Influences: The vapour trails of half-remembered dreams.
I sing with my fingers and dance with my heart.
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Basses: lots of them.
Recorders: even more of them than basses.
Synths: more than basses, fewer than recorders.
Frankie, my mutant Telecaster.
Personal pronouns: he, him, his - but I prefer Paul or @dragondreams if you're talking or writing about me. 😀
|#1||System Check Shuffle||
|#3||A long time ago yet to come||
|#4||By the light of the silvery fridge||
|#5||Just for the record(er)||
|#6||Why can I not?||
|#8||When the silence is too much...||
|#9||Son Of Pentacles||
|#11||[here lies laika] i know the champion @joshbelville||
|#12||On the roll of a die||
|#13||Hammond Eggs (with cheese)||
|#14||The Warrior and the Sangerine @ajna1960||
|#15||A penny for them (for my late mother)||
|#16||Lancelot's End @ajna1960||
|#19||Don't look back||
|#20||Up the wooden hill||
|#21||Kulkuri, Laulaja, Satakieli / Vagabond, Songster, Nightingale. @kembole||
|#22||Sky Child (part 1)||
|#23||Sky Child (part 2)||
|#24||Sky Child (part 3)||
|#25||Something on my landing grows...||
|#26||Princess and Gargoyle Duet @darcistrutt||
|#27||Only if you're sure||
|#28||When you smile at me :-)||
|#29||Bring the thunder||
|#30||Follow Me West (now with woodwind!) @jaegerin||
|#31||Every twice in a while @grenzgaengerin||
|#32||Sky Child (part 4)||
|#33||Party planners (DD link only) @castledragondreams||
|#34||The Castle Dragondreams Not Quite Annual House Party (DD Link) @castledragondreams||
|#35||Bring Me Some Comfort @metalfoot||
|#36||Bye Bye Boogie||
Thanks for listening to my song "Amelia" and my collab song "Where I Want You / By My Side", I appreciate it!!
Of course! I'll bounce a wav as soon as I finish my holidays 😀 Thanks for the collab again!
Cheers Dragondreams! Thanks for the listen!
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my music this FAWM. I always value your feedback. I hope you had a great FAWM 2021, and it looks like you did because of all your great new songs and, of course, the fantastic FAWM party you coordinated once again this year at Castle Dragondreams. 😀 (I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'll grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy it later today.) and I look forward to 'seeing' you here again next year. Hope you have a great year and stay safe. 😀
inflicted, as being granted by a old man‘s sound wisdom
much joy here.
Thanks man. This was how I felt when it was time to wrap my feelings from last month.
Little bit insanity, lots of different parts needed to fitted together without thinking at all. Rush is a best motivator 😀
Woo hoo! Thanks, matey! 😀
Sorry for the confusion regarding the house party (which was awesome). No, didn't send it, I was too late. I played it but didn't send it...my bad...still I enjoyed the house party very much and thank you. Sorry for the confusion. What I actually did was acoustic guitar playing a long with the track. I just got so busy this year I forgot and never sent it. Thank you
ah no worries! I would probably assume synth too! Magnificent job you did stitching all that nuttiness together too btw. I finally had a chance to listen to it all as I was going to lay down and take a nap, but it kept me intrigued throughout, no easy feat this late in fawm LOL. It's quite the entertaining listen it does come off as some of the older radio variety hours........just with less ads 🤣 In a year packed with all sorts of great stuff that's definitely up there towards the top of my favorites.
Was what I did OK with "Bring Me Some Comfort"?
Thank you for listening to Howl'n and busting my Zong! I thoroughly enjoyed the house party bit. I signed up for FAWM on Feb 11 having no idea what I was getting into. So glad I did. Such a wonderful place and your house party is proof. For me it's all about the people and community and that's what you captured so well, with an abundance of humor along the way. I'm already looking forward to next year...
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on "Last Joke - Trollsaga3"
I was really happy about your comments and the collaboration with you!
Stay healthy and next year we'd love to do something together again - ok?
Dropbox invite resent! Thanks! 😉
I couldn't cope with skirmishing yesterday and fell asleep early only to wake up at one and check FAWM to discover your epic masterpiece of a houseparty. Yeah. Amazing.. ! I was laughing out loud.. I'm listing to the link you sent me now.. ! Wow.. also a busy, grooving, vibrant, energising epic..
