yam655 30


Indiana US   Apr 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Jeff Bridges. Other FAWM musicians. Crap art. Mad poets.

Pronouns: he/him.

In 2018, I did FAWM Squared, Fourteen 14-track improvised albums. When I completed my 14th, I celebrated with a 15th. Then to help the community hit a song-count milestone, I did two more albums on the last day.

While I have my eye on attempting a 50/90 Squared, I don't think that it will be in 2020.

Later this year (2020), I'll be getting an Orba (via Kickstarter), and if I lean heavily in to learning the device, this may be my last mostly acapella year.

I kind of want to try my hand at some chants, rounds, lullabies and other traditional acapella style songs this year. It should provide a nice transition if I start doing accompanied music next year.

Update 2020-01-25: I'm rethinking the traditional acapella stuff. It probably won't go down that way. Things are probably going to get a little weird and experimental instead.

Update 2020-02-29: I'm setting aside a number of private tracks. These are tracks that have been recorded and prepped for upload to my website, but not yet transcribed. The transcription is my slowest part, but also the most important, so I'll unlock the tracks when they are transcribed. If it is the end of March and I've not transcribed them all, any of the remainders will get unlocked then.

Songs (30)

#1 First Potato (Our Holy Ruler) 4
Feb 1
#2 You Can Go If You Want To 16
Feb 1
#3 The Fog of my Mind 4
Feb 3
#4 A Song For You 4
Feb 4
#5 Wrinkled Conversation 4
Feb 4
#6 Endangered Species 3
Feb 5
#7 Lovely Errol 1
Feb 5
#8 I want to go dancing 2
Feb 6
#9 Jim’s Face Ad 2
Feb 6
#10 I don’t menstruate (but some men do) 7
Feb 6
#11 Make Them Poop 4
Feb 7
#12 The Unexpected 5
Feb 7
#13 Up In the Air 6
Feb 8
#14 Important Collections 4
Feb 8
#15 Party at my place Friday night 4
Feb 8
#16 Sleep 3
Feb 29
#17 Circus 6
Feb 29
#18 Process 9
Feb 29
#19 Second Wind 4
Feb 29
#20 The Last Day to Participate 2
Mar 1
#21 Isn't That Insane ZONG
Mar 1
#22 All Songs are about Death ZONG
Mar 1
#23 Pizza at Home ZONG
Mar 1
#24 Wasting Coal ZONG
Mar 1
#25 An Ordinary FAWM ZONG
Mar 1
#26 Female egg! ZONG
Mar 1
#27 betcha serve ZONG
Mar 1
#28 Into the bugs ZONG
Mar 1
#29 Thrill your constellation ecstasy ZONG
Mar 1
#30 Unite for more ZONG
Mar 1


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  • @wacha  Feb 29

    Thank you for the feedback on "The Saddest Circus". I love your suggestion and will definitely be changing the line.

  • @sph  Feb 12

    Hi, big thanks for the early comment on "When you know..."
    Been off for awhile and try to catch up commenting/reacting. Your words about the performance feeling new and exciting are just too nice: In fact it was new and exciting for me to do such a spoken/sung word tune. And @unpronounceable 's lyrics are really special

  • @scubed  Feb 11

    Thanks for your great comment on “The Unexpected”! The door opening was intended as a metaphor, but I kinda like the alien spaceship idea. 😊

  • @linzwolf Feb 9

    Thanks for the encouragement 😀 I just uploaded my first demo! 😁

  • @alyxanderjames  Feb 7

    Hey, thanks for the encouragement on my tarot songs project! It feels really good to finally be gaining traction on a project I’ve been sitting on for at least five years now. I’m also treating these largely like one card readings. The first handful I read up on and took notes out of some of my favorite guidebooks before writing, but the last few I’ve just looked at the card and started writing. I don’t have your gift for spontaneity, but once I get the lyrics figured out, the music usually comes. It’s helping to write early in the morning, before my brain’s filters have a chance to turn on. 😉 Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @lisamarie777 Feb 5

    Ha! Yes, analog instruments. Thanks for the comment on my song about autocorrect.

  • @ustaknow Feb 5

    Your stuff is always interesting and always have a look. However, I'd rather comment over all like this, -- it wouldn't look real, authentic otherwise. No one should ever think I'm doing a "comment" hit-count for the initial 100 that always comes up.

    So, keep doing what you been doing and do as only you can do, do, have done and will... due. 😀

  • @arkka  Feb 5

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @s7even  Feb 5

    I love your idea for “Old Friends” I think I might go with that if I end up recording it.thank you.

  • @odilongreen  Feb 3

    Re: writing software for FAWM: cool! What kind of software?

  • @linzwolf Jan 31

    Of course! I saw someone else do it, which reminded me. Just keeping the chain going 😉

  • @odilongreen  Jan 30

    Hello! I'm back! And thank you so much for your kind words about my album several days ago! Have a terrific FAWM, and I look forward as always to your output, a cappella, experimental, or whatever - I'm sure it'll be interesting!

  • @cairobraga Jan 29

    looking forward to all your delicious weirdness S2

  • @apertome  Jan 28

    It's great to see you back, too! I hope you have a great FAWM. It's true there don't seem to be many Bloomingtonites here ... oh well, we need to make a strong showing 😉

  • @oddaustin Jan 24

    I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 23

    yes you are right on the year! I was away last year and did everything remotely so did less skirmishes. I reckon your songs should play on those new fangled Japanese style toilets! They talk to you and have music! Perhaps thats your niche!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 22

    Glad to see you back!!! 😀

  • @unpronounceable Jan 17

    Welcome back <3. I hope you find joy and fun in your music-making this year 😀

  • @hummingbear  Jan 16

    Have a fine FAWM!