Your Average Joe 18

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.


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


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  • @roadreg Mar 11

    It's not a problem! 😀 You've done enough, ha, now relax.

  • @roadreg Mar 4

    Wow, thank you! That means a lot!

  • @roadreg Mar 1

    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!

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 27

    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.

  • @ahasuerus Feb 26

    I definitely need to play The Witcher haha. Cheers for the comments man, muchly appreciated

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 26

    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!!

  • @srcoops Feb 26

    Thank you for your kind words in regard to My Grandpa.

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 26

    Somebody left a review of our collab last year and called it Evil Kraftwerk and I thought it was so appropriate 😀

  • @mkd  Feb 21

    Thanks for your comment on Time to go! It was nice to do one a bit more major-key based!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 21

    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

  • @ihelen Feb 21

    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! 😀

  • @wacha  Feb 20

    Thank you for your kind words on "Waking up Alone".

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 18

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

  • @andygetch  Feb 18

    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  Feb 17

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2018

    Oh, how tragic! Gosh.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2018

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

  • @fionna  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    Sure! Give it a go. Thanks.

  • @treble  Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

    You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback also 😀

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 2018

    Thx for your comments on ukecan toucan.

  • @jorh Feb 2018

    Thanks for your lovely comments on scars, much appreciated!

  • @aneil Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment .

  • @pinky  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @mkd  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018


  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

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

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

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

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @pinky  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @mccannrs Feb 2018

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

  • @aprilm  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    Thanks for checking out my surf tune! 😀

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

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

  • @carmenmorgan13 Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 2018

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

  • @treble  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @js6  Feb 2018

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

  • @francessmith Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    Thanks dude!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

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

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @roadreg Feb 2018

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

  • @saintvallentine  Feb 2018

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

  • @lake  Feb 2018

    Great to see you back!

  • @syni Feb 2018

    Nick Drake!! So good. <3

  • @pinky  Jan 2018

    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  Jan 2018

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

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

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

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    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  Jan 2018

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

  • @mkd  Jan 2018

    Thanks Joe!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

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

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    Hello, fellow Madisonian!

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

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

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

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

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Joe! Nice to see you here!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018