Influences: Ergo Phizmiz
Pronouns - he / him
|#1||Everyone's A Hypocrite||
|#2||Everybody's In The Hospital||
|#4||Maybe I'm Just A Narcissist||
|#6||The Governing Corpse||
|#9||I Used To Be Beautiful||
|#11||My Friend Misery||
|#12||Wrong Planet Syndrome||
|#13||Faith In Algorithms||
|#15||[No Listening Challenge - AAARRRGGGHHH!]||
|#16||Little Cravings @vainhirvain||
|#18||Elisabeth (Song For Liz Frencham)||
|#19||So, Maybe @mctown||
|#20||Another Protest Song||
|#21||Echolalia [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#22||Edict [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#23||Migraine Stopped Play [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#25||Dream #32 [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#26||Dream #1 [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#27||Dream #31 [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#28||Repetitive Non Functional Speech [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#29||Suspended In Sludge Liquid [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#31||Bizarre Rituals [Experimental Instrumental]||
|#32||Hammers Open All Jars Eventually||
|#33||The Hungry Neck Bubbles Phenomenon||
|#34||Absolutely No Difference Whatsoever||
|#35||Dat's Orl Fokes||
Hi Pete, not sure if you'll read this. I just checked in to read the comments (always a scary thing for me to do). Thank you for your nice comments, you can do with my music what you want. Since I moved house I live in a neighborhood with a lot of yelling children so it is hard to focus on music (I'll start looking for another house when the lockdown will end, if ever). Hope all is well with you.
I thought so! 😀 Doing well. It's a busy time of year (Holy Week always is for me!) but yes, doing well. Glad to hear from you, my friend!
You are the top, my friend. Even though it is a ways off, I still look forward to it a ton. Once again, I appreciate all the music you shared this year so much and I am still only partially in. You had such an amazing FAWM, even in the face of rough times, and I hope you can get yourself back to good health!
Hey, thanks so much for the listens! (Well executed 🤣) We had so much fun making Ajax 409! And Call of the Siren is a whole different ball game again. Nice choices, thank you for your kind words!
Hi Pete thank you for listening to my songs even after fawm is over it’s nice to keep hearing from you! Apologies for not responding much I have only really been in the forums since fawm ended and have kind of said goodbye to the music portion of it. My main site is my bandcamp but I uploaded this years fawm stuff to https://sirchorizo.bandcamp.com/. Anyways all of my stuff should be free to download so have at it if you like!
Hi Pete, thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my collaboration with Craig and for all your comments you so generously posted on my submissions. Hope you have a beautiful Spring. I miss collaborating with you but I understand life has its corrections. Please take care. Stay well.
Thanks, Pete! Your kind comments really gets a countryside musician forget about all that manure gone into his instruments, the cattle treading on his feet, the farmhands and the dairymaids chasing him - the men to kill him, the women to sire a new generation of farmhands and dairymaids. Send my greetings to your wife and dogs!
Thanks for your kind words on my song, "Please Treat Me Better". I really appreciate them!
Thankfully it only happened one day. Lately, she's been nicer to me.
Thanks for all the lovely comments! I will have to come back and check out more of this excellent stuff tomorrow, as I think I'm going to have to listen to it all now my ears are telling me LOL.
Thanks a lot, Pete! The vocals on Green Beans is one of the choir settings on Garageband. It gives me great pleasure that you dig my stuff. A week ago I noticed that one of the headings of the Forums reads "Shameless Self-Promotion". Somewhat blushing I started a thread there under a fake quotation. Now I see an opportunity to throw in a real, factual quotation - the ending from your latest comment. "The Farmyard Orchestra is amazing!" Can I quote you on that? 😀
thank you again, I'll be back within a few hours when I can give it my full attention. Looking forward to it!
Thanks Pete, Yes, Summer for sure. I owe you one more then, can you point me to one specific one I've missed and you'd prefer me to hear?
