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Tim Fatchen

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2007

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Influences: Classical , Percy Grainger, Mike Oldfield, Enya, Kate Bush, Cecil J Sharp, US Musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan, Tom Lehrer

Tim Fatchen: nice, polite, quiet, writes serious and often soothing music, good dinner guest.

Flying Tadpole (songs marked [FT]): anarchic ratbag, writes irritating and often nasty satirical rubbish, good
kennel cleaner.

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Cleaned-up tracks from earlier FAWMs?? Apple Music, Amazon, SheetMusicPress...
Or Spotify: all the albums are there, search on Tim Fatchen or Flying Tadpole
And free videos on http://youtube.com/flyingtadpole
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22 JULY 2024
Back from several days at Numurkah in Victoria, Oz) mainly getting granddaughter's driving hours up for licence qualification, but also quietly enjoying the wildlife specatacular put on by the waterfowl and water-neighbour-fowl. One (1) bit of music got out. Now back but life goes back to its nromal complex of multiple scans, appointments, issues, and FAWM5090 takes backseat still.

Whatever, despite the odds, I'm nearly through the Voyage piano collection and have at least listened to some people. Here's the updated Voyage:
1: Sunset castoff (done)
2: The doldrums' luminous night (done)
3 Equator (Done)
4 The south-east trades (Done)
5 Flying Fish (Done)
6 Sunrise, Tahiti (Done)
7 The playful Moorea Whales (Done)
8. Moorea tops (Done)
9. Raiatea reef (Done)
10. The Deep (Done)
11 A passing mid-oceanic whale (thinking)
12 Albatrosses (thinking--forget the Mystery Island bit, not worth a crumpet)
13 Force 10
14 Disembarking (or Lost in the Outermost Brisbane Mangrove Swamp))

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Tim Fatchen, I find myself writing in the middle of the night, I write songs, stories, cookbooks, and historical research information. All normally in the middle of the night. I will knock out 15 songs in one night. It all depends on my muse and then I will go to another part of my writing. Tonight I am writing a script for a mini-series. For example from 6 pm to 10:30 pm, I created a 65-page script. It all depends on the muse that hits me. So I do write a lot. Its my therapy since I had a TBI and this is how I retrain my brain to work. I hope you enjoy the work that I am putting in here.
Thank you
Carl
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Thanks for your comments on No Such Thing, Tim. I understand how it has a special meaning for you. Wishing you and your wife all the best.--Doug
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I did make the changes that you suggested in the bio. Thank you for your input, I am new to this site. I am learning what to do on this site.
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8 JULY 2024
I've just realised I have one more day to get stuff written and down, then I'm out of it for the next 9-10 days BUT able to do listening. So my listening will temporarily drop off because I seem to be on a writing roll and from bitter past experience I know I should stay on it while I can... but I WILL try to get back to everybody next week. I'm almost complete from Hawaii to Tahiti, which makes a nice start, with only Tahiti left to paint (musically that is) The playlist:

1: Sunset castoff (done)
2: The doldrums' luminous night (done)
3 Equator (Done)
4 The south-east trades (Done)
5 Flying Fish (Done)
6 Sunrise, Tahiti (Done)
7 The playful Moorea Whales
8. Moorea tops
9. Raiatea reef (Done)
10. The Deep (Done)
11 A passing mid-oceanic whale
12 Morning Island Mystery
13 Force 10
14 Disembarking (or disembarkation dawn) (or a repeat of 1) !
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Thanks a lot Tim for your comment on „Coral green“, it made me really happy! And yes, I think 50/90 has a good pace to write songs in between everything else. Though I like the erratic pulse of FAWM a lot too haha
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I wish I could have seen that.
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Thx for laughing at my nihilism joke! It’s funny because the act of creating art/music is kind of a direct indicator that one isn’t truly a nihilist just that the art reflects what the artist thinks one is…

O wow I am pretentious…I’m just gonna…I’m just gonna let myself out. Sorry.
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Thanks for the comment
on "Satan, No,” though you did make me worry about the ending! 😅 It’s not getting a major overhaul, just a little tweak.
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Thanks, Tim, for giving “Out of the Blue” some love. You never know when you post at “odd” hours - lol!
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i have nothing agains multiple and hidden meanings. in fact i thrive on them. what i dislike and try to avoid is the replacement of something literal with a representative image or phrase. for me, the surface language must be true to its literal interpretation, even if it is a fairy tale image, such as are prevalent in "Immiserated Angel" I appreciate all your listening and commenting. it is a pleasure to have someone in my own age range reacting to my songs, if only because i dont think the younger folks can really understand them.
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7 JULY 2024
Piano solo instrumental series, neoclassical, on the voyage Hawaii-Brisbane, all firming up. Now the playlist is (yes, more and more):

