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This is FAWM number FIVE for me and I'm an addict.
I'm a singer/double bassist who only writes songs during FAWM it seems. I live in a small falling down house in a cute little rural town in Central Victoria Australia with my patient and talented husband. I make a living from music and if you like it enough to encourage me not to give up and get a day job then I invite you to show your support at https://lizfrencham.bandcamp.com .
FAWM JOURNAL 2019
15/01 Yep, I'm going to do it this year and I really want to produce finished demos. 2018 was a horrid year with almost no finished songs. I have to do better this year. I have a lot of cumulative guilt about unfinished collabs in the past so if you approach me, understand that my reluctance will be mostly due to the fact that I disappoint more than come up with the goods!
PHILOSOPHY ON COLLABORATING
1. I’m a hopeless collaborator. Ask @zecoop! I have all the enthusiasm and intention but even if it’s my idea I may not get around to it in my limited time and I won’t pursue anything into March for my own mental health’s sake. So don’t get attached to me finishing something and say ‘no’ if I approach you, if it means you may get offended at my inability to complete.
2. I may drop out of contact due to touring weekend availability and internet access. Sorry!
3. Please don’t take things I’ve posted and use them in your art without consulting me. This happened with a lyric of mine last year and it shut me down me from finishing it myself and kinda upset me a little. If I don’t have a plan for something I’ll usually make that clear in my description. Yeah, I’m a bit precious. But this is my stuff and it takes vulnerability and trust to even share it with you before it’s finished.
4. If we do something together let’s keep talking. I’m open to everything that is polite and respectful. Any co-writes we may want to take further than February we can talk percentages and registration with performance and mechanical rights organisations when that becomes a thing.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
good to see you Liz - have fun!
The feeling is profoundly mutual! I'm so looking forward to hearing you as well.
Hey Liz!!! 😀
Can't wait to hear your wonderful bass and vocals
Hey Liz! So glad you're back around. It's the best addiction, really. Happy Fawming!
Thanks! So glad to see you back as well! 😀 Looking forward to listening to what you write this February!
Oh thank you<3. I am happy to see you to. Lets rock this!
Hi Liz. Enjoy the month for what you can do and don't worry about what you can't! Remember, you can't songwrite if you're dying from starvation from insufficient gigs!
Aw, thanks! Very kind of you to say ☺️
thank you Liz! your props mean a lot to me. And yes here we are! By the time we get midway through fawm I should be off the dreaded FB too!!!
Glad to see you back! I also have unfinished collab problems from previous years... It's too much pressure sometimes!
I always try to listen for your songs, so I’m glad to hear you’re in for FAWM in 2019.
Hi Liz! Nice to have you back and it's very exciting to read that you're able to participate more this year. That's all kinds of awesome! Looking forward to hearing your works and being inspired. Jelly will be served up a-plenty!
Heya. Good to see you around.
Sooooo glad to see you here! Yes please, I certainly hope we can!! I really cannot wait to read and hear your new creations. 😀
Hey Liz, good to see you here!
Hiya Liz. 😀
yay good to see you too! hope this year is a great FAWM for you 😀
Yes, a collaboration with you has just warmed my heart at 3:53am (I have a teething child). I have a few new instruments and already have sound combinations in my head that would sound great for you. Hopefully the songs to match that sound will come! I really look forward to hear you when you have the month to do what you want. That’s great for you. Cheers!
Hi Liz, it's always a pleasure to hear your voice and bass
Hi once again. No catastrophes this year I hope.
Hi Liz! Hope you'll come play this year!
Liz! Looking forward to hearing your beautiful music!
I had something witty to say but then I ate it on the way over.
Hey Liz! It is GREAT to hear that things are improving on your end. I think that I am speaking for many who really felt terrible about how things were for you. I’m very happy for you and look forward to hearing you again in fully present mode. I would imagine that the last few years will be providing material for the next few decades.