Thanks for the comment on Butterfly Effect, whould anyone mind being compared to one the the "all time great" rock bands? I know I'm not. Cheers.
If you get a chance to play a Squier Bronco, play it first unplugged. Gall in love then immediately plan a replacement pickup purchase.
Things are on their way via the power of the interwebs...
You've got the job!! FAb.. Thanks so much.. I'd love love love to play this kinda thing.. Inspired to do a few more tracks like this.. I'lll post.... !!!!
Thanks, his lyrics for this song were GREAT!
still working on our collab - would you be comfortable with me doing a final mix when I'm done my part? Just thinking in terms of reducing your workload with the house party and all!
Thank you very much for your comments for my experimental piece "Völva" and "troll-Dance" - they've definitely gotten cheekier, but that's troll-style 😉
I'm happy - tomorrow after my early shift I'll get to work fresh 😉
Hi there. I really hoped you'd check that recoder tune out. Yeah it works as a tune that could involve kids playing or uploading their recorder contributions (the harmony or bass parts are two or three notes max) plus if it becomes integral to the story - if it's live - they get to do it again and again... .. Its so nice of you to stop by and check out what I'm doing. Much much much appreciation. I uploded the slap bass you sent me (a while back now) to see if I could do something with it..to honour your nice comments (which I see you spread everywhere - it seems I only need to listen to someone for the first time to find you've already visited, and given them a resounding pat on the back... Anyway gushing appreciation, Mr Dreams.
Sounds like a plan! I'm hoping to finish up a couple collabs yet today and then I'll put yours next up on my personal docket to get done after those two.
Do you still want to potentially do something or is the house party enough of a metalfoot collab for this year? 😀
Thanks for the kind comments on the video collab Paul.
Now I can turn my attention to the DD House Party!
Thanks Paul! Have just mailed the wav file to your hudsonics address.
yes received. Do I just need to record may parts and send as a wav - as in I guess we're not doing a radio style play where we're actually having a conversation? Presumably you can chop things up.
Hi, and thanks for the lovely comment. I would love it if you wanted to add some woodwind. Am going to bed now but let me know what you need - eg I can send you the .wav version tomorrow.
and consider yourself watched!
thx for the kind words re my track! having a lot of fun with my first FAWM. my goal is to get a handful more up in the next 2 weeks! see u on the inter-FAWMs!
thx for the kindl introduction! happy to be here for my first FAWM!
Re: "I really should get round to watching this series! And this lovely song has pushed me into to doing it!"
Ah you have uncovered my evil plan! I am glad you enjoyed the song and I hope you also enjoy the series...
You´re heartly welcome
You can write me a message on Soundcloud or :
would you like to make a sound carpet / melody and if you have ideas - I am open to everything. I am happy about what is coming and going
Thank you very much for your comment on "Troll-Trap" - yes, there were definitely small creatures present 😉 (my cats too 😉) I already have a rather large goblin sitting on my neck (but I don't know if the saying also for a leprechaun-like, humorous person with a skirmish in mind in English?)
Thank you for the comment 😀
Thank you for your lovely comment on Cyril's Millions, I'm so glad you like it!
Thanks so much for the kind words about my song "Choir's Back!" As always, I really appreciate it. 😀
Holy cow! I dropped in to see what you've been up to and you have 18 songs posted! What? Wow! You're amazing!
Listening to Hidden Meaning on youtube. Is that FAB or what?
Hey Mr Dreams - I posted a version of Miracles. And would love it if you wanted to check it out.
Cheers for your nice comment on "Hong Kong Pfui".
Thanks for explaining how you are using dice for randomised sound creation. I have to say that I prefer loose constraint. Especially with an anything-goes philosophy: there are so many noise-making devices that are worth using that binding a number to an instrument would limit a lot the possibilities 😁
And at the moment my main thing is to have one ambient track a day, and I'm also trying to make collabs with human beings, and not only plastic cubes!
Great, I'll email you.
Hiya, left you a comment? Howbout a collab?
Morning! Thanks for stopping by and checking me out.. I did a bit of spoken word thingimajig last night.. will be uploading later. Very rough.. but interesting to do..
I enjoyed yesterday so much!!
