Benjamin J Spencer 42

@sw1n3flu 

London UK   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Cake, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Beck, QOTSA, JSBX, Weezer, The Beatles, Lemonheads, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Hole, Eric Clapton, Dinosaur Jr, Mudhoney, Silverchair, Nada Surf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Alice in Chains, The Bronx, Mariachi el Bronx, Jimmy Eat World, The Cure

[Dude/Duder/El Duderino (if youโ€™re not into the whole brevity thing)]

11th FAWM,... here we go!

FAWM 2011 - ONE song
FAWM 2012 - 15 songs
FAWM 2013 - 14 songs
FAWM 2014 - 22 songs
FAWM 2015 - 28 songs - Double FAWM
FAWM 2016 - 19 songs
FAWM 2017 - 19 songs
FAWM 2018 - 13 songs. Output was poor, deliberately stopped before hitting a WIN.
FAWM 2019 - 14 songs
FAWM 2020 - 22 song
FAWM 2021 - 42 songs!!! Triple FAWM

Predominantly writing by myself and recording via Garageband for Mac... or just hit record on the Voice Memos app!

Jan 29th: Just released a new EP with my band the Huguenots! https://huguenots.bandcamp.com/album/post-christmas-lullaby-ep

Songs (42)

#1 I Can Live With That 10
Feb 2
#2 Marmite on Toast 14
Feb 2
#3 Not the Best Start 4
Feb 2
#4 10x10 10
Feb 2
#5 What's the Matter With Helen? 13
Feb 2
#6 Lucky 8
Feb 2
#7 Just Go To Sleep 5
Feb 2
#8 Jack and Jim 3
Feb 3
#9 The Wagon 4
Feb 3
#10 Don't Waste My Time 17
Feb 3
#11 Night 9
Feb 6
#12 The Way They Used to Be 5
Feb 6
#13 10x10 Angst 6
Feb 7
#14 10x10 Breakfast Edition 14
Feb 7
#15 Wonder Melon 7
Feb 7
#16 My Head Hurts 5
Feb 7
#17 SNOW 15
Feb 7
#18 Can't Let Go 3
Feb 8
#19 Chocolate 20
Feb 8
#20 The Big Dumb (Now with Vocals!) @nahlej381  14
Feb 10
#21 Sweet and Sour 3
Feb 10
#22 Sandcastles 2
Feb 14
#23 Rise and Fall 12
Feb 14
#24 Ooh Baby 7
Feb 14
#25 Reboot! 5
Feb 16
#26 X-Ray Ted 2
Feb 16
#27 Fkn Heart @blindkiwi  19
Feb 16
#28 Pressure 4
Feb 17
#29 The Grind 2
Feb 19
#30 Down @raindancerzero 4
Feb 21
#31 GTFO 2
Feb 22
#32 PSA - 5 Second Skip 1
Feb 26
#33 Slave to the Overdrive 4
Feb 26
#34 The Best Brunch In Town 3
Feb 26
#35 Superheroes 8
Feb 26
#36 MIA 10
Feb 27
#37 Late! 10x10 3
Feb 27
#38 Tumble 10
Feb 27
#39 Hold Me Tight (My Biggest Fears) 17
Feb 27
#40 Blood 4
Feb 28
#41 Back in Line @sapient  8
Feb 28
#42 Bodyshots @raindancerzero 3
Feb 28

Soundboard

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  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    Hey, since you enjoyed Heavy Metal Valentine, Alex wanted to do an 'unplugged' version. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So... I recorded a version which was meant to sound like we were doing special acoustic appearance on a radio show, maybe during a reunion tour or something with all the 80's nostalgia these days. Alex killed it again on these much more subdued vocals. It was a lot of fun.

    Unplugged Valentine
    https://files.fawmers.org/FAWM_2021/zecoop/G-D_Unplugged_Valentine.mp3

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    Oh, and I only asked about your bass last night, so you're good! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    Oh that is sweet. I love the look of those too. I have a Danoblaster bass, but that doesn't really have the Dano sound, since it is essentially a P-bass. A very punchy P, though. I got it for $75 or something just to have a Dano bass. I have always loved the longhorns, but really have loved every Danelectro I have ever played. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jeff9  7 weeks

    Rightโ€”that was the one. Thanks again. My second one totally failed to launch. Forgot momentarily how to play an Em6 and so I couldnโ€™t even start the thing. It was a total wrist slitter anyway so it mightโ€™ve been a blessing not to have aired it and bummed out the vibe.

