hummingbear 16


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.

Wow, it's been a decade, hasn't it, since last year's FAWM? I'm feeling pretty subdued but looking forward to cracking open some joy, FAWM-style.

Always looking for musical collaborators, please ask first.

My twitter account is hibernating:
@ turquoisetent

Songs (16)

#1 To Sleep @arinushka 9
4 weeks
#2 Lament on a Winter’s Eve @kadmad202  10
3 weeks
#3 It's Been a Great Year for Death! 4
3 weeks
#4 I Can’t Bear the Taste of Possum 5
2 weeks
#5 Driftwood (Metalfoot Version) @metalfoot  4
2 weeks
#6 Velcro is Not my Friend 4
2 weeks
#7 Driftwood (now with music - FAWM-14) @moonraccoon  7
2 weeks
#8 Bees, Trees and Nature 5
1 week
#9 Fret Stew 3
1 week
#10 Bears’ Nutrition Guide @arinushka 8
1 week
#11 Surreal Pairings @mikeskliar  15
1 week
#12 Garbage Reminds Me of You 5
1 week
#13 Sea Chantey or Not? 3
1 week
#14 A Sailor’s Farewell 3
1 week
#15 Saxon King 3
1 week
#16 Get Well Soon @arinushka 5
6 days


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  • @tamsnumber4  1 day

    Thanks for listening to my songs "Something Dark" and "Amelia", I appreciate it!!

  • @prsongsmith  2 days

    Thanks so much for the kind words about “Birds of Galway Bay”! I really appreciate your thoughtful comments.

  • @audrey  3 days

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my songs that you took the time to listen to. I really appreciate it. And I know I haven't updated you for a long time on our choral piece "Rocky Shores", but I still don't know how to get it recorded, so after the pandemic I'll try to figure out a way to get that done. I did, however, before the pandemic, ask my choir's piano accompanist her opinion of our piece and if she saw any awkward spots to play. She said she didn't find any and that she really likes our song. So that was good feedback. Hope you had a great FAWM this year. My output was very low, but then I seemed to choose bigger projects, so I guess that's why. I learned some new stuff though, so that's good. Have a great and safe year ahead Nancy until I 'see' you again next February. 😀

  • @yam655  3 days

    Thanks for the comment on "The Butcher and the Defender". It all seems friendly when it is just a couple folks signing papers. It is only when those papers are acted upon that people end up dying. 😀

  • @spinhead 3 days

    glad you enjoyed my little camel nonsense 😀

  • @emkaydeebee  3 days

    Thanks so much for your comment on Questions - really appreciate it! I was delighted with how well our voices gelled in it! I see you have a @metalfoot collab too - I shall go listen now!

  • @vivalarayna 3 days

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on "I'm Getting Through"! I'm very glad to hear they don't sound too trite. I usually like to have some wordplay in my lyrics, but that didn't feel right here. Indeed, so many of us are struggling with even little things. FAWM helped me process quite a lot. I hope it did the same for others.

    As for that hawk, we came to an *ahem* "understanding". 😉

  • @metalfoot  6 days

    Honestly I don't usually do structural critiques on FAWM writings but I knew you well enough I thought I could get away with that one 😀

  • @nadine 6 days

    Thank you! Did you expect more or less time on a rough VST production?

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Thanks for the comment on my lyricloud skirmish song!

  • @nadine 1 week

    Thanks for your kind words on my songcloud skirmish! Gosh that chorus is so repetative. It was fun to write something outside my comfort zone. Let see if I will finish this someday.

  • @barbara  1 week

    Ready for a retry now. Thanks!

  • @barbara  1 week

    Thanks for for the headsup about my demo. It's working for me, but I'll try putting it on the file hosting and we'll see if that helps.

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Thank you dear Bear.

  • @amelea 1 week

    Oh, you're right, there sure is lots of spinning imagery in that song... hope I didn't make you dizzy!

  • @arinushka 1 week

    Thank you very much! I'm glad to learn and to do new things!

  • @trolls2 1 week

    thanks for listening to 'lonely hearts' i'll look forward to your next installment.

  • @wylddandelyon 1 week

    😀 Us guitarists fret a lot, no?

  • @richaaaay  1 week

    Thanks for the congrats. It was fun. There's some serious talent out there whipping through these challenges.

  • @pipewrench67  1 week

    It's a good way to generate seeds, the twists can be interesting, I use it more than I should, probably.

