Influences: Bob Dylan. Neil Young. The Band. The rest of the pantheon as well, but primarily that holy trinity.
2019 note: I don't know how active I'll be this year. My relationship with the love of my life is in the process of maybe coming to an end, so as you can imagine, that is occupying most of my mental energy and making everything else feel very unimportant right now. I do appreciate my dear FAWMily, though, so who knows what might happen...
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I've been writing songs since I was about eight, and have hundreds of them by now, more than two decades later. I've been doing FAWM (more or less) every year since 2006, and wrote twenty-eight songs my first year instead of fourteen.
And right now, on the cusp of my fourteenth FAWM, I have no idea how to write a song.
This is nothing new. I feel this way every time I finish a song. I feel this way at every moment when I'm not actively writing a song. And honestly, if I stopped to think about it, I would probably even feel this way WHILE I'm writing a song.
Every time, I'm starting from scratch. Every time, I'm back to square one. With every song I manage to achieve, I'm reinventing the wheel. Reinventing the will.
But where there's a will, there's a way. And somehow, the songs keep happening.
Welcome (back), friends and FAWMers!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Will be missed if you're truely blue this February. Please take care.
Oh Jinx, I hope you'll find your way here after all, as music has a way to heal the heart and soothe the soul. May all be (ultimately) well for you!
Hiya Jinx! I'm rooting for things to work out w/ you and your loooove interest because I'm a hopeless romantic. But either way I know you'll make music that's worth hearing because you always do. I'll be listening!
I'm glad you shared what was on your heart, and I hope your songwriting will help sustain you, somehow. Truth and beauty, hand in hand.
I enjoyed your january song. Hugs.
Just listened to your January song - heartfelt. Life happens, songs happen. One is just a way to process the other. Good luck this February!
Doing FAWM? Hoping....