There is a story behind it.... I'll fill you in via voice chat ?
Astonishing, would you like to help me get to 5 ?
Thank you for your encouragement.
You've got me blushing, thank you for the listen and the very kind comments.
Thank you sir for listening to more of my ditties and writing some comments....I'm hoping to get one of my sharpened axes out today after a few chores...You are only 1 song away from the finish line....but I'm sure you will shoot past it!
Thanks for the comment on my song for Tammy's Famous Picture challenge!
My pleasure. And explosions. Explosions are always a good ending for prog-related hijinks. I picked up a fantastic sample pack a while ago; I think it might have been this one: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/free-explosion-sfx-vfx-elements/
hehe or do you?? 😜
Ok already! And thanks 😉
Thx for your kind support
Wow! Thank you so much! I don't know many other people who grew up with goats. I loved my nanny goat Heidi. She was one of my best friends. She was whip smart and super mischievious. She also liked to steal the cigarettes from our blacksmith when he came to visit. Heidi was a total hoot.
Thanks for the comments on Strato-FAWMing. I'm quite slow with stuff at the moment due to work...hoping to get a breather in the next days....I have an axe I've sharpened that needs to be used...
That's wonderful! Keep them comming.
Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Paul!
Hi Paul, you are welcome. It was a pleasure to comment on your beautiful song. Wow, you've created so many already! How wonderful!
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Your support is very special to me.
Thanks for the props on Deeper and Deeper!
Thanks - I will try to record something tonight if I can - meanwhile, you are prolific!!
I come over to to have a meet and greet and find that you're almost finished and were only 4 days in! Wow! Was going to wish you a productive FAWM. Now I simply want to borrow some mojo!
A deal at the cross roads...A Robert Johnson ref. You know your blues!
I was going for that 78rpm sound...
Thx for the nice comment on " It's All Right"- much appreciateD
Thanks for the lovely comment on “It’s a New Day” - much appreciated!
Thanks for the listen. Hadn't considered the musical theatre angle, but it fits with the characterisation.
Sorry to have scared you, but perhaps you enjoyed the fear? 😁 Thanks for the listen though. 😀
Ah yes, the neighbours/wifely suggestion that using the sopranino at midnight is not such a good idea. It used to be the acoustic grand piano at 10pm...
Guess I only break PAs IRL ?!
You made me laugh out loud - cheers!
Thanks for stopping by neighbour!!
Thanks for the listen and comments on my Name song. Wish my fingerplaying lived up to your comments! Normally I would practice the song for a day first, then record the part several times to comp one good track - but this is FAWM, that will have to wait!
I know, it's been too long! I'm trying to be more... present here, but it's hard.
I have a BM-700 mic that I picked up for $20CDN not that long ago. Wonder how it compares to the 800.
...and while I'm raiding the fridge, I can't but help notice the absence of...recorders...in the output so far (taptaptap)
Thank you for the kind comment!!
wooo!! Welcome back and happy FAWMing!
Thanks so much for your feedback! I appreciate it! 😀
🔪🔪🔪 LOLOL Thank you for your kind comments! Haha! 🔪🔪🔪
Well I mean, if you *do* make any music that you think has need or space for some voxxx in there.. I did promise last year I would learn to play guitar properly so that we could collab this year! But I didnae do that 😭 I still want me a DD collab! 😛
Hi there,,, Happy FAWMing!
thx! i write mostly funk, but i do some indie too. i have a lot unfinished songs (need lyrics) in both genres. looking forward to hearing your stuff!
Hey Paul - happy FAWMing and I look forward to your new works.
Hello, Paul! Have a wonderful FAWM!
Hey Paul! Happy FAWMing! Lori
I would definitely love that!! Let's plan on it. 😀
Understood and I hope you get some relief... I am wondering how my surgically fixed shoulder will hold up, but it seems to be doing ok so far. Surgery was on Dec 4 to repair minor tears in the labrum and rotator. My three weeks with covid set my rehab back but I'm doing well now and PT is making big progress. I've successfully been drumming and holding guitars for an hour. I have aches and pains afterwards, at night, but it's hard to tell the difference between that and normal age aches and pains, haha. 😉
Good luck on your rehab! Your 'texture' will be marvelous anyway. 😀