[Hopeium Analyst Specializing in Idiology] 31

@ustaknow

90210 US   Jan 2016

ustaknow.bandcamp.com  

Artist Bio

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This FAWM 2021 Collection:
Burying the past, -- no friends

https://ustaknow.bandcamp.com/
soundcloud.com/ustaknow

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This Space for Rent πŸ˜€

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Anyway, - so, that project title may be ambiguous to some. I could be "positive", or "negative"; and so, how I like it, - wide open possibilities. Bury the past, and no more friends πŸ˜‰ or, bury the past, but, none that are friends. So, we shall see!

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Songs (31)

#1 Weed Fields Burning - new and old 12
4 weeks
#2 Radha's Veena - mission one 8
4 weeks
#3 Her Deep Blue Water [5 min write] 3
4 weeks
#4 How Do I Go 6
4 weeks
#5 Dirty Words 9
4 weeks
#6 Dirty words cover @anaezia 7
4 weeks
#7 Many New Moons to Come - 2021 3
4 weeks
#8 Vocals added ("Veena" track - collaboration revision) @anaezia 4
4 weeks
#9 Capitol Shot - for the innocense 4
4 weeks
#10 Disparate Guitars - separate but equal 4
4 weeks
#11 It’s An Old Cowboy’s Dream @kingwoodkowboy  8
4 weeks
#12 Satan We're Gonna Break Your Kingdom Down 10
4 weeks
#13 Across the Western Prarie @kingwoodkowboy  5
4 weeks
#14 09Day-Jam 4
3 weeks
#15 Out Yonder in West Texas @kingwoodkowboy  6
3 weeks
#16 Boulder County Rose @kingwoodkowboy  3
3 weeks
#17 Banjitar Dreams 6
3 weeks
#18 Out Yonder in West Texas [feat. Anazia from Nepal] @anaezia 6
3 weeks
#19 Not for the Weak Ones (re-REWRITE-again: Satan We're Gonna Break Your Kingdom) 6
3 weeks
#20 No Listen - challenge (kinda​-​had​-​2​-​be​-​there) 5
3 weeks
#21 Her Deep Blue Water [musicated prior lyrics only] 4
2 weeks
#22 Along the Trail Before Me @kingwoodkowboy  4
2 weeks
#23 Hacksaw Blues 6
2 weeks
#24 Friend Oh Friend 5
2 weeks
#25 Hearts Beat @trolls2 5
2 weeks
#26 Ole Preacher Man @tunecat  7
1 week
#27 Costs Unknown – the Belter Wars, after Mars 5
1 week
#28 Gone [*update w Lapsteel] 7
1 week
#29 A​-​Sharp, Slide Jam (jelly don't shake like that) 4
1 week
#30 Christ’s Mass Celebration! 2
1 week
#31 Christ's Mass One and All (Celebration!) 3
1 week

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  • @dzdandcunfsd  18 hours

    and why is there not a stop pissing on today song already? 🀣

  • @highmountain 1 day

    Howdy, thanks! I feel a little like the title of that song you just commented on, for being so bad at "reciprocating"... but - hey! - it doesn't seem that you are exactly lonely over here! So I will hastily leave you, city folks, and gallop out on the prairie again, holding on to my hat, guns, horse and "EU-accent".

  • @gb9  4 days

    @ustaknow thank you so much for the advice for 5090. I've kept the same gb9, easier for me to remember actually 😁 Hopefully I'll improve by then enough to come up with better writing πŸ˜€ Have a splendid day ahead!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  6 days

    it goes blllzzrtttt beep beep wwrrrrzzzzgggglglglgllllluuuuuugh

  • @gb9  1 week

    @ustaknow thank you!! You are an incredible soul to share so much info. Every. Bit. Helps. I'm delighted to get this guidance from you, frankly speaking, never been around musicians, never thought I'd share my 'songs' with anyone but my family, which is why this first FAWM has been an incredible experience. It is an awesome community and you have been a true gem.

    I'll keep your pointers in mind, maybe someday actually hear my work as a complete song..... even if it is just a simple collab here or I expand my own knowledge to compose my own work πŸ˜€ Not looking to make big buck or anything, where I am from, there is very little scope for English lyrics unless one is actually with a band, even then not much scope of making money, to be honest.
    I'd like to see my work evolve so I'll just keep fine tuning my work now that Feb is almost over. I'll also start on increasing my musical knowledge, being ignorant is something that can be easily corrected after all.

