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@yam655
Joined Indiana US

yam655

Pronouns: he/they. The gender binary is like Newtonian color theory: two scientifically unsound ideas that just won't go away.

At this point, I am more agender than male, but presenting as male is convenient and I just don't care enough to make a fuss about it.

In 2018, I did FAWM Squared, Fourteen 14-track improvised albums. When I completed my 14th, I celebrated with a 15th. Then to help the community hit a song-count milestone, I did two more albums on the last day.

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Interested in doing a collaboration? Have I earwormed you enough you want to cover one of them? Free free.

Pretty much all of my stuff is released Creative Commons Attribution, which is similar to Public Domain in nearly every aspect except that you need to credit me.

You can make derivatives. You can use traditional copyright on your stuff. You make all the money, etc. You _just_ need to credit me.

I'm also giving explicit permission to feel free to post without waiting for me to approve it. You already have permission.

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After FAWM, how do you want to attribute me?

My bandname is "yam655".
My website is https://yam655.com
My legal (and anonymous) name is: Steven Black

I don't care how you attribute me, as long as you attribute me. When in doubt, "Steven Black (https://yam655.com/)" is always good.

Songs (47):

[avatar] I want to eat more pizza by @yam655 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] The Last Capitalist by @yam655 2
[avatar] C4:7 by @yam655 #instrumental 1
[avatar] Lovely little lobsters with their lovely little hats by @yam655 #lobsters #lo_fi #acapella 2
[avatar] Weakness the Goat by @yam655 ZONG
[avatar] Pedipalps instead of a nose by @yam655 ZONG
[avatar] The Communist Cats and Lobster Party by @yam655 1
[avatar] Cute Monsters by @yam655 #improvised #lolitaprompt #lo_fi #acapella 1
[avatar] I want to check my forehead by @yam655 #nightmare #improvised #noise 2
[avatar] I wanted to just sing a song today by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #improvised 4
[avatar] [avatar] When They Start Policing... by @tuneslayer + @yam655 #nsfw #punk #protest #political 3
[avatar] I am not a turnip by @yam655 #turnip #lo_fi #acapella 2
[avatar] If you have a small forehead by @yam655 #lyrics_only #forehead 3
[avatar] Forehead Love by @yam655 #lyrics_only #forehead 2
[avatar] Forehead Beauty by @yam655 #forehead #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] An otter-y song by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #improvised 1
[avatar] [avatar] I'm Might Be a Brownie, Bang, Bang. by @odilongreen + @yam655 3
[avatar] The Bottom on Your Ship by @yam655 #queer #lo_fi #acapella #titular 2
[avatar] Riding spaces of apathy by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #titular 1
[avatar] Not your flashlight by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #titular 2
[avatar] I'm might be a brownie, bang, bang. by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella ZONG
[avatar] Thousand waits institutionalized by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #titular ZONG
[avatar] Cannonball pour winning by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #titular 1
[avatar] More songs than Andy Getch by @yam655 #needs_collab #needs_music #lyrics_only 7
[avatar] Friday Treatment by @yam655 #instrumental #meditative #slow 3
[avatar] [avatar] What Song Number Is This? by @odilongreen + @yam655 10
[avatar] Too tired to think by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #improvised 1
[avatar] A little song for you by @yam655 #lo_fi #acapella #improvised 1
[avatar] Eat your face by @yam655 #short 3
[avatar] I'm singing a song. by @yam655 #lazy #short 1
[avatar] What song number is this? by @yam655 3
[avatar] Strong opinions by @yam655 2
[avatar] Just lumping by @yam655 #queer #lo_fi #acapella 3
[avatar] Brew me up some tea by @yam655 2
[avatar] Goodbye Coffee by @yam655 #lyrics_only #coffee #tea 6
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Nicolas MindCage by @gardeningangel1 + 2 others 22
[avatar] [avatar] It's Waffle Time by @mandolinda + @yam655 #mandolin 9
[avatar] As lunchtime winds down by @yam655 1
[avatar] Waffle Time by @yam655 2
[avatar] Everything's Changed Since My Dog by @yam655 #lyircs_only 3
[avatar] The Indiana Yam 6-5-5 by @yam655 #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] Being here, being queer by @yam655 #queer #lyrics_only 8
[avatar] Every chop by @yam655 #titular 1
[avatar] When they start policing... by @yam655 #nsfw #protest #lyrics_only 4
[avatar] [avatar] Nicolas Cage by @mikehex + @yam655 #worship #collaboration #punk 23
[avatar] Who do you follow? (Nicolas Cage!) by @yam655 #needs_collab #firstfruits #lyrics_only 7
[avatar] A wrong song by @yam655 #acapella #lofi 4

