owl 8


53703 US   Feb 2014


Artist Bio

Influences:   some things currently in heavy rotation: Big Thief, Nana Grizol, Mitski, Television, Robyn Hitchcock, Matthew Sweet, Cate Le Bon

"the perfect is the enemy of the good"

This is my sixth year FAWMing.

Check out some previous FAWM songs (and others) done up proper at my band Gentle Brontosaurus's site here:
@ndavies = keys, pocket trumpet, vox.
me = keys, guitar, vox.

Also check out Vowl Sounds, collabs with @vomvorton, also made possible via FAWM: facebook.com/vowlsoundsmusic

other musics from the past you could also listen to: tldrband.com (surf-tinged indie rock; I sang), www.facebook.com/RedTapeDiaries (math-tinged power pop; I played keys)

pronouns: she/her


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  • @teapot 3 hours

    Thanks for your sweet comment- so encouraging! 'Once' is actually my fave film! πŸ˜€ *thumbs up* to your Fawm name, love it

  • @rwc 15 hours

    Thanks for your comments on "Temporary".

  • @sailingmagpie  17 hours

    I hadn't actually seen any of Russian Doll when I wrote the song(I've watched the first few episodes now. Definitely worth a watch). A friend mentioned it in passing a few days before a it must've stuck in my subconscious. I realised when I saw the trailer pop up on my Netflix!

  • @majordanby  19 hours

    Thank you for listening and your kind words.

  • @anonymouse 1 day

    I went and checked out Manson's music. What a strange place that puts me in. On its own it's good.

    Just visiting family. I brought a guitar back. Ya never know...

  • @ayehahmur  2 days

    It's a sign of having lived a good life, that people remember the things that made you special, yeah?

  • @popmythology  2 days

    Hi, @owl! Thanks for stopping by! @thelowestbitter did a great job with that song, didn't he? I didn't like my lyrics at first because I didn't know if it could actually work as a song. Now that I've seen that it can, I do like the lyrics now and I like the complete song with the music even more!

  • @tiedyehero 2 days

    Thanks so much for your great comment!!!

  • @captainillegible  2 days

    Hi @owl thank you so much for taking the time to listen and comment. Yes, the title is inspired by Talking Heads, but the song itself is not. And the song certainly isn't meant to be a slight on the United States. It's just that a pretty, touristy town in the country is not the place I imagined such a city girl to end up. And I'm sure she won't end her story there.

  • @pipewrench67  2 days

    I'm slightly frightened right now, you may be related somehow.

  • @ayehahmur  3 days

    Hey, good to hear things are going well, even if there's some change involved. Things are just the same with me, pretty much. No dramas.

    And thanks for your comment on Six Strong Women - the clever fingers line was an important one for me because my friend was a dress maker. Nice to remember these things.

  • @pipewrench67  4 days

    This made me think of you;

  • @loveonamixtape  4 days

    Oof, believe me, I know! February always comes and goes 2 Fast 2 Furious. I've been lucky if I've managed a couple listens a day so far, but I always feel such a pressure at the beginning of FAWM to come out of the gates at a decent pace that the listening and substantive commenting really doesn't happen until...well, until I hit 14 or we get to March, tbh. But thanks for taking a pause to listen in the midst of all of this!

  • @sailingmagpie  5 days

    I'm also very far behind with my listening. Too many people on the watch list but I can't remove any of them, as they're all awesome!

    That Big Thief show sounds incredible! I've got tickets to see them in May when they are back over here. I'm hoping that, outside the festival time constraints, they'll play some deeper cuts. Also, they should hopefully have some new material by then!

  • @zecoop  5 days

    I have to get the update tomorrow. She was out for the weekend and didn't let me know on Friday before she left, and then couldn't remember what was there. I think it takes a bit to get from the office to the classroom. I'll let you know.

    Hopefully I'll get something written that would be good to send you. Collabs with you are a highlight. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  5 days

    How's your FAWM load? Overloaded? Still might have room for one, if I write one? Let me know... πŸ˜€

  • @billwhite51 5 days

    thank you for listening and for leaving encouraging comments, regarding woody and bobby in the leopard, although woody guthrie was moderately successful in his own time, it was his inspiration that created the myth we know as bobby dylan for which he is primarily known in our time ...as a result, more people have come to woody via bobby than knew him in his time....as with the leopard, who is remembered today for the part he played in dantes poem

  • @fuzzy  6 days

    Ok, here ya go.
    Not exactly fake ethnography, but there's a story behind it nonetheless; I'm not sure if those citizens are aware of the bad times ahead for them.

