The Jelly Factory! 14

@cts 

23832 US   Feb 2009

Artist Bio

Influences:   “Music is a world within itself/it’s a language we all understand...” - Steveland Morris.

Welcome 2 The Jelly Factory! Thanks 4 stopping by. This will be my 11th time participating in FAWM. I'm excited and looking forward to the experience. Have fun, everyone!
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R U a spoken word artist here? Hit me up and let's collaborate. I tend 2 use spoken word for pieces I call Poetry Night at the Jelly Factory.
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Due to a recent family member passing, I am putting FAWM on hold for a short while.
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I'm back at FAWM and it's pretty much crunch time. Hopefully I'll be able to finish. I'm going to try and also reach my goal of 200 comments before 2/28. I will continue to comment after that through the month of March.

Songs (14)

#1 All That Eye Have Seen 30
Feb 2
#2 Pinky Waits 16
Feb 9
#3 Dear Ms. Nelson 28
Feb 10
#4 Stopped Caring 14
Feb 18
#5 Dr. Elixir @fourtracktape 32
Feb 18
#6 Super Fine @boyatheart  19
7 weeks
#7 Ghost Of Tisha 9
7 weeks
#8 Everlove 11
7 weeks
#9 Heaven Must Be @boyatheart  19
7 weeks
#10 Walking The Rail (Demo Version) @saulius 6
7 weeks
#11 Back Again ZONG
7 weeks
#12 Me As Your Gun @sherrycanary  10
7 weeks
#13 Short Production 5
7 weeks
#14 My Hero Is Gone 5
7 weeks

Soundboard

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  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    So happy you're going to Fawmstock!

  • @saulius 2 weeks

    Thanks Craig, for everything. It was a privilege to have been able to connect and work together, however briefly. I love what you do, and I hope that our paths will cross again.

  • @splittybooms  5 weeks

    Hey man not sure if you're still around but just wanted to say thanks for checking out my stuff, and also A FELLOW LITTLE DRAGON FAN!!!
    I regret I didn't get to hear your stuff during FAWM...I probably would have timidly asked to do something together, as you've got that SOUND...
    Next year, perhaps.

  • @johnstaples  6 weeks

    Thanks for the note Craig! Yeah I was hoping we could burn sumpin'...maybe at 50/90 and if not def next FAWM! Sorry to hear of the passing of your family member. Hope you are doing OK. Peace!

  • @the3queens  6 weeks

    I can take Zelle now. Hope you can make it!

  • @iwilleatyou 6 weeks

    Cheers @cts! Thanks for stopping by. I am not doing any commenting atm, just replying to soundboard messages but hopefully I will set time up later in the week to comment. No guarantees though (work..life...you know the drill). Congratulations on your win!

  • @oblivionratula  6 weeks

    I was thinking of using your LinnDrum track from last year's 4-Track challenge in one of my demos I'm finishing up. Just wanted to get a thumbs up from you first. Any objections? No worries either way. Hope you had a decent FAWM, looks like it was heavy. I'll have to catch up. Thx.

  • @boyatheart  6 weeks

    Thanks for the comment. You're arrangements are great by the way!
    What I've found key, as far as arrangements go when I'm writing/recording is simplicity.
    Simple parts can be layered and placed to reinforce other layers rather than all competing for space.
    Often they end up creating the illusion of something more complex and interesting that wasn't actually played at all - greater than the sum of their parts.

  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my collab "Since We First Touched" I appreciate it!

  • @saulius 7 weeks

    What you did on Walking The Rail was beyond any of my wildest expectations. Thanks again for the collaboration.

  • @boyatheart  7 weeks

    Hey you did it bro' I'm so happy!
    I managed to sneak in a last one. It's been a pretty productive one this year.
    I sense good things ahead and yes we will work further on our songs and more songs I'm sure!

