Canadian living in the Netherlands. Freelance copyeditor.
ELEVENTH year FAWMing. I love the madness, the camaraderie, the creativity... 😀
MOST of all I love playing in this huge cybernet sandbox, where everybody shrieks and giggles and throws the sand and their songwritery toys all around and nobody gets hurt. 😀
No fixed agenda this time around. The year 2019 was particularly difficult, ending with the death of my daughter on 24 December. And on 18 February 2020, I lost a precious sister. Still trying to gather my inner forces. A few of my lyrics will likely reflect this.
If I do write any lyrics, a couple will be earmarked for one of my regular collaborators. I may or may not get to 14. Doesn't matter. I look forward to reading/hearing what everyone else is doing. And roll on the skirmishes! 😉
DISCLAIMER: Any lyric I post is always a rough draft. It is likely to be revised/rewritten later. Therefore, collaboration songs during FAWM should not be considered official joint works, or posted outside of the FAWM site. Unless otherwise agreed - and I AM open to post-FAWM possibilities 😀 - contributions will be individually owned. This means that each party can use his/her own specific creative contribution for other purposes once FAWM is over.
PLEASE ask first if you'd like to collaborate. It's possible a collaboration is already underway with someone.
About CRITIQUE: No, thank you. 😉 For constructive critique, I post my lyrics to a designated songwriting forum.
|#1||High Road, Low Road @jcooper||
|#3||Whatever My Faults||
|#4||I Want to Go Back||
|#5||I'll Be Fine @bunter||
|#6||Mighty Fine Performance||
|#7||Rain, Rain, Go Away||
|#8||Crème Brûlée @bunter||
|#9||Mr. Black-hat Man @bunter||
|#10||Girl behind the Curtain||
|#11||Whatever My Faults @theresaj||
|#12||One Epiphany Short||
|#13||I'll Be Fine (now with female vocals) @mariekevinkmusic||
Thanks so much, Donna. I shared your "I'll be Fine" with a dear friend who recently lost her wife and she thought it was delightful. It's wonderful that you can bring a feeling of hope to others out of your own deep loss.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my poem, “Somebody Their Their Life Away Today.” I ended up taking the idea and building an EDM song around it called “Tonight I Won’t Be Sleeping.”
Thanks for the really nice comment on Hung Up on the Thorns. Susan did a really nice job on it. I'm not in love with all my lines and will probably tweak it, but that's FAWM for you!
Thanks very much for your kind words on “Love Has No Season.” I really appreciate it.
Thank you Donna for your listen and kind comment regarding my Meade’s Blues’.
Thanks for your comment on Finale! Yes, a whole musical, I’m genuinely chuffed to bits! I kept talking about it at previous fawms and even wondered about using 50/90 to do it, but you know, life... I think the short time to get it done really worked for making me knuckle down 👍🏼
I somehow missed seeing the note about your recent losses until now. I’m so sorry. Wishing you peace and comfort.
Thanks for your nice comments on my 'Nothing's Stranger Than Kindness' lyric. Yeah, trains are great for people watching and sometimes for getting creative inspiration
Thank you so much, Donna. 😊
It was a pleasure Donna, I love your collaborations with Billy so much, the words truly fail to express how much I love listening to your work together. Coffee was warm, luckily 😀
Thank you so much for your help and support. I appreciate it very much. Thank you for every comment.
Hi, Donna, thanks for your kind comments on my song. I'm also sorry for your recent losses. I had a bunch of feelings to deal with and musically is the best way for me. I'll make a more professional-sounding mix of this and do a video for it.
Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Firestorm'.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on a Lonely Swan Donna. Yes please, it will be fantastic to hear your suggestions. Thank you so much.
Thank you very much for your generous comment on “Please” - I really appreciate it!
Thanks for the listen and comment on my 'death' song!
thank you so much for your beautiful comment donna
Thank you Donna!
Thank you for your kind words on mine and Mikes collab
Thank you for your nice comments Donna, on my collab with Maddie. 😀
I don't see a download mp3 on th3 any page. It's posted on sound cloud.
How do you download a song on FAWM.org if it is downloadable?
Thank you so much for your comment on Viriditas. I love that share an appreciation for Badass Von Bingen. 🤘 Also, thank you for reminding me of Rabia! I haven't read nearly enough of her and I adore Hafiz, so I know I need to dig deeper into her writings.
Thanks for taking a look at You Can't I Didn't Try. I'm always happy to see your your name in the comments list because I value your thoughts on lyrics. After reading your remark about sticks and stones I went back and reread that part. The initial meaning behind the line was about trinkets like incense and semi-precious stones. While reading it again, the old saying "sticks and stones may break my bones" popped into my mind and the depth of that line kinda took me by surprise. Thanks Donna! 😀
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”!
Thank you for your comments.
My condolences to you.
Thanks for the listen and comment on my anti-Valentine song!
Thanks for commenting on When I Die. Yes, I think most us wonder as to what lies ahead of us when this life is over.
Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!
Thanks so much for your kind and supportive comments on my skirmish Sugar Song. Means a lot.
Thanks for your comment on Awesome in Mercy. I did make the mp3 downloadable, so you could see if you can play it now?
Thank you for the listen and comment!! Much appreciated <3 Happy Valentines Day!!
Thanks for the comments on my collab with Corey, If You Want. Fun to have someone do a blues!
Hi Donna! Thanks so much for stopping by, listening & commenting! Much appreciated. Hope you have a great FAWM!
Dankjewel voor je commentaar op mijn liedje! Het is altijd fijn voor beginnende songwrites om de positieve mening van een ander te horen!
Thanks so much for your comments on my song Gold Statue. Glad you got the serious undertones as well as the laughs.
Thanks for your very positive comments on my song "The Vision"
Thanks for the listen and comment on my week 1 challenge song!
Yes, Donna, there couldn't have been a more magical pick for me. Thank you for your generosity, once again, leading that challenge and acting as a pretty stellar conduit for the divine! You have always given so much to this community, and even when you are in so much pain, you are there. I hope this month among friends will be of some healing for you, too.
I appreciate your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”!
Thanks very much for the Druid Animal card! Nice to see you & hope you have a great FAWM.
Hello Donna. Thank you again for your beautiful challenge and thank you so much for your amazing, very moving and encouraging comment. I felt very inspired after reading about blackbird. I had absolutely no idea what the meaning of blackbird was and it truly moved me. Thank you, I'm very grateful.
Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging feedback on Wizard's Apprentice lyric.
I decided to try and put it to some music. Your thoughts would be most welcome 😀
Wishing you a magical FAWM!
Thanks for the feedback on February Blues.
Thank you, dear Donna, for your time and comments. 😀 Very much appreciated.
Ha. I love hearing where others get their inspiration~!
Thanks Donna. I get my inspiration from the funniest things sometimes!
Thank you for your kind words!
Hello Donna, fancy seeing you here. See you on the other side.
Hey Donna! Have a great FAWM!
Hey Donna. Can you come out to play?
Hi Donna! I hope you’re around.
Looking forward to your creations Donna! Happy FAWM!
Hi Donna, looking forward to any new works form you!
Hey, Donna! Hope you have a great FAWM. I wonder if you'd be willing to help me come up with some ideas for the lyricist set of the cards. 😀 I'm not much of a lyrics writer so my ideas are... pretty dumb. Haha.
Hello there, my dear friend! Good to have you around for once more dance.
As soon as I saw that thread title,I knew Donna had to be walking among us again... Welcome back!
have the best FAWM this year!