    Thanks again for your time, I'm deeply grateful for the same.
    κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • @gb9  1 week

    @ustaknow Thank you for your kindness. You strengthen my belief that I should be hanging around a band or musicians. Sadly that can't be, I have no knowledge of music or melodies. I write my thoughts without a tune in mind... seriously don't know how I write songs, but words come easy.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, insights and thoughts. I just wish they could be 'musicated'....
    κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • @dzdandcunfsd  1 week

    🀣 That's after I "organized" after the almost choking myself out with a cable while trying to get to the drum kit while I was already recording LOL @ampersandman worked some magic on that. It was really bad. I was recording through a mic stuck in a headphone cuff and run through that tensor pedal on random It was doing some pretty quirky stuff LOL

  • @gb9  1 week

    @ustaknow Thank you so much for your kind comments on 'Stars' I agree that write was nothing remarkable but just fun πŸ˜€

  • @alfalfa 1 week

    Thanks for your comments! It's actually a virtual instrument... Soft Piano by Spitfire Audio. It was totally free and it sounds pretty good.

  • @bfwaite  1 week

    Thanks for your comments and feedback. I love that you could hear my sense of style coming through (which now makes me ask myself the question.. what IS my style 😝).

    Thanks also for your notes about how to mix those vocal belt-y parts -- can't wait to try that next time!!

  • @gb9  1 week

    Thank you so much for the appreciation and kind comments on 'My Tears'. I too think of them as 'what took me so long' songs!! πŸ˜€

  • @jamkar  1 week

    Thank you for commenting on St James. Yes that is a Yamaha P115.

  • @anaezia 1 week

    Thank you for the comment πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈ

  • @pgcl  1 week

    Thanks for your comment!

    You asked what got me into it... well, this is my partner's 10th FAWM, and I've been playing other people's music for fun for such a long time that I figured I'd give it a shot! I just like to learn new things I guess.

  • @miga  1 week

    thanks for listening and commenting on "I don't think it's gonna happen"No worries - it wasn't overstepping. I'm learning about GarageBand and my iPhone and the mic on my heaphones (yup, that's it!) as I go, which means making fun mistakes - again and again. I understand about half of what you wrote (srsly not a techie and new to recording, but it has been fun to learn). Anyway, thanks for the investment of time.

  • @trolls2 1 week

    thanks for listening to "A castle song-collaboration' you probably sensed my musical theater/show tune background!! A traveling minstrel is what i was going for!! thanks again.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  1 week

    That actually looks pretty useful at a quick glance over, about what bandlab was trying to do with their collaboration thing that was just an utter mess 🀣

  • @hmorg  1 week

    Thanks! Yeah, I haven't laughed this hard in ages.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  1 week

    Thanks! 🀣 Yeah I'll start with guitar/vocal for the next time. I had to listen to type the lyrics. I might still put a drum track on that recording later, but still waking up, and its beautiful outside today I think I'll go enjoy it.

  • @tunecat  1 week

    Oh I love what you've done with my recorders.. glad you got the ropey version actually as it (the slightly more roped version) as it all lends itself to the ambience.. .... What a great start to the afternoon..

  • @tunecat  1 week

    Hi.. If you went to get into my soundtrap recorder thingy here is the correct link https://www.soundtrap.com/signup?ref=1142e51706071f7a452fcbafe4d0e6c1. I have just tidied it up (like taking out some of the worst horribleness of recorders, labelling the parts - you know, what a "good musician" does.. So its relatively straightforward to work out what's going on.. .. I also downloaded Bandlab (thanks for the suggestion) to check out because as you rightly say, what I'm interested in is a potential for kids (anyone) to collaborate remotely - all part of the experience. I'm going to try to do a coupleof shout outs this week to non-music people (adults in the first instance) and see how that works out !! Thansk again for being intrested!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  1 week

    Yeah she's great! and thanks! that might be my favorite so far at least of mine this year as well. Definitely something I would of never done otherwise if not for fawm. It was one of those things after I did all the funky alien language crap on it I figured I better step away before it got too off the wall, because that gave it a good weirdo flow. She had already sang about the might of gonorrhea, so figured it wouldn't hurt to ask hahah.

  • @gb9  1 week

    Hello & Happy FAWM 2021 to you too!!

