Influences: 80's pop, classic rock, jazz, hip-hop, country, reggae, classical, disco, nu disco, metal, EDM, folk
2019 is FAWM #7 for me.
I'm looking forward to this year since 2018 was a bust for me. I took a break from music in 2018, so I'm out of practice on all my instruments. But I'm going to have fun and do the deal. There's a lot of great music that has inspired me so I know the songs will come.
More creativity in solos
Record guitar amps
Upbeat dance songs
I sing, play keys, guitar, ukulele, bass and drums. I love collaborating with lyricists, musicians, rappers, anyone. Hit me up.
I'm in Los Angeles, California.
|#1||I Want A Lover||
|#2||If I Had To Do It All Over Again||
|#6||Not Stingy With My Love||
|#7||You Don't Know What I'm About||
|#8||Dreaming So Slow||
|#9||Girls With Sunglasses||
|#10||Last Night Of My Life @terrianndriggs1||
|#11||Back To The East Coast @terrianndriggs1||
|#12||Spark Our Love||
|#13||Dance With Me @terrianndriggs1||
|#14||Just Say Yes||
the FOP could just be a "house concert"...sitting in a circle playing songs for each other. 😀
Simple is sometimes better.
Plus, we could have food and beverage.
Email me, yo!
I haven't attempted to go for the whole 50 songs in a long time, and I've never actually made it to 50. I usually will write a song or two during the time period though.
Thanks so much for all your kind comments! I'd love to collab sometime, perhaps during 50/90? 😁
Thanks for listening to and commenting on I'll meet you in the middle. I must confess that I do not play keys that well. I wrote this fingerstyle guitar in an open tuning, intending a Randy Newman feel (a first for me) but when carpal tunnel got the best of me, I couldn't play it as I intended and didn't want to strum it. I was going to scrap it but came across these very nice piano loops which were very similar to my original guitar music.
Congrats on the win, James!!
James!!!! That is awesome!!! I love the music you made! It is perfect! I love the different sections and your vocals are amazing! A thousand thanks for taking the time to create such a wonderful song. I will treasure it!!!
Thanks for the listen and comments for Oh Oh I Love You
Yes, I'd be game for that please. Do you want to chat about it on Facebook pm or something ?
I would LOVE that! Thank you! Please work your musical magic and feel free to post when you are done!
Hey, thanks for listening. Yeah I'm surprised I never heard your stuff before either. Thank god for strangle-disco, eh?
(For the record I love sheena easten)
Thanks for your comment on my funk track and for the sheena easten gag which made me laugh!
Thank you for watching my music video to Fireworks! I really tried to get the singing in sync with the audio, I don't think I can get it better, cause I don't actually see that there is a delay. Looks like you've got the eagle eyes fo it:-) Congratulations on eight songs, looks like this is a productive FAWM for you!
Thank you for the comment on "Satan Knows No Safeword", much appreciated! Unexpected was something I was aiming for : )
Thank yo so much for listening and your nice comments!
a banger would be bangin'... if you have something you want me to jump on you can bang it over to me and i can see about banging something out... bang bang
Thank you so much for your kind comments
Real Life collab. My place!!
Hiya James! Thanks! I tend to use the same three plugs on my mixbuss.
First, Native Instruments Solid Buss Comp (it's similar to the Waves Buss Comp)
2nd is Sonalksis Free G. It's just a gain plug, and I use it to get the level of the track up to where I need it.
Last is Izotope Ozone 6. In this I generally use the EQ (sometimes just as a basic stereo eq, sometimes as a M/S eq, depending on the track), the multiband stereo imager (I mainly use it to narrow the bass frequencies down closer to the centre of the mix), the compressor, and the limiter.
I set them in the order that I've listed them here. The NI comp is usually set while I'm recording, and tweaked throughout the entire process, the gain plug is only turned on and set when I've finished the mix, as is Ozone.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the Ben Gibbard comparison! And yes, EDM is CRAZY hard to do well (at least, for me it is...and I've TRIED to make something good it still was barely passable). 😀
Clearly the trick is to want sandwiches. 😁
I'm on an avocado farm in the wilds of Limpopo. Nearest town is about 10km North of here. Nearest city is a ways further than that.
The downside is that it's far from everywhere. But, on the other hand, the upside is that it's far from everywhere.
If you want to drag your ass all the way out here, you'd be welcome; there's a guest room.
Thanks for your comment on "Keep Me Warm" James. 😀
I was pretty happy with it. 😀 The verb is a free plugin. I'll look up which one it was if you want. 😀
Thanks for listening and your kind words.
Wish8 g you a productive and awesome FAWM
Kudos for mentioning One Direction in the 'A is for ABBA' thread. They're not to everyone's taste, but they should get more respect - after all, they did record the best song ever...
All the best for February. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!
Hiya James! All the best to you. I hope you're well.
Let's DOOOOO THIIIISSSSS!!!!
Have a listen to their latest albums on Amazon.
Mr. Staubes, I am indeed back for another round of the madness. Looking forward to some classic smash dance hits from you.
Hey J. Shall we have another? Oh go on.