Eric Distad 25


97045 US   Feb 2004


Artist Bio

Influences:   A lot of you wonderful Fawmers!

Eric Distad is a singer/songwriter from Oregon. 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

BTW - The Faithful Sidekicks have three CDs out! The third one - Our Kind of Strange - just launched on Bandcamp last week!! (BRAND NEW MUSIC, Y'ALL!)

I'm not sure what this year will bring... that's why it's fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

Update:. We lost power on Friday night 2/12 due to an ice storm. Current estimate for power restoration is evening of 2/18. Also have nearly no cell reception, so... Yeah. Still writing, but otherwise out of action for a while.

UPDATE!! 2/19 - Finally back! YAY! 5 days without power and 7 days without Internet and as of 7:00 PM PST everything is back in business! ๐Ÿ˜€

Songs (25)

#1 Grow or Die 29
4 weeks
#2 Eyes Up @thefaithfulsidekicks 16
4 weeks
#3 Where Is My Super Suit @thefaithfulsidekicks 23
4 weeks
#4 Jaffa Jive @thefaithfulsidekicks 14
4 weeks
#5 I've Gotten This Wrong 13
4 weeks
#6 Resume of Doom @thefaithfulsidekicks 19
3 weeks
#7 Certain Point of View 12
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#8 Beyond The Zombie (The Necromancers Lament) @thefaithfulsidekicks 10
3 weeks
#9 It Can't Go On 5
2 weeks
#10 Sick and Tired 7
2 weeks
#11 Better @thefaithfulsidekicks 10
2 weeks
#12 WandOS @thefaithfulsidekicks 11
1 week
#13 Excalibur @jmadison  5
1 week
#14 No Power Blues @jmadison  7
1 week
#15 Celestial Birds 6
1 week
#16 Humans Are So Hard To Train @thefaithfulsidekicks 8
1 week
#17 Shut Up 5
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#18 Unexpected Views 5
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#19 May Be Broken 4
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#20 Clickbait @thefaithfulsidekicks 6
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#21 The Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons @thefaithfulsidekicks 4
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#22 Procrastination 6
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#23 Not Enough To Argue 11
1 week
#24 Hold Please @jmadison  9
1 week
#25 Analysis Paralysis Ver 2 @thefaithfulsidekicks 13
6 days


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  • @infilktion 2 days

    Thanks for your comment on "Refusal to Dance". I always love it when our songs about books we love make others interested in the books. In fact, I have stumbled across several good books due to falling in love with the songs filked about them.

  • @mhorning 4 days

    Thanks for the comments on Another day of Warfare. I was aiming for a 3rd succession war vibe. The Battletech we played in the late 80s. I was going to transpose to Dm, and then forgot. Then again, since Dm is the saddest of keys Emb might be bettr.

  • @richaaaay  4 days

    Hi Eric, thanks so much for the note are kind words on Howl'n. Jen had sent me a note earlier about a Forum thread where I could learn a lot about the genesis of FAWM. I've been so busy listening and commenting on others music that I have had the opportunity to dig in to the Forum thread yet...But I will. If I have some lingering questions after doing so I'd love to circle back.

    It's so random that I found FAWM but I 'm so glad I did. I got a late start but dove right in 110%. The community aspect is just incredible. It's been one of the most enriching experiences I've had in a long time. I feel very fortunate...Thank you so much for all you and Jen do to make this happen. It's a real gift.

  • @davidr 5 days

    Thank you Eric for the kind comment you left on my song yesterday, I very much appreciated it!

  • @metalfoot  5 days

    Sleep: about 7 hours a night
    I write sketches in February, usually no more than 30 min/song (seriously) which is probably the biggest ingredient to the prolificness. Years of trombone playing and singing in choirs means I can nail a lot of vocal performances first or second take.
    As far as the Periodic Table series goes, yes, I will be releasing it at some point, and it will likely have some sort of friendly Creative Commons licensing on it for friendlier use in school or educational environments.

