Apolez Taurus 17


07420 US   Jan 31

Artist Bio

Influences:   romantic interest, life in general, depressive & manic emotions

I'm currently revising my ten year old poems/prose that needs editing; on second life during writing times, workshops & open mic's. It took me ten years to be able to finally edit good. Someone suggested for me to do this. So here I am.

I'm an all around creative person whose graduated with a BFA degree & MFA degree. I also got turned into a POET. Looking forward to collaborating if possible, and seeing what FAWM brings forth.

My Mother always played piano. My Grandfather was a one man band & more. I have an ear.

"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great!" -Zig Ziglar

*Also have three amazing boys.



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  • @ustaknow 5 weeks

    Asking a "singer" to sing a song without a demo or Notation to follow could be like asking a "handyman" to build a house from a Photo, without blueprints; they just may not know how to do it. Then, a "builder" comes along and explains it, and no one knows what they're talking about. ๐Ÿ˜€ hahhh.

    Nonetheless, - does not mean one should not give that a try ๐Ÿ˜€ go for it, see what happens. That's what sandcastles are for ๐Ÿ˜€ How "wrong" could it be. Moreover, it could lead to something unrelated, but better.

    Ever teach a person, child how to mix roygbiv? And they get what? What I tell them, that's their "black", and the one time I'll say never, - never use tube black, use that. So you back them off and have them mix two at a time, then three, and then they know. Try to explain it? Never works, - do; does. Most art may be that way. Music being four dimentional in real time, possibly more so ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @siebass  5 weeks

    Sure, I can turn on the download on Soundcloud so you can have it too

  • @siebass  5 weeks

    Okay, finally finished; I hope you enjoy it!

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    Oh you should! Thanks for the comment!

  • @ferry0123 5 weeks

    I #tit4tatted you back a 4th. Thanks for listening!

  • @ferry0123 5 weeks

    Hi there, I enjoyed listening/ reading 3 of your songs/lyrics. #tit4tat or not!

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    Thanks again. See you at 5090!

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    thanks for the 3 visits earlier and your honest input. Much appreciated. I look forward to your thoughts on the remaining 4. I'm here to go the 6 songs of yours, I hope uninterupted. Let's see....

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    I have 7 to trade #tit4tat, let me know if you want to go 7 for 7.
    I'll come by and check out your 7 in one sitting, I prefer to do it that way, you can take your time on the reciprocation.

  • @kathym  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my skirmish song "I Can't Wait". I save my archive and review and consider all comments as I'm going back over my fawm songs. Many thanks to you apolez!

  • @johnstaples  7 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my Christmas song!

  • @johnstaples  7 weeks

    Yeah, that 10,000 number is just another way of expressing what your mother used to say after purchasing an band instrument for you, "You need to practice every day! Every day! For at least a half hour. If you don't you'll never be able to play the Electro Who-Cardio Floox!"

  • @nuitarie 7 weeks

    I'm sorry, I just saw your message today for the last-minute collab, I was deep in sleep ^^
    We'll try again next year? ๐Ÿ˜

  • @heid 7 weeks

    Oooh hey i'm sorry i didn't see your note! Sadly I gotta go to bed pretty soon here, so I don't think I'll be able to get another one in before fawm ends... but feel free to reach out if you need any vocals on that poly one! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @wingandwaltz  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment @apolez3 !

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    Yes thatโ€™s our band name. @djtjb is in it too. Weโ€™re kind of a package deal lol

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    Or DFWU is dope too!

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    I kinda like LOLZIDK

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    Whatโ€™s our band name gonna be?

  • @helenseviltwin  7 weeks

    Hi. I'm really sorry, but I'm not going to have time for any more collaborations this year, and my March is going to be crazy busy with work. Thanks for thinking of me, though.

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    Hey not sure if Iโ€™ll get milky way done before the deadline but Iโ€™ll try and get it ASAP
    Hit me up if you ever wanna work on something!


  • @ajna1960  7 weeks

    Hi there ! I am afraid that I can't sing - only very out of tune and very very badly. I'm not singing in any of my FAWM songs, apart from the Dragondreams House Party one, where I sing for about 3 seconds (It's raining men lol) on a carphone as a joke !!

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    i've been trying to find a melody i like with that voyager track, not having any luck as of yet. i keep bursting into fits of pink floyd. lol, i'll keep at it but i may fail...just to let you know lol

  • @hbusse  7 weeks

    Hey thanks for listening to Whatโ€™s Stopping Us and for offering to work on lyrics, really appreciate it! A fellow FAWMer actually just sent me some rap lyrics tonight so I think we are good to go for now. But definitely open to future collabs!