Thank you so much for putting my song in the Recommendation thread. I am beyond delighted that you were so floored by the track. It is indeed my favorite of the month...which I never would've guessed from a skirmish write. Again, thank you. It truly means a lot to me.
Thank you for your deep dive, Pete. Your kind words are appreciated. Glad you enjoyed. I'll be back to reciprocate your kindness when I can carve out a nice uninterupted half hour sometime before stumps tomorrow. Looking forward to it!
Bye for this year Pete.
Always wonderful to hear you ..
I know you’re off Facebook and I have cut way way back as it started to bring me down in the worse way...but contact me anytime via email or whatever..take care amigo and happy trails
Pete, it was my pleasure to do so. And my reward? to see you successful in a real sense. Yes, I know you've got issues and challenges worse than most, but you've achieved despite. Never give up!
Long ago, i recall, you wondered if you should put together a CD of songs for about/for your wife. i recall I said "do it". With mine about to go into hospital (knee surgery) and 9 years on from the breast cancer and (successful) treatment, I think it's time I did too, before we both fall off the perch. Thoughts?
Thanks for your thoughts on BCD, Pete. To be honest I think I got lucky with the reverb on that one. I tend to just pick one and whap it on and quite often end up with something that sounds muddy - I'm going through my FAWM tracks at the moment and fixing that in quite a few as it happens. I definitely think a tiny amount is plenty in terms of giving the track a sense of space though.
Nope not really, have a shoebox full of old 4-track tapes and some reels I don't even have a working player for anymore that's about it 🤣 I've got roughly 200 things that will be widdled down to probably 50ish, just done since fawm last year. I do plan on putting somewhere in the next few months though. I'm finally giving into digital distribution I guess, this last year has put a nail in the coffin for most live music(the only place I ever did do anything really), and when it does come back the smaller gigs I was ever able to get will be taken by "named" people......... some of that good old trickle down 🤣
Thanks so much! I've been trying to do the titfortat thing I'll get around to listening to some more of your stuff in the next few days! All I've heard was your slothcore and the no listen one. It's my least favorite part of fawm is how much stuff I know I end up missing out hearing that I know I'd love LOL.
Thank you Pete for the encouragement on the Black Hole saga! I'll get it edited and matched to the visuals and up on youtube at some point. The shiatsu song for which you kindly supplied stills and vid is still waiting in the wings--life gets in the way--is it okay to still use those photos?
Thank you so much Pete for your amazing comments on my music. They mean the world to me. I only wish people who shine so much kindness and understanding, show so much support and give so much inspiration, had a very happy life without any troubles. How wonderful it woul be! I hope you have a very beautiful and healthy Spring. I'm also going to listen to more of your songs. It's always a great treat. Thank you for your great talent and great kindness.
Thanks for listening to my song "Amelia", I appreciate it!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my songs this year and leave such kind comments. I truly appreciate it more than you know. You're an amazing talent.
We will have to catch up for sure. Even if we just try a few tunes. I would actually just really enjoy playing drums on some of your music. I am a huge fan of what you do. I actually think I have about a half dozen other people who are fans of yours now as well. I would also be super interested in hearing what you would come up with vocally on some of my stuff. I try really hard but I am a marginal singer at best. I feel like Steve Howe sometimes lol.
In terms of your process and theory etc... whatever you are doing works and you are gifted as a composer, arranger, singer etc. My email is:
I love your voice as well! Thanks for the kind words.
Thank you so much for your many kind comments!! I'm definitely coming back after work to do some listening of your stuff 😀 congrats on a very prolific fawm!
Pete, thank you so much for your great feedback to "Leg dich wieder hin", coming from a musical master like you it really means something to me. You heard right, there are vibraphone sounds in the mix, respect for catching that detail.
