Cheryl Hodgins 18


Maine USA   Jan 2013

Artist Bio

Influences:   Boston, Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber), Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg, Queen, 38 Special, Eagles, Foreigner, Bruce Springsteen, Asia, Black Sabbath, Triumph, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Def Leppard, John Williams, Bach. Beethoven...Too many to list...

FAWM #6 for me!

I am a lyricist who usually writes for guys to sing, but might start having a mixed bag this year. Who knows?! I just know I love FAWM and it's FUN!

So some changes since last FAWM... I no longer write for a specific band, but starting to work with more than just one cowriter which is nice. I have a new company called Write & Wrong Music where I help get people on internet radio, starting slow right now with a couple local bands as it is not just getting them on the radio, but teaching them about band promotion, music business, etc.

I have a friend here in Maine that plans on joining us this year so please check him out. He's a multi-talented local musician so looking forward to what he does this month. He's gonna be a little slow to start perhaps as he has a vacation coming up the first week. Anyway, go to his profile and click the Watch button @fourthtunz62

In July, I'm moving to Pennsylvania to hopefully write with Pooch and have some other things going on down there as well. Last June I went down and met @the3queens. Lori is awesome! Went to Gettysburg and did the haunted tour of the orphanage. Pretty cool stuff! Lots of amazing history down there!!

There's more stuff going on, too, but won't bore you all with the details right now...just wanna focus on getting February started and visiting all your pages!!

Oh, and I love Fireball and jello shots, and coffee, lots and lots of coffee!


P.S. Suggestions welcomed; however, this is a timed challenge so not really the place for it. However, if you have the inclination, I'm always appreciative and offer the same if wanted.

Write & Wrong Music Facebook page:

Personal FB page is at:
Collaborations are welcome during FAWM under the agreement they will not be considered joint works. All contributions will be individually owned unless other agreements are made in advance. If you have any questions feel free to email me at writeandwrong70 @

Songs (18)

#1 Body and Ghost 13
Feb 2018
#2 Happy Freaky @cts  15
Feb 2018
#3 My Baby Girl 13
Feb 2018
#4 Ain't It a Shame 8
Feb 2018
#5 On and On 8
Feb 2018
#6 I Want to Go to Mars 11
Feb 2018
#7 The Victim 7
Feb 2018
#8 Bachelor's Button 5
Feb 2018
#9 Body and Ghost @klaus  42
Feb 2018
#10 The Wild Unknown 18
Feb 2018
#11 Hello, Hello 13
Feb 2018
#12 I'll Have Another 13
Feb 17
#13 On and On @the3queens  13
Feb 18
#14 In Shackles 6
Feb 21
#15 Drama and Graffiti 6
Feb 22
#16 Am I? 8
Feb 23
#17 Hello Hello @jamkar  12
Feb 26
#18 Deary Departed 9
Feb 26


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  • @sherrycanary  Mar 7


    Thank you for your continued support and generous comments on my music.
    Means a lot to me

  • @mmmmarcus  Mar 5

    Thank you so much for the comment on "Killer"! Glad you liked the collab version. I hope we could get that track release ready too.

  • @wacha  Mar 5

    Thank you for your kind words on "Quilted Heart", I'm glad the message of this song is touching people the same way writing it touched me.

  • @srcoops Mar 5

    Glad you enjoyed What's My Name. Although I enjoyed the unique approach to the song, it was totally unexpected. The lyrics fit us here in the community where I live (most of us are past 70) and I was thinking of a more lighthearted approach. See Mellow meets Metal for my response.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 5

    The End was actually a dare from my wife, to write a song which promised but didn't deliver on an amazing chorus. She's a sneaky one. One of these years I'll get her to do FAWM herself...

  • @metalfoot  Mar 5

    *waves hello* Thanks for the watchlisting!

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 4

    And yes I'm pretty sure Harry would have been pleased as punch.

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 4

    Thanks for commenting, Cheryl. Really appreciate you taking the time, especially since it's March now.

