oswlek

Just a schmuck with a guitar. If you want to hear other samples of my work, please check out the Soundclick page above. I also have a Soundcloud page with songs that aren't on Soundclick.

https://soundcloud.com/user-831068061

I'm in the middle of transitioning because I realized that Soundcloud's compression was monkeying with the sound quality. Either one will be good for an introduction. :)

FYI, I'm not big on "tit4tat" comments. Believe me, I'm all about sharing the wealth, and I do what I can to support other FAWM artists, especially those who support me. No need for the pretense of obligation. :)

Songs (10):

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Upon Your Dream by @andrea + 2 others 8
[avatar] [avatar] Mom's House โค๏ธ by @oswlek + @jeff9 #acoustic #singer_songwriter #guitar #live 11
[avatar] [avatar] I Love Your Eyes โค๏ธ by @oswlek + @jeff9 #bass #drums #pop #guitar 12
[avatar] [avatar] Cerulean Blues by @richaaaay + @oswlek #acoustic #instrumental #bluesy 20
[avatar] [avatar] The Birds Still Sing by @oswlek + @kristi #acoustic #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #singer_songwriter 13
[avatar] Tea in the Microwave by @oswlek #acoustic #acoustic_one_take #singer_songwriter #live 14
[avatar] [avatar] Niagara's Fall (A Piece of Me) by @andrea + @oswlek 12
[avatar] [avatar] Predator and Prey by @oswlek + @jeff9 10

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@kristi

Yes, maybe we'll find something to collaborate on next time around! Thank you for all your kind comments during 50/90!

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Thank you so much Justin for your amazing comments, support and great collaboration. It is indeed so special to read your comments with stories in mind. Your support is very meaningful and special.

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@andrea

Thanks for checking out my skirmish write I Dream Big. Just a little fun write before 50/90 ends this year. Maybe stardom was on my brain after our conversation the other day ๐Ÿ˜

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@donna

Justin, thank you for your lovely comments on 'I Want to Go Back'. I appreciated them very much.

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Hi, Justin, So glad you enjoyed Gwyn and Georgie's duet on Not Your Kind of Guy. I find myself humming the melody long after the song is over. I think that's a good sign! And I agree with you that their rendition of this is every bit as good as what Nashville turns out. I was so fortunate that they agreed to do this one. And what amazes me is they make it appear easy, and they are so FAST. As soon as I hit "SEND," they are back with a masterpiece! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks for the kind words on Steps of Hope, I consider it high praise when someone wants a song to keep going!

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@brisk

Yes, Rich did that lovely break. The rhythm guitar part is just a plug in as I can't keep time sufficiently well to play something like that. Glad you liked it!

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@nadine

Wow, thanks a lot for your comment! I second @katestantonsings words!

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Best compliment!! @nadine Thanks so much!!
โ€œI wish I wrote this. ๐Ÿ˜Žโ€

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@jeff9

Thanks, amigo. Yes, please, to having Watchhouse cover that song๐Ÿคฉ.

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@jeff9

Os, I am most grateful and flattered to the point of embarrassment at your high praise for my number "Sometimes a Woman". I have to admit, it's my very favorite one I've done this 50/90 and I think maybe ever, but it's getting almost the least amount of attention, so thanks for hunting around and finding the nugget in the rock pile. And for your generous encouragement, which means a lot coming from someone as talented as yourself.

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@andrea

Thank you for your comments on When I Had it All. Gwyn did an amazing job, and I am very happy with how it turned out. I always appreciate your thoughts and suggestions ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful and useful comments on my collabs with both @Andrea and @kahlo2013. Means so much as I highly regard your opinion on songwriting, Justin!!

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Thank you for your kind comment on my music. I appreciate your support.

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@sheslin

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on The Climb! At first I thought you said Ben Howard who I adore! I am not super familiar with Ben Harper, although I know he produced an album for an artist I follow but I can't remember their name. I do know the song Another Lovely Day but did not know who the artist was. and I hear what you mean. He has a lovely voice and does the walk down like I did in The Climb. I will check out more of his music - thank you so much. You totally made my day ๐Ÿ˜€

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@andrea

You have a way with words that is so positive and thoughtful. Kate is everything you so eloquently say. Thank you for your very kind comments. Made my day!

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@hbusse

Thanks for the oh so generous comment! You are too kind! โค๏ธ

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Aw,โ€™thank you sir. Thatโ€™s a truly magical comment, means a tonne ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Justin, That is the most flattering comment I've ever heard on a lyric. Thank you! I was delighted that @Jeff9 wanted to work with me on Santa's Only Son. I'm really glad you liked it!