  • @jeff9  7 weeks

    Thanks for the encouraging words on my Zoom song today. I was pretty nervous and totally went paralytic on my second one. Hopefully you missed it.

  • @emkaydeebee  Mar 11

    Hey! Just stopped by to listen to a few tracks - what a stunningly talented fellow you are! I saw you've entered for the SpinTunes thing - can't wait to hear what you do for it!

  • @kathym  Mar 8

    I'm still trying to catch up on all of the thank you's that I owe people for stopping by my song pages and I am very touched by thoughts that you have shared on my song "Tumbling". I will be developing this song further and will keep your input handy so I can make sure it's the best I can make it. The input that I receive from other songwriters is always taken to heart and I know that often times it helps make my songs stronger. Thank you so much for your time and support, Ben! <3

  • @electrocelte  Mar 1

    I am usually a pretty cynical fellow but a hopeless romantic. If my lyrics can cheer the world up, make people chill out, or inspire love, then Iโ€™ve done my job. Thanks for listening. #Sprite is the name of our collab!

  • @guatecoop  Mar 1

    Holy smokes, man. You had a FAWM!! I mean, really!! I will be back for more listening! Iโ€™m glad for you.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 1

    Yeah... I am surprised too!

  • @sapient  Feb 28

    Hell yes! Or negronis... I make a good one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @nahlej381  Feb 28

    Not sure how active you are outside of FAWM but we should do some more tracks together fr. Youโ€™re Kung fu is so strong!

  • @tcelliott  Feb 27

    Congratz on *counts on fingers* 2.5 FAWMs this year.

  • @gb9  Feb 27

    @sw1n3flu thank you for your kindness.

  • @gb9  Feb 27

    @sw1n3flu Thank you for you kind comments on 'Paused'. Yup that truly, terrifyingly, sadly and terribly did happen.... Life, lemons, and lemonade bit doesn't work when you want it to... Was frozen like an immovable rock....

  • @ajna1960  Feb 23

    Yup yup yup I am ๐Ÿ˜€ *takes a modest bow* I love writing FKOD songs, so much fun !!

  • @ajna1960  Feb 23

    Hey Ben ๐Ÿ˜€ Can you please email me on sheeaunmusic@gmail.com, so I can send you the music and lyrics for our wee 'project' ? ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you !

  • @dragondreams  Feb 20

    Thanks Ben. Yes please, I'll chop things up at my end. But if it all gets crazy I may well see about getting us together in Zoom as a last resort. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @dragondreams  Feb 20

    Wow! Look at you go! Well done on the double win. I need to catch up with my listening!
    Quick question... did you get the script I emailed?

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 17

    Thanks for all the comments!

  • @cblack Feb 17

    Ha! Glad you enjoyed it!

    "Thoooooouuugghhht Vaaaaalleeeey!"

  • @fuzzy  Feb 16

    Sometimes I like to lurk on the Songs page, ready to pounce on those unsuspecting zongs as soon as they appear! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nahlej381  Feb 10

    Excellent! Iโ€™ll send it first thing in the AM. Well...itโ€™s 4AM now but when I wake up in 6-7 hours (god willing) Iโ€™ll shoot it over.

  • @nahlej381  Feb 10

    please feel free to use that instrumental. you can download it or i can send it to you. aburozskiwork@gmail.com

  • @reklov  Feb 9

    Thanks for commenting "Slow Decay"! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @persaab Feb 9

    Thank you for your cool comment. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @guatecoop  Feb 9

    Ah man, both are great! Iโ€™m happy to see you really going after it this year. I still remember when you did not feel so great a few years back and am happy for you to have moved on to better days!

  • @cblack Feb 9

    Thanks! I'm really happy with that first fruits.

  • @cblack Feb 9

    ๐Ÿ˜

  • @corinnecurcio  Feb 8

    OMG You've got a trophy already? You're doing a 50/90 in February! Zounds!

  • @apolez3 Feb 7

    Thanks, I love that line too.. ๐Ÿ˜€ ty 4 the comment

  • @persaab Feb 7

    Thanks for your nice comments.

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    Havenโ€™t heard of them, so I will check them out!

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    Well, I mean there is no WRONG time for a punk song, so...

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    Haha!! Just waking up here 7:49am - the perfect time for a punk song!

