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.
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!
|#2||The Other Way @nancyrost||
|#3||Water Drops (One Sample Challenge)||
|#4||Love, like colour||
|#6||Don't go in the cellar||
|#8||3pm on Sunday @johnnycashpoint||
|#9||Waiting for the rain @stewartscissor||
|#10||I haven't heard this (it's likely terrible)||
|#11||A moment to yourself||
|#12||Into the Cosmos||
|#13||Factory Tunes (one sample challenge)||
|#14||Don't Wait @ajna1960||
|#15||Tables Turn @valeriecox||
|#16||Go Outside @orinoco||
|#17||Palawan Queen's Gambit (feat. Johnny Cashpoint) @sapient||
|#18||Wretched of the Earth (feat. Sapient Network) @johnnycashpoint||
|#19||Land of Sand||
|#22||Retreat (with @helenseviltwin singing!!) @guatecoop||
Thank you so much for stopping by my skirmish song "Sweet and Sour". It was fun to write and step out of my comfort zone, which we all have to do now and then. I truly appreciate your comments and will be taking them into consideration when I revisit the song in the coming weeks. Your time and support is very much appreciated and an honor to see your name on my comments list!
Ok. Much better. Sorry about that silly mistake!
Thanks for your great comments!
Oh my. I had your mix in the top track for reference! What was I doing?!? 🤷🏻♂️ I will fix it. Wow.
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.
Thanks for listening and commenting! Glad you enjoyed 😀
Hi Helen, are you involved in a zoom FOP, think i stumbled over a forum post about it but cant find anything now?
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!
Whoosh, you were prolific this year! Nicely done 😀 Good to see you and thank you for commenting! I'm just off to listen to your stuff now 😁
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
See!! We CAN do and learn things other than FAWM during February. Thanks for the info! 😀
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. 😎
A song has been sent! I hope you like it... 😀
Oooohhhh yeah Helen!!! Absolutely take it. I will reserve it for you....haha
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. 😎
ha, love that 'musical theater' comment- and yeah, you're so right! i can see the whole scene in my head now!
Surreal is my middle name!
(Actually it's Simon...)
Glad you enjoyed it. 😀
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. 😁
Thank you for listening to my song The Thing. I just just did the bass with wah underneath double tracked guitars.
I hope so. first morse code spells out "F*ck Brexit", second one something i can't remember but equally depressing 😀
Thanks for your compliments on my song! I tried that alternative link and it didn't work.
I liked it, wouldn't change it,, just making the point it didn't sound very TG to me!
Thank you. I love Mary Chapin Carpenter!
Or the drunks inside the house 😉
I meant the choir, if that helps.
Choirs and chanting aren't the same, I know...
In that case, I could probably have handled it more sensitively. The male gaze lingers even after death, it appears.
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.
Thank you for the listen and comment on Inner Equilibrium! Much appreciated 😀 Look at all your songs, wow! Happy FAWMing!
Sorry, I don't even member posting that song.. musta been half asleep or something. .. lol but won't happen again.
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.
Thank you for your comment on Blue Airline:)
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.
Thank you for the tip Helen💡
i like your morph project idea, looking forward to hear how it develops, happy days 🌈
Soooo glad to hear you here again! Happy new FAWM!
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 😀
Thanks for your lovely feedback. We really appreciate it 😊
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!
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!
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.
Thank you so much for the kind words on "Can't Escape".
heeeeeeeey! you're here 😁 wicked 😀 it's gonna be a good FAWM! <3
Hey there Helen, great to see you back again!
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!!!
Re - PRS
Solo is soprano sax crunched through megaphone effect 😀 I made an electric guitar by accident!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)?
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!
Hello my beautiful friend!
Hello and have a great FAWM!
Hello ...can’t wait to hear what you come up with this 2021!
Wicked - thanks for the bandcamp link!
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!
Hi Helen. Excited to see what we can make happen this year.
Well, you said *manually* .... Happy New Year!
A big hello to you!!