Influences: Disney and Depression. And Bjork obvs.
FAWM 4 for me! My first year being a half hearted attempt, I’d only just picked up a guitar and had no idea I knew how to write songs but was very happy to find I could:) I managed a win in 2017 and 2018! I never start a FAWM with any expectations to complete but the bug has always bit me in past years and made me want to push myself across the finish line. Will see how we go but my full time job is always getting in the bloody way!
I have no bells or whistles (for shame!), just an acoustic guitar and an iPad with earphones and an in-line mic 😀 My partner @adforperu (he’s a musical genius) bought me a beautiful tanglewood electroacoustic for my birthday last year so I’m thinking of hooking that up to my iPad and recording it in Garage band. Wish me luck with this! I have little musical knowledge so please forgive my ignorance, still trying to get my head around what a ‘key’ actually is. God help me.
HAVE A GREAT FAWM! I can’t wait to listen and just soak up the general FAWM vibes. Thank you for listening/commenting on my stuff!
*scrapes self over finish line*
I’m done and exhausted and looking forward to catching up on listening. 😁 Amazing Fawm, thank you to everyone who made music I listened to and to those who listened to mine! Annnnd special fanx to collab buddies @iwilleatyou @adforperu @degausser @evinwolverton @lowestbitter as I literally couldn’t have finished without y’all!
|#1||You’re my Everything||
|#2||Let ‘em talk!||
|#3||What You Would’ve Had Me Do||
|#4||I Ain't Scared of a Scene @iwilleatyou||
|#5||It's Not Hard @iwilleatyou||
|#7||I Will Miss This Place||
|#8||OUR LOVE IS A RIOT! @adforperu||
|#9||Oh Sadie (We're Cowboys) @degausser||
|#10||Counting to 8||
|#11||🌏 Your World And Mine @evinwolverton||
|#13||Dancer in the Dark||
|#14||When we Watch a Movie||
Congrats to you too on making 14 😀 I’ve got to admit mines a bit of a cheat I only wrote 11 and 4 were collab of those songs - I was just so busy at the end of the month. Hopefully next year I’ll make it🤞
Sounds great I’d love to keep collabing on music my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m gonna stick round FAWM for a bit as wel cause lots of catch up listening to do - including on your songs!!
Hi Julie! Wooo you did 14 songs- well done lady 😀
I just wanted to apologise for not commenting on your songs much this year. I'm not sure if Paul will have mentioned it but I have serious problems with my eyes at the mo so I've been struggling to look at screens at all. I will catch up on commenting as soon as I can x
Congratulations on finishing FAWM!!! Can’t wait to listen ❤️
Ok. Let's go with the shittiest that way I'll win. In the meantime..I'm outta here. Did a lot of reciprocating and my ears are done.
You'll see for real tomorrow! I'd rather you listened to the actual proper version but by all means do both and tell me which you prefer!
I have to do the cover too? Well FOOK. Ok....i'll come up with something. Then there's the band logo........
Yes. Dirty Cheats MUST CONTINUE and not be obliterated by time. fuck fawm fuck fawm fuck fawm fuck fawm.
Shit why wait? We could start it next week or something. Fuck FAWM.
It wouldn't be done on time. Is this february 28 or 29 days?
It's true, i never lie. WOah...there's a song title right there....It's true...i never lie. Needs some lyrics. Actually new title...
"It's true I never lie god fucking dammit shit bitch oh darling (the I never lie god fucking dammit shit bitch oh darling song).
Lyrics can be about a bathtub that eats people.
I AM going for the 14! just finished recording my 13... then one more somehow and I'm FREEEE... free fallin... I also got some of yours to listen too, mainly collabs, I tried to listen to all your independent stuff, and your collab with Adam, which was an RIOT..
NEH. I are finished. Too exhausted. No more music from me. There there now...no need to cry.
And what's wrong with Oasis? Noel is an AWESOME songwriter I don't care what you say.
Also, the part about sitting close to you during a movie. No-one wants to that if they value their eardrums and teeth!
I THOUGHT SO!
Ahh Julie, thanks for your sweet comments. You always say such lovely things about my singing which gives me a real confidence boost. You're a star 🌟
Thanks your comments on Only We. Omg I only just realised that the lyrics could have other schexy connotations as well... hahah but that's cool too - an extra 'open to interpretation' lyric I hadn't considered! Hahaha
Thank you for listening and commenting!
Yeah that whole rhythm talk is me. Or rather the spirits communicating through me thanks to alcohol. I'll be sure to copyright it.
Thank you so very much for your kind comment on "The Steady." The oscillating sound was one of the pad settings on my Akai Miniak synth. That thing has so many interesting sounds to work with. I usually just sit there spinning through strange sounds until something grabs me. So glad you liked it!
Thanks for the kind comments!!
Don't call me a dick face. It hurts my Medula Oblongata.
