Influences: Ace Marino, Beverly Killz, Crying, Djustin, Empire of the Sun, Fitz and the Tantrums, Greg Edmonson, Hey Monday, Isidor, Javarnanda, Kebu, Lagwagon, Magnus Pålsson, Nhato, The Outlaws, PRAANA, Relient K, Solence, Tim Christensen, Unleash The Archers, Volkor X, Whitney, Yanni, Zac Brown Band
Pronouns: usually he/his but use whatever you want.
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I did a mini-feast to get me to double-FAWM the last day. Worth it!
|#2||Pandemic Birthday @mikeskliar||
|#3||Yummy Mummy @ajna1960||
|#4||River Lullaby @jenspa||
|#5||Cross Country Skiing @metalfoot||
|#6||Winter Laments for the Spring Sun @sapient||
|#7||I’d Like To Speak With My Manager @adnama17||
|#8||How To Let It Go @pearlmanhattan||
|#9||New Revolution @gslade||
|#10||Winter Waltz @musicsongwriter||
|#11||Thought Valley @cblack||
|#12||The Petting Zoo From Hell @headfirstonly||
|#13||Life You Borrowed @lastnightilie||
|#14||City of the Night @seemanski||
|#15||Yummy Mummy @ajna1960||
|#16||Dance With Us @jorh||
|#18||So Cold @tcelliott||
|#22||Clown Love (Vlad the Renegade Clown) @ajna1960||
|#23||Panic Buyer's Guide To Hot Dogs For Hobbits In New Zealand||
So how can I sign up for the FAWM Slack? I don't see a way that I can set up a Slack account.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Lights at Sea", I appreciate it!
Thank you for your listening to A veces!
Kiitän! Metallicat on tosiaan kuunneltu 😉
Kiitti kommentista! Tosiaan, elämä ehkä on täynnä pelkkiä kysymyksiä vain. Useimmiten.
Ha! Checked out some bits of the video, impressive skillz!
Kiitos kommentista. Se mun kitara on laminaattikantinen Yamaha, kieliä ei ole vaihdettu enkä toista kertaa vaihda. Soon viritetty ceehen. Helpompi soittaa. Tosin tuossa biisissä nostin sen Reaperissä Eb:hen.
Hienoa kun teet paljon kollaboraatioita. Enkuksi sanoittaminen on yllättävän vaikeaa ja paljon helpommalla pääse kun käyttää muiden sanoituksia. Se ei ole fifti-siksti vaan aina win-win tilanne. 😀
Kiitti, laitetaan lottokuponki vetämään!
Kiitos kommentista! Ois ehkä pitäny laittaa rajumman kuulosia aaltoja, että roskafiilis ois välittyny täysin.
You have some really nice music, very talented. I have two sons and they're both big game fans and also into music. My oldest has been living in Stockholm for about a year and a half. He does metal music and just released his 2nd album on Bandcamp "Quell". Anyway, just wanted to say I looked at your web-site and listened to some of your songs here and you have some very interesting stuff.
Thanks for your comment on "perfect"! For sure, these lyrics are thought provoking. It deals with two different ways of interpreting perfectionism. The narrator states, that everybody is perfect even with his*her weaknesses - The lyrical "you" sticks on the common ideal of beauty, strength and intelligence.
Maybe you heard about that psychological mirror-effect, when people try to solve their problems by manipulating other people? So that's what the song is about. These people usually stick to ideals without noticing that this actually leaded to their frustration.
So the message of this song is simply: Be yourself, love yourself and don't listen to other people's comments. In terms of perfectionism it is up to you how you interpret it.
Kiitti kuuntelusta, Eliteen (siihen kasariversioon!) tässä viitataan. Lave ja Leesti ovat kaksi aurinkokuntaa, joiden väliä tulee pelin alussa hinkattua yleensä mooonta kertaa. Space truckin'! Pitäis hankkia toi "uusi" Elite kanssa, niin pääsisi taas.
