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@andygetch
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andygetch

(He/Him)

Began #songwriting in 2009, and discovered FAWM/5090/NaSoAlMo in 2012 and am still doing each every year. So this is my eleventh 5090. For me music is a hobby, all for fun, and songwriting is a sort of #personal_self_psychotherapy . Most of my recordings are very #lo_fi and #acoustic_guitar centered or even #acoustic_one_take . The furthest my songs go are to play it at the local #farmers_market, song circle, or once a year or so when I open for traveling musicians at our local listening room.

Some of my better past writing and #lo_fi recordings are up on #Bandcamp for streaming. If you do choose to download (did I mention these are #lo_fi recordings?) please name your price as #zero and be warned that opens up more #experimental and some #not_better tracks. I also paint a little and some painting pictures are on my Instagram page.

We will see where life in the summer of 2022 takes my songwriting. I have learned that my songwriting energy arrives and departs in spurts. Also that I write more by #random, #skirmish, #prompts, or #chance and following ideas than by wrangling and wrestling with them.

Otherwise I am looking forward to seeing/hearing posts and songs from old friends, and the inspiration I get from listening here. If you email me, please include '5090' in the subject, or post here on my soundboard as well, as I get lots of spam.

INFLUENCES: #Patchouli, #Mare_Wakefield, #fRICTION_fARM, #Becky_Warren, #Lara_Herscovitch, #The_Rough_and_Tumble, #Jess_Klein, #Abbie_Gardner, #Shawna_Caspi, #Sarah_McQuaid, #The_Beatles, #The_Kinks, #The_Replacements, #Big_Star, #Bruce_Springsteen, #Leonard_Cohen, #Lou_Reed, many more, and everyone here.

Songs:

[avatar] Lucy and Mary by @andygetch #acoustic_one_take #b #twitch #classical_guitar 4
[avatar] I Like My New Blue Green Bike by @andygetch #no_weird_chords #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #mandolin 9
[avatar] Stoking Up For Another Day by @andygetch #quick_write #one-take #songskirmish #ss081321l 5
[avatar] Musicians Need More Support Than Just Crumbs From Streaming by @andygetch #5-string #acoustic_one_take #songskirmish #superskirmish 9
[avatar] My Favorite Things Disappear by @andygetch #my_favourite_things #acoustic_guitar #acoustic_one_take #m 7
[avatar] 12 Years by @andygetch #ss081322f #the_last_summer_moon #acoustic_one_take #songskirmish 4
[avatar] Talking Cars by @andygetch #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #songskirmish #route_66 8
[avatar] Before It's Over by @andygetch #gratitude #acoustic_classical_guitar #acoustic_one_take #b 12
[avatar] Being Out Of Place by @andygetch #7add11 #twitch 2
[avatar] I Thought Seeing You Would Somehow Would Clear Up All Sorts Of Problems by @andygetch #madd11 #madd9add13 #f #a 8
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Meteorite Shower on a Street Art Piano by @andygetch + 2 others #instrumental #experimental #prepared_piano #weird_drum_loops_for_fun_and_profit 10
[avatar] Sorry But We Are Away From Our Desks by @andygetch #acoustic_guitar #unconscious_weird_science_fiction_mashup #village_of_yesterdays_vacations #almost_beatnick 7
[avatar] [avatar] The Giant Squid (Architeuthis Dux) by @fuzzy + @andygetch #experimental #soundscape #headphones #squidcore 9
[avatar] Art Deco Painting of a Happy Sycamore Waiting in the Galaxy by @andygetch #alternate_tuning #dall-e #s073122b #tuned_down 11
[avatar] Hold My Heart In Your Hands by @andygetch #ukulele #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #sunday_skirmish 13
[avatar] [avatar] Habits by @andygetch + @tcelliott #acoustic_one_take #b #baritone_guitar #classical_guitar 4
[avatar] [avatar] Wobbling Space Robots by @andygetch + @elesimo #edm #experimental #weird #midi 5
[avatar] Lou Reed and Mr. Rogers Take A Walk On the Happy Feeling Side of Their Neighborhood by @andygetch #response #lou_reed_meets_mr 10
[avatar] [avatar] Gonna Put Some Pants On (But Not Today) by @fuzzy + @andygetch #cello #total-nonsense #i-am-sorry-andy #mercifully-short 13
[avatar] Having All This Music To Listen To Is A Dream Come True by @andygetch #acoustic_guitar #twitch 3
[avatar] [avatar] Glacier Requiem by @fuzzy + @andygetch #glacier_art #experimental #ambient-doom #giant-sno-cones 9
[avatar] I Was Thinking About Charlotte by @andygetch #letsgetdeep #m #twitch 7
[avatar] Ten Parts No Listening by @andygetch #cacophony #experimental #sixparts #train_wreck 5
[avatar] What Kind Of A World Do You Think This Is? by @andygetch #b #sorta_baritone_guitar #vonnegut 8
[avatar] The Only Person I Know How To Be Is An Outsider by @andygetch #the_society #acoustic_guitar #acoustic_one_take #musicalsurprise 10
[avatar] [avatar] Bicycle Day by @fuzzy + @andygetch #experimental #noise #just-say-no #cello 19
[avatar] Singing Telegram Kid by @andygetch #skirmish #twitch #open_tuning 9
[avatar] Riding To Get Back Home by @andygetch #alternate_tuning #twitch #12_string_guitar #fullmoon 10
[avatar] I Remember Thinking (They Don't Even Live Here) by @andygetch #skirmish #distortion #electric_guitar #feast 8
[avatar] Laundry Tenor Banjo Summer by @andygetch #instrumental #skirmish #acoustic_guitar #sunday_skirmish 24
[avatar] Phasers On Standby by @andygetch #bass #instrumental #avatar_challenge 15
[avatar] I Like Our New Home by @andygetch #firstfruits 27

