Influences: The British Invasion, Motown, Soul, 60s psychedelic, The Beatles, The Animals,Dave Clark Five, the Stone Roses, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, Noel Gallagher, Tom Petty. Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, John Prine, John Hiatt, Iris Dement, Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley, Pat MacDonald, Casey Chambers, Finn Brothers, Paul Simon ,The Pretenders ,Rickie Lee Jones, The Black keys, Kurt Vile , Courtney Barnett, pj.Harvey, Ani defranco, ...all of you guys xxc
recorded entirely in GarageBand on my iPad.
Real Instruments I noodle with
Kala tenor uke
1930s? Vintage mahagony baritone uke
Kala concert uke
Tahitian 8 string uke
Gibson songwriter acoustic
Bruce Lee Rose Cigarbox bass
1982 Casio PT-1 keyboard
Shakers, scissors, rattles,brushes
banging on the table.
|#3||I'm Leaving @sunnymae||
|#4||Doors Closing Forever||
|#5||Rewire the World||
|#6||Stone Age Garden||
|#7||Let Love @kahlo2013||
|#8||Open All Night||
|#9||Doors Are Closing Forever @jamkar||
|#10||Song for Lynn||
|#11||Toni The Redhead||
|#12||Orpheus and the stars of the Night||
|#13||Onto the Paper @cindyrella||
|#14||Telepathic Love Song||
|#15||Telepathic Love Song @natalie||
|#16||Somewhere Not Here||
|#18||Still have to Finish This||
|#19||Somewhere Not Here @jonmeta||
Aw, I came, but just too late! My son was not being a team player on his nap!!! I will tell him to straighten that out for next week! Thanks for saying so.
Thank you Cynthia. I just sent you an email 🙂
Thank you Cynthia. You're sweet to leave such a nice comment about "And the Journey Begins". Hope you have a great and safe year until next February when I hope to 'see' you again. 😀
Thank you for the kind words about my piece "What Might Have Been". I appreciate it.
Thanks for kind comments, I like your music too! 😀
Glad you took a rest. We'll do something next year.
Thanks for your nice comments on my lyrics. There's always next year for more songs!
Sorry I haven’t dropped by; it’s been a weird month. I will check out your songs in March.
Thank you for coming by Cynthia.
I appreciate all the wonderful comments too!
Don't knock yourself out. We can give it a go next year. (I am determined to show up then)
I threw this together. if you think it has any merit I would be pleased to see what you can do with it.
BEING WITH YOU
Of all the things
That I can do
Than being with you
Even when the
Sitting with you
Is at the top
There is something
In your smile
That makes me glad
We walked that aisle
No one could pass
The charms you show
You’re the only one
This much I know
Thanks for your kind words. I may not be done yet and perhaps something will appeal to you. Best wishes to you. Hope I am still around next year. (85 in May, 2021)
I’m on a big sparkling water kick 😀 when I do drink, it’s Lagunitas Daytime (aka diet beer) so that’s about as crazy as I get these days
Oh Cynthia...the ladies of the canyon. Makes me misty. I'm so glad you enjoyed my piano piece. Those prompts..what is it about them? They crack open this portal for me. I'm filled to the brim with gratitude for this year with all of you. Big hearts and love..S.
thank you Cynthia!! i could hear strings as well!!
You are welcome to run with any of my lyrics that you hear music. Someone did put music to Candles Flicker, my sense is your music would be a completely different song, so it is up to you if you would like to do something.
Hooray! We’re gonna collab! Thank you! 🎉😁🎉 I’ve loaded your track for “Telepathic Love Song” into my GarageBand and am working on adding some vocal tracks to it right now. I’ve sent you a PM on Facebook so we can communicate that way if you like.
Hi, again. You mentioned you heard some uke harmonies when listening to my song “Not a Word.” Feel free to download and have a go if you want to collaborate. 😊 The chords are just Cm Gm F C / Gm F C C.
Hahaha! Thanks for your lovely comment: “You could sing the phone book.” That’s not a bad idea, actually. It might help me get to 14 songs! 😆 Congrats to you on making it to 14, by the way! I look forward to listening to more of your tunes soon. 😊
UPDATE: I’ve just listened to “Telepathic Love Song” and fallen in love with it! Is this tune up for collaboration? I’d love to pop some lyrics and vocals over top. So many ideas! 😃
Thank you Cynthia for your listens, I'm happy you liked it
Cynthia my lovely you actually inspired me with the latest song. I still can't outdo our collab and your music with that, but its the first time i experimented properly with a few loops. So i was channelling my inner cynthia with that track. Big hugs to you xx
You can post it when you're ready. Thanks
Sure! Have a go and don't worry about changes
Yes it's kind of a weird FAWM. This time last year we were worried about COVID before most folks were and were still going into the office. Now it's about a year later and still working from home, and no end in sight to be be honest--vaccines are still just starting here, so it's looking like 2022 before a majority are vaccinated and things could even be somewhat back to normal. *sigh* Hope all is well with you as well as it can be!
Thanx for your comment on "The Coffee Table Of Destiny"!
