barbara 14


US   Feb 2010

Artist Bio

2020: Here! Looking forward to all the mysterious song arrivals. Long live creativity!!

Acoustic guitar, vocals, a spot of ukelele, and sometimes I cook up something completely digital!

Pronouns: she, her


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  • @headfirstonly  Mar 7

    I've emailed you 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 6

    Okay, here's a rough draft of Carving Knife, no vocals, 135 bpm, and it's in D minor. I've doubled the initial "three blind mice" section so that it's sung 8 times at the beginning, and then a further four times after the bridge. If it's too high or low, please let me know and I'll transpose things accordingly.

  • @aflinner  Mar 5

    So glad you liked my sonnet...wrote it just before FAWM, and didn't post it until just after. 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 4

    I have word from our resident metal fiend, and the word is "Absolutely!"

    I shall start putting a track together. Do you want to handle singing the "Three Blind Mice" bits and the bridge? I'm thinking Peter's metal growl would best suit the verses (I can already imagine the sort of treatment he'll give "scrape! scrape! scrape!") What key would best suit you?

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 4

    Already asked 😁

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 4

    I think we should ask @sapient if he's up for it. His vocals would be perfect 😁

  • @pcob1993  Mar 2

    I'm just agog about ThumbJam!! You are such an inspiration and a great friend. I bless the day I found you...(- hey, that sounds like a lyric....)..
    I'll have some more time after tomorrow to listen to your other work. Thank you so much for everything over the Fawm years....

  • @chucknamaste Mar 2

    I’m glad that you enjoyed Om Shanti! That and the other mantra should both be downloadable on FAWM, but I’ll be releasing them and a few others on Spotify soon so make sure to follow there! Their duo group is called MoonStar and you can find some music that I mixed and mastered for them on Spotify as well ✌️

  • @owl  Mar 1

    Thank you so much for the sweet comments (and for buying my stuff, if that was you!)

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 29

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments on Cast Away!

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 25

    Yeah "Never Leave" is a good one. 😀

  • @jamkar  Feb 25

    Mail coming your way. 😀

  • @doglatin  Feb 24

    Thanks for the comments on "On Time", Barbara. I will definitely be exploring both recording and performing it with multiple guitar parts going on, I'm happy with the way it works. And you are correct in your assumption that someone has issues with "time", with increasing intensity, another aspect that I plan to explore as I continue to develop the song.

  • @jamkar  Feb 23

    Yes, I hear The Zombies Time of the Season as well in this.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 23

    Hi Barbara. Thank you so much for the listen and the lovely comment. 😀 Despite being a bass player first and foremost, my true love will always be simple wind instruments such as the recorder and shakuhachi. So glad you enjoyed it! 😀

  • @downburst  Feb 21

    "That interplay between freely choosing a lifestyle and reactively settling for it"... that is exactly it, thanks. "I'm a hitchhiker" was originally intended to be a... metaphor I guess, for the inability to connect, but as the struggle to write went on it turned into more a song about literal hitchhiking. Thank you for hearing the subtext, as always.

  • @mikehex  Feb 19

    Thanks for listening, so glad you enjoyed "Two kinds of people". Yes, there's definitely some Byrne in there.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 17

    Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean" and collab "Who We Really Are"!

  • @toms Feb 16

    "Abacus Rising" is the first name on the fake band "A is for ABBA" thread, and has absolutely no meaning whatsoever. Twas brillig, and all. 😀

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 15

    Thank you for your response Barbara. Please take care. I feel for you.

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 15

    Hi Barbara, you are very welcome. I'm sorry for what you have to go through. I saw a challenge posted on forum about creating a song about talking to death, that's why I thought it was your take on the challenge.

  • @gerrybhoy  Feb 13

    Hi Barbara, thank you for the kind comment. It is 6/8 as you say, we used a folk feel with extended chords that skew it.

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 10

    I can't seem to find your email address on your profile?

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 10

    Thanks for the kind comments. Feel free to rip my song off. I'm happy to send you a link to the original one though. So you can see exactly how derivative it is 😉

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 9

    Impossible! I'm absolutely stuck on the idea to make it work. I had similar situation but nowhere near as many attempts. Still working on it. Missed skirmish as a result. But determined to make it happen 😀 Thank you Barbara, what you are saying makes perfect sense to me but once we get into the spell of the idea of creating we go by emotions 😀

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 9

    Hi Barbara, yes I can adjust the instruments individually and notes individually. Thank you so much for your kind advice. I'll have a go at the other instruments more. Thank you.

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 9

    Hi Barbara, thank you so much for listening and commenting on Blackbird. I guess some compositions are in the need of adjusting multiply times. I can honestly say that I've changed the settings for about 100 times! Either I felt that the bird was too loud or too soft, or the orchestra was too full or too weak. To cut the story short I've adjusted it again after your comment. Hope I've done it better. Thank you so much for your honest opinion, I appreacite it and I'm very grateful. If you happen to have a chance to listen again please kindly share with me your thoughts. I'd like to make this piece work as I feel spiritually connected with it. Thank you again.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 9

    Oh, that's awesome, thank you so much, Barbara!

