Influences: my bride, my cats, you, the beerlight tattoo, faeries, gnomes, dragons, bourbon
Daddy (fixer of things broken), musician, geek, curmudgeon, junkyard dog, recovering perfectionist.
I am now in my second decade of FAWM. It's a bit hard to believe that I've been doing FAWM and 50/90 both since 2009. Many years, many songs and more importantly many friends.
There is no way of knowing yet what my muse (spelled Miuz) will drop in my lap. Hopefully, it won't be boring. Happy FAWM to everyone.
Crime scene photos:
Still haven't gotten around to reworking the guitar racks. I desperately need room for more.
Pronoun: His / He / Him
Amateur noun: Bubba
Just thought I would let you know I've been struggling with listening to your stuff. I have finally diagnosed it and it appears that AdBlock was blocking the streaming of your stuff. I've solved my problem by whitelisting fawm.org but just thought I would let you know.
I've got a few lyrics up and will probably have more coming. Let me know if anything strikes a chord.
Bob, I had about 10 lyrics I was playing with pre-fawm and my phone got dropped in the drink. It's supposed to be fixed this week. We'll see.
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Who We Really Are", I appreciate it!
Back briefly from FAWMless purgatory and able to lsiten a bit. Daffodils worked really well!
Thanks for the comments on Robot hands, and I deeply appreciate your guitar wall.
Hey Bob, i'll be late to the party if I make it at all.
Thanks, Bob! 😊
I'll see whether I can remember how I did the switching and draw it out for you. Basically, the top switch selects the P90, P90 plus humbuckers, just humbuckers. Bottom switch selects middle 'bucker, both 'buckers, just bridge 'bucker. Volume pot is also a push/pull switch for coil splitting both 'buckers (I decided against adding another switched pot to coil split the pups individually - there already more tone options than I ever use).
The control with the dragon inset is the boost control. It's a four position switch to boost the gain in steps.
Thanks for the comment!
And, as an aside... I'm currently, right this very minute, building my own take on a scrapyard dog. A friend found a Strat-style body in a skip, and I have a spare Tele-style neck here... 😉
Pics to follow...
Black Diamond can play way rougher than anything else on the wall here. 😉 But she's well tempered - just backed by huge muscle. I built a pre-amp into her that provides up to 25dB of gain if I need it. Enough to drive most amps into meltdown. But she definitely lacks Frankie's pure Voodoo.
I don't include Frankie as a custom build. She's more "heavily modified" rather than "built from scratch". 😉
You are so kind, Bob! Thank you.
I've got the day off tomorrow so I'll dig the camera out and snap the Black Diamond.
And Frankie will be with me 'til the end. I'm picturing a Viking style flaming longboat, Frankie laid at my feet as we're cast off down the local canal. 😉😂
I might be up for collaborating on What Did Me In. Shoot me an email with your thoughts.
Hey thanks for listening to Coming Home and for your feedback!!:)
Thanks a lot for listening to my "Chernobyl"-music - and also for your very kind comments!
thanks for you comment in 'Salvation'
Thanks for the feedback on TtW!
Hey Bob! Thanks for listening to Cobwebs and Rust! Yeah I got the idea from your song Moonshine and Taco Bell and the convo there!
Glad you liked it! 😀
*You* are the King of Liner Notes, sir, as I recall. Glad you enjoyed mine. 😉
1BKing, Thanks for reviewing "The Flying Dutchman And Me".
bob, edit the page so I'm there as a collab please!
I've deleted the placeholder. Post the song direct Bob, me as collab. In a mess and about to travel (again) here.
Thank you so much for your time and fabulously supportive comments, Bob! And I'm so glad you like the flute on "Unwilling wizard". It's a piece of PVC waste pipe I turned into a DIY shakuhachi. 😂
Just guzzling my first coffee of the day, then I'll be back to get you to entertain me! 😎
THansk for the prism comment Bob. I'll have a couple of beds for you but probably about 10 days down the track, okay? (up north working)
Hey, stranger! Nice to see you back, too!
Noice work space, as long as the flying monkeys don't knock things off the walls.
Yeah, tick tock! I like your studio. Looks like I'm gonna need a couple more guitars to catch up with you. 😝
Always happy to be a... source of inspiration? That can't be right... 😉
May your FAWM be fruitful and rife with Fenders!
Hiya Bob. Enjoy!
Have a great FAWM with Lucy!
You, sir, are way too gracious. Thank you for the shout out, my man.
Hey, Florida men unite!
That could be really dangerous. lol
Nice looking studio and guitar collection.
And hi to you, too! Florida Men, we are!
You can count on it! 😁
Always a pleasure to see you here again!
I'm not a guitarist and I have to park more guitars than I have keyboards...I'll do some beds for you and we'll see what we can chill. THIS time! Before we fall off the stool...
Hey Bob, happy FL FAWM'ing!
Great to hear from you Bob - I'm sure your muse will be dropping plenty of inspiration in your lap. How could she not, looking at all those lovely guitars?
Likewise, my friend. I always love what you bring to the event. One of these days we will finish one together. My work schedule is probably not conducive to it this time around but maybe 50/90 will be kinder.
So happy to hear from you!! Can't wait to hear what you create!!!
Accomplice? As long as it doesn’t violate my parole, I’m in! 😉
Good to see you pawing at the starting line, B!
Bob! It makes my heart glad to see you here this year! 😀
We'll have to have a proper catch-up soon. It sounds like you've been through the mill a little,my friend.
Let's kick back and make some noise. 😀
My friend! So good to hear from you!!
You're an inspiration. A great rocking FAWM to you, sir!
Can't wait to hear what you come up with this FAWM!!