I use a left-handed solid-body concert-sized Eleuke that I put through the only amp I have, a cheap little crackly practice amp that I was given.
I just prop my microphone in front of it and record that way.
I'm pretty low tech around here. 😀
There is another person who has asked to put Just Love to music, a male folk singer. I wanted to check in with you before I responded to him. I am happy to go with your preference. Thanks for letting me know, Liz
Hahaha! Yes I think you have mentioned Ms. Mann before. I really don’t have much familiarity with her music, but I am quite honored by the comparison, since you love her! Thank you!
Cool! Give me a day or so to knock out my final ding then let’s bounce around some ideas and do the who does what how dance
I’ve one more song to write for my album - then I’ll be looking for some collabs - would you be interested?
Thanks Cynthia! Say hi to your guy from me.
Thanks for all the listens!
Thank you so much, you’re so kind.
Heads up Cynthia!
I had a ton of fun writing and recording Puddin Cup
Hi Cynthia, thanks for listening and for your kind observations!
I am quite fond of that song.
Yes, I think it will become part of my live set .... when ever we get back to such things. 😀
Thank you for the listen and the kind words ❤
I JUST LOVE it!!! What a delightful upbeat groove!!! Love the organ, vocals, energy, joy!!! Made my day! I’m so grateful!
Post away! I’m looking forward to it!!! I’m in back to back Zoom meetings at work and will listen my next break! It will be a bright spot in a crazy day!!!
Very cool tunes you have here! I came to check them out because I saw your kind comments on me songs, thank you so much! So enjoyable the music youre making, I definately wanna hear more. Btw I think you could easily put your songs out for rappers who are looking for beats. I don't know if there are lots of rappers on fawm but I personally would love to hear your psychedelic and world beats syncing to someone's lyrical flow.
That sounds perfect!!!
Of course! I would treasure a collaboration with you on Just Love!
Thanks Cynthia. Yeah, it's been pretty cold. The lowest I've been aware of in birmingham has been minus 5, but some parts of the UK have been minus 23!
Thanks so much for your comment on When we’re nearly 65! So appreciate it!
Hi Cynthia! Thanks so much for your comment on my song, When My Heart Was Not Mine. Happy Palentine's Day!
Well, we don't formally collab, but often she'll comment on something we hear, maybe in a movie or a show we're watching, or something she reads.
then that phrase might go up on the white board that dominates one wall of our dining area. 😀
Sometimes I'll write a lyric and run it by her to see if it makes sense, particularly because she doesn't consider herself a righter, so she'll tell me what she thinks it means. 😀
Hi Cynthia! Thanks for all those comments. I'm seriously lagging in listening and commenting on my Watchlist buddies, let alone where new interests are concerned. Today is my headphones-on-click-every-last-song-my-buds-recorded day. And my will-only-step-away-from-keyboard-to-go-pee-or-eat-sandwich-and-yes-wash-hands-inbetween-the-two day. 😉
Thanks Cynthia. Yeah, my social (and general) anxiety is pretty bad. When I used to play a lot of gigs, I used to hide out in the dressing room for most of the night, and these days I only go out when I absolutely have to.
Beathawk is fun and a pretty cool program. There are 'in app purchases' with some great sounds, although there's probably not much in there that you can't already do in Garage Band.
But if you ever need any help or advice on anything, I'm always happy to help.
Thanks for the bust!! Holy cow, you've been busy since I heard your first song... Can't wait until the weekend when work lets up a little. 😀
Hey Cynthia, thanks! I looked up those packs you mentioned. I found them in the ipad's built in recording program (Garage Band). I don't use Garage Band for recording (I use Cubasis), but you inspired me to look into it, and it's great fun. I think I downloaded all of the free packs.
Yeah, Beathawk is very cool. There are various expansion packs that you can buy for it, with some great sounds.
I see you have a new song that I haven't listened to. I'm just about to go to sleep, but I'll have a listen tomorrow.
that is so lovely to know thank you both 😀
Well, I've gone so far as to download Doors Closing Forever and jotting down a few notes about taking off your heels and running like hell to catch the last train to the Coast. We'll see if it turns into anything...
By the way I stayed in Long Beach, 1 block up from the actual beach, in 2016, while I was in southern california (mostly the LA region and Orange County) for a month 'working'.
You’re too kind to us. Glad you’re back this year!
hi Cynthia - i really appreciate your listens and comments
my bari uke is an inexpensive Oscar Schmidt OU52
Hi Cynthia - thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my songs!
You don't need my approval at all. We're all in this thing experimenting and I want you to feel the freedom to do that. You and BIll White both chimed in at the same time, so I'm happy to have you both. Your styles are so completely different. It's not in me to choose. I just can't. I love you both. So go for it!
Yes, lots to learn, and having so much fun with it! FAWM is amazing!
Hello again! Thanks for your lovely comments on my first FAWM submission. 😀 I’ll try to stick a couple of links in here to two videos I watched. These, plus goofing around for an hour or two, were enough to get me started so I could make the song. Hope they help! I’m looking forward to hearing more of your creations. You’re on my watchlist, too!