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Thanks for checking out my skirmish song! Appreciate the feedback.

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Thank you, Andy. I think I got it straightened out. Between us all we can usually make it work. Skirmish on!

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@fuzzy

"The Effables" lol 😄

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@tjeff

Thanks Andy - I’m giving you skirmish L. Much appreciated!

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@nadine

Thats a good method and I think many do. The thing is I do not enjoy writing about my life as much as creating weird stories if fictional chatacter. I always fear people know what I mean. So only 3 of my songs are personal. Those who know me notice it. But when people look at my songs they think I'm a weirdo because I enjoy the dark side 😀 I even write melancholic songs when I feel fine!

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@nadine

Thank you! I mostly write fiction, because I don't feel well exposing my life. I felt a bit better when I wrote down these lyrics, but I won't turn them into a song because this person doesn't deserve it. I have no idea yet if anybody will take it.

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@nadine

Thank you! Wait when we're ready!

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@fuzzy

Yeah, I love it!
I added something to the Liner Notes.

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@nadine

Thank you, Andy. The angst is real, and the lyrics are meant seriously. Maybe that's why people enjoy.

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Thank you so much for listening and commenting! :)

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Hiya! Glad to see you back here too! Reading your comment was motivating. I see that you're also rocketing away to 90! Let's gooo 🔥

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Thank you so much for the collab. I'm very happy with your take. It's amazing it's taken this long for a collab. We shouldn't wait that long again.

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❤️

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Thanks for letting me know my "Running Scared" lyrics spoke to you that way, and that you dug the descriptions and how things unfolded in "Singing Telegram Girl."

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@ttg105

Thanks for the warm hello, Andy! Love your cello noodlings.

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@fuzzy

Not inspired by RSF, but I can see it since you said it.
I'm not TOO sexy, just the right amount of sexy! 😀

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Thanks for your comments! ❤️

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Andy, Thanks so much for your comments on But I Did. I liked your description of Kate's musical rendition as "all kinds of wow. I agree!

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@fuzzy

Yes, that sounds good! 😀

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@toms

Today I learned about "Johari windows"! Thank you for the kind comments & listen, as always!

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@fuzzy

That's good to know!
I might have to try to get as close as I can at some point!

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Hey, Andy! Thanks for the welcome, hashtag, and general info tips you left on my page. I would've had another song posted (day 2 for me) before midnight Thursday, but received a constant error message saying "we still haven't found what you're looking for" (and I'm not looking/searching for anything) every time I tried to post the new song. My comments--like this--post without issue; just me trying to post a new song is refused and greeted with that error. Odd. Oh, well. So much for computers. Thx for sharing "Bicycle Day."

