Joined 2612XT NL


Canadian living in the Netherlands. Freelance copyeditor.


FOURTEENTH year doing the 50-90.
Still love the madness, the camaraderie, the creativity...

I love playing in this huge cybernet sandbox, where everybody shrieks and giggles and throws the sand and their songwritery toys around, and nobody gets hurt. 😊

No fixed intentions this year, but I hope to get at least a handful of lyrics written. Some will be earmarked for two or three of my regular collaborators. Some will be major re-writes of long-ago ideas. I look forward to reading/hearing what everyone else is doing. It's always inspiring! And roll on the skirmishes! 😜
DISCLAIMER: Because any lyric I post is always a rough draft, and will be revised/rewritten later, collaboration songs during the Challenge should not be considered official joint works. Unless otherwise agreed - and I AM open to post-Challenge possibilities πŸ˜‰ - contributions will be individually owned. This means each party can use their own specific contribution for other purposes once FAWM is over.
PLEASE ask first if you'd like to collaborate.

About CRITIQUE: No, thank you. I'll already know what needs to be re-visited. πŸ˜‰ For constructive critique, I post my lyrics to a designated songwriting forum.

Songs (10):

[avatar] Be A Shepherd by @donna #prog #fantasy #sci_fi #alien 5
[avatar] [avatar] I Want to Go Back by @hbusse + @donna #folk #piano #contemplative #collab 17
[avatar] What's the Scoop? by @donna #just-for-fun #alienpoop 5
[avatar] Kaleidoscope by @donna #letsgetdeep #ageing 5
[avatar] Seen It All by @donna #prog-rock #alien #theatrical 4
[avatar] Gracefully Submitting by @donna #ageing #letsdigdeep 5
[avatar] I Never Fight by @donna #letsgetdeep 8
[avatar] Girl on the Train by @donna #trainchallenge #musictitlechallenge 11
[avatar] Gorean Slave by @donna #secondlife #virtualreality 7
[avatar] Only So Much We Can Do by @donna #phonecall #alien 14


My pleasure, Donna. Thanks for the reminder so I could listen again. I'm so sorry for what prompted the lyric.


Hi Donna, thank you for your kind message. Please don't worry, I've gone over the border with the music this year. I know I shouldn't have done it but it happened.


Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. This is very nicely done, I can see the story here but you have not been obvious with it. Very moving indeed.


Hi Donna- no, I haven’t seen a message come through from you. Strange, sorry about that getting lost somehow? You’re welcome to email me at hannah at hannahbusse.com!


So touched by your comment on "Soft Spoken Girl," Donna. Wonderful that my heavenly birds line moved you and full lyrical story was one that you loved. Fortunate am I that you let me know all of these things.


Hi Donna. I loved Lamb. watched it three times.


Hi Donna,
thanks for your kind comments on my Many Cuts Of The Clay lyrics. Gwyn's now done a great job of turning it into a lovely song


Thank you thank you thank you for your wonderful comment on β€œEverything Shines Forever.” So grateful for the feedback. You all are making me seriously think about using that song in place of my title track for my forthcoming EP. I have you all to thank for that.
I am egregiously behind on listening to music. I will do so soon. Thank you for your patience. Keep writing. You got this! And again, thank you!


Thx for your comments, yes please send me any suggestions to coolparadeeso@gmail.com as I said in my bio I am posting less polished than I prefer as I am trying to get my 50 songs recorded in 11 days before I move out of this house and won't have a studio until later in September. So I'll take any help I can get! Thx particularly from an excellent lyricst like you! I normally spend more time on my lyrics but I didn't even do tense or continuity checks , so there should be plenty of improvements.


Hi Donna, you too.


Thank you so much, Donna for your beautiful comment on They're Playing. I'm delighted you like it.


Hi Donna, Thanks for checking out my Old Friend lyric and for your kind comments. :)


Thanks, Donna, for your comment! I started with singular first person for the first two choruses with plural first person for the final chorus but switched it up on submission to add they to the second chorus as I don’t feel it should be all about me… so I appreciate your feedback and will likely go back to how I originally envisioned it!


Hello Donna, thank you for your kind wishes. We are trying to. I hope you and your dear ones are well. Looking forward to reading your amazing lyrics and listening to your fantastic collaborations.


Have a wonderful 50/90, Donna!


Happy 50/90! Hope you are doing well, Donna!! πŸ˜€


Hi Donna!


Danke fΓΌr die nette Begrüßung! πŸ˜„