Influences: Influences..or ambitions? I’m always behind on what the cool kids are listening to. When I look at my Amazon music and Spotify searches, I remember that I searched a lot based on stuff I heard on Rick Beato’s “What Makes This Song Great?” YouTube series, and music recommended to me by being part of the Sound Opinions discussion group on Facebook. So I see lots of stuff where those were influences on what I listened to.
2021 is my 15th FAWM. It was in my 1st or 2nd FAWM that I started the idea of FAWMku in January, to get the creative juices flowing. It has taken on a life of it's own and that makes me happy as a very small way to give back to this great community.
2020 was my year of social media distancing. I quit Facebook outright. Like gave my password to my daughter so she could change it and I couldn’t log in again quitting.
More peace has resulted for me, less personal preaching to the ‘friends’; a significant reduction in FOMO; more Scrabble playing; more vintage clothes selling; more peace.
I will write this month, but my goal is to explore those themes and not for song quantity.
Our family has a new puppy, after having to put down our Cocker Spaniel who has been in our family since 2007, and helped us survive a move across the country in 2009.
The new puppy takes lots of attention. My focus will be on bonding with her. I will write but it will only be in the margins.
Happy to collaborate if time allows.
|#1||Penny Go To Sleep||
|#3||Number 5 Is Calling My Name||
|#4||Devil Make Hair||
|#6||Late Night at the DAW||
|#7||Transcendence and Immanence||
|#8||A Favorite Thing||
|#9||Bin Digger Life||
|#10||Ted Cruz He Crazy||
|#11||Suck Level Reducers||
|#13||Three Strikes - it's not OK @rickachu||
|#14||Full of Years||
Thank you muchly!!
Thank you for your kind comment on Tokyo Dreaming! To get the kick I took a very low piano note, boosted the low end and cut the mid and high frequencies completely 😀
Oi! FAWMku didn't contribute in a "very small way" at all, at all. Try "Big. Huge. Unstoppable even by FAWMericks!"
Thanks for leaving a comment on morning songs! It's also nice to be able to say: I hope the vaguely biblical references came through 😁.
Haha Scott I loved reading your comment! I hope one day you get that Jag, my friend 🎸🥰
Hey, thanks for the kind words on 'The Black Dog Aways Lies'! Yeah, jaegerin means huntress. It started off as a joke name really, also because it includes parts of my actual name, but then it stuck, at least here on FAWM.
Thanks for the love on "A Million Boxes." I think it actually is a personal favorite. It's so funny that the song that took me the least time is the one that I like the most. Very "FAWM."
Hey Scott! I've just sent you an email with the trap beat you asked for. Have fun! 😀
Thanks for listening to my songs. I worked hard on them.
Hi. 'I love surprises' is at 84 bpm in 4/4
The chords are: Cm Gm Cm Gm Cm Gm (4 mesures each)
Then piano solo/middle 8: Ebmaj7 Dm7 Ebmaj7 Dm7 (2 mesures each)
Finally, return of the synth: Cm Gm (4 mesures each)
Hey! 😀 Regarding the trap beats, yes sure. In what format do you need them?
Be my guest. I'd love you to.
Tell me how you would like to work and if you need anything 😀
thx so much for your kind words re my song. much love...
Thanks for your comments on Getaway car - I have read Pat Pattinsons 'Write better lyrics' so will seek out his writings on the pre chorus!
First thing I told Alex when i got his vocals was that his melody was amazing. Second thing I told him was that people are going to mention his melody. Good stuff!
I didn't realize that you started fawmku. I like that you are exploring specific things in your writing. I got so involved with skirmishing that I didn't touch on a few things that have bene on my mind for a while now after finally coming back to the things that music does for me. But I suppose I'll pop in on one or two of the other challenges so I don't get too lazy.
I'm sorry about the loss of your dog and hope the new puppy has a long and happy life while your other pup awaits you over the rainbow bridge.
You're a wise man to quit fb. I've backed off on it thankfully from what I was doing. If it didn't keep me so much in touch with far away friends and the nonprofits that I am involved with, I'd shut it down.
Be well, stay safe, keep in touch. My very best to you and yours until next time.
Thank you for stopping by to comment on my song "Miracles". Thank you, sir! 2020 is in the rear view mirror, so I'm trying to bring good energy in for 2021. 😀
Thank you for your thoughtful comments on "Waltzing With Sorrow". I really did meet my ex that way, with him sitting one table closer to mine each day until he was sitting next to me. I will be revisiting my songs and appreciate each and every comment as I develop them, so your input is truly appreciated. That one table closer day by day is exactly what happened, too! You can't make this stuff up ... well, I guess you could, but I didn't!
