Susy Blue 8

@susyblue 

AU   Feb 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Regina Spektor, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Joanna Newsom, Radiohead, Dirty projectors, Moses Sumney, Phillip Glass, trad jazz, Ravel, old timey music

Hellooooo!

Lordy this is my 9th fawm.... definitely done enough now to see some patterns and pledges like "i'm gonna keep songwriting all year!" or "i'm gonna learn how to use Abelton" emerge un-fulfilled yet again....... Oh well love you fawm, what a lovely community of people. Another habit is definitely falling off the fawm wagon about half way through, I unfortunately never resolve to get to 14 songs but I'll be happy just to get the ball rolling again.

I feel like I've been living very un-creatively lately so am a little trepidatious about songwriting for the first time since last Feb! I'd really like to experiment with more imagery and capturing atmospheres or stories rather than usual songs about my creative self consciousness and self criticism ...! But let's see what comes out.
We've just moved house so the to-do lists and unpacking plus a new jobby and gigs on the weekends might detract a bit of time but will do my best. Ooh and we haven't got internet at the house yet.... whoops. I've been gigging with a 20s trad jazz band called The Slipdixes, but did a Susy Blue gig at the end of last year with my violinist friend and loved it, so hopefully will get some new tunes for that.
Anyway happy fawming, thank-you in advance for listens and support I will endeavour to return the favour
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Fawmover:
Despite having probably another day at least of cheatiness due to time differences I am signing off a little early. My folks have just arrived for a visit so will have to bow out. Am a tiny bit disappointed to have a lot less time this year for FAWM, life just got in the way a little more than usual. And damn Southern Hemisphere Summer FAWM, I ran into a few fellow other lovely fawmers at a lovely sunny festival, we said we’ll make a winter one for australia, WAWM - or as someone else said, EP writing month, WEWM, much more achievable!

Anyway I’ve still had a lovely time and enjoyed being part of this beautiful community again. Thank-you so much to those who’ve given me such wonderful support, thanks to my dream collaborators, @adforperu and @hanley. I will endeavour to stick around and catch up on listening, even tho at this point my comments are like ‘I heard your song, I really liked it’!

Over n out, lotsa love, till next year x

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  • @mikedebenham  Mar 10

    Thanks for another top bunch of songs, Susy. And yeah, I could get behind WAWM. Love FAWM, but Feb's got to be the worst month.

  • @evinwolverton  Mar 1

    I can't believe I haven't heard you before. You're exceptional. Watchlisting you to go back through and listen ♥︎

  • @tangle  Feb 28

    emailed you a wav. I'll be offline the rest of the day for work but excited to hear what you come up with now or post-fawm. 🎉

  • @tangle  Feb 28

    Absolutely! I'd love to collab outside of fawm. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tunes this year. You gave me so much inspiration! Enjoy your visit with your fam. <3

  • @tangle  Feb 28

    just sent a message to your soundcloud about a potential collab if you magically have some free time on the last day of fawm 😉

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 28

    Of course, St Susy, if you sing at mine. (Maybe 'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead'?)

  • @meatcoup85  Feb 27

    Thank you for the nice words on ‘If The Sun’ 😀 Need to check out the rest of your tunes today!

  • @tangle  Feb 19

    I would love to collab! Had to take a little break from fawming the last couple of days but I have a couple ideas rattling around that I hope to get to. Will send them your way when I get them down and please do the same if you have something in mind.

  • @izaakalexander  Feb 16

    Class of 2011! Sorry I was so slow to drop by this year. I know what you mean about living un-creatively lately. Got to find ways (like FAWM) to fight it!

  • @tangle  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your generous feedback on all of my songs. I absolutely love yours too and had to check out your stuff outside of fawm. <3 Also, washboard women unite! ✊

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 2019

    Thanks hon. Love Sylvan Esso too!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 2019

    (Hugely delayed response:) I'm in my forties, so anyone under forty is basically twenty to me. And we haven't even done the kid thing (the kids' album was inspired by my nephew). Oh well, off to the Department of Adulthood to hand in my badge! You guys win. 😀

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 2019

    Oh you really must do a skirmish! I did two two days in a row and they were such a success (compared to what they could have been). Last year I always wondered what they were, and thought they weren’t for me. But I decided to try one out, in my newfound productivity (I’m much more active on peoples’ pages and now in the forums). You can find the skirmishes up at the very top of the forum. I think there’s a new one every day.

