Haim ShimshiLaShvili 4


Jerusalem IL   Jan 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Eagles, KOL, Billy Joel, The cardigans


Quick read: I Quit my job, now working on my first album.

Two years ago while working a full-time job, I felt that my life is going nowhere. so I quit it and left home to travel for three months. Then I realized I can't live without music and since then I'm working on my first album. I try to enjoy the journey as much as I can, the road is full of emotions, mountains and roller coasters.
There's nothing better than Fawm to get my energy levels up to continue working on my album after February.
This year (2019) I'll try to write a couple of songs that I lack for my album's wholesome atmosphere. Hopefully if they are good enough, they will be in it.

This year I got myself my first Bass and Electric guitars, and I'm gonna use them in this fawm, that's exciting!

Fawm 2019 Goals:
1. Finish 14 songs.
2. Producing as much as I can.
3. Using my new instruments. (bass & electric).
4. Less skirmishes, more effort.

Fawm 2016 - 15 songs. (2 collabs, 3 skrms).
Fawm 2017 - 14 songs (2 collabs, few skrms).
Fawm 2018 - 14 songs (2 collabs, 8 skrms, 1 Instrumental).

2016 was my first fawm and I've learned that when you got the passion and the drive with a target, the sky is the limit. It changed my life.

one of my Fawm 2018 songs:

Songs (4)

#1 You'll be Alright 33
1 week
#2 This is the world we live in 24
1 week
#3 The Gazelle (Badass Riff Tournament Round 1) 18
5 days
#4 Oh my god 9
2 days


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  • @oddbod  16 hours

    You're in as judge in the Badass Riff Tournament

  • @sunnymae  18 hours

    Hi Haim
    Thanks so much for your comments on "I can love you today."
    We get lucky sometimes when inspiration strikes and it comes down like lightning right?
    Going back into the studio right now and try againβ™‘β™‘

  • @tjeff  1 day

    Hi, thanks for the comment!

  • @lain 2 days

    Thank you Haim for your feedback on "Glassbox" - you always find so nice words to give feedback, I really appreciate <3 πŸ˜€ Thanks! You know what? I just finished my first kind-of-Rap 😁

  • @lain 2 days

    Really nice that you posted the rap instead of focusing on the other song... I know the frustration... I just "finished" the chromatic tune song, but not satisfied.. but anyway I uploaded.. I am still an impatient recording person, I can`t wait to just have the song "behind me"... That is definitely sth I could work on... to work on a song a bit more before call it a day... I very quickly lose interest/motivation... and then just leave it like it is even when not satisfied as I think my subconcious keeps telling me that it won`t get any better so better leave it behind you... (or something... if you know what I mean?) .- so maybe next time, better rap instead of uploading an unfinished song πŸ˜€ What I find funny, you said the drumset was playing on the computer, just yesterday I let a drumset be played by the computer for the first time to play guitar to it - but in the end it frustrated me that much as I could not really get anything out of it that I completely stopped... but I did not

  • @larryw 2 days

    Thanks, the title was something I read in a book, the thing just seemed to write itself!!

  • @larryw 2 days

    Hi, just for you my friend I've recorded one of my songs where i'm singing! Enjoy my bad voice πŸ˜‰

  • @downfallroad  4 days

    To succeed in any project: reduce scope. For instance, are you trying to perfectly record 12 songs for an album? Finish 10 and save the last 2 for next time. Once I made those hard decisions and stopped expending so much energy on the song or two that just refused to work out, the rest of the album finished up quickly. Good luck!

  • @larryw 4 days

    Hi thanks for the comment! As to me singing, I doubt it! I try to never sing, I honestly don't have the voice for it. Never say never though!!

  • @lain 4 days

    Thank you for your comment on " A Story" - I havent realized that I seldom sing with soft vocals haha πŸ˜‰ But you never see yourself with the eyes of others (or hear yourself with the ears) so I thank you for your words and feedback and I am happy that you like that song... and as a reminder from my side - You were the one pulling me in for FAWM - πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Yeah!

