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@vivalarayna
Joined Arlington US

vivalarayna

NOTE: Please use my handle only on this platform even if you know me irl. Thanks!

Sassy and honest, with a biting sarcasm. I have a few serious neurological conditions I deal with and music has been great therapy for the body and soul. I love the creative challenge of FAWM and 50/90, and the inevitable release and growth that comes with it. This is fun for me - nothing more. I don't care about commercial viability or song length or even if something is "good" or not.

Update for 2022:
There are several real life priorities I'm focused on this year, so I'll likely only post lyrics even though almost every song does have music. That's how I handled 50/90 in 2021, and FAWM this year, and I was very happy with the results. Also working through some family trauma with the Shitty Shitty Family Series, soo... there's a lot of emotional processing that I'm working through. My goal is to have fun, enjoy the community, and reach new creative levels for myself while keeping the plates of my spoonie life spinning without too much effort. Production on any level is not a concern this year.

"BuT yOu caN jUsT Do a VoIcE aPp dEmO" ...I said what I said.

COLLABORATIONS:
I am selectively open to doing collabs depending on the topic and time constraints. However, most of what I post here will not be available for collaboration (see above re: demos). Thank you for respecting that.

I can't wait to challenge myself and be inspired by my fellow FAWMers. Let's do this!

2022 FAWM: 17/18 (1 was a lyric morph)
2021 50/90: 60/63 - someone discovered skirmishes! 3 were the result of morphs, so I only take credit for 60 songs.
2021 FAWM: 17
2020 FAWM: 14
2017-2019: we do not discuss these years
2016 FAWM: 1
2015 FAWM: 14
2014 FAWM: 14

Songs (30):

[avatar] No More Microaggressions by @vivalarayna #s092122 #microaggressions #songskirmish #feast 5
[avatar] Dirty Glitter ❤️ by @vivalarayna #skirmish #songskirmish #hwlalv #s090722 10
[avatar] [avatar] I'm through with You by @chris_buono + @vivalarayna #lyricmorph #lyricmorph3 #morph 4
[avatar] I Need Better Friends by @vivalarayna 2
[avatar] [avatar] I Won't Be Your Saving Grace by @vivalarayna + @wolfkier #lyricmorph #lyricmorph3 #morph 1
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Okay. Not Okay. Okay by @jeff9 + 2 others #pop_punk 8
[avatar] [avatar] Okay, Not Okay, Okay by @nancycunning + @vivalarayna #lyricmorph #lyricmorph2 #morph #lyrics_morph_2 5
[avatar] Digging Up The Past Again by @vivalarayna #lyricmorph #lyricmorph2 #morph 1
[avatar] I'm Not The Only One by @vivalarayna #skirmish #songskirmish #s082422 #tellyourstory 5
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Tender Memories Almost Forgot by @mandolinda + 2 others 2
[avatar] [avatar] Tender Memories Almost Forgot by @kahlo2013 + @vivalarayna #needs_collab #needs_music #love #lyricmorph1 3
[avatar] [avatar] Memories We Almost Forgot by @vivalarayna + @andygetch #lyricmorph1 #morph 3
[avatar] Disruption by @vivalarayna #s081722 #songskirmish #disruption #feast 4
[avatar] Make Friends With The Dragons by @vivalarayna #tarot #feminism #dragons #magick 5
[avatar] That Old Version of Me (R.I.P.) ❤️ by @vivalarayna #nsfw #songskirmish #superskirmish #ss081322m 5
[avatar] My Better Days (Route 66) by @vivalarayna #nsfw #skirmish #songskirmish #route_66 6
[avatar] Death By 1,000 Cuts by @vivalarayna #nsfw #ss081222d #songskirmish #opposites 6
[avatar] Finder of the Lost Things by @vivalarayna 4
[avatar] Disappear by @vivalarayna #feminism #patriarchy #nsfw 2
[avatar] When Your Problems Became Mine by @vivalarayna #caretaker #exhausted #parentified #nsfw 4
[avatar] Seven of Swords by @vivalarayna #witch #sneakyb #nsfw #tarot 7
[avatar] Love Isn't This by @vivalarayna 6
[avatar] The Arrow That Is Not Aimed ❤ by @vivalarayna #growth #bethemess #shadows #favorite 5
[avatar] Under This Full Moon by @vivalarayna #magick #fullmoonchallenge 6
[avatar] White Boys & Red Weddings by @vivalarayna #seditiousbastards #wearesoscrewed #gtfogot #political 5
[avatar] Them's the Breaks by @vivalarayna #political #brexit #topical 6
[avatar] Present and Near (The Ketchup Song) by @vivalarayna #hotmessexpress #jan6 #soembarrassing #ketchup 6
[avatar] Falling by @vivalarayna #2000characterlimitsucks 3
[avatar] Blessed Be the Fight ❤️ by @vivalarayna #political #feminist #social_commentary #civilrights 7
[avatar] This Beautiful Crowd (TNMC) by @vivalarayna #meta5090 #fawmcore #metafawm #firstfruits 11

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Thanks! We have a plan, supplies, and our list of things to do each day that our area is in the cone. 😀

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@gm7

Thx you...it's going to hit the western section of Newfoundland...I live in the eastern part 500 miles away..but my son in Nova Scotia and is near the bulls eye.
I hope your migraine has passed..

