Influences: Currently getting a lot of listening are – Nils Frahm, Louis Jordan, Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini, Boz Scaggs, Patrick Watson, Mel Torme, Beck, Lizzo, Andrew Bird, Count Basie, Aris Kindt, Damian Jurado, James Hunter Six, Benoit Pioulard
I often wonder if anyone actually reads past the first few words of these bios, but in case you’re one of the curious types who does, I suppose I’d better say something. But what? The usual stuff like “this is my 37th FAWM” or “My goal is to write a concept album based on The Hungry Caterpillar”?
Or perhaps a bit of musical background such as “I started playing the double bass when I was 3”? Maybe something more personal? “I’m 102 in dog years, post-sexual and live in overturned boat at Dungeness” - that kind of thing?
The reality is I love playing acoustic guitar which happens mostly at my house in Kent. I jot down rough ideas, some of which end up turning into FAWM songs. I don’t do a lot writing/recording otherwise.
I will appropriate your lyrics and add music to them, though I am prone to changing things so if you’re precious about your babies then hide them away from me!
|#4||Hold Out My Heart @kristian||
|#5||The Great Divide||
|#6||Don't Look Back||
|#7||Time Gentlemen Please @captainvulpine||
|#8||(The Rise and Fall of) Tan Van Man||
|#9||I'm On My Way Down The River||
|#10||Come Give Me Heaven (Donne Moi Le Paradis) @judypie||
|#11||If Wishes Were Horses @mariekevinkmusic||
|#12||Go For That @deena||
|#13||The Falling Man||
|#15||It's Getting Hard To Look At You @russiasaturn||
|#16||Hold My Breath @headfirstonly||
|#17||CAS10 x 10||
|#18||On Loop (collab version) @erelpi10||
I prefer coffee, but both is a fine idea!
yeah dude, always! Just doing some watchlist catching up, so it's a shame I won't be listening to your music today..
I joke of course, on my way!
Ta for the kind words...yes...setting sons era, please! I agonised over using those lyrics... as the jam were such an "English" band...but I was desperately trying to get a song finished...cheers 😃
Oui corps étrange!
Yep, you've definitely got your FAWM mojo back. Congrats on the win (+ 3-4).
(The numbers were Finnish, courtesy of my better half.)
Yeah yeah i know....Julie is the rock star and I'm just the drummer.
California. But I'm in a very secret hideout so stalkers like you can't find me. Yes......I'm Batman.
PMSAD is when pre-menstrual stress teams up with seasonal affected disorder to make me angry and tearful
Casio and matofono is actually a brilliant idea. Cheers, Tim. Back tomorrow to catch up on your final gems.
You cut me to the quick, sir.
Ha, possibly a bit late for a proper collab since I'm now in March, but if you ever need the dying walrus fart of the matofono on one of your tracks, I'm your man.
Hey there! Thank you for listening!❤️❤️❤️😎😎😎
I never say no to bass & synth so if you feel like adding onto On Loop post-FAWM and once you’re caught up on sleep, let me know. I’d love to work with you in the future
adds other comment drooling over your brilliance 😀
another great tune man!
Congratulations on the win!
Congrats on your win. I'll mop up the last ones soon.
The reason you're hearing two voices is that the second one is me. That song is literally a 30 minute jam session. We looped the groove and when we both had a verse, we recorded it, 2 takes each, and done. I enjoyed not vanishing into my navel like I do on most tracks.
Got it. I love where this one's going. Going to try adding a few little synth touches this morning for additional moodiness, but nothing major.
I can’t wait to come back and listen through.
Wish we could have done a collab.
Bad timing for ill health....but I am back!
Anything's possible, right?
RE: Nicolas Cage ... I know he sounded pretty awful.. he said he had some head cold thing going on
I have no idea what you're on about. I would NEVER stoop so low as to report a fellow FAWM brother.
I absolutely love your music my good friend who I would never back-stab and report to MOFA because I have no idea who they are because I never heard of them.
According to the OED, Teh Fear, also known as Feart, is when you perceive an inverse correlation between number of unwritten songs and number of days of FAWM remaining.
Meh. I don't really care that I'm not going to hit 14, except that a small part of me does.
Got it, thanks!
Hehe, just catching this cross thread of communication about Nils Frahm VSTs between you, Ad and I.
