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@wolfkier
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Wolf Kier

2022. Year 12! such fancy new site we have here.... great to be back amongst friends for this years Summer Songhunting season!

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Finished work on my WK100 project (100 of my best & faves from 16 years of songwriting - reworked, remixed, remastered) . 18 months of work. I began sorting the 100 from 1600 songs in my catalog at the end of FAWM 2021 and release day is 9/11/22.
The collection is released as both a 100 song mega anthology:
Wolf Kier: WK100 https://wolfkier.bandcamp.com/album/wolf-kier-wk100
and in 8 volumes of 12-13 songs sorted by theme, style, feel. Find the volumes on my bandcamp here:
https://wolfkier.bandcamp.com/
Looking to find out people's favorites in preparation of a WK:BEST15 album that I'll make my first distribution to spotify etc.
Learn more about the WK100 collection on my forum post about it: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/263

September 19 I began work on WK11x11. 121 more songs from the Wolfchoon archive that I hope to finish to perfect by 11/11/23. Follow the progress mixes & email me to be on the winter mix nit-picking team.: https://wolfkier.bandcamp.com/album/wolf-kier-wk11x11

Looking forward to participating in corpses, morphs etc, and I've started collecting under 2minute songs on an album callled "Shorts".... https://wolfkier.bandcamp.com/album/shorts

And maybe even a collab or 2, which is something I don't usually do, although, fair warning, I've made more enemies than friends collabing. I wouldn't say I was up for grabs but certainly open to offers! LOL.

I'll be looking and listening hard for some quality material and outstanding talent to mix and master, since, with the WK100 project, that seems to be what I do, and enjoy doing very much, these days. I've learned a few tricks, so I'm in the "know just enough to be dangerous" part of my music engineering life. :)

Anyway, Bring your yummiest stuff. I promise to bring mine!
Hugs, Wolf

contact me: wolfkier (at) gmail (dot); co

Songs (44):

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Kaiju Exquisite Corpse by @plainwhitetoast + 16 others 6
[avatar] Carnival Ride by @wolfkier 4
[avatar] We Give We Take by @wolfkier 5
[avatar] One Chance In Ten by @wolfkier 7
[avatar] The More You Say It's True by @wolfkier 4
[avatar] Something That You Said by @wolfkier 9
[avatar] Paramour by @wolfkier 10
[avatar] Bus Fare Home v3 by @wolfkier 4
[avatar] Hard Game by @wolfkier 4
[avatar] Something Like A Gun by @wolfkier 8
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a Bramble of Stems (Stem-Sharing Corpse!) by @gardeningangel1 + 5 others 10
[avatar] [avatar] Real Deal (Let It Shine) by @wolfkier + @tjeff #musicmorph3 #shorts 3
[avatar] [avatar] Then Comes Five WK100 (vol8) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 #wk100 6
[avatar] [avatar] Mens Rea WK100 (vol7) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 #wk100 5
[avatar] [avatar] Mescaline WK100 (vol6) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 #wk100 5
[avatar] [avatar] Bang Bang: WK100 (vol5) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 #wk100 5
[avatar] [avatar] Love's Exquisite Mystery: WK100 (vol4) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 8
[avatar] [avatar] Certain Of The Truth: WK100 (vol3) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 2
[avatar] [avatar] Hole In My Head WK100 (vol2) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 7
[avatar] [avatar] Time Passes, Listen WK100 (vol1) by @wolfkier + @ferry0123 #wk100 8
[avatar] Then Comes Five (WK100) by @wolfkier #wk100 4
[avatar] [avatar] What Happens Leaves a Mark by @jeff9 + @wolfkier 6
[avatar] [avatar] What Happens Leaves a Mark by @jeff9 + @wolfkier #lyricmorph2 #morph 3
[avatar] [avatar] I Won't Be Your Saving Grace by @vivalarayna + @wolfkier #lyricmorph #lyricmorph3 #morph 1
[avatar] [avatar] Pass by @wolfkier + @kahlo2013 #needs_music #lyric_seed_song #lyricmorph3 2
[avatar] [avatar] Can't Keep Me Out by @wolfkier + @tjeff #morph #musicmorph2 #shorts 8
[avatar] Happens It Happens by @wolfkier #needs_music #lyricmorph2 #morph 1
[avatar] Bury Mary wk094 by @wolfkier #wk100 5
[avatar] [avatar] I'm Not Answering My Phone by @mandolinda + @wolfkier #flying-by-seat-of-my-pants #morph2 #weird #morph 6
[avatar] [avatar] This Ain't Superstition by @andrea + @wolfkier #needs_collab #needs_music #sea #lyricmorph1 6
[avatar] [avatar] On My Phone by @wolfkier + @gardeningangel1 #morph1 #morph 7
[avatar] [avatar] Almost Forgotten by @wolfkier + @kahlo2013 #needs_collab #needs_music #love #lyricmorph1 4
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Got Me Feeling (Non-Kaiju Corpse Burial) by @wolfkier + 6 others 12
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Experimental Corpse - The Sinister Kittens From Dimension X by @fuzzy + 4 others #kittens #teamwork-makes-the-dream-work #experimental #exquisite_corpse 14
[avatar] My Goodbyes All Cried by @wolfkier #needs_collab #needs_music #songskirmish #superskirmish 5
[avatar] A Song by @wolfkier #needs_collab #needs_music #songskirmish #ss081322h 7
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Prog CORPSE CARRION by @headfirstonly + 3 others 9
[avatar] Like A Fool wk095 by @wolfkier #wk100 7
[avatar] Tomcat wk085 by @wolfkier #wk100 4
[avatar] Love Gone South by @wolfkier #wk100 2
[avatar] Hey Katie by @wolfkier #wk100 4
[avatar] Summer Number One by @wolfkier #wk100 7
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GIMME15chance: Arithmomania by @wolfkier + 8 others #gimme15 10
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GIMME15hank: A Historical Typo by @wolfkier + 13 others #gimme15 20

