Influences: Artists I've been compared to here (many of whom I've hardly or never listened to): David Bowie, Jonathan Richmond, Robyn Hitchcock, "old British psychedelic rock," Ween, Beck, King Crimson...and others I'm forgetting. Really I just want someone to compare me to Thin Lizzy though.
This will be my 4th FAWM, and it's been a life-changing experience. I've put out 2 cassettes (yes, cassettes!) of my music mostly recorded during FAWMs, and even started a cassette label (yes, cassettes!) called Very Special Recordings.
This year, because pushing myself to write a song damn near every day for a month isn't hard enough (that's sarcasm right there), I'm planning on trying to write in a continuous or at least connected narrative. I don't know what form this will take- a song cycle, a rock opera/theatrical thing, a collection of songs about the same thing, I'm not sure. But I've never done anything like this and I want to try. I have a vague storyline in my head, but there's a lot of room to follow wherever that leads. I also reserve the right to ditch this crazy idea and write songs about my coffee cup or whatever at any time. As always, we'll see what happens!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).