Influences: The pixies Big black Prince Wu-tang clan Django Reinhardt GG Allin Velvet Underground Joe Pass
2020 FAWM tracks
***finalized tracks for FAWM release here****
Indiana based guitarist/songwriter/recording engineer influenced by indie rock, psychedelic, punk rock, and hip hop.
I'm working on a solo project: Prose & Cons, as well as working on songs for my bands & I will do another track about a super sick video game with my wife.
look forward to collaborating!
Gear I use: Mel McCullough guitars and basses
presonus ar16c, harbinger PA rigged up as monitors, ART DI, studio one 4 pro, akai mpk mini
pearl/Ludwig Frankenstein drum kit my brother left here, hand drums/percussion/chimes,
Amp: fender blues jr IV (sonic blue with cannabis Rex speaker)
Mics: AT2020, rodes matched condensers, sm57s, sennheiser e421, sennheiser e604s, audix b6
Pedals: the rainbow machine, arcade machine, donner octave, volume, expression and multi fx, cry baby wah, big muff fuzz, dream drive, bit crusher, behringer compressor, spark plug booster, warp drive analog delay.
|#4||I know this now @apolez3||
|#5||1 = 0.9999999 @johnfell||
|#7||Smokin' With My Wife (Demo)||
|#9||Loiter World @davidmsmj||
|#10||Life in Motion @codeenergy||
|#11||Then What? @faceofeinstein||
|#12||Rebel Without Applause||
|#13||In View @codeenergy||
|#14||Worryin' Worryin' @apolez3||
|#15||Andi With An "i"||
|#16||The Big Dumb (Now with Vocals!) @sw1n3flu||
|#17||Champagne Nightmares @djtjb||
|#18||Part 6: Seeing It Backwards @spazsquatch||
|#19||Explaining the Ocean @deathboy||
|#21||Calm Down @gslade||
|#23||Elliott's Dress @shelleroo1||
|#24||Be my Milky Way @apolez3||
|#25||Citizen Toxie @djtjb||
|#27||Pretty Placebo @electrocelte||
|#28||mechanical monster @johnfell||
|#31||Desensitized By Design @codeenergy||
|#32||Kaufman Or Bust||
|#33||Not the Midnight Train to Georgia @dzdandcunfsd||
|#34||Surf Jerk (now with vocals!) @djtjb||
|#35||Surf Jerk @electrocelte||
Thanks a lot to listen to "Fight for you" as the first person. It turned into a super massive online collab and was re-recorded with real instruments (exept for the drums). Take a look into the final version, if you're interested how it turned out!
Thx for the many kind words on my songs. I enjoyed my visit to your list.
Keep on writing and see you next FAWM...maybe a big funky/jazzy guitar collab!?
I have an AT2020, SM57&58 and and Studio One 4 pro. also, as you already know.
I wonder how much better the improvements are in the Studio One 5 Pro. I am going to check it out soon.
Yo! I haven't peeped any of your tunage yet, but seeing Wu Tang and GG in the same line just made my day! 😆🙌 I will definitely be back for a listen.
Hey! Thanks so much for the awesome comments! So glad you liked them. I had a heavy day, so I'll listen to yours tomorrow after work. I started up a Basecamp page today and uploaded an older song. Or should I have used Soundcloud??? Looking forward to tweaking all these FAWM songs and putting several of them up there, and then moving on to the stuff I did the last couple of years, pre-FAWM. Hopefully it'll be a miserable, rainy spring... 😉
Thanks for the comments on "Father Time!" I'm gonna check you out now. Super stoked that you mentioned "hip hop leanings." Ooo! I'm from Indiana, as well. Most of my hometown friends live in Indy, actually. Yay for Hoosiers.
Thank you for listening to Sideways, my friend in fuzz.
Just completed my tit4tat listens. You have a cool style. I like the mix of guitar driven hip hop and you have good lyrics and delivery. Your voice works great for your style, don't be afraid to let it shine man!
Yeah, something about that speaker is awesome in every way. It just fits, regardless of what type of music I’m playing. I have a vintage 30 and a couple of vintage Marshall 4-12 cabinets, but always seem to go with the CRex 1-12 cabinet. I have a greenback that I’ve never tried though...
Just listened to two of your hip-hop inspired tracks to match the 2 you've already shared with me. I'm up for 4 more (total of 6) if that works for you.
Sleep? What is this word, 'sleep'? 😉
Yeah, I slept about the normal amount. My writing process is a lot faster than you might expect and I rarely spend more than 30min or so on a song sketch.
