Houlet 10


Scotland UK   Jan 2015


Artist Bio

Influences:   Folk, country, Scottish, & Irish. Kris Kristofferson, Tom Paxton, James Tayor, Bert Jansch, Pentangle, etc.

Very basic acoustic/folk style guitarist who can almost sing. Completed the Pat Pattison Songwriting course and was active in Week 7 before it sort of folded. Now a member of http://www.patpatpro.com which is just getting off the ground. We run all year and new active members are welcome.

This my thiird FAWM and I have definitely got worse rather than better.


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  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 12

    Thanks for visiting 'If it rains'. I did post it using a placeholder I had made for another unfinished song, but figured at this stage of the game was better to have something finished and up.

  • @electrocelte Mar 5

    Thanks @zxcvbnm although I am not Scottish, I am a descendant of a Scot, and love that place very much. I have many piping and drumming friends there, and have been 4 times! I need to rally the Scottish FAWMers! 😀 Thanks for your kind words...

  • @mungus  Mar 4

    And as for your disappointment, what would you have changed? Is it in content or in volume? I'm curious, I think the constant ache of disappointment in myself is often what drives me to write half the time haha

  • @mungus  Mar 4

    Hey! I'm glad when there are moments where genre crosses over and can open up to listeners who might otherwise not find much to enjoy

    I think it is something in your humour and almost Bothy Ballad-esque approach which reminded me of Moffat's 'Where you're meant to be' project.

    In truth it is acoustic that I play mostly, but in trying to speed-write my more electronic influences surface.

    Thank you again for listening!

  • @karan  Mar 4

    Yeah, I know. The German contingent of FAWMers is steadily growing! Looks like we'll even have a FOP this year ... 😁

  • @vomvorton  Mar 3

    Yes, good call - I know what you mean. Certain lyrics have an immediate rhythm to them but others look like they wouldn't work on the page... only to sound wonderful when recorded!

  • @crisp1  Mar 1

    Thanks for commenting on The Freer I Feel. I love how it came out!

  • @leka Mar 1

    Thanks for listening

  • @netnoise Mar 1

    Thanks for your comment. I had a bit of late night fun with that song.

  • @audrey  Mar 1

    Thank you so much for your great comment on my song Christmas Memories. I was able to post a more complete version which now includes Sibelius 'singing' the men's parts, so I replaced the track you commented on with the new improved (hopefully) one. If you want, you can hear a more complete sound in my current track. I really appreciate your taking the time to listen and comment on my songs. I listened to a bunch of songs in the first week of FAWM, but just haven't had time since. I will do so after I get some sleep. I find half the fun is listening to all the great new music here. I'll be sure to give a listen to all of yours. Hope you've enjoyed your FAWM this year.

  • @tootoobee  Feb 25

    Thank you 😀! Yes songs count is 14 😀 but my personal goal is reading 14 songs WITH demo till Tuesday...

    Demos also to come for my two sets of lyrics today, don't know when though. Need to finish some collabs first 😉

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 23

    Thanks. I read the full "Jaws of Sheep" article for more perspective. Thanks for the history lesson!

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 23

    Just posted our collab. Hope you like it. A pleasure working with you, lad.

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 20

    Send them to sheamiej@gmail.com.
    Great idea to link it to Hamilton!

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 20

    Anything with Scottish references and content. My mom was from Scotland.

  • @pamgrisham  Feb 20

    Hi Tom! Thank you for listening to my song Klaus! 😀

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 20

    I'm okay with writing music to your lyrics if you'd like.

  • @audrey  Feb 18

    Thanks for the listen and comment on "Winding Path". It's so short because one of the assignment's instructions is "It should last between 20 - 30 bars." My piece is 24 bars long. I may develop it further in the future. Glad you liked it.

  • @aprilm Feb 2017

    Thanks for checking out Your Sweet Valentine. I am happy you enjoyed it!

  • @monty  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the feedback on New World Sympathy. If you wanna write a second verse I'll use it to replace the harmonica part. Or I can just send you the accompaniment if you wanna work with it.

  • @tesla3090  Feb 2017

    Got the file. I'll play around a bit and send something back your way.

  • @tesla3090  Feb 2017

    .wav would be better. Do you have dropbox?

  • @tesla3090  Feb 2017

    Hey! Looking forward to this collab. Want to try to fuse our two styles? It might be interesting to have you send me some short guitar loops and then I can try to build a track around them. Then we can iterate until we think we're done. Something different than the usual vocals/music collab. 😀

  • @tootoobee  Feb 2017

    Hi Tom, thank you for listening and commenting on the sleepy song! I realised later that the song wasn't even half finished when I posted at patpatpro ... But I hope to get better, at least the quantizing stuff should get less when I learn to play more in the pocket 😉 Still cool, it really starts feeling like making music now 😀

  • @pamgrisham  Feb 2017

    Hi Tom, thank you for listening to A Little More Time! 😀

  • @vegansongs Feb 2017

    Hi, Thank you for your feedback on Angels of the WInd . I am loving Fawm- my first year and I wish I had done this years ago. I was worried that my lack of recording skills would drive out all inspiration but the keyboard arranger I am using to record is actually giving me ideas! This song will get rerecorded and I will keep your feedback in mind - the solo part needs a player who bring that force to the storm!
    Thanks again. All the best!

  • @tootoobee  Feb 2017

    NO Tom! I wouldn't dare to say that cause you're way better then me. Just meant that just your voice also makes a nice song!

  • @francessmith Feb 2017

    Thanks for the listen. There isn't really a story, it's probably, in a way about twitter, and the way we live in echo chambers and refuse to hear what people we don't agree with say, and instead shout abuse at them.

  • @tootoobee  Feb 2017

    HI Tom, thank you for listening to my first song and your comment! Good luck for your first song!

  • @audrey  Feb 2017

    Thank you for your kind input on my piano accompaniment for my Christmas song. Last spring, my choir sang a set of celtic pieces, so I guess I'm not surprised you hear a Scottish or Irish feel to my piece. How astute of you to notice. Hadn't noticed it myself. Guess we're constantly influenced by what we play, sing, and listen to. Coming off the "Write like Mozart" course, I wonder if my FAWM songs will all sound a little classical this year. LOL I swear I can never predict what I'm going to come up with. It always surprises me, and it's never what I first set out to do. Thanks again for your comment. Have a great FAWM Tom. 😀

  • @francessmith Feb 2017

    Hello Tom, no, no million seller. So I'm back, I think.

  • @feeslip58  Jan 2017

    Good luck Tom, and your songs are more and more creative all the time.

  • @tootoobee  Jan 2017

    Hi Tom, happy farming!!!
    PS: YES, we finish the collab 😀

  • @roddy  Jan 2017

    Hi from icy Perthshire. I did a Pat Pattinson course a few years ago. It didn't make much difference at first but about a year later I found I was writing some songs differently and putting his ideas into practice. Prosody still haunts me! Good luck with your 14 songs.