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!
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.
Due to a recent family member passing, I am putting FAWM on hold for a short while.
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.
|#1||All That Eye Have Seen||
|#3||Dear Ms. Nelson||
|#5||Dr. Elixir @fourtracktape||
|#6||Super Fine @boyatheart||
|#7||Ghost Of Tisha||
|#9||Heaven Must Be @boyatheart||
|#10||Walking The Rail (Demo Version) @saulius||
|#12||Me As Your Gun @sherrycanary||
|#14||My Hero Is Gone||
So happy you're going to Fawmstock!
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.
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.
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!
I can take Zelle now. Hope you can make it!
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.
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.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my collab "Since We First Touched" I appreciate it!
What you did on Walking The Rail was beyond any of my wildest expectations. Thanks again for the collaboration.
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!
Craig...We can revisit. I was doing the same thing with time restraints..Just trying to get 'er done 😀
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
Thank you for comments on my runes song.
I would be honored to lend my voice to one of your creations
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.
Yes, sure thing! 😀
I hear you! It will be so...
Hi CTS. Probably best to communicate via email. Mine is Saulius.firstname.lastname@example.org. I live in Seattle.
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?
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/
Jelly's up. I'm just about to send you a copy. Hope you like it!
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.
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
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! 😀
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.
(i uploaded audio for All Systems Down. i can't quite play it yet but at least you can get the idea!)
Thanks for your kind words on 'When Birds Fly Away', much appreciated!
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!
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 ... ?!
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.
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.
Oh, and it has around 200ms of attack time.
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.
Thank you so much Craig for your kind comment.
Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.
Thank you for listening. Much appreciated!
I'm sorry to hear about your loss!
Thanks for checking out Stars Underfoot! I'm sorry for your loss. 😞
Thx for your comment. Its very tough for families! I certainly have compassion on this topic, glad it came across.
I was suppose to send you a cassette tape tomorrow (Monday).
Shall I assume you are not doing the 4 track challenge?
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.
Thanks for your comments on "Whisper of You," let me know if you have any ideas for music. 😀
...and I'm sorry to hear about your loss
Sending you love and strength.
So sorry to hear of your loss Craig. You and your family are in my thoughts.
My condolences to you and your family.
Thanks so much for giving our tune a listen and for the kind praise! Hope you're having the FAWM you want to have. 😀
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.
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.
Thanks for the comment on '24 Hours to Midnight'!
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.
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.
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.
Jelly man in the house! Hi Craig. Glad you're back.
Thanks for the note. Happy FAWMing to you, too!
Craig we both started FAWM the same year, 2010! Have a good one...
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.
WOW, thank you so much for your fab comment on "Burn the town down". I blush here. Thank you
Hi Craig, I hope all is well. I'm looking forward to more Jelly Factory output, especially with purple glow!
Welcome back my friend!
"in a particular way," lolol I may have to use that in one of the lines 😁 😁 😁
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!
We will collab sometime during FAWM! I just need to get through this weekend... yikes! LOL
Thank you! I appreciated your encouraging comment and happy FAWMING to you!!
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,
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)
Up and running at the Jelly Factory!
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?
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.
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!!
Ayyyyyyyyyyyy, Cannot WAIT to hear what comes from you this year! ^___^
CTS.. so happy to have you back.... missing the jelly... 😀 bring it!
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!
Hello, and hello again!
Here we all are, for one more round.
Hello, and hello again!
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!
Yes! Let’s give it a go! Something Steveland Morris might offer up?
Hi, happy fawming
I'm baking those biscuits quick, call 'em bisquick....and I'm gonna need the jelly. Mad jelly. Jelly belly. Let's do it!
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.
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.
Hi Craig. I'm joining John Staples's sentiment.
Hey Craig! How ya doing?
Eeeeeevenin'! Hope you have the funnest time!
Hi! I hope you are all good. Yeah I will do some fawm just not as much as without traveling:) : Happy FAWM to ya.
Here's hoping Vegas is pumping you up for February! it's darn near jelly time, my friend!
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!
Jelly cat, Jelly cat
What are they feeding you?
Have a good un
Hey Craig! The answer is YES! 😀
Ready! I hope your factory is well stocked for 2019!
Let’s do this! Looking forward to your music!
I'm counting on it bro'. I'm looking forward to some fine jelly from you and creating some too. 😀