Influences: Paul Simon, Don McLean, Lucinda Williams, Jack Johnson, Dylan, Knopfler, Springsteen, Jackson Browne, folk songs of the British Isles, hymns, plainsong, Bach, Gilbert & Sullivan.
[UPDATE 3/6/2019. I’ll be listening and commenting and recording demos in March after a music jam that I organize takes place on 3/10.]
Approaching FAWM, my 5th, this year is like seeing an old friend after some months away, no longer fearful but simply anticipating fun and growth. I'm trying not to have too many preconceptions and plans and instead to be alert and curious: I'm ready.
I like to give and receive honest, constructive comments on songs--and regard comments given as thank-you's for comments received.
I am interested in collabs and can sing and play guitar as needed. Have a great FAWM!
|#2||I Wish I Was a Seahorse||
|#3||When You're Sleeping||
|#5||I Was Not a Liar||
|#6||When you’re sleeping @karlsburg25||
|#8||The Simple Kind||
|#9||Plant a Garden||
|#10||The Secret to My Success||
|#11||The Simple Kind @bodger0ne||
|#12||Plant a Garden @paulharrison||
|#13||Black Ice @wacha||
|#16||Discipline to Passion||
|#18||Easy Shed My Tears @easyshed||
|#20||Placeholder Number 3||
|#21||Take This Party on the Road||
Hello!! Thank you for listening. A site called archive.org has hundreds of copyright free movies for use. I searched based on my theme, and edited videos together (usually slowing down the speed, because I like that feel). archive.org is full of treasures - check it out if you have the time!!
Haha...wow, 1874...I had no idea either. That was funny, thanks for that nugget!
thanks for your comments on "Granon" Very much appreciated ! 😀
Thanks for your comments on my Monkees song, some of the better analysis I've received all FAWM actually. I get your point about the ADT line and I did consider that, but sometimes being specific is funny and you can't worry about who doesn't get it. Their ad runs incessantly in my area and I guess it creeped into my consciousness somehow! But I appreciate you pointing it out, and your attention to detail in general. Thanks again!
Thanks for your kind words on "Holding the Space"!
Thanks for your kind comments and critiques on "What Do I Say?". I really appreciate it them! The lyrics were pretty much done on the fly, since it was the last day of FAWM to upload a song. Yeah, the lyrics could've been written better but that day was put up or shut up time! Lol Again, thank you for the critiques!
I know Sapient and his wife got mad at me for critiquing on one of headfirstonly's songs on 50/90. Given this was my first year, it really scared me. And I never critiqued ever again.
Wow, thanks for that awesome comment on Travelin' Man, Andrew! That made me smile from ear to ear when you said you picked up a guitar and played along. That's what makes it a song! When people relate. Thanks again, made my day!!
I can't recommend Reaper highly enough. I started using after FAWM last year and and really glad I made the switch. There is a lot more you can do in it and they are constantly updating and improving it. I recorded everything at home now and it helps hide that it's recorded in a home studio.
I use Reaper for the cymbals I did some basic midi drum programming. I learned it watching several Youtube videos.I had been using Audaicity but switched to Reaper because it offers a lot more for actual production.
Just wanted to let you know that the Edge Of Life rough demo is now up.
Thank you for such a wonderful comment! I'm so glad you liked my lyrics, that's such a rewarding thing to hear ☺ I've heard Soundcloud's servers are down right now so hopefully it'll be back up to listen to soon, haha! Happy FAWMing friend
Thanks for the visit. The lines on marriage was my bridge - in a different rhyme scheme. Thanks for letting me know about the challenge too! I found it and tagged it!
Hi Andy! Congrats on hitting 14 + !
Hi thanks for the comments on Piano and Alcohol - I have a friend who is a jazz artist, I think I'll see if it fits with him!
Good to see you at a few recent skirmishes. Glad to see you use our Writers' Friends, too.
Thanks a lot Andrew -for listening and kind words on my song ‘Away from the flames ‘ . Thanks mate ! Cheers
Thanks for your comments on Snow on the Rooftops of Prague. Paul did a great job with it!
thanks for your comments on Orion- I am very much a fan of RA's music, i have flown to Vancouver to see him play a theatre venue, and I also went to New Orleans to see him front the annual "Exile on Main St" album concert at the Saenger Theatre- i was pretty disappointed to hear about the recent allegations. Given my dayjob in the criminal legal system - i'm generally not surprised or shocked or outraged when stuff like this surfaces, as i see over and over again that people who excel in certain ways are often extremely damaged/ toxic in others. And of course the tune simply HAD to have a blues groove. 😝
New version uploaded now with you're guitar on Stratosfear. Just lovely! Thx.
Thanks for commenting on my Song Cascada. And about you lyrical Ideas, go for it, Interested what could come out of it, as writing Lyrics is not mine, like at all
Hey man. No worries. I thought it was funny.
thanks for the thoughtful comment , towards the zen
Many thanks for all your comments on my songs, you have given me some food for thought! so thanks for that, I certainly try to write meaningful words!!
Thanks for checking out Reflections and for taking the time to share your thoughts. 😀
Thanks for your kind comments - glad you found it thought provoking. I agree with your sentiments about each generation having their achievements and flaws, we’re all just doing our best after all 😀
Little delayed about mixing up the guitar. But first thing on freetime thing to do..
