Thetau 6


Pahrump USA   Oct 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, Moody Blues, Carole King, Neal Sadaka, Dolly Pardon, Neal Young, ABBA, CCWR, Rolling Stones, Sting. Not necessarily in that order

My7th FAWM.... (I still need to re-write Or at least edit this for 2018)

I have made many new friends here - and for me, that is a very big part of the action. Collaboration is important not just for any individual song, but because there will be a future from there.

As a songwriter, I started out years ago with pencil and paper with notes and staffs. Yep, it was back when that's all there was, outside of the old tape recorder. I am an eclectic songwriter. That is... I mix it up. I'll always be trying to write in some new genre or style. I have a background in arrangements, and I can write innovative background rhythm tracks on any instrument. Instrumental solos are always a challenge for me because each instrument always has its own style of riffs, that don't work out easily on the keyboard (my instrument of choice), and I don't play most of those instruments. But they do work out on paper, so somehow I manage. Hmmm... I guess you could say I play Paper and Pencil. That's better than my old grand pappy. He could only play the spoons.

I also have a lot of theory under my belt, some of the things you won't even see in the normal textbooks, so if you have any questions in theory, just ask. If you would like to have me add some tracks to your vocal or your guitar/vocal, just ask.

I have studied in depth twentieth-century music. I decided several years ago, to grab up the Billboard top-ten for each year and each decade, and just rip them apart, then put them back together again. I was hoping that process would teach me something about what makes good music. Actually, I'm still in the 1980's and 1990's with this concept, but I hey... I guess I'm just slow. Anyway, I am quite fluent in the earlier decade and less fluent in the later decades. My Favorite style of the twentieth century is the AABA jazz ballad. A standard for this would be George Gershwin's "Someone to watch over me" and the 1939 Oscar winning "Somewhere over the Rainbow." So I am very fluent in what are called Jazz standards, and I do speak Rock-n-roll, Country Music, and I love Elton John's piano. Oh, and Elton John can play it pretty well too.

Here are a few songs from my earlier Fawms and 5090s all in their original form:

Trending #1
"Straight out of thin air" vocals by Michael Rattray from Scotland UK

Earlier great songs

Little Black Dress Co-written with Carrie Treder @jadesongbird
Ghost Dance
My Boyfriend's an Alien Co-written with @DawnSoap
Road Hog -Instrumental Ventures Style
Maybe Blue with lyrics by Tania Knight and Vocals by Jamie Adair @gwagirl1


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  • @repsurepa 1 day

    Thank you so much for commenting and listening! I really enjoyed making the back-up vocals! : )

  • @klaus 5 days

    Hey Russ. Thanks for commenting Body and Ghost so kindly. I'm glad to see you have so many collabs already.

  • @defaultdave  5 days

    Thanks for swinging by and giving β€œPolisher’s Blues” a listen.
    Keep on Truckin!

  • @russiasaturn 1 week

    Sent you an email πŸ˜€

  • @russiasaturn 1 week

    By the way I should have the vocal file for Stomp’n today, or tomorrow at latest πŸ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

    Thanks so much for your lovely words on mine and Arthurs collab. <3

  • @andread 1 week

    Thank you for your comment on my song "Cell Phone Signal Waltz"!

  • @russiasaturn 1 week

    Ok sounds good! Hopefully I can get something done by the weekend. I'll start it today but you know how it goes, once we start the time slips Thank you for letting me play around with it!

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Thank you for all your comments, so very much appreciated!!

  • @pambowen1 1 week

    Thanks for commenting on "Chakra Shimmy"--I appreciate your time.

  • @cindyrella  2 weeks

    Thanks Russ!

  • @sciren  2 weeks

    So exciting to hear! Looking forward to your feedback and hearing more fun collabs! Happy FAWM2018!

  • @kalinasilverman 2 weeks

    @thetau Hey hey, thanks for your kind comment on "Half a Dream!!" πŸ˜€

  • @dawnsoap  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "Dreams (aka Purple Cactus)" We're having a little boy πŸ˜€

  • @sumi 2 weeks

    I'm on it.. I'm on it!

  • @susancantey  2 weeks

    Not feelin it yet...but I'm here! πŸ˜€

  • @gordon  2 weeks

    Hi Russ, I liked this one so much I added some lyrics and singing.

  • @dutch1967 2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comment on Country Singing Man, Russ.

  • @silvermediapro 2 weeks

    oh hey, thx for the feedback on "I Am Houdini"; i'll let y'know when the updated mix is out, but the only time im gonna update tracks for fawm is when ive made the mix from my+collaborators' audio.

    also, i'll be sure to call you on board to play a few keys parts in my fawm cycle this year, but it's a popular part in the "pool of musicians" that my forum thread kinda generated, so there's more or less of a rotation lol. 😝

  • @aesthetic72  2 weeks

    Hi Russ! Thanks for the note on my soundboard. I'm pretty flexible in the genre department (all except really hard rock/rap or true opera/show tunes.) I am interested in checking out your tracks. πŸ˜€ aesthetic.seventytwo [at] [g] mail

  • @williamhaight 2 weeks

    Thanks, Russ. I really appreciate your comments. Can't wait to see what you post!

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    Hi Russ, thank you for your kind comment on "You are no longer here".

  • @gordon  2 weeks

    Hi Russ, looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year. Have a good one sir!

  • @sheilerk  3 weeks

    Hi Russ. Hope you have a great FAWM. Looking forward to hearing some fun stuff!! πŸ˜€

  • @hazeyjohnii 3 weeks

    Hi Russ! Thanks for the message - unfortunately I don't have time for FAWM this month, but best wishes for yours!

  • @woolford  3 weeks

    Hi Russ, thanks for the welcome. πŸ˜€

  • @ballyhoot  3 weeks

    Wishing you a great FAWM this year!!

  • @dee 3 weeks

    Hellloooo hope you're well.

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @klaus 3 weeks

    Hi Tau. Greetings from cold and rainy Helsinki. 😞

  • @tawny249 3 weeks

    Hey there! Good to see you, too. Happy FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter 3 weeks

    Hi Russ, thank you for your warm welcome. Have a great fawm.

  • @valeriecox  3 weeks

    Hi there. Good to see you. Have a good Fawm.

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hi Russ! It's great you will be among us again! Have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @chasingandromeda  3 weeks

    Looking forward to your output, Russ! Have a great FAWM!

  • @oddbod  3 weeks

    Hey thanks for coming by to say hi. Enjoy your FAWM.

  • @jamkar  3 weeks

    Hey Russ, anxiously awaiting your creations!

  • @jaegerin  3 weeks

    Hi Russ, thanks for your messsage! Here's to a great FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Hi Russ!

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Hello there!

  • @nuj4x 4 weeks

    Thank you so much for your warm wishes and welcoming me to FAWM! I’m really excited to be here πŸ˜€

  • @acromie  4 weeks

    Hi Russ! I'm glad you think so! Always love connecting with more folks here. Be prepared for lots of inner child coming out. (c:

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Hello!! Great to see you back. πŸ˜€ Yay for FAWM!!

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Hi, Russ! Welcome back, man!

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @brrrse  4 weeks

    You are my sunshine! The man who found me my first AI and gave me a hand into the world of vocal recording! It's good to see you again. I'll be around.

  • @kc5 4 weeks

    Hey Russ! Good to hear from you again! Hope all has been going well!

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hi Russ!

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    Hello. Good to see you again.

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Hey, there! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Enjoy!