Influences: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, INXS, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Mike Oldfield, The Velvet Underground, Daniel Johnston, Jandek
I play piano, guitar and bass, and occasionally sing. I am able to write songs when given the opportunity, but often have trouble getting inspired.
This is my fifth year of FAWM.
FAWM 2017: 14/14 songs. Half of those songs were older songs written before 2017, but I still managed to get 14 in. Most of these songs ended up on my debut album "The Beginning".
FAWM 2018: 14/14 songs. Most of these songs are still in an incomplete state, but I plan to finish them sometime and use them in my unfinished album "The Pop Album".
FAWM 2019: 15 songs. This was a concept album about communication and friendship, which is still unfinished/unreleased.
FAWM 2020: 15 songs (one blank).
FAWM 2021: 15 songs (14 complete songs, plus 1 placeholder).
I seldom leave "thank you" comments on other FAWMers' soundboards. Therefore, if you leave a comment on one of my songs, I will do likewise on one of yours.
Casio CTK-620L 61-key keyboard
Yamaha PSR-EW400 76-key keyboard
Yamaha P-125 digital piano
Martinez MD-33 TSB steel-string acoustic guitar
SX Precision bass guitar
Monterey MGS-14 electric guitar
Acoustica Mixcraft 8
Steinberg UR22 MkII audio interface
|#2||In My Youth||
|#5||The Red Balloon @cicpisces||
|#7||YouTube Thinks the Twelve-Bar Blues is Illegal||
|#8||Untitled improv 2||
|#9||Best of Friends @captainillegible||
|#10||Metal Placeholder (Post-FAWM collab? Stay tuned.)||
|#12||untitled piano instrumental 3||
|#13||"wanna be friends?"||
|#15||Lost in a Dream (rerecording)||
Thanks for listening to my collab song "I Want to Go Back", appreciate it!
Glad you liked my "Song for an Old Friend"
Thank you Edward for your kind comment on my clouds' music. I appreciate your support.
Thanks a lot for your comment 😀
Thanks, Edward. Hoping our paths will cross again during 5090!
Thanks a lot for your comment! We're re-recording "Going my way"; so the final version will have real drums, real bass and vocalist. No matter of the virtual guitars will stay or not - I'd like to keep that signature sound of the intro. Let's see what happens in the next days and weeks.
Glad you enjoyed it. 😀
Thanks for your comment on ‘Blow my Mind’
Thanks, I appreciate the comments!
Thank you for your very kind comment on, "Please Treat Me Better". I really appreciate it!
Thx for comment on New Strings... I am a fan of Greg Lake and i do play "From the beginning'...you nailed it...bonus points.
Big influence on me and a lot of guitar players, i would say.
Thanks Edward for your support over this FAWM and previous ones . I wish you well and take care mate . Cheers
Thanks so much for listening and the insightful comments on my songs . You are having a very productive FAWM and its great to be connected with you and so many other creative souls through this music forum . Good onya mate . Cheers
Hi Edward, here's my go-to bass - not that you asked...
It has a story - 1990, I was broke and on the dole, I needed a bass and our drummer's dad was an old school cabinet maker with a massive workshop. I was sick of borrowing basses, and it got to a stage when I couldn't because we were gigging and my mates were as well, so there was a scheduling conflict.
So our drummer and me made this. Well, the drummer did the hard work, and insanely accurate routing which I wouldn't have the guts to do. I bought the block of American white ash - because my mate had a Music Man made of the same stuff, I shaped it like a jazzmaster/jaguar/mustang because I like that shape, then P bass pickups because P-basses are my favorite.
I spent too much on hardware - and the wood cost a fortune, so I could only afford a crap neck. A couple of years later when I was earning I swapped it out with a Warmoth neck, and a later I pulled the frets out. Then last year, 30 years later it finally went to a luthier (shout out to Ryan at Colortone) for its first a set up.
It weighs an absolute tonne, but sounds amazing, and now plays incredibly well.
Thx for your comments on Old School Blues.
Thank you for commenting on We Travel Light. That was a B3 clone called vb3.
I had vibrato on, but Leslie is off.
Thanks for the comments - "Billy Joel" you weren't the only one who heard that.
Thanks for the listen/comment. Much appreciated!
Thanks mate for listening to my song . Took me a while to get started this year- very busy at work etc. But i finally got it happening and uploading a song this arvo . Thanks for your kind words/Cheers mate
I'd love it if you could put music to my Reb Balloon. Thanks for the offer. Don't worry if you need to change any lines.
Thanks for stopping by. The Rock Hands were a gift - so touched!