berni1954 56

Artist Bio

Influences:   Any good songwriter from Joni, through Dylan to Ana Van Riel

Been writing songs since I was fifteen.... Some 52 years ago.

Songs (56)

#1 Remakes 22
Feb 1
#2 Armstrong Street 20
Feb 2
#3 Just One @crisp1  21
Feb 2
#4 Salome and Poor John 13
Feb 3
#5 Beginning and End 19
Feb 4
#6 Nothing but Deluxe @crisp1  18
Feb 4
#7 It was a Test 9
Feb 5
#8 Flypaper 14
Feb 5
#9 Doing that thing with You 9
Feb 5
#10 Light in the Darkness 10
Feb 6
#11 Is your Ride Clean? 11
Feb 6
#12 She Dances with Sorrow 14
Feb 6
#13 The Women they Tried to Blot Out 19
Feb 6
#14 Asking for a Friend 16
Feb 6
#15 Love Again @kahlo2013 12
Feb 7
#16 The Neighbours from Hell 12
Feb 8
#17 The Sealer's Shanty 20
Feb 9
#18 Michael Row @kenmattsson  14
Feb 9
#19 Song for an Old Friend 9
Feb 10
#20 Hunting the Cachalot Down 8
Feb 11
#21 Working on it 11
Feb 11
#22 Sailing Away 13
Feb 13
#23 This Time Last Year @kahlo2013 10
Feb 14
#24 The Reagan-Thatcher Years 7
Feb 16
#25 Indigo Flame 10
Feb 17
#26 The Shining 8
Feb 17
#27 Running out of Time 18
Feb 17
#28 The Night that Never Ends @arthurrossi 9
Feb 18
#29 Linger @kahlo2013 8
Feb 18
#30 The Shadow of Time 7
Feb 19
#31 The Person You Are Now 8
8 weeks
#32 The Key to Regret 9
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#33 The End of the Affair 12
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#34 Orpheus and Eurydice 11
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#35 Reflections 9
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#36 Gravity 11
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#37 A Change of Pace 14
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#38 Queen Beaver's Midnight Rambles 10
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#39 Self Portrait of Vincent 10
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#40 Cheesy Little Keyboard 11
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#41 Snowbound Blues @kahlo2013 10
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#42 The Goddess of the Wind 5
7 weeks
#43 The Strangers 9
7 weeks
#44 The Forgotten 3
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#45 The Faerie Ring @sheilerk  13
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#46 The Parting 14
7 weeks
#47 Curves @monty 5
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#48 Dolly's Dilemma 4
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#49 Hot Dogs for Hobbits 7
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#50 Do Not Delay 8
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#51 The Thing I Fear Most 12
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#52 I Met her on a Train 10
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#53 Tripping with my Cat 16
7 weeks
#54 The Best Thing About It 9
7 weeks
#55 Cassandra 15
7 weeks
#56 A Farewell to FAWM 21
7 weeks


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  • @chrismyth02 1 week

    Thanks so much for coming by and providing such humbling commentary. My songs with @musicsongwriter are some of my favorites from this FAWM.

  • @musicsongwriter  1 week

    Thank you again Berni for your great support and kind comments. I went by the titles but not the theme connected with them. But I'm always interested in the themes connected with your songs.

  • @musicsongwriter  1 week

    Thank you so much Berni for your amazing comments. It is wonderful to read them.

  • @sph  2 weeks

    Hi Berni, concerning the pronunciation of "feline": I'm just a dumb german with a lot of pronunciation errors 😁
    Thanks for pointing me to the correct pronunciation - it's very helpful!

  • @nadine 2 weeks

    Thanks a lot for your comments and ideas! Life can be pretty wicked sometimes. I wonder what my life would be like, if I decided some things differently. Who knows if some parallel universe exists?!

