Influences: Filk, folk, rock, some jazz and blues. Talis Kimberley, S. J. Tucker, Judith Hayman, Michelle Dockery, Seanan McGuire, Mary Crowell, Jeff Bohnhoff, Cat Faber, Vanessa Cardui, Twotonic, Annie Walker, Karan, Devin Melanson and many more filkers. Also Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, James Keelaghan, Al Stewart and many other folksingers.
Edit: Not having a good FAWM. Started OK then out-of-town conference and came back sick. Now in pain from a bad fall. Not good for creativity or keeping up, sigh.
FAWMer since 2011, initially just to listen and comment. Never have made it to 14 but every new song is a win and some have been done on stage.
Involved in filk (the fan music of fantasy and science fiction) since 2003. ZERO musical training or involvment prior to,that. CoChair FilKONtario 23. Married to Phil Mills who is an active filk songwriter and FAWMer.
Part of monthly filk song circles in the Greater Toronto area, at various fan conventions and people's homes wherever I travel on business.
In my other life, I'm an Interim Executive and leadership services provider to community benefit organizations including charities, nonprofits, associations and governments.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Here’s to songs... lots of them 😀
Hiya! Happy FAWM. (used to be brrrse, now Pearl Manhattan) 😀
Hi Jane, I wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about "One Who Walked Away From Omelas". I have a structure in mind but ideally I would want someone to work out the back-and-forth between the two characters.
I bet it wouldn't be kosher to try to slip it in as one of this year's submissions, would it? Probably not.