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Hello, Andy! Thanks for the Cool Carrot comment! Maybe I should have let those bells be and lived with the nine seconds of silence? I'd lose 90 % of my listeners, but I would have gained in concentration.

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@fuzzy

I hope you are OK with the first collab!

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@fuzzy

Oh yeah, lovely, I can totally work with these!

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@fuzzy

Hey, We have an album coming out on Friday on MuteAnt Sounds!
I used both "COELACANTH" and "His Terrible Knowledge".
I will email you a link and some download codes when I get em!
You can send me some more cello noises if you'd like; they were fun to work with last time!

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Hola!

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Howdy! I hope you have a great 50/90!

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I’m glad you are a fellow native plant fan for birds and butterflies! That’s awesome!

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Thanks, Andy! I just started grad school, but I might be able to fit in a song or two this year. Have a great 50/90!

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Hey Andy!

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Hey Andy! It’s good to hear from you! Yes, summer and all of the summer activities are always a priority, but there will be a few moments of opportunity or inspiration for some music. I will be keeping up a bit on what you are doing though in the meantime. Best wishes to you, of course!

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@gm7

Thx. Yes it was late after zoom but the lore of the ES335 was too great. Glad to hear it helped your song move along.

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I meant to ask did you ever find your grand-daughter that unicorn jack in the box?

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Hi Andy, thank you for your kind comment on Jack-in the-box!

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Hi Andy, thanks for your comments on my Old Friend lyric. Really encouraging to get that feedback. :)

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Hi, Andy. Thanks for taking a look at Broken. I liked that "wrapped up in my blanket" line, too. Sometimes those lines just write themselves. Then other times..... :)

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hey thanks for listening and your kind comment on Temper. hope 5090 is a good one no matter the number!

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No more unlimited noise zone! I think having to be a little quieter where I am forces me to be more creative. Or at least mindful of not screaming all the time

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Andy, I just listened to the whole album. Wow! Absolutely brilliant! You nailed it! Thanks so much for sharing this with me…

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I hesitated to tell the story - it was so long ago - but it was actually cathartic to tell it.

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Absolutely!

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Hi Andy!

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@aneil

Thx for your comment of Truth look forward to interacting these 90 days

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Good to see you Andy!

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Hi Andy!

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Hey, Andy!

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Hello, neighbor and fellow yogi!

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Hiya, Andy!

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Thanks Andy, good to be here with you all again! I hope I will be able to keep up :) I'm a lot busier now, including writing custom songs, so I hope I'll still have some creative energy left over for this!

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Oh. Ya.

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Welcome back, Andy!

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@wacha

Hey, it's going to be a great summer of music!

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Hi Andy! It’s good to be back, and we’ll see what becomes of it. :)

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That sounds like a good place to set my expectations as well.

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Go Andy, we can do this again!

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Not really feeling too motivated yet, but I'm sure that will change once things get going.

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Hey, Andy - Glad you're here. Thanks for organizing the prequel.

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yay hi Andy Have fun!

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yeah, I'm glad that beto and burr figured out how to get me on here, ha! I was beginning to get worried there! . great to see ya back on here!

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@nadine

I'll try my best 🎸! Haven't written songs for a good while....😅
Thanks for your kind words and support! You rock, Andy!

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@gm7

Hey...looking forward to your songs this 5090...rock on!

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@fuzzy

Hey, bud!!
More awesome collabs this summer, please!!!

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Hi Andy! Happy 50/90 to you!

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Hi Andy!!!

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@toms

Now, that's some tagging there. :)

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Hi, Andy! Happy 50/90!! 😀

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Hi Andy, happy Summer creative time.

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@nadine

I hope you don't mean my avatar cause this one is... a bit dusty...

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Hey,hey! Happy songwriting! :)

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Looking forward to your fresh music!

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@nadine

Welcome back and good luck on your challenge!

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Yo Andy! I’m so ready! 🤟

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Happy 50/90. I will have an early rush I am sure!

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Hi Andy - here we go again! Happy writing!

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Andy! :)

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HI, Andy, I love it that you think I know the difference between a distortion pedal and whatever that other icon is…oh yeah, a phaser. Sure! 😂. Thanks for the welcome. I’m glad to be here.

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Thanks for the note! I'm needing to make music, I think. Hopefully it'll help me break through some of my burnout.

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Hurray for songwriting!

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Andy, happy 50/90!