brownium 4

Artist Bio

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 ( 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.


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  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    Hey Brown - if there's less of me by the end of FAWM I hope you wan't think any less of me...

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2019

    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.

  • @hummingbear Feb 2019

    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!

  • @haim  Feb 2019

    Hi man, have fun this year. Hoppe youll reach your goals.

  • @rustyp Feb 2019

    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. 😀

  • @carolinesimpson  Feb 2019

    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.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2019

    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. 😎

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    Thank you so much for your kind words on Schlaflosigkeit

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2019

    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.

  • @gregscheer Feb 2019

    Okay, Mr. Overachiever, Three songs in the first half day? You're putting us all to shame!

  • @ustaknow Feb 2019

    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 ...

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 2019

    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


  • @zxcvbnm  Jan 2019 Sorry I tought it was visible to logged in FAWMERS

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2019

    In! Cheers

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2019

    Bennyhaha at gmail dot com

  • @adforperu  Jan 2019

    Got it, thank you 😀

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2019

    Greetings Ium of Brown. We meet again.

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2019

    Awesome dude. I need the 14/28 challenge 😏

  • @natrin Jan 2019

    Yeah that fixed it, didn't need to include my own http >.< Thanks again 😁

  • @natrin Jan 2019

    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

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2019

    Yo! We doing the 14 lbs in 28 days challenge again?

  • @gregthehero Jan 2019

    Happy 2019 Brownium, you mutli-instrument-machine!