andygetch 17


33901 US   Feb 2012

Artist Bio

Influences:   too many to list here.

Began songwriting in 2009, and FAWM/5090/NaSoAlMo in 2012. I perform at a local farmers market and belong to a local music association. For me music is a hobby, all for fun, and songwriting is a sort of personal self-psychotherapy.

2020 will be a pantsing-as-time-is-available this year. Life has gotten much busier. I am looking forward to the songwriting inspiration here.

In addition to Bandcamp and YouTube for music, I also paint a little (profile picture for example) and mainly post art and photos of real life on Instagram

EDIT 3/1/20: Well the second half of February was mostly spent in the midst of and resting/recovering from the swine flu. In terms of quantity 2020 was my lowest output since my 2012 FAWMling year. I do feel good about a few of the songs and got to listen to lots of great music.

Songs (17)

#1 Phil is Living a Palindrome 28
Feb 2
#2 Tan Van Man 20
Feb 3
#3 Choose Happy Electric Sunshine 8
Feb 4
#4 All The Seasons 7
Feb 6
#5 I’m Fitting In 10
Feb 7
#6 Up In the Air 5
Feb 8
#7 My Important Collections 6
Feb 8
#8 Bridges Are For Crossing @kristi  13
Feb 8
#9 Movements 4
Feb 8
#10 F A C 9
Feb 8
#11 Hey Ama Don’t Call Me 13
Feb 11
#12 Searching For The Joy 5
Feb 15
#13 The Day After 11
Feb 16
#14 What Have You Got Left To Say My Son 5
Feb 29
#15 I’m Finishing Something But Don’t Know What It Is Yet 5
Mar 1
#16 I Have So Much To Be Grateful For 4
Mar 1
#17 This Is My Cello 11
Mar 1


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  • @ustaknow Mar 19

    Yah, not a good time for "hayfever" and etc. (like me) I was actually concerned to food shop since not sure the reaction in my area. And, you had the "flu-flu", - well, great you're over it.

    What "kills" me, is, - that "they" didn't test to - allow Flight/Travel, just no symptoms πŸ˜€ ? - knowing, no symptoms did not mean, - not infected. And then what happened?

    Oh well. Anyway, glad you're OK down there!

    (I was prep'ing in January for this. How many "next times", we gonna get b4 they get "protocols" void of politics 😞 )

  • @ustaknow Mar 18

    Nope, can't add songs on FAWM anymore, so links in that Thread, - here you go πŸ˜€

    "Don't Give Me Vokda" (Collabloration, re-write of Arthur Rossi):

  • @ustaknow Mar 18

    Thanks! Remember though, the quaranteen post FAWM challenge links, are in that thread only πŸ˜€ (Since Fawm is over can't add songs, - or can we?) I'll check after this msg, - otherwise it's in that Corona 5 thread.

    The "Quarantine" and other done at the end, well, - I was board πŸ˜€ -- That's why I called the second "album" "Not Just Leftovers" πŸ˜€ hahhh, - so I got two "EP's" out of it.

  • @ustaknow Mar 18

    CV-19 Track - I'm commenting directly, not in the thread πŸ˜€

    -- Anyway, good one, and in that sound you do so well!

  • @sunnymae  Mar 8

    Hey Andy!
    So glad you enjoyed my collab with @jwhanberry Man he really hit it out of the park. It was the first time someone took my lyrics, wrote the music AND performed the spoken word!

  • @scubed  Mar 5

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on β€œWhenever I Look At You”!

  • @djevans53 Mar 3

    Thank you Andy. That is a great idea. I may play with that one.

  • @djevans53 Mar 1

    Yes, hello, I have been around for a while. Nice to talk to you again.

  • @ceilidh  Mar 1

    Thanks for your feedback on Five Elements! I've been following @metalfoot writing songs down the periodic table of elements, so at least I only had five to break down. πŸ˜€

  • @djevans53 Mar 1

    Thanks Andy for the helpful comments. I'll continue to work on it.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 1

    Major props for the listen-through of the Periodic Table series.

