Helen 22


Cambridge UK   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   PJ Harvey, Sleater-Kinney, Kate Bush, Blondie

Pronouns - she/her

I don't need people to thank me for song comments or even reciprocate. I go with a pay-it-forward kind of thing.

I do love to collaborate. That said, over the past few years, I've found myself getting overwhelmed as FAWM goes on, so am trying to be a bit more careful what I agree to do, in order to avoid letting people down. If you want to collaborate, please do ask, but please don't be offended if I decline.

Edit 10/2/21
My first week of FAWM was super-productive partly, I suspect, because my TV broke on 1st Feb... It got replaced the following Friday and my productivity has decreased somewhat. A lot of that is to do with the day job getting more full on and leaving less brain space in the evening. However, I have the 3rd week of February off work, so anticipate I will either spend that week in a storm of productivity, or enjoying my new telly far too much. Only time will tell!

Songs (22)

#1 I'll wait 39
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#2 The Other Way @nancyrost  45
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#3 Water Drops (One Sample Challenge) 18
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#4 Love, like colour 19
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#5 Sunday 3pm 16
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#6 Don't go in the cellar 16
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#7 Watercolour Landscape 9
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#8 3pm on Sunday @johnnycashpoint 13
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#9 Waiting for the rain @stewartscissor 5
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#10 I haven't heard this (it's likely terrible) 15
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#11 A moment to yourself 8
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#12 Into the Cosmos 9
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#13 Factory Tunes (one sample challenge) 10
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#14 Don't Wait @ajna1960  12
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#15 Tables Turn @valeriecox  10
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#16 Go Outside @orinoco  8
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#17 Palawan Queen's Gambit (feat. Johnny Cashpoint) @sapient  8
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#18 Wretched of the Earth (feat. Sapient Network) @johnnycashpoint 5
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#19 Land of Sand 8
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#20 42 @valeriecox  9
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#21 Procrastination @zecoop  7
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#22 Retreat (with @helenseviltwin singing!!) @guatecoop  7
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  • @guatecoop  1 day

    Ok. Much better. Sorry about that silly mistake!

  • @cindyrella  1 day

    Thanks for your great comments!

  • @guatecoop  1 day

    Oh my. I had your mix in the top track for reference! What was I doing?!? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I will fix it. Wow.

  • @guatecoop  1 day

    Helen, I am sorry that I put up such a bad mix on that song!! I listened to it today in my car and was swearing out loud. Goodness. I will fix that tomorrow. Your vocals are kind of buried. Wow. Worst mix in quite a few years. I am sorry about that.

  • @nadine 3 days

    Thanks for listening and commenting! Glad you enjoyed πŸ˜€

  • @julesbf  3 days

    Hi Helen, are you involved in a zoom FOP, think i stumbled over a forum post about it but cant find anything now?

  • @caseewilson  6 days

    Hehe, pubs being closed definitely helps! My only regret is failing to do many collabs. I did one with @Gem but as he's a FAWM widower every year I feel like I'm paying my dues there! But I just couldn't organise myself well enough around the new job and Foreign Country Admin. Also, spanish is a beautiful language, but not when you are trying to cobble together a sentence in the bank!

  • @caseewilson  6 days

    Whoosh, you were prolific this year! Nicely done πŸ˜€ Good to see you and thank you for commenting! I'm just off to listen to your stuff now 😁

  • @theodamus  6 days

    Hey thank you so much for your lovely comment on "Cold", I love that you listened and liked it! Congrats on a WAY over and above win, what an awesome FAWM! <3

  • @apolez3 6 days

    https://fawm.org/songs/114005/ ? was wondering if you wanted to collab on these lyrics?

  • @zecoop  1 week

    See!! We CAN do and learn things other than FAWM during February. Thanks for the info! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  1 week

    I’m thinking because of Peter Sellers and Inspector Clueso? (Sp?)
    The game has been around here as Clue for a long time and the game led to the movie. 😎

  • @zecoop  1 week

    A song has been sent! I hope you like it... πŸ˜€

  • @guatecoop  1 week

    Oooohhhh yeah Helen!!! Absolutely take it. I will reserve it for you....haha

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Hey! So is this week too late to send you something? I’ll be writing nee stuff all week and would love to collaborate. No idea what it’ll be. 😎

  • @mikeskliar  2 weeks

    ha, love that 'musical theater' comment- and yeah, you're so right! i can see the whole scene in my head now!

  • @cblack 2 weeks

    Surreal is my middle name!

    (Actually it's Simon...)

    Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ˜€

  • @miga  2 weeks

    well, I confess to not really having strong feelings about candy. But it made for a decent song. Also, I promised myself a silly song after a bunch of serious ones. 😁

  • @devinhill 2 weeks

    Thank you for listening to my song The Thing. I just just did the bass with wah underneath double tracked guitars.

  • @johnnycashpoint 2 weeks

    I hope so. first morse code spells out "F*ck Brexit", second one something i can't remember but equally depressing πŸ˜€

  • @mightyq  2 weeks

    Thanks for your compliments on my song! I tried that alternative link and it didn't work.

  • @johnnycashpoint 2 weeks

    I liked it, wouldn't change it,, just making the point it didn't sound very TG to me!

  • @valeriecox  2 weeks

    Thank you. I love Mary Chapin Carpenter!

  • @sapient  3 weeks

    Or the drunks inside the house πŸ˜‰
    I meant the choir, if that helps.
    Choirs and chanting aren't the same, I know...

  • @pipewrench67  3 weeks


  • @stephenwordsmith  3 weeks

    In that case, I could probably have handled it more sensitively. The male gaze lingers even after death, it appears.