  • @jodv Feb 6

    Thanks, dude. Real life gets in the way of a lot these days, but I'm going to try to put out SOMETHING this year. 14 songs just isn't gonna happen, but 4 is better than 0 ๐Ÿ˜€ I gotta catch up on your 12(?!?) songs so far.

  • @cblack Feb 6

    Glad you enjoyed! And yeah, I had to put that last bit in. Too good not to. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @colinssun  Feb 5

    Just logged in, uploaded, and look here and BLIMEY! You are bulldozing ahead! Fucking awesome dude!

  • @sapient  Feb 3

    Aces!
    How woudl you like to start? And do you have a preference for which bits you want to do?

  • @nahlej381  Feb 3

    Thanks for listening to my absurd tracks! Iโ€™d like to collaborate on something with you, I can throw some bass on top of one of your improvisations or whatever youโ€™d want to do.

  • @sapient  Feb 2

    Hey there fella. Why have we never done a Collab. Eh? I'm up for it if you are...

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2

    I had kind of a tough start last night....just seemed more difficult. Iโ€™ve got one song actually on the DAW, but about 4 others in the working phase. I donโ€™t think itโ€™s creativity thatโ€™s the problem, itโ€™s just a mood or perspective thing. I like your approach a lot. I think Iโ€™m going to bang out a couple of collabs, which will serve the same sort of purpose. Cheers, man. Iโ€™ll be listening

  • @nahlej381  Feb 2

    thanks for the listen, and yes i did throw telecaster in a rap verse....maybe a 1st for the genre? but i love my Tele...its a Mel Mccullough custom.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2

    I appreciate the kind words on (re)light, El Duderino.

  • @nahlej381  Feb 1

    Best name on FAWM Iโ€™ve seen

  • @terenziano Feb 1

    OK, let's do this then...

  • @apolez3 Jan 31

    HI, Happy FAWMing!!

  • @thatsmaboy  Jan 31

    Looking forward to this. Thanks for the nudge Ben ๐Ÿ™

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 29

    welcome back!

  • @dragondreams  Jan 27

    Email sent. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dragondreams  Jan 27

    Thanks, Ben. I sent you a quick message on Facebook Messenger, but let me know if you don't use Messenger and I'll drop you an email.
    I need your acting talents... ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @dragondreams  Jan 27

    Hey Ben! Sorry it's taken so long to pop round to say hi. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I'm going to be asking a favour from you for the house party (building on the broken PA in joke)... ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @mosley  Jan 26

    Happy FAWMing ๐Ÿ˜€ totally lookin forward to hearing what you come up with this year!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 25

    yay have fun!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 24

    BOOJ!!!
    Yes. Perhaps this is the side project that becomes our MAIN project that makes us both rich AND famous.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 24

    Bacon Overlords of Justice!

  • @corinnecurcio  Jan 22

    Hey! ๐Ÿ˜€ Of course I'll be running the Sunday Skirmish! Enjoy FAWM

  • @scubed  Jan 20

    Great to see you here again! Happy FAWM!

  • @sapient  Jan 19

    Nice! What kit did you get? I reckon it's pretty easy to use, but gimme a shout if you aver get stuck ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @guatecoop  Jan 19

    Greetings to you!! Itโ€™s really nice to see you around. Iโ€™m looking forward to hearing your music again this year! Best wishes to you

  • @fuzzy  Jan 16

    "Banal Probe"; what a great band name!

  • @ianuarius  Jan 16

    Oh I'm BRINGING it! Maybe. Probably. Well, there's a chance. It's unlikely.

  • @brownium  Jan 14

    Hey man - good to see you back. You should see the 14 pounds spreadsheet link, ya?

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 13

    Excellent spelling of Pterodactyls! It's actually on my band's album so you can hear it on bandcamp.

    https://goddammitjeremiah.bandcamp.com/track/pterodactyls

    Still hoping we can maybe have a late fop this year...

  • @w1n  Jan 13

    Thanks, so looking forward to FAWM this year, hope you have a great one yourself.

  • @steffan  Jan 12

    Awwww, thanks! Happy FAWM to ya!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 12

    Hey Benjamin! Yeah I loves me some skirmishing! Hope you have a great FAWM!

  • @adforperu  Jan 10

    oh GO ON THEN

  • @judypie  Jan 10

    Hi hi hi

  • @tcelliott  Jan 10

    Aye. Glad to be back. Glad you're here as well.