Calum Carlyle 5


Leith, Scotland GB   Jan 2009  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Many. Too many.

I may actually be fawming this year. No progress made on the best of compilation I was making, but I have been recording some stuff at @gerrybhoy's home studio, so maybe that will see the light of day sometime this year!

Oh yes, and one other thing, i have a weekly radio show on - You can listen to it on Mondays at 10pm UTC, and the repeat is on Thursdays at 10pm UTC and Saturdays at 3pm UTC. Last week and the next four weeks (at least!) i will be playing EXCLUSIVELY FAWM songs by FAWMers, so tune in or else visit the site and listen to the show in the "podcasts" section if you want to put some more FAWM into your ears!


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  • @berni1954  Mar 18

    Hi Calum. I would love to do " Prostate Blues" in Folk Clubs... I am usre you're right it'd go down well there. However, there just aren't any of them here in Catalunya 😜

  • @rickamorphis  Mar 15

    Hi Calum, thanks so much for your comment on my Monkees tribute and subsequently giving me a spin on your podcast. I'm sorry I'm so late getting back to you but I'm just getting over a week-long bout with the flu. Good to have you back around here...thanks again!

  • @alphanerg Mar 12

    Thank you for playing me again! The Kurt Vonnegut "correction" gave me a good laugh. πŸ˜€ I also enjoyed the song you played from your previous fawm, good stuff.

  • @markg  Mar 12

    Hi, thanks for playing my song on your podcast--that's a thrill!

  • @erucaesounds  Mar 10

    Thanks for playing 'My Book Of Trees' on your show..... we streamed it here in Seattle and everybody loves what you are doing in giving airplay to all us nubes! I wish there were more outlets like yours! By the people for the people ..... right? Annnnd.... we (my American wife and British self) love Edinburgh.... I was born in Birmingham, but only discovered Scotland, and Edinburgh, after I moved the the USA... and now make a point of visiting Edinburgh every time I come back to the UK!

  • @berni1954  Mar 9

    Hi Callum,
    I'm Irish, so I don't count. However, he should get in touch with the Facebook Group "Bremain in Spain" - who will provide him with some lucid and passionate commentators on the situation.

  • @marthie Mar 6

    Hi- thanks for the honor to be on your podcast: where can I get a link to listen and share?

  • @mikegtz  Mar 5

    Thank you Calum. Enjoying your selections, thanks for including me.

  • @alphanerg Mar 4

    I was able to hear most of the show today. Thank you for playing our song. I am really impressed you also guessed where my name is from, you must be a big fan of sci-fi. Although, the author you said was Jack Vance, but clans of the alphane moon is actually a Philip K Dick book. Thanks again for the play!

  • @caterwauler  Mar 4

    I had to check "post-folk", as I'm not familiar at all with the genre. Interesting that you hear this genre in our Solar Lament (that we're not sure how to tag ourselves, actually).
    Thank you for your kind comments, and for scheduling me (again) in your show. It's always an honor.
    I've caught up with the two shows I had missed during FAWM (thank you for the podcasts, by the way). They were great. Spanish Rock Shot is now in my bookmarks : I enjoy it, and will keep listening to you and to the rest of the team.

  • @beautyspot Mar 2

    Thanks for the comment on Here it Comes. The chords are sevenths and other I don't know the names, which I looped and then tried my best to keep it together as I soloed and sung on the fly.
    I really love your production technique, it works very well with your songs. I'm inspired by your delving into different tunings

  • @ericdistad  Feb 26

    Hi Calum - Thank you for your great comment on All In Your Head! And thanks for playing my music on your show!! I'm very honored.

    I agree the song could be angrier - I had wanted it to be - but that's apparently hard for me to pull off. It's a good note for a full production if I do one.

    Thanks again! πŸ˜€

  • @marthie Feb 26

    Hi thank you for your feedback. Which female forum? I havent discovered it yet...

  • @misterd Feb 25

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my latest song . Appreciate it !

  • @castledragondreams Feb 25

    Thanks for being part of the chaos, Calum! πŸ˜€
    I've done a slight remix this morning and your mbira and melodica lines are now in there. I had them muted when I did the original render and failed to spot it until I'd uploaded the file yesterday.

  • @scottlake  Feb 25

    And you've tried swapping the polarity?

  • @roddy  Feb 23

    Thanks for playing my tenor ukulele tune on your show. Such a huge range of music in you shows.

  • @repsurepa Feb 21

    Hi! Sorry for my late response! I'm happy you wanted to have the song in the program! πŸ˜€ thanks!!!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 19

    Ah wow due to my intermittent WiFi out here in Thai i didn’t realise you were playing one of my tunes . Many many thanks matey . Can you let me know how I can Realisten to the show ? Cheers πŸ‘πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­Karl

  • @owl  Feb 18

    thanks for playing my tune, I'm tuning in now! Can I ask what song you plan to play? (before I decide whether or not to tell Facebook, haha)

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 18

    Cheers for the comment on Hold The Lie, Calum. Interesting comment about Roddy Frame - I wouldn't have said that myself but, hey, we both grew in the same part of South Lanarkshire at roughly the same time, so it kinda makes sense. πŸ˜€

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 16

    Hi Calum, thanks very much for playing my tune. Hell of an act to follow, that slow death metal thing. Enjoying the show anyway. Hope you're getting some songs done.