Ok I'll tell you who the vocalist is. The vocalist is....ah crap my phone is ringing. Gotta go........
oops!! sorry 😂
So am I... but look at my fawm song list, I am behind... Struggling, a tough year! But I'll do it.. You rock, I see you had like 30 collabs... That is very very impressive.. I got no energy for collabs at all... I just wanna finish this year Amen to that! 😁
ohhh that's the one you sent me? Amazing! This Evin guy is great combination with you. Are you mad at me? 😞 I'm so busy and sick I'm going crazy!
As long as I can wear the ear necklace sometimes... otherwise I’d miss my ears too much 🙈😂
Haha I’ll send them in the post 👂 yes I get what you mean about staying true to the show, I just know you’d do such a great job with it arrrr! Okay deal 😀 and yes of course post-FAWM is definetly allowed!!
Yes I absolutely loved it - it was the perfect mix of dark humour, visuals and music. I’m always recommending it haha.
I would love you to take this one on - I think its right in your lane in terms of content and style. I think it’d be a pretty simple change of pronouns, It’s more about the mood and exploring the brain of a ‘psychopath’ rather than the gender. I completely, completely understand if your too busy though!! Also I need to catch up with your new songs arghhhh wheres the time going
Thank you for the kind comments on the collab between rabbeatz and myself. Cheers.
I'm turning over a new leaf as well. No more "fuck". From now on...I'm only going to say SHIT.
Seriously?? You are asking *ME* if you say "fuck" too much?
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.
Bitch=female dog. Cool! I'm a female dog. Now to find me a bitch who will walk me.
Don't call me a bitch!!!!!! It hurts my left pinky.
LOL at your last comment. I love hearing a sentence by sentence account into Ad and your life! Glad he convinced you to listen with stereo/headphones though😋
It woz my magic pixie dust that fixed it
You'll be getting a black t-shirt with a wolf on it next and calling yourself sacred Queen of the Gnomes. Sorry by the way, my comment didn't make much sense!
Aww glad you liked ‘a beautiful stranger’ and I’m so happy jack put it too music cause I had a bit of a soft spot for it! Hope you’re not overran cause I’m looking forward to all the other great songs you have in your locker 😀
Yeah PLEASE don't email me horse sounds. That would scare the shit out of the internet.
**Pawing the ground**
Translation: "I really don't care Julie. I want horse sounds. And Hay."
No. Ms. Iwilleatyou can't sing worth shit. In fact if you flush a toilet it would be more melodic. And yes I am prepared for her backhand slap just for saying that.
So how are you doing with reciprocating? I think I got everybody but man....this is NOT easy.
Just have to say...
Love your comments!!
Someone told me last year that I curse a lot in my comments and
So this year I made a conscious effort not to.
Glad I found someone who doesn’t give a shit..
Oooo thanks Julie. I didn't see actually! *searches feed*
Ahh Julie, thanks for such a thoughtful comment. Made me feel all happy inside! x
Thank you for your kind comments on "When You're Sleeping." The lyrics began with a real moment and bloomed into something bigger. I was so fortunate to have Karlos as a collaborator.
Just having someone "steer" you in the right direction having watched what you're doing can help (I'm a coach and trainer in my day job, not physical, mental). So, being serious, if you and Adam fancied dropping in for a cuppa, a jam and some tips any time, feel free!
Aww, Julie. 😊
You say the nicest things, thank you!
I give lessons, but I guess it'd be a bit of a trek. 😉
Practise with a goal in mind. That's what seems to work for me. That, and almost fifty years of playing bass... 😉
Hi! Yes, I'd love for you to give a go at it. I guess just do a track of vocals-only while listening to it and send them to me? Does that work?
Yes, I'm going to take a break commenting now as otherwise I'll just end up chatting utter shit. Time for a nap. I know! I'm not the most observant hahahaha. Not sure how I missed it was a stave.
It is in fact a stave. Although I've only just noticed hahahaha. Yeah I'm so sorry. I was thoroughly confused and have since edited my comment in a blind panic hahah
Sent you an email ♥︎ I got my tools fixed
Dude.....check this out....Dirty Cheats Done Dirt Cheat. We must write that tune.
OMG why aren’t you on my watchlist haha i wondered why I kept missing your songs doh 🙈 I’m glad you liked “beautiful generation” it took me a while to get mildly happy with it. I’m 100% sure you would do something amazing with it (as always) so it’s there for the taking if you change your mind 😀
Thanks for the kind comments on my song Julie✌🏼 Yes, Nanna crochet’d that blanket. She also crochet’d an amazing guitar amp cover for me by special request! What a gal!
Thank you for your lovely comments on 'the winds are changing' - i always struggle with knowing if they're lyrics or poetry arghh! I love Madrid too, i had a great time even if i did drink a little too much 😉 I can see i have lots of catching up to do on your songs - i'll make some time to listen to them over the next few evening, cause i know they will all be fab 😀
Judypie you still not appearing on my feed . When I saw you done 8 I was like 😵😵😵😵.
