Alex "metalfoot" 105

@metalfoot 

Manitoba CA   Feb 2016


Artist Bio

Influences:   Good music of all genres! FAWM.

I am a song lover of all genres, but especially enjoy wordplay and clever tuneplay in all forms. While any musical genre is possible... I'd guess a disproportionate number of tracks will likely be acoustic guitar + voice or even just multitracked voice.

The whole "metal foot" thing refers to a metal plate permanently inserted in my one foot after a particularly awkward fall which broke a bone in my foot into three pieces. Ouch. But that was 20 years ago now...

FAWM 2016 - 36 songs (Winter Sports -18 songs)
FAWM 2017 - 78 songs (Alphabet of Adjectives - 26 songs)
FAWM 2018 - 76 songs (Exploding Teacups - 9 songs)
FAWM 2019 - 69 songs ("metalfoot sings the periodic table" -14 songs)
FAWM 2020 - 82 songs (periodic table, another 14 or so)

For FAWM 2021 I'm continuing the "Metalfoot Sings The Periodic Table" project. Manitoba is currently in full lockdown from COVID so until that changes, there'll be a lot of at-home-time... but I'll try not to write too many songs.

Also, my awesome and amazing wife, @kellyk, has declared her intention to do a full 14-song collab album with me in February 2021 so maybe the periodic table will take a bit of a back seat...It sounds like the @metalfootlings (my kids, whose account I'll be curating and running) also want give this another go this year. So that should be fun for them and me both.

Instruments likely to be misused in FAWM 2021:
- Seagull M4 "Merlin"
- Vangoa Mandolin (with electric pickup... could be fun!)
- Simon and Patrick Mahogany Pro acoustic guitar
- Art & Lutherie 12-string acoustic guitar
- cheap Silvertone electric guitar with Zoom G1xON effects pedal
- Rogue ukulele and/or Uke-and-Play ukulele (though that one technically belongs to the footlings)
- Casio Celviano digital piano
- M-Audio Keystation Mini
- Bach Bb tenor trombone
- pBone Eb alto trombone
- tin whistle in D
- various percussiony things I find around the house

I like to collaborate--it's about my favourite part of FAWM-- so feel free to ask! I believe in communication before, during and after the collaborative process. My basic assumption is that I'm making music just for the fun of it-- my real life job will not permit the time necessary to make music even a side-career-- so I'm not looking for any commercial or professional results. As such, my FAWM output is a musical sketch-pad of sorts. I'm not usually posting polished works.

Songs (105)

