Influences: 80s funk/dance, Little Dragon, Hot Chip, Junior Boys, Zero 7, synthwave, 70s funk, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Joe Sample, Bobby Blue Bland, Cory Henry
Just having fun.
|#3||Free And Ready||
|#4||You Brought Me In||
|#5||Liar (skirmish s021019a)||
|#6||I'm In A Cloud||
|#9||Don't Be Afraid||
|#10||Dinner While On Fire and Sitting On A Fork||
|#11||And I Tell Myself||
|#13||Ordering A Smoothie by the San Diego Bay||
|#14||I Am Your Pixel 2 Phone||
|#15||We Are All The Same||
|#16||How It Goes||
Hey, - great!
But, fyi, copyright (gotta say again then)
- you don't want anyone to *do anything "for" you with that.
- If you own it, and concerned, *you register it. You own the CR at the moment of creation, e.g. a "Performance" someone records of you, - eh, they can't use it, it's yours. - Bootleged
-- You may not be "getting" the weight of this, my friend. And, it's EZ to CR reg, really.
Do yourself a favor, go to the site, and do an online CR Reg of lyric, music and performance (the demo) for, say, 30 of your favs.
The problem with others doing for you, (real story, exp.) e.g. ISBN numbers all unique for any published work (I worked in that pub co that issued them and my wife was the "one" who issued). The Authors sent the Book in, the *Publisher* (not author!) CR'd it and as important (you don't know, I know 😀 ) they the Pub'r owned the ISBN number - look at any book you own, ISBN front leaf with CR reg... what that ultimately meant, the Pubr owned the book, --and, how ordered and CR Reg'd it with author as author, but, blurred the lines for who had Rights to sell it, or another 500 copies?
Most authors just took their checks, ran home, and said nothing so long as their name was on the Spine and got paid. But, what $amt?
So, one has to be careful not to *unintentionally License their work *inadvertantly by allowing "services" provided. It's a weird thing. Don't need a Lawyer for it though.
Doing the CR Reg -it's not hard, it's just Step 1 - infinity 😝 and if you do it wrong, so what? They'll tell you, then you correct it.
I get scared for my imaginary online friends 😀 😝 when I read some stuff.
Like the Nashville payments folks here make 😀 $150 to eval a song for production. Then, "amazingly" hear back, OH IT's AMAZING... send another $600 to hire the studio musicians and "we'll absorb all other costs" 😉 Oki doki!?
Anyway, I don't know what that service is, but derUgo my friend! Your stuff is not krappe, so am speaking up, again 😀
Hey, if those forum posts bother you, - long - in your FAWM feed, - let me know, -- I'll remove the @name thingy. I think that pulls it out?
I usually try too, if long, - post - then note it on the soundboard (short), but don't always have the time. Looked like a sincere question, so took that time. Let me know, it won't "bother" me 😀
Thanks for listening and your thoughtful comments, really appreciate it.
Hey hey - I really appreciate your taking the time to listen to, and provide such helpful comments on, my electro stuff. I'm still very much learning what I'm doing, but it's really great to get such thoughtful encouragement and feedback.
Thanks so much for the inspiring comment on I Need To Kiss You. Anita Baker vibe? Yay! I can definitely be proud of that. Thanks again. Your comment really made my day!
He’s 11 and goes around the house singing. Not a huge interest in making music, took trumpet lessons for a while and will probably get back to it sometime (he has epilepsy and that and the drugs knocked his socks of for a year). I think it was the combination of the good humour and great lines and the fun music in your song.
Re. 50/90, I’ve stayed away because 14/28 is plenty all consuming and my family would probably kill me if I signed up. What was your experience? It seemed to really invigorate you.
I came across another Jeff Beck album, obscure to me and thought you may like listening to the samples on amazon, as techno:
It's called "Jeff" from 2011 (but who knows).
