gb9 52


IN   Feb 12

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bee Gees, Pet Shop Boys, Taylor Swift, Niall Horan, Troye Sivan, Linkin' Park, Dolly Parton, MLTR, Bon Jovi and many more.

I'm just a poet/ songwriter. I do not have much knowledge of music or melodies. I write inspired by an emotion and aided extensively by my imagination, sometimes my life.

This is my first FAWM and I'm enjoying it tremendously!!!!

Now that I've managed to complete the challenge I'm going to hone the details and refine my work.

Songs (52)

#1 Breathe Again [Sad] 1
Feb 14
#2 Breathe Again ver 2 [Happy] 1
Feb 14
#3 Unavailable Heart 2
Feb 14
#4 Change 1
Feb 14
#5 The Seeing Blind 1
Feb 15
#6 Trust 1
Feb 15
#7 Fool Again 1
Feb 15
#8 You 1
Feb 15
#9 Grieve 2
Feb 15
#10 How could you? 1
Feb 15
#11 Leaving 1
Feb 16
#12 A Perfect Time 1
Feb 16
#13 My Pompeii 1
Feb 16
#14 Shiver me timbers 3
Feb 16
#15 Sweet P 1
Feb 17
#16 Come flyin' 1
Feb 17
#17 Don't Put It Off 10
Feb 17
#18 Sublime πŸ’œ 2
Feb 18
#19 Love In Bloom 2
Feb 18
#20 Ready, Steady, Go!! 11
Feb 18
#21 Unrequited 2
Feb 19
#22 Black and White 7
Feb 20
#23 Winning Streak 7
Feb 20
#24 Black and White [take 2] 1
Feb 20
#25 Maldives πŸ’œ 4
Feb 20
#26 Pushing Upward 9
Feb 20
#27 My darkness 1
Feb 20
#28 Aces 11
Feb 21
#29 Forever 9
Feb 24
#30 Let It Go 1
Feb 24
#31 My tears. 3
Feb 25
#32 Just Another Day.... Forever 1
Feb 25
#33 This darkness 3
Feb 25
#34 Identity 7
Feb 26
#35 Dreaming 1
Feb 27
#36 Stars 1
Feb 27
#37 Glasses 1
Feb 27
#38 Paused 8
Feb 27
#39 Tumble 10
Feb 27
#40 Well-meaning Dangers. 8
Feb 27
#41 Free 2
Feb 27
#42 Escape Together. 9
Feb 27
#43 Gucci 5
Feb 27
#44 Dancing Feet 5
Feb 28
#45 Dark Clouds 1
Feb 28
#46 The Alien 1
Feb 28
#47 Figure You Out 1
Feb 28
#48 Moo 4
Feb 28
#49 Time 6
Feb 28
#50 Loss 4
Feb 28
#51 So Blue @pipewrench67  7
Mar 1
#52 Epilogue 3
Mar 1


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  • @timfatchen  7 weeks

    Congratulations on winning FAWM too. I like your stuff; come and join us in 5090 too! But dear @gb9, would it be possible please for you to put up a personal profile picture or logo or something rather than the basic default Beethoven head? You would be amazed how many times I've almost suspended your account (and accidentally done so a couple of times!). What it is, all the spammers (hundreds of them!) come rushing in with new accounts in the "FAWMlings" area and mods like me have to go zapzapzap to get rid of them and they almost all have the Beethoven logo. i keep catching you up in the rush!

  • @kathym  Mar 8

    I'm still trying to catch up on all of the thank you's that I owe people for stopping by my song pages and I am very touched by thoughts that you have shared on my song "Tumbling". I will be developing this song further and will keep your input handy so I can make sure it's the best I can make it. The input that I receive from other songwriters is always taken to heart and I know that often times it helps make my songs stronger. Thank you so much for your time and support. <3

  • @ustaknow Mar 2

    If you go to 5090 and see that you plan to. Your ID and well, no Icon presently but your ID, if you change it, esp at "first" well, - it's like changing your Face, - you'll have to say hello all over again.
    - Just say'n, just say'n... some after a long time, do change their ID πŸ˜€ hahhh, or forget passwords and have to, etc. My buddy dzd, I think has 3 ID's now... but, we know who he is πŸ˜€ hahhh. I change my graphic/icon, but, does not really matter "now".

