Meh. Feels like I didn't FAWM enough. Got sick, 2 kids now, looking for new job... maybe next year I will figure it out 😁
Thanks for the comment on Wide Wall. Much appreciated.
I never heard of Anders Trentemøller, so I checked him out on you tube and listened to Come Undone. It was quite good, although I would like to see the occasional face shot of hand on the right side, he seems to be doing all the work.
Thank you for your comment on "My Black Beauty"...much appreciated...I got the Gretsch by accident but I love it...haha.
Thanks for the comments on Liar, Liar. It is open for collaboration anytime you want to.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on In Memory of You. I was composing it in a very sad mode but I believe instrumental music is open to different interpretations and perceptions and I'm very grateful for your vision of this piece.
Thanks for checking out 'High Altitude Blues'. It definitely needs a little structural tweaking. I appreciate your suggestion!
Thanks for commenting on a bunch of my tunes, I know you're stealing time here and there between other obligations.
Thanks so much for your comments on Rules Of The Game - its actually made the whole thing worthwhile not only to put a song together and record it all in a short period of time, but to know that it has struck a chord with someone else in some way. The meaning of the whole exercise has suddenly been elevated sky high! I came late to this FAWM and have been too busy to participate since putting the song up but I will continue to listen and draw inspiration from all the incredible work here and hopefully be more prepared for next February! Thanks again.
Thanks for listening to Go Free. I really want to work on the mix, but your comments are helpful in thinking of how I want to do it. 😀
Hi Eric. Thanks for the comments. I'm a bit late with replies. This was one of those kinds of Fawms for me. Nice to hear your music again. Cool stuff. I really dig those drums. 😀
Thx for your comment on Cricket! The worl cup is in June 50 overs may be to Long if it doesn't grip you try the IPL 20 over stuff! With 4 boys its a religion in my house . many think its boring but my kids can't get enough.
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Damn! I've missed these!
Will be listening avidly when I get home!
Thanks for you kind comments, they're always thoughtful and often make me chuckle. "Look away, look away, look away" yeah it might have been used in an old song.
I think what you’ve done is really good and I can emphasize about the time. I put the mic about 2/3 in on the right and angle it in towards the beater. It cuts out a lot of eq work. Not so boomy but some punch. Now, I certainly haven’t had time for proper mixing, but I’ve had to just go with it. We have to pick our battles when it comes to FAWM and parenthood.
Thank you for your comment on 'Lead Me Away'. Much appreciated.
Thanks for your comment in King Of Cups. He's perfect for the role, that's why I chose him for this tarot card hahaha. I love Dune, looking forward AND scared for the new movie.
thanks so much for the comment on All systems down! i just uploaded a VERY rough audio sample for it. i'm not very good at getting to the F chord in time still. but like you said i really would like the chorus to be more yelling than the way i currently sing it. i want to play around with my voice and see if there's anything i can do to it to make it sound more harsh.
Hey man, thanks for listening. It's good to step back from it all sometimes. Then after that you can dive in to the nitty-gritty again. Good luck this month.(and all months, obviously)
Thanks for your comments! I appreciate it! I reworded Faith a bit because what you said made sense. Hope you have been writing this month. Looking forward to hearing what you have been up to!! 😀
Thanks for finding the silver lining of Yacht, lol. I don't hate it, but it just didn't resonate with me. I did like how the cajon worked on it, though, and shakers are always awesome. 😀
Thanks for listening and commenting on Best Thing to Happen. Hope to hear your next one soon
Do you think you'll make it to FAWMstock again this summer? Patti and I are pretty sure we can do it. And Nancy Rost is coming too!
Thanks for checking out some of my lyrics only at present songs. No songs from you?
Hey thank you so much
for you fantastic feedback
on my lyric, bring the dark down
I agree with you guys on the two lines, I think it will work that way
great advice, thanks again
enjoy the rest of fawm
Haha, I loved your comment on my song...my rel'ship is pretty 'lived-in' too...I'm definitely channeling the past, trying to write about the beginnings of things. I think it's easier to write about endings; it must be because I have way too many of those! Thanks again, you're always an insightful listener...and hope you feel better!
Thanks for your kind comments! Appreciate your time! 😀
Hey man, thanks for giving my song a listen! Hope we get to hear one of your awesome layered guitar tunes soon...
Thank you for your kind words on “How Long Have You Been Lonely?” much appreciated.
Merci for your kind words on my song! Hope to see you in this year!
Hey man...I thought I'd stop by to see how you're feeling. I hope your recording area doesn't remain too dark for too much longer!
The inspiration for “Dumb F Nation” is my genius nephew. At 17, he’s figured out how to never finish grade 10, upgrade his job from McDonalds to a dollar store, and become a father.