  • @downfallroad  4 days

    \m/ Thanks dude.
    That is awesome you quit your job to record your first album. That's exactly what I had to do to get my first album out the door. For the second album, ten years later, I had to build a recording room in my basement to hide from my kids 😝 Get that album done now!

  • @spinhead 4 days

    Thanks for the comment on "Try." It almost wrote itself, but I enjoyed singing it.

  • @websheldon  4 days

    Hey man! Thanks so much for the comment and compliments. Yeah "While The Bones Hold" was all written and recorded in February. There's not that much happening in the song really when you break it down - maybe it's the percussion that makes it sound deceptively complex haha It's funny as I nearly didn't bother finishing it - so I'm very glad I did now 😁 Looking forward to listening to your tracks this year - I will be catching up on friend's music this week!

  • @haim  5 days

    OOPS.. commented here by miss take.

  • @elliottlawrence 5 days

    Really appreciate all the nice comments. I think FAWM is going well so far, happy to be back writing music but it's definitely starting to feel like a lot of work lol. Also, I don't use autotune, but I'll take that as a huge compliment! 😁 Good luck to you with the rest of your songs btw, I know you always manage to hit 14 so I'm looking forward to hearing them!

  • @jwhanberry  5 days

  • @tamsnumber4  6 days

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "You Are Fragile", I really appreciate it!!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    I look forward to our Riff Off, fine sir! πŸ˜€

  • @phoenixash 1 week

    First of all, thanks so so very much for your comment on my song, I was blushing and smiling silly for an hour after reading it. It was meant to cause the exact feeling you described, so yay! Thanks again!

  • @petemurphy  1 week

    Hello, Haim! You're very welcome. It's a really good, memorable song (I found myself singing the chorus when I woke up this morning). No thanks necessary, I just enjoy hearing good songs. Wishing you a great weekend, and more excellent songwriting πŸ˜€

  • @mattblick  1 week

    Happy FAWMing Haim!

  • @sbs2018 1 week

    Hey, thanks so much for your cool comments on β€œTequila Take Me Home.”

  • @lain 1 week

    One more thing about "In your shoes" - with your double agent boyfriend you were not that far away πŸ˜‰ it is about a prostitute actually...

  • @lain 1 week

    Hey there - thanks for your words to "In your shoes" - I think the chorus was a mix of music plus lyrics, then there was the chords and the verse came in the end, as I already was playing on the piano... or something 😁 "30 seconds" for example completely was a first-lyric song.. That`s something what happens not often with me. Normally I have a line in my head, straight go to the piano or guitar and start finding chords and sing at the same time.. How do you do it mostly?

  • @lain 1 week

    Thank you for your comment and your words about the song and my voice - I uploaded the other songs as well, I thought of completely reuploading everything as actually nobody will see the uploads as the have already been uploaded.. but anyway.. hopefully someone will listen to it πŸ˜€ I will listen to your second song now! πŸ˜€

  • @colgoo  1 week

    Thanks for your comment on Sacred, Not Secret, Underwear. There are a lot of churches in the U.S. that have legal battles in the courts for covering over sex abuse.

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Thanks for the comments on my songs, appreciated!

  • @lain 1 week

    Actually I have no idea how to record at the moment.. as I always kept recording videos and I don`t have the garageband option anymore and no software right now.... the mobile is an old one as my new one died... can I do "memos" and then put them on soundcloud? The only software I have is audacity but I need mic and interface and .... I realize that I am not ready for recording at all 😁 haha

  • @larryw 1 week

    Hey @haim thank for the comments, glad you like my work

  • @lain 1 week

    Thanks for your explanation about the watchlisting πŸ˜€ ;*

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Hard to advise re Neil Young songs, there are so many, and a lot of different sounds/styles.

  • @guatecoop  1 week

    Hey there, people often call me β€œCoop” and I worked in Guatemala for about a year and set up an email account to correspond with friends and family. That email was guatecoop @ and I have kept the email since and use the name.

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Thank you for the thoughtful comment! It made me smile!

  • @judypie  1 week

    You have a nice cup of tea and listen to some music. You have earned it. Check out @enigma4711 - the lonely sparrow. I just listened and loved it!