    So, as you like! Again, if that new to all this, just say'n if may matter. "Here" you can't change your ID, only get a new one. 5090, I don't remember.

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 2

    Great first FAWM, congrats on your trophy!

  • @rshakesp  Feb 28

    Thanks for your summary - it’s very helpful!
    Your reaction to blue cliff... is fascinating. I think what I was trying to get across was the underlying complexity of love, the many headed beast that it is. In the main I was referring to the feelings he had for his lover and that he would have to leave that behind. (Somewhere in the back of my mind I had a comeback potential later in the story - which never materialised)
    I guess this is what I like about the medium is that the words you have to play with are so few that there is always plenty of ambiguity. And, like my namesake, I think ambiguity is really useful in story telling for letting the reader fill in their own blanks.

    I intend to put a proper band together and make a decent recording of the album.

  • @rshakesp  Feb 28

    Wow! You did the whole thing! I’m truly honoured - and really interesting to hear the perspective of someone interested in the words. It certainly presented some challenges as I went on as there was no grand plan just the titles. Thank you again. ☺️

  • @scubed  Feb 28

    Thanks very much for your lovely comment on β€œTumble and Fall”!

  • @rshakesp  Feb 28

    thanks for your kind comment - I really enjoyed making the whole thing - I think it has strong parts and weak parts all in all - but not bad for 21 days of effort - I've listened to it end to end a couple of times now and I feel it hangs together as a whole. πŸ˜€ I hope you enjoy.

  • @berni1954  Feb 28

    You've linked back to the skirmish not your song (Talking Animals)

  • @tunecat  Feb 28

    We could video call if you fancy sometime.. that way I can more easily get a picture of what might suit you.. But I like to play around with gadgets so I've used quite a lot of the straightforward music apps one way or another.. I think you might find somethign that gives you a bit of an extra zing...

  • @tunecat  Feb 28

    There are a couple of apps that might give you a flavour of music while writing.. come back to me if you want a suggestion/demo

  • @tunecat  Feb 28

    Morning to you too (well it's morning here) .. You've been busy I see! having a good time? Getting a lot more hits now..

  • @ustaknow Feb 28

    2 of 2, see below:
    As he said to me, or anyone I presume, don't worry about the money if any. That means if someone DL's a track for $1 πŸ˜€ hahhh it's not an issue, or even several hundred, - (never happened, yet πŸ˜€ )

    I will say, that any "Legitimate" License, most don't know too πŸ˜‰ hahhh, would not occur unless he signed the contract. What could that be? Hahhh, say a "backing" track for a video, movie, commercial. So, neither has to worry. Also, I'd let him know anyway and feel he would too.

    What could happen is an independent film maker, needs music and can't afford to license it (big money). So I let folks know if I get approached and to be "lic'd in lue of" payment, - sure. If an indie get picked up like on Netflix/Amazon, well, *then paid. However, it's a ONE time use license, and/or stream and can be limited in many ways. Frankly, how limited would you want to be πŸ˜€ As long as on Amazon, there, and folks viewing, let it go.

    - Now, that's all a hypothetical, and summary, but answers most questions folks have and "worries".

    Frankly, there is not money, generally speaking. If there were, Facebook would be the LARGEST music label, distribution source in the world πŸ˜€ hahhh, - not. Major, old artists can't sell. They put it out for free like the rest of us.

    So, "if I were you", simply, step one, - "your okay with your lyric being fit to music, and performance. Then, be delighted you have any kind of track, demo of it.

    Listen to folks you think you like and would fit "you", then proactively reach out.

    Yes, lots of folks may just ignore you, - so what πŸ˜€ Some won't

    - Be here to make those contacts for fun, over time. It takes, as IRL 2 years, 3? to know "where you are and whom with". No rush.

    - Careful of the "Forums" πŸ˜€ but, not "afraid". Things go sideways as happens, don't respond.

    So, - "crash course" since you seem like into it if someone would advise it?

    - I just did πŸ˜€

    Best of luck to you!

    Or, just ignore me πŸ˜€ that's okay too! πŸ˜€

  • @ustaknow Feb 28

    1 of 2, see above:

    Hey, that's okay. I can't ever know, even at FAWM how someone will take anything in a comment. There can be and has been complete misunderstandings, even here. I'm leading to my point and what I'd like to advise per your comment, interaction.

