Music... a huge part of my life since I was a child. For my midlife crisis I decided to take up songwriting. It's safe and relatively painless. Most of the time.
Started FAWM in 2016. Have never looked back. 36 in FAWM 2016, 80 in 50/90 2016, 78 in FAWM 2017, 134 in 50/90 2017 (though about 25 were done by my kids, to be fair), 75 in FAWM 2018, 121 in 50/90 2018 (again with 15 or so done by my kids), 69 in FAWM 2019, 84 (including some by kids) in 50/90 2019, 82 in FAWM 2020, 128 in 50/90 2020, 105 (!) in FAWM 2021 (aided by the lockdown)... it's fair to say I'm addicted to these songwriting sprees.
If you don't want to call me 'metalfoot' I also will answer to Alex.
My plans in specific for 2021 are:
1) To work on the Periodic Table project a little more.
2) To collaborate with some of my musical friends I made through FAWM and 50/90, including finishing up some old commitments I've dropped the ball on.
3) To win 50/90!
Of special note with regard to point 2: I might not star collabs as my favourites, because I don't presume to speak for those who are kind enough to collaborate with me, but generally, my collabs are among my favourite tracks.
Instruments which will likely be brought into play this time around:
-12-string Art & Lutherie guitar
-Seagull Merlin M4 Spruce (a dulcimer-like instrument)
-Vangoa acoustic/electric mandolin
-Simon & Patrick S&P Pro Mahogany 6-string acoustic steel-string guitar
-Silvertone electric guitar with or without Zoom G1XOn (more likely with, though)
-Rogue soprano ukulele (or possibly the kids' ukulele which holds tune better)
-Bach tenor trombone (Bb)
-pBone alto trombone (Eb)
-Casio Celviano digital piano
-MIDI controller keyboard thingy (small but interesting options...!)
-little black tin whistle in D
-5-chord autoharp in F
-whatever other instruments I find around here...
I'm not the most talented musician or producer around these parts, but I *do* come up with a lot of musical ideas. I dream of writing a truly memorable song that people will love and remember till the day they die.
In the summer, the metalfootlings like being outside etc. So they don't have a 50/90 account; but if they create anything, it will be posted here as well. Any such tracks will be tagged #metalfootlings. Possibly might even drag my long-suffering wife (kellyk at FAWM) into singing with me here or there. We'll see.
NB: Sliced my left thumb on a sharp piece of metal on Saturday July 10; still hurts to hold the guitar so my productivity will be down until that's a bit more healed.
Update- July 30. The thumb is now healed completely but the air in Manitoba is a delightful combination of dry with a hint of smoke and it is not good for singing. At this rate I will be lucky to get to 50...
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