I'm catching up on long overdue thank you notes for having stopped to consider my skirmish song Movin' Away. I really appreciate everyone's thoughts and support and as I rework some of my songs, will keep your comments in mind.
Thanks so much, Scott!
I can't thank you enough for your comment on Tumbling. You have connected with my feelings about the laundromat and things that go on there. Many of us end up having to go there at some point and I find it to be a great place for observing people, from the three year old who got a 25 cent treasure out of the little plastic bubble machine to the woman who would only talk about the Bible. I could write pages on the people I've seen there. I could swear one time I saw an apparition of a woman's mother walking in right behind her and her baby that was in a stroller. I've never mentioned that to anyone until now.
I really appreciate your comments.
O ya Andy Kaufman is a hero of mine. So far ahead of his time. His special that was only aired once is in YouTube and it’s perfect start to finish.
Ow wow, great stories. Thanks for sharing them. So, the Handsomizer. That's quite the name for his barber shop, after being fed up with the rock 'n roll touring business. I like how he talks about sustainability, for it's a challenge for me to have more of that. Thanks for your kind comment! #tit4tat
Ah, I got confused thinking I had missed some inside joke! (I do sometimes miss the joke!)
the chord in my profile pic is a Z7sus I think!
john john john? (why are we doing this?)
Dannnggggg..... I would LOVE to hear Jon Anderson singing - I had not pictured that, but now that's all I can picture and you are 100% right. 😀
Thank you loads for the visit, the listen and the feedback!
I've been considering a short scale bass too! The Ibanez Talman keeps catching my eye, but I can never quite bring myself to push the button after playing one. I've been playing long scale for so many years that I'd really need to spend some serious time getting the "feel" into muscle memory.
Send me something quick and maybe I can fit it in this year?!
Thanks for your comment! Imam definitely not Sting I own 1 stripy jumper - but it’s blue and white and I rarely wear it because it’s a bit WASPy
Thanks heaps for having a listen and taking the time to comment.
Shessh, that $16USD a month I pay for the ghost town that is Soundcloud is all worth it come FAWM time.
Appreciate that you gave up facebook. I had a similar battle and managed to get rid of Twitter, and all of a sudden I had time on my hands and wasn't surrounded by negativity... and the sugar rush of typing that hilarious tweet and watching the likes tick up.
15th FAWM. I'm impressed.
Thanks! The song was written for a girl with health anxiety disorder who lives far away from me, and these are obviously extemely troubling times for her. And here I am, unable to help.
This is a link to the song with my guide vox: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/jlntpcs46qi66il/A%20Thousand%20Miles%20Awa...
I'm thinking power vocals, Meat Loaf style. Harmonies would of course be great, but not required. Let me know, and I'll share the backing track and lyrics. Thanks.
oh hey, that's really cool! yeah, Foreman and Haseltine were pretty formative for me--their lyrics tend to be thoughtful and doubtful and full of a wry, lived awareness of the difficult and often painful nature of faith (which, frankly, most worship music doesn't seem to allow for). We always need music that isn't afraid of the spaces of questioning and doubt and bewilderment, because that's where a lot of us spend our time.
(I also really enjoy Andrew Peterson and Sufjan Stevens for this reason.)
Hi Scott. Hope you're having a good month. I'm way behind as usual, but will be back to have a listen when I'm back on top of things.
I live in Oslo so if you ever find your way to The City Of A Million Free Chocolates (ok.. I may have just made that up.. ooor did I?? perhaps you need to come check?) then let me know!
Thanks for the comment on my collab with Rob. I listened to what he did, which was wonderful, and I crafted something that fit the sound and rhythm. Rob is so good at creating tracks for vocalists. 😀
This is true. My daughter is a huge 21 pilots fan and got me into them actually.
I can always appreciate artists that bounce around genres a little bit as well.
Thanks for your kind words about those crazy singalongs!
Hey hey! It's weird to be back after a decade and see familiar handles. It's like it's unlocking a part of my brain that I forgot was there.
Looking forward to more of your tunes.
I was hoping that someone would pick up on the (very) deliberate nod to the Twang Bar King himself. Glad you did! 😀
Hi Scott we are all bonkers over here as well, hope you are managing to remain sane thanks for the listen much appreciated,
Actually I used it for all of 50/90 last year. Even embedded it in my MP3s.
Hi Scott, welcome back to you too. I'll keep you in mind, don't really have any plan this FAWM just making up things as I go, as we all do. But will probably end up with some tunes I cannot come up with vocals for.
Hey Scott! Hope you're around this season. Happy Fawming!