Influences: Kevin Devine, Bad Books, Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Pond PA, Stars, Manchester Orchestra, Bright Eyes, the Dear Hunter, Decemberists, Future Islands, Elliott Smith, Right Away Great Captain, Radical Face, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Boy Genius, Velvet Underground, etc..
Hello 2020 FAWMers!
Iain here (he/him). Known around these parts as Bootlegger. This year for FAWM I'm going to embody a new character. I'll let him introduce himself below. All songs/lyrics/liner notes are by him. Or his dad, John. Or. As I said, I'll let him explain. Any comments given out this year, however, will be by me. I hope you enjoy the journey. It's been interesting to get inside these characters' heads.
Also, I just wanted to point out this entire thing is a work of Fiction. Any resemblance to anyone real/alive/no longer with us is purely coincidental.
I'm 29 years old.
My dad died about a year ago. On my birthday. January 2, 2019.
I found his journal after he passed. He never mentioned it as I was growing up. He started it when he turned 16 and kept it going for over 30 years. It's full of thoughts and musings and random stories and penned letters he never sent to me. I think he wanted me to find it. He wanted me to see everything he went through. And it was a lot.
I'll find a place online to put the whole thing if you're so inclined to give it a once over. Or follow along his story as the songs come out.
Over the last year or so I sat down with his journal and grabbed bits and pieces and songs started to emerge. There's stories of his youth. Of meeting my mom. Of getting married. Of having me. Of work, and moving, and losing my mom. And finally a letter he wrote me just days before he died.
I just wanted to bring him to life again. To let his words and his memory live on. I hope these songs do him justice. And I hope you enjoy them.
Here is a link to the Journals:
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Hey man! Always look forward to your tunes as well. Happy Fawming!
Thanks for watchlisting me! favor returned. we have similar taste in music. love Future Islands and Manchester Orchestra! happy FAWMing
Happy new year! Just seen your plan for this year in the forums - wow, that is some major commitment!
Happy FAWMing, my man!
have the best FAWM this year!
Thanks so much for making your demos available, a really, really killer album man. You can tell by the fact that I'm not the only one writing about it nearly a year later. Keep going.
Hey, I’m currently listening to your songs from last year and wow... I like what I’m hearing! I saw your forum post about your idea for this year. Really looking forward to listening to the songs as you produce them 😁