Influences: Randy Newman, The Beatles, Robbie Robertson, Elton John, Aimee Mann, Ben Folds, Jeff Tweedy, Tom Waits.
First time fawmer, wish me luck...
|#2||Make It Rain||
|#4||I Never Left You||
|#5||Used To Be Famous||
|#8||There's A Storm Coming||
|#9||Mary, Mary Quite Contrary||
|#12||I Believe In You||
|#14||South Of The River||
Ah, you did a nice comment for "One Word". For some reason I really, really hate that song now and don't ever want to listen to it again. I don't know if it really deserves that kind of ire, but what can you do? Glad you liked it though! Maybe it is just that it represents my last bit of FAWMing this year, so I'm putting too much on it.
Cheers, thanks for your kind words about my words - I always hate writing words as I don't feel comfortable trying to say anything. And yes - it is indeed a sneaky day off. I've done the vocals for #13 now but I'm going round to my mate Dan's house now for some boardgames. #13 up tonight hopefully, and then tomorrow to luxuriate over #14...
You really made me laugh with the Craig David comment - I had to explain my explosive mirth to Mrs Brisk. Cheers!
Thanks for your kind words and kudos on sadheartomine - I’m loving your songs- great production too! Home stretch now🌟 🙌🏾
thanks for the nice words. I may be able to squeeze one more in on Saturday, but probably no more than that. Realistically, I thought I might achieve 6 or 7 songs even before work got in the way, so 5 wouldn't be too bad in the circumstances...
Thanks! I like this one, for all its earnestness. The piano is programmed - I tried to do a live take for a few minutes but it sounded like a chimp really doing his best. I see what you mean about the Sun King, I'll definitely take that!
Feels like the home strait now - I have enough songs started not to bother starting any more. The tricky part is finishing what I have...
I realise the vocals are too high, which makes it a bit hard for me to listen to. My patented "don't wake the family" whisper, with all its clicking, popping, mouth noises and the rest is a bit much.
Yes thank you for being the first to get the partridge reference 😉 . Bit obscure that one. I back in England now so shall be catching up with your output ASAP
Ha, thanks for braving ...Monogamy. It is a bit disposable, but it was fun to write. I think I'm going to break my 1980s Casio keyboard out of the loft this evening... I am really looking forward to hearing the next few that you've done over the past week.
Hey David thank you or stopping by and listening and commenting on 'Moonlight Blues'!
Thanks for commenting on American Dream! A comparison to Paul Simon is DEFINITELY high praise. Happy FAWMing!
I'm glad you got some pleasure out of "All Hail". There's a Radiohead album with a very similar name, isn't there? Makes sense. I should have done more to it, but just ran out of steam and wanted to get another song up. I still haven't caught up with yours because I am pretty shambolic, but I will, hopefully this evening. I'm getting a bit behind with FAWM generally. I think I need a song a day for a few days to get back on top of the dungheap. But will it happen? It might be time to break out the 1990s Casio keyboard soon...
Hi David, you are very welcome. Thank you for thinking that my piano pieces are nice 😀
Cheers for that one, David. Just to say on the lyrics - there was going to be an "interregnum" but I really couldn't make it scan... 😁
Hi David, thanks for the feedback last night. Two things - 1/ I love my squeaky chair but normally I sit still at the end of the take so I can easily edit it out. On this occasion it was too good. 2/ Yeah, 7ths. At heart I'm quite a cheesy songwriter (I blame the 70s) but I restrict my use of 7ths to moments where I want you to fluff up like the pink panther just out of the dryer.
Thanks for the feedback on “A Neighborhood Within”. Yeah I really am trying to improve the performance, production, and mixing quality. Still hit and miss here and there so the goal is consistency.
Hey thanks for the listening to my song, "Same Thing". Appreciate the kind words.
Thanks for the kind words. I'm a huge Jeff Tweedy/Wilco fan, so for sure that slips in to my writing all the time (intentionally or not). 😀
Dude! You're killing it for your first FAWM!! 7 songs already! Great job!! You obviously came to get BUSY. 😀
Thanks for taking time to listen and comment. I appreciate it.
Grapefruit! I've heard the name but not their music. That's this afternoon taken care of then.
Loved Around Grapefruit by the way - some of the brass in particular was amazing. There's got to be a book in a life experience like that - I'd read it!
Thanks for the thoughtful comment! I’m usually terrible at getting lyrics out quickly, but that one just seemed to fall out of my subconscious that day 🤷♂️
Thanks for the info - will check out your dad’s band! (Not sure the point of FAWM is to listen to the music of people’s parents, but I guess you kinda set it up with your song! Such a cool story behind it!)
Thanks for the support! In truth I think the lyrical fragmentation is a natural (and unavoidable) byproduct of me being afraid (or incapable?) of saying anything very comprehensible. But better a confusing jumble than silence... right?? Excited to listen to your latest... oh, actually, I'd better go to bed. But will first thing tomorrow. Excited to hear them.
Ha ha, I hope you attend to your childrens' needs at least to the minimum acceptable level. I'd be interested to hear what you think of these. I think one is a winner and the other two are filler, but what can you do when it's already the 7th?
Yes sir I have a Klon. I got one about 20 years ago when he was still making them. I think it was around $300 in 2000, 2001. It's a pretty great pedal.
Burying someone in Slough is definitely tragic.
Ha! I thought I'd made Salt Hill up, but it really does sound like a misbegotten corner of Londonshire now I come to think of it. Full disclosure, I lived in that part of the world for a couple of years so it's entirely possible I sublimated it and this is it finding its way out again.
Thanks for the listens and the kind words! Here’s to (hopefully) hitting 14 this year... 😬
Cheers for commenting, David. And sorry for the earworm!
Something tells me you might smash it this FAWM. Don’t be scared - the songs will come and if they don’t .... just keep writing and posting the songs. Don’t worry about perfection ... that’s what’s March and April is for - welcome aboard !!
Welcome to FAWM!
You are gonna have a great time!
Good luck (though it's pretty easy really, you probably won't need it)
Welcome to FAWM, David. Loving those influences and looking forward to hearing your songs!