  • @nahlej381  7 weeks

    Ya Iโ€™ll happily give it a go. The lyrics are awesome!

  • @jazzgulag 7 weeks

    update: im sorry but i may not in fact be able to pull together an instrumental for this if we're trying to finish everything by the end of the month. if you want to finish the project regardless of time constraints i'm still down, but realistically i don't think i can get a recording done in time to have the singers work out their parts over it. lmk if you want to keep working on this past the end of the month, otherwise thank you and sorry i wasn't able to be of more help.

  • @jazzgulag 8 weeks

    i can try. you said you were going for something punk, if i recall correctly?

    just trying to pull my last song together, i'll try and help as much as i can though!

    also i'm not comfortable doing vocals, can do everything else.

  • @jessespillane 8 weeks

    I like your interpretation on my song. It's an interesting way of looking at it. Thanks for commenting

  • @lisamarie777 8 weeks

    Thanks for kind words.

  • @mistermann  Feb 22

    This song is your fault. Go and listen to what you have wrought upon the poor innocent โ€œFake Itโ€ challenge that I grafted upon your monster.


  • @richie123  Feb 20

    I heard the outcome of Mmmm! Love it.

  • @trolls2 Feb 20

    thanks for commenting on "heartbeats" ..yes the yang to the yin!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 19

    Thanks for busting our Song! ๐Ÿ˜€ ..thing?

  • @ustaknow Feb 18


  • @siebass  Feb 16

    @apolez3 Thank you for the comment on As You Walk Away. As for the collab, I'd be willing to give it a shot, but I'm not sure if I'd make it before the end of Feb (I'd certainly try). If that is ok if it might not get finished until March, I could give it a go. Was there a particular genre you were thinking about for the song, Blow my mind, Baby? I'm very comfortable in rock, but certainly open to other stuff (as evidenced by that electro-pop song). I think I might here an LMFAO-ish beach pop something or other that could go with those lyrics, but I'm not sure what you had in mind. Let me know! Thanks,

  • @tootoobee  Feb 14

    Hi @apolez3, I'm so sorry, I haven't been here for a week without any notice ๐Ÿ˜ž I have a day off tomorrow and will post music for the morph song tomorrow.

  • @zecoop  Feb 14

    I normally only sing when I collaborate with my dad, but I can send you the music if youโ€™d like to find someone to sing your lyrics. (You could mark it as a collaboration with them) I will go check them out. I would love to hear what you come up with!

  • @yam655  Feb 11

    Ah! Suicide squirrels definitely puts a different spin on it. Like tiny fearless punks. Hmm... I see tiny squirrel punks as being more folk punk than classic punk. I don't know if that's what you were thinking of, but it definitely helps me see a genre for the fake band. Thanks!

    Also, that was a great story. If you can't find the existing poem, you should write a new song about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And congratulations on hitting 14!

  • @frenchcricket Feb 10

    Hi Iโ€™m sorry for not replying sooner. Iโ€™ve basically had to take a mid-FAWM break due to outside commitments, and as such Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™d have the time of the headspace to commit to something like that. I do hope you manage to get it recorded elsewhere though

  • @lisamarie777 Feb 9

    No worries if it takes a while...

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 9

    Thanks. I had chipmunk vocaled those longer ones to fit into rougly 10s and spent a ton of time on those(well relatively for fawm, an hour or so) and those are the ones I couldn't find......They might still be floating around on the hardrive somewhere just poorly labeled ๐Ÿ˜

  • @nahlej381  Feb 8

    Thanks for letting work on your song! I was falling asleep at the wheel a lil bit...idk why itโ€™s hard using someone elseโ€™s lyrics but it was a super fun exercise!

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 8


  • @coolparadiso  Feb 8

    thx for your comments and the one on something is very high praise thx

  • @nahlej381  Feb 8

    Forgive me for being pretentious but Iโ€™ll sketch something out tonight! Lol thanks for thinkin of me for it. Putting on a fresh pot of coffee now, if you add me as a collaborator Iโ€™ll upload it tonight

  • @rickachu Feb 8

    Thank you for the listen โค

  • @ajna1960  Feb 7

    Hi @apolez3 , apologies for my confusion re the vegan song. I did know it was a morph as I first read the liner notes, and then promptly forgot when I was listening to the song. Still a great song !