    Thank you so much for your appreciation of 'My Darkness' and 'My Pompeii'. Greater thanks for all the time you took to go through my work and give valuable insights.
    I'm truly thankful for your advice. I have very little knowledge of music or melodies. I know my works lack that element of beat and rhythm, since I don't sing either.
    The 5090 that you mentioned seems really exciting will look into it and sign up, FAWM has been an incredible experience! Thanks in great part to it's community filled with people like you.
    κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ *with a bow* πŸ˜€

  • @tunecat  2 weeks

    Hey, thanks for the tips re flutes etc. I sometimes play a whistle (to be honest havent' done any of this kin dfo thing for a while) and that also overblows which i find a bit easier than the recorder. Plus if you want keys you just get a different whilstle. If you want to mess aroudn witht hte track u r welcome.. It is very loose and its on a web based DAW so in theory I can send the link and whoever has it can work on the same piece. I've not tried it yet.. but it was part of hte whole concept of co-creation with kids getting involved so I'm testing that out as an option (thus kids could upload voices or instrumentals to the site) Ive nothign against wild guitars

  • @quork  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening, I figured you’d appreciate the different keys. I recorded them into a condenser mic on a stand ( couldn’t be bothered to set up a hand held), then ran it through a guitar amp and effects simulation that sounded good. Same setting for all three tracks. I really like the third key, one tone down from the minor scale rio, but it’s tricky to play because the harp’s root note is a bent draw note.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  2 weeks

    He found it, thinks it was a stray mic on and he was tapping the stand instead of his chair like he thought hahaha. My makeshift drum throne squeaks terribly and you've heard what happens when I sit on a cajon hahaha. If my drums were acoustic the chair squeaks would be as loud as probably the hats are I have a mic over there too just for vocals if I'm feeling antsy and often forget to turn it off, but its on its own channel so can delete it out hahaha.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  2 weeks

    🀣 The fish food one is a true story as well hahaha. The green flakes are the best if memory serves. I just NSFW anything I'm not sure of the lyrics on, and it is a drug song hahaha, but take it how one will.

  • @mattoxic  2 weeks

    Yeh man thanks for commenting on Sudafed - and coming from you that's pretty high praise. Much appreciated.

  • @quork  2 weeks

    Hello! I'm not one to self-promote, but I just put up a song I think you'll enjoy, because it uses a mouth harp in a different key for each of the three breaks. Hope your FAWM is going well.

    https://fawm.org/songs/120311/

  • @dzdandcunfsd  2 weeks

    Superskirmish there's just one every other hour for about 12 in a row 😁 and thanks!

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    Yes you definitely sensed a connected ness-some of my songs i'm writing here I am hoping to shape into a theater piece when we can perform again...i'm glad you could feel that---thanks again!! and TOMMY is high praise.

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    you really guessed all the right chords cuz those are what i usually play on guitar...when it comes to piano I really don't know exactly what I am playing but i'm sure you were spot on...thanks for that.

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    aww, yes NYC can be confusing..i actually got lost wandering around the village the last time i was there--and i'd lived there for quite awhile before that. the Art Students league..great place. glad it resonated!!

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    the new version/collab sounds gr8! t turns out i can't share garage band file of origianl so i'll just let it stand as is for now. May try to come up with a response/harmony to match your vocal over the weekend!! stay tuned!

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    i so appreciate the gesture i don't think i'd be able to do any rerecording on my end (vocal dub) simply because i have no idea how to and it was an improv and i'm not sure i could sing it again...lol. i'll check later to see if i can somehow send you the garageband file...i am hopelessly inept when it comes to computers/technology/etc. but if you want to play around with it you are welcome to!!

  • @chrishope  2 weeks

    Hello ;}

  • @vuduluv 2 weeks

    thx for the kind words re my track! having a lot of fun with my first FAWM. i've had to rebuild my studio a bit, hence the delay in uploading. but my goal is to get a handful more up in the next 2 weeks! see u on the inter-FAWMs...

  • @miga  2 weeks

    thanks for the feedback! I think singing a menu should be a FAWM prompt, lol. As for the piano being mic'ed . . . what I have is the mic on my iPhone headphones and an acoustic piano. yup, and that's it. So awkward to record, but, whatevs.

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    oy vay--i did say 'guitar girl' on a keyboard song..i removed that tag!! thanks for noticing!! it would be really interesting to hear a produced version of this-and a male voice could be really cool. if you want to give it a try you're welcome too...i recorded it on garageband and am not very conversant in sending files but maybe...

  • @trolls2 2 weeks

    thanks for your enjoyment of "Sweet Man"!

  • @gslade 2 weeks

    Thanks for the feedback. The bass is all me. I use a real bass plugged into an amp and then route the amp through to my audio interface. I use Guitar Rig Pro 5 for tx since I don't have all the real pedals.

