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@wacha
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Catherine Wacha

she/her they/their

I am currently recording everything on a TASCAM DP-008EX and then importing it into Reaper.

All of my acoustic songs are done on my Tanglewood acoustic guitar though occasionally I will use my Yamaha Guitalele. For my softer, dreamier electric stuff I use my Tangelwood hollow body guitar. For the the more aggressive electric I will use my Fender Squire Strat. I have ukulele as well as a stylaphone which is used very sparingly.

I play some cajon so that appears from time to time as does the shaker and tambourine.

I also have small midi keyboard and have been exploring synths quite a bit.

I'm going to be taking a bit more relaxed approach to things. As much as I love to get that trophy, I need to keep my health and other responsibilities in mind. I'm starting off with a bit of a handicap, with my health and am being mindful of that.

If you are interested in supporting my music you can head over to my Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/catherinewacha

Songs:

[avatar] Chill Move by @wacha #theupsidedown #strangerthings #electronic #instrumental 8
[avatar] I'm Invisible by @wacha #mentalhealth #songskirmish #superskirmish #feast 10
[avatar] This Space and Time by @wacha #fuc #songskirmish #lifesanincredidlejourney #ss081222a 12
[avatar] Dance Midnight by @wacha #fawmtronica #electronic #skirmish #synth 12
[avatar] [avatar] You Take Me There by @wacha + @greengrassgirl #folk #collab #love_song #workinprogress 13
[avatar] From the Whispering Prairies by @wacha #glitch #instrumental #ambient #experimental 10
[avatar] Want of Visions by @wacha #guitalele #acoustic #ambient #experimental 18
[avatar] Waiting on the Edge of Summer by @wacha #electronic #skirmish #experimental #summer 21
[avatar] This Will Make You Sweat by @wacha #electronic #experimental #short 13
[avatar] Infinite Break by @wacha #ambient #experimental #firstfruits 20

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@andrea

Thanks for your lovely comments on It's Summer ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thank you for your comment on my 6th song ๐Ÿ˜€
I tried my best ^^

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@nadine

You're welcome! Thank you so much for your comment. Doggo did a good job with my lyrics ๐Ÿ˜€

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@jamkar

Thank you! :-)

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Thank you, Catherine! Iโ€™m excited to hear what @bhadmanskilz sends me for his song! Your comment was extremely kind and made me feel really good :)

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thank you for your concern, it is my wife , a health care worker, who has really been suffering. my main symptoms are a severe throat infection , headaches, and fatigues...but they are lesseninhg now and i have even attempted to do some singing. your state of health troubles me much more than these passing annoyances. one of my best friends has suffered from lupis for years and i am very sorry to hea you have it as well as the other problems you mention. take care and stay as well as possible/

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Hi Catherine! Happy Friday:) sent you an email๐ŸŽถ

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@brisk

No worries - glad you like them. You of course have free reign to do what you like with them to make them work for you. Not sure where they came from - was just interested in trying to make a lyric with a micro/macro focus.

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@brisk

Thanks for being so positive about Ithaca! I really appreciate it. I wasn't sure if the distorted guitars were using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. I *know* that the massed choirs were, but I'm unrepentant!

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Thank you so much for your kind Words on My song

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Thanks Catherine. I'm sorry it got swept up fast. Maybe there will be another you like.

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You feeling ok over there? Just checking inโ€ฆ

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@brisk

Sorry, sorry, and again sorry for the delay with this. I wrote them last week, and tinkered a little today when I realised I didn't hate them quite as much as I thought I did. If they don't interest you then I'll do something with them and I will do you something else... sooner I hope! :

Is it called Galaxies Collide? I suppose that would be a perfectly cromulent name for it...

The arch of your brow
The nape of your neck
The small of your back

The scent of your mouth
The tip of your tongue
The well of your loneliness

Galaxies collide inside you
The remnants of the stars abide
It's been a long time coming
But it's a wild ride

The fruit of your loins
The apple of your eye
The seed of a doubt

The heart of your heart
The sum of your parts
The taste of your medicine

Galaxies collide inside you
The remnants of the stars abide
It's been a long time coming
And it's a wild ride

Bridge:
Dust is dancing, making shapes
A chain of moments caught on tape
And nobody's watching
And nobody's listenin'
And nobody's anythin'

Galaxies collide inside you
The remnants of the stars abide
It's a long time coming
Oh it's a wild ride

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Hi there. Just wrote this and wondered if you'd be interested at some point to do it? https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1246

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Wacha, I loved reading your comments on Broken. Thank you. Working with David is such a pleasure.