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    Heya pal, good to see you back this year. How are things with the band?

  • @circle 1 week

    Ha, I'll have to go back and listen to the end of the song now! I live here at the moment, but I'm in the south. I want to go to the north really badly! I'll get round to it soon

  • @unkept  1 week

    I thought the cut off was intentional! A dramatic cliff hanger. πŸ˜€

    Made it to Madison just fine, thanks! Luckily they cleared the interstates fairly well overnight. Was a bit nervous about it!

  • @fuzzy  1 week

    Just listened to your track again; sounds even better with an ending. πŸ˜‰

  • @fuzzy  1 week

    Yep, I've read "Cloud Atlas".
    Good novel for sure.

  • @billwhite51 1 week

    thank you for explaining the chinese ending...revisiting your song to hear the intended. was a rewarding trip. i liked the song even more on the return visit.

  • @dasbinky  1 week

    Yup, hoping I'll see you at the FOP! And eventually at a Gentle Brontosaurus show, I'm chagrined to admit I haven't made it out to one yet.

    In the meantime, keep pumping out awesome tunes, I love the wavelength you're working in!

  • @anonymouse 1 week

    lol, I read "I was thinking about you cause my gym has a virtual treadmill program" and was I was thinking you were gonna continue on to say: and I was thinking it'd be really cool if they had virtual mice running around on it.

    Truth be told I wasn't planning to participate in FAWM this year and I thought I had already missed it (for some reason I thought it began at start of Jan) but my virtual fawm-clock was right-on because when I checked to see what you guys had come up with, it turned out FAWM was just about to begin.

    I'm in Oz at the mo for a couple of days, and am considering bringing a guitar back to WGTN with me, so ... maybe.

  • @slawbleu  1 week

    By the way, I meant to compliment you earlier on the "some things currently in heavy rotation" list on your bio -- that is an incredibly fine assortment of music right there! πŸ˜€

  • @kenficara  1 week

    I don't do much post-production, so all the effects are live. Sometimes with mistakes 😁

  • @faceofeinstein  1 week

    Wow, thanks so much for the compliment! I've been listening to a lot of A Tribe Called Quest lately - that and Murs. I need to see that Doc, thanks for the reminder, I'm a huge Wu head.

  • @kenficara  1 week

    (But I will say, I cannot comprehend having only 30 books. I have 30 books by more than a few individual _authors_. 😁

  • @kenficara  1 week

    Hey! Thanks for the comment on "Books" -- the instrumentation is a fingerpicked Moog guitar (which produces lots of sustains and overtones), and a tremolo harmonica (two reeds for every note, like a 12-string guitar). I made a Marie Kondo reference but you're right that she never actually said that about 30 books, and the song was really about what we keep and why.

  • @loveonamixtape  1 week

    :waves: Happy to see you FAWMing again this year! I look forward to listening to your February, as always!

  • @anonymouse 2 weeks

    Ha, I just got the v owl songs thing. Around this time around?

  • @robs  2 weeks

    I wish you lots of success and mostly have fun!

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    I'm excited for Owl sounds, I'm excited for Vowl Sounds....I'm just generally rather excited, really. Bring it on!

  • @sailingmagpie  2 weeks

    Hey Owl, happy Fawning! Loving the inclusion of Big Thief in your influences. I've been obsessed with them for the last few years. Saw them at a festival last summer and they were awesome (though they didn't play Paul!).

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Hi there! I’m looking forward to hearing and reading your creations this year. I’m always impressed by how you think and compose. I also love how you take risks. I’ll be around and will be listening.

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Looking forward to hearing your music!!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    So excited to hear new music from you! Definitely hope we can collaborate again...

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Hey, I’ll be listening. As always, if there’s an opportunity to work on something together, I’d take it!

  • @fuzzy  4 weeks

    I'm really looking forward to hearing some more of your TRULY AWESOME music!!!