jamesjbarnett 14


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 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

And also
Squier Strat Mini
Yamaha Guitalele
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

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

Songs (14)

#1 Rhymes with Orange 11
Feb 7
#2 I Have a Question 1
Feb 15
#3 Burn It Dirty 1
Feb 15
#4 Montage 1
Feb 16
#5 Chihuahuas in Space 1
Feb 16
#6 Jonesy 1
Feb 17
#7 A Whole Bunch of Nothing 1
Feb 17
#8 Ex-Sandwiches 1
Feb 17
#9 The Bus Is Late 1
Feb 17
#10 My Sweet Machine 1
Feb 19
#11 Pizza, We Love You 1
Feb 23
#12 The Day After Graduation Day 1
Feb 25
#13 Space Coffee 1
Feb 25
#14 AI High 1
Feb 27