Thanks for the listen and compliments. 😀
Thanks for the comment on "Tarzan Movie"! I'm glad you like it although what I was decidedly going for was the opposite of heavy. Then again, heaviness is a spectrum and it's not nearly as heavy as a lot of my other songs, so maybe my perception is just skewed. 😁
Thank you so much Pete for your kind comment on my little lyric/poem. Thank you for all your support and kindness. I'm looking forward to listening to more of your songs.
They have a cool style! Nope I haven't even HEARD of that song. Karl has sent me songs before and emkaydeebee as well. We had kids in 1995 and 97 so I was in a fog and missed a lot. I also was more into alt-folk at that time. I did have some 90's favs, though - The Sundays, Lush, Primus, Cranberries (less so). Peter Mulvey and Martin Sexton were big with me as well.
Tried sending a pic of Riff Raff the link might work for you lol
Awww. Labradoodles 😊😊
Thanks for the comments/song shoutout, Pete! I’m glad you enjoyed our song.
Thank you for all the kind words on my songs. It really means a lot coming from a composer of your expertise. I will be coming back to listen to the rest of your catalogue over the next couple of weeks and leave my thoughts. 36 songs at the quality level you produce is prolific. Maybe we could collaborate on a project at some point. I am truly a fan of your work.
Hey - thank you for all your listens and comments this FAWM, I've been terrible at keeping up with them this year but they're much appreciated. Every one loves a sax solo I think. I can't not listen to a song called Suspended in Sludge Liquid so will defo check these out this MALM 😀
Hey, thanks for the comment on Odin's Chiptune. That song was way outside my wheelhouse, but that's sort of what this is all about, right? I'm glad you enjoyed it.
So many of your songs to catch up on.
I had surgery on the 9th and just getting my strength and voice back...barely.
Making up for lost time.
I'll be back. Can't believe the body of work you put out with your own health issues
xo...You are amazing
Pete, thank you so very much for your kind comment. It's comments like that that keep me going. The journey to transform from poet to songwriter has turned out to be quite a long one; even with 14 FAWMs under my belt, I find myself repeating the sins of the past. And with some of my lyrics I do wonder if they only managed to transition into songhood due to the talent of the collaborator - but I've come to realise that, if I'm helping talented people write good songs, then this can't be too bad a thing, right?
The three songs you mentioned are three of my all-time favourites. I'm glad I got to work with Tim while he was still with us - we still keep in touch and exchange both Christmas cards and witty ripostes. Balthazar is a great song, and I wish more artists would be less shy about chewing the scenery - it's an epic, cataclysmic tale, and you sell the flood out of it. One Nightstand is still probably my favourite collab ever, and it's the track that made my good friend @metalfoot realise just what the artists of FAWM had to offer, and helped him decide to stick around and be the 100-song wonder that we know and love.
So, once again, thank you. I guess I'll be back next year, then 😀
Thanks for your kind comment on High Functioning, glad to hear it resonates with you. Wishing you the best of luck with getting diagnosed. I don't know what it's like for you, but when I first noticed that ASD would actually apply to me, I was like 'why the f*** did nobody tell me????' I hope you get the support you need!
Cheers Pete! Need to check that Kinks album out I reckon! Also... 31 songs dude 👏😲
Looks like the piece you sent me will be my lucky last effort. 1 day left, one song to go...
Pete, best of luck to you and thank you for the time 😀
Pete : I'm probably not gonna fawm
Also Pete: I did 30 songs.
My god Pete, I was delighted yesterday when I reached 14 songs meaning I'd completed my challenge to myself.
Then I saw you. 30 songs. In a month. All of them, Quality.
You are a machine, mate. A funky, wonky machine and I love you.
Hey Pete, thanks so much for your nice comments on "Retro Lounge"! Glad you liked the quirky off kilter sounds!
Thanks, Pete, for the info! FAWM drawing to a close, I have, more and more, left the farm for horseback riding over the wide plains of 19:th century America. Adopting another disguise I call myself Pat Highmountain. Check it out! Lots of dead bodies and fired guns!