    I'm happy when somebody spots my typos! I write my songs late at night and sometimes I do drafts on my smartphone. Mistakes can happen. I must have typed "beeing" for some reason and my smartphone just saved this word. I have to find out how to reset that dictionary, because it also saved plenty of German words though the language is switched to English! Maybe that's also a sign that I should care more about bees and hornets ;-D Fixed that, thanks!

    "Queen Beaver" is real fun. How you rock this 12-rock-blues is splendid! Your falsetto sounds like an contraalto lol 😁

    Concerning the offer, I'll write an e-mail because it's too complicated to explain here. Enjoy your Easter holidays!

  • @tcelliott  2 weeks

    Thanks for dropping by. I'll return some listens this weekend.

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on The Quest. 😀

  • @zecoop  3 weeks

    As long as you wear tights and play the flute, lol... 😉

    Thanks so much for the comments! Let me know if you come up with anything.

  • @hmorg  3 weeks

    I hope we will but fear that we will not until it's too late. Thanks for sharing.

    And also thanks for the comment on "Angel of Collapse"! That one is entirely written by my friend and bandmate @emplate, I only performed the vocals and bass guitar. Coincidentally we are both huge Sabbath fans (I sadly never got to see them live) and just like a week or two ago he got this vinyl box set from his dad that contains the first 4 Sabbath albums, at about that time commenting to me and our other bandmates that what is the point of trying to make metal anymore when Sabbath already did all this in the 70s. It sort of comes with the territory, even if you yourself aren't directly influenced by Sabbath, some of the bands you are influenced by are, or are influenced by bands that are, I mean they started it all (an oversimplification, I am aware, but they are the highest esteemed of the bands that started it all). So yeah, no wonder the influence shines through even across subgenres.

  • @hmorg  3 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Nuclear F***er"! I was born in the early 80s, so I didn't understand much anything until the Cold War was over and therefore do not know first hand what it felt like to live under such a threat, what I know I know from second and third hand sources. But seeing as that arsenal still exists and countries like Iran and North Korea are acquiring new weapons (or are they? Well, they might be) does not put me at ease. I wrote the first version of those lyrics while reading "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety" by Eric Schlosser and it chilled me to my bones how many incidents were depicted in the book that might've gone really really wrong. I'm gonna have to ask my parents who lived in Moscow (my dad worked at the Finnish embassy there) in the early 80s if they were afraid that the bombs would start falling any minute. And in addition to my recreational reading, Trump was still firmly in office at the time, so that wasn't reassuring either. So, yeah, I guess I'll take the inspiration but I'd much rather have peace.

  • @jonmeta  3 weeks

    Yes, I remember having that fact in some pigeonhole of my brain.
    The Brits (and American colonies) were the holdouts on adopting the reformed calendar - about 150 years after, say, Paris. Plus New Year’s Day was 25 March until then. This makes for all sorts of fun in my field of Early Modern History.
    My memory isn’t what it was either!

  • @nadine 3 weeks

    Hey Bernie,
    thanks a lot for listening to my music and commenting! Glad you enjoyed.

    Finishing all these songs before FAWM shutdown is impossible since I am highly dependent on other people's recordings. There's a chance that we finish "Fight for you" this week, but the rest may happen later this year. So Soundcloud or Facebook is the best way to stay informed.

    That lyricloud challenge was fun! Still don't know if I produce "Sky Scraper" for real because that's not my style of music. Different time zones are a challenge on these skirmishes. I missed some interesting ones that were planned for US and Canada time zones.

    I think I'll never be able to play "Angel in Jeans" live being such a lousy piano player 😆 But as producer I don't care! 😁 My head hurts when I try to play two different melodies or chords with two different hands. I can't even play the same arpeggiated chords in different directions! It took me 6 weeks to learn Coldplay Clocks and still my head hurts! Back to topic. Yes we will record vocals for this song! I'm looking forward to Caitlins voice!

    I'm glad you enjoyed "Wrench in the works". We haven't started recording vocals yet. I plan a quite complicated vocal arrangement so finishing will be tough. Chances are around 20%.