  • @pipewrench67  1 week

    I wrote a quick "poem"

    Beneath the sandbags, She waits at the foot of my bed
    It would be better for her if she left, But she’s lost her head
    I get up and cross the river, To the cloth lit foyer
    The tabernacle is walking, Towards Saturday.
    Around the room, she stands, Like a pillar beneath a star
    Sand is for the floors, Rain is for the car

    I put it in here;

    Then I threw it into Google translate and sent it around the world and then back home, I did it a couple of time times until I got one I liked, so you pretty much hit it, on the toes.

  • @willow1 1 week

    Merci beaucoup, hummingbear!

  • @laotranati 1 week

    HI, thanks for commenting on my song Cumpleaños

  • @kadmad202  1 week

    Thanks for posting on the Demo Updated thread. Apparently I need to look around the FAWM website a little more and find these kind of interesting things! Hopefully, we'll get some listens☺️.

  • @amelea 2 weeks

    *laughs nervously* yeah... must just be a rumor -- thanks for the comment 😀

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    I need to write a song with you dear friend!!!

  • @mattpierce 4 weeks

    If anyone knows if a bear hums in the woods, hummingbear does! 😀
    I'm glad your back is back, as well as your front! 😝

  • @karan  4 weeks

    Hooray and welcome back to FAWM! 😀

  • @natrin 4 weeks

    Yay thanks so much 😁 Happy FAWM to you!

  • @opossum 4 weeks

    Well howdy there Hummingbear! My dear mother, rest her soul, was born an O'Possum in Ireland. In fact, she will be featured in my first FAWM song. And I'll be playing banjo for you! But I am just not sure if we are related to the O'Possums down by Shingle Crick Way. You see, we reproduce rather quickly. When we're not playing banjo we' know what we're doin'! So we kinda spread out all over the world so it is real hard to keep track!

  • @bjunker  4 weeks

    Hey hb! Great to see you here! Yes indeed another collab would be great!

  • @adnama17  4 weeks


  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Hiya! Yes! Happy FAWM! So good to see you!

  • @kadmad202  4 weeks

    Hey, so glad to see you! Let the creativity begin!

  • @mikeskliar  5 weeks

    welcome back!

  • @pipewrench67  5 weeks

    Thanks, the intertwining should be interesting at least. Good luck for you and your intertwining as well.

  • @ductapeguy  5 weeks

    Game On. Ready with Ukuleles and rhymes.

  • @gardeningangel1  5 weeks

    It has been years since last year! Happy to see you here, bring on the puns!

  • @torsten  5 weeks

    Hey Hummingbear, thanks for the kind words. And I'm gonna use my Hackbrett and my Duduk this year, promised. 😉

  • @scubed  5 weeks

    Hi! May this be a beautiful year and a beautiful FAWM for you!

  • @elesimo  5 weeks

    Hello! May this one be our best FAWM so far! 😀

  • @mishykatz  5 weeks

    Hooray for FAWM and clay and for connections of all kinds! Happy to see you in 2021 <3

  • @tjeff  5 weeks

    Hi, great to see ya - have a nice FAWM!

  • @robynmackenzie  5 weeks

    Aw, yeah, that was with @vsaredfish! I miss them! Happy FAWMing!

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hey Hummingbear, great to see you here and looking forward to your music! Thx for asking about my theme. I started a songwriting catalog last fall and am up to about 150 electric car songs. This FAWM my goal is to work on one of my weaker songwriting areas, love/relationship songs about my experiences with my wife. Possibly could include our electric car experiences over the last three years.

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks

    Hi Hummingbear. Lovely to see you here again! 😀

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Boy, that last line of your influences! The sublime lift. That’s what makes it all worthwhile! Thank you for the beautiful greeting. I look forward to your treasures.

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    Hullo again! I'm determined to surge through this FAWM DESPITE incipient disasters> THank you for the kind thoughts too. Operas: long term moves to resuscitate in other directions. I'm not committing very hard begins of the years it's taken to regain sanity. Of which FAWM ranks #1 on my dance card! (5090 ranks #2!)

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    Hiya Hummingbear! Let's have FUN and write cool songs!!!

  • @chandra83  5 weeks

    Happy FAWMing! 😀

  • @aeye 5 weeks

    It’s a crazy time we are living in when fact and fiction start to blur

  • @tcelliott  5 weeks

    Heya! It was good seeing you in chat last night. Here's to another awesome Fawm.

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    I am so happy to see you here. Makes my heart glad, it does. 😀

  • @audrey  5 weeks

    Hi Hummingbear! Great to see you back. Happy FAWMing 2021.