Influences: 90s grunge and britpop, 60s rock'n'roll, 70s hard rock, 20s and 30s evergreens, classical piano of all ages, 50s and 60s bebop and all that jazz.
I'm a serial songwriter and a convicted fawmer. My crime? Self-expression.
Hope this new year finds you in good health and good spirits, at least one of which is said to be ingestible...
I'll be writing lyrics (let me know if you'd like some) and possibly songs with only a pencil and a phone this time around. (Covid killed the multitrack star..)
Always happy to collab, so hit me up!
Have a good FAWM and let's be friends!
A few extra things I do on odd days:
Feel free to come say hi!
|#1||All for the Taking||
|#3||the opposite sex||
|#5||lonely lady @silvermachine||
|#6||falling thru a cloud (now with lyrics)||
|#7||Been Standin' @lowhum||
|#8||Origin of Energy @lowhum||
|#9||The Feat of Meeting @oddbod||
|#10||The Rooster Strut @fearlessflight2014||
|#11||the gloom electric||
|#12||I Choose the Blues||
|#13||sometimes it's all right not to win||
|#14||sometimes it's alright not to win @hamiltonpoolhall||
Cheers! (Yeah, old Dr Marx was pretty good at diagnosis, but his treatment plans are too easily abused.)
I'm so glad you had another look at Loser Saturday lyrics. You can always have a go out at my friend! There's a placeholder for it. Or anytime during the year is fine or during 50/90 we can flip it over!
Hi thanks for listening and commenting on my Funky Fairies of the Forest.. Yes I do still want vocals - I think I've layed down a rough somewhere... It's for a project that's coming together (very slowly) which obviously involves Fairies, and Forests.. you know..
Done! Though I seem to have created an additional song by accident – the irony of which is nearly overwhelming.
So after dropping the ball with a resounding thud on the blues you sent, I just did a totally unsolicited recording of "Sometimes It's All Right Not To Win." I wouldn't presume to upload it without discussing first, but time is also of the essence, so I might just stick it up there with the full understanding that I'm more than happy to pull it down just as quickly 😀.
Done! And thank you! It was extremely fun. 🤩 A lot of this years cowrites had dark themes so I needed something lighthearted.
Took a while! Then the internet went down in the studio. But I emailed you the track. Let me know if you are good for me to post. If I don't here from you before the deadline I'll put it up and then await your thoughts.
Hey there Iliya, I've got something for the Rooster Strut. I will pull it together into a demo and send it your way, you let me know if you want me to post it as is for now, or whether you want to make any changes before I/you post.
Are you crazy? FAWM will be done in five seconds; I'm DONE.
Hi Lee, I didn't use all the words and the time signature is really crazy. Not really sure what to make of it to be honest - I think sounds alright but timing thing is pretty weird.
Yeah i was going to harmonise with Holly but instead i just oooo'd in the background.
Great, I’ve been out of the studio all weekend but back this morning. Can’t wait to hear it.
Wanna throw me 8 or 16 bars of guitar and we can collab? I know it’s late to ask but just putting it out there!
Thanks for your comment on Dust Bowl Drifter. Sleazy slide?
Thanks Lee - I hope that the next song isn’t as tough to sing as that one!
Thanks again for your 'voicemail', it's on tomorrow's show! I'll link you afterwards.
Hi Lee, thanks for the enharmonic help. Also thought of writing them as G#/C and F#dim/C since I play a C in the bass. Ab/C and Gbdim/Dbb looks strange 😉
Hey, got your message and yes, happy to collab! Welcome back to FAWM.
Hi Iliya. Thanks, I appreciate your words. I have no idea about all of that stuff, being diagnosed and whatnot. I know that for most of my life I haven't felt 'well', and while I have had some conditions officially diagnosed, I've long felt that there are other, undiagnosed conditions lurking around. But yeah, I'm kinda wary of prescriptions / medications, although I do take an anti depressant. All the best to you.
Welcome back. Have a great FAWM 2021!
Back atcha! Be listening to you soon!
Hmm, looks like they haven't switched on the laugh track yet. Welcome back to the circus.
Hi there. Collab? Sure, especially as you're a lyric writer. I always prefer to take on the music side when collaborating. Hit me up when the action starts