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@sheslin
Joined Ellicott C US

Susan Veit Heslin

First 50/90, and I have done 3 FAWMs

I write on guitar and piano. I am primarily a finger style player and love playing in different tunings. I also love collaborating, both by turning your lyrics into songs, or by creating lyrics and a melody for your instrumental track. One of the very best parts of FAWM for me :) The second best part of FAWM is getting to listen to so much wonderful music and seeing such creativity! I love to listen and to comment, and am inspired by all of you.

Songs:

[avatar] Going Through That Tunnel Again by @sheslin #skirmish #songskirmish #route_66 #ss081322e 7
[avatar] Tell Me A Story by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #girl_with_guitar #fingerstyle 6
[avatar] All Are Welcome Here by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #girl_with_guitar 4
[avatar] Airplane Song by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #girl_with_guitar #fingerpicking 6
[avatar] Get Ready by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 5
[avatar] On The Inside by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #girl_with_guitar #alternate_tuning 5
[avatar] In The Land Of Giants by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 4
[avatar] As It Grows by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #girl_with_guitar #fingerpicking #fingerstyle 5
[avatar] AfterThe Fire by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 5
[avatar] Do You Care Anymore by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 4
[avatar] With You by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 4
[avatar] Come Out by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 7
[avatar] I Run by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #singer_songwriter #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 6
[avatar] Feel Free by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar #songskirmish 12
[avatar] Come Find Me by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 4
[avatar] Sunflower Life by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 4
[avatar] This Tattoo Is Not For You by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 10
[avatar] [avatar] Your Ship Sailed, My Ship Sunk by @sheslin + @kahlo2013 #acoustic_one_take #girl_with_guitar #fingerstyle 6
[avatar] A Cloud In The Sky by @sheslin #singer_songwriter #girl_with_piano 7
[avatar] Time For You To Go by @sheslin #acoustic_one_take #folk #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 6
[avatar] You're My Home by @sheslin #acoustic #acoustic_one_take #indie_folk #girl_with_guitar 7

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@atam94

Sorry to reply two weeks late, I've been away for a while, but I really do appreciate the kind words on my song :)

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Thank you, my friend. Like your songwriting you have a gift for describing your experience in your song comments. Much appreciated. Hearing you compliment my "vocal stylings", though, always seems weird, since you clearly know what you're doing in that regard. LOL. Glad you enjoyed another one! :)

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Susan, thank you for your thoughtful comments on Inconvenient Lovers!

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@oswlek

Thank you, Susan. I really appreciate your generous and thoughtful comment on "Tea", as well as all your support. You are much too kind.

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:)

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Hi, Susan, thanks for your reflections on You Take Me There. Glad you liked the treatment Wacha gave my lyrics. I was very flattered to have her pick this one up.

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Thank you. You are very perceptive.
Hugs.

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@kristi

Hi Susan! Thanks for your nice comments on my lyric, Go Deep. No one is working on it and I'd be happy to have you add music! Thanks!

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I would LOVE that! Thanks!!!

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@andrea

Hi sheslin, due to a small misunderstanding with Gwyn, he has made 'When I had it All' a song. I thought he and I were going to collaborate on different lyrics. Perhaps I wasn't very clear? He made a really nice song, so I am not going to say anything to him. I hope we get the chance to work together at some point. Sorry about this, Andrea

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Was great to read your comment left on "Can You Tell Me?" Much thanks, Susan! Touched that you were able to get something out of my lyrics. Fab to know that another Fawmer has a liking for musicals and reading their verse. I know of the "Waitress" story (and, yes, the tragedy) but oh, the music? What can you not say about the lyrics and song? I never saw the production. Your mention of it, though, has me looking forward to getting around to watching it.

"Tick Tick...Boom!" was pure awesomeness, yes. Powerful story, lyrics, and songs to match. Another unfortunate tragedy surrounding this one, too, but a wonderful, inspiring, uplifting story nonetheless, in so many ways. Had seen it a time ago, and recalling all its music, I just may re-watch it now!

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@andrea

Hi Susan. I hope you are having a nice weekend. I would love to collaborate on When I Had it All. I am happy to tweak anything that doesn't fit quite right. Thanks 😀

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Bummer about you losing power, Susan. So unfortunate that life happens as it does like that at times. Good to hear that all's ok, though. No prob about you putting music and song to the lyrics. Whenever you get to it is the right time.

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Thanks, Susan, for your kind comment on Grazing Grace!

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@aneil

Thx for you comment on truth I better get to the music now!