#1 Fear Not 42
4 weeks
#2 Hard To Rock @kellyk 26
4 weeks
#3 Pins and Needles @kellyk 16
4 weeks
#4 Rhodium 15
4 weeks
#5 Bacon @kc5 16
4 weeks
#6 On The Moon 18
4 weeks
#7 Come In Close @sunfire 9
4 weeks
#8 Pleasant Misdemeanor @kellyk 20
4 weeks
#9 Gottlieb 12
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#10 A Thousand Paper Balls 18
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#11 Yeah Yeah Yeah 20
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#12 Negative 12
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#13 The Day The Music Died @kellyk 13
4 weeks
#14 Please Stay @deannasweidel 12
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#15 Michael Row @kenmattsson  13
4 weeks
#16 Spontaneous @sunfire 6
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#17 Castle of My Mind 9
4 weeks
#18 The Next Round 17
4 weeks
#19 Minus 30 14
4 weeks
#20 Photograph 10
4 weeks
#21 FAWM is My Playground 15
4 weeks
#22 Ah 18
4 weeks
#23 Cross Country Skiing @ianuarius  18
3 weeks
#24 For Kelly 14
3 weeks
#25 Clay @kellyk 10
3 weeks
#26 Sports Car @srcoops  6
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#27 This Too Shall Pass: Acoustic Corpse 1 @corpsecorps 19
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#28 killing time @sueawesome 6
3 weeks
#29 ocean @sueawesome 6
3 weeks
#30 We Will Explore @aeye 13
3 weeks
#31 Best Friends @vegansongs  6
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#32 Palladium 7
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#33 Falling Behind @kellyk 6
3 weeks
#34 Love 26
2 weeks
#35 Perpetual Valentine 9
2 weeks
#36 The Palindrome Song @jaegerin  9
2 weeks
#37 Number 99 on the Top 40 Chart @kingwoodkowboy  5
2 weeks
#38 Snow Love @adnama17  8
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#39 No-One Lives Here @stephenwordsmith  11
2 weeks
#40 Blue @deadhead 11
2 weeks
#41 I Don't Feel The Cold @kahlo2013 5
2 weeks
#42 Bubbling To The End - Acoustic Corpse 3 @corpsecorps 9
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#43 I Have No Reason @kellyk 6
2 weeks
#44 Superhero @cicpisces 5
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#45 Heavy Metal Valentine @zecoop  41
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#46 Listening @kellyk 7
2 weeks
#47 Friendly Manitoba and Minnesota Nice @amelea 9
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#48 Time Moves On 7
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#49 A Bit of Peace @cindyrella  9
2 weeks
#50 Silver 4
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#51 Questions @emkaydeebee  18
2 weeks
#52 Breaking The Ice 12
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#53 It's a Miracle 8
2 weeks
#54 Driftwood (Metalfoot Version) @hummingbear  4
2 weeks
#55 Friendship @srcoops  6
2 weeks
#56 Not Interested @gwyn1234  12
2 weeks
#57 Reflections 11
2 weeks
#58 I Screwed Up @fearlessflight2014  14
2 weeks
#59 In Search Of (with @metalfoot on vocals!) @guatecoop  10
2 weeks
#60 Masks @headfirstonly  12
2 weeks
#61 Lemonade @pearlmanhattan  7
1 week
#62 Not Interested 2 @gwyn1234  4
1 week
#63 The Birthday Song @kellyk 9
1 week
#64 What A Birthday! 11
1 week
#65 Into The Infinite Dark @sapient  12
1 week
#66 Silence @stephenwordsmith  8
1 week
#67 Isaiah 12 @bethyrose 4
1 week
#68 Your Ember @chandra83  4
1 week
#69 Colors Bleed @kellyk 4
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#70 Cadmium 6
1 week
#71 Indium 4
1 week
#72 The Sapling @crisp1  8
1 week
#73 Irrational Numbers 10
1 week
#74 Tin 6
1 week
#75 Something in the Water @kellyk 2
1 week
#76 Antimony 2
1 week
#77 When I Get There 5
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#78 Strength @zecoop  10
1 week
#79 Tellurium 4
1 week
#80 My Day Off - A 10x10 4
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#81 Iodine 3
1 week
#82 Xenon 3
1 week
#83 Caesium 3
1 week
#84 Barium 4
1 week
#85 A Song About Nonsense @cindyrella  6
1 week
#86 The Ongoing Adventures of Impostor Syndrome Man 18
1 week
#87 Standing Bail @kellyk 3
1 week
#88 Light A Candle 13
1 week
#89 Every Time I Close My Eyes @ajna1960  11
1 week
#90 On The Ice 13
1 week
#91 I'm An Unknown 12
1 week
#92 Castle Dragondreams Not Quite Annual House Party (metalfoot link) @castledragondreams 2
1 week
#93 Lanthanum 3
1 week
#94 Bring Me Some Comfort @dragondreams  5
1 week
#95 The Protagonist @stephenwordsmith  4
1 week
#96 Rest 9
1 week
#97 <placeholder> @clioem 1
1 week
#98 Since You Left Me @jeustan  11
6 days
#99 Things That Confuse Me @kellyk 5
6 days
#100 I Can't @kellyk 3
6 days
#101 Cerium 3
6 days
#102 Keep It Rolling @guatecoop  7
6 days
#103 Pop Rock Canada Socks @amelea 7
6 days
#104 Before I Go... 12
6 days
#105 Get Out And Write @rosedeschamps  8
6 days

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  • @kc5 18 hours

    I'm the blessed one. Thanks Alex. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @scubed  20 hours

    105 songs!?! Wow - congratulations! There should be a special, super-duper trophy for breaking 100.

