crisp1 25


92056 US   Jan 2017  

Artist Bio

Influences:   I'm especially inspired by lyrics that make you feel, of course, but I am a sucker for lyrics that, in addition to making you feel, are bursting with poetry or thought-provoking messages.

I am a lyric writer only, so I'm looking for collaborations. This year, 2021, is my fifth FAWM and I've also done four 50/90s now. They're always amazing experiences. The talent and camaraderie here are so inspiring. I've put together some ideas for this year and will hope for lots of fresh ones. If you like to collaborate with lyric writers, know that I work really hard to make my lyrics easy to sing.

PLEASE just ask me when you'd like to collaborate. Thanks!

NOTE: A HUGE THANK YOU to all my collaborators! What a great FAWM! And thanks to everyone here. FAWM folks are absolutely the reason that February has become the best month. Thank you for the music, the encouragement and the camaraderie. You rock! 🀘

Songs (25)

#1 More Than Grateful 18
Feb 1
#2 Just One 8
Feb 2
#3 Just One @berni1954  21
Feb 2
#4 Nothing But Deluxe 6
Feb 3
#5 More Than Grateful @coolparadiso  17
Feb 3
#6 Nothing but Deluxe @berni1954  18
Feb 4
#7 As the House Burns Down 9
Feb 4
#8 As the House Burns Down @sunnymae  49
Feb 5
#9 More Than Grateful (collab with crisp1) @oswlek 12
Feb 6
#10 St. Louis Shakedown @jeustan  31
Feb 8
#11 Pardon My Love 11
Feb 10
#12 Pardon My Love @kenmattsson  11
Feb 11
#13 Pardon My Love @jeff9  19
Feb 11
#14 Just One (The Happy Version!) @oswlek 10
Feb 11
#15 Ain't Gonna Get Any Better @jeustan  27
Feb 12
#16 Your Favorite Song @colgoo 14
Feb 13
#17 Where I Want You (By My Side) @tamsnumber4  26
Feb 14
#18 By Some Miracle 8
Feb 17
#19 By Some Miracle (with crisp1) @oswlek 8
8 weeks
#20 Losing My Head 7
8 weeks
#21 The Sapling 7
8 weeks
#22 A Lovin' Fever 6
8 weeks
#23 The Sapling @metalfoot  10
7 weeks
#24 Never, Never, Never @theresaj  23
7 weeks
#25 If I Never Lay Eyes on You Again @jeustan  11
7 weeks


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  • @tamsnumber4  4 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my song "Lights at Sea"!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Still around! Thanks for the nice comments. I will definitely check it out. You two seem to have a special connection. I really enjoy your lyrics.

  • @opossum 4 weeks

    Dear Doug,

    Thank you for your kind comments about my song. I appreciate yer listenin' and I am glad you enjoyed it!

    Your pal,

    P.S. if ya ever need an opposum to live in yer attic jes hit me up!

  • @jeustan  5 weeks

    Great stuff this year.

  • @caseewilson  5 weeks

    Great collab!!! Thanks for the poke to go listen! I love it 😁

  • @berni1954  6 weeks

    Hi Doug, glad you liked my take on early Cohen. You should listen to the first two albums ("Songs of Leonard Cohen" and "Songs from a Room") they are timeless classics.

  • @audrey  6 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words about my song "Choir's Back!" I appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • @sph  6 weeks

    Hi Doug, thanks for listening. Funny that the double bass caught your attention after I nearly drowned its sound with even more acoustic guitars.

  • @musicsongwriter  6 weeks

    Thank you so much Doug for your beautiful comments and support.

  • @cleanshoes  6 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comment on Let's Get Out of Bed! It was a fun song to write. There are so many "let's go back to bed" songs out there that I wanted to do something a little different. I hope you'll be around during 50/90--I missed doing a collaboration with you this time around!

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    Can't resist responding to your comment on Plink Plonk Plunk. That morning, yes, the garden cart was still inside, the bikes were there, two sack trucks were in the room and my wife's flamethrower/weed burner cylinder on one and its pipe and flare, And there wasn't much room because there's a mountain of flatpack and furniture of my daughter's. This is a big room (6m x9m ) with a stone floor and half is my studio, the rest supposed to be living/dining but at present storage of said furniture:the bikes and trolley wer inside because we'd been away--don't leave break-and-enter tools outside, right? But one thing is untrue: the guitars didn't start feeding back.