  • @jamkar  Mar 4

    Thank you Cheryl. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @billwhite51 Mar 4

    thank you for your comments on my songs. i have liked your lyrics and wished i would have had more time for collaborations. hope to see you again here next year.

  • @mkd  Mar 4

    Aw, thanks for your comment on Ode to coffee! Chuffed you liked it! A daily coffee post, wow, that is dedication... still, it is a drink that merits that kind of attention I feel!

  • @dannyk1 Mar 1

    Hey Cheryl, thanks for indulging my whims on Whips and Chains Excite You"!

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 1

    WHAโ€ฆ? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doinโ€™ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @cts  Feb 28

    I'm going to be around in March giving comments and finishing up placeholders. Are you okay with that if I take a crack at Happy Freaky?

  • @cts  Feb 27

    Congrats on the win, Cheryl. Just so you know, I had wanted to do a demo for Happy Freaky. Believe it or not, I was nervous to ask you. Not because I wasn't sure you'd say yes, but whether I could do it justice. I'll be doing some commenting on your work for sure, but felt I needed to put it out there that I had been thinking of you.

  • @johncrossman  Feb 27

    Hiya, I know it's frantic last minute time here... ๐Ÿ˜€
    I demoed a song finally for an earlier skirmish if you're interested in a listen.
    Congrats on a fawmwin, and heck, keep it going!

  • @owl  Feb 26

    So glad you and your cockatiel enjoyed "The Loneliest Bird..."
    For me, this was grades 1-3, not long after my parents got divorced, we moved to a new city, and I started school. So, lots of things going on. How old was your daughter?

  • @johnstaples  Feb 26

    Just checked out your latest...was the title supposed to be "Deary Departed" or "Dearly Departed"?

  • @wacha  Feb 26

    Thank you for your kin words on "No Way Out", that one ended up a lot darker than I meant to be. My intention was to write a political song but withing 30 seconds I realized that was not the direction the song was going in.

  • @jamkar  Feb 26


  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 24

    Oh thank you for all amazing comments on my songs. I am so greatful <3

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks for the nice comment on my "Face" song. Yeah, first time I used "Apaloosa" in a song. I think I'm gonna write a chorus for that song and keep it.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 23

    I'm sorry my bird got you 'tiel worked up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have you heard my "Quaker Conversation?" You'll definitely not want to play that one out loud around him/her. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for the kind words on the track as well. When I was dumbfounded for more lyrics, I was annoyed, but I think it does kind of stand on its own with those 7 or so lines. I really appreciate the listen.

  • @jamkar  Feb 23

    Cheryl, we had an ice storm that coated all the trees. Very pretty, but PIA when limbs bow down and snap electric lines. Warmer temps today with major thaw. No, February isn't supposed to work like this! :-O

  • @wacha  Feb 23

    thank you for your kind words on "Damaged" and "I'm Okay With That", it's always a privilege for me to work with @crisp1's lyrics. A lot ofwhat he write really suites me.

  • @wacha  Feb 23

    Thank you for your kind words on "Living In Love", I had a lot of fun working on that one.

  • @jamkar  Feb 23

    Been without power for 3 days. I plan to start on Hello, Hello this weekend Cheryl!

  • @cnidaria  Feb 23

    Got my Wild Unknown deck in the mail today. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tunecat  Feb 22

    hi there. Thanks for your comments on my track, and just letting you know its now finished.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 22

    Whatdayawantamedal? Well youโ€™re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 22

    Thanks for your very kind comments on mistress on the dark and Dont cry for him <3 and for your kind encouragement.

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind words on "Follow Me" which is what I am now calling the song. I had considered using that a the title but wasn't 100 percent committed to it.

  • @jamkar  Feb 2018

    Great! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @pambowen1 Feb 2018

    Cheryl, thanks for the generous comments on "Pinhole through the Veil" by Klaus and me. I appreciate your time and thoughtfulness.

  • @klaus  Feb 2018

    Cheryl, thanks for comments. Ah, Land of Vampyres. You remembered! Could be it's that song that started this gloomy anti-Klaus thing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your comment.

