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.
|#1||Fractals of the Living God @scottlake||
|#2||Summer Day @metalfoot||
|#4||Phantom Squash @mishykatz||
|#5||Indigo Eyes @bmoscovitz||
|#6||Bike Ride @tcelliott||
|#7||PSA: Zombie Alert||
|#9||Baking Together @ductapeguy||
|#11||Natta / Night Night @zoom||
|#12||On the Run||
|#15||The Jolly Rancher||
|#16||I Got the Germaphobe Blues @kadmad202||
|#17||Big Zero Birthday||
|#18||Gimme A Straw! @metalfoot||
|#19||Trophy Shed @easyshed||
|#20||Didn't Want This||
|#21||Night of the Living Shed @easyshed||
Thanks for you comments on “Blues“.
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.
Thanks for your comment on "St Ann's Hill".
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
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...
Rock hands and a trophy is always my goal. So happy to have made it! Thanks for your support!
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.
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.
Thank you for spending time listening to my songs and all your lovely comments
Thanks for listening to Getting Old - I got quite emotional listening back to it, I miss her dearly.
Thanks for the listen and comment on my shed song - it was a fun one to crank out quickly.
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
Thanks for checking out my songs and taking the time to thoughtfully comment. I really appreciate it!
I will email you the .wav tonight. I have DSL with fairly slow upload speed but the .wav will be best for you.
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.
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.
Thanks for the listens and comments on my songs, much appreciated!
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
Glad you liked it 🥰
Yez ! You can add my real name Kathrine Lindsay 🤓
I’ll email you the mp3 in the morning.
put some sound to it... will have a nother go at it - but I quite like it like this too.
Love your words. <3
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.
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. 😁
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?
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the music for A Crabber's Life.
You are very welcome. Still time to turn it into a song.
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.
You are correct! Tc!
Demo is up for A Crabber's Life and some other songs!! Working on more!
Don’t be sorry 😀
We’ll do it when there is time
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!
I will try to re record the vocals. Lots of pitch issues now that I hear it again
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)
Thanks for the shoutout!!! Love collaborating, I want to do moooore!!
can we have a go at writing a childrens song ?
I kind of liked the idea 😀
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.
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.
See if that worked. Hosted on SoundCloud as public, but locked here at FAWM.
Thanks for giving "Escape" a listen! We appreciate the feedback.
That will work
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
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.
thanks there for your comment on my weekly-accomplished song "Socken" and yes, my socks are feeling extrEEEEmly special now 😀
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!
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 😀
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
Sure; we can do something Else 🤓
Yay so glad you like the demo for Phantom Squash!
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.
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!
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.
Thanks for your comment on 'Hit the soft spot'!
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.
Thanks for alllll the comments, you're a peach!
Cheers for the welcome. I’ll have a listen to your tunes. Enjoy the music making.
Thanks for your comments on A Crabber's Life! Will have to figure out how to record at home.
It is not ok to re-gift love poems lol! But thanks for the comment and glad you liked the song!
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!
I'm enjoying reading your lyrics, but I'm surprised the hummingbear doesn't hum.
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 😁
Thank you for your kind words about my songs Birth and Something Wicked this Way Comes. Much appreciated.
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…
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!
Your feedback is the best, Smiling, Thanks!!!
Thanks for the comment, always appreciated!! <3
Thanks for the comment. I might expand the idea out further later in the month. I appreciate the your input.
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)
Happy fawming to you as well!!
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.
Yup! Back 😀
Thanx, and see you !
Thanks for the good wishes . Bona sort to you from Catalunya.
Thanks for the message! Best of luck to you!
Thank you Hummingbear, and I look forward to reading your new lyrics this year too. Let FAWM begin!!
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 to you, too!
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.
Happy fawming to you as well!
Thanks! Happy fawming to you as well haha. May the gods of inspiration be in your favor! 😁
Thanks, actually cannot wait to begin, super excited! ^^
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!
Too cold for school! But 'bootlings' does make sense! -metalfoot
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!
Hummingbear! Happy FAWMing!
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!
And a happy fawming to you too!
Welcome back and off we go!
Hey thanks! Happy FAWMing to you as well. 😀
hiya! welcome back to FAWM
Thank you so much for your comment! The Girl Scout cookie song was a hit for sure. 😀
I hope you will have a happy FAWM ! 😀