He's using allot, heavy Sub-bass, Vol Breaks, Voice samples, - for you the "lead guitar" is ez keyboard stuff, - just pick his key/mod and rip into it.
And, trust me, you have to skip through all - if you think they're all the same, track 4 he samples Cindi Lauper 😀 hahhh...
Anyway, - a different but doable direction for you? Who knows, - fun anyway, and no waste of time to check out imo.
Thanks so much. Will be in touch next time for collaborations.
Thank you very much for your kind comments on The Morning Mist. Yes, it is live instruments and the horn is a soprano sax. 😀
Hi, there! Thanks for your comment on "One More Way To Paradise" (https://fawm.org/songs/90125/). The sound you mention is indeed a violin, played by @littlespiral, who also sang the harmony. @brigetboyle sang, @philo played the banjo, @mixeract chanted in arabic, @kadiekelly did the shakers, and I did guitar and bass ukulele.
I strongly recommend meetings like this, it was a fantastic experience!
Thanks for listening to Crealon Heights and Loan Some Tonight. I don’t mind you characterizing them as old school, they are. If you want to check out the Elvis song I ripped off, find Are You Lonesome Tonight—it’s a classic. Anyway thanks a bunch for your kind comments
Thanks so much for the very nice comments. You can do a lot with monophonic keys. My volca bass is monophonic and I just record several tracks to get the harmonies. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming experiments with that PT-1. 😎
Congratulations on the win! By the way - I'm a fan of Little Dragon as well.
Right back at you, SB. You add great value to the FAWM community. Thank you for all of your great comments on my songs. Much appreciated.
Yeah you totally picked up on that Erykah Badu Vibe. I'm definitely headed in that direction but I think I'll just clean it up a bit. Thanks so much for your great comments on can I get to you. I appreciate your Insight.
Hey, I'm glad you liked Go Free. Thanks for the listen!
Hey mate. 17 how awesome is that. You is leaping on! Catch ya soon.
Did you end up getting that Casio PT-1? I wanna hear itttttt
So glad you enjoyed some americana sounds on I can love you for today. The only re-write I'm looking at is in one verse. I'm pretty happy arrangement wise with the rest. You're very kind. Congrats on your output this year!!
You're welcome 😉 also for the drums, I used BiT BOX vst.
Hey! I love your take on this! It has a cool vibe and the VOX is part of that! I think it worked out really well and I really enjoy it! I hope we can work on something for 5090 too!!! Thanks again!!!!
Youve done well. If i had been around we would have done sone collabs for sure. 50/90 we will do some and i will do some electronic
Hey, let's keep in touch. I saw you joined the album production thing on Facebook - maybe we can collab or something in 50/90 if you'll be there? could be fun! Hope you had a most excellent FAWM. 😀
Hey, thanks a lot for your awesome comment! I'll have to listen to something of yours when I have the chance!
For the inspiration I just took a few bits from J-Rock, and also did my usual, so it's not quite like it lol. But I'll link you a couple cool things anyway that you may or may not like.
I think I screwed up - I didn’t realize or remember that someone else was doing disconnect as well and he just posted his version. I’m really sorry! I still am very much looking forward to your version but I wanted to apologize and let you know as usually I am better at making mental notes so that musicians aren’t working on the same lyrics. Again, I am totally fine with two versions and I love your music but I wanted you to know,
Awesome! I look forward to it!!!!
Curtis King is FAM to me - I've followed him for about a year now - and he's an amazing individual who has proved that anyone can be prosperous and successful - no matter where you come from. I love his videos. I want to get his book - and his wife has a wonderful channel on Youtube. and dat baby.... oh dat baby is beautiful 😀
Hello, thanks a lot for your sweet comments, I'm glad you like those musics. I used Earthbound soundfonts for those tunes, to have that SNES groove 😉
To answer your question, the cut of those songs is harsh because they are loopable songs. If you download them, put it in your DAW and loop, they will be looping (normally, haha).
