Influences: Carole King, Carly Simon, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Blackmore's Night, Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Heart, Stevie Nicks, Johanna Warren, Dolly Parton
FAWM NUMBER 5, 2018!!
I've missed you FAWM, let's make some music!!
Please check out my WEBSITE tammyjann.com to catch up or to see my photos, poems and recent songs!
FAWM NUMBER 1 2014
When I was young, I loved to write and sing, but was discouraged by others, so I stopped. I stayed in choirs singing for 30 years, but felt invisible, so I stopped. My son died at the age of 7 from Leukemia and I changed and needed an outlet. I began to write songs and sing. I learned from the Muses Muse and JPF and collaborations, I have worked on 144 songs in five years and learned to play instruments in the past four years, guitar, autoharp, ukulele, mandolin, I have an electric guitar...still working on learning that......This year I added a BANJOLELE that I purchased from Wistah and a Djembe! I'm writing to stay sane and feed my heart and soul and I am enjoying the ride!
FAWM NUMBER 2 2015
My first time was so FAB, I am back for my second run. Open to collabs and so very happy that it is time for FAWM....
(thanks to my Guitar teacher for loaning me a Baritone Uke for the month of FEB...)
FAWM NUMBER 3 2016
Thanks to my FAB FAWM and 50/90 Family, I have the songs and courage to do open mics! In June I did my first open mic and then went to FAWMSTOCK!! So awesome and performed with the most amazing FAWM talents! I am thrilled to be back and am open to collabs as always!!
FAWM Number 4 2017
SAVE ME from this retched negative worldy energy! I am here as a refugee from the outside and hope to find peace and sanity in the arms of my loving FAWMily and our musical creations!
Since I last communed with you dear friends, I have performed two hours of guitar music (no vocal) for the Homeless Veteran's Stand Down and showed my art for the very first time. I was doing lots of open mics, but hit the wall of massive depression at the end of October and stopped doing music all together.
I am here to find my mojo, my muse and my drive. I feel my NEED to be here is as large as my LOVE to be here. Please help me FAWM...you are my only hope!!!
2/5/17 UPDATE!! My son gifted me with the disease that is going around his school! Please be patient while I convalesce!
|#3||Broken For So Many Years||
|#4||My Heart Break @kristi||
|#5||You Should Move On @jamkar||
|#6||She Wants To Be Loved||
|#7||Oh Mother @kahlo2013||
|#8||I Can Pick 'Em @cindyrella||
|#9||Lost In The Tide||
|#10||Trapped In Amber||
|#11||Words Can Break Your Heart||
|#12||In The Silence||
|#13||What They Left Behind @monty||
Thanks for your comment on "Mrs. Franklin"!
Thanks for your kind words on my songs "Blueberry Island" and "Hate". I really appreciate it. Have a great year, and hope to see you next FAWM.
Sorry for the very late reply, but I've been overseas and was gone for almost a month. During that time, I was insanely busy with family-oriented stuff. Now that I'm home, I can finally type this out and say thank you. Thank you for listening and for your comments. They really made my day, especially when things were not going well and I almost felt like I was losing my mind. I appreciate your positive comments and that you actually went on this kind of emotional ride. Thanks for being so cool.
Thanks for your kind words Tammy. It seems your fairy tale songs may have sparked a little inspiration for 50/90. Made a few notes and hope I can remember it until then.
I'm so glad River iWinter mellowed you out and warmed your spirit. Listen as needed...and repeat 😮) xoxosunnymae
Thank you for your kind words on "Quilted Heart" I was pleasantly surprised by the direction that one ended up going in.
I do that all the time! Seriously! There are tons of my own songs I can't play because I can't remember what I did. So sad.
Happy Birthday, Tammy!! Have a fantastic celebration and keep making those wishes come true!
You are so kind and creative and talented! Thank you for also making me feel so special. I'm a little envious of those who will get to hear you sing in person at the FOP. Cheers and a toast, to you! xoxo
Hi!!! I'm glad you're still here! I'm slowly getting in my listens. Work uses up so much of my time, but I am very happy to be fully employed again. I'm also so astonished by your growth and development as a musician! It's amazing what enthusiasm and dedication can bring about!
WHA…? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doin’ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
I have to say thank you for all the comments on my soundboard and songs (Wasn't a Dream, 6-String Dream, & Thinking of You). This experience has been awesome! I haven't had a lot of time to go out and check out too many other songs, but now that the writing is over I'm hoping to. Starting with yours! lol Thanks again!
