Can’t believe this is my 6th FAWM the time seems to have flown by.
A lot has changed for me musically over the past 6 years with a major change that happened in October 2018. I had been in a 5 piece rock band for 5 years and ‘due to artistic differences’ I felt that I had to leave. Luckily 3 of the band had already been working as an acoustic trio so we kept that going and that is a major musical focus for me. We are called ‘The Sacred Woods’. So I have been writing a lot of new material for that band as well as doing my experimental and sound art stuff but my challenge for this FAWM is going to be around the acoustic band.
I have managed 14 every FAWM but I am not going to push for that this year. Instead I am going to try and focus around an output of material that does not come easily…..the positive upbeat songs in a major key. Most of the things I easily and quickly come up with all all minor key and usually not very uplifting so the band could really do with some happy songs, so that is my focus, to write ‘some’ happy songs.
If you want to know more about me as an artist and musician you can check out my website www.julesbryant.co.uk and my blog https://sonicsentience.music.blog/
Would be happy to hook up with more people on Facebook, I love the family atmosphere that FAWM produces and I keep up with some past FAWM friends throughout the year. (FAWM friends are not just for February!)
21/02/2019 - Well, really surprised that i have been able to post my 14th song today. Actually wrote and recorded them all by 15th which is a record for me. I started out this FAWM with my aim and did not think i would manage many songs so really impressed that i did the full 14 again. I have learnt a lot and developed my guitar playing a bit and surprised myself how easy i found the positive songs once i got going. FAWM never ceases to spur my muse on to bigger and better things.
|#2||For them not you||
|#5||Blackpool with you||
|#6||Take me to the water||
|#7||My Best Friend||
|#8||Brave men from the war||
|#9||Catch the light||
|#10||Love every day||
|#12||Only you can be you||
|#13||Live your life||
|#14||Mankind just isn't||
Thank you for commenting on my song, "What Do I Say"! I really appreciate it!! And congratulations on winning FAWM!!!
hey thanks for the april comment on my experimental stuff. comparing my song to some of your output has me feeling kinda amused at how FAWM combines such disparate stylings from various musicians.
you've got a good grasp on the less-experimental / more proven, sort of intimate and personal sound. a total inverse of my work, hah
Thanks for you comments & suggestions on “Rocking All Night Long“... I still haven't figured out where to go with song... So I really appreciate yours & Billy's suggestions.
thanks Jules, appreciated
Hi Jules. Glad you liked our collab on "Expectations". I am going to have to try and persuade our band that this would be a good one to add to our repertory!
Thanks for your comment on "Tyrant" - much appreciated!
Thank you for your nice comment on Little Girl 😀
Thanks for your comment, and congrats on making it to 14!
Thank you kindly!
thanks for listening to my song, mister! I'm gonna post lyrics one of these days. mark my words! Gonna check out one of yours. Eenie minnie miney...
Thank you for your nice comment on 'Little girl'' 😀
Thanks for commenting on my Syd tribute.
Thanks for commenting, much appreciated!
New music is up for Tiny Home 😀
Hi there. Thanks for the comment. 😀
Thanks for your comment on "Tiny Home" - as a parody, I posted the link to John Denver's performance of the original song so folks could compare and contrast the two. Given the two comments so far, I'll have to consider giving it its own tune...a FAWMer's work is never done!
Hiya! Really like the feel of your website. One criticism on mobile (might not be fixable due to automatic responsive design using Wix) is that the bio's over the musicians appear right on top of the photos. In most cases, it's white on white and can be exceedingly difficult to read. On the computer, it's over black and no problem.
Re: getting your YouTube link to conform to FAWM's user vs. channel standards, I had some difficulty too. This should help:
Find your channel's user ID & channel ID
1. Sign in to your YouTube account.
2. In the top right, click your account icon > settings .
3. Next to your profile photo, click Advanced.
4. You'll see your channel's user and channel IDs under "Account information."
The form will then be
www.youtube.com/user/[your user ID here]/
Oddly enough I just tried this on another one of my accounts and it didn't work. They gave me some randomized character User ID when apparently I have a chosen ID from before they changed their standards. They seem a bit at odds with themselves at the moment.
Your YouTube link on the page doesn't work - at least not anymore.
hehe thank you so much for listening, I did raise a smile when I put the word perfunctory in!
thanks so much for your kind words on my lyric
I didn't throw those stones
great to see you here again
have fun and play away
> don't know what a bVII is but glad it works.
Oops, that was a bit jargony: "bVII" is the "flat seven" chord. Your song is in C major, but you shift in the first line down to Bb (the "flat seven" chord) and back, which is somewhat unusual.
thanks for your feedback on my crazy song: yeah I hope it will turn out ok- I want them to admit me to honours program on the fact that I am indeed a crazy musician with superpowers...
Thank you! 😀 We had a lot of fun. You'd be welcome to join us - if you were in the area!
Just out of curiosity, in ye olden days of FAWM (late 00’s), there was a prolific and talented FAWMer that went by ‘jules’. I could interpret your FAWM name as Jules’ best friend or Jules’ boyfriend. Is it either of those?
Thanks man, always look forward to what you come up with too. Roll on February!