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@jeff9

Many thanks, J.

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Oh, I look forward to hearing your version of Breaking Things. I think hearing alternate versions is an excellent opportunity.

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@crisp1

Glad you like it, Justin. Mandolinda already turned Breaking Things into a song, so if you do come up with a melody, you should run it by her to see if she's okay with a second version. Thanks!

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@crisp1

If you've lost your voice, then I'll post here on 50/90 the lyrics that I sent to you on the Muse, unless you are pining to hold onto them.

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@jeff9

Thanks, mon frere, for the kind words and input on Always on the Defense. Your guidance and support is highly valued. If I do manage to flesh it out with some additional (or better) instrumentation, I'll post an update.

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@andrea

I think the dedications were a bigger thing 2 or 3 decades ago, but Delilah keeps them going. My kids are familiar with her. I am happy to make changes if you envision a song ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know.

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Thanks so much for your praise on Small Dreams (with @panch). I loved the way he interpreted the lyrics and I was very pleased with the song. Thanks for your comments on the Chorus, too. Inspires me to keep at it!

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Oz, Thanks for the comments on Inconvenient Lovers. The only sparks flying in this story were between the lovers, and the fact that the gardener sacrificed his love and livelihood to save her reputation was the tragic part. In Lady Chatterley's Lover, she left her exalted station for the gamekeeper. Talk about sparks flying! :) Maybe that's why that version is so famous! ๐Ÿ˜€

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my new collab with Simon!

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@andrea

Thanks for your very thoughtful and kind comments on She's My Wildflower. Rich and David knocked it out of the park on the music and vocals. When I posted the lyrics, I too wondered if maybe I went a bit overboard on the flower references ๐Ÿ˜

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@mctown

Thanks

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Thank you so much, Justin!! Your comment and recommendation of my collab with @mctown has made my day :) Much appreciated! I am learning a LOT...albeit slowly...but I am having loads of fun in the process. Experimenting with synth sounds and seeing what I like or dislike. Still need to work on vocal EQ and mixing--hope to deep dive this fall and winter!

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Hey dude, thanks for wading through the dirge of an intro on my track to make to the bit that's worth listening to ;) - I'll be sure not to use this one when sat with a high-level music exec in that meeting where they make their mind up after the first ten-seconds!
Happy you found so much to enjoy in the track, and thanks so much for listening back to the FAWM tracks from earlier in the year.

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@jeff9

Gracias, amigo, on One More Empty Seat. Your kind words do wonders.

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โœจ๐Ÿ™Œโ€I was able to play the song at Mom's serviceโ€๐Ÿ•Ša stunning tribute and certainly put her loved ones in attendance more at ease. โค๏ธ

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@andrea

So glad you like The Call of Void. I am proud of these lyrics. Certainly, feel free to plant a flag.

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Hey dude, thank you for the comments too! Particularly the production feedback, really appreciate getting that kind of stuff from someone with good ears like your good self!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my collab with Simon!

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@sheslin

Hey thanks for the the feedback on With You, especially the falsetto voicing on the chorus which I was completely not sure about - I was trying to really be light and airy and hold back but was not sure it worked, Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks. If you'd like to do a Collab, just let me know

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Thanks for your comments!

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Hi, @oswlek, thanks for your comments on Come Back. Glad you particularly liked the first verse. This is a new style for me and it's fun to try it out.

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@jeff9

Thank you so much, Justin, for your high praise on Iโ€™m Not Sick. Iโ€™m positively glowingโ€ฆ

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Thank you for your support, Justin. So sorry for your loss. Sadly I relate but I also know that every loss is unique and there is no point in saying that we are in the same shoes as each of us wear their own shoes of sadness...

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@andrea

I'm laughing at my comment, but also cringing. I meant to say wouldn't exist without you. What a terrible mistype. Thank you so much!

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@andrea

Not sure why you can't edit the comments since you are a collaborator. Regardless, Niagara's Fall would exit without you. Thanks for coming to the rescue (pun intended) :)

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Hi Justin. Great work on Predator and Prey! Sharing this as I think I remember you asking back in Feb. Finally got it up on Spotify ๐Ÿ˜‚โ€ฆ https://open.spotify.com/track/2lTsEgDIiGvynlcB6wWL2T?si=A3D7m8ZBTq6K05hzMsaTcQ