Fuzzy 16


  Jan 2011

Artist Bio

Influences:   Captain Beefheart, Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Neil Young, Groucho Marx, Buck Owens, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Kraftwerk, Frank Zappa, Robert Wyatt, Van der Graaf Generator, CAN, plus whoever else I can rip off without anyone noticing.

I live out in the woods of Southern Ontario, Canada, near Peterborough.

Some of my songs will be written and played on the ukulele, either acoustic or electric.

And Melodica. Probably lots of Melodica.

Also some piano as well as whatever other instruments I have lying around.

There will be a fair amount of weirdo noise and experimental-type stuff.

This is my ninth FAWM, believe it or not!

And finally, two great quotations that express my attitude toward FAWM and 50/90;

“Musical structure? Frankly, I don't see what you need all those sandbags for, just to keep your river in place.” - Captain Beefheart

"Earlier eras of pop music were characterized not by the search for perfection but by bizarre enthusiasms, small budgets, erratic technique, crummy equipment and wild abandon." - Brian Eno


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  • @persaab Mar 26

    Thank you for yor comments.

  • @barbara  Mar 18

    oh, thank you for sharing that visual for 'Hold on to Life' - so nice to know it creates that peacefulness.

    On 'Codas' it's not a dulcimer but it might as well be. It's my small sized guitar tuned DADGAD (pretty dulcimer-y), and I am not strumming all 6 strings. I've misplaced my song notes, but it might have been capo'd a bit too. A bit of reverb and echo sort of accentuates the twang, I think. I love making do, and making the tools I have act like other ones, so your comment gave me a warm fuzzy, @fuzzy!

  • @barbara  Mar 17

    You're one helluva a backward plot weaver, sir!

  • @metalfoot  Mar 15

    Viv Stanshall! That's a new comparison for me. Wow.
    Thanks for the listen to the FAWM Disease. It was a fun song to put together. 😀

  • @solarrainuk  Mar 6

    Thank you Fuzzy!

  • @dunwich  Mar 5

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed Homonculus 😀

  • @dunwich  Mar 2

    Right back at ya!

  • @candle Mar 1

    Same to you, my friend.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @silvermachine  Feb 28

    Thanks for your support and encouragement Fuzzy.
    You did some great music, I noticed a subtle development, like you'd accessed a previous life and were relaying the music back to us.

  • @amusia Feb 28

    You too! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.

  • @ferry0123 Feb 28

    Thanks for the continued support for what I do, Fuzzy. Let's just keep on doing these songwriting challenges as long as we can! Keep up the Fuzz!

  • @robs  Feb 28

    Thank you Fuzzy for your creative songs! You're the melodica master (I try to use it more often, there is one heavily distorted in I Don't Wanna Be Your Pet Anymore).

  • @ttg105  Feb 28

    You, too - we weird guys have to stick together. Stay in touch!

  • @frenchcricket Feb 28

    Aww bless you for that. I feel bad because I’ve just not had the time to engage with the community this year

  • @w1n  Feb 25

    Hi Fuzzy
    That track was probably the funniest one to work on this FAWM. Hope we can do more tracks together during either 50/90 or next FAWM.

  • @standup  Feb 25

    Looks like I've somehow only commented on one of your songs. Must rectify that and have a listen.

  • @standup  Feb 25

    FWIW "Kick Me" is not a fake band name... Like probably a lot of others on that thread it was a real band. Not a fake band. Kelly Hogan and Bill Taft, Atlanta GA mostly, mid 90's maybe?

  • @jwh Feb 25

    I'm glad you liked my Jugband tune! It made me smile too! I just recently took part in the Saint Paul Battle Of The Jugbands, and came home inspired!

  • @candle Feb 25

    Thanks for the comment of The Raven. Glad you enjoyed the various frequencies in the background.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @phlecksy  Feb 25

    Thanks for the comment on 'Flashlight', Fuzzy. It's a habit of mine to make the vocals hard to hear, but I maybe shouldn't have with that one as neither the lyrics nor the voice were mine and both deserved to be decipherable. But I'm glad you liked it as it is, me too.

  • @lhcisco  Feb 24

    Yeah songs about death. SO many ways to go! Thanks for the comment!

  • @staticcaptain  Feb 24

    Fuzzy please try again. Had to re-upload a couple of times.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 23

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @candle Feb 23

    You know we should. I've never done 50/90. But I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for the offer & the great comments this year!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @w1n  Feb 22

    Hi Fuzzy
    this is what I cooked up with the tracks from Dance Of The Tiny Turkeys, hope you enjoy it.

