Influences: ENYA, Loreena McKennitt, Alan Parsons, Electric Light Orchestra, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Ella Fitzgerald, John Williams, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Boccelli, Puccini, Mozart, the Beatles, John Lennon, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Shirley Bassey, Evanescence, July Collins, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Donald OConnor, June Allison, Judy Garland, Rogers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, COLE PORTER, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Blues Brothers, Verdi, Leonardo di Vinci, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Shubert, ROSSINI, James Newton Howard and a host of others.
Heck I was looking back and I think I did my first FAWM maybe in 2006? Cause I did LOTR theme in 2007...
I usually write on a theme... I've done Lord of the Rings, I've done Camelot, space, 'cats', random phrases from old journals.... Star Trek. In 2016 I did 'Songs of the Milky Way', you can hear some of them here:
((Oh yeah, some folks might know me as "Hummingbird" *grins*))
My favourite thing about FAWM, 50-90, NaNoWriMo, GYAWS, etc., is the sense of community and the inspiring nature of the challenges. I try not to hate those who write 100 songs in 20 days or complete the challenge by day 3; and I try to appreciate my own feeble efforts to make at least the required number. But above all, it's the participation and the fact that you wrote something you wouldn't have written without that compulsion to rise to the challenge... for that I am really grateful 😁
So here we are, 2017!!! What's up y'all? We've been collectively wringing our hands on FB waiting for the site to come up. Now it's here, the terrific theme idea I had totally escapes me...... no, wait! I remember now!!
I'll be posting some stuff here
and on Soundcloud.
I really want to make the Century club this FAWM. And it's an awesome goal, I am so inspired by the variety of writing I've heard. I only wish there was time to listen to every FAWM song!
Sweet FAWM Faves 2017:
@sheamiejay Don't Lose Your Heart
Feb 12/17 note: I am working on some themes/songs that I can't share at this time. All created 11th and 12th of Feb.
|#1||Cailleach Na Mointeach||
|#4||Hanging onto Believing||
|#11||Teddy Bear Dreams||
|#13||Hanging onto Believing||
|#14||Just one more||
Hey lovely. My youtube link is at the ar right hand side of all my links. I think it works. Blimey poor wifi has meant my replies take rather a short while 😉 but you right it seems not to work. hmmm. although i have it up now with a different complicated URL. Hey ho
Thanks for the nice comment! I performed in musicals as a teenager and loved it a lot. I'm also a big fan of movie scores, so I figured that I'd give this whole thing a shot.
Thank you for your feedback on my Greetings! demo. The full song is out now if you'd like to listen to it! 😁
Also, yay West coast!
Hi, just posted the demo for Believe Again.
Thank you for your nice comments on my lyric, El Gorrito!
Thank you for checking out the lyrics to Believe Again. I hope to record today if I get time! I am making an effort to write simple, yet impactful lyrics, and allowing the music to fill in the rest
Hey! I would like to thank you very much for your fantastic comment! 😀
You are very, very kind, Vikki! Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to listen and comment. I really do appreciate it. 😊
Thanks for listening to "Spider Woman"! I found your comment helpful.
Thanks for your sweet comments! Much appreciated!!
Looking forward to your creations.
Hi Vikki, thank you so much for your very kind comment on "Without You". I'm not sure how many I'll get posted this year, but if it turns out to be just that one, I'm happy with how it turned out 😀
Thank you for your kind comment. 😀
Thank you so much Vikki for your beautiful comment on my lyric.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on the piano accompaniment portion of my Christmas Memories song. It gives me hope that maybe I'm on the right track.
Let's get this party started!
You were 2006. because I (inevitably) followed you in, in 2007!
Vikki! Looks like you're already having a towering, ancient, and weather-proof FAWM, so I'll wish you the best check back soon!
Thanks! You too!
Enjoy FAWM - by the way that's a very impressive and tasteful list of influences on your Bio. 😀
Thanks! Welcome back to FAWM!
Hello Vikki, always great seeing you 😀
Hi Vikki, looking forward to hearing more of your tunes 😀
You too, really excited to hear your tunes!
keep up the good work. You are an inspiration!
Thank you Vikki, you too.
Hi there! Good to see you here...Are you ready for the insanity?
Monolith! Great idea! Can't wait to hear. Happy FAWM!
Welcome back to FAWM! 😀
Same to you eh? Happy fawming.
Hello. Very good to see you here. 😀
Hugs back, Vikki. Thank you for your sweet comments on Mojo's songs during all these years.
Hope you have a great FAWM. 😀
Hey, there! Happy FAWM 2017!! it's gonna be most awesome!
Happy FAWM!!! I was in Victoria last year <3 What a little piece of heaven 😀
thanks.. happy Fawming!
Facebook is confusing me as to who I've waved to and who not. [Waves]. VF, another serendipitous influence on my strange musical career!
Hello! Enjoy your FAWM!
HI! Happy FAWM!
Thanks for the warm welcome Vikki, and have yourself a great FAWM too. 😀
Happy FAWMing Vikki ! Maybe a collab or 2 on the way ? ! 😀
Hi Vicki! Welcome back to the musical funhouse. Happy fawming. 😀
Hello hello, great to see you back!
Hiya, Vikki - they keep trying to lock the door in January, but we keep convincing them to open it back up for February.
Here's to another year of surprise and magic.
Happy fawm to you!! let's do this thing!! 😀
Happy FAWMing! Welcome back!