Simon Ashby 21


SG   Jan 2010  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Whatever permeates the Brownian motion that goes on in my brain....

Pronouns: he/him/his...but you can call me anything you like. πŸ˜€

I am very excited to get stuck into FAWM this year. It has been a long year since FAWM 2020.
I have a couple of ideas for this year, but otherwise, I will try and go with the flow and see what direction FAWM takes me.

My FAWM Album Cover for 2021:

***UPDATE 25-Feb-2021***
Work has been full throttle plus plus the last ten days or FAWM has been taking a back seat. I have a few songs on the go and some collaboration commitments....will get round to these and to listening to some more of your awesome songs.

Songs (21)

#1 Strato-FAWMing 13
Feb 1
#2 Retrospective 9
Feb 3
#3 Sonata in Gm 5
Feb 5
#4 Having Thomas For Tea @silvermachine 9
Feb 6
#5 Fuzztastic 12
Feb 6
#6 Into The Stratosphere 7
Feb 7
#7 Berserk (1967 Movie) 6
Feb 9
#8 Fukitol 4
Feb 11
#9 Not A Cloud In The Sky 10
Feb 12
#10 Onwards 5
Feb 13
#11 Fool's Gold 7
Feb 13
#12 Mithril Skeleton (with @loveonamixtape, @sph and @dreamscuba) @vomvorton  2
Feb 13
#13 Valkyries Ride 8
Feb 15
#14 Camel Toe 3
Feb 20
#15 Lead Boots 4
Feb 21
#16 Dreaming My Day Away 3
Feb 26
#17 On The Run 4
Feb 26
#18 S*** or get off the pot ZONG
Feb 27
#19 Ummagumma 1
Feb 27
#20 I Wanna Be... 2
Feb 27
#21 The Castle Dragondreams Not Quite Annual House Party (LINK ONLY - DO NOT COMMENT) @castledragondreams 1
Feb 27


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  • @nadine 4 weeks

    The honour is yours! It is fun to work with you. Thanks a lot for your stems and ideas!

  • @nadine 4 weeks

    I've uploaded the final version of "Fight for you" onto my FAWM profile. Please take a look if the credits are correct. In case you want to add some liner notes, just hit me up. Thank you so much for your splendid guitar work! Happy Easter!

  • @iwilleatyou Mar 2

    Thanks for the listen!

  • @dukemeyer Feb 23

    Thank you so much for the feedback on "Farben: Schwarz (Colours: Black)"! And sorry for answering late: I had lots of work and then some technical problems, too ...

  • @nadine Feb 18

    You're welcome! Imho your mix is good, better than some stuff I heard the past days. I do not care much about this yet because its still songwriting and arrangement time! But I you want an in-deep analysis you can give me a nearly-finished song someday after FAWM. Maybe I can tell you a bit more. Coming from electronic music I'm still no pro in rock and metal mixing. They are not using the same techniques I fear. That's the main reason why I want some real recordings. Need some more practice with other people and playing techniques πŸ˜€

    Btw: You've got mails!

  • @raygungirls Feb 16

    Thank you for checking out my music and for the glowing comments! Yup... you can get any sound with the right plugins πŸ˜‰

  • @emplate  Feb 16

    Thank you for the comment on "The Green Light Glimmering from the Window"! Highly appreciated!

  • @emplate  Feb 16

    Yeah, definitely sounds like a plan, the polishing can wait : )

  • @dragondreams  Feb 14

    Thanks loads, Simon. πŸ˜€
    I think the issue is the graphics card. I've disconnected two of the monitors and things have improved somewhat. I've also stripped out and rescanned all the VSTi paths for Reaper and that seems to have solved that issue too.
    And I see I have some catching up to do! You've been busy. πŸ˜€

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 13

    Have you got an email matey and i'll whizz you some riffs

  • @nadine Feb 13

    Thanks for your comments on my music. Your skills as solist is great. I like the way you improvise blues on the guitars. Can you please show me one of your harder tracks with heavy rhythmic backing? As you seem to record from hardware amps, I cannot imagine how your gear sounds. I'd appreciate if you send me an e-mail with some subject like... metal guitars, your username or stuff.

  • @yam655  Feb 13

    Thanks for the comment! I've done #slothcore. (20 BPM) I've done sleepy #ambient (30 BPM). I've just done #slow. (Also 30 BPM) I've also gone the other way as my top track speed this year is my #morse track at 420 BPM.

    Interestingly, I thought I didn't like drums on my slow tracks, but it turns out I'm just not big on drums in general. "I thought I'd go faster" is a perfectly normal song speed and it almost has no drums. (Though at 110 BPM, it's still faster than my normal ~90 BPM.)

