Influences: Albums that shaped my musical existence: Indigo Girls "Indigo Girls", Melissa Etheridge "Yes I Am", 10,000 Maniacs "In My Tribe", Toad the Wet Sprocket "fear", The Judds "Rockin' with the Rhythm", REM "Out of Time", Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation", Aretha Franklin "Greatest Hits", Nanci Griffith "Lone Star State Of Mind", Patsy Cline "Greatest Hits", Gin Blossoms "New Miserable Experience"
FAWK! It's that time again. Let's see what the muse turns up. As usual, I have no plan. You?
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
Last year I made a playlist of Spotify FAWMers. It's a freaking great playlist. Y'all rock!
|#1||I Give Thanks||
|#3||Even The Sun||
|#4||I'm there @helenseviltwin||
|#5||Candid Observation and Commentary (14 x 14) @kahlo2013||
|#6||Simply You @kahlo2013||
|#7||Shower Dances @kahlo2013||
|#8||I Was Thinking @helenseviltwin||
|#9||Eyes wide open @helenseviltwin||
|#10||'Time to Reflect' collaboration @musicsongwriter||
|#11||Nobody Wants To Hear Ya||
|#12||10x10 Different Instruments||
|#15||Play A Little||
Thanks so much for giving me three comments this year. I love your style and look forward to listening to you every FAWM.
Hi Val! I usually greet you on the 1st day but I haven't been able to be around much this year so Leap Day will have to do...congrats on your win, ol' pal. 😀
Thanks for the comment. I tried to listen to you songs but none of them worked somehow 😞
Thank you for the kind words, Val. 😀
That'd be great. I would love to hear you sing this-whenever.
Thank you for stopping by and giving my late entry in the FAWM world a listen 😀
Thanks so much for your lovely comments! Will be back soon to listen to more of your music. 😀
In the immortal words of Blondie - Oh! Your hair is beautiful
Yes! I feel the pain of the adult version of Where Are Your Socks. LOL
Thanks for your great comments Val!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my collab with Liz!
Hi Val, thanks for listening and commenting on Lottery of Life. I posted it the day before yesterday and it was a ZONG for 16 hours. I couldn't stand it. So I deleted it and reposted. and phew, it got a couple of listens. Thanks again.
Thanks! Yes, the chords are for guitar... I'm still experimenting to sort out how to make a halfway decent recording haha. Have a great last week of FAWM!!
Thanks for your kind words on my song, “If You Wanna Make a Song”. I really appreciate it!
Thank you for the recent comment! I forgot to mention in the liner notes that I found out about Wyatt Ordung through a book i'm reading about the aforementioned "Robot Monster" movie - it's the one (in)famous for having a man in a gorilla suit with a space helmet on it for the monster.
Thanks for the comment and loving the hook. I love Toni Braxtion---Love me some him also. Open to collaboration. I will listen to your songs as well thanks.
Thanks for listening to and commenting on "I'll Always Have Time for You".
Hi Val! Thanks for the comment (and smile) on "Death Spoke To Me" and I've come to reassure you (as one whose ghosts of mistakes past and present parade in serried ranks to mock me each night...) that your old Lit. teacher will not haunt you at all, or at least, not for this. The specific trope "Three times Death spoke to me" I thought had to be entrenched and actually searched (anal retentive paranoia on my part), and it's not. There are lots of Three times trophes, wiht St Peter and the cockcrow being the best known, and I found one (1) fanfiction "Three times death spoke to Sherlock"! Fascinating.
This FAWM is a disaster for me in lots of directions. Hope you're stilla round in March 'cos I'm missing my listening fix. And I'm gonna cheat then and kick collabs along...!
Apparently we did more with a piano note then I knew was possible lol. Glad you liked it!
Thanks Val for your nice comments!
Thanks for your comment on my song "Her Lesbian Mood". I agree, it is still not possible in some contexts to come out openly. I lived for 30 years in a small town in the interior with a population of some 5,000 people. So, based on the infamous "1 in 10" theory there shoudl have been about 500 LGBT people. But I only knew about a dozen people who were open about their sexual preferences. The others, like my protagonist, probably kept it as a secret. We still have a long way to go before people's sexual preferences don't even lift an eyebrow in the greater population.
