Influences: The two boxes of records under the stairs in my parents' basement in Ohio.
This is my 13th (!) FAWM. I've also done 11 50/90s.
Last year, I did mostly guitar/vocal songs with a few ukulele instruments thrown in. I turned that output into two Bandcamp albums.
This year, I'd like to do at least 14 piano/vocal songs, and whatever else I can come up with on top of that.
|#1||Good Morning (and Happy February)||
|#2||Happy Time Rag @cindyrella||
|#3||I Am a Painter||
|#4||Florida Man in the Florida Rain||
|#5||To Know What They Know||
|#6||Old Dog @srcoops||
|#9||El Baile de los Esqueletos (Uno)||
|#11||El Baile de los Esqueletos (Dos)||
|#12||Dance With My Baby in the Kitchen||
|#13||Explore the Core||
|#14||Ode to Royal H||
|#15||Another Valentine Song||
|#16||When I'm Gone, Gone, Gone||
|#17||When I Die @sjbatavia||
|#18||Wheat Penny and Buffalo Nickel||
|#19||I Got a Jump Rope||
|#20||League Park @srcoops||
|#21||Brand New Day||
|#22||Almost Got My S**t Together||
|#23||Who Do You Remind Me Of?||
|#24||If You Wait For Inspiration ...||
|#25||Brother, Oh Brother||
|#26||Painting Hanging Crooked on the Wall||
|#27||I Never Met You||
|#28||30-Second Song 1 - Grandpa||
|#29||30-Second Song 2 - Clay Pot||
|#30||30-Second Song 3 - Esto No Es Adios (This Is Not Goodbye)||
really loved your springtime birds baseball thing 😀
I don't go out of my way keeping up with any teams or anything so
that was one that didn't hit me until recently, I usually do try to get lots of springtime games in. No opening day this year.....still a boring sport to try and watch on tv (I'm all in for pitch clocks and batter stepping in the box means you can't get back out, changes I don't see coming, but I love it so 😀
Hey, thanks for your comments!
It’s kind of a bummer that this place is a ghost town with the opportunity for more writing and commenting. I was really hoping that some would stay or come back. Ah well
Thank you for your feedback on "Daydreaming about a world without us". It makes me happy to think that other people used my songs as a backdrop for their thought process 😀
Thanks for your feedback on Ford Galaxie and Five Elements. The Dead concert was out at the Veneta Oregon country fair grounds west of Eugene. The Oregon Hwy Patrol rule of thumb back then, was that more than two Greatful Dead bumper stickers was considered probable cause. Haven't done yoga, but was doing tai chi under various teachers for 30 years...around 4 times per week up until the pandemic. Glad we got in one entire FAWM before the world ended.
Appreciated your comments on Senior Driver. Actually, here in the retirement community where we live there are both kinds: slow as molasses in January and old codgers thinking they are Mario Andretti.
Wow, thank you so much for your beautiful comments, they mean so much, especially in these unusual times we’re experiencing just now... 🙏
Thank you! 😀
It's all good. I'm a big fan of 😀 ..., "longitudinally bidirectional communication, within an asynchronous environment" 😉 Uno! Hahhh!
Thank you so much for the great comment on my Drums of Oblivion. I'm amazed you tried to count the sounds, that sort of blows my mind.
See You In The Shadows…
Thanks for the comments on Meade’s Blues. My fingers are not as fleet or dexterous as his. I would love to hear your take on his music!
Thank you for your comments!! You're also one of the only people to get the joke for "Nothing Halfway," so thank you for that too 😀
Chip, many thanks for listening and commenting. Yes, I love the Mellotron. You can never have too much!
Thanks for the comment - always nice to get one so long after FAWM has finished.
Thanks so much, Chip, for your sweet comment on Traveling Light 😊
It's a great lookng site. If I get time I want to sign up to see all your great work there.
My entire life, well, more or less, I've been self-employed (ironic, even as "LEO" as I was engaged then, while salary, - YOYO, self directed) and anyway, with allot of it,
- Tech, I probably only got paid 20% of the time. Sounds weird and impossible, however as you did for me (how many times for others, daily), - someones DeskTop crashes and they won't pay to have it fixed, anyone, - need it (really), so you help. They look to much at the value of their hardware, not the Data on it. I'd be wealthy if ever get backpay on all that 😀
And like you, - someone's in pain, you help them, authentically, - what's that worth?
However, come out with a blockbuster movie, charge $20 a view/DVD and sell a million copies. It's a very weird thing.
Where I drew the line, (since still give it away 😀 hahhh, just how I am), not with Luthier work. Weird, "friends", send their, e.g., Guitar to a local Shop, pay well, get it back, and still not "right". Then, hand it to me, I say humbly, and fix it, and not even offered a $20, or Lunch, - just another thing to fix, not fixed, they paid someone else to now fix.
