Influences: John Coltrane, Everything But The Girl, Larry Graham, Prince, 90s Pop, Bjork, and a so many FAWMers.
Welcome 2 The Jelly Factory! Thanks 4 stopping by. This will be my 12th time participating in FAWM. I'm excited and looking forward to the experience. Have fun, everyone!
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.
Wow - it's 2020. I'm hoping to collaborate with a host of FAWMers this year. I've been drawing inspiration from Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? LP and John Coltrane. I've also been listening to A LOT of 90s pop. I'm going to mix a great deal of my demos using the Abbey Road Suite I purchased recently. This should be a fun ride and I hope you have a great FAWM.
Slight delay of sorts. I received news yesterday of a death in our family...again. In February. *Sigh* while it's been expected, the reality is somewhat setting in. However, the Jelly Factory experience shall not be cancelled.
UPDATE: I can't thank all of you enough for the outpouring of love and encouragement. I honestly thought I was going to call it bust for this FAWM, but I was asked to reconsider and let this be a way to heal. So, I am going to try and stick to my plan. Hopefully I can catch up with all of my obligations and get the factory up and running!
UPDATE: I have strained my vocals this past Sunday so I'm getting some rest time in. I'm behind on quite a few collabs but I am determined to get them all done before the end of FAWM. For those of you who may have been waiting for a collab, my sincerest apologies for the delay.
Definitely not the FAWM I had intended. I will have placeholders starting later today for collabs. For all delays, I do apologize.
|#2||SUGAR HONEY ICED TEA||
|#3||SO THEY SAY||
|#4||GIVING UP HER ANGELS @andybalham||
|#5||ORANGE DREAMSCAPES W/ HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES @fuzzy||
|#6||READ ME @ladyred||
|#7||Move On @boyatheart||
|#8||WANT ME 2 WANT U||
|#9||It's My Bag (Let Me Do My Thing) @zecoop||
|#10||OVER A BARREL (Tape 2) @nancyrost||
|#11||Tape 11 placeholder @nancyrost||
|#12||FREAKS OF NATURE||
|#13||AS IS @kristian||
|#14||THE MUSE @unpronounceable||
|#15||HEAD SPACE LOUNGE @sherrycanary||
So you're the Headspace guy who wrote that cool song with Sherry!!
Would love to collab with you unspoken word next year or anytime. Did a few this year but can't hold a candle to your arrangements.. Glad to know you! Thanks for the digging on my Firefly song!
Hey there, nah man no where near that side of the Galaxy, unfortunately.
Would've been cool.
Hope you go and lose your troubles in Yukimi's vocals.
Thanks for the invite, though. Very cool of you, dude.
Thank you Craig for your kind comments on Blackbird and for making me smile. I just saw the picture on your profile and I'm lost for words... Please take care.
Thank you for finding an opportunity to hear again this piece and for your kind encouragement.
Hi Craig, thank you for your kind visit and for letting me know your collaboration is up. I enjoyed listening very much. Regarding your listening, thank you for your kind note. I would be really grateful if you had a chance to listen again to Blackbird. I've re-arranged it to make sure that the bird is not an accompaniment but a solo and my task was to make sure that it's more or less a duet between the bird and the "orchestra" even though the "orchestra is on a background and the bird is the main one, but with the view of cooperating mostly. Anyway, I've tried it so many times that I stopped counting and I would really appreciate fresh listening and letting me know of anything I could still improve or if this piece sounds good now. Sorry I know it's involved and if you are busy please just ignore, I just thought I'd ask 😀
Did you get the vocal tracks?
Sent wav file. Let me know if/when you get it
BTW, are you still planning to do Tape 11? Let me know if you need my address. 😀
Craig, no worries on Tape 2! I still got my 14 songs and my 4-track collaborations without it, which were my goals. 😀
Track still rocks. LOVE your bgvs!
Still waiting on the music track without the words so I can get on it!~
Can start tomorrow
I like the title!
Yes, please! Can't wait to hear the tape!
Looking forward to catching up with you soon.
Hey there! I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I was recovering from the flu. I do have some poems though. Email me if you want to collab. Kmariemusic48@gmail.com
Hi, Craig! Just saw that you're going through a rough month, so sorry! Sending my thoughts to you and your family.
Take your time, and if you want to create a placeholder for Tape 2 it's perfect, we can finish it in the future. Take care!
A little late...but I am back in the game.
Really wanted to do do a collab with you...especially after meeting you.
Let me know if some idea comes up for you
Hey man, don't worry about that track I mentioned.
I'm done for, I think. Tapping out. Thanks for being down for it, though.
Hope to see you at 50/90 and get together then. We gotta make a track together soon.
Thank you for commenting on my collab song "This Time", I appreciate it!
