Influences: Everything. I mostly play rock, country, folk and blues.
Hello FAWM world inhabitants. It really does feel a little other worldly here, doesn't it? May your creativity abound as you unleash your songs upon the world! 🙂
Here's what I play on my demos
Me: Guitars, Bass, Vocals. Things I may attempt to play, but kinda suck at: drums, piano, sax.
Artificial Creative Unit: Drums that sound good (Addictive Drums), keyboards/synths and anything else you hear
I made a playlist of Spotify FAWMers. Give me your spotify link and I'll add you too. It's a freaking great playlist. Y'all rock!
|#2||Bigger And Better||
|#5||I need to kiss you @helenseviltwin||
|#8||Our Time Our Love @kahlo2013||
|#9||Windows Like These||
|#10||Meltin My Blues Away @cindyrella||
|#11||10 Ways To Die (10x10 Challenge)||
|#12||Want you to linger @helenseviltwin||
|#15||Lions and Nomads||
|#18||Get It Together @helenseviltwin||
|#20||You Are There||
|#21||Emily’s Waltz @kahlo2013||
|#22||Feelin Like Feelin Blue||
|#24||No Regrets In The End||
|#25||If I Could @kahlo2013||
|#26||Baby I Miss You||
|#27||Home and Dry @helenseviltwin||
Thanks for the comment on Simple as a Kiss, demo is up!!
I know you've remarked on my castanets playing in the past and now you've highlighted my tambourine prowess, so I thank you mightily! I like to add one new piece of percussion each year if I can...next year I'm planning a concerto for guiro, finger cymbals, and claves, budget permitting. But seriously thanks for your comments...and I look forward to digesting your output very shortly. 😀
Many thanks for listening Val. It is so nice to have you back again this year. I should let you know that I decided I should drag my drums up and try the one-mic technique after hearing your 57 challenge, so thanks for that. 😉 Congrats on another year!
cos thats exactly what it is! ..thank you for putting it perfectly and listening
Hey Val... thanks for the comment on my song from a couple of days ago. Really means a lot coming from you. Mwah!
Thanks so much for your feedback on "Ugliness." Hoping I can add more dynamics to it somehow. . . and congrats on 28 songs! UhMAZing!
1 more to go to double FAWM! You have a boatload or really awesome songs this year!!!!!
Hi Val, in case you're interested, that tuning I used is D G D F# B D
I had thought that somebody had suggested it in the Keith Richards tuning thread in the forums, but now I check, I'd misremembered it, so it's not the same one they were talking about at all!
Hi Val, and thank you. 😀
That amp has been two years in the design and build stage. I "think" I've finally got THE amp for the DD sound... until the next one! 😉
Congratulations on the win too! 😀
Thanks for listening to We Can’t Work It Out. I’m not great at writing a cohesive narrative, just lots of ideas. Probably influenced by the news, current affairs and cultural stuff mixed with real life.
I'm glad you liked "Your Lyin' Tongue". I appreciate the listen and comment.
And now your comment made ME teary-eyed. We make quite a pair. Thanks so much for listening and my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom 5 years ago 💜
Thanks for your comments! They mean the world to me coming from someone with your musical knowledge and brilliance! And yeah, while my lyrics were stimulated by thoughts about things going on at work, I tried to make them universal enough to apply to any relationship as what matters in the end are those human connections we have and how advance love and peace. Those relationships trump all.
I have a few percussion implements. For some reason I thought I needed a drum kit track on "Goodnight Harvest," but I could maybe tambourine it.
I'm really happy my song resonated so well and touched something in you. Thanks for letting me know and for giving me a little shower of enthusiasm!
Wow Val, you've had an epic FAWM! Congrats on such a formidable win!
Ohhhhh ... 14+14=28.... taking back any congratulations extended but instead sending words of encouragement as I know you will get there!!!’ And you have a very impressive play list this FAWM. Your music is sounding better than ever!
Congrats on making your double FAWM goal!
Thanks Val. My Mom was a great cook. So much I miss. Her pies... Now I am hungry!
Thanks for your sweet note on "Stunned and Unraveled." I hope to share more of the music once I have a few more written. Trying to keep my eye on the prize and all that good stuff. 😀
All lesbians love Indigo Girls! It's the law.
Thanks for your comments on Food. My wife can't take me anywhere. She likes Flaming Mango and I like Bubba's Barbeque.
Re: gratitude—some days, I'd wake up alone and cold in a gutter 😉
Most days, I think, I'd have nearly everything. Thanks for the perceptive comment on "Gifts."
Thanks. You are having an amazing year! We will see if someone else has the time.
Hey Val, was wondering if you might be interested in the song You Didn't Hear Me Again that we just posted? We need a female voice.
Thank you for your kind comment on the 10x10. I love that funk groove as well. 😀
Hi Val, thanks for commenting on my Geometry song. It's great to get positive feedback from a someone who writes really good lyrics. Many thanks...
Thank Val, for listening to and sharing a comment on I Can See Clearer Now. We gently share these songs of ours and hope that they can mean something to someone. Cheers!
Thanks, Val, for the kind comment on my raccoon song! Your comments mean the world to me!
