with my Japanese Kyoto instead 😉 Ps if I get around to it, (big if) I have a demo with jumping melody , no words , one iPhone recording only, but I did think if you . If, I ever get to it, would you want me to come up with words first ? It is very form free so you could do what you want with it. Happy weekend 😀
Great minds think alike 😉 You should check out Mike Debenham’s growing old love song.
I’ll have a rummage and see what I got
Our 8th fawm too! your songs are always a marvel. can't wait to hear.
Happy FAWMing! Loved your music in past years and I can't wait to hear what you come up with this February!
Still just a plain old "Mr".
Late to the party, but fashionably late I'm sure 😉
Ooo I say, a collab? Well, hit me with it sister - whatcha got in mind?
love your amazing work...
can't wait to hear what happens this time round..
... There's something stuck in my eye, is all.
Yeah, I'm really loving Benjamin Clementine's stuff at the moment. I'm enjoying the Brechtian cabaret thing he's got going on a lot.
Tomorrow's the big day, I hope you'll have a great FAWM.
Hope to see you around this year.
Looks a bit quiet round here at the moment but I’m counting on a late arrival.
Ah so hope you are back and juices flowing lovely lady. Think its about time we attempted some sort of collab. I taking it casual this year as need to sort a life out of sorts . HAPPY FAWM
Hope you are playing with us again this year!
Hi Susy are you in this year?!
Hey hey hey! 😀
Back again this year? You're one of my fave FAWMers.
Always looking forward to more incredible creations from you... Hello again from the cold hemisphere. 😀
Why, helloooooo x