I found the Nils Frahm 'Noire' VST, his grand piano... but just checking out the Una Corda one now and holy heck that one looks incredible! Didn't realise Nils had essentially commissioned the guy to make him a new instrument!
Not sure if I'm game to lay down the $200+ price, but worth it compared to €20,000 for the real deal!
Yes, that certainly is the Labs soft piano you heard! I couldn’t recall if it was you who got me onto the Labs stuff last year, and now Ad’s on the wagon! Definitely going to invest in their felt piano too.
I’ve been listening to lots of Max Richter and Nils Frahm of late, which has inspired me to sit at the piano and keep things simpler.
Thanks so much for listening to our madness. While using a number station sequence as a kind of guitar tab was simple, finding the chords that matched it was a nightmare. These spies don't make it easy for us poor musicians! 😉
Hey! You leave pink out of this ok? I’m a very hardcore rockstar 😡
There’s nothing dirty about pumpkin pie oddbod!!
Wow, somebody has been busy! 😀 It's a shame really that Fawm is so hectic when your demos are so good that I would want to listen to them more often than I can right now and leave more meaningful comments too.
Congratulations are in order. You seem to have had the best of Fawms this year so far! You are an inspiration to us all.
Oh, I nearly forgot: thanks for the comments. 😀
Hey, thanks for listening to all my noodling and providing feedback. I will definitely try adding reverb to my mixes of recorded piano. Funny thing about the Piano Stool, Beer and Candles recording is that I had laid down a whole bunch of stuff, but upon listening there was a nasty rumbling sound in the recording, making them unusable!. Discovered it could be there is moisture in the condenser microphones, so I left them out above the fireplace to dry for a few days. Then I lit some Candles, poured myself some Beer, sat on the Stool in front of the Piano and began playing and recording, Upon listening back, I was happy to find the rumbling gone and four nice little compositions. Thanks for listening
I see your open to collaborations. Would love to collaborate with you.
I hate to think how old those strings are. Some of them are probably eligible to vote. I kind of like the musty sound of that guitar, so only replace them when they break.
Not our old friend this time, just an accordion patch. Good reminder though. One of us has to get some Koestler action going before the end of the month. Don't want to break hallowed FAWM tradition.
You should have an email from me. Please let me know if it hasn't arrived.
hi Tim, thanks for stopping by. how did you know you were one of the usual lyric transforming suspects? well, the thought did cross my mind. but I'm out early this year, so not in a position to ask for anything (esp. this late in the season) and acutely aware of the shortness of time to boot. Cheers!
You are welcome, as ever.
*Maybe* Jonny Greenwood could stop doing that Adam Follett Trilling Guitar Thing™ once in while!
Thanks for all the comments.
I appreciate the effort you went to in dissing our song 😁and can we please have mantavani style strings on our collab 😛
Hahaha I just checked my email and was like who the fuck is Tim?! 😂 Should be a requirement that all our emails have our fawm users in! Thanks though dude, I will give it a neb soon 😁
Hi! Of course. Send them my way with whatever instructions you want! Cool! Thanks for asking.
Hi Tim - whatever you're happy doing! I could add some guitars and synths to a track of yours, or create something for you to add your magic to. Maybe a verse/chorus split on the vocals, like I did with Mel?
Haha glad you liked my Tan Van offering! I find that if I stick to the rules exactly it adds more to the challenge. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your FAWM.
Haha it’s the welcome hall to hell!
Hmm I do have a lot of fingers in a fair few pies at the moment but would love to listen and see if I can work with it sure 😀
Death/Golf. What’s the difference?
I added "rock-hopper" as you suggested! 😀
Thank you for the contribution. Welcome to the church of Penguinism.
We accept suggestions, we also accept fish.
HHah. Rebel? Yeah well sort of... I’d already recorded it and uploaded it before I re-read the rules. Fkit.
Good old LAN parties and their enthusiasts. Or, alternately, the fans you would have to bring to such parties because of having lots of high-heat producing CPUs in close proximity... I betray my age a little here...
Nooooo I think you just wildly overestimated my learning speed! I’m sure it didn’t take YOU three hundred and twenty seven years! 😛
Absolutely nothing to do with my spasmosm last year. My official diagnosis is Complex PTSD, because I'm posh and just run of the mill PTSD is not good enough for me.
I find it all rather baffling tbh... 😐
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I appreciate your comments on "Sometimes".
