No bio for this fawmer. 😞
|#4||heart that´s true||
|#5||THE THIN LINE||
|#6||hear my prayer||
|#7||hard to move on||
|#8||the modern world||
|#10||being a female bird||
|#12||candy man :-)||
|#13||driving in my car||
|#15||Come dance @kahlo2013||
|#17||Wringer Washer Blues @cindyrella||
|#19||up up up||
|#21||is she crazy?||
|#23||they talk about growth||
|#24||the world in black||
|#25||caught in a red box||
|#31||rooftops of Prague @crisp1||
|#33||Wake me up||
|#35||Lets Make Some Noise @ajna1960||
|#36||let´s make some noise @ajna1960||
|#37||wake me up||
|#38||Denmark the happiest nation???????||
OK, looking forward to it!
PS The end of "That Dress You Wore" took me by surprise too. It is indeed dark. But I think a twist in the tale is not necessarily a bad thing. Ask Roald Dahl, who made a whole career out of writing stories that took swinging left turns towards the end. 😉
Songs at their most poetic give you an incredible insight into the experience of another human being, often in a way that is so intimate that you feel you know the songwriter (or poet) better than you know half the people around you. That is what I got from your songs and why I became obsessed with listening to every one.
Ooops, I just saw the list above.... Looks like I still have a few to catch up on 😉.
I hope you are reunited with your kids and that next year your songs will get over how happy you are 😘
Thanks for continuing to explore my oeuvre de FAWM 19.
To answer your question on "Voices" - it is partly autobiographical. Hearing voices is not uncommon. The ending is how I imagine you would feel if you let the voices take over completely. They will try their hardest sometimes, too. Although hearing voices doesn't have to be within a religious context, I am quite sure that this phenomenon is behind a lot of religious experiences (Joan of Arc, for one, probably experienced them).
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Hope Beyond Hope", I appreciate the listen!!
Oh, - to whichever is easiest or both. If you don't have a BandCamp account, look into it -- all can just be handled from there, up/down-loads.
It was just an idea, a reason to keep "doing" music. That one song stuck out, well. It looks like you engage your music on your own, - don't need input 😀
However, sometimes people learn allot or allot more if have a project, and one with no time pressure. And they know how to self-teach, don't require a formal "class" ? Anyway, every month Bill puts out a collection of some kind, - but, again, he only picks a few, 10 or so. Have a look at the link he gave you, look it all over and see if it looks like motivation, fun.
I've made suggestions to people like this and they think it's to much work, it may be, -- possibly, not anymore than 38 songs during fawm 😀 so made the suggestion.
he feels your song would be a good fit for songladder, our monthly audio magazine, https://billwhite.bandcamp.com/album/... but your recording is too lo fi and wouldnt work with the other material. if you are interested in submitting your song, you should re record it. he gave a lot of advice on how you might accomplish this,so if you are interested with him, get back to him and as his to explain more clearly exactly what needs to be done. if he offers to help, take him up on it, as he is an excellent engineer and producer.
Hi Heidi. Responding to your note on my soundboard, I've equally enjoyed listening to your songs and your passionate voice. Likewise, enjoy the rest of the year!
If I get around to it, I shall listen to more of your work.
I like your guitar work.
If you can re-record more close to the Microphone? Or just the guitar again, the vocal and guitar could be "mixed.
The guitar picked up kinda ghosty sounding, called "sibilance". The vocal came through nicely though.
Anyway, I do this with Bill:
If you're into it, let him know. It's by invitation only and has to do with the artist, not the "production"; but, some do fine production anyway. Anyway, - this track works otherwise and is a good song.
Just tell Bill I told you to contact him.
If you can't do a better recording, see if you can upload a WAV file of this? -- to BandCamp (open an account), - I can download it and boost the volume.
However, if all you have is the CellPhone, PC mp3 file only, you can try emailing it - and Bill can forward it to me. Actually, there is software to strip the audio from a Video 😀 hahhh... but, not always does a good job.
I used to do only cellphone recordings, I'd balance it midway between the guitar and mouth on the table not more than 12 inches away and would catch the guitar, voice fairly well balanced. Well enough for a decent "demo".
