Scott Lake 12


80920 US   Jan 2007  

Artist Bio

Influences:   I always type something in here, but very often it never shows up in what pops out of my head during FAWM. This year I have listened to quite a bit of Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, and The Raconteurs. Old blues riff based stuff. Iโ€™ve never played that kind of music, so weโ€™ll see whether I can pull anything off like that.

2020 is my 14th 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.

I am up for collabs - I play guitars, bass and keys and sing. Collabs will be with lyricists that have 'safe for work' lyrics.

Some of my collaboration capabilities that are not so common here on FAWM:
I have added B3 to several FAWMer's past offerings - if you don't know what that is, you probably aren't looking for it - which is cool.
Synth leads and beds
Maybe drums using EZ Drummer.
Freestyling acoustic piano and singing to lyrics without music.
Other stuff like that.

I made a promo video for FAWM 2019, if you would like to see it or share it...

Unfulfilled 2019 collaborations for which I would like to correct that in 2020:

Yes! All unfulfilled collaborators have agreed to give it a shot for 2020! I have two more also committed to with the venerable @tcelliott and drum track
provider of plenty @zecoop.

Finally, I have made an offer to take a crack at cover art for 5 fawmers during the month of January 2020. So far, those that have posted on my message board as I requested are:



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  • @zecoop  Mar 6

    Hmmm!!! I guess I could maybe see that, but certainly not what I was thinking or aiming for. It's getting vocals from @helenseviltwin so we'll see what she does with it. Hope you liked it... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @vivalarayna Feb 29

    Sending strength to your girls. That's a tough situation to deal with.

  • @vomvorton  Feb 28

    Thanks for the collab offer, but I'm backed up with a bunch of other things I want to get finished before the deadline - by all means use the title if it inspires you, though!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 26

    Placeholder done.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 26

    No rush then! I understand how busy and hectic life can be. Want me to put up a placeholder?

  • @metalfoot  Feb 26

    Where is our collab at?

  • @errol Feb 25

    Sorry, no. I barely have enough time to be myself. ๐Ÿ˜ (FAWM coincides with a puzzle hunt I create, so I'm never around.

  • @felixfelix Feb 25

    Well spotter, I am using an Eastwood guitar. An Eastwood airline to be precise

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 25

    Regarding collab, I'm honestly burned out and haven't been able to muster any creativity in what's turned into a couple of weeks. I'll probably bow out with just my output from the first two weeks but maybe something will pop before month's end.

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 21

    Singing with marbles sounds like true dedication and also danger!

  • @apauls Feb 19

    I'd love to add some music to "Smell of Pine...", I have a rough idea that I can send your way if you're interested!

  • @cts  Feb 13

    Dude - I cleared cache from all of my devices and I'm still having issues. I'm not sure if folks are seeing my black & white image or the orange background pic.

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    Thanks so much for the melodica deep dive - I never would have guessed anything like that. Really cool and now I REALLY need to get mine out. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @akokulit Feb 12

    halo. yea I'm migsorbegoso at Trello. Happy to have you help me out with my first song. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I can give you the chords when we sort out the Trello thing. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @wistah  Feb 11

    Thank you so much for the kind words ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @meadows  Feb 10

    Hey Scott, I love your interpretation of "Kaum zu ertragen". It's not too slow, it just fits as it is. You did a great job, and your pronunciation is pretty amazing. Respect!
    In the 70s and 80s it was quite popular in Germany that artists who didn't speak German sang in German (e.g. Mireille Mathieu or Peggy March). So your career as a German "Schlager" star would have been the result. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You left the interlude out which is fine for me. In the end it was a clever decision, because it keeps it more open for interpretation. Great instrumentation and vocal performance. I'm grateful and glad you did that.

    Cheers Jens.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 9

    Sent you a lyric!

  • @meadows  Feb 9

    Hey @scottlake ! I just unlocked the song. Actually I was thinking that you will write the music? ๐Ÿ˜

  • @arkka  Feb 9

    Thanks for the comment! I've never listened to Russian Circles but I'll make sure to check them out!

