Stephen Wordsmith 12


Wellington NZ   Jul 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Laudanum

Stephen Wordsmith drinking game:
1. Take 1 shot every time I mention 'The context of silence'
2. Call ambulance.

Collaboration policy:
- My lyrics should not be assumed to be exclusive (I've had too many excellent multiple takes). However, if you are not the first to lay claim to a lyric, I recommend checking with the other FAWMer(s) that they're OK with you jumping on board. Similarly, you can quietly ask me if you want to be the only one to do a demo for a song, and I will probably grant you that.

Constructive criticism is welcome; good faith is assumed and expected.

Preferred pronoun: 'you'. I'd rather be talked to than about.


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  • @lazyafro 3 days

    I'm excited. The track is definitely not what I usually do, but your wordsmithing has once again gotten me out of a musical funk, and I should have the rest finished within a day or two. Thank you my friend!

  • @timfatchen  4 days

    Thank you. Now, how can I persuade my wife to come out with that?

  • @timfatchen  4 days

    "through glass" is tricky. Can I hold it till I depart? (20th) I think I can get there. It's that forward/reverse/mirror-image of the first and last stanzas that're the trick.

  • @philnorman  4 days

    Upon reflection, "weary but warm" may be the kindest, truest compliment I've ever received. Thank you.

  • @owl  5 days

    Thanks very much for the kind words and the recommendation! I'm glad you appreciated what I was trying to do lyrically.

  • @moonraccoon  5 days

    Thank you, Stephen.

  • @helenseviltwin  6 days

    I just assumed that "ye nighties" was a New Zealand insult

  • @mikeskliar  1 week

    Just sent you an email re- parallel


  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Constantly refreshing the "comments" page is not arrogance, it's merely obsessive-compulsive FAWM behaviour--that is, the centre of the FAWM bell-curve and so wholly normal. I'll now stuff the song into my dunnage and scurry off with it, to contemplate and savour in the dark recesses of my ...dark recesses.

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Ha! he's back. I puts me hand up for Through Glass....see comments!

  • @dutch1967 2 weeks

    How about it? Nobody sleeps in that late on Fawmuary 1st.

  • @lazyafro 2 weeks

    Welcome back friend!

  • @tabitha 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment. It's nice to see some other New Zealanders here.

  • @petemurphy  3 weeks

    Mr Wordsmith! Great to hear from you. Hope we all have the big fun!

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  • @resonance  3 weeks

    Thanks so much for the kind words about my track from FAWMpilation 3.

    Stephen, I would be honoured to put one of your lyrics to a song !! I'm a little scattered during FAWM so please, just give me a gentle reminder when you're ready with something. Looking forward to it !

    Cheers, and a have a great FAWM !!

  • @tiller2  3 weeks

    Hi Stephen, have a great FAWM.

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Whether written, sung or sneezed,
    the words you smith
    ourselves will please.

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    I love how you are boldly striking against the "probate" in your FAWM profile photo by posting in the FAWMerick thread. No worries, mate, your secret's safe with me...

  • @oddbod  4 weeks

    Tēnā koe, me old mucker.
    BTW, if you're wondering why the royalties haven't been pouring in for Welcome Home, it's because when I last checked, my album had earned the grand total of £1.83!

  • @tamsnumber4  4 weeks

    Wield that pen against the powers of the blank page!

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    I wish to welcome you to another fine year of FAWMing, good sir, and I wish to register myself as one who would, perchance, like to have the pleasure of a collaboration, should the opportunity present itself.

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Waves! Hello friend.