  • @dock  5 days

    Thanks for your comments. yes the jazz waltz was scored, I seem to do that quite a bit now. Must be the side effect of doing so many arrangements for my (former) big band.
    I appreciate all the great music you have contributed as well.

  • @burrsettles  6 days

    thanks! first time in ages... hopefully not that last. (if you're being pedantic i only finished 13, but imma finish that 4-track collab as soon as it arrives in the mail.) feels good. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lizbrinker  1 week

    24 songs AND a power outage??? I feel like a slacker! @ericdistad thanks for listening to The Twelve Bar Blues, it was great collaborating with @richaaaay

  • @pwl1  1 week

    Has anyone ever told you that you're a very nice and kind person? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @richaaaay  1 week

    Just commented on your instrumental then came to look at your bio...18 years of FAWM!!!! Wow, lucky you. It would be interesting to know more about FAWM's evolution. I just stumbled onto it two weeks ago.

  • @thefifthsister  1 week

    Thank you for all your comments today. Glad you got power back ๐Ÿงก

  • @cphaurckker  1 week

    Thanks for the wonderful comments this year, Eric! That last one, I don't quite know where it came from, but I'm glad someone else liked it as much as I did!

  • @mhorning 2 weeks

    Ice Storm !!! I thought you and Jen were in Portland. Impressed by your perseverance.

  • @ceilidh  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "Low Expectations" - music is posted now.

  • @ceilidh  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words on "Who's in the Chimney?"...the music is now posted, and yes -- I think I need to hear about the duck.

  • @andread  2 weeks

    Thank you for your comments on Baby Yoda. I keep his (her?) on my desk to remind me to "not be a turd" when I have to communicate with a certain ex-spouse. LOLL. I too can't stop myself from smiling very time I see that contented face eating a frog.

  • @ceilidh  3 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Rise Again! The music is now up to listen to... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mhorning 3 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words on Rain in a Desert. The hook line and some of the associated imagery came to me when driving home. I pulled into a bank parking lot to record some notes.

  • @cphaurckker  3 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words, @ericdistad! Really means a lot. One of these days I'll feel like I deserve to belong to this community.

    Also, one day you and I will meet in person... when that happens, I owe you (and Jen) a beer.

  • @dasbinky  3 weeks

    I very much appreciate your entirely inaccurate view of me as someone who could play a jazz guitar solo.

  • @infilktion 4 weeks

    Thank you for the comment on Han's Falcon! I look forward to singing it with people!

  • @cphaurckker  4 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words on "Auri", @ericdistad ; high praise coming from the likes of you. I'm glad you liked it - I think it's a keeper. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    I'm assuming my SSL problem is fixed now with my songs?

  • @sexybass  4 weeks

    Fabulous start my friend and look forward to many more. I am busy working on some now.

  • @ellsworth  4 weeks

    Wow, 18th FAWM! Impressive. Thanks for saying hi.

  • @infilktion 4 weeks

    Thank you! Looking forward to all the new music in the works!

  • @ceilidh  4 weeks

    Hi, Eric! First song is up -- a little slow due to late (for me) night song circle at Conflikt, and audio will have to follow. HAPPY FAWM!!!

  • @improvyssey  4 weeks

    Thanks, Eric!

  • @thefifthsister  4 weeks

    Sending love. Have a great FAWM

  • @calicocat 4 weeks

    Wishing you a happy FAWM and thanks for the welcome!

  • @tuneslayer  4 weeks

    Great to see/hear you and Jen over the weekend. Two songs so far, things are looking up songwriting-wise. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @fireball  4 weeks

    have a good one, eric. i'm looking to do as much as possible in the first week, because things get busy after that... (though my first day is almost over already, and all i've got is one little instrumental bit...)

  • @natrin 4 weeks

    Thanks for all that you do. Happy FAWMing!

  • @taracraig  4 weeks

    Hi Eric, happy FAWMing. How long have you two been in Oregon City? I moved to the Portland area from Austin, TX in 2015.

  • @jinx  4 weeks

    Hey there Eric, happy FAWM!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  4 weeks

    Hey fellow (new) Oregonian! Happy Fawming!