  • @julesbf Feb 2019

    Thanks for your comment on 'for them not you'. totally agree on the mix, i struggle to get space to do a proper vocal, trying to record in the house without disturbing anyone. I should have done a retake but just dont have the time

  • @kenjku  Feb 2019

    Thanks Susy! I’m glad it was a nice accompaniment to your road trip. Yeah, chorus is basically finally getting that window seat on a plane haha so you had it right. 👍🏻

  • @popmythology  Feb 2019

    So glad you are back and creating music for us again. Every time I get to listen to your work it genuinely feels like an honor.

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 2019

    BTW, when I click your website it's a blank page with a small "pageok" in the top left corner. 😀

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 2019

    Love the honesty and wisdom in your bio. This, my third FAWM, I’m having similar tell-yourself-the-truth realizations regarding lofty goals. I’ve resolved to use the beneficial (de)pressure of FAWM to make it just about taking one step forward and overcoming the next barrier. Really appreciating the social and discovery side of FAWM this time around, now that I’ve proven to myself I can complete the challenge (an insane thought my first year!).

    Hey, for a Skirmish this week I wrote a Tin Pan Alley style song similar to "Puttin’ on the Ritz." Given that’s where you sit with the Slipdixes, would you mind giving it a listen? It was another first for me.
    https://fawm.org/songs/91452/

  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    Hey Susie - your songs are one of the highlights are FAWM - feel free to be awesome.

    No pressure!

  • @frey Feb 2019

    Thanks for all your comments!! I'm glad you liked the songs 😀

  • @tangle  Feb 2019

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I think I had about 50 tracks by the end and almost killed my Garageband. I'm not adept yet at looping so I literally struck twenty separate matches for that sample haha. It was lots of fun though. Looking forward to hearing more of your songs. They've been blowing me away. <3

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2019

    Hang on . My memory playing tricks . Knew you were in rishikesh but didn’t know you been to glorious KP. I split my time between here and koh phayam. And yeah I know the yoga place . Have a friend jules who works there (American ). I was going to say “are you following me around ?” But think you were at these places first 😜. Will send my love to the island for you . Oh man if you were here now, imagine the open mics that we could do . Thanks for the lovely comment you and here’s to more fawming magic 🎶😎🇹🇭🙏🏻

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2019

    Hello my fav fawmer .
    I currently on koh Pha-ngan minus laptop but I shall endeavour to pump out S song or two wit this magical iPhone thingy . Have you heard of them ? God there unethical pieces of genius machinery 😜.
    Anyway big love to Oz and will get hammock listening when WiFi is on fire x

  • @deonnek  Feb 2019

    Looking forward to hearing your songs @susyblue! Cheers to a productive FAWM, regardless of if we do everything we plan to or not. 😀

  • @oddbod  Feb 2019

    Susy, blimey I’ve not written on your page already. A shocking faux pas and very remiss of me. It’s a memory/age thing you know.
    Hope your magical vocal chords are tuned up and ready to go.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2019

    Hey lovely- so glad you are joining in this year!

  • @corinnelucy  Feb 2019

    Hey Susy! Very very much looking forward to hearing more from you this year, your songs are always favourites of mine. Happy FAWMing!

  • @corinnelucy  Feb 2019

    Hey Susy! Very very much looking forward to hearing more from you this year, your songs are always favourites of mine. Happy FAWMing!

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2019

    Hiya Suzy

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 2019

    Yay. Susy's back!

  • @balancelost  Jan 2019

    Yo. I have regularly found myself singing dirty f***in f-word to myself over the last year thanks to you. Bring on the flute! Or if you do get around to using Ableton, Flutronica.

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2019

    Incidentally your site is borked.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2019

    Hi Suzy!! Your one of my faves ...always amazed at your talent...have fun above all else

  • @tan482  Jan 2019

    YES to collab! Love your stuff 😀

  • @petemurphy  Jan 2019

    Susy Blue! I'm always blown away by your FAWM music. You are such an inspiration.
    The doggies are great, thank you. They're curled up next to me right now, which is nice because it's freezing here.
    I hope your doggy is well (and you, of course), and that the unpacking and house moving is going as smoothly as possible.

  • @tan482  Jan 2019

    Hi Susy! hope you're FAWMing this year??

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 2019

    Hey Susy. Hope to see you back this year!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2019

    Hey Susy, hope you're back around this year with your wonderful voice! Happy Fawming!

  • @shortdan  Jan 2019

    Well hello there! 👋🏻

  • @judypie  Jan 2019

    *patiently awaits Susy’s arrival so Fawm can properly get started..*

  • @zecoop  Jan 2019

    Hi there Susy!! I am so looking forward to more of your amazing creations... 😀

  • @adforperu  Jan 2019

    Hullooooo. Ready for a piano war?

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2019

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I got here first!