Calico Cat 15


Jefferson US   Feb 2014  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Filk,

I sing, and play mandolin mostly, though I'm learning violin. This is about my fourth time doing FAWM I guess. I've produced two solo CDs and four CDs before that, as part of the group Echo's Children.

I know I have strong and weak points as a songwriter and musician. I try to learn new things periodically; if you have suggestions about how I might improve my songs or my presentation I will give them careful consideration.

Songs (15)

#1 When This Is Over 12
Feb 1
#2 Bless The Bees 8
Feb 4
#3 Socialist Potlucks 13
Feb 7
#4 At The Tree of Forgiveness. 12
Feb 8
#5 Phoebe The Fierce 7
Feb 12
#6 Burden of Poof 2
Feb 13
#7 Math Rocks 11
Feb 15
#8 Cherry Tree 6
Feb 17
#9 Rose Valland 3
Feb 18
#10 Snow Day At The Zoo 2
8 weeks
#11 Cantor For Pearls 4
7 weeks
#12 Come Away 4
7 weeks
#13 Rip Tide 4
7 weeks
#14 Glorious Is The Gift 2
7 weeks
#15 DragonFae 7
7 weeks


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  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "I Am Frankenstein", I appreciate it!

  • @jaegerin  7 weeks

    Thank you for your various comments, which are always so supportive and thoughtful.

  • @mhorning 7 weeks

    On Melusine, I've been trying for more interesting structure, rather than falling into my rut of Verse, Chorus, double-verse, chorus, double verse chorus.

    I think the build with the half chorus works really well, but it's definitely nice to hear other musicians like it.

  • @calicocat 7 weeks

    Put a comment here by mistake so I moved it to the wall where it belonged; please ignore this comment.

  • @janeg  7 weeks

    I so appreciate your comments on Lana (as soon as I heard the challenge, Luka was top of mind) and The Farmer. My brother is an organic farmer and I carry a bag to the barn with the logo "Farmers Feed Cities. I've also joined a giving circle on food security in Toronto. So this one was a natural but still took research.

  • @mhorning Feb 17

    Thanks for the comments, on Ice Upon the Mind. One source of conflict in the novels is that the Earth born have suffered some minor brain damage from the cold sleep process. Literally damage from tiny ice crystals (and a fair metaphor for early or mild dementia) . And yes, very taboo to talk about it. And of course, it's not genetic, so the children are brilliant.

    The two chords are in each other's key, and without a third chord the actual key isn't anchored, which also adds to the pensive, unsettled mood. (but really, most of my music theory I learned from Joe when I was taking guitar lessons from him years ago)

  • @harperjen  Feb 13

    Thanks for your kind words about “The Show Must Go On”. When you said it made you want to offer me a mug of tea and a sandwich, it suddenly brought back to me how often I found myself headachy and hungry, beginning as best I recall in middle school and happening basically daily through undergrad. The sensation of being dizzy every time I stood up at the end of class persisted through most of undergrad, till I finally put on a few more pounds and my blood pressure made it up to a more normal level. Anyway, yeah, as a show-choir kid “the show must go on” was pretty much the only way I knew to keep going, because it was Never Okay to fall over. I’m working on being kinder to myself these days, don’t worry!! ❤️

  • @dudachris Feb 7

    Tree of Forgiveness is such a good album. Please write about it 😁

  • @tuneslayer  Feb 4

    hahaha I know what you mean about the steak and going out. Every so often our family gets wistful about wanting to go to (name of restaurant here).

  • @eringoblog  Feb 2

    Hi Cat!

  • @ericdistad  Feb 1

    Yay! Glad to see you back! Have a great FAWM!