pipewrench67 18


Wisconsin US   Jan 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Lee Scratch Perry, King Crimson, Anthony Phillips, Peter Gabriel, King Tubby, Thelonious Monk, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Tangerine Dream, Charles Mingus,Leadbelly, Terry Riley, The Beatles and Stones.

So another FAWM done.
I was able to complete 14 songs in 28 days and then I did 4 on the 29th day. It turns out I went for thievery this year, Trying to do a reasonable facsimile of an artist (mostly from the 70's, some 60's and a little 80's).

I did harmonies on almost every tune, and most were done without being worked out, just listening in singing along, while not perfect, I'm really happy with the results.

I played real actual bass guitar on a couple of tracks. 1 track that was all real live instruments thanks to @zecoop drums.

I played some lead guitar that I was happy with and didn't have to bury in the mix.

I did an entire FAWM without a single blatant Tom Waits-ism (still got the comparisons).

I was absolutely horrible at documentation this year, I usually have the chords somewhere on my lyric sheet, not so much this year, not a one as I look at them. So I guess it's MDM for me.

I also managed to accumulate more than a months worth of laundry and dirty dishes some how.

So, here we are again, in/ on the best place on earth with the best people you'll never meet (that would be logistically and financially epic, if you care to endeavor, godspeed to you sir or madam or fish or whatever). I woke up this morning with a song in my head ( let's hope this continues). The lyrics are subconscious nonsense, so I'm going to keep them. I think I have found my personal theme this year, because of this. UNMITIGATED NONSESNSE, things in the world right now a pretty fucked, disinformation run amok, people believing repeated lie, I mean how can starving people, and denying health care, be good for a society, DaDA had I right 100 years ago, it's time to take back the absurd and use it lift rather than crush.

Rant done

P S probably not


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  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 8

    Thanks for listening to my song "Your Last Goodbye", I appreciate it!

  • @iwilleatyou  Mar 6

    The version of Lamborghini posted up here is a shortened version. We now have a slightly extended version which is the one we want to go with. Let me know what site(s) you are looking to post the song and I'll go over it with Julie. Cheers!

  • @sheslin Mar 6

    Thank you for the feedback on my song Fog! I love alternate tunings and I am glad the buzz was a plus for you 😁! Wow - Judy Collins - what a compliment - thank you so much. This is my first FAWM and it has been a blast!

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Mar 5

    Thank you for saying nice things about my song!

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    Thank you for the nice comment on my song Jealousy.

  • @santadharma Mar 5

    Ooh that looks super cool. Thanks for all your nice comments. We've both been having tough weeks, but hoping to catch up on a lot of listening this weekend πŸ˜€ Hope people are still lurking...

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 4

    Oh, and "St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast, anyone?" Yes indeed, here we are...
    I wish. I just don't have the speed. I will continue to work on it, though. Check out Mattias Eklundh's solo albums if you want to hear someone with monster chops *really* dig in to Frank's compositional style. He's also got FZ's warped and scatalogical sense of humour, too.

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 4

    I had to really adapt my playing with the guitar synth. You have to be unbelievably fastidious about both picking and fretting - so I guess it's no surprise that Fripp is a master at it. Oh, and I had to turn the synth's sensitivity down a fair whack for both guitars before they'd track reliably. And if I clout the Godin's tremelo arm, tracking goes out of the window. But with a bit of work, you can get good results.

  • @judypie  Mar 4

    Hahah, hollaaaaaa! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • @dianaviney Mar 4

    Hi there,
    Thanks for your nice comment on my song Face of God. Feel honored to have it be imagined on trinity sessions. Looking forward to listening to your music in the coming days. Cheers

  • @scubed  Mar 3

    Thanks for your lovely comment on β€œPicture in a Frame”!

  • @mikeb Mar 3

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my inanimate object challenge song!

  • @owl  Mar 3

    I don't think I understand how avocado works but I will check it out next time I feel like adding some glitchy something or other!

  • @nahlej381  Mar 2

    Thanks for the feedback your tracks were killer! Great bass sounds! All hail real bass!

  • @cleanshoes Mar 1

    Thank you so much for your comment on "West of Here" and your encouragement re: illness. Even on good days it's easy to overtax my voice (a couple three-minute songs can make me feel like I've been screaming for three hours), so I have to be careful. Probably will have to step back again now that the month is over, but I'm glad to have participated this year! I now have some listening to catch up on, so will check out some of your stuff for sure.

  • @owl  Mar 1

    A true anthem for our times

  • @ray07 Feb 24

    Thank you for commenting on my song Molly. Kind words.

  • @sjbatavia  Feb 23

    Thanks for commenting on When I Die!

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 21

    Thanks for your kudos on β€˜shady tree’ looking forward to hearing you πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  • @judypie  Feb 20

    Oak heavenπŸ˜‚I thought you’d left him behind at first! I am sooo slooowww.

  • @judypie  Feb 19

    I just wanted to say how much I’m loving your Kevin work

  • @leka Feb 19

    Thank you for listening and commenting. I had so much fun translating the idioms.

