hummingbear 20


US   Jan 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   From classical to ethnic music. Joik, taiko, gamelan, Hardangerfela, bagpipes, throat singing...skew mostly Nordic/Celtic. I'm not a musician so this will be a creative challenge. Interested in lyrics, the gray zone between poetry and music, like the moment the jet picks up speed and lifts off.

If a bear hums in the forest does anyone hear it?

Usually lyrical, sometimes hys-teer-ical, especially if you can bear a pun.

(Serious lyrics as well; someone was disappointed to stumble in and find a non-funny song.)

Always looking for musical collaborators, just ask first.

My twitter account seems to be hibernating:
@ turquoisetent

Since it's 2020 this year, does that mean I don't need eyeglasses? A year of perfect vision? I can make any and all spectacular puns? πŸ‘“

Tues 4 February - I'm way behind in responding, listening and commenting. Will be away from the internet most of today, hoping to catch up on Wednesday.

FYI I am likely to be away from FAWM beginning Th 13 Febr through the weekend, perhaps til Mon 17th. Got some Real Life happening.

Songs (20)

#1 Song Like a Pancake @oaksnprairie  22
Feb 2020
#2 Kindness @kadmad202  23
Feb 2020
#3 Little House Beside the Sea 9
Feb 2020
#4 I Live in a Box! @bjunker  13
Feb 2020
#5 Little House Beside the Sea @moonraccoon  22
Feb 8
#6 I Stan Your Tan Van, Man 5
Feb 10
#7 Igniting Trees 11
Feb 10
#8 Healing Naps 7
Feb 21
#9 MΓΆbius Strip of Time @metalfoot  7
Feb 22
#10 To the Edge and Back @adnama17  7
Feb 23
#11 Goldilocks is Annoying 6
Feb 24
#12 Lucifer, Philosopher 4
Feb 25
#13 Hungry for Pancakes 5
Feb 26
#14 Ash Wednesday 2
Feb 27
#15 First Day of Vacation 3
Feb 27
#16 FAWM After-Party - Now with 200% more Kazoo @ductapeguy 10
Feb 28
#17 Seed into Tree @deadhead  6
Feb 29
#18 Patients Practice Patience 4
Feb 29
#19 Club-Footed Parrot 5
Feb 29
#20 Last Call (Placeholder) 2
Mar 1


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  • @bjunker  Mar 11

    You were looking for a German word for the feeling of Star Light... I think Sehnsucht might be it!



  • @audrey  Mar 7

    Thanks for your addition listens and comments. You are really too kind, and I truly appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • @bjunker  Mar 6

    It was a pleasure to "see" you at fawm again this year, and even more so to bring some music to your great lyrics. I have a slightly newer version of "I live in a box" after performing it live; I'll share in a week or so when I get a chance to record it. Cheers! -BJ

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    I can't thank you enough for all your lovely comments on my music. I really do appreciate it. Hope you had a great FAWM. πŸ˜€

  • @kadmad202  Mar 3

    Wow! You had a productive FAWM - congratulations! I love that you ran the gamut from clever silliness to heartfelt seriousness in your lyrics. Way to be creative! And thanks again for the wonderful collab. It was great fun, and I hope we can do it again next year😊

  • @cindyrella  Mar 1

    Thanks for your comments. I do some writing and will keep trying to do better playing on my ukulele. I also draw and paint.

  • @ductapeguy Feb 28

    That was fun. Thanks for what is turning out to be an annual late-fawm collab. Music posted now.

  • @ductapeguy Feb 28

    You can add me as collab will give me motivation to tackle it.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 21

    Thanks for the birthday greeting! Been a wonderful week!

  • @momentegalerie Feb 17

    Thank you very much for your nice comment on "ums Haus" a german lyric song!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    Thanks for the applause on Oh Two Oh Two. Macci the Milch Dog (Bushfire Refugee) was happy too!

  • @hakk  Feb 14

    Thanks for listening to my Desert Dream! Your nice comments ment a lot to me!

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 13

    Asking for a friend? Right.

    I do find song-writing, if not an antidote to worry, at least involving enough to put worries at bay.

  • @ceilidh  Feb 13

    Thanks for your kind comments on Spinning Fire and By Candlelight. I'm glad the gypsy flavor came through on Fire. I've sung lots of rounds but never tried to write one, so the guitar chords helped make sure that the melody lines were going to play well together! πŸ˜€

  • @teapot Feb 13

    Thanks for your comment too, so great to read. I love your Fawm username πŸ˜€

  • @cindyrella  Feb 12

    Ha. That'll teach me to try to read lyrics without my glasses and brain intact!

