owl 7


53703 US   Feb 2014


Artist Bio

Influences:   here are some things currently in heavy rotation: Big Thief, the Byrds, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Stevenson, Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett, Okkervil River

"the perfect is the enemy of the good"

This is my seventh 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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  • @tsunamidaily  16 mins

    Hey! I sent you an email.
    Hope to hear from you.

  • @ayehahmur  6 hours

    Alas it's a Sears banj... I mean a synth banjo, but it's a really good sample. I loved playing around with it.
    Thanks as always for taking a listen, pal.

  • @wolfkier 12 hours

    Thanks for the listen and kind words! 😀

  • @paulhenry  3 days

    @owl, if you put California Zebras to music, I'd be honored. I love how the world moves in such a way to put a herd of wild zebras on the coast of California. And what that means to the person in the lyric.

  • @marvsmooth 4 days

    I've now made the song Follow downloadable - https://fawm.org/songs/104398/

  • @dianaviney 1 week

    Thanks for the comment on Fine. The melody of 'wasnt i fine..." came out quick as I was trying to remember the melody that I had come up with the night before to the same chord progression. Ha- I couldn't remember the original melody so i got Fine instead. I hope you come back and listen to Moonbird once I post it because that was the original melody I came up with. 2 songs for one chord progression but very different I think. I'll post later today. Thanks again.

  • @marvsmooth 1 week

    I actually decided not to do anything at all with your track, except to add a little reverb, which I did with my glockenspiel as well.

    I normally like to mix with each individual part separated, but found out when listening to each track separately that your track was a perfect mix of vocal and guitar.

  • @marvsmooth 1 week

    The four-track song Follow, featuring yourself on vocal and guitar. is posted up - https://fawm.org/songs/104398/

  • @celineellis  1 week

    Thanks for your really great feedback on my song ‘follow you’ I appreciate the time you took to offer advice and suggestion. I will definitely take it on board when I spend more time on the song after feb!

  • @ndavies  1 week

    My growly bass synth is a Moog Sub Phatty, and the weedly wee one (and on the chords) is a Korg Minilogue

  • @miltz  1 week

    Thank you, owl.

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    Thanks! Don't think I've ever been compared to KKR before. Not in my writing-writing, but *definitely* not in my song writing. That's a helluva nice thing to say, thank you! And the Watchmen series was just about perfect, wasn't it? I loved that particular reveal.

    ETA By the way I saw Big Thief live last year. They're just mesmerizing.

  • @paulh1237  1 week

    The puppy is called percy, potentially because I just live for alliteration! I'm still trying to build him up into a true fawmer, music mostly just makes him bark aha.

  • @pipewrench67  1 week

    more drums here (some you need Kontakt, I don't have but i think there is a free stripped down version out there) ;https://thehomerecordings.com/free-dr...

  • @paulh1237  1 week

    Profile now updated with permanent puppy picture aha.

  • @neonpaul 1 week

    Thanks for the well wishes, hope you have a great one too 😀

  • @rayboneor  2 weeks

    You and loveonamixtape have got me fired up to grab a pick and start practicing for the first time. Any advice on where to start? Picks make me very nervous 😀

  • @slawbleu  2 weeks

    Jinx!!! 😀 Seriously, thanks for the tip -- I'm pretty comfy with Reaper after 5 years, but punching in has always been challenging. Thanks so much!!

  • @ferry0123  2 weeks

    Thank you for leaving your nice comment. And also thanks for mentioning me!

  • @ayehahmur  2 weeks

    Cool! Spoopy is the zeitgeist!

  • @ferry0123  2 weeks


  • @loveonamixtape  2 weeks

    Hahahah omg yesssssss, I love that! What a goodboi, 12/10 groundhog, would leave alone, would respect his personal space.

  • @sailingmagpie  2 weeks

    Wow, your sandworm is incredible! Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type today.

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    Great to see you here. looking forward to some more of your gems!

  • @pipewrench67  3 weeks

    Yo, still have yet to see Cats.

  • @loveonamixtape  3 weeks

    I am! I'm excited to show off my marginally better guitar playing now that I practice and use a pick. 😅 Plus FAWM has kind of ruined me for songwriting for the rest of the year, so it's almost like this or bust!

  • @gregthehero 3 weeks

    hey owl, happy 2020! maybe this is the year we collab again... ( last time was 2015 ?(!) )

  • @loveonamixtape  3 weeks

    Always glad to see you here! I hope you have a good February, and I look forward to hearing what you come up with, as always!

  • @rayboneor  3 weeks

    Hey! Nobody here tells a story like you do--and you wrap them up in such pretty music. Don't let me down 😀

  • @thelowestbitter  3 weeks

    Hello! The controller is confusing and annoying me at the moment so we'll see how much use I can actually get out of it. Looking forward to hearing your stuff this FAWM!

  • @slawbleu  3 weeks

    Hello hello!! So excited to see what you come up with -- you always astonish me. Happy FAWM! 😀

  • @circle 3 weeks

    Hi owl!

    I don't know if you remember me, but I'm the one who does lots of pitch shifting to make me sound like a girl (or a chipmunk?)

    Last year you said to ask you if I wanted some real female vocals, and i didn't ask, but I appreciated the idea!

    I feel like it would be fun to collaborate this time as I've barely done it before, so if you still have the time, and the will, and the muse... well, let's see

    Anyway, I'll be checking out your stuff regardless! still a big fan of Black Ribbon

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Hi hi and hello! How are things up your way? I’m looking forward to hearing your music again this year, as you are willing to try anything and come up with so much variety. Your willingness to take a shot and take risks is something that I admire about you. Maybe I will try to do more of that. Your results are certainly motivating. I will see you around....happy fawming to you!

  • @ferry0123  3 weeks

    Hey thanks. Same to you of course. Looking forward to hearing what you'll create!!

  • @tamsnumber4  3 weeks

    Happy 7 year FAWMversary!! Glad I'm in a class with you and will always stop by for a listen, you are music to my ears!!!

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Have a wonderful FAWM!! 😀 Excited to hear what you do this year.

  • @elesimo  4 weeks

    Happy FAWM, @owl!

    I'm also excited to see that tape, I recruited @cnidaria to record track 3 with me before sending it to the UK. Can't wait to hear it!

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Longtime listener, first time (in 2020) commenter.... my ears look forward to your fawm-creations!

  • @balancelost  4 weeks

    Oh hi yeah, back at it again. I have a new egg shaker so it's going to be AMAZING! Good luck

  • @ayehahmur  4 weeks

    Hey! Good to hear from you and welcome back! Looking forward to yours too. Can't wait to get started.

  • @adnama17  4 weeks

    Hey there! Fancy meeting you here. 😀

  • @sailingmagpie  4 weeks

    Hope you have an amazing FAWM this year! Looking forward to hearing more lovely tunage from you!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Super excited to hear your awesome FAWMing... You write amazing stuff. Hope we can collaborate again! 😀

  • @kristian  4 weeks

    Whooo! Wanna do a thing with me?

  • @w1n  5 weeks

    Have a great FAWM, looking forward to hearing some new tunes from you.

  • @expendablefriend  5 weeks

    I await your beautiful musics.

  • @hummingbear  5 weeks

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @tsunamidaily  5 weeks

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @fuzzy  5 weeks

    I'm really looking forward to hearing some more of your unique sounds!!!