  • @cathymc  4 weeks

    Have a fun FAWM - whatever that means for this year!

  • @julieann 4 weeks

    Have a prolific FAWM 2021

  • @autoclamp  4 weeks

    Are there any ports in Portland? Or do they drink port? Either way, congrats on beating the sea shanty revival by a solid twenty years (at least).

  • @mikedebenham  5 weeks

    Yeah, I'm really fond of that collab too!

  • @dudachris 5 weeks

    Eric! Looking forward to more of your awesome pizazz!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  5 weeks

    Eric!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Looking forward to this year and what it (might) bring. I too love how every year is something crazy and different.

  • @philkmills  5 weeks

    All the best for FAWM...and other stuff too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @andread  5 weeks

    Hi Eric! Thanks for the electrically charged Doritos ๐Ÿ˜€

    Looking forward to Feb 1st...Sooo need the distraction, creativity and fun of FAWM!

  • @mlv  5 weeks

    Yay! Hi, Eric! Here's to a great FAWM!

  • @cphaurckker  5 weeks

    Hey Eric! Love the new record! LET'S DO THIS!

  • @leslie  5 weeks

    Happy to meet you here once again! Have a fulfilling FAWM and make some weird and wonderful uniquenesses.

  • @jharms  5 weeks

    Thanks Eric, you have a good fawm too!

  • @tspoon  5 weeks

    yo E. Happy new year! how's the new home/state? Ill be needing to buy the hosting thingy again. remind me of the process? 2020 has erased my brain cell memory capacity...

  • @andrewjtaylor  5 weeks

    Absolutely! Thank you for being a soundboard and encouragement!

  • @johncrossman  5 weeks

    Hey Eric, cheers to you, you rock!

  • @carleybaer  5 weeks

    (waves from NE) hello!! Always good to see you ๐Ÿ˜€ and who knows, once we make it to the After Times we might even get to do an in-person FOP someday ๐Ÿ˜ happy FAWM!

  • @darcistrutt  5 weeks

    I'm enjoying my "coffee" shirt and your CD! Happy FAWMing!

  • @auditasum  5 weeks

    You too!

  • @debs  5 weeks

    So great to see you, my friend. We're home. โค๏ธ

  • @chasingandromeda  5 weeks

    My pleasure! Glad I could be of assistance.

  • @standup  5 weeks

    Hope y'all have a fun FAWM this year, and minimal web maintenance headaches.

  • @andrewjtaylor  5 weeks

    Hey Eric!! Just 1 week till FAWM!

    With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially 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, & every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in contribution to culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.

    Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.

  • @audrey  5 weeks

    Hi Eric! Have a great FAWM 2021.

  • @dasbinky  5 weeks

    May your music be prodigious, your tunings precise, and our intersections frequent!

  • @airbagtester  5 weeks

    Hey Eric!

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    You too! Glad to see you here. Congrats on the album and looking forward to hearing your FAWMing! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tcelliott  5 weeks

    ERIC!!!! We're here. Might as well make it a good one.

  • @sapient  5 weeks

    You too!
    Hurrah for FAWM! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks

    Thank you, Eric. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you get up to.

  • @mdavisto  5 weeks

    Hi @ericdistad, thanks for your message. I hope you have an incredibly fruitful FAWM.

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    That would be great! I haven't collabed with you since The Tester Tests in 5090 a bunch of years ago... ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    My copy of The Last Amen is on its way!!!!

  • @nancyrost  5 weeks

    May FAWM 2021 be our kind of strange!

  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Happy FAWMing Eric!!

  • @mikedebenham  6 weeks

    Have a great FAWM, mate.

  • @tawny249  7 weeks

    I know you just spent *mumblenumber* weeks releasing your new CD, but if you're back for FAWM this year, may it be amazing. <3

  • @kc5 8 weeks

    Hi Eric,
    There are a few spambots that are leaving messages on my soundboard. Not quite sure how to get the whole profile posted here. Never had to do it before. There are three of them. I'm sure the comments will be deleted when you clear the forum up, but figured you might want to do whatever it is you do with bots before that happens.