Influences: Lucinda Williams, Willie Dixon, Fred Eaglesmith, Elvis Costello, Dwight Yoakam, Iris Dement, Smokey Robinson--mostly people who tell a compelling story with few wasted words. Add Kacey Musgraves and Anderson East.
Play serviceable guitar. Grew up in rural Pennsylvania, now live in suburban Boston. I tend to write songs with realistic imagery, I keep 'em short as a rule--I ain't no Dylan or Milton.
Last year (2018) was my first FAWM, then I did 50/90 in the summer. Met some really nice people on line and in person through this.
Thanks for the listen / comment on my "Rat Killin' Time." I had to go look up Whitey Bulger: his brutal life does seem like a good fit.
Thanks for the recommendation on I Call You Joy. I am verklempt at how this touches people.
On my Prostate Song YOU SAID: “This a public service announcement, with ukulele .” and I pissed myself laughing. Thanks for the shout out.
Hi Mark,thanks for listening to my Hawaii song. B-52s are local Hawaiian slang for cockroaches... don't ask me how that came about. It is partly explained in the last line of that verse. But I couldn't get it to follow exactly, so the connection obviously got lost. I'll maybe rework that sometime.
Thank you very much for the nice comment! Happy you enjoyed the track!
Love Supreme! I'm an uncultured chump to not be aware of this song, I see lol
Thank you for listening...and multiple times!
Alas, not FAWM-over; will be in Japan for most of the month, and I have a gig in NYC the one weekend I'm not in Japan. But I hope we'll cross paths at some point!
Thanks for the comment on With our Eyes, I appreciate the feedback.
Love that image!
Thanks for the comment on "Mercedes". It's my first year doing FAWM, and I'm learning so much. I never shared my music with others before other than with family and some friends, and they're tired of me always pushing new songs on them. So I really appreciate the fellowship on this site. I don't have a style myself, but I like traditional country, the old real blues, good folk music, and the early Caribbean-Brazilian stuff. Since I've been on this site, I learned that there's some really good rap out there as well. I write about half of my songs in English and half in Lithuanian, but I'm doing all the FAWM songs in English. Lyrics really matter to me, but I look for the total package. The words seem to appear first, but poetry alone is incomplete expression, for my soul at least. I really like the two songs you posted so far. Looking forward to more. Take care. - Saulius
Thanks for the comment on “Candy Apple Red Shoes.” Last year was my first FAWM, too. Great people here! Was going to do 50/90 but had several family losses then and I wasn’t up for it. Good to be back this year.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my songs "You Are Fragile" and "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!
Mark, thanks for visiting and good to see you. The chords for the Alexa bridge are GCGD and then GEmCD.
Thanks mark, I'm posting three songs right now LOL!! Why are we up at this hour?? LOL!!
Thank you for comments on Pre Now. Jimmy Buffet has a song called Pre You about the singer talking to his girl friend. I've also used the phrase pre and post migration (of IT networks). Don't know I've ever seen Pre Now used (but it probably has) it just seem to fit as I was writing 😀
Thanks for the listen to “Tequila Take Me Home.” I must confess I took some creative license with the “no home, no car” line. And I used Apple Loops so I can’t comment on the guitar part. It was fun to do, though.
Hi! I'm not usually this prolific, but I'm on a road trip for a week starting tomorrow, so I'm front-loading! 😀 Great to connect with you again, Mark. 😀
Hey! Have a great FAWM! Will you be at FAWMStock again? That was fun 😀
Indeed I am! But...NOT missing the snow, ice, and temps!! I'll be bringing a selection of jello this year lol
Hello Mark!! Hope to hear you at FAWM and FAWMover and maybe even FAWMSTOCK??
I look forward to grand new vistas this year. Another collab might be fun.
Hey, it's the wine guy! Happy FAWMing this year!
Hey Mark! See you in February!
Hey Mark! 😁 Hope you had a nice rest of the year after FAWMstock!