FAWM 2005 And Beyond
FAWM (February Album Writing Month) is now an established annual thing, and lives on at its own cybervilla: www.fawm.org. We're keeping this page live here for historical reasons or something. For those who care. As if.
FAWM 2004 Analysis
And the winners are... everyone!!
Well, technically FAWM 2004 started out with seven participants, but within the first week we were down to four. (Some of the original seven had life circumstances or lack of web-savviness to hold them back for the inaugural year.)
The four who remained all managed to write at least 14 songs by midnight February 29. Of course, most years we'll only have 28 days... But this year, between the four of us, we wrote a total of 66 songs! (Most of which are actually worth hearing.) Here is a graph that summarizes our overall contributions:
And now for the Awards ceremony:
- Burr Settles gets the Beeline Award for being the songwriter to stay most closely on schedule (though not by much).
- Matt Hopper gets the Hopping Along Award for raw sonic fecundity.
- Eric Distad gets the Comeback Award for managing to write nearly half of his songs in the final four days.
- Willis Ferenbaugh gets the Bob Dylan Award because... well... because he deserves it. For whatever reason.