Influences: Good music of all genres! FAWM.
I am a song lover of all genres, but especially enjoying wordplay and clever tuneplay in all forms. Despite the 'metalfoot' username, I do not usually write the metal. More... um... folk/kids music. Having 3 kids 11 and under will do that to a person. Having said that, I routinely surprise myself, so any musical genre is possible...
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 15+ years ago now...
FAWM 2016 was my first go-round and I managed a quite decent 36 tracks (18 for my main album, theme "Winter Sports"), mainly due to a host of wonderful collaborators and the inspiration of this excellent community. FAWM 2017 was ridiculous, with a total of 70 tracks during FAWM (26 for my main project, "The Alphabet of Adjectives") and a few late collabs for a final tally of 78! In 2018 I created a fictional album called "Exploding Teacups", a made up story about exploding teacups. The idea was suggested by my kids. With collabs and other songs, I ended up with 76 total songs.
For FAWM 2019 I'd like to start on "Metalfoot Sings The Periodic Table". I have, however, joined a local theatre company and we have a series of performances Feb 1-2 and 8-10 so I might be a little slower starting than usual. Likely a much lower total this year as well.
It sounds like the @metalfootlings (my kids, whose account I'll be curating and running) are wanting to give this another go this year. So that will be fun for them and me both. Maybe we can even convince MrsFoot to jump in! 😉
Instruments likely to be misused in FAWM 2019:
- Seagull M4 "Merlin"
- Lonestar Venice Mandolin
- Simon and Patrick Mahogany Pro 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
- Bach Bb tenor trombone
- pBone Eb alto trombone
- tin whistle in D
- various percussiony things I find around the house
I like to collaborate, 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.
My FAWM output is a musical sketch-pad of sorts. I'm not usually posting polished works but rough or intermediate drafts of where the songs might go.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Thank you Alex, I got it now on the skirmishes. Have a great FAWM and we'll chat later.
Yeah, I sometimes think I should make a new account just to get the name fixed. Haha! But Unkept is my old name first.
Hope you have a great FAWM too!
Happy FAWM my friend. Thanks for setting up the first skirmish. Exciting to see the old crowd gathering along with some new recruits. It's going to be a great month.
Happy FAWM dear maybe we get a chache to collab this time <3
Hi Alex! I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year. I enjoyed last year's exploding teacup saga. I hope to hear those trombones make an appearance as well!
Haha, thank you! I actually just managed to get a hold of one two days ago. Used - $70 - I put new strings on it and it sounds great! 😀 And it's nice to hear your sister lives in London too! It's a pretty big city but for some reason has the presence of a small town in Kentucky, so for anyone on here to have some sort of link to the place is definitely cool!
Hello Alex, thank you for such a warm and inspiring welcome. Likewise!
Thanks 😀 With so much work and time spent on the album, FAWM might be a nice break >.<
I missed out 50/90, (Still can't believed how it happened but I got lazy and only ended up with one song) I can't miss out on FAWM!
Yes - A Trombone Duo must happen! Looking forward to the 2019 FAWM.
I'm gathering mailing addresses for the 4-track challenge. Please email me yours (click through my profile) and I'll get you on the list. Thanks!
Hey Alex, welcome back!
Fawling felicitations Mr Metalfoot
Thanks for your encouragement, have a productive enjoyable FAWM too.
Ace Alex! Woo woo!
Oh, sweet! Thanks so much for listening! 😃
It's all digital-only at the moment I'm afraid...
HalleFAWM'n luyah it's almost February <3
And to you, good sir!
Thanks for the welcome!
Hey Alex happy FAWM
Just you try and stop me! Haha...I am indeed back...as long as my tonsils/kids/work life balance let me! Oh and Dan is already dreading my disappearance for a month 😁
Howdy back! Thanks for the greeting! Hoping to throw a few songs out into the world this year, maybe do one or more exquisite corpses. I'll keep an eye out for your output! 😀
Hello!! So nice to see you again. 😀
I have to apologize for not finishing our 50/90 collab! I will one of these days . . . still having some issues so not sure how active I'll be this time around, but hope springs eternal 😀
Enjoyed our collaborations last year. At 82, ready to get started again.
A FAWMwave on FAWM! Are the Footlings performing this year? yes they are, I should read bios more carefully, right?
I often get Exploding Teacups stuck in my head, or your version of Cutlery "it helps me eat my food". I'm looking forward to your wit and creativity again this year.
Is that a shofar in your picture? Shofar would be great worked into a song!
Hey Alex, here's some Sweet Sixteen cake for you. 🍰
Thank you! I appreciated all the kindness you showed me last year! Glad you’re back again too!
Happy New FAWM!
Can't wait for our COLLAB!!!
Hello, Mr. Wonderful!
Yes! Do it! 😁
Wouldn't miss it for the world!!
Looking forward to this year!! 😀
See ya around FAWM some (I think, I hope) 😝
Howdy, pardner. Thanks for the kind greeting. I'm sure we can cook up some collab stew with baked beans. Or die trying. 😀
Right back at you! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!
I'd love to collab of course
Saying hi, buddy! Have a great FAWM!
Hello, hope we will both lend each other an ear...
Thx my year round friend for being first on my soundboard (and taking time out from rehearsals) 😀 . Yes let us rock and roll in the unconventional chords and tunings on stupid cheap instruments!
Heck yeah!! Here’s to a wonderful FAWM 2019! I woke up this morning with dozens of song titles suddenly rattling around my head - it seems my mojo is in tune with the reset of the site! Hoping you have another Saga to share this year amongst your other output?!
I hope you have a FANTASTIC FAWM!!!
(I know you will!)
Are you a 77s fan?
Thank you again for busting my Zong, Living Dead. Eric Distad told that site is reset this weekend, so I was worried there for a while. I should have known that I can always count on you, Alex. Canada rules! 😀
Hi Alex. Thanks for busting my Fetus Zong. I did mean 10 ft to suggest hight, but I think fetus with then feet is even better, more disgusting and horrifying, and as you said it could go both ways.