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@ustaknow

  Jan 2016

Artist Bio

FAWM or F-or those A-bout to raWk M-e

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-- 14 songs in 28 Days

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ustaknow.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/ustaknow

Songs (20)

#1 The One That Never Came (Sound-file in Liner Notes) 21
Feb 1
#2 Looking For Heaven In Easy Pop Cant's 2
Feb 2
#3 The Most Excluded 3
Feb 3
#4 We Who Have Battled and Bloodied Long 2
Feb 3
#5 Two Demo Tracks Here - Both Reprise (Sound Files - 2 diff ver - in Liner Notes) 4
Feb 3
#6 Oh, My, Josephine 3
Feb 3
#7 Not Absent of Me 2
Feb 4
#8 Shimmy Shake Me 2
Feb 4
#9 Confusion... :) this is Track #2 to the Reprise Set Above (Tacks in Liner Notes) 2
Feb 7
#10 Itโ€™s a Small World at the Bottom and Top 2
Feb 7
#11 Dreams Breath for Me 4
Feb 8
#12 Suicide Tide @billwhite51 6
Feb 9
#13 HARMONICA, -- Riff to be tagged on and reposted as FAWM2018 Harp Riff Collection 8
Feb 16
#14 For, Give Me Now 4
Feb 17
#15 The Spirits of a Lesser Me 2
Feb 18
#16 Shimmy Shake Me (ver02 FAWM rewrite; formerly Mary's New Anthem) 2
Feb 19
#17 Circular Firing Squad โ€“once protected airwaves 2
Feb 25
#18 Invite the Dead to Flesh, --party strong 2
Feb 27
#19 Life Trick Trails 2
Feb 27
#20 Mourning Morning Activists 2
Feb 28

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  • @rainchaser  Mar 3

    Thank you for your feedback on "I'm Loving What We're Doing". The vocal harmony came from my head upon playing the song on my acoustic guitar multiple of times. And I agree, the more I do, the more I get better. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • @roadreg Mar 1

    Hey, ustaknow. Thanks for all the feedback you've left on my songs this past month. It's been really valuable and I appreciate it a lot!

  • @mkd  Feb 28

    Thanks for your comments again, been really good getting to "know" you a little through this platfawm ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ihelen Feb 28

    Well, you've been very busy. In every music challenge, you've always been a steady one. Thank you for sharing your music and thoughts throughout it all. And of course - congratulations on your fawm collection! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tan482  Feb 27

    Hi! Thanks for listening to my jig. I agree with you about there being potential for extending the arrangement to include percussion and other instruments. Hopefully one day it will!

  • @smiley Feb 27

    Thanks for a great FAWM. It was a pleasure checking out your music and you giving me a listener. Wishing you your music find the ears to hear your musical message.

  • @cloudboy  Feb 26

    Some great ideas for "Ground". If I revisit it, I will surely keep some of those ideas in mind. It's fascinating to see what some people hear as happy or sad. Thanks for the time and effort you put into your feedback. It means a lot.

  • @mkd  Feb 25

    Thanks for your comment on Brotherly Love... so let me get this straight, you think a song sung from the point of view of 2 brothers would work well with male vocals?.... that is just bonkers! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜€ ha ha, glad you liked it!

  • @ihelen Feb 23

    If I ever get a harmonica, I'll try to remember that one. It won't be before fawm ends though. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @quork  Feb 22

    Thanks for commenting on "Am I the Right Guy". Yes, the slide is great, especially while bending the notes. I've also been enjoying third position/slant harp (i.e. using a G harp to play Am). Lots of bending possibilities for minor and minor blues songs. There's a song by Joan Osborne, Vampire Moon that has some crazy harp (played by Eric Bazilian). I haven't been able to figure out what harp he is playing, but he bends the heck out of the notes.

  • @mkd  Feb 20

    I took it to be relating to the lyrics in Moon river?...

    Either way, someone else used the exact same phrase to indicate they wanted to take part in metalfoot's Exquisite Corpse game...

  • @mkd  Feb 20

    Ha ha! I feel a little cheat-y for having an additional song-count for less than 10 seconds of material mind you! But I'll take it! Happy to do some more on it if no one else comes forward, though as that's basically the first time I've played that kind of harp with any intention, I hope for you to get some further input from others with more experience! (The huckleberry fin comment was a genuine offer to take part I think?!) (Just couldn't resist taking part in something marked up as harp ha ha!)