    You're right that real instruments are superior to VST - at least in rock, metal and jazz music. That's the reason why I won't upload or release any fake instrument versions in these genres. Hopelessly it's my only way to write pop, rock and metal music since I am neither good in instrument playing nor singing. My piano playing skills are good enough for songwriting but not sufficient for live or one take recordings. I can't play another instrument. My focus is songwriting, arrangement and production. And I sometimes do lyrics too.

  • @candle  3 weeks

    Thank you so much. Yeah, I thought it fit the theme perfectly.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on Welcome Back the Good Times. I'm so happy to hear that your area is at a zero count at this point. We had a terrible time here in CT when we also had the highest count of cases that were seniors and largely in facilities. I work at a senior center and part of my job is to review the obits every day to see if any of our members are there. We always send someone to the services when they are allowed.
    We have been doing pretty well here in CT, maybe in the top 5 for completed vaccinations and related stats have been doing okay, too. We only have 4 million residents here.
    I fear what will happen locally and as a rippling effect from the states where complete disrespect is now being paid to the science and all that goes with that conversation. I've had both shots as of about 3 weeks ago, but still staying the course, at home and at work where we have strict protocols. Each day brings us closer to being on the other side of this. Let's just hope that we don't see a significant backslide because of those who think only of themselves.

  • @hmorg  5 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Another Song About the Joys of Indoor Gardening"! FAWM is the perfect setting for showcasing these weirder ideas, such as growling about houseplants. Some years back I did lyrics and vocals for a song by a buddy of mine that was about a super paranoid guy wondering who rang their doorbell and checking their security cameras if they could catch a glimpse of weapons and then the song ends with "oh shit, I forgot, I ordered a pizza." But all my "real" projects are, perhaps needlessly, so serious that I wouldn't consider this amount of tongue in cheek there. The Finnish winters have been on a decline for a few years, it feels like. Although it's been cold again this winter, even in the Southern part of the country. But you get used to it, a week of ten to twenty degrees below zero centigrade and I was happily taking 1-3 hour strolls in the sunshine, icicles forming on my moustache (see my soundcloud album cover, though that wasn't a particularly sunny day). Personally, I wonder how people can live further south, since I can hardly stand the Finnish summer at its hottest.

  • @hmorg  5 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Jokivarsi"! I won't try to speak on behalf of @kembole who wrote the music and performed the demo, but the lyrics are definitely born out of the bittersweet feeling of having loved and lost so quickly that the memory will always remain of the ideal before reality has had a chance to hit home or otherwise dim the shine.

  • @jsini  6 weeks

    Thanks again for your comments. I am honored!

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    Yep, those of us "of an age" are walking on glass every time we open our mouth/keyboard. Don't worry, there were no explosions. And the FAWM reset means we don't end up haunted.. Re the Black Hole of Pt Sturt, thank you for your enjoyment and comment. There are a lovely series of still from the original assuming I can find the full-size files (20 years ago!!) which I intend using but animation is--not so much a bridge too far, as a causeway, local ferry, trans-oceanic ferry, cross-continent highway and bridge too far.

  • @crisp1  6 weeks

    Thanks for your nice comments about If I Never Lay Eyes on You Again, Berni. Much appreciated!

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    So much to listen to!

  • @hmorg  6 weeks

    No problem. The philosophy would also include the vocals as an instrument with a tone that matches the soundscape. And the real fun comes from combining things you'd think don't fit and making them fit. Like check out this band called Folterkammer and how they apply operatic vocals to black metal, a bit like early Nightwish but way heavier.

  • @hmorg  6 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "My Love Is Poisoned"! As it is with many things, the intelligibility of harsh vocals is a spectrum and also a matter of being accustomed to them. I'm personally more a friend of the more intelligible kind, where I can hear the lyrics about as correctly as clean vocals (and let's face it, one can sing completely clean and still be completely unintelligible), but there are, of course exceptions. While the song in question doesn't have my clearest enunciation ever, I personally would've wanted it to be less intelligible so it would've fit better with the genre. But that is why we provide the lyrics, in most cases it's very easy to follow the vocals when you're reading the lyrics.