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I was rummaging around in your Shorts (ha!) and found a songlet that I LOVE: She Cries. I do like your upbeat numbers, but this little song spoke to my particular sensibilities at this moment, for what it's worth

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Hey, thank you for your comments on "Black Coffee." And I do appreciate the reverb feedback. So much!

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:)

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I'll be back listening to https://wolfkier.bandcamp.com/album/wk-brand-final-nits , my friend. 8-14 check.... 1-7 still to do..

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@nadine

All cool! I will stick around for some days. I care more about finding listens for the final versions as they are far away from the drafts I show here. Good luck on your 11x11 project.

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@gm7

Question. Re: Album poll
Did I miss "Is it Real This Time'.....love that one
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Oop I found it now I may have missed in my voting..so add another yes to that tally

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So glad you enjoyed Steps of Hope, thanks for checking it out!

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@jamkar

Thank you Wolf!

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Hello my friend, just a short note to let you know: I will reply to your email later, at least Sunday morning. Hugs!

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@matthijs

Thanks for your comment on my latest track! My sister said hi back :)

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@nadine

Thanks for your lovely conment Wolf!

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I did not know the term plosives. Very good to know and I did look it up to discover how to deal with it in production. (Not sure how to do anything like that in GarageBand, but I will look) Definitely, I should also be more careful at the microphone. Thank you for the tutorial information and the listen.

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Hey, Wolf - just left you a note on the Morph board. It would be great if you could go next on Morph3 (I'd missed that I was up next for Morph3 and for Morph4...)Thank you. Congratulations on your big release this weekend.

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@brisk

Wow, thanks for such a nice comment on Lighter. I would be absolutely thrilled to try to collaborate some time. However you'd like to do it, I'd be willing to give it a go. If I gave you a chord progression, or you gave me some acapella stuff, that might be fun - or words? Or I gave you an instrumental backing track to croon over? There are a hundred ways I guess.

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Thank you, Wolf! For the kindest remark on @musicsongwriter's song :)

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@jeff9

Thanks very kindly, Wolf, for the kind words and for your inspiring contribution to the lyrics on What Happens Leaves a Mark.

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Awww, thanks 😊 glad you liked it. Yeah I guess I'm keeping busy, eh?
Thanks for moving the stem-corpse along, I am very excited to see where it goes next.
You're in the final week before release day, woohoo! Cheers for the final stretch.

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Hi Wolf, your page is slowly loading. Today I had a new error on mine which was 504 instead of 502 but it's slowly coming now too :) Crying Daisy is now updated if you have any spare time to listen to. Thank you.
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/7633

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@jeff9

Thanks, Wolf. I’ll also be sure and mention you when I’m interviewed on the red carpet at the Grammys. 😂

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@jeff9

Thank you, Wolf, for your comment on my bit for LyricMorph 2. Sorry if it was too far off the rails, but it took on a mind of its own. Good fun with my first morph.

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@sbs2018

What do you need? Mac is packed but if it’s something I can do on my iPad, sure!

