crisp1 30


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 is my third FAWM and I've also done two 50/90s now. All have been amazing experiences. The talent and camaraderie here are always so inspiring. I've got lots of ideas for this year and my goal is for more poetic lyrics. I work really hard to make my lyrics super "singable." PLEASE just ask me when you'd like to collaborate. Thanks!

END NOTE: To my awesome collaborators and everyone who commented on my lyrics and collaborations -- I feel a bit like Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing: I’ve had… the FAWM… of my life and I owe it all to you. This was a year of incredible surprises, right from the first two collaborations. Fourteen collaborations in the end = enough for an album. Yay! I’ve read so many meaningful lyrics and listened to so many beautiful songs (some of them over and over and over again!) and as FAWM 2019 reaches its close, I’m so glad this amazing community is able to come together like this. Thank you for being the fantastic musicians, lyricists, and people that you are!--Doug

Songs (30)

#1 The Night Reigns 9
Feb 2019
#2 All My Fears 10
Feb 2019
#3 And The Night Reigns @silvermediapro  13
Feb 2019
#4 Hope Beyond Hope 8
Feb 2019
#5 A River Away from Paradise 7
Feb 2019
#6 A River Away From Paradise @theresaj  9
Feb 2019
#7 Singer in This Bar @paulhenry  15
Feb 2019
#8 Forgive Me 4
Feb 9
#9 Since We First Touched @tamsnumber4  27
Feb 10
#10 Bit of Peace 5
Feb 11
#11 Unclean 4
Feb 12
#12 Goodbye 8
Feb 13
#13 Unclean @moonraccoon  6
Feb 13
#14 Into the Storm 8
Feb 15
#15 One-way Ticket @andybalham 6
Feb 17
#16 Into the Storm @sph  10
Feb 17
#17 Beethoven's Baby @theresaj  10
Feb 19
#18 Taj Mahal @colgoo  5
Feb 19
#19 Snow on the Rooftops of Prague 3
Feb 21
#20 Unturn the World 4
Feb 21
#21 Something Doesn't Add Up 4
Feb 22
#22 Snow On the Rooftops Of Prague @paulhenry  12
Feb 22
#23 Something Doesn't Add Up @wacha  6
Feb 24
#24 The Hand I Played 1
Feb 25
#25 rooftops of Prague @factorytale 2
Feb 25
#26 Hope Beyond Hope @tamsnumber4  15
Feb 26
#27 Unturn The World @metalfoot  11
Feb 26
#28 I Can't Shake the Guilt 5
Feb 27
#29 Bit of peace @siebass 2
Feb 28
#30 Goodbye @the3queens  ZONG
Mar 1


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  • @factorytale May 4

    Hi. I said I'd make a demo for rooftops of prague. I couldn't afford to get my mac back, but tomorrow I'll try with another program on my other computer. A little late, but I'll get there.

  • @siebass Mar 25

    Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry for some of the hiccups in recording; I didn't have time to go back and re-record, something was going on with my interface/mic. The melody came to me while I was working on another song, and I had to get it down. Thanks for the collab opportunity!

  • @zecoop  Mar 19

    What kind of music do you like? There's a bunch of styles in there, lol. I can recommend some of you want. I'll be checking out more from you. 😀

  • @lhcisco  Mar 14

    Bah, it's cool dude. Every once inna while someone that's been doing FAWM for as long as I have will discover my music. Thanks for stopping by!!

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 13

    Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Reach For The Stars", I appreciate the listen!

  • @siebass Mar 5

    @crisp1 No problem at all, I'll see what strikes me and let you know.

  • @theresaj  Mar 5

    Hi Doug! Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the collabs this year! I really liked how they both turned out and they will be special to me forever. Looking forward to next year already and more possible collabs!

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 5

    Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Move On", I appreciate the listen!

  • @elliottlawrence Mar 2

    It's too bad FAWM is over, I would have loved to set one of your lyrics to music. I guess there's next year!

  • @danvaillancourt  Mar 2

    Many thanks for your comments. I've been to various traditional music festivals that have dances (square dances and others) and many times have just tried to learn as I go and have fun flying blind. 😀

  • @reklov Mar 1

    Thank you very much for your beautiful visualization of "FAWM's End"!

  • @chrishope Mar 1

    thanks for listening ..hope you had fun

  • @matthew62  Mar 1

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Talking to the Moon. It is very much appreciated.