  • @theboywhocouldfly  2 weeks

    Happy FAWM 2021 to you as well! Yeah there are definitely things to like about Provo. The guitar store is still here but different owners. The old guy who ran it for decades and built the guitars passed away a few years ago. He left it to his son who ran it for a while and he did a good job. I had him do a few repairs on some older guitars and he did good work. He sold the place a year or 2 ago and the new business isn't as cool now. Things change. Anyways, thanks for the friendly comments on my board and on my song. This is my first time doing FAWM and this seems like a really cool community.

  • @anaezia 2 weeks

    Thank you. I learned it all from you 😁😁😁

  • @hmorg  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on "Monolithic Halls"! Just warming up for the real rock opera (or funeral doom opera) I have in mind, trying to coax the main event out.

  • @vuduluv 2 weeks

    thx for the kindl introduction! happy to be here for my first FAWM!

  • @apolez3 2 weeks

    Oops lolz

  • @apolez3 2 weeks

    Hello, Thanks for the comment on This must be it. πŸ˜€

  • @apolez3 2 weeks

    Hello, Thanks for the comment on This must be it. πŸ˜€

  • @gslade 2 weeks

    Hell of an outpout so far...you're killin' it..

  • @vomvorton  2 weeks

    If you're going to post on my profile page can you please try to be clear and concise, because I find it very hard to understand your intent or meaning.

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    This is the best live version with Jeff Mangan and you can see the saw player clearly and how he is playing!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtPoGwIDZDc&ab_channel=GeoffTweety

  • @driftwood1  2 weeks

    Sunshine and palm trees!

  • @heliosonorous 2 weeks

    Thanks for the listen!

    Nasa uploaded a lot of audio files a while back, you can hear some of the space sounds, not sure if those are what you were referring to.

    https://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/index.html#Future

  • @dzdandcunfsd  2 weeks

    Yeah that's why I didn't think it necessarily needed a banjo, but for someone whose instrument that actually is I can see that fitting real nice! especially in that first section. Not that you play it bad........but well you know what I mean

  • @dzdandcunfsd  2 weeks

    yeah that's the only thing he'll still sing to is a harmonica, I just tried to block the mic and isolate him, but he was so loud I can barely hear the harp, but I think only because I know its there hahah.

  • @miga  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my music and commenting as well! I'm enjoying the FAWM feedback.

  • @djevans53 3 weeks

    Hey, I'm still your friend. Another rebel.

  • @mmcafee 3 weeks

    Thanks for the tip on making my dropbox files playable in the UI.

  • @estebanlartigue  3 weeks

    Thank you for your comments in several of my songs !
    I see you are so productive and I need to catch up on your songs

    i really love your style and sound!

  • @thesoundof 3 weeks

    Thank you. I love it here! And thanks for your comments. Still thinking about the whisky and smokes though... Anything for a raggedy, lower and a crackly sound.

  • @schmex 3 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on "They're Building My Coffin". I wish I knew and actual trombone player for this, but a poor virtual trombone player will have to do for now!

  • @kingwoodkowboy  3 weeks

    Thanks for doing "Boulder County Rose." The lap-steel is my favorite sounding musical instrument.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  3 weeks

    Good play on "Out Yonder in West Texas." Music and vocals.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  3 weeks

    Thanks pard, for another fine rendition - "Across The Western Prairie."

  • @dzdandcunfsd  3 weeks

    That will be interesting at least. Nothing I don't already remember on any loopers. I'll be able to do this pretty easy too since have one loop pedal I'm not using right now. I just won't even plug it in on the output side to monitor anything I'm playing 😁 What I used for that sweet and sour track last skirmish. So the fact there was reverse reverb was a happy surprise to me. I didn't know I'd set a guitar down on the footswitch and triggered it, since wasn't monitoring any output hahah. Just put 3 layers on top of each other with a best guess hahah. Since I did one right after another though they gelled pretty well. I was going for more sour than that 😁 I'll just wait a day in between each track for this one.

  • @heliosonorous 3 weeks

    Thanks for the listens! Only 1 guitar, Yamaha Rgx I got back in the 90's. Hadn't used it in a long time time so it was interesting to run it through some new fx I've acquired over time.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  3 weeks

    Yeah it'll make a nice hook for something at least, and great song to have an excuse for lots of sloppy solo single note solo stuff too.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  3 weeks

    More hers than mine at this point, with some pointers for a second verse from @sunfire There's no mix to play with....drums/ two guitar lines all off loop pedal 😁 Personally I'd up her vox and fully drown mine out, but she did that........fawming onward 😁 it just needs redone later from scratch more tempo dynamics.......not the ending either one of us wanted, but I'm lazy didn't want to redo the track not for fawm hahahah so she worked with it.