  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my songs "Something Dark", "Blue Snow" and "Amelia" and my collab songs "Fades to Gray", "I Want to Go Back" and "Tears at Midnight", I appreciate it!!

  • @jeff9  6 weeks

    Ditto for "Camp Meeting", Doug. Your comments have me glowing.

  • @jeff9  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening in on Heartache Town, Doug. Appreciate the kind words.

  • @audrey  7 weeks

    Thank you for the kind words Doug about my song, and yes, I too will never forget writing music for "Evening Echo". Your words inspired perhaps the best chorus I've ever written. I was quite new to FAWM at the time. (didn't participate much my first year) And I did you a disservice. I don't know why I didn't think I had to ask before using a lyric created by someone else. I never apologized for doing that. I guess I'm just lucky you liked what I did with it. Anyway, I can never seem to get a good vocal recording of my voice for new songs, so I don't tend to sing for FAWM. I take a while to learn to sing songs. If I didn't have that problem, I would be asking you if I could write more music for your excellent lyrics. I hope you have a good and safe year until Feb 2022 when I hope to 'see' you again. πŸ˜€

  • @jeff9  7 weeks

    Thanks, Doug. Very kind of you.

  • @ayehahmur  7 weeks

    "And that's what makes you a writer!"

    I can neither confirm nor deny that assertion. πŸ˜‰

  • @tukayandryan  7 weeks

    Thank you! We love playing together and writing songs so much. Can't wait to be able to gig again!

  • @gm7  7 weeks

    Thx for comment on Banjo-Guitar Tune. ..i was fun to go.

  • @berni1954  7 weeks

    Hey, Doug. The pleasure was mine. I love collaborations. Though this year I have only done one where I put the lyrics to existing music (Collab with Monty).

    I have probably overdone things this year. But there is a reason for that. I live in a country where people know I can sing well, but 98% of them haven't a clue whether my lyrics have anything to say other than "Baby, I love you" πŸ™„

    So, FAWM is my annual opportunity to get feedback from native English speakers... and other songwriters. This was especially important this year, since I haven't performed in public since January 2020. This 50+ song splurge was probably a delayed reaction to "The Plague Year".

    There is also the factor that at my age, each FAWM could be my last 😈. But I do hope I can participate in many more before the old chassis falls apart or the fuel pump goes wonky, or whatever 😜

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment, it’s been productive and fun

  • @coolparadiso  7 weeks

    Hey Doug can i use Never never never on my wednesday podcast Theresa is ok with that thx J

  • @gnashattack  7 weeks

    Hi there! Thank you so much for the comment on "Damn the Man!"

  • @oswlek 7 weeks

    Thanks for the nice comment on "Vista", Doug. "Haunting but delicate" is about all I can do these days! πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž

  • @cellarrob 7 weeks

    Thanks for the kind feedback for Dark Horse!

  • @rbmarty000  7 weeks

    I sent you an email.. cheers

  • @oswlek 8 weeks

    Allow me to piggy back on thanks regarding "Just Words". Even though Jeff did all the heavy lifting, it's one of the pieces I'm most proud of having been a part of.

    You are a good man, Doug. πŸ™‚

  • @jeff9  8 weeks

    Thank you, Doug. Your kind comments on Just Words mean a lot.

  • @moonraccoon  8 weeks

    It's great to see you here again -- you've been busy, too πŸ˜€

  • @mikeb 8 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on my latest collab with Tammy. I know that the local Renn Faire, usually held over 2 weekends in May, has already announced they will not be having it this year.

  • @hbusse  8 weeks

    Thanks much for your comment on Anger!

  • @metalfoot  8 weeks

    No need to apologize-- it's great that you are in such demand 😁

  • @metalfoot  8 weeks

    Goodness! I'm too slow, everyone takes your lyrics before I can! Ah well, we'll always have the Sofa Made To Look Like A Cow.

  • @alg123  Feb 19

    Hey thanks for listening and commenting on Oh Blue! It was a warm life in a cold place...😊

  • @mikeb Feb 19

    Thanks for the comment on Tears at Midnight, my collab with Tammy.