  • @wacha  Feb 20

    Thank you for your kind words on "I'm Okay With That".

  • @mkd  Feb 20

    Aw thanks, Iโ€™ve been doing it all my life, itโ€™s kinda second nature to me now. Plan to do it til my dying day...

  • @mkd  Feb 20

    Lol, you is funny! Have taken your advice, and posted a reply riff on your song! Hope the link works ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 20

    Haha Kinda - you always incite a giggle!
    So glad you liked my song. Somehow itโ€™s comforting โ€˜yes this IS all there isโ€™ coming from you.
    Hope to see you back in TSI when FAWM is all over?

  • @mkd  Feb 20

    Ha ha, theyโ€™re sitting on the chair next to my desk, making me feel guilty! Iโ€™ll get there... ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @kc5 Feb 19

    Well, youโ€™re no fun to not say. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ”’

  • @kc5 Feb 19

    Nah ah! I donโ€™t ignore. Might have fallen asleep, but didnโ€™t ignore!

  • @kc5 Feb 19

    I donโ€™t think I got to read the ast post before you deleted it.

  • @kc5 Feb 19

    It took me getting to the site through the link to get to that โ€œahaโ€ moment. Copy/pasted the link into an email to myself (along with your string recommendation), so that Iโ€™ll have it for reference. Thanks so much!

  • @kc5 Feb 19

    The only paperwork that came with it was the warranty. No manual.

  • @kc5 Feb 18

    The squireโ€™s a pretty girl. The little guy was so excited, but I busted the A string when I was tuning it. Aww...๐Ÿ™. So now he canโ€™t play until I get a new string on it. The knobs, thereโ€™s 3, not sure how to adjust those, but maybe for use with amp?

  • @kc5 Feb 17

    Didnโ€™t want to break your zing, so just letting you know here that Iโ€™m loving it. I do REALLY like harmonica!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    Hey Ustaknow - how's your FAWM going? Already over the finish line I see! Having fun?

  • @wacha  Feb 16

    Thank you for your feedback on "Son of Wands", yeah this is definitely a departure for me. I played it out last weekend and had a hard time keeping that rhythm going the entire song. Definitely one I'm going to have to work on.

  • @mkd  Feb 15

    Thanks for your comments on my songs! Thought Iโ€™d give the harp a break, ha ha!

  • @wacha  Feb 15

    Thank you for your kind words on "Seeds".

  • @ihelen Feb 15

    Thanks for commenting on the valentine song! Well there was no blood, but it really got scratched up - looked like really bad sandpapering by a student who didn't pay attention in woodshop class. Anyway, it'll heal eventually. Yeah, your jokes are all good with me. ๐Ÿ˜€

    The CBGB's a fascinating read. You still know a lot of stuff. Not used to know, still know. You know? ๐Ÿ˜€ I know you know a few languages. I could tell your logo was Korean because of the circles. I think with logos you can be creative, but I see what you mean about wanting to keep it understandable. I remember reading about it in 50/90. Anyway, I like the part that looks like a stick figure in the lower right.

  • @boostock Feb 15

    Mmm, about Virginia, one might say I'm just protecting "her" from the evils of the interwebz by not naming "her" real name. Then it so happens I was just lucky the fictional name also fit the lyrics and coincidentally sang really well. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll get back to you with thoughts on the production side of the song, I will hopefully get to it this coming week.

  • @billwhite51 Feb 15

    chords to pornography of democracy are simple.

    the verse begins on Am and after the first line a desceding bass line takes you to the F on the eeeee rhyme then to G for pornograpy of democra....and ending on Am for final syllable of verse.. play along wth the song and it will be obvious where that bass line goes and timing of it

  • @kc5 Feb 15

    So how are we going to do this? I post version 1 (my vocals) and then a version 2 collab with you?

  • @kerrgriffin Feb 12

    Thanks for your comments! Happy FAWMing!

  • @wacha  Feb 12

    Thank you for your kind words on "Lady Jane". I didn't really think of how accessible the song is but you are correct, a guy could definitely sing this one.

  • @boostock Feb 10

    I have the free version. (I'm pretty sure) I did for a short time try the paid version but all it adds is the ability to mix and record your stuff in a more advanced way, and for that I use Logic Pro X, so no, there's no need to pay for it.