  • @highmountain 1 day

    Howdy, Alex! Thanks for your remarks. Guess one of your feet, the metal one, would be safe at that scavenger's feast you commented on. Holy macaroni! One hundred and five songs! 105! Is it you or me that has gone crazy? Both? I'll have to eat something. Postponed that dinner too long. 105! Where's that damned horse? Have to hunt down a buffalo!

  • @klaus 1 day

    Hi Alex. Thank you for your very kind Macca comment on "The First Annual International Klaus' Junk Drawer".

    I just sang "O, Canada". I sang it twice because you did more than 90 songs and you're worth it.

  • @guitarpatz83  1 day

    Hi Alex! Thanks for busting my final zong ๐Ÿ˜Ž yeah, I found it really inspiring to write to arbitrary rules. The hardest bit was actually the lyrics, as the lyric I was given to include made me write outside my comfort zone. But I think thatโ€™s what itโ€™s all about!

  • @frogspawn 1 day

    And another heartfelt (I have blue blood, you know) thankyou for your steadfastness and courage bordering on recklessness not only to listen to @pointlessaccount/@frogspawn output but also to comment on it!

  • @nahlej381  2 days

    I gotta step my game up lol I usually give myself 1-2 hours to do a song. Whatโ€™s the musical equivalent of steroids? Guess I need that. Lol

  • @hmorg  2 days

    Thanks for the comment on "Trash Man"! If you haven't already, do check out the rest of the songs from the Mega Man 2 challenge, I'm afraid mine was the runt of the litter. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @electrocelte  2 days

    Aww thanks man, I will have a nice whisky tomorrow in his honour as well. Maury was a super likeable guy, it's just hard to believe he passed away so suddenly. Motorcycles... no protection man...

  • @frogspawn 2 days

    I've briefly escaped from the gilded and padded pond they lock me in to thank you for your bravery in tackling the @pointlessaccount/@frogspawn output for this post-FAWM.

  • @improvyssey  2 days

    If your autoharp is limited to the keys of C and F, it's probably a diatonic autoharp, which is pretty cool; those have a much zingier sound.

  • @rshakesp  2 days

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™Œ Iโ€™m massively honoured that anyone would spend time with my creation.

  • @kathym  2 days

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments on "Come Play With Me". It wasn't an easy song to write and not easy for a lot of people to comment on, so your thoughts mean a lot to me. I will be reviewing them all as I revisit the song and develop it further. I truly appreciate your time and support - as you have given me many times.

    105 songs!!!

  • @kathym  2 days

    Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my skirmish song "I Can't Wait". I save my archive and review and consider all comments as I'm going back over my fawm songs. Many thanks to you.

  • @br0th3rh00d 2 days

    I really appreciate you taking time to listen and comment on my songs!

  • @rshakesp  2 days

    Thanks for your comment on my song - would love to know what you think about my album - already started the much longer process of trying to record it properly!

  • @siebass  3 days

    Thanks for checking out "We could all use a little spring right now". Yeah, you always seemed to have so much fun with the merlin, and I got a chance to try one out a few years back; finally picked one up during the pandemic. They are a lot of fun!

  • @audrey  3 days

    Thank you for the kind words about my songs. I really appreciate it. I would say hope you had a good FAWM, but it's pretty clear that you had a fantastic FAWM. It's true what they say, practice makes perfect. I believe you started FAWMing the same year I did, and I liked what you wrote back then, especially the songs for your kids, but I'm envious of how much you've grown as a songwriter and a singer. Kudos to you on a great FAWM 2021. Have a great and safe year until next February. No need to ask if I'll 'see' you then. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cleanshoes  3 days

    Thank YOU for listening, commenting, and being so supportive! It's been a blast, as always. And holy cow, major congratulations on breaking 100 songs!

