Fuzzy 10


Ontario Canada   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, CAN, plus whoever else I can rip off without anyone noticing.

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

Some of my songs will be written and played on the ukulele, either acoustic or electric, as well as the Melodica. I've also inherited a piano, so there will also be a fair bit of that, probably in an experimental context.

Some songs may attempt humour.

However, most songs will be experimental effects-heavy weirdo noise. I've really been getting in to the experimental sound manipulation thing lately.

This is my eighth FAWM. Gosh, time flies.

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

β€œIf a song can’t be written in 20 minutes, it ain’t worth writing.” - Hank Williams

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


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  • @barbara  Mar 4

    50/90 with bells on!!

  • @mosley  Mar 1

    Yeah man, I really wish this month was a little less busy so we could've collaborated! We'll have a killer 50/90 though, I can feel it!

  • @owl  Mar 1

    Thank you so much for making and playing and listening <3

  • @robs  Mar 1

    Fuzzy! Thanks for the support! I really needed that, it was a struggle this year. See you at 50/90, I'm already looking forward to it! Good luck with the move, don't forget to bring your animal farm with you πŸ˜€

  • @ferry0123 Mar 1

    Thanks for being supportive throughout Fawm. Means a lot to me. And thanks (again) for sharing your songs, they cannot be missed, not by me at least.

  • @tinam Mar 1

    thank you fuzzy! i have no plans to do 50/90 yet but who knows ....
    i hope your move goes well.. i wonder where you are going? is it somewhere weird! πŸ˜€

  • @dunwich  Mar 1

    Thanks man! I've not done 50/90 yet, but we'll see! I'll be returning to Australia in a few months so might be a but otherwise busy.

  • @odilongreen  Mar 1

    Thanks for noticing. My unfortuante late-FAWM kidney stone attack meant that, while I did succeed in 15 songs total, I only finished 6 of the 9 projected Cell Phone Tower songs, so yes, the boy is still stranded in the woods. 😞 But I *will* be finishing (and re-recording the music or vocals of some of) the album in the coming weeks. I plan to use the finished version to launch my website pre-50/90, so if you intend to participate at least a bit in that summer event -- and I hope you are! -- and you remain interested in the story, you'll be able to find a link to the whole album on my 50/90 profile page in a few momths.

    (I actually think I may work on the final songs as part of the Song Skirmish Facebook group in the coming weeks / months; I hope to see you over there! Or, if you don't participate there, is there another goid place to follow your ongoing music?)

  • @klaus  Feb 28

    Thanks, Fuzzy for comments on Read My Hips. I appreciate it, especially when you had to move and all. πŸ˜€

  • @roysmith  Feb 28

    Brill - am on facebook as Roy Smith ... my profile also has a microphone it it for some reason πŸ˜‰ perhaps it would be good to try and put together a fbook fawm noise group, for those interested in that sort of thing

  • @roysmith  Feb 28

    Do it, and keep in touch. Would be good to keep links with people who enjoy the more abstract side of things

  • @ferry0123 Feb 28

    Thanks Fuzzy, that does me good. If you like, here's an updated version, been editing here and there...

  • @roysmith  Feb 27

    Cheers for the comment...yep we're pretty lucky to have a noise jam in Rochester...guessing they're a bit of a rarity. We started it about a year ago in the back room of a local pub, who tollerate all sorts of odd sound and wierd sonics, from homemade synths, adapted and created instruments to extremely effected guitar and vocals. Its a lot of fun...more can be heard and founds at https://www.facebook.com/theminimus/

  • @paulh1237  Feb 26

    That is also fine. I care not those things!

  • @paulh1237  Feb 26

    Hey, go for it! I look forward to hearing it!

  • @toms  Feb 25

    Tiki Bar was for my brother, whose main hobby involves his basement tiki bar. πŸ˜€

  • @amusia Feb 25

    Yeah, I thought of your music when I was making the experimental melodica stuff. Also, you should still definitely write your Uncanny Valley song. I would like to heart it!

  • @spinhead  Feb 24

    Thanks so much for the comment on my drum song. (I love titling instrumentals.)

    My first half-dozen FAWMs I had to experiment to get to 14. My first year I did 4 versions of the same 2-minute instrumental, on different instruments in different keys, but still, same song 4 times.

    Since I started performing a lot I've focused on writing for performing and as a result I've stopped doing the wild stuff that comes into my head. This is my year, all year long, to stretch and play and write 10 songs for every 1 I mean to keep.

  • @owl  Feb 23

    Just an acoustic with a pickup. I haven't found a true electric I enjoy playing (haven't looked too hard i guess)

  • @footprintsonthemoon Feb 21

    Thx for comments on Lunar Soil. We must hope the aliens never show up. πŸ˜€

  • @amusia Feb 20

    Thanks Fuzzy, I'm glad you like my music!

  • @ferry0123 Feb 20

    Thanks again, Fuzzy. Your comments sure are motivating to finish the album I'm working on. I will let you know of course when it's there!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 18

    I'm sorry that there are no lyrics there, but then again @jamkar didn't leave me with any either...

    The full piece of mine is very nearly done, and will be going to @headfirstonly very soon - just the vocal to add, unless I decide to leave it instrumental.

