Neil Munro 39


Hillcrest ZA   Feb 2017  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Betty Lou Mills, The Carpenters, Don Francisco, Cliff Richard, Whitecross, Petra, Jars of Clay, Casting Crowns, Keith Green, Steve Taylor, Newsboys,Allies, Russ Taff and many more

It’s been a year since I decided to throw money time and effort into releasing my first and (possibly only) album titled All God made you be. This Fawm I'd like to focus on the Flip side of the album Basically beautiful.

Like most musicians this landed me with a hole in my bank account and whole box of cd’s in my garage and $0,99 in my cdbaby account for plays on iTunes Spotify and Amazon.

So was it worth it...... Absolutely!

It was never destined for best seller status. But I believe it was the best I could create with the love time and resources I had available.

My kids kind of like it in that awkward way .... that dads a little bit old fashioned jazzy songs are not quite the in thing!

My sister says with a wink it was worth it even if it was just for her kids.

My wife still hasn’t, opened her copy in case it may become a rare collectible (1st copy issued of only 500 copies made, who listens to cd’s these days anyway)

I had to burn cd’s cause in my time we listened to albums. 10 to 15 songs by the same artist in a row the best and the worst of songs hung together in a Title with a thread or message. Somehow I battle to get that in the modern playlist world, though I’m sure you could create it in the same way I used to make mixed TDK cassette tapes for my girlfriend. (Now my wife)

Some of the songs for Basically Beautiful were included on All God made u 2 b but I will include them in this years FAWM to get ideas on How to make them better. Even if those idea's are to get other Fawmers to sing them I do have the backings if anyone is keen.

Happy FAWMING everyone

If You want to Give my Album All God Made You to Be a listen here are the links:

Sent from my iPad

Songs (39)

#1 The Girl with the voice @marthie 12
Feb 1
#2 Wish wait wonder ( lyrics only) 4
Feb 2
#3 Love is a choice @marthie 12
Feb 2
Feb 2
#5 She Knows @mishykatz  11
Feb 2
#6 No Turning Back @larryw 6
Feb 2
#7 The Tricks on me 4
Feb 3
#8 Mirror Mirror on the wall @marthie 4
Feb 3
#9 Just play it @gwyn1234  8
Feb 3
#10 Famine 4
Feb 4
#11 X Factor looking for Drums collab 5
Feb 4
#12 Born for this hour @marthie 4
Feb 5
#13 New Morning Song 3
Feb 6
#14 Revelation @marthie 10
Feb 7
#15 Nothing gets in my Way 2
Feb 8
#16 WhatsApp Mr Zuckerberg 2
Feb 8
#17 Look Don't stare @dreamscuba  9
Feb 10
#18 A Chance to Love 2
Feb 12
#19 Feel the love of Jesus (Worship song) 3
Feb 12
#20 Mother Goose 3
Feb 12
#21 Crazy Days @dzd  10
Feb 12
#22 We lift you up (Worship song) 4
Feb 13
#23 Pleasing to You 3
Feb 13
#24 I know the plans I have for U 6
Feb 15
#25 Snippity snap @metalfoot  9
Feb 16
#26 Tortoise and Hare @quillwraith  4
Feb 16
#27 Love is never as you thought it should be @dutch1967 4
Feb 16
#28 Hey FAWM People how ya doing 2
Feb 19
#29 Just Listen 4
Feb 21
#30 Embrace what awaits 4
Feb 22
#31 Scouts own 2
Feb 23
#32 Basically Beautiful 1
Feb 26
#33 Little Girl 3
Feb 26
#34 Mystery of you 1
Feb 26
#35 Welcome to family 2
Feb 26
#36 Alogorhythm(algorithm) 1
Feb 26
#37 A grateful Heart @srcoops  5
Feb 26
#38 Fawm Hang over 3
Feb 28
#39 The Magic of Childhood Memories @musicsongwriter  4
Feb 28


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  • @headfirstonly  Apr 8

    Hi Neil - I nearly missed your comment (you need to leave them on the soundboard of the person you're responding to, rather than on your own). Pleased to meet you!

  • @aneil Apr 7

    @headfirstonly Neil here aneil on FAWM

  • @aneil Apr 7

    @wingandwaltz I’m aneil nice to meet you

  • @ahasuerus Mar 26

    thanks for remembering me haha. i wish i did more this fawm, but there's always next time !

