toms 18


Flint, Mic US   Jul 2009

Artist Bio

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 πŸ˜€ I've learned and stolen so much from him over the years that it is only just. πŸ˜€

He, him.


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  • @postcardhelicopters  5 days

    Sure thing!

    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.

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    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 πŸ˜€ (real singing, it's own instrument, so to speak).

  • @elainedimasi  3 weeks

    And you got the week 3 challenge as well.
    /* speechless, which doesn't usually happen */

  • @fuzzy  4 weeks

    Thanx for the rokkin tunes this February!
    Your songs are always a highlight!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    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. πŸ˜‰

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    But but but.... that CZ! You were gonna.... <sigh>

  • @brandondale72  4 weeks

    Thanks for your pleasantries on my song, β€œMichigan”.

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    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. πŸ˜‰

  • @elainedimasi  4 weeks


  • @elainedimasi  4 weeks

    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!

  • @postcardhelicopters  4 weeks

    "It's Alive!"

    This was a lot of fun. Thanks, Tom!

  • @postcardhelicopters  4 weeks

    I.. um.. *did* something with "toms has No Idea".

    Whatcha think? Post or Pass?

    P.S. I was bothered by the way one bit of lyric flowed in that version so I did a quick re-take and will swap that out, shortly.

    ...aaaand done.

  • @candle  4 weeks

    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 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…

  • @mlm 5 weeks

    Hi! Thank you for your comment on my track! I really appreciate it!

  • @tomslatter 5 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Racing Gravity. Much appreciated. The verse chords are: E add9, Gmaj7, Dmaj7, Dm.

  • @fuzzy  5 weeks

    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. πŸ˜€

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    I know. Be the flood. The really big effing flood. No other choice. Unless you know a lightning bolt we can enlist...

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    I’m on a first name basis with Death. β€˜Direct’ is how we roll.
    Thanks for commenting!

  • @uonfsofficial 5 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on our national anthem!

  • @mariekevinkmusic  6 weeks

    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.

  • @fuzzy  6 weeks

    Thanx for the comment on "The Horrors of Perversion".
    The film is "Perversion for Profit" from 1965. πŸ˜€

  • @headfirstonly  6 weeks

    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!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  6 weeks

    @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. πŸ˜€

  • @resonut123 6 weeks

    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.

  • @phoenixash 7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on my track with Fuzzy

  • @spikedirection 7 weeks

    Yeah that's the dude! Looks like you're from round there too! Awesome, clearly there's nothing like having the right geographic credentials.

  • @fuzzy  7 weeks

    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....

  • @emkaydeebee  7 weeks

    Ha, relaxed chaos is my groooove!! πŸ˜‚ (thanks for commenting!)

  • @emkaydeebee  7 weeks

    @toms Supergrass are a band! Biggest hit was probably this one:

  • @emkaydeebee  7 weeks

    Hey @toms thanks for your comment on Instruction Manual! Maybe don't go to the first track.... er........... it's pretty intense!

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    Pun restraint, to a surprising degree, given that they did rightly ooze. πŸ˜€

    Chris Bell & Big Star... not familiar at all. Thanks for the tipoff to some new old music.

  • @resonut123 7 weeks

    Say hi to Johnny Tremolo for me!

  • @timfatchen  7 weeks

    Hup hup! Move along there! Thanks for the comment on the Turdishness, Tom. We're just awaiting on your first sounds!

  • @zecoop  Jan 24

    Be sure to tune up the ol' 55. Or maybe DON'T tune it up - perhaps that was the key to the sound. πŸ˜‰

  • @zecoop  Jan 24

    Guaranteed to be a classic... πŸ˜‰

  • @klaus  Jan 23

    Hi Tom. I like your influences. πŸ˜€ Have a great Fawm 2020.

  • @elainedimasi  Jan 23

    I've got an idea.

  • @sapient  Jan 20

    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!

  • @adnama17  Jan 20

    PROF!!! Send me a million backing tracks promptly at 12:01 a.m. 02.01.2020. Capice?

  • @metalfoot  Jan 20

    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.

  • @leslie  Jan 19

    Can't wait to listen to the riffs you bring to the FAWMstage this year! I love what you do. Have a rocking FAWM.

  • @tiller2  Jan 19

    Great mic find! I naturally thought about flipping the Vibrolux, but realized I would probably never justify buying a big vintage Fender.

  • @zecoop  Jan 18

    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. πŸ˜‰

  • @zecoop  Jan 18

    Not trying to poach your prized keyboards!! I have the greatest confidence that you could have great success composing with it. 😁

  • @zecoop  Jan 18

    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... πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Jan 18

    Guitar pedals... I'm tellin' ya!!

  • @downburst  Jan 17

    Not your fault! But I hope things are going better.

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 17

    Hugely looking forwards to hearing you bring the tone once more, sir.

  • @zecoop  Jan 17

    Here we go... Looking forward to being inspired by you again. πŸ˜€

  • @johncrossman  Jan 16

    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!

  • @downburst  Jan 16

    Hey Tom. Welcome back! I miss your company.

  • @andygetch  Jan 15

    Hey he, hellllloooooooo (how did Westerberg miss that one?)!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 14

    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.

  • @tsunamidaily  Jan 14

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 14

    Let's go!!

  • @sph  Jan 10

    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...