  • @audrey  Feb 28

    Hi! I want to give you a big thanks for all your wonderful and insightful comments on my pieces this FAWM. It means a lot to me. I also want to say that, from your song lyrics I've read so far this FAWM, I am very impressed. I thought you were good last year, but this year you've blown me away. I plan to read all of them after this year's FAWM deadline. I only wish I was better and faster at recording my singing, because I would have written music for one of your songs. I've decided to do just that before next FAWM. I will email you what I come up with. Sorry it won't be for FAWM, though, but I'll be able to send you an mp3 of it and a pdf of sheet music for it, so at least there's that.

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 28

    Thanks for the comment Crisp. Sorry to have missed your stuff this year. I've got much to catch up on, once I've caught up on all the real life stuff...

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 27

    Thanks @crisp1, and ta for your comments too. It's been a great month for music. I've got two more songs waiting in the wings, but absolutely no time to record them before, probably, Thursday night, so it's gonna be down to the wire for me.
    Congrats for getting yourself over the line TWICE!

  • @mkd  Feb 27

    Thanks for listening to Creaking Gate! Appreciate your stopping by so close to Feb-end!

  • @hoppiern  Feb 27

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting on my “One Minute More”. Your Grandfather sounds like a very special person - thanks for sharing that story with me. 💜

  • @misterd Feb 26

    Thanks so much for listening and the kind comments on my last FAWM song- the spanish flamenco tune i wrote called ' Se , se puede ! I really appreciate it !

  • @mikeb Feb 26

    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to get a song together in time for the end of FAWM on your lyric 'The Hand I Played' - tried some things on the keyboards today, but just not feeling it - I think I wrote myself 'out' already this month!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 26

    emailed you my demo for Unturn The World. Let me know if you like it and I'll post it up!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 26

  • @paulhenry  Feb 25

    Already put a note on @factorytale's soundboard. I really want to hear what she comes up with.

  • @factorytale Feb 25

    could you make some lyrics like diamond studded highway, you made last year and I made the music for?
    I would like to cooperate with you again, but I can´t find lyrics I know how to express this year. Do you remember it, or you could check out my soundcloud. It was such beautiful lyrics, and I think the song became beautiful too, without praising myself too much. That was because the lyrics were so wonderful, simple and nonpersonal. Univercal. I get my computer back in april, so if you could write some lyrics like that I could make something of it in the beginning of april. I hope you feel like doing this?

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 22

    Heyy where did you send it to? I didn't receive anything? 😞

  • @metalfoot  Feb 22

    Honestly, I don't know how it works. It just does.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 21

    Jen's a friend of mine...she's got her hands full with little ones at home at the moment and doesn't find a lot of music making time! You're absolutely right about her song deserving more attention.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 20

    Ah thanks so much for your comments on topsey turvey . I will get to listening once decent WiFi 👍

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 20

    😂😂 in that case, thank you for sticking to lyrics haha

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 19

    haha ahh you're being too sweet. You're making my FAWM 😀
    I'm not stopping until I've uploaded number 14. You're doing great also, great lyrics. Do you sing yourself?

  • @mikeb Feb 19

    Thanks for your listen and comment on my collab song 'We Used to Sing', much appreciated!

  • @misterd Feb 19

    Thanks for listening and the kind comments on my jazz piano tune ‘Love is a song ‘. I appreciate it .

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 18

    Ok, already started listening to Neko Case just a few minutes ago.. I love it!! <3

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 18

    Hii, I don't know neko case 😝 But I'm gonna listen to it tonight 😝 Thanks!

  • @jorh Feb 18

    Thanks for your lovely comments, it has now been set to music. My collab partner did a fab job 😀

  • @colgoo  Feb 17 appears that everyone is collaborating with you on lyrics this year. If you find a set you write that you would like my style on, let me know. I really love working with you. So, it seems, does everyone else!!!!

  • @sph  Feb 16

    Hi Doug, i'd like to do "Into the Storm". Remembering "Write your Dreams" started a fitting melody in my head

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 15

  • @jnatiw  Feb 15

    Thanks for the listen! Looks like you’ve been busy. Happy FAWM!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 15

    Thank you for the kind words on mine and Cindys Jail-collab

  • @richard Feb 14

    Hey! Thanks for the lovely comment! I'm releasing my first single soon. No date set but we're working on artwork and a few technical issues right now. I'll let you know when it's all out. Now, I'm gonna listen to some of your songs! 😁

  • @davewermers Feb 14

    Thanks for your comments on "Burned". Thanks for listening.