  • @hmorg  6 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Laulu sisäpuutarhanhoidon iloista"! It seems to be a subject that transcends language barriers among others, your grasp of the Finnish language at the end of the comment was exquisite!

  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Thank you for listening and commenting on my collabs with mikeb "I Want to Go Back and "Tears at Midnight", it is appreciated!!

  • @zecoop  6 weeks

    Whoa!!! Congrats on the quadruple FAWM!! 😀
    Thanks for all the nice comments this year and for your support. I'll be checking out some more, but enjoyed what I heard for sure!

  • @daveyboy103  6 weeks

    Well Theresa is an actual singer so that's Ok with me Bernie 😀

  • @moonraccoon  6 weeks

    I will have to check out The Durrells,and find out the #slothcore connection 😉

  • @coolparadiso  6 weeks

    Updated on the list! Berni.

  • @moonraccoon  6 weeks

    That's an incredible anecdote and observation of the River Jordan vs the Mississippi River. Thank you for that tidbit of info. And thanks for commenting on Michael Row.

  • @mikeskliar  6 weeks

    Thanks for your comments, especially on 'beyond belief'- and I just listened to your 'morphine for the pain' song-- wow, sad situation and you really addressed it head on, excellent song and of course condolences. Its never an easy process, and sorry to hear it was especially difficult for the reasons you address in the song.

  • @coolparadiso  6 weeks

    Oops didn't read properly will change as soon as home

  • @coolparadiso  6 weeks

    Yes but I can change in notes and FB page. If you tell me what it is 😀

  • @kathym  6 weeks

    Thank you for stopping by to comment on my song "Miracles" and all of your comments. I'm so sorry about your friend that had the stroke. It's so easy for us to take things for granted ... until we can't. I hope he is able to recover enough at least to play again, such good therapy.

  • @kathym  6 weeks

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments on "Waltzing With Sorrow". I really did meet my ex that way, with him sitting one table closer to mine each day until he was sitting next to me. I will be revisiting my songs and appreciate each and every comment as I develop them, so your input is truly appreciated.

  • @bethdesombre  6 weeks

    Ah . . . but note that your sealers weren't out sealing anymore when they were singing the song, right?

  • @dzdandcunfsd  6 weeks

    Yeah you're right about that! It is nicely done too, not something I can ever do subtly when its something I'm angry about 🤣, I'm still flabbergasted that some people think that anything that trickles down could ever be a good thing. I've never heard of anything that trickles being pleasant.

  • @audrey  6 weeks

    Thank you for listening and for all the kind words about my songs this FAWM. I appreciate them. Hope you and yours have a good and safe year until February 2022. 😀

  • @hoppiern  6 weeks

    Thank you so much for listening and commenting on my songs! I appreciate your thoughtful observations!

  • @matthew62  6 weeks

    Bernie, thanks for the listen and comments regarding Bones in bolted closets. I haven't seen One, but you've piqued my interest.

  • @shelleroo1  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your beautiful comment on If I Go First. It's a tough topic! But I must say, I learned a lot about myself when I wrote that song. And I am really trying now. 😉

  • @dulcimeric 7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Failed State @berni1954! I aspire to have as productive a FAWM as you someday!

  • @coolparadiso  7 weeks

    Hey mate i see its available for download. Can i use self portrait of vincent on my podcast! Us 56 ers have to stick together!

  • @ayehahmur  7 weeks

    Thanks for taking the time to listen to the leviathan song, Berni. There's no metaphor to it though, it's just your common or garden, bang average man-has-secret-affair-with-sea-monster song.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  7 weeks

    Yeah he keeps pitch, and even howls along rhythmically. Funny story, I thought my harmonica playing was finally sounding good this last summer until I took the headphones off and he was outside the door howling away! It was hilarious and heartbreaking 🤣 It took me a while to be able to tell if he loves it or hates it though, but if I even reach for a harp he gets all excited now.

