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siebass

@siebass
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2017

Pronounced like seabass, the fish (SEE-bahs)

Specialty: Bass guitar, classical guitar, rock guitar (and now, some drums)

Hometown: Washington, DC

First Concert: Foo Fighters 1996, Age: 12

Favorite Concert: Foo Fighters 2011, Age: 28 (some things never change)

Weapon(s) of Choice: MFender Deluxe Active Precision Bass + Acoustic 600w head+nyc cube amp;
Fender Modern Player Telecaster + Quilter 101 head plus 12in Raven Cab + Boss Blues Driver;
Roland Rhythm Traveller Drum kit - converted with mesh and triggers to electronic drums

soundcloud: Siebass; siebassmusic

Josh was born and raised in DC, and likes to hang out with his friends and climb things in his spare time, which is a vanishing commodity since having a child in 2017 and 2019. He plays guitar, drums, bass, and provides some vocals in The Vico Cycle, a DC area band. He also used to run an open mic 3rd Fridays of the month in Silver Spring. He is weird. Normal is boring anyway.

2017: The first year, really gungho, lots of crazy stuff done. Mostly worked with Audacity as my "DAW". Win.

2018: Second year, partly on the road, switched to FL studio and more electronic stuff, but still a win

2019: Feeling pretty uninspired and busy this year. Mostly "eat your vegetables" songwriting to improve my craft, but it's feeling like more of chore. Reaper as my DAW this year. Posthumous win in March, I think? Can't remember.

2020: 3 month old to go with the 2 year old; but at least I'm on leave. We'll see what we do this year. Time to get to work. Testing out Logic Pro X on my gradual progression of DAWs this year. This was the year of the COLLAB. I think I only did 2 or 3 on my own.

2021 and 2022: notes lost to the new character limits set in 2023; switched to Logic Pro X fully; got gud with focus on mixing; 2022 finally figured out how to sing the way I want.

2023: TBD; 3 and 5 year old, busy work, busy life but FAWM is always great. Scrubbing my brain to clean and prepare.

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Thank you so much for your comment on "It Don’t Land Easy" -- I really appreciate it!
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Thanks for lending an ear to"Out of the Blue (Came You)". The song benefits from having a lyricist as a co-writer.
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Thanks so much for your comment on Broken Car! The crowd sounds part/car noises etc were all from the actual event!
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Thank you for the listen and encouraging comments on our Relentless video collab song. πŸ₯°
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On the subject of confusing things that make 3 and 5 year olds cry, you have to listen to Broken Car posted by @emkaydeebee
but orchestrated by her now 10 year old addressing the trauma his parents inflicted on his 3 year old psyche: https://write.fawm.org/songs/20830

(And in the "I don't know buddy, category" my conversation with my then ten year old son "So you broke the overhead light because you and your friend were punting the football in our hallway?" "No, Mom. We were place kicking. We weren't punting. We wouldn't punt inside." or his younger sister when she was 2 and he was 5 "Adam put pomegranate seed up his nose too. He got it out" )

And for at least the next few years, you might want to have at least one of the two versions of @charliecheney 's song called
These Are the Days Worth Forgetting: https://write.fawm.org/songs/20049
or
Memories that Last: https://write.fawm.org/songs/20991
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@seppo
Thanks for the comments, and the sneaky synth melody is actually "singed" on verses and synth in choruses so accidentaly double sneaky :)
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Oh for sure! I can return the favor too if needed on your video collab
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@nadine
Thank you! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the production on "Magnetic Rose". I usually run out of time for full productions during FAWM, but this year I wanted to do one. I love what the band did πŸ˜€
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@jamkar
Hey thanks for dropping by the video collab studio!
Congratulations on your song list.
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Hey stranger! How are you? You are officially the second person I know here from real life. Actually, i think you may have been one of the people that told me about fawm years ago but this is the first time I'm doing it! It's been pretty amazing :) I'll have to check out some of your songs! Where are you these days? We're in Takoma Park.
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Thanks for tripping along to our collaboration
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@sph
The bass is a 2007 Thunderbird Studio which is not that neckheavy as "real" birds. But still diving...
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The loss of youth... and still feel alright. <3
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Thanks for your comments on my ridiculously long songs!

The one that is 29-days long is actually a snapshot of the infinite one, which is why they're similar. And I guess technically they count as a single song.
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Many Thanks for your kind words on "The Walking, Talking Wounded" and for the skirmish prompt which inspired it :)
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@nadine
Thanks for your comments!

Yes, you've been completely right with your interpretation of "Right side of the road". I twisted Helen's lyrics in a way that they speak of a thrillseeking middle aged women who somehow failed.

All instruments on "High Noon" are MIDI programmed or sampled. The digiridoo is a wavetable synthesizers running through an LFO. Same technique as dubstep wobble. We will try to record a real harmonica; let's see how it sounds.
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@johns
Thanks for your kind words.
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Hey @siebass
I really appreciated all of your feedback and comments on "I miss you" my collab with @crisp1 It's one of those gems you hope you can come away with during FAWM. Thanks so much for dropping by!
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Thanks for the comment! I’ve also got a 3 and 5 year old at home. Thankful for TV on sick days πŸ˜‚
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Thanks loads for the listen and the great comments!
On Winds of Consternation, there are no synth pads... it's ALL that wonderful reverb. πŸ˜‰
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just emailed you over some lyrics
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Hey, good to hear!
My email is willyviste@gmail.com
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Thanks for the message - great to see you back here again! I hope the open mic is going well. I look forward to hearing what you make if you end up having time.
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Hey @siebass - My email is eric (at) distad (dot) net. I'm looking forward this challenge! :)
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Hey. My email is pigfarmerjr (at) gmail (dot) com
Thanks!
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@chroes
Hey there, I might have come up with some melody ideas on the #strugglebus lyrics you so kindly provided. When I'm done with this cold I hope to record it!
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Hey Josh, great to see you here again. And I hope you have a fun and productive month. I don't know what FAWM holds in store for me but am trying to immerse myself in the process.--Andrew
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Hi Siebass could you send me a mail so we could involve you in the mail thread for the digital 4 track challenge
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Hey dude, good to know ya. Seems i owe you some lyrics for the random collab, what's your preferred method of contact? Xx
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Hell yeah, man. Let's do this.
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@clioem
Happy FAWM!
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@jorh
Have a great FAWM - looking forward to listening! I’m sure we’ll get paired together in random collabs again lol it seems to happen every year regardless of how many people are in the pot πŸ˜‚
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@audrey
Good to see you back in spite of a busy life. Happy FAWMing!
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Hello! All the best for FAWM 2023!
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