Posted on March 7th, 2016 | by Leslie0
Summing up FAWM 2016
This was the most successful and rewarding FAWM I’ve ever had, and I’ve been participating since 2010. The month of February has become a highlight month in my year because I get to challenge myself to write, collaborate and produce better and better material with an entire community on board for the ride.
This year I began with a song about accessing inspiration and a stream-of-consciousness piece on the piano. Then I completed my Trek songs for that album (5), and wrote all the songs for the Redhead album (10). Next I called in my collaborators to add their magic to redefine the songs with full-band backing tracks and we finished those, too!
Yeoman on the Bridge
For A While – written from the perspective of the symbiont, Dax, to its Trill host, Jadzia
Captain’s Mess – the vices of all the Trek series’ captains from Kirk to Archer
Acquisition – Ferengi blues
DMZ – a tribute to the Maqui in 5/4
Kirks & Khans – demonstrating my love (albeit unequal) for all eras and incarnations of TOS/reboot casts
The Redhead League
Unmasked – for Mary Jane Watson original | w/@ericdistad
Femme Fatale – for Black Widow original | w/@carlos
Welcome To Eden – for Poison Ivy original | w/@valeriecox
Feel It All – for Jean Grey original | w/@dragondreams
I Have A Name – for Red Sonja original | w/@sapient
Troublemaker – for Teela original | w/@zecoop
In the Underground – for April O/Neil original | w/@toms
Black Belt – for Scarlett original | w/@raygungirls
Entanglement – for Medusa original | w/@chasingandromeda
Secrets Liars & Spies – the 9 original
Redheads – theme song w/@kristian
Now the Redhead collaborators are fine-tuning mixes, I’m re-recording all the vocals, and production is afoot! But this is where they started, folks. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!