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/
|#6||Creature Discomfort Blues||
|#7||The Band You Never Wanted||
|#9||The Old Red Pickup Truck @kahlo2013||
|#10||My Friend George||
|#11||Given the State We're In||
|#12||Nearly Missed It All||
|#13||EZ as ISMBESET HQSATLC! @easyshed||
|#14||Good to Myself or Anyone||
|#15||soul departure @sueawesome||
|#16||Mighty Long Night (no Superman)||
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Thanks for your very positive feedback on my collaboration "Expectations"
Thanks for the nice feedback! Added you to my watchlist to give a listen to! Cheers!
Great and helpful feedback on "Suicide City." Thanks!
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!
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.
Thank you for the Gibberish remarks 😉
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.
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.
Damn, you're right, it should be bookshelf! Well, if I ever rerecord it... 😀
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 😉
Hahaha! I got to "warts" from "Easy Shed" because warts reproduce by shedding cells 😉
And happy 16 to you!!
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 😀
You did it!!! Very nice. Great songs this year. 😀
DUDE! Congrats on hitting the sweet 16 this year!
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
I will add my two cents when I wake up in the am
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
< In a Santa's hat, Jack! 😁
Thanks for translating:) I'm finnish, so I don't understand phrases as you can;)
does that mean you didn’t like it?
Love love love it! Please feel free to post!!!! A thousand thanks!
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!
I would LOVE that John!!! You would be perfect and I would be honored!
and if you need rest you can float on your back and look up at the sky
Hi John, heard you on the Calum radio show and you sounded great.
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
Thanks muchly for the goofy comment on my goofy song.
Thank you so much for the comment on Carry Me Home! Glad you enjoyed it!
I need you to write another song about me 😉
Guten tag, mein Herr. Wie gehts? Glückliche Schreiben.
Thanks for song comments!!!
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.
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. 😮)
Hi John! Thanks for finding me and commenting - looking forward to FAWMing with everyone!!
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!
some, hopefully some : )
t e n y e a r s
Nice to see you another year! Happy FAWMing!
You're an awesome human. Thanks for always being so damn supportive 😀
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 😁
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 😀.
Could be lack of oxygen! 😁
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.
Happy New FAWM. As a Spanish woman once said to me “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”
FAWM. Madison. Perfect February, don’t you think?
Ahh, Crossman - so good to see you're back for more FAWMtastic action!
Happy FAWM 2019 to ya
Your presence at FAWM is one of the few rock solid things that can be depended on.
I bask in your consistency... lead us!
JOHNNNNNNNN!!!!!! I want to just have a FAWMSTOCK...with YOU!!
Let's have a JOHNSTOCK!
Or, Gee & Johnstock?
I also like, punctuation.
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.
Heya, JX. I'm down with tentative approaches.
Excited to FAWM and post-FAWM (gig) with you!