Influences: Indie musicians - Mare Wakefield & Nomad, Becky Warren, Patchouli, Lara Herscovitch, Danika & the Jeb, The Rough & Tumble, Friction Farm, Sharon Goldman, Sarah McQuaid, Abbie Gardner, Sally Barris, Shawna Caspi, and EVERYONE HERE; _____ Major label musician/songwriters - John Prine, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, The Replacements, U2, Stephen Sondheim, The Kinks, Soul Asylum, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon, R.E.M., Tom Petty, The Pretenders, Will Kimbrough, Rodney Crowell, Big Star, Jackson Browne, Woody Guthrie, George Harrison, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, John Lennon; _______ Artists - Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Wasily Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, Terry Lynn Spry, Tara Leaver, Sarah Kiser, Stan Greenwood, Veron Ennis, Andy Warhol:_______ and many more......
Began songwriting in 2009, and FAWM/5090/NaSoAlMo in 2012. So this is my tenth FAWM. For me music is a hobby, all for fun, and songwriting is a sort of personal self-psychotherapy.
February 2021 will still be sheltering at home waiting for my turn to be vaccinated. So lots of time for songwriting in February. Apparent overarching theme for FAWM is writing songs about my relationship and experiences with my wife. Leaning towards my NaNoWriMo/NaSoAlMo (and in some cases 100/180) approach of generating ideas first through freewriting and spending more time on songs as needed. In 50/90 and 100/180 last year, some songs took weeks or months to develop. In November I posted all the NaSoAlMo/NaNoWriMo songs on November 30.
Otherwise looking forward to FAWM songwriting, seeing/hearing from old friends, and the inspiration I get from listening to others songs here.
I have some music on Bandcamp https://andygetch.bandcamp.com/ and I paint a little (profile picture for example) while posting pics of art and photos of real life on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andy_getch/
|#1||February 2 Waking Up Next To You||
|#2||Clean Oh So Clean||
|#3||A January Cycle (Psychedelic version)||
|#5||Me and Debby On A Friday||
|#6||Vaccine Virtual Slot Machine||
|#7||She Loves Me More (Slothcore version)||
|#8||On Our Street||
|#9||Breathe (and Be Grateful)||
|#11||Breaking The ICE||
|#12||How Did We Get Here||
|#13||Circling The Wagons||
|#14||The Search For True Love||
|#16||The Thing I Fear The Most||
|#17||Freehold Couldn’t Hold You Back||
|#18||Not Too Late||
|#19||Loving A Lot Of Our Life In Transportation||
|#20||Reflection Back Over 32 Years||
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Blue Snow", I appreciate it!
Thank you, Andy! Good to hear from you too. Looking forward to hearing your songs.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my song "And the Journey Begins". I appreciate it. 😀
Thank you for your welcome words! Glad to meet you!
Thank you for your lovely feedback on 'Sail Away'. Hopefully, it can be sung in a pub soon!!
I have some friends that are huge fans of theirs and have seen them several times. I've always liked the little bit I've heard of them. That's the band where they're all named Donna right? Well whatever you did to that 12 string it sounded excellent!
Oh that's easy! You find one chord and play it for 20 minutes and repeat on multiple instruments 🤣
We only got tv stations from Harrisburg and Elmira NY because that’s where the mountain gaps were.
We only got tv stations from Harrisburg and Elmira NY because that’s where the mountain gaps were.
Thank you so much for your appreciation of 'Well-meaning Danger' and the kind comments. 😀
Thanks for taking time to listen to Bears' Nutrition Guide, and for your comments. Most appreciated. Fawmers are the best!
Thanks for the comment on Butterfly Effect, I had forgotten that actually "butterfly effect" originated in a Bradbury short. Honestly the Aston Kushner movie is what pops into my head (not that I thought that was the source). I love that my bridge accidentally name-dropped the story.
thanks for your comments on my 'homage' andy. I think i cribbed some images from a documentary i saw about his time in greece. Hard to know how or when those influences seep in!!
Hi Andy! I do remember you and great to see you again. Before COVID I was writing pretty regularly but the last 10-11 months, maybe wrote 3 songs. February came and I am trying to get back in the swing. Looks like you’re almost there! Happy writing!
Aww, thank you for checking out my song and the kind words. I so appreciate it 😀
Thank you for you kind comment on, "Just Words", Andy. Jeff and I greatly appreciate it. 👍
Thanks for your comment on "I Can't Bear the Taste of Possum." A nutrition guide is necessary because hibernation is a metabolic marathon, dangerous if you get it wrong.
Thanks so much for your comment on Good evening, My Belgrade!
Thanks very much for that, Andy.
Yea defying and mixing genres usually makes for pretty tasty music.
thx for the kind words re my track! having a lot of fun with my first FAWM! i've had to rebuild my studio a bit, hence the delay in uploading. but my goal is to get a handful more up in the next 2 weeks!
I am in an artist support group/book club on Tuesdays going through the book together. If you want to join let me know. Theres 100 of us on zoom
You could tag this with the sloth tag. Are we done yet? Waiting for this to be over. Not FAWM, but this period in time.
Happy that you liked my Collab with Arthur. I am glad to hear that I was playing this in the Dorian Mode... I really had no idea. 😁.
I'm "old school" - hit chords until it sound like what I've got in my head (or at least till it sounds right) and that's that 😉
thx for the kindl introduction! happy to be here for my first FAWM!
Thank you for your comment on Cómo me deshago de ti
Thanks for the welcome! The "500" may have been a tiny exaggeration. I do play a lot of instruments, but I couldn't fit 500 in my very small apartment.