AwwwwwwThanks for commenting on “stick around”- Full disclosure : the SoundCloud profile pic was of dearly departed Mika who lived to the ripe old age of 16 and passed in 2011. My new companion/muse is Emma whos been around since 2013 #blacklabx4ever. Looking forward to listening to all your tunes 🌟🙌
Thanks for your review of Moment - very insightful. I hadn't noticed the "esses" until you pointed it out. BTW - this is my first FAWM, and the thing I love the most about it are these communications between like souls. I've been alone in the wilderness for so long. These contacts really matter to me. Thank you.
Oh ok, good to know then! Thanks again and I agree, way too many distractions!
Hello, thanks for listening and giving feedback on the song "Natural Selection". The song isn't really about natural selection, despite the title of the song. It's just a line in the song to add more depth to what's going on in the person's mind, particularly feeling like he or she can't adapt or keep up with life. I see and understand the value in what you're saying, especially regarding the "young" and the "weak" lyrics. The person in the song essentially views himself as young and weak, which hurts the belief that he or she could survive. I do hope it didn't come off as offensive to you in any way. The whole natural selection line is not something that I necessarily believe in, but it's more-so meant to intrigue the listener and help form thoughts/feelings about the person. Thanks again!
thank you so much for such great, feedback on my lyric
bring the dark down
the took/drank scenario
you made this so much easier for me and I agree with your thoughts
enjoy the rest of fawm sir
Hey. Just lovely! Guitar so good. You have spiced up the song in a delicate way I like! I will tune it in tomorrow at those right spots. You sure understand the minimal extras thats needed. Love it! I put it together asap. tomorrow that is.
Thank you for the kind words about “A River Away From Paradise”!
I do believe in you're inspiration, so do what you feel is best!
Wow! Great. Looking forward to it. if you need my mail is: email@example.com.
Thx for comments on Stratosfear. I agree: A Stratokaster would be awesome. Anyone? Much of my music actually need a guitarist.. so..
Thanks for your always insightful critique on my latest song..
I did think about a bridge but I had already labored (lyrics) over this baby enough...time to give birth to it FAWM style and let it go just to get it out there...Your insights are always spot on ...
Thank you for your kind words on I am a pretty tough one <3
Thank you, haha no Its upå to your imagination to interpret that
Have to stop by and give you a massive shout out for the AMAZING
Collab with Karl...holy cow what an epic song and beautiful lyrics
Honestly got to go the end of the verses in one take tune wise then the thing just went on it’s own . Zero planning and no thought . When I finished recording the demo I was wondering how that happened . The beauty of collabing 👍
Hey Andrew it’s posted . Thank you so much for such amazing words . I will Defo update it when I back in my studio at home . For now this is what I done with my iPhone . Really enjoyed doing it by the river and on my balcony 😎🇹🇭
Done it !! Wow it’s not what I expected but will post ASAP 👍😀. Hope you like it
Yes matey ., I shall give “when you’re sleeping a go . Woohoo
Thanks for your positive comments on my take on the LIAR skirmish.
Ukes are a lot more versatile (and varied) than most people think, aren't they?
I'm up for pretty much anything. Though admittedly I'm better at writing music to lyrics than vise versa. One of use could start a verse and let the other one take over for the chorus.
thanks so much for your kind words and understanding
of my lyric
you made it rain
Thanks for your comments on the Liar skirmish. Your are as astute a critic as you are a songwriter.
Gosh, of course I would be honored! I’ll know from Tim by 2/13.... thanks for the nice compliment!
Gosh, of course I would be honored!
Ha! You're welcome! Can't wait to hear what you do with it!
Hey there! I was planning on doing music. I don’t have any ideas right off the bat but feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can brainstorm ideas. If you have any lyrical ideas let me know!
Hello and happy fawm to ya.
So good to see you again...
Hi Andrew. Thank you for the greeting. I wish you a Frank and Fashionable Fawm 2019.
Hey Andrew! You're very welcome I'm so glad! Happy FAWM to you x
Thanks Andrew, hope your fawm will be productive as well... I can feel it in my fingers. It's so close/..
Relaxing into sounds like a fabulous idea!
Howdy! Have FAWM!
Hi, Andrew, happy FAWM!
happy fawm to you - hope you have a good one 😀
Thanks, Andrew, and to you as well. I hope your 5th FAWM is a fruitful one.
You too! Happy FAWMing!
Lets have a FAWM with clamities instead of calamities. Pickled clams, or perhaps smoked oysters and cracker biscuits and a nice dry bubbly to go with them.
Hey hey! Happy fawming
Hey Andrew! Happy FAWM 2019! Looking forward to hearing some of your new songs!
Great to see you will be back and hope we can enjoy some collaborations! Happy FAWMing!!
Hey Andrew! Your FAWM plan sounds like mine, just wait and see what happens. It's fun that way me thinks. 😀
Hey! I will try to make some songs 😀 Have a wonderful, productive FAWM!
Thanks!C Good luck to you, it's should be another lovely FAWM.
Glad you are in!