    I'm not a fan of lyrics on my slow tracks. I know I could digitally slow it down, but if I were to do that I'd want to go old school and just sing it super slow. The traditional slow acappella styles are quite old, so it would be nice to hat-tip them.

    "I thought I'd go faster" is about writing songs faster, which is really hard to do when a track is 7 to 20 minutes long and you need to tweak stuff. My fastest songwriting speed is real time (benefit of improv).

    I guess a benefit of the long songs is that it makes it easier to practice writing faster than real time? Hmm... a 40 minute song with synchronized pauses that _almost_ feel like track changes... Yeah, I could probably do that faster than real time with the proper software support...

  • @fuzzy  Feb 13

    Thanx for your comment on "Spam Deli Escort"!
    The "text-to-speech" site is always fun if you need something different.
    I used this one; , but there are lots more out there.

  • @frozenlonesome  Feb 13

    Appreciate your kind thoughts on Tornado. Glad you liked it.

  • @petemurphy  Feb 12

    Oh cool! I went to school in Solihull, too. I went to Lode Heath. I lived on Old Lode Lane from age 12 - 14, before moving to the top of Valley Road for the rest of my teen years.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 12

    Thanks! and I'm not sure what all that's comprised of anymore 😁 I know there was a time warp/tape speed pedal and lots of delay and loops involved. A slothcore track I have been adding crap to for 4 or 5 days now, just kept feeling like it was missing something. It needed some gonorrhea 😁

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    But you are WELCOME to cut them up and throw a fuzz pedal on them! Please!! 😎

  • @petemurphy  Feb 11

    Thanks for the nice comments. I'll get to listening to more of your songs soon.
    Whereabouts in Birmingham are you from? I've lived in different parts... Yardley / Sheldon, Solihull, my wife grew up in Stirtchley and Kings Heath, and we have family all over the city. We're currently in Sutton Coldfield.

  • @castledragondreams Feb 11

    Got 'em! Many thanks. πŸ˜€

  • @sbs2018  Feb 11

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on "Wanderlust." Yes, I, too, first discovered Live Loops in GB and so happy LP now has it with more features and complexities. Give it a go!

  • @candle  Feb 9

    Just posted part 2 if you're interested.

    Thanks for the listen & comment!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 9

    I've about come to blows with more friends arguing over pedals than I ever will over politics or religion 😁 Pedal junkies are a quirky bunch hahaha.

  • @taylortay Feb 8

    Nice to hear that EZBass is working for you. I am borrowing a friend's bass atm (yet to be used on any FAWM tracks) but would tend to agree that using a real bass during the writing process can be creatively frustrating - too much effort to switch between instruments on the go...

  • @valeriecox  Feb 5

    Hey hey! Thanks for the comment on my 10x10.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 5

    Hey, thank you for the comment. Yes, I play all of the instruments. It is fun to have the opportunity to be creative with a bunch of instruments...each one has its own fun. Best wishes to you!

  • @gm7  Feb 1

    i love the blues.

  • @apolez3 Feb 1

    Happy FAWMing!!

  • @judypie  Jan 31

    Oh how beautiful, what a beautiful explosion of colour I imagine it to have been 😍

    Haha, yes, fumbling, tripping, falling off the fretboard is the name of the game for me. I did PROMISE myself I’d take guitar lessons after last fawm but I only managed one, for shame.

  • @judypie  Jan 31

    Woah dude, if that your wedding pic? Looks like an absolute dream 😍
    Happy Fawming by the way! 😁

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    Hah! thanks! Same to you. I think this is going to be a pretty exciting month for some great music and creativity.....just a feeling 😏

  • @fuzzy  Jan 28

    Yeah, changing yourself is easier than asking the rest of the world to change for you.

  • @zecoop  Jan 28

    Thanks... ❀️
    I am so excited about FAWM this year. Last year’s was awesome but difficult due to life situations and I’m hoping this year’s is just fun again. Looking forward to hearing yours!

  • @ianuarius  Jan 28

    Hey! Which fellowship is that? Sounds cool.

  • @mosley  Jan 28

    Glad ya dig my amp πŸ˜€ Lookin forward to hearing what ya come up with next month too! Happy FAWM!

  • @boyatheart Jan 27

    Have a good FAWM Simon.

  • @gm7  Jan 19

    Tele..hell ya!
    I have a yellow body/white pick guard/maple neck 23 years old. I hear you they are great and extremely versatile....waiting to hear some music from it.
    my house fire escape plan is ...Rule 1 Save the tele then

  • @fuzzy  Jan 18

    Haha yeah, sorry for causing everyone stress about Silvermachine.
    I did not mean "gone" gone, just not participating this year.
    Have a great FAWM!!!