Influences: The winds of change.
hi! i run FAWM (mostly). i'm a science nerd and pop music junkie who grew up in the bluegrass, went to school in the tundra, and now i work in steeltown. i've been in bands in all of those places. for the 9-to-5 thing, i'm the research director at duolingo (https://www.duolingo.com) and do AI stuff.
february 1, 2019 will be the very last show for @deliciouspastries, my band for the last 10 years. i've been out of the habit of writing songs outside a band context. i've also been getting into building by own guitar effects lately (http://bffx.us)
all that to say: my 2019 new year's resolutions are to build at least one stompbox and record at least one song every month. who knows, i might make 14 in february. but some of them might be covers. this is very much a no-rules sort of year for me...
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Hey Burr !! The place still looks great. 😉
As an aside, I just wanted to say a heartfelt 'thank you' for whatever you're doing with Duolingo. My wife's a linguist/translator/language teacher and she got me hooked on learning Polish with Duolingo - we've even got my mom using it to learn French. It's a fantastic tool and we're all big fans. So thanks for keeping both FAWM and Duolingo alive.
And man, I'd like to see that pedalboard at the end of the year!
Hi Burr! Hope to hear from you this year, even if it's just to throw demo sounds of your pedals up here!
Ready for year 16? (which started 5 days ago and I'm just now getting around to saying hi to folks. yeah... my bad. )
Looking forward to some new tunes from you! If you want to do something together, (and have time and energy) shoot me a line. 😀
Just wanted to pop on and give you a much overdue 'thanks'. If it wasn't for FAWM (even though this is only my third year) I wouldn't have written some of the songs that have become favourites of mine.
Happy FAWMING to you! Thanks for making such an awesome place possible. 😀
Small World Dept.
I was at a ukulele festival in the middle Indiana in January. I met your mom! So cute. Let me know if travel near South Florida, we'll get a FAWM night together.
(I promised her I'd write you a note. She represented FAWM.org well. )
Glad you're still very much involved with this, Burr, and hope to hear some interesting new stuff from you this year!
Thanks for all you do, Burr! Happy Fawming to you, sir!
Hey, just wanted to pop by and say a big thanks for your creation. Have a great FAWM.
"this is very much a no-rules sort of year for me"
Seeing as you wrote the rules it only seems fitting that you should be able to break them. 😀
Your "Meditation" was actually one of my favourite things from last year. I expect great things from you in 2019. No pressure, though.
(PRESSURE. A GREAT DEAL OF PRESSURE.)