  • @nahlej381  Feb 7

    Thanks for listening and saying nice things! I appreciate it!

  • @wacha  Feb 7

    Thank you for the kind words on "Mythical" parts of the one came out better than thought.

  • @helenseviltwin  Feb 7

    No worries! Easy mistake to make, just would get out of hand if everyone started doing it, so we keep pretty strict on that one.

  • @daveyboy103  Feb 7

    Even speaking as a punk first time around I don't think punk is in my gift now. Interesting ideas though.

  • @ustaknow Feb 7

    Yes, thank you for that; it's a headphone mix for sure and everything was close in the mix. I was concerned, as fast as I did it, if got to separated would sound like two different tracks, playing at the same time, instead of one. What's interesting, well, to me ๐Ÿ˜€ , is when I listen to an older album mixes on my head phones, (and, not a head phone mix at all, and for studio monitors to boot) it is sometimes hysterical to hear it that way.

  • @splittybooms  Feb 6

    That's really cool of you to say.
    Still, I'll have to let it go to someone else. I'm having a weird FAWM...feeling overwhelmed. So many songs to listen to, so many comments to write, so many forum posts to respond to. And that's not even to mention all the music that I still have to make. Someone else just asked me about doing something on their song, and I'm really thinking about passing on that, too. Just not...here all the way, you know?
    But thanks again for thinking I can do stuff lol
    But yeah put a request out there in a forum or something, and someone will snatch it up.

  • @chroes  Feb 6

    Thanks for your kind comment on Dreaming of Dystopia! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tootoobee  Feb 6

    Hi @apolez3 I did not quite understand your last post... Do you have somebody else for the music of the morph song?

    "if you need another was going to put mine but was asking the collab partner if it was okay, see someone else got to it tho"

  • @metalfoot  Feb 6

    So, how are you enjoying FAWM so far?

  • @speed0doyle Feb 6

    Hi, yes, feel free to update the lyrics. Sorry it didn't come out as well as I had hoped, I was having a day where everything I sang sounded wrong. I still had fun doing it though. X-D

  • @ablaze Feb 6

    Sorry Nevermind I just read the lyrics and I feel oncomfortabel with singing about being poly, since itโ€™s not the label I go with.

  • @ablaze Feb 6

    Yes Iโ€™d love to sing on the collab!

  • @gordon  Feb 6

    Ha, the weird thing is, I'm not sure which version I prefer. Both are lovely, like Christine and the Queens (language wise, rather than style wise of course) Lovely stuff and a good message as well

  • @splittybooms  Feb 6

    Wow thanks for considering me to do any kind of putting together of anything.
    But I definitely am not the person to ask when it comes to the punk genre - never dabbled, no experience!
    There's ton of folks here who could do whatever it is you need done, and expertly so, just put it out there and someone will scarf it up real quick, I'm sure!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 6

    Link for With You doesn't work for me-- if you're sharing a dropbox file I usually right-click on it and choose "copy public Dropbox link" and then that *should* work.

  • @yam655  Feb 6

    Regarding the instrument I used on "I think of the future," that's a kalimba. They're affordable and ancient instruments.

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 6

    it was there i 2 places it is Looking forward!

  • @nateger Feb 6

    Aww but doesn't the "sound" of the word "orgasm" count? haha

  • @jessespillane Feb 6

    I read somewhere that people don't get notifications when you tag them in song comments.

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my song. Appreciate it!

  • @tabitha Feb 5

    Hey, thank you very much for the lovely comment on Fallen From You and the shoutout in the forums. It was much appreciated

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    1st year of FAWM is always a learning curve on the customs of how things are done-- but you're doing great! And 8 so far is AMAZING (I'm one of the hyperprolific songwriters-- I should have warned you. LOL)

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    Just posted your song on the thread! ๐Ÿ˜ It's REALLY good.

  • @itoarazi Feb 5

    New age works!

  • @tootoobee  Feb 5

    If you go on edit, there's a dropdown menu under the lyrics called status. There you can change the status from private to public.

  • @tootoobee  Feb 5

    @apolez3 oops, I thought I'd have access to a locked song when I'm a collaborator. But although I change the setting to locked, now I don't have access any longer ... could you open it up again, please? Sorry for the trouble...

  • @tootoobee  Feb 5

    HI @apolez3 I locked our song until the demo is ready ๐Ÿ˜€ I will only be able to start tomorrow morning, it's already evening here in Germany and I'll be hosting a skirmish in a couple of minutes.

