coolparadiso 57


Thulimbah AU   Jan 2018

Artist Bio

Influences:   Dylan, Cohen, Young, Lennon, Grandaddy, Bob Seger, Phil Ochs, Placebo White stripes,Pixies, Neutral.milk hotel, Decemberists, Eels Waits Metallica etc

For the first time for a couple of years i will be home all of February. Will try all sorts of things out, hopefully more instruments (particularly trumpets and sax) . Hoping to do a lot of collabs. Also will be looking for songs for my now 8 month old podcast. My voice only has a bit left so im going to challenge it, for good or bad!

Songs (57)

#1 I hear the World is Crying 39
Feb 1
#2 Horrors in the corner 25
Feb 1
#3 The Actor 21
Feb 1
#4 Self Portrait 23
Feb 2
#5 Fill The Gap 15
Feb 3
#6 More Than Grateful @crisp1  17
Feb 3
#7 A YOUNG MAN GROWN @srcoops  11
Feb 4
#8 Juke Box Playing Sad Songs 23
Feb 4
#9 Hole in my Heart 14
Feb 4
#10 My Name is Denny 8
Feb 5
#11 Stay with me 10
Feb 5
#12 Leaving 13
Feb 6
#13 Looking Forward 14
Feb 6
#14 Getting Old 17
Feb 6
#15 Times have changed 11
Feb 6
#16 Asking for a friend 12
Feb 6
#17 Modern Miracle 10
Feb 7
#18 Sometimes 6
Feb 7
#19 The Room of Night 7
Feb 8
#20 The World Spins 7
Feb 9
#21 Silence 6
Feb 10
#22 Point me to the Light 9
Feb 10
#23 Dancing with the Devil 8
Feb 11
#24 working on it 10
Feb 11
#25 Justice should be Blind 5
Feb 11
#26 Train Encounter 8
Feb 12
#27 Broken Windows 20
Feb 13
#28 Shifting Sand @ajna1960  7
8 weeks
#29 The Hole Inside 22
8 weeks
#30 Back of my Head 14
8 weeks
#31 In the Flow 9
8 weeks
#32 Sweet Dreams of You @shelleroo1  13
8 weeks
#33 Warrior 12
8 weeks
#34 Discord in Amsterdam @elesimo  22
8 weeks
#35 Ready Steady Go 17
7 weeks
#36 Come Take me Away 13
7 weeks
#37 Break the Ice 12
7 weeks
#38 Miracles are not by Accident 10
7 weeks
#39 Winning Streak 9
7 weeks
#40 When Planets Align 7
7 weeks
#41 Welcome to theOutback 8
7 weeks
#42 Once was a Hero 11
7 weeks
#43 Pushing Upwards 8
7 weeks
#44 Big Red 11
7 weeks
#45 My Ace of Hearts 22
7 weeks
#46 I wanna Know now 7
7 weeks
#47 Whisper in the Trees @tjeff  22
7 weeks
#48 Purify 5
7 weeks
#49 'Twas in the Back of My Head (morph - FAWM-17) @moonraccoon  7
7 weeks
#50 Walk Among the Glen @cindyrella  14
7 weeks
#51 Identiy 11
6 weeks
#52 Yellow Sunflowers 14
6 weeks
#53 Stuck in a Rut 9
6 weeks
#54 Candles in the dark 11
6 weeks
#55 Read all about it 10
6 weeks
#56 The Wind 12
6 weeks
#57 Surfers Paradise 17
6 weeks


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  • @ahasuerus 16 hours

    Dude thanks for everything. You're freaking awesome. See you on the otherside of FAWM and I better hope to see an album at some point because i'm bookmarking the sites you upload music but would rather see you drop something on Spotify even hehe.

    Have a great year man!

  • @nadine 1 week

    Thanks a lot! These look great! I especially like the colour contrast on "Highway of Life", looks like a hitchhiking musician. Maybe I have to rent a studio someday to look like a busy producer πŸ˜‰

    P.S. The soundcloud and bandcamp links on your profile do not work.

  • @wolfkier 1 week

    care to help a little?

  • @paulotteson  2 weeks

    Thanks for checking out my tunes. Congrats on what looks to be a prolific FAWM this year! 56 songs? Damn.

  • @caseewilson  3 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comments on Whiplash! I finally demoed it here: πŸ˜€

  • @katestantonsings 3 weeks

    Hi!! Thanks for the kind comments on my music πŸ˜€ you are a songwriting machine! I’m going to delve into your music tonight πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

  • @kristi  3 weeks

    Thank you for all your nice comments on my lyrics! Always good to hear feedback on my writing!

  • @gm7  4 weeks

    Thx for the kind words on my song catalogue. It was a fun FAWM...especially the collbas. thx again and Stay safe.

