Influences: love, pain, sadness, hope......................................................................
Hello everyone. 2020 makes FAWM SEVEN for me!
I'm a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I tend to write about the human condition and the myriad of emotions that come along with being here. I’ve got a lot going on musically these days and everyone I’m making music with is on FAWM so let me break it down real quick….
My current project began this past January, 2019, and is a duo called Static of a Stranger (<--band name literally came from a song written during 2017 FAWM with said title…sweet.) Many, many FAWM songs that I’ve written over the years that have been tucked away are now finally getting to venture out into the world because of this new musical project with @slawbleu. We played a busy year of shows and decided to hold off for 2020 FAWM to see what other new material we will come up with before deciding on the final tracks for our upcoming album.
Treading Bleu is a group that started way back in 2011. Within this band I play guitar (acoustic and electric) and sing. All of my bandmates also participate individually in FAWM which is AWESOME and we try to do some cross-collaborations every year amongst the four of us. @ZeCoop @guatecoop @slawbleu. We took last year off from playing live shows, but are still working on finishing up our last album - which will be done sometime this year.
Last, but definitely not least - a few years ago I started a side project called The Homesick with my friend and old lead guitarist from a previous band I had when I lived back in Richmond, VA. We'd always talked about doing a long-distance project to continue writing together, but it never happened (until FAWM 2016 - 10 years later!) We wrote 4 solid songs in 2017, several more in 2018, and a couple last year – a few are already released on Bandcamp. We’re almost done with this album too – so I think he's going to be back this year and I am looking forward to collaborating on some more tunes so that we can take that album to the finish line this year with @anthill.
Aside from guitar I also play bass, drums and experiment with some keyboard / synth stuff. I might break out a ukulele, or dust off the French horn again too. You never know.
My style varies - I don't like to be tied down to a specific genre. What I love about FAWM is that it's given me a place to experiment and try things I wouldn't normally do. It has worked out well over the years and I’ve come away with a ton of songs I really, really love that started off in ways I never would have tried outside of this challenge. My plan this year just going to be my typical approach - a variety of acoustic-based songs, mixed with more developed songs instrumentally, and then a few of the experimental synth type songs because I want to keep stretching out of my comfort zone as a songwriter and keep pushing myself as an artist. (Let's be real, I'm going to play, strum, beat, bang, sing, shout, whatever it takes to make 14.)
You guys. I have so many albums ALMOST done. 2020 is the year, I can feel it.
I'm really looking forward to hearing what everyone comes up with this year!! Let’s do this!
Thanks so much for listening!
|#2||Sleepwalking Through Daylight||
|#4||Stay Away (Keep Your F*cking Germs Away From Me)||
|#5||My Own Star @jessicagraae||
|#6||Morning Glory @anthill||
|#7||Anything But Nothing @slawbleu||
|#10||Hey, Wolf @anthill||
|#13||Tell Me Again @anthill||
|#14||Right On Time @slawbleu||
Thank you for this years FAWM. It has been an honor and I will stoick around too listen a bit but maybe not as frequent as before. I am always reachable trough mail and Facebook /Maddie
Thanks for listening to my song "Your Last Goodbye", always appreciated, I'll take "chill and dreamy" LOL! I have tried to keep up with everyone, I will be back around when I finish....IF I finish........sigh...
Same............... It's a whirlwind now too! Wrapping up or starting about 10 songs, lol
Glad I made it the Michigan fawm page today. Love the stuff you're laying down.
Wow thx so much for you awesome comment on look don’t stare. You having fantastic FAWM only a few days to goEnjoy
Sorry for the late response - thanks so much for all your listens and kind comments. I’m so behind I’m nearly ahead!
Hi Stacy. I've managed 30 songs so far because I am now retired. I've been a "Full time FAWMer" this month 😁. Also, because I will be away in Naples this long weekend and wanted to cram as much in as I could before then. FAWM is short enough, without losing 4 days of it! But my partner wants a mini-break so that what she is going to get. Plus, the poor thing has largely been a FAWM widow this month. 😉
I'm still in awe of what you have done. It's just what it needed, thanks 😀
I did very much enjoy it, I got goosebumps listening to it. Nicely done 😀
Thank you so much for your kind comments about Viriditas and I was so glad to be reminded of your FAWM name because I loved your songs last year and can't wait to hear what you've done this year! Gearing up for a good, long listening party.
You asked what my drum program is on "Deconstruct" last week. I use Logic's Drummer for mostly everything. It doesn't everything well but it's pretty straightforward and works for my songwriting process.
Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!
Thank you grrrl. That’s just what I needed to hear!
