The "Demo Updated" Thread

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We're all familiar with "just fawming it" but if you revisit a demo to give it a little extra love, or a needs-music/needs-lyrics found its other half, post it here!
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Thanks! I'm sure I'll be back 😂
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I wrote and posted lyrics and @kadmad202 put exquisite music to them! Have a listen.
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@hummingbear post the link!
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Oops! Thanks @carelybaer. The Invitation, a #firstfruits song.
https://write.fawm.org/songs/12726
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I redid the vocals for Hunger using different plug-ins. I think its a little more aggressive without getting more harsh.
https://write.fawm.org/songs/12385
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I just posted lyrics initially, to "Why Oh Why" but it now has a demo. https://write.fawm.org/songs/13322
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Just posted an actual audio demo (rather than twitch highlight) of "The Willows" https://write.fawm.org/songs/12258
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@rowanb has provided a demo for my nonsense lyrics here https://write.fawm.org/songs/12671

This may be the most popular song I've ever written outside a skirmish. People who expressed interest and might want to know it's been updated: @rshakesp, @paulvt, @candle, @stephenwordsmith, @nancycunning, @kahlo2013, @newukenewyork
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I updated the demo to my #gossip #skirmish song, Is There Something In The Water: https://write.fawm.org/songs/15133
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I've updated the lyrics and demo for my skirmish song ("rumors" prompt) "He's Hot For Her."

https://write.fawm.org/songs/15156
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@janeg
Demo now added to What We Can Learn from Wobble-Gaited Penguins thanks to @jtsteam. https://write.fawm.org/songs/14807. People who commented before the music was posted: @gmcgath @chipwithrow @wylddandelyon @berni1954 @moonraccoon @wobbiewobbit @newukenewyork @reklov @nancihobson1 @tuneslayer @sheilerk @rwhosings @richaaaay
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Updated demo for It's A Trap: https://write.fawm.org/songs/12430
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Updated demo for Life Outside: https://write.fawm.org/songs/14498
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Ok, finally got a vocal recording for Choose the Sun. It's very rough, but at least it gives people an idea of the melody. https://write.fawm.org/songs/13783
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Here's a recording added to a skirmish lyric. https://write.fawm.org/songs/13499
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I posted Snowsuit Shanty as lyrics only on Thursday. Managed to get a demo recorded today. https://write.fawm.org/songs/15872
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I wrote a lyric for an addiction skirmish theme, and now @songwritingzen has collaborated with me and created a full demo.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/15571
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Didn't get to dinner until late last night but I managed to scratch out a demo to "This Is Now", from the Saturday skirmish.
https://write.fawm.org/songs/16769#c64470
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Hi all :) Here is my latest lyric that I posted, which is now a collab with Corey
'Wash It All Out'
https://write.fawm.org/songs/17196
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Posted a lyrics only response to the Memory Skirmish. (My partner was sleeping and I couldn't record). Now uploaded the full demo version.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/17306
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@nadine
@ampersandman added a wonderful bass to @chrismyth02 and my collab "Glimpse". For those who love dramatic rock and metal...
https://write.fawm.org/songs/16566
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Fixed the mangled MP3 I posted at 3AM!
Have a listen!

Oh Adeline
https://write.fawm.org/songs/17811
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@muz wrote a set of fantastic lyrics about the Green Lantern
I've tried to do 'em justice in this demo, just posted...
https://write.fawm.org/songs/13308
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@cjk
"Don't Leave Me Hanging" a song to the game "Dead by Daylight" had only lyrics in the beginning, but now has a demo, and yes I actually mean the strange tune changes (mostly) https://write.fawm.org/songs/14024