Thank you for your comment on John. I'm sorry to hear of your friend's sister; the song was actually inspired by the loss of a friend's youngest brother. It's meaningful to know that others are connecting with the story as well.
Thanks for kind words...much appreciated.
Hi, Andy! Thanks! Yeah, Robyn and I are married, so we're always collaborating together lol. I don't know how we don't get sick of each other sometimes, but I never do haha! Gotta love that girl! She's amazing! <3
Thank you for your comment. And the narrator's fine now. 😀
Thank you for liking my song.
wonderful to see you here again Andy!! thanks for your kind comment on my 1st 2021 FAWM tune!! look forward to catching up on yours!
Thanks for reading with clear eyes and a nod to what it's about.
Hey Andy, many thanks for your comment on Julie Got Married I appreciate it!
Thanks, Andy! I've had a heck of a time getting started this year. I appreciate the listen very much.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through.
Thank you for your kind words on "Mythical". I think I may just need to rework the first verse some but I guess it's more of a keeper than I thought.
Hey Andy! Happy FAWM! Hope to see (and hear) you around!
Hey Andy.... thanks for the kind words on my “ukulele identity” song. Wanted to let you know I’ve got a demo posted if you time to listen. Thanks again for the comment.
Hey Andy! So so glad you stopped by and listened to the old country. That was an interesting ride. More to come on that. Man I'm so glad we're all back together again!
Word! Thanks for listening! ..and now for something completely different...
Thanks Andy: I corrected the link to When you're a Grownup. Good catch.
Hi there, Andy. Nice to see you too on here. Thanks for the kind "hello" 😀 Also, thanks for checking out, The New Age People. I appreciate it. 😀
Thanks for the comment on my song! I appreciate your listening to my first “G” song! 😀
Hey Andy! Thx for the feedback on my track. Looking forward to hearing more of your tracks! 😀
Thanks for the comment!
Thanks so much for your lovely and thoughtful comment, Andy!
Hey Andy! Thanks for the welcome- wrote my first song inspired by the FAWM prompt. Looking forward to a fruitful month of songwriting
Thank you for the kind words on "Can't Escape"!
Thanks for your comment Andy! Hope you are doing okay, as in what is considered okay during this time - seems like I've done many songs online Cr*part album yes! Although I don't know how much more or little I will do this month so I'm trying to squeeze it out in a bid to prevent overtiredness from too much effort. Allthabest for Feb! 😁
Hi there - thanks for your comment of my first song. It’s interesting that you see the political side of it when for me I was semi writing about self sabotage for writing job applications LOL
Hi Andy! I am happy to see you back this year again. Happy FAWMing!
thank you for the welcome and have a fantastic FAWM <3
Thanks for welcoming a newbie, Andy. Happy FAWMing
Welcome back to FAWM, good luck with the vaccinations and I hope all the down time allows you to come up with some awesome pieces of music.
Hey Andy, happy FAWM to you my friend!
Rock on, Andy! Let's do this!
Thanks for the welcome. The first time I heard Big Star I thought this is okay. Then I listened again and thought this is great. I listened again and thought "this may be my favorite band of all time."
andy!! so glad you stopped by. can’t wait to see what feb brings you!
Looking forward to hearing what you write this FAWM!
Hey Andy! Dropping through to wish you a great FAWM!
Greetings Andy. Psyched for another year of FAWMing. Maybe catch up w you here in Naples?
Hey, good to see you too. Hope you are well. Have a great FAWM.
Thank you for both the welcome and the reassurance about sharing work! FAWM hasn’t even started yet, & I can already see that wonderfully kind & friendly people like you make it a great experience! 💖
Thanks for the welcome! Writing even more songs as a NaNo rebel sounds perfect, can't go wrong with that. Hope you have a great FAWM! 😀
Have a great FAWM, Andy!
Thanks for the welcome. Happy FAWM to you!
You got the only good Q musical. Well done. 😎
Hi Andy- here we go again! Let's rock!
Electric cars or are you moving on this year? So many topics to choose from...
Welcome back! Looking forward to hear your songs!
Hi Andy! Welcome back.
Hi Andy! Excited to hear what the FAWM gods bestow upon you this year 😀
I made it! We'll see what happens!
Hi, Andy! Looking forward to hearing more great songs from you. Happy FAWMing!
Thanks for the welcome!
Hi, Andy! I'm planning on joining in this year. I was just too exhausted last year with everything going on and my best energy needed for survival in such an ugly, hostile, negative world.
I barely had any musical involvement for many months, but better days are upon us at last!
There are great things about Lorain, but the rust belt decline certainly had a negative impact. It is coming back slowly now, but digging out of the hole is a long process. Most people leave, but that trend has been changing somewhat. I like living here. There are many positive aspects of living here, though there are many places that are nice. I would imagine that your roommate didn’t have many positive thoughts about Lorain in the 1980s....it was in solid decline then, but I was still in Michigan at the time. We’ve lived here for 14 years now and will stay....unless we move to Ontario....hehe
Hey Andy! I really enjoy your input around here. You always have something positive and insightful to say. Have a great fawm!
Hey Andy! Hype to hear what you have in store this year 😁
Hi! Hoping to hear new songs from you this year 😀
Happy FAWMing to you!
Hiya Andy. Enjoy FAWM!
Hi Andy, Happy FAWMing!!
Hello Andy, good to see you here too. These are strange times and I wasn't sure I'd do it this year, but seems I will.