    I have no input whatsoever on Linux stuff, never used it, as far as I know. I've been a Logic user since way back when, so I'm used to it and there's really no need for me to go with any other DAW. I tried Pro Tools for a while but it wasn't my cup of tea, If you ever decide to give Logic a shot, let me know and I'll do my best to help and guide you through it. It's a peach!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @boostock Feb 10

    Yeah, sorry, when I say iphone recording I always forget I use an app for it. I looked long and hard for an app that could help my sketch recordings just sound a little bit more professional so I could get a better and more accurate picture if the song idea is worth pursuing further or not. The app I use, with a little added reverb is: VocaLive. It's perfect for quick song ideas and I've been using it for years.

  • @terriellen  Feb 8

    Thanks for the comment on my song! Nice to have someone listen!

  • @ianuarius  Feb 7

    Hey. I'm sorry, but I don't want to enable the DL button. It sucks that the player doesn't work on those browsers. That should really be looked into.

  • @boostock Feb 7

    You know I'm always on the look out for something like that U. Thank you for the invitation and heads up! I really hope it takes off! I'm super all in!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @aprilm  Feb 6

    Thanks for touching base! I got a Simon & Patrick 12 string but I REALLY want a Taylor - it will have to wait until I can afford the one I want!

    It's so awesome to be back this year. Please stop in again! I am trying to get some listening time in myself, but with work and writing, it's been hard. I'll come back and check out more of your stuff later! Cheers!

  • @smiley Feb 6

    The second demo was the one I liked best. The accent with the percussion was fun. Gave it that traveling feel.

  • @barrygoldman  Feb 6

    Thanks for your comments! I was just a little frustrated with the mix when I posted my last track, certainly I am better at rocking hard it seems!

  • @mkd  Feb 6

    Thanks for your comment on Homework Sucks! Wow, the Pink floyd reference is high praise indeed... As for power endings, I shall bow to expertise!

  • @tamsnumber4 Feb 5

    Thanks for listening to my song "Karma"!

  • @kc5 Feb 5

    Funny you should mention bass guitar....Youngest is asking for one for his birthday. His sister and I may pool together to get one for him. Hoping to pay about what I did for my parlor. Any recommendations?

  • @wacha  Feb 5

    Thanks for taking the time to listen to "Start Again", glad you liked it!

  • @jpt  Feb 5

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. JPT are my initials and while I have done some praise music I am using this challenge to explore some different styles of music.

  • @boostock Feb 4

    Thanks U! Appreciate your efforts and concern!!! I really do! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm in a lyrical slowdown right now, the reason probably because I've worked so hard for some time now to get better at it that once I started writing again I ran straight into a wall. Working on it though...hehe, it's all good! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ha! I accidentally posted this message on my own board. Guess I'm still learning the ropes here at FAWM. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @annayarbrough Feb 4

    Thanks for the welcome! Happy FAWM-ing!

  • @mkd  Feb 4

    Thanks for your Peekaboo Song comment... Iโ€™ve def found that teaching the trio with just bass notes helps it to not be confused. Guess that works because the chords arenโ€™t wierd or whacky concoctions, so it assumes Iโ€™m playing the root and gives back accordingly. So far so good anyways!

    If I could play bass and kit with any panache I probably would try for a more authentic recording, but thatโ€™s not to be for me! I feel pleased to have done a recording with it, but also to not be relying on it for all the tracks.

  • @ohkshea Feb 4

    Thanks for your comment on "Safety Net." Happy FAWM!!

  • @billwhite51 Feb 4

    go ahead and recycle the hook. i dont own it. i lifted it form shakespeare. but you'll have to find your own music for it. love your comments. they keep me doing the purple rain dance.

  • @kc5 Feb 4

    Hah... you know how to get me to move on it, dontchyaโ€™.

  • @smiley Feb 3

    Thank for your encouraging comments on, "Insomnia". I am looking forward to your work this FAWM.

  • @roadreg Feb 3

    Happy FAWM to you too, ustaknow! Looking forward to hearing more great tunes this year!

  • @mkd  Feb 2

    Thanks for you kind and supportive words on my Mother Song! Iโ€™ll carry on cooking...

  • @kc5 Feb 2

    Your #2 is locked, so no one following you can view the "plan"

  • @wacha  Feb 2

    I haven't been playing out much. My last show was back in September. I'm just starting to look to play out a little more.

