Influences: Flight of the Conchords, Ian Dury, The Wombles, Tom Lehrer, Tim Minchin, Blur, Kirsty McColl, Victorian Music Hall, Adam and the Ants, The Two Ronnies, Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett, Spike Milligan, The Simpsons, Robbie Williams, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Madness, Bernard Cribbins, Monty Python, Graham Fellows, Art Brut, Bill Bailey
2018 is my 7th FAWM, and I have done the 50/90 6 times. In both of those I loved taking part even though I made it nowhere near the song targets, maybe this Feb I'll get a bit nearer, especially as this year (EDIT: again) I plan to write a few short songs, maybe that is cheating a bit but I do want to get a few short songs for gigging, a musical equivalent of one-liners to throw in.
I write some comedy songs, some just whatever songs, sometimes a kids' song and some short instrumentals and sketches, ... I have no idea what will come out of this month and I'm looking forward to some skirmishes and challenges.
Most of all I just like being part of it.
songs from previous FAWMs and 50/90s are on my website:
|#1||Etcetera Earworm Therapy Centre||
|#2||My Dad Was Cars||
|#4||Send In The Clouds||
|#7||Take the Bait||
|#9||Harriet's Chariot @kahlo2013||
|#10||Automatic Friend @marvsmooth||
|#13||Sunday Ikea Breakfast||
|#14||Stranger Things @vomvorton||
|#16||Company of You||
|#17||Possible Future @fourtracktape||
Aww.. thanks for the kind comment! Much appreciated!
Thanks for your comment on Alfie’s song! Am very proud of him 😀
Thank you for your kind words on my songs. A while ago a songwriting friend of mine attended a workshop where he was told to always make the first line the best line in your song. This being passed along to me was one of the best pieces of songwriting advice I've ever been given.
I had a tendency to bury what I now make the first line as part of the chorus. I feel like this one little change has improved my songwriting dramatically.
Ha, I never would have guessed it was that! I quite liked that song... bit of a guilty pleasure. I think you're safe, your song couldn't be much more different!
Just seen your comment on Possible Future about remixing - my four-track has an "export all four tracks simultaneously" function which allows for good post-processing, I'd happily put it through that process and have a go at remixing / supply you with the WAVs if that would help, and also if you can be bothered to put it back in the post again, thus making it the most posted tape of all time? But I generally like the end product of all of these tapes, there's a charm to their flawed fuzziness!
Thanks for your comment on I’m not no more! It was great fun to record, and I got more and more excited as it developed! (I wrote each verse and chorus and recorded it before writing the next, so it was fun watching what it became!)
Okay, that’s fine. I’d rather not have to use these to get my fourteen, but I wouldn’t get there otherwise.
Ha! Your witty comeback made that song complete! I wish I'd made more of an effort to make my second verse tie into the first, but that's the magic of hindsight I guess. I think the whole thing turned out pretty magical!
Thank you for your kind words on "No Way Out".
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!!
Hi, Thanks so much for your encouragement on "Sunday." After listening to it again today I guess it was better than I felt it to be. 😀 I felt rushed at the end their and so I felt like I could have improved upon it. But I see now that it wasn't a bad hours work. 😀
Thanks for the details. It's just not something I've heard. Always good to come across a new phrase.
Yay! You won at FAWM! 😁
Thank you Wobbie!! I ended up being quite pleased with it from something I didn’t think I could write.
Thanks for the kind words on my "No Way" skirmish song.
Awww.. perfectly tender and quiet allowing room for imagination for a child getting ready to settle into their nights dreams! Love it! Grateful that you were willing to take it on - and truly love your vocals.
I've sent you an email regarding four-track challenge fun! I thought I should mention it here as well in case of spam-detection shenanigans and stuff like that.
That would be totally awesome!
"La la la la LAAAAAHHHHHHHH"
(that was just me warming up)
Thank you. You're ace 😀
...but though I will be exhausted once I am home on Tuesday I will get some audio up, at least for the collabs I’ve taken on.
Thanks for being the first person to actually say something nice about ‘Confessions’. I have had such scrappy bits of time with only really my phone as a tool. At present I’m backstage as Fred does his big penultimate rant and seven minute song and I really should skirmish while I have the chance...
Thanks so much for your comment on my Auntie Sin song! I do love that game!! 😀
Aww, thank you. 😊😎😍
Thanks for the kind words about My Friend. 😀
Ive come to visit!
Thanks so much for the kind comment on "Under the High Desert Moon" and thanks again for running Auntie Sin - what a fun game!
Thanks for listening to my song "Karma"!
Thanks for listening Wobbie! Much appreciated!! Trying to keep true to my multi genre fandango 😄
Thanks for listening to my bleach skirmish!
Thank you for listening and thanks for inviting me to play Aunty Sin!
Hi Wobbie. Let the fun and games begin.
Can't wait to hear what's new with you...always an inspiration...
Hi Wobbie! Can't wait to see where your creations take you!!!
Welcome back - just watched your backspace video today - thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone a few years ago
hey, Wobbie!! Always great to run into you! Who cares about making it near the # of song target? Just do your awesome thing!! 😁
Yay! You’re baaaaack!!!
Hey hey I am so confused by that forum game! What the hey? Hoping you have a wonderful and fun FAWM! As always I look forward to your awesome music!
So great to see you back for another year! I always look forward to your songs. 😀
Hello bestie!!! Collab collab collab 😁
Wobbie!! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Always love your sense of humor!! hehe Bring it on!
Happy FAWM! Hope to see some fun stuff from you this Feb!