  • @ustaknow 4 weeks

    Australian vacation:

  • @gm7  4 weeks

    Tit4tat time I'm listen to 4 songs/lyrics for all on the llst..that way I should be able to hear something from all the tit4tater.
    looking forward listening to your catalogue.

  • @jonmeta  4 weeks

    Cool. I just sent you an email in case you want to contact me after the site shuts down.

  • @prsongsmith  4 weeks

    Thanks for checking out "BIrds of Galway Bay" -- so glad you liked it!

  • @ustaknow 4 weeks

    Ah, yes, - now, more will know πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ !

    I loved Jon Lord. - I could take my 24" Casio Keyboard, and feed it (via HP out 1/8" jack πŸ˜€ ) through a 100w head into a ported Ashdown Bass Bottom and sound like I knew what I was doing πŸ˜€ (kind of like high gain dist on a guitar πŸ˜€ hahhh!)

    Yes, some of that stuff, is forever gold.

    Even "smoke on the water" as over played as it may be (vs. stairway to heaven?) in that jam, I enjoyed it.

    Live recordings, for me, are the best. Just enough, warm up noodling and tuning, - makes it authentic, so to speak.

  • @ustaknow 4 weeks

    Not sure what you are referring to. You been reading my writing again? I don't even do that. πŸ˜‰ You know that's bad for your mental health, and digestion..., you're a daring man! πŸ˜€

  • @jonmeta  4 weeks

    I became aware of your podcast only a couple days ago. Listened to the last episode and enjoyed it a lot. Will def listen more. The point is, it's obvious you're an avid listener of FAWM output so I deeply appreciate your positive comments on my songs. It means a lot!

  • @emkaydeebee  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comment on Questions (the collab with @metalfoot) - a total favourite of mine for sure, and you made me relisten to it..... aaaaaaahhh...

  • @shelleroo1  4 weeks

    I'm Canadian, so I'm totally into kms and celsius. : ) Have a great time!

  • @shelleroo1  4 weeks

    Perfect. Off surfing? πŸ˜€

  • @shelleroo1  4 weeks

    Super cool! I might redo my vocals before sending to you. My singing voice is definitely out of shape these days. I could send you the tracks as separate WAV files, and then you can use/adjust whatever you want. Can you get me your email address?

  • @ttg105  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for binge-ing on my songs! I'll give yours a whirl over the next few days. Cheers!

  • @shelleroo1  4 weeks

    Yes and yes!! Which song would you like? And I’m pondering which would be best with some of your sweet guitar playing. Of to work now. Ttyl!

  • @serene123  4 weeks

    Hey there.. yes of course you can use it.. I'm very happy about that! Do you need it in a different format though? Not sure how great the sound is having been recorded on my phone

  • @epi 4 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my lyrics. I really appreciate it!

  • @shelleroo1  5 weeks

    Hey! Thanks so much for the awesome comments! So glad you liked them. I had a lot on my plate today, but I'm hoping to get to yours tomorrow. Any preferences soon which ones I should listen to first? There's a lot to choose from!

  • @gregknudsen 5 weeks

    Thank you for the kind words! I definitely appreciate it. First year doing FAWM for me, but I've been wanting to jump in for years. This past February, I managed to get enough time to record that one song (still needs some work). You have 56! Definitely looking forward to checking out some of them. Cheers!

  • @serene123  5 weeks

    Hello!! Thank you so so much for listening to so many of my songs and recommending one of them in the thread! I was really quite overwhelmed with the support and encouragement. It means SO much. Sorry for my tardiness I have been a bit snowed under and once again overwhelmed!!

  • @prsongsmith  5 weeks

    Thanks for checking out "Telephone Bar" and "Not Alone" -- really appreciate the encouragement and feedback!

  • @shelleroo1  5 weeks

    Hey @coolparadiso! You in for a #tit4tat?

  • @mal70 5 weeks

    The poor old FERRET gets some bad press! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  • @mal70 5 weeks

    Re LETTER HOME, thanks! Looking for music for it.

  • @mal70 5 weeks

    Re DID I KNOW YOU? Thanks for great feedback.Yes, I'm always wary of AB rhyming and like to try lyrics with rhymes - or anxious ones at least - but felt it worked here.

  • @audrey  5 weeks

    Thank you for listening to my music and for your kind words about it. I appreciate it.

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Hi and thank you for your input on "A...A...B...B..." It was fun to write and share the skirmish with lots of great writers. This also reminded me of jumping rope (which probably isn't something I'd do very well these days, but still ...).

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    <3 for the thoughtful comment on You Are My Rainbow.

  • @lyricslinger  5 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on my 'Calamity Jane' and 'Old Pictures' lyrics.

    Yes, probably a few Raith Rovers players who went onto be quite well known. Probably not many songs that mention Raith so I may have captured a niche there! πŸ˜€

  • @ferry0123 5 weeks

    You're welcome, John! Thanks for listening too!