  • @ductapeguy Mar 14

    Congrats on a great FAWM. Thanks for listening and commenting on so many of my songs.

  • @misterd Mar 7

    Thanks for listening to my songs . Cheers 😊👋

  • @dutch1967 Mar 6

    Thanks Neil! Writing the melody and music for Love Is ... was a great experience. I really got to go all out. There are plans for an album of covers and co-writes, if (and when) that happens, our song will definitely be on it.
    Thanks for subscribing to my YouTube, there'll be new videos on soon.

  • @musicsongwriter  Mar 5

    Thank you Neil. You've won 3 times! No worries, see what works for you.
    Have a great time.

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 5

    Thank you for this years FAWM. It has been an honor and I will stoick around too listen a bit but maybe not as frequent as before. I am always reachable trough mail and Facebook /Maddie

  • @wobbiewobbit  Mar 5

    thank you 😀 you too on such a prolific fawm!

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    Thanks for the comment on my piece Time to Shake Things Up.

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 5

    LOL! I come in early, say "hello" to everyone so that they know I am here. I try to comment between 300-400 each FAWM, I did 320 this year, I issue "thank you's" for songs, post in the forums that I'm here and the more FAWM Stock's and FAWM Over's I attend, I meet more FAWM folks and so basically I try to be active and annoying LOL!! It was very nice to meet you this FAWM!

  • @ceilidh  Mar 1

    Thank you for your comments on Finishing and Go Betweens!

  • @ajna1960 Feb 29

    Smudgie has completed the demo for 'Who Gets The Bill', here it is 😀 Many thanks for your interest

  • @songoholic Feb 28

    Thanks for stopping over and commenting on "Love Having You Around". Looks like you're having a great FAWM. Keep it going!

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 27

    You are very welcome Neil. Your song Little Girl is amazing. I enjoyed so much listening to it. Thank you for creating such a gorgeous song!

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 27

    Thanks for the comment on "This Too Shall Pass". It was most appreciated.

  • @tseaver  Feb 27

    Thanks for the listen to my "New Moon." You asked, "Is this a variation of 'Blue Moon'?": yep, the melody steers between that tune and "Memories" from Cats, I think, sort of classic "filk" style.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 27

    Thanks for listening to my collab song "Traveling Light", I appreciate it!!

  • @tsunamidaily  Feb 27

    demo up for the god whisperer. @owl on vocals
    hope you enjoy it.

  • @srcoops  Feb 26

    I wrote one and put you as a collaborator. "A Grateful Heart". If you don't like it no problem. Just ignore it.

  • @srcoops  Feb 26

    Maybe we could try an experiment. You tell me something you would like to do music about and I will try to give you lyrics you can use. Let me know.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 26

    I'm really not very cool, to be honest; just a pastor of two little congregations and by God's grace, they keep on loving me and my family.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 26

    Thanks for listening to my song "Bench by the Sea", I appreciate it!!

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 26

    Hi Neil, thank you so much for your kind message, beautiful comment on Adventures of Doctor Who and for suggesting to post our song. Yes of course. I love the way our song came out. Congratulations for winning twice, you are not far off winning triple time!
    Nadia ~

  • @ustaknow Feb 26

    😀 thanks, - silly but fun song!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 26

    😃 You're so nice and talented too

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 25

    Thank you for commenting on my song "The Naked Eye" and my collab song "In Her Garden", I appreciate it!

  • @sbs2018 Feb 25

    Thank you for your poetic rhyme comment on “Not Your Daddy’s Fat Tuesday.” So clever! Love it!

  • @audrey  Feb 25

    Thank you for your kind comment on my song. Sure I'd like it if you wrote lyrics for my piece Caring Neighbours, but I wouldn't have time this FAWM to write a melody for your words and sing and record it, but perhaps I could do that next year. I did that once for a lovely set of lyrics by Hummingbear and we ended up with a choral piece.

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 22

    Thank you for the lovely comments on my songs!

  • @tseaver  Feb 21

    > Thanks for your comment on I know the plans I have for you.
    > Please enlighten me what is a bit of B3

    Sorry to be cryptic! I meant a bit of Hammond B3 organ.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 21

    Thanks for the comment on She’s A Meteor, Neil! As with other songs I did in collab with Bill Garrod, this one is sure to stay on the setlist. I’m thinking this might be a band recording somewhere in March or April. I will let you know.