  • @redlady8029  Feb 29

    Thanks for getting the deeper meaning of the lyrics and your nice comments.

  • @bronnyd  Feb 21

    Hey thanks Andy for your thoughts on my stuff. Listening to more of yours now πŸ˜€

  • @mikehex  Feb 14

    Thanks for your comments on Snow on the Ground and Far Behind. Really appreciate the support, as well as advice on how to FAWM (hoping I get the hang of it before end of the month)

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 14

    Thank you for your kind words on mine and Bills collab

  • @sarahmonticue Feb 14

    Hi Andy! Would love to collaborate with you! Thank you! Maybe we could email to get some ideas going?

  • @yaquimike Feb 13

    Happy FAWM!

  • @franniezest Feb 11

    Thanks for checking out my songs and yes, LFR is my nod to my favorite band soul asylum πŸ˜€
    Ps the reason I have vague keys is cuz I don’t know music theory πŸ€­πŸ™‚πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ It probably means I haven’t picked the right chords? I feel like I keep using the same few chords this fawm for some reason but oh well.

  • @victoriavox  Feb 10

    look at you go! by comparison, I'm so far behind! ha πŸ˜‰

  • @kellyk Feb 10

    Thanks for the welcome! Metalfoot and I are doing our first collaboration now. πŸ˜€

  • @sunnymae  Feb 9

    Glad you liked my number five in the morph chain Andy. Wow. I just listened back from the original seed what????
    It's always so interesting to see where the songs start to take their turns. Coolio!!

  • @skylermf Feb 9

    Thanks for the well wishes and the kind comment on my song I’m Not Ok, Boomer!

  • @ajna1960 Feb 9

    Heya Andy ! Great to finally get back here. Thank you for that wow 😊

  • @raemando Feb 8

    Thank you for your welcome!

  • @clioem Feb 8

    Thank you so much πŸ˜€

  • @lowhum Feb 7

    here you go!:

  • @tan482 Feb 7

    Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment!

  • @kristi  Feb 7

    Okay. Everyone is different, so I ask when this happens! I'll tell him the same thing I told you. I typically tell collaborators to make new postings of songs so they get some attention! I'll have to check out that Tan Van Man challenge! I do think you learn a lot from things like that!

  • @kristi  Feb 7

    Hi Andy. Another FAWMer also expressed interest in Bridges inside the posting itself. You were first but what do you think about having two versions?

  • @scubed  Feb 6

    Thanks so much for your kind words! It’s great to see you here again. I’m having a wonderful time - hope you are as well.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 5

    Thanks for stopping by to listen to my Tan Van version. I hear you about the self-psychotherapy of songwriting. I often feel like I'm unintentionally psychoanalyzing myself.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 4

    Andy! It is great to see you here again! Thanks so much for your that kind and warm words, my friend!

  • @treble Feb 2

    Andy, thanks so much for your comments on my skirmish song, "Sexy Little Cat Eyes." Nice to see you here. πŸ˜€

  • @sarahmonticue Feb 2

    Hey Andy! Just stopping by to say hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2

    Hey Andy!
    Thanks for your feedback on "the rivers run dry" my collab with @crisp1
    It's very freeing to work outside of my own brain if you know what I mean! I realize that may not sound very appetizing. πŸ˜‚

  • @erinkelsey3 Feb 1

    Hi Andy! Happy fawm! Definitely making time to write this year πŸ˜€

  • @tootoobee  Feb 1

    Hi Andy, have an awesome FAWM! I love the morph challenge, can't imagine FAWM without it πŸ˜€ I'm happy to jump in!

  • @spirulence Feb 1

    Andy, looking towards more tasteful dissonance and soulful plucking this FAWM! Good luck!

  • @robs  Jan 31

    Hi Andy, have a great FAWM!

  • @kristi  Jan 31

    Hi Andy! Happy FAWMing!

