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:
|#1||To Sleep @arinushka||
|#2||Lament on a Winter’s Eve @kadmad202||
|#3||It's Been a Great Year for Death!||
|#4||I Can’t Bear the Taste of Possum||
|#5||Driftwood (Metalfoot Version) @metalfoot||
|#6||Velcro is Not my Friend||
|#7||Driftwood (now with music - FAWM-14) @moonraccoon||
|#8||Bees, Trees and Nature||
|#10||Bears’ Nutrition Guide @arinushka||
|#11||Surreal Pairings @mikeskliar||
|#12||Garbage Reminds Me of You||
|#13||Sea Chantey or Not?||
|#14||A Sailor’s Farewell||
|#16||Get Well Soon @arinushka||
Thanks for listening to my songs "Something Dark" and "Amelia", I appreciate it!!
Thanks so much for the kind words about “Birds of Galway Bay”! I really appreciate your thoughtful comments.
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. 😀
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. 😀
glad you enjoyed my little camel nonsense 😀
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". 😉
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 😀
Thank you! Did you expect more or less time on a rough VST production?
Thanks for the comment on my lyricloud skirmish song!
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.
Ready for a retry now. Thanks!
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.
Thank you dear Bear.
Oh, you're right, there sure is lots of spinning imagery in that song... hope I didn't make you dizzy!
Thank you very much! I'm glad to learn and to do new things!
thanks for listening to 'lonely hearts' i'll look forward to your next installment.
😀 Us guitarists fret a lot, no?
Thanks for the congrats. It was fun. There's some serious talent out there whipping through these challenges.
It's a good way to generate seeds, the twists can be interesting, I use it more than I should, probably.
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.
Merci beaucoup, hummingbear!
HI, thanks for commenting on my song Cumpleaños
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☺️.
*laughs nervously* yeah... must just be a rumor -- thanks for the comment 😀
I need to write a song with you dear friend!!!
If anyone knows if a bear hums in the woods, hummingbear does! 😀
I'm glad your back is back, as well as your front! 😝
Hooray and welcome back to FAWM! 😀
Yay thanks so much 😁 Happy FAWM to you!
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're...well...you know what we're doin'! So we kinda spread out all over the world so it is real hard to keep track!
Hey hb! Great to see you here! Yes indeed another collab would be great!
Hiya! Yes! Happy FAWM! So good to see you!
Hey, so glad to see you! Let the creativity begin!
Thanks, the intertwining should be interesting at least. Good luck for you and your intertwining as well.
Game On. Ready with Ukuleles and rhymes.
It has been years since last year! Happy to see you here, bring on the puns!
Hey Hummingbear, thanks for the kind words. And I'm gonna use my Hackbrett and my Duduk this year, promised. 😉
Hi! May this be a beautiful year and a beautiful FAWM for you!
Hello! May this one be our best FAWM so far! 😀
Hooray for FAWM and clay and for connections of all kinds! Happy to see you in 2021 <3
Hi, great to see ya - have a nice FAWM!
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.
Hi Hummingbear. Lovely to see you here again! 😀
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.
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!)
Hiya Hummingbear! Let's have FUN and write cool songs!!!
Happy FAWMing! 😀
It’s a crazy time we are living in when fact and fiction start to blur
Heya! It was good seeing you in chat last night. Here's to another awesome Fawm.
I am so happy to see you here. Makes my heart glad, it does. 😀
Hi Hummingbear! Great to see you back. Happy FAWMing 2021.