E Agner 25


Washington USA   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   rock punk indie country bluegrass western swing blues other

I've stopped telling people how many years I've done FAWM because it's now embarrassing. In 2018 I will take what comes and write whatever I feel like. No master plan.

In January I released a 6-song EP (songs mostly from FAWM and 50/90 in the last couple of years):

I'm mostly a bass player as anyone can tell from my guitar 'solos'. In my 20s I lived in Athens GA, and played a lot of original music. I still love original music more than anything and keep writing songs. I play in bars a couple nights a month. I have kept my day job.

Here's a tiny garden of half-baked FAWM demos: http://soundcloud.com/fawm-standup/

I've dreamed of trains a lot lately, and that might worm its way into my FAWM writing. In dreams I’m on trains, or missing trains, or on a train that takes me far, far from where I thought I was going:

Songs (25)

#1 Wander 36
Feb 2018
#2 Last Queen of Cyprus 37
Feb 2018
#3 Hilarious Harmony @lishie5000 5
Feb 2018
#4 Dark Mirror 16
Feb 2018
#5 Termech 5
Feb 2018
#6 Not Looking @adnama17  13
Feb 2018
#7 The 4-track Overture 1
Feb 2018
#8 Exactly the Right One 15
Feb 2018
#9 We Wait 9
Feb 2018
#10 Accident Prone @stevenwesleyguiles  24
Feb 2018
#11 Freedonia 10
Feb 2018
#12 Undercover Shutdown @pfoo  2
Feb 2018
#13 Hold Her @fourtracktape 22
Feb 2018
#14 You told me 8
Feb 2018
#15 Heart Business @nancyrost  10
Feb 24
#16 The Preacher and the Trumpeter @nancyrost  9
Feb 25
#17 La Fete 1
Feb 25
#18 Ciao, Baby 16
Feb 25
#19 Surfing the Deck Chairs on the Titanic 9
Feb 26
#20 1000 HP @pfoo  1
Feb 26
#21 Can I Play With U? 1
Mar 1
#22 There is no logic that I know @lishie5000 5
Mar 1
#23 Pinafore @pfoo  7
Mar 1
#24 Virus 3
Mar 1
#25 Don't Know 9
Mar 1


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  • @ayehahmur  Mar 23

    Thanks for commenting @standup, and apologies for the late reply. March suddenly exploded on me and I've just had no time to continue FAWMing, but I really do appreciate those who have.

  • @bluesgut  Mar 12

    The ms20 is bass in track 2 and lead in track 3. Your wife will enjoy it I’m sure. Lots of character

  • @bluesgut  Mar 9

    Thanks for the comment. That specific track you commented on had no ms20 in it. It was quickly made with arturia v soft synths. The 8bit melody was the SEM emulation

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Mar 8

    Good lord, I've got some catching up to do here! Saw your message - no, everything should still be up and playable. I've noticed my tracks won't play on Firefox this year, only Safari, so it could be related to that...?

  • @zecoop  Mar 8

    Makes me sad that I didn't get to the actual accordion this year, though. Even though I am so bad at it.

  • @zecoop  Mar 8

    Hey look... it's my (not so) top secret "accordion" that I can actually play! I do have an accordion, but I am terrible. Thanks for listening! Always great to get a song with Liz. (I'm happy to wait a year to get it too!)

  • @quork  Mar 7

    Thanks for your great comment. I really like the song and am hoping my female vocalist and stand up bass band mates will take it on.

  • @spinhead  Mar 4

    Ah, that’s where I might be pretending I heard Tenuous #6.

  • @rwc Mar 3

    Thank you for listening to my song, "The Bad Thing" and for your comments.

  • @middlec Mar 2

    Hi, thanks for the feedback on Wheels. I have never done much touring but looking into for this spring/summer. Where in DC is a good solo acoustic/singer-songwriter venue? I can't afford to tour the band but can do solo, or duo for the right situation. DC area was already on my list to research. Feel free to email me heatherkropf@gmail.com if you have some thoughts, thanks!

  • @tinattd  Mar 1

    Cheers, congrats on your win+11 too! Definitely a different feel to 50/90. More hectic, less room to catch up and a much bigger crowd. But enjoyable, tons of talent here!

