Alex "metalfoot" 0


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. Despite the 'metalfoot' username, I do not usually write the metal. More... um... folk/kids music. Having 3 kids 12 and under will do that to a person. Having said that, I routinely surprise myself, so 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 nearly 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)

For FAWM 2020 I'm continuing the "Metalfoot Sings The Periodic Table" project. I am part of a local theatre company and we have a series of performances Feb 7-8 and 14-16 so there will likely be some lulls in my songwriting.

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 2020:
- 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--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.

When FAWM isn't on, @andygetch and I co-moderate a FB group started by @brownium called Song Skirmish, where you get to write a song, skirmish style, each and every week to keep the songwriting muscles sharp. Come join us!

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  • @siebass  5 hours

    Back again for more! I'm on leave for most of Jan and Feb with my 3 month old, so hopefully I'll be able to make a lot of music this year.

    No Siebasslings yet at 2.5 and 3 months, but maybe in future years

  • @sapient  7 hours

    Hiya! Hope you and the Footlings are doing well! 😃

  • @russiasaturn 1 day

    Right back at you friend! hope we can collab this year. looking forward to seeing what your kiddos come up with too!

  • @headfirstonly 1 day

    Hi Alex - I hope you're not too badly shaken up after your smash. Having suffered an airbag in the face last year, shortly after FAWM ended, I know how much fun it isn't. It took me about a fortnight to get the smell of cordite out of my nose. Let's have a great FAWM to move things forward!

  • @unpronounceable 1 day

    Ahoy there, matey! 😀

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 day

    It already wouldn't feel like FAWM without you. I hope you make mayhem and masterpieces!

  • @smudge  1 day

    Hi Alex! Yay Canada! happy almost FAWM!

  • @timfatchen  1 day

    Thanks Alex! I am going to be sparking Hooray. at various politicians and pressure groups, it seem s. Daughter already causing political terror.

  • @leah0k  2 days

    Looking forward to February! Excited to see what comes out of it for us all!

  • @klaus  2 days

    Hi Alex, my all-time favorite Canadian Periodic Table Singer-Songwriter. 😀

  • @tawny249  2 days

    Hey there! Happy FAWM!

  • @jaegerin 2 days

    Sounds great! Would love to collaborate again.

  • @jaegerin 2 days

    Hi Alex! Hope you're on top FAWM 😀

  • @expendablefriend  2 days

    Welcome back 😀

  • @kristian  2 days

    More periodic table songs? Awesome!

  • @izaakalexander 2 days

    Good to see you likewise! 14 songs in 28 ... 29 Days!!!

  • @splittybooms 2 days

    thanks, you too dude

  • @hummingbear 2 days

    Happy FAWMing, Alex. Already mulling ideas for a "first fruits" song.

  • @valeriecox  3 days

    And a mighty fine FAWM to you as well.

  • @kc5 3 days

    Don't know what my plans are yet exactly, but I'm sure we'll catch up sometime!

  • @mattblick 3 days

    Hey - thanks Alex!

    I'm sorry but I'm gonna have to disappoint you 😞

    I spent the last year decluttering my life and getting rid of a lot of things and feeling a lot better for it. This year I'm probably not going to be doing much more musically than decluttering all my songwriting ideas and throwing a lot of stuff out. Then maybe I can see the wood for the trees and curate a few of my better ideas, finish and release them, and maybe even write some new stuff...

    Have a great FAWM yourself though!

  • @w1n  3 days

    Hi Alex, thanks. Have a great FAWM yourself, hope we can do some kind of collab, always enjoy putting music to your lyrics.

  • @acousticmaddie  3 days

    Hello mate! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year

  • @sph  3 days

    Hi Alex, wonderful to see so many familiar names.

  • @crisp1  3 days

    Yes, Alex, let's find a way to collaborate again! Have a great FAWM!

  • @sunnymae  3 days

    Hey Metalfoot! Starting to get into my happy place and looking forward to hearing all the cool stuff you come up with this year. Have a great one!

  • @candle 3 days

    Funny that we want more snow. LOL.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @coolparadiso  3 days

    have a great Fawm man

  • @writeandwrong  3 days

    WhooO! Looks like you have great plans for February! Looking forward to hearing what you do!

  • @guatecoop  4 days

    Thank you. It has been very hard for everyone. I appreciate you for your thoughtfulness.

  • @guatecoop  4 days

    Hey there! I’m looking forward to hearing more of your periodic table project! You also always do great collabs! Best wishes for your FAWM!

  • @sw1n3flu  4 days

    Yessir! Happy FAWMING 😎

  • @mkd  4 days

    Hellooo! Happy new year! I hope to be, though it has been quite a year already...

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 days

    Hello to you, my friend! Hope to collab with you this FAWM. 😀

  • @aeye 4 days

    I hope we don't dissapoint 😀. We've got new toys and big plans. Looking forward to hearing what you're going to be doing as well. You've always made fun stuff during FAWM

  • @tsunamidaily  4 days

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @theresaj 4 days

    Thanks Alex! And you as well. Looking forward to stopping by and listening!

  • @fuzzy  4 days

    Let's make this a great FAWM!!!

  • @aesthetic72  4 days

    Hey looking forward to hearing your work! Happy FAWMing, friend.

  • @candle 4 days

    Happy FAWM Alex! Looking forward to your work this year 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @chandra83 5 days

    Allo! Happy FAWM! 😀

  • @jamkar  5 days

    There is a stir in the air eh Alex?

  • @oddbod  5 days

    Hi Alex, thanks for popping by to say hello. Enjoy misusing your instruments (hmmm, that sounds vaguely lewd)

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    Oh yes, Explore the Core is in even-numbered years. I will post one!

  • @cts 5 days

    Hello there, good sir!

  • @andygetch  5 days

    A long time ago in a songwriting challenge far, far, away..............