BLOGGERY (Bio stuff at the bottom)
23 June 2018 update: Due to family wedding in Brisbane and other things, I can't actually start 5090 until mid July. I'll be in and out with gaps of a couple of weeks because of work (in my "new" incarnation of rental property renovator, which gives us our current living). But having missed msot of FAWM 2018, and with even more of FAWM 2019 likely to disappear, it's 5090 I'll have to concentrate on! Short situational report: the "Ngurunderi" opera, delayed in 2017 following shock resignation and disappearance of producer/CEO/music director, now appears dead in the water through political cowardice. Who knows what the future is there--it will get produced eventually but I'm unlikely to still be alive to see it. I try to reign in my despair and bitterness--worse things have happened in my life but not many. Also: deaths of close friends, family disasters, a whole lot of miseries but bright spots too. Mrs Tadpole has passed the magic 5-year post-BC point in reasonable health--she's even started mild skiing again. Thanks for large mercies. I'm back to writing at least some music, my little band of Patrons at patreon.com/timfatchen have made it possible to keep the aging and failing equipment up as well as encouraging me to keep going, and there have been some strange but...interesting... exercises including near-amputation of a finger by the kitchen sink and the wholly strange Indian Pacific Wheel Race across the empty Nullarbor. For now, it's winter, and there's no shortage of material both serious and satirical to work with. But I've missed the serious listening and interaction of FAWM. So now, we'll move in a smaller but longer stage, right? Right!
I KNOW I was here 9 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, so it's leaping into 5090 for me this year, although I'm going to be erratic in presence and absence, with fortnight absences starting right now!.
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||Byron Bay [FT]||8||4 days 6 hours|
|2||Just classical||5||3 days 23 hours|
|3||Never Had a Chance -- piano backing||oneslowtyper||6||3 days 23 hours|
|4||Not Tomatoes Cakewalk||4||3 days 2 hours|
|5||Elvensong 1||5||2 days 23 hours|
|6||Don't Quit Your Day Job -- piano version||
||Adnama17||6||2 days 11 hours|
|7||Elvensong 2||4||2 days 5 hours|
|8||Elvensong 3 (unaccompanied choir)||4||1 day 23 hours|
|9||Privialedge||6||22 hours 39 min|
|10||Raining on the Dog and Me [FT]||
||0||1 hour 8 min|