Influences: ROCK / METAL / POP
My fav tags to follow: (quick links mainly for myself, but feel free to use them too)
1. Metal >> https://fawm.org/songs/tags/metal/
2. Rock >> https://fawm.org/songs/tags/rock
3. Rap >> https://fawm.org/songs/tags/rap
I made a challenge about making #DoctorWho songs
If anyone made one, hopefully they're here >> https://fawm.org/songs/tags/DoctorWho/
Here's me trying to write another song...struggling
Dude - my bad for getting back to you so late in the game. Not sure what's up with the player. I'll try again when I get home.
Sure bub, send it on over!
That is totally optimus man
Look mate (we do say mate a lot), unless you’re talking about Amazon Prime then no one knows what the fuck you’re wanging on about, k? But YASSSSS, I will also start using prime when I listen to your songs (unless they’re shit and I hate them) , but I will still keep digging everyone else’s. People will think I’m on crack if I start saying ‘this is prime’ on their tracks 😂
Well FUCK, that was not my intention 😝 Yay for family time though! Ummmm, no man.. I never heard ANYONE say that anywhere in the world let alone here in the UK 😂
Oooh this is a long hiatus! Did you realise you’d never rap as good as me so you threw in the towel?!
Hey, sorry it's taken me so long to respond! Thanks so much for all the comments and recommendations. It was really nice to read and I totally appreciate it! Hope you're doing well.
Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!
I fucking love Def Leppard and Avril Lavigne. What's that song by Avril...I'm With You? Just....fucking....sheer...perfection.
DL....ANIMAL! Love that song. Pyromania and Hysteria really defines a great part of that 80s sound. Mutt Lang and his production....top notch.
Ayyyyy I was reading up on rocktober and wanted to know if you would if I covered if god exists for it? Love that song dude. The hook is just perfect
I am not sure what you mean by "troll." Hopefully, you mean my penchant for asking questions and are not insulting appearance.
Beastie Boys is a really good example of Catchy Cheese. Love the Beastie Boys. Paul's Boutique is one of their best. Bone Thugs is just horrible bad music (sorry). I don't consider that cheese...i consider that....BAD lol. I can listen to your music over and over....Bone thugs, Linkin Park....no thanks!
I do Like Rage but not crazy about them. Pocket Full Of Shells would be my go to song from them.
Ok, you lost me after pumpkin 😝
thanks for your comments and listens! need to catch up on yours soon- its great that you've been creative, and keep on fightin' the good fight! 😀 best!
Thanks for the comments! I haven't heard of Dark 5 videos, so I'm going to have to check them out.
I would be up for a collab! Feel free to email me if you’ve got something in mind.
Hey, thanks for the mention and the comments! Glad you got to catch up. 😁 Definitely more to come!
Thanks man! ya, i've been putting in work lol. i'm goin for 29. lmk when you wanna make something together.
Ok I sent you my rap song 🙈 I always have to use mail drop rather than attaching to email cos my files are big so I hope you can get that to work?
I really enjoyed that you had to test gmail to make sure their system was up to sending and delivering emails 😀
Fuck I thought you’d never ask! Hahahah no I mean.. I’m not sure I can match your.. what is that you got? Energy! With my piddly lil acoustic guitar over here 😂 I mean, sure ok let’s do it, worst case scenario is it’s hilariously bad?? They can’t all be bangers eh! 😛 What are we doing, rapping?? I’m rifling through the ideas in my head and I’m not sure if any are gonna work.. Hmmmmmm, you got anything?!
Those are my burnt thighs, I don’t have pork chops for legs, jeez. Yes that was a minor fuck up of a url situation there but don’t worry about it, nothing happened!
I wrote it earlier but it’s too high for me to sing *facepalm*
Right.. well, that’s awkward. Thanks for letting me know.
Alright I'll check it out tonight when I have time to listen to it straight through! (Read: When the kids are asleep haha) And that's awesome dude before I ever was into rap, I was raised on rock so you ain't gonna get any complaints from me! I already love the title lmao, that's too good! Yeah I'll give it a listen and I'll come back here to give you some comments on it! (It is FAWM after all so might as well keep in the spirit of it). So yeah if you think you have time I'd love to get a sick beat from you. If you don't I totally understand and I can hit up FOE see if he's up for it. Doesn't matter to me, I go into FAWM with 0 expectations of anyone wanting to collab with me (even though my stuff at least to me seems a lot more mature than lets say when I was 17 and started FAWM ((God I feel old just saying that)) ). If every single thing I put out is lyrics only, then hey at least I am writing. Just let me know either way dude, writing that rap/diss track/whatever you wanna call it f
You are too kind sir, thank you for all the comments, I will catch up on your songs (Ive listened but not commented I've been very caught up in my creativity coming back after a few dead years of creativity.) I would absolutely love to collab with you. I dont know if you remember but you were my first ever collab if memory serves me correctly. (Actually I think my first 2! I had a spoken word piece and then "I just wanna maintain my garden... pardon?!) so if you got time for lil ol' me I'd love to!) And yeah I've had FOE watchlisted for years but thanks for turning me on to the other person too!)