  • @tukayandryan  Feb 18

    Thank you so much for your really lovely feedback on 'Safe From Harm. Such kind words. Thank you!

  • @shelleroo1  Feb 18

    Haha! Thanks for your comment on Sweet Dreams. Like most songs I write about, there's an element of real life, but then you twist the knife a bit. πŸ˜‰

  • @oswlek Feb 17

    I'm chasing something down, Doug. The bridge is throwing me off a little, but it feels doable.

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 17

    Thanks much for your comments on Pine Needles and congrats on your FAWM finish!

  • @jonmeta  Feb 16

    Thanks for breaking the zong on Mr Boffin. Your comments were right on target and in fact helped me to see exactly what it was I had done!

  • @kellyizzoshapiro Feb 16

    Thanks for listening and for helping me catch that typo! Looking forward to listening to your stuff. 😊

  • @riffraff1990 Feb 15

    Haha thanks for your comment I think Iris sounds pretty cute actually πŸ™‚

  • @jeff9  Feb 15

    Thank you, Doug, for the compliments on "Three Big Words". Inspired by V-Day.

  • @oswlek Feb 13

    Prince of Poignancy! πŸ˜€

    And of course you can say OMG! You have my permission to use that even when having the opposite reaction. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the kind words and inspiration, Doug.

  • @colgoo Feb 13

    It’s up. I hope you like it!

  • @daveyboy103  Feb 13

    Thanks for your kind comments, there was an orchestra involved but it was in a box. πŸ˜€

  • @kenmattsson  Feb 12

    @crisp1 Thanks so much for your note. I'm so glad you're happy with it. I am definitely finding through comparison with others here that my approach is quite different; so much so that I lot of people don't know how to describe it!

    I'm so glad I took a shot at your wonderful words.

  • @kenmattsson  Feb 10

    I"m definitely interested in Pardon My Love. I'm hopefully going to work on it today. Granted, I had two different people work on one of my songs, and it was interesting to see the different takes on it!

  • @emkaydeebee  Feb 9

    Thanks so much for your comment on the Siren’s Lament!

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 9

    Hi and thanks for commenting on my song, "Puzzled"!

  • @klaus Feb 8

    Hi Doug, thank you for the comments. It's good to see that you've gotten so many collabs. I'll still try to catch one of those gems at some point. πŸ˜€

  • @mikeb Feb 8

    Thanks for the comment on my rock opera song!

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 8

    Thanks for your notes on Jerry, Doug. Couple of things in response:
    1/ I'd been feeling lyrically a bit samey recently so I was trying out the word association exercise in the How To Write One Song book. (If you've not seen it, there's a thread: I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
    2/ Elvis and the Attractions is a great comparison for this one. I love Steve Nieve's use of the Vox/Farfisa organ in those early records. So thanks for that!

  • @berni1954  Feb 7

    Thanks for your very encouraging message. I love FAWM and try to be as good a participant as I can. As for how I come across, well that's pretty much how I roll πŸ˜‰ - my wife of 34 years would probably confirm that 😜

  • @colgoo Feb 7

    You’re welcome! I have been searching for our annual collaboration, but every time I find a lyric I like, it’s been claimed....and then I fall in love with the arrangement. Your lyrics are popular, Doug!

  • @wacha  Feb 6

    Thank you for the very kind feedback on "Mildred Is Free".

  • @matthew62  Feb 6

    Thanks for the generous comments regarding Your Daddy.

  • @mikeb Feb 5

    Thanks for the listen and comment on the collab with Geoff!

  • @jeffwhitmire47 Feb 5

    Thank you for your kind words on "Worry!" I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 5

    Good morning Mr Crisp! I'm so glad you enjoyed your first listen to When the house burns Down.
    I have to tell you the music wrote itself as I was reading your lyrics which were a work of pure genius as far as I'm concerned. A relentless stream of metaphors for lost love as one of the other commentators said. I'm very proud of this work and honored I had the opportunity to express myself musically through your words.

  • @susyblue  Feb 5

    Hiya thanks for my comment, so glad I've found you as I struggle with lyrics and was thinking this year I could try collaborating with a lyric writer. I see they've all been snapped up but will keep my eye out!