I also put a demo up for my Movie Title Challenge song "Am I Beautiful?" days after submitting the lyrics, it can be found here: https://write.fawm.org/songs/14043 and to my absolute delight @ceilidh put harmonies to it and made her own demo at https://write.fawm.org/songs/18152
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@ohdeer
I have re-recorded my one and only skirmish of this year. I hated it at first. But it seems pretty ok now. Not a masterpiece. But it certainly is a song.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/15139
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@florianhoffmann took my simple words for Dandelion Tea and gave them a lovely melody and gentle voice. Here's the result:
https://write.fawm.org/songs/14328
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@pianoquest posted "Memoir" a week or so ago, and I finally got a chance to break out the accordion and put it to music. https://write.fawm.org/songs/14527
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https://write.fawm.org/songs/17244
@srcoops and I have done quite a few collabs. This one is about a baseball character I remember, too.
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Josh @zebraphone created lyrics, added vocals and instrumentation to my piano piece I composed during skirmish 3 days ago: https://write.fawm.org/songs/18670
Our collaboration is posted here:
https://write.fawm.org/songs/19858
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"Don't Stop (You Can Still Do It) was a skirmish song from a few days ago, but I remixed it slightly for an IG video I'm going to make.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/19265
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@nadine
@kosch added real harmonica to my instrumental desert blues. Thank you!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/13975
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I added the video/music to my lyrics for “Flaco the Eurasian Eagle Owl” (a true story)!🦉https://write.fawm.org/songs/19960
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I wrote a lyric for TC's skirmish "Days Worth Forgetting" last week that I circled back and made a demo for this morning.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/19731
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yesterday i had the honour of helping @muz do his first recording of one of his songs, Spoken Word to @dreamscuba's music. demo updated here... https://write.fawm.org/songs/17776
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@spazsquatch recorded some cracking vocals to Road to Redemption...Demo updated:
https://write.fawm.org/songs/17433
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https://write.fawm.org/songs/20766 -- music added to my wife @kellyk's lyric now.
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@robc
I did find the time to record a quick demo for what will be my only FAWM song this year (posted as lyrics-only about a week ago). I'm glad I got to post one song, but I'm especially glad I'm actually too busy for FAWM this year because it means I'm not broke!

https://write.fawm.org/songs/18129
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I updated my Bluesy Resonator Footstomp tune by adding some harmonica. If wanna check it out, it is here...
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14554128
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A new demo for Dank Swank, which was previously just lyrics....
https://write.fawm.org/songs/21397
A really fun collaboration.
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@nadine
@deadhead added music to my lyrics. I hope you love some punk!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/19202
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I've added a demo to this! Chocolate when you're diabetic. Acapella rock god mix. Or something. https://write.fawm.org/songs/13574
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That's a bit punk too! Hi @Nadine! & hello @deadhead - you did a great job!
We need a #needs_punk_band tag!? The collab with @cosmicdogstudios was great on my first lyric/effort walking in the dark! Other songs got an update. So far:
Thriller (https://write.fawm.org/songs/15164)
Peanut Butter Hummus Slaw Pesto Paste (https://write.fawm.org/songs/15176)
Darth Vader song (ultimate tool)
(https://write.fawm.org/songs/15570)
Brianna Ghey tribute (https://write.fawm.org/songs/17530)
Vegan Boursin (only a day between lyric & video demo update)
(https://write.fawm.org/songs/20806)

Just four sans demo left. Watch this space. But no presure to watch every one or anything.
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Ramping it up! one take demo. https://write.fawm.org/songs/13768
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I just updated "Blade Runner Blue" with a video demo.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/22076
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What's in a noun!? (Label's debate) has a demo vid!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/20270
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Here's a collab between myself and @hummingbear: https://write.fawm.org/songs/20339
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@tuneslayer added music to Grasshopper's Ride
https://write.fawm.org/songs/19046
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Updated the demo for “Tin Roof” with some awesome additional love from @slusk - it sounds great! https://write.fawm.org/songs/21246
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Updated demo for 'Let Go': my collaboration with @kristi @cola and @misterdemp
https://write.fawm.org/songs/22698#c97987
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Finally got around to adding a demo for the lyrics I wrote for my song: "The Ebro" - about the last major battle of the Spanish Civil War - SPOILER - the Good Guys lost. 😉
https://write.fawm.org/songs/21654
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Glasses. A song about a multiply neurodivergent household with other disabilities in the mix. Now with demo. https://write.fawm.org/songs/13434
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Bonus that I wrote yesterday in my head, yesterday before I went to sleep. Got put up earlier today. Demo now. https://write.fawm.org/songs/23127
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I’ve updated “Your Practical Magic” with a video. My witchiest song to date! Plus a swear!