Thank you for the comment! Realy appreciate that and yeah I didnt realize it, but you're right it definitely picks up momentum as it goes on and gets more complex/flows better. This is one of the few things I do really want to record, but I dont have a beat nor am I sure how the quality of my mic is. At some point whether its FAWM or post FAWM I'd love to record it. I haven't written something in the spur of the moment I've been so happy with in a long time so it's definitely a keeper for me, I just have to figure out the logistics of recording it! (I really should learn how to make beats huh?) I beyond appreciate your comments though, it means the world to me dude <3
So sir, I don't normally go fishing for comments or anything but I finally got back into writing some rap completely out of the blue and I wrote my first ever "Diss Track" and I was wondering if I could get your opinion on it? If not that's totally cool but when I think rap and FAWM I think of the resident rap god GSlade haha <3 It's called Well I Got News For Ya Kid 😀
Like.. in the ass dude.
*wonders what kind of set up you have over there where music only continues to play whilst you poor boiling water on your own thighs* That is a fancy ass studio man, I just got a notebook and iPad over here.
Oh.. but.. DID U DIG IT?!
Thanks man! i'm trying to make tracks with all the homies i make music with. my buddy code energy is a bad MF.
Hahah excellent, I like my weights plastic to the core so as not to get fatigued and so they do basically fuck all. I would estimate that I am 82% through finishing my next one. I would also wager it has 1 millionth the amount of ROCK that yours does! Can’t wait to dig it 😝
Thanks man! Idk if u checked out the track I did called Marco Polo but I feel like you'd dig it. Ur a witty writer. Can't wait to see what else u do this month
Thanks for the comments! I think the songwriting group generally liked "Only For A Minute"; they mainly suggested some lyric edits that I will work on after fawm.
My tone secret is simple - layering! I double every rhythm guitar part using two different amp sounds and pan each of them them hard left and right. Typically this is 2x the part with a Peavy 5150 left and right and then 2x with a Marshall JCM2000 also left and right so you get two tones in each ear that combine. I have a Kemper profiling amp, so it's super easy to dial in sounds, but you can do this with any sort of modelling software, or using two amps, or the same amp with different tone & gain settings.
Yassss a Gslade dig! That’s the only reason I’m making music at this point to be fair 😝 Did you buy that chair? I hope the weight session was good and they weren’t too heavy.
Ok woahhhh there, lets dial down those expectations yeah? I’m better at liner notes than songs 😝 Also, that chair is beautiful, you should buy that.
Hey thanks for the compliment on my vocals. People have asked me about using my green wall as a green screen a bunch of times haha! I haven't really explored video making/editing much (basically I just film, trim and post) so I don't use it, but it is in my mind for the future.
Yeah, man...I fudged up the freakin' file. I'm gonna fix that. By the way, me and my cuzzo are working on a track called Shaolin. I think you might be interested. But give me a few days because I'm trying to catch up with all my other collabs. Longer version is up now.
Ha, the fuck I am, I am always so exhausted post fawm I feel like I need half a year to recover! 50 in 90 is pushing it past the point of fun for me but I will surely check out yours, thanks 😁
Ha ha! Thanks for the encouragement - this week has been BRUTAL, but I finally got a new one up!
Hey no worries! I'm not really focusing on recording cause I still haven't taken the time to learn any instruments, but I could be persuaded to do vocals in a collab but that's about as much recording as I'd do this year. I'm just happy to be pumping out lyrics, last couple years of writing (in general, not just lyrics) has been very low output so this is a refreshing change of pace. (On top of keeping up with my "Write Something Every Day of 2020 challenge, which is just a lot of poetry and a couple microfiction so far) Can I just say again how awesome Tomb Raider is though? Heck of a song dude keep it up!
No worries - and thank you for the comment. You do realise that I will always think of quincunx as a Latin insult now... 😁
it's all good friend! glad to see you back again
i'd love to do a verse, send it on over. email@example.com i'll bring my sonic screwdriver in the booth with me.
if you're back in indy ever, let me know. i love the doctor who store lol we can make some music and get our nerd on.
in the other reality, you and i are watching shazam...the REAL one with sinbad.
Appreciate the feedback. i don't normally do vocals in the groups i play in, mostly just a writer/player, but its fun...so yeah. lol
you're on fire this year! (in a good way!) great to see ya here...
😂Yup, I got enough issues tryna write a song I’m happy with, I ain’t gonna start stressing over comments. Fuck that for a bag of bananas!
That's an interesting question! 😀 For me, art is -- usually the granular detail no one sees like the Bus about to run them over while staring straight at it, no less!
