Mike Debenham 15


AU   Jan 2006


Artist Bio

2019. All aboard for FAWM number... oof, I've lost count.

I'll be going with my usual plan of poor time management and barely controlled chaos. Looking forward to hearing what you all come up with!

Feb 28:
What a weird FAWM. I started the month utterly exhausted, and was fairly certain I wasn't hitting 14 right up until the final week, when I somehow broke into a sprint. Some lovely collaborations too - thanks to all of you. And to the whole FAWM community, one of the best places on the internet.

I'll be around in March to do all the listening I didn't manage to do during February. Cheers!


I've just released an album with a couple of FAWM songs on it. It's mainly aimed at kids, but if you want to listen to it with your big adult ears, there's little I can do to stop you:



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  • @donna  1 week

    Thank you for your nice comment on 'Last Night I Dreamed I Was a Little Boat'.

  • @shortdan  2 weeks

    Ah, thank you so much for trawling through all my modular stuff! 😊

    In answer to your question - a lot of the cooler stuff is down to happy accidents and would be quite hard to replicate precisely. What I may do is start recording more modular jam stuff then sampling bits to use in my more conventional stuff.

  • @adforperu  3 weeks

    ..and congrats to you too, I've got some catching up to do over the weekend!

  • @resonance  3 weeks

    I tried, buddy. I spent 5 hours today and finished another full sketch with no lyrics. I have so much material and no words for any of it and it's making me feel like shit, so I'm gonna step away from it and call it a day. I gave it the full 28 days so that's good enough for me. I'm looking forward to fleshing out what's done over the next few months. Thanks for the kick in the pants though. You don't know how much that meant to me - you're the best, mate! And I'm super proud that you made it to 15 with all your time constraints and exhaustion. You're a tank! 😀

  • @susyblue  3 weeks

    Holy shit your Butterflies song... I am seriously tearing up on the train...can you please play that at my funeral? (I’m a saint remember?) So very beautiful

  • @oddbod  3 weeks

    Hi Mike,
    Afraid to say I have hit a dip. I usually bounce back after a short while but this bugger’s not shifting. My commenting has fallen off a cliff too.
    If you have something then please send it over and I’ll try my damnedest

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    Just emailed you a new lyric.

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    I would love to! Let me see what I can find....

  • @adforperu  4 weeks

    We did, we did 😞 If I come up with anything I'll send it over but I too fear it might be too late, and don't want to rush it like last time.. though I guess we can rush one and then promise a proper go for 2020!

  • @jbp123 4 weeks

    Ha. Je t'attends!

  • @lcad 4 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my songs, glad you could get a connection! I agree on Boulder Town, I need to cut a syllable from that line or fix the melody. Thanks for listening!

  • @fearlessflight2014  5 weeks

    Do you play shows in Melbourne? I’d love to see you play live.

  • @susyblue  5 weeks

    Well rest assured adulthood’s mostly dull - Michael is now cleaning gutters as I lie around fawning, so dull! Pls tell the Department we’ve also successfully owned a dog for 3 years now, winning!

  • @spinhead 5 weeks

    All of the people in my head express their appreciation for your kind comment on "Try."

  • @lcad 5 weeks

    Thanks for your note and happy FAWM! I set all my songs to downloadable but they don’t appear to be cooperating. I’m launching an investigation, happy to email them though, drop me a line lc728@cornell.edu

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    Next please!

  • @jbp123 6 weeks

    Poodles are reasonably spooky hahaha. Possibly my favourite line of any song ever. Think my students are going to like this album!

  • @jessi14  6 weeks

    I was looking forward to hearing your songs for FAWM this year! Enjoy the journey!

  • @ericdistad  6 weeks

    It's great to see you back again Mike! (And sorry for the long delay in wishing you a happy FAWM!) I'm looking forward to more musical joy from you!

  • @isaacq 6 weeks

    thank you for the warm welcome, Mike! haven't got anything recorded at all due to a household emergency, but it may happen yet *fingers crossed* ... now to peek into your world...

  • @shortdan  6 weeks

    Australian Crawl is a new one on me! I shall Google 👍🏻

  • @oddbod  6 weeks

    Hope you don't mind Mike but I'm gonna leave out the organ. Nice sound but with the other stuff I've added already it's probably a bit too much.