  • @silvermachine  Feb 21

    Ah you pitch shifted the melodica. I use the thing on every song I do but it didn't occur to me.

  • @klaus  Feb 20

    Hi Fuzzy. It makes me feel all warm inside to know I'be bummed you out. 😞 Thank you for commenting Darkness and Shadows. It's also nice to know I can "borrow" you harmoniums any time.

  • @misterd Feb 20

    Thanks so much for giving my song ' Living silence ' a listen and your kind and generous positive comments are so appreciated. thankyou kindly

  • @tan482  Feb 20

    Thanks for listening and for your lovely comment. I would LOVE to jam with @benschiem live! Maybe one day....!

  • @riverbear14 Feb 19

    Right on! Thank you so very much!

  • @owl  Feb 19

    Very glad you enjoyed the ballad of evil bags, I spent quite a while thinking "but I could be making headway on the collab ideas I'm SUPPOSED to be working on and instead I'm adding another 5 unnecessary tracks to this jellyfish nonsense song." But I guess FAWM is all about unproductive productivity.

  • @darkmantle  Feb 19


    The life change isn't a huge deal, just apartment hunting 6 months earlier than planned.

  • @darkmantle  Feb 19

    HI Fuzzy.

    Thanks for the comment on you are not alone.

    I'm actually working on an album that I want to use to bring attention to mental health issues. If you want to still submit, I may use clips in tracks on the album. This was an experiment/proof of concept, the final version will be redone anyway.

    My life took a big left turn last week, and I'm not sure I'll have much time to work on music in the coming weeks. 😞 I wanted to get this one done when I had time yesterday, so I couldn't wait any longer for clips.

  • @adnama17  Feb 19

    Thanks Fuzzy! Love ya!

  • @amusia Feb 18

    Ha ha, I would definitely watch that sitcom about a kid stuck in a claw machine! And I'm glad to hear you liked my experimental piece so much. I'm going to try to do a few more before the month is over.

  • @silvermachine  Feb 17

    Hey Fuzzy would you mind if I named a song after you?

  • @riverbear14 Feb 17

    Thank you so much!!!

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 16

    Eraserhead!!! That makes SO much sense. We've been on a Lynch rediscovery lately - but we've not touched Eraserhead yet. It scared the hell out of me when I was a teenager.

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Thanks for the great comments, Fuzzy. I'll have to check out Quarkspace, sounds like I'd probably like thier stuff. Thanks for the suggestion!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @riverbear14 Feb 2018

    It's all good.

  • @ferry0123 Feb 2018

    That's an awesome compliment (Re: my second song). Thanks a bunch, I know you mean every word of it.

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Mmmm. Peaches. Makes me think of that old Presidents Of The USA track… you know the one LOL. A good day indeed.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @oddaustin Feb 2018

    If you wanted to do some experimental overdubs for Bottom of the Sea, I would not be opposed

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Hey Fuzzy! Thank you for the great comment on Tender Tang. So when you say post-apocalyptic film, is that the same one where you found that tin can a few years ago? Still wondering what was in the can, all these years later. Again, thanks for the comment.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @riverbear14 Feb 2018

    Thank you very, very much!

  • @godsmonkey Feb 2018

    Dude! I LOVE Can! No waaaay I could be offended by a comparison. Thanks!

  • @riverbear14 Feb 2018

    Ha ha ha ha. I must have been either really tired or very bored that day. I put freeform poetry on a song place. Lol! I guess it would be fine, since as a song as it is, it is completely unusable. I write books and stuff. I am rummy from that. I have heard your work with 'Manda and love it so go ahead. I also collect sounds to make background tracks with.

  • @klaus  Feb 2018

    Yaa, anti-Klaus drez very plaak. Ai lineer ant everryting. Even plaak soocks everrynaait. Taank you for te komments now.

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  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2018

    Thank you @Fuzzy for your kind words ! I appreciate!

  • @ladyred  Feb 2018

    Hey there! Would love to hear what (f anything,) you compose for "Grab Hold" 😀

  • @w1n  Feb 2018

    Haha, I had guessed you didn't, just wishful thinking. But solved it with the magic of Ableton Live .