Anyway, you seem very interested and serious about your music, - so, it's just another way to do that, or not, as you like 😝 😀
Another thought, that voice part is plenty loud otherwise, you could try to listen with headphones on the Video, and just sync, do a fresh recording of just the guitar only.
If you want to enter my world of recording 😀 , then do a separate vocal. Send all three 😀 and I can try to mix a "best" version. It may not be fantastic, but, you never know. I did one for Bill singing to someones piano, and got lucky last 5090 - all thought he was standing at the piano 😝 hahhh... got really lucky.
So, keep at it!
For me, the fast instinctive lyrics wind up the best songs, - sometimes.
Thanks for all your great comments this FAWM. If you're on Facebook, friend me at facebook.com/millerscottj!
Your single question mark song is inaccessible. I suggest you change the title. That might be the problem.
You may find this "interesting", - using "typos" and made up words:
Long ago, I taught online and in the first week it's important to engage "group formation", or you risk have rude interactions in the class forums.
I'd deliberately login early as "Student" and use TYPOS on purpose as folks who's second language is English might do. So, e.g., I'd write, right, rite - I might say, I "right" this "hear" for you and etc.
Then, I could quickly msg the rude folks privately 😝 and head that off. Rudeness is ancient "online" and so I purposely use, "so derUgo!" My buddy here, not Spanish is forced to use a Spanish Keyboard and has really bad text here, - if you want to talk to him, you gotta overlook it 😀
-- However, me, as a big fan of many languages and etymology; when writing a song I'd "make up" a place holder word that musically fit 😀
A few times they TURNED OUT TO BE REAL words! Actually, fit better than if deliberate.
Also, one day I wrote a song about "getting up every mourning" and dealing with xyz. Folks gotta jolt when read it as NOT Morn - ing and was Mourn - ing ...
It seems no matter what, all eventually do READ the lyrics... so I like to slip in the "rite" word when I do write, right 😀
And, yes my young family members in e.g Austria - wound up doing better, ironically speaking English more easily, - conversationally, if even not on their English tests 😀 hahhh...
She had to learn to not "think" so "german" when she wrote English since many took her as Rude, or Blunt, - not done on purpose as you likely may know.
Re: "Daily Rituals, Unnormalized" - yes in a way. In the liner notes I tried to somewhat comment. The core ideas for these were from Morning News Feeds while I had morning coffee. So as I listened, in flow of thought, wrote, so were what I call 5 minute writings. Then, as I never did before, took them in order of writing to develop within FAWM. Actually song #1 "Alt... ..." was never intended to be a song. The Lyrics to me were to dark, or wretched, so to speak. However, as I was doing "Sound Checks", or setting up, -- those were the tracks or over-dubs.
I got the idea for this FAWM to experiment, - but, for "real", really experiment. So, kept with that, and tried to make songs from bad, first pass tracks to challenge myself. All tracks are "raw" untouched and only overdubs were used, - no software, no effects, just tracks then mixed.
So, the short of it all is, - it started to look very "Apocalyptic". Well, our American "News" feeds, nearly identical for almost two years, - are. So, e.g., yesterdays engaged Infanticide - babies born alive do not have to be given health care, or may be "terminated" outside the womb, - as born.
Actually, since that would be a repeat of song #1, won't engage it.
Also, I tried to engage the then lyric as it "is". In that regard some here 😀 got "unhappy" since not on an apparent side.
Anyway, the tracks will for be an "Album", so to speak. But, I don't make records and don't sell anything (some do buy ad hoc). I write to have songs to possibly perform, and very locally. Locally we don't have a good "live" market.
So, I do it because I just love to 😀 I also rarely explain a song since often, I can not, or has a truly hidden character like this one:
translate.google.com (correct?) 😀 "You probably have to turn this up, otherwise you don't understand a skid of it 😁"
Thank you for commenting on my music!
Thanks for commenting on I Can't Shake the Guilt and for ALL your comments this FAWM!