I didn't forget about the stem -- life has thrown some curves. I'll try to get that to you in the next few days. Gotta bounce it.
Hey Craig hope you’re feeling better! That last collab w ZC? I nearly lost my footing. What a sound.
Hi Craig, thank you for your kind message and warm support. Please take care and get well soon. Your vocals are very special and they need quality healing. I'm always happy to wait for any if our collaborations.
Sending positive healing vibes.
Craig, good to hear from you. Things are ok over here. Saw that zong the other day and jumped right in. cool! (oh, coltrane. to me, that's like, some of the best music ever... )
thank you for your comments on a hole full of heads. ive been playing the blues for over 50 years now, so ive probably got a bit of a head start, but keep at it and youll hit your number. you have been doing a great job with all your songs.
Awesome man, thanks!
Gonna keep working on the track to get it to a point where you can get an idea of whats going on.
(btw - i didn't even notice I was up to 14...this year has been odd. not really happy with my quality compared to last year, but alas...blahblahblah)
(also btw - your cuz wasn't feeling it this year? he dropped me a line at the beginning but I see he hasn't made anything.)
Dunno why you were not on my list already...i know i put you in there last year some time.
Anyway, what's your collab card looking like? All filled up? Small chance I may need your talents...but I haven't even worked out all of the song yet, so just kinda checking to see if you're even available as an option down the line....IF I ever get the song finished. Just let me know, man. Again, this is really tentative cause I'm struggling with even getting the music going haha (btw - would be vocals)
Hey don’t worry about it! I am so far behind this year - work, laptop issues ... let me know if you need me to sing the hook again
It's awesome. Thank you. <3
Incoming in a few hours...
I definitely can send you some stuff!😎❤️
Hey... sent you a FB PM and email about a possible collab. No is a fine answer but it definitely sounds like something you would be perfect for
Hey there! Thank you for listening! ❤️ I gotta listen to your stuff! Do you accept poetry for collaboration?
Appreciate the comment on "she would".
Thanks for listening
Ah, yes, the clubs! Thanks so much, Craig, for your comment on “Dancing to a Different Drummer.” I miss those Disco days, or should I say nights, when I could dance til dawn and then go to work. Ha!
I downsized my studio from 6 keyboards to 1 keyboard, that should be enough 😀. Now I just have to shoot the neighborhood kids when they make too much noise outside while playing and I'm ready to go 😉.
Ah, thank you for your positivity on “Lo Fi High Tech.” You made my day!
I see the B&W one now
Yeah I'm feelin' it! It'll be worth the wait.
Thanks bro' Looking forward to the completion process. I'm currently buried deep in tracking and mixing (trying to combine the two processes as I go to save time)... on two songs.
After that I'll get stuck into the track in question.
Had the drawing of you as my profile image and then switched it to a picture of Mike Wyzowski that I drew this past year.
Hey look, I'm you! I uploaded from a PC and it worked after I cleared the cache in Microsoft edge browser
Excellent work, dude.
It is interesting to heart what it sounds like after you put some exemplary production on there.
Hi Craig, thank you so much for listening to "When you know..." and the nice comment
Not a problem. You know where to find me 😀
I *love* Wendy & Lisa! Will revisit that particular track.
I just put another cassette to you in the mail. We still have time to catch up!
Hi Friend. Check the shared folder for that hook you asked for. Let me know if it's what you had in mind. 😀
Hey Purveyor of Fine Jellies! Thanks for the comment on "waiting for the matriarch," I did a little "Ableton / Reason 101" at Hack.RVA a couple weeks back and I'm considering starting a Meetup similar to what we had in San Diego for electronic musicians, will keep ya in the loop if you might be interested 😉
Yo thanks for your kind words on the DMV collab.
OK Craig, that's good to hear. I was going to start working on it this afternoon, but I'm feeling the FAWM burnout already today and it's not even halfway.
I just need to rest my ears and eyes for a bit I guess.
And thank yuo for the comments on the songs. I'm always very keen to hear your take on the songs I post.
Thanks for you kind words, especially on Daffodils. It makes me happy that our collab touched you.
Hi Craig. Hope you're good.
I managed to turn a little spark into a potential flame that I'd like to send to you. It's not ready to send just yet though.
Will you be up for giving it some of your magic?
If so I'll be able to get it to you in a day or two hopefully.
*sending good vides your way*
Thanks for your comments on my song, Craig. Yes, he was asking for forgiveness, even though his conscious mind could not produce any information for him. I guess it was healing, but maybe I'm a tad vindictive. ("I'll put you in a song.") lol
Hi Craig - sorry to hear from your loss. If it is worth something, i send a big hug to you from the other side of the world.
Craig, thank you so much for your comments. I hope you’re doing okay.