Thanks for the listening! I will be back for listening. I used a cannibis Rex speaker exclusively this fawm. Love that thing. Which song did your wife collab with you? Mine did a couple this year, which I love each fawm. I’ll be back later. It’s my wife’s birthday today, so....you get it.
Ha, I'll never get tired of listening to your stuff, no way! I want to listen ot more but now I have to go to bed...but yes1 Let's do shit! On cassette! Or not on cassette, whatever. did we try that last year? I'm sure it was my fault it didn't happen. Anyway, I'll check out more of your stuff tomorrow.
The shaker work I did on My Heart Skips A Beat was really challenging, since it was the week 4 challenge, add or skip a beat. I never thought to double track it! Argh!
Hey man. ‘K’ is for Kanye. Was meant in the most complimentary sense possible I assure you 😂😬
I think I love you 😀. In all seriousness, thank you for those comments - really appreciate it. The respect is v much mutual - the production on your stuff is frickin’ awesome, on a par with anything I’ve heard all FAWM. And your spoken word delivery is phenomenal 👏
Collab next year would be fun. Has to have spoken word verses from you though. That's my only condition. So much to get through here, you're prodigious! Might have to take a little break to walk the kids (you're wise to stick with dogs), but will be back for more later 😀
Well deserved. Thank you for being here and sharing your music.
Hi there! Thanks for the comments, particularly re vocal being a little buried (I have a tendency of doing that 😬). Really appreciate it, and will tit for tat accordingly in a bit. But where to begin - 33!! Awesome work!
🤣 I had a really old lady when I was a really little kid that used to use that ruler smacking while trying to suck the joy out of making music from me on the piano. I'm still leery of pianos and expect a good thwacking everytime I sit down at one, but I'm sure you can imagine my joy the first time I saw someone going to town with feet and elbows and all sorts of body parts involved.
That's something I look forward to. I will drop you an email soon.
So right you so are...My peeps! Feels so good to have a little community.
Cool. You've listened to plenty of my stuff to get a feel for it and I appreciate the feedback. If you are up for one more, I would encourage you to listen to Marco? though. That song with Liz was my first collaboration here or pretty much anywhere. I've been a basement dweller living in an echo chamber. Liz can sing and play her ukulele like a star and she's clever as can be with lyrics. Anyhow, it was a really special experience for me so it's fun to share...
Oh man...There are some real gems here. Again, I gotta hand it to Wolf for steering my in your direction for a little #tit4tat. You've done some magical work here and lots of wonderful collaborations. I'd be honored to do a collaboration next year. There's a high bar for me to clear though...
Also, I'm glad you recommended those first three songs. They were fantastic.
Thanks! yeah I have one tele right now with a kill switch that's de-fretted and is pretty well only suited for slide playing with a big monster nut on it right now. I've had several in the past, but I use it so much will probably put one on everything 🤣 The song previous is just that drum and one slide part. I rarely manage to hang onto individual stems without overdubbing them, but did on that one for once. I might dropbox them and email a link if that'd be one you'd be interested in doing something to.
Okay, and cool, we might think for ourselves already what could be a plan for doing a collab. And see/hear what happens. Is that a plan? I will certainly email you.
Hi...Thansk for the #tit4tat...I've fallen behind. Any particular songs you'd like me to listen to. Your list is so long, I'd love some direction.
Also, I'd like recommend Marco? if you still have any more listening in you. It's a nice collaboration I did with the talented @lizbrinker. We had fun...
Thanks for your comment. Love that zombie emojis haha 😁
I went through quite a lot of your stuff and I'm glad I did. You've got a style which, in a way, I can quite relate to, it's really different, a bit quirky at times and quite refreshing too. Maybe we can do a collab someday, it would be nice to share ideas and get to something. Anyway, thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated!
Hey thx, doing some collabs sounds fun - hit me up when you have something in mind!
Theresa is a hell of a good singer, she gives the song a really different vibe.
Thanks for your feedback
back for 5/6/7 by or b4 tomorrow. Promise. Loving what I'm hearing.
Thanks for scraping my tank clean and all your really really kind words! I'll be back to tat your tits over the coming hours. Promise. Looking forward to it.
My email for that hi hat sample is on my profile page in the bio bit. Thanks for that too! see you soon.
Thanks for making a lot of your tracks downloadable. I grabbed the first bunch to listen to off site. I apologize for the lack of comments recently, too. Life is sort of being a bit unruly atm. But I'm looking forward to listening to more.
thanks for your comment on my profile, it means a lot. thank you for being such a big part of FAWM! (PS: i went to college in greencastle and am friends with some of the folks in pravada and margot and the nuclear so & so's, so it's cool to see some more hoosiers on FAWM!)
