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US   Feb 6

Artist Bio

Joined FAWM a bit late but it was after I wrote a song this month so here goes! I wrote It's You Every Time, an iPhone breakup song, for last week's Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle, and was reminded about FAWM there, so joined FAWM on Thursday the 6th. Today's the 8th. So far I've written two songs this month now. Gotta get my butt going..
LOVE listening to other's songs and recordings!!
I've been a music teacher and musician forever, but been writing regularly (again, after a long hiatus) for three years now. Just feeling confident enough again to share stuff and play out a bit.
I live in Pittsburgh now but from Portland, OR and that's really where my heart lies. Might write a song about it. 😀 Pittsburgh is a great place too though. Cost of living soooo much better here.


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  • @metalfoot  Mar 2

    It was both cathartic and sad putting away instruments and gear last evening but FAWM is over... (I'll still do a little recording but not to the extent I was last month!)

    Thanks for the lovely comments and YES... you must listen through @leak0k's stuff. She's brilliant.

  • @zecoop  Feb 28

    Collabs are the best.... Definitely go for it. Thank you for checking out Fake Smile! 😀

  • @ambroise Feb 27

    Hi and bravo for your songs. I found them sweet and sensitive, althought I suspect some jokes are lost on me and my aproximate english. Your voice and playing are prety impressive too.
    I think you owe congratulations also for your comments : they are both kind and very relevant.
    (Ok, the rest of the message sould be private but I couldn't find how to send one ! So, to aswer your question I would looove your accordion playing on "les mots qu'il faut". The trouble is I have no skill at all about mixing sound files... Now, I know it's a long shot, but, just in case you still felt like playing accordion - and hoping it was the thing to do - I recorded a version of the song with room for an additional instrument : there is a verse & chorus on the intro and a solo verse before the last one. But an accordion would fit all along as far as I'm concerted. If you want, you can download it there : )

  • @jeustan  Feb 26

    Huh, my Michigan native friends friends left Portland for Pittsburgh a couple years ago and they love it there.

    Thank you for the listen! I absolutely love Bill Withers’ music and his story so the comparison made me smile. I’ll have to come back tomorrow and hear your songs when I can listen.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 25

    1st thanks for all of your kind comments - much appreciated!
    2nd - no I only have written about 65 songs - oftentimes the musician posts the demo with their music as a new post... thus it looks like more than there is!
    3rd if you have time to put some music to tomorrow’s tomorrow I would LOVE that!

  • @theresaj  Feb 24

    Thank you for all of your amazing comments! You are so kind!
    FYI, on “Beyond Love”, you mentioned going to listen to my husband’s stuff. I assume you meant @johncrossman. He’s a great friend who got me involved in FAWM in the first place. Not my husband but he makes fun of my love songs, lol.
    I’ll be checking out your songs now!

  • @barbara  Feb 22

    Thanks very much for your comments! I will be returning for more soon. Today is a day for battling back the anxiety of things left undone, which I’m sure you understand, having read some of your other lyrics. I look forward to listening.

  • @andygetch  Feb 19

    Hi and a belated welcome to FAWM! Portland to Pittsburgh is a pretty cool idea for a song. I lived in western PA in the 1960's and watched Pittsburgh change for the better over the years.

  • @scubed  Feb 19

    Thanks so much for your generous comments on my songs! I deeply appreciate it. 😊

    My uke-playing other half does indeed play some percussion, but that was a drum track on “Road Trip.”

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 19

    Hi. Thanks for you nice comment on my soundboard. I think something has gone wrong with FAWM file hosting as nobody seems to be able y get files to play. I'll make forgiveness available for download right now!

  • @scubed  Feb 18

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on “Whenever I Look at You”!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 17

    Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!

  • @berni1954  Feb 15

    Glad you liked my love song "Cool". The instruemtn I was playing is a Yamaha GL 1. The best €60 I ever spent. A lot of instrument for not a lot of money.

  • @zeekle1998  Feb 15

    Thanks for your nice comments about my songs. Welcome to your first FAWM, I hope you’re enjoying it??

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 12

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  • @hummingbear  Feb 12

    Thanks for your comment on "I Live in A Box." Nice/scary indeed, the choice is yours!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 12

    If I honestly *knew* how I write stuff so quickly I'd sell my winning formula. 😀 I really just have a brain that thinks songs, if that makes sense? Thank you for your kind comments!

  • @porrectus  Feb 10

    Thanks for you kind words on Nursery Rhyme. It was a fun one to write.

  • @zeekle1998  Feb 9

    Cheers for your kind words.