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@brisk

Thanks for clarifying the non-cannibalistic status of those crustaceans - and for your lovely comment on A Literal Mind (now Her Literal Mind). I'm pretty happy with it, though the words haven't settled yet. I'm going to re-record them in a few more days if I have any time.

Oh, and thanks for your thoughts on song structuring - that was actually really useful - the idea of doing a sandwich of the bookend at the end is cracking - I can't think of ever having heard that usage before but I'm going to keep that in my back pocket now.

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@fuzzy

Wow, great post in the "imagination" thread. I am inspired by your creative process.

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Thanks, I'm glad you like what I did with your lyrics to "When They Start Policing...."

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And now I have ordered one of those bug grabbers. It won't arrive for another eight days, so I'll have to live in agonised anticipation until then. Even with the bug grabber, I don't know if I'll be able to bring myself to approach the spider.

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FYI, I created a derivative work of your brownie bang bang song:, taking your vocals, pitch-shifting them and adding some musical chaos: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/5367
Hope that's OK (I know you release everything under creative commons attribution so I assume it is, but let me know!)

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@andrea

Food is fun. I started a song about Kombucha at one point. Maybe I should finish that one for 50/90. BTW, Thanks for your nice comment on Wake Up Charlie.

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Here's "What Song Number Is This?": https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/4990

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Yeah beard pics is what they post if they want me to throw Up 🤣😘
Thank you for the comments and for listening

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@gm7

It happens..cheers

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@gm7

Thx for hosting Tue Zoom aka the Brady Bunch group.😁

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Oh, no tweaking necessary! I'm pretty sure anything I could change would make me feel *less* connected with it. It's perfect as is.

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Thanks for your comments on the Fecal Transplant songs!

I noticed your aside that "I know I've done my own share of feces-related songs, but I don't think I've sung about fecal transplants or fecal storage systems. Maybe that will change this year." I smell a collab for you and me in the air!

Oh, wait.

Maybe I shouldn't use the word "smell" in this context.

💩

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You're right, I'm on mobile, because my computer is such a pain to use that I'm trying to avoid it entirely this 50/90 if I can. I tried turning my screen sideways, but I still can't see it, even when I put my browser in "Desktop site" mode.

Completely unrelated, you might be interested to know that at the front of my songwriting binder I have a page entitled "Do Songs Have Genders? (This is the gender of the song, not the singer)", on which I listed several songs I've written and what I think their genders are. There's quite a range. I'm not sure what year I did this, although I could probably figure it out based on which songs don't appear.

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I didn't want to artificially inflate your song comments with this, since it isn't really about the song, but something you said in the liner notes. On the Nicolas Cage song you said "FAWM said I should follow @nicolascage", and I was wondering what you meant by that. Does the website actually make personalized recommendations somewhere? Did several FAWMers suggest that artist to you? Is this a reference to a forum thread - possibly one lost in the site wipe? Sorry, I'm just endlessly curious about everything.

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@andrea

Thanks for your comments on Another Side To Me. The character is no specific creature. Maybe something new ;)

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<3 <3 <3 looooooooooove! have a great summer!

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"Competitive Eating is older than the United States, and will definitely outlast the United States. So there's that, I guess?" That's actually oddly reassuring (or at least puts me in an oddly contemplative state). I think there may be a song there...

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Yaaaaam!!! :)

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Hey Steven! Happy 50/90!

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Thanks for hosting TNMC. Have a great 50/90!

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@fuzzy

Hey!!
I look forward to hearing your unique take on the world!!
Have a great summer!!

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Hi. Is this like the old Soundboard? Will you see this? Anyway, I'm delighted we're both here -- looking forward to a great summer!