Cool, cool. We'll see what we can come up with. 😉
Thank you very much for your kind comment <3
Ha, it wasn't you. I hit the ground running, and hit the wall at full speed. Overall, a great time, but I'll need to be more aware of burnout in the future.
Thank you for your support this FAWM and congrats on getting to 14 and beyond. I was hoping to collaborate with you but time was working against me. Are you sticking around for March or doing 50/90?
Cheers man. I'm down to try 50/90 this year. I signed up years ago but have never given it a go. Stay in touch!
so, DFWU it is?
hmm, first thought Don't F*ck with us, or Can't touch this lolz idk
oh kewl 😀
Hey, don't worry if by deadline or not 😉 ; Thanks so much for that, of course I will, I'll go write you now just so you'll have mine 😀
Got it...thanks! Email on it's way...
ps 31 songs is amazing!
I'm game to do some more stuff together yeah!
Shit yeah bro! Collab achieved!
No worries, glad you followed up, I was curious. That song killed all the momentum I had for the project, and with Feb wrapping up, I don't expect I'm going to circle around any time soon.
...maybe something to take into 50/90, if I've crazy enough to try that. I keep hoping I'll have a vaccine before then, and after that, I'm not sure how much time I'm going to want to spend inside writing.
If you want to nix the voyager that's okay too.
Oh did you listen to the music i got inspired from voyager,,,, the owner said we can use the music just an fyi
Oh kewl, so glad you like them 😉
Thanks for the comment!
Re BARKING SPIDER, thanks for the comments. I had fun writing it. Lots more where that came from
Thanks for the comment on 'Timeless'.
10-4 good buddy! I am always up for a (musical) challenge. I have a trophy now, thanks very much for the assist!
The link for stems was sent, Ad-rock! Have a great day man!
I am going to set up to record this now. I... have... the POWERRRRR ⚡️ 🗡 ⚡️
No problem! It's always a pleasure!
Thanks for your comment on Pyromancer! Seems like we gonna replace (nearly) all these synthetic sounds by real instruments. I am looking forward to it!
Thank you for your comment on "planned obsolence." I appreciate your feedback!
Thanks man, and that is pretty wild as it was literally just a random number that almost fit the rhyme scheme.
Thanks for listening to "Swimming in the Sun"! I played around with the lead guitar tone (on garageband) a bunch to try and get the sound I wanted. It's actually just my acoustic guitar I had a pick-up put into but it's nice to have those digital effects to play with!
Thanks for commenting on my tune, bub! I'll check out your friend. I'm always down for some jazz manouche
For sure, when I was a kid, we lived, learned and played according to Star Trek. What would Captain Kirk, or Spock do in a given situation was often the question!
21 songs...'kin hell!
thanks for your kind comment on my unicorn song.
Love your hip hop stuff dude! My friend said if we are going to channel our favourite band I am going to have to practice screaming more.
Thanks for visiting "I'll still Love You."
I just put up a demo. 😀
super... I think the harmony could be better... but I just kinda threw it together quickly... I am a bit behind in the attack of the chorus the 2nd time through... but anyways... high five brother!
Hi! I finally got a second one up - not sure if it'll interest you, but let me know! I can always send you the file with just the vocals. 😀
I think I sent you the files or the links to them earlier. I will double check...
Hey I noticed you put a little Santiago onto that guitar part!
Hey posted some stuff you might want to collab on.
Thank you for your comments. 😀
Thanks for your nice comment! 😊
Thanks for all your kind words!
Thanks for the tip, I’ll give that a shot. It’s all “hey what does this button do” right now so any direction helps!
Thanks for the comment on Howl at the Moon. I appreciate the listen.
Also forgot to say this years project is one whole cohesive story. So if you start at the first post ( awakening) that will get you the beginning through the final three. Thanks for checking it out. It means a lot to us
Hell yeah man, thanks, and totally down to collab! My email is on my page, hit me up!
Thank you so much for your kind comment on "Dubrovnik"! I would look very forward to it! 😀
Thanks for the comment on my collab with Julie.
Cheers for the comment
haha! No worries. I consider myself a bit of a hack! 😀 you be pretentious and I'm sure I'll learn something. 😀
Well, you clearly have the rapping thing down. It sounds totally natural, like you've been doing it forever.
I enjoy singing. I would feel really awkward rapping. 😀
If you want me to sing on one of your tracks, le'me know. I promise to do more than one take! 😀
THank you for the comment on my silly toilet window song! bit of a change for me so glad it had you laughing!!