ceilidh 16


PortlandOR US   2 weeks

Artist Bio

Influences:   Folk, Beatles, Greatful Dead, sea shanties, country, filk

Just trying to speed up the harvest...

The FAWM is amazing! Having a blast, and getting lots of writing in.

Dang -- iPod makes MP4s which will not upload to the FAWM host site, but at least I got FAWMsong out of the donation process!

Found a MP4 to MP3 free conversion site, uploaded Sugar to the FAWM Hosting site where it plays just fine, but when I put the URL into the song Demo URL field and saved it, it won't play from the song site. 😞 If I can get past this final hurdle, I'll try to spend some time recording more songs and start getting the sound bytes in!

Apparently the MP3 plays (ting-a-ling-a-ling) for you, but not for me. So now I'll have to get busy recording as well as writing... A FAWMers work is never done!

OK, yes I accidentally left my name on a song when I copied and pasted, so F*CK IT -- The big secret is out! πŸ˜€


So put three songs into the iPod, found wifi and e-mailed them the exact same way as Sugar, but this time instead of getting .mp4 files I got .band files. WTF?? So, the tech is still hating on me...

Finally reached out to the awesome Jeff Bohnhoff, who helped me find the right sequence to get MP4 files off my iPod again! Converted and uploaded Winter Light Festival demo and processing more!!!

Songs (16)

#1 Sugar 7
2 weeks
#2 A Crabber's Life 7
2 weeks
#3 Lessons Learned 6
1 week
#4 Beast is Best 4
1 week
#5 O Tsukimi 3
1 week
#6 Touch Not the Cat 9
1 week
#7 FAWMsong 7
1 week
#8 Winter Light Festival 10
1 week
#9 Special Forces 4
1 week
#10 Tai-ing Chi 2
1 week
#11 Tiny Home 7
1 week
#12 Bon Odori 3
5 days
#13 Saturday Night 2
4 days
#14 Stay Alive! 3
3 days
#15 Hay-on-Wye 2
3 days
#16 Gas Attack 2
1 day


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  • @cindyrella  1 hour

    Thanks for your comments. Usually, I think, it is older rock at our street dance, although almost anything goes.

  • @jorh 9 hours

    Thanks for your kind comments on β€œI fly”, Colleen vocal was indeed beautiful πŸ˜€

  • @dani312 1 day

    Thank you so much for your generous comments on both my songs! Really appreciate it. You’re the only one so far that picked up on the fearless flight reference!

  • @metalfoot  2 days

    Yes, Nitrogen is one of the gases that at 78% is perfectly safe but at higher levels and concentrations is VERY dangerous (like in deep sea diving!)
    Thanks for the comments! I don't know if I'll expand it later or not but that's certainly a theme I could explore.

  • @jackketch 2 days

    I think you're right about the vicarious shivering of the timbers - it's probably why I like reading books about maritime disasters and mountaineering tragedies from the comfort of my sofa. Still, your shanty was super authentic! I've never seen the show you mention but I bet id love it.

  • @zecoop  3 days

    I appreciated your very nice thoughts on my collaboration with Liz... I also very much enjoyed a few of your songs this morning! I'm glad you are enjoying FAWM!! πŸ˜€

  • @ericdistad  3 days

    Thank you for your kind comments on our songs. I'm glad you got your tech stuff figured out - and I'm really glad that FAWM is going well for you!

  • @metalfoot  3 days

    Hooray for music for your songs! Glad FAWM is treating you well πŸ˜€

  • @timfatchen  3 days

    i don't know if you ping those who ask or everybody but just in case: ping _everyone_ who commented on your lyric whenever you get a demo up. Just a short "thank you and there is now a demo" note.

  • @jackketch 6 days

    Are you familiar with the whole Seattle underworld thing? I've never been there but my wife has and she thought it would make a good topic for a song. Seems to have a good combo of 19th century weirdness, rowdy sailors and seedy red light districts..

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Thanks for dropping in on my Offering song. I wish Coca-Cola would decide to use my song in their next ad. 😝

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Thanks for the listens and comments, much appreciated!

  • @andybalham 1 week

    Big thanks for those comments you left. Fingers crossed you beat the tech and get some demos up so that I can return the favour. I would agree with tawny249 that Audacity would be worth a look.

  • @headfirstonly  1 week

    I've not read any of Jim Butcher's series but I'm a big fan of Charlie Stross and Ben Aaronovitch's work. Paul Cornell's "Shadow Police" sereis would be a good fit, too.

  • @tawny249  1 week

    I am slightly baffled why you are not using Audacity? It is a free recording program that has mp3 conversion built in. You probably have a reason I'm just missing. No fancy mic required, I just use my webcam. Anywho, hope the tech cooperates! πŸ˜€

  • @igg 1 week

    Thanks for your comments on The Dead Are Riding Tonight.....I'm eager to hear the music added to it!!!

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Re Hippo songs (thanks!) yes, Flanders & Swann were high school influences, it helped that I could play Swann's piano arrangements. A lot peeks out from behind the Flying Tadpole Masque but msot nowadays are too unknowing of past glories to realise!

  • @philkmills  1 week

    Thanks for the Gotham comment. Not sure I want to change the scansion but I can certainly play with the melody a bit so it's not so much an echo of Camelot. Thanks again!

    (I'm not a Musicals person, so I probably wouldn't have caught it myself.)

  • @philkmills  1 week

    Good luck with the OryCon panel! I was the "international" guest at Consonance a few years ago and did a FAWM panel there that combined talking about it and playing some FAWM-written songs, with help from a couple of other Filk/FAWM crossover people.

  • @paiyatamu  1 week

    Thank you for you comment on "Let the Wookie Win." Heh. Also, if you search *song titles* for "filk" you'll find more filkers--apparently looking for FAWMers only finds those that have the f-word in their name. Cheers!

  • @misterd 1 week

    Thanks for listening and the positive comments for my song ' Time and space'. I really appreciate it !

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    I feel for your husband ('feed the bears' thank you). And yes, it's that lethal-to-partners morning bloodsugar crash that's the trap. I learnt that the hard way, early in our courtship, holding a sagging girlfriend who's blood sugar had sunk to zilch on the coupling-buffer plate of a shunting diesel locomotive...

  • @hummingbear 1 week

    Thanks for your comment on "Summer Day," it really turned out well.

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    More on "A Crabber's Life". I wrote you a long comment on getting music up then realised it belong in forums. THe essence is, If it's worth being recorded, it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly (rather than not at all). Dont' worry about "good" recording or "quality", this is FAWM and even just whistling at your phone will increase the dimensions of your songs. Crabbers is eminently settable, for example. A capella?

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Kazoo and/or humming bridge... not a bad idea at all. Thanks for listening to Summer Day!

  • @hummingbear 1 week

    Welcome to FAWM! Glad you jumped right in!