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, just ask first.
My twitter account seems to be hibernating:
Since it's 2020 this year, does that mean I don't need eyeglasses? A year of perfect vision? I can make any and all spectacular puns? 👓
Tues 4 February - I'm way behind in responding, listening and commenting. Will be away from the internet most of today, hoping to catch up on Wednesday.
FYI I am likely to be away from FAWM beginning Th 13 Febr through the weekend, perhaps til Mon 17th. Got some Real Life happening.
|#1||Song Like a Pancake @oaksnprairie||
|#3||Little House Beside the Sea||
|#4||I Live in a Box! @bjunker||
|#5||Little House Beside the Sea @moonraccoon||
|#6||I Stan Your Tan Van, Man||
|#9||Möbius Strip of Time @metalfoot||
|#10||To the Edge and Back @adnama17||
|#11||Goldilocks is Annoying||
|#13||Hungry for Pancakes||
|#15||First Day of Vacation||
|#16||FAWM After-Party - Now with 200% more Kazoo @ductapeguy||
|#17||Seed into Tree @deadhead||
|#18||Patients Practice Patience||
|#20||Last Call (Placeholder)||
You were looking for a German word for the feeling of Star Light... I think Sehnsucht might be it!
Thanks for your addition listens and comments. You are really too kind, and I truly appreciate it. 😀
It was a pleasure to "see" you at fawm again this year, and even more so to bring some music to your great lyrics. I have a slightly newer version of "I live in a box" after performing it live; I'll share in a week or so when I get a chance to record it. Cheers! -BJ
I can't thank you enough for all your lovely comments on my music. I really do appreciate it. Hope you had a great FAWM. 😀
Wow! You had a productive FAWM - congratulations! I love that you ran the gamut from clever silliness to heartfelt seriousness in your lyrics. Way to be creative! And thanks again for the wonderful collab. It was great fun, and I hope we can do it again next year😊
Thanks for your comments. I do some writing and will keep trying to do better playing on my ukulele. I also draw and paint.
That was fun. Thanks for what is turning out to be an annual late-fawm collab. Music posted now.
You can add me as collab now.it will give me motivation to tackle it.
Thanks for the birthday greeting! Been a wonderful week!
Thank you very much for your nice comment on "ums Haus" a german lyric song!
Thanks for the applause on Oh Two Oh Two. Macci the Milch Dog (Bushfire Refugee) was happy too!
Thanks for listening to my Desert Dream! Your nice comments ment a lot to me!
Asking for a friend? Right.
I do find song-writing, if not an antidote to worry, at least involving enough to put worries at bay.
Thanks for your kind comments on Spinning Fire and By Candlelight. I'm glad the gypsy flavor came through on Fire. I've sung lots of rounds but never tried to write one, so the guitar chords helped make sure that the melody lines were going to play well together! 😀
Thanks for your comment too, so great to read. I love your Fawm username 😀
Ha. That'll teach me to try to read lyrics without my glasses and brain intact!
Nancy - Thanks for your kind words! You're the second person to mention John Denver, which is interesting, as I liked him when I'd hear him on the radio, but never bought any of his albums. As an old folkie, though, something was bound to rub off!
Thank you so much for listening/commenting!
Thank you so much for the listen on my songs and the wonderful comment!! Much appreciated and so great to see and hear you again this year!
Thanks for the comment on "ums Haus" 😀
Hygge! A fabulous word that I have indeed read beforebut admittedly felt compelled to look up...Thanks for commenting on Love Song for an Introvert. I think passive aggressive narrators might be my jam... 😀
Thanks for your commentYes, get off my lawn 😃
THANK YOU for being the first to get what Kelly was doing lyrically in Politesse... it's not really a song about good manners... it's a Jane Austen style flirting song!
Thanks for the welcome. Metalfoot and I are co-writing at this very moment, my first FAWM song. 😀
Thanks for the welcome. Metalfoot and I are co-writing at this very moment, my first FAWM song. 😀
I don't think I'll be able to post I Live In A Box until Mon night, so no rush. Looking forward to you hearing it though!
Thanks for your message. I have gone through and adjusted the songs to have those tags. 🙂
Hey, thank you for the comment on You Can Go If You Want To. To answer your question about whether I will upload music or not, probably not. When I wrote it I had a smidgen of guitar stuff so that I could write to something, but I don't sing and am still too shy and nervous to ask people if they want to collaborate.
Thank you. So pleased to know you enjoyed my Thanks giving song.
The army mouse choir! I like it! thanks for the listen and comments on Too Many Mice
Thank you Nancy for your wonderful comment on my piece Caring Neighbours. It's much appreciated. 😀
Thank you for your kind words on my soundboard! Best wishes for a happy and productive FAWM!