One of the best classes anyone might take, esp. at a college/university level, if means anything today, -- is Art 101, "What is Art?" There's libraries dedicated to the development of it, just like "Music Theory" which attempts to explain greatness, but does not compose it, or, so it would seem. 😀
-- Great stuff, love it!
Haha! Autocorrect strikes again lol. I might record a demo in future. Thanks for stopping and wow, The Gamechangers inspired you? How amazing.
Thank you for your comments on Old Dogs. It's hard. Thankfully art and music help share the feelz
Your hipster comment, haha! Some of my friends call me, "Mama Hipster," since well, I'm in my late 40s. I say, "No, that's Grandma Hipster to you!" LOL!
It's not "ripping off", it's "borrowing". Or even better....you are "sampling". Like a hip hop artist.
You do have a unique sound of your own so you should be proud of that. It's one thing to be good, it's one thing to suck, and it's quite a feat to develop a unique sound of your own.
Haha, oh! LOL If it clicks, great. If not, no worries!! I'm always up for emersion therapy!! haha! omg! I love that tank!!! If you ever have the opportunity, you gotta do it!
Thanks for the kind comments on "Escape the Day." Sure! I think you could definitely do it justice! Looking forward to hearing what you do with it 😀
Commiserations on your liver. I'd give you some of mine but the New Zealand Customs Service is pretty on edge about vital organs entering and leaving the country with that whole Coronavirus unpleasantness.
I really appreciate you stopping by and commenting. 'Dope' means a lot coming from you 😀
Wanna have some fun? 😉
Scream...well, I'm always up for something new and that would be new! I'd be willing to try!
Ok...I'm catching up on reciprocating but when i get a chance I'll check out BDtS. Thumbs up!
question is answered in forum
Well hi to you too! 😁 Thanks for the comment, yeah I'm around, usually am it just depends on HOW around I am. This year though I've put myself on a strict "Write one thing per day for the whole year challenge" so I think I'll be around more this year than the last few! 😁
Good day, good sir!
That chorale effect is from NI Kontakt. I have an old version, but it's really useful whenever I need strings or choirs or whatever. The harp on the same track is from Kontakt too.
That collab you're remembering was you, me, and @adamhill and it was called "See Me Coming". I keep EVERYTHING, so if you're feeling nostalgic, here's a link:
Thank you for reading the lyrics for "Invoking the Bridge" - I hadn't really worked out even a melody yet, though I was sort of feeling a little bit of a Dr. Seuss vibe to the cadence. Musically, it can really turn into just about anything from there. I am partial to experimental in this context, but trying to stay openminded!
Ha, sorry for the timing! Did a last listen and wanted to do a remix...
Ah, vocals... There are 4 insert effects on my vocal channels. PSP Vintage Warmer, Cubase Softclipper, Waves RVox and Cubse Monodelay. The first three together add a little warmth and compression and the delay gives a bit of space in a way that works better than reverb. Most of the sound is actually just me being very loud 😃
Great to see you back and thank you for your lovely comment on Happy Ending 😁
Thank for the listen!
Yeah, there's really nothing quite like heavy music played live. I find it both relaxing and super energising all at the same time!
Everything is live on that song except for the drums... I use Toontrack EZ Drummer for everything. The drums on that one are the Metal Machine kit...
Peru, TN...its all Bedrock to me. Flintstones everywhere.
Church is just another tax in the US, and in the south they expect a lot more than a 10% tithe. I live in Peru now, where everybody is a Catholic. They say the gringos dint need god because they have the bomb. Here, death is always on the edge of anxiety in the person of earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and landslides. god is their only hope of protection against the sudden disasters that can swallow them up, and fo them, god is constantly intervening, saving them. it is the religion of the superstitious, while the US promotes a religion of moral superiority and a demoonization of the Other.
thanks for your comment on why did you pluck me. ive had the idea for a long time, thinking about how i would answer a direct question as to my motives for initiating a sexual relationship with someone. can such a question be honestly answered? but i didnt want to write a song about sex. i wanted it to be our broader, to question the motivation for waanting to shake someone out of their tree and into your own life. i wonder how the women would answer that question of i asked it of them. i probably would not get the answer i hoped for,
i used to live in Atoka Tenn, where they made the movie The Klansman, as well as Charlotte NC, where Yankees come to breed. .
I like the message of Raised in America..trapped under that dollar. Have a good FAWM. Good luck completing the thing!
I think I just fixed it..thanks for the tip!
Thanks for the welcome! I’m excited to give this a shot! Good luck to you too.
Hey, you! Glad to see you around these parts. I have no idea what I'm going to write this year.
Hey G Slade, rock on!!!
Always up for a solo or two. 😎🤘
Hey! Long time, no see! 😀
And a very happy FAWM to you as well 😀
Good to see yah here. Have fun.
G! Rock on.
have the best FAWM this year!