  • @sunnymae  7 weeks

    Congratulations on a stellar FAWM Berni! I'm so grateful for this community and look forward to March listening madness! Have a great hike tomorrow!

  • @mattwdunn 7 weeks

    That would be great. The more listeners the merrier

  • @mattwdunn 7 weeks

    Hi. Thank you for the great support and motivation over the last few weeks. It’s greatly boosted my confidence in my abilities. I have made most of the songs I’ve written into 2 albums which will be released very soon to Spotify. Here are links if you wanted to pre-save them

  • @ajna1960  7 weeks

    I don't know about the hosting as I don't use it. Maybe post on the forum asking about that asap ?

  • @kevo 7 weeks

    Your reference to Terry Pratchett on "Reading People's Minds" is spot on but completely unintentional on my part, I'm not that clever 😂

  • @willow1 7 weeks

    Graçias amigo, tengo ningun idéa si las letras de mi cançion es de la poesia o gibberish total. 😂

  • @rustyp 7 weeks

    Good question about editing songs after FAWM is officially over.
    I have seen, in the past, others suggesting this may be possible. but I've never done it myself.
    I'll probably try it.

    but one sure fire way would be to create a dummy song file on Soundcloud if you post your songs there. Then just replace the file on SC later.
    You could just make a standard mp3 which says, "this is a dummy song placeholder for a future song.
    then replace the file later. 😀

  • @gb9  7 weeks

    @berni1954 Thank you so much for pointing out the error 😀 fixed it.

  • @matthew62  7 weeks

    Wow,'ve been busy! Thanks for the listen and comments regarding Back on the Ground and Work of Art. Answering your question about the musical/lyrical tension, as far as a device: I do sometimes like to do that, but that wasn't my intention with Work of Art. I'll have to listen and decide if I need to come up with some more appropriate music. Thanks.

  • @crisp1  7 weeks

    Hey Berni, just coming back to thank you for helping kickstart an awesome FAWM with Just One and Nothing But Deluxe -- two totally different collaborations but each great in its own way. With March just hours away, I've got lots of time to catch up with your prolific output. Looks like you had a great run!

  • @tunecat  7 weeks

    No I was laughing.. Please don't take wrong way. I feel truly very happy to have made contact with you and this has been an exhillarating month in many ways. Don't feel the need to be cautious about how you express yourself!

  • @tunecat  7 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my sing this morning. LOL.. That's a bit mean - I feel psychoanalised!! (LOL) My protagonist is merely channeling the feelings of lockdown that other's (non FAWMERS it should be said) purport to feel when they are limited in their going -out options. Me? I'm alone with a laptop and musical instruments (and cats and so on) and FAWM - whats not to life!!!! Well - it would get better if i finally get up to speed with my various gadgets and don't make recordings with metronomes on them, or cutting off halfway through.. but I'm working on this.. Top of the morning to you!!

  • @gb9  7 weeks

    @berni1954 hee hee you caught me out!! 😁
    Thanks for your appreciation and kind comments on 'Dancing Feet'
    For my first FAWM the goal is 50 songs since inspiration is playing hooky, prompts will bend to my will!! 😁🤣

  • @dzdandcunfsd  7 weeks

    That's awesome! and yeah that would do it, when pressed there's no time for all the second guessing. Some of my favorite stuff in recent years have come from skirmishes. I used to stay away from them, as that's how I write most the time anyway, but I appreciate the act of being forced to use a theme of sorts, always a surprise what happens LOL. I'm actually skipping a few right now so i can catch up listening to entries from the others or I'll never get to it, but that's okay I'm tired and pretty sure I'll hit my goal of 50 anyway LOL. Congrats on a massive output yourself this year! I've only listened to 4 or 5 of them, but were all skirmishes and all great stuff!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  7 weeks