Haha kiitos kommentista. Olis aika päästä johonkin peliin mukaan. Aikoinaan tuli laitettua omat(ei oma tekoiset vaan omat playlistit) musiikit taustalle kun vielä tuli pelailtua.
Thanks for the comment on "Frawnds"! I guess I can hear PL now you mentioned it, though with the vocals I was aiming for a higher register. But there is the looping melody that stays the same even though the chords behind it shift that they employ(ed? I haven't kept tabs with them since Draconian Times) a lot. I've been thinking of doing the reverse track thing for a long time and here I thought why not give it a quick and dirty go. Maybe next time I'll have time to put some effort into it, so it'll sound even cooler.
Kiitos kauniista sanoistasi! Pitäisi vissiin kuunnella Crash Test Dummiesia enemmänkin, tunnen heiltä vain hitit...tai siis hitin. Mutta se on kyllä hyvä hitti.
Kiitos kommentista! Erinomaista, mikäli biisi sopii vallitsevaan vuodenaikaan ja sääolosuhteisiin!
Oulu on mesta paikka
Juha, I am behind as well. In good time my friend. 😀
Who has one bass and eight vocal tracks from me sitting in his gmail inbox?
Hey!! Your reply in the burned out forum post would be amazing delivered as a rap “Mr Wendell” (Arrested Development) style!
you look so cute in your new pic!
Not at all - no rush 😀 there is plenty of time still.
Oleppa hyvä. Autossa kuuntelin niin en huomannut että suomalainenhan siellä. No kuka muukaan laulais hiihtämisestä. Haha.
HEY!! Very excited of course to create lots of awesomeness, how are you feeling?! 😃👌shall I drop you an email then we can share some ideas?
Kiitän kommentista. The struggle is real.
Hot shit comin' your way.
Hu Juha, I can't use pm as it asks me for Outlook and for some reason Outlook doesn't work on my computer. Could you pm me please and I'll send you MP3 or Wav for your consideration. Let me know what you prefer. Thank you.
I came up blank in a skirmish today, so I drew three of the Bard cards - and voila! I immediately had a song idea. Thanks for the inspiration!
Yeah, it was great. I listened last week. I enjoyed hearing you talk about meditation, and I found some of the conversation about squirrel currency and loose change to be very funny 😄
And you deserve each and every second of it!
Hey, are there FAWMTalks this year? I have a lot more time than usual and I would love to listen or help organize a regular show if nothing is planned ATM.
Got like half of the lyrics written for the beat you sent me. Nearly there. I'll bounce it back to you so you can level it out how you like.
Sounds awesome. I'll think of the instrumental and will create something as soon as I can. I'll use the message way once I have something in mind. Thank you.
Hey whatever you think would work for my voice I'm open! I really don't have much experience writing/singing anything other than acoustic folk, but I'm trying to expand my horizons, and what better place/time than FAWM?
Thank you Juha, so if you are looking for a challenge and you prefer gothic let's make some sweet song 😀
Hi Juha, I'm not in a slack and I'm hoping to avoid anything scarry as I already had a scarry card which resulted in a scarry instrumental lol. Otherwise I'm open to any collaborations, always interesting to create a song together.
Hey! Thanks for the compliment. I'm not on Slack as I tried it and didn't really like it. I'm looking to do more toplining, writing the lyrics and melody over an existing track... would you want to do that, write a track for me that I can sing over?
-Edit- You can email me, or just post a track and tag me if you want? Whatever's easiest for you!
Yeah I am in slack. But all I see there is FAWM poetry.
Right! Mellow AND weird! That's actually so much in my wheelhouse it's funny. 😝
I won't be able to record 'til tomorrow, but I'll think up some lyrics today, probably.
Got it! I'm in! 😃
Hmm. Any idea how I create a Slack account? That link doesn't let me in, and all I see is a way to reset a password, not create an account...
Symphonic things sound great! We could build up something instrumental and then see if it needs vocals...
Slack? No. But happy to hop in if you want to share a link!
I could try writing some lyrics with the title "Thought Valley", and then do vocals and email you the .wav or put it on SoundCloud to download, then you do the instruments?