  • @meadows  Feb 9

    Hey @scottlake ! There you go! I just finished lyrics in German for our collab that must pop up in your songs section already! Have fun with it. And if you encounter any issues (timing, pronunciation or similar) with the text please let me know.

  • @berni1954  Feb 8

    Glad you liked our Hammock Song. I was pleased with it too. It was indeed asynchronous in that the tune was posted as an instrumental by by Pabrizzer (who I admire greatly) and I just thought it deserved words and when I came to it the muse very generously gave me the opening lines and the rest seemed to write itself.

  • @notenkraker Feb 8

    Hey Scott, Iยดm running an Aston Origin -> Soundcraft EPM 8 (Gained) -> Behringer UMC404HD (quite hot into the midas pre's but without any gain). Then in Ableton I run the stock compressor at 1:4 with a quite short attack (9ms) and a medium release (30ms) squeeze the highes peaks about 12dB down which I would normaly just ride the fader on but were sketching here. I use Waves De-esser before the compressor which is set to high-pass at around 4-5Khz I set the threshold right above the max amplitude of the highs so all the SSSHHS get tucked away completely. Then some Ableton 8 band EQ, cutting away some muffled mids on a high Q ( somewhere between depending on the key 600-1000hz). Depending on the context I shelve away some low's and add some highs but most of the time it already sits nicely in the mix by then. The reverb I use is Valhalla Shimmer which is quite thick and juicy and a bit of an experiment. Im planning to run this as a send in my eventual mixes and sidechaining the s

  • @piney  Feb 8

    Thank you for your nice comment!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 7

    Tell you what--- I'll put together some lyrics for our board game collab over the weekend here and then you can do whatever, if that sounds good? Cheers!

  • @akokulit Feb 2020

    Trello's good. Just ping me a link michaelorbegoso (at) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @akokulit Feb 2020

    Hey man trust you're well. How would you like to start? ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe just throw me some words to build on.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2020

    New knees are eventually in my future, I'm afraid. Hopefully quite a while down the road. I can't stand running and walking and bikes are far less abrasive exercise. Riding on serious inclines, though... Well, I wouldn't be riding as much if I lived in Colorado, haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 2020

    LOL... Well we just loved it and can't wait to go there again this summer. We took our honeymoon up there 30 years ago and it is still one of our favorite areas.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2020

    When you were in Michigan, did you ever get up to the Leelanau Peninsula or Traverse City area? I didn't have any really good pictures from that ride, because we were... uh... riding all day, lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cts  Feb 2020

    Cool. I do have a Google account and hopefully after the funeral tomorrow I can get back into somewhat of a groove to get things moving along.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 2020

    Thanks for your kind words. The effect is Pitcher, a native pitch correction tool in FL Studio. It has a knob that lets you control formants, effectively changing how "big" the person's mouth is.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 2020

    Thanks fornyiurb

  • @cts  Feb 2020

    Hey - so I've been working out this bass line for a song that I thought you and I could do together. I'll fill you in with more details a little later as I'm working on 3 different songs at the moment. Let me know if you're still down.

  • @tcelliott  Feb 2020

    `Heya... very interesting idea, I say go for it.
    CoMo is Columbia MO

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2020

    Yeah, I'm pretty flexible too. Maybe we have to play a game of Battleship to decide? LOL

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2020

    Battleship I also know! Did you want me to do lyrics and you music or how do we want to do this?

  • @w1n  Jan 2020

    Hi Scott, didn't notice your post before now, yeah Oslo and Stavanger/Sola are a bit far from each other. Only played gigs in Stavanger so not that familiar with what sights and places Stavanger has to offer, but probably a lot of rain and wind I would guess considering the time of year.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 2020

    Have a great FAWM, Scott.

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    All good, man. I'm gonna make this work one way or another.

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    aaaaand it's still not working for me.

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    Thanks, buddy! I was going to contact you tonight about that. I tried everything on my side to get it to work and it just wasn't happening.