  • @cnidaria  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment! I wonder if by chance youโ€™re talking about my old FAWM account. I ended up switching profiles a couple years ago (something I wish I hadnโ€™t done). I know Iโ€™ve seen you before on here, but itโ€™s so hard to remember from which year.

  • @kc5 Feb 2018

    Oh goodness! Youโ€™ve got the groove going, girl!! Look at all your songs! Thanks for commenting on my song โ˜บ๏ธ.

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 2018


  • @thetau  Feb 2018

    Heads up... There's an upgraded version to the originals, that are now a duet. Check it out:
    Russ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    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 youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on 10 Of Wands. I had a lot of fun doing the Tarot challenge again this year. I'm glad you heard hwo I captured the symbolism of the card in sound.

    See You In The Shadowsโ€ฆ

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on Gone too Soon!

  • @darkmantle  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the Tarot card, looks like it fits with my theme this year. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Also, thanks for the comment on In the Flames. That lyric seems to catch a lot of people!

  • @clioem Feb 2018

    Hi! thanks, all is! Just- the busy-ness has finally consumed my time and I don't think I can FAWM effectively this year. I hope to pop out a little song at some point but don't hold your breath. However, here to cheer you on!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 2018

    Hi Cheryl, thanks for the welcome. Iโ€™m sort of here now, but not sure in what capacity just yet - just a listener or writer...

    Iโ€™ll be checking some songs out soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!

  • @charliecheney  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind words on the @sugarstill song. I really appreciate it.

  • @jonmeta  Feb 2018

    Cheryl, thank you for your lengthy comment, your willingness to open up and share how the song spoke to you. That means a lot. As one introvert to another. Yes, FAWM is a warm hug of a community, the kind of hug that says, You can do this, you can do better, now go!

  • @jamkar  Feb 2018

    Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Got Lucky. Glad you liked it.

  • @dumpbutton Feb 2018

    Thank you for you thoughtful comments on my ambient track!

  • @johnhudome  Feb 2018

    Thank you for your kind comments on Springtime. I really like that one. I intend to get to more of your songs over the weekend.
    Right now, dealing with being sick. Can't do much of anything.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2018

    Thank you!! I'm so glad you liked my death card song!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for the challenge.

  • @engebretsen  Feb 2018

    So happy that you like my Tarot challenge, given by you, with Three of Wands. Much appreciated. And thx again for making this challenge so great.

  • @ggallagher Feb 2018

    Hi Cheryl! Thanks for listening. I do like the idea of making the full title โ€œI am the oceanโ€

  • @gordon  Feb 2018

    Hi Cheryl, thanks for visiting and leaving a fine comment. I know it's not 50/90 and I honestly don't know what comes over me in February. I have a great time though. Going to listen to your collab with Klaus again.

  • @igg  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the wonderful comments on "So Far Along Your Way"... I'm so glad it resonated with you....

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2018

    Hi there Cheryl. It's always fun writing with Liz. Thanks for the comment.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    I've only ever met 3 FAWMers, and two of them long before I knew of a FAWM...Thanks for listening to "My Friend"!

  • @musicbyzac Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to comment on my song "Tonight" - I try to write from life, so if it hits someone in the feels a little then I consider it a success! I'm usually a lyricist, but my goal is to have demos for all of my FAWM songs, but it's making getting them posted take a lot longer lol

  • @brrrse  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the great words on Time to let you go - actually, I started my album "Nine of Swords" for FAWM2018 - I actually laid out some cards, and this album concept came to life. It's all in this style - and it's all tarot - I have an old Rider Waite deck. My card for the challenge is 6 of wands, and I'm still workin on that one ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @roxya Feb 2018

    Hey thanks for your comment on "Outer Space", much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜

  • @cloudboy  Feb 2018

    Happy you enjoyed the crunch on Out of Mind! Thanks for listening, Cheryl.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    Thank you for the comments on Mother of Swords, and thank you for the beautiful inspiration!!! I love the idea of pulling a card to see where it takes you. Later in then month I may revisit my or my wife's decks.