  • @oddbod  6 weeks

    I did have a try at alternating verses but wasn't convinced.
    I'll leave it until tomorrow to post.

  • @oddbod  6 weeks

    Hi Mike, I like your take so I'm going with that, plus it makes it a proper collab....I'll keep my french though. I added some more piano and tuba
    I'll post it up later unless you got anything else?

  • @susyblue  7 weeks

    Haha I am nowhere near 20, 5 years shy of forty faaarrrrkkkkk (no offence if you're forty) I think having kids is more adult so maybe we're even. Yes Mikey has been working his ass off but is just getting some time for fawm now yayyy

  • @oddbod  7 weeks

    you have mail

  • @oldlostjohn  7 weeks

    Hi Mike, that's a striking album cover, bet it sounds as interesting as it looks. Will check it out later.

    Poor time management here as well. Need to get a few things out of the way but I'll hopefully get going in a few days.

  • @karlsburg25  7 weeks

    Well here we go . Not me in particular but can’t wait for your musical magic

  • @oddbod  7 weeks

    Mike, I've written something daft inspired (idea nicked) very much by your album. Can I twist your arm so early on to provide some vocals and perhaps anything else that might work?

  • @sherrycanary  7 weeks

    Ho Mike
    Looking forward to your offerings this FAWM

  • @fortelmfield 7 weeks

    Cheers Mike! Looking forward to treating our ears with your music again this year! 😀

  • @elainedimasi  7 weeks

    Thanks Mike! Your album graphic is great!

  • @caterwauler  7 weeks

    Have a great FAWM, Mike! Good luck with the barely controlled chaos. 😀

  • @spinhead 7 weeks

    The year is shaping up nicely already, good sir. Don't tell no one, but I may pop in secretly and listen to some of your tunes over the next four weeks.

  • @susyblue  7 weeks

    Maaaaate cobber (mainly for @mdavisto's sake)! Lovely to see you back and hear your lovely tunes

  • @leepat  7 weeks

    You make me sound old. Have a great FAWM too! And hurray for kids albums!!

  • @sacraficialglam  7 weeks

    Good Luck good man. Be tuning in as usual when the parallel world of jobs and family don’t interfere with music needs.

  • @echovoodoo 7 weeks

    Good to see you again, Mike. Your stated plan sounds practical, and I may adopt it myself.

  • @oddbod  7 weeks

    Just been listening to the album Mike. It’s bloody marvellous and puts a big smile on my face. Love it. Will it find it’s way into Spotify, Apple Music and the like?

  • @sailingmagpie  7 weeks

    Hope you manage to find time to squeeze out some tunes! I always enjoy your stuff.

  • @scottlake  8 weeks

    So, Mr. Barnadine, here we are again. I think it might have been you who turned me on to FAWM from the kvr forums. This is my13th year. How about you?

  • @nuj4x 8 weeks

  • @fearlessflight2014  8 weeks

    Looking forward to your songs this year!

  • @resonance  8 weeks

    Afternoon, sir !

  • @miltz  Jan 22

    Thanks, Mike. I hope to get something (and/or myself) together enough to collab again. I will give a yell.

    I'll give some thought to the Wodehouse.

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @miltz  Jan 21

    Hiya, Mike.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 20

    It's the least I could do. Great to see you here. Hope you can clear those plates!

  • @shortdan  Jan 20

    Hey! Hoping you find time to do more than just pop in and listen!! 😮 That said I'm really not sure how much I'll be able to do myself this year - I'm going to give it a shot though 👍🏻

  • @autoclamp  Jan 20

    Anomie Mine will be formed out of the shame the founding member will feel when he realizes he didn't include The Damp Washcloths of Melancholy in his current bands list. Poor, stupid bastard.

    At any rate, this person would be remiss not to wish you the very best of Februaries. The jerk.

  • @oddbod  Jan 20

    Ah you've arrived.
    I don't like the sound of "At the very least, I'll be popping in to listen".
    Us MD junkies need our annual dose.
    BTW, no I don't have a FLAC version sorry.

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 20

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 20

    Looking forward 2 some Mike specials!

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 18

    2019? I sure hope so! I need a Debenham fix.

  • @autoclamp  Jan 15

    Under doctor's orders, I've been advised to keep it...


  • @adforperu  Jan 14

    *tips hat*

  • @mdavisto  Jan 14

    The bloody matofano song is still stuck in my head a year later.