Hey there, thank you for your very kind words. I appreciate it,as always....
If there's ever a place where we can throw off the shackles of self doubt that plague is, then FAWM is it.
I love the versatility and the diversity, not just in the music, but the differences in all of us that make this community what it is. I love the beginner musicians who sing into a broken tape recorder, the professionals who make songs that have the sonic qualities of hit records, and I love everything inbetween. I love the lyricists who can put across the most beautiful ideas with just a couple of words, the twisty turny word masters who makes us collapse in hysterics or break our hearts or give us a new slant on well trodden subjects...
We all bring something special to the table, and that includes you ❤️
I'm sorry that you're not feeling it this year, but I understand. It's such a strange time, and the effects are going to be felt for some time to come.
Sometimes we feel it and sometimes we don't, and that's ok.
I also understand the 'comparing yourself to others' issue. It's something I've always done. I decided back in 2017 that I wasn't going to allow it to stop me, and that's when I started releasing my music. I still have all of the same self doubts, but I think I realised that whether I match up to my peers or not, it doesn't matter. They're on a different journey to me, and most of my musical friends don't understand the music I make, but what I do is just as valid as what anyone else does. AND, what you do is just as valid as what anyone else does. I certainly enjoy your music far more than anything in the charts.
I always worried about what other people might think, because I know my music strays from what is considered 'the norm', but doing it (and doing it my way, without concern for commercial appeal) is what makes me happy. So that fact that others might laugh at me or criticise what I do is kinda irrelevant.
I'm loving hearing your experiments in electronica. It shows your versatility and sense of adventure. I also love the "60's girl group" stuff you do. I think your fabulous, and my FAWM experience would definitely be lessened without your presence.
Lyns and the dogs are ok, thank you. They keep me sane 🙂
To me, you are a superstar. Much love.
Cynthia!!! Hey Woman, so glad to see you! Thanks for stopping by to hear the Invocation. Glad you took it in. Gonna go take a listen to your first offerings of the season!
really appreciate your listens and comments!
thank you 😀
So sorry that you're not well and I hope FAWM will lift you to a better place. I'm always open to a collab. The last one worked out rather well, didn't it? 😀 Onward.
Hey Cynthia! Thanks for the inspiration, I do remember that now. I think I'll probably have one or two of my usual huge productions in me if I can find the time, but I guess I'll be getting back to the basics with just an acoustic and an iPhone. Sounds about right after the year we've had, eh? Happy Fawming to you!
Have a good one Ms Llop!
May FAWM 2021 flow and find you bringing Joy to many!
Hi, Cynthia. Look forward to hearing your music. Happy FAWMing!
Awe, thanks! I always enjoy your work as well!
You ARE legendary. And you ARE a songwriter. A GREAT songwriter!
FAWM will definitely be a better experience with some Cynthia music in it.
I know what you mean about staying in pj's. I hardly ever left the house before the pandemic, but with the added weight of a global catastrophe, I just wanna stay in, read books, listen to music, write songs, watch Netflix, and never go out again.
Much love to you, superstar.
You're back, yay!
I am over the moon for you and every American who can see what an awful path it was all heading down. And ahhh thank you lovely. I love that you love my concerts. It just feels so warm and fuzzy to be back here on FAWM,even if i am not in Thailand 😉 xxx
Hello you beautiful human. Yay for FAwm family. And sort of YAY for me being in England for a change. Huge hugs to you and lets get this on
Hey Cynthia. Hope all is well in Long Beach. Let's do this!
Hi Cynthia! Hand drums - that is awesome! Can't wait to hear that, and your other instruments and vocals 😀
The amazing, legendary Cynthia Wolff!
I hope you're doing ok.
I recently joined the ipad club, so I'm currently creating / recording everything with that (I haven't retired my studio gear, but the ipad is so damn handy and useful for recording anywhere - including in bed, my favourite place. Plus, it's so much fun to use).
Wishing you all the very best, lovely lady.
Hi Cynthia! I am, you in too?
Hey, nice to see you are here! Have a nice 2021 FAWM!
Looking forward to it. This stuff keeps the juices flowing in an old codger like me. 84 and still kicking!
If it´s possible to make sense of the world we live in it will absolutely happend here.
Hi lady! Can’t wait to hear what you come up with this time around 😀
Hey Cynthia! Just 1 week till FAWM!
With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it.
"Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual.
But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers, & every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in contribution to culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.
Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.
Hey Cynthia! Ready to rock and roll with you my Sistah!
ish! I'll be around a bit, but probably not full FAWM. Happy hunting; hope to hear some hand drumming!
Hello there! Wow - you have a Bruce Lee Rose Cigarbox bass? How cool is THAT?!?
Sweet. Dig dig dig.
Rock on, Cynthia.
Welcome to 2021. Can't wait to hear some banging on tables.
Happy to hear from you! Brewing up some ideas and hope to bring them into completion.
Looks like a fun group of instruments this year - and hand drumming class! I'll be listening too. 😀
Hello, thanks for your message, good to see you back too.
Hey Cynthia! Here's to the best dang FAWM ever!!! Woo Hoo!