  • @feb21sundari 3 days

    Thank you for listening and giving comments to Blรผtentrรคume ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @siebass  4 days

    Amen to that, re: downtime. That song is one of the two I'm going to finish this March, if I keep my energy up. Thanks for listening to "It's the weekend, baby"

  • @br0th3rh00d 4 days

    Thanks for commenting, demo is up for Vulnerable Child. Hope you enjoyed FAWM!

  • @gindark 4 days

    Thanks for kind words, and 105 is something else! Congrats!

  • @piney  5 days

    Congrats an a super epic win! Don't know how you do it! Have a wonderful 2021. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ericdistad  5 days

    Hey Alex! 105 songs? Congratulations!! Most impressive!
    (Did you actually sleep during the month? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    BTW - Are you planning to put together an album or collection of all the elements songs? I have a friend who specializes in educational songs and these seem like they would be up his alley.

  • @improvyssey  5 days

    Thank you for your comments on my improvised story, Alex. I'm glad you've enjoyed the bits you've listened to!

  • @kahlo2013 5 days

    Thanks Alex. The free version is one minute! It is not that expensive and very easy to use. Iโ€™m just not enough a musician to use it but I highly recommend it!

  • @lizbrinker  5 days

    Thank you for this song of encouragement, @metalfoot & @guatecoop ! Nice collaboration!

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Haha!! The suspense! Itโ€™s public now

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Itโ€™s up!

  • @oddbod  6 days

    No problem Alex, there'll be other opportunities I'm sure. Cheers

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Itโ€™s true!! Iโ€™m about to do some drums on it now. Maybe a few other things too. Itโ€™s coming along well!

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Hey, I did make a placeholder for the song, but I accidentally checked the NSFW button! Hahaha. That is hilarious! You?!? NSFW?!?! I will uncheck it when I post the song, but thought it was funny

  • @sw1n3flu  6 days

    105??? Holy Macaroni. That's nuts!

  • @heid 6 days

    Congrats on a very successful fawm ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @spazsquatch 6 days

    Just another person closer than me. ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Do you ever get the "almost" comment, I've always assumed it was only because it was the last day.

  • @electrocelte  6 days

    Hahaha! That's for sure. But @nahlej381 shoots me the tunes and the game is for me to come up with some vocals... on this last one I did vocals and added some OP-1 synth sounds. Fun stuff! @djtjb started this track actually...

  • @arinushka 6 days

    Hi! Thank you for listening 'Bears' Nutrition Guide'! I appreciate your comment!

  • @wingandwaltz  6 days

    @metalfoot ooo, question, if i can catch you yet this evening; if we make the unfinished songs private, we can continue to esit them, right? Trying to remember last year

  • @wingandwaltz  6 days

    Dear man of a million songs aka @metalfoot ๐Ÿ˜† I have finally made a small effort to get some demos up! Tech challenged and inhibited, but nice people like you make me wanna try ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Congrats on your FAWM (and making us all look like slackers ๐Ÿคฃ) youโ€™re amazing!

  • @bethyrose 6 days

    Thanks so much!! I've appreciated your comments and encouragement this month, always a pleasure. Also- look at your song list- over 100!! Hope FAWM has been a truly great time for you this month.
    PS: I love that you're still working on the periodic table- I really enjoy the entire concept and the geekiness of it.

  • @guitarpatz83  6 days

    Thanks so much for the kind words - was so humbled that Leah was happy to collab and really pleased with what weโ€™ve created. This is my first FAWM and just been an incredible experience - what a wonderfully supportive community!

  • @feb21sundari 6 days

    wow, you are incredible... so many songs more than 3 per day...
    By the way thanks for your comment to Guardians.

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Oh ok. Actually, I can probably do the drums tomorrow, as kidsโ€™ bedtime prevents my from playing loud in the evening. I will try to imagine the ending when I add whatever I add tonight before the drums tomorrow. I will send you the files tomorrow....probably early

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Any luck on finding those wav files? I can put up a place holder if you want.

  • @emkaydeebee  6 days

    I believe in you! 99 as I head to bed... I know youโ€™re going to do at least one more! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

  • @hummingbear  6 days

    Yup!

