jorh 40

@jorh 

Sheffield UK   Sep 2016

Artist Bio

This will be my 5th FAWM - and I’ve been looking forward to this particular edition so much that I’ve decide to clear my entire schedule for the month! No pubs, no restaurants, no shopping...I’m that committed I’m not even going to visit family. Oh wait?!

I tend to write lyrics only. Occasionally i do come up with a half decent melody, but it’s a ‘needle in a haystack’ kind of situation. I also can’t play instruments - although I have owned a keyboard for the last 3 years, it turns out this is purely for decorative reasons much to my partners annoyance. I promise I’ll at least try to have started learning by next year!

Also a pre-warning, I often write in ‘character’ - so please do not judge me for anything that comes out of my mouth. Last year I managed to come up with ‘Variety’s a spice and my p*ssy tastes good, is it nutty and sweet like cous cous.’ I’m a gay man whose never eaten cous cous, so make of that what you will.

My favourite part of FAWM is collaborating with all the talented and lovely people here. If you like any of my lyrics and want to put them to music just hit me up. I’m more than happy for people to make change to my lyrics - Its normally the case that the other persons re-write is what I was aiming to say but lacked the skill to pull off haha !

Happy FAWM 2021 everyone 🥳

Songs (40)

#1 Throwing Bombs Behind Enemy Lines 17
Feb 1
#2 A Critical Appraisal of a Change it is a Staple of Progression 7
Feb 1
#3 I Hope We Meet Again 8
Feb 3
#4 Throwing Bombs Behind Enemy Lines @colgoo 25
Feb 3
#5 Mr Clockwork Eyes @judypie  32
Feb 4
#6 I Play it Cool but Really I’m 9
Feb 5
#7 I hope we meet again @ultramoustach3 7
Feb 5
#8 Three years (on and on) 4
Feb 6
#9 I Won’t Cry 4
Feb 7
#10 I Won't Cry @sourcedecay  7
Feb 7
#11 Hey Mum 5
Feb 9
#12 I Hope We Meet Again @websheldon  17
Feb 9
#13 Choice Material 2
Feb 10
#14 I Fall Further 4
Feb 10
#15 Killing People On the Down Low 1
Feb 11
#16 Hey Mum @websheldon  9
Feb 11
#17 Killing people on the down low @richardmasters  8
Feb 12
#18 We Are Eagles Now 1
Feb 12
#19 Fall Into a Daze 2
Feb 13
#20 Clarity 3
Feb 14
#21 Turned to Stone 2
Feb 16
#22 Wouldn't that be nice? @richardmasters  2
Feb 17
#23 Gays Like Football Too 1
Feb 17
#24 All the Things I Do @sunnymae  17
Feb 17
#25 Gays Like Football Too @jrr1  5
Feb 18
#26 I am not ready to forgive you yet 2
Feb 20
#27 The Last Time I Saw You 3
Feb 20
#28 Phobias @thefinalfrontier  3
Feb 21
#29 Play It Cool @akokulit 3
Feb 21
#30 Nights with you 1
Feb 22
#31 Paradise 2
Feb 22
#32 Dance With Us @ianuarius  5
Feb 24
#33 The Sadness is Mine 1
Feb 25
#34 Love Again 1
Feb 25
#35 The Narcissist @heuristicsinc  2
Feb 26
#36 Daydreaming 2
Feb 27
#37 Waiting for a sign 7
Feb 27
#38 Explanation 1
Feb 28
#39 Candy Lips 🍭 1
Feb 28
#40 Love Songs from Reality, Volume 5: Waiting for a Sign @ofishell  4
Feb 28

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  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 5

    Thanks for listening to my song "Amelia", I appreciate it!!

  • @dancrook Mar 5

    Whoah, 40 lots of lyrics is impressive man. Nice work!!
    Thanks for your encouragements on my music in Feb- was so nice to see amongst the writing/recording process. Just getting round to the reflecting part now!

  • @kathym  Mar 4

    I'm finally catching up on all of the overdue thank you notes for having stopped to consider my song Sweet Louise. I take all comments to heart and truly appreciate everyone's comments. All the love.