  • @judypie  1 week

    Pretty good! I have sent off my third for collab magic and just finished writing my fourth πŸ˜ƒ I will record it tomorrow, gonna kick back with Black Panther now before bed πŸ˜€

  • @judypie  1 week

    It came out VERY cool. Rock on brother

  • @tan482  1 week

    Thanks @haim! It's a music teaching job involving lots of string teaching which is great.
    Also thank you so much for listening to "Belong to You" and putting it on the Recommended Listening thread - very honoured you thought it worthy to share πŸ˜€
    How's your FAWMing going this year?

  • @jessi14  1 week

    Thank you for listening to my "alles muss vergehen" and your lovely comment. I went to Israel a few years ago and I loved Jerusalem. What an inspiring place to be writing music. Happy FAWMing! Have fun

  • @brynjabja 1 week

    Thanks I'm happy you like my song <3
    It can be pretty cold and dark in the winter, but it can also be very beautiful. Summers especially.
    I've heard of the band but they are Swedish actually

  • @brynjabja 1 week

    Hey, Thanks! What you heard on my soundcloud was Icelandic πŸ˜€
    Hope to hear songs from you

  • @gloverm  1 week

    Thanks for the nice comments, my friend! Hope to hear some music from you soon πŸ˜€

  • @leah0k  1 week

    Hey! I use a Zoom MRS-1608 to record. It’s very old school but it’s what I have right now haha! It’s definitely more time consuming that the slick computer programs that are out there, and someday I’ll learn a new system for sure, I’m sure my little machine won’t last forever! What do you use?

  • @larryw 1 week

    Thanks for the comment about Carmelita, i'm not really sure where it would fit, so perhaps a smokey latina atmosphere would be great

  • @larryw 1 week

    I'll post something tomorrow for you on the object writing page

  • @tcelliott  1 week

    Heya... I hope you have a good FAWM... thanks for joking around with me on the forums.

  • @boyatheart  1 week

    Thanks for the comments. Looking forward to hearing something from you. Good luck! πŸ˜€

  • @judypie  1 week

    Thanks dude! I don’t speak Spanish really so my Bolivian friend made sure it was correct for me πŸ˜€

  • @judypie  1 week

    Hey dude, sorry to hear you were having bad vibes! Hope it’s better? Thank you for listening to my song, that was ad tied up muffled at the end yes. This song was totally tongue in cheek, when love goes too far! I had great fun messing with it πŸ˜€

  • @larryw 1 week

    Hi @haim I am indeed the same Larry (sorry I've not done the wall one yet!) I try not to sing, unless you need a room cleared quite quickly. So generally I only write lyrics, or I will put a basic melody down on piano/guitar as a guide for anyone I might be working with

  • @alyxanderjames  1 week

    Hey, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on my red winged blackbird song! Really means a lot. Have a fabulous FAWM!

  • @gromwaf 1 week

    Thank you brother, have a nice fawm..

    stay true!

  • @factorytale 1 week

    Thanks for your feed back on my song "sweet escape" very nice words from you <3

  • @leah0k  1 week

    Thanks so much for the thoughtful notes on my song! I usually use little weird clicky sound-y things around me because I don’t like the way pre-programmed drums sound out of my little machine I use to record- so glad you could enjoy those funny sounds then! I’m sure there will be more of that coming... ha!

  • @wolfkier 1 week

    Thank you. πŸ˜€

  • @hoppiern  1 week

    Thanks for your kind comments on my song!! Looking forward to hearing yours!!

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Gwyn is too shy to join FAWM so we are co-writing and I am posting them on his behalf πŸ˜€

  • @martinneuhold 1 week

    Thanks a lot for your comment. Playing like that is indeed a bit like meditation or walking in the woods....as soon as I don’t mess up the settings of the delays and loopers or the timing of the drums...but once Iβ€˜m sort of into the music I can just let go of everything and just play...😊

  • @larryw 1 week

    Thanks @haim I tend to work quite quickly - just out of interest, the title was from my "hook book" and was the name of a horse running somewhere in the UK πŸ˜€

  • @judypie  1 week

    Same old same old over here! Hate that I can’t play better. I should really get some lessons man and quit whining Hahahah. Gonna upload what I have anyway! On to the next!

