Influences: Classical , Percy Grainger, Mike Oldfield, Enya, Kate Bush, Cecil J Sharp, US Musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan. Tom Lehrer
24 Jan Back home from the smoky still burning mountains, although serious rains has quietened a lot down, for now. While away I was also using a netbook of pronounced character so I have little recollection of what it was that got cut off. Basically, my FAWM is going to be a disjointed mess though not totally a writeoff. I will be limited by a combination of impending disasters (alpine fires at daughter's place) and attempts to prevent them together with trying to keep income coming in from flat renovating which timetable has also gone. Not at all happy.
19 Jan Increasingly it looks like myFAWM is blown before I start. It may bepossibkle to squeeze some time but I fear
17 Jan Now up at Falls Creek waiting to see if our daughters restaurant and home burn to the ground or whether its business as usual. The threatening fire (search Shannonvale) is 12km away but got stuck in the alpine bogs, so currently burning as a peat fire. After weeks of masterly inactivity, the army has come in to help;. We're not actually doing anything, just trying to help local businesses stay alive in what should be peak summer visitation but instead is Ghost Town. Smoke isn't too bad this time. Also, my laptop spat at Pt Augusta and I'm on the netbook, sorry for typos. Also, poor internet for next 10 days. Sigh.
Jan2020 Best laid plans etc. For the first time in 4 years, I'm not at sea. But I'm not here for the early FAWM either, being adrift at Pt AUgusta desperately renovating a flat. Builder's labourer, tiler, housepainter, carpenter, fixerupper...where'd the music go?
Tim Fatchen: nice, polite, quiet, writes serious and often soothing music, good dinner guest.
Flying Tadpole (songs marked [FT]): anarchic ratbag, writes irritating and often nasty satirical rubbish, good kennel cleaner.
You're clutching (smaller) money and you want to hear cleaned-up tracks from earlier FAWMs?? Go here:
Or Spotify: all the albums are there, search on Tim Fatchen or Flying Tadpole
FAWM and 5090 are the main part of the top row of CDs. Songs are available on iTunes, but it's cheaper via CDBaby and besides, I get more.
Broke? Starving? Some songs are on
And free videos on
Looking to license music?
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Be safe! There's always hopefully a later for expressing what I'm sure is some hectic goings on. Bio reading is enough to give ya PTSD lol...... uhhhhh happy? Fawm?
You don't sound so very retired to me.
It's not my place to comment, being that I'm not an Aussie, but, you guys have elected a very special government.
Here’s to you finding time to create! A single drop of nectar, worth the wait, at times, is all we’re given. But how sweet!
Thank you Tim. I have big hopes for hearing your new music. Always a pleasure to hear your instrumentals and songs. Have a great time.
Thank you for remembering some of my old songs!! Dang you rock! Looking forward to this year and hearing some of your tunes 😁
Hi Tim, have a great FAWM.
Warm thoughts are headed your way Tim. Though I can’t fully comprehend what life in your part of our fragile world, I can sympathize. I have other Australian friends that I worry about as well. It seems that no one will get the fires unscathed. I can only hope that you and yours will be safe.
I had hoped, and still am hoping for that long overdue collaboration with you. I will be traveling mid-month for a few days but plan to participate much more this year than last.
Welcome back for another go round...
Hope you back this FAWM!
Oh my oh my..
The best to you and your beautiful country
With you across the ethers my friend..
Good to see you around the forums already. I hope you have a great fawm this year! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!
Looking forward to Mr. Tadpole and Mr.Fatchen rocking the musics!
My friend, hello and happy FAWM I'll see what I can do!
Hi Tim - I hope you'll soon see some of the rain that's arrived in Oz and that things will be less fraught in the coming weeks.
Thinking of you a ton and hope all remains well. Hope to hear you here as well, but mostly just wanting things to get better there.
This might be one year it would be safer to be at sea? The news / videos have been terrifying, glad you are safe. Have a visionary 2020 FAWM!
May the fires of Australia be extinguished and may your imagination be sparked.
have the best FAWM this year!