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@sbs2018

How’s it going? “Like A Fool” was playing on my jukebox this morning so had to play it for real. :)

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Just poppin by to let you know I’ll start goin through the final uploads for ya soon

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Hello my friend, lots of action and new additions here. I'm going to add stuff too and get into action too. Haven't seen the inside of the studio cave in days! But I will step inside, press that power button of the computer, grab a guitar and go hit that record button. Oh, and first have some little idea that I can say I like :) Hugs!

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No problem, you've got plenty going on with your current project! I am almost done with the work I made with the Gimme prompt you offered.

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@sbs2018

No doubt.

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@sbs2018

#4 added - lol!

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Hi Wolf
You are very welcome. Thank you for your kind wishes. I'm trying with the help of music and the whole atmosphere here. Good luck with your projects. I too hope you are keeping well: )

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@sbs2018

Interesting peek into Spotify’s studio - https://youtu.be/jEJ3e3Kma0g

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Yes indeed! :)

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Thanks for the reminder to post the morph history, good call. That morph was actually a fun process, quite a bit of laughing was going on. Now on to listen t o the first two parts to learn the history.

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@sbs2018

Ah, yes, good point about the mics! Thank you! I know my vox channels have been clipping. My instruments are all -dbs but not my vocals cuz I can’t hear them if minus. I used to get comments that my vocals were too quiet so I’ve been trying to raise them, especially with rock songs. One reason I used to do EDM - no fussing with vocals… but singing is my favorite part so I’ve been experimenting with my voice, with genre, etc to see where my voice fits best. Always sang in the alto section and don’t have much range…

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@sbs2018

Until now I haven’t paid enough serious attention to mixing (like bus, routing, side chaining) focusing more on just getting some music on the page - lol! But knowing it was waiting for me, taking baby steps. So, yeah, it is time. The funny thing is I struggled with getting my vocals loud enough with my external mic but now that it’s packed with my belongings in Vegas, I’ve had to use my built-in Mac mic and my vox are much louder. So what’s up with that?

Will see what I can add to that thread - I had complained about how slow this site is and Burr responded, but your profile is the only one where I get the bad gateway error.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the mix tricks. Right now I’m working on the kitchen table with hubby working across from me in this Airbnb so, yeah, I’m mixing with headphones. 20 more days until house closes and I get my amazing studio space. Cannot wait! And I will definitely keep those mix tips close by when I revisit my tracks. Thanks, again, my friend!

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@sbs2018

Okay, I may have gone overboard on my vocals - I did a triple comp - lol!

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the listen - now I have to listen to Mr Heartbreak. About the vox level… don’t pay attention to me - I will always want the vox and drums to be loud - lol!

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Well, I must go and play on my phone now. This will be interesting. Two days. I have appointments tomorrow, and I don’t do anything but sleep at night. (Say AW.)

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@atam94

Thanks a ton for listening to "An Ode To The Apocalypse" and leaving a nice comment. I appreciate it a lot!

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@jamkar

No worries 😉. Now you’re cookin’!

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Your songs are becoming ever so smooth and edgy, and all the adjectives. Everyone I listen to, I have no words to comment, except superb.

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@sbs2018

Well, you know my favorites… but even #1 is playing on the jukebox - lol!

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@sbs2018

As long as it has a randomizer feature - my jukebox likes variety - lol!

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@sbs2018

:)

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@sbs2018

After that "Glory be," I thought I should cross myself or something... "

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Shoot, noted about SoundCloud.. I was thinking I could use the download feature, but hopefully I'll have wi-fi most of the time.

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Hey, I'm glad you randomly clicked on Swagger (https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/4709) as well, you've got quite the catalog to dive through. I'm traveling next week and I think I might need to line up some tunes from your playlist.

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@aneil

Thx so much for your comment on falling together. I did post it twice by mistake have removed the duplicate. I have no idea if it will find music! Would u be keen to try? Looks like you having a fantastic 5090!

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Thanks for the listen and comment on "Hangman Hill." You're right, it's very Roger Corman-esque in the sense of "Hey I found this thing is, it's weird, it's free, let's find a way to use it." 😀

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@sbs2018

Oh my goodness, that is so not a problem (about the Gimmes)… how do you do all of this anyway… and with headaches! Give yourself a rest!

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Thx wolf! TCM is one of the only movies that still scares me when I watch it. Lol Henry: portrait of a serial killer is another one that was shelved for years due to being too awesome for public consumption lol

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@sbs2018

May God grant you many years then… :)

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@brisk

Thanks for your kind comment about Ziggurats - listening back this morning I notice how much I was singing behind the beat at some point, ah well. Here's a serious question: if a bridge comes back multiple times, is it even a bridge any more? And with a song like Yesterday, is the verse the chorus? I have problems understanding!

