John Crossman 16

@johncrossman 

53717 US   Jan 2008


Artist Bio

Influences:   Trip Shakespeare, David Wilcox, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Housemartins, Lyle Lovett, Kurt Vonnegut, BNL, Shawn Colvin, M. Ward, Anne Lamott, Jackson Browne, Rev. Al Green, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Shawn Kirchner, Martin Sexton, Elmore Leonard, XTC, Jonatha Brooke, Greg Brown, Don Chaffer, Iron & Wine, Bob Schneider, Wilco, Dr.Dog, punctuation, TC Elliott, Das Binky, SWG, Nancy Rost, cowex, Dethklok, hoopshank and you!

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life..." -Anne Lamott
"Do. Or do not. There is no try." -Yoda

I'll be here in 2019, losing sleep and numbing my ears and fingertips. Not sure about collabs yet, so I'll take a tentative approach until we get into it.

My apologies if I haven't managed to listen to your songs yet. It's not you, it's me. I'm twisting tightly this month and trying to figure out how to work it out. Ack. Fawm on! I appreciate you.

Things to remember:
#Auntie-Sin challenge: https://fawm.org/forums/topic/8802/
#morph challenge: https://fawm.org/forums/topic/8806/

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  • @berni1954  Mar 21

    Post Repeated in Error
    Berni

  • @berni1954  Mar 20

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your very positive feedback on my collaboration "Expectations"

    Cheers,

    Berni

  • @andyt13  Mar 18

    Thanks for the nice feedback! Added you to my watchlist to give a listen to! Cheers!

  • @bradbrubaker  Mar 16

    Great and helpful feedback on "Suicide City." Thanks!

  • @kadmad202 Mar 10

    Sorry we had to bug out a bit early Friday - a sudden family emergency (that's ok now). Really enjoyed what we heard in the first half! If you wouldn't mind sharing, do you have Missoula anywhere on line? Would also love to know the chord progressions (how you play them) if possible. I'm kind of stuck in the 4 chord progression on my songs and need just a little help breaking out of that! No worries if that's too difficult! Thanks, John!

  • @kadmad202 Mar 6

    Hannah gives 3 active kids and a new position as director of worship arts at Blackhawk as an excuse for not doing FAWM this year, but I'm not buying it😏! She's a busy gal, but I do miss her wonderful, insightful tunes! I'm so bummed I won't be able to come Fri to see you three. That would have been a treat. Will try for the FOP! Thanks for the info.

  • @mishykatz  Mar 5

    Thank you for the Gibberish remarks 😉

  • @kadmad202 Mar 3

    Hey John! Thanks for listening and all the nice comments - they mean loads! As always, have so enjoyed your contributions to FAWM this year, and congratulations on your prolific-ness! You know, I have to admit I don't always understand your lyrics (sometimes feel like I'm missing the joke😏 - could be my ignorance of current pop culture), but I always find them interesting, and am in awe of your musicality and great harmonies! Would love to see you at another local gig sometime. Anything coming up in the future? Missed our friend Hannah B this year.

  • @kadmad202 Mar 3

    Hey John! Thanks for listening and all the nice comments - they mean loads! As always, have so enjoyed your contributions to FAWM this year, and congratulations on your prolific-ness! You know, I have to admit I don't always understand your lyrics (sometimes feel like I'm missing the joke😏 - could be my unfamiliarity of much of current pop culture), but I always find them interesting, and am in awe of your musicality and great harmonies! Would love to see you at another local gig sometime. Anything coming up in the future? Missed our friend Hannah B this year.

  • @toms  Mar 3

    Damn, you're right, it should be bookshelf! Well, if I ever rerecord it... 😀

  • @spinhead Mar 3

    I'm real happy with "Gifts." Songs are sometimes coming out exactly as I envisioned, which is fun.

    This demo of "She Was Gone" was recorded before I knew she was outside the door listening. When we came downstairs to play it for her and her mom, well, that demo is NOT posted 😉

  • @moonraccoon  Mar 3

    Hahaha! I got to "warts" from "Easy Shed" because warts reproduce by shedding cells 😉

  • @sunnymae  Mar 3

    And happy 16 to you!!

  • @sunnymae  Mar 3

    Hey FAWM brother thanks so much for stopping by and taking a listen to of my tunes. I really appreciate the listen. This is such a great time the beginning of March when we all get to catch up on hearing each other stuff. Now it's onto rewrites 😀

  • @steventylerpjs Mar 1

    You did it!!! Very nice. Great songs this year. 😀

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Mar 1

    DUDE! Congrats on hitting the sweet 16 this year!

  • @sueawesome  Mar 1

    I’m so glad I’ve known you and your music for 10 years now. you’re always one I need around to make fawm feel like fawm

  • @sueawesome  Mar 1

    I will add my two cents when I wake up in the am

  • @sueawesome  Mar 1

    I reserved a spot in case you couldn’t post. you can still post so it’s fresh in the feed and I can delete mine

  • @mattpierce  Feb 25

    < In a Santa's hat, Jack! 😁

  • @vmr67 Feb 25

    Thanks for translating:) I'm finnish, so I don't understand phrases as you can;)

  • @mattpierce  Feb 24

    Hi

  • @sueawesome  Feb 24

    I should write one specifically for you to do, even though I don’t know how to do that. really want a 10th anniversary song out of my conversation confection collab partner. #callmeselfish

  • @sueawesome  Feb 24

    does that mean you didn’t like it?

