Say cheese! (Wisconsin)

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  • @owl  Jan 13

    Hello Wisconsin folks! Checking in from Madison. I hope you're all ready to write and/or listen. Looking forward to February, although I already have 2 trips out of town on the calendar that I hope won't interfere too much.

  • @unkept Jan 13

    I'm there in spirit! I was living in Madison this time last year, and now I'm living in Northwest Germany. 😀 My wife's family is from Wisconsin as well. Can't wait to hear something of yours this FAWM!

  • @dasbinky  Jan 13

    Madison represent!

    I'm in the process of completely redoing the Das Binky Man Cave / Recording Studio, in part to facilitate easier in-person collabs, so hit me up if you want to wander to the far west side for some jamming and such.

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 13

    Checking in from Stallis, hope to hope basement studio somewhat completed for FEB.

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 13

    Hudson - though have a near Madison connection with my son and family living in Stoughton! Looking forward to 2020 FAWM!

  • @theresaj  Jan 14

    Here again in Oregon, WI! Not sure what FAWM 2020 will bring but hopefully creativity will abound.

  • @theresaj  Jan 14

    @unkept, Germany is lovely! And it’s full of beer and cheese. Much like WI. Enjoy your time there.

  • @iwilleatyou  Jan 14

    Go Packers!!!......sorry for the hi-jack.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 14

    Another Madisonian here -- excited to be back!

  • @atam94 Jan 15

    Woohoo! La Crosse, WI here... well, technically Holmen, but more people are familiar with La Crosse.

  • @toms Jan 15

    @atam94 Hey, I have a brother in LaCrosse. Well, Onalaska, actually. 😀

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 15

    Sweden here.

  • @kevinmason  Jan 17

    Madison here. Enjoy the snow and stay safe everybody!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 17

    Team WORT makes the dream WORT!

  • @silvermediapro  Jan 18

    sheboogie down to sheboygan for a bratwurst jamboreeee

  • @johncrossman  Jan 18

    @pipewrench67 I'd never heard Stallis before despite 25 years in the state. Huh. Learn somethin' new everyday. 😀

    Adding to the mass from Madison....

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 18

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  • @snort  Jan 19

    Snort here from Madison, WI. Busy dusting off the 6 strings, searching for cords that don't crackle, and stocking up on caffeine and other provisions. A big shout out to Das Binky for assisting me (once again) for with software issues (32 bit, 64 bit, 73.54 bit, whatever it takes..). Not only is he an amazing FAWMER, he is also a genius with everything that involves wires, mice, speakers, and cables. Thanks for keeping Snort Studios up and running..

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 19

    Sheboygan native living in California for centuries but you can never ever shake being from Wisconsin..

  • @bitshred Jan 20

    I'm here in Madison. Northside.

  • @mattpierce  Jan 22

    I'm lost and weird, but I'm here!
    29 days does February have this year! 😀

  • @onewholovesrock Jan 30

    Madison- ish. 🤘 Lets rock! Live acoustic for me.

  • @erbaer  Jan 30

    High fives all around! I’m in the Appleton area. Leap Year Fawm!

  • @carleybaer  Jan 31

    @erbaer hi Dad!!

  • @plumptunes Jan 31

    Waukesha here, I did live in Madison for 5 years for college so I have a bit of Madison in my blood. That was when I first started writing music, now that I think of it.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 31

    Does anyone want to organize a Madison FAWM's Over Party?

  • @amyjaymes Jan 31

    Madison here too! @kevinmason good to see you 😀 @nancyrost love the party idea!

  • @wylddandelyon Feb 1

    I was hoping to find someone else in Milwaukee!

  • @kevinmason  Feb 1

    @nancyrost and @amyjaymes I’m not a great organizer but I’d love an after party and could help with some coordination!

  • @kevinmason  Feb 1

    Oh, and to all the Madison folks, I host the open mic at Bos Meadery on Sunday the 9th at 2pm. If you feel like trying out some early FAWM songs in a live setting you should come out, it’s always a good time!

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 1

    @wylddandelyon I'm in stallis, I don't think there is anyone else in metro Milwaukee (that I'm aware of at least).

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 1

    Here, here! Glad to see all the Wisconsin folks! Hit me up if you want to co-write or collaborate in person!

  • @wordsandstuff9 Feb 1

    Hi everyone, I'm back for 2020. I have some surgery scheduled this month, so hopefully almost 2 weeks to focus on healing -- and writing some new tunes (not sure when I'll be able to sing effectively, though)! Madison folks, we should "take over" the Bos Meadery open mic on the first Sunday in March for a FAWM gathering!

  • @melissamccarthy20  Feb 2

    Madison is represented!! I’m in central Wisconsin and this my first year participating!

  • @kevinmason  Feb 2

    @wordsandstuff9 great idea about Bos Meadery. That’s my musical home base in town. Come next week and I’m hosting! I’ll probably try to play some new FAWM material. 🙂

  • @kevinmason  Feb 2

    @melissamccarthy20 welcome!

  • @kevinmason  Feb 2

    @melissamccarthy20 welcome!

  • @wiscogirl Feb 3

    I’m in Madison also, thinking about doing FAWM but not sure yet.

