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.
Second year of FAWM; with the aim to write 14 songs but have guest singers perform on them instead of me. The working title for this year's album is "The Pop Album", since this is a deviation from my usual progressive/experimental rock work.
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.
Casio CTK-620L 61-key keyboard
Yamaha PSR-EW400 76-key keyboard
Korg B1 digital piano
Martinez MD-33 TB steel-string acoustic guitar
SX Precision bass guitar
Monterey MGS-14 electric guitar
Acoustica Mixcraft 7
|#2||Face the Change||
|#3||Waiting for an Answer (Left in the Dark)||
|#4||Do You Remember Childhood? (demo)||
|#5||Procrastination is a Bad Habit @metalfoot||
|#6||You Know I Want You @brrrse||
|#7||I'm in Love with You||
|#8||Disposable Fake People!||
|#9||The Music Takes Me Away @factorytale||
|#10||St Albans Station||
|#12||Turn to Dust @factorytale||
|#13||Home is Where the Heart is||
|#14||If I Knew You Better||
Thanks for looking in on my Dragonfly song - must have been one of your 200 - I think commenting does get reciprocated - not exactly 1 for 1 but it's good for keeping the nice vibe going around the place - I will do more of it next time around - I always do some but mainly stick to who I know already - there are just so many people doing FAWM these days. If I get to Feb and continue to play my guitar most days this will be the first time in a decade I've done that - I even bought 2 new sets of strings - seriously - my last set were bought about 10 years ago.
Thanks for leaving your reviews. Sorry the 5090 song you looked at was so dark and violent. I was trying to do a villain character sketch. I'm glad you liked the modal song here better.
Hey, thanks for that on "The One That Never Came" -- also, the Lyrics ARE there 😉 click on the individual track and it goes from list to single track, and it's there in PDF with chord changes.
Also, I checked out Debris over on 50/90 and left you some words!
Thanks for that...sorry I made all the fawm tracks private. At the time, I was in a much different mindset about music, and making everything private was the closest thing to wiping away the whole fawm. February was a bad month.
Thanks for the comment! The double E chord at the end is a 'to be continued' of sorts... there's a whole story there! 😀
Thanks for the comment on "You Were There For Me". My improvisational approach means that I need to transcribe the words. I try to do this when I post, but for FAWM I was going for "FAWM Squared"-- fourteen 14-track improvised albums -- and the volume made it hard to keep up. Sometimes I managed to transcribe some of the individual songs, but -- as you saw -- I was sort of spotty at best.
100 comments! Go you! 😁
Cool, someone is still around 😀 Thanks for the comment! I'll check out some of yours.
Hi Edward. Thank you for busting my zong. It's very kind of you. Nice influences you got. Hope you get this and if you don't I'll thank you in the 50/90 too soon. Cheers!
Hey, thanks for taking time to listen and comment on my sonic word salad experiment gone wrong 'Not Smart Enough To Control This Crap'! I hit several walls this year and that song was the fallout from one of them. I'm actually planning on scaling back on collabs and activity level for 5090. Next challenge send me a message and I hope we can figure something out.
That's what I mean, what's the point. At this point of my life my goal is to make a good living for my children, and I don't have the time to fool around. I have to go another way. I just have to realize being a songwriter is a curse.
It's not feedback from you, you gave feedback. I mean whats the point of making music if noone even listens to it. I'm sorry but I can't find the motivation if noone gives a shit about your music.
I stop here working on your songs. There's no feedback or response, and without that it's hard to find any motivation. I liked co writing with you. Your work is interesting. See you later. 🙂
I should think a future collab would be possible. Maybe in 50/90 this year (we'll see how 'into' it I am... busy summer ahead!)
Waits, Crimson, Fripp, Oldfield. Love those influences.
Glad you didn't find Perry Pufflingpants overloaded with silly. Like, just silly enough.
Hey thanks for your nice words on the song Klaus and I worked on.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out one of my songs. I generally write lyrics. Maybe we can collaborate during a future FAWM.
thanks for your comment on my fawm a beatle/powerpop riff. sadly i still haven't thought of any words for it - i guess there's a week to go
Hello. I notice you mentioned a collaboration over on my profile board. I'd like to see if we can do that, what did you have in mind?
Thanks for the comment bruddah. Now join the devil. Jk we need to collab again.
Get some songs out boi!