Influences: the pillows, The Beatles, The Chewinggum Weekend, work, school, @mattblick, Beatles Songwriting Academy, Paul Weller, Solomon Burke, Chuck Jackson, Baby Washington, Marvin Gaye, Birdie Green, Betty & Ray, The Pentagons, Oasis
I'm a beginner at music but I strive to write a lot of songs! I will try to write short songs in a limited of time.
I also work at Publix as a bagger.
Despite joining FAWM first, 50/90 was my first FAWM experience, because I joined FAWM in June and 50/90 was just around the corner. I accidentally donated to 50/90 instead of FAWM! So i gave 50/90 and it a was mix experience. I made a lot of mistakes in the community, besides songwriting. I replied on my songs pages before knowing on replying on people's soundboards. lol I also didn't commented that much. I focused constructive criticism and that didn't went well with the community, and I've certainly regretted doing that, I'm awfully sorry for my actions if I've offended anybody on 50/90. I had a very bad experience of collaborating for the first time. I really was bad at it! I had poor communication with that FAWMer, and it was all of my fault for becoming such a hateful person towards that person.The good thing about 50/90 was I was able to make it to 50 and that I was proud of even though most my songs were just drafts.
In FAWM 2017, and my second FAWM experience was better. I learned to only provide positive comments instead of constructive criticism that left a good taste to the community. My collabs were more successful but mainly needing help to finish almost already done songs. I didn't collaborate with anyone on a fresh song. I took a week off from work to get an early head start! On the downside, I didn't participate in any challenges. I wasn't able to make to 14 because work became really busy for me. I didn't really do any real collaboration. I didn't comment much on people's songs.
In FAWM 2018, I had commented a lot more than my previous year, and I was able to make to 100! I was pretty satisfied with it!! I was able to do a real collab and it became successful one! I was able to record with an electric guitar this time around. On the downside, I was busy with work again, and this time I procrastinated too much! I was only able to come up with one song compared to my previous efforts four. But the song turned out to be surprisingly OK! So, that's not much of a downside but the lack of output truly is!! I also didn't had enough time to participate in other challenges. I wasn't able to purchase a new guitar before FAWM started. That was the guitar that I was supposed to record for FAWM, and thus leading to this, I also recorded my song with the wrong electric guitar, because that guitar was very uncomfortable to play! Due to time constraints, I wasn't able to make a better recording of the song. So I didn't achieved on working melodies right.
FAWM 2019, I got out more songs this year then last year! 4 songs like my Fawmling year but there were at least two songs out of the four that were keepers to me! There was a definitely a bit of genre mixing too, soul, punk, power pop, and mod revival!
For FAWM 2020, I'm planning on not planning anything and just have fun this year! I'm pretty much going to be open to anything this year, if I have time to do them that is! Lol I'd want to write melodies faster, so I'm training myself this year, and I also want to spent less time on recording. Hopefully, I can some how acquire an electric guitar this month, as now I have finally sold the one I had before!
I'm more of quantity over quality kind of guy. However, I tend to stick to a strict schedule of writing one song a day, and I tend to focus on one song at time. This system allows me to produce a better song than to work on as many songs a day. So it become more in the middle of quantity and quality, quanlity??
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Thanks for stopping by dude! Appreciate the compliments.
Hey, thanks so much for your comments! I hope your FAWM is going well!!
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Thanks for the comment on my song: Glass
I think the secret of the tone you're trying to get to the bottom of is the resonator cone in the guitar. It gives it a really clangy metallic sound and even generates quite a bit of reverb.
Hey bud, I used a modified Epiphone Les Paul with a resonator cone fitted, basically the same as this one, made by this guy
Amp wise it was going through a 15w fender frontman combo. Then my vocals through an eggstatic harmonica mic into an old honer panther p200, another 15w combo.
Probably just as important as all this is the whole thing was recorded live in the room by a cassette player in the corner.
When you want to sound this nasty, cheap things are your friend. 😂
I actually usually do 2x speed clicks when I play drums, because if the click is slow (at the actual bpm), it makes drumming in time and fills harder. A lot of drumming happens on the offbeats, so a double time click helps me keep those in time. I do hope that you get to use one!! 😀
Thanks for the kind words on "For the Greater Good".
Hey, thanks for your comments!
Thanks for the comment! Much appreciated!
Thanks for the comment on my song! I love 7 chords and use then as much as I can haha. 😄
Thanks for your kind comments, Rainchaser! Looking forward to hearing what you do this FAWM!
Hey drop me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org . Maybe we can work together on something.
Thanks for listening!!! 😀
I honestly have no idea, lol, but it seems that is the point, so I'll just keep guessing and trying to play along. 😉
Welcome back to FAWM! to answer your question, Mornington Crescent is a meaningless game where people make up the rules and name UK tube stations. Supposedly the goal is to get to the Mornington Crescent station, but that's not actually the goal, as it is really just to be ridiculous and funny. 😀