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! https://www.facebook.com/groups/songs...
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
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
Hiya! Hope you and the Footlings are doing well! 😃
Right back at you friend! hope we can collab this year. looking forward to seeing what your kiddos come up with too!
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!
Ahoy there, matey! 😀
It already wouldn't feel like FAWM without you. I hope you make mayhem and masterpieces!
Hi Alex! Yay Canada! happy almost FAWM!
Thanks Alex! I am going to be sparking Hooray. at various politicians and pressure groups, it seem s. Daughter already causing political terror.
Looking forward to February! Excited to see what comes out of it for us all!
Hi Alex, my all-time favorite Canadian Periodic Table Singer-Songwriter. 😀
Hey there! Happy FAWM!
Sounds great! Would love to collaborate again.
Hi Alex! Hope you're on top FAWM 😀
Welcome back 😀
More periodic table songs? Awesome!
Good to see you likewise! 14 songs in 28 ... 29 Days!!!
thanks, you too dude
Happy FAWMing, Alex. Already mulling ideas for a "first fruits" song.
And a mighty fine FAWM to you as well.
Don't know what my plans are yet exactly, but I'm sure we'll catch up sometime!
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!
Hi Alex, thanks. Have a great FAWM yourself, hope we can do some kind of collab, always enjoy putting music to your lyrics.
Hello mate! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year
Hi Alex, wonderful to see so many familiar names.
Yes, Alex, let's find a way to collaborate again! Have a great FAWM!
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!
Funny that we want more snow. LOL.
See You In The Shadows…
have a great Fawm man
WhooO! Looks like you have great plans for February! Looking forward to hearing what you do!
Thank you. It has been very hard for everyone. I appreciate you for your thoughtfulness.
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!
Yessir! Happy FAWMING 😎
Hellooo! Happy new year! I hope to be, though it has been quite a year already...
Hello to you, my friend! Hope to collab with you this FAWM. 😀
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
have the best FAWM this year!
Thanks Alex! And you as well. Looking forward to stopping by and listening!
Let's make this a great FAWM!!!
Hey looking forward to hearing your work! Happy FAWMing, friend.
Happy FAWM Alex! Looking forward to your work this year 😀
See You In The Shadows…
Allo! Happy FAWM! 😀
There is a stir in the air eh Alex?
Hi Alex, thanks for popping by to say hello. Enjoy misusing your instruments (hmmm, that sounds vaguely lewd)
Oh yes, Explore the Core is in even-numbered years. I will post one!
Hello there, good sir!
A long time ago in a songwriting challenge far, far, away..............