  • @sherrycanary  7 weeks

    Craig...We can revisit. I was doing the same thing with time restraints..Just trying to get 'er done 😀

  • @sherrycanary  7 weeks

    Craig..very cool what you did with that echo effect..very effect!
    Glad we got another collab in!
    BTW..just looked at your bio ans so sorry to hear that you had a death in the family

  • @jwhanberry  7 weeks

  • @sherrycanary  7 weeks

    Thank you for comments on my runes song.
    I would be honored to lend my voice to one of your creations

  • @hummingbear 7 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on Baking Together, much appreciated. Ductapeguy did a great job. And you never know what kids are going to say. Life lesson: Expect Wookies.

  • @boyatheart  7 weeks

    Yes, sure thing! 😀

  • @boyatheart  7 weeks

    I hear you! It will be so...

  • @saulius 7 weeks

    Hi CTS. Probably best to communicate via email. Mine is Saulius.matas@outlook.com. I live in Seattle.

  • @markg  7 weeks

    I'm trying to catch up with all my watchlist guys today and Ghost of Tisha is one of the reasons why. That's the balls. Any way for me to download it?

  • @saulius 7 weeks

    Hey, I realize that you're probably too busy, but I really like your material and your style. I have this song that I'm struggling with on the melody, yet the lyrics are important to me and I want to get it done by end of Feb. It's called Walking The Rail. Would you be interested at all in collaborating on the music? Here's the link - https://fawm.org/songs/94710/

  • @boyatheart  7 weeks

    Jelly's up. I'm just about to send you a copy. Hope you like it!

  • @crisp1  8 weeks

    Thanks so much for the very kind words about the lyrics to Since We First Touched. I am thrilled with what Tammy did with it.

  • @mannon  Feb 18

    Ahhhhhhh, I am definitely still around haha! Life suddenly sped up for me (while being at a standstill for like a year) so I got ridiculously busy with jobs, but I'm definitely still here and working on something new to hopefully get out soon! Still have to find to time sit down and listen to everyone's jams though, yourself included haha : D

  • @mosno  Feb 17

    Thank you for much for the offer to Collab, I would love to, but honestly my set up here isn't very good, plus having a full-time job makes it a bit hard. I was able to it with my friend Joe because he lives near me, so we just took a day and went to his place and rocked it out.
    As you see I'm not here often, so as much as I would've loved to, timing makes it a bit difficult, but I look forward to hearing the other great tunes you will be posting.

    Thanks again, happy FAWMing! 😀

  • @franniezest Feb 17

    Yeahhh I was also hoping my vocals would be a bit More something 😂
    I want to try to play around and see if I can find any kind of “outside voice”. we’ll see. Right now I’m trying to focus on improving my guitar playing. I decided im more embarrassing by how bad I am at that than I am by my voice.

  • @franniezest Feb 16

    (i uploaded audio for All Systems Down. i can't quite play it yet but at least you can get the idea!)

  • @erucaesounds  Feb 16

    Thanks for your kind words on 'When Birds Fly Away', much appreciated!

  • @franniezest Feb 14

    Wow thanks for your nice words also on all systems down. I will upload that one in a couple days I ran out of time
    Also ps I got my links issue sorted!

  • @franniezest Feb 14

    wow thanks so much for the nice words on Fan Girls !! i have NOT quite figured out FAWM website - any tips on getting soundcloud links to work in here would be appreciated. i tried adding one to the Make Believe song but it's not working ... ?!
    thanks again!

  • @paiyatamu  Feb 13

    Thank you for your comments on "The Great Divide." As a human, I am compelled to explore the duality of life and the exploration of choices. As a poet, I struggle to trap the dichotomy in words. We all face demons, and sometimes we forget there are also angels here to help (in the guise of friends and others who share light in a dark world). Thank you for sharing light.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 13

    Craig. Are you up for a smooth funky number?
    I’ve got the music almost done. It’s pretty simple and I think it will fit you like a glove.
    Hope everything is as good as it can be with you and yours.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 13

    Hey thanks for the comments on swagger on.
    Yeah that pic is a classic. Here is the meme it’s from.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/im...