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@gm7

Not another migraine ..i have been there, totally debilitating!
chill ..I hope it gets better soon.

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@gm7

you were on a roll on Zoom..it was fun!

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@mikeb

Thanks so much for the comment on 'On To Hollywood'!

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@jeff9

OK, thanks, @vivalarayna and @nancycunning. Offline connections made. I'm on it.

And thanks for cluing me in on the "morph" thing. I've not yet tried to understand what hardly any of the little side projects and skirmishes and challenges on FAWM & 50/90 are about. I see now that I've been missing out on some good stuff!

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Wanted to doublecheck that it is okay with you for @jeff9 to put music to our morph lyrics for Okay. Not okay. Okay. https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/6327?

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I'm so glad you liked the Lyrics Morph. What a cool exercise. Definitely loving the 5090 format.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Have You Been That Child! 😊 Weird how I often I heard that music teaching rather keeps people small, instead of helping them grow. 😢 My teachers were all nice and competent. And still... They were all performers, through and through, who never wrote songs of their own. They all had shared this weird idea that you had to first *master* your instrument completely, before you were allowed to even think about writing down the first note on your own... My line of thinking has always been that we create music in our heads, and music teaching ought to help you bring this things you hear inside into the outer world. Instruments are only one of many possible ways to do this...

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You can email me at epetty2013 at iCloud dot com using the appropriate at and dot symbols.

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Got it!

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Oh 💩 and thanks for the note. I check my spam daily, however quickly thru hundreds of them. In fact, I just checked it. While I had one from someone named Sinead claiming to be a former co-worker, the usual gaggle of fake prizes, mystery lawsuits, and weird lottos, I did not see anything songwriting or with 5090 in the subject or first line. It seems the email may have been eaten or I possibly may have not recognized it and deleted. Please resend with 5090 in the subject and I will look more closely 😀 .

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Thanks for the FAWMie recognition! I am honored 😀

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Thanks a lot for commenting on Die Alte! Yes, she takes both - the fire and the salt to create a ritual ❤️

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I looked into the Henry Martin song from my Song From Off the Shelf - the Salty Walt version does seem to be the same traditional song as Figgy Duff, but the delivery is VERY different! (I was aiming to investigate the songs from that CD & hadn't gotten there yet - so you've gotten me started! Loving the ethereal sound of FD doing it....

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Well, I said it was an inspiring lyric! Glad you liked it.

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Just read your bio and in particular the info on demos. So you don't need to respond to my comment on Arrow, but I still think it's an inspiring lyric!

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Thanks for the welcome and comment. I hope you are having a great challenge and writing some great stuff

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@crisp1

Thanks for your comments on Running Scared!

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Viva, thank you for reviewing "Boxcars Rolling Far From Home". Boxcar Willy might have liked to record it.

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Thank you for your comments on “Trouble At My Front Door”. I too find the 5090 Challenge a solace to my madness. Cheers

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Thank you for listening to Tropical Depression. And for the nice comments. Good luck to you in the real world and Fifty Ninety and out into Infinity.

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@vivalarayna Your comment on Fleeting Moments made my eyes water. ❤️ Yes, you are right and do I want to send you a cyber hug after reading your profile as well. I see you🎶🎶glad we both use music to help!! The first fruits challenge was lovely; thank you!

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Thanks for your nice comment!

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@atam94

Awesome, I'm so glad you enjoyed listening to "A Moment In Time Fading In" and it's cool to hear that it blended in nicely while you were listening to it at a park. Thanks again for the kind comment!

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Thanks for your great comments!

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@sbs2018

Thanks for your appreciation of “Nasty Lies.”

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@sunfire

Hey! Thank you for commenting on Mass Murder & American Poverty.
I think you're right. American Poverty would work better as a rap tune.

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@candle

Thanks for the comment on Mass Murder. You're right, it's a heavy subject, one I think @sunfire captured perfectly in the lyrics.

See You In The Shadows…

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Thanks for your comment on my alien song!

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Thanks, and welcome back! I hope this is a great 5090 for you!

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@gm7

It's done...sorry about that.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my first 50/90 song!

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@yam655

I hope you have another productive year! 😃

I'm happy the Tuesday FAWM chats have been so popular!

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great to see ya here!

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@beacon

Yay!

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Good to see you here! Oh and I'm working on my skirmish police song!

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@gm7

Hey..your back!

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Hey! Have a great 50/90!

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Hey, glad that you are back!