Influences: Bach, Beethoven, Beatles, Bela Fleck, Bruce Cockburn, Jethro Tull, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, Laurie Anderson, T Bone Burnett, @GregScheer , @StevenWesleyGuiles, @jeffy, @danieljacob, @dragondreams, @sapient and many other fawmers
I wish I could nail it down, but I'm just too flakey for that. My music runs from Americana to Zydeco. I've written a Punk song that features Kiri Te Kanawa. That should be a hint.
I write children's songs, love songs, drinking songs, vulgar songs and spirituals.
I play the guitar okay and I know how to work a bass. I can find my way around a flute. I bang on the piano, and with varying degrees of competence (generally on the lower end of the spectrum) play the flute, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and didgeridoo.
I subscribe to Robert Heinlein's Perfect Man idea (http://izquotes.com/quote/390848) and I've done most of the things on that list. I haven't died gallantly yet, but it's on my bucket list.
2019 Goal: Some really good music that I can polish and shine. Really like to try to get at least one ska piece done, a formal "composition", and some collabs.
2018 - 2 Songs.
2017 - 21 Songs. Highlight: an Exquisite Corpse performed live with the other songwriters at a FOP in Austin, TX.
2016 - 17 songs, not a keeper in the bunch
2015 - 14 songs, by the skin of my teeth.
2014 - 30 songs completed.
25 songs written by me including
4 collabs and corpses
6 additional songs written as my alter-ego
2013 - 32 songs completed.
27 songs including 6 collabs written by me
5 additional songs written as my alter-ego.
2012 - 14.5 songs completed.
2011 - 14 songs completed.
2010 - 5 songs completed.
I also write as my alter-ego @mystupidbrother and my band @thumperandsmash.
Hey Brown - if there's less of me by the end of FAWM I hope you wan't think any less of me...
Sweet, I saved the mp3 so I’ll let you know if I ever use it. I’m not leading worship regularly these days, since I’ve been traveling so much. I’m 100% down for another Austin FOP! I’m releasing an album March 22 so I was planning to head down that way sometime before or after anyway.
Thanks for your generous comment on "Fractals of the Living God." It's enough to swell my head. Then I listen to what you and other FAWMers have done and *pop* my head shrinks back down to regular size. Whew!
Hi man, have fun this year. Hoppe youll reach your goals.
Hey Mr. Brown, 😀
thanks for your thoughts on "Keep Me Warm"
I actually like those unexpected types of rhymes, where you put two words that aren't always together to rhyme with a previously used word. there must be a more elegant way to say that. 😀
Anyway, I like your idea of "warm so" the way I'd do it is "but you're here to keep me warm so / I ain't gonna worry about the weather"
What do you think?
Also, I actually intended for warm to rhyme with pole. It's a loose rhyme, but I think it works, but I'm not apposed to trying 'warm so"
There are a few other things to be ironed out there as well. 😀
Thanks for the note about the youtube link. I've moved it to my profile as I couldn't get it to work in the icon links. Had a listen to your first 3 songs and they are sounding good! Nice variety.
I could have sworn I dropped by a while ago and said "hi", but maybe I dreamt that bit???
Anyway. Hi Mr Brown. And I'm humbled (but chuffed) by your kind words. I will do my uttest utmost to not disappoint. 😎
Thank you so much for your kind words on Schlaflosigkeit
We just keep working and growing... the Song Skirmish FB page/site has helped me grow as a writer and musician! Thanks for all you've done to nurture me along this road.
Okay, Mr. Overachiever, Three songs in the first half day? You're putting us all to shame!
Hey, -- I appreciate you having a look at my posts elsewhere... there's plenty to write about lately; all I do is watch the morning-mourning news 😀 ... sources a plenty.
OK, have a good one!
--- FOP in Austin? Hmmmm, your a LEO, or Virgo? 😀 hahhh ...
Hi, Sorry to bother you, especially when you are busy makin music, I cannot open the the link to the spreadsheet I guess because of the email address.
Could you resend the link to firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Sorry I tought it was visible to logged in FAWMERS
Bennyhaha at gmail dot com
Got it, thank you 😀
Greetings Ium of Brown. We meet again.
Awesome dude. I need the 14/28 challenge 😏
Yeah that fixed it, didn't need to include my own http >.< Thanks again 😁
Thanks for the note about the links - I've noticed similar issues on other profiles, so I probably should have checked me own 😀 Possibly a FAWM issue setting a default prefix
Yo! We doing the 14 lbs in 28 days challenge again?
Happy 2019 Brownium, you mutli-instrument-machine!