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
2020 THis is FAWM # 5!!!
HAPPY leap year day!!!!
One extra day to put it in high gear and try and tidy up some loose ends, revisit some old friends and to take a moment to thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤️ for bringing such warmth and joy to My lil corner of the world...
I have made great strides this FAWM...amazing even myself...maybe having a fever makes you more focused..
I had WONDERFUL COLLABS!!!
two of my heroes blew me away with what they did to my songs and I got to put music, not once but twice, to the “Father of the Century” lyrics, thank you Mr. Cooperider...
I will be sticking around listening for the whole month of March and beyond, I listen the whole year on and off...because, heck you guys or so good!! better than a lot of what’s out there..
So till we meet again...
My recording process
Recorded using MusicMemos and GarageBand on my iPad.
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.
|#1||My Dear @srcoops||
|#3||AQUATIC SPAGETTI WESTERN||
|#4||BLUE HOLE DIVER||
|#5||What is it about you? @cindyrella||
|#7||Me and you @karlsburg25||
|#8||You Is @jonmeta||
|#10||HonkeeTonkWoman (got a ticket to Ride)||
|#11||Waiting for The Big One||
|#12||End of the Trail||
|#14||Young Man Grown @srcoops||
Sending you Good Vibes during this very strange time. Saw you on one of the forums I thought I would stop by and say hey. 😀
It is so much fun doing the FAWM thing and people like you make it even better. I miss it already. Hope to do it again next year. Best wishes!
Thank you for listening... you are very sweet. Here’s your lollipop as a thank you!! 🍭
Hey thanks for the listens and comments! By the way, we have started a 5? song coronavirus challenge on the forums of you are interested
Thanks for coming to visit, Cynthia. We’ve been doing the Fearless challenge in the first week of February for the past two years. I always get good songs from it.
Cynthia my lovely, can you send me all the wonderful music from our song without the drums? I am thinking i can extend it and create something really big!! x
sure go for it on restless.
Haha, you not got any roundabouts over there I take it? 😝
I am so sorry not to have seen your request on my lyrics. I would have been honored for you to do so. We will do better in the future.
Did you have a better year than last? It sure seems like it. I will be back to listen more, but you were on my mind and figured that I’d ask while I thought of it. Off to work!
There's no rush... Take your time. I just wanted to send a note before it got too late and I forgot. 😀
Thank you so much for being a part of my dad's FAWM (@srcoops)... Let me know if it would be ok to have your songs on his Bandcamp compilation album. If it is ok and you are able, please feel free to send me the WAV versions to zecoop at yahoo dot com. Also let me know what info you would like to be included on Bandcamp. Thank you once again!!! 😀
Growing up is always optional. I just can't be having it.
Thanks for your kind words!
By all means, I would be happy to have you do Young Man Grown
I gotta start singing with a Brit accent, lol... it was all me. I just listened and totally forgot I did the high harmony, haha 😳
As we get to the end of this year's activity, your rendering of My Dear brought more comments than anything else I collaborated on. This is deserved as you did a marvelous job despite being somewhat under the weather with your health. Thanks a lot for your hard work on my lyrics.
Hey Cynthia, thanks for stopping by. I've been mega crap at listening to everyone's tunes this year but I'm trying to catch up. Digging your stuff so far!
Hi Cynthia! Thanks for all your kind comments. So sorry you've been under the weather all month. You sure did manage to get in the flow and make great music and songs!
You are so kind! Our family has had a lot of fun with FAWM because of the kindness of people like you. You are right about Mrs C. She is a wonder. Met her in the 8th grade, took her to the senior prom, and said "That's the one!" Now, 65 years later I say "Lucky me!"
Hi Cynthia, I know you had my best interest at heart and I did take your suggestion seriously. But I just couldn’t bare the idea of quitting. What I did learn this FAWM is I should stick to one playing field at a time when creativity is demanded.
The songs are what it’s all about during Febbary, but my desire to do a daily vlog at some point and see how that would work out, got me in trouble. The videos demand a bunch of creativity too and creating demands energy. A couple times during this month I ran low on that specific kind of energy.
Last Sunday I was running on fumes.
I will finish FAWM with a daily vlog but unless I get a jolt, today’s song will have to do for this month. Fifteen is more than decent, isn’t it?
Are you doing more or different collabs this year? Seems like both. You pair well with just about anyone! I’m going to have to try to shoot you one next year. You are so good!
Thanks for your comments on my songs "Erase Me" and "Half Way There" and collab songs "This Time" and "Kiss Me Again", I appreciate it!