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Thank you so much for your heartwarming comment @haim You are too kind!

  • @lain 1 week

    Btw, what does "watchlisted you" mean? 😁

  • @lain 1 week

    Thanks for letting me know about the greeting and how to post it.. trying to start finding my way through the page now 😁

  • @karlsburg25  1 week

    Ah thanks so much matey but I wish you could have seen the reaction from two tourists walking past as I was singing into my iPhone with headphones on ! Sure they were thinking why doesn’t he pick up that guitar it would sound much better 😜.

  • @misterd 2 weeks

    Thanks so much for listening to my song β€˜Sometimes I wonder β€˜ and the kind words . Have a great FAWM -looking forward to listening to your songs too ! Cheers

  • @unknownbecky  2 weeks

    Glad to see you back this year! Looking forward to hearing more of your tunes.

  • @elliottlawrence 2 weeks

    Hey, glad to see you back this year! Looking forward to hearing your stuff as well.

  • @karlsburg25  2 weeks

    Hey matey . Have an amazing fawm πŸ‘. Can’t wait to hear your output

  • @heidiserwer  2 weeks

    Hi! Thanks for your sweet hello! I'm ready to get at least a few tunes down this month. Happy to reconnect and hear your new music!

  • @colgoo  2 weeks

    Welcome back!

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    Hey it’s midnight where you are! Happy Fawm! Can I get a collab please? 😝

  • @martinneuhold 2 weeks

    Hey, yes, Iβ€˜ll be around again this year...trying to do some improvised ambient stuff. Good luck on your album 😊

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    Hey Haim! Sounds like you are on quite a journey right now. I look forward to hearing how that comes out in your songs πŸ˜€

  • @tan482  2 weeks

    Hi Haim, nice to see you here again! Hope you have a great, productive time this year πŸ˜€

  • @powerstars 2 weeks

    Heck yeah, man! Eager to see what you come up with this year.

  • @thelostcartographer  2 weeks

    I've done four FAWMs with acoustic guitar - it'll be fun to try one without!

  • @kovbleu  2 weeks

    Hey welcome back!! I look forward to hearing what you write this year! πŸ˜€ Have a terrific FAWM!

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    Hello Haim! Happy FAWM 2019!!

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    3 bloody objects!! I’ll see what I can do πŸ˜›

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    Oh hiiiiiii! I already wrote 14 songs in my head by nowπŸ˜‚ Fawm is practically over for me!

  • @fulanin 3 weeks

    Thanks man! Looking forward to see how fawm will be, I'm hyped.

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @tiller2  3 weeks

    Greetings, Haim, glad you're back! Have a healthy and productive fawm.

  • @petra777 3 weeks


  • @coolparadiso  3 weeks

    I teach a few different things in the music arena. I do teach songwriting, to groups, to induviduals. I run workshops on songwriting particularly at music festivals, getting lots of call backs now as they were voted popular workshops. Got as many as i want. I get what you say about maybe knowing too much! I really get in the zone to write! I dont study styles when i write! I try and get in that zone and let all my knowledge just be like a gentle filter. You can over think things! Once a week i always write one kitch simple song to ensure i keep balance

  • @mdavisto  4 weeks

    Shalom Haim... Ok now I've used up all my Hebrew.

    Have a great FAWM, I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with.

  • @judypie  4 weeks


  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Glad you're back! Can't wait to hear more from you

  • @adforperu  4 weeks

    Haaaaaiiiiiiiiiim. Helllo!

  • @tamsnumber4  4 weeks

    Hoping you will be posting some 2019 goals??

  • @jamesstaubes  5 weeks

    Thanks dude. See you in February!

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    Oh man, you are going to have a lot of different sounds this year with the new instruments! That’s great! I’m always adding β€œnew” things, but often times they are nowhere near new. To me they are....
    Other than that, we sold our house and bought a new one 3 weeks before having our second child, so loads of changes and additions.