hummingbear 7


  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.

Learning to use social media by tweeting daily in January on musical topics.

Songs (7)


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  • @ceilidh  3 days

    Demo is up for A Crabber's Life and some other songs!! Working on more!

  • @zoom  5 days

    Don’t be sorry πŸ˜€
    We’ll do it when there is time

  • @acromie  5 days

    Yes, thank you. Late start but I'm coming in hot. Hoping to post another one or two tomorrow. Thanks for your comment on Hello My Friends!

  • @scottlake  6 days

    I will try to re record the vocals. Lots of pitch issues now that I hear it again

  • @bmoscovitz 6 days

    Thank you so much for writing such beautiful lyrics! It was a lot of fun 😁 (Sorry about the delay, last week was a weird one)

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Thanks for the shoutout!!! Love collaborating, I want to do moooore!!

  • @zoom  1 week

    can we have a go at writing a childrens song ?
    I kind of liked the idea πŸ˜€

  • @jwhanberry  1 week

  • @scottlake  1 week

    I will see about using We Transfer to share the .wav file with you so that you have a full quality file to work with. Thank you for sharing the lyrics. I will switch the SoundCloud over to downloadable.

  • @balancelost  1 week

    We're probably more likely to have cardigans with a patch than leather, but I'll get working on the design. And don't worry, I learnt not to mix bicycles and alcohol a few pairs of torn jeans ago.

  • @scottlake  1 week

    See if that worked. Hosted on SoundCloud as public, but locked here at FAWM.

  • @lavishdude 1 week

    Thanks for giving "Escape" a listen! We appreciate the feedback.

  • @scottlake  1 week

    That will work

  • @scottlake  1 week

    See if you can open this: If you like it, go ahead and post it.

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Thanks for the listens and comments on Gettin' Over You and Artist of Reality, you said this-"made me listen more closely because my ear didn't quite know what was coming next" which I found kind of funny cuz when I played it I was not sure what was coming next either! I love doing these quick demos, it stretches me and gives me some good stuff for working out more complicated recordings later

  • @squeakmouse73 1 week

    Hi, my friend! Yes, still plan on doing demos. Just having to focus on a specific non-FAWM-related project that has a deadline to it, so demos are on hold till I finish that, which will be, hopefully, toward the beginning of next week. Looking forward to having more time to listen and write soon. Much love and thank you for your comments.

  • @momentegalerie 1 week

    thanks there for your comment on my weekly-accomplished song "Socken" and yes, my socks are feeling extrEEEEmly special now πŸ˜€

  • @darcistrutt  1 week

    Thanks for the kind note! My friend came right on time and I made it to my appointment. My hubby said he enjoyed their visit so it went well!

  • @audrey  1 week

    Thank you so much for your great comment on my song Bullied. You mentioned the cello has almost a human voice-like quality. I suppose it does. I hadn't thought of it like that before, but you're right. I have wondered at why my favourite instruments are both in the tenor range, when I'm a soprano (although I can sing both alto and tenor). I can only play piano, but my favourite instruments are the tenor saxophone and the cello. I've often thought how the saxophone feels to me similar to a voice. Anyway, glad you liked my song Bear. Thanks πŸ˜€

  • @phoenixash 1 week

    cool, I'll be checking in for the music for it. Oh I didn't mean to say that. It had actually been my intention to put a translation. But thanks, again <3

  • @zoom  1 week

    Sure; we can do something Else πŸ€“

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Yay so glad you like the demo for Phantom Squash!

  • @scottlake  1 week

    I should have something this weekend. How would you like to handle posting the audio? I can put it up on my SoundCloud likely the easiest.

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Phantom squash posted! Thanks so much for letting me take a shot. This year is the first time I have ever taken someone's lyrics and put them to vocals and music and I am having too much fun!

  • @phoenixash 1 week

    Thanks for your very nice comments on my tracks and sorry to make you search the meaning of the lyrics on the portuguese one, I should have just translated.

  • @ferry0123 1 week

    Thanks for your comment on 'Hit the soft spot'!

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Hi Hummingbear, thank you so much for your kind comment on How could I let you go. It was a pleasure to comment on yours. Have a great FAWM.

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Thanks for alllll the comments, you're a peach!

  • @zeekle1998  1 week

    Cheers for the welcome. I’ll have a listen to your tunes. Enjoy the music making.

  • @ceilidh  1 week

    Thanks for your comments on A Crabber's Life! Will have to figure out how to record at home.

  • @beesmusic 1 week

    It is not ok to re-gift love poems lol! But thanks for the comment and glad you liked the song!

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Thanks!! Re: mandolin...I learned how to play awhile back (2014)but never pursued it...thank you so much for the nice words I was happy with the results of pushing myself for sure!

  • @oaksnprairie  1 week

    I'm enjoying reading your lyrics, but I'm surprised the hummingbear doesn't hum.