    🤣 Yeah I'm basically from the desert. Snakes are tasty, but do terrify me dearly I can't even look a picture of a non-poisonous one without getting the shivers 😁. There's some ultra deadly water snakes around here I've had a couple get into some fishing waders with me they were sure slimey, and I swear I was running on water 🤣

  • @gb9  7 weeks

    @berni1954 thank you for your kind comments and appreciation on 'Well-meaning Danger' 😀
    Agree with your thoughts on the people attempting to control other's lives. Meddlers are extremely damaging too, because they never keep one in the loop often don't even admit what they did after the event, one always finds those fools bumbling around other peoples business, with incomplete information, based on their assumptions rushing to fix things they want without any consideration of what the individual it pertains to wants.
    They always go behind one's back to fix things the way they want and they cause a lot of strife in interpersonal relationships.

  • @trolls2 7 weeks

    thank you for your thoughtful comments on my song 'my home' i will have to check out the ancient mariner...

  • @ianuarius  7 weeks

    Well I don't really know what a vocal processor is, but yes I did overdubs. Used some melodyne to correct pitchy notes here and there

  • @estebanlartigue  7 weeks

    Gracias for the feedback!!!

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  • @andrewjonathanstride 7 weeks

    Really nice feedback on Announcement cheers! Good work getting 49 tunes out this month wow!

  • @lennie  7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on my Skirmish entry (Just push on the button). I was asking myself just that question. I'll try to bring the voice up a bit or rerecord.

  • @gordon  7 weeks

    Hello again, my neighbour also translates into English, from Dutch, Italian and German. She also loves languages and there are many more which she knows but doesn't translate from. I have to admit I'm jealous of her talents.

  • @monty 7 weeks

    Hi. I'll email you the biab file for "Curves' when I remember what i saved it as before I renamed it "Gentle Snowfall" 😀

  • @mikeb 7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on 'Will the Music Ever Play Again'. After FAWM, I usually have to re-learn any songs I may want to develop further or play live! The rock opera will take a few years, for sure, expect more songs for it next FAWM!

  • @trolls2 7 weeks

    thanks for the clarification!! Yes, it was an ash wednesday service where the minister read an Auden poem about trees...totally makes sense!! thanks again for the feedback i really appreciate it!!

  • @trolls2 7 weeks

    thanks for commenting on 'playground' i might try and rework lyrics a bit so as not to mislead-i can see how you came to the sense of
    "Great end to the song as you discover a religion for yourself and can leave behind the indoctrination of your childhood"-glad you liked ending--i think i wasn't clear in the song that it wasn't that i was being indoctrinated so much as i felt out of place because i was half jewish going to episcopal school and then ironically years later in NYC i ended up being called to join an episcopal church after all -even though as a kid i thought it was fairly ridiculous...thanks for visiting the song!!

  • @mattwdunn 7 weeks

    I have put a few releases out on Spotify etc. Under Matthew Dunn. I’ve actually going to release a lot of these songs from Fawm as 2 albums sometime soon. Just doing some tweaks and mixing first. I’m also going to go back and remix some of my other releases and re-release them

  • @mikeb 7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Timeless. I'm halfway through season 3 of High Castle, still finding it good with unexpected twists every episode.

  • @nadine 7 weeks

    Thank you so much for stopping by! This Cohen skirmish was really hard for me since I did not know his music. Maybe I should listen more to his music, I don't know if I will finish and produce my sketch. But I cant sing anyway!

  • @rshakesp  7 weeks

    Thanks for your comments- I listened to your song about Joe - cool story - there is a slight difference in what I was shooting for - I’ve seen a number of colleagues retire and then just drop dead - I don’t know why but they seem to just stop when work stops...

