Ken Ficara 14


11238 US   Feb 2007  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Truth, sanity, immigration, civil rights, freedom of the press.

I'm based in Brooklyn, and make music with harmonica, electronics, guitar and found objects. I do not believe that it is possible to be apolitical at a time like this, and my music reflects that.

Racists, Repugnant Party supporters, and fans of President Troll are not welcome here.


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  • @sherrycanary  Mar 7

    Ken, thank you, so very late, for your kind world on my metaFAWM song, Club Midnight

  • @candle  Feb 22

    Hey Ken, thank you for the great comment on The Mellow Road. I like the idea of the vocal coming at the listener "over an uncertain connection." That really paints a picture in my head. Thank you for that!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 17

    Thanks for your continued comments, Ken! I think summer camp on Venus would be a little too hot for my liking 😉

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 15

    Thanks Ken! Gauzy. . . love that word!

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 14

    Cheers Ken - I got a song done thanks entirely to your lyric.
    I definitely owe you a beer. 😀

  • @clioem Feb 11

    Thank you, Ken! I'm way way way too busy to be doing this, but one must do what one must do. I've always made it work except last year, when I had an international move during Feb - carrying couches and all that. Yikes. I still shudder to think about it ; )

  • @candle  Feb 7

    Thank you so much for your comments on Ricky Martin & Forgiveness. I've yet to get a response from our friend, Slackbot. Interesting that you say of Forgiveness: "Like you're speaking and being heard by something transcendent." That's a really deep perception. Makes me really think on a different level about what I'm doing with all the strange frequencies I mangle. I really appreciate the comments.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 6

    Thanks so much for the comments, Ken! Sound familiar? 😉 You're totally right about the viola, will add that eventually, though the key isn't so easy to play when in 6th fret. . . And hey, already to #5?? Way. To. Go!!!

  • @owl  Feb 6

    Thank you so much for listening to "Chinese New Year"! I realized when I woke up to the flurry of comments about how abruptly the song ended that I accidentally cut off the outro (with time signature change!) when exporting. I have fixed it, along with the bass thing that was bothering me that nobody else noticed 😀 Just thought I'd let you know. I will be back to check out what you've been up to later on!

  • @syni Feb 5

    Thanks so much for your comments! Excellent influences by the way, hehe

  • @candle  Feb 4

    Ken, thanks for your great comments on Flying Saucers and Ming Tiger. I really appreciate you stopping by and listening to them both.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @owl  Feb 3

    Ah, I figured one of the elements was harmonica but I couldn't tell for sure about the guitar. Is the reverb live or did you add some extra effects in the production?

    Moving cross-country and having to go through the process of giving up huge numbers of my books has kept me from hoarding books quite as much as I used to, but at some point in my life I had 30+ books by certain authors too! But still. Sometimes people come to our house and say "wow, you have a lot of books!" when I feel like it is actually a tiny number of them.

  • @owl  Feb 3

    Thanks so much for the kind comments on my song and for even pitching in a buck for the download! That was unexpected 😀

  • @darkmantle  Feb 2

    No problem! Glad we got that sorted so people can hear it. that was a great job on the skirmish.

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 2

    Thx for your comments. Darned hard to have shoo be do singers on call up for a skirmish 😀

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 1

    Growing up in the South, Rita has often had to fight discrimination in one form or another. Although her family was poor, she worked hard and received a scholarship to Miskatonic University, where she joined the track and field team. Now, she may have to fight for her life.

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 1

    Someone is after her. That much she's sure of. She has no idea who it is or why they want her, but there have been several strange men hanging around her dorm. Last week, her roommate was assaulted while wearing Rita's jacket, and Rita feels certain that it was a case of mistaken identity.

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 1

    Today, Rita spent several hours trying to convince the police to do something, but the Sheriff says his hands are tied without more evidence. Still, while running away might be the best way to avoid this premonition of personal doom hanging over her, that's never been Rita's style. Whether her stalkers are members of the Ku Klux Klan or something even more sinister, she's going to face them head on, the same way she's been facing the world all her life.

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 1

    The name is Rita Young, the Athlete

    The hook is: Resilient

  • @nuj4x Jan 30