  • @kadmad202  Feb 12

    Nancy - Thanks for your kind words! You're the second person to mention John Denver, which is interesting, as I liked him when I'd hear him on the radio, but never bought any of his albums. As an old folkie, though, something was bound to rub off!

  • @owl  Feb 11

    Thank you so much for listening/commenting!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 11

    Thank you so much for the listen on my songs and the wonderful comment!! Much appreciated and so great to see and hear you again this year!

  • @momentegalerie Feb 11

    Thanks for the comment on "ums Haus" πŸ˜€

  • @crutherford Feb 11

    Hygge! A fabulous word that I have indeed read beforebut admittedly felt compelled to look up...Thanks for commenting on Love Song for an Introvert. I think passive aggressive narrators might be my jam... πŸ˜€

  • @cindyrella  Feb 11

    Thanks for your commentYes, get off my lawn πŸ˜ƒ

  • @metalfoot  Feb 11

    THANK YOU for being the first to get what Kelly was doing lyrically in Politesse... it's not really a song about good manners... it's a Jane Austen style flirting song!

  • @kellyk Feb 10

    Thanks for the welcome. Metalfoot and I are co-writing at this very moment, my first FAWM song. πŸ˜€

  • @kellyk Feb 10

    Thanks for the welcome. Metalfoot and I are co-writing at this very moment, my first FAWM song. πŸ˜€

  • @bjunker  Feb 9

    I don't think I'll be able to post I Live In A Box until Mon night, so no rush. Looking forward to you hearing it though!

  • @tabitha Feb 7

    Thanks for your message. I have gone through and adjusted the songs to have those tags. πŸ™‚

  • @tabitha Feb 6

    Hey, thank you for the comment on You Can Go If You Want To. To answer your question about whether I will upload music or not, probably not. When I wrote it I had a smidgen of guitar stuff so that I could write to something, but I don't sing and am still too shy and nervous to ask people if they want to collaborate.

  • @valeriecox  Feb 6

    Thank you. So pleased to know you enjoyed my Thanks giving song.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 6

    The army mouse choir! I like it! thanks for the listen and comments on Too Many Mice

  • @audrey  Feb 5

    Thank you Nancy for your wonderful comment on my piece Caring Neighbours. It's much appreciated. πŸ˜€

  • @cleanshoes Feb 2020

    Thank you for your kind words on my soundboard! Best wishes for a happy and productive FAWM!

  • @kadmad202  Feb 2020

    Glad you're happy with the result of Kindness. After a few rough hours, it did finally come together. I always worry a little when the music requires a little addition/subtraction/change to your original lyrics - you wrote them that way for a reason, after all! Thanks for understanding!

  • @kadmad202  Feb 2020

    I just posted Kindness to my page since you posted your lyrics to mine, and can't quite figure out how to get it onto yours. Any suggestions??

    Just figured it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 2020

    Your pancake is ready!

  • @phoenixash Feb 2020

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my track. I chose to do an a capella just because I had zero access to instruments on the first day.

  • @kadmad202  Feb 2020

    Hi! Just sent you an email about a possible collaboration and not sure it got delivered. Can you let me know whether or not you got it? Thanks!

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 2020

    I'm getting off to a slow start this year, but now that my first one's out, could I try to give you some music (and vocals) to the pancake song?

  • @wacha  Feb 2020

    Thank you for the kind words on "My Home". I don't always add percussion to my demos but every so often hey feel like they need it.

  • @melissamccarthy20  Feb 2020

    Thank you for the welcome message! Excited to be here!! Happy Writing!

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 2020

    Hey Nancy - Thank you for the welcome back πŸ˜€ I hope your lyricking is productive.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 2020

    Thank you for the listen and comment, I am happy with my number one 2020 FAWM song...on to number 2 today!

  • @tabitha Feb 2020

    Thank you for the lovely comment on Normal Bethlehem. It was much appreciated. πŸ™‚

  • @brendaberezan Feb 2020

    Thanks Hummingbear! Good luck to you and have fun!

  • @mannon Feb 2020

    Thank you for the nice message! I too, hope your fawm is a fruitful one this year! ^^

  • @ayancia Feb 2020

    Thanks for the encouragement! We'll make it through this month and Rock fawm πŸ˜€

  • @kadmad202  Feb 2020

    Hi there! Let the fun begin!

  • @hakk  Feb 2020

    Thanks! Have a fun February and keep on humming!

  • @bdarel Feb 2020

    "If a bear hums in the forest does anyone hear it?" I suspect it may depend upon how loud the sound of one hand clapping is, or if the bear is dreaming it is a butterfly. Ah, life's little mysteries.

    Here is to a productive twenty-nine days.

