4 August 2020 Not all days are disasters. Getting more music out, some of it old, listening a bit, organising some more collabs with old friends. Pleased with progress for a change. Only one legal threat in the last 3 days, a near-record!
31 July 2020 Another day, another fabrication and another legal threat. Gets very tiring after a while. other crises keep happening BUT....compared to what some of my friends, esp. US are going through, my life is an idyll. So I'll shut up (now, off to stick pins in a clay figurine. Well, it might work. I'll feel better for it.)
30 July 2020 Eight hours of trying to get a Government online thing working. Including long phone calls with (helpful) public servants trying also to sort out what the IT geniuses have done. The scenario turns out to be catch-22. "You have been unsubscribed because our emails to you are not getting through. That's because they are being sent to an inbox on a Government site which you don't know about, because you actually don't have that account and therefore the inbox doesn't exist. Which is why the emails we send to you aren't delivered."
29 July 2020 More boat work but things aren't as bad as I thought originally. Hooray.
22July 2020 Amazing how boring songs come out. I just couldn't resist. Also points to how forums and community can stimulate. Anyway, at least picking up my commenting. Boat work tomorrow and Friday then back to music. I hope.
21 July 2020 THings a bit better but still chaotic and nasties continue in the background. As if the virus situation wasn't enough. Not enough listening or new music--I'm trying a burst now of both to catch up, but two new songs seems to be my day limit. And i need to do more listening and commenting, not even at 100 yet...though I've accumulated some lovely downloads, a greater proportion than usual. Cold and dismal winter.
17 July 2020 (PM) Back, some music and listening tomorrow.
12 July 2020 Still not in a good way. But still, at least we're in currently covid-free, not locked down, thanks to clever lyricists I'm actually getting some songs up, I ened to concentrate a bit on my own stuff, but it's boat work and on the water this cold tho fine winter week coming. We'll see. I know others are doing it harder.
9 July 2020 Issues keep getting worse. The Melbourne COVID-19th stuff-up has just killed the Victorian snow season, which probably means our daughter's restaurant and her 11 staff to boot. Not much I can do except rant, and no point in that, it's not even a source of relief any more. Listen to music is all I guess...
7 July 2020 I don't know, the issues just keep rolling and I keep dropping more balls. I'm going to give up the outside world very shortly... Schedules have changed again, I'll be boat work on the weekend then away for another 3-4 days. I'll sea (!) if I can create something. In the meantime, there's some instrumental on the way.
5-6 July 2020 It has been an appallignly stressful and badly legal-time-demanding time leading up to a horrendous meeting on Friday. Three cheers for studio quality Tascam DR-05s, sez I, because the recording will nip in the bud the next bouts of legal threats. Ho hum. Another day, another threat. I thought I was clear on the 4th and did that song with @otagoseaburial's crazy lyrics. Now I'm stuffed again after a full day of concordances and extracts and time checks on who said what when on 01:43:20 of high quality recording (every whisper guaranteed.!!!) I'll climb back up tomorrow. But I am going to be in and out this week and next, with GRANDSON on BOATS! In the depths of winter but what the hey! So music and listening both will come in blips. Right now, it's off to bed again.
21 June 2020 Life is very stressed here. We're okay, but bushfires, COVID-19 are wiping out family livelihoods and we're in desperate support-mode. With all sorts of other thigns happening too, that no-one wants to know about. So I don't know how I'll go with 5090. I do know that my existence, stress and issues and problems fade into insignificance comapred to my friends in North America and my family in the UK. So my complaints and moans stop here and now. At least I've been producing some music.
I KNOW I was here 11 years ago, in 2009! I've got the archive and opera to prove it! Anyway, I followed @Hummingbird in. 2016 & 2017 were pretty dire, and I missed most of FAWM2018, but 5090-2018 was great! Alas, great plans for 5090 in 2019 collapsed under survival's demands, as it were. And now, well, survival for all is the best one can hope, right now. Let's see what comes out. Perhaps a bit of loving rather than snide bitterness? Flying Tadpole had better watch out, in that case...
Occasionally paid musician, long-term unpaid satirist, paid-up internet junkie: in polite company as Tim Fatchen (quiet, serious); impolite company as Flying Tadpole (loud, rabid...songs marked [FT]).
A quick sampling of both Tim Fatchen & Flying Tadpole is on http://www.youtube.com/flyingtadpole , Or http://flyingtadpole.com will give you all the links! And the tip hat is sitting at http://patreon.com/timfatchen Throw a dollar in occasionally and get some extra music!
|1||Light Duties [FT]||
|13||1 month 3 days|
|5||1 month 2 days|
|3||While I Cried||DeannaSweidel||13||1 month 15 hours|
|5||4 weeks 1 day|
|5||Stormdance||10||4 weeks 1 day|
|6||Small Hours Noodles||10||3 weeks 6 days|
|7||Slow Motion||Michael Lockley||8||3 weeks 6 days|
|8||We Were Careful [FT]||otagoseaburial||4||3 weeks 5 days|
|9||Saltmarsh Vespers||7||3 weeks 4 days|
|10||Dear Betty: re Dear John [FT]||otagoseaburial||4||2 weeks 2 days|
|11||I-IV-V-Goodtime||11||2 weeks 2 days|
|12||Bored Boring Blues [FT]||6||2 weeks 2 days|
|13||Made Your Bed||6||1 week 5 days|
|14||The last bus to Adelaide||
||15||1 week 4 days|
|15||Sepia Cello Evening||4||1 week 3 days|
|16||Nobody's Trolley [FT]||6||5 days 11 hours|
|17||Details (So Many Times)||otagoseaburial||7||2 days 12 hours|
|18||Marching the Milk / The Three Drummers||2||11 hours 56 min|