Thanks for your comments on Surreal Pairings. That skirmish prompted a lot of thinking and as always, everyone had wildly different results. Fun!
Thanks, Pete! Your kind comments are really appreciated. You said something about a "household" sharing your views. In any eventual further comment, feel free to satisfy my curiosity! Exactly how many people are living under your roof? My fantasy conjures up images from two to forty-five... Are there animals involved in the consensus? 😀
Goodness gracious. You have been so productive! I will be back probably tomorrow. You really are a gem here. I appreciate what you create and what you say. Thank you.
Thanks so much for your comment..
I plan on having fun this last 8 days and savoring
Every moment we all have with each other..
its ok of course i got your email. Heatwave one right??
where shall i send it to matey? am i being techno dunce again in not seeing an email?? 😉
Pete, how do you fancy singing on a song i got? Zero pressure and if you got too much going on absolutely no worries, but just thought of you as i was doing it. Its a funk type tune, But honestly matey absolutely no worries if not.
Thanks again Pete! I will be back this weekend for some listening!!
I have no preconceived ideas! I’ll give anything a shot.
You've been super busy bust if you wanted to collaborate on something I'd be totally up for it. 😀
Thanks for the well wishes Pete. I am recovered for the most part. Some neck issues, left hand, short term memory. Not sure if this is as good as it gets. Its been a year but the neck they say takes 1.5 years ( ripped disc. ) Anytime I overdue it, the neck let's me know. Which includes sitting too long or playing too long. Running, sledding Rollercoaster, trampolines are out indefinitely. But to be fair, I'm alive and it could've been much worse. I just have a hard time accepting my limitations. Like running. I'm grieving that one now.
Hi Pete, thank you so much for every comment you so generously wrote. Your support is always very special. Hope you are enjoying a nice evening.
Thank you so much for your comment on Hedged. I'll have audio posted for it tomorrow.
Thank for the kind words on “Fur Hat”! I’m so glad you stopped by because I have now discovered your catalogue so far this year. Great music you are a craftsman!
Hi Pete - thanks for saying nice things! The horns were a standard Logic preset. Mississippi Studio 7 I think it was called. Was just messing about to avoid playing the guitar and liked their sound. The bit at the end is four separate parts, played without listening to the others, with a bit of editing to bring out nice musical coincidences!
Cheers for the comment, Pete! Just the bog standard Logic mellotron for me I’m afraid. My poor ancient MacBook has just enough storage and juice to do one FAWM song at a time (I then have to archive onto an external hard drive). So I’m a bit limited on virtual instruments ☹️. It’s the universe’s way of telling me to upgrade my set up I reckon...
I appreciate having you here on FAWM so much, Pete. I went to e-mail and wasn't sure if the heatwave e-mail was the right one. Let me know, but in the meantime, I just wanted to tell you that you are a shining light here in FAWMland and am very glad to know you. 😀
Hahh, thanks for commenting, - that was, for me, a tough challenge. Being a live instrument player, I don't have many "forgotten" for that. So, I just hit controls within Audacity I've never used and etc., per that challenge. And, actually, I wound up learing something useful from it.
I kept it short, hahhh, why go long? 😀
Hi, Pete! Congratulations for reaching 14. Thank you for your kind words! Send my greetings to the rest of your household!
Oh Pete! Thank f@ck that you were the first one to comment on 'Already Leaving'. It has eased my mind that someone who I trust and admire 'got' it. I don't know why I am extra touchy about that song but if it was only you that appreciated hearing then it was worth posting.
Hi Pete, congratulations on winning! Please keep your songs posting, there is always a chance for double or tripple win 😀
you’re so sweet!! ☺️ thanks for the kind comment. (I still hadn’t added my liner note thoughts to that demo, which I have now, and mentioned you lol).
I’ve got catching up to do, too!! Congrats on 14 (in 13)!!