Thanks... I think I was born to be a Foley artist! 😉
Thanks for your kind comment on ‘leap’ looking forward to listening to your tunes! 🙌
Thank you for your wonderful comments on my valentine song!
New music is up for FAWMsong 😀
Thanks so much. Congrats on winning FAWM already. Dancing IS allowed and encouraged. ❤️
Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Indifferent Rose', much appreciated!
Uh... I think it is just you! 🤣
Merry Valentine's Day! Yea, I am a slacker this time around. I have been involved with learning new technologies and it has spilled over into FAWM. The good news is that the stuff I am working on is a lot of fun. I do have one lyric done and I hope to do a few songs this weekend!
Thanks for the kind words on "Prelude to a Kiss"!
Thanks for listening to “It’s Too Cold (Take Off Your Coat).” Glad you enjoyed it, appreciate the comments. 😁
Glad you enjoyed FAWMsong! Now which shelf should we dust off for our Grammy? 😀
Thank you for your kind thoughts. Yes, it was definitely cathartic, and hopefully a standing reminder to breathe and be empathetic.
Heya Valerie, and thanks for checking out mine. I'm pleased with your comment 😀
Thanks for your comment on my BiaB effort, simple bubblegum song, but I have a LOT to learn. 😀
Thanks for your comment on Tai-ing Chi! Hope it can inspire you for your meditation song. Regarding Coca Cola, please check out my "FAWMsong" parody. You can play Ringo and sing my lyrics against the Beatles for grins! We're all gonna have Grammies, right???
It's only block characters! You can copy and paste and make your own if you want 😀
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!
I can hear your voice on it! Go for it!
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Thanks Val. Yes, I think I probably made it overly Irish! 😀
Thanks for the comment on "Mallory's Lament". Mickey and Mallory Knox are the main characters in "Natural Born Killers" which is one of my favorite movies. They have a complete destructive but amazing love that is doomed from the start.
Thanks for your great comment on Forgiveness. The process is a lot of fun, one that I want to continue to explore. I dream of having my guitar trigger a whole rach of virtual synths & sounds. I just have to get around to making it work the way I want it to. As for the monks, that is a very wise practice. In fact, that's essentially what Philosophers do (I majored in Philosophy at university - that's why i work as a Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor at a pool LOL). Again, thank you for stopping by & having a listen.
See You In The Shadows…
Thank you so much for you comment on "30 seconds" 😀
It is always great to have you back another year Val!
Thank you for the kind words about my song Birth. They're appreciated.
Thank you for your feedback on "With all of Your Might". Of everything I've done so far I feel that is one of the most shaky ones that may need some work. Getting such lovely feedback really makes me feel better about it.
Thank you for comment on "Get Yourself Together".
I googled how to emulate a bass in reaper and fooled a few of my musician friends with the trick so I decided it really worked. I usually use my hollow body guitar because I feel like ti give it a fuller more bassy sound but I didn't feel like pulling her out this morning and ran with the squire. The only challenge (other than my lacing bass skills) is I do that in the DAW so I have to imagine what it will sound like dropped down and hope for the best when I'm recording.
Hey Val. 😊😎
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip back to the eighties. More to come. 😉
It only ended up being programmed because I couldn't seem to get a good take on the bass guitar... 😀
Wow Valerie, glad you liked my mando blues. 😀 I'm off to check out your first fruits....
Thankyou for your comments - looking forward to seeing what else you produce!
Thanks for your comment regarding my Columbia space shuttle crash song. It’s must have been mind blowing seeing this occur, I am happy to hear I captured something authentic out of this tragic event. xxx
Thanks for your comments. I will keep trying to get it down!
You're right. I should turn that vocal *way* down
Hi Val! Let's have some fun!
Hi Val! Let's have some fun!
Hiya there Val...our collab/duet is 10 yrs old this month...I may have to remix it again for the 100th time! Actually I may want to put some of my '09 songs up on bandcamp later this year...I'll ask your permission when the time comes. For now have a great FAWM ol' buddy!
Excited your back. Enjoy the madness from the Muses. Happy FAWM.
Hey Val, can't wait to hear more from you!
Back again! Hope you have a good time with FAWM this year.
Welcome back, Valerie! And have a healthy and productive month...
Wishing you the very best Fawm Season, Val!
Hi, Val! Always looking foraward to hearing your awesome tunes and vocals!
I like this other world! Much creativity to you, too!
Hi Val, looking forward to your rocking good songs.
Oh I'm in! I'm planning a 14-act death-metal musical about root vegetables. Bring it on.
Even your fawm logo has gone a bit hippie.
Thanks for checking it out and your kind comment. It's my retirement plan. 😀
Welcome back, Val!
Sharpen those pencils - buy them new spiral notebooks - recharge your laptop and refresh the guitar strings
FAWM IS COMING .....
Heya, Val. I hope things are going great. Here's to another round.
Hey Valerie, have a happy FAWM! (yes, that's the same message twice...sorry...)
Hey Valerie, have a happy FAWM! (yes, that's the same message twice...sorry...)
Val. Lets. Do This.
Hey Val! Rock this FAWM!
And the FAWM sun slowly starts to rise....Happy FAWMing my friend!