2018 …from the ‘where are they now’ file..

6 02 2018

They found my muse, half dead, laying in the desert, in desperate need of care.  Fed, watered, and motivated by friends and a new telecaster, it looks like he’s going to make it.  It might be a half effort, but better than none.  One song posted, so here we go!

FAWM 2014

7 03 2014

I seem to have missed a year.  Last year I spent time filming fellow fawmers for the music documentary.    We now have a draft of that called “FAWM: Fast Songs”

For 2014, I focused on finishing fawm and did so with lots of collabs.  My FAWM page

FAWM 2012

15 07 2012

I finally posted my songs to this site from FAWM (February Album Writing Month) of this year.  Enjoy!

Song 4 done – First Light

8 02 2011

This one sort of ended up as a timeline of life song.  The music was done quickly and I worked on more production stuff.  Lyrics just completed tonight and they were a bit tougher.  I’m trying to avoid songs about nothing…..

Song #3 in process…..

4 02 2011

I keep hearing Morrissey on this, so I’ll have to be careful with the vocals…..or not…

Done now – called it A Famous Host – Terry (Mrs. Missile Wings) wrote lyrics for this one, and she did a great job.

FAWM started…….

2 02 2011

The first song is sort of done, but needs drums.  I’m trying to decide if I should keep going and do drums later, or to do drums now so they sound better for reviews and risk not meeting the 14 song challenge……maybe a bit of each.  The next one has drum loops – very strange for me – funk techno dance rap rock biker song…….actually this will be my fifth….

Song demo – Storms & Dreams

25 01 2011

This is a song in the works. Started with a guitar recording, then slowed it down with protools and added some words and vocals. I realize I need to sing it softer to stay in key. I was just so happy that my protools software was working!

In the storm you were hidden from view
In the storm you were lost without a clue
You wore white to be seen in the dark, but it snowed
You shone your light but the sun rose behind you
In dreams it’s hard to know just what is true
But you can float and sail above everything
We lost you in the clouds off the radar
You took a dive into the ground but you were unharmed
And you can float and sail above everything
Storms have swallowed up your images
Storms have followed you into your dream
And now even floating you can’t be seen
But you know you’re there


21 01 2011

I’m in the process of gearing up for FAWM (www.fawm.org). Most of this prep has consisted of trying get my ProTools v8.03 software to function, which is without challenge the most buggy crappy unstable software known to man. But like most men, I’ll keep trying to get it to work because it’s a challenge and I paid a ton for it 2 years ago.

The good news is that I have actually been working on my guitar chord patterns and considering varied vocals, so it might be interesting from a writing standpoint, even if I am forced to using a handheld recorder.

Looking forward to FAWM!

UGM Benefit – Meals for Thanksgiving

5 11 2010

I’m putting together a small music event on November 20th at the Acadia Cafe in Mpls
Artists will include Missile Wings (me), Autoclamp (Scott & Brian Martin), and Todd Norem (Todd Norem).  We’ll be playing from 5:00-7:30pm and hoping to raise money for the Union Gospel Mission to help provide Thanksgiving meals to people in need.
We are amateur musicians and have written all our own music, much of which was completed during annual song writing challenges.
Please join us and support the Union Gospel Mission.  It only takes $1.92 to provide a hot meal to a person in need.  Anything you can give will be appreciated!
Please RSVP 
We hope to see you there!

FAWM 2010!

14 01 2010

Getting ready for the big songwriting blast in Feb – www.fawm.org  I can’t wait to see what strange songs channel through my stratocaster.  Rawk!