But lyrics and song content belong to the fawmers who wrote them!
acoustic-one-take nylon-guitar improvisation
In memory of a dear friend who closed his eyes for the last time recently.
Warts and all one-take for @hoopshank and the feelings his memory guided my fingers to play...
Beautifully played. I started FAWM too late to know him but this ist such a nice tune
Nice to hear what friendship can mean! Beautiful farewell!
Very profound, very somber. What a beautiful farewell. The main theme is so haunting... Beautiful...
This is so beautiful. I did not want it to end!
Oh man. That's beautiful. Just...beautiful.
Beautiful lived improvisation. My friend thought it was an unknown song from Led Zeppelin...
Amazing piece of music in and of itself, but as a tribute, it just went up a level. A spontaneous expression of love for a friend. Couldn't be better.
Such a gorgeous tribute. I can't believe this is improvised!
This is very nice, emotive, sad, angsty, yet 'be a peace bro' kinda gig.
Where the hell did that title come from?
if this is an improvisation, i remain floored by your harmonic intuition. a lovely tribute for a lovely person, and i'm sure he would enjoy it as much as i did. <3
What a lovely tribute. I love all the room sounds that go along with it.. I'd have prefered a much dryer sound here to keep it intimate, but I'm splitting hairs..
You're making me tear up, man. Thank you for this.
Gorgeous, rich sound and fittingly haunting
Beautiful and touching song. I think Paul would have liked it a lot.
Gorgeous. Somehow sounds stark and lush at the same time. Very well done; sorry for the circumstances that led to it.
Mmm... That's good stuff for all the worst reasons. Sorry for your and seemingly everyone's loss. I'd never heard of hoops, but now I gotta go do a bunch of research on him. Apparently he touched a lot of lives. That's pretty great
I don't have the words, just the tears. *hugs*
Beautiful. Goodbye, Hoops.
Damn.... this is so beautiful. I admit I was literally crying as I listened because your liner notes were the first time I heard of Hoops' passing.
I never met him but he was an enormous influence in my first year of songwriting, especially during 50 Songs in 90 Days (2007). I had listened to several of his songs and was amazed at the dramatic changes he could pull off so effortlessly in his compositions, and I sent him kudos for his talent. Sensing my curiosity he responded by providing fantastic mentorship throughout that songwriting challenge, pushing me outside of my comfort zone to build new skills. He was obviously a very kind and humble man despite his awe-inspiring talents!
I really wish I could have met him, thank you for this very touching tribute!
Some really beautiful passages, in this, love the cavernous reverb. Lovely tribute.
Very lovely tune on that patchwork bird. Contemplative. Like others, I wanted it to go on. Hm.
a collab tied with heartstrings. everyone can hear them, surely. S2
Beautiful title, yes! And beautiful song. Immediately replayed cos I didn't want it to end. Favourite thing I've heard this Fawm so far!
adore the title! this reminds me of some of Six Organ's more subdued stuff. Which is to say, excellent. Love the melancholy, meandering feeling this gave me.
That's a really gorgeous piece. Nice work.
This is sheer beauty, and a most fitting requiem for Hoops!
Ohhhh, wow, I closed my eyes and this just carried me away, so meditative and reflective. Very beautiful tribute. Wonderful. I think I could put this in a loop and let it play all day long and not get tired of it. It would keep me at peace the whole time. Love it!
There's a lot of feeling packed in those strings, and a lot of beauty. It's over too soon, because I could just sit back with eyes closed and lose myself in this.
Breathtakingly beautiful. I did not want it to end, it was so peaceful and emotional. Thank you for sharing.
This is a beautiful tribute to your friend.
I too love the "warts". I think they add emotion to an already emotional song. It gives this piece a very real feel, like we're all sitting there with you remember @hoopshank & the things he shared with all of us over the years. Awesome job. Keep it up!
See You In The Shadows…
you can really hear all of the emotions poured into this one
Lovely little tune. I'm in awe of the guitar tones. I don't know if it the reverb or what, but it sounds like you've got a subtle organ laying down chords behind you. Great start.
Wonderful tribute, Paul, "warts and all." I love how you marked this as a collab.
Improv? Poignant, fitting, delicate. Bravo. RIP @hoopshank
beautiful and thoughtful, and I think you said in music what so many of us are thinking about our dear departed friend... great work!
Sensitive and heartfelt, thank you
This is stunning. I'm endlessly jealous of your playing and your ability to wring such beautiful melodies out of harmonies like that. Hoops would be so, so pleased.
So so simply beautiful, so sweet and yet knowing your feelings when playing it, I can hear and feel the bittersweet emotion underlying it.
I think I'd like this at my funeral (just recently wrote my will for the first time ever, so have been pondering such things).
I'm sure Hoops will be enjoying this for eternity.
I think it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Heart and soul, musical memories, very touching.
Thank you for sharing this. I can feel the emotion flowing through it. And I love the title!
I love one takes like this that are so intimate, and instrumentally pure. Surely hoops is somewhere smiling at your tribute Paul.
Such tenderness and quiet, complex joy in this poignant beauty! And graced by an absolutely wonderful title in remembrance! Thank you for making it downloadable.
Stunning! It gives me goosebumps.
Nice! Absolutely beautiful piece!
Wow! Beautiful! I wish I could do that. Alas, I cannot, but certainly enjoyed yours. Do you know the album, Beyond Nature, by Phil Keaggy? Very peaceful and pensive--like your song. Well done!
Very pretty recording indeed. I like the melancholic flavour of the chord structure.
This is lovely, Paul. Such a pretty yet poignant melody.
Really sweet melody, although you can definitely taste the bittersweetness once you're aware of the context.