Ref Black Hole of Pt Sturt, thanks Pete. I'll keep you on mailing list. After a good first week, this one and next week are disasters for me either generally or just FAWM-wise, so I doubt I'll get the whole thing out this month. Trying.
For "ocean" I was simply using a partial capo (3-string) on the ADG strings on capo 4 then mainly just open chords with a moving bass note and then kind of a D-Dm thing on the bridge.
Thanks Pete. It hasn’t been flowing this year.
Thanks so much for your comments. Paul is OBVIOUSLY the best Beatle.
I went to school in Solihull. But, I was born in Birmingham and grew up in Aldridge and Shenstone...I used to go into Sutton Coldfield on Saturdays to the record library to borrow records to record onto tape.
It has been a long time since I lived around there. I have been living in Asia for over 20 years. I still have family in Wolverhampton and the Lichfield areas.
Thanks for the remarks on Black Nylon Waltz. I wasn't thrilled with how that turned out, so it was nice to know that someone else seemed to enjoy it. Maybe the big problem for me was just that I preferred the very similar waltz I did last year, although this year's one was better in certain technical ways. Anyway, thanks again.
Thanks so much for your comment on the Siren’s lament! Just realised I haven’t listened to any of yours yet, but picked one at random and love your voice! Will try and do some more in the next few days...
Hey Pete, I’m also from Birmingham. Although, I live in Singapore. Been in Asia a long time.
I'm so glad you messaged me and mentioned Cubasis. I wanted to try it out last year but it was only for Apple devices. I looked it up again and it's now available for android. So happy... especially since I will be working on my property in the stix this weekend with very little technology. Now I can still produce a track or two using my phone.
Ah Pete, you're very kind. Thanks so much for that. The chorus melody for A&B has been banging off the walls of my mind for weeks. I'm just glad it seems to have come out in a coherent fashion.
yay thanks Pete 😀 made me laugh so much too. so many bits to love... the eyes, the talking the cute , the "i'm happy to go forward with this" hahaha
Thanks for the comment on "Is anybody listening?" The beeps and stuff are Morse code for the words in the lyrics. (If I did it right. I used a translator, so I might've messed up.)
So, you heard the message, you just didn't realize it was a message.
Thank you so much, friend!
Thanks for you comment on POLY 😀 Glad you loved the message.
How about wonkyslothcore?
Thanks for your kind comments on Toys. Don't think I could find a wooden orange crate to put a skate on and make a scooter.
I've not played at either, but then my gig these days is a mid-life crisis, middle-aged men punk/reggae/ska covers band. H&H not the kind of venue we play - too upmarket.
It's just popped into my head - there was a house behind us in KH where a junior bhangra band rehearsed weekly, possibly on a Sunday morning, can't remember the day, but I was generally at home, so a weekend for sure. Used to absolutely love the beats coming through the window. It's what I miss most about KH and Moseley - it's a real mish mash of everyone living cheek by jowl and it was great.
Love Jug of Ale and H&H. Used to play Sunday league for the H&H many moons ago. It’s a great venue!
Ace-o-clock!!! Haha. That is fabulous. I’m stealing it, among several other phrases that you’ve enlightened me to. Thanks for the comment!
The drummer is Logan
The keyboard packet is right on the iPad. It’s called Keyboard Collection...free to download...
haha that did cross my mind, but then i thought, oh well, it stands anyway
Thanks for the comment - much appreciated! Yep, W Mids based. Used to be in Kings Heath, now Out in the ‘shires between Brum and Stratford!
Gosh...thanks a billion Pete..
I never ever thought a song I worked on would make it to
The consideration List..ever...never..
Made my morning...xxc
Thanks for your posts on my wall. I really like your work, so it means a lot hearing you like mine too.
I see you've got two new ones up so I look forward to having a listen after work.
Thanks Pete - yeah, Dominic emailed me yesterday. I have the new Avanthardcollective release to tide me over, so I'm good. 😀