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@metalfoot
Joined Manitoba CA

Alex "metalfoot"

I am a song lover of all genres, but especially enjoy wordplay and clever tuneplay in all forms. While any musical genre is possible, I'd guess a disproportionate number of songs will likely be acoustic guitar + voice or even just multitracked voice. Other instruments: mandolin, electric guitar, midi stuff, merlin, digital piano, trombone...

The whole "metal foot" thing refers to a metal plate permanently inserted in my one foot after a particularly awkward fall which broke a bone in my foot into three pieces. Ouch. But that was over 20 years ago now.

FAWM 2016 - 36 songs (Winter Sports -18 songs)
5090 2016 - 80 songs
FAWM 2017 - 78 songs (Alphabet of Adjectives - 26 songs)
5090 2017 - 134 songs
FAWM 2018 - 76 songs (Exploding Teacups - 9 songs)
5090 2018 - 121 songs
FAWM 2019 - 69 songs ("metalfoot sings the periodic table" -14 songs)
5090 2019 - 84 songs
FAWM 2020 - 82 songs (periodic table, another 14 or so)
5090 2020 - 128 songs
FAWM 2021 - 104 songs (periodic table, and a whole lotta collabs!)
5090 2021 - 101 songs
FAWM 2022 -80 songs ("Metalfoot Sings The Periodic Table" project done. Finally.)

Not sure if @kellyk or @metalfootlings will be along for the ride for 5090 yet!

NB: This summer is a little out-of-the-ordinary for me so I'll be mostly away from 50/90 till mid-August. Hopefully I'll be recharged mentally and have some songs then!

Update: Back from vacation, hoping to be back in the swing of things soon.

Songs:

[avatar] So It Begins by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take 10
[avatar] Before Completion by @metalfoot #beforecompletion #songskirmish #ss081222l #superskirmish 11
[avatar] Until The Songs Come Back by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #metafini #guy_with_guitar 4
[avatar] Did You Notice by @metalfoot #partialcapo #acoustic_one_take 3
[avatar] [avatar] Goodnight Mumma by @metalfoot + @geoff61 #random 11
[avatar] [avatar] I Got You by @metalfoot + @sunfire 14
[avatar] [avatar] ..- by @metalfoot + @stephenwordsmith 15
[avatar] [avatar] What Comes Easy by @metalfoot + @jibbidy34 #singer_songwriter 17
[avatar] If You're Listening by @metalfoot #acapella 15
[avatar] What A Treasure by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #love_song 12
[avatar] Heart of Dirt by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #country_rock 18
[avatar] 50/90 is by @metalfoot #metafini #whistling #acoustic_rock 18
[avatar] Rainy Mondays and Morning Tea by @metalfoot #firstfruits 39

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Not too far. I can get to Mammoth Cave in about 45 min. Been there a few times.

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Got your note. I'm nowhere near Lexington. The nearest town is Edmonton. We call this area South Central Kentucky, SOKY for short. I'm about 50 miles east of Bowling Green where Corvettes are built. Bowling Green is on I-65 about an hour north of Nashville.

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loved your dot dash thing with stephenw.- my collab with him on that 'river' song (you had commented on the lyric) is now up, btw. hope all is great!

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@nadine

That's cool, enjoy your ride πŸ˜€

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@nadine

Howdy, did you overcome your creative struggle? I decided to pause for some days or weeks. I don't feel like writing songs. I'm just curious what helped.

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@cts

Thanks, Alex. Really appreciate it. So, look - towards the end of the 5090 run I plan on doing 3 tunes that I'm going to label as first fruits. There's a reason they'll be towards the end. I have you in mind for an assist. Would you be willing and available around that time?

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@fuzzy

No we weren't, thanx for asking, but it was kinda close, about 20 minutes away. The giant storm in May got us, though; we were without power for a week.
I hear that you folks have had intense heat, but I think you're over that now, if I'm not mistaken.

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nod :-)

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This is great,thank you so much can you send me an MP3 copy to geoff.matthews1@sky.com thanks

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What happened to Goodnight Mumma? :-)

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Alex, You did a great job on bringing I Got You to life. Thank you for being such a good collaborator. I hope we'll have more opportunities to collaborate again!
Cheers!

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Thank you for all of your comments! ❀️

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Thanks, Alex! Studies are going well, but sadly leaving me with no time for music-making. Just means I get to do more listening! Have a great 50/90!

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@nadine

Thanks. I just played. No idea what. Just played. It's open for collab so if you want to give it a try, feel free.

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@nadine

Thank you! Haha, let's see if I can create more tasty things.

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@beacon

@metalfoot, I'm trying to put together the harmony singers challenge. You mentioned you might be up for writing the melody for a song, but would rather do the harmonies. You're one of the few people who have volunteered for that, but didn't want to automatically put you in that role.
Let me know what you want.

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I'd love to hear what you do with I Got You. Go for it!

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Yes no worries, sorry for late reply I have had a hectic week

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Thanks for zongbusting my #1 Alex! Lovely to see you again too, here's to a good one. I can already see you've got a good head start πŸ˜‚

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@nadine

Thank you, the same to you 😊

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Sorry I've been AWOL for a couple of days, have a look at what I've posted and if you don't fancy I can write something new.

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Hey Metalfoot Many thanks for your comment on my song The Night He Went By Train. I appreciate it

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Just a little note to say thank you for listening and liking my new song πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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Thank you for the compliment on Please God. I'm glad you like it.

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Hi Alex, thanks so much for your comment on Jack-in-the-box. The gypsy did fail (so far...) I'll wait till half past nine lol

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Thank you for your comments on Never Chopped Cotton. Much appreciated!

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Hello again, Alex! Thank you for listening and giving a comment on Rain Dance!

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@miga

And best 50/90 wishes to you as well, Sir Metalfoot!

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Alex, we are paired in random collaboration challenge, How do you want to go? Lyrics first, melody first?

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@cola

In response to your comment on "Giant Popcorn" - Go for it! I look forward to hearing what you come up with!

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By the way, congrats for filling out the periodic table! Indeed a heroic deed.

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Spot on regarding the Cow Dung OD, Alex! It's the music you hear just before passing out. πŸ˜€

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thanks Alex :) have a great 50/90!

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Great to see you Alex, thanks for the listen and kind comments on "`Bout a Dozen", looking forward to the next 89 days!

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@aneil

Hi Alex, Thanks for checking out my first attempt. Always love the interaction and inspiration your writing brings. See you around!

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@andrea

Hi Alex, hope you have a fun 50/90!

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@cts

Greetings, grace and peace to you, my man. Nice to have you back. I hope to be up and running before the weekend. Happy 50/90 and you still know the way to Factory, right?

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there are a number of songs in a long blue player, and yours was the only one in that format that played on my computer, so i assumerd that was the file hosting, as i had never seen it in previous years.

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Hi Alex! I made it...puff puff

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@beacon

Great to have you here! Are we going to see 100 songs again?

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Hi Alex! Let's have a great summer

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Happy 50/90, Alex!

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Thanks Alex! Glad to see you back at it too 😊

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@crisp1

Alex, wishing you a summer of awesome music making!

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Happy songwriting Alex!

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@fuzzy

Let's get this thing done!!
Have a great summer!!

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@liz561

The elements are spent....what next?

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Hi Alex, happy and creative Summer.

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@nadine

Welcome back, Alex. With that stats, 50/90 won't be a problem!

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@cola

Hey Alex, good to see you! Hope you have a great 50/90, and I look forward to hearing what you write this summer!

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Happy 50/90, Alex!

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@w1n

Hi Alex
Happy 50/90

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Have a great 50/90 season! Looking forward to hanging out with you (and everyone)!

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Hi Alex! Looking forward to finding out what your next project will be!

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Hi Alex! Happy 50/90, I hope you’re well!

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Second in line! Hope you have a great summer! You blended stats for both FAWM and 50/90….I may copy that! Looking forward to hearing your new tunes!

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Honored to be first in line. Looking forward to this summer!