  • @resonance Jan 2020

    Sorry buddy. I haven't had time to get you a photo 'cause I'm knee-deep in work still. Best give that opportunity to someone else, maybe? I wish I had a moment to go outside and take some pictures of something that would be suitable. Might have to be next year - or during the year if you're willing... ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers though, mate. You're too kind.

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 2020

    Ah yeah. Saw Temples live a couple of years ago. Loved that they really got that 60s psyche sound that so many others reach for but never quite seem to capture with any authenticity. Great live too!

  • @oddaustin Jan 2020

    I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2020

    YES, someone that likes "Blinded by the Light", great movie!! Hope you have an awesome FAWM and get your collabs in!!

  • @meadows  Jan 2020

    Hey Scott! Let's do it! ๐Ÿ˜€ Count me in for a song in German. Have a nice FAWM this year!

  • @w1n  Jan 2020

    Hi Scott, hope you'll have a great FAWM

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2020

    Hi Scott!

  • @resonance Jan 2020

    Sorry for being so late to reply, Scott. Let's definitely fulfill last year's collab - and please put me down for some of your beautiful artwork if you can spare the time for it.

    Btw, it's good to see you again, sir !

  • @akokulit Jan 2020

    You do the lyrics first then (and some melody if you want). I'll add full-song melody to it. Then go from there. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jamkar  Jan 2020

    Wow! You do beautiful artwork Scott!

  • @jamkar  Jan 2020

    I didnโ€™t see it in inbox or spam. Can you resend?

  • @akokulit Jan 2020

    How about we go lyrics > melody? Are you more of a lyrics or a melody person?

  • @zecoop  Jan 2020

    I certainly hope so - My plans are completely fluid this year and I have no preconceived plans, due to the extenuating circumstances. I'm planning on not going nuts like last year... My only plan is to have fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zecoop  Jan 2020

    Happy FAWM!! Looking forward to what you come up with! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2020


  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2020

    Sure. Johnny Cash inspired track would be awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @akokulit Jan 2020

    Hey man! I'm up for it. How would you like to do it?

  • @hummingbear  Jan 2020

    Wishing you another wonderful FAWM!

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    That's cool. No worries on my end. I have a pic if you'd like for me to send your way. Thanks for taking the time to do the artwork. Much appreciated!

  • @tsunamidaily  Jan 2020

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 2020

    Looking forward to hearing you again this year!

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    Actually I believe I do. However, if you could incorporate jellyfish, a bass guitar, headphones, and a keyboard and mash it all up a-la The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album cover (but underwater) that'd be awesome. If not, then feel free to envision it as you see fit (and are able to do) and I'll be satisfied...seriously.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2020

    yep...that was my comment. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2020

    I hate the Astros, haha. I'm a Texas Rangers fan.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2020

    Awesome subject matter... heheh

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2020

    What bomb did I drop? That religion is a made up human construct? Spoiler alert!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2020

    The question is irrelevant and uninteresting to me!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2020

    Scott, 5000 years from now, assuming humans still even exist (which is arguably unlikely) all of today's popular religions will have been ideally replaced by a nearly universal understanding of the universe based on the scientific method or, more likely, by a whole new set of religions unrecognizable by us!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2020

    Hey Scott! Book me down, Dano. Let's get weird on something. I have no plans at all for FAWM yet so we might see some wacky stuff.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2020

    re: Art Brut. What you think about an art brut-ish collab? I'm thinking of making a guitar track and sending your way if you're up for it. Totally fine if not. Or maybe we can do competing art brut songs or something. Anyway, I'm up for an attempt if you are.

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    ...aaaand if you're up to it, I'd like to take you up on that cover art offer if a slot is still available.

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    I absolutely would love to see that come to fruition, my man. Let's make it a priority this go round! Great to see you back in the fold, too!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2020

    Here's to another great Fawm. Thanks for the Art Brut recommendation.

  • @jamkar  Jan 2020

    Hey I am interested in your cover art for my 2020 album.