  • @redlady8029  Feb 21

    Thank you commenting on my lyric he wants to be my man. It's about the guys I work with. Thanks for the the encouragement.

  • @cts  Feb 20

    Thank you for taking the time to listen, Neil. It is very much appreciated. Where I'm at currently does not allow for me to listen to your tunes, but i will once I'm back in my studio later today.

  • @ustaknow Feb 20

    Thank you again too!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 19

    nice. i always love what Martie does. hopefully she will pinch on of mind as she usually does.

  • @terrisunflowery27 Feb 18

    Hey Neil, just a shout out to say I got Wrinkled Conversation up as a new song. Thanks for the nudge to get it done!

  • @redlady8029  Feb 18

    Sure--Sounds like a plan. Just let me know. My email is for being open to collaborations and encouraging comments on my lyrics.

  • @redlady8029  Feb 18

    Thanks for the the encouragement comment. You are welcomed to collaborate, rewrite or do the music for the song. Just let me know if it's a go.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 18

    Snippity Snap now has music! Hope you like!

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 17

    Thank you again, Neil 😀

  • @terrisunflowery27 Feb 17

    I never thanked you for your comment on my Wrinkled Conversation song about texting...and the next steps towards reconciliation. I have put that one to music and hopefully will find a place for it. Thanks again for your kind and insightful words.

  • @quillwraith  Feb 16

    Were you going to going assemble a demo for Tortoise and Hare? I don't think I understand how your lyrics fit the melody well enough to sing them over it.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 16

    Hahaha! Thanks Neil. Nobody’s put the d in Dutch or I must have slept through it.
    Thanks for busting my ZONG too! That was beginning to be emberrassing.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 15

    Sure, let's do it! I am somewhat out of commission for recording till Monday but I'd love to do a collab.

  • @quillwraith  Feb 15

    If you want to try adding lyrics to Tortoise and Hare, feel free - I didn’t have anything but an instrumental in mind when writing it, but it would be cool to see what you come up with!
    I can send you separate stems for the instruments if it would help

  • @marthie Feb 14

    Leisels neem=to take charge(it refers to taking the horse’s reigns thus control)

  • @dzd  Feb 13

    And that's great about the mini disks....I dont have a player right now, bit always pick one up when I see one

  • @dzd  Feb 13

    Thanks! Figured I'd ask some people are particular, as would I be if it was something I really cared a lot about 😀 I'll finagle something up haha.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 12

    Finished demo is up for Uncertainty Machine.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 12

    Neil, thanks for reviewing "Half Of A Double".

  • @dzd  Feb 12

    Thanks for the comments!
    I'm pressed for time, just blew through a few tunes real quick, but really like what I heard 😀
    Watched ya so I'll remember to return

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 12

    Thanks 😀

  • @terrisunflowery27 Feb 11

    I love the januworry comment! Thanks for listening.

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 11

    Ha! The S,M&L allusion was intentional for those with ears for it. 😀

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 11

    Thank you very much for the collab/lyrics...want to add some vocals to bring the lyrics to life?

  • @arthurrossi Feb 10

    Thanks so much for the fantastic comment!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 10

    Thanks so much for the kind comment on "Anything But Nothing" - I appreciate it so much!

  • @dutch1967 Feb 10

    The Powers That Be need you for other stuff too. And usually the PTB know a lot better than us writey types. I'd say; fall in line.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 10

    Thanks for the comment on Day Nine there, Neil! How are you holding up? I see you’re producing well beyond demand, are you resting though?

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 10

    Thanks for your comments on "Look, Don't Stare, The Future is Now"...please can you write some lyrics?..Can you sing/record vocals of the lyrics?...

  • @quillwraith  Feb 10

    Thanks for your comments!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 10

    Thanks for your comments!

  • @clioem Feb 8

    Thank you muchly!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 8

    Thanks for the listen on Been Around A Time or Two, I was really happy with how that one came out ..appreciate the listen and comment!! Thanks for posting the harmonized version of She Knows...that one sticks in my head, great hook!!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 8

    Thanks for your nice comments on my song!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 7

    Hey, I listened briefly to your CDBaby work. How did you do those cool full jazzy productions? What did you use/what was your production process?