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Thanks for your kind words and careful ear on my tracks that you've checked out. I really appreciate the feedback as a newcomer! 👍

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Yeah i hope so as well, a few of us were talking about him the other day! Hopefully he reappears soon!

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Where is @dzdandcunfsd ! We have previously skirmished for a whole day! Not the same without him.

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@toms

Narration is an excellent idea. Thank you!!!

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Tired (late indeed!), but glad to hear from you and number 9! Yep, checked your email. Check yours :)

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@brisk

Thanks for the positive note on Information Zone - really appreciated. Now I really, really have to go to bed. I've been fiddling way too long with another hard drive discovery that I had utterly, utterly forgotten from a couple of weeks ago...

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Thank you so much, Wolf!! You really made me smile this evening. Going to bed happy😀✨
I appreciate your ears and musical knowledge!!

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Wolf, loved your description of Inconvenient Lovers as the Rocky Medieval Picture Show! I thought Gwyn & Georgie did a great job (What a surprise, right? 😀 ) Thanks for listening and commenting.

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@sbs2018

Brilliant collection! A masterpiece, no doubt!

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! LOL, sounds like a natural state of being and doing things, which happens to be experimental already. Which is cool. Hugs!

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Thanks for the smile, my friend :) I think 'experimental' is everything you think it is. One of my favorite tries in being experimental is recording a bit of guitar, and then see how it sounds reversed, then deciding that 95 percent does not work, but that remaining 5... may be a start to something :) Another one is chopping up drums and putting those chunks in all kinds of orders and see/hear if something is agreeable :)

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:) thanks Wolf! That’s the hope and intention anyway. Generational misunderstandings I suppose🤣have a beautiful Sunday my friend!

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That. Was. Elegant...and so so beautiful!!! Will definitely suggest that to her teacher next chat! She likes anime and Harry Styles, too. I thought I'd suggest her learning her favorite songs to get more excited--in between learning scales and all the theoretical stuff that I really really want her to learn on a foundational level. She can be creative and break rules later if she wants! She thinks I'm a little strict with her practice schedule ;-P

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That's a brilliant idea, Wolf!! She's in book 2 of theory and all the building blocks! I'm going to use your nephew's Miles Davis idea and insert John Coltrane instead :) I'll let you know her progress, my friend! <3

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Thank you Wolf <3 Your ears are amazing. And yes! My little saxophonist just had her bottom braces put on and her top adjusted, so she is super sore and toughing it out during her private lessons. I sure hope she sticks with it after middle school jazz band.

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@mctown

Thanks for getting back. All good.

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@mctown

btw... if you are interested in short song... let me know. might could be longer...dg

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Thanks for the encouraging words on our collab, Wolf!! I appreciate any and all production comments from you!

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@andrea

My goodness, you have been busy! If you are still interested, I wanted to talk about collaborating on When I Had it All. I wasn't sure what you had in mind. Sheslin also expressed interest. Not sure if she could fit in the collaboration too (if either of you or her wanted that)? Do you still have my email? Thanks! I've got to check out some of your songs :)

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Chair dancing, I love it. You are doing really well this year.

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@jamkar

Ok, I’ll get started!

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Hey, Wolf - I'd love to play in the Corpse Burial playground if there's still time.

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Hi Wolf,
I did get the re-send, thanks. But my last remaining Aunt died (aged 90) and I have been organizing flights, etc, to the UK for the funeral.

Hope I can get something done on "15" before we leave on the 6th August.

Cheers,

Berni

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Hey Wolf! Thanks for the comment on my Star Trek song. 'Twas geekerific to write.. :P Wow I have missed so many of your songs. You're amazing!

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Thank you, Wolf!! “Devilish detail” 😀 I wanted to do @mctown’s lyrics justice bc I thought they were so cool! Coming from you, it means a lot!

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Hey, Wolf - Thanks so much for your thoughts on Working All The Time. It did find it's music here: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1876 I love where @gwynjones took it.

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Hey, thanks for checking in. i have no problem with you taking time to mix your bit of corpse. send it along when you are satisfied with it.

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That one may have got lost in the junk. Please re-send. Cheers, Berni

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Wow! You've been a busy lad, Wolf. I have too, but not creatively. So sorry that I haven't done much for the project. What is left to do? I would like to write a song (or two) for it and I'd also be available for the narration.