  • @tootoobee  Feb 5

    Hi @apolez3, it's our time to morph ๐Ÿ˜€ I'd suggest you start morphing the lyrics and I see what I can get done with the music. You can also drop me an email with the lyrics when you're done.

  • @radiobenedetto  Feb 5

    Glad to hear that you are open to collaboration. Iโ€™m deep into my own bag of undeveloped ideas at this stage but Iโ€™m sure the stymies will kick in somewhere between here and 14. When they do Iโ€™ll keep you in mind. Cheers!

  • @cblack Feb 5

    Thanks for the $20. I'll use it for noble pursuits!


    Or Pringles.

  • @guitarpatz83  Feb 5

    Thanks for the comments and nice to hear youโ€™re digging the โ€œdeja vuโ€. What were the hidden lyrics you were hearing though... I donโ€™t think I left any off the lyrics, unless Iโ€™m going mad ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • @radiobenedetto  Feb 4

    Thanks for the kind words about "See!" I've been so focused on songs (Just posted a new one!) that I'm just now getting around to commenting. As for one weird trick . . . here's one . . . I record all song ideas first as music and do a quick recording on my phone. Then I stream it to a wireless speaker when I'm in the shower. Shower is the perfect place to noodle with melodies. Usually a melody will have a phrasing to it that lends itself to syllables. Once you have one strong word or phrase that fits the syllables with the right vowels in the right places for your voice you can generally get a good sense of where the song should go. So with my new one "Till the Final Sashay" It started with the phrase "This. This this is the life. You only get one. I hope you have fun." Whole song flowed from there. Cheers.

  • @zoetropeocelot Feb 4

    Thanks for the tip about the tag on Swedenborg Motel! I'll have to keep an eye out for those challenges.

    I'm sorry I have yet to check out any songs, yours or others'. I'll get there soon. I've been focusing on Poem-A-Day and barely got a second song by FAWM Day 4, by making today's sonnet into a song. Whew!

    I look forward to seeing, and hearing, what other FAWMers are up to.

  • @evolvemysound  Feb 4

    Point taken... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @evolvemysound  Feb 3

    โ€˜Manโ€™ can refer to anyone. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @rainchaser  Feb 3

    LMAO I no longer do critiques. Unless they ask me to do it. I appreciated you leaving me that shout btw and happy FAWMing to you as well!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 3

    I've done the first 3 so far last night, I should finish today after many more cups of coffee I'll get started

  • @gwyn1234  Feb 3

    Thank you so much for your comment on Livin' Online!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 3

    ๐Ÿ‘ Yup! and that's one I hadn't gotten to yet, so even better hahah

  • @tseaver  Feb 3

    You asked about terms for song elements. Traditionally, a "pre-chorus" comes between a verse and the chorus, and "builds" from the quieter setting of the verse to the higher-intensity chorus. Maybe this page helps? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_structure

  • @plainwhitetoast Feb 3

    it greets you. well is to wished

  • @itoarazi Feb 3

    Thank you so much for your kind words regarding "Pry"!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 3

    Yeah, I have a reputation in these parts of writing too many songs ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @metalfoot  Feb 3

    Thank *you* for your comments. I see you're hitting the ground running with FAWM. 5 songs in the first 2 days is amazing!

  • @scubed  Feb 3

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on โ€œIf We Lived on the Moonโ€!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 3

    awesome! I'll get started probably later tonight

  • @cblack Feb 3

    Thanks for the listen!

  • @rickachu Feb 3

    I appreciate the info! and the listen ๐Ÿ˜

  • @burrsettles  Feb 2

    Welcome to FAWM!

  • @nerdjealous  Feb 2

    Woo thanks for your comment!! Haha yeah I like the last line cause I thought it would be funny to add as an ablib (adlib?! can never remember which it is aha) cheers! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @evolvemysound  Feb 2

    Thanks for the comment on my song. I appreciate the feedback! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nuitarie Feb 2

    Happy fawming to you too <3
    Do reach out when you want to talk about your folk song ๐Ÿ˜

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 2

    Thanks for your patience in listening to Strato-FAWMing...I checked the song links again, but from my work PC, and they are blocked...they work from my personal PC...I will investigate further though.
    Good luck with FAWM.

  • @apophony  Feb 2

    Really appreciate your time for listening to my first track and your thoughtful words on it. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค˜