  • @bandybum Jan 30

    Hi Andy

    Was hoping to have a listen, but the Soundcloud link seems out of sorts?

    Wishing you a Fab Feb πŸ˜€

  • @powerstars Jan 28

    Hey, Andy! I'm ready to go, let's rock it this year. 😁

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 28

    thanks Andy -You too!

  • @linzwolf Jan 28

    Hi Andy! Thanks for the warm welcome πŸ˜€

  • @johnstaples  Jan 26

    Hey Andy! Happy FAWM 2020!

  • @bking  Jan 26

    Hi Andy. Happy FAWM 2020!

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 26

    Andy!!!!! Rahhhh let’s do this ting 😁

  • @carleybaer  Jan 25

    Yesssss let's do this!! 😁

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 25

    Thanks, Andy. You too

  • @unkept Jan 24

    Have a great FAWM Andy!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 23

    Thanks for the kind shout out in the forums!

  • @sunnymae  Jan 23

    Hey Andy thanks so much for the shout-out on my album. You're just the sweetest! I'm really looking forward to the shenanigans to come and as usual scared that I will draw a blank and produce caca. ;0(

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 22

    Not sure whether I’ll be fawming this year. I’ll know after this weekend plays out. A lot of conflicting stuff around... Have a good one anyhow!

  • @unknownbecky  Jan 22

    Looking forward to finding out what you'll write about this FAWM!

  • @clioem Jan 21

    Andy! Can't wait for FAWM 2020!

  • @adnama17  Jan 20


  • @natrin Jan 20

    Hi! Happy FAWMing πŸ˜€ I'll definitely have time this year.

  • @heretcband Jan 19

    What a great idea, @andygetch I'll look forward to the resulting song about the cello's learning curve and lure. Best wishes πŸ˜€

  • @gardeningangel1  Jan 19

    Hi Andy! Glad you're here, looking forward to what sprouts for you this year. Happy FAWMing πŸ˜€

  • @snoozin  Jan 19

    Have a great FAWM, Andy! Cello??? How exciting!

  • @heretcband Jan 18

    Hi @andygetch . Great to hear about your cello. I bought it for myself and my daughter to learn though the learning curve didn't hold its lure for us. Now that I have the band, the violist is doing her best with the cello. Its a stretch for her as well. I'd love to find someone who shines on it. Looking forward to the musical creations! Best, Kim @heretcband

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 17

    Hi Andy - very much looking forward to hearing what you do with that new cello (and everything else!)

  • @downburst  Jan 17

    Hi Andy! Good to see you back.

  • @zecoop  Jan 17

    Here we go! Looking forward to your FAWM... πŸ˜€

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 16

    Hi, again! Looking forward to hearing some Andy tunes this February!!

  • @jaegerin  Jan 16

    Hi Andy! FAWM is coming... πŸ˜€

  • @corinnecurcio  Jan 16

    Hi Andy - Aww - what a nice thing to say about Sundays. Don't you worry I'll be running the Sunday Skirmishes! πŸ˜‰

  • @ferry0123  Jan 16

    Yes! Have another fine and inspired fawm, Andy.

  • @hummingbear  Jan 16

    Beep, beep! Hope you are all charged up for FAWM.

  • @valeriecox  Jan 15

    Boom! New decade just like that.

  • @embersofautumn Jan 15

    Thanks! Gonna give it my best shot this year!

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 15

    Hello mate! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year

  • @sunnymae  Jan 15

    Hey Andy... ready for some more hijinks on the high seas!!

  • @chandra83 Jan 15


  • @toms Jan 15

    Maybe Westerberg was just ignoring it, just because? πŸ˜€

  • @tsunamidaily  Jan 14

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 14

    Have a fun and productive February!!!

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 14

    Hi back at you! And congratulations on semi-retirement!

  • @barbara  Jan 14

    Embarking for who knows where but sure to return with treasure!

  • @jamkar  Jan 13

    Ready, willing, and able!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 13

    Once more we ride, my friend!