Influences: Old-school: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Carole King, Beatles, Tom Petty, The Police, Star Wars soundtrack, The Cure, Squeeze, Led Zeppelin Somewhere In Between: Liz Phair, Kathleen Edwards, Lucinda Williams, Elliott Smith, Patty Griffin, Edie Brickell, Steve Earle, Doug Martsch, Steve Malkmus, Aimee Mann, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Erin McKeown, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Current: Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Daughter, Mandolin Orange, Alexi Murdoch, Adele, First Aid Kit, Arcade Fire, Avett Brothers, Laura Marling, and oh how I love Taylor Swift!
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, Angel in a Power Suit.
FAWM '16 - why do I still do this??
FAWM 2017 - reluctant return.
FAWM 2018 - joining in late, I just can't help myself. . . and I miss you all!
FAWM 2019 - here we go again. . .
|#2||They Warned Me||
|#3||Thought You Got a Good One||
|#4||Tender Wet Tumor||
|#7||It's Over. It's Over!||
|#9||Keep on living my life @mikeskliar||
|#11||placeholder for morning poem song @mikeskliar||
You definitely should try out a partial capo!! Kyser sells one called the shortcut, I think. They instantly give you that open tuning sound and most of the chords are 1-2 fingers. Very easy to immediately have a completely different sound without having to re-tune your guitar. I never do alternate tunings, but I love that capo. 😀
Thank you for your great comments.. i'll be over to listen to some more of your stuff before the month is out
Thanks for your beautiful comment dear. Means a lot...
Haha, yea, those two were just a big experiment. The way it ended up (at least in my head) is that "There" sets the stage and "Back Again" has more of the melody and resolution. They are both interesting and it was fun to try. Thanks for listening! 😀
Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your super sweet comments!! Also, I didn't know (until just now when I saw your SoundCloud) whether your handle was Angel In A Powersuit or Angelina Powersuit, and I've always wondered, but now I know. (insert The More You Know graphic here) Anyway, thank you again 😀
Many many thanks for your beautiful, thoughtful and helpful comments throughout FAWM. I am ever grateful and wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your ears and the time that you take with your responses. 😀
Hey Angelina! Thanks for listening and commenting and posting fun songs and just being an all around Angel (in a power suit!) After a brief recovery I'll be checking out more of your songs!
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my song, "Here for You."
Last weekend I got bronchitis and some sort of throat infection and so I had been waiting all week to get a steady note out. 😀 I'm glad you liked the song. 😀 Yeah, it's a little short, but I wasn't sure where to go next and I was getting tired. 😀
Feel free to share if you dare. I know it could be a ton better. 😀
Each person with his / her own problems I guess... Make sure you don't eat anything that has green on it though 😉
Thanks angela.. You made my day! so thanks! And Lament for the grown up sounds good so i'll consider it haha.. And yeah about the part about being child again, trying my best you know.. Thanks for the support and encouragement. :*)
Hellooooo thanks for the message on my Soundboard and your comments too! Yesss I think we both have a bit of Joni style things going on... Hope you get to post more before the month is out! I managed to do 2 last night, will see if I can repeat that tonight!
Check your Email (Gmail). sent you a note
Thank you for listening and your kind comment. I'll have your advice in mind if I make a new mix.
Howcome you went off my radar.. I'm so confused and overwhelmed this year. Promise to hear your songs soon.
Thank you so much Angela . Yeah the real andaman sea . Was thank full I managed to get some words with a little bit of sense out of it 🙏🏻👍
On 'Dinner While On Fire..' wow, I appreciate that you listened that intently. It was a reactionary performance based on frustration with creative block...and I was just kinda like screw it, i'm playing whatever my fingers do.
Going back to it, there's too much jumble. But... The comments have all been really awesome and positive, like yours. Thank you again!
The full real saying from some famous poem is only thieves and lovers like the dark. But i used that recently so did a slightly cheat version.
