Influences: rock punk indie country bluegrass western swing blues other
I've been doing FAWM for a long time, and it’s part of my life. There are many who have done it longer than I have, but I’ve done it more consecutive years than most.
Twelve years and 852 miles in the making, singer-songwriters Nancy Rost and Eric Agner have released their first record, Violet Cusp. Rost, a singer-pianist based in Madison, WI and Agner, a singer and bassist in Washington, D.C. have been co-writing long distance since 2008. Their songs, expansive and energetic, span the genre gamut.
Demos from years past: http://soundcloud.com/fawm-standup/
And cowrites with @pfoo from the last few years: https://unredeemedsevenths.bandcamp.c...
|#3||Mildly Scary Nightmare @lastnightilie||
|#4||Monster Suit @nancyrost||
|#6||Weird (Tape 17)||
|#7||Painted Ladies @lishie5000||
|#9||Better Than You @russiasaturn||
Hey Eric, thanks for the ideas! I'm looking into both of them 😀
Thanks so much for your comments. You know, I bought a digital recorder that can handle multi-tracks. I promised myself I would learn how to do multi tracks, but I'm so chicken. (For what reason, I don't know.) It's not a really obvious process, and I had to figure it out by experimenting. Time to learn!
I'm glad I helped! I agree that offensive music is a bland option.
Thanks for your kind words- and words of encouragement, too.
Oh I see. Having a slow month. Thanks for listening 😀
Hey there, appreciate the kind words and our mutual love of REM. Rock on!
It's not autobiographical!
Thanks for the kind comment on my song lyrics, Waylaid. The plan is to get myself to 14 well-formed songs and then I'll be posting as many music demos as I can. Cheers!
Que sera sera!
Thanks for the listen and the mixing advice. I'm a technical caveman with my home studio, and the mixing sound I get (muddy) is so much worse and different than the final product. Someday I'll figure it all out, after I learn to speak Spanish.
Thanks so much for listening to Calcium!
Sent you an email. I can also send you the track raw if you prefer.
Thanks for sharing your inner dialogue on "Bridges are for Crossing". Funny. There's a lot to explore with bridges and I believe that's my first lyric about them! (What can compare to Bridge Over Trouble Waters" and all that....hard not to think about that one...)
thanks for commenting on santo cello. i'm going to do a whole series of experimental instrumentals based on my rudimentary cello skills.
keep having fun!
Roger that! Stay tuned!
Hi! I have several little piano tidbits that I could sent you, but can't decide which direction to go. Please choose one from each of the following categories and let me know your choices:
Major or Minor
Fast or Slow
Busy or Chill
Sustain or No Sustain
Thank you. My song is definitely political, and highly flammable. I read somewhere that he was late meeting THE QUEEN of England, because he couldn't find his favorite hairspray.
Eric, thanks for your kind comments on "Play With Me."
Heh. I'm not sure ANY of my ambient music is at all sweet 😀
Thanks for your kind words and encouragement 😃
Thank you so much for your encouraging words and for your comment on 'West of Here'! Will hopefully have a few more tunes in me before the month is out. Happy FAWM!
Hi Eric, Thanks for the comment. I will try and get a demo posted before months end. Maybe start it on Bandcamp and let you put base to it. Just not sure how Bandcamp works, haven't set down figure it out yet. I do use Cakewalk.
Hello! Thanks for swinging by to comment. I will be back to listen and comment as well!
Thanks for your comment on Instruction Manual! I think the “supposed to have” is part of the huge lie that we all presume is true, until we actually have our first kid, and then it takes a year or so to learn the scary truth - that we’re all just winging it, and so did our own parents!
10 minutes is about right. But you know me REALLY well by now...
No problem! Actually, seeing the bones of your image link as a dropbox link was eye-opening to me. I've never put an image into a post before, partly because I didn't think I had a way to direct link to any images. But I have dropbox!! Duh. And I've been straightening out my mp3 links for two years. I figured it might be the same principle and gave it a shot. So with our two half-understandings we've create a whole!
And yes! I predict lots of piano this year. You want in on the action?
Thanks for commenting - looking forward to hearing what you get up to this year!
I’ll send you some lyrics and a melody this weekend. Can you and Patti have some fun with it? Awww yeah.
Thanks for the message, fellow "local"! I'm excited to see what your creative brain has in store for this month. 😀
Dude your stuff is great 😀 I'm singer guitar player. Never collaborated before so you will have to guide me through it. I struggle with lyrics and I have realized I need to plan out the song before diving in and smashing out some chords and running into a big old dead end..
That is all kinds of cool. Can't wait to check out the entire project. This is the one you did with Nancy, correct?
Got your message. I’m not often in DC with nothing to do or much time to do it in but I might could maybe make something work. The real question is how sketchy is your neighborhood and how much parking do you have. Last thing I want is to get beat up for my gear as I’m walking down the mean streets of DC. lol (I’m a bit of a weenie about the city.)
Getting psyched for FAWM! I'll be watching for your songs.
Hello, hello! Are you ready for another round of FAWM?! Here's hoping! Have an awesome one!
I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.
Hey Mr. Eric! Good to hear from you and looking forward to hearing your digital and analog mucking about...that is what we do here, right?
Always love your songs and recordings! I do hope we'll see each other in person again this year.
Heya, thanks. Yeah, I'll play Write Real Soon on next week's Pre-FAWM show. I couldn't find an option to download it from the Soundcloud link you sent. so is there any chance you could email the track to me please? My email should be in my profile on here, but if not, it's heatwave_radio (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
Cheers! Hope you have a great FAWM.
Good to see you back again, too! Looking forward to hearing what you cook up this Feb!
Hey! I would definitely love to collaborate on something. If you lean more rock, that would be a great direction to go. I still love folk and it's what I'm used to composing/singing, but rock is generally my go-to genre for listening, so it seemed fun to branch out this year. Want to exchange emails?
So excited to find you on here!! I play upright bass too.
Hey, good to hear from you! I am excited about FAWM, for sure. I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year!
Eagerly awaiting the release of your next album! 😀
Hey there! Who's turn is it to do what exactly. 😁
Hey Eric! Likewise 😀 thanks for saying hi!
You both get better every year...
I’m not doing four track this year but will listen to them all.
Have a good FAWM yourself, looking forward to hearing some new tunes by you.
If said opportunity pops up I say let's go for it!
I second that with enthusiasm!
aaaah dang, the "other" bay area! well in any case, you're on my watchlist. see you when the clock strikes feb 1!
good to meet another bay area fawmer!
Here it comes... Can't wait to hear your music and get some tapes done! 😀
Bonjour, mon ami! 😁
thanks for your comments on bows and such. who wouldn't listen to someone whose handle is standup that has a picture of you playing an upright as an avatar?
have the best FAWM this year
I hope you have a great FAWM!!
Your music is always interesting!!
Here's to a great FAWM!