I made CTS approved jelly? Woohoo! 😝
Thank you so much Craig for sharing your thoughts and posting such a kind comment on Blackbird. My intention was to make whistling solo rather than accompaniment so I decided to slightly adjust the volumes with the hope it will work a little better. Hopefully it sounds now more like what I had in mind. Thank you for your kind input, I appreciate it very much.
Thanks for listening and your kind comment on Captain Z-R0. Glad you enjoyed it!
I sent you a little something. The title/name of the file is not set in stone. I forgot to mention that in my email.
Hope you're doing ok. Still thinking of ya buddy. 😀
Welcome back my friend. Sorry to heat about your loss. Sending warm wishes your way and (as always) looking forward to whatever jelly you can bring to the table
I like to do some spoken word stuff. Hope poem on my debut album is one such composition. Looking forward to listening
Thank you so much for stopping by my page and taking the time to listen! Much appreciated!! Happy writing!
My condolences to you and your loved ones. Thank you for sharing you found "the message is front and center." I will be sure to let you know when I post the recording.
Sent you an email.
you got mail buddy 😀
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my song “Esther”. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost their star.
yes Sir, jelly Sir!
Hi Craig. My condolences for your loss. If you want me to send something over to you for a collab then just let me know.
I am most unlikely to get the time for a complete FAWM this year (sadly), but if I can I would like to be able to complete something with you.
Absolutely. If you use google drive, we can share files back and forth that way. Or wetransfer.com.
With you? Always...
My wife and I saw Just Mercy on Saturday night. I had a similar feeling of needing action as I did after seeing 13th a couple of years ago. Here in Colorado we got the slavery clause stricken from the 13th amendment of the Colorado constitution just a year ago. It’s the one vote I have made on legislation for which I have been most sure in my entire voting career which goes back to 1988 or so.
And on to of that (the song comment ) of you can create anything like that I or even , not like that I would love to experiment with some vocals and melody
You're on my list!
Hello friend. How are you? Got something for me?
Craig, so sorry to hear about your loss... what is it with February? So many people in my sphere have passed on this month, too, over the past many FAWMs you and I have been fellow travellers. I hope you heal, and grace takes you to a better mental and emotional space soon. Your music is too good to miss, and I bet it's a good channel for you at times too, maybe?
No problem. Just attribute and we’re good 😀
Fawm just isn’t the same without the jelly factory opening; sorry about your loss.
songs.... bring songs... yummy ones.
Yes, yes I am! Great to see you on here again!
Thank you for listening and sharing such nice words! Means a lot.
Thanks for listening! Now get to work so I can listen to some of your terrific music! 😀
Hi Craig. Thanks for your kind words. I re-uploaded for ease of access. I'm hungry for a bit of Jelly, looking forward to your output my friend.
Hi. Just checking you got my email about the random collab. There is every possibility of an error on my side.
Much love to you, my friend. <3
Thx man...I agreed a funky Police vib.
Your musical knowledge is cool.
I see from the thread that you have had a loss in your life..my coalescence.
Thank you so much Craig for your moving comment. So sorry for your loss.
Thank you so much for listning and your kind and thoughtfull comments
Thank you for commenting on my song - you should deffo check out fka twigs, she’s an incredible writer, vocalist and producer! Sorry to hear about your loss, I hope you are bearing up.
Hey man, have a big hug for commenting my song - and may your heart be hold and warmed by good spirits and friends to get through times of loss and sad goodbyes. I'm very glad to see you here.
So sorry to read about your loss, Craig.
And I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for your time in listening and commenting on my stuff.
First off, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my track and collab. I really appreciated what you said about When the Night Falls. I've uploaded much rougher tracks than that in the past, but not really after the kristian treatment lol.
Sorry man. Had a loss in Feb 2018. Stopped me cold.
You and your fam stay up.
Sorry to hear. FWIW this community LOVES YOU!! Take care of yourself and your close ones. We'll be here when you get back.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss... :'-( No, you must not cancel!!! Let music be your outlet... <hugs> Sending positive vibes your way!
Thanks a lot for your kind words! I hope all is fine… I wish you a wonderful FAWM!
heyhey! Sorry for the late reply, these past couple of months have been hectic haha. Just wanted to let you know that I definitely haven't forgotten about ya! Hoping to get our awesome collab done during this fawm! : D
Also just saw your bio. Hope everything is okay! At least fawm will be a welcomed distraction for you I hope. : (
No problem, yes we are definitely still on. There's no rush! Just email me when you are ready. 😀
Thanks for the comment on the turdsong (others have birdsong). All I can say is a septic tank is better than a cesspit, until it turns into one, that is 😁
glad to see you made it here despite the sorrows of life, i look forward to hearing your new songs.