- Well, I stopped that when it came to Luthier work, it's not food, clothing or shelter (or pain mgmt 😀 ) ... again, it's a weird thing.
However, weird again, years ago, I was flying to a Region, where I know if I had a shop, I could've sold all the Tube Amps I could make, boutigue was big there. It's so hard to figure out, you know! I know you know 😀
Thanks for your really kind comment about Enter Grendel. You made my day!!
Sure, what's the link?
Thanks for giving my "Violence in our Everyday Lives" a spin. It was certainly the most downer of the songs I wrote during FAWM. I had been goign through a bad patch at that time and was just walking the streets to clear my head and the images I saw on that one walk led to the song. However, as I am now confined to my home and unable to walk outside without being able to justify my presence to the police, I would welcome revisiting any of the sights I saw that day just to break the monotony of being at home in our small apartment 😜
Keep safe and healthy!
I love it! 😀 "deranged street preacher vocal ..." Amen brother, and thanks, - that means allot. Can't make that up!
Thank you for the listens & the great comments. I really appreciate them!
See You In The Shadows…
Thank you commenting on my song, I Hope I Don't Have To Come To Work Today"! I was surprised and felt enthralled about how you thought about my recording was energetic and real!! I limit myself to only two takes for the recording! I chose take two.
Also, Thank you for commenting on me and my co-writer's song, "A Cog On A Rusted"! I also liked the lyrics to the song! I'm also glad you enjoyed style I played it in!!
Hi, thanks for your words on "Touch your hips". I had fun to check out this "Mark Sandman"-Style bass playing
Thanks! It's very appreciated, I have a hard time listening to it myself, but its mighty fun to play hahah.
Oh now you’re making me jealous! 2nd beer.... thanks for the comments though! I’m still around and coming your way soon.
Thanks so much for your comments! You didn't exactly pick my poppies, so extra points for bravery! 😃
Any of yours you want to point me to if you feel they've not been getting enough love?
Thanks so much for the lovely comment on “Flying Through the Morning”! It’s actually much easier to play than it sounds. 😊
Thank you for the kind words on my songs First Day on Campus and Tailing the Suspect. I appreciate it.
Thanks for the comments Chip. They're highly appreciated. 😀
Eish! I'm very encouraged by your comments on I Know the plans I have for you Thank you
Thx for the awesome comment on pleasing to you! You having a fine fawm!
Nice to see you back again, Chip! I am switching into listening mode, so I'll be picking a few here, but let me know if there are specific ones you'd prefer more feedback on.
It’s not too late to add demos! I am at a monthly song circle and always happy to have new songs (if Phil has guitar chords).
Don't know if you saw the FB message but he showed the League Park song to the folks at League Park when they took my son there yesterday. They loved it and want to use it for something, so let me know about that as well. 😀
Thank you so much for being a part of my dad's FAWM (@srcoops)... Let me know if it would be ok to have your songs on his Bandcamp compilation album. If it is ok and you are able, please feel free to send me the WAV versions to zecoop at yahoo dot com. Also let me know what info you would like to be included on Bandcamp. Thank you once again!!! 😀
Thanks so much for commenting on four of my songs! I really appreciate feedback from someone who sounds so good.
Last year at the end you said maybe we could collaborate but I guess none of my lyrics inspired you this year. Maybe next year?
I've got some serious catching-up to do on your wall, I see. March is only a day away...
Thanks Chip! Of course you are more than welcome to cover that song if you'd like. I'd be happy to send a lyric/chord chart if you would like one. 😉
I appreciated your comment very much. It's rare that I get a glimpse into how other FAWMers engage with what I write as a lyricist, and your insightful points are noted.
No immediate plans to write more approachable stuff, however 😝
Hi Chip. So glad you could meditate to that track. Very good to know. Thank you.
Thanks for listening to my song "Half Way There", I really appreciate it! I'll be 53 on St. Patrick's Day, so we have a similar view of that song LOL!!!
Goats are truly such spectacular creatures. I could go on and on. They were so affectionate with eachother and don't get the attention they should for how emotional and sentimental they are, thanks for the listen! and kind feedback.
Thanks for listening to my song and commenting! I got the frogs from some ponds near our house in Seattle! Glad you appreciated them! Now I will listen to your song! Cheers!
Thank you for commenting on my song "Erase Me", I appreciate it!
thank you for your comments on fatima. the fictional story is an american soldier falls in love with a suspected terrorist in afghanistan. when he tries to bring her home, he is arrested for treason and eventually hanged, she then suicides.the true, pesonal story is that on the night before i left for peru, i played a concert and afterwards jammed with a iranian /french girl who had opened for me. we played music all night and wished we had met in earlier times...but i had to leave the next day, and a year later she was hit by a car and killed. a mutual friend wrote me she had been depressed because she felt there was no love left in the world. a few months later i learned that my previous girlfriend had died of breast cancer, and ievery day i still feel her loss. so it was my mourning for the two women that fills the fictional story .
Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to listen to my songs!
Thanks so much for your generous comment on “Waiting for the Supernova”!
Thanks for listening, Chip!
In regards to my vocal delivery on Quicksand, my degree is actually in theater performance so it comes out in my vocal for sure
Thanks, Chip, for the listens/comments on "Nostalgia." The film ("Marianne and Leonard"/Amazon Prime) shows there were definite pros and cons of being young and bohemian in the '60s, on a Greek isle, in the company of artists, etc., etc.
Thanks for your comment! It inspired me to do some more writing. 😊
I Can't remember how to put you on as a collaborator (an old folk problem) but please go ahead with Old Dog
Okay great! I will be gone for the weekend but go right ahead! Thanks
Thanks for that, - I was wondering if folks were going to get anything from it. I figured too, folks may think it "unusual" to pick a key to deliberately hit a vocal break, - smoother backing under it; but felt building to a clear yell, the only way I can hit that note, currently, yes in a C&R feel. There was, is other stuff going on too I am wondering if anyone gets it. For e.g., that plate hit is a very specific sound, not "arbitrary". I don't expect you to get it, so to speak, well, you could but that would be a surprise to me. All the first 4 were very deliberately built and limited.
Ah, anyway, -- glad you liked it, many won't; it's not top-40 4sure 😀
Hey Chip could you maybe do my Happy Time Rag one?
i think dylan was obsessed with getting Peggy 0 right in the late 80s -early 90s because he slaughtered it on his first album. i dont think he knew what the song was about when he recorded it in 61.
i used to do Peggy O quite often as well, my arrangement derived from the live Dyan performaces.
I just posted Retirement. Maybe something there.
Thank you sir... My Hammond cost a whopping $40 (the real cost was carrying it downstairs to my studio). I wish I could play other than by ear. All my keyboard parts are very simple. I wish I would have kept up the piano lessons! The organ has 'that sound' though, so I jumped on it. Thanks for listening!
😁 Glad you dig God is a dick!
A fine rendering of League Park. I enjoyed it very much. If you are back in the area, there is an interesting museum there at E. 66th and Lexington and the playing field is in playable condition. Thank you for bringing this one to such a good song,
Re: When I Die - Send me the recording of what you have and I'll layer on. If you want to add banjo first, that cool too!
Chip, thank you for your wonderful comment about “Tracks”. Definitely in the mournful genre. 😀
Thanks for the feedback on Say It Will! Can't believe you've already finished 14 tracks!!! Congrats!!!
Thanks for that, Chip. And get the banjo out. It's Valentine's Day. If ever there was a day made for banjo it's today.
Thanks Chip and Happy Valentine's day!
A short animated film with the anemones as main actors? Cool idea. I'm imagining something between "Finding Nemo" and "Yellow submarine" 😁
Wow, thanks for that! 😀
Chip, your suggestion on Gone was acted on and I think it turned out pretty well. Thank you!
Hi Chip, thank you for your kind comment and kind words about my piano music. Thank you for taking part in a prompt. I'm glad you liked the theme. I wasn't sure at first but it looks like there are so many lovely songs coming out 😀 I've enjoyed yours very much. Looking forward to hearing your piano songs. Have a great FAWM.
chip i am touring for 3 months. i cant record now so im lyrics only except for the few I pre recorded in the first few days of Feb and which I am posting one a day. you can collab if you wish!
Thank you for your encouragement! It’s very much appreciated.
Thanks Chip...good of you to listen and comment...
Chip! Thanks. Somehow you got off watchlist. I'll try to catch up
Thanks for the listen and comment on my FAWM 2020 opening song!
Thanks for stopping by and listening, Chip. Much appreciated. I'm on the road to wellness.
Thanks for your comments on Gone. Guatecoop and I are working on a deal where he plays a backing for my narration (if I can get through it)
Hi Chip. I just put one up. Maybe it could be of interest.
Hi Chip. Thanks for the comments. "Bittersweet" is a good word, I kind of was going for it. 😀
😀 thanks, my friend.
Hi Chip! Nice to see you here again! I wish you a lovely FAWM!
Pick one out
I'm open to collaborating this year. Let me know.
Hope you have a good FAWM!
Hi Chip, congratulations on starting your lucky 13th FAWM. It's always a pleasure to "follow" you on your musical journeys each year. I'm hoping I can find more "play time" this year, to join in all the fun.
looking forward to your tunes and a bit of yoga 😀 cheers.
Hey buddy! How are you? Wishing you all the best this FAWM.
Happy FAWM 2020 Chip!
Hi Chip. I still haven’t figured out how to drive south yet, but I made it this far. Glad you did too.
have the best FAWM!
Looking forward to working with you again. Tough start to the year, our oldest son died very suddenly while visiting us. We will persevere.
13th! Dang!! Bring it on! Can't wait to hear what you do this year!
Hello mate! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year
Can't wait to hear some more of your music this FAWM!!