  • @riverbear14 Mar 1

    Thank you! And, you can write a story.. exactly.. I was hoping someone, everyone would feel the story behind it. Awesome!!!!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 28

    No worries! I'm scrambling too. I will be back to listen/ comment soon! Congrats on your win! πŸ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 28

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @suziewithaz  Feb 27

    Thanks for the review!

  • @zecoop  Feb 26

    This is the 1000 HP link you should use. The other is Cynthia's which points to this. πŸ˜€

  • @airbagtester  Feb 26

    Thanks man; I'll definitely have to come visit some time, and maybe bring my tele 😁

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 25

    thanks for your comment. "it's been a slice" is a farewell idiom meaning like a slice of cake or nice slice of time, life, like a nice slice of cake metaphor -
    what a lovely slice of something good

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 25

    Your skirmish doesnt come up on the list But it was very good thx

  • @fuzzy  Feb 25

    And I thought I was being so smart with thinking up "Kick Me" as a band name. 😞

  • @johncrossman  Feb 25

    Hi Eric, thanks for listening to my recent song, Success of My Secret and for giving a thoughtful comment on the (air sucking out of the room( bridge. πŸ˜€ I added some cheesy percussion with an old keyboard (think casiocore) on your recommendation and mine and it helps a little bit. Eh, it's fawm anyway, write it and move on.

    Congrats on a successful day (and fawm), I'll be back to listen!

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 24

    Oh man, not going to get to listen to a ton tonight, but just from "De-Rail" I know this is going to be good - love that stuttering going on. Very interesting textures weaving around. Thanks for the Soundcloud link.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 23

    Oh, and you'd commented on "Black Box" as well! Thank you!!! If you'd like to chat modular sometime, let me know. I've got my self-control reeled in pretty well right now, so here's where I'm at: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/v... (plus some outboard stuff like a BeatStep Pro, Korg SQ1, etc.

    As for playing live, I crash and burn more often than I fly high and land safely (a metaphor in my track?), that's for sure! But practice surely helps. Keep playing - I'd love to hear what you do.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 23

    Thanks for listening to "Experimental AF." That baritone is pretty sexy, isn't it? It's funny, I got into eurorack over 2 years ago with the idea of mangling my guitars with it and this is really only the 2nd or 3rd time I've done it - especially with Clouds. I've done into Phonogene before, which can also get pretty weird. Should be pretty good into Rings as well. Thanks for the comments.

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 23

    Thank you for the kind words, Eric.

    I hope you’re okay πŸ˜€

  • @cnidaria  Feb 22

    Thanks for your comment on What We Are. Glad to hear it warranted a second listening!

  • @drivebylovefest Feb 21

    thanks so much for your thoughtful words

  • @phoenixash Feb 21

    Thanks for you comment in Lavender. Yes, there is a bark in the background kkk but I feel it captures a bit the life on the fields -wut kkk

  • @wacha  Feb 21

    Thank you so much for your kind words on "Follow Me", a comparison to Dylan is truly an honor!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Wow that's wonderful. I am so glad I could give some thing to inspire. To reach out to meet and get a name on people is to build the bridges necessary to embrace humanity and equality and to see that we are not so far away from each other that we might think. Thank you so much for sharing/Maddie

  • @drivebylovefest Feb 2018

    heeyyy! yes, must be 50/90! glad to see you here. looking forward to hearing what you've been throwing down. congrats on finishing the challenge <3

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

    I was a kid...big dreams...saved a little money...bought way too much amp! Btw, I still have that Super 6 in the basement but it prolly won't survive our next move this year. Gawd, that thing is heavy and unbalanced since the head is integrated into the cabinet.

  • @aflinner  Feb 2018

    D'oh! Thank you for your comments on "Porch Light"..... You're right, it was a guitar, haha. Tag fixed.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for the kind comment. <3<3<3

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2018

    It's a great effect! Very clever positioning to get the guitar and vocals balanced on one mic like that.

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment on my Mark E Smith track. Makes a big difference to know people are listening (MES turns in his grave at that thought). All the best to you.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    What do you need from me to get started? πŸ˜€
    Drum free mix?
    I will send you all the things!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Verse harmonies too! πŸ˜€

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Do you have any recording capabilities yet or are you still repairing everything?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    I also think there's more we can do with this later! It could use a guitar solo or hook in those breaks. And a proper bass player. And some bgvs. March?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Song is posted, amigo! Feel free to add any comments in the song info you so desire. πŸ˜€

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 2018

    Great comment about the one verse in the Recycled Heart. Sometimes, I think I have something extra-or something that doesn't work, but I've lost my perspective.