  • @nancyrost  Feb 8

    Wanted to let you know the EP with Eric is now up on Bandcamp:


    CDs just shipped out to us, so let me know if you'd like a physical copy, and I'll tell you when the discs arrive.

    Thanks for your encouragement!

  • @ozcompr  Feb 8

    Thanks for the feedback on Oz Compr! Staying engaged with you all helps to keep me pushing through this challenge!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 6

    Expectations and self doubt...girl, I own the top floor of that shack, but it's just you and me and friends here. This is where you are soul searching and no one and nothing should get in the way of a good soul search....hugs.

  • @splittybooms  Feb 6

    Hi there, Barbara - you commented about the piano on my song 'No Craps Given', asking if there'll be more like that down the road.
    My relationship with the keys is a point of embarrassment for me - I spend too much time programming in my DAW, finding chords and melodies and then just plopping them into a sequencer...instead of sitting down with just me and my board and...playing. So that stuff you heard in the beginning, was me setting out to do just that with the 'record' button on and whatever came out would be what I got. As you heard, I kept screwing mad and slammed down on the keys. That was not planned. The song came from that anger lol
    Not to write a book here lol
    But maybe I'll do a more piano-involved track this year where I don't turn it into...that 😀

  • @footprintsonthemoon Feb 5

    Hi Barbara! You really make my day great! Thx a lot for comments! Much appreciated. More ambient is up and running now.

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 4

    Hey Barbara thanks so much for your really kind comment on when the night falls. If you’d like a copy of the song email me and I’ll send you the mp3 aesthetic.seventytwo at 😀

  • @jamkar  Feb 4

    Go for it Barbara! I would love to hear that!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 4

    Dear Barbara
    Thank you so much for your beautiful words..."That kind of connected and true presence is its own form of healing" You're so right and I can feel that power. xxsunnymae

  • @zuza Feb 3

    Thank you for the tip! I really appreciate it!

  • @standup  Feb 3

    Thanks for making my image work. I should really learn how to make my own links show up!

  • @adnama17  Feb 2


  • @mishykatz  Feb 2

    Thanks for the listen and comment on Too Many Mice!! Happy Uking!!

  • @adnama17  Feb 2

    I was also asking for it by speeding up as I went along. That didn't help in the slightest. Hahaha!

  • @toms Feb 2

    With Big Star, it's the oooos they used frequently. 😀

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hi Barbara! I hope all is ok. Nice to see you here. I wish you a wonderful February!

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 1

    Hi, Barbara! You are very welcome! Looking forward to hearing what you do with your "Success / Tropical Jungle" card! 😀

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 1

    Hey Barbara! Thanks for that! My BF had just bought Fry's "how to write poetry" book a week ago and we had been reading it together...

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 1

    Hi Barbara.
    Looking forward to your gorgeousness

  • @cowex  Jan 31

    Welcome to the place!

  • @musicsongwriter  Jan 28


  • @musicsongwriter  Jan 27

    Hi Barbara, looking forward to hearing your new gorgeous songs.

  • @pcob1993  Jan 27

    Yes, rootless sharp fourths and flat ninths have entirely fucked my dadgad leanings lately but the ribcage of my former self has been reported of late to have been seen bobbing and heaving in a mild north-westerly gale fourteen nautical miles east of the Dogger Bank.
    I can't wait for the thudding helicopter of FAWM........
    I do absolutely love this community of souls, writers, nutters, singers, thinkers, plodders, plunkers.....
    such a joy to feel connected to men and women who haven't been sterilised by the so-called industrial revofuckinglution...,,,
    but please don't get me started..

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    ...knocking at the golden door!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 26

    Thank you!! Very soon -- we're sending it to the printers tomorrow!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 26

    Excited to hear what you do this FAWM too!
    I've spent the last year working on an EP with @standup, and we're done with it just in time to turn attention back to FAWM, so no time to plan anything else -- I'm sure absolutely everything I do in February will be a complete surprise.

  • @bking  Jan 26

    Hi there HB. Hope to get back in touch soon. I have something special planned and would you to be a willing accomplice.

  • @klaus  Jan 23

    Hi Barbara. Hope you have a great Fawm 2020 with plenty of mysterious songs. They fit your mysterious voice. 😀

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 21

    Another year, another FAWM! Yay!

  • @adnama17  Jan 20

    YES!!! All the fun and noise. Let's make it all!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @cts  Jan 18

    Hi Barbara! Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @downburst  Jan 17

    I know, that's the theory, right? I just have to... do it.

  • @downburst  Jan 17

    Hey dawg.

  • @jamkar  Jan 17

    I hope your FAWM is everything you wish Barbara!

  • @corinnecurcio  Jan 16

    Hi Barbara - Have fun - Looking forward to your new songs!

  • @hummingbear  Jan 16

    Have a lyrical and _visionary_ 2020 FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 15

    My magical sister....come back and lets share our hearts of song...missing you...........

  • @tsunamidaily  Jan 14

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 14

    I hope you have a great FAWM!!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 14

    Heya, Beautiful Vocalist, you! Here's to another great Fawm.

  • @andygetch  Jan 13

    Hiya Barbara! I'm looking forward to more of your beautiful music 😀