Influences: Flight of the Conchords, Ian Dury, The Wombles, Madness, Tim Minchin, Tom Lehrer, Robbie Williams, Victorian Music Hall, Blur, Kirsty McColl, Art Brut, Adam and the Ants, The Two Ronnies, Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett, Spike Milligan, Dr Seuss, Stiff Little Fingers, The Simpsons, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Bernard Cribbins, Monty Python, Graham Fellows (John Shuttleworth), Bill Bailey
2020 is my 9th FAWM, and I have done the 50/90 8 times. Have made it past 14 the last 2 years. I hope to write a few short songs, maybe that is cheating a bit but I like having some short songs for gigging, a musical equivalent of one-liners, to throw into the mix.
I write some comedy songs, some just whatever songs (most usually have a "gentle humour"), sometimes a kids' song and maybe some short instrumentals and sketches. I like writing songs about everyday things.
Some songs are recording-only songs that I couldn't possibly do live but I also try to get some "keepers" for live gigs (where I perform mostly in the context of comedy nights with "original comedy singalong songs" or my favourite gigs - with friends round a campfire) ...
I have no idea what will come out of this month and I'm looking forward to some games, skirmishes and challenges.
Most of all I just like being part of it.
songs from previous FAWMs and 50/90s are on my website:
|#1||The Joy Of Pessimism||
|#2||You Can Go If You Want To||
|#5||Oscar Winning Dream||
|#7||What Are You Like?||
|#8||Magnolia Snow @sapient||
|#9||Stop Saying Sorry @dragondreams||
|#11||Duelling Melodicas @fuzzy||
|#12||What Are You Waiting For?||
|#15||Tape 4 placeholder @marvsmooth||
|#16||Tape 5 4-Track Placeholder @vomvorton||
Thank you for your feedback on Ford Galaxie, Go Betweens, and I'll Still Love You 'Til the End!
Thank you for the kind words on my song A Special Moment.
Well done on another successful Fawm ! Well done for your London evening initiative. Wishing you ever success
Thanks for your comment on ‘You just be you’ - I’m so chuffed that it creates a visual for you, hopefully means it’s working!
Thanks for getting back to me on my Londoner perspective needs. MUCH appreciated, as were your earlier comments on my songs!
I enjoy your songs every year and I always listen to a couple of them. Thanks for your comments this year on my song, Puddinhead Jones. I am wondering if you or any British FAWMER can do me a favor and listen to my song number 26. It has references to London locations, and as I have only been there once, I want to be sure they do not seem ridiculous and that it rings authentic. The link is here. https://fawm.org/songs/107299/
Yeah the pocket prompt seemed to click for me. Thanks Wobbie!
Congrats on the win!!
Thanx for assembling our collab!
See you at 50/90!!!
Just noticed I am to send you tape 6, but never saw that the thread had been updated. Been sitting on this tape for a couple weeks sorry.
Do you still want it anyway, since it is the last day of FAWM?
I saw your message about the auntie challenge first now and signed me up to an antithesis! I hope I’ll make it before February is over! (I’m counting on that) 😀
Hey! Have you heard this one by @kirjis: https://fawm.org/songs/100346/
I desperately want you to sing over it with your brilliant accent, and I definitely want you to use the term "n*bjockey* in it! Please!!!! (sorry, this comment really comes across as spam, but I'm serious, it needs a London accent - check it out!)
Thanks for listening and commenting on “Warm February”! I really appreciate it! 😊
thnak you for your comments on those last two collaborations.
Thanks for commenting on my song "Insecure", I appreciate the listen!
I have my tricks 😉
Thank you for your thoughtful comments on my skirmish song Cruise Control. You heard correctly that there was a lot of worry in this song!
Glad you liked my take on the CC prompt too.
I really appreciated your comment about how my song resolved and then melted into place - I like that characterization a lot!
Hi there! the demo for girl with the voice is up
I think, listening back to it, the opening couple of chords are like the start of the theme to Hitchhikers Guide (TV version)? Maybe that's what it's reminding you of?
😀 thaks wobbs.
Hello! Thank you for your comments on my song "For Kim". I just added you to my watchlist, can't believe you weren't there yet!
Thanks for you nice comments this FAWM! I appreciate it. I think I may have seen 3 of Cage’s movies... Moonstruck, The Family Man, and probably one other - thankful for Google!
Thanks for listening to Only For A Minute! I hadn't consciously made the connection with English folk music but you are right!
Thanks for your kind comments on Searching For Signals! Rock On!
Thanks for the very kind words on my “Dolphins” skirmish song. I think it’s actually the germ of two songs - different lyrics for that music, a different lyrical treatment and musical setting for the dolphin story.
Andf thanks so much for running Auntie Sin! That’s such a fun game, and it generates so many interesting songs.
I do have a habit of funking up... 😉
Thanks so much for your comments on “Deja Vu...” It’s always so interesting to hear what other people hear. And Kate Bush? Wow - thanks for the compliment.
Thanks for your comments on Gloom. We have had a boatload of that since Tom passed.
Yeah it’s ready for action! And a relatively easy “anti” play for the artist 👩🎨 Imho
Thanks for working me into the 4th chain on Anti/Syn. 😀
Thank you so much for your kind words about my skirmish song, "Go." Have a great FAWM!
Hi Wobbie...not long to go now...see you on the upside!
Happy FAWMing!! I always love your tunes 😀 lookin forward to hearing what ya come up with this year!
Nice to meet you! Have a good FAWM 😀
Thanks! Have a good FAWM too, fellow Londoner!
Bra off time is the best 😂🤣😂
Hiya WW. Thanks! I hope all is well, and hope you have a great February. My plans have already completely changed (I had planned a whole month of radio shows dedicated to FAWM, and focusing more on that than writing songs, but then the station ended up on hiatus, effective immediately ::sad face:: so my plans went out the window). I had one of yours on the first show, too (Let's Go Round Again).
Hi Wobbie, looking forward to your output this year, as ever. Me, I'm going to try to take it a bit easier, but we'll see what happens. Have a good one, not long now!
Hi Wobbie. Have a wonderful FAWM!
Mateeeeeeeee thanks for the nudge to get on over here
Here we go for another year
Pass us a beer?
I think I saw a deer...
Hi Wobbie. I wish you a Snappy-Zappy-Happy Fawm 2020. 😀
See ya in Feb
So nice to see you here again 😃
I'm really looking forward to it, Den! Can't wait to hear what you come up with. 😊
I want to thank you for always making me laugh, it is so healthy and such a brilliant gift to share...I will be around to give you a listen!!!
Hiya Wobbie... Good to see you here too. We'll get that tape on the list too. Looking forward to lots of fun. I've got no expectations, so we'll se how this goes. 😀
Can’t wait for all of the laughter your music will bring me!
Another year gone by....willl be listening for your latest.
Well hello there! And it's one more time on the Ferris wheel of fun! Have a great FAWM!
Hiya Wobbie! Here we are again... Uncle Rick wants to know what sort of music he should be practising this year; he's been somewhat diverted by a bucketload of software synths over the last few months, but the Chapman Stick has been dusted off and tuned!
Hi Wobbie!! Can't wait to hear your wit and charm again this year. Always love your songs. 😀
Wobbie!! Always love your sense of humor in your work and can't wait to witness some more mastery! 😀
Hi Wobbie! Happy FAWM!!!
have the best FAWM this year!
Oh yeah, I'd love to do a collab this year!
I seem to recall that you asked for a collaboration a few years ago and it came to nothing. That was totally my fault, sorry. 😞
Let's do this!!!!
Hi Wobbie! Have a great FAWM!! 😀