Those songs are under Creative Commons 0 licence, so usable by everyone, and mostly for videogame. I cut them to make it easy for developpers to insert them in the game, so they don't have to edit them.
Hope it answers your question 😉
Yea! I am looking forward to it!!! The last one you did with me was awesome and you can morph your vocals or rap it or whatever... everything you do sounds great!
Thanks for the kind comments on my songs!
Thank you! That's really nice to hear. I'm so impressed by your output, and am looking forward to digging through it all again.
Thanks for commenting!
When it comes to walking bass, I don't really plan my lines ahead, I just improvise those without too much thinking. But there is still couple of basic rules, that I mostly follow:
- 1st and 3rd beat are strong beats, 1st is the strongest. Some chord tone on those beats. Usually 1st, 3rd or 5th of the chord. On beats 2 and 4 I can play something else. It can be note from a scale, chord tone, chromatic note or approach note. Basically anything.
- Think the big picture. Know chords, chord tones and what comes next. If you know, what chord you are playing and what is coming next, it makes life much easier. Then you can plan many chords on advance, how to approach certain wanted tones. And of course you can play intervals at any direction. There's no need to play D-F in a way on which F is higher pitch than D.
- This is probably personal preference: No big jumps on intervals between two notes. Octave is okay, if it is not too often used. It easily makes the line sound a bit unbalanced
Thanks for your very kind comments. Regarding that track, the things I'm not that happy with - the volume of the drums doesn't change, so they're too loud in the quieter parts of the track. The lyrics in the verse are a bit iffy (and meaningless). I wanted the guitars in the chorus to hit harder, but to me it's a bit muddy and muffled. I'm glad that you enjoyed it anyway! I'm probably overthinking it
Thanks for committing to our ridiculously long track and glad you enjoyed it.
Out in the wilds until 12 April with the occassional sneak into a town and some servicem recorded 6 before i left the city and put one up a day. Mind you ive got almost 13 lyrics written out here in the wilds.
Wow thank you so much for listening to my songs, and for the wonderful comments! I'm floored that you've been enjoying them so much. Can't wait to spend some time listening through your creations as well 😀
Thank you so much for your comments on "Poker Face!" It's strange to hear you refer to me as someone who can sing because it's my biggest insecurity. I consider it acceptable but lacking. I'd seriously consider selling my soul to have Brandi Carlile's voice, haha. So thank you for the encouraging words, gives me hope, or at least comforts me to know that it doesn't bother you 😀
Holy cow, 11. Quantity AND great quality. Kudos.
Hey Thanks for listening to my track man. You asked if the vocal samples are part of the synth and the answer is yes - Alchemy is a really great synth that comes with Logic Pro that has the ability to load samples as well as do more traditional subtractive and additive synthesis.
Thanks for all the nice comments! I've got to make some time to listen to your new tracks too.
You asked if I had plans to add more production to my tracks. I think the ones I'm writing this FAWM will just be piano and vocals, but eventually I'd love to branch out and do more with them. I've been wanting to learn how to make electronic music for a while, so maybe I'll learn in time for next year!
Let me know if you want to do a collab again this go around and if so what kind of lyrics you would like!
Wow -- what a comment!
I appreciate your feedback more than you know! Very inspiring.
You are so correct. All samples are my own, original recordings. I highly recommend trying it out if possible. Even as throw-aways. Having that much control on individual tracks really opens the door for more in depth tweaking and manipulating. You'll find yourself listening to the same drum sample for 2 hours or so. haha. Too much fun.
Hey - I'm glad you got to listen to that one. I remember you crossing my mind when developing that. I'm going to have to look up War, - I'm a fan and have plenty of their work around; it's just been a while since listened to that. It'll be good to reference if you connected some dots.
This whole FAWM is "experimental" to me, - so really trying to do as the liner notes reference, experiment but keep it corralled, of some possible intended use. So, it's great if accomplishing it.
Oh and also Omnichord was the other sound in there.
