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
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.
For FAWM 2019, I'm planning on going back to the basics of my first FAWM, concentrating on the songs over comments. I'm not planning to collab next year. I'm also going to mix in genres a bit.
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??
Thanks for the listen!
Thanks for listening to the Blue Spy Guy! Sapient rocks.... the organ was a Combo Organ (similar to a Farfisa Compact) I had to use MIDI for the combo organ because my actual GEM combo organ stopped working after I recorded "Alex" with Expendable Friend. I just love combo organs..... I do have an actual Hammond M-100 that got a lot of work this year - you can check out "Walk The Board" #89407 and "Sunshine" #95628 for real live Hammond organ. 😀
Thanks for the comment! I guess you'll be fine with quantity and quality - they have a peculiar and mysterious way to blend, comfort and balance each other 😀)
Thanks for the in depth review of "The Earth Is Quarunteened" Loved the kind words.
Keep me in mind for next years FAWM if you want to collaborate.
No worries and no expectation that you have to listen to anything! I was enjoying what I heard and spent today going through multiple songs by the same FAWMers. I thought it was cool that you liked The Jam, since I am actually wearing the t-shirt today that I made for myself with "The Jam" on it, lol. Pretty cool - also do whatever you think sounds best to your song and the melody! You won't wreck anything if it sounds good to you. 😀
Ha! So you did put stuff up! While I was gone on shipboard! (I;ve just read that forum). So now I can listen to one!
thanks for the comment on that crazy casio track(don't know who koji kondo is but i just looked him up, im not much of a games person..)
Thanks for commenting on Let’s Go!
Thanks for listening and commenting on 2 left feet. Much appreciated.
Interesting question on "After Midnight". There's compression on the vocals, which have delay, but the compressor is before the delay, so it shouldn't have much effect there. There's no compression on the guitars, but some delay. And of course there's compression on the master channel, which affects everything.
So I never exactly put compression on the delay effects, but it's there indirectly anyway...
Thanks for your detailed comments on "Just A Minor Blues". Yes, my Les Paul (chords) has the small humbuckers. It is a very bright sounding guitar. The Tele (lead) has a Seymour Duncan Phat 90 (P 90 in a humbucker case) on the neck. It is my "desert island" pickup. Beautiful full, clear sound.
Thanks for the comment on That's Okay. It brightened my day. That is a good progression, isn't it?
Thanks for your lovely comment on "Going My Way" recently. I have now added a clip with music.
Thanks for the nice comments on Unturn the World!
Thanks for your reply - I'd wondered if you enjoyed running, I know many people like it as a sport. Thanks for your comment on Gimme A Straw as well. I appreciate the feedback.
Thanks for your comments on Jolly Rancher, I really appreciate the feedback.
Thanks for taking the time to write your encouraging comments on my lyrics for My Janet Marie. I have since added a demo should you want to hear it.
Thanks for the listen and comments on 'Every Sunset' - I'm just happy the two instruments stayed more-or-less in tune while tracking!
Thank you for listening and commenting on my Funeral dog song.
Thanks for your comments on pepperoni pizza
Thanks for checking out my lyrics on Soul Seed and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it!
Thanks for your comment on Rocking All Night Long
Thanks for your comment on Told You So.
Heyyy thanks for your comment 😀 you putting up some songs? Or not this year? Curious what you’ll write 😀
Constructive criticism is always difficult. I still do it at times where I really think a song is great, but oh! the pitfalls. That's a good bio, it'd be worth putting it up in forums as a post, perhaps "Learning experiences in FAWM". Thank you for that rapid apology in the "up the commenting rate" forum. I know, it seems unbelievable at first. When @popmythology went soaring off into the hundreds and eventually '000s of comments years ago, I so didn't believe it that I went and read a lot of his and was forced to realise the comments were real and the outcome of real listening /reading. It sure stung me, so I picked up my listening rate! and wrote more comments.And here I am... so; write a song and put it up (remember, FAWM is for _sketches_ not full symphonies!!) EDIT I only found out much much later that @popmythology was almost bedridden, seriously not well. His commenting kept him going, I suspect. See? different circumstances)
Thanks for the kind comment on "Wind and Sea"...A very happy FAWMing to you!!
@rainchaser I know this is off the wall, but you mentioned vertigo in a forum. I had this and it was difficult to diagnose. A doctor finally figured out I had SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome which happens when you go off an SSRI medication too rapidly. Easy fix. May not pertain to you at all, but fairly rare so mentioning on the off chance this might help. Vertigo is horrible! Hope you get relief soon!
The Pillows! Ride on Shooting Star was my jam. Still is!
Hey there Curtis - good to see you!
Looking forward to some music from you! I just got back from our neighborhood Publix, which is awesome. And I like your bio, too - good for you for how and what you've learned.
All the best to you! Happy FAWMing!
cheers bro I like having a deadline 2 go 2 I've made tunes in a day but always struggle with intros
Hey! Here's to another FAWM! 😀