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23039
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Last one! Demo added! and it's a zong. Weird one. Parents of GCSE-age children may relate. If they talk to you about memes. We are all Louis Theroux. Though I don't really like him. https://write.fawm.org/songs/15226
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Here is my skirmish lyrics from last night that I just now added the music and recorded a demo tonight.
This is probably my last song for this year..
Who knows? maybe I can still get 6 done tomorrow for the win!
It was fun and I love you all so much!
I'm hanging around for March listening!!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/22936
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Just got around to recording my song "Der Wald", that was only lyrics before: https://write.fawm.org/songs/22533
In case you're still interested in listening: @berni1954 @sheilerk @odilongreen
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@nadine
All people who commented my "Happy jazz mood" aka. the swinging acoustic guitar piece should check "Overjoyed". @metalfoot added lyrics and vocals, and I extended the arrangement.
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New Collaboration w/ @mal70 ‘s lyrics for The Leaving Never Ends : https://write.fawm.org/songs/23814
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I added a demo to the only one of my two-stanza songs where I managed to not lose the audio snippets of what I had so far when I was writing the melody! https://write.fawm.org/songs/24099

This is the only thing where I got to sing in full voice this FAWM, so I may have overdid it....
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I love this thread. It makes me so happy.
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https://write.fawm.org/songs/23892
I posted the lyrics on the last day of Feb, did the demo the morning of March 1.
Now, I'm going to take in a few of the updates posted on this thread. Let the March commenting begin!
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I had one lyrics-only, non-parody creation during February. It now has music and a demo.
https://write.fawm.org/songs/19033
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@morti
There's probably going to be a lot more updated demos now it's not February, eh? Anyway I like this song but some very noticeable static got into the bass track somehow so I EQ'd it out. Also some levels and panning adjustments. https://write.fawm.org/songs/16549
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This was actually the first lyrics I posted this year, but I only got the demo together last night at around 3:30am! I guess this constitutes an update... also fixed the lyrics a bit. This one already needs an update... the guitar is just through the built-in pickups... I need to re-record with a couple real mics.
https://write.fawm.org/songs/15021
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@jeustan and I have battled both the elements and technology to finally upload this thing of beauty. Thank goodness for placeholders! Phew!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/23946
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@marthie put music to one of my lyrics just before the close of FAWM. It is a cool sensual song she created and is still one of the zongs…
https://write.fawm.org/songs/24525
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For a skirmish with the prompt "Why do you do FAWM? (Or words to that effect I wrote the lyrics, but didn't get around, until now, to posting the demo.

Here is my "Addicted to FAWM
https://write.fawm.org/songs/22135
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Got a demo up for one of my lyrics only songs: “I Remember Dying”

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24717
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Demo up for the only song I wrote (at the very last minute).

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24736
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Two more songs that were lyrics-only now have video demos w/melody and chords on ukulele:

"Heads Will Roll https://write.fawm.org/songs/23560
and "It Don't Land Easy" https://write.fawm.org/songs/23531
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@iveg
https://write.fawm.org/songs/24328 "I'm Gonna Explode" FINALLY is complete, with a demo.
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Re-recorded my favorite piece from this FAWM. Still a hasty tracking and mixing, but a bit more polished than the Feb demo. https://write.fawm.org/songs/19472
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Got another demo done -- "I Wear the Scar"
https://write.fawm.org/songs/23433
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@candle
Finally put music to my lyrics for "Epilogue"

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23543

See You In The Shadows…
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Added a demo to one of my lyrics tonight:
https://write.fawm.org/songs/24183
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This was actually one of my more fully produced demos. I had a bunch of things bugging me about the original mix, and I guess in particular, a lack of confidence in my undoubled voice for the lead. Fixed that, and added a bit more fiddle.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/15859
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This closes the book on my first FAWM for me -- last arrangement/melody needed to finish drafting my lyrics-only demos.

"Won't Lose Finding You"
https://write.fawm.org/songs/23582#c110227
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I updated this one yesterday.... The left side of the mix is from my perspective over the last 3 years doing media for politics... the right side, is me now, giving up politics to go back to music... so, kinda schitzo...

