Just a schmuck with a guitar. If you want to hear my more polished work, please check out the Soundcloud page above.
|#2||More Than Grateful (collab with crisp1) @crisp1||
|#3||Just One (The Happy Version!) @crisp1||
|#4||Close to the Candles @donna||
|#5||If We Lived on the Moon @scubed||
|#6||Just Words @jeff9||
|#7||By Some Miracle (with crisp1) @crisp1||
|#8||Cat “food” @sheilerk||
|#9||Camp Meeting @jeff9||
Cool. It’s nice to see people I listen to, like Cosmic Rough Riders, Emmit Rhodes, Trashcan Sinatras, and even Tim & Mollie O’Brien! I’ll enjoy discovering new ones I don’t know. The Pearlfishers and The Red Button would fit nicely on this list too.
hey, this is a (very belated) thank you for your incredibly thoughtful comments! sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.
re: collabs outside of FAWM: do you do 50/90 at all? I tend to stick to scheduled challenge months for songwriting, because it'd consume my life if I didn't. If you're doing 50/90 this year (or heck, FAWM next year) and you're still up for a collab, though, I'd be keen.
Thanks again for your comments. Please point me toward Jeff's Spotify playlist so I can have a listen.
Thx for the kind words and suggestions on my songs.
I will have a listen to your catalogue soon.
Thanks for listening to my songs "Start Walking in Your Dreams", "Blue Snow" and "Amelia" and my collab songs with mikeb "Tears at Midnight" and "Fades to Gray", I appreciate it!!
Me and Sylvia is true. It’s hard to believe that was more than 60 years ago, seems like yesterday. Most of my songs are based on my experiences through my lifetime. Thanks for the listen.
You're very welcome, and thanks for taking the time to listen to mine too.
Thanks so much for your kind comment on “Wasn’t That a Party”!
Congratulations on finishing your first FAWM! I hope you had a wonderful time. I’ve really enjoyed the songs of yours I’ve already heard - including, of course, your lovely treatment of “If We Lived on the Moon” - and look forward to listening to the rest of them in the coming days.
If you want to redo and update it tomorrow, go for it. I trust your judgement.
Good to know that I can add a collaborator for music even after the doors close. Updates of any of the fawm songs are totally legit! It would have been a shame for it not to get posted.
A very fun tune you’ve come up with. I’ve added you as a collaborator on this. I’m not certain, but you should be able to link a music file to it now. Do you have a hosting site?
Thank you so much for listening to our songs and for your lovely feedback. We really appreciate it😊
Hi Justin, thank you, it's definitely something to think about.
Hi Justin, thank you for your kind comment and sharing thoughts on Castle in the sky. Chris created his lyrics and vocal melody to my piano piece which I composed to a skirmish prompt about Sandcastles in the sky. When vocals are added to the piano it will be impossible to take away piano notes as the recording will suffer as a result. Anyway it was very interesting to read your thoughts. Due to my set up I need to start from the piano and then the vocals are added, not the other way round so some of the ideas sadly I can't follow but I appreciate you taking time and sharing your beautiful thoughts. Thank you again.
Thank you Justin, I have to focus on many things in a short space of time so didn't see your link right away. Thank you for your kind visit.
You are too kind, J. Much obliged for the comments on "If Anybody Cares"
Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my collab with Cindy! 😊
Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Timeless'. Yes, if you haven't seen The Man in the High Castle, the story would be unclear - its not clear in the show either!
Means a great deal to hear your kind words, amigo. Thanks very much.
Thanks, J. Not a lot of thought went into any of it--just my crude instinct to do something there that was musically slightly arresting and unresolved sounding with a view to tracking with the content of what was being said, which is also sort of unresolved. Might've missed the boat, though. Hope someone else takes a run at interpreting this, too--it could go a lot of different ways I think.
I may have stolen that guitar break from Townshend, yeah. Was wondering if anyone would notice.
Thanks, Justin, for your comment on Losing My Head. Definitely had fun writing that once I realized the right direction to take!
Hi Justin 😊 Thank you for your comments on my song Cat “food”. I’d love it if you were to find a melody for it!!
Thanks very much for the generous comment on “Pushing Upward (Rolling Down the River)”! There’s a lot of polishing I want to do, both lyrically and musically, but it’s a start.
I just woke up and found By Some Miracle. You made something very special with it, Justin. I put my own liner note in there, too. Thanks for another collaboration!
I am familiar with Sarah Jarosz! She's fantastic. I was lucky enough to see her when she and the Milk Carton Kids went on a joint tour several years ago. I'm more familiar with her older stuff, though, and haven't given her most recent album a good listen yet. Thanks for the reminder!
Thanks for the comment on my week 3 challenge song!
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on "The Zodiac Wheel"! 😀 I see you've also received some enthusiastic feedback on your musication of "If We Lived on the Moon" - congrats! I'll be back later to listen to more of your songs.
I didn't realize until just now that you're a FAWMling! I hope you're having a great time.
Thank you so very much for your kind comments on my songs! It's much appreciated. 😀
If you need me to tinker with the bridge, let me know. I'm happy to play with it.
OK, Justin! I'll put it down as yours. Look forward to hearing what you come up with. Thanks!
Thanks for the comment and production suggestion for my collab with Tammy!
Thanks for listening to my “Sandcastles” skirmish song!
Thanks for the comment on my collab with Julie!
Thanks so much for listening to my blues song ! I do appreciate it . Hope it’s all going well for you !
I really like your voice!
Hi Justin, did not know you were on FAWM! What a nice surprise!!
You can list me by name. Thanks!
Thanks for the kind comment on “Workin’ On That Now”!
Look forward to hearing it! 😊
Thanks for the surprise song again and for the really nice words you wrote in your comment on Ain't Gonna Get Any Better. It's been fun to have so many Muse-icians here.
Er... sorry... It appears that YOU wrote the Happy Version. At least according to your list above, which I didn't notice when I wrote the note below 😁 Where is the red faced icon when you need it?
Happy you liked my take on Doug's "Just One" - you should check out the other "happy" version I heard this evening. Amazing how a single added line turns the song on its head.
Glad you liked my song "She Dances with Sorrow". Oh and a huge thanks for your comment on my youthful sounding voice. I'm 67 next month; so any references to "youth" are very welcome 😁
I’m glad you like the point of view! I was drawing a blank in that skirmish and wasn’t going to try anything until, with about 15 minutes left, I thought of the famous “Earthrise” photo. I didn’t have time for music at that point - hence the spoken-word-with-trippy-background vibe. 😊
It’s great to see, you, by the way! 😊
Be my guest! I look forward to hearing what you come up with. 😊
Absolute pleasure I came back for another listen. Really beautiful and powerful song, thank you so much!
Thanks for the comment on my week 1 challenge song!
Heyyyyyy! What are you doing here without telling me!?? 😊
Hi Justin, hope to hear more songs from you!