Thanks for your positive comments (as usual) on "Expectations" (Collab with Amanda). I see you have made something of a FAWM sprint in the last couple of days. I must check the new songs out. I have been busy actually working (translating) for the last two days. 😉
Woohoo girl - I love your baby-metal ! I think we have created a new genre !
Thanks for the listen and comments on Frozen Rainbow.
It makes sense!!! Thank you for your kind comment!
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on Loose Ends. I appreciate it.
Jeg kan slet ikke følge med... du sprøjter kvalitetssange og -tekster ud i en lind strøm. Jeg er så imponeret. Du er en sand kunstner...
Hvis du så også er en lillesmule skør/vild (som jeg er), så er du den perfekte partner til at lave musik sammen med.
Håber bare du er tålmodig, da jeg ikke er typen som kan lave god musik på kommando... jeg bliver nødt at vente på at inspirationen kommer til mig... jeg er ikke god til at opsøge den selv.
Happy this worked out! Looking forward to your version.
I'd love to hear what you'd do with Rooftops of Prague. Music is energy. It has to flow.
I do remember what you did with Diamond-Studded Highway, it was very beautiful. Another musician already did Snow on the Rooftops of Prague. If you really want to do your own version of it, I can ask him if he'd mind it.
Jeg synes bestemt din sang er god! Ved ikke hvorfor du tror anderledes. Tro lidt på dig selv! Du har en rigtig god stemme, hvilket mange andre end jeg også skriver til dig.
Jeg skrev til dig på Soundcloud i går. Kig lige igen om du ikke har fået en mail. Hvis ikke så kan jeg sende dig en pm på Facebook. Jeg har ikke lyst til at bruge mit rigtige navn her, da jeg stadig er lidt usikker på hvad FAWM egentlig er for en størrelse - og hvem der står bagved.
Thanks for the comments regarding Geometry.
I see you've been busy! I'm lagging this year. Thanks for the listen and comments regarding Big Bad Beast...
Few people know the word "habenula." It is a bit of the brain that is like a counter that keeps track of what didn't work, so it can help us avoid doing unsuccessful things over and over and over again. In the comments most people said they Googled it. : D
Yes you are right it only took 30 minutes. 10 of which was making sure i didnt rip off the proclaimers.
Yes! The Cave of Old Forgotten Women is exactly as you put it! I am so happy the intent comes through in the lyrics. I hope I can record tonight when it gets quiet
Jeg skriver en besked til dig på SoundCloud med mit rigtige navn. 😀
Thank you for the compliments on my songs! And you're welcome for the time zone assistance.
Tak for linket. Det var en sjov, surrealistisk sang!
Sorry to confuse and the song is only about one person... increasingly in America people are using pronouns such as they/their instead of she/her or he/him to refer to themselves. They are used out of respect recognizing that there are some people that do not identify with traditional binary genders. For me, as a woman, my pronouns are she/her but I am fine if someone uses they/their to refer to me. Anyway, yes pronoun use has been changing in the US and they/their can mean one person as well as can be used for more than one person.
Hi, there'll be at least to earlier skirmished today 😀
So sorry to read of your heartaches. Prayers being sent up.
No they do not, and - done, deliberately 😝
So, in you asking how you did, A+
It's a long story, and for me, an interesting subject for many reasons.
What I can say from what I do, this is one of the better/best places to be in terms of an "artist" (a real one) meeting another artist to then communicate, - just for the sake of it.
Also, then, let me explain, I 99% of the time use "typos" so may say meat/meet, or feal/feel since many do READ as well as listen. It's "oddly" applicable in a number of contexts. So, outside of "here", - one young family member in Austria, developed quite a contextual vocabulary by figuring out the second meaning in this that I wrote to them. Funny to know (2no) 😀 if we don't speak for even two weeks, the Germlish 😝 comes back deutch-english word tense esp.
So, just today, which MAKES sense, said, she "felt" meaning fell. Not a typo and most in a fully "American" -ist mindset could incorrectly interpret. So, I use it, -- on purpose 😀
Anyway, -- derUgo
Hey there, so, in case you were "asking", just ask away. I have a few threads out there and I put them there to be "pulled" apart for those who may have questions and feel they need anyone to ask, since have no one, or got bad advice.
