Influences: PJ Harvey, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Father John Misty, Björk, Mica Levi, Leonard Cohen, Motörhead, The Cardigans, Bee Gees, The Beatles, MC Chris, assorted silliness, well-placed fury... and my sole guilty pleasure, Kiss (love the music, but there's SO MUCH misogyny)
This is my second FAWM. After FAWM 2018, a guru emerged IRL and has given me studio advice. I will be putting that advice to work.
As we practice songwriting, please practice the art of constructive criticism on me. If you hear something "off", I promise I'm here for more than just to "get my 14" -- I also wish to get better.
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The Muses don't show up for me when asked, and the Wordsmith Muse doesn't visit nearly as often as the Tuneful Muse.
Let's focus on telling good stories effectively.
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Spent my wee years with AM radio, and my teens with thrash metal and glam rock.
Served time in an industrial metal band in the early aughts, with whom I played 2004 Canadian Music Week.
Worked labour till I retired relatively young due to mental health issues, then I cartooned and wrote short stories for a decade.
Now it's just me and a handful of instruments, mics, and new-to-me recording techniques. Like last FAWM, I'll strum away on whatever lyrics capture my imagination (with permission, if asked for), with an amazing partner, two annoying cats, too much sugar (probably), and much nostalgia for the aggressive days.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).