Influences: Nick Lowe, Fountains of Wayne, Mike Doughty, Klark Kent, Guided by Voices, the Clean, the Fall, Spoon, LCD Soundsystem, Jonathan Richman, Robyn Hitchcock
This is my fourth FAWM! I've found myself with a band, accumulated using songs I wrote here, so I'm gonna try and write some stuff we can use. I usually stop around minute and a half, one verse and one chorus, and I may try this year to make three-section sketches.
All of the lyrics that aren't titteringly witty are, of course, placeholders.
I like the forums and will contribute where I can, but I'm not good with the listening/critiquing, sorry! I do thank you all for the feedback.
For FAWM purposes, I'm happy with a verse and a chorus with chords and a melody. Now the song *exists,* and I can change it or add to it. Riffs and bridges and stuff are easy enough to find noodling, and additional verses are basically crossword puzzles once you've set up their rules (melody, meter). You can make stuff with clay, but first you have to make the clay itself.
I'm up for collaborations! I haven't done any here yet.
You know what I used most last year? Guitalele or Casio + my phone's Voice Memo app. So friggin' lazy.
Likely gear list!
Bare minimum stuff:
Yamaha JR-1 3/4 acoustic, GarageBand on iPhone, Casio CTK-651
Squier Strat Mini
Zoom MS-50G guitar multifx pedal
Zoom MS-60B bass multifx pedal
Caline Orange Burst OD
GarageBand, Moog apps, FunkBox, Elastic Drums, Korg Gadget, Kauldron, iRealPro
The above plus:
Cubasis, Patterning, Chordion, PolyChord, Quanta, iVCS3, RuismakerFM, FluXpad, iOptigan, Chordbot
Squier Jazzmaster, Fernades Tele, Epiphone SG, Yamaha FG800
$12 Amazon melodica
Behringer 8500 mic
Shure SM57 mic
Reaper on PC
No songs by this fawmer (yet).