Why I comment here, now is, - I have allot of family from, and within different countries and if English is a 2nd, 3rd, 5th language, well, "here" they "don't get stuff", or if say something, like my german/austrian family side does, - is quite blunt 😝 well, because that's the language.
My wife does not know what I'm talking about half the time - good for me 😝 too! 😀
So, anyway usually folks don't read any of my threads which are long, then when tell me they "don't understand" - was actually a question?
Tso, derUgo 😝 (my own universal onlineguage)
PS: I don't usually translate.google.com the "german" here... so I am unaware of any "difficulties" as I quickly pick up on as I post this. So, if a technical question, and most of my post are tech related, - I give a well qualified "opinion", fact based response. So, this your 3rd FAWM, you may have seen my "krappe" previously 😝
Well, almost done! And onto 2020!
I'm very sorry for the difficulties you are experiencing.
Nu er der et link. Der er mange ting som jeg vist ikke har fået udfyldt her. Er stadig lidt FAWM-forvirret. 😀
10x10 challenge går ud på at skrive 10 sange af ca. 10 sekunders varighed. Hvis du kan finde tråden på Forum (den er på side 2 lige nu), så er der rigtig mange sjove bidrag at lytte til.
Tak for alle dine søde kommentarer til mine sange. Jeg vil meget gerne tjekke din Soundcloud, men hvad er dit profilnavn der? Alt hvad jeg foreløbig har lyttet til af din musik har jo været på YouTube...
You may not make the trip to Africa but have a listen on cdbaby
Tak for dine søde ord til "The Morning Mist".
Det er da en forfærdelig historie du fortæller i din bio. Håber rigtig meget at du vinder sagen, børn bør ikke bo hos en alkoliseret, voldelig mand - de fortjener en bedre opvækst!
Jeg ville ønske at jeg kunne hjælpe dig, men i det mindste vil jeg lytte til din musik, som du har produceret rigtig meget af... flot gået!
Krydser fingre for at du får dine børn hjem!
Thanks for listening to "The Call of the Wild". I am really revealing my Irish roots on that one. Glad you liked it.
And thanks also for giving my Hayley Mills song a spin. Yes, I really did have a boyhood crush on her. But I had no idea she was not my age. If we'd met she'd have crushed me as she'd have had no interest in "a little kid". Curiously, my brother, who does extra work on TV shows and Films, just told me last night when I mentioned that song that he had recently done a shoot involving the mature, adult, Hayley. I was so jealous😈
On smoking. My Dad smoked 40 a day and hated the fact that he was dependant on them. Then as his older brothers died of Lung Cancer before they were 60 he decided to stop when he was 45. He was the first male in the family to live over 60. He died eventually at 80 of complications related to his lung cancer that showed up when he was 79.
It is never too early to give up 😘
Thanks for the tip. I will have to leave my Zoom by my bed tonight.
Hiii started listening to Kira & the kindred spirits. Really love it!
Aaawww, thank you! Glad you like Upside Down In Love. I see you've collabed with Cindy too, I'll check out that song and a couple more when I get a little breathing room. This year's FAWM is crrrrrraaaaaazy.
Thanks for listening and for the kind comments.
It is always amazing to me the way the mind files stuff away on the ole' ram to be called up at other times out of the subconscious.
Thanks for listening and commenting, much appreciated!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my song - I’m really glad you enjoyed it even if it did make you teary eyes haha
Thanks for giving "Threshold of the Void" a listen. The mask represents the void itself, or else DEATH - the ultimate invitation to the void.
Thanks for the compliment on my song . Er I come from South-east Africa. Place called Malawi. I'm not even sure I have a true accent really, I mixed and matched a lot
I sent you a request and I would love to see your rainbows!
Thanks for your kind comments regarding I walk in circles. Truly appreciated.
Did you actually get the email from me? hilla1973 at yahoo dot com) It has a .pdf file attached which is the actual lead sheet with chords. My server says it was delivered!
The left hand is playing chords or do you mean guitar chords ?
Yes, my tin whistle playing needs work! 😀 Thanks for listening.
I do! Thanks so much!