Ok much pleasure to look forward to 🙏🏻👍
I'm totally familiar with brighteyes! Thanks for that comparison. Probably my two biggest influences in that genre are Sufjan and Elliot Smith.
Thanks so much for the comments. Much appreciated.
Hi Judy. Thanks for listening to my "That Dress She Wore" - glad you liked the twist at the end. I had been watching too many series on Netflix before FAWM 😁
You’re so clever. Your liner notes are always the best. Hopefully Tomo will be better soon and we can make more music. Your songs have been so good this FAWM.
Yes! Animatronic vegetables. It was wild 😜
Haha...you're the hero Julie. Seriously. You are impressive with your songwriting. And what is it? 3 years doing this? That's really impressive. You have angels working through you 😀
I'm actually listening to it....ok...I can hear it maybe just a tad?? I think I know where he is coming from. It's Ritchie-esque...but I don't hear *me* sounding like him. OK...well.....I'm a bit blown away from the comparison. I do respect him as a musician I just never thought....
And *Me* sounding like Adam??? No way. He's got a much higher range than I do. Great voice. Flattered though! It's interesting what different people hear. I'm gonna play All Night Long tonight while drinking whiskey.
Oh GOD!!!! My buddy just emailed me and said I sound like Lionel Ritchie on It's Not Hard.....WTF?? Of all singers.
GTFO on my Pizza? Sure why not. Garlic Tomatos Fries and Onions....mmmm mmmmm.
Pizza? Yum. I like mine with everything on it. Including anchovies.
You're not a judge so sit on a chicken and qwack like a duck. Oh and please tell Adam I love him. He really is an inspiration and if it weren't for him...i would not be a bad ass riff master. Give him some tea when you tell him.
Aww. Julie, you are really kind, thank you. 😊
And the chords were really simple, mainly C D A E G and F. I think the right hand picking is what makes them sound complex, and a few hammer-ons. The "secret" is practise. 😉
Thanks for the constructive crits. I'll have to dial that bass back in a bit!
Hi! I see u got lots of new ones i didnt checked yet. Ill jump here soon.
Don't be absurd. I had some for lunch too.
Julie Marie Englebert.
Remix sounds good 😉 I could send you the spoken parts with "fuck" 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 jokin.. 😉
You r such a sweetheart. I love your comment, thanks. U made my day!
Stop spreading my secret French ways!
Maybe leave him tied up and force collabs only with you for the rest of fawm 😜👍
Hey Judypie! Thanks loads for dropping by and taking a listen. And thanks even more for the lovely comments. 😊
Wow I just heard it, it's amazing! thanks! I'll make a tea now. Good idea.
Nice... great progress.... I'm still dazzled and feel like I was knocked out from my first song, gonna recuperate with other people's songs and continue hopefully very soon. Enjoy the movie.
How are things on your side?
Julie ! thank you so much for your nice comment man... You really warmed my heart, I needed this support for the beginning, I'm so happy inside right now! You don't know how hard it was mentally to finish this, darn.... It's the first time I'm recording without acoustic/electric guitar/piano I think.. just two electric guitars, it came out cool.
😁 😁 BIG SMILE.
Thank you !! hahaha....there needs to be some metal somewhere. Will see what comes out...
Niiiiiice Spanish track...the last bit with the Spanish is lush.
Hi! Thanks for your really thoughtful message on my board. I can’t wait to listen to the two songs you posted already. And yes to that T-shirt! Cheers!
Hey you 😀 Check your email. Off to listen to your tunes.
Lol. After reading the liner notes of "your'e my everything" I don't know if I should take the lyrics and song seriously or not but anyway, it is a great song. I like it more if it's serious, but that's your art.
Don't stress about it come on... no excuses, you got more than enough! can't believe I missed your first post. I was so busy, unusual. How is it going now? Sorry about my numbness earlier I was having some bad vibes.
Ah yes, that was probably one of my faves to come out of last year. A challenging one to write compared to the usual beats and such things!
Thank you for the kind words Julie - especially the video game reference haha!!! The kids are dragging me away right now but I'm going to listen to yours tonight. WOO WOO!
Happy fawm to you too! It's hard to get the first one out, I need some more time, but no pressure, as long as I have something I'm happy. I wanna produce the first one a bit to get some motivation boost. How are things in your area?
Oh haven’t written anything else yet . Just want your vocals and melodic invention on a collab . Woohoo 🙌 x
Ah thank you lovely. Honestly you would have cracked up had you seen my recording balcony 😵. I wanna send you some guitar stuff and let you do the rest . Honestly I am all collab crazy this year 🙏🏻
Keen to hear what you’ve got in store for us this year, I think you wrote the catchiest tune I heard last year... the line that kept repeating at the end...
Which song from last year are you referring too? Maybe the one Ad and I did?
See ya round😊✌🏼
Thanks for the really kind comment on "You Won" - I look forward to hearing your music this year! 😀