  • @klaus  Feb 2018

    Hi Cheryl. Demo should be ready by tomorrow evening. I'll post it as a new song. I've been working hard ( at work ) and drinking some ( at home ) like a nice little goth. ๐Ÿ˜ž

  • @jinx Feb 2018

    Cheryl, thanks for dropping by my soundboard and apologies for the delayed answer! Happy FAWM to you ๐Ÿ˜

  • @pambowen1 Feb 2018

    Thanks, Cheryl, for affirming my "Sit Around" song. Today at the gym, the trainer told us that new research says you should NOT stretch before exercise, contrary to what we have been told for years. Sheesh!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the fantastic comment on mine and @arthurrossi collab.

    Reg the other its good that you are out from that relation. Yes live and learn is the key ๐Ÿ˜€ Although we must allow ourselves to be humans and do mistakes.

  • @tamsnumber4 Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to my song "Karma"!

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    thank you very much for your kind words on "Adrift".

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ !!!!

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening and commenting on โ€œThe City Closes Inโ€. Glad you liked it.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 2018

    Thank you for your kind words regarding Tell Me You're Mine All Mine ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thansk for stopping by and commenting on Hey it will be allright. <3

  • @jamkar  Feb 2018

    Not No Problem is now posted with vocals Cheryl.

  • @wolfkier Feb 2018


  • @shadywilbury Feb 2018

    I would like to be...we'll see what happens. Dealing with ear stuff at the moment, though.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    The song I wrote with @ajna1960 all happened in an hour. It doesn't hurt that we write songs with each other all year long and have a very quick flow. Literally, WHILE she was writing lyrics I was just creating a musical track. So, I basically jammed her lyrics into my music. We both have the ability to work super duper fast.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Jell-O shots?? Interesting bio and I hope your work is everything you want it to be!

  • @tawny249 Feb 2018

    Aww, I'm glad you liked my tarot challenge song. I tried recording it tonight but my allergies are complicating things. I will let you know when I've got a recording. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the nice comments on "Dopey Hacienda." I am actually a HUGE Jimmy Buffett fan, we just disagree on the mobile home thing.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 2018

    Thanks for visiting my FAWM opener!

    The drums are straight CMI Fairlight sample. I pulled it up and did **nada** except say, "yep! This is it!" and gave it a loose rein.

  • @apertome  Feb 2018

    Hi! I think you're thinking of Bloomington, Minnesota -- I live in Bloomington,Indiana (we don't have Mall of America or a Zoo!) Anyway, hi and happy fawm!!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2018

    Hi Cheryl
    Thanks for interesting comments on Full Moon on New Years Eve.
    Ya never know what is around the corner.
    At least I got a song out of it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Hi Cheryl, thank you for your poignant comment on "You are no longer here". Sorry you find yourself connected with the subject. Hugs,

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on my cat song. How sad to be allergic!

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your heart-felt comment. I consider it a success that my song moved you to tears. Thanks.

  • @krayzie003  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on "Down To The Ocean." Uep it's a FAWM song. Written right after midnight on Feb 1st. Since I've started using Band In A Box it's become realy easy to makes some great sounding tunes on the fly. Thanks for listening.

  • @unkept Feb 2018

    Thank you for the feedback on "Special Day," I relayed your birthday wishes as well. ๐Ÿ˜ Here's to FAWM.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 2018

    thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @johnq  Feb 2018

    Thanks-- best of luck to you too! 38 those guys were the coolest back then!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for the Tarot card! Really interesting theme for me to use in my song ponderings. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 2018

    Best of luck for FAWM!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

    I'm gonna write "Three Pentacles: One Man's Struggle" and tell the whole story of my poor great grandfather (or maybe he was my great uncle depending on what works best in the lyrics!)

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

    Cool Tarot card you picked for me! My great grandfather had three pentacles...but he had to have one of them removed in order to live a normal life! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mrblitz000 Feb 2018

    All right, here we go!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening and commenting om my song "I am nobodys child". Very appreciated

  • @inciteful  Feb 2018

    Welcome back!

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening!