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 going to be my third year of FAWM. My goal for this year is to write a concept album about communication and friendship. I believe I will have a friend from high school sing the lead vocals on [some of] the songs, and there will be dialogue snippets scattered throughout the songs.
I'm still here. It's frustrating when you've made a promise to yourself to stick around on FAWM and it is literally a ghost town from March to January. I'm over exaggerating here, but I hope you get the gist of what I'm saying.
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".
Casio CTK-620L 61-key keyboard
Yamaha PSR-EW400 76-key keyboard
Korg B1 digital piano
Martinez MD-33 TSB steel-string acoustic guitar
SX Precision bass guitar
Monterey MGS-14 electric guitar
Acoustica Mixcraft 7
Steinberg UR22 MkII audio interface
|#1||Talk to Me||
|#4||If I Knew You Better [2019 rerecording]||
|#5||My Plans Don't Come to Fruition||
|#6||Down to Earth||
|#7||Where Are You Now? (So Far Away)||
|#8||Withdraw [2019 rerecording]||
|#11||Leave Me Alone||
|#12||I Can't Work Like This||
|#14||FAWM is a Ghost Town!||
|#15||If You Give Love, You'll Get Love||
Thanks for you comments on “Blue Jeans Baby“... Klaus did a great job singing it... Congratulations on getting 200 comments... Take heart you are not here alone... I was with last year & I'll be here this year... I check in daily but usually listen & comment on the Sabbath.
Thanks for the visit! Yes...Elvis was in my head as I had just heard some of his songs in a documentary while I penned those lyrics!
thanks for listening, truth is i didn't realise the radio was on
Thanks for the comment on "I'm the boss" 😀
Hello mate, thanks so much for the comment on The Clown. It is an odd track, not my usual style!!
How far do you feel you got with your concept album this FAWM?
Zong because I have banished all the listeners with my incorrect music. Thank you for your comments even like its outside of FAWM.
Hey Edward, you left a detailed comment on Plans for World Domination a while back. Apologies for not replying sooner. I appreciated your careful listen and the time you took to share your thoughts.
The drms are from an iPad app, Easy Drummer, great sounds and recorded in stereo. This year I learned to use a stero track when recording them. I ran out of steam after a day working on this so never worked out the vocals. Hence the instrumental. I tried to capture the perspective of a kid running away and what escape would look like. No sarcasm intended, but the lyrics probably need work. And yes, I love a good mellotron sound.
Hi friend, is there a way you could send me an mp3 of the track just for my reference while recording? I will delete it after recording. I am not sure how to pull the video down to the daw to get you a clean vocal stem. email is pearlmanhattanmusic at gmail dot com. Thanks, dear. As soon as I get this MP3, I will lay down a track. I'm assuming your instructions are similar to those given to the vocalist Floyd used in Great Gig in the Sky - I'm a HUGE Floyd fan and have watched many documentaries about that particular track. Again, thank you for this - it's been a dream of mine for a very long time - I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi, yes, sorry, ...i've had some things, but will be doing some vocal work today, and will give it a try. How do you prefer the file? Again sorry, ...and thank you.
Congratulations on crossing the finish line, Edward. Wishing you well, on your albums.
Thank you for your comments this fawm! Enjoyed listening to your strong voice and songs. Have a great 2019!
Thanks for the listen/comments on Reachin Out! I will swing back by and give yours a listen.
Thanks for the comment Edward, appreciated. I have been really enjoying your output.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my latest song ! We’re almost there ! Cheers 👍
I can try to do some Gig-esque vocals for you tomorrow over your instrumental. I'll send you what I come up with. Probably Tuesday.
Ok, but let me re-record it tomorrow and try to make the vocals sound better.
I'd love to, but you'd need to find someone else to sing it. 😀 I'll be happy to make a vocal melody and record some scratch vocals, but I'm nowhere near a good enough singer.
Thanks for listening and the generous and kind comments on my song ' im so glad i got rid of facebook . i appreciate it ! Cheers mate
Hi Edward. Thank you for your nice comments on All the Songs I write. You have none songs already. Keep up the good work! 😀
Thanks for your comment on Catch My Breath.
Thanks for your comment on 'Mirror on my horizon '. Glad you liked what you heard.
Thank you for the kind words on my song Birth. It's so rewarding to hear that it brought a possible movie collage of scenes to your mind. Thanks for that. 😀
Thank you for your comment on "I've Heard It All! Say it again!!" Yeah this is my first attempt on a soul song. And hopefully I can get better on the timbre of my voice to be more like Weller or Winwood. This is also my first attempt on singing while playing hence the long pauses. Lol I sound like Daniel Johnston, huh? I guess there's a bit of Daniel Johnston in all of us, right?! 😁
No worries. And yes Let's rock instead 😀
Excuse me ? You should maybe consider that people have different times and places to listen? I usually do comment a lot and I chose my time and place when I have it. Maybe not in the same minute somebody writes on my wall and I think its much more important to say "Thank you"!
Thank you for the kind comment on Old county jail 😀
Thanks for your comments - actually I re-recorded Vincent with only minor changes but what you said was surprisingly helpful - you were OK about some aspects I was in 2 minds about. I will re-record it some time (maybe not Feb) as I now know I can play it against 130bpm - as it stands I think the timing and rhythm sounds more all-over-the-place than it really is - it does vary from section to section.
It's good to hear you going for it with your singing - mentally you just have to tell yourself you are a singer and start thinking that way, not just a musician and like being a musician - remember when you started playing guitar and keyboards? Look at the progress you made over time with that.
Hey, thanks for taking the time to give detailed comments on “Respect Yourself.”
Thanks so much Edward for your kind and thoughtful comments on my song ‘7.49 Pakenham line ‘. I really appreciate you listening and commenting so positively ! Cheers
Hey, thanks for the thoughtful comment on "Everything, Every Day."
Thanks. I was worried the piano and drums sound faked. I mean, they are but I don't want it to be too obvious. The bass, guitars and vocals are real though 😀
Thank you for your kind comments on 'i fly' - i intend to check out your tunes when i am somewhere a little quieter! i look forward to it 😀
Thanks for the listen and comments on 'Bridges', much appreciated!
Thanks for feedback on my song much appreciated.
You were interested in using one of my lyrics for your concept. If you don't have a copy I can email it to you, if you still want to use it that is.
Well, i will give it a go, but let me have a few days please. I am feeling the passage of time as if it's almost audibly whooshing past at the moment. 😀
Looking at the song comments though, i suspect someone will beat me to it!
Thanks Edward, feel free to work with "Disconnect" in any way you want to use it.
Thank you Edward for your comments on my Pow Wow tune. I did a quick remix because the vocal samples were bothering me. It's better now, thanks.
Thanks for your comment on "skirty mood". Nice with some feedback.
Thanks for your comment on my latest history song.
Thanks for the heads up with the lyrics on the video. I’ll add them in as I know my handwriting is awful.
Hey, I've Watchlisted you cuz of your influences, especially Crimso and Daniel Johnston!
Have a great FAWM!!
Hello mate. Yeah I know Jandek, he's bloody weird and rather mysterious. I'm a million times more noisier and raucous than him.
I call meself Silver Machine because I am streamlined and sexy as you can see! haha, the contrariness appeals to me.
Thanks for the hello! Well I'm technologically limited this year but yes if you'd like to collaborate then do give me a shout. 😀
Hello Edward. Nice to see you. I hope you are ready for the not-so-ghosty-towny-Fawm that's about to start soon. Thanks for the comments you gave on my placeholder demos. Cheers!