Influences: The running list of artists I've been compared to here over the years (many of whom I've hardly or never listened to): David Bowie, Jonathan Richmond, Robyn Hitchcock, "old British psychedelic rock," Ween, Beck, King Crimson, Tom Petty, Duran Duran, Talking Heads, "late 70's early 80's new wave," the Beatles (wow thanks), Talk Talk...and others I'm forgetting. Really I just want someone to compare me to Thin Lizzy though.
This will be my 5th FAWM (wait, what?? How did that happen? I still feel like I'm new here....), and I have to say it's been a life-changing experience. FAWM 1 for me ended up as this cassette release- https://theeargoggle.bandcamp.com/alb... , FAWMs 2 and 3 became this cassette- https://theeargoggle.bandcamp.com/alb... and then last year, since writing a song damn near every day for a month isn't challenging enough (that's sarcasm right there), I attempted a rock opera/concept album, solely because I had never done anything where the songs and narrative were all connected. That one is, um....almost done...in fact I may use this FAWM to finish off the 2 songs I think the story still needs.
This FAWM the only vague challenge I've set for myself is to explore more loop-based songwriting, solely because it's something I haven't done much of. I'm not sure what that means or what will happen with that, and as always, I reserve the right to completely change direction based on...anything.
Excited to be part of this incredible community again and can't wait to hear what we all come up with!
Thanks for your great comment on Guitar Angst. Funny, maybe the Western feel is what unites the two songs. As I said, I was in the same headspace when I recorded both of those songs.
See You In The Shadows…
Whoa, I have a lot of catching up to do - Work blocking the FAWM server has made it hard, but yours are soundcloud, so I'll be back!
Not a real mellotron - Tapeotronic is a free VST that's pretty good, although w1n suggested Redtron, and when I checked it out last night it looks amazing. I might switch it over.
Ooh, thanks for the comment on "The Way You Do." When I perform, my wife plays keyboard bass and some right hand strings, horns, whatnot, and our daughter has started tippling the drums a mite.
I hear all my songs as full band productions, but it's been a decade since I had the patience to record something as ambitious as, say, this beast: https://s3.amazonaws.com/canfieldofdr...
Thank you very much for the comment on Carry Me Home! Glad to hear you liked it!
Thank you for your kind words on "Cape". Will have a listen at your stuff now!
Funny how the artists we're often compared to are not our favorites. Makes me think there's something quite cosmic and spiritual we're harnessing. Thanks for your comment...will be back to listen.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!
Great! I look forward to hearing it!
I'm really glad you like it, thanks! <3
Love that pic!
All the best this year