Sure! Can't wait to hear it!
CHords in your email box EDIT warning, they're automatically generated from teh piano score and I haven't edited/cleaned them up
That's far darker than I was thinking. Thank you for sharing it; there are times I just rail at the injustice of the world, cruelty of poeple, indifference of authorities..wish i could say something that would help: I also rage at the limits on me too. You did well to express that in that lyric.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song. I appreciate it.
Ooops! The driving song is “Seventeen Again” - not “If I Could Turn Back Time.” 😮
I would love for you to do come dance - I would be fine if you changed the “she” to “they”
My driving song ended up being “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Thanks for asking.
Thank you for the kind words on "Call Me Maybe", I am familiar with the song thought not particularly a fan of it but I was pretty happy with what I was able to get out of it.
Of course you wrote a “driving in my car” song. No worries about no screaming - how could you with a cigarette hanging from your mouth - lol! Love it! Thanks for the comment on my Candy Apple Red Shoes” song. Btw, I kinda also have a driving song. 😊
Thanks for your positive comments on my "I'm a Believer" (not a cover )
Thank you for listening and all of your comments! I look forward to catching up and doing more listening myself! 😅
Thank you for your words on my World song collab with Igg. I had to cut off all the chorus tails' T's. I like words that can be heard unless I intended it otherwise. Always amazes me how my kids can hear mumbled words: needless to say I have heard many wrong words: worlds apart from the initial lyrics!
Thanks for giving my "Angel's Child" a listen. The Skirmish prompt had such a bizarre collection of words, that it took me a while to come up with the "story" for this one. I sketched it out and then as i worked on the melody I imagined it was a sort of acoustic "Jumping Jack Flash" and the idea of an angel's egg helped give the lyrics some focus.
Heeyy thanks for listening and your comments. I only know Texas from 'so you can saayyyy what you want but it won't change my miinnndddd' 😀 I'll check it out!
You're almost at number 14, wow! You're going fast! Are you going to record an album? I'd buy it 😀
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "You Are Fragile", I really appreciate it!!
Sorry if the Billie Holiday comparison was not so complimentary to you. What you share in common for me is an ability to truly communicate the pain you are going through. You also both have an innate sense of phrasing that just cannot be taught. Listening to BH helped me through a period of deep depression in my early adulthood. So while the comparison may have been rejected, I can assure you it was well meant 😘
Thanks for your comment on Empty Spaces - a choir there would be pretty awesome! Alas, I don’t have a good enough piano at home to do a proper recording and add layers to it, but yes, that is where some vical harmonies would definitely be good. When I’m somewhere quieter (next room drum lesson to Sweet Child o Mine) I’ll take a listen to yours - like the look of Empty hole...
Thank you so much for commenting on some of my songs!! I really appreciate the listens and kind words! 😀
😁 haha! Looking forward to hearing it!
I am sorry- it was a typo: I loved your lyrics about making a new beginning in Being a female bird. I do write a lot of music about women and the challenges they face and there is no life more challenging then to survive the Dark Side.
Thank you for your kind words on "Get Yourself Together"!
Thank you for feedbacknon He shows up. I an actually working on an Easter production(Afrikaans for me) (English with collaborators)
Thanks for your comment on “On the Brink.”
I have the same feelings about Billie. Ella Sarah and Blossom have been big influences in my life. But I really do hear Billie - you have a similar timber in your voice naturally. It’s a wonderful thing.
Thank you! I'm glad someone got some pleasure from my pain 😀
Tak for din kommentar! You're thinking of The Raveonettes. Yes, I'm a huge fanboy of theirs! 😂😂
Thanks so much for listening to my songs and your kind comments !
Yes the east coast of the southern part of Africa Durban yes thanks for the comment! It’s a small world just an internet connection away
Thanks for you comment on my song ‘Stillness Moving’. The slowness is inspired by Avro Part (Spiegel Im Spiegel and Fur Alina in particular). I appreciate the feedback!
Hi pleasure to leave feedback! I'd love to hear this when you've worked on it
Thank you for the kind words about "Something Wicked this Way Comes". I appreciate it. 😀