  • @stephenwordsmith  3 weeks

    HI, Helen. Thank you for your comment on the library song. I hadn't even considered that it might be a thing of beauty or poignancy - my brain was just going eiih Iunno I'll write about a sexy ghost. Perhaps there's more poetry in my soul than I realise.

    Thank you again.

  • @mishykatz  3 weeks

    Thank you for the listen and comment on Inner Equilibrium! Much appreciated πŸ˜€ Look at all your songs, wow! Happy FAWMing!

  • @apolez3 4 weeks

    Sorry, I don't even member posting that song.. musta been half asleep or something. .. lol but won't happen again.

  • @iwilleatyou 4 weeks

    I'm getting multiple questions on whether it's a cello in No Way No Way which makes me wish it was cause that would've been cool haha. It's just guitar with tremolo. I suppose a non-intonated guitar can sound cello-ish.

  • @willyviste 4 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on Blue Airline:)

  • @natalie  4 weeks

    Hello, Helen! Thanks for my first ever comment received on a FAWM song! I love your mental image of the commercial with the dancing cartoon animals. That gave me a chuckle.

  • @brauer 4 weeks

    Thank you for the tip HelenπŸ’‘

    i like your morph project idea, looking forward to hear how it develops, happy days 🌈

  • @karan  4 weeks

    Soooo glad to hear you here again! Happy new FAWM!

  • @johnnycashpoint 4 weeks

    Great, Ill do a short rap (to allow Stuart space) and send it over later today. Quick question - what's the BPM? E-mail me as this is not the right use for soundboards πŸ˜€

  • @tukayandryan  4 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. We really appreciate it 😊

  • @elenaduff 4 weeks

    thanks for the tip re: responding on the soundboards - still figuring all this out and thanks for commenting on my sea shanty song. Will listen to your latest now!

  • @auditasum  4 weeks

    Glad you see you back on FAWM, @helenseviltwin. Now to catch up on your songs...

  • @shelleroo1  4 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my board! Yes, I was totally thinking of having kids do all the parts, which could turn into total mayhem, but would be a lot of fun! And thanks for the banjo hint!

  • @oddbod  4 weeks

    Cheers. No malice was intended towards an individual, I merely wanted to illustrate a point but in hindsight, it was not really a sensible thing to do.

  • @apolez3 4 weeks

    @helenseviltwin heh, ty for the comment, I was thinking of them as breathing. of course a bit of grunting in there too..

  • @wacha  4 weeks

    Thank you so much for the kind words on "Can't Escape".

  • @deathboy  4 weeks

    heeeeeeeey! you're here 😁 wicked πŸ˜€ it's gonna be a good FAWM! <3

  • @jinx  4 weeks

    Hey there Helen, great to see you back again!

  • @celineellis  4 weeks

    Hey Helen! thanks for the comments on my first song - I think imma make a forum post about song key's because Im still learning a lot and dont get it!!!

  • @saxylizbeth 4 weeks

    Re - PRS
    Solo is soprano sax crunched through megaphone effect πŸ˜€ I made an electric guitar by accident!

  • @aiyla 5 weeks

    Hello πŸ‘‹
    Im probably a little out of my depth here but looking forward to a little fun
    We will not get overwhelmed. Repeat after me Hahahaha.

  • @tiller2  5 weeks

    Thanks for the reassurance on Reaper; my unpreparedness is my own fault, of course. I much prefer learning guitar to sifting through DAWspeak. But I have a coupla tutorial vids that might get me past my sticking points. In other news, I also am being careful about collab commitments, having disappointed someone last year (I probably felt worse than they did). But very soon, it's time to let go of our troubles and engage in joyous songwriting struggles. Have a great fawm.

  • @pooka  5 weeks

    Always good.

  • @gslade 5 weeks

    Shoot me an email with the tracks you want me to play along with a promo pic. Let me know if you prefer video (live or recorded) or just audio. Then we just need a day/time and I'll set it up.

  • @gm7  5 weeks

    Yes I use Nx just got it about a week ago. I'm still getting use to the way it sounds in my headphones and how it will relate to a final mixdown. you have to turn it off on your master fader before use do a final mix or it will do funny things. So far it's interesting.

  • @gslade 5 weeks

    Happy 2021 Helen. You came up on the podcast the other night. TC and I think a Helen episode would be dope. Hit me up if/when you're up for such a thing. Either way, good luck with FAWM this year!

  • @seemanski  5 weeks

    Hey, looking forward to hearing your stuff. Sorry I haven't been around much on GYAW, I'll probably get kicked off, which is fine. I've been enjoying songfight lately.

    Have a great FAWM. How are you getting on with your adventures into the soundtrack (there is a term for it but I can't remember)?

  • @johncrossman  5 weeks

    The prospect of more H music always does my musical heart good. Really enjoying the Distant Social Club project on bandcamp right now, I didn't know it existed. I like!

  • @debs  5 weeks

    Hello my beautiful friend!

  • @andygetch  6 weeks

    Hello and have a great FAWM!

  • @cynthiawolff  6 weeks

    Hello ...can’t wait to hear what you come up with this 2021!

  • @guatecoop  7 weeks


  • @guatecoop  7 weeks

    Uh, can you look into @joaquin12 ? Posted something on random sample challenge thread that looks highly questionable. Thanks!

  • @sw1n3flu  7 weeks

    Wicked - thanks for the bandcamp link!

  • @sw1n3flu  7 weeks

    Missed having a FOP last year and can't see us managing one this year (unless postponed)..... wanna hear Pterodactyl (or however you spell it)!!

    Happy Fawming Helen!

  • @brownium  7 weeks

    Hi Helen. Excited to see what we can make happen this year.

  • @elainedimasi  7 weeks

    Well, you said *manually* .... Happy New Year!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 3

    A big hello to you!!