airbagtester 9


Maryland US   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Lots


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 ๐Ÿ˜


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  • @msculli1  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Wide Wall. Much appreciated.
    I never heard of Anders Trentemรธller, 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.

    Thanks again

  • @dreamscuba  2 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on "My Black Beauty"...much appreciated...I got the Gretsch by accident but I love it...haha.

  • @wsharper69 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on Liar, Liar. It is open for collaboration anytime you want to.

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    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.

  • @barbara  2 weeks

    Thanks for checking out 'High Altitude Blues'. It definitely needs a little structural tweaking. I appreciate your suggestion!

  • @standup  2 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on a bunch of my tunes, I know you're stealing time here and there between other obligations.

  • @jwhanberry  2 weeks

  • @iank 3 weeks

    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.

  • @jmadison  3 weeks

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @klaus  3 weeks

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @aneil 3 weeks

    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.
    Check out my Album if you have time:

  • @dragondreams  3 weeks

    Damn! I've missed these!
    Will be listening avidly when I get home!

  • @markg  3 weeks

    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.

  • @guatecoop  4 weeks

    I think what youโ€™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 havenโ€™t had time for proper mixing, but Iโ€™ve had to just go with it. We have to pick our battles when it comes to FAWM and parenthood.

  • @jwhanberry  4 weeks

  • @donna  4 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on 'Lead Me Away'. Much appreciated.

  • @phoenixash 5 weeks

    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.

  • @franniezest 5 weeks

    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.

  • @balancelost  5 weeks

    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)

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    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!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @markg  5 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Best Thing to Happen. Hope to hear your next one soon

  • @standup  5 weeks

    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!

  • @scottlake  5 weeks

    Thanks for checking out some of my lyrics only at present songs. No songs from you?

  • @benjo  5 weeks

    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


  • @rickamorphis  5 weeks

    Haha, I loved your comment on 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!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments! Appreciate your time! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sync  5 weeks

    Hey man, thanks for giving my song a listen! Hope we get to hear one of your awesome layered guitar tunes soon...

  • @s7even  5 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on โ€œHow Long Have You Been Lonely?โ€ much appreciated.

  • @xfloorpunchx 5 weeks

    Merci for your kind words on my song! Hope to see you in this year!

  • @cts  6 weeks

    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!

  • @devin  6 weeks

    The inspiration for โ€œDumb F Nationโ€ is my genius nephew. At 17, heโ€™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 donโ€™t believe in climate change, and voted in Doug Ford as our Premier. Quite the shit show up here ๐Ÿ˜

  • @jibbidy34  6 weeks

    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.

  • @dasbinky  6 weeks

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Looking forward to hearing your stuff, rock on!

  • @ferry0123 6 weeks

    Hey, thanks Eric. That's a big compliment!

  • @musicsongwriter 6 weeks

    Hi Eric, thank you so much for your kind comment and support.
    Looking forward to hearing your songs.
    Have a great February.

  • @dragondreams  6 weeks

    Sorry about the creepy crawlies, but glad you liked what you heard. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    To be honest, I'm nervous about the badass riff thing - I wish they'd let me use the bass! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    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.

  • @jamkar  6 weeks

    Thanks Eric! Paul is a beast on all things guitar!

  • @guatecoop  6 weeks

    Hey, thanks for the comments. I always appreciate how you are constructive and insightful. Whatโ€™s happening in your world? Having a second child is not harder for most things, but for FAWM I think that it is. You?

  • @billysea  6 weeks

    Hi Eric, thanks for your comment on my song. Looking forward to hearing something new from you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @valeriecox  6 weeks

    Hi there. Thanks for the comment. Songs from you? I hope so.

  • @dragondreams  6 weeks

    Hey Eric. ๐Ÿ˜€
    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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @wobbiewobbit  7 weeks

    thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @guatecoop  7 weeks

    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!

  • @jamkar  7 weeks

    Thank you Eric! Anxiously awaiting your next song.

  • @writeandwrong  7 weeks

    Can't wait to hear your song about coffee, and if the moment should you you, Fireball haha!! ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for your kind comments on "Left of Us."

  • @wolfkier 7 weeks

    Your turn. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @wolfkier 7 weeks

    Happy FAWM19. Hugs. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @rickamorphis  7 weeks

    Hey man...happy rockin'!

  • @ballyhoot 7 weeks

    Welcome back to FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your tunes this year!

  • @wobbiewobbit  7 weeks

    good to see you, have a great FAWM!

  • @sailingmagpie  7 weeks

    Good to see you back this year. Hope you have a good one!

  • @nuj4x 8 weeks

  • @pfoo  8 weeks

    Hey! Happy FAWMing ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @devin  Jan 22

    โ€œBattle of However Manyโ€ 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!

  • @devin  Jan 21

    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.

  • @cts  Jan 16

    Man - Killionland is nothing but fire in my headphones!

  • @jamkar  Jan 15

    Hey Eric! Happy FAWM! Would love to collab again.

  • @standup  Jan 15

    Hey there, glad youโ€™re around! Collab? If you find yourself in DC, let us know?

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 15

    Sure!! Go for it! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha! Hope you are coming to FAWMStock again this year!

  • @cts  Jan 15

    Yep - was just getting ready to ask you about that! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cts  Jan 15

    Oh - you took me there, did ya? Alright, I'm all about it!

  • @dragondreams  Jan 15

    Coffee? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @tcelliott  Jan 15

    Yo. Let's do this.

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 15

    Hey, there, hey, there! Looking forward to hearing whatcha do this year!

  • @the3queens  Jan 15

    welcome, welcome!

  • @ferry0123 Jan 14

    Looking forward to hearing your tasty instrumentals, Eric. (or maybe you'll also do vocals?)

  • @markg  Jan 13

    Hi Eric. Nice to hear from you--I have you on my watchlist for your latest. Best wishes for FAWM 2019

  • @guatecoop  Jan 13

    Oh man, you are talking NEW baby! Congratulations! I can see how that would be questionable to fully engage in FAWM in your circumstance.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 13

    Wow! Career change? Thatโ€™s crazy. How new is your newest child? I have one who was born in May so I get the energy thing. Iโ€™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.

  • @klaus  Jan 13

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @klaus  Jan 12

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Maybe do a collab this year. Write down the tempos, if you can. It helps the editing a lot. See ya.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 12

    Hey there! Nice to see you back on the forums! How has your year been? How are the kids?