Thanks for stopping by! Yes I do a lot of songs with old lo-fi Casio/Yamaha/etc. Glad you enjoyed 😀
You asked about my microphone. In fact, for quick takes like that I use a Zoom H2N portable recorder. It's an essential piece of kit as far as I am concerned. I also have a Zoom H1 which I take everywhere I go in February, because it fits in my jacket pocket and you never know when inspiration will strike.
thanks for the nice comments on the liar skirmish, and that's the truth!
Hey, thanks for the kind words! Really cool you got the vibe 😀 some nice vibes on here as well
Hi! Thanks so much for your comments on "They Warned Me!" And actually didn't mean for the lyrics to be so mysterious, I guess not so obvious, haha. But "They" are my older brothers and "You" is my mom. All makes sense now, right? 😉
Hey, thanks for your comment on my first. The arpeggiated stuff will come later, working on it!
Oh, LoZ, or Lo-Z or Hi-Z 😀 hahhh... Bass 50Hz and below is Sub. Z is Hz or the Frequency, like 440 Hz is "A" the "Standard" for tuning. It's all made up, could just as well have been "Middle C" too.
So, you'll see here and there 440 Tuning or even "442" Hz Tuning, some say is a slightly Sharp "natural" tuning. It's always better to be a little sharp than flat (or dull 😉 ) hahh
The problem with music is, though there's a "Standard" everyone had their own short-hand, 3 dot on the neck, 5-Fret, G, A 😉
I've had allot ... of theory and basically ignore it. One of my songs, to some will sound "odd" because every new Phrase I change Keys, so start with G, then the 5th is D, D new Key, and so on. Works for about 3 phrases but by the 4th in the song kinda had to go back to G.
It's all, more about "Modulations", forget the Key, well, I say 😉
Hey, glad you liked it. It seems if one does they do and if not, then not, Uno? 😀 Hahhh...
This FAWM, I am trying to use as little "anything" and see what I can make out of it.
From something else going on "here", - not participating, but, acted as if may, - pulled a chunk out of one of the songs done, and not re-recording, trying to repair well the issues with the tracks, and learned allot, -- not for "here" to say; to much.
But one thing by using "bad" tracks and no software, rather manually... in duping a bad track, you dup the issues and they get very loud 😀 - I duped one 'till amp'd the harmonic feedback in the track, then notched that frequency out, - how to find it, exactly? was the challenge. So, anyway did, and turned krappe into viable and passable. So, makes the "good" tracks even easier, -- stuff like that. Well, if you cared to know 😝
Thanks a lot for your comment, I appreciate it. I'm not really one that counts time signatures either when listening to music. The rhythmn of the song just happpened naturally opposed to me trying to write a complex song and I had to figure out when the signature changes.
That used to be a bit hard at first for me, but now I'm getting the hang of it a little bit better.
Thank you for the nice comments, much appreciated! I think I'll do some other piano solos this month too. Definitely will have a bit of improv since I get lazy sometimes and it's easier than figuring out every single note 😀 Oh, and I'll be sure to check out Jaime Cullen too!
Glad you're back. Incidentally, it must have been 5090 because your song "If" on soundcloud fires up on my page!
Thanks for the amazing comments. Really appreciated. I seem to recall last year you were mainly (only?) using samples. Great to hear you playing and playing well. Sweet keys.
Hey there Splitty - I didn't recognize you from your new picture there 😀
Heya, good to see you active. Loved your 50/90 stuff.
Thanks for the nice comment! Looking forward to hearing your first song 😀
thanks for the note! hmm, are you sure? it seems to be working for me!
Hi there, nice to see you!
Hope you have a great FAWM!
you gonna have your work cut out turning me into electric man!! but i'm game.
Ill be keeping an eye on you. 😀. As you know im out and about thus year. Hope to get my 14 in before i go
Hey hey hey! So glad to see you here! Maybe we can collaborate on something!