hummingbear 22


  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 (22)

#1 Fractals of the Living God @scottlake  17
Feb 2
#2 Summer Day @metalfoot  32
Feb 2
#3 ANTidote 7
Feb 3
#4 Phantom Squash @mishykatz  23
Feb 3
#5 Indigo Eyes @bmoscovitz 15
Feb 4
#6 Bike Ride @tcelliott  16
Feb 4
#7 PSA: Zombie Alert 4
Feb 5
#8 Hubris 6
Feb 18
#9 Baking Together @ductapeguy 9
Feb 22
#10 Bacteria! 4
Feb 23
#11 Natta / Night Night @zoom  7
Feb 23
#12 On the Run 3
Feb 23
#13 Deer Hunter 10
Feb 23
#14 Habenula 5
Feb 24
#15 The Jolly Rancher 5
Feb 24
#16 I Got the Germaphobe Blues @kadmad202 5
Feb 25
#17 Big Zero Birthday 4
Feb 25
#18 Gimme A Straw! @metalfoot  9
Feb 25
#19 Trophy Shed @easyshed 4
Feb 28
#20 Didn't Want This 6
Feb 28
#21 Night of the Living Shed @easyshed 7
Feb 28
#22 Spare Song 1
Mar 1


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  • @jwhanberry  Mar 9

  • @gemhughs Mar 9

    Thanks for you comments on “Blues“.

  • @msculli1  Mar 9

    Thanks for the comment on Some Long Lasting Thinking. Much appreciated.
    I've been in the woods a few times now, but I still can't hear any bears humming. Ants dancing, yes. Bears humming, no. I know there are bears in there, those picinic baskets don't just disappear you know.

  • @rwc Mar 5

    Thanks for your comment on "St Ann's Hill".

  • @franniezest Mar 4

    thanks so much for the encouraging comment on 'inside out' i think you're right about the playful aspect. i've had some luck just coming up with stuff on the spot as i drive (that seems to be my favorite place to write because it's the only place i'm alone!) and maybe i can come up with a brand new start of a verse for that song.. maybe if the the chorus is deep&thoughtful enough the verse can be simpler and i shouldn't overthink it. and yes this was my first FAWM and i had made a mini goal of 7 songs which i reached. prior to these songs i'd only written 5 songs before, so i'm happy with the progress the movtivation gave me

  • @tageule Mar 1

    Thank you so much for your nice and thoughtful comments! They really mean a lot to me. And sry for not replying sooner, I'm just trying to catch up on comments all over fawm, but I'm slooow...

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 1

    Rock hands and a trophy is always my goal. So happy to have made it! Thanks for your support!

  • @mattfoole Mar 1

    Like they said it was an easy shed but they meant it was easy to turn into a pile. I didn't even try that hard to knock it over. Honest.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 1

    Dear Bear,

    You have been such a constant encouragement to me throughout FAWM. I can never repay you such kindness. Thank you. It means more than you know.

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 1

    Thank you for spending time listening to my songs and all your lovely comments

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 28

  • @mkd  Feb 28

    Thanks for listening to Getting Old - I got quite emotional listening back to it, I miss her dearly.

  • @mikeb Feb 28

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my shed song - it was a fun one to crank out quickly.

  • @brendaberezan  Feb 27

    @hummingbear thanks for listening to my song, "Where Are We? Part I". I'm glad it conjured up nature images, sights, and feels for you.

  • @scottlake  Feb 26

    Not a problem at all. I’m pretty casual about what I post. I’ve never made a single cent from my music hobby and if I did, it might turn into a job and I am pretty sure I never want to feel like it’s a job

  • @kc5 Feb 26

    Thanks for checking out my songs and taking the time to thoughtfully comment. I really appreciate it!

  • @scottlake  Feb 26

    I will email you the .wav tonight. I have DSL with fairly slow upload speed but the .wav will be best for you.

  • @abudabard12514  Feb 26

    You get it, buddy. #hummusexuality

  • @janeg  Feb 26

    FYI, @ekunyi has now added a demo for My Name is Not Juliet. Thanks for your comments there.

  • @tcelliott  Feb 26

    Thanks for the tip.. looks like he doesn't make his stuff downloadable, though. But I'm listening and will see what I can do. Good to see you over the threshold... hope you have fun these last few days.

  • @bursts  Feb 26

    Howdy! Friend of mine back in New England saw Huun-huur-tu years ago and turned me on to them. Many a drunken night practicing throat singing. : ]. Their music carries such immense emotion and beauty and sadness. Some of my favorite music of all time. I dig the way you describe the love between poetry and music, nice line.