    I assume the best, but, it would be "TLTR" to explain fully. So, I'll offer this per your response, - if you proactively comment in your Lyrics, that if someone would consider using your lyrics, or pending length, a *section (cull out a song), you're okay with them fitting it into the music.

    What that means is, they are then an equal "Writer" with you; but then as well they author the music/melody which is there's alone.

    In theory a third person could then perform it if neither performed. And in that, they'd, 1) "own nothing" as work for hire or otherwise agree the performance can be used w/o license, they give it to you-all (MoTown πŸ˜€ hahhh). Or, simply own that specific single performance, like a live concert they own, but you-all do too to use as you may. E.g. Taylor Swift who had just *sold her "Book" (for recorded, sound), then had to license back the Distribution of that Concert since "recorded".

    However, most who musicate, perform, so they'd own the performance to; yet you'd agree you both could then use that Track as you may. I hope that's clear.

    Some say, what happens in FAWM stays here only. That's another legitimae agreement too and some do that, - be clear upfront.

    My point is, you will then *learn by seeing what's done with your words/Lyrics.

    Me, if I as with Kingwood Cowboy here, take a lyric, - he's fine with it all. (Or I'd not be able to musicate, he does not write for a "performer" and knows it.) So, on all those tracks, I am a Writer, since changed his lyrics, even a little bit, "so to speak".

    The music is mine, and the performance too.

    However, he is welcome to use that demo as he may. And, as well, we don't worry about money, there is none πŸ˜€ I'll cont. above.

  • @sunfire Feb 28

    Hi! Thank you for commenting on a number of different writes I've posted that are skirmish related. I don't always respond as often as I probably should. Yes, animals we love. I can see and feel that in your latest. Peace! : )

  • @theodamus  Feb 27

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment on Skinny Jeans, wow HOW are you so awesome you’ve busted past 40?! You are a skirmish god by the looks! Amazing work

  • @tiller2  Feb 27

    You are prolific! Congratulations for the win. And thanks for your comments on a couple of my songs.

  • @ustaknow Feb 27

    Ah, πŸ˜€ but it was remarkable! I did! Keep in mind, it's not just the "songs", it's you that allow them to be remarkable. I'd remark more if more folks had that good skew.

    My opinon is, if you meet up with an instrumentation type person, they'll get musicated. Will they be "co-writers" too, well, that may be part of it since a lyricist may not think as a player, so to speak. However, that's why they put a Pedal on the Piano... just hit a chord and start singing, w/o tempo or rhythm. Lots of folks do! πŸ˜€
    - And, the easiest way to musicate "any" lyrics, - speak them over that to the melody in your head, meter, rhythm, "sub-melody'(s)".

  • @skittycat  Feb 27

    Thanks for the comment on Waiting Room x

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 27

    Sounds like a tough break, no matter how "character building" that moment must have been!

  • @prsongsmith  Feb 25

    Thanks so much for the very kind comments on "Birds of Galway Bay"! I'm so glad you liked it!

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 25

    You are very welcome. Thank you for your support.

  • @tunecat  Feb 25

    You've been busy since I last stopped by!! And getting plenty of hits.. Good stuff. Hope you've been having a ball!

  • @chariotbaldwin  Feb 22

    Thank you for taking the time to read my lyrics of The Survivor's Prayer.

    I hope to get it recorded (in real life) and am glad that the words had the right impact.

  • @yam655  Feb 21

    Your first FAWM and you have 27 songs? Congratulations on that!!

  • @scubed  Feb 21

    Happy FAWM! So glad you’re enjoying your first time in the sandbox.

    I appreciate the very kind comment you made on my β€œPushing Upward” skirmish song. 😊

  • @ustaknow Feb 21

    Hello! Happy FAWM2021!

    I did a read through. All your lyrics have a great core. So, all would define, refine, in a personal way and etc. to all that. One thing to observe, possibly, is how someone might then put music to it, (again, if ultimately in English, not other, translated) - the many performing songwriters of varying degrees of experience would all have a different approach, and etc. However, one could "feel" the changes they make for "melody", ryhthmic syncopation, "sub-melodies" and in turn, "feel" that into the writes intended for music. But, as I commented in one, - style/genre effects that to. A "showtunes", (or long storied, so to speak), style may be more accomodating than an R&B style.