1: Sunset castoff
2: The doldrums' luminous night
3 Equator
4 The south-east trades
5 Flying Fish
6 Sunrise, Tahiti
7 The playful Moorea Whales
8. Moorea tops
9. Raiatea reef
10. The Deep
11 Morning Island Mystery
12 Force 10
13 Disembarking (or disembarkation dawn) (or a repeat of 1) !
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Hi Tim! Thanks very much for your positive comments on "Three Roads Down".
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Hot chocolate sounds amazing right now! I’m jealous of your Casio. Bust that baby out. Lol I’m partial to the toy keyboards, working around their limitations is such a blast. Especially when working in a DAW has so very few limitations, I like to build in some obstacles to my workflow so that I can have a starting point lol

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to checking out more of your voyages (I’m a big Trekkie so that title schem really works for me)
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6 JULY 2024
The muse or whatever bee in my bonnet it is tends to wake up about now and throws a plan of action at me. So what I'm now going to do is a piano solo instrumental series, neoclassical, on the voyage Hawaii-Brisbane, as it's all circulating in the mind. You'll have to wait till next year of the Rocky Mountains/Inside Passage, folks!

Here's the title list (2 down so far)
1: Sunset castoff
2: The doldrums' luminous night
3. Flying fish
4 Equtaor
5 The south-east trades
6Sunrise, Tahiti
7 The playful Moorea Whales
8. Moorea tops
9. Raiatea reef
10 Force 10
11 Disembarking (or disembarkation dawn) (or a repeat of 1) !

No doubt interspersed with other things. Flying Tadpole is slumbering and in my present unwell state with other things to worry about, I have no wish to disturb.
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Thank you, Tim!
On "The Fallen" I used the "Sub Synth Ensemble" setting on Stargazer and accepted all the defaults. And I also ran a parallel feed to Convology and used the "Cavern" IR to add some natural reverb to the straight flute recording. The flute was recorded with one of our favourite Chinese condenser mics. 😉
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Thanks for your comment on “Franklin Doesn’t Want You to Dance.” I had so much fun with it!
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5 JULY 2024
I've found that if i take the pain killers BEFORE I start playing, my hands can survive!
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4 JULY 2024
Realising how badly out of practice I am. And that I need to eat Ibuprofen before sitting at the keyboard to cope with the increasing arthritis. Neither gets in the way of composition but oh boy, they sure make for technical issues.! I'll have to do more CBG and whistle, I guess. Sigh.
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thanks for listening and commenting on the family saga. what i did on the second pass was to resist playing the musical interludes, which cut the time factor down to a reasonable span, and take the recitation at a slower pace. the faster recitation made the story difficult to follow and the lack of comprehension led to boredom,
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Hi Tim, am in Blackheath just a little north of Katoomba. We are house sitting near the bush and it's cold!
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looking forward to hearing your 20 minute piece. i just finished a 12 minute one that will definitely be passed over by most commenting fawmers. we shall see how it fares when i post it tomorrow
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2 JULY 2024

Been overdosing on Keith Jarrett and his piano improvisations. And thinking "hmm. Time I tried some extended --20 minute style-- impros and filmed them, a la the stuff I tried in 2020 back in Covid lockdown, eg https://youtu.be/YJL5sTkDwdw?si=SMIv_UsyLYf_SJh0
So I might try some more for 5090.

But it's okay folks, you don't have to listen to the whole lot!
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Hello. You are dealing with such a lot. Take care. Thinking of you.
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Have a great 50/90!
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Greetings, Tim! Hope you have a decently productive 50/90!
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28 JUNE 2024

Health updates. Deborah's cancer appears to be being held by immunotherapy, and the original minimum use-by date of 18 months has now shifted to "indeterminate". A day at a time. I'm still running 24/7 carer and there are the occasional frights so life remains out of joint. However, bucket lists continue to be fulfilled and providing much material for new music and songs, although nothing yet written as such.

Efforts since FAWM have been aimed at getting out overdue CDs. Squidcore CALAMARI JANE small album is out, on spotify and on youtube. Due to release errors, two instrumental albums don't appear until the end o September but they're done.

I hope to be more active in 5090 than could be in FAWM, with reduced medical requirements if we discount overnights in EDs... but I can't quite see it through to the end because we'll be all at sea (my second favourite position) from late September!
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Howdy Tim,
Always good to see you back here. I hope it all gets sorted out for the better.

Let's do this. Have yourself a great 5090 my friend.
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Glad to hear the better news since February, Tim. Happy 50/90 to you!
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I am happy to hear Deborah's cancer is being controlled, and her prognosis is better than before. Still I am certain it is very difficult to deal with, and admire you for your dedication to her health.

i am always excited with the directions you take my lyrics, and will try my best to write something worthy of yout talents.
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Hope and blessings to you Tim! Hope 50/90 helps you get through the winter!

And if you'd ever like me to sing on one of your songs, I'd be delighted.
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