    Anyway, a snippet of my ending to the exhibit e exquisite corpse;


  • @footprintsonthemoon Feb 15

    I just had a shortly listen to your songs. I like what I hear. I must hear all of it, when I have time later. Must logout now. But keep up the good work. Love what I hear from you.

  • @footprintsonthemoon Feb 15

    Hi! Thanks for comments on Transmisssion! Yes, I did follow your link in what you did with @mosley. ItΒ΄s awesome! You hit the right button here. thx for telling me. And thx for giving me that vibe the song got.! Love it.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 14

    Hey thanks for your comment on my collab with wobbie Tip Of The Iceberg. It was a fun write and yes we really do have a lettuce shortage here πŸ˜€

  • @riverbear14 Feb 13

    Thank you!!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 13

    Thank you so much for your gorgeous comment! πŸ˜€

  • @unkept Feb 13

    I'm glad you liked Call A Friend! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the kind words.

  • @yam655  Feb 13

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! πŸ˜€

  • @odilongreen  Feb 13

    Why didn't I think of doing that? πŸ˜€ I think I know my listening playlist for tonight...

  • @odilongreen  Feb 13

    I remember listening to your swell Zombie Trouble tune last week (and just listened again), and it does have a very similar (and fun!) off-kilter sensibility. I think we need to scour this year's songs for more Zombie tunes for a Zombie FAWM 2017 album. πŸ˜€

  • @ferry0123 Feb 11

    Thanks again for your encouraging comment, on my latest this time. Seriously, I'm glad you like what I do, keeps me creating.

  • @atitlan Feb 10

    The two things I naturally end up doing when I play with brass samples are fanfares and horn stabs. Sometimes you just have to run with the first thing that comes up. A fanfare for fantasy royalty? I think I like that ...

  • @apertome  Feb 10

    Hey there Fuzzy, thanks for checking out my stuff! Appreciate your comments. And yes, Eno is influential for sure!

  • @standup  Feb 8

    I look forward to the King Leopoldo hamster/blizzard song.

  • @klaus  Feb 8

    Thanks for comments on Do You Wanna Rock (Live!). Six entries already! And some intriguing titles you got. πŸ˜€

  • @spunky4455 Feb 8

    Hah! Thanks for listening and commenting! I meant no harm to any actual instruments.

  • @barbara  Feb 7

    What happens if you go down *another* octave..?

  • @roysmith  Feb 7

    Cheers, love it

  • @standup  Feb 7


  • @standup  Feb 7

    Hey, well, you did tag it sexual-assault. I think I saw that movie a long time ago, but don't remember that piece of dialog. Your song was cool, but slightly disturbing, so I would say "effective". The cavalier attitude of that guy. Dang.

  • @lishie5000 Feb 7

    Thanks! The kazoo sound is actually my electro-harmonix synthesizer app set on "Telstar"

    Love that app.

  • @roysmith  Feb 6

    Go for it, post when your ready. And thanks for the tip

  • @ihelen  Feb 6

    Thanks for commenting on my one chord song. I know - I have to break out of my sadness funk! I'm going to listen to your Stinkin' Thinkin' song again. πŸ˜€

  • @atitlan Feb 6

    Thanks for commenting on my woodwind piece. I always enjoy your melodica tracks and see that you already have a couple. I'll be back to check them out shortly.

  • @roysmith  Feb 6

    Hey Fuzzy, here is my latest with links for a collab break down, let me know if you want me to add anything to anything - http://fawm.org/songs/68009/

  • @fourlife Feb 4

    Hey! Have a very productive and wonderful FAWM πŸ˜€

  • @ferry0123 Feb 4

    I forgot to tell you thanks, Fuzz. Thanks!

  • @dunwich  Feb 3

    Yeah Fracture is definitely in my top 10 Crim tracks. One day I'll master it, one day!!

  • @candle Feb 3

    Hey Fuzzy, thanks for the comment on Requiem For A Feline. I think we're all missing @mojo.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @barbara  Feb 3

    Hey, Fuzzy! Thanks for listening. I *might* weave in one more part, not so much a lead vocal with a ton of words, but a lower-register voice with a longer arc that would slip into some gaps with a few words. Maybe. I don't have any idea what the words would be saying yet. Probably smarter to just keep moving, eh?

  • @mrmule Feb 3

    Oh, thanks! I've realized this code is rather shaky at times... 😁

  • @dunwich  Feb 2

    Thanks man! I usually try and do something relatively standard for me when I start FAWM, and that 99% of the time means I do a Crimsony influenced tune.

  • @nikke88 Feb 1

    Can, King Crimson & Groucho Marx as influences. So, follow I must.

  • @owl  Feb 1

    That makes one of us! πŸ˜€

  • @owl  Feb 1

    HI FUZZY! Are you ready?!

  • @ihelen  Feb 1

    And the link that you provided to the Help / FAQ is perfect! Just what I was looking for. Thanks again! πŸ˜€

  • @ihelen  Feb 1

    Hi Fuzzy, Thanks for your welcome message and explaining a bit about how it works here. I like the quotes you have at the end of your bio. πŸ˜€

  • @barbara  Feb 1

    Hiya Fuzzy!!
    "Songs to Move