Influences: Heart, Indigo Girls, John Denver, Sarah Bareilles, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, They Might Be Giants, whatever's currently on the radio, musicals
Hello, 2019. I'm dealing with a lot of anxiety this year, but I'm going to try to post some songs.
What are y'all up to? I'm currently working on writing some music for an audio drama podcast called Hit the Bricks, set in the land of Oz 100 years after Dorothy lands. Check out the Kickstarter below if interested!
I'm a multi-instrumentalist from northeast Ohio. My main songwriting instruments are my bevy of ukuleles (concert, baritone, electric, and banjo-), but I may bust out the accordion if I'm feeling up to it.
My FAWM songs are under a Creative Commons 3.0 license unless otherwise specified. That means you can share them far and wide, even remix them or use them in other creative projects, as long as you attribute them to me and do not use them for commercial purposes. (Also, let me know if you use them! I want the glory.) I would like that to stand for collaborations as well, unless we work something else out.
|#1||Open the Door||
|#2||BLACK DOCS / BIG SWEATER||
|#4||Time is Fake||
|#5||March of the Cone Snails||
|#6||Do It Anyway!!!||
|#7||When I look upon the eyes of my beloved...||
|#10||You Are Enough||
|#12||It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like F*** This||
|#14||The Goodnight Harvest||
Thanks so much for your comment! We will be catching up on listening (or at least trying) this week. Shitty romantic folklore just kind of rolled off the tongue. Don’t think we’ve heard it before either.
Thanks for the nice comments on Singer in This Bar. Paul came up with great music for it.
Thanks for visiting Drunk. I realized being retired meant every night was Friday night so the lyric was recognizing that bit with a smile. The overall feel of the lyric was more serious, but I do like to see humor where I can.
I appreciate your comment on ‘Here on my own’ that got right at the nuances of the feelings. Bingo. Thank you!
Oh yeah, it's a real fiddle. Band in a Box has great country samples. Also, yes, still going for 28. I think I can make it happen. Two collabs in the works and two more for the win. Rar! 😝
I can see how you'd hear real drum on Harvest. Like maybe some snare with brushes and some kick at least. But tambourine could add some nice texture. Oh and Vibraslap for that cool western vibe!
Ah thanks so much for the comments . Will get onto your tracks ASAP 👍
Thanks for commenting on Indigo Eyes, I'm really fond of that one, glad you liked it too.
Pandering to my love of indigo girls and didn't even know it. 😀 Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
WOW! Nie Fawms so far.. that something 😁 And you released a albu, or something? Or just did it for yourself?
Thanks for your words to "30 Seconds" and for your welcoming, 😀 this is my First FAWM. And yours?
Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!
Bears...that's married life for ya! I learned early on my partner & wife (fem) was not at all a morning person and had sugar crashes. Survival action for both of us!
Sent you a message to your soundcloud. 😀
Okay, thank you for the Laura V recommendation. I think I'm going to fall down a beautiful rabbit hole with that one! Also, I'm absolutely loving your tracks, we share some similar influences and possibly similar experiences based on your "Time is Fake" liner notes, AND my youngest daughter is named Dorothy. Could we please collaborate on something?
Something which might or might not assist. Between ages of 18 and 20 I had not one but three shake-hands-with-death incidents: snow, fire, lethal allergy. So I've always felt since then that my hourglass long ran out. Got rid of the fear. Later I realised we're all in that boat, it's just that it's hard to grasp if I hadn't had those multiple shocks. Grasp it and you'll free yourself. The local Ngarrindjeri had the ability to choose their time of going, another form of freedom. It's there, somewhere, look inside.
Thanks so much for your feedback! I haven't heard Laura Viers yet so will check her out. 😀 I I think I misspoke about "Open the Door". I hear the percussion in the back but I also think the way you layered your vocals is really percussive in places - maybe not truly "vocal percussion" but it all works together so well! I also think it's so cool how each track you've shared is so different from the others. I joined FAWM this year to get the creative juices flowing because I tend to write very slowly (maybe one song a year) so I'd like to try out some new things. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for your comment and for picking up on that line. You only have to look at how r/The_Donald on Reddit and other forums they use are so strictly moderated to realise it's the "alt right" who are the snowflakes. When they accuse others for doing the same or for stifling free speech it's rank hipocrasy. The only free speech with which they're concerned is their own.
Thanks for the comment on my week 1 challenge song!
Hey! Thanks for listening to my first one and leaving a comment. The stars/fireflies line was one of those little blips from my subconscious while I thought I was singing nonsense along to my strumming. That's my fav line too <3 Glad you liked it. Looking forward to hearing your first song!!!
Hey! I'm glad you're here. Hopefully songwriting will not add anxiety but will actually help alleviate some of it. Happy FAWMing my friend.
I've been getting into Sara Bareilles lately too. Looking forward to hearing what you do this year.
Hello, thanks for your soundboard message! Yes, I'm back. And I hope I'll get around to more than last year.
Hey hey! Great to see you!
Why, thank you. Welcome back to you too.
Great to see you on board!
Anxiety sisters unite! Let's channel that energy into some amazing music!!