Aw, thank you for your kind comments on my Tarot card song "Travelers." I'm so glad it resonated with you. I had a lot of fun creating that one. The electronica is really not that complex on that one - it's an Akai Miniak min-synth keyboard. I found a great sound on there and just had to time everything out. I'm used to singing along with guitar or bass, but not while playing keys so that was the hardest challenge for me on that song for sure!
Thanks for reading three (!) of my lyrics and de-zonging them. I'm glad you liked "One Bad Ombre," some people don't care for puns. I appreciate your comments!
Thank you for listening to my "Instrumental" and "Time" and for your encouraging comments. Thanks also for explaining about the "fuc" tag - I've seen on a few songs and been puzzled by what it meant!
Thanks for the lovely comments! Re: Here's To Us, I actually do have an idea of what it sounds like- It''s just a matter of if I can translate that to chords 😝
Oh thank you so much for your
lovely words, always means so much from you, this is actually a condition that i have it's an inner ear thing, and what i describe is
how it is when it strikes, it's bad
i just added the (she) part
to give it the songability
Thank you tams, i think i'm writting a bit to dark for you at the mo but hoping we get together
again on something soon
Take care my distant friend
I did all 5 superskirmishes. 7 songs each.
Appreciating the multiple comments coming from you, sweet sister of silence. I'll be dropping in bit by bit to listen to yours; they are very rich and best taken like the chapters of a book that need savoring. Hope you're having a lovely day!
LOL, you are so funny! Shit, I'm just glad that you're interested. Honestly, I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in hearing a bunch of songs telling a story about two AIs. Thanks for listening and for the comments. They were all really encouraging and I totally appreciate it.
I AM smiling at YOU Tammy! We must do a FAWMSTOCK this year!
Aw, thanks my friend. That is high praise coming from someone who I admire so much.
Thank you Tammy, you are very kind.
Oh gosh! Thank you! I know, same here. But now we can take a deep breath (and maybe a quick nap) and can still listen and comment away! I look forward to getting to finally listen to the rest of your songs from this year too. Thanks so much!
Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thank you Tammy! And thanks for listening!
thank you for your kind commentary tammy and congratulations on your win this year!
Congrats on the win! I will be around to do some commenting. Thank you so much for stopping by and listening. It's very much appreciated. Much respect to you!
It was so much fun writing that lyric to zecoop's great track. So glad you liked that line about dark clouds breaking into blue-- I seem to recall rewriting it a couple times before it ended up as I recorded it. Man that I was. 😉
Thanks for dropping by and your kind words 😀
Congrats on getting to 14!
Hi Tammy. I tried to FAWM, but I need to catch up on bills, relearn old songs after not being able to play for six months, and generally enjoy life. Concentrating most on the enjoy life part. See you at 50/90.
Honey, we will always have the chimes!!! 😀
...and I did. You have the gift of making people "feel" something when they listen to your music, the harmonies, the little added touches of unnameable instrumentation in the background that add that something extra. You are ear-candy.
Thank you for your kind words on 'She's the Kind'. It's a baritone. I'll have a listen to you now.
haha... thanks Tammy, for leaving the funniest and most educational comment on my soundboard!
Thanks for looking at Sweetie and your support!
belated thank you!! I hold on hope as well 😀
Sure!!! I would love that! It is a bit messy there is another NA Flute one that I did last night Mendota memories that you might like better - I can send you both via email.
Hi Tammy. Thank you for your kind words on A Pinhole Through the Veil. Appreciate it a lot.
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my page! I really like your music as well. It's beautiful! I'll try and start bouncing around some more and commenting if I have some free time. I put some music to the Paper and Ink though, if you would like to check that out.
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thank you for your kind words, glad you liked it.
Hey, sorry this is late, but thank you so much for the comments on my songs! Thank you for listening and just getting it.
You’re awesome! Will you check out my lyrics and see if there is anything you might be interested in? And if not keep an eye on what I’m coming up with and see if anything jumps out at you. Thank you. Hope to talk to you soon.
Thank you so much for all the supportive comments on my tracks! I'm glad you enjoyed the music, and I'm humbled by all the compliments. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment!
Tams. Sing like no one's watching. You'll be great! 😀
Thanks a lot for the kind comments on my writing, music and singing, they meant a lot and put a big grin on my face
Thanks for the visit and the nice comment, good to be back!
Thanks for your nice comments on our Irish song!
I don't know what "Owl City" is. Should I feel offended? lol. Thank you for your nice comment.
