Anyone still writing?

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I am.

I think I may just, as/if I get to musication, put them on the:
FAWM song writers that want to post their recorded music, Public group

Little bit of inductive comment, maybe:
Me, I don't have a "Facebook" page, so to speak, not like you all may and with even multiple use versions. I only just allowed messaging to me there, -- well recent for me. I'm not going to re-address my Facebook warnings, opinions and paradigms at this point (they originate from when FB first went on-line and I warned everyone! Smile hahhh, ahhh, history...).

And otherwise, if even restated, -- I don't want, need or use a "Music Promotion" page, or any promotion page, for many reasons (I'm not selling a n y t h i n g, and my advice is free Wink if even very valuable! Smile ) . And (and and and Smile ) I am not really into "Groups" and all the krappe and politics (and how do I become famous?!? stuff, krappe, stuff, krappe... Wink ), -- after they've been around for a year or two and evolve, change and etc. OMG.

So, just fyi'in that part of it too.

I will restate if anyone can see the "Flea" (a pretty good bass player imo Smile ) -- autobiography interview done the other day, I think it was "CBS"..., not sure now; some morning-mourning-news thing. Anyway, my meaning in that is, if you watch how he authentically reacts to life, music moments, questions, memories, -- "that" is me when engaging "music" anywhere, no agenda or hierarchy of thought krappe, just, about, the, m u s i c Smile

So, what? Well, I just want to explain as I put my stuff here and there, "that's why". You'll only see my "stuff" "here" in general (there, fawm - et alia) and BandCamp, -- no streaming promos that one can't log into anyway Smile hahhh!

I guess I'll say too, I fully realize and still do pretty much only "write" a "better off performed" kind of song, than a "RECORD" song. I've had that discussion with friends many times, over time and they acknowledge that there is a difference to make a point of here too. Now, could a like minded pro producer engineer a "radio" track of mine, sure. But, so what? And have a song I could never "do", not "Live". Kinda like when KISS when acoustic and w/o make up Smile hahhh, -- two different bands, musicians, songs (and even my Dad asked "who's that, sounds good", OMG!!! OMG... beer hall, or blue grass hillbilly music lover that he was Wink ...

Ok, rabbit trail ended.

of course im still writing. i couldnt stop if i wanted to. after 50 years and over 1000 extant songs, my brain is conditioned and trained to translate everything i see, feel, and think into songs.

After taking a break from the songwriting I'm starting to write once again. Audio is another hobby of mine so I spend a lot of time jacking around with my projects. Interesting to me that I didn't use a high-pass filter on my guitars or vocals this year. I forgot why I decided I would not be doing that. Anyway, should all my time be free? Should my stories in audio be free? Should my music be free? No, but it should be cheap enough for friends and family to buy. Not mp3 but CD ready to burn quality...for free...hmmm. Definitely not free. I have thousands of dollars in equipment and software. Mp3 quality is always free. To get the full high-quality tracks together you need to buy. If people buy my albums I will likely be able to afford to buy their albums too. Promotion is a pain in the ass as is making artwork for your releases. Then there is the upload and tagging your music. It takes me a long time to upload albums. Yes, fans need to pay because I want them to have access to the high-quality version for FLAC digital or CD.

I still write, dribs and drabs.

Always! What else is life for? Smile

I am currently participating in the National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo, November) challenge (still 22 days to jump in at 29:09 of solo material, one song may be a cover) and dabble in the concurrent National Novel Writing Month. I also sometimes use National Poetry Writing Month in April similarly. TBH I don't really 'stop' writing per se. FAWM (in February), 5090 (July through September), NaSOAlMo (now), and a couple of Facebook groups, I write 2-5 songs per month in-between FAWM, 5090, and NaSoAlMo.

I've gone back to working on my white whale... a musical synopsis of King Lear. Also just started working on adapting one of my 50/90 songs so I can perform it on ukulele. One of my open mic spots has scouts from Eisenhower Hall coming tomorrow and they're offering a recording contract. I'm fairly certain of who else will show and I know I won't win, so I'm not worried about putting this together last minute (I just found out about it yesterday... I wouldn't normally blow something like this off like that).

Like AndyGetch, I've been a part of the National Solo Album Month challenge. I've just completed my solo project and submitted it to the challenge.

The "National Solo Album Month" Challenge, -- I don't know why but saw it as *writing, not music, -- for some reason. Uh, oh well...

So, again, logged in the 29th Smile I had done, I think it's four, four songs from 01Nov but no where near ~29 mins.

It seems, like every year, FAWM-5090 I think, "eh, probably won't have anything to post", but then do. So, maybe next year if remember or reminded will just list "TBD" and see what I get.
-- I like following the rules of the challenge and want to see what all do with the not completed projects. So, I'll just observe for now, again, I guess.

I clicked through @AndyGetch stuff on that project site -- I like the sound, seems different or varied from other I've heard, -- sounds like you used alt tunings, not conventional or standard tuning on Acoustic, -- which of course, I was experimenting with since end of October to get my right hand away from the Pick; and so, am more likely to "hear" that. (Not that anyone should know that, but was posting it under one thread in that one FAWM recordings group.)

So, good, 30 November 2019 and folks S T I L L in the Forums, -- only the strong and persistent survive!! Smile

@ustaknow thanks for the listen and I hope to hear yours! BTW the end of NaSoAlMo is smack dab in the middle of end of 5090 and beginning of FAWM.

@AndyGetch When you get a cello track together, don't wait to put it up, -- no one sounds bad on a Cello! Smile Think one note chords with lots of sustain (bow).

@ustaknow as you know, sounding badly Nea never stopped Dash 1 me before ROFL

Not writing per se but just finished compiling songs from 2017 FAWM, 50/90 and SongSkirmish. Remixed, remastered, some re-sung along with lyric editing and other minor surgeries. Calling it "Fast Lane Hero". Now streaming free at

Happy Holidays to all.

@JWHanberry -- I did a quick skip through listen, -- great job!

So, you just have the one album there, just starting at BandCamp?

Well, all the best to you there, this time of year!

@ustaknow Thanks.

Yes, my first serious BandCamp venture. I did put up a few tracks once before but I didn't know what I was doing and the page is a mess.


I'm no expert on any of these platforms and don't endorse one over the other, just what "works". For me, BC works anytime, anywhere it seems. (Jack White, launched a few months back as well, if an endorsement, -- for me it is since like JW; I have not visited his page yet, I"ll do that today Smile hahhh!)

The page look and feel, has limited control for look and feel from all my exploring and playing around.

I don't get spam, or offers of girlfriends as do on SC if allow public viewing. On BC, it's all Public.

I found the Phone App shows allot of information for the Artist Version I don't see anywhere else. With them, I think they assume, try it, you'll see, why explain it, maybe?

I noticed the other Streaming Sources, like just recently, someone had a track posted to listen in last FAWM forum, -- I had an account, but two Browsers, and would not play -- "until", and won't have time to fix it for that one track from someone I've never heard previously. Hey, if making money, keep it, but for demos, BC makes it available, if even large WAV files (I can live with that).

-- Your page looked fine.

I've seen complicated and I get lost. I wish they had a separate frame for Singles, from Albums, but only allow you to arrange the page, order the projects top to bottom, left to right.

One last thing I found is, the Stats are not always accurate unless you delete your cache, and rolls over to the new day, -- not sure of it's time zone.

Anyway, your Mix sounded good, which as we know may be tricky pending on the kazillion ways folks may listen.