  • @bmoscovitz 1 week

    I just saw the Danish message you left me - no, I'm not Danish! We wrote that song in Portuguese and a Danish friend thought it was beautiful, so she translated it. She taught us phonetically and we recorded as a gift to her 😁

  • @audrey  2 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words about my songs Birth and Something Wicked this Way Comes. Much appreciated.

  • @candle  2 weeks

    Thanks for the great comment on Ming Tigers. Experimentation is my only plan this year. So far, I've followed my Muse and enjoyed the results.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @scottlake  2 weeks

    Alrighty - I will commence work soon. I have some of my own lyrics I need to get down on virtual paper before they disappear into the ether!

  • @mishykatz  2 weeks

    Your feedback is the best, Smiling, Thanks!!!

  • @mishykatz  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment, always appreciated!! <3

  • @bradhoshaw  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment. I might expand the idea out further later in the month. I appreciate the your input.

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Play went well again... and I'll hopefully have some music for you tomorrow evening (while the rest of North America watches the Super Bowl, I'll be writing music)

  • @deadhead 2 weeks

    Happy fawming to you as well!!

  • @beesmusic 2 weeks

    Hi @hummingbear thanks for the warm welcome! Happy FAWMing, looking forward to hearing your music!

  • @famouspatrick  2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome! Look forward to hearing your stuff. I have to work my grown up job today (2/1) so I'll be off to a late start this evening.

  • @zoom  2 weeks

    Yup! Back πŸ˜€
    Thanx, and see you !
    Best wishes

  • @berni1954  2 weeks

    Thanks for the good wishes . Bona sort to you from Catalunya.

  • @dwellingondreams 2 weeks

    Thanks for the message! Best of luck to you!

  • @audrey  2 weeks

    Thank you Hummingbear, and I look forward to reading your new lyrics this year too. Let FAWM begin!!

  • @acromie  2 weeks

    Amazingly, because I have use of my thumb, index, and middle finger, and using them no longer hurts. I feel like I'm gonna do alright. In fact, I played around on my uke a bit tonight in preparation.

    Happy Fawming!

  • @grohlfruit 2 weeks

    Happy FAWMing to you, too!

  • @bmoscovitz 2 weeks

    Hey, hummingbear! Happy FAWMing to you, too! I don't actually play it, it's another founding member of the band, but the instrument we use is called a Brazilian Viola. It's sort of a 10-string guitar, usually tuned in G or D (we use one tuned in D, as follows: DD-AA-F#F#-AA-DD)! It sounds really folky and weird, which is why we love it so much.

  • @amysens 2 weeks

    Happy fawming to you as well!

  • @mannon  2 weeks

    Thanks! Happy fawming to you as well haha. May the gods of inspiration be in your favor! 😁

  • @phoenixash 2 weeks

    Thanks, actually cannot wait to begin, super excited! ^^

  • @acromie  2 weeks

    I hope you have found some ice cream since you listened to my song. I don't think I'd survive that long. Thanks for the welcome!

  • @metalfootlings 2 weeks

    Too cold for school! But 'bootlings' does make sense! -metalfoot

  • @audrey  2 weeks

    Yes I am back this year Hummingbear. Glad to see you here too. I've just finished clearing my desk of stuff I wanted to get done before FAWM, so no distractions now, just a month of FAWM fun. πŸ˜€ I just sent you an email regarding our song "Rocky Shores". Have a great FAWM!

  • @bjunker  2 weeks

    Hummingbear! Happy FAWMing!

  • @tjeff  2 weeks

    Hi, thanks so much for checking in! And thks for the comment re my photo. Keep thinking about changing it, but I like it too (it's my dad and his brother when they were kids!). Have a great FAWM!

  • @powerstars 2 weeks

    And a happy fawming to you too!

  • @timfatchen  2 weeks

    Welcome back and off we go!

  • @mrjoshuamclean 2 weeks

    Hey thanks! Happy FAWMing to you as well. πŸ˜€

  • @kellylog99 2 weeks

    hiya! welcome back to FAWM

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @robynmackenzie  3 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comment! The Girl Scout cookie song was a hit for sure. πŸ˜€

  • @nicofunson 3 weeks

    I hope you will have a happy FAWM ! πŸ˜€

  • @bru2  4 weeks

    Thanks, @hummingbear I just watched you back.

  • @letyourhairdown  4 weeks

    It's wonderful to be back... Looking forward to what you come up with! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • @tcelliott  4 weeks

    Howdy. Ready to Fawm? I think I am!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Yeah no-internet-zones are so under apprechiated πŸ˜€

  • @kc5 4 weeks

    Hey there! I can do cake! With G.F. flour, but hey, still cake! celebrate 16!!!!

  • @chandra83  4 weeks


  • @elesimo  4 weeks

    Hi, there! Wishing you a fantastic FAWM as well! πŸ˜€

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Thanks for the cake!!

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    Hey! Thanks for the cake! πŸ˜‰