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. I’ve never played that kind of music, so we’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... https://youtu.be/xP5_fKoScHw
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:
|#1||One in Nine||
|#5||Kaum zu ertragen (Hard To Bear) @meadows||
|#7||Smell of Pine and Perfect Sky||
|#9||Put It Away||
|#11||PLACEHOLDER FOR COLLAB @metalfoot||
|#12||Jagged Little Pebble||
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Sending strength to your girls. That's a tough situation to deal with.
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!
No rush then! I understand how busy and hectic life can be. Want me to put up a placeholder?
Where is our collab at?
Sorry, no. I barely have enough time to be myself. 😁 (FAWM coincides with a puzzle hunt I create, so I'm never around.
Well spotter, I am using an Eastwood guitar. An Eastwood airline to be precise
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.
Singing with marbles sounds like true dedication and also danger!
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!
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.
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. 😀
halo. yea I'm migsorbegoso at Trello. Happy to have you help me out with my first song. 😀
I can give you the chords when we sort out the Trello thing. 😁
Thank you so much for the kind words 😀
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. 😉
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.
Sent you a lyric!
Thanks for the comment! I've never listened to Russian Circles but I'll make sure to check them out!
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.
Hey Scott, I´m 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
Thank you for your nice comment!
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!
Trello's good. Just ping me a link michaelorbegoso (at) gmail.com. 😀
Hey man trust you're well. How would you like to start? 😁 Maybe just throw me some words to build on.
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. 😀
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.
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. 😀
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.
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.
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.
`Heya... very interesting idea, I say go for it.
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Yeah, I'm pretty flexible too. Maybe we have to play a game of Battleship to decide? LOL
Battleship I also know! Did you want me to do lyrics and you music or how do we want to do this?
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.. 😀
Have a great FAWM, Scott.
All good, man. I'm gonna make this work one way or another.
aaaaand it's still not working for me.
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.
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... 😉
Cheers though, mate. You're too kind.
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!
I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.
YES, someone that likes "Blinded by the Light", great movie!! Hope you have an awesome FAWM and get your collabs in!!
Hey Scott! Let's do it! 😀 Count me in for a song in German. Have a nice FAWM this year!
Hi Scott, hope you'll have a great FAWM
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 !
You do the lyrics first then (and some melody if you want). I'll add full-song melody to it. Then go from there. 😀
Wow! You do beautiful artwork Scott!
I didn’t see it in inbox or spam. Can you resend?
How about we go lyrics > melody? Are you more of a lyrics or a melody person?
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. 😀
Happy FAWM!! Looking forward to what you come up with! 😀
Sure. Johnny Cash inspired track would be awesome. 😀
Hey man! I'm up for it. How would you like to do it?
Wishing you another wonderful FAWM!
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!
have the best FAWM this year!
Looking forward to hearing you again this year!
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.
yep...that was my comment. 😁
I hate the Astros, haha. I'm a Texas Rangers fan.
Awesome subject matter... heheh
What bomb did I drop? That religion is a made up human construct? Spoiler alert!
The question is irrelevant and uninteresting to me!
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!
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.
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.
...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.
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!
Here's to another great Fawm. Thanks for the Art Brut recommendation.
Hey I am interested in your cover art for my 2020 album.