  • @owl  Feb 4

    Hi Madison-area folks! I ordered 15 of these cool stickers from @stevenwesleyguiles as seen in this thread:

    I plan to keep one or two, but if you want one, let me know! I can give them out at the Madison FOP or something. I Venmo'd him $1 per in addition to postage costs to cover his printing costs--I'll be happy to give them out for free, but will also happily take a donation in kind if you feel like covering the cost.

  • @lazyafro Feb 4

    I'm from IL but I'll be in Madison almost every Wednesday night until the end of April... does that count?

  • @kevinmason  Feb 4

    @owl i would love one, thanks for doing that. Nice thinking!

  • @artpaul Feb 8

    I'm always here and if you ever want to ask questions about Madison my facebook is not on facebook E-mail me at I check fawm now and then but I am rather busy .

    But I am currently working on and finishing a CD called I Wrote The Lyrics in which I am writing the lyrics and letting people who want to be on the CD record and sing my lyrics and if they give me their contact info I will send them a copy of the CD and you can check out some at

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 9

    Margo suggested we “take over’” one of the Sunday open mics at Bos Meadery for a FOP. @kevinmason is that possible? It might be fun as that is such a great space and we have a lot more Madison and WI area FAWMers. What do you think @nancyrost ?

  • @nancyrost  Feb 9

    @kahlo2013 I'm tentatively planning to go tomorrow, and I think the Johns may be as well.

    Edit: I think that could work for a FOP as well.

  • @kevinmason  Feb 9

    @kahlo2013 and @nancyrost we would be most welcome to all show up and play the open mic for a FOP, but I don’t think we could necessarily “reserve” the usual open mic time for FAWM folks. It’s such a long standing, open event, I’d feel uncomfortable closing off the stage to others. If we did want some time for just FAWMers to play songs, I’m happy to talk to the owner and see if she has some time in early March to have us!

    I think it’d work fine and be great either way. And if any of you show up today, I’ll see you there!

  • @amyjaymes Feb 9

    @kevinmason I agree, and I bet you're right that we could probably set up a special event of our own there without too much hassle. 😉

  • @kevinmason  Feb 11

    @amyjaymes @kahlo2013 @nancyrost @bitshred @snort @dasbinky

    Hey Madison FAWMers, I talked to the folks at Bos Meadery. And they said it’d be no problem at all to come use their space and stage on a Sunday prior to the usual open mic if we want to have an FOP in March. The place opens at noon, so there are two hours we could hang out, share some tunes if we wanted to. I guess there usually aren’t more than 2 or 3 customers during that time, so there would be plenty of room for us. Then anyone could stick around for the normal Sunday open mic if they wanted to!

    I think it’d be fun!

  • @amyjaymes Feb 11

    @kevinmason sounds good to me!

  • @dasbinky  Feb 11

    I'm open to whatever, thanks for checking with the Meadery!

    I have a minor preference for chilling at people's houses, but I also know people have been asking to hold FOPs at more central locations for ages. I'm cool with whatever if someone else is planning it. 😉

  • @dasbinky  Feb 11

    Side note for Madison folk in March, @nancyrost, @johncrossman and I have our now-traditional post FAWM gig:

    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Wild Hog in the Woods
    Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
    953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703
    7:30 – 9:30 pm

    We'd love to have ya.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    Kevin - a Sunday before Bos Open mic sounds great! Should we do a pole on the FB page re: dates? I can do that!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    And @dasbinky @nancyrost @johncrossman so glad you will be playing on the 13th at Wild Hog!!!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    FOP will be on a Sunday after FAWM from 12-2 PM at Bos Meadery on East Washington Ave in MADISON.
    Please go to Madison Area FAWMers Facebook page and let us know in the poll all the possible Sundays that would work for you! If you do not do FB, let us know if there are any Sundays in March or early April that would absolutely NOT work for you. Please go to FB poll if possible! Thanks!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 17

    @nancyrost @kevinmason it looks like the most participants could do either March 8 or April 5. Do you have a preference? I hope more will come once we announce a date! Liz

  • @nancyrost  Feb 17

    Slight preference for April 5, but either date is fine with me.

  • @kevinmason  Feb 18

    Either date is good for me too! No real preference.

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 28

    I would like to attempt (again) to get up there April would probably work better for me.

  • @kahlo2013  Mar 1

    WHEN: April 5, Sunday, 12-2 PM
    WHERE: Bos Meadery - East Washington Ave, MADISON, WI

    WHAT: a chance for FAWMers to play a few of their new FAWM songs - Open to all FAWMers to and their guests
    Feel free to bring snacks to share
    FAWMers are encouraged to stick around and sign up to play other songs in the Bos Meadery Open Mic event

    PLEASE watch her or MADISON area FAWMers FB page for more details and discussion about equipment set-up, gear sharing, and sign ups! If possible please let us know if you are coming at one of these sites so we can estimate how many songs people can play.

  • @kahlo2013  Mar 16

    Madison April 5 FOP
    Postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. While April 5 seems like a long way off, the knowledge we have about the spread of the virus at this time and the incubation period of new cases makes it highly likely that we will still need to be applying aggressive public health practices at that time.

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