Nothing wrong with an Appalachian-sounding love song! (My guitar likes to pretend it’s a dulcimer, so I go along with it.)
Thanks for the listen, Valerie. It was good to read your comment.
Thanks for the comment on my song: Come Back Baby
Thanks Val. Yes. I do think maybe that verse should have been the chorus.
Thanks for commenting on “Easier”. That one is dear to my heart. Happy FAWMing!
Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!
The harmonica on Woman to Woman was missing. I didn't notice the WAV file was removed from my project. So you are right, there was one in there but there is now.
Thanks for listening and for your lovely comment 😀
Thanks so much for the generous comments. Much appreciated!
I bet if you look hard enough you can find some wild, lesbian parties on the bayou. There is harmonica during the instrumental break, it's not super elaborate and I have it low in the mix.
Thanks for such a lovely comment Val 😀
Thanks Val 😊
Thank you for the listen and comment on Something from Nothing! It is one of my fave themes too!
Thank you for checking it out! And thank you for the compliments. I’m a sucker for reverb specially when it’s fitting.
we’ve all been through hard times. I’m stronger from it for sure. the “what if’s” just get me once in a while. It’s part of life.
Thank you again for listening 😊
Thanks for the comment on "I Brought it on Myself"
That ukulele is not only a tenor, it is strung with a low "G" so it doesn't have the high re-entrant string so typical of the "standard" Ukulele set up.
Getting a late start this year -- but percentage wise I am infinitely better than last year! I hope you are having a great fawm.
Ha! Smart women I wrote it with a 6/8 meter in my head! Glad you heard that!
Thanks so much for the nice words for Kindness! Hummingbear writes great lyrics, doesn't she? Appreciate you listening.
regarding the issue of prolific writing. in six days i have written 2000 words. that is half if my minimu output as a journalist for a daily newspaper. and one quarter of what i produce when writing a serious longterm project such as a nove or memoir, so ny rigress so far has not beenm in y view, proific. i remember what lou reed recounted to me when andy warhol asked him how many songs he wrote that week. lou replied "ten," andy responded,'Lyou are very lazy. you need to work harder, you are not going to be young forever." it the past three years i have abandoned myy other writing projects because i an only work in randon spirts m as i have a baby daughter to care for, but i manage at least 100 songs a year, and i know i should be working much harder.
Thank you for the kind words, looking forward to catching up on way more of your stuff!
Thank you for the awesome comment on “Old friends “ they’re super encouraging. I literally feel more confident because of them. Thank you.
You’re welcome 😊
I didn't get a cool new car. I got a Tan Van! For I am the Tan Van Man! 😁
Thanks Valerie! BTW, I do like the song...i got a bit caught up with my story and failed to mention that your song and message is well delivered.
What happens in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans....
Thanks for listening Val! Have a great FAWM!
Hey! Thanks for the listen. I think it took about 7-8 hours to 'poo. Definitely not an efficient use of time. The largest chunks are probably taken up by lyric-writing, finding the right sounds, and vocal cleanup. The "Joey" song after it took like 3 hours, and it's just a 1 minute song. Not sure if this approach is sustainable 😀.
How about both brisket and music?
Hello Val! That new (to me?) profile collage is terrific, and I'm looking forward to your rocking output this February!
I mean, kind of depends on your definition of "song" doesn't it?
Hey Val. Tick tick, we’re almost there.
Loving the facials and the silver!!! Happy FAWM Miz Cox - may it be a great one
Hi Val, thank you for your kind wishes. Good luck to you too although I'm absolutely sure I'm in for a lot of amazing songs from you.
Hi Val, looking forward to your rocking good songs.
Val - bring it to us! Look forward to hearing from you.
HEY VAL!! ROCK THIS FAWM!!!!
Love the photo booth looks Val! Happy FAWM!
Rock up the place with your southern self. Can't wait to hear what you make happen this year!
Luv yer new pic...
Looking forward to fawm2020
May the Force be with FAWM!
Whooo! Is it power-Ballad time again?
Thank you for the encouragement, friend 😁
Welcome back! Let's FAWM this ish
Just some of the many facets of Val - wonderful! Have a good Feb!
Hey Val, looking forward to this!
Have a great FAWM!
have the best FAWM this year!