  • @ofishell  Feb 28

    Follow up email with link to song sent!

  • @ofishell  Feb 28

    Just sent you an email...in case it ends up going to spam.

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 27

    Thank you for your kind comments on Drip!

  • @gb9  Feb 27

    @jorh thank you so much for your appreciation and kind comments on 'Paused' 😀

  • @skittycat  Feb 27

    Thanks for the lovely comment on Waiting Room - I can assure you the pace and metre linking to themes of passing time were entirely subconscious LOL I'm glad it worked out though

  • @daveyboy103  Feb 21

    Thanks for your kind words about Sink In, definitely different, really nice lyrics often inspire me as they did in this case.

  • @sheslin  Feb 21

    Hey Jordan thanks so much for the lovely feedback - it is so much appreciated! Liz's lyrics were amazing and I was compelled to write that song! Hoping to do a collab with you before we run out of days 😁!!

  • @thefinalfrontier  Feb 16

    Hi! Looks like we're paired for a random collab. How do you want to coordinate? I'm on the FAWM slack if that works.

  • @sheslin  Feb 13

    I do need to spend more time on Evermore. I learned about Folklore because a musician I follow did a cover of one of the songs - and low and behold it was a TS song! I have used 2 of her songs as reference songs and I wrote great songs following the structure she used - the first was All Too Well, and the second was Style. I agree - her lyrics and melodies are insanely good! I watched the documentary on the making of the album and it was very well done I thought. It was also fun to see them perform the songs live.

  • @yam655  Feb 12

    You didn't make me bawl. I'm the one who was like, "Oh, shit, I didn't fully understand what was going on until the end of the song. Here, let me relisten to the whole thing to fully absorb the emotional impact of it."

    I tend to embrace the tears when they happen. One of the privileges I have as a large adult man is that I can cry whenever and wherever I want. On trains. On busses. In waiting rooms. When folks like me cry, we are left the fuck alone.

  • @richardmasters  Feb 11

    Hello, I'm not sure it's what you're looking for - only looked at your liner notes after I'd recorded it. What I've done is quite removed from electronica - it's more of a dark blues in a shady alley - on acoustic guitar.

  • @jeff9  Feb 11

    Appreciate the very kind words on my collab with @crisp1

  • @crisp1  Feb 10

    Thanks for your comment on St. Louis Shakedown!

  • @daveyboy103  Feb 10

    I felt exactly the same when I heard Upstream. I could hear the orchestration straight away. Awesome and emotional signing performance from Theresa.

    Very happy with how it turned out.

  • @lizbrinker  Feb 10

    Hey, @jorh ! Thanks so much for your comment on Bolt From The Blue!

  • @ianuarius  Feb 9

    Oh, by the way, I have quite a few collabs I've promised to others before I can really get into ours, sorry about that. Hope you don't mind. I'll try to get them out of the way as quickly as possible. 😁

  • @ianuarius  Feb 8

    Sounds good!

  • @akokulit Feb 7

    Thanks for stopping by my music. I appreciate the comments. 😁 I'll have a look at your lyrics, maybe we can collab for a song.

  • @ianuarius  Feb 7

    HEYY! Random collab partner! How are you feeling about an awesome collaboration??
    😁😁😁

  • @sheslin  Feb 7

    I have been reading your lyrics listening for a song and it will happen soon! I can't wait!

  • @ultramoustach3 Feb 7

    Thanks for all the kind words @jorh 😀

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 7

    Thanks for the comments and collab! I had fun with your song and I'm looking forward to doing more collabs in the future.

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 7

    Well, I'll admit I already went ahead and worked on it haha. I mostly just do acoustic guitar stuff so I didn't do anything too complicated but I came up with chords and played with the lyrics some. I'll post it on my page now and put you as collaborator/lyrics writer and you can add me as collaborator on yours? Not sure what the standard is since this is my first collab actually.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 7

    I would love a collaboration with you! I'll keep checking your board and if you want to write something and send it my way I'm happy to receive it!

