In 2018 we made FAWM great...again.
February Album Writing Month aka FAWM is an annual event where the goal is to write 14 songs in the 28 days of February. This was my forth year and it was the most productive yet. I didn't write any more songs than last year (42 both years) but I think the quality was higher and there are more "keepers".
In FAWM some of us participate in what are called "skirmishes" At a given time the moderator posts a prompt or topic. You have one hour to write a song and post a demo recording. The next hour is spent listening to and commention upon the other participants songs. Sometimes on weekends there is a "super skirmish". That's when there is a skirmish every two hours all day long. Most, but not all, of these songs are from a skirmish. If I like the song I'll dress up the demo later. That's what you have here. Not radio ready but, I think, listenable.
These challenges involve people from all over the world and are great fun. As I write this, I am still updating a few FAWM demos. I will add them as they are finished.
Here are some of my favorites from FAWM 2018.
Click the Play button to listen. Click the microphone button to see the lyrics as well.
If you just want to listen to all the songs you can use this playlist. It should yield a .m3u file that can be used by many players such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, Quicktime, VLC Media player and many others. Does anyone remember WinAmp?
Following FAWM is 50/90 which runs from July 4 through October 1. The challenge is to write 50 songs in 90 days. I didn't plan to do that but I did write quite a few.
Here are a few from that challenge. The two country songs are from lyrics by a fellow who goes by Kingwood Kowboy. He's written over 7000 lyrics. I've done a few before.
More to come...stay tuned.
Thanks for listening.
JW Hanberry, GuitarSlinger
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