So. Last night we met up with lots of new FAWMers at EXTREME Pizza, hosted by the InDEpendence Musician Networking group. We had a great turnout of 25ish local FAWM participants (most of whom haven’t done this afore ^_^). Last year we met at the (now demolished) Eagle Diner right after really bad snowstorms and had five people show up. So, I saw this year’s attendance as an accomplishment (primarily thanks to InDEpendence’s mailing list). Everyone was really nice and it’s great to see people in person before we all start commenting on each other’s writing and stuff online.
When we had initially talked with Mark and Joan (who run InDEpendence), either Em or I suggested that we do a “Speed Collaboration” writing exercise, where people bring instruments and get into 2-4 person groups to write a song. They were given random ideas drawn from Em‘s magical bucket and 10 minutes to come up with a masterpiece (aka warm up for FAWM). The YouTube playlist of all the videos is here, thanks to Em. It was a ton of fun and went really well.
My song is here. I wrote it with Mark, who went to MIT. The prompt was “In a Vegetable Garden.” WARNING: No real vegetables were harmed in the making of this song. But they do die at the end of the song. You’ve been warned.
FAWM starts tomorrow!
ALSO, Em booked the upstairs stage at World Cafe Live at the Queen for our March Showcase Event, 3/11 Sunday 3pm. Tickets can be had here -> http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=337
We’ll have an open-mic style showcase 3/4 Sunday at 3pm at the Newark Arts Alliance ^_^