  • @bri4n  Feb 2020

    Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you, in this year of perfect pitch, I mean vision πŸ˜‰

  • @mishykatz  Feb 2020

    Hey good to see you happy FAWM 2020!

  • @suzimuzi Jan 2020

    Hi thx for posting on my board, have great 29 days! I'll check your lyrics and see if there's something I can write for...

  • @tjeff  Jan 2020

    Hi again! Thx for checking in, hope all is well. Have a great FAWM!

  • @mfasize Jan 2020

    cheers bro yeah def like to set myself goals but yeah def looking 4ward to this since last year

  • @audrey  Jan 2020

    Hi Hummingbear. Thanks for the warm welcome. And a warm welcome to you too. I look forward to reading what you'll be creating this year. Happy FAWMing! πŸ˜€

  • @mattoxic  Jan 2020

    I hope you have a great FAWM! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 2020

    You are punny! Hope you have a great FAWM!

  • @elainedimasi  Jan 2020

    Oh, good call on the album name connection!

  • @rwc Jan 2020

    Thanks for your message - have a great FAWM!

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2020

    Hello, almost here or almost there, or something like that.

  • @bdarel Jan 2020

    We oldsters have to stick together.

    That goodness I proofread this post. Auto correct should be illegal. It changed oldsters to molesters. That's just wrong.

    Here's wishing you a productive and enjoyable February.

    May your muse smile upon you.

  • @izaakalexander  Jan 2020

    14 Songs in 28 ... make that 29 Days!

  • @quork  Jan 2020

    Thanks, hummingbear, all the best to you in FAWM 2020.

  • @tvsker  Jan 2020

    Thank you for the welcome, and I hope you have a great FAWM as well!

  • @zuza Jan 2020

    Thank you for your kind words. And hello right back at ya!

  • @tabitha Jan 2020

    Hey hummingbear, thank you for the cheerful welcome! And I love the puns.

  • @cindyrella  Jan 2020

    Let's have a good one!

  • @linzwolf Jan 2020

    Hi hummingbear! Thanks for the warm welcome πŸ˜€ I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do!

  • @rustyp Jan 2020

    Hey @hummingbear thanks for the welcome! πŸ˜€
    Here's to an awesom and fruitful FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @scubed  Jan 2020

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM.

  • @phoenixash Jan 2020

    Hey nice to be here, let's go

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2020

    I’m just sending my husband )who is a policeman) off to fight fires. Scary... I’ll have to write him a stay safe song. Have a great FAWM @hummingbear πŸ˜€

  • @amusia Jan 2020

    Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM as well!

  • @adnama17  Jan 2020

    Jammin' is what bears do best I hear! <3

  • @natrin Jan 2020

    Thanks! Have a great FAWM πŸ˜€

  • @owl  Jan 2020

    have a lovely FAWM!

  • @metalfootlings Jan 2020

    Thanks! Looking forward to it -- F#2 is for sure on board and F#1 is a maybe/maybe-not, and F#3 is undecided...

  • @yam655 Jan 2020

    I hope it's a great year for you!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2020

    Thank you and so happy to hear from you! Happy FAWMing!!

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2020

    And hi to you, too! Such interesting influences you have!

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    Well hello, hello good friend. Glad to see you back for another round of FAWM fun! And yes - Blueberry Cheerios for the breakfast win!

  • @gardeningangel1  Jan 2020

    Hi, thanks for winging by my soundcloud πŸ˜€ your pun-game is strong, I tip my silly hat to you. Happy FAWMing!

  • @klaus  Jan 2020

    Hi Hummy. Greetings from the shores of Baltic Sea. See you later. πŸ˜€

  • @famouspatrick  Jan 2020

    Glad to "see" you again, as well as a lot of the other veterans. I'm looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 2020

    Partially safe. Up in the fire country now (more later, bad internet) (and thank you πŸ˜€ )

  • @barbara  Jan 2020

    Happy writing days approacheth!! Good to see you here again. πŸ™‚

  • @jaegerin  Jan 2020

    Hope you're on good FAWM this year 😁

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2020

    Yes May the FAWM be with you πŸ˜€ <3

  • @lvgd09  Jan 2020

    Thanks! Happy FAWM.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2020

    Heya! FAWM RAWKS!!! or folks, or jazzes or ... well, you know. At any rate, here's to a good one.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 2020

    Beat those overachieving little wings, Hummingbear!

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 2020

    Hello friend! Vlogmas got too much, I've had issues with getting reliable caregivers and changed my business to crafting and my hobby back to music, but have spent a lot of time getting ready for fairs. Soon I will get my schedule together and be ready to att least finish FAWM. Happy FAWM to you!!

  • @chandra83 Jan 2020

    Allo! Happy FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2020

    Let's do this FAWM thing! 😁