Well, I'm trying to get a handle on my social media time so it doesn't handle me and along comes FAWM making it difficult. My plan WAS to write songs and post them privately and not be tempted to comment or read others comments, which yeah, is a bit of a draw into social media for me. Well, I blew that today. I un-privated the clothing challenges, cause what's the fun in doing those AFTER the challenge has changed and due to inspiration by a few other folks on here who are writing from unusual perspectives, I threw in the towel (for tonight anyway) and opened my newest one up for public viewing. I'm not doing so great with my social media plan today. Tomorrow is another day. I'm listening, writing, posting, commenting, reading. However, I HOPE to limit myself to once a week for such things and have SOME measure of discipline. We'll seeee.....
|#1||2019 FAWM #1 Lyrics||
|#2||2019 FAWM #2 Lyrics||
|#3||2019 FAWM #3 Lyrics challenge week 1 “clothing”||
|#4||Lacey Down in the Dirt||
|#6||Black Curtains Drawn||
|#12||From A Moon's Eye||
|#13||Ragged Plastic Shopping Bag||
|#15||Revolution, Revolution Dawn||
|#16||Jesus Is Not Your Genie||
|#17||I Will Not Deny||
|#18||The Blight on Hannegan's Field @metalfoot||
Demo is up on He is faithful
Thank you for your comment on "Where Have You Gone My Love?". I greatly appreciate it!
Hey kc5, regarding Taylors, I bought the 312ce 12-fret. It's got a shortened neck but still has that great Taylor sound. I also have small hands (and a little arthritis) and find it fairly easy to play. High recommend it! Good luck!
Thanks for your comments, glad that you listened to Natta. Zoom did a great job! The English and Norwegian mean the same thing. Her voice is so pretty, was trying to get lots of vowels in when I wrote it.
Totally dig your perspective on Positive Thinking. I'm inclined to agree. I think it's more of semantics. In making them both about "faith" I have in mind the man holding on to a root sticking off the side of a cliff. Most of what matters, determining whether he'll fall off is the substance of his faith, not his faith. Sure, how much he believes the root will hold him will help him drag close and hold tight (like the mice staying afloat in a bucket far longer when they believe there's hope of escape). The thing of primary importance is whether the root was worthy of the man's trust. So, I'm resonating with your use of the term "substance." The WOF movement is blind faith, but not so much naive faith, but ignorant faith, purposely turning a blind eye to the truth apparent because it goes against selfish desires (world, flesh, powers).
You're in luck! My cold is going away and my voice is slowly returning...
Thanks for your comment on Germaphobe Blues, kadmad202 did such an awesome job with the music. Liked the visuals you came up with - maybe there should be a cartoon with this song!
Thanks for listening to Paroquet. It was fun to do something so different, a bit out of my comfort zone. That was after quite a few productions in a row when I started to experiment with some of the sounds Logic had to offer. 😀 I was watching a video about how your musical taste gets frozen at 14. Not sure that happened to me. With few exceptions (really dissonant, distorted, or music devoid of lyrical value) I feel like my taste appreciates every great style that comes along. I can’t be alone in this, and I wonder how far that “frost” extends. The videos I watched showed how people hated and vilified more modern music as things developed through the 20th century. Just food for thought. 😀
Thanks for your comments. This is a sad lyric, and it based somewhat on a woman I know about, but not personally.
Thank you for your kind words on The Dancer that is a fantastic comment and I will absolutely let you know when he has put it to music. Thank you!
Thank you for the kind words on No mans Toy and my lyric writing.
Thank you very much for all of your encouraging words!! Seriously. It means a lot.
Probably have to revise my estimate. It’s hard to quantify, but it could be as little as 5% modification to come to polish. Of course it’s those small details that can make the difference between good and great (and why we shouldn’t let the great be the enemy of the good - completion), but any details that don’t quite fit the combined lyric-melody composition stand out in the mind, gaining more emphasis than their percentage might actually justify. Still, it only takes 1% to disconnect the listener from the sincerity of the experience. Regardless, didn’t want to overestimate my role. Steve’s an increasingly great lyricist.
...The pain away from the consoled party, if only it were possible. Think of Paul saying he would sacrifice himself to save the Jews. Isn’t that empathy?
The song changed maybe 15-20% as it progressed from lyrics to lyrics with melody. Some things have to be shortened, some things don’t quite sing well (syllabic emphasis), etc. Steve’s writing typically is very easy for me to resonate with and requires very little modification. To write to lyrics I have to feel an immediate connection and singability/phrasing. Steve’s work typically has that right away for me, though things naturally change a bit as the son progresses. It’d be the same for me if I wrote the lyrics myself. The lyrics always have to give way to the shape of the melody, without compromising the message. Thankfully Steve has always been very open to my modifications. We went back and forth on one line “Can’t take the blame” I had initially as “No one to blame” but Steve didn’t like that because it’s not necessarily true. I’m grateful though, because can’t take the blame is vastly superior as it communicates the desire in the consoling party to take
I did envision the sling in the song. It's a great idea. Gonna have to do that when we have ours. So many traditional methods (sling or frontside backpack with face to face) left by the wayside in favor of inferior alternatives (baby separated in the crib).
So easy to let FAWM dominate my thoughts, with the drug-like tug of social media. I use an app that links to the RSS so I’m not constantly accessing and refreshing. Even then I’m finding myself tugged the last few days. Unfortunately the app has a limit of 100 notifications and after 1 week I’m already at 75! This, my 3rd FAWM, I’m treating the social media aspect more like a job. I have to listen to several people’s work and comment, at least once for every comment I receive, and ideally one new find per day in the main song list.
Thank you for the link to the redeemer and feedback on zong🙏
Thanks for reading my Lyrics. Fawm is such a creative social media it also blows my social media time! But I’m glad you here. Technoference knows no limits! Set them for you
Thx so much for your comment on He is faithful! The chorus has a tune will let you know when the demo is up
thank you so much for your kind words on my lyric
I didn't throw those stones
Hey girl, I'll be watching too. looks like you have made a bigger step forward and upward this last year 2018. My Hopes and Dreams are with you for 2019. Let's keep in touch this year. You've got my email.
hey you! thanks for the greeting. hope you have fun this coming month.
Hey hey! Happy FAWM!
Hey grrrrl 😀
Hi, Happy Winter!!!
On behalf of the footlings, thanks for the greetings! Have a great FAWM! -metalfoot
Hey there! I'm over here now! Good to see you!
Hey KC5, here's some Sweet Sixteen cake for you, from another '16er. 🍰
Hey, KC! Happy FAWMing this year! Bet of luck!! And yes, caffeine will be involved 😀
Hi! I'm here too. Or will kind of be here. 😀