  • @tiller2  Feb 6

    Thanks for your encouraging comments on "Love Playing There." I've posted the demo now--typical folk minor/major btw--if you want to check back. https://fawm.org/songs/114059/

  • @daveyboy103  Feb 6

    Thanks so much for you kind words. I agree the first verse very powerful indeed

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 6

    Thanks Jorh! Glad soundcloud fixed the issue!

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 6

    Hey there! Thanks for the nice comment on the lyrics for "Voices". I moved my songs over to soundcloud so I can hopefully resolve that issue with the player. I had a lot of people having issues listening to my stuff unfortunately, but I think it should be good now!

  • @celineellis  Feb 6

    Thanks for your awesome comments on my track! really apprecite your time!

  • @tageule  Feb 6

    *whispers* Happy to hear it's not all fictional. Best wishes...

  • @emkaydeebee  Feb 6

    Thanks so much for your comment on Call of the Siren - I’m made up it held your attention!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 5

    Now THAT would be something. A Banana album.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 5

    Wow that was a quick listen/response for Everything On It. Thanks for the listens!

  • @ultramoustach3 Feb 5

    Thanks so much for yr comment 😀 you a gifted wordsmith ! look forward to hearing/reading yr stuff!

  • @tageule  Feb 5

    Thank you for your kind comment! And for coming up with the challenge, by the way. And yes, the magicians are definitely worth a watch - though I guess the show needs about all kinds of trigger warnings. But as you like the fall, you should be fine, that one was a bit too much for me. It's brilliant, just feels too real, you know? Anyway, off to check out your songs, I see you've been quite busy already.

  • @frey Feb 5

    I agree!! Can't wait for new music from her, it's been too long.

  • @colgoo Feb 5

    Oh, Jordan....I feel quite vulnerable putting my diary out here in song....but, you know, our lives sneak into lyrics whether we are writing from our own perspective, or someone else’s. I sometimes worry that I need more of a filter.....

  • @aprilm  Feb 5

    Thank you for commenting on Rose. I appreciate your kind words.

  • @judypie  Feb 4

    Oh yayyyyy, so glad you like it! 😁 I hope it was ok changing banquet to a buffet dinner 😁just flowed better! So much fun, fanx for the wordsssss

  • @websheldon  Feb 4

    Hiii - I just sent you an email about one of your songs 😀

  • @colgoo Feb 3

    Our song is up. I hope you like it. It is not perfect, but I am satisfied with the way it sounds. When we do our professional studio album of all our FAWM collaborations, we can get this exactly where we want it.

  • @kathym  Feb 3

    Thank you for your kind comment on Sweet Louise and noticing the song coming full circle. I've found that to be a useful tool, particularly for story songs.

  • @crisp1  Feb 3

    Thanks for your very generous comments on Just One and More Than Grateful!

  • @scubed  Feb 2

    Thanks so much for your generous comment on “It’s a New Day”!

  • @berni1954  Feb 2

    Thanks for giving my collab with Doug (Just One) a listen. Happy you liked it. I am so very pleased you liked my playing. You wouldn't believe the number of takes it took to do that simple solo 😉

  • @deannasweidel Feb 2

    You are so sweet! I wouldn't have the 1st idea how to send Dolly a song. But that would be amazing

  • @sheslin  Feb 2

    Jordan thanks for your wonderful feedback on "So Long". I truly appreciate the listen and the insights you shared. I can't wait to see your lyrics and hope to grab one for another collab this year.

  • @hbusse  Feb 2

    Thanks so much for the kind encouragement about my song Flutter. Happy FAWM to you - congratulations on having 2 songs done already!

  • @colgoo Feb 1

    YAY! Glad that I have time to play around with ideas/less comfortable technology for developing those lyrics. Thanks! As always, I enjoy collaborating with you.

  • @auditasum  Feb 1

    I'm glad you picked up Fiona Apple from "Needle and Thread" because I also heard her sound in the harmonies. Thanks for your comment 😁

  • @ninipuff Feb 1

    eek. you basically listed all of the albums that have been getting me thru quarantine..! we'll see if i'll be able to fill those impossible shoes

  • @haim  Jan 31

    Hi there!! Have a happy very happy fawm! Thank you ! I'm definitely here this year! I was busy releasing a new song today so I wasn't around here like I usually am.. but now I'm here. Looking forward for this year, and enjoy! I've read you are unsure about recording a song, I say, fawm is the exact place to do so.. See you around!

