Influences: Fiona Apple, Liz Phair, Madeline Peyroux, Little Joy, Foster the People, the Pixies, Erykah Badu, MotherFeather, The Sundays, Hope Sandoval, My Morning Jacket, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Bobby McFerrin, Jolie Holland, Cake, Belle & Sebastian, David Byrne, Air, Bjork, Karen Ann, Portishead, France Gall
Hi all you crazy like-minded songwriters out there. February is a divine month to write some songs.
This is my third year participating. Last year, I "won" FAWM which was a huge personal achievement. Given the state of affairs, it's hard for me to gauge how this year is going to go, but I'm going to put in the work and see what happens.
I've made a few friends on FAWM and look forward to meeting new folks, so please say hello. I'm open to collaborations too so don't be shy.
My band P!lot is a solo collaborative project, which means I write the material, but it's expanded upon by the talented musicians I'm lucky enough to work with. When I perform live (God I miss performing live) the band changes depending on what city I'm in and who's available. This is my odd way of working, but it works for me and keeps thing real fresh.
Alright, enough chat....we've got songs to write and listen to!
|#1||Love Will Keep Us Now||
|#2||Please Don't Call it Galentine's Day, I Feel Lonely Enough As It Is||
|#3||Don't Call It Galentine's Day, I Am Lonely Enough As It Is||
|#5||Aquatic Carousel @oddbod||
|#6||Get That Magic On Me||
|#7||Wishing Stars Would Always Shine @stevenwesleyguiles||
Thanks for the listen!
Thanks for your nice comment on my last piece! I’ll take some time to listen to yours too!
Casio - yes great idea, let's go with that and if you can sing in French even better!. I've set up a Dropbox folder and dropped an idea in there. It was pretty much off the cuff - maybe it's too similar to last year's Casio song but see what you think.
Hi Erel. Yes, I'm definitely up for a collab. It's all a little crazy just now but I'm sure we can sort it out. What do you have in mind? Do you want to write music or lyrics or just sing ? Got any ideas you want to develop? I can come up with something and send it over - let me know.
Hey Erel it's Yoni! (Eli's friend, in case you know a bunch of Yonis)
First time doing FAWM, and I think the idea came from you somehow, so here we are 😀
Yes, I love chromatic descents as a songwriting trick but I try not to overuse it. 😀 Thanks for listening and for noticing!
Songwriting Bucket List 2021
1) "Please Don't Call it Galentine's Day, I Feel Lonely Enough Already"
2) A song that will get people dancing (shake yo' butt)
3) A love song that is about things working out - like Harvest Moon
4) An upbeat song
5) A song collab with a rapper
6) A song that inspires hope but is not macaroni and cheesy
7) A song that would get played on a yoga playlist 🧘♀️ (I practice & teach yoga)
8) A song about being on TV or Cinema or Hollywood
9) A song about home 🏠 what is home and where can I find it?
10) A song that's a total etch a sketch of words like Beck's Where It's At
Just 1 week till FAWM! With all the political turmoil since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it. "Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual. But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers and every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in our contribution to culture. Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.
Hope all is well, and you're back for another one.
Hope you are back for FAWM again this year! 😀