  • @itoarazi Feb 15

    Thank you for the comment on "14th Servitude"! I love the Money Mark comparison. And yeah, I kinda just banged the track out, wanting the words to be the focal point...but I see your point about the buildup!

  • @nancyrost  Feb 15

    Thanks, Calum, glad you enjoyed it, and look forward to catching up with more of your music too once I get a little more caught up with my own!

  • @themiller  Feb 12

    Sure, go for it... challenge, that is.

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 11

    Thanks for including my music in your FAWM podcast. That’s super cool and awesome! Much appreciated!

  • @caterwauler  Feb 11

    Great show again, Calum. I really enjoy that you play all sorts of music (including experimental stuff).
    Keep it up!

  • @marthie Feb 9

    Thank you for your feedback on Peter denying he knows Jesus. I am actually busy with a musical about Easter in Afrikaans: so I am writing beads of music(and even mood music/scene change music) and beads of storyline to be put together in the future.

  • @szleppard Feb 2019

    Thanks for playing my tune on your podcast πŸ˜€

  • @scottlake  Feb 2019

    Calum, some of my ancestors are from the Orkney Islands. Last name here in the US is Stokan, but I’m told it was probably Stockan of Oat Cake fame.

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 2019

    Thanks for listening and your thoughtful moments on Time Has a Way.
    I usually have some sort of alternate rhythm patterns.

  • @berni1954  Feb 2019

    Hi Calum,

    I didn't see your reply to my query about your radio show until now. After a year away from FAWM I forgot basic details like how to receive news of who has replied to you, etc. Senior moments, I guess.

    I will run the idea of a live gig past the band. Could it be recorded at our rehearsal space? How would it work in practice?

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 2019

    Yeah, you got it - Prelinger Archives has a lot of these old public domain films:
    Thanks for the comment!

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comments on my rather rushed Tome Flies song.

    Yo deberΓ­a escuchar a su podcast en algΓΊn momento. Mi espanol es simlar que mi musica - muy basico! Pero quiero aprender! πŸ˜€

  • @caterwauler  Feb 2019

    I've listened to your show. Awesome playlist, diverse and tasty.
    You've made me blush playing a song of mine again. Thank you. πŸ˜€ <3

  • @hmorg Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 2019

    Now then Calum. Thanks for the comment on "T For One". Really grateful for the encouragement. It was definitely rough and ready, and I like that too. I notice you're the only person to use 'Brexit' as a tag. Hats off to you for that, and I've stolen the idea, since no one had spotted the Brexit metaphor in my other song. (There was I, thinking it was too obvious). It's a pleasure to have been introduced to your stuff. I listened to a couple of your songs on Bandcamp, and look forward to hearing more. All the best to you.

  • @bking  Feb 2019

    Hi Calum. I haven't seen you here for a while. It really is good to see that you're back. Hug your little one and happy FAWMing.

  • @edwardsmusic Feb 2019

    Hey Calum. Would you be able to:
    - write lyrics for,
    - sing on, and
    - record mandolin and 12-string guitar on my song "Friends"?

  • @unkept  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the nice comment on my song "Lonely Being Young!"

    I'd be honored if you played my song on your show! Should I email you the file, or can you play it straight from SoundCloud? πŸ˜€ My email is in my profile as well. Happy FAWMing!

  • @thelostcartographer  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comment! Feel free to play "Hands to Oars" on your show - I've just marked it as downloadable.

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 2019

    Thanks for commenting on Sunny Day. It is 70 here today.

  • @helenseviltwin  Feb 2019

    Haha! Yeah - Showgaze was indeed a typo - I have now fixed...

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 2019

    Hey Calum, I note that the "too busy to fawm" message in your bio is from 2018, so I'm hoping 2019 will be more conducive to new tunes πŸ˜€

  • @roddy  Jan 2019

    The radio show was a great showcase for FAWM. You included a nice spread of different sounds and genres. Well done!

  • @caterwauler  Jan 2019

    That was a great show, Calum. Thanks a lot for including a song of mine in such a refined selection. (I had to search my archive to find which FAWM it was from ; thanks for reminding me it existed, haha.)
    You've also made me remember how great it was when we had a jukebox : I had missed the "Oh, I know this voice! Who's that?" feeling (got it a couple of times during your show).
    I've enjoyed listening. By the way, your voice is as great when you talk as when you sing. πŸ˜€

  • @hummingbear Jan 2019

    Happy FAWMing! Leave me a message in Gaelic, it's on my list of things I'd like to learn more about. ( Know any good youtubes on pronunciation? )

  • @silvermachine  Jan 2019

    'Allo mate. Hope you have an industrious FAWM, if you're doing it this year.

  • @roddy  Jan 2019

    Good to see you back here.

  • @caterwauler  Jan 2019

    Glad to see you around, Calum!
    I saw the forum mention ; thank you, I'll be listening of course.
    Looking forward to your new creations. Have a great FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @scottlake  Jan 2019

    Glad to see you back. I tried to get Darren Thornberry to join this year and he’s afraid of the quantity. Maybe you can also encourage him?

  • @ralphhogaboom Jan 2019

    Heya, glad to see you're still around good sir. Looking forward to your output this year.

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  • @edwardsmusic Jan 2019

    Hi Calum. Looking forward to hearing some music you put out, and doing a collaboration of some sort (if ever).