Jeremy Tharp 28


97229 US   Feb 2017

Artist Bio

Influences:   No idea -- I love bluegrass. I love metal. I rarely write either.

Third year running, one song per day. It's been a great unlock for me and has helped me write songs freely. Unfortunately, I've pretty much _only_ written songs in February, but that's still 28 songs I otherwise wouldn't have uncovered.

I'm a wannabe banjo picker, a wannabe guitarist, and a barely singer, but I've written many, many songs. I spend much time wondering why some of the great ones haven't become international successes, and so I pour all that sadness into new ones. Happy songs don't typically come out of me. 😀

\m/ { ^ _ ^ } \m/

If you want a good idea of what I'm about/like to create, check out my "Best Of" playlist on YouTube:

Songs (28)

#1 The Feeling 12
7 weeks
#2 Up High 5
7 weeks
#3 Pivoting 7
7 weeks
#4 We Would Be 4
6 weeks
#5 Visions Of Life Without Me 5
6 weeks
#6 Promise Not To Look 6
6 weeks
#7 The Unwitting Foil 7
6 weeks
#8 What I Get For Thinking 7
6 weeks
#9 How To Be 8
6 weeks
#10 Each Day 4
6 weeks
#11 A While Ago 5
5 weeks
#12 Just Like That 5
5 weeks
#13 Every Time I Go To Sleep 3
5 weeks
#14 Play Something Father 3
5 weeks
#15 Obvious To You 5
5 weeks
#16 Dour 4
5 weeks
#17 Sucker Punches 2
5 weeks
#18 Be Someone 2
4 weeks
#19 MetaFord Pinto 3
4 weeks
#20 The Time Upon The Clock 2
4 weeks
#21 Knowing What Could Be 3
4 weeks
#22 The Boats of Argorn 2
4 weeks
#23 Imminent Requiem 4
4 weeks
#24 From Up On High 3
4 weeks
#25 Gravitas 2
3 weeks
#26 The Ghost Of None 2
3 weeks
#27 A Little Hopeful 3
3 weeks
#28 The Life Belief Belies 5
3 weeks


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  • @kenjku  3 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on Window Seat. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • @andrewjtaylor  3 weeks

    Ha! I did a placeholder too, just in case (since I did a co-write that the lyricist didn't want to break up sole rights to with another musician). Eager to see how you cap it off, Jeremy.

  • @phlecksy 3 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my track (currently called 'Beggars would ride' for no reason except I didn't like the old name) a couple of weeks ago. I like your description of the vibe, though it's purely unintentional

  • @jwhanberry  3 weeks

  • @andrewjtaylor  3 weeks

    I’m glad you found the commentary beneficial. Your talent, skill level and productivity are such that I think you’re beyond the usefulness of simple encouragement. Also, when there’s a lot more good than bad, it’s easier to criticize (constructively). 😀

  • @billgcaldwell  3 weeks

    Thanks for the mention on your century post. Jeremy you are one of the most talented and motivated folk in this challenge (certainly top .1 percent).. looking forward to next year FAWM, to see what great ideas come to fruition for you.

  • @devinhill 4 weeks

    Thanks for your thoughtful words on Tripwire! Glad you liked it!

  • @repsurepa 4 weeks

    Hi! Thank you so much for your comments on the end. Wow, what a beautiful caption: "I can picture someone staring through a lace curtain in the morning sun with a hesitant look of hope and a fresh bit of control over recent sadness." Thank you.

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    Ha! Hadnt' thought of that! No, hardly anyone would notice under loud grungey metal 😁 I think you're right, the acoustic guitar is just too melodic! ( I mean, i'd hear what chords you're using but non-acoustic distorted loud and metal, it would probably have never come to mind!!!)

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    "Lollypop" --turnarounds --chords 1 VI IV V or (eg C Am F G) repeated in sequence. Classics: The Diamonds "little darlin'" whch is real lollypop and, Everley Bros "All I have to do is Dream" which is serious ballad. Other equivalent sequences:I VI II V and I II IV V. The "lollypop" label stuck because the progressions were used for lots of lollypop stuff especially in the 60s. It doesn't make it a bad progression, but it's instantly recogniseable. In "Dour" you head straight back to I for the bar that would normally be the V chord, but the feel remains. But as I said, it works! Which is sufficient justification for anything in FAWM, when you think about it!