  • @clioem 6 days

    Thx so much for your feedback!!!

  • @hummingbear  6 days

    Thanks for your feedback on "Get Well Soon." Yup. My friend wants to write music for it so we edited that bit into something she thinks will work.

  • @nathansurles  1 week

    Thanks for the feedback on my song Henry the lever presser! Much appreciated!

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    You did good! I love it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    Alex! So sorry. I've literally only just got round to seeing that you'd posted it. It's been a hectic couple of days. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Taking a listen now. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jeustan  1 week

    WOOP! Thank you much!

  • @jeustan  1 week

    I'll do my best! Let's give it a go!

  • @coolparadiso  1 week

    Alex can i use the rock valentine song on my podcast - i know t was for fun but i think it shows the different things we can do zecoops is fine with that

  • @dudachris 1 week

    Oh ya, I confessed that I moved out of slothcore, but, it is where it began. It is harder to be subversive when you have kids and a family, but, man, the margins are getting thinner and thinner. Its bad for everyone.

  • @emilyc 1 week

    First of all, sorry for your recent loss. Second, thanks so much for the sweet comment on โ€œItโ€™s Okayโ€ and thank you for telling me of your experience with end of life and the care that you provide. I work (on the administrative side) at a Hospice because I believe that this is important work - providing comfort to the dying and their families. So, bless you for the work that you do at the bedsides of those who are making their way home.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  1 week

    I accidentally put the wrong one in first, and linked it to someone else's not a song. I think I should fix that fixed error ๐Ÿคฃ

  • @emilyc 1 week

    Hey! Thanks for the kind words on โ€œGhosts of Everyday Things.โ€ Also, I forgive most puns.

  • @klaus 1 week

    Hi Alex. So you did make it to 90. It was just a wild guess but I'm glad it came true. Congratulations!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    I perused it super quickly but won't get a chance to listen until Monday, haha

  • @darcistrutt  1 week

    Fun to hear your offering in the castle!

  • @gb9  1 week

    @metalfoot thank you so much for the appreciation and kind comments on 'Escape Together' I guess we're all in the same boat.....

    Funny how one would previously constantly wonder if we'd ever get a break from life, and God just does that and here we are wanting a break from a break.....!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cleanshoes  1 week

    You're welcome! I'm using the weekend to catch up on some of the listening I've neglected. Your songs are always so fun to listen to because there's such a great variety of them!

  • @kenmattsson  1 week

    You are a machine! Are you going to break 100 this FAWM? I'm thinking I might make it to 20 and that would be a major achievement for me.

  • @emkaydeebee  1 week

    Awww, Alex! Diolch yn fawr am eich sylw hyfryd! Really touched by your lovely comment on Light of Night and so kind of you to put it in the recommendation thread too!

  • @lizbrinker  1 week

    You are too kind, @metalfoot . Thank you for the shoutout โ˜บ๏ธ

  • @gb9  1 week

    @metalfoot Thank you for your appreciation of 'Tumble' and the kind comments.
    The non-roman bit at the end is Hangeul, the quote says "Reject rejection." ๐Ÿ˜

  • @gb9  1 week

    Thank you @metalfoot for your kind comment on 'Identity' ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @piney  1 week

    Huzzahh! hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ajna1960  1 week

    A last minute funsie would be wonderful, thank you!!! What do you suggest ?

  • @estebanlartigue  1 week

    thank you not sure how long skirmish are? i just found this one

  • @hummingbear  1 week

    Thanks for commenting on Bears Guide to Nutrition, I really appreciate it!

  • @w1n  1 week

    Fixed the link, thank your the notice and comment

  • @jaegerin  1 week

    Thank you for the comment on my screaming song. I was going to add a line saying "Earl Grey" steaming", but thought it might make it less relatable!

  • @gm7  1 week

    Thx for the comment on Banjo Guitar Tune. I don't really play banjo so I kinda faked it.