Thank you! You are so encouraging. 😀
LOL! Maybe slipped off the keys is a better expression. Anyway thank you for listening to my ramble. 😀
Thanks so much for your kind comment on Dreamcycle!
I’m glad you liked it, Cynthia. Honestly, I loved your track and said I’d do something before thinking what exactly it would be, and then thought, What have I gotten myself into? But your groove and energy was so inspiring, I just played off that. Bravo to you!
Ah you are so lovely Cynthia. But please big yourself up massive because for a first Garage band try this was awesome
It's done! It was a blast, and the groove inspired the vocal and even some guitar licks. Hope you like it.
It has literally made my FAWM that we got to do something together. You are such a wonderful soul and , for me , this is what FAWM is about connecting musically and humanly (new word maybe) at the same time. Massive love to you Cynthia for your amazing first experiment with garage band x
And i done it . Yay. lets see if i can do something with this AWESOME music
Thank you for the comment on "Hey, Wolf" - it does kind of just take you on an adventure, doesn't it?! I am falling more and more in love with its quirky little self every day. <3
Oh my goodness Cynthia please don't worry one little bit. I am back now and can turn on my mac and have a play. Just leave it to me and please no stress i want you, your uke, your garageband and more to be in blissfull musical creative mode. Big hugs
Hi Cynthia. I'm so far behind on my listening this year that I've only just given you a spin but wow, loving what you're coming up with on Garageband! Annoyingly, I just got to work, so I'll come back and listen to your last two tunes later on.
Thanks for the comments and support Cynthia, really appreciate it. While "Everyone Here is better at this than me" reflects my feelings at coming into a community that is so full of talent, the self-deprecation is meant to be humorous, not despairing.
Still, it's great to be welcomed. Thanks for the reinforcement 😀
Thank you for the sweet comments, Cynthia--I'm so sorry to hear about what you had to go through with your cats as well 😞 I appreciate all your support! Hope you're feeling better now...
Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments. Yes dating in LA can be tough but it was way worse back in Atlanta, GA. Anyways, keep on truckin' right?
Hi, Cynthia, I appreciate your condolences. Did you follow me on IG? That’s cool but I wanna make sure it’s you before I follow back because the account has no photo. Thanks!
Just responded. It's wonderful!
Hi Cynthia, thanks so much for listening and commenting!
Hi friend, I hope you're feeling better. Four songs so far--pretty good for a sickie! 😀 I don't have that excuse and am still lagging (but doing better now). Onward.
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Who We Really Are", I appreciate it!
Glad you liked my take on te nursery rhyme theme. You asked what I was playing. The answer is a Baritone Ukulele. Tuned like the first four strings of a guitar (thin to fat EBGD)
Ah if course not lovely . Tats very kind of you but I know I could do better with the sound of the vocals (as in recording quality ) . Thank you 🙏🏻
I have no idea how I manage to get any good guitar sound to be honest. It's a guitar I had for almost thirty years ([brag alert] given to me by Jennifer Batten[/brag alert]) and not once did I replace the pickups which are now rusty. I have to position myself just right otherwise the chord jack wiggles too much and I get no signal. The Floyd Rose bridge is so out of whack I can't give it a proper intonation- which is why I do punkier songs now (ha). I'd buy a new guitar but I'd rather spend the money on beer. It's healthier.
Ah my lovely, let me describe the comedy of recording out here. So I have to judge when nobody is next door to my outdoor bungalow . If people there I warn them , then I have to sit inside (bloody hot) on the bed using two pillows for leverage so I can get the phone mic roughly in front of the guitar . Then “go” . That is phase one .
Then I can use headphones for any iPhone instruments . Then comes the killer . Singing out loud , outside in front of the whole resort !!!!!!
They have all been very understanding so far 🤣 but trust me hearing me blasting out with no instruments isn’t always a pretty sight xx
Hey hey! Hope you’re feeling better.
It is indeed the bari uke, same as always.
Haha, I doubt it was a fluke! Keep up the writing!
Super easy to share. Since I have GarageBand you could save and email the whole project to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or in GarageBand: “Share”— “Export song to disk” then you have your option to chose wav or mp3. Saving as wav is perfect for sharing music with people working on different platforms. Let me know if you’d like any screenshots to help you out with process. Feel free to email me!
Hey Cynthia, soup’s all gone!
Thanks for the comments and encouragement, Cynthia! I hope you're feeling better, I'll be back for some listening soon!