  • @moonraccoon  5 weeks

    Thanks, John. Break the Ice was a great pleasure to write.

  • @cindyrella  5 weeks

    Thanks for all your comments! I don't think I'll ever catch up!

  • @tamsnumber4  5 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my collab songs with crisp1, "Where I want you / By My Side" and "Until You" with cindyrella, really appreciate it!!

  • @berni1954  5 weeks

    Thanks for updating me on the podcast. I'm glad you liked my "Neighbours from hell" (well the song at least 😁). Luckily, I now live in a small apartment block with only three other neighbours and they are fine (though one couple are expecting a baby soon, so my thoughts might change). But I have had neighbours like these in the past (in my bedsit days).

  • @richaaaay  5 weeks

    Ok...I just plowed through. Got in a groove and just went with it. I felt I was hitting the jackpot when I came upon a song with more prevalent guitar playing. I quite enjoyed the guitar solos I heard. Some nice collaborations too...Well done!

  • @gflatminor  5 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words about Shanty for the Crew. I'm hoping to record it soon with rousing harmonies, Congratulations on a quadruple Fawm! Great job!

  • @richaaaay  5 weeks

    Sounds great. I’ll get started tonight but may have to finish tomorrow (EST). You’ve got a long list. Are there any in particular you’d like me to listen too?

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my skirmish song "I Can't Wait". I save my archive and review and consider all comments as I'm going back over my fawm songs. Many thanks to you, cool one!

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    I'm catching up on long overdue thank you notes for having stopped to consider my skirmish song Movin' Away. I really appreciate everyone's thoughts and support and as I rework some of my songs, will keep your comments in mind.

  • @richaaaay  5 weeks

    Hi @coolparadiso , are you game for a little tit4tat?

  • @acousticmaddie  5 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comments I WILL catch up The following weeks.

  • @owl  5 weeks

    Thank you! I’ll check it out when I get a chance! My husband had a serious accident on Feb 27th, he’ll be ok but it has derailed my last couple days of FAWM and listening plans.

  • @lyricslinger  6 weeks

    Thanks for the nice comments on my 'If You Think That Life Is Fair' lyric. Much appreciated. πŸ˜€

  • @theresaj  6 weeks

    Listened to your podcast a bit. Thank you for using my collab with Doug! And I enjoyed the listen very much.

  • @tjeff  6 weeks

    Hey John, yea it just kind of happened that way. After the first superskirmish weekend I decided to go that route and shoot for quantity.

  • @lowhum 6 weeks

    Thanks a lot for the fine comments, mate! I see you are outnumbered by songs. Sorry, I cannot choose wisely!

  • @yam655  6 weeks

    I hadn't seen what your final total for the month turned out to be. Nicely done! It looks like staying home this February did work out in your favor! πŸ˜€

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    My email is on my profile page bio section. Thank you so much for the suggestion, I'm flattered indeed, and thank you so much for your very kind words about all my work and about my #7 eariler today. I was just about to come and say thank you for that, when I saw your message. Interview? You're welcome to play my music and talk about it all you like, if it fits your format in some way, and you'd like to, but I couldn't possibly do an interview, video, audio, or text. Sorry... but... an interview is not gonna happen in my lifetime πŸ˜€ I sincerly hope you understand.
    As for #tit4tat. The following people have added their names today :
    I'll re-add your name unless they qualify as "already heard" which you can let me know about.

  • @mishykatz  6 weeks

    Whew 56! Thanks for the listen on my Eeny Meeny Miny Moo and yes it was a pick on the uke πŸ˜€

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    so you still want your name on the #tit4tat list - we have 4 new players today - or you want me to take you off?

  • @berni1954  6 weeks

    Please feel free to use my song about Vincent on your podcast. Thanks for the shout out!

  • @johnstaples  6 weeks

    What link is fixed? Man, you are confusing me! But I will def listen to your podcast! It always delivers. Oh and if I'm on it well I couldn't miss that, right? 😁 Why can't I bring animals? I always ride my horse to podcasts! His name is Americana!

  • @johnstaples  6 weeks

    Extra songs? I barely crossed the line with my 23! Hmmm, I guess that is almost 10 extra so yeah, I had a pretty good FAWM! You on the other hand are amazing with 56 songs! Wowzers!

  • @natrin 6 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Correct Course! You can definitely use it on your podcast. Let me know more πŸ˜€

  • @bradbrubaker  6 weeks

    Well said!

  • @stephentanner 6 weeks

    That sounds great to me. Sure, my email address is Look forward to hearing from you and getting everything sorted.

  • @kristi  6 weeks

    Hey, thanks for all your comments on my lyrics! February flew by this year. I've got to check out yours. Looks like you had great success!