  • @wacha  Feb 13

    Thanks for the kind words on "Get Yourself Together". I went in a different direction with that one but not too far from my roots. The song has the feel of the first band I was in.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 13

    Thank you for the kind words on "Lightning." Yeah, it doesn't always happen like that but I never really bind myself into structures of any sort. I just write what comes. Some are more traditional, but this FAWM especially so far they've been a little left of center. I'm glad you are enjoying them though! I really appreciate you listening. I'm catching up the next few days in listens/comments. Work's been so busy I haven't been able to much the past couple days. 😀

  • @aflinner  Feb 13

    Thanks for listening to “It’s Too Cold (Take Off Your Coat).” Glad you enjoyed it, appreciate the comments. 😁

  • @jorh Feb 13

    Thanks for you kind comments on ‘I fly’ - colleen did a fab job and her voice really shone 😀

  • @jenfoss Feb 13

    Thanks so much for the listen! I’m so glad you liked it!

  • @alg123  Feb 12

    Hi! Thank you for the kind words on my song - much appreciated.

  • @spinhead Feb 12

    Really appreciate the appreciation on "The Way You Do." Thanks.

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 12

    Omg you're making me blush 😝

  • @billwhite51 Feb 12

    im glad you enjoyed ive seen everyone man. my original lyric as much longer but, although i wanted it to test the audiences patience until they gave up and just started laughing, 30 minutes was much to long, so i cut it down quite a bit. thank you for listening and taking the time to leave a comment.

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 12

    Haii, thanks Crisp 😀 gonna discover your music tonight. FAWM isn't really good for effectiveness at the office 😝
    Nice to meet you!

  • @the3queens  Feb 12

    Thanks for stopping by and listening!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 12

    Thank you Crisp, for taking a listen to "I Can Love You Today" I think this ones a keeper, too. So glad you enjoyed it! Looks like you're collaborating away. Isn't it great to be here?

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 12

    Thanks for taking the time to listen to The Long Forgotten. I've added a mostly-accurate transcription. Looks like I have some catching up to do on your fine lyrics!

  • @aesthetic72 Feb 11

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my collab w guatecoop 😀

  • @andybalham Feb 11

    A couple of days or so would suit me fine to work through a couple of other things. As for genre, I've always fancied trying something along the lines of 'Red Right Hand' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. You can find the lyrics here:

    I hope that gives you something to work on. I look forward to hearing the results.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 11

    Hey there, thanks for the nice comment! Yes, FAWM is awesome and I never ever can predict where each one will go.... always a surprise.

  • @andybalham Feb 11

    Hi there. We have been paired together for Round 2 of the Random Collab challenge. Would you like me to use some existing lyrics or would you like to email me some new ones specifically for the challenge? If the latter then please send them to andybalham at hotmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to work. Andy

  • @audrey  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your observant and kind words about my song Bullied.

  • @wacha  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the kind words and correction on "Trying Hard to Breath". Yeah, I'm just trying whatever I think might work. I've been doing a lot more recording on my own so I'm getting a lot more comfortable testing things out.

  • @mikeb Feb 2019

    Thanks for commenting on my first FAWM song!

  • @andybalham Feb 2019

    Hi, I'm always on the look out for lyrics to interpret in FAWM. Would you mind if I kept an eye on yourself to see if I can come up with something for one of your ideas?

  • @wacha  Feb 2019

    Thank you for you very kind words on "What Will Become of Us". Nice to see this one resonating with folks.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2019

    Aw, thank you for the really nice comment! I so appreciate it.

  • @theresaj  Feb 2019

    Hi Doug! Thank you for the sweet note. You’re right, anything is better than nothing. I hope we can collaborate again, at some point!

  • @jessicagraae  Jan 2019

    Can't wait to see what you come up with this FAWM season!

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @wacha  Jan 2019

    Looking forward to working together again this year!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 2019

    I gotta say, "Ozymandias and The Level Sands" is a really awesome band name. Well done.

  • @colgoo  Jan 2019

    Love your lyrics! Happy FAWM.

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2019

    Happy FAWM.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2019

    Hey crisp1! Happy FAWM 2019!!!

  • @sph  Jan 2019

    Hi Doug, I also look forward to your contributions! Have a nice time

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2019

    Thanks Doug! I feel good. Great to hear from you and glad to see you back around for this wonderful madness!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2019

    So far I have earned an Alexander Hamilton and a Jefferson but I think ASCAP would be smart to send a check! LOL! Great to see you again my friend and hope we can create together again.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2019

    Howdy! Happy FAWMing to you!