Yes of course you can! But we are separated by Atlantic so you have to choose whether to stay stateside or move to sunny Chesterfield with me 😀 (it’s not sunny, we had a hailstorm today, you should probably stay there). 😛
Come play guitar for Eye Will Eat U Cynthia. 😀
Thanks. And if you want to do it and have time, that'd be great!
Any band I am in will always have a place for you Cynthia! X
Thanks for your nice comments!
Glad you liked our Hammock Song. I was pleased with it too. It was written to a tune posted as an instrumental by by Pabrizzer (who I admire greatly) and I just thought it deserved words and when I came to it the muse very generously gave me the opening lines and the rest seemed to write itself.
Hey there Cynthia. Thanks for the inspiring comment!
You are welcome to change it to make it work. I have to laugh at one time years ago and not here but he changed the entire thing! Ha.
You liked that one, did ya Cynthia? I am -as we speak- working on a bluesy ballad type song. Hoping to finish that tonight.
Also hoping your cold is getting better.
Yes. Another collab would be great!
I hope you are starting to feel better! Thanks for listening to my germ song "Stay Away"! Hugs!
Ah Cynthia so sorry it’s taken so long to reply , I have days minusphone our here to give my mind some space . You are an utter treasure and thank you so much for your beautiful comment . X
Thank you for your lovely comment!
Thanks for listening to Sand and your lovely comments! Happy FAWM!
Thank you! The phrasing was a *bitch* on that song! Take after take, so hard to get right. I'm glad you liked the final result.
Thanks so much for the kind words on Waiting for the Sun. I don’t think I’ve ever been covered before!!!
Thanks Cynthia, you always know how to brighter my day.
You know I could come to your side of the ocean and you could see me in a a Long Beach venue
I’ve been planning a trip to the States for some time now. Maybe I should stop planning and start booking...
paper towel roll is a good instrument too...lol
Looking forward to your work on My Dear
Ah you beautiful soul . I can’t tell you how much I value your comments . Having done this for a good few years now it may surprise you to know I not full of confidence in myself which makes it harder for me doing my iPhone Thai recordings but hey I love it and I get over myself when I realise this is what I love doing but again huge thanks and live to you for enjoying your listen . That makes my soul soar 🙏🏻🙏🏻
You’re so cool!!! Looking forward to hearing your music.
Thanks for checking out Love On A Stick! I agree 100% with you; absolutely nothing wrong with the song ;-p
Hang in there, Cynthia! I hope you feel completely well again soon and ready to make music. Meanwhile, thanks for listening (and joining in) on my Uke song. That's exactly what I wanted it to do, and how I picture the imaginary setting, with folks gradually coalescing in some sort of spiritual ceremony maybe?
Thank you for your kind words. The FAWM family has been a help in this very tough time.
Thanks Cynthia. Hoping to pick up some of your lyrics this fawm
Hey @cynthiawolff ! Thanks for finding me on here. FYI Barrie is an hour away from Toronto.
Your instrument list rocks!
For illness (this includes sore throats) I highly recommend throat coat tea, zinc lozenges and whack a doo load of vitamin C. Rest up! I am sending healing vibes your way.
Thanks for your encouragement on my Profile Page. I have made a slow start this year (as in no song ready yet). I have been busy with block meetings and other time consuming things.
Thanks Cynthia, I hope to be worthy. 😉
Thanks! Happy to see you!
In regards to drummer: could be old guatecoop but he gets it honestly from his father
Hey Cynthia! Hope to see loads of songs coming out of you.
Happy FAWM dear!
Hey, Cynthia, hope you have a great FAWM. Are you using your new equipment to record? If so, hope it goes well.
Hi Cynthia! I great to see you back here again.
Hi Cynthia! Hope you have a great FAWM 2020!
Hi Cynthia! temporarily out of bushfire troubles and I hope it stays that way....Fingers crossed! it's gonna be a disjointed FAWM for me but I'm here!
I'm looking forward to YOU!
Thanks for your encouraging note. The feeling is mutual!
(LOL the autocorrect offered me "the feline is mutual")
Glad to be back and looking forwarding to getting to hear some great new music!
Gladly all cleared up! The fawm gods have been kind this year! 😀
Hi Cynthia - you are such a force for positivity! Happy fawming!
Hi Cynthia, looking forward to hearing your music!
Brilliant, thanks Cynthia. I'll get something of yours on the next show. I just followed the Soundcloud link in your profile, and Soundcloud is saying 'oh no, we can't find that user'
Edit - I just managed to find my way there through Google.