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    I can hear the souse accent in that video. great stuff

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Thanks for noticing the two synths, carefully chosen to portray cold. They just echo the piano chords but because of the slow attack and sustain of the synth pads that works fine (lazy) 😀

  • @lizbrinker  7 weeks

    Hi, @berni1954 ! Good to know that Marco? Polo! Isn’t a known concept everywhere. I loved the idea, and I’m so glad you understood the nod.

  • @gb9  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your appreciation and kind comments on 'Forever' 😀

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    "Seanchara" I'm impressed.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    They totally fucked Dublin. I was born in the Old Coombe hospital.

    The "developments" they inflicted on Dublin in the last 30 years are a crime pure and simple.

    Glad you liked the song, my sons did a great job with it.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Moving Hearts were really really great and at the time very cool. They only lasted one album but it was a corker.

    Christy Moore is just great. I am guessing you will have heard Moving hearts if not then you are in for a treat. Brilliant fusion.

    Also Horslips, The Book of Invasions is a work of art.

    So I guess on reflection i did have quite a few Celtic influences even if it does not manifest itself obviously.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Dublin born and bred but I have lived in the Uk for 33 years. I live just south of Cambridge in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.

    We are a wandering race, no doubts about that.

    Liverpool, interestingly, is the closest city to Dublin.

  • @richaaaay  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Eureka. So much talent here. It's fun just so surf through and listen to all the talent.

    45 songs...can't imagine. Congrats on the great effort and commitment.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Interestingly about the only type of music I have never played of tried is Celtic. When I was younger we were more interested in pop punk and rock and never really had much to do with the Irish folk scene 9other then the inevitable sing-songs at weddings and Christmas)

    Maybe I will try to remedy that one.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Always good to hook up with a fellow ex-pat Paddy.

  • @scottl 7 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my lyrics, much appreciated.

  • @hmstreetteam  7 weeks

    Thank you for your thoughts and insights on “Read Me Blind,” “One Morning in Fez,” and other songs. When you understand the heart of a song on first listen it helps me know I am on the right track.

  • @sunfire 7 weeks

    Thank you for commenting on Darker Than The Night. To answer your question, yes it is most definitely about much more than COVID.

  • @sheilerk  7 weeks

    I’m glad you liked The Faerie Ring. I’d love it if you took it in hand and put your spin on it. 😊

  • @celineellis  7 weeks

    Yeah that was my bad - i hadnt spotted your post on the challenge thread! i found yours by chance so assumed incorrectly!

  • @radioovermoscow 8 weeks

    No idea - check the Arturia website I guess?

  • @engebretsen  8 weeks

    Thx a lot for comments. Much appreciated. Special the Bowie thing.

  • @kahlo2013 8 weeks

    I would LOVE that - whoever would like to😉

  • @leka 8 weeks

    Thanks! T-800 is a cyborg, who was sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor.

  • @zecoop  8 weeks

    Hey that worked too. The key is pasting in a link that is a direct link to the picture. I am not sure if the format matters, although if you upload a pic to the fawm file server it has to be a jpg. Hope this helps! 😀

  • @zecoop  8 weeks

    Thanks for listening! Since you use the FAWM file server, it is super easy to post pictures. Just upload a picture there (it has to be a .jpg type) and then copy and paste the link into your song or on the forums. It will just show up! I download pictures since pasting in web links to pictures doesn't always work - it depends on the link.

    Just to test it, here is a web link (link is direct to the pic and ends in .jpg) to the album I just listened to on my turntable. 😀

  • @sph  8 weeks

    I forgot to thank you for your cinematic comments on Motorfolk. Your interpretation is so believable and I now also envision pictures of a sundrenched roadtrip.

  • @lizbrinker  8 weeks

    @berni1954 , funnily enough, I also missed your comment on My Neighbor, Conway. There must be a glitch in our connection. 39 songs, Berni. Is this a normal FAWM output for you? I can't get over how prolific you are!

  • @lizbrinker  8 weeks

    I'm glad you enjoyed The Twelve Bar Blues, @berni1954 . Thanks so much! It was a fun one to write.