Ah Yes, but if I had of added those cheezy strings, you would have thought that the shadows had actually written it. Those cheezy strings were just a leftover from the 50s. When the "Ventures" started to compete in this new genre we started to get that Americanized Surf song, and then the Beach boys took the whole thing into doing Nip-ups in the sand. But hey... we love it all no matter who we are or where we live.
These several years I've been following you here - I wasn't sure if you were "Angelina Powersuit" or "Angel in a Power Suit." Now I am glad to know. Either way, it's a wonderful name.
Thanks for listening to The Raven. The mix is not finished but generally I put the vocals louder in the mix because...I like it that way! 😁
Thanks for the listen and kind comments regarding Sail Away.
Yes, the pink really is that bad. 😝
There was an after thought of Syria with the lines “were still living here”.
Thank you for listening / commenting on bleach my bones. There is no specific meaning that I know of, it just sounded good and alongside other words gives off a good vibe. The lyrics tend to get their own meaning when they are finished.
I like the Earnest Hemingway way of writing whereby each word should sound good.
I still get butterflies when I play live. Only during the first song, though. After that I seem to settle in & enjoy the music & the experience. That's the trick. Enjoying the experience - whether recording, rehearsing or playing live.
See You In The Shadows…
I've done a lot of improv & live-to-tape stuff. In fact, it's my goto M.O. & it feels a lot more comfortable to me than sitting down & writing out sections of songs (which I also do). I find closing my eyes & focusing on an image or idea really helps. Then I just start playing. The biggest thing I've learned is that what I rationalize as a "mistake" while playing (or listening back after I've recorded) is not really a mistake. That off-note or rhythmic stumble is there for a reason. I might not know what that reason is. But its part of the experience. I see recording as capturing a moment in time. Songs, therefor, are always evolving. I neer play a song the same way twice. And I like that. Thank you so much for your great comment on Shadowspawn. It really means a lot.
See You In The Shadows…
Thank you for your kind words about #27 - here’s a stripped back version with the two ukes, knee slaps, and vocal.
Thanks for listening and commenting on "Burned". It is much appreciated.
Thanks for the encouragement and shucks I dunno about all that but, I'm tryin'.
Glad you enjoyed the ride on my Venusian Lust. It was a lot of fun to make. Thanks for the great comment!
See You In The Shadows…
Thank you for your thoughtful comments on "Our Souls Lament" Mvt I. I will get back to listen to your songs in short order. This Fawm has been difficult so far.
Long time no hear.... I can relate to your FAWM timeline.. 😀
Thanks a lot for your nice comments! Much appreciated! There are SO many songs here so I am amazed every time someone take time to listen and comment on one of my tracks.
Thank you for stopping by and listening / commenting. Yesterday’s Clothes does indeed sound like something else, I just couldn’t get away from it. It was the first two chords that came to hand. It started out with no serious intentions but was great fun in the end.
Sorry for the late response and getting to your party late: great tunes, just catching up now.
Thanks for your comments! But I love your songs, so no, don’t stop. 😊
5.20 sunday afternoon in melbourne
Thanks for the comment on Particle Life! Glad you enjoyed it 😀
Hey... Just wanted to make sure to say that I am SO glad you are back! I already listened to your song, but apparently didn't leave a comment. I will fix that. Have fun! Hi there!!!!!! 😀
Hey...thank you for checking out my second. I vaguely remember the Flaming Lips. I'll check 'm out, gives me something to do 😀
Thanks for your kind words on my Ricky Martin's Corpse song. I've always seen FAWM as the perfect place to push myself beyond my comfort zone & really try out new things. I guess that's how I ended up writing an EDM song this year. Whodda thunk LOL. Again, thanks for the comment!
See You In The Shadows…
Hey there, Girl, I'm soooo glad to see you back again this year.
Hope to see you here -- wouldn't be the same without you!! 😀
Love your influences, and looking forward to hearing your songs!
Hi dear. Hope to see you around this year. Happy fawm!