    I have a problem with a lot of open mics because they tend to be filled with people just waiting for their turn and not really paying attention to anyone else.

    And yes, it's hard to play shows when you aren't playing as a human jukebox. There are some venues that still have original acts and people come to see them but you have to have larger, loyal following than I have or you need to be a rock band.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2

    Thanks for listening to I Didn't Know Ustaknow! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @wacha  Feb 2

    Thanks for your kind words on "Adrift", yes it's a bit atypical for me.

  • @aprilm  Feb 2

    Good to find you here too! Let's do this thing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @billwhite51 Feb 2

    i agree about the coda thing.

  • @boostock Feb 1

    Hey U, good to see you too buddy!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ See you're already up and running, good stuff!!! Looking forward to hear some more (and read), you know I'm a fan!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll be rooting for ya!

  • @jpt  Feb 1

    Thanks for your comments on Extension of my soul. You anticipated my next questions well. Getting ready to work the melody and record. I will likely use your recommendation to re-post as an amended lyric with recorded track. I use Soundcloud so will post a hyperlink from that source. Thanks for your suggestions.

  • @erikaji Jan 29

    hey there! responding to your question on the NYC thread ๐Ÿ˜€ happy to recommend a few options for things to do out here in NYC. there's something for everyone in the city, though without knowing your guest, it's tricky to guess.

    If she loves...
    * Art - try Bushwick for street art, Cooper Hewitt for design, The Met for classical art and fashion
    * Cityscape - visit The High Line for an urban park, The Press Lounge for a rooftop bar, Times Square for the lights (it's too crowded, yes, but it's impressive)
    * Shopping - 5th Ave for window shopping, SoHo for clothing shopping, The Strand for books
    * Shows - tons of great stuff at Lincoln Center, on Broadway, and at BAM right now; comedy shows at UCB and Comedy Cellar are fantastic too; Sleep No More is fairly unique also

    Hope this helps a little. Some of the classic stuff (like The Met and Times Square) is going to be the most impressive, even for a teen!

  • @billwhite51 Jan 29

    married five years. took me six years to make the leap. baby will be two years old in two weeks. she wrote and performed her first song yesterday. both guitar and vocal https://soundcloud.com/seattlemusicfo...

  • @billwhite51 Jan 28

    it was my 56th birthday. i just came home from a gig, and checked myspace, where i found a cute picture of a 25 year old girl asking me if it was really my birthday. i answered he, we chatted a while, and shetold me she lved my song called a billion women. later i checked my plays and she had listened to it 100 times. so of course i married her. now she doesnt listen to anything i write,

  • @ihelen Jan 27

    No, I don't play harmonica. I'd probably cut my mouth trying. ๐Ÿ˜ž

  • @ihelen Jan 22

    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ I updated it some time ago, but probably won't be FAWMing much this year.

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 18

    i'd be happy to answer your 'new york' question, tho the answer might be too long to post here on your soundboard.. maybe email or something?

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 18

    Thanks - and too you too!

  • @petemurphy Jan 17

    Hello hello! Hope you have the funnest of fun times!

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 17

    Usta Usta Usta know
    That's how your song should go
    Looking forward to happy times
    Fawming here with my buddy Kinds!

  • @andygetch  Jan 17

    Hi!

  • @tootoobee  Jan 16

    Hey, have a great FAWM! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I'm happy with the Trio, I also bought it to practice playing guitar and that works quite well. Tried to teach it some older songs of mine which I only had Band-in-a-Box (the program) backing track and that also worked quite fine (at least for the non-ballads). So for practicing it's great for me, I'm not sure if I will use it much for FAWM though.

  • @brrrse  Jan 16

    Dude, thanks for the shout out in the thread about broken/normal - FAWM is the one stable constant through the last 3 years of my journey, and it's been the catalyst for so much change for me - It's that whole karma thing - The transformative changes are the gut wrenching, soul-breaking ones and we never really see them for what they were until we're through them. Thanks for encouraging me to speak up.

  • @tsunamidaily Jan 15

    hey! best of luck in the coming month.

  • @kc5 Jan 15

    Looks like the preโ€”season has begun. Have you got all gear in check?

  • @tootoobee  Jan 3

    Hey, thanks for listening to "my kind of crap" ๐Ÿ˜‰ and your nice comment on the fly thingy