  • @santadharma Feb 17

    Lol well we love food so glad our song made you think of it 🀣

  • @tippergore Feb 14

    The correct spelling is "concoction." In error, you included a "k," which does NOT belong next to "coc" unless you're discussing roosters! You've been warned!


  • @mlm Feb 13

    Hi! Thank you for listening and comment my track!!

  • @owl  Feb 11

    Thanks for the link to MOAR DRUMS! Kontakt is one of the things I bought in the last year, so I can indeed use the patches that require it. Have you seen Cats yet?

  • @miltz  Feb 11

    Thank you.

  • @yarimurray  Feb 10

    Thanks for the comments on Dang Woodchucks. I'm looking forward to hearing your stuff when I get the chance.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 10

    Thanks for the drum link and information! I really appreciate it! πŸ˜€

  • @juoppis  Feb 10

    Thanks for your comment on my birthday song! Appreciate it.

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 9

    Thank you! I'll give some of your tracks a listen this evening. Cheers

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 5

    Thanks for your visit and super kind words!!

  • @alg123  Feb 5

    The bird with wheels is beautiful!

  • @alg123  Feb 5

    Hi @pipewrench67! Thanks for listening to my tune, and for the link. It appears to go to a knick knacks for sale site, but I appreciate the tip. Been working on my mixed metaphors on my own. Cheers, and happy FAWM!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 4

    Excellent! Thank you. If you need anything extra, just shout. 😎

  • @tsunamidaily  Feb 3

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 3

    Hi @pipewrench67 got your message about the links, and thanks! For what it's worth, I got it to work, by posting my link via Safari, rather than Firefox.

  • @jonnyeureka33 Feb 3


  • @bigstarlet Feb 2

    Hi! Ready for a new year?

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2

    Thank you loads for the listen and comments! πŸ˜€

  • @julieann Feb 2

    Fixed it πŸ˜€

  • @julieann Feb 2

    It's longer for me, it's a web address. I took off a few things at the end of link. Is it working now?

  • @julieann Feb 2

    Hey...I'm not sure why it won't play...I'm using dropbox, copied the link of the file and put it in the "add a song" application. Do you know if there's some way to change the setting in Dropbox so it's see-able? I posted this problem in the tech help forum. 😏

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 1


    I could certainly use some discombobulation.

    ::: joins The Gildflap Collective :::

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 1

    You are very welcome! Looking forward to hearing what you do with it! πŸ˜€

  • @roy  Feb 1

    Hello as well!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 1

    OK - ya stumped me!

    I've spent all day trying to figure out what "Gildflap" means.

    I dunno!

    Anyway -- here's to a great FAWM!

  • @wylddandelyon Feb 1

    Hello from Milw proper!

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 1

    Hi!! Happy FAWM!

  • @hummingbear  Feb 1

    On your mark, get set...well, still a couple hours to go before the gates open.

  • @jmadison  Jan 31

    Link fixed! Just listened to "Death In A Dream Short Ruf". Crazy deep reverb, and an eerie, but intriguing song. I like the layers a lot, and especially the dynamic change when the acoustic sound comes in midway through.

  • @deena  Jan 31

    Thanks for your message. Happy Fawming! I'll be listening...

  • @songwritingzen  Jan 31

    Aaaaaand a big HELLO to you too. Good luck with FAWM this year. I'm looking forward to hearing some of your stuff πŸ˜€

  • @jmadison  Jan 31

    Hmm... I tried to follow your soundcloud link to the nebulous song on soundcloud, but it says the track was not found....

  • @itoarazi Jan 30

    Bonjour et bienvenue!!

  • @iwilleatyou  Jan 30

    Wait....who are you? :-p

  • @carleybaer  Jan 30

    Hi! πŸ˜€

  • @petemurphy Jan 30


  • @pcob1993  Jan 30

    Y tu mambo, let's boogie... so cool to see you here...

  • @kevinmason  Jan 30

    Hey Wisconsinite!

  • @santadharma Jan 30

    Hey hey! Welcome back.

  • @gardeningangel1  Jan 30

    I see we have a wrench in the works... this machine just wouldn't run right without you. Happy FAWMing!

  • @steffan  Jan 29


  • @owl  Jan 29

    See it now and write a concept album about it!

  • @oddaustin Jan 24

    I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.

  • @russiasaturn Jan 22

    Thanks for replying to my forum post! Collaborating with you sounds great, I checked out your Soundcloud and you have a great unique sound. You can email me or I can email you and we can chat about what sounds good, if you'd like. Whether now or once FAWM starts. i'm flexible!

  • @atam94 Jan 20

    Hey, I saw your forum post about having trouble sharing your youtube profile on your page... I'm having the same issue. If I figure it out, I'll let you know what I did... Also, I just wanted to say that I'm also from Wisconsin and look forward to hearing what you write! - Adam

  • @kovbleu  Jan 17

    Glad you're back! Looking forward to hearing you do what you do!!!! πŸ˜€