  • @mishykatz  5 weeks

    Thank you for the wonderful comments on My Sock is Broke, wow! I credit my grandson for the word play and inspiration, I am a sucker for a four year old. Thank you again <3

  • @goldbay 5 weeks

    So nice comments! Thank you!

  • @meatcoup85  5 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words sir! Your music is fantastic and will be checking out what I haven’t checked out tommorow 😀

  • @jessi14  5 weeks

    Happy Birthday to you! 😀

  • @pumpkinhead  5 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comment. You really made my day.
    Peace Bro'.

  • @benjo  5 weeks

    Hey Jeremy

    oh you've made my day
    I know it's got to fit with you
    so my fingers are crossed
    that you see something
    and I know talent when I see and hear it, and you have it sir

    thank you Jeremy


  • @neonpaul 5 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on my song White Socks! I enjoyed reading your interpretation, although I will say the song was written about a cat rather than a baby 😁

  • @dutch1967 5 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on New Year's Day. Was a fun song to write and record.

  • @billgathen  6 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words about "Don't Call a Doctor". In my head, I hear Johnny Cash performing it, and I got as close as I could manage, which isn't close at all. LOL

  • @lain 6 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comment on "The way you raised me", for your words and compliment to my voice and to the song... I really appreciate and it made me happy to read your words 😀 Yes, the reverb on the piano was accidentally, actually I sang into a microphone but recorded this with the memo-function of my phone ... 😁 I am not yet into the recording-technique that much... 😉 Thanks again! Now I need to have a look at your songs, you wrote 10 - that`s good work!

  • @oaksnprairie  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening. I seem to have this need to make even my depressing thoughts sound cheerful--it's my way of warding them off.

  • @billgcaldwell  6 weeks

    I am going to have to find you on youtube so I can keep up on what you're doing. You are an excellent song writer and performer.

  • @andrewjtaylor  6 weeks

    Man. I LOVE your "Some Me" on YouTube. Your sense of song structure and using instrumentation to support it is SOLID. I ADORE what you're doing in the Banjo and Guitar with that repeated line. Great melody as well. I think I've also found a kindred soul in the productivity side of things. This FAWM I've basically written 1 song every day, and good ones too! The last two years I wrote (at least finished) almost nothing. I ended up doing a production just about every day that was awesome, but most things lay unfinished (in the area of my weakness - lyrics) for around a year. I've started to address those weaknesses, and purposely finished a few songs just before form that lay dormant, as a warmup. I really like that you're recording high quality video & audio, in studio, for your FAWM submissions. So cool. I want to do the same. BTW, regarding these songs you expected to become international successes, have you tried pitching the songs to publishers or famous artists? Thanks for the discovery! Watchlisting for sure! Constructive criticism: Update/Re-do your website! It in no way is an accurate reflection of how awesome you are. 😀

  • @krrisstin 6 weeks

    Thanks so much for the comment on my song! Oh wow, you are the first Portlander I've met on here. Represent! #pdx

  • @colgoo  6 weeks

    I set a friend’s poem to music during 50/90 2018 that is similar to “God Shuffled His Feet”. I use the same handle there as on FAWM. It is called “The Loneliness of God” and focuses on a female divine being.

  • @colgoo  6 weeks

    “Crash Test Dummies”, huh? That’s the first time I have had a song compared to them, but I will totally take any compliment. Thank you for commenting on “We Are Not Alone”. It introduced me to your music and I am now your newest fan!

  • @dutch1967 6 weeks

    Anything I can do to help, man. One a day is a big ask... I'll be by often to see if you're still awake or if it's just 'the lights on'. 😉

  • @dutch1967 7 weeks

    Good to see you back in the trenches!

  • @sjbatavia  7 weeks

    I play mandolin and guitar. Maybe we could collab on a bluegrass tune!

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