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
2019 is my 8th FAWM, and I have done the 50/90 7 times. Last year was the first year I actually made it past 14 (got about 20 in 5090 but I did take the middle month off) I plan to also 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 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||#Hashtag Hurry Up||
|#2||Big Fat Liar||
|#3||Just A Game||
|#4||Stealing Our Future||
|#5||Bra Off Time||
|#8||Nothing To See Here||
|#9||Uncle Rick's Music-O-Tron @headfirstonly||
|#10||The Brother And Sister Song||
|#11||I Like Me||
|#12||Emojis Are Fun||
|#13||Cats And Doors||
|#14||Roll Out the Green Carpet (4-track collab)||
|#15||The Futility Of Books||
|#16||The Scoundrel And The Wench||
|#17||Uneasy Shed @easyshed||
|#18||Sorry Heart @fourzeroes||
|#19||Bootstraps (4-track collab tape #4) @fourtracktape||
|#20||Calm After The Storm (4-track tape #18)||
thank you , i really enjoyed your siundcloud album
Controversy is no bad thing! Well done for fanning its flames. Who knows maybe tons of folks will suddenly realise they want to go out and buy a book today...on World Book Day.
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Move On", I appreciate the listen!
Certainly, you're welcome to put Roll Out the Green Carpet on your website, and add a link to mine, nancyrost.com.
Hi Wobbie I have really enjoyed your songs too. I had you watch listed since I listened to bra off ha ha Ha who writes that stuff? I only follow like three people. Your lyrics make sense and that carries a lot of weight with me. Cheers!
Wobbie, I have thoroughly enjoyed your output this year and as I was saying to Pete (Sapient) earlier, I think this has been a really good year for FAWM. Congrats on the win and thanks for posting such catchy, inspired and enjoyable songs. 😀
Wow! 17!!! You are having an EPIC FAWM. Holy cow. Thank you re Midnight 42, my throat is still very sore but that song has to come out. Back to bed now 😅
PS thx for the auntie-sin prompt. I also actually personally agree with everything in your 'books' song and do believe in the importance of living in the now. Am looking forward to the synthesis 😀
Thank you for the kind words on Travelin' Boy. I wish I were half as prolific this month as you.
Well thanks for helping push me way way way out of my comfort zone!
Hey Wobbie, I'm gonna be absent for the rest of FAWM, so I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your great music this February!
You made me smile multiple times this month!
Thanks for the comment on 'Catcher'!
on that 'hurry up', the drums just sound so big, and there are ghost notes in those rhythms, which make the drum playing itself sound great. all in all, the drums are the glue that ties everything together.. imo.. ymmv
Thank you so much for your kind words on Forgiveness. I am so glad you enjoyed the song!
See You In The Shadows…
You're right; "Hidden Intent" *was* wonky. I've remixed it so that things are (hopefully) clearer. Cheers!
Thanks for your kind words on Sodium Light and Where's my coat.... committing to silliness is a premise to my whole life!
thanks for the message, hoping to have some new songs sometime soon in a few days!
Thank you for the kind words on Bosses song
Thanks for your comments on Turning Pages
Thanks a lot for your comment on my track <3
Morphs, always difficult. Wobbie, your words are yours; why not acknowledge "music based on a progression and melody by Tim Fatchen?" That'd do. We're none of us going to get rich on royalties....!!!!
Thanks for listening and commenting on my songs "You Are Fragile" and "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!
Oh and your questions are good ones, who knows the answer. I also did wonder what Johnny might wear, only he knows. As for Roy, it just doesn’t make any sense at all.
Thanks for commenting on Sunday’s Clothes, not sure what was happening there. It was a byproduct of Yesterday’s Clothes that started with the Johnny verse to make Dan laugh: he asked for another verse. I toyed with referring to Mike and using the lyrics from Paint It Black by the Stones.
Thank you for stopping by and hearing what is so hard to say. All love to you and yours!
Aww. Thank you. 😊😳
Thanks! I’m glad you thought
it was okay. You are a vey hard act to follow!
Thanks for the Helga photo and well wishes!!!
Okay... I tried .. my morph of your song is posted. Let me know if you want to be listed as collaborator!
Say what? My musical skills are such that it takes me like 100 takes to barely make it through a 1min exquisite corpse segment... I’m counting the stanzas here and sweating!!! Challenge on.. gulp....
Thanks for your comment on "That Dress You Wore". Glad you liked it.
Thanks for your comment on Day the bubble burst looking forward to what comes of this collab have a great fawm
Hey Mr .
Sorry with the late hello , (hammock time getting in the way ) but can’t wait to get stuck into some serious listening . Happy fawm
No problem at all! Definitely understand the allergy. 😉
Thanks for commenting on Lies and Goodbyes. Yes, it was a ukulele.
Morph 2 is ready for you! *89665
Thank you sweetie pie! Mwah mwah xx
You always stand out to me...
Have a fantastic FAWM! I always love your style and sense of humor! Looking forward to it!
Love that British Humor... Especially in a song
Hi Wobbs, thanks for thinking of me. Hoping to bring something to this year's pot luck. Wishing you a happy FAWM19. Miss you too.
Have a terrific FAWM - I always enjoy your quirky, fun output! I need to check out your website to see what I've missed since last year!
Have a great FAWM, Wobbie 😀 ... and thanks for organizing the AuntieSinChallenge!!
Hi Wobbie - I am sure Uncle Rick can be persuaded to put in an appearance 😀 I'm looking forwards to hearing what you come up with this year!
Happy FAWM, Wobbie!!
The same to you mrs W. Not long now!
Thx for putting me on early in the game!
You too! Great to see you here again 😁
Same to you! Can't wait to get those tapes flying around the world again!
14 songs in 28 days!!
Hello! See you on a tape soon no doubt 😀
Hiya, ww, have a great fawm!
Here we go my friend!
Hey Wobbie! Woo woo! Thank you for being so ace!
Hi Wobbie. Thanks for the kind greeting. Yes, 398 songs! It's only 14,2 songs per day. No biggie. I hope you have a Fluent and Flourishing Fawm 2019. 😀
Hello fellow 2012-er 😀 I might actually play Auntie-Syn this time!
I'm gathering mailing addresses for the four-track list. Could you email me yours?
Hi Wobbie! Looking forward to hearing you again sooooon!
Happy 2019 FAWM - good luck for this round 😀
Ah there she is! 😀
Great! Thanks!!! That worked! Happy FAWMing!
We made it again, Den! 😀
So GOOD to see you back here again.
Wobbie! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this FAWM!
Can't wait to hear your creations Wobbie!!
I hope you have a wonderful February!!