  • @mleverette  Feb 2018

    @standup, thanks so much for your kind words on We Will Win! I'm excited to listen to your Missing Trains Album!

  • @misterd Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening and kind comments on my song 'cobblestone alley ' . I appreciate it πŸ‘

  • @owl  Feb 2018

    I'm kind of overbooked with collabs at the moment but if I come up with something good for one of those mood ideas I'll send it your way for sure! I still really want to make it happen sometime!

  • @riverbear14 Feb 2018

    Thank you very much!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    send it

    s g u i l e s AT gmail

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2018

    Oh, inches not feet - I probably read it wrong 😁 Still... every couple of months I have paranoia about my water heater tank going and I just push it back to the farther reaches of my gray matter that worries about Sharkadoes.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment last week on "Broken Down in Fargo," life got away from me and I'm just getting to reply now. Apologies. So it goes. That 'four scores' line was the seed for this whole song, so I'm tickled it caught someone's attention. 😁 Cheers! Happy FAWM!

  • @burrsettles  Feb 2018

    So sorry to hear about your basement havoc, glad you all are alright, and I hope all the gear is, too....

  • @adnama17  Feb 2018

    Holy F***!!! Hope your gear is alright. 😞

  • @adnama17  Feb 2018

    Did you say a lake in your basement?! Yikes!

  • @devin  Feb 2018

    Sorry to hear of the basement leak. LMK I I can help with either advice or hands!

  • @barbara  Feb 2018

    Hi Eric, I was just going over who I had missed for comments and you were at the top of my list anyway when I caught your bad news in the forums. I'm so sorry!! 😞

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    Hi Eric, I don't know whether Holdsworth himself thought of this as his concept. In dunwich's song there's a link to a youtube video where this concept is discussed. As I said I cheated...

  • @cloudhopper Feb 2018

    thank you for your review of "slow train"
    yes, i'm playing my fender jazz fretless bass, i do appreciate your advice on the arraignment - it does need some tweaking. thank you sir πŸ˜€

  • @adnama17  Feb 2018

    I got it! Sent you an email back. 😁

  • @devin  Feb 2018

    Hi Eric!

    I was thinking that 7 of us should write songs titled β€œDo What Sounds Good”, each in a different mode, and then post them in order on *that* thread.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 2018

    Who knows, could be a serendipitous mistake! I'll be thinking about which instruments or sounds work well with variable speeds. Worst case, I send it on to my closest neighbor on the list, zecoop.

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2018

    Thank you again for the #badass comment on my #badass song 😁

  • @dani312 Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your comments on my song. They were really helpful. I struggled with the first person/third person thing and I’m happy to have some feedback on that. I got attached to keeping the beginning in third person and hoped it would work to switch after that section, but it is so helpful to hear that it is confusing! I agree about the banjo. I wish I played banjo!

  • @scubed  Feb 2018

    Thank you very much for your generous comments on "The Bluebird and the Crow"! Of course, now you have me thinking of words that rhyme with "grackle." πŸ˜„

  • @dianaviney Feb 2018

    Thanks, fixed the link. I appreciate that you let me know. Thanks for the nice comments.

  • @tan482  Feb 2018

    Thanks for stopping by to listen and for your kind words.

  • @fonte  Feb 2018

    Thanks a lot for your thoughtful comment on my track Stay - really much appreciated, some really nice comments. I often struggle with words so it's really nice to have some feedback on that. Having listened to your songs I take this a massive compliment, and really looking forward to hearing what else you do this month! Happy FAWMing!

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  • @apertome  Feb 2018

    I recorded an album in 2016 that has lapsteel all over it:


    I go long periods of time without playing it, though, which I shouldn't do. It's one of my favorite instruments.

  • @apertome  Feb 2018

    Ha, that's understandable, it took me a while to get the hang of it, but I can use it well enough. It helps if you play reaaaaaallllllly slow!

  • @apertome  Feb 2018

    Ah!! I've even seen that video, but didn't notice how softly he is touching it.

    My cheap lapsteel might not sound so great with more gain but I should give it a shot.

    You using a volume pedal with yours? I love mine.