  • @emkaydeebee  Jan 31

    Mmmmm, cake!

  • @aneil Jan 31

    Hey Jorh, look forward to interacting .... lets hope there is no Lockdown block ! have an awesome FAWM

  • @frey Jan 31

    Thanks for the welcome message!! Good luck to you as well!

  • @wrenarcher  Jan 31

    Edit: purchased a mechanical license! I feel legit now. 😀

    Hey Jorh!
    Thank you so much for the kind words about one lone song on SoundCloud.

    I though I would at least put something up there so fellow FAWMers could here what they're in for when they add me to their watchlist.

    I'll be taking that song down soon as I don't want to get in trouble and ethically I really shouldn't have it up since I don't have a mechanical license for it. I'm looking into trying to get one though, so maybe?

    Thanks again.
    Wren

  • @emkaydeebee  Jan 30

    Ha ha, great bio! But think we need to sort out this couscous situation...

  • @sunnymae  Jan 30

    "I’ve decide to clear my entire schedule for the month! No pubs, no restaurants, no shopping...I’m that committed I’m not even going to visit family. Oh wait"... OMG you had me going!! I'm such an idiot!!! Then I left really hard. Thanks for giving me the giggles with your bio. Have a great FAWM and I'm glad you liked some of my stuff over at SoundCloud. Hope I can come up with a couple of keepers this year and I wish the same for you. 😀

  • @nikke88 Jan 29

    Hi and thanks!

    I have planned of participating this year, once again, but I'm not sure if I can do 14 songs. But still, at least I can do as much as I can. And at least I can listen to songs, that other people have created, if I don't have time and energy of writing my own ones. Spending ten days on a holiday with a girlfriend will really take away the extra time for creating new songs, especially when you have busy time at work simultaneously ...

    And yes, collabing last year was my highlight of the whole FAWM. 😀

  • @kc5 Jan 29

    Hi Jorh, thanks for the greeting 😀

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    Cheers for the Fetch The Bolt Cutters vid and explanation
    Have a great FAWM

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 28

    Cheers! Not sure if we can do another mystique Love on A Stick but we'll try. Have a great FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 28

    Happy FAWM!!

  • @sheslin  Jan 27

    Hey Jordan! Lovely to hear from you. I am definitely participating and I hope we can collab again and looking forward to your songs!!

  • @colgoo Jan 25

    Yes, Jordan, I would love to play with your lyrics. Let me know if there is a particular one that you think needs my stamp on it. Otherwise I will have to stalk you mercilessly and beg for the chance to collaborate for our fourth year in a row!!!

  • @moonraccoon  Jan 25

    It's good to see you here again this year 😀 I always get nervous going in, wondering whether the muses will visit. I hear what you're saying about clearing your schedule; 2021 is certain to be an unusual FAWM for most. Now get on those keys! 😁

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Jan 24

    Hey! Thanks for your kind comments. Have a lovely FAWM. Who knows, there might be a Collab in it 😉

  • @judypie  Jan 24

    Thank you, not heard of that one, will check it out!

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 24

    Thanks! Have a wonderful Feb!

  • @judypie  Jan 24

    Oh how coincidental! 😃 Have you watched the Queen’s Gambit?

  • @unkept Jan 24

    Thanks for the message! 😀 I'm looking forward to your work, as always!

  • @siebass  Jan 24

    @jorh Welcome back! I hope you have a fun and productive FAWM. We'll see if we get paired yet again for the random collab, lol

  • @judypie  Jan 16

    Hahahahah I was in the shower actually, AKA, THE VOCAL BOOTH 😂

  • @judypie  Jan 16

    Haha I was singing it just the other day 😁

  • @judypie  Jan 16

    Yas! Yas it is! Yayyyy, glad you’re in 😁 Hmmmm ready? Not really. But there’s 2 whole weeks yet right 😁

  • @judypie  Jan 10

    Hello? Hello?!