Eric Distad 29


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˜€

Songs (29)

#1 Nothing Wrong @thefaithfulsidekicks  17
Feb 2019
#2 Are You Lost 11
Feb 2019
#3 Lutefisk Zombies @thefaithfulsidekicks  15
Feb 2019
#4 Prisoner To A Treasure @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 2019
#5 Forcitol @thefaithfulsidekicks  19
Feb 2019
#6 Words 10
Feb 2019
#7 Further On @jmadison  7
Feb 2019
#8 The STARE @jmadison  12
Feb 2019
#9 Would You Like Me @jmadison  6
Feb 2019
#10 To Feel 13
Feb 2019
#11 All The Things @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
Feb 2019
#12 Today Is A Good Day To Buy (Klingon Spammer) @thefaithfulsidekicks  9
Feb 2019
#13 Not The Last Opportunity @thefaithfulsidekicks  8
Feb 18
#14 Analysis Paralysis @jmadison  9
Feb 19
#15 The Biggest Board Game In The World @thefaithfulsidekicks  5
Feb 20
#16 Skip To The End @thefaithfulsidekicks  3
Feb 20
#17 The HItchiker's Flight School @thefaithfulsidekicks  5
Feb 20
#18 Unsolicited IT Advice @thefaithfulsidekicks  7
Feb 21
#19 All In The Reflexes @thefaithfulsidekicks  2
Feb 21
#20 The Best Laid Plans Of Mice @thefaithfulsidekicks  6
Feb 21
#21 Let's Go 7
Feb 22
#22 Spoons @thefaithfulsidekicks  6
Feb 23
#23 It's The Future (Where's My Jetpack) @thefaithfulsidekicks  11
Feb 23
#24 All In Your Head 6
Feb 25
#25 To Forgive 2
Feb 25
#26 Ban Hammer! @devin  11
Feb 25
#27 In My Shed @easyshed 19
Feb 27
#28 Minions of Mayhem @dasbinky  7
Feb 28
#29 Toward The Sun @thefaithfulsidekicks  4
Mar 1


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  • @berni1954  Apr 18

    Thanks for your reply, Eric. One further question. If I join the 50/90 grouping, can I still use the FAWM file hosting. Or is that an entirely different set up?
    Thanks in advance for your time,

  • @berni1954  Mar 24

    Hi Eric,

    I chose FAWM hosting this year and I have been very pleased with it. But I have a question, will the files I have hosted be deleted before or during Feb 2020? Are they only stored during the 11 months before the next FAWM?



  • @sherrycanary  Mar 23

    Hi Eric
    I did not archive 2018.
    I am trying to find lyrics to She Sang Oh Happy Day .
    The demo would be great, but even the lyrics would help.
    Thanks in advance

  • @max  Mar 10

    Thanks for everything you guys did and do for FAWM.
    It's a lot of work but remember it's well apreciated by many.
    Here's hoping FAWM will always have Jen and Eric taking care of everyone in the future.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 28

    Ack! How did I miss Orcs Must Die!?!

    Liner notes updated.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 28

    Congrats on the double-FAWM!

  • @jmadison  Feb 25

    Yeah, if you wanted to do 'Snowfall' as an aggressive metal track I think you'd have plenty of collaborators knocking on the soundboard to join in.

  • @ductapeguy Feb 24

    Hi Eric: The Future Ain't What it Used to Be from my 2004 solo live album, for the sake of the song: And of course I'll play it for you next time we are in a circle together. FilKOntario? We are not sure if we are going to AdAstra this year because we are trying to talk ourselves into WorldCon in Dublin.

  • @infilktion Feb 24

    I have, ahemm, of course never suffered from foot and mouth. Wait! Who is that guy with the red horns? I think he wants to escort me somewhere!

  • @ceilidh  Feb 20

    Music is now posted for Saturday Night and other songs!

  • @philkmills  Feb 19

    I see that someone typo'd "Nice job" into "Mice job" in a comment on one of your you need more ideas. πŸ˜€

  • @infilktion Feb 18

    Demo is now up for I Wanna Be A Super Villain:

  • @ceilidh  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

    New music posted for FAWMsong πŸ˜€

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

    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 Feb 2019

    Thanks ! I thought no one would notice

  • @ceilidh  Feb 2019

    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 Feb 2019

    Demo for my first song is up! πŸ˜€

  • @ceilidh  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

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

  • @janeg  Feb 2019

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

  • @dudachris Feb 2019

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

  • @joefahey  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

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

  • @toddnorem  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

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

  • @sacraficialglam  Jan 2019

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

  • @acromie  Jan 2019

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

  • @infilktion Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

    *Waves!* Hi @ericdistad! πŸ˜€

  • @tuneslayer2018  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

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

    Thanks for everything you guys do!

  • @tspoon  Jan 2019

    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 Jan 2019

  • @popmythology  Jan 2019

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

  • @andygetch  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

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

  • @sapient  Jan 2019

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

  • @dasbinky  Jan 2019

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

  • @devin  Jan 2019


    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  Jan 2019


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