    - Well, if that helps since you comment the above. If not, hey, ignore it, then holds not useful meaning, and that's not a problem πŸ˜€

    Good work to you for the rest of the time here. And, if care to, look into the 5090 that comes in July, - a different version of FAWM, for 3 months. Someone'll tell you abou it if ask, or internet search, hit the sight and sign up! πŸ˜€

  • @tunecat  Feb 21

    Top of the day back at you!

  • @tunecat  Feb 20

    πŸ˜€ morning!!

  • @caitlin Feb 20

    I fixed my broken link on The Me I Am With You - thanks so much for letting me know and thanks again for your sweet feedback on the lyrics!

  • @caitlin Feb 20

    We Go High gave you goosebumps, I am beyond thrilled! That kind of kinesthetic reaction is the highest compliment, thank you kindly. 😁

  • @hakk  Feb 19

    Thank you for your kind comments on my "Ready to Go"!

  • @robynmackenzie  Feb 18

    Thanks so much for your kind comments and for the download! 😁

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 18

    You are very welcome. Thank you for your kind comment on my skirmish piece πŸ˜€

  • @tunecat  Feb 18

    I might not be the best one to give advice.. but somethign to think about anyway.. also keep posting and reading the forums..

  • @tunecat  Feb 18

    FAWM is great: one suggestion.. I wouldn't put an instrument in the tag - I'd use the tag as a description: i.e. lyrics only, (important so that musicians who don't write lyrics can find it) and generally in my experience the idea isn't to do a demo that is what you have in mind, but if someone likes the lyric, they'll do what they have in mind. But you can put things like "I imagine this as electropop in the liner notes..

    That can be mind blowing or whatever.... maybe not. You can check out other people and ask them to collab, or you can join in collab things like random collabs. you've been super=productive and I noticed not having many hits (apart from skirmishes.. well that's the key!!!) so I thought I'd suggest this. It took me several years before I got more than a couple of people commenting on my efforts. But skirmishes are fab fab fab (for me at any rate) and ... that's enough of me for now.

  • @tunecat  Feb 18

    By the way, I know that reads like "pseuds corner". I haven't actually voiced my process to anyone.. If you don't know what pseuds corner is..
    Private eye is a satirical magazine and there's a column in it..quoting pretentious speech.

  • @tunecat  Feb 18

    I love your use of words - "prosody" - I'm gonna look that up..OK google says that "prosody is concerned with those elements of speech that are not individual phonetic segments (vowels and consonants) but are properties of syllables and larger units of speech, including linguistic functions such as intonation, tone, stress, and rhythm" My response: though I'm feigning ignorance to some extent - I started thinking a while back why do we: as those creating words to specifically fit with a rhythm in mind behind, need to keep to a concept of a set number of syllables? (well not always - but most rap features only "weak " syllables that chain to create a single beat - if you follow me.. hence "Go to the shops" would appear in the same pulse segment (two beats - and possible a triplet over the first one) as "Have an apple (also two beats but this time potentially two duplets) .. I've been messing around for a long time now with the idea that poetry for and with music has more potential as a distinct art form with slightly different parameters: - the main "rule" is that there is relationship between the beat and the rhythm of the words. I suppose in that sense it can be like a drum solo (over a pulse or even not.. more as words in time) and not only play with the number of syllables pertaining to the. beat, but also do things like go in and out of synch, or in and out of pulse, or change the pulse . But you can also do things like asides - bits of prose which break from a rhythmic flow before coming back to it...but I suspect for it to work it has to be somewhat intentional and revealed.. Musing here.
    I think I'm not the only one doing this.. but I think I came to it myself. I was also - on a different note- really inspired by hearing apoem recited in different voices including chorus... I'm really interested in the possibility of handing people "tag lines" or single words to add as they see fit.. to create an interactive sonic, and expressive landscape.

  • @tunecat  Feb 17

    Thanks for commenting on my track "Don't put it off" I know - it looks chaotic.. it kind of is... (if you hear the track you might be even more shocked!!) - I mess around with "asides" extra phrases which just elongate the lines.. and also sometimes I do free time sections .. so a bit will end up as a spoken almost prose element, and then there's also degeneration into chaos... But I was actually intending to do something really dancy and funky.. but this is what came out!!

  • @rshakesp  Feb 15

    No problem on my comment - the key with singing over a melody is the phrase has to scan well - consistent syllable counts helps but the word emphasis has to fall in the same places and that’s the real key. The more natural you can make the word scanning the better.