Plus dozens of redneck friends who don’t believe in climate change, and voted in Doug Ford as our Premier. Quite the shit show up here 😏
Thank you so much for listening to Chicken Beef or Fish! It was fun to write and Alex did a great job with the music.
Thanks for the comment on Silently Screaming! Inspiration there was musical (White Stripes) rather than lyrical. (Lyrical is just a shitty situation.) Interestingly, no Octaver on the guitar... it's all wave modulation. (And I doubled the guitar part down an octave. Tricky. 😉
Looking forward to hearing your stuff, rock on!
Hey, thanks Eric. That's a big compliment!
Hi Eric, thank you so much for your kind comment and support.
Looking forward to hearing your songs.
Have a great February.
Sorry about the creepy crawlies, but glad you liked what you heard. 😉
To be honest, I'm nervous about the badass riff thing - I wish they'd let me use the bass! 😁
Thanks for the comments on Maybe! I'm not entirely happy with the vocal (my voice cracks in a couple spots) and I think it could use a light swing beat with some piano and/or bass added to the guitar. But it is a nice tune, I think.
Thanks Eric! Paul is a beast on all things guitar!
Hey, thanks for the comments. I always appreciate how you are constructive and insightful. What’s happening in your world? Having a second child is not harder for most things, but for FAWM I think that it is. You?
Hi Eric, thanks for your comment on my song. Looking forward to hearing something new from you. 😀
Hi there. Thanks for the comment. Songs from you? I hope so.
Hey Eric. 😀
Not a pipe organ, but a sound font I made years ago from an old Eko transistor organ. Probably the most unstable instrument I ever owned. Every single note had its own oscillator and each one was pitch controlled with a cheap skeleton potentiometer. If you breathed heavy near it, it drifted out of tune. I got sick of it in the end.
This time round I've been programming my synths on the piano roll in Reaper. I tend to use the guitar controller when I want a more human feel. Pads and organ on these opening tracks didn't really need it. And the synth controller is a lot of faff to dig out and plug in! 😉
thank you 😀
Thanks, man. I appreciate the listen! I think that I need to mix the middle acoustics better and widen them out. I tried something different by faking a 12 string using the Nashville tuning on one acoustic. That sounds thin or buried to me. You? Thank you!
Thank you Eric! Anxiously awaiting your next song.
Can't wait to hear your song about coffee, and if the moment should you you, Fireball haha!! 😁 Thanks for your kind comments on "Left of Us."
Your turn. 😀
Happy FAWM19. Hugs. 😀
Hey man...happy rockin'!
Welcome back to FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your tunes this year!
good to see you, have a great FAWM!
Good to see you back this year. Hope you have a good one!
Hey! Happy FAWMing 😀
“Battle of However Many” is a faire enough title for such a bard as thee.
May your quest turn new foes met into allies, and may your purse be so enriched!
This is a true story.
Once upon a time, two brave knights decided to venture forth and each vowed to slay a 100 song FAWM.
They were very enthusiastic, up until the point they realized they haven't prepared nearly enough.
Then they both got destroyed by the 28 Day Dragon.
Do you know that story? Something tells me we are both going to get a personal reading in that one.
Man - Killionland is nothing but fire in my headphones!
Hey Eric! Happy FAWM! Would love to collab again.
Hey there, glad you’re around! Collab? If you find yourself in DC, let us know?
Sure!! Go for it! 😀 Haha! Hope you are coming to FAWMStock again this year!
Yep - was just getting ready to ask you about that! 😀
Oh - you took me there, did ya? Alright, I'm all about it!
Yo. Let's do this.
Hey, there, hey, there! Looking forward to hearing whatcha do this year!
Looking forward to hearing your tasty instrumentals, Eric. (or maybe you'll also do vocals?)
Hi Eric. Nice to hear from you--I have you on my watchlist for your latest. Best wishes for FAWM 2019
Oh man, you are talking NEW baby! Congratulations! I can see how that would be questionable to fully engage in FAWM in your circumstance.
Wow! Career change? That’s crazy. How new is your newest child? I have one who was born in May so I get the energy thing. I’ve been gauging my energy level at 8pm each night and it seems like I will be struggling during FAWM, but it always seems to work in the end.
Oh, Eric. You made my day, or my night as it's way over midnight here in Helsinki. I've been praying for somebody to bust my last placeholder demo and at the same time fearing the reset. Dude, man, bro, thanks a lot, the lotter and the lottest. 😀
Hi Mr. Tester. So nice of you to bust my placeholder Zong Chakra Shimmy. It was a big relief! I did four placeholders in a hurry after Eric Distad told the reset is this weekend. But now everything is fine. Thanks to you! 😀
Maybe do a collab this year. Write down the tempos, if you can. It helps the editing a lot. See ya.
Hey there! Nice to see you back on the forums! How has your year been? How are the kids?