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  2 weeks

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

  • @iwilleatyou  3 weeks

    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 3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Thank you for saying nice things about my song!

  • @audrey  3 weeks

    Thank you for the nice comment on my song Jealousy.

  • @santadharma 3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Hahah, hollaaaaaa! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • @dianaviney 3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @mikeb 3 weeks

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

  • @owl  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @cleanshoes 3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    A true anthem for our times

  • @ray07 4 weeks

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

  • @sjbatavia  4 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on When I Die!

  • @natalieedelson  5 weeks

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

  • @judypie  5 weeks

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

  • @judypie  5 weeks

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

  • @leka 5 weeks

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

  • @santadharma 5 weeks

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

  • @tippergore 6 weeks

    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 6 weeks

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

  • @owl  6 weeks

    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  6 weeks

    Thank you.

  • @yarimurray  6 weeks

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

  • @kovbleu  6 weeks

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

  • @juoppis  6 weeks

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

  • @radioovermoscow 6 weeks

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

  • @cynthiawolff  7 weeks

    Thanks for your visit and super kind words!!

  • @alg123  7 weeks

    The bird with wheels is beautiful!

  • @alg123  7 weeks

    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  7 weeks

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

  • @tsunamidaily  7 weeks

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  7 weeks

    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 7 weeks


  • @bigstarlet 7 weeks

    Hi! Ready for a new year?

  • @dragondreams  7 weeks

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

  • @julieann 7 weeks

    Fixed it πŸ˜€

  • @julieann 7 weeks

    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 7 weeks

    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  7 weeks


    I could certainly use some discombobulation.

    ::: joins The Gildflap Collective :::

  • @writeandwrong  7 weeks

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

  • @roy  8 weeks

    Hello as well!

  • @postcardhelicopters  8 weeks

    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 8 weeks

    Hello from Milw proper!

  • @heidiserwer  8 weeks

    Hi!! Happy FAWM!

  • @hummingbear  8 weeks

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

  • @jmadison  8 weeks

    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  8 weeks

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

  • @songwritingzen  8 weeks

    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  8 weeks

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

  • @itoarazi 8 weeks

    Bonjour et bienvenue!!

  • @iwilleatyou  8 weeks

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

  • @carleybaer  8 weeks

    Hi! πŸ˜€

  • @petemurphy 8 weeks


  • @pcob1993  8 weeks

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

  • @kevinmason  8 weeks

    Hey Wisconsinite!

  • @santadharma 8 weeks

    Hey hey! Welcome back.

  • @gardeningangel1  8 weeks

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

  • @steffan  8 weeks


  • @owl  8 weeks

    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˜€