Your Average Joe 13

Artist Bio

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.


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  • @mmmmarcus  2 days

    Thank you so much for the nice words on "Invincible"! Glad you liked the song!

  • @andygetch  2 days

    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.

  • @woolford  2 days

    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

  • @skittycat  1 week

    Thanks for the comments on "Never Saw it Coming" 😀 x

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

    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.

  • @guatecoop  1 week

    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.

  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

    Thank you very much for the nice feedback on "Regret"! Glad you liked it!

  • @cindyrella  1 week

    Oh, how tragic! Gosh.

  • @cindyrella  1 week

    Thanks for your nice comments on my Josephine song. Will you be putting your similar song on here?/

  • @fionna  1 week

    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.

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    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!!

  • @cindyrella  1 week

    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.

  • @cindyrella  1 week

    Sure! Give it a go. Thanks.

  • @treble  2 weeks

    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.

  • @roadreg 2 weeks

    You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback also 😀

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    Thx for your comments on ukecan toucan.

  • @jorh 2 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comments on scars, much appreciated!

  • @aneil 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment .

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    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!

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    Hells yeeeaahh!!! Any ideas, themes/genres in mind?

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    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!

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks


  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    I will try to change that. I usually use the fawm file hosting, but I forgot my password...ugh.

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Thanks! If you want to figure something out, go for it!

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    My brother @guatecoop has a smaller one, still a Farfisa Pianorgan, but from the 50's I think, that might have less keys and/or buttons. It's a really nice sound and I'm trying to find other ways of getting it into different styles of music. 😀

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    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

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    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. 😀

  • @acousticmaddie  2 weeks

    Wow thank you for your fantastic comment on Lost shadows trestle. I blush here <3

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    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.

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    I’ll look forward to hearing that one! Thanks for your comment on Mother Song!

  • @mccannrs 2 weeks

    Hey thanks for the comment! I just put up the demo, if you wanted to give it a listen!

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    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.

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Temporary. The instrument is a box/tongue drum - cool sounds and tones from it! Glad you enjoyed the song!

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Thanks for checking out my surf tune! 😀

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to check out your 0203-D skirmish song!!

  • @carmenmorgan13 2 weeks

    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

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Thanks! Fingers crossed I’ll get it posted this evening before all the skirmishes start!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    thanks so much for your cool comment!
    comparing me to Meditate by INXS...
    ima on the moon!

  • @treble  2 weeks

    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!

  • @woolford  2 weeks

    Hi Joe, thanks for leaving feedback for “OMG”. Really appreciate it!

  • @js6  2 weeks

    Do it! Use the harmonica! 😁 I guess I'll have to try my harmonica too x)

  • @francessmith 2 weeks

    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.

  • @js6  2 weeks

    Thanks dude!

  • @acousticmaddie  2 weeks

    Thank you for stopping by and listening and commenting to Nobodys child.

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    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!

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment on "Body and Ghost." 【ツ】

  • @roadreg 2 weeks

    Never thought I'd see someone list Jeremy Soule in their FAWM influences, but it's a movement I can get behind!

  • @saintvallentine  2 weeks

    Hi! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  • @lake  2 weeks

    Great to see you back!

  • @syni 2 weeks

    Nick Drake!! So good. <3

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    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?

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    Haha, not really "warmed up," per se, but feeling inspired! Helped listening to all your great tracks!

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    Your skirmish post looks perfect! You even found and fixed my 2017 error!! 😁

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    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

  • @brrrse  2 weeks

    Black Midi oh my!! where has it been all my life - I can't top giggling maniacally.

  • @mkd  3 weeks

    Thanks Joe!

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Best wishes to you on your second FAWM experience! You are no longer a FAWMling 😉

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    Hello, fellow Madisonian!

  • @ampersandman  4 weeks

    Yes it is. Great to see you back, looking forward to your output.

  • @barbara  4 weeks

    I hereby dub thee 'Limerick Guy' - welcome aboard the Fawmerick thread, Joe!

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    Joe! Nice to see you here!

  • @andygetch  5 weeks