  • @kc5 1 week

    Citizen of a land I can't yet see with my eyes. Haaa, that's a breath of fresh air and a good thing to refocus on. I think that should be a hook line for your next song. Hearing that immediately brought peace into my agitated soul.

  • @lizbrinker  1 week

    Hey, @metalfoot ! I'm so glad you caught the simile/metaphor line in Bliss, Nothing But Bliss. Thanks for stopping by to listen!

  • @jaegerin  1 week

    Haha, yes definitely a first world problem. Thanks for the kind words ๐Ÿ˜Š
    And you are up to 73! Is that a record?

  • @lizbrinker  1 week

    @metalfoot Iโ€™m so glad you enjoyed Marco?, the collaboration with @richaaaay. That was a great experience. Thank you for listening.

  • @liz561  1 week

    I have enjoyed hearing your songs and your collaborations-I have some lyrics and am wondering if you might like to set them to music. Please let me know.

  • @rustyp 1 week

    thanks Alex! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Yeah, both of my shantys were sortof a challenge by a college friend, but I had fun with them and I'm toying with creating a few more and releasing a collection.
    ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lizbrinker  1 week

    Hi, @metalfoot , many thanks for your comments on my songs, and great catch on the augmented chord/augment his life pairing. There is a diminished chord/diminish lyric pairing, as well. The Major And The Minor was truly a challenging challenge.

  • @gnashattack  1 week

    Thanks for the love on "You, The Screamer." Kids. Ah, yes. "Get the F away from me" half the time, "Never leave my side," the other.

  • @vivalarayna 1 week

    Thanks for your kind comments on "I'm Getting Through". It's one of the few I'd like to demo in the next week. I'm in awe of how prolific you are. Thanks for inspiring me to keep going and trying to get better!

  • @tunecat  1 week

    Awed by the no of songs u have clocked up!!

  • @tunecat  1 week

    Thanks from r checking out my kitchen song which as you say was quiet and not really fully formed but still worth posting if only to get one person ( your) feedback. Thanks

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    No shame in having a dictionary by your side! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mrtylerlarson  1 week

    RE: Sleep - Hey man! Thx for listening and taking the time to comment on my jam! Regarding the line on royalties -definitely not as autobiographical as I'd like it to be, but we're all chasing that dream together! One of these days, man! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @amusia 1 week

    I record midi in real time with a keyboard. Then I might go back and edit it manually and quantize it. I use Ableton Live on a PC (for midi as well as regular recording). I don't know if it's necessarily the best program. It's just what came with my keyboard and I got used to using it!

  • @oaksnprairie  1 week

    Wow, you are super productive! Iโ€™m happy you like Mrs. Capt. Jimโ€™s Applecake I may have to make one tomorrow โ€”Iโ€™ll experiment with the singing along.

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    I trust you implicitly, Alex!
    If you need a version with space carved out in the mix, just give me a shout.

  • @crisp1  1 week

    The Sapling is yours, Alex! Woot!

  • @stephenwordsmith  1 week

    I personally enjoy all of the late Mr. Lennon's solo hits above most of his work with the Beatles, although I don't always agree with the assertions.

    Thank you for the comment - and the flattering suggestion that something I wrote should sit alongside the Zong Song!

  • @lnh  1 week

    I havenโ€™t been on FAWM for awhile, just got your message. Iโ€™m glad things are opening up there a bit more. Here too, a teeny tiny bit : )

  • @rwhosings  1 week

    Thanks for the comments! I've had a blast so far, and it isn't over yet!

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Sweet ๐Ÿ˜

  • @frozenlonesome  2 weeks

    Thanks again for checking out my track Welcome To Tomorrow. Appreciate your thoughts. Realized after your comment that I was thinking nosier in terms of production rather than "noise". Edited the liner notes accordingly. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @crisp1  2 weeks

    Sorry, Alex -- maybe 50/90 will be easier. I have to tell you that "Sofa" is the only song my wife remembers from 5 years of me doing this.

  • @hummingbear  2 weeks

    I'd be honored if you'd take "Driftwood." You've done a whole bunch of amazing this year, glad you wood bring this one to life.