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, Bob Dylan (umm, whoa?), !!!, Massive Attack, Total Giovanni, and finally someone recognized my Thin Lizzy obsession.
Whatayear, whatayear. Way back last Feb, I had heart surgery, and I'm still kicking, but more importantly, I wrote a song for Fawm in my hospital room.
Then came this global health crisis which you might have heard something about, which for me and the fam equaled hightailing it out of Brooklyn and landing upstate in Kingston, NY. So here we are, and for the first time in my life I've got my own studio room in my house, but wouldn't you know it, we're remodeling and knocking down walls in our new house this Feb so I may not get to use all my distortion pedals and mellotron plug-ins as much as I want and might have to write uke songs at my Dad's house after the kids have gone to bed.
But- whatever. It's Fawm, so here we go...
|#7||I Don't Want To Go There||
|#8||Theme For an Imaginary Fairy Tale||
|#9||Fairy Tale 2- The Red Orb Has Drowned||
|#11||Fairy Tale 3- 200 Steps||
|#12||It's a Miracle||
|#14||Fairy Tale 4- A Small Night Bird||
|#15||If You Only Knew||
|#16||Fairy Tale 5- The Moon, The Sea, The Dark||
|#19||The Choir @guatecoop||
|#20||Building the Perfect Lover @zecoop||
Just dropping by to say that I grabbed a copy of your The Beautiful Creatures... album from your Bandcamp store last week and it is a mighty fine piece of work. TSFW is glorious. Very satisfied customer!
Thanks for listening and the comments. I'll listen tomorrow to yours. Any recommendations?
...and thanks for the kind words about "Playing the Game" - always sneak a card game reference into a song if you can. Also riffs - glad you liked them. Trying to come up with them is probably my favourite bit of writing rock songs, then there's the rest of songwriting where you have to get over the finish line...
😀 😀 😀
😀 you look me up if/when you get there this summer!
BTW... did you ever get to my first 3? I don't see your comments on those.
of course I'll see you at 50/90, my new friend.
Thanks again for your kindness and the special musical entertainment.
You do realize you can only do 6 (or whatever number) songs in 3 months and just hang with the crew. 50 is not compulsory for entry and I just can't imagine a musical mind like yours wouldn't do a musical thing for 3 months... but oh, that idea has a strange lovely appeal, doesn't it. 😀
Thanks so much for the comment on Make It Out of Heaven - I've been told off for being waay too hard on myself in the liner notes this year again, it seems like it is my brain's default setting. Glad you liked the chorus. It annoys me when some choruses come really easily, like this one, and others you have to squeeze out like lime juice with one hand. I'm going to need some listening during work today so will give you a return listen for sure.
Thanks for your comment! Well, I suppose I should say I do sometimes find interesting information on the synth groups too, but I have to sift through a lot of stuff I could definitely live without 😀
Finished em all. Damn ur badass.
We exchanged a few emails last year but I was high and or tripping balls a lot of the time. I know when we do collaborate it’ll be like butter...deep fried butter..? Cassettes or no cassettes that is the question...scratch that VHS compilation lol you’ve said stuff is crazy for you right now but I’m down whenever I’ll drop you an email.
Saw you the tit4tat dealio. I’ve listened to most of your stuff but I’m just gonna finish the rest now. You’ve listened to a lot of mine too so if you’re sick of me by now you don’t have to tat my tits. Love your tracks. Let’s do a cassette collab! Or a mostly cassette collab...or at least a cassette re-amping collab lol
Thank you for the kind words on "No Hurry". I appreciate it.
Also thanks for the comment on "Angel in Jeans" especially for the piano part. Before FAWM I haven't played piano for about 5 or 6 years. Maybe I should do more on that. Let's see if I can handle mixing the lower frequencies. The arrangement is really dense!
@caitlin and I will finish this song for sure but it will take a while. Since everybody is leaving FAWM in an instant, I'll post the results on SoundCloud, Facebook and stuff.
Thanks for explaining your blind collaboration! This sounds really weird but fun. I have to try out this technique with my band mates. Let's see how it turns out!
Thanks for the comment - am going to come back to listen to your stuff over the next little while. You've got a cool sound, and I need to have a proper listen. When Zecoop collaborates with someone, they're always worth listening to - he's got great taste! He's like a gateway drug.
Age-wise, first time I've said it out loud, or written it down, but I've just turned 50 😞 and that, in the opinion of my esteemed lady, is too old to be effing and jeffing everywhere. She's probably right, but I do like a good swear.
Thanks for the bass sound info, gonna see if I can achieve something like that eventually!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Blueberries & Fennel! Really appreciate you coming to listen, and wow well done on going over and above for an excellent FAWM win!
PLEASE tell me how you made my guitars sound pretty good?!? Please? What did you put on them and how did you eq them? Maybe I’m just hypercritical on my own sounds with acoustics, but wow that seems to be a great improvement. I know I record well most times, but the mixing never seems to bring out what I want to hear.
Thanks man! That’s super nice!
Thank you for the comment on "Where the Trees of Iron Grow"! Glad you liked it! 😀
Cheers to you mate !! Curious, will you make it back to Brooklyn, or are you happy at your new place ?
Glad you enjoyed it. 😀
Thanks for listening and your feedback on Focus Your Energy! Really appreciate it!
Thanks for the comments on Canyon!
Somehow I snagged one for $80. I had to replace the c gear and belt, but that’s standard for those and 424s. Next year we have to do a 4 track or 8 track collaboration. I was going to with my brother but we just ran out of time. Do you have an 8 track?
Hey, Thanks for listening and commenting. I do appreciate your input very much. Speaking of that, could you give me some hard feedback on my drum sounds specifically, but not only....I love you sense of sound and I would appreciate the input. I’m going to get on our collaboration tomorrow or Monday. I’m looking forward to it.
Music will come. Just haven't done yet.
Howdy! Thanks a lot for your comments. Take good care of that heart!
Thanks for your comment. It s a Kamalen Ngoni... same family but pentatonic... and tuneable 😉
Hang on, I haven’t been here yet? My FAWM is way behind but this needs to be fixed! So, that fuzz pedal does exactly one thing but does it so well. The solo is the very cheap Cuvave fuzz which is about $30 - it gives you a seething mass of ripping Velcro. I used a Lovepedal MkIII fuzz also in the last section which is a Vox Tonebender Fuzz. More tame than the Cuvave but still elegantly fuzzy.
Thank you for listening and your great comment. The song was a lot of fun to write. Agreed, John Carter and Dejah Thoris was one of my favourite lines. 😀
And yes, I read and loved the entire Hyperion series. Very cool.
Alright! The tape #2 has now been sent on its journey to you....
I always avoided autotune but on Black Friday I was like fk it lol
Hope you're well. Looking forward to your songz
Haha, home ownership!! I know that well. It’s worth it.
Hey there, hope you’re settled enough in new space to crank some stuff out
Hey! Long time no see. How's the world of cassettes? Good luck with your surgery.
Big hellos to you!! I hope that you are well. Looking forward to hearing your music again this year. We will be chatting I’m sure. Best wishes to you!