Influences: Weird Al Yankovic, MADONNA, Lewis Carroll, Tom Lehrer, Enya, Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, bhangra! John Lennon, Bob Marley, DR. SEUSS, Gordon Lightfoot, STING, GEORGE HARRISON, Pet Shop Boys, Garbage, Muse, Taio Cruz [hey! That rhymes!], Maroon 5, THE POLICE, THE [English] BEAT, Craig Chaquico, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Sheila Chandra, Daler Mendhi, BOLLYWOOD!, Adrian Legg, Howard Levy, Fine Young Cannibals, Robert Palmer; J.S. Bach, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig von Beethoven, Franz Liszt, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, Scott Joplin; , King Sunny Ade, Sade; R & B sounds outta Memphis' STAX Records, MUSSSEL SHOALS soul/funk sounds too, esp. Clarence Carter; The Temptations, REDD FOXX; Eddie VanHalen, Led Zeppelin, Queen; Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago,Trombone Shorty, HORNS! Kraftwerk, Devo, B-52s, Go-Go's, Gary Numan, Adam Ant; Toots Thielmans, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Django Reinhart, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Antonio Carlos Jobim, PAT METHENY & LYLE MAYS, Mike Stern, Stanley Jordan; Chuck Berry, The Ventures, Link Wray, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs; Robert Greene, Graham Greene, Red Green; Ogden Nash, Graham Nash, Johnny Cash! Chet Atkins, Hank Williams SR., Riders in the Sky; Lisa Simpson and the HAMMOND B3 ORGAN: We are SO not worthy.
LYRICS, and only lyrics, I write.
FAWM deleted all my past work in '11 on here without giving users emailed heads up first. I was a noob then. I collaborated well with a talented musician here, but after FAWM things quickly went up in smoke when we tried to continue work on a particular song. Misunderstanding, failed communication. Happens.
Lyrics were my game that year. Did well; had fun. Saved me from an otherwise nasty life experience at the time. Naive, wide-eyed then. Jaded now. Still remember "Dear Students" & "Be Gentle With Me." Does anyone else?
No songs by this fawmer (yet).