complexissimple 29


Northern California US   Feb 2013

Artist Bio

Influences:   Folk, filk, nerdcore, choral music, epics, musical theatre, barbershop, Celtic music, punk, chap hop

Pronouns: I don't really care, just don't confuse everyone by doing things like referring to me as "he" and "she" in the same sentence.

PSA: It takes me as long to compose a comment as a song. I don't know why. I seem to do all right in the forums, but I fear I will never join the Century Club.
This is by way of a roundabout apology to everyone, especially fellow skirmishers. I do go 'round and listen to all the participants, I just generally don't have several hours for commenting.

2020: Since last FAWM I tried 💕✨antihistamines💕❤✨ for the first time. Turns out I've had allergies, asthma, and histamine intolerance this entire time. So I may have more energy for FAWM this year.

And yet, I had some Life Stuff come up and completely pull me out of FAWM right in the middle, and I wasn't sure I'd be able to get back into it quickly enough for a win this year. But oddly, I feel better knowing I'll be coming in just under the wire than I think I would have if I'd finished a week or two ago thanks to all the skirmishes I did right at the beginning.

It looks like I have loads of songs, but because the Life Stuff prevented me from getting my recording equipment set up, I got lazy and didn't actually give most of them melodies. So what I have is really about twice as many half-songs as the goal, which adds up to about the right number of songs - right?

2019: My songwriting lately has been skewing more and more toward darker punk songs, but I know better by now than to try to plan or predict what I'll be writing for FAWM.

2018: I'm thinking barbershop. Lots and lots of barbershop.

2017: Due to my grandfather's funeral, I was too busy to even think about starting for most of the first week of FAWM.

I thought I was going to do some instrumentals this year, but instead I think I've posted more a capella songs than ever before. Of course, I've never been able to participate in this much of a SuperSkirmish before. If I get my song count up high enough with skirmish songs now, maybe I'll have time for those instrumentals after all?

2016: I somehow didn't make the connection until well into the month of February, after finding myself doing a lot of songwriting, that this is when FAWM happens. So I'm starting late but at least I've got a head start on it? lol

I gave myself permission to write very short songs, thinking it would help me catch up. These short songs quickly took over my entire FAWM. I wrote 10 superhero themes and 10 songs forming a mini-musical. By the end, instead of fulfilling the leap-FAWM challenge by writing 14 and a half songs in 29 days, I wrote 28 half-songs and in half the time.

I got some actual recording equipment for Christmas, so hopefully what you hear from me this year will be a little higher quality.

Songs (29)

#1 You Can Go If You Want To 10
Feb 1
#2 Explore the Core ZONG
Feb 2
#3 ANIMAL 14
Feb 2
#4 For the Greater Good 4
Feb 3
#5 Put Your Heart In It 6
Feb 4
#6 February Reflection 7
Feb 7
#7 The Unexpected 5
Feb 8
#8 Up In the Air 7
Feb 8
#9 Waltz Vaults A and B 2
Feb 8
#10 (hello and goodbye, goodbye and hello) ZONG
Feb 8
#11 Fighter 4
Feb 27
#12 Singing in the Park 2
Feb 27
#13 The Beard of Governance, as Worn by Goats 3
Feb 27
#14 A Considered Approach For Cockroach Courtship 6
Feb 28
#15 Summer Birds 4
Feb 29
#16 A Dear Little Farm 1
Mar 1
#17 Half-Finished Morph ZONG
Mar 1
#18 Video Starlight Infantry 2
Mar 1
#19 Meeting Her Eyes 3
Mar 1
#20 Paint 2
Mar 1
#21 Never Daily Choicening 2
Mar 1
#22 Lost Beepbox 1 ZONG
Mar 1
#23 Lost Beepbox 2 ZONG
Mar 1
#24 Possible Lost Beepbox 3 ZONG
Mar 1
#25 Solo, So Lonely 2
Mar 1
#26 Modern Love 1 ZONG
Mar 1
#27 Modern Love 2 ZONG
Mar 1
#28 Modern Love 3 ZONG
Mar 1
#29 Hot Girls/Cool Dudes 2
Mar 1


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  • @marvsmooth  Mar 3

    Give me an idea of what you’re after exactly, and I’ll see what I can do if anything.

  • @marvsmooth  Mar 3

    It's okay, I'll leave it alone for you to finish it when you get the chance, and look forward to hopefully hearing it when you have 😀

  • @tootoobee  Feb 24

    Hi, are you still up for the morph or should I pass the chain to another FAWMer?

  • @debs  Feb 23

    Hello my dear! Just wanted to check in and see if you are still morphing. <3

  • @clioem Feb 8

    Thank you so much, that is definitely the intention 😁

  • @inger  Feb 2

    Thank you for your suggestion about Treasure Chest. I like the hope box idea! I'm thinking maybe a box of hope and other positive emotions that someone is hiding away in a box because they have been disappointed to often and are afraid to take them out now. I'll try working on that angle, I think.

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 1

    Thanks for the kind words! Looking forward to your first song of the year!

  • @toms Jan 25

    Tonight's bread pudding: hunks of torn up stale bread, milk to get it a tad moist, brown sugar, maple syrup, allspice, cinnamon, (I had no nutmeg) currents, in a ceramic pie dish heavily buttered, baked at 325 for an hour. Look up "a cheap one" on Townsends on YouTube. I left out the fortified wine and didn't bother with a sauce. 😀