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@cblack

Hey! I've got a 15-second snippet of the end of my Kaiju Corpse submission. Hopefully it sparks an idea! Download it here:

https://files.fawmers.org/5090_2022/cblack/Kaiju%20cblack%20last%20section.mp3

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Thank you so much :)

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Hi, @wolfkier. Thanks for your comments on the lyrics for Memories are Everywhere. Yes, I will let you know if this gets picked up.

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Thank you, my friend. Talking Heads... yes, I love me some 80s songs and bands... the 80s are in my system, I guess more than any other decade. Thanks again! Have a great weekend! :)

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Getting there, I hope... half an hour? Can't wait to share it!

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Between now and two hours, I think I have something to share with you :) Thanks for the encouragement!

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Maybe I can't trust my ears that good anymore... have been working on the music to the lyrics I posted yesterday... I'm glad to have a break, been with headphones on way too long. I understand my ears are settling down a bit now :)

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@sbs2018

Thank you - much appreciated!

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My older sister and her friend have been visiting Iceland this week, and are really enjoying their tours, and the capital city. The photos she is showing me are beautiful. They are flying out to Sweden on Saturday and going on a cruise.

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I"m learning a few new words here. They are correct for the lyrics :)
Thank you, my friend. I'll be delighted to let you know when it's ready!

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@djtjb

I would be absolutely delighted for you to have a go at some vocals for "things obscured". I'm sharing a Google drive folder now with all the stems in it.

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Thank you very much! Also for your detailed listening. Of course it matters :)! Hugs

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:)

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Thanks for your kind words on "Bright Spot", glad it gave you some feel good vibes - working with @thetau is always inspiring.

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Thank you, my friend. I will wait :)

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Thank you for your very thoughtful comment and for listening to my very long song. I'm sure that working on the GIMME15s influenced if not caused it directly. I considered outsourcing the voices but you are correct, it would have been too much for me to take on. It was hard enough wrangling it all together on my own, I really don't know how you do it. Maybe someday I'll have the steam to follow your lead and take up cat herding.

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:) same to you, my friend. Enjoy the magic!

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I can't hear my complaint anymore haha! Nice and snappy and my ears agree to what they want to hear :) (re: A Girl Like You).

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Made it here. Thanks for your help! I am absorbing the outline you sent me of the latest project. An outline that may be longer than the finished project 😉.

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:)

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Hey Mr Wolf. Sorry to hear you’re unwell - wishing you a speedy recovery! I think I’m going to sit this current one out. I’ve been down with illness this week too, and I’m currently looking at a list of 14 songs on my 50/90 to do list. But I sincerely look forward to listening to what you guys create, I’m sure it’ll be another stunner 😀

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Thank you kindly! It's good to have things going rather than sitting still. Creation is a form of flowing. Let's flow. A new GIMMIE is forming already :)

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:)

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Let's do another Gimme!

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:) Thanks for the invitation, my friend.

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Thank you!

;)

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@sbs2018

Count me in on the next one - lol!

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:) Yes, it was worth the time investment, I think so too.
It's pleasing to see you commented first!
Talk later, my friend. Thanks a bunch for your words on my first :)

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good idea. i will note "see complete lyrics on bandcamp" thanks/

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No problem! Thanks!

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@jamkar

Greetings Wolf! Happy songcrafting!

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The wolf sniffs the air, his prey is just ahead, he slowly, slyly follows that precious song and captures it and shares it with the pack for all to hear...........hello friend.

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Music and madness and merriment awaits! Looking forward to this and hoping to join in on some challenges and collaborations!

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Wolfie! All is fair in love and collabs. Glad you're here :)

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@sbs2018

Can’t wait to hear more of your awesome music!

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:)

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...back on this track! Producing all kinds of tracks! Yay! :)

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Happy 50/90, Wolf :)

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Wolf! How the heck are you?

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@nadine

Welcome back, Wolf!

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@matthijs

Hey there wolf! good luck this year. I look forward to hearing your stuff. 😀

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Hello! Look forward to your works!

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welcome back, great we're all here! and btw, my wife and i will be in Iceland for a few days in the middle of August (mostly in Reykjavik)

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Happy 5090 Wolf!!

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Hello again. Summer has arrived and here we are.

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We made it!!!! :D

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The wolf is in da house!

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Indeed we are! WhoohOOoO! :)

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Miss ya, Wolfie friend, and hope to see you here soon! Hope you have been well since February and rockin' that ice into a heated frenzy in Iceland! Wanna hear more yummy tunes from you!! ❤️