Let me know what style you normally play, and whether you want me to go full on metal or something lighter with the vocals.
Looking forward to it!
Alrighty, so what I'm hearing is if I added a sprinkle of instruments then you could work that into whatever final arrangement you come up with.
I'll bear that in mind as I chew on ideas!
Saw your collab post on the forums! I took a listen to Aurora and take it you're more of a production/arrangement guy.
Whaddya say I work up some chords and a few vocal layers and toss those over your way sometime this month for a collab?
Emotional blackmail! What do you have in mind? Music or lyrics?
kiitos kysymästä, kyllä on parantumassa! hauskaa laulunkirjoittelua!
Hi there, have an awesome FAWM!
Hey Juha. 😀
Sorry it took so long to drop by.
That is usually how I tend to fall flat, I forget to read things. Thanks for the tip 😁. I am now able to speak.
Yeah, I have joined the discord channel. Unfortunately, I don't have any permissions to actually say anything so I just have to observe and stay quiet (probably not a bad thing TBF 😝)
"I work on myself rather than demand that others change."
What an excellent statement.
Are you still doing that slack channel? I might brave a visit. Although I find I just get a bit lost with it all and never know what to say.
Hello there, hope you are ok? Sorry I dropped off the chat on 5090, I always struggle with that challenge, usually start it then loose interest really quickly.
Tännekö täällä kuuluu vastata (ja suomeksi vielä)?
Joo, kyllä mä nyt meinasin itteni pakottaa tähän taas! Viime vuosina ei ole tullut juurikaan soiteltua, mutta mitäpä pienistä. Hampaat irvessä vaan jotain pakettiin.
What a great reply! And songwriting, if done right, can certainly be a great tool for that sel-work, if we realize we’re just as flawed as our audience and just as in need of our own message.
Just 1 week till FAWM!
With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it.
"Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual.
But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers, & every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in our contribution to our culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.
Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.
No problem on the bard cards. It was a cool concept and very nicely done!
All is forgiven, Juha. <3
Don't forget to literally glue a D20 somewhere nearby facing up on the 2 (with the extra 2 etched in already). Natural 22 on all your writes.
zero comments is gonna be tough!
I gotta say, bud, your fake band names are consistently awesome.
"Günther and the Amazing Running Dinner" - you mean the german comedian? Great skit.
Have a nice FAWM
I did mention to him that it is a work in progress. When you finish it I'd like to read the whole thing.
Hey, I just finished reading your essay; really great stuff!!
I have found other essays and recommendations to be either useless or confusing (or both), but yours is really practical and useful. I especially liked your concentration on Focus and Relaxation; two excellent ideas I am going to keep in the forefront of my mind from now on when I play. I also enjoyed your "it's all gonna be ok" attitude.
I'm going to send the link to a guitarist friend of mine if you don't mind; he will probably get some use out of it.
Really really great stuff.
Thanx for sharing!
I actually recognize a couple - Yanni and Zac Brown Band. Ha!
Out of shits to give!!!?!?!?! well hate to break it to ya and ruin your goal, but I'm sure I'll have some commenting to do 🤣
That is an amazing chair too in your studio pic, I'm a fanatic about old wood it was the first thing that caught my eye. Even though that monitor is a monster hahah
Happy FAWMing my friend. Hope you're well!
it is indeed I, so no slap on your ass (sadly). let's be stars together, then!
Well, I figured it was a show - but it's a good show. 😀
I was in Finland last year (well, 2019), should have thought to look you up. Next time.
Hey Ianaurius! love your profile picture - fuzzy, but you look happy. Looking forward to another go.
Indeed! Everyone's taste is so different and there's always something to appreciate in different music.
"Sexy Pineapple Costume"?!?
Hei! Happy FAWM, IA! 😁
Juha, the person who gave me my international podcast debut, great to have you here another year. Much love from Portugal, dear!
Hey Juha, lets do this!
Best wishes to you this FAWM! You know I'm a fan!
Bring it on!
Hey man, looking forward to more stuff from ya this FAWM. and is that Shuka hidden in your influences 😮