Eric Distad 24


Oregon City US   Feb 2004  

Artist Bio

Influences:   A lot of you wonderful Fawmers!

Eric Distad is a singer/songwriter from Minnesota. By day, he is a mild-mannered IT Professional, but by night he is a not-quite-as-mild-mannered musician...


Again this year, we are publishing our Geeky tracks as collabs with our band account @thefaithfulsidekicks.

Looking for the Geeky combined talents of Eric and Jen - Head over to @thefaithfulsidekicks page. πŸ˜€

BTW - The Faithful Sidekicks have two cds out and are gearing up to release a third one this year!!


I'm not sure what this year will bring... that's why it's fun! πŸ˜€

Update: 2/17/20 - We were traveling for the last 10 days and I haven't had time to record or listen anywhere near as much as I had hoped! So I'm very behind on a lot of things... but I'm still here. I'm hoping to engage in a commenting spree soon, as well as post some more songs! πŸ˜€

Songs (24)

#1 Meetings @thefaithfulsidekicks 17
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#2 Everything Changes 15
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#3 My Potbelly Stove 6
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#4 Little Bird @thefaithfulsidekicks 15
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#5 Truckin' Through The Galaxy @thefaithfulsidekicks 10
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#6 Blue Alert @thefaithfulsidekicks 11
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#7 Come And Get Your Chicken @thefaithfulsidekicks 13
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#8 Indian Buffet @jmadison  6
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#9 Snow @jmadison  3
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#10 Roaming Free @jmadison  4
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#11 Ninja Cat! @jmadison  8
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#12 Smartphone Charger @jmadison  13
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#13 Looking Around @jmadison  3
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#14 Math Blues @jmadison  9
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#15 Get Back In Line @thefaithfulsidekicks 6
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#16 I Tolerate You @thefaithfulsidekicks 8
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#17 Waiting Around to Kill You @dasbinky  6
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#18 The Worst 6
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#19 Honesty @mikedebenham  10
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#20 I'll Be Your Sancho Panza @thefaithfulsidekicks 4
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#21 Eagle Air @thefaithfulsidekicks 5
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#22 New Worlds New Words @thefaithfulsidekicks 5
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#23 You Can't Win An Argument On The Internet @thefaithfulsidekicks 13
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#24 To The Idiots @autoclamp  6
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  • @jeffwhitmire47 1 day

    Thank you so much for the comments on "Twitter Anxiety" and "Ballerina Paleontologist!" That means a lot coming from a musician i have so much respect for!! Thanks for listening!

  • @ceilidh  6 days

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on Oneonta Gorge, Golden Chain, and Soulwood! And thank you for putting the link to SoundCloud on the FAWM. Faith Hunter passed last year's FAWMsong, Beast is Best, to her fans 2 days ago and there's over 800 listens! Soulwood just went up this morning and already has over 100. SQUEEEEE!!! πŸ˜€

  • @ceilidh  1 week

    Congratulations on #14! Think you'll make the song circle on March 7th to flash some new stuff?

  • @mikedebenham  1 week

    14 already! You machine. I've been slow to get going this year, but I'm still up for a collab. If you've got any ideas about genre or who does what, give me a shout.

  • @colgoo 3 weeks

    My spouse is galego on BGG...I haven’t made my own account there because it feels redundant....I mean, we share all the games. You might be interested in our one day board game event that we do every summer here in Massachusetts, VlaadaCon. It’s a Saturday devoted to all his games. It’s the weekend before GenCon, so Vlaada ships us his newest games to play in return for some photos and press coverage. If you decided to make the trip to the other side of the country, I could try to plan a FAWMer event, too....It would be during 50/90.

  • @fireball  3 weeks

    ha ha! hey there, eric. when i saw your message earlier, you still had "16th" written in your bio. i was gonna hassle you for that, but you're already on it. fawm 17 for me, as well --- and you're already a touchdown ahead of me !!!! i'll do a february 29th feast if necessary, but i don't think it'll come to that. however, after weeks of january downtime, i'm drowning in studies right now... so it may be slow for the first half of the month. i've got a headful of ideas that are driving me insane, and i hope i can wrangle some half-decent recordings out of them. maybe some friday night demos...

  • @sandicove2015  3 weeks

    and Ill listen to your songs. does anyone ever put one in that they worked on prior to feb? I sometimes start in January because I get a little nervous about that unusual?

  • @ceilidh  3 weeks

    Discovered SoundCloud link, and music is now online for FAWMsongs as well as the songs written for OryCon 41 last November!

  • @toddnorem  3 weeks

    Hi Eric. Great to see you're ahead of the game with 4 songs already. I'm curious if your new location will bring out a different element. It's quite different writing songs in February when you just go outside. πŸ˜€

  • @ceilidh  3 weeks

    Glad you enjoyed The Nisbet Family Curse! It was challenging to try to condense it down to verse sizes.

    Will try to get the music up soon!

  • @cphaurckker  3 weeks

    Looking forward to hearing what you create this year!

  • @calicocat 3 weeks

    Hi Eric! I hope FAWM goes well for you and Jen!

  • @famouspatrick  3 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome. It's starting to feel like a tradition. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

  • @autoclamp  3 weeks

    Hi Eric! I've always wanted to collaborate with someone in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for moving out there for the sole reason of making my dreams come true!

  • @johncrossman  3 weeks

    Hiya Eric! We're getting sooooo close. Here's to a fun Feb!

  • @tspoon  4 weeks

    how are things in OR my friend? We will miss seeing you at the MN coffee shop scene. im sure this new west coast life will produce a new sound scape. maybe surf rock? have a good FAWM E

  • @mikedebenham  4 weeks

    Great to see you back again! I just realised I've been here fifteen years without an Eric Distad collaboration. Maybe we can fix that this year?

  • @rayboneor  5 weeks

    Howdy neighbor!

  • @natrin 5 weeks

    Hello, have a great FAWM! 😁

  • @sapient  5 weeks

    Sixteen years! Wow. Your FAWM just got its drivers license and is currently in the back yard necking hard cider out of a paper bag... πŸ˜‰

  • @jmadison  5 weeks

    Hey Eric! Just dropping in to say "Hi!"

  • @jacobeverettwallace  5 weeks

    Happy Fawming, fellow new Oregonian!

  • @tsunamidaily  6 weeks

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @dasbinky  6 weeks

    "Eric Distad" is an anagram for (among other things) "acrid diets" and "diced sitar". Either seems like a good title for this year. Also, "Racist Died", but that seems less in your wheelhouse.

    FAWM on, good sir.

  • @max  6 weeks