jamesjbarnett 27


85251 US   Jan 2017


Artist Bio

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 third FAWM. I've found myself with a band this year, accumulated using songs I wrote for last FAWM! So I'm gonna try and write some stuff we can use. Last year's were all like a minute and a half, one verse and one chorus, and I may try this year to make three-section sketches. In part so we don't have to learn 15 songs for a half-hour set!

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 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.

EDIT on 2/28: You know what I used most? 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

And also
Squier Strat Mini
Yamaha Guitalele
Ibanez Mikro short-scale bass
Zoom MS-50G guitar multifx pedal
Zoom MS-60B bass multifx pedal
DOD Carcosa pedal
Caline Orange Burst OD
Behringer SF300 Super Fuzz

GarageBand, BeatHawk, Moog Model D, Audiobus, FunkBox, Elastic Drums, Korg Gadget, Kauldron, iRealPro

The above plus:
Cubasis, Patterning, Chordion, PolyChord, Quanta, iVCS3, RuismakerFM, FluXpad, iOptigan, Chordbot

Possibly also:
Squier Jazzmaster, Fernades Tele, Epiphone SG, Yamaha FG800
$12 Amazon melodica
Behringer 8500 mic
Shure SM57 mic
Reaper on PC