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 24

    Love love love it! Please feel free to post!!!! A thousand thanks!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 23

    HEY BUDDY!!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 23

    Thanks for the detailed commentary on "Falling Stars." I really appreciate the help. I am inclined to Zero Sum, though the line "it won't be won" isn't exactly accurate since Zero Sum simply means it's won at the opponent's expense. Still, my theme last year was that conflicts won at someone else's expense aren't truly won. I wonder if that can be communicated in so few words. I agree with you on the Chorus needing to get bigger. That was what I was feeling. Chorus 2 was bigger than Ch1, but I still felt like it needed just a bit more growth. Thanks again!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 21

    I would LOVE that John!!! You would be perfect and I would be honored!

  • @sueawesome  Feb 21

    and if you need rest you can float on your back and look up at the sky

  • @sueawesome  Feb 21

    take a look at this..
    http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/3...

    I think it would be a great fit. but if nothing comes to mind, it’s all good.

  • @vgenfan Feb 18

    Hey John! Here you go! Happy Morphing! (Morph 4)
    https://fawm.org/songs/95580/

  • @mikegtz  Feb 18

    Hi John, heard you on the Calum radio show and you sounded great.

  • @sueawesome  Feb 16

    you already know everything to do, so stop thinking about it, get gutsy, take the risk, and fill up our ears

    you can do it

  • @spinhead Feb 12

    Thanks muchly for the goofy comment on my goofy song.

  • @mmmmarcus Feb 11

    Thank you so much for the comment on Carry Me Home! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • @mrpilotman Feb 6

    I need you to write another song about me 😉

  • @spinhead Feb 5

    Guten tag, mein Herr. Wie gehts? Glückliche Schreiben.

  • @ballyhoot Feb 5

    Thanks for song comments!!!

  • @seemanski  Feb 4

    Thanks for heads up, no worries about it taking time. I've been ill from day 2 of fawm so taking your time worked out well for me.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2

    Hey John! Wish we were morphing together this year. We're on different lists, but have fun, and I'm looking forward to hearing your tunes when they come around. 😮)

  • @corinnelucy  Feb 1

    Hi John! Thanks for finding me and commenting - looking forward to FAWMing with everyone!!

  • @mmmmarcus Jan 31

    Hey, thanks a lot! Won't have as much time this year but hopefully I'll get a least a few songs done. Wishing you a great FAWM!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Jan 31

    Thanks so much for your support these past two years, @johncrossman. In reading the many posts you have on your wall thus far, clearly I’m not the only recipient of your kind encouragement!

  • @sueawesome  Jan 29

    some, hopefully some : )

    t e n y e a r s

    hi john

  • @fiftydegrees  Jan 27

    Nice to see you another year! Happy FAWMing!

  • @nuj4x Jan 25

  • @unpronounceable Jan 24

    You're an awesome human. Thanks for always being so damn supportive 😀

  • @sapient  Jan 23

    I know, right? It feels a bit like going to the dark side.
    Mind you, I still just play it with downstrokes in E Phyrigian, so maybe not that much of a difference...
    Nice to see you here again 😁

  • @theresaj  Jan 23

    Oh, is it that time of year already? I’ll be around. Not feeling very into it right now but we’ll see what happens 😀.

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @marthie Jan 22

    Hello
    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎶🎶🎶🎶
    xxx
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @andygetch  Jan 21

    Hi John!

  • @toms  Jan 20

    Could be lack of oxygen! 😁

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 18

    Hello John!

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 18

    Hola!

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 18

    Please do an #alterego song as Bird Bro & The Crew Gets Weird.

    Always a pleasure to see you here!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 16

    re: Firm Grape - Is that our new band name? Or maybe just a song title? Or possible nothing other than a conversation starter that *hopefully* leads to a collab? I'll take it.

  • @standup  Jan 16

    Happy New FAWM. As a Spanish woman once said to me “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 16

    FAWM. Madison. Perfect February, don’t you think?

  • @cts  Jan 16

    Ahh, Crossman - so good to see you're back for more FAWMtastic action!

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 16

    Happy FAWM 2019 to ya

  • @devin  Jan 16

    Your presence at FAWM is one of the few rock solid things that can be depended on.

    I bask in your consistency... lead us!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 16

    JOHNNNNNNNN!!!!!! I want to just have a FAWMSTOCK...with YOU!!
    Let's have a JOHNSTOCK!

    Or, Gee & Johnstock?

  • @autoclamp  Jan 15

    I also like, punctuation.

  • @cowex  Jan 15

    So much work. So little shmork. Numb ears are a definite FAWM symptom for me too. I hear mixing at low volume is a great thing since it forces you to really exercise compressors and eq... That's advice I'm terrible at following.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 15

    Heya, JX. I'm down with tentative approaches.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 10

    Excited to FAWM and post-FAWM (gig) with you!