Influences: A lifetime of wanting to be a songwriter.
Hi! I'm Val. I've been doing FAWM for forever. 😀 I'm a guitarist and vocalist, but will try to do some other things things this year. But probably still lots of guitar.
Here's what I play on my demos
Me: Guitars, Bass, Vocals, various hand percussion type things. Things I will try to play, but kinda suck at: piano, sax, violin
Artificial Creative Unit: Drums (Addictive Drums), keyboards/synths and anything else you hear
|#2||A Minor Thing||
|#4||I Want To Dance With You @kahlo2013||
|#6||Alive With Fire (Wanting You) @kahlo2013||
|#7||Incompetent Strings @helenseviltwin||
|#9||Song Against Humanity||
|#10||Bowl Of Coffee @helenseviltwin||
|#11||Such A Good Friend||
|#12||Breakfast In Bed @kahlo2013||
|#13||Into The Unknown||
|#16||Count The Stars||
|#18||Lie Close in Love @kahlo2013||
|#19||Life in the Fast Lane @helenseviltwin||
|#20||No Minor Thing @chariotbaldwin||
|#21||Can't Say No @kahlo2013||
|#22||Damn Good Plan||
|#23||Texquisite Corpse @helenseviltwin||
|#24||Coming Soon (val cox demo added 3/7) @kahlo2013||
And rock on! I really like to hear your rockers but I love to hear you play More sax too. Sorry, I won't say that for a third time 😉
Hey Valerie, thanks again for your comment. Glad you liked my last!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on 'Winding Path'. I won't get my mark for it for a few days yet, but thanks for saying you hope I got an A. Sweet of you.
Thank you, Valerie, for your encouragement on Liz's song.
Thank you very much for your comment on "Mandy Lane", I think out of everything I did this month that is my favorite. I will be working on a complete recording of it this month.
Thanks... pretty sloppy but when you wake up at 5:40 and the site closes at 6 you do what you gotta do to dash it off - so all lines were a one take - But indeed I was trying to capture the bittersweetness of the end of a crazy month and the journey through it hence the more frenzied sections....
Thank you for commenting on my song "No Choice." I know that was, like, a week ago, but I've fallen behind in my listening, commenting, and replying. Trying to make up for it before February ends.
I enjoyed listening to all your wonderful songs!
Was on someone's soundboard, and saw mentions of Cher I just want to say for the record I think of Cher. In fact everytime there is karaoke, or song requests, you bet I'm up there either singing or requesting it. Just figured I'd inform you that Cher love is going strong 😁
Thanks for the lovely comment on my "Bouree/Beret." I always liked the Bach solo guitar piece, and then, in the 60s, fell in love with Jethro Tull's swingy version, and now I ran across a metal version by Son of a Bach - awesome!
Thanks, Val. Always means a lot coming from you.
I see Ferry already thanked you in my name, too, for your wonderful and so generous comment, but I would like to do the same... Thanks so much, Val, your kind words made me very, very happy...
Thanks for stopping by the skirmish. I had to go to florida, my dad passed away in late january and I was down there for over a week taking care of things. Then a weekend to knoxville for my mother-in-laws 90th birthday bash. Sometime life (bad and good) intrudes on FAWM. Probably won't make it to 14 this time around, but you never know.
And thanks for your kind comments, also on behalf of Arthur! 😀
I would encourage that for sure! Bring the action! 😀
Thanks for stopping by my songs and glad you liked in my dreams - I'm always blown away by how Marthie brings music to life! Would love to do another collab with you if you have time/interest - let me know!
Thanks, Val! Your comment made my night! 🙂
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Swimming Up River". The ukulele was a gift from a friend and although it's cool, it's a toy and not the best quality on the positive side though that means I have no reservations on leaving it in my car for the month of February which is the only way I am able to get my songs done.I am hoping to be able to buy a decent ukulele on the future.
it was a long ride from Texarkana to El Paso. a long long ride. and lots of lightning. good times. also terrifying.
Thank you for your kind words on "Love Is".
Thanks Val. I can still see the angel in my mind and have dreamed about her at times.
Thank you for checking out my songs and for sharing your thoughts. Always appreciated.
Well, indeed. There is a good history (well... one that I can think of) of cringe worthy lesbian love triangle songs... (The lesbian love triangle being cringe worthy, not the song)
Would it not be a bit weird if your ex got together with your bandmate?
Thanks, Val, for your positive comments on "I Want To Dance With You". Much appreciated. Guitar strokes are always the best. 😉
Or else it's how to describe the action of providing one lumen of illumination per square metre. Lux (verb) - I lux, you lux, he/she luxes.
Hey thanks for your comment, yeah, a self-imposed skirmish, ha!
Thanks Valerie. Since Valentine is all about love and food, I thought it was appropriate.
Thanks Valerie, for your kind comment on my latest, glad you liked it!
Thanks so much for your beautiful and that generous comment, Val!
Thankee kindly, ma'am. 😊
Time I caught up with you again! You've nearly crossed that finish line!