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 11

  • @kable Feb 11

    Oh, and it has around 200ms of attack time.

  • @kable Feb 11

    Regarding "Element of Surprise", the whistle synth is a simple mono synth based off of a triangle wave, low-passed at around 2kHz, and given some glide between notes. Play it in the high registers for a whistle sound. In my use case, I added some simple delay for stereo width.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 11

    Thank you so much Craig for your kind comment.
    Nadia

  • @porrectus  Feb 11

    Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.

  • @cherok40  Feb 11

    Thank you for listening. Much appreciated!
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss!

  • @billgathen  Feb 11

    Thanks for checking out Stars Underfoot! I'm sorry for your loss. 😞

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 11

    Thx for your comment. Its very tough for families! I certainly have compassion on this topic, glad it came across.

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 11

    Hi ya...
    I was suppose to send you a cassette tape tomorrow (Monday).
    Shall I assume you are not doing the 4 track challenge?
    Thanks

  • @riffraff1990 Feb 11

    Really cool stuff you got going on here Jelly Factory I'm glad you hit up my page so that I could listen to your stuff 😀
    Keep up the great work. Love your genre.

  • @chandra83  Feb 11

    Hey there!
    Thanks for your comments on "Whisper of You," let me know if you have any ideas for music. 😀

  • @gbg2016  Feb 10

    ...and I'm sorry to hear about your loss

  • @nancyrost  Feb 10

    Sending you love and strength.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 10

    So sorry to hear of your loss Craig. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • @saulius Feb 10

    My condolences to you and your family.

  • @lavishdude Feb 10

    Thanks so much for giving our tune a listen and for the kind praise! Hope you're having the FAWM you want to have. 😀

  • @airbagtester  Feb 10

    Thanks for the well wishes! 😁 It's nothing serious and I'm getting better, but now the rest of the family is getting sick so I need to help them out 😝 I'll figure out how to get that recording light on somehow, and if I don't I can still listen and comment.

  • @markg  Feb 10

    Good to see you. I’m having fun with Band-in-a-Box because I don’t have/play all the instruments they offer. Check them out www.pgmusic.com for demo videos.

  • @mikeb Feb 5

    Thanks for the comment on '24 Hours to Midnight'!

  • @jmadison  Feb 5

    Wow, thanks so much for the listen on Go Free. I started out the night with just a hint of a song idea and it grew. I really appreciate your comments. Thank you.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 5

    It really feels that way. I don't feel as connected with FAWM this year. The willingness is there, but I'm feeling like I'm on a bit of a plateau and I'm really having some problems with how my voice sounds, but close to acceptance with that anyhow!
    Man I'm sorry to hear about your folks. I've got you and your loved ones in my prayers.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 5

    Hey thanks for taking a listen to Shirt & Tie. I'm pretty busy outside of FAWM (ironically writing songs that I can't post here), so I'm a little more absent.
    I still want to try and get a collab in though when I have something I'll send it to you if you want to do that.

  • @bking  Feb 4

    Jelly man in the house! Hi Craig. Glad you're back.

  • @sbs2018 Feb 3

    Thanks for the note. Happy FAWMing to you, too!

  • @mrblitz000 Feb 2

    Craig we both started FAWM the same year, 2010! Have a good one...

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 1

    Thanks for commenting on Sunny Day. FAWM is a fun time for me, though trying to convince my wife we need to stay home so I can write is becoming a hard sell.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 1

    WOW, thank you so much for your fab comment on "Burn the town down". I blush here. Thank you

  • @robs  Feb 1

    Hi Craig, I hope all is well. I'm looking forward to more Jelly Factory output, especially with purple glow!

  • @lazyafro Feb 1

    Welcome back my friend!

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 1

    "in a particular way," lolol I may have to use that in one of the lines 😁 😁 😁

  • @guatecoop  Feb 1

    Alright then...I will come up with something probably tomorrow and send it off. This should be good. It’s a promising lineup on this tape!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    We will collab sometime during FAWM! I just need to get through this weekend... yikes! LOL

  • @rainchaser  Jan 31

    Thank you! I appreciated your encouraging comment and happy FAWMING to you!!