Glad you're happy with the result of Kindness. After a few rough hours, it did finally come together. I always worry a little when the music requires a little addition/subtraction/change to your original lyrics - you wrote them that way for a reason, after all! Thanks for understanding!
I just posted Kindness to my page since you posted your lyrics to mine, and can't quite figure out how to get it onto yours. Any suggestions??
Just figured it out! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your pancake is ready!
Thanks for the lovely comment on my track. I chose to do an a capella just because I had zero access to instruments on the first day.
Hi! Just sent you an email about a possible collaboration and not sure it got delivered. Can you let me know whether or not you got it? Thanks!
I'm getting off to a slow start this year, but now that my first one's out, could I try to give you some music (and vocals) to the pancake song?
Thank you for the kind words on "My Home". I don't always add percussion to my demos but every so often hey feel like they need it.
Thank you for the welcome message! Excited to be here!! Happy Writing!
Hey Nancy - Thank you for the welcome back 😀 I hope your lyricking is productive.
Thank you for the listen and comment, I am happy with my number one 2020 FAWM song...on to number 2 today!
Thank you for the lovely comment on Normal Bethlehem. It was much appreciated. 🙂
Thanks Hummingbear! Good luck to you and have fun!
Thank you for the nice message! I too, hope your fawm is a fruitful one this year! ^^
Thanks for the encouragement! We'll make it through this month and Rock fawm 😀
Hi there! Let the fun begin!
Thanks! Have a fun February and keep on humming!
"If a bear hums in the forest does anyone hear it?" I suspect it may depend upon how loud the sound of one hand clapping is, or if the bear is dreaming it is a butterfly. Ah, life's little mysteries.
Here is to a productive twenty-nine days.
Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you, in this year of perfect pitch, I mean vision 😉
Hey good to see you happy FAWM 2020!
Hi thx for posting on my board, have great 29 days! I'll check your lyrics and see if there's something I can write for...
Hi again! Thx for checking in, hope all is well. Have a great FAWM!
cheers bro yeah def like to set myself goals but yeah def looking 4ward to this since last year
Hi Hummingbear. Thanks for the warm welcome. And a warm welcome to you too. I look forward to reading what you'll be creating this year. Happy FAWMing! 😀
I hope you have a great FAWM! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
You are punny! Hope you have a great FAWM!
Oh, good call on the album name connection!
Thanks for your message - have a great FAWM!
Hello, almost here or almost there, or something like that.
We oldsters have to stick together.
That goodness I proofread this post. Auto correct should be illegal. It changed oldsters to molesters. That's just wrong.
Here's wishing you a productive and enjoyable February.
May your muse smile upon you.
14 Songs in 28 ... make that 29 Days!
Thanks, hummingbear, all the best to you in FAWM 2020.
Thank you for the welcome, and I hope you have a great FAWM as well!
Thank you for your kind words. And hello right back at ya!
Hey hummingbear, thank you for the cheerful welcome! And I love the puns.
Let's have a good one!
Hi hummingbear! Thanks for the warm welcome 😀 I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM.
Hey nice to be here, let's go
Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM as well!
Jammin' is what bears do best I hear! <3
Thanks! Have a great FAWM 😀
have a lovely FAWM!
Thanks! Looking forward to it -- F#2 is for sure on board and F#1 is a maybe/maybe-not, and F#3 is undecided...
I hope it's a great year for you!
Thank you and so happy to hear from you! Happy FAWMing!!
And hi to you, too! Such interesting influences you have!
Well hello, hello good friend. Glad to see you back for another round of FAWM fun! And yes - Blueberry Cheerios for the breakfast win!
Hi, thanks for winging by my soundcloud 😀 your pun-game is strong, I tip my silly hat to you. Happy FAWMing!
Hi Hummy. Greetings from the shores of Baltic Sea. See you later. 😀
Glad to "see" you again, as well as a lot of the other veterans. I'm looking forward to hearing your songs!
Partially safe. Up in the fire country now (more later, bad internet) (and thank you 😀 )
Happy writing days approacheth!! Good to see you here again. 🙂
Hope you're on good FAWM this year 😁
Yes May the FAWM be with you 😀 <3
Thanks! Happy FAWM.
Heya! FAWM RAWKS!!! or folks, or jazzes or ... well, you know. At any rate, here's to a good one.
Beat those overachieving little wings, Hummingbear!
Hello friend! Vlogmas got too much, I've had issues with getting reliable caregivers and changed my business to crafting and my hobby back to music, but have spent a lot of time getting ready for fairs. Soon I will get my schedule together and be ready to att least finish FAWM. Happy FAWM to you!!
Allo! Happy FAWM! 😀
Let's do this FAWM thing! 😁