Thanks for the comments on "This blue Ball...." Did you like the little surprise of getting an entirely different genre? That's what happens when I try to multitask. I've since deleted the extra song. Sorry for the confusion.
It was kazoo, I'm afraid. Comb and paper would have been more authentic but come on, you think I'm made of money?
Thanks so much for linking my song in the recommended song thread. I'm very humbled by that, especially coming from the mighty Oddbod!
Your a true gent!
Thank you for the kind words on my track "The Superb Owl"! It means so much 🙏. Added you to my watch list, and will come back tonight to listen!
I’d forgotten just how great your guitar playing was. And your bio is hilarious. Glad to have “rediscovered” you.
I can't listen until later, but it sounds as if you wish to do a rap battle. Interesting... good luck, as if anyone could beat Sheffield's Robbie Williams 😎
Yes thankyou, I am making notes..
If that's your cute way of saying the song is immature then all I have to say is SCROO YOO DOO DOO HEAD!
I'm not listening to your new songs so nyaaah
We have more in the death catalog coming soon. But jeez, WHAT WE GOTTA DO TO GET A 10 ODDBOD?!
No smoking, perhaps a little gravel in the quinoa.
No offense taken at all, nor apologies necessary! I was genuinely curious and always appreciate more critical reviews as they help me grow as a songwriter. I have thick skin and take any critiques to the drawing board for seeing how things could be better this time or next time. Commenting here does get repetitive, I've found myself being more critical too but that's par for the course. I'm enjoying your songs, sir! Keep it up.
Thanks for leaving kind words on my track, “Frozen Lake”.
Re: string intro... I may go in and shorten/edit/kill it. At the time I thought it was hilarious... it brings me less joy upon repeat listenings.
Thanks for your kind message.
Narp, sorry. I mean I remember writing the comment, but as I couldn't hear the track, it didn't make an impression.
Concept reply: Please don't! You are endangering both our lives and our mission!
Thanks for all the great comments and feedback on my songs! I was curious if you could elaborate a little more on your thoughts on Egypt. I'd like to know more about that. The song plays really well just on the piano so I'm wondering if the production killed some of the melodies. Always appreciate your input!
Oh my god. Thanks for hipping me to spitfire labs stuff! Sparking all sorts of ideas over here.
I wish I had your SHADDAP. Sorry. I'll come up with something more witty later....and boy! Will you be Touche'd!
Yes mixing bores me to death and it's a challenge ok? Happy now? As for that band mate...don't tell her I told you but.....she lip-synchs.
Aren't Liberace and Elton John one and the same person?
Thank you for all the kind comments on my songs! Glad you enjoyed them. 😁 (Actually, I’ve never heard of Portishead)
Thanks for dropping by sir. I appreciate the feedback. Hopefully I can keep the energy up in the subsequent songs.
Ha ha. Good spot . The cough is cos I never intended to have my vocal in the song but Natalie isn’t available yet so had to get it up. Forgot I did honked up at that point tbh 🤣
They’re all in there oddbod! Pete is just shitty at mixing so they’re all too low!
Thanks so much! The effect was largely to cover up what I thought was a weak line that I didn't want to go up and re-record. haha. I still like it. I get bored with my own stuff and start tinkering. As soon as I get back to a functioning computer, I'm going to give you a listen!
Hello fellow Crodino lover. In the early 2000's I spent years searching for a store that sold Crodino. Finally found one near Long Beach. They stopped carrying it 3 weeks later. Years later, I'm finally able to talk openly about it.
Of course I'll take the gig.
Anything for Uncle Oddy.
Thanks for checking out Labour of Love. I'm glad you liked it!
Hahaha thank you oddbod:) He IS shiftless isn’t he, you’re dead on.
Hi oddbod. Eye will eat u are not hear to take your call right now but your feedback is very important to us. Please leave your message after the tone.........
Hello oddbod! Thanks for coming by to comment. I love hippies
Some of us *do* read past the first few sentences, and in this case, are rewarded with a totally enjoyable read 😀. Welcome back for your 37th FAWM!
Emphasise. So it is. Yes that does make sense. In that case, great song, no buts.
Off to the office for the daily grind; I’ll get on it when I get home 😀
ops; didn't see your message cause my watchlist is like all of FAWM; email is fine! Looking forward to it!
Thanks so much for your comment on The Ring - kind and encouraging as always 😀