* 2019 PLAN
I'm doing something a bit different this time. After several years muddling through singing my own songs, I've recently begun working with a terrific singer, Jay Mayo. We've formed a band, "Owen's New Best Friends," for which I do the music and lyrics and he does all vocals. I know some in the past have said my voice isn't so bad, and I appreciate the sentiment, but I am overjoyed to be working with someone so skilled on the vocal front.
So this year for FAWM, Jay and I are going to be working on an album about Bigfoot. In addition, I'll probably still do a couple random songs on my own, including some skirmishes, and where appropriate I'll then turn them over to Jay to sing for our Bigfoot album.
Anyway, for anyone who's interested, Owen's New Best Friends just released its debut 5-song EP, inspired by 80's hair metal, and entitled "Dirty Magazines." The EP is currently available on Bandcamp:
It will be available on all the usual streaming and download sites soon.
In junior high a long, long time ago, I elected to take flute as my required instrument. Unfortunately, in my second year, I was put in a third-year class due to a scheduling conflict. Being so far behind everyone else made me miserable. As a result, I did . . . unfortunate things to my flute to sabotage it in order to try to get out of class.
The repair guy figured it out pretty quick.
Nonetheless, while I've always enjoyed a very active listening relationship with music, the whole experience pretty much killed any interest I had in making my own. Until over twenty years later, when for some reason I picked up a keyboard and a computer DAW.
And now, I'm loving every minute of it.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
I'm sensing a disturbing lack of songs here 😞
Listened to Dirty Magazines. I think I liked "Flexxxing for the Ladiez" best. Cool that you have a collaborator now, but I enjoyed hearing your voice on the metal/kitten tune. 😀
Looking forward to these Bigfoot tunes.
I am always up to cut some beard ....
I'm excited that you have a band now!
I have no idea what's going on with my music this year. I think I may be struggling to cope with balancing my proven output rate (when I have time) and legitimate year-long commitments I have in other areas. (I have albums of songs waiting to be polished up and released.)
It's no longer a question for me as to whether I could win FAWM on the last day. Last year I released two 14-track albums on the last day. This doesn't make things easier, as now totally unreasonable projects are suddenly doable. (I'm still trying to talk myself out of doing a 6 album series with a song for every card in the Tarot. I am failing.)
I hope you have a totally rockin' FAWM! I released my "Putting the Crap back in Crapcapella" album, full of pooping/farting songs. Also, I use the CC-BY license, so if you ever want to cover something, you can keep all the money.
I am way more positive so far! Thanks OG.
Welcome back...so um, the idea I had for you and me; should I kinda chuck that whilst you work on your said Sasquatch opus?
Hi Odl. Thanks for the welcome. It's really comforting to know that at least one Fawmer will look forward to all my 398 songs. Nice heavy metal EP. Especially "Bang You Like a Cowbell" was a joy to listen. You boys have good hair! Hope you have a Flashy and Firm Fawm 2019.
Hey! Intrigued by the plans you've laid out above, looking forward to hearing how it all pans out. Every time I've searched the internet for Bigfoot music in the past it has just responded... "That is not available yeti"
(Growing sense of shame)
Senõr Beard! Greetings and happy fawming in 2019!
hi again 😀 thanks! hope you have a great fawm too!
Hello Odilon, thank you for your wonderful warm welcome! Looking forward to your amazing songs. Have a great February!
Hey! I'm neither here nor there. I may or may not make something that approximates music, but I will be listening!!
Nice to see you here for another go. Good luck with your collaboration.
Hey! Always good to see you. Happy FAWMing!
I believe I'm (finally) caught up on Rock Hands for all who have donated/ordered. I don't see anything from you since this past 50/90. Could you forward a copy of your receipt to donate at fawm dot org? Thanks!
But we have! The pizza song!
Mr. Green, glad to see you're back. Have a great FAWM.
Hiya OdilonGreen! Happy FAWM 2019!
Here's to a sufficiently bearded 2019, Odilon. Hope you'll be around this year.
I really hope you'll be back FAWMing. Cheers!
Where's the 2019 plan?
I can't wait to hear some more of your awesome tunes!!