  • @steffan  Jan 31

    I'm intrigued...

  • @thetau  Jan 31

    As a kid, I used to say "Giv'me a piece a bread and Jam It," but I secretly preferred "Jelly." Still, do... Old friend,
    Russ 😀

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    No, I have a dress rehearsal for my play most of the evening... I'll be getting in sometime after 10 my time (11 EST)

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 31

    Up and running at the Jelly Factory!

  • @odilongreen  Jan 31

    I absolutely want to work with you on your idea! The Bigfoot album is my overarching project, but what fun would FAWM be without some awesome side-excursions with my FAWM-friends too?

  • @guatecoop  Jan 31

    Alright, man, what kind of vibe do you want on the 4track tape? I can go in lots of directions. Let me know what would work.

  • @mannon  Jan 31

    Oh yeah, I do live in Canada haha, Ontario specifically. It's been colder than a mug out here lately though so I definitely am missing the states haha.

    Fo sho, I really am hoping to stick around this time and not get deathly sick again. Here's to hoping and praying!!

  • @mannon  Jan 30

    Ayyyyyyyyyyyy, Cannot WAIT to hear what comes from you this year! ^___^

  • @carlos Jan 30

    CTS.. so happy to have you back.... missing the jelly... 😀 bring it!

  • @odilongreen  Jan 29

    Hello sir! Our collaborative zombie song is still a favorite of mine, as are your tracks generally - I hope to hear a lot from you this year!

  • @steffan  Jan 26

    Once again?

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 26

    Hello, and hello again!

    Here we all are, for one more round.

    Hello, and hello again!

  • @petra777 Jan 24

    *waves*

  • @looprication  Jan 23

    Aww man how do you get pix in these posts!?

    Yes! First week is going to be tough but after that, I will take you up on your kind invitation sir!

  • @nuj4x Jan 23

  • @scottlake  Jan 23

    Yes! Let’s give it a go! Something Steveland Morris might offer up?

  • @w1n  Jan 23

    Hi, happy fawming

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @nuj4x Jan 22

    I'm baking those biscuits quick, call 'em bisquick....and I'm gonna need the jelly. Mad jelly. Jelly belly. Let's do it!

  • @ladyred Jan 21

    😉

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 20

    Hello Craig, thank you for your kind note. Yes it will be wonderful to catch up on the collaborations we had in mind. I don't believe I heard your song. Please let me know of the link if you have it uploaded or let me hear it. I'm always very keen to hear your amazing songs.
    Have a great time.
    Nadia

  • @atitlan  Jan 20

    As soon as I saw 'Hashtag Heroes', I thought that's too good for someone not to already be using it as a band name.

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 20

    Hi Craig. I'm joining John Staples's sentiment.
    Nadia

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 19

    Hey Craig! How ya doing?

  • @petemurphy  Jan 19

    Eeeeeevenin'! Hope you have the funnest time!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 19

    Helloooo!

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 18

    Hi! I hope you are all good. Yeah I will do some fawm just not as much as without traveling:) : Happy FAWM to ya.

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 18

    Here's hoping Vegas is pumping you up for February! it's darn near jelly time, my friend!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 18

    Hey there!! What’s your focus this year? It was Prince last year, right? Or are years blurring? You always have a focus that I couldn’t do or wouldn’t think of. I love it!

  • @oddbod  Jan 17

    Jelly cat, Jelly cat
    What are they feeding you?

    Have a good un

  • @axl  Jan 16

    Hey Craig! The answer is YES! 😀

  • @vomvorton  Jan 16

    Ready! I hope your factory is well stocked for 2019!

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 16

    Let’s do this! Looking forward to your music!

  • @boyatheart  Jan 16

    I'm counting on it bro'. I'm looking forward to some fine jelly from you and creating some too. 😀