  • @madeline Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind notes on "Forgotten", Eric. It was definitely a boost of encouragement, and I hope to continue the recording trend. I usually don't get more than a couple recorded even though I usually get the lyrics down, but I have high hopes this time around. Best efforts to you!
    -Another long-time FAWMer

  • @adnama17  Feb 2018

    Hey! Up for a collab or some other sort of nonsense?

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Thank you for the lovely feedback on "Start Again".

  • @mkd  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on Homework Sucks! That idea of homework as a gateway to another world... wow, I hadn’t recognised that quality in it but I do get what you mean. This track is quite a step-away from what I felt comfortable producing, but it felt right for the content. Thanks!

  • @elesimo  Feb 2018

    Hey! I used a Tascam 414, which I only now realize is high speed. The manual says it's 9.5 cm/sec (3-3/4 ips), which Google tells me is 2x the speed of a regular cassette. Sorry for the confusion!

  • @tseaver  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment on "Raindrops in My Coffee." I had originally planned it slower (60bpm vs. the 75bpm in that recording), but it seemed to drag.

    My original guitar arrangement was bluesier (bent notes, slides, etc.), but I'm barely a keyboard player at all, much less one to figure out the equivalent idioms.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind words on Hey it will be allright. <3

  • @mrmule Feb 2018

    thanks for sitting it through! Yeah, we tend to play anything from 45 minutes to 3 hours live, if the setting is right, sometimes I book nights just for this and nothing else and people sit or lay down on the floor, I try to emphasis the fact that there's nothing to see on stage, it's all in your head.

  • @feeslip58  Feb 2018

    Thank you for listening and the attaboy's. Hope you have a great February.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Ahhhh.... Lapsteel is still far away, I only have a glass finger slide and even THAT scares me, lol. I'm going to use some of your advice on that though. πŸ˜€

  • @brrrse  Feb 2018

    Thank you! You have opened a window for me.

  • @brrrse  Feb 2018

    I have some questions about Amuse and distribution...mainly what comes between the production - the final master and uploading it to Amuse - are there steps in between like registering it or other things or is that all there is to it?

  • @nancyrost  Feb 2018

    Yes and yes, that's the Ashbory, which I'm happy to get back to, and an out-of-tune electric guitar, out of laziness which I hope recedes as I immerse myself this month!

  • @barabajagal Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment, sir. I've added the lyrics, such as they are, per your suggestion

  • @leah0k  Feb 2018

    Hey hey!
    Thanks for the comment on β€œLost at Sea”- it really did turn out a bit on the dark side but with the deep sea lyrics I decided not to sweat it haha. I like that you painted a picture out of it though, that’s pretty cool.

  • @dumpbutton Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on my first song!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the listens!!! Much appreciated...

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the nice comment!
    Tape #14 is on its way to you guys via USPS. I have the tracking number if you want it. I did a rhythm track with my Hammond Autovari64. Pretty cool and should really open things up for something interesting.....

  • @tiller2  Feb 2018


  • @tiller2  Feb 2018

    Hi Eric, did you see my email about the opening of song parts for the jam? Just want to make sure it wasn't spam-filtered. Cheers

  • @bhaile  Feb 2018

    Hi Eric!

  • @elesimo  Jan 2018

    Looking forward to working with you on a 4-track, @standup! πŸ˜€

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @owl  Jan 2018

    Have a great FAWM! Maybe this is the year we can make that collab happen πŸ˜€

  • @rickamorphis  Jan 2018

    Hey man...I'm in this at least part way...I'll be listening as well.

  • @jetrocknrolla Jan 2018

    Thanks man! Can't wait to hear what you put up too.

    This is Scissormen. Killer blues combo from Nashville/originally from Boston.


  • @apertome  Jan 2018

    Hey, I'm glad to see you back this year, looking forward to seeing what you do!

    How do you like the Blofeld?

  • @petra777  Jan 2018


  • @lishie5000 Jan 2018

    i'm getting ready!

  • @tinattd  Jan 2018

    Yes hello! I recognised your double bass 😁

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    Heya... no new guitar, unfortunately. Looks like the guitar money (all 900 bucks) has turned into go to Florida money. I put my old acoustic in the spa for a nice set up and I'll be keeping my eyes open for the right deal but probably not till summer.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2018

    Hello Eric!
    looking forward to hearing all your wonderful sounds and songs...
    You doing 4-track this year? Hope so...
    all the best..xxc