  • @w1n  Feb 2018

    Was the tiny turkeys done to a click, if yes, what is the BPM

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Thanks Fuzzy for your great comment! I've really been working on minimalism recently.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @w1n  Feb 2018

    Thanks Fuzzy, I downloaded it now, I'll start playing around with it tomorrow

  • @mkd  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on Peekaboo! I wish I could take credit for the bass and drums but the Trio Pedal gets the accolade there! I did teach the pedal the chord progression though, if that counts?! The rest was all me though!

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 2018

    There ought to be more comparisons to Ivor Cutler!

  • @owl  Feb 2018

    Thanks for commenting on Larry Walters! I can't get the FAWM-hosted mp3s to play right now so I'll have to come listen later. Can't wait to hear the one tagged "ukulele melodica death".

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  • @solarrainuk  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @dunwich  Feb 2018

    Thanks man! As for UZ's pleasant stuff, I find that as they move further and further from Heresie, they mellow out a bit more. The darker side is always there, but it's punctuated with somewhat pleasant, medieval major key stuff. Their last record from a couple of years ago is quite good and has a bit of it!

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  • @godsmonkey Feb 2018

    With a list of influences like yours, I'm EAGER to hear some music!

  • @paulh1237  Feb 2018

    Hey! Yes, I am taking part, how else would I ever do any song writing! Look forwarding to hearing some experimental stuff!

  • @mleverette  Feb 2018

    Hey Fuzzy! Thanks for posting. Just yell if you want a collab. I teach junior high so I'm not sure what "weird" sounds like... 😉

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Hey Fuzzy! A good FAWM to you!

  • @owl  Jan 2018

    Hi Fuzzy! Happy FAWMing! Hope to hear some weird and wild stuff from you this year. You'll be pleased to hear I have a new melodica.

  • @dunwich  Jan 2018

    Sorry I missed the message! Yup, I'm here and raring to go! Can't wait to hear your stuff 😀

  • @odilongreen  Jan 2018

    Hey there! Sorry it took a while to respond to your Soundboard post, but now I'm here for the duration, and looking forward to your tracks beginning in just a few days!

  • @ttg105  Jan 2018

    See ya soon!

  • @mkd  Jan 2018

    Thanks @fuzzy !

  • @frenchcricket Jan 2018

    Aww bless you - I'll try my best x

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Hi Fuzzy! 😀
    Bring on the experiments!! They are a bright spot in this grand listening adventure.

  • @martinneuhold Jan 2018

    Love your influences and the Eno quote. 😊

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @chrishope  Jan 2018

    love the eno quote

  • @captainillegible  Jan 2018

    Hello Fuzzy, thank you very much for your welcome.

  • @nuj4x Jan 2018

    Thank you Fuzzy!

  • @standup  Jan 2018

    As usual, I will listen to your creations. I have this idea of trying some musique concrete style stuff this year. And maybe some other fun weirdness.

  • @bking  Jan 2018

    Weird is good. I’ve been known to dabble in it myself at times. Let it rip.

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    Thanks Fuzzy for the welcome. Let the weirdings begin!

  • @mosley  Jan 2018

    FUZZY!!! Let's get weird man, totally looking forward to doing some more music with ya!

  • @amusia Jan 2018

    Hi Fuzzy, I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year!

  • @jmadison  Jan 2018

    Hi fuzzy. Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • @downburst  Jan 2018

    Fuzzy! Welcome back!

  • @chandra83  Jan 2018

    hey there!
    absolutely! Let's do this thing! 😀

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 2018

    Cheers! Looking forwarding being involved.

  • @silvermachine  Jan 2018

    Hey Fuzzy, curator of the forest, custodian of weird noises,
    we meet again.

  • @candle Jan 2018

    I've treid a few times over the years to get into 'Lizard' but nothing really grabbed me. Maybe you're right, it's a little too much of a technical exercise. Still, I do like the artwork 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

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  • @toms  Jan 2018

    Fuzzmaster! I have never been more ready for a FAWM. Truth. 😀 Can we collab on one?

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Hi Fuzzy! Happy FAWMing...

  • @ferry0123 Jan 2018

    Fuzz! Hey! Good to see you here.. even better to get to hear some odd rarities on this page. Let's bring the action😀

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  • @headfirstonly  Jan 2018

    Too kind, sir, too kind. I'm blushing.

  • @robs  Jan 2018

    Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!

  • @candle Jan 2018

    Hey Fuzzy!

    Yes I'm FAWMing again this year. I am also looking forward to what you come up with as well, especially the experimental stuff. Sounds fascinating.

    See You In the Shadows…

    p.s. The Eno quote is spot on.

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    What's happenin', Fuzzy!?!