Thanks for the nice comment on "Equal to the Test," so far, my only non-skirmish song of this FAWM. I like to start on a positive "note." 😉
Thank you for the kind words on my tracks. Nice to run into someone else familiar with the "Aimee & Jaguar"!
Val! Somehow I hadn't seen you yet! DANG! You're already at 10 songs! w00t! 10 epic tracks for me to check out! YUM! 😁
Hi, just replying to your comment about putting guitar and hip-hop beats together, I find the best way of doing this is to come up with the Hip-Hop drums, Bass and synths first then put the guitar to that, At least thats what I did with the song you checked out. And some of the best combinations of the two I've done in the past. Hope that helps.
Ya the lyrics just fell into place. it was a pleasure to compose and play to.
Artificial creative unit- love that! Think there is a song in that.
Thank you for the heads up. And yes, i have vocals now.
Thanks for the nice comments Val. I appreciate them greatly! 😀
I'm working on getting some stuff recorded. I took on a little more than I planned this month. I did get a demo version of "Land of the Free" recorded yesterday morning but still need to do a quick mix and post it. I am hoping to have all the songs that I posted the lyrics to recorded this week. I have a few more songs that I have lyrics for but have decided to hold off on posting them until I have them recorded.
I am much better at the writing of the album than the recording of it.
8 songs?? I have to go through 8 songs?? oh, come ON!
You been a busy bee Val; now time to listen.. ! awesome!
Thanks for your feedback on "Come to Bed" <3
Hi Valerie. Back again for another FAWM? You're unstoppable! Good luck. 😀
Thanks for listening and commenting Val!
Thanks Val-I couldn't resist the sitties 😀
Good to hear from ya! And good to be back in the fray. I've been busy, but now enters the "crap, I've got conflicts" period of FAWM, where one-a-day becomes two-a-week.
Good luck on your end!
Hey! Just got in to the FAWM....Gonna chek you out! Oh Ya!
Thanks Val! I'm gonna change it up half-way through. I've got something else in mind...
Thanks for the kind words on my "Roots" song. I had a hard time getting past the opening couplet, but finally the rest happened pretty quickly.
How da heck are ya?
Yeah, Val I'm looking forward to the FOP too. I've been hoping to get the chance to meet you also.
Looks like you've been pretty busy this FAWM and I've been severely lacking in the listening and commenting departments.
Sometimes bridges are best acapella, darling.....
Val, I just listened and love the tenderness and emotion you brought to the lyrics - it is amazing how you create such a beautiful song from words I throw on a page. I hope I can write a few more this month that might interest you. Always love working with you, my Texas muse. And thanks for using chords I can play for the most part! 😀
Can I quote you on my song being the friends theme evil cousin? That's definitely going on my testimonials, haha.
One take improvise.
Thanks for the skirmish props. Yup I am pretending to be a drummer. It's fun.
Thanks for the listen on "Alternative Facts," Val!
Hi Valerie! Thank you for taking the time to listen to 'Here For You' - your warm comment meant so much. Thank you!
Well, I couldn't tell that you hadn't played it! God, how good were you before???
Thanks so much for the kind words on my "Addiction" skirmish. I picked up that Bond riff from Matt Blick's "Beatles Songwriting Academy." It was challenging to sing against the dissonance - almost got it. It's a skirmish fail because it took longer than an hour - the song is still a win.
Thanks for the kind words on In Seventh grade. You are spot on about singing it in my head while writing.
Thanks for the feedback on my second song "Forever Valentine".
You're right about "the useless without you bit" in the bridge.
I wonder ... do you think the song even needs the bridge??
Sometimes just an instrumental is enough. Thoughts?
Thanks for stopping on by -- always appreciated. I know you'll have some great stuff coming!
Thanks Val! So happy to see you here.
Hello Val. Hope you have a great Fawm 2017.
Hey Val! Thanks for your comment. Look forward to hearing your songs this year 😀
Thanks for checking out my lyrics and your sharing your thoughts. Always means so much coming from you🙂
Hi vAL! 😀
Hey Val - great to see you back! Looking forward to listening to your stuff! That is a very cool album cover.
Hi, Val. Your music is nice, I'll be watching you.
Hello, Val! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM.
I love the logo! So, what is your theme this year? Best wishes! I'll be listening.
Hey Val! Nice to see you here again! Looking very forward to your new creations!
clever logo up there...
looking forward to hearing you again this year...
Hey there Val
May the FAWM Be with you
Hi there, have a great February!
*jumps up and down*
It does indeed!
Welcome back to the spectacle!
I've finally realized that my genre is Goddess Revolution Rock. It feels like you know the terrain quite well. Have a wicked FAWM!
Hi Val. Here we are again!
True, I hadn't thought about the whole owl thing. I guess owls are less like birds and more like flying doom machines, though. So they're probably ok.
Thanks for the good wishes!
Hi Val!! Have a Great FAWM!!
Hope you have a great FAWM this year.
I HAVE FAITH IN YOU!
Yay! Looking forward to your songs!
Hey have a Fab FAWM! 😁
So, you're going instrumental this year, then?
Hello, good to see you back.
VAL!!!!! ROCK ON Girl!!!
Ho, there, Val. You beautiful soul. Glad to see you around.