Influences: Beck, Tim Minchin, LCD Soundsystem, St. Vincent, Queen, Philip Glass, Jeremy Soule, Fleet Foxes, Gotye, Keane, MGMT, Morcheeba, MelodySheep, Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Randy Newman, Sea Wolf, The Killers, Daniel Johnston, John Williams, and... more?
Hello, my name is Joe, and this is my second FAWM!
I had a great time last year, and I've been itching for FAWM 2018.
Success! Great FAWM everyone. I apologize for not getting back to all of you who left comments and encouraged me this year. I will try and spend some time soon reading through and listening / commenting, but I'm feeling a bit of post-FAWM burnout! O_O
|#2||Never Saw Me||
|#4||I'm On Fire||
|#6||Where I Come From||
|#7||A Dusty Sunrise||
|#8||Subtraction By Addition (Collab) @guatecoop||
|#9||Voices That Try @pinky||
|#11||Where We Roam||
|#15||Wearing Thin @pinky||
|#17||Cup of Joe||
|#18||Art Is Never Wrong||
It's not a problem! 😀 You've done enough, ha, now relax.
Wow, thank you! That means a lot!
Joe! Thanks for all the feedback you've left on my tracks this past month! It's really appreciated. You've put out some great stuff!
Thank you very much for the warm words on "When The T-Rex Cries" (but who doesn't expect an epic power ballad with that title?? 😁 ). I'm very glad to hear you liked the track, and I'll also pass on the compliments to the guitarist on the song.
I definitely need to play The Witcher haha. Cheers for the comments man, muchly appreciated
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 in regard to My Grandpa.
Somebody left a review of our collab last year and called it Evil Kraftwerk and I thought it was so appropriate 😀
Thanks for your comment on Time to go! It was nice to do one a bit more major-key based!
Thanks for the kind comment on "You ask why"
No I dont intend to do a album about homeless. But maybe I will include one or two of them on the soft rock album
Thank you for listening and commenting on "Love Your Pet." The flute was dug out of a closet and played for the first time in over a decade. It's a wonder it still worked. Pinky was super, placing it in the mix sonically and compositionally. Happy Love Your Pet Day to you and your cute little corgi! 😀
Thank you for your kind words on "Waking up Alone".
Thank you so much for the nice words on "Invincible"! Glad you liked the song!
Hi Joe, thanks for the comments of 'Welcome too Karma...', the salesman at Carmax was named Joe (who we told up front we were not buying, they did not even have the car anymore that we were looking for), but on a hunch I went off on a tangent from the actual experience.
Joe, thanks man. I wasn’t sure that “I don’t sing any more” qualifies as a song as such. I guess if it communicates what I was feeling then it qualifies, huh? Appreciate you having taken the time. Thank you. x
Thanks for the comments on "Never Saw it Coming" 😀 x
Thank you so much for the kind comment on my german song. It was a hugh leap for me. But would really like to be able to written in several languages.
I know! That was my fault for getting all wrapped up in what I was doing. Then, I realized the unintended message that I was sending! Sorry about the delay. The song turned out great and unexpected, which is the best.
Thank you very much for the nice feedback on "Regret"! Glad you liked it!
Oh, how tragic! Gosh.
Thanks for your nice comments on my Josephine song. Will you be putting your similar song on here?/
Hey thanks for your comment on “Heaven’s Gate.” I thought I remembered from the podcast something about members of the group asking for handouts in the very beginning of the group’s formation, so I threw that line in there followed by the line about the mansion to show the contrast. Hope I wasn’t remembering wrong.
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 for letting me know. I may ask Susan, and if she doesn't, then whenever you can get to it. I have no problem in waiting though.
Sure! Give it a go. Thanks.
Thank you so much for your comment on "l Never Saw it Coming! This is my first FAWM and it's nice to get feedback.
You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback also 😀
Thx for your comments on ukecan toucan.
Thanks for your lovely comments on scars, much appreciated!
Thanks for the comment .
