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Kiffa

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2008

Hi! My name's Chris (he/him/his), but I record as 'Kiffa' (a lifelong family nickname)-- you can call me either. I've been FAWMing off and on since 2008.

I started writing and recording music in my bedroom as a teenager in the late '80s. Back then, I never could have imagined that anyone outside of my close circle of friends would ever hear any of it. Although the internet has changed that, I still approach making music in much the same way: I do it for myself, and I'm not trying to make it into anything more than a hobby. My abilities as a musician and as a producer are limited, but I try to make the most that I can out of them.

My style leans towards #80s #synthpop. Lately, an inability to connect my hardware to my computer has led to me using online #sequencers to create my demos, and my phone to record vocals. This doesn't always give me quite the results I was hoping for, but it does the job.

If my wishy-washiness hasn't sent you running away yet, welcome, and enjoy the relatively #lo-fi goodness. #electronic #fawmtronica #pop #rock #new_wave #online_sequencer #boston #massachusetts

Favorite songs are marked with a ❤ (tip of the hat to @nadine for this idea). And I didn't even come close to 14 songs, but I'm giving myself a trophy anyway. 🏆

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Hi @kiffa
I'm glad to hear you like the way I mix the up and quirky with the dark in Hi, A.I.
I hear you about A.I. getting too damn much airtime right now. Hopefully it will die down, OR we'll all be out of work this time next year - Joking. Although it certainly will replace jobs in some industries.
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thanks for your comments on outrageous marilyn, mainstream in 1967 meant fighting in vietnam, wanting to nuke russia before they nuked us, and being against the civil rights of minorities. perhaps you would have preferred sex, drugs, and rock and roll. the alternative to being a hippie was to be in a gang, fighting with chains and knives, guzzling beer and breaking into stores at night. the hippie alternative saved me from the prison sentences earned by a lot of my friends who did not make the transition from hoodlum to hippie.
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Hey Chris, just letting you know I have a demo up for Magpie, in case you wanted to have a listen. Cheers, Paul
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Thanks for commenting on my song "Lost Soulmate".
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@chroes
Zoom is a bit complicated today for me, let's switch to e-mails then. Just let me know what kind of input you can use in the sequencer you use, and I'll try to provide it. I can work with pretty much anything, from midi file to rendered wav, from single melody to a piece of finished music. 😀
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@chroes
Hey, that's totally fine. I thought we could, I don't know, each of us maybe record some stems, some simple hook or melody, and then swap? I feel so incredibly uninspired at the moment, I could really need a push... And that way, we could each work on something and we'd double our chances to finish one or both. What do you think?
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@chroes
Hey there! I just found out, you don't only have the same valentine's heart as I have, we also share a name! You up for a quick and dirty collab? It'd be fun, maybe? 😊
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@mikeb
Thanks for the comment on 'Xenon Headlights'! I think the people with them don't even realize how blinding they are to others.
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thanks Chris :) glad you like it 😀
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Thanks for commenting on my song "Relentless Olive".
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Hi there and thanks for your great comment on Coming Up For Air. Honestly, if you have an idea for it and want to collaborate, I'd be more than happy to 😄
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@b3nut
Thanks for the kind words on Bridges That You Burn...yeah I love TC's Planet P Project stuff, have the first one on CD and Pink World on vinyl. The later stuff he did under that moniker is stellar too, and speaks to the current state of the world eerily well...
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Thanks for the listen and comments about Wilhelm Scream!
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Thanks for the kind words about Great South Bay. I really appreciate it.
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thanks chris :)
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Hi kiffa, thanks for the comment on Magpie, I'll drop you a note when I get a demo up.
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Thanks for commenting on my song "His Sun".
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@mikeb
Yes, the net open mic is the 16th, I just didn't have a calendar handy!
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Thanks for the listen and comment on Feral Roomba. Yeah, there's definitely some of the angular quirkiness of Devo in there. Glad you enjoyed it
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@mikeb
Thanks for coming to the Lakeside this past Thursday! Plugging an MP3 player/phone is ok (and is not karaoke - no video prompter or flashing lights!), just need an adapter to 1/4" phone plug (like a guitar cable end). Next open mic there is Feb 18. I also run one in Methuen at Muddy Waters every other week, next one is this coming Wednesday, Feb 8.
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@beacon
Did you go to the Wakefield open mic?
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@markg
Nice to talk with you the other day. Looking forward to hearing your creations.
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thanks for your comment on ill cry tomorrow, and i dont count you among the strangers who offer generic condolences. you strike me as a person who feels things deeply and doesnt say things simply to fill silences.
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Great to meet you too on the Boston group Chris! Looking forward to see what you come up with this FAWM!
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Thanks for the welcome! I'm enjoying checking out your demos from last year. Can't wait to hear this year's crop!
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@mikeb
The open mic in Wakefield is running every other Thursday (not sure how long this will be for, though)! https://www.facebook.com/events/1359637214855593/
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Happy FAWMing!
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@max
FAWMseason greetings Chris. Have a funFAWM.
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@beacon
Thanks for checking in!
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