Eric Distad 12


Andover MN 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...

This is his SIXTEENTH FAWM... (ah sweet sixteen)

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 one year old CD - our second - called Achievement Unlocked!


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


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  • @ceilidh  10 hours

    Thank you for your comments on my demos! Trying to catch up with the writing part, but my spousal unit distracted me this morning with a wonderful breakfast (dungeness crab omelette with pine nuts and avocado) this morning...

  • @ceilidh  18 hours

    New music posted for FAWMsong πŸ˜€

  • @pearlmanhattan  20 hours

    Klaus and I are Klingon penpal, I think? ...i'm slowly learning Klingon, ...i'm a lifetime filker and scifi geek, I thought you'd enjoy that.

  • @ceilidh  1 day

    FYI - Demo is up on Winter Light Festival and some other songs finally!!! Jeff Bohnhoff helped me find the correct sequence to get MP4's off of GarageBand app in my iPod! Working on More!! Thank you for your assistance in the fight!

  • @acromie  2 days

    Thanks for the comment Eric! And yes! This song was inspired by a friend who took a photo of his daughter hugging a snowman after one of the many recent snowstorms. I'm sure ready for spring, aren't you?

  • @artpaul 3 days

    Thanks ! I thought no one would notice

  • @ceilidh  4 days

    Thanks for your comment on Winter Festival. One of my friends didn't brave the cold to come with us to see the lights, but said she could see some of them from her house up the hill in NE Portland. Really want to post the music but the tech is still fighting me.

  • @gabrieldistad 4 days

    Demo for my first song is up! πŸ˜€

  • @ceilidh  1 week

    Thank you!!! I LOVE THE FAWM!!! I think my output may be helped by the winter freeze and the fact that my songwriting laptop has a space heater under the table, which certainly encourages me to hang out and write more songs! At the start of the month I listed 14 subjects to write about, and have been happily crossing off finished songs from the list. Many thanks to you and Jen for managing a safe and happy place for songwriters!

  • @ceilidh  1 week

    Ericericericeric!!! Come listen to the FAWM theme song I wrote!!!

  • @janeg  1 week

    I was referring to Jeff's parody, The Night Kaga Brought the Lutefisk Down.

  • @dudachris 1 week

    It was awesome to meet you guys at FKO last year. Will be checking out your stuff this year. Good luck!!

  • @joefahey  1 week

    Hi Eric, thank you for managing this FAWM paradise, it’s a wonderful thing. And thanks also for starting the January Practice Month over on FB, that was extremely helpful to keep in tune with!

  • @tspoon  1 week

    yo E. Woah... 4 songs already? nice work. hey i just sent you an email. trouble with the fawm file hosting site.

  • @toddnorem  2 weeks

    Thanks for keeping this amazing thing alive and running like the well oiled machine it deserves to be, Eric. Looking forward to hearing some new tunes from you.

  • @mikedebenham  2 weeks

    Always great to see you here, Eric. Have an excellent FAWM.

  • @sacraficialglam  2 weeks

    Made it. Be on this year. Will be stopping by your page. You bet!

  • @acromie  2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome Eric! Looking forward to a great year!

  • @infilktion 2 weeks

    It was fun hearing you and Jen sing. I loved the humor in your red shirt song. I am looking forward to the new music you come up with too! - Natalie

  • @gslab  2 weeks

    Welcome home E. Can't wait to hear what 2019 FAWM will produce. Also eager to hear about the new gear and techniques you've added to your studio.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  2 weeks

    *Waves!* Hi @ericdistad! πŸ˜€

  • @tuneslayer2018  2 weeks

    Hey Eric,

    It was great meeting you at Conflikt -- and I ended up buying both of your CDs. Achievement unlocked!

    You told me who was responsible for Titular and I promptly forgot. Can I get that from you again?

  • @max  2 weeks

    You are one with the FAWM
    And the FAWM is with you!

    Thanks for everything you guys do!

  • @tspoon  2 weeks

    Hi Eric! good to hear you again. 14 years for me. I will be traveling by car (with no guitar 😞 ) home from AZ, so no songs for me until Feb3. Still hope to get a few done this year. Maybe that long anticipated collab that the whole country has been clamoring for? oh goodee, said no one...

  • @nuj4x 2 weeks

  • @popmythology  3 weeks

    Always good to be here, Eric, in whatever capacity, small or large. Hope you have an awesome FAWM!

  • @andygetch  3 weeks

    Hello Eric. Thanks again for all that you do to keep this going and I hope you have time to share a few fun songs!

  • @tawny249  3 weeks

    Heeey! Looking forward to hearing what you make this year. Thanks for taking care of my silliness with the rock hands. 😝

  • @sapient  4 weeks

    16th year?
    Jeez... Good job! 😁

  • @dasbinky  4 weeks

    Dude, you've got a permanent slot on the dance card.

  • @devin  4 weeks


    And yes, I don't mind following @autoclamp . It's a hobby of mine.

    Thanks for being of the sentients minding the interdimensional rift that pulls us all together.

  • @autoclamp  4 weeks


    And yes, you can variously unfriend me for doing that.