Influences: Mostly easy listening music from the 1970s.
Short bio: bio.
Long bio: biiiiiiiiiiiiooooooooooo.
This year will involve some collaborations with my band mate from 40 years ago, @krivmaster 😀 I've learned and stolen so much from him over the years that it is only just. 😀
|#1||Partner In Crime @krivmaster||
|#3||I Don't Know @krivmaster||
|#6||Who Is The Running Man? @elainedimasi||
|#8||Plug Your Head Into the Gramophone @elainedimasi||
|#9||FAWM Is For Lovers||
|#10||change in the weather @elainedimasi||
|#11||toms Has No Idea||
|#12||Fuzz Nuts Surf||
|#14||No Way to Treat Milwaukee @postcardhelicopters||
|#15||Show Me Your Face @elainedimasi||
|#16||Nicolas Cage @nicolascage||
Sorry this has taken so long. I've been trying to rebuild the brains on my computer and it's going much slower than anticipated. However, I managed to get the files you wanted. There was some problem rebuilding my VSTs and this may not be exactly as in the posted demo but it should be close. I'm including the wet vocal, the dry vocal, and a copy of the rearranged backing track. You should be able to drop the backing track and wet vocal into a project file to get a close approximation to the demo to use as a guide for putting things together. If you want to mess around with the dry vocal with a different pile of spices please feel free to do so.
The computer crashed a couple weeks ago and I'm rebuilding everything so it might take a couple more days. I'll put it on the server and drop a link for ya when it's ready to go.
Yes, I get that, - I was fortunate to sit across from one or two real singers; and, it's like you never heard anyone sing before, - it's so different, or maybe it's just real 😀 (real singing, it's own instrument, so to speak).
And you got the week 3 challenge as well.
/* speechless, which doesn't usually happen */
Thanx for the rokkin tunes this February!
Your songs are always a highlight!
Hmmmmmm........ Reaches over to box in studio with over 25 power supplies and tosses it over. Just don't use the Yamaha ones - they are center opposite. 😉
But but but.... that CZ! You were gonna.... <sigh>
Thanks for your pleasantries on my song, “Michigan”.
I'll get back to the songs in a sec, but was just looking for a casio tag on your page.............. Hoping to hear that song. 😉
Congrats on the win! ; - )
Strictly speaking I should come up with 3 more things this week (+ the 2 that are with their mix-masters atm), and count the two instances of "Hollow" as my leap year song and a half.
Hoping to wrap it early and have time to listen to more of others before feb is even over!
This was a lot of fun. Thanks, Tom!
Hey Toms, thank you for all your great comments. As for Jeskola Buzz, that depends. It's a Tracker and not a traditional DAW, so if you're unfamiliar with the way Trackers work, the learning curve could be a little steep. If you've ever worked with samplers & sequencers that might help as Trackers are essentially complex sequencers. Buzz is a little different than traditional trackers in that it uses "Machines" that you can wire any which way you want. It uses tracker-like sequencing to program those Machines. You can check it out at www.jeskola.net There is a forum where a small community of users & developers hang out (I've been rather absent from the forum for about a year) who are really friendly and helpful with troubleshooting problems & ideas. If you have any questions regarding Buzz, don't hesitate to ask me.
See You In The Shadows…
Hi! Thank you for your comment on my track! I really appreciate it!
Thanks for the comment on Racing Gravity. Much appreciated. The verse chords are: E add9, Gmaj7, Dmaj7, Dm.
Thanks for your comment on our Lovecraftian dark opera.
There were actually five vocal tracks, all with different effects. I find I can get some good synergy that way. 😀
I know. Be the flood. The really big effing flood. No other choice. Unless you know a lightning bolt we can enlist...
I’m on a first name basis with Death. ‘Direct’ is how we roll.
Thanks for commenting!
Thank you for your kind words on our national anthem!
Thanks for your kind comment on What Took You So Long. My first FAWM and first attempt at songwriting proper, and the encouragement here is soul warming.
I know, right? JCC is still touring, and still great; he's Dr Clarke now. Does all sorts of interesting stuff, including a TV documentary in 2015 about Thomas de Quincey's opium habit!
@toms Secretly, I AM ok at SOME first person shooter games.
I have even one a few Fortnite matches (when it first came out). Now your average seven year old could probably destroy me.
I beat and got a platinum trophy for the latest Doom game. That was pretty challenging. 😀
Hi Tom, thanks for the comment on Detroit Boogie. The harmonica on that song was recorded: thru a Red Howler microphone thru a DOD Supra Distortion light-medium distortion and Plate Reverb from my Fostex DAW.
Thanks for your comment on my track with Fuzzy
Yeah that's the dude! Looks like you're from round there too! Awesome, clearly there's nothing like having the right geographic credentials.
Hey bud, I'm really having a hard time listening to your tunes; my laptop doesn't want to play them!
I'm assuming that this is my problem, not yours....
Ha, relaxed chaos is my groooove!! 😂 (thanks for commenting!)
Pun restraint, to a surprising degree, given that they did rightly ooze. 😀
Chris Bell & Big Star... not familiar at all. Thanks for the tipoff to some new old music.
Say hi to Johnny Tremolo for me!
Hup hup! Move along there! Thanks for the comment on the Turdishness, Tom. We're just awaiting on your first sounds!
Be sure to tune up the ol' 55. Or maybe DON'T tune it up - perhaps that was the key to the sound. 😉
Guaranteed to be a classic... 😉
Hi Tom. I like your influences. 😀 Have a great Fawm 2020.
I've got an idea.
I love how that story you posted on my page had the (possibly?) unintended effect of making me drool over your guitar collection in its totality 😁
That Chinese Gretsch does sound awesome. Just shows you that it's not the price, but the playability that matters most!
PROF!!! Send me a million backing tracks promptly at 12:01 a.m. 02.01.2020. Capice?
Fair enough. So long as you know *WHY* I'd like one, beyond how it sounds. LOL
I would love to try out a Double Agent, actually.
Can't wait to listen to the riffs you bring to the FAWMstage this year! I love what you do. Have a rocking FAWM.
Great mic find! I naturally thought about flipping the Vibrolux, but realized I would probably never justify buying a big vintage Fender.
Not sure when I'll be over in the Owosso/Flint vicinity next so you must now write something with it. We can talk later if it will be rehomed. 😉
Not trying to poach your prized keyboards!! I have the greatest confidence that you could have great success composing with it. 😁
And the CZ-1000 is legit!!! I'm always on the lookout for a CZ. Plenty of fun to be had with the cheapest of the cheap too, though... 😀
Guitar pedals... I'm tellin' ya!!
Not your fault! But I hope things are going better.
Hugely looking forwards to hearing you bring the tone once more, sir.
Here we go... Looking forward to being inspired by you again. 😀
Your world of guitar wizardry and ampery is mostly a mystery, but I still like to let it splash over me. Bring on the buckets o' sound!
Hey Tom. Welcome back! I miss your company.
Hey he, hellllloooooooo (how did Westerberg miss that one?)!
Hey Tom! It’s good to see you back around the forums. I always enjoy your music and personality around here. I hope that you are well.
have the best FAWM this year!
In 79 a radio shop closed its record department: i bought my first two albums (Queen "Jazz", ELO "Discovery" and 3 singles by Kiss) 😁
Those were the days...