Influences: Good music of all genres! FAWM.
I am a song lover of all genres, but especially enjoy wordplay and clever tuneplay in all forms. Despite the 'metalfoot' username, I do not usually write the metal. More... um... folk/kids music. Having said that, I routinely surprise myself, so any musical genre is possible... I'd guess a disproportionate number of tracks will likely be acoustic guitar + voice or even just multitracked voice.
The whole "metal foot" thing refers to a metal plate permanently inserted in my one foot after a particularly awkward fall which broke a bone in my foot into three pieces. Ouch. But that was 20 years ago now...
FAWM 2016 - 36 songs (Winter Sports -18 songs)
FAWM 2017 - 78 songs (Alphabet of Adjectives - 26 songs)
FAWM 2018 - 76 songs (Exploding Teacups - 9 songs)
FAWM 2019 - 69 songs ("metalfoot sings the periodic table" -14 songs)
FAWM 2020 - 82 songs (periodic table, another 14 or so)
For FAWM 2021 I'm continuing the "Metalfoot Sings The Periodic Table" project. Manitoba is currently in full lockdown from COVID so until that changes, there'll be a lot of at-home-time... but I'll try not to write too many songs.
It sounds like the @metalfootlings (my kids, whose account I'll be curating and running) might give this another go this year. So that should be fun for them and me both. @kellyk -- aka 'MrsFoot' -- has now joined in the musical mayhem as of FAWM 2020, but she's not sure if she'll be doing much this year.
Instruments likely to be misused in FAWM 2021:
- Seagull M4 "Merlin"
- Lonestar Venice Mandolin
- Simon and Patrick Mahogany Pro acoustic guitar
- Art & Lutherie 12-string acoustic guitar
- cheap Silvertone electric guitar with Zoom G1xON effects pedal
- Rogue ukulele and/or Uke-and-Play ukulele (though that one technically belongs to the footlings)
- Casio Celviano digital piano
- M-Audio MIDI keyboard
- Bach Bb tenor trombone
- pBone Eb alto trombone
- tin whistle in D
- various percussiony things I find around the house
I like to collaborate--it's about my favourite part of FAWM-- so feel free to ask! I believe in communication before, during and after the collaborative process. My basic assumption is that I'm making music just for the fun of it-- my real life job will not permit the time necessary to make music even a side-career-- so I'm not looking for any commercial or professional results. As such, my FAWM output is a musical sketch-pad of sorts. I'm not usually posting polished works.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
So excited to hear your music this FAWM!
hey Alex! more periodic songs eh? guess you’re in your «element» eh? got any «positive» ideas? have a «wonderful» FAWM! ... wait 🧐
I'm going to try. I'm usually in torpor in February, and with hybrid teaching my brain is fried extra crispy this year. I might try to write just a couple to fill out this concept album and call it a win.
Just popping in to say hi! Happy fawm to you!
Hi there, Alex. Hope all is well. Happy FAWMing to you!
Heya! Good to see you too. Have an awesome FAWM. And if you burn out on the periodic table, don't worry....it's a common reaction. 😉
Yup, it's right around the corner. Have a good one!
Happy FAWM! Excited to be here and see what you’ve got in store 😀
Hiya glad to see you on here 😁 Hope we have some productive times ahead 😁
Yay! I hope this is a good year for all! 😀
Looking forward to hearing your work. I'm back for another go. 84 and still kicking.
Hoo-ray, indeed! 😀 Let's do this!
YAAAAY! Let's do it!
METALFOOT IS MAGNIFICENT
(fawm fawm fawm time)
Same to you, Alex!
See You In The Shadows…
Have a fine time!
Hi, Alex. Good luck with that last thing. Tim and Hoops once tried to do the same.
Whoo hoo! Can't wait...
Ha! Honestly thought it WOULD disappear!
Hey, Alex! Once in a while, if I'm driving somewhere with no radio or music on, I'll hear this in my head, "Moo cow cow moo moo moo moo cow cow, moo moo moo... " Thanks for that! I actually love it.
I hope you have a moo-mentous FAWM! 😉
Let’s!!! I’m in! 😃
Have a great FAWM Alex
Heya, Alex. Thanks for the welcome.
Yes and thx for the offer of sappy lyrics for a collab. Maybe email me about it at your convenience?
Thank you! I should have a few songs up my sleeve--so looking forward to playing and listening this year! Happy FAWMing. 😀
Hahaha. Hey there! Absolutely we can do a collaboration. Seems like we should have already! That will be great. Thanks for reaching out and it’s good to see you again.
And happy FAWMing to you as well!!!
Hey Alex. Keep it cool and safe and have a great Feb
Thanks for your message! Yes, that! 😀
Seems like only yesterday! Good Fawming
Hey Alex! Happy FAWM 2021!!!
So happy to see you here again, Alex! This will be a special FAWM, I think. I hope yours is wonderful!
Wow 82 songs...thanks for the listens, even after the FAWMfact!!
Looking forward to 2021 FAWMing!!