Thanks, Stacy! I'm really enjoying the range of all of your writing and production. Looking forward to hearing more!
Thanks so much for the generous comments. Much appreciated!
OMG how are you on 8 songs already you're a MACHINE
Thanks Stacy! It'd be super fun to do something again. Let me see what pops this week!
Thanks so much, Stacy, that's so kind of you and I feel flattered that that was your favorite to date!!
You are half way to a trophy girl??? You obviously didn't get sick LOL!!!
I can't keep up with you!
Thanks!! The coyote and badger video—if someone finds a way to hate on that, their heart has shriveled completely 😂
Hey! I promise that I will be back to listen. I just have been swamped and consumed. I’m glad to see that you are cruising along nicely!
Thanks for your kind comments on Searching For Signals!
How wonderful! I'm at graaemusic at gmail dot com
Thanks for your kind comments!
Gotta keep my ears on you. Some nice stuff.
I usually thank people for their comments with a comment back, but your comment was so nice that I wanted to say thank you very much 😀 ..also, Sleepwalking through daylight is awesome!
Thanks for your advice and your feedback on my song lyrics. I was thinking instead of "Dissing" "Your bitterness is a waste of time" May sound ok.
Thank you so very much for your kind comments on 'West of Here'! Best of luck this month (and--in the case of your upcoming albums--the rest of the year, too!).
Thanks for checking out "Warmest Regards"!
I sometimes struggle with humor, but I like the way these lyrics came out.
I'll get some recording done this week, I promise...like is getting in the way. 😉
Also, I'm a huge Coulton fan!
Thank you for stopping by to listen to my music. It's amazing how lyrics about your own personal struggles can touch someone else in the same way! Can't wait to hear more from you this FAWM!
Thanks for checking out my song! I'm not fantastic with midi, but Toontrack makes some amazing plug and play midi programs (EZ Drummer, EZ Kyes, etc...) that make it super easy, natural sounding, and customizable (if you want to go in and alter their arrangements on a "painting" level.) It's a great place to start if you're interested in MIDI.
Thank you for you kind comments <3
Thank you so much for checking out my songs and leaving such sweet messages! I'm grateful you stopped in and I'm excited to hear what other songs you write this month 😀
Thanks for the comment on my first 2020 FAWM song. Definitely a warm-up song to get going this month!
Thanks a lot for your kind words about my "Chernobyl"-track. Very much appreciated! I am looking forward to follow you on your 7th FAWM-journey. It is only my 2nd.
Happy FAWM three songs already. Amazing
Thank you for the listen and comment on Too Many Mice! Much appreciated <3
Thanks for listening and commenting on Fish. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Hi, I'm back this year, although perhaps not with a musical. I just finished a competition (nerdcorevpc.com) and I honestly don't know if I can go HAM this year LOL Hope you're doing well!
Good to hear from you! I will be back hopefully with 14 songs. How about you?
Oh my lord and I can’t wait to hear your beautiful voice and song writing excellence lovely lady . Wooohoo 🥳
Hey!! Can’t wait to hear what you make this year! Xx
Thank you so much for dropping by my page!! I do think that I will join in this year!! Looking forward to hearing what you create!
Happy FAWM7! Looking forward to your content ❤️
Yes! I'm ready. Are you?
You too! Looking forward to what you produce this fawm
Hope you have a wonderful FAWM!
Happy FAWM to you too! Can't wait to hear you 😀
Heyyyy, thank you. I hope all is well with you, and hope you have the best time.
Hey, thanks! It's always a pleasure to hear what you come up with as well!
Welcome back! Thank you! Can't wait to hear your music again. 😀
Aw thanks, Stacy.
Can’t wait to hear what you come up with this year too!
Happy FAWM! Thanks for your greeting. I look forward to hearing your beautiful music!
Have a great FAWM! Sounds like you have so many projects and almost-albums going this year, it's going to be awesome to hear them get past the finish line!
Thanks 😀 Happy FAWM 2020!
Yes, happy fawm to you to <3
You’ve got it all beautiful one..
Looking forward to your new stuff
You, my lady, are as multi-talented as you are creatively prolific. I love what you do and how you're making your mark in the world. Thank you for it all. Happy FAWMing!
HEY MAGICAL, MUSICAL GIRL!! I wait in great anticipation to see what amazing beauty you create for our ears!!!
happy to see you here again!
yay good to see you here again! thank you! have a great FAWM - can't wait!
Welcome back! 😀
Hey Stacy! Thanks. It's kinda surreal everytime I drive around. Looking forward to your songs!