1986-2015: flirted with many instruments, but never wrote nothin'. not a single song.
2016: one wee song. some silly raps for my friends.
2017: had a crazy idea to write a song for my idol's bday (long story). went well, so thought it might be a thing I can do. discovered the idea of FAWM belatedly after Feb, then banged out 50 songs in my first 50/90. first tentative Facebook video performances.
2018: performed my own songs solo for the first time in public, oh the terror. regular open mics, then festivals, a few paid gigs here and there. even won a small uke festival's songwriting comp with one of my 50/90 songs
2019: performing, working on vox, slacked off writing so looking to remedy that. gunning for 50, hopefully to add more songs for my performance repertoire, and maaayyyyybe record something eventually.
My workhorse and pride and joy is a solid red cedar Mainland baritone uke, cus that's mainly what I perform with. Aiming for songs in their barest form: lyric, melody, basic accompaniment. A story, an emotion, some kinda resonance with the listener - at least for the serious stuff, there will be some silly throwaways in the mix as well. Simplicity and economy is what I’m going for, which is why I love the uke. (and this approach also suits my limited musicianship just fine ) Might throw in other instruments and weirdness out of pure desperation to get to 50
All video demos, not cus I love my own face so much, but just can't be bothered arseing around with Garageband
|1||Surface||17||1 month 1 week|
|2||Butterfly||15||1 month 1 week|
|3||You'll be ok||10||1 month 1 week|
|4||Take me to you||
||17||1 month 1 week|
|5||My sweetest mistake||
||19||1 month 5 days|
|6||Many little gods||7||1 month 1 day|
|7||Power up||6||1 month 1 hour|
|8||Love is staying in||
||kahlo2013||11||4 weeks 1 day|
|9||Only got an hour||
||7||4 weeks 9 hours|
|10||I surrender||8||3 weeks 4 days|
|11||The dusty cello||12||3 weeks 3 days|
|12||Where do the good songs come from?||9||3 weeks 2 days|
|13||Round and round||6||2 weeks 6 days|
|14||Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow||10||2 weeks 5 days|
|15||Papa||7||2 weeks 2 days|
|16||Rescue you||11||1 week 6 days|
|17||Reach for the stars||9||1 week 4 days|
|18||Poor Lydia Gow||7||6 days 4 min|
|19||Heaven's dismissed||4||4 days 20 hours|
|20||You are the world to me||4||3 days 22 hours|
|21||A prayer too late||5||19 hours 26 min|