Influences: The Beatles, Mose Allison, James Booker, Ry Cooder, Guy Van Duser, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, John Hurt, Dylan...oy, lists like this make my head hurt. And it's all dudes. Well - record by record, here are some other favorites: Suzanne Vega (Suzanne Vega & Solitude Standing), Joan Armatrading (To The Limit), k.d. lang (Absolute Torch and Twang), Shawn Colvin (A Few Small Repairs), Carla Bley (Heavy Heart).
FAWM #8. As usual, I have no idea how I'll find time this February but somehow I figure out how to ignore or let slide enough other things that it happens somehow. Because I love FAWM. So. Much. As usual, hoping to do more listening to my fellow FAWMers this year than last.
Geek Notes: I've gotten questions about my recording setup over the past several FAWMs which, as a latecomer to that side of things, I find flattering in the extreme. It's pretty nerdy, but here goes: I'm using a Lauten FC-387 large-diaphragm microphone, into a Shadow Hills Mono GAMA preamp, through an Apogee Symphony interface, into a trashcan Mac with Digital Performer. From there, I use (as plugins) a little EQ (cutting the lows around 200 and boosting the highs around 3750), a little compression (a hunt-and-peck process, to be sure) a little room-sounding reverb and a little hall-sounding reverb. I place the microphone about six inches from my face and a couple inches below my mouth so it picks up the vocals and guitar as evenly as possible, and the guitar is a 1956 Martin 00-18 that I feel incredibly lucky to play every time I pick it up.
I just sent you a link to those files and a chart if you want to have a play or at least pull together a mix. Tempo is 90bpm and the project is set at 48/24. That was a real honour- thank you!!
Hey there, I finally got a chance to get back into the studio today and I emailed you a demo of my idea for that lyric- let me know what you think. 😀
Hey, thanks for listening and for the kind words - means much coming from you!
You even gave me the idea for a title, so I guess I'll have to write another one now 😀
Sure- though I can’t imagine coming up with anything as good what you are capable of!
Give me a prompt too, but don’t tell me the song that influenced the guitar part.
Hey Hammy - looking forward to you dusting mine and everybody else's butts with your guitar ninjaing...
Oh that can be any mode of A major or minor.
Ok, parameters... Key A and influenced by a particular song that you really love the guitar in. Does that kind of thing work?
Thanks for visiting “My Dad” I appreciate your warmth and support. Want to collaborate on something with me? Maybe send me some of that gorgeous fingerpicking and I can pull out some singing and some bass?
Thanks so much for stopping by to listen to Lost. I'm probably rewriting one or two verses in the post FAWM period, just get a more balanced and better defined structure in the song, making sure not to lose the fun feel.
I decided my mission for next few weeks is to listen whenever I have WiFi which is lovely .
Finding recording spaces a little harder but hey I love a challenge
i see you listed Mose Allison as an influence. I love his song Going To The City so much...
Thanks so much for the song recommendation for I'm So Glad That You're Here. It made my morning.
great to have ya back here! 😀
great to see you back here, I look foward to hearing some songs from you, Have a great FAWM,
Welcome back! Loved your songs last year and hope to hear more!
Looking forward to more of your unique goodness this year!
Hope you are joining in again this year- I love your writing!