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Hi Susan, I am so glad that you liked my lyric “Someone needs to be there” - I inadvertently forgot to update that lyric to point to a demo that Gwyn made https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/779
So, yes, it was already set to music. Sorry! I’m okay with more than one person putting lyrics to music if you wanted to but would want to make sure Gwyn would be okay with that as well.

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re blow it off the fork..opening chords lifted from phil ochs' union song, thats what i want to hear

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@andrea

Hi Susan. Thanks for your thoughtful and positive comments on Niagara's Fall. The different pieces came together nicely. Thank you also for your interest to collaborate on Another Side to Me. I am a bit of a metalhead and have my heart set on some kind of metal or possibly a power ballad for these lyrics. I would love to collaborate with you on something else. I am working on new lyrics all the time. Let me know if you would like to discuss a different collaboration. Thanks, Andrea 😀

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@aneil

Hi nice to meet you thx for your very encouraging comments on miracle man. Now to discover your music

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Cool that this is your first 50/90, too, Susan. Thx for the welcome. Hadn't known about FAWM's this coming Feb '23, so I appreciate you giving me that info. And, that'll be your 4th? Wow! Sounds like it's been a positive, since you're joining up again in Feb next year.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Lonely City'!

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@atam94

Thank you for the kind words on “Things Change”. It means a lot to me!

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@crisp1

Thanks for your comments on No Stone Above My Grave!

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Thanks for your comment about On My Own. I like your chilled playing and positive lyrics :)

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my collab with Simon!

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Much thanks for stopping by and commenting so wonderfully on "Down at the Riverbed," Susan. So glad to hear that my lyrics spoke to you; humbled and honored that you would like to set this one to music. I look forward to you doing so.

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@nadine

Thanks a lot for your comment on the random collaboration! I'm so happy to read your words cause I never considered myself to be a vocalist. I just use it as tool for songwriting... No idea how this song will develop further. I hope it will...

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thanks for your kind words on "Look Sharp", I'm so pleased with what Rich and David created with my lyrics.

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@nadine

Thank you that's super kind 😍

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@nadine

I guess it's a thing of coordination. Just wondering why so many are able to! I started playing one year ago, so I don't want to confuse myself with alternate tunings. Sometimes I drop D because it's much easier for powerchords.

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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@nadine

Interesting. I'm still a beginner, trying different things with no clear vision yet. I find it super hard to sing while playing, even if it's just one strum per bar, I can either focus on singing or playing - Same with piano. I lift my hat for everybody who is able to sing complex melodies over complex playing. This must take decades to learn!

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@nadine

Thank you, Susan. I am so happy to read your comment! I was just ranting, because I often feel like people cannot distinguish a composer from and recording artist. I often get requests for singing, which is super awkward, cause I never sang on the final songs and have no intentions to do so. You REALLY don't wanna hear me without my producer voodoo! The lyrics just happened in an instant. It's just how I feel today...

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@atam94

Thanks for the kind words on "A Brighter Tomorrow"! Ambient/spacey guitar seems to be my specialty, I'm glad you enjoyed listening.

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Hi. Thanks for the comment on the lyrics. Yeah, I knew that link was jacked up almost as soon as I posed it. Was trying to fix it before anyone clicked it, but you beat me to it. :) Oh well. It's fixed now.

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@nadine

Thanks for your kind words and listening!

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Thank you for your kind Words on My Lyrics

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PS I think grammatically it should be my ship sank But I liked the sound sunk vs sank, they are often used interchangeably, and people often say my heart sunk… so I went with sunk… but whatever feels right for you…

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I would love that! Please sail away with your music!!

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@jorh

Thanks Susan glad you enjoyed! Hope you’re well :) Looking forward to checking your songs out this weekend

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Hi Susan
Thanks for your very positive comments on my "So Sad" (Modern Teenage Angst) song.

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Hi, Susan, Thanks for coming back and listening to the alternative version of I Hate Love. I like your description: "a passionate angry song."

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@jeff9

Very kind of you, Susan, to check out the alternative approach to Patty's "I Hate Love". Thanks for your nice words.

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Thanks for checking out my song "Speak!" Looking forward to hearing more of your tunes, fellow finger style player.

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@jeff9

Thanks from me, too, Susan. Your comments are most appreciated.

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Thanks for your comments on I Hate Love. I’m so glad to see you back here! Looking forward to hearing your songs!

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@ttg105

Thanks for the comment!

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Thanks so much for the comment on my first 50/90 submission! I appreciate the time and words - especially about my lead guitar playing!