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 7

    One thing to note re: condensers: they capture a lot, including room reflections. A dynamic mic, like the Samson Q2U can be better to avoid dealing with room reflections. One of the best things about that mic is it has direct monitoring via a headphone port on the mic (essential for me).

  • @dragondreams  Feb 6

    Hi Neil. Thank you for the listen and the comments. 😀

  • @dutch1967 Feb 6

    Thanks for coming back to me again Neil. I see you’re making the most out of your investment. And you’re at 12 already! No need to cross my fingers for you to get to the finish line.

  • @russiasaturn Feb 5

    hey! thanks for leaving a message on my board. in terms of Garageband drums...I am not terrible at it, haha. I've learned enough in my attempts to compose entire songs fully from Garageband. But I'm no expert. Anything I do would be pretty simple. I could give it a try if you had a track in mind, and you could decide whether you liked it or not. I do have the caveat that I have half a dozen collabs going right now, and a half dozen more lined up after that. So I likely wouldn't be able to get to it until later in the month. Maybe if you haven't found anyone to help by later in the month, we could touch base again and I might be able to help?

  • @mishykatz  Feb 5 🎼

  • @jcooper  Feb 5

    Nice to meet you!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 5

    I'd love to take a shot at singing backups on she knows!

  • @dutch1967 Feb 4

    Neil, thanks so much for getting back to me on the question in Day Three. You would be one of those people I was talking about. How do you write 11 songs in four days and hold down a job and manage to keep your wife entertained and and and... I really truly admire you guys that pull off doing FAWM as a sidejob. Myself I try to avoid FAWM cutting into my sleep and have so much stuff prepared before Feb 1 rolls around. I'll talk about what exactly in a future video.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 4

    Hey! I would like to thank you very much for your kind comment! 😀

  • @mishykatz  Feb 4

    Whoa lookout FAWM you're on fire Neil!!! Thanks for the listen on my Mice song <3

  • @madeline Feb 4

    Thank you for checking out my song "Palindrome", Neil! Best efforts with your project!

  • @billwhite51 Feb 4

    thank you for your comment on Just Like You. I have been enjoying reading your lyrics and look forward to hearing more of them when they are musicated.

  • @larryw Feb 4

    Tagged you Turning back, have fun!!

  • @larryw Feb 4

    Do you want to work on "no turning back" or start something new?

  • @larryw Feb 3

    Hi, thanks for your kind words for my lyric No Turning Back, means a lot. As to collab, yes, let's do it

  • @mishykatz  Feb 3

    And I am thankful for you listening to my song, <3 Happy 02022020

  • @brandondale72  Feb 3

    Thanks for leaving kind words on my song, "Sunshine-Darkness". That opening bit is totally meant to be a chorus, so you're spot in with your assessment.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 3

    Glad you like spread sheets... as for the bed sheets you must be just reading that in 😂

  • @nateger  Feb 2

    Thank you for the encouraging words on my song! FAWM is off to a good start for both of us. I appreciate you sharing the journey of making your album. I love how you said you could do with the love, time, and resources available. Creating and sharing music is a courageous act that lifts everyone up - it doesn't have to be a best seller

  • @dutch1967 Feb 2

    Thanks for subscribing, Neil! I see you’re posting mostly lyrics for now. Look forward to checking them out.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2

    Thank you for The kind Words on mine and Arthur collab. Much love

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @larryw Feb 1

    Hi, indeed let's do something together, I'm bust releasing my own EDM instrumental stuff, but I still write my lyrics!!

  • @srcoops  Jan 28

    Tough beginning of the year for us but beginning to see the sun again. Would look forward to collaborating with you. Some ideas are brewing in the kettle.,

  • @rkeeling75 Jan 28

    I was on the fence about doing FAWM this year but your well wishes pushed me over the edge. I'll do it.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    $0.99 in CDBaby! You're doing great guns! Ah well, we keep on and FAWM helps us do that, all of us!

  • @musicsongwriter  Jan 25

    Hi Neil, Happy Winter! Looking forward to hearing your new songs.

  • @terriellen Jan 24

    Yes, I'll be doing it again! Its the best stress I have all year!

  • @francessmith Jan 24

    Hope you have a good Fawm

  • @jorh  Jan 23

    Indeed! Looking forward to see what you produce this year 😀