Phil Mills 21


North York CA   Feb 2010  

Artist Bio

Influences:   50s, 60s & 70s folk, country, pop, and rock.

I was the typical consumer-only music fan until getting involved with the filk* community in 2004. Since then, I've spent a lot of time on original music, writing and performing.

*( )

Outside of music, my work and play involves computers, cats, cameras, and science fiction and fantasy literature.

[Things happened....]

Update for 2019: Here I go with my first post-retirement FAWM. Yay!


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  • @robotkitten  1 week

    Made a quick demo for Portrait, here's the link:

  • @jwhanberry  2 weeks

  • @paiyatamu  3 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "Purebred American Mutt." Yes, DNA testing can be quite the rabbit hole for some people--but where would we be without our hobbies to channel our passions? I appreciate the kind comments on so many of my songs and hope to see you and Jane around the filkerverse.

  • @ceilidh  4 weeks

    Music is posted now for Touch Not the Cat and other songs! πŸ˜€

  • @ceilidh  4 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on Gas Attack. It just begged to be done! πŸ˜€

  • @ericdistad  4 weeks

    Oh my gosh - I hadn't really keyed into that... and now I have another idea. πŸ˜€ Thanks Phil!

  • @ceilidh  5 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on Hay-on-Wye! Working on getting music up soon. Small slice of book heaven in Wales!

  • @moonraccoon  5 weeks

    Thanks! I like when bright, bouncy, and tragedy intersect πŸ˜‰

    What is the English traditional concept that would make "Pastel-O" out of "Pastel"? Is it just to force a rhyme?

  • @ceilidh  5 weeks

    New music is up for Tiny Home πŸ˜€

  • @jaegerin  5 weeks

    Thanks, Phil, for the kind words on "Moving On"!

  • @spinhead 5 weeks

    My dad used to say he dreamt about a wigwam and a teepee, and woke up to realize he was two tents.

  • @clioem 5 weeks

    Thank you kindly!

  • @jwhanberry  5 weeks

  • @ceilidh  5 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "Tiny Home" - as a parody, I posted the link to John Denver's performance of the original song so folks could compare and contrast the two. Given the two previous comments, I'll have to consider giving it its own tune...a FAWMer's work is never done! ...but I can play the original and sing the parody over it, and it really really works so well, it will be kind of a pity to have to divorce it from the original.

  • @moonraccoon  5 weeks

    More thanks, this time for the compliment on "Only Floss the Teeth..." and "Betrayal" πŸ˜€

  • @moonraccoon  6 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "My Slippers". I, too, really enjoy that juxtaposition.

  • @ceilidh  6 weeks

    UR welcome! Touch Not the Cat did the same thing to me, and I came away with a few claw marks during the rewrite.

  • @ceilidh  6 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on FAWMsong! Am trying to get a panel about FAWM at OryCon in Portland Oregon this fall -- may use this as an opening either at the panel, or at opening ceremonies as a preview for the panel and other things to come...

  • @karan  6 weeks

    It is a popular saying, but it's cautionary and goes: You shall not praise the day before its evening. I have always detested it, as praise works always uplifting, to both people and days. πŸ˜‰

  • @ceilidh  6 weeks

    Awww - thanks for your comments on Touch Not the Cat! You were liking my cat while I was enjoying your!!

  • @spinhead 6 weeks

    Glad you liked my non-song πŸ˜‰

  • @moonraccoon  6 weeks

    Hey Phil, thanks for your praise of "Troughs of Knowing Weeds". I like your suggestion about an "idea seeds" skirmish -- I'll put some thought into the pitch, and deliver it to the forums on the weekend.

  • @ericdistad  6 weeks

    Holy cow - I blinked and then you have 7 songs? Wow! Welcome back Phil! Glad to see you making so much good stuff!

  • @mikeskliar  7 weeks

    thanks for listening- and yes, I know roy zimmerman for sure, in fact i saw him in concert and met him (nice guy!) about five years ago!
    thanks again, and happy february!

  • @stuartbenbow  7 weeks

    Thanks for checking out β€œFalling Down”, and leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated! πŸ˜€

  • @nuj4x 8 weeks

  • @devin  Jan 20

    The fact that your FAWM name says that you are a β€œFILK mill”, is either a stellar coincidence, or a diabolically clever bit of login-creation genius.

    In either case, I hope there is a vast quantity of output in the genre.

    I hope you have a great event!