Influences: P J 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.
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- I fawmed 23 songs, officially. Technically only 21; two were posted as instrumentals, then again with lyrics+vocals.
- Of those, 3 were solo works.
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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 for whatever lyrics capture my imagination (with permission, of course), with an amazing partner, two annoying cats, too much sugar (probably), and much nostalgia for the musically aggressive days.
|#1||A Culture that I'd Hurl into the Mariana Trench||
|#2||Troughs of Knowing Weeds||
|#3||This Is Salem @philkmills||
|#4||Hope Beyond Hope @crisp1||
|#5||My Slippers @tunecat||
|#6||Into Creditor Five (10x10 Challenge)||
|#7||Only Floss the Teeth You Wanna Keep||
|#9||Into Creditor Five Redux (10x10 Challenge) REWRITTEN||
|#10||Jokes at Scale (Morph Challenge)||
|#11||Fake It (Fake It Challenge)||
|#12||Jolly Good Marshmallow @cindyrella||
|#14||Ruination (Tarot Challenge)||
|#15||My Mitey Demodex (anti-Valentine's; 2 of 2) RE-RECORDED||
|#16||With Poppies (anti-Valentine's; 1 of 2)||
|#17||Had a Bad Attitude||
Yes! I'd love to hear what you have in mind!
Thanks for commenting on Lullaby. Lovely was kinda sorta like exactly what I was aiming for.
Absolutely! I would be totally fine with that!
I grew up in L0K 1R0 😁
Thanks for doing our marshmallow song!
Thanks for your comment. I am always impressed with artists who can keep my attention on longer tracks, so tried to push myself out of my length “comfort zone.” Thanks fir the support.
If you'd like to write music for Unclean, please go ahead. And thanks for letting me know about other people doing songs with the same lyrics you've done. I don't often get asked about it but it's happened at least once with two amazingly different songs the result.
Thanks! I do love me a flat 6th. 😀
Thanks, and yes-it is available if want to give it a go!
What program are you using to record with? I used to use a laptop mic and I was able to fight back the redlining by cutting the gain in my recording program significantly.
Thanks for the feedback on "Mallory's Lament". I have wanted to write something about them for a long time but have been unable to find something that felt like it felt them.
Good luck with your mighty morphing, man!
Thank you for your kind words on "With All of Your Might". I was a little leery of that one but have been pleasantly surprised by the positive response it has gotten.
Cheers for the comments on my songs, that's very kind.
Hey thanks for stopping by and commenting on The Breeze. This one was so very unplanned for this year's FAWM... I promised myself I'd do 14 uptempo songs and while this isn't exactly a ballad, it's more like a ballad than a rocknroll song... Guess it had to be done. And once finished I liked it enough to post. So... there.
Thanks for your comments on "String 'em Up!" My influence for the song was the Andrews Sisters from those wartime USO shows. I use a lot of different styles for the musical, some more serious for the subject matter. For that one I wanted to highlight the absurdity of some older Salem residents singing a call to arms.
I don't need to review your work. 😀 Do as you will.
Thanks for your comment. I mostly just babble and call it “lyrics.”
Go for it on Hope Beyond Hope!
Hi there thanks for ur comments on my lyric slippers- sure, it would be great to have a collab. I look forwRd to the finished song!
Thanks for checking out Butch Femme Blues and your nice comment- I rarely use the F word let alone write it down so wasn’t sure if I should post it - so really appreciate that you found it more fun than raunchy, which was my intent!
Thanks for checking out "This Is Salem". With only a few exceptions, I write parodies to get them out of my head. (There are some that I've written and sing with their original tunes.)
If you have any ideas of things you'd like to do with this one, be my guest!
I used my Fender Squire Strat straight to my reocorder for "hat Will Become of Us". it's my go to when I want a grittier sound.
Don't know what else can rhyme with "Butta" but I hear you.
Thanks for the listen!
Thanks for the greeting on my wall. I had already found and watched you. Looking forward to your songs!
Thanks so much!
Thanks for your kind words on New Year’s Day.