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@nadine

Good to hear you're okay'ish and on your way up. Fingers crossed it disappears soon!

Thanks for your kind words on my blues ๐Ÿ˜€ My nylon acoustic is a 7/8 slim neck thin body. Chose this on purpose because I planned to switch to electric someday and I couldn't hold a full body. The neck is just a little bit broader than on electric - and yes, barrels are very hard. Especially on the first two frets. I tried an electric once and I was not able to play anything clean! Right now I have no idea of muting strings...

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Thx Catherine! Really appreciate your kind words and support! I sure donโ€™t feel smart but itโ€™s always nice to hear that I have the general public fooled lol

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@nadine

You're welcome! Sometimes you just need to play! However these kind of drafts settle dust on my hard disk, until I write a whole arrangement. Are you a bit better?

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Thanks Catherine, glad you liked Slaughter! Hope yours IS the 1972 one - the other Slaughter looks like a pretty mediocre horror film that's got 4/5/10 on imdb. Not sure I would have had as much fun with it :)

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@gm7

Thx Catherine it was fun doing He died in Nara. Bill always is the moment when he sings!

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@brisk

Thanks for your comment on This Box I'm In. I really enjoyed the words too; I thought they were awesome, and really enjoyed just going a bit off piste trying to put music to them.

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that is a nightmare. i have to go into the hospital for some minor surgurey. its a walk in.walk out job but still im worried. and today i had a blood test in a clinic full of people testing for covid. i hope you are not experiencing a severe case and that these B.4 and B.5 variants are not as viruent as those first strains were.

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@mctown

Thanks for the listen and shoutout. Been moving slowly. We'll have to throw one on the wall as well.

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:) Thank you Catherine for your encouraging words on my collab!! When I have a quiet moment at work, I plan on listening to your latest. Have a beautiful day!!

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@nadine

Thanks, I'm so happy you enjoyed my dish! Sometimes you shouldn't take yourself too serious. The past days, I struggle writing lyrics so I started with a recipe ๐Ÿคฃ

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Hi Catherine, thanks for the listen and comment on My Life As a Dog. Made me smileโ€ฆ

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@nadine

Thanks, your comment means a lot to me and lift my spirits higher. I feel bad about my instrumental playing and recording situation. It's showing less than 20% of my potential, or more precise my weakness ๐Ÿ˜“ But I'm happy that my guitar playing is progressing. And that people enjoy listening to super rough drafts. I'm not used to instrumentals bit I guess you're right! Thanks for your input ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@brisk

I've not had much of a chance to work on any lyrics this past few days, but I'm hoping a couple of train journeys tomorrow will provide me with the space to come up with something for you. If anything happens that I deem shareable I'll send it your way! I'm no lyricist and am not precious - they are there to be improved and changed as you see fit.

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Ayyyyy! Glad to โ€œseeโ€ ya! Hope all is well. Happy 50/90!

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Hello, Catherine, thanks for your kind words on Cauliflower schooling! Good to read that you prioritize your health over any silly numbers. ๐Ÿ˜„

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Wacha, Thanks for your comments on I Hate Love. Iโ€™m glad the Bridge worked for you. I enjoyed writing it.

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@brisk

Hello! We've been paired for a random collab, which is exciting. Have you got anything you'd like me to start with - a phrase, and idea, a whatever? Or shall I just do something and run it up the flag pole?

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PS That would be awesome!

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Hey hey! Thanks! The Drag King is yours if you want it!

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@gm7

send you an email. G.

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I'm not sure how active I'll be this summer, but yeah I'd love to try and do something together.

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Let's do this!

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Hello!

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Hi Catherine!
Great to see you here again. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Hi! I hope we can write some collabs!

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@crisp1

Have a fantastic 50/90, Catherine! I look forward to hearing your creations!

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@nadine

Welcome back, Catherine ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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@gm7

Sweet. I will do that! thx

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Happy songwriting, Catherine! Hope you have a lovely 5090 :)

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@gm7

You up for a collab Catherine??....I hope you are...love your music. cheers

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Happy 50/90! Happy 50/90!!!