Thank you for listening to "Other Side of the World". I'm so glad you liked it.
Thanks for the feedback on Osculation. I appreciate you taking the time. I will remix it a bit once a lyric/vocal is added.
Took your advice - lyrics shared. Thanks so much for your kind words.
Thank you for listening and commenting, Tammy. Much appreciated.
Thank you Tammy for your kind comment on my little instrumental piece. It was interesting for me to create music to the challenge I've never heard of. So glad you like it. Thank you for your support.
Thanks for your comments on my Edgy song. I keep chipping away at it.
Hey, Tammy! Thanks for your comments on Like Her and Be There Soon.
Thanks for your kind words on 'break glass'. Yes we are very lucky to both be musicians - it us hard but amazing and it is so great to involve our son in our musical adventures!
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!!
Thanks Tammy! Purple Storm was a real challenge! Fun to put together though 😀
Thanks for your nice comments on my Valentine song girl!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my waltz!
LOL, awww your comment on "Maple Bacon Donut". Bless you. That quality of keyboard (like the meditation type of music) was so key to me, that's what took the most time out of the whole process 😀
Hey Tammy! Oh, that's fine on My Heart Break. No biggee. Yes, by all means go ahead and do what you do! 😀 Thank you!
Hi Tammy 😀
Hi Tammy. Thanks for the commnet. I've recently become a real believer in the power of positive thinking. Ever since I decided that anything I want can be mine if I give it enough time and energy, then I realized even things that seem like setbacks are just stepping stones to my goal. AKA the power of the law of attraction and least effort.
I'm glad you liked "Yesterday's Moon." I'm banging away, trying for a song a day, and I'm not always sure what's working.
Okay on My Heart Break, Tammy! I hope you find that you can remember what came to you! Ha Sometimes they come out of nowhere like that! Happy playing! 😀 (& if you finish, always post it as new)
THAT is crazy - I JUST finished leaving a comment on your song and went back to mine for a minute, where you had been reading my lyrics at the same time. What a riot!
Tammy! Thank you so much for your wonderful words on "Just dreaming"... Nadia said she would like to have a go at it as well, but of course, I do not mind us having two versions, on the contrary, I would look very forward if you gave it a try... 😀
Tams! Hey. I promise you I was thinking of you this morning. My eaxct thought was, I need to see what Tammy has written. 😀 Thanks for checking out my songs. FYI, you make the Tascam sound way better than I do. 😀
Hey tams thanks for your feedback on consequence
yeah i pondered with it all day
but it just felt so right i think you're right the question mark has quite alot to say really am just always trying to look for new angles, great to hear from you i have that smile again
Thanks girl-Sharon did good, didn't she?
Thanks for the proffered hug and instrument case repair! You are a sweetie. 😀
Thanks! Hmm let me think on that ⛰😊
Tammy! It's lovely to see you back here again 😀
Oh....I would totally perform one of those vocal tracks with you if you did ever decide to try it live....but I totally get it. I love that song! When you start performing it with your all women band, let me know....it is gorgeous!!!
Hey thanks! I forgot that I wrote it in the bathroom!! Confused for a second...do you think that would count for the shower song challenge from the forums?
Hi Tammy- Looking forward to your music too!
oh its great to be back on here with lovely people like you
I cant wait to hear that special voice of yours again
hope something clicks for us this time round have fun
and thank you too for the smile, its a mile wide
Happy Happy FAWMing to you!
Welcome back! 😀
Thanks for checking out my surf tune! Much appreciated! 😀
Thanks for the comment! 😀 Oh JK Rowling, breaking all our hearts all the time. Not cool.
Ya, Hey dare! 😀
Glad you liked Full Moon on New Years Eve!
Thank you for your message! I'm a first-time FAWMer, so it was so nice to be welcomed. Thank you, too, for your honest profile. Looking forward to listening to your music. 😀
haha thanks Tammy 😀
What's the holdup? You must be slackin' off!
Thanks for your comments on "The Scene" <3
Thanks for your kind words about my cat song. How did you know a squirrel would make it in? You must have made me do it!
You'll have to tell me about the autoharp some time. I've been wondering if it's something I should try. Good luck with the banjo-thingee!
Sure Tammy! I'd love for you to do this.
Hi Tammy, thank you so much for your kind comment on my song "You are no longer here". Looking forward to hearing your amazing songs.
well, i hope to get something going this year , glad to see you here Tammy!
hey Tammy! I actually played yesterday so I am SURE I'll be here. Let the FAWMing begin!
Happy FAWMing 😀