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Oakland USA   Jan 2005

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Influences:   singer songwriters, indie rockers, noise makers and disturbers of the peace.

2018 will be my 11th FAWM.

Until yesterday I didn't think I was going to do this. But I'm drawn to it again with perhaps a different approach. I had this idea of putting together a record of really stripped down songs. Not that my songs aren't pretty stripped down anyway, but when I look back at my tunes it's the ones that are the most basic, at least in production/presentation, that appeal to me. I even thought about revisiting some old tunes the way country acts used to do. Seeing if new versions of them would fit alongside the batch of brand new ones simmering in my head.

I have my basic equipment set up. And some brand new rules I'm going to try to adhere to so I don't drive myself nuts like I usually do with this. Whether this approach nets an EP worth of songs or an LP I don't know. Maybe just a single.

But I'll give it a shot.


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  • @joefahey  Mar 6

    Todd, that was a real bonus to read your notes, especially on that last batch of songs I cranked out on the last night. I was going to be happy just writing a few this year but on that last day I realized that FAWM is really the only time I write songs and didn’t want to miss the window. I had a good laugh about your “Houses of the Holy” comment, it was so perfect. I was always intrigued by that Zep move. My brain was completely drained when I got to that last song at 11:00pm, I had no ideas at all so it was time to call in the Somnambulists and get ‘er done. You had an incredible FAWM with some of your strongest songs and performances to date I would say. Hope to see you this year, we should do a FAWM showcase somewhere out in your area,

  • @tspoon  Mar 3

    Thanks for all the support this year Todd. Nice work with your EP of songs. All 5 are very strong representations of the Norem Brand... Remember the days when we actually did 14? wow. I don't miss that. its been a fun year.

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 25

    Thank you so much for the warm comment on "Regret"! Very glad you liked the track!

  • @crimulus  Feb 19

    Thank you Todd for the kind words!

  • @julesbf Feb 13

    Thanks for your comment on waterhole 😀

  • @joefahey  Feb 8

    Hey Todd! Nice to hear from you and to see, hear, you doing FAWM again. Always grateful for you introducing me to it, 8 years already for me, wow! Thanks for the inspiring comments on my song, always, especially on the stuff that goes over the comfort level of strangeness. I hope things are good in Oakland, I gotta get out there to visit!

  • @tspoon  Feb 3

    hey Todd! how goes it? hope to hear some of that sweet deep Norem sound this year. how is life out west?