  • @mikeb Feb 26

    Thanks for the listens and comments on my songs, much appreciated!

  • @rainchaser  Feb 25

    Thank you for your kind comment on my Not A Cover challenge song, "All Night Long (All Night)". It actually flattered me because when I was in high school, I would listen to music on my way home on the school bus. And there was one song that had me running during the chorus after i got off the bus! lol

  • @zoom  Feb 25

    Glad you liked it 🥰
    Yez ! You can add my real name Kathrine Lindsay 🤓
    I’ll email you the mp3 in the morning.

  • @zoom  Feb 25

    put some sound to it... will have a nother go at it - but I quite like it like this too.
    Love your words. <3

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 24

  • @leomozi  Feb 24

    Thanks for your feedback! I’m glad you liked my T. rex or ape lyric. I’m like a damn gibbon and my wife is more like a normal human, so the T. rex outcome would be unexpected.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 24

    Well, yeah, but that's just my thing. I assume most people will ignore what I'm doing and chalk it up as the ramblings of a madman. 😁

  • @kadmad202 Feb 24

    I came up with a little blues riff for Bacteria! (I've subtitled it "I Got the Germaphobe Blues") that might be kind of fun, but wanted to run the minor changes and additions to the lyrics by you. How do I do that?

  • @ceilidh  Feb 23

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the music for A Crabber's Life.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 23

    You are very welcome. Still time to turn it into a song.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 22

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, it's been a pretty good year so far. I am slowing down the last half but still trying to put a few more out. Life definitely wants some attention.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 22

    You are correct! Tc!

  • @ceilidh  Feb 14

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

  • @zoom  Feb 13

    Don’t be sorry 😀
    We’ll do it when there is time

  • @acromie  Feb 13

    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  Feb 12

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

  • @bmoscovitz Feb 12

    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  Feb 11

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

  • @zoom  Feb 10

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

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 10

  • @scottlake  Feb 10

    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  Feb 10

    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  Feb 10

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

  • @lavishdude Feb 10

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

  • @scottlake  Feb 10

    That will work

  • @scottlake  Feb 10

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

  • @mishykatz  Feb 10

    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 Feb 9

    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 Feb 8

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

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 7

    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  Feb 7

    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 😀

  • @phoenixash Feb 6

    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  Feb 6

    Sure; we can do something Else 🤓

  • @mishykatz  Feb 6

    Yay so glad you like the demo for Phantom Squash!

  • @scottlake  Feb 6

    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  Feb 6

    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 Feb 6

    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 Feb 6

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

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 6

    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  Feb 6

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

  • @zeekle1998  Feb 5

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

  • @ceilidh  Feb 5

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

  • @beesmusic Feb 5

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

  • @mishykatz  Feb 5

    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  Feb 4

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

  • @bmoscovitz Feb 4

    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  Feb 4

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

  • @candle  Feb 4

    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  Feb 4

    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  Feb 3

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

  • @mishykatz  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comment, always appreciated!! <3

  • @bradhoshaw  Feb 3

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

  • @metalfoot  Feb 3

    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 Feb 2

    Happy fawming to you as well!!

  • @beesmusic Feb 2

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

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 1

    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  Feb 1

    Yup! Back 😀
    Thanx, and see you !
    Best wishes

  • @berni1954  Feb 1

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

  • @dwellingondreams Feb 1

    Thanks for the message! Best of luck to you!

  • @audrey  Feb 1

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

  • @acromie  Feb 1

    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 Jan 31

    Happy FAWMing to you, too!

  • @bmoscovitz Jan 31

    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 Jan 31

    Happy fawming to you as well!

  • @mannon  Jan 31

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

  • @phoenixash Jan 31

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

  • @acromie  Jan 31

    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 Jan 31

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

  • @audrey  Jan 31

    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. 😀 I just sent you an email regarding our song "Rocky Shores". Have a great FAWM!

  • @bjunker  Jan 31

    Hummingbear! Happy FAWMing!

  • @tjeff  Jan 30

    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 Jan 30

    And a happy fawming to you too!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Welcome back and off we go!

  • @mrjoshuamclean Jan 29

    Hey thanks! Happy FAWMing to you as well. 😀

  • @kellylog99 Jan 28

    hiya! welcome back to FAWM

  • @nuj4x Jan 25

  • @robynmackenzie  Jan 23

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

  • @nicofunson Jan 23

    I hope you will have a happy FAWM ! 😀

  • @bru2  Jan 19

    Thanks, @hummingbear I just watched you back.