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23494
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I updated this. I added one part to the music and made the video better.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/12508
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@carlos added some music to my lyric for “Stardust” https://write.fawm.org/songs/24575#c109520
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@johnkaniecki add some lyrics for my "Song #9"

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23270
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F**k Around and Find Out demo updated - it's also out on Bandcamp today for International Women's Day - free download! https://write.fawm.org/songs/18253
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I promised @stephenwordsmith that I would upgrade our song "It Wasn't Meant to Be This Hard" with some real guitars and a few other adjustments. So I did.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/12783
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Added lyrics to another one:

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23260
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@jeff9 put his great music and authentic country voice behind my lyrics for Cold Beer! 😄

https://write.fawm.org/songs/21804
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Really wanted to have this done before the end of February but 🤷. Anyway, here's the finished version with vocals

https://youtu.be/c-RbZjpMdAQ
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this sounds slightly more real now :
https://write.fawm.org/songs/18776
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@roy
I finally finished this one. Glad it's done! I wasn't that crazy about it, but it served me a purpose. Your mileage may vary...
https://write.fawm.org/songs/24846
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Phew, can finally call my FAWM finished. I didn't really think about how long this would take before I made that placeholder song 😅

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24674
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07 done. I wrote 10 (which is what I set out to do, not sure if the 10th is gonna make the album or not) and wanted to fully produce/mix the album for FAWM, but I got sick for the last week of February so I didn't get to record as much even if I finished writing it all. Anyway I just finished this mix today and I really like it I think.

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23410
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@johnkaniecki is helping my out with lyrics for some of my "need lyric" submission, I think I just might reach my goal of getting all these done by 3/15!

The Golden Princess (was Song 10):

https://write.fawm.org/songs/23279
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Had some time to knock out this one today

https://write.fawm.org/songs/22107
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Added @ilikegoku138 's vocals and tweaked stuff 😀

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24679
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I had a seed song that I made for the video collab challenge, but it never went anywhere. Anyway, @siebass contacted me about finishing it with videos and all, which I found super thoughtful! So, he sent me a video of his vocal take on the track and I was really blown away. He took the song to a new place. So, I had to do videos of the bass and drums, mixed it, and put the video together. Here it is!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/24554
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Thanks for letting me take a crack at it, @guatecoop! Glad we could keep your video streak alive as well.
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https://write.fawm.org/songs/12855 No Bail is now mastered. It's available streaming on my new website https://www.tednickerson.com
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Falling behind my goal of finishing up by 3/15, although @johnkaniecki has provided me with lyrics for all my tunes now. Here's a rework of Song 11, now Lazy Day Blue:

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24282
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I gave the creation a better mix, so I think it's all to this.
https://write.fawm.org/songs/22992
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I was a bit ill-prepared this FAWM, and wasn't sure how to treat everything I did here. I made many of my songs a bit louder, and shortened two of them.

I think for 50/90, I will post private links to everything, and leave everything as it is, once they've been uploaded/posted.

The shortened ones are:

https://write.fawm.org/songs/20976
https://write.fawm.org/songs/21455
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Hi to whomever is still around to read this! I just updated two of my songs that were previously barebones instrumental tracks with vocals and more. The first one is a weird jazz song about extinction events, and the second is a spacey synth-based song about loneliness:

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24367
https://write.fawm.org/songs/24370

Thank you kindly to any who check them out! I'm awful at returning the favor, but I am trying.
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I have updated Lament for Unpopped Popcorn: https://write.fawm.org/songs/14464 It started as a one-instrument challenge song and except for adding my trusty fawm egg shaker, it still is. I also tweaked the lyrics.
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NEW DEMO by @mishykatz about love and artichokes! Would love to have some people listen!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/23718
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A few fun musical additions added recently to my songs:
- The horn section in “A Farewell Parade”
- Cello in “Expectations”
- Keys in “Advantageous” and “Cigars and Matches”
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Yep!!! Just posted this tune. @berni1954 so graciously wrote the music for my lyrics and performed. Thanks Berni!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/20505
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Hi everyone who is still here. I'd like to share with you a new demo for "The Same?" link with beautiful Cola's vocals: https://write.fawm.org/songs/24175
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Hello again! In case anybody's still listening, I finally got vocals and more on my song Oumuamua:

https://write.fawm.org/songs/24376
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@leepat
yes, last call:
I added music to @kahlo2013 's great lyrics "All I need"
https://write.fawm.org/songs/17069
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Growing Like a Garden our harmony challenge song #2 is up now. https://write.fawm.org/songs/23720
Thanks to Liz for starting and stitching, and to the whole team @fearlessflight2014 · @darcistrutt · @erbaer · @nancycunning · @sorby69
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