  • @stephentanner 6 weeks

    Hi, just seen your message about a track for the podcast. Absolutely, that would be great, I shall send a few over for you and you can take your pick. Let me know the name of the podcast and I’ll listen in as well.

  • @mal70 6 weeks

    No problem, no rush. If it finds a space sometime, interested to hear what you'd do

  • @nadine 6 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words on "Don't tell me if it hurts". I am really looking forward to that collab. Already fell in love with that voice!

  • @mal70 6 weeks

    Thanks for the comments re WHAT BREAKS A HUMAN HEART. Will have to come up with a tune. πŸ‘

  • @mal70 6 weeks

    Re WHO SHOT THE FERRET? Glad it made you smile! That was the aim πŸ˜„

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    @coolparadiso thank you so much for the appreciation of 'Love In Bloom' πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    yah, fine with me πŸ˜€

  • @mikedebenham  6 weeks

    Sure thing! Cheers.

  • @crisp1  6 weeks

    I'm okay with you using Never, Never, Never in your podcast, John!

  • @tcelliott  6 weeks

    Re: podcast- of course. Use what you will. And I think I owe you some contributions? Thanks

  • @zecoop  6 weeks

    Yep - it is fine with Alex and I - thanks for asking! (it is an absolutely not serious song, just to be clear,, haha)

  • @theresaj  6 weeks

    I’m ok with you using Never, Never, Never in your podcast if Doug is!

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on 'Gucci' Yes, they are delightful little thugs.

  • @klaus 6 weeks

    Hi Cool. Thanks for the comments. Yes, you can use it. It's downloadable as 320 MP3 from the song page. If you need a wav-file I can send that too. πŸ˜€

  • @tseaver  6 weeks

    Thanjjs for asking about playing my "Wonderful Life" on your podcast. Please feel free!

  • @stephentanner 6 weeks

    Thanks for the FAWMling recommendation

  • @gnashattack  6 weeks

    Hey friend, thanks for the kind words on all of my songs. This was a #tit4tat thing, yes? I'm kind of late to the game, but I'm about to creep on six of your songs and get all up in those comments! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    @coolparadiso thank you so much for your appreciation, insights and kind comments on 'Identity' and I agree it shouldn't be this way. Thank you for your thoughts πŸ™πŸ»

  • @dzdandcunfsd  6 weeks

    Please do let me know because its bothering me as well. I think the 2nd progression was definitely a Local H used one, I think in The Kids Are Right, but that was always some screamy guitar, but that was the closest I could pinpoint it. I'm sure its a lot of things hahaha.

  • @rbmarty000  6 weeks

    Wow .. thanks for the kind comments.. You are killing this challenge.. congrats

  • @scubed  6 weeks

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my collab with @cindyrella!

  • @yam655  6 weeks

    On "When the spades suicidal," it's mostly the same gear as all month. I was in a different room and sitting down, and I hit it with a compressor (unlike usual). No kids in my apartment at the time, so the ambient noise was a lot quieter than usual. I'm glad it sounded good. I'll have to experiment more with those conditions. πŸ˜€

  • @cindyrella  6 weeks

    Where did my comment go? Yes! I will try again.

  • @nadine 6 weeks

    Thank you so much!

  • @mandolinda  7 weeks

    Thank you for the kind offer, and I will email within the week. I still have a few songs and a squirmish or two to manage by Sunday. Cheers.

  • @stephenwordsmith  7 weeks

    I would be more than happy to help. I enjoy your podcasts and you did say some very nice things about 'Starwell A'.

    I will await developments.

  • @tukayandryan  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on our first go at a skirmish πŸ˜€

  • @cindyrella  7 weeks


  • @kenmattsson  7 weeks

    Thanks @coolparadiso for all you've contributed to FAWM in general and my FAWM in particular. You seem to be everywhere and I swear for this month I wonder if you take the time to eat and see the sun, you are on here so much!

  • @mikeskliar  7 weeks

    you have a new bandcamp album? link?

  • @wolfkier 7 weeks

    likewise I hope more people join in on the #tit4tat thread:
    You are the beast at writing and commenting. Thanks for making FAWM special for so many with your generosity of spirit! πŸ˜€

  • @shelleroo1  7 weeks

    Thanks so much for the great comment on Wasting my Time! Much appreciated!!

  • @redlady8029  7 weeks

    Thanks for liking my song A Difference and your kind words

  • @scubed  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for listening and watching and for your generous comment! I really appreciate it.

  • @nateger 7 weeks

    Your comment is so kind! My heart and my voice feel so happy reading your words πŸ₯³

  • @hmorg  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Monolithic Halls"! I have a few ideas in the same vein rolling around in my head at the moment, I'll have to see if I can build a song out of them and if I can do it in a timely fashion. But since "Monolithic Halls" will be adopted into the repertoire of Ever Circling Wolves, may I suggest you check them (us) out? There's a link in my profile.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on Sink In