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 https://andygetch.bandcamp.com/ and YouTube for music, I also paint a little (profile picture for example) and mainly post art and photos of real life on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andy_getch/
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.
|#1||Phil is Living a Palindrome||
|#2||Tan Van Man||
|#3||Choose Happy Electric Sunshine||
|#4||All The Seasons||
|#5||I’m Fitting In||
|#6||Up In the Air||
|#7||My Important Collections||
|#8||Bridges Are For Crossing @kristi||
|#10||F A C||
|#11||Hey Ama Don’t Call Me||
|#12||Searching For The Joy||
|#13||The Day After||
|#14||What Have You Got Left To Say My Son||
|#15||I’m Finishing Something But Don’t Know What It Is Yet||
|#16||I Have So Much To Be Grateful For||
|#17||This Is My Cello||
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 😀 ? - 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 😞 )
Thanks! Remember though, the quaranteen post FAWM challenge links, are in that thread only 😀 (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 😀 -- That's why I called the second "album" "Not Just Leftovers" 😀 hahhh, - so I got two "EP's" out of it.
CV-19 Track - I'm commenting directly, not in the thread 😀
-- Anyway, good one, and in that sound you do so well!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on “Whenever I Look At You”!
Thank you Andy. That is a great idea. I may play with that one.
Yes, hello, I have been around for a while. Nice to talk to you again.
Thanks Andy for the helpful comments. I'll continue to work on it.
Major props for the listen-through of the Periodic Table series.
Thanks for getting the deeper meaning of the lyrics and your nice comments.
Hey thanks Andy for your thoughts on my stuff. Listening to more of yours now 😀
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)
Thank you for your kind words on mine and Bills collab
Hi Andy! Would love to collaborate with you! Thank you! Maybe we could email to get some ideas going?
Thanks for checking out my songs and yes, LFR is my nod to my favorite band soul asylum 😀
Ps the reason I have vague keys is cuz I don’t know music theory 🤭🙂🤷🏻♀️ 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.
look at you go! by comparison, I'm so far behind! ha 😉
Thanks for the welcome! Metalfoot and I are doing our first collaboration now. 😀
Glad you liked my number five in the morph chain Andy. Wow. I just listened back from the original seed song...like what????
It's always so interesting to see where the songs start to take their turns. Coolio!!
Thanks for the well wishes and the kind comment on my song I’m Not Ok, Boomer!
Heya Andy ! Great to finally get back here. Thank you for that wow 😊
Thank you for your welcome!
Thank you so much 😀
Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment!
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!
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?
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.
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.
Andy! It is great to see you here again! Thanks so much for your that kind and warm words, my friend!
Andy, thanks so much for your comments on my skirmish song, "Sexy Little Cat Eyes." Nice to see you here. 😀
Hey Andy! Just stopping by to say hi 👋🏼
Hi Andy! Happy fawm! Definitely making time to write this year 😀
Hi Andy, have an awesome FAWM! I love the morph challenge, can't imagine FAWM without it 😀 I'm happy to jump in!
Andy, looking towards more tasteful dissonance and soulful plucking this FAWM! Good luck!
Hi Andy, have a great FAWM!
Hi Andy! Happy FAWMing!
Was hoping to have a listen, but the Soundcloud link seems out of sorts?
Wishing you a Fab Feb 😀
Hey, Andy! I'm ready to go, let's rock it this year. 😁
thanks Andy -You too!
Hi Andy! Thanks for the warm welcome 😀
Hey Andy! Happy FAWM 2020!
Hi Andy. Happy FAWM 2020!
Andy!!!!! Rahhhh let’s do this ting 😁
Yesssss let's do this!! 😁
Thanks, Andy. You too
Have a great FAWM Andy!
Thanks for the kind shout out in the forums!
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(
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!
Looking forward to finding out what you'll write about this FAWM!
Andy! Can't wait for FAWM 2020!
Hi! Happy FAWMing 😀 I'll definitely have time this year.
Hi Andy! Glad you're here, looking forward to what sprouts for you this year. Happy FAWMing 😀
Have a great FAWM, Andy! Cello??? How exciting!
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
Hi Andy - very much looking forward to hearing what you do with that new cello (and everything else!)
Hi Andy! Good to see you back.
Here we go! Looking forward to your FAWM... 😀
Hi, again! Looking forward to hearing some Andy tunes this February!!
Hi Andy! FAWM is coming... 😀
Hi Andy - Aww - what a nice thing to say about Sundays. Don't you worry I'll be running the Sunday Skirmishes! 😉
Yes! Have another fine and inspired fawm, Andy.
Beep, beep! Hope you are all charged up for FAWM.
Boom! New decade just like that.
Thanks! Gonna give it my best shot this year!
Hello mate! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year
Hey Andy... ready for some more hijinks on the high seas!!
Maybe Westerberg was just ignoring it, just because? 😀
have the best FAWM this year!
Have a fun and productive February!!!
Hi back at you! And congratulations on semi-retirement!
Embarking for who knows where but sure to return with treasure!
Ready, willing, and able!
Once more we ride, my friend!