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Eric Albert

@ericalbert
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2023

  • Newton, Massachusetts, US
I fell in love with songwriting as a young teenager. By the time I got out of college, I'd written about a hundred songs. Most were on my Yamaha classical guitar; a few were on piano.

In my mid-20s, I put together a small home studio in the attic of the place we were renting: fake "Les Paul" Franken-guitar, Juno 6 and Yamaha DX7 synths, a drum machine, a small mixer, and a big reel-to-reel tape recorder.

I created some songs on that system. And I decided: This is too hard. I hate analog. Wake me up when all this is digitized.

Decades passed during which I was a sign-language interpreter, computer programmer, grad student, writer, crossword puzzle constructor, grad student again, and (now) relationship counselor / sex therapist in private practice.

A little over a year ago I woke up and realized I'd overslept: home recording *was* now digitized. In fact, it had been digitized for years, and the products had become sophisticated and powerful.

I fell in love all over again. I've put together a new small home studio to write and record songs. I heard about FAWM in mid-January and my heart leapt. Getting stuff out rather than getting it perfect is exactly what I need. And the community is wonderful!

So far, so amazing . . .

Songs

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Glad you liked my Brain Scan.
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Thanks for commenting on my song "His Sun".
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Thank you for listening and for the helpful feedback! Bones is a good way to put it, performing cabaret songs really develops them so it will definitely evolve! Appreciate it!!
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@beacon
Eric, I posted the comment on the other Recommendation thread and asked the mods to delete the one I started. I really did look first before posting it!
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@cblack
Glad to be unpredictable! Thanks for listening. 😀
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Hey Eric! I can't wait to hear more of your phenomenal music! This guy is smart, talented and handsome!
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Hi Eric. I am looking forward to collaborating with you too. Are you happy to come up with some lyrics for me to do my best with? I am pretty open to subject matter, but my voice is not a great one for love songs 😄 Protest/punk songs I can do! Feel free to email me via andybalham at hotmail dot com with any ideas.
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Hey Eric, thanks for checking out my tunes! Let's keep connected and I would love to see what can collaborate on
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@fuzzy
Welcome to FAWM!!!
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Yayy! Glad you're here! So, how did you find out about fawm? I'm always surprised when I mention fawm in large thriving songwriter groups and somehow little or no people know what I'm talking about. Wish I could go back in time and visit your analog studio, haha.
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Welcome, Happy FAWMing!
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Hi Eric! Thank you for the local greetings! It's great to hear your story of returning to music creation - I look forward to hearing your songs!
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@gavran
Geeetings from Bretagne and incidentally France!
If you ever need some French-check for a song, ask away. Je ne garantis pas une réponse immédiate, mais je peux traduire, expliquer et contextualiser; rimer est généralement au dessus de mes compétences, par contre!
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@markg
Looking forward to hearing your Newton chops
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You too, have a great FAWM 🙂
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@beacon
Thanks Eric! We'll see what I do with the Hero's Journey. I don't know yet either! There are a number of FAWMers around here. Glad to have you join us!

Make sure to check in at https://write.fawm.org/forums/438
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@chroes
Hey there! Thanks for the praise of my fake band name. Wishing you an awesome first FAWM!
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Welcome, Eric!! Looking forward to reading your lyrics!
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Welcome to FAWM! Hope you have a great month, and get to enjoy the community.
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Hi Eric
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