  • @dock  3 weeks

    Thanks for listening to some of my SoundCloud songs other than the FAWM entry! The whistle challenge was a fun one - taking the audio clips and cutting and pasting them to sound like music.
    I like your music, I envy the guitar playing. I'm stuck with keyboards which are not very expressive (hard to bend notes). Your vocals are great too!

  • @coolparadiso  3 weeks

    He is a legend. I remember at least a year ago he passed I think 3000 songs. I've done a couple of collabs with him, he is so easy going.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  3 weeks

    I feel the same way about the last sloth one, I tried a clean drum-line, didn't like it, I tried a really slow "cleanish" slide part, didn't like it, tried a bassline(other than the ultra low ones) didn't like it either. My little midi controller has been relegated for controlling that pedal. I might eventually try some midi strings of some sort.

  • @sunfire 3 weeks

    Hey, thanks for commenting on The Dark Warrior. Yes, cryptic. Lol

  • @dzdandcunfsd  4 weeks

    Well there's 2 corpse segments I've finished as well. Have one more slothcore mostly done, that 10x10 just basically needs stitched together, but I guess that ones already counting towards my 12. 😁 Oh and one @anaezia is going to sing is getting finished up too, so yup fawm was a win for me just for #slothcore alone hahah

  • @dzdandcunfsd  4 weeks

    Thanks and wow! you've been busy yourself! make some coffee and I'll get to some listening

  • @elenaduff 4 weeks

    thanks so much for your kind words on my Give me Peace song. Apprecite it!

  • @kingwoodkowboy  4 weeks

    Love that slow Yank-Tex drawl.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  4 weeks

    Regarding your question about my song lyrics - as many on here already know, you may freely edit, arrange, musicate, record, copyright your recordings. Don't change the title, as all are registered through BMI. You keep the money. I don't need it.

  • @sunfire 4 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on all my lyrics. If you want to collaborate on one of them, just let me know. I'm open!

  • @sunfire 4 weeks

    Hey, thanks for the welcome! Something to think about regarding Mischief and wording. Thanks for commenting!

  • @dulcimeric 4 weeks

    thanks for the comments! I'd love to hear that electric dulcimer on a track, you don't come across those too often!

  • @kingwoodkowboy  4 weeks

    Thanks for your review of "Across The Western Prairie." But it was 'someone' who shot 'ol Harry. I just took advantage and grabbed sweet Mary.

  • @faststrings 4 weeks

    Hey Ustaknow, many thanks for your comment on Charlie Went Fishing I appreciate it! Kurtis did an awesome job on it!

  • @farmyardorchestra 4 weeks

    Thank you for your comments! URL-link fixed. Good of you to let me know. Machine wasn't that clean, after all.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  4 weeks

    πŸ‘ I did enjoy!

  • @gm7  4 weeks

    Thx it does. Re Story Mill Road

  • @kingwoodkowboy  4 weeks

    Thanks for comments on "It’s An Old Cowboy’s Dream." Yep, do whatever you wanna with it.

  • @splittybooms  4 weeks

    Good to see another familiar face...name...?
    Good to see you and hope you and yours are doing ok.
    7 already!
    Good grief I'm already so far behind with listening and commenting. Will be around to yours soon.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  4 weeks

    thanks for reviewing "Write Me A Letter." Appreciate your input.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  4 weeks

    Yup it's fun to just read someone else's leadsheet and let them do all the work 😁

  • @dzdandcunfsd  4 weeks

    Thanks! and yeah that bag o' wine one all got looped too, well the guitars/vocals did.......the drum track was its own, so later I might go over it with another vocal, or possibly add some more at the end. I could dub into it, but not much other than eq or maybe some splicing to be done after that...... I haven't even looked at that one as a waveform yet........I have a feeling its one of those sausages hahahah

  • @zoetropeocelot 4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome!

  • @celineellis  4 weeks

    Thanks for the feedback on my first song!! yep I took the discussion to the forum about the key in the end - Im still learning about all that stuff so its great to have the FAWM community to discuss and learn while we are all creating!! have a great month!

  • @aneil 4 weeks

    Have an awesome FAWM 2021

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Best wishes to you for FAWM 2021! 🎡

  • @apolez3 4 weeks

    Hello, Happy FAWMing! πŸ˜€

  • @glasscrow 5 weeks

    Hi! I don't remember what it was, but something you said on the forums made me want to hear what you create. Happy FAWMing!

  • @ginomakesmusic  5 weeks

    Howdy! Happy almost FAWM to you!!

  • @evolvemysound  5 weeks

    Happy FAWMing in 2021!

  • @zeekle1998  5 weeks

    Happy FAWMing to you too. Let the music flow