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 5

    Thanks for your comments on my Cross the Line song!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 4


  • @mikeb Feb 4

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my Zoom song!

  • @berni1954  Feb 4

    Just posted "Nothing but Deluxe" - I hope you like it.

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 3

    Our Collab is up. hope you like it!

  • @colgoo Feb 3

    Doug, check out my brave collaboration with @jorh. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

  • @tunecat  Feb 3

    yay!! Glad you liked it.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 3

    Hey Crisp!
    Wow your lyrics get snapped up well they should! Did we do The Rivers Run Dry last year or was it another song? I'll keep stopping by to see what you got. Visited your website as well. Nicely done. πŸ˜€

  • @tunecat  Feb 2

    Just roughed something out for your Just one.

  • @berni1954  Feb 2

    Thanks for giving my "Armstrong Street" a listen.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Thank you for the comment on Covid Requiem.

  • @mccannrs Feb 1

    Thanks so much for the comment on my song! Happy FAWM!

  • @berni1954  Feb 1

    Hi Doug. Thanks for giving my "Remakes" a spin. Hope to hear your stuff later this FAWM.

  • @jeff9  Feb 1

    Hi, Doug! Happy Fawming

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 1

    Hey Doug! Hope to see you around this year! Happy Fawming!

  • @spunky4455 Jan 31

    Hi, Doug, I will probably be around. I work from home full time so my schedule is either more flexible or more crazy, depending. I haven't written music with words for awhile so it might be good for me. Talk soon!

  • @geoff61 Jan 31

    thanks Doug πŸ˜€

  • @jessicagraae  Jan 31

    Hi Doug! It's always great to see you on here.

  • @donna  Jan 30

    Thank you, Doug. πŸ˜€ Let's see how we go this time around, eh? πŸ˜‰

  • @onewholovesrock Jan 27

    Hey lyriCAL crisp1! Good to see you here. Happy FAWMing.

  • @mikeb Jan 27

    Hi Doug, looking forward to more great lyrics from you!

  • @johncrossman  Jan 27

    Hello hello! I think we were going to do a thing and it was my turn and then I started and it was March and (insert excuses and procrastination for no legitimate reasons here). When I get to sorting through my notes, I will undoubtedly find my good intentions buried there. In summary, I will look for an opportunity to redeem myself while I look forward to more sets of your excellent lyrics this year!

  • @colgoo Jan 25

    Hey, Doug!

    Yes, I will be writing some songs this February...Looking forward to playing with a set of your lyrics!

  • @theresaj  Jan 24

    Hi Doug! I will be around but probably not as much as I’d like. Life’s a little crazy right now but, if anything, I’ll be looking for collabs...that means you πŸ˜‰

  • @johnstaples  Jan 23

    Hey Doug! Glad to see ya back here! Looking forward to enjoying your lyrics again! Maybe we can do a collab!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    All happening again! Off we go!

  • @klaus Jan 22

    Hi Doug. Same to you. Your lyrics are indeed easy to sing.

  • @jeustan  Jan 22

    Thank you, Mr. Crisp! I am a fan!

  • @cleanshoes  Jan 22

    Thanks! Though if I only get quantity, I'll take that too πŸ˜€
    Have a great FAWM--looking forward to more of your wonderful lyrics!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 21

    Obviously you are on my collab list again this time if that's OK with you! πŸ˜€ No songs about sofas though πŸ˜‰

  • @tawny249  Jan 21

    Hey! You're back. Awesome. Have a spiffy FAWM. πŸ˜€

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 21

    And now I know your face....I am smiling at you friend for I hope you remember mine and always happy to know you will be writing down your amazing thoughts and dreams.....I will come around to check in with you to see what you are creating. Happy FAWMing!!!

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 19

    good to see you mate!

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 18

    Hi Doug! Great to see you again this year. Lookin forward reading/hearing your new work!

  • @wacha  Jan 18

    Hey, looking forward to whatever you come up with hopefully at least 1 collaboration!

  • @oddbod  Jan 17

    Cheers....and you too

  • @sph  Jan 15

    Have a nice FAWM

  • @silvermediapro  Jan 10

    hey doug! good luck this year; looking forward to the lyrics you come up with this time around 😁