Not many scraps yet, but I could mess around tomorrow and record some random bits. Strange ideas make me excited! Can't wait to hear it!
Hells yeeeaahh!!! Any ideas, themes/genres in mind?
Ah, brilliant! Glad you didn’t mind the harp info 👍🏼
Another thing which you may already know, (not relevant to Special Day but may be useful for future) is that harp playing only uses four fingers on each hand, in contrast to the piano, so that impacts what constitutes a typical harp phrase and the shapes of chords we like to play.
I’ll shut up now, lol!
I will try to change that. I usually use the fawm file hosting, but I forgot my password...ugh.
Thanks! If you want to figure something out, go for it!
Hey, I only calls it as I hear it. LOL I read in a forum today to never compare anyone's music to a famous band so as not to insult them. I just go with my gut and I know what I hear. Relieved it was a compliment and no offence to you!! lol
I really appreciate the listen and comment on Cold Snap... I love collaborating, so I'll keep you in mind if something pops in my head that needs a partner. 😀
Wow thank you for your fantastic comment on Lost shadows trestle. I blush here <3
Haha, thanks! It's actually all just messed up guitar. You can pick up these Digitech Luxe detune pedals for cheap, and it helps turn fuzz pedals into synthy goodness.
I’ll look forward to hearing that one! Thanks for your comment on Mother Song!
Hey, glad the lyric grabbed you in Spies and Lies. This was definitely a song built around the lyrics! Always appreciate the feedback and encouragement.
Thanks for your comment on Temporary. The instrument is a box/tongue drum - cool sounds and tones from it! Glad you enjoyed the song!
Thanks for checking out my surf tune! 😀
I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to check out your 0203-D skirmish song!!
Thanks for the comment man! And yes, nothing is more beautiful than a giant nuclear ball of gas and fire that will utterly destroy all of us. I'm def a fan of explosions. lol
Thanks! Fingers crossed I’ll get it posted this evening before all the skirmishes start!
thanks so much for your cool comment!
comparing me to Meditate by INXS...
ima on the moon!
Thank you for your kind words in comment on my song. My first year at FAWM, that was first song posted and yours the first response. Thanks so much for helping me begin this month with a little more courage and confidence! Looking forward to seeing what you write this year!
Hi Joe, thanks for leaving feedback for “OMG”. Really appreciate it!
Do it! Use the harmonica! 😁 I guess I'll have to try my harmonica too x)
Thanks for the comment on Monochrome. It was a lot of fun to do, but a very very very diluted form of black midi. I'm not sure my cpu could handle millions of notes, let alone my head, dealing with the organisation required for all those notes.
Thank you for stopping by and listening and commenting to Nobodys child.
Thanks for your encouraging feedback on Paper Mouse, I really appreciate you taking the time, will have a listen to what you are up to while I'm here!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment on "Body and Ghost." 【ツ】
Never thought I'd see someone list Jeremy Soule in their FAWM influences, but it's a movement I can get behind!
Hi! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Great to see you back!
Nick Drake!! So good. <3
That sound booth sounds awesome! I'd love to have some soundproofing to just go primal, haha. I'll have to see if I can swing some 11pm noise making. Are the super skirmishes on the forums?
Haha, not really "warmed up," per se, but feeling inspired! Helped listening to all your great tracks!
Your skirmish post looks perfect! You even found and fixed my 2017 error!! 😁
Hey SuperSkirmish (Feb 2/3) host! I just posted my skirmish notice so if you want to use it feel free to,
1) copy/paste its title into your new post and change all pertinent info in the title
2) copy/paste its body into your new post and change all pertinent info in the body
Black Midi oh my!! where has it been all my life - I can't top giggling maniacally.
Best wishes to you on your second FAWM experience! You are no longer a FAWMling 😉
Hello, fellow Madisonian!
Yes it is. Great to see you back, looking forward to your output.
I hereby dub thee 'Limerick Guy' - welcome aboard the Fawmerick thread, Joe!
Joe! Nice to see you here!