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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 (53):

[avatar] Made It! by @metalfoot #reallyshort #acapella 6
[avatar] Sieve of Eratosthenes by @metalfoot #maths #acoustic_one_take 6
[avatar] Leaves by @metalfoot 3
[avatar] [avatar] It Will Be Well by @metalfoot + @headfirstonly 3
[avatar] A Game of Chess by @metalfoot #songskirmish #ss100122i #superskirmish #chess 3
[avatar] [avatar] Giant Popcorn by @metalfoot + @cola 2
[avatar] [avatar] Blowing by @metalfoot + @stephenwordsmith #acoustic_one_take #collab 3
[avatar] The Brunkild Game by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 2
[avatar] The Clock by @metalfoot #clocks #ss093022a #songskirmish #superskirmish 7
[avatar] Some Days... by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #avant_garde 2
[avatar] Getting There by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take 2
[avatar] Rosebank Road by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 2
[avatar] A Little Broken by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take 3
[avatar] A Prairie Lament by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #manitobasongs 2
[avatar] [avatar] Pull Me Close by @metalfoot + @ladyred #love_song #whistling 5
[avatar] Prawda by @metalfoot #selfskirmish #manitobasongs 2
[avatar] Altona by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 1
[avatar] Treherne by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 2
[avatar] Alexander, Manitoba by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 1
[avatar] Too Hot by @metalfoot #slothcore #orchestral 3
[avatar] Joy by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #partialcapo 4
[avatar] Ninga by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #manitobasongs 3
[avatar] Stuff (that's missing in my house) by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take 7
[avatar] Hey Snowflake by @metalfoot #labourdayselfskirmish #manitobasongs 7
[avatar] St Joseph or St Leon by @metalfoot #labourdayselfskirmish #manitobasongs 4
[avatar] St Claude by @metalfoot #labourdayselfskirmish #manitobasongs 3
[avatar] Carman by @metalfoot #labourdayselfskirmish #manitobasongs 4
[avatar] Starbuck by @metalfoot #labourdayselfskirmish #manitobasongs 4
[avatar] Elm Creek by @metalfoot #manitobasongs #labourdayselfskirmish 3
[avatar] The Schoenwiese Corn Maze by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #acoustic_rock #manitobasongs 3
[avatar] La Riviere by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 4
[avatar] (Going To) Miami by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 3
[avatar] Roland by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #manitobasongs 4
[avatar] Gimli by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 3
[avatar] Manitou by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #country #folk #manitobasongs 4
[avatar] Boissevain by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take #manitobasongs 7
[avatar] [avatar] Granddaddy of Heartaches by @metalfoot + @cindyrella 11
[avatar] Melita by @metalfoot #manitobasongs 7
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Lo-Fi Sunshine (EC Deadite) by @metalfoot + 4 others #acoustic #lo_fi #exquisite_corpse 12
[avatar] Have Not by @metalfoot #acoustic_one_take 8
[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 4
[avatar] [avatar] Goodnight Mumma by @metalfoot + @geoff61 #random 12
[avatar] [avatar] I Got You by @metalfoot + @sunfire 15
[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 19
[avatar] Rainy Mondays and Morning Tea by @metalfoot #firstfruits 40

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Hi Alex, I saw the link. But I don't have ZOOM. Hope it went well.

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Thanks to the invite to your FAWMstock event. Have you got a link to it? Which platform are you using?

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@miga

Thanks @metalfoot! I may do that. Somehow I can't imagine getting very productive (in terms of writing) between now and FAWM but you never know...

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Hi Alex. Yes, part of the line was Tommy, but I added to it. I was in a Woodstock frame of mind. It was my prompt, and I was working on an idea about pyramids. But just before I posted the prompt for the skirmish, I was listening to my Woodstock album. And I was off the pyramid. What a flaky mind. But it was interesting to do the song, sort of ad lib.

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Just a note to say I have put up a demo for my song "Racing Against Time" that you kindly commented on when it was just lyrics only.

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/11326

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@miga

hey thanks for listening to a few more of my songs! I just noticed now that you actually got 53 songs. whoa.
May the 'forth' be with you, friend! Hope to 'see' you at FAWM '23.

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Yep - def a typo - thanks for mentioning it
(Fixing it now)

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@cts

Yessir! Working on it and should have something for you in the next few days if you're still inclined. I'm also waiting on one other musician, but if they don't come through it's not a game changer.

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@cola

The honor is all mine! Thanks for your contributions to "Giant Popcorn", I look forward to the next time we collaborate! 😊

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@oswlek

Thanks for checking out "Dream" and leaving the kind comment, Alex. I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

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You hit fifty! Hooray!

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Our family farm was 5 miles west of Stratford. We went into town for shopping and picnics by the river, watching the swans. I attended high school in Stratford, bussed in everyday. Our Grade 10 English teacher put 3 Shakespeare plays on our reading list, and we were expected to attend the playhouse at least once a year. Wasn’t so bad, but I did overdose on old english prose.

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@miga

I think I'll call this event 15/90 - it sounds almost the same and it's much more realistic for me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ But you're almost there! Best wishes on the last days of 50/90 and may your creativity blossom under pressure!

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@andrea

No worries at all. I have been in and out this time around. I hope you are having brighter days. I will make sure I take some more time to see what you have created this 50/90. Shoot me a topic or two and I'll plan for FAWM :)

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@tjeff

I gave you skirmish I - thanks so much!!

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@andrea

Thanks for your lovely comment on Upon Your Dreams. So glad you enjoyed the listen.

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Just now seeing your comment on Not Your Kind of Guy. Thanks so much for listening. I think Gwyn and Georgie did a fabulous job with it, and I’m glad you liked it, too.

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@sheslin

Oh my goodness no worries - I really appreciate the reciprocal listen and truly that is enough - it is hard to fit in all the music we want to create and to listen. Have a great last week of FAWM.

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I realize now that may not come across as endearingly as I meant it lol
I'm glad you didn't take that in any negative way cause it by no means was meant as such! It just that kind of 'things might not always go my way but its ok cause i got you' kind of vocal delivery - that's what I was trying to describe.

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ha, indeed!! didn't know that, but not surprising its a similar-sounding word.

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@miga

Thanks for listening and then being brave enough to comment on 'human' πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚ If I had been scolded like Job I probably wouldn't have written the song, but it was a rather different and complicated situation. I'm grateful for eternal patience, to say the least!

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Glad to hear it. But boo for not having an intern to do all the boring stuff!

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Just checking in to see how you're doing. How are you doing?

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@cola

It's all good, no apologies necessary! I'm happy to wait, don't rush yourself. :)

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πŸ’“

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Thanks for the info on "the pipe" - sounds like Magritte would have loved it. Couldn't see the image because I got a message saying "Access from your country blocked"

PS Thanks to Google Images I saw it. Yep, RenΓ© woudl have loved that. It surely was a tribute to him.

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I am working on a song about a place I've never been. I got a lot of help picking out chords from my music teacher, so I have to play this one well, and call him a collaborator, even though he is not a FAWMER.

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Oh my Miami. On the plus side, glad to see you back!

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@fuzzy

Haha yeah I'm a downer sometimes, sorry! πŸ˜€

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@miga

Thanks for the comment on 'words'! I have new verses written already, but it will be a few weeks until I can work on it again. It was nice to have kind song instead of the more furious variety, lol.
Our trip was July 17-August 10. Ha! That is pretty funny. We didn't get anywhere close to Winkler this time. Went to Riding Mountain National Park though. Beautiful places!

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@miga

lol I was just there in MB and considered touching base but I think you were elsewhere? Anyway, we will certainly be back again sometime in the next 18-24 months, Lord willing and the creeks don't rise. It would be fun to meet a fellow FAWMer, finally. (ahhhh...alliteration!)

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Thanks Alex

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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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@geoff61

nod :-)

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@geoff61

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

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@geoff61

What happened to Goodnight Mumma? :-)

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@sunfire

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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@sunfire

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

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@geoff61

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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@geoff61

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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@sunfire

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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@geoff61

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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@mikehex

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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@nateger

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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@marilisa

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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@jeustan

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!