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@ductapeguy
Joined Ontario CA

Sean McGaughey

I joined FAWM in January 2013. It transformed me as a musician and songwriter.
Every year I use this space to post a FAWManifesto of my FAWM Goals. I didn't do this for 5090 and as of the end of July, I'm kinda spinning my tires.

I have a longstanding musical goal to learn at least a bit of drum fundamentals. I am trying to get a glimpse into what it is that drummers do. The answer appears to be: "alchemy".
This fall and winter I have been practicing diligently with my midi pad controllers to understand basic drum concepts and try to get my mind around the process of making music with sequencers. I have a NI Maschine MK2 and software and I'm just scratching the surface.
5090 Goals
1. Make at least 1 track where I program/play my own drum parts with the pads.
2. Attempt some Kind of sample based electronica with the pads.
3) I got my first electric guitars at 50 after 30 years playing acoustic. I have been stumbling into an electric aesthetic that is in the territory of Crazy Horse, the Heartbreakers, The Vileators, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Corin Raymond, and some of the alt-alt-alt-country rock guys. I am going to keep pursuing this sound.
4. Back to my centre: Lots more of my folk and folk rock story songs. Lots more of my usual mix of folk, kids music, ukulele experiments and a partridge in a pear tree.
5. Collabs very welcome. I learn so much from every one of my collaborators.

I have been enjoying using songcraft.io and I'd love to try out some of its collaborative features.

Songs (16):

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Bad Habits (Digital 4 track Tape 4 _ Acoustic Lofi) by @andygetch + 3 others #digital_4_track #acoustic_lofi 9
[avatar] Blursday by @ductapeguy #indie_rock #band_in_a_box #biab #folk-rock 6
[avatar] Cecile by @ductapeguy #leonardcohen #acoustic_one_take #twitch #guy_with_guitar 8
[avatar] Why Do We Call it a Phone? by @ductapeguy #ss081222b #fuc #filk #acoustic_one_take 8
[avatar] Ain't the Destination by @ductapeguy #acoustic_one_take #songskirmish #lifesanincredidlejourney #ss081222a 9
[avatar] [avatar] Past You by @ductapeguy + @sness #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #m #protest 6
[avatar] Under a Sturgeon Moon by @ductapeguy #singer_songwriter #indie_folk #supermoon #full_production 5
[avatar] [avatar] Restless Clockwork Heart (Glam Rock Version) by @robynmackenzie + @ductapeguy #rock #skirmish #collab 11
[avatar] Friends to Be Found by @ductapeguy #dalle #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #folk 10
[avatar] [avatar] Restless Clockwork Heart by @ductapeguy + @robynmackenzie #skirmish #songskirmish #heart #garagerawk 12
[avatar] Words Fail Me by @ductapeguy #acoustic_one_take #folk #guy_with_guitar 10
[avatar] Lakeside by @ductapeguy #gcdg #instrumental #fuc #acoustic_one_take 4
[avatar] One Woman, One Lake by @ductapeguy #fuc #acoustic_one_take #folk #guy_with_ukulele 6
[avatar] Hotter 'n Cairo by @ductapeguy #acoustic_one_take #folk #guy_with_guitar 2
[avatar] Vaxxed by @ductapeguy #yet_another_pandemic_song #filk #skirmish #acoustic_one_take 19
[avatar] Number 10 Cat by @ductapeguy #fuc #filk #acoustic_one_take #cat 24

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@sbs2018

Ah, thank you so much for your awesome Laurie Anderson comment. I’m just discovering her - so fun!

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@andrea

Thanks for your lovely comments on I am Undefined. Much appreciated.

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DAMMIT! How could I have missed including a cat joke into that track? Me! ARGH

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@jtsteam

Thanks for the comment! I wish that was where I was going, but I do hope to be at an in-person filk event soon enough. This time, though, I'm off to Odense for a work trip. I'm sure it'll turn out to be fun, scary as it is.

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@srcoops

Nice job on Laborer. Thanks for your good efforts.

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@srcoops

Didn't mean to jump on you. My apologies

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@srcoops

I thought the original lyrics to Laborer finished appropriately.

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@srcoops

Sounds good Looking forward to the finished work.

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@srcoops

Thanks for the nice comments on Laborer. Do you want to do it?

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Much thanks, @ductapeguy, that you had the chance to read and comment on my "Advocate of Grace" lyrics. Touched that you found them "a praise and worship song."

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Glad you liked the lyrics for "Big Willie".

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@brisk

I really appreciate that you listened to Popemobile. I'm glad it was varied. I'm never sure how much variation is too much or too little with this kind of thing - glad it was about right for you at least!

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@jtsteam

Your comment on Progress Bar made me laugh. Guilty as charged. Thanks :).

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thanks Sean :)

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Hi there. Thanks for the comment on my burrito song. I'm not familiar with Jack Johnson. I'll have to check him out. Thanks!

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Thanks much for the comments on my songs: Roamin' Jones and Vibraphoney.
Appreciate it.

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Thank you for your nice comment on Jack-in-the-box Sean, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

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@panch

Thanks for your supportive comments on The Cowboy Conductor, very much appreciated.

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Thanks for your comment! If you want a khaen, your best bet is probably Etsy; a number of sellers offer them. There are some on eBay too. The Am model is the easiest to find (and the most likely to come with free shipping). The Dm model, the one I'm playing in the video, is a bit more expensive, and the shipping is usually fairly steep.

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it Wasn’t Me Clarification. The guitar was a actually a track that i could play with an on screen note or chord, a stepup from the Apple loops available on GarageBand. I was able to touch the C, F, or G string that would then make a chord. So, it was necessary to keep the beat, as I would sing into my microphone. I found that more difficult than playing my mandolin, but I could get a guitar sound. I added the drum track using a smart drummer. I should e able to alter the drummer sounds, but have not read how to do that yet.

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Thanks for coming by to check out "Carolina Beaches"!

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@standup

I left out a detail on that 4-track tape: it was a leftover from FAWM that was unfunished, so only the US people had to do parts this week.

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Thanks for visiting my lonely unicorn. It's nice to have visitors! Hope you jump in and play this summer!

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@nuj4x

We want ductapeguy! We want ductapeguy! We want ductapeguy!

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thank you :) have a great 50/90!

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Hi Sean! 😀

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Happy 50/90! Hope it's a great one for you.

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Giving this another whirl. Looking forward to all the inspirational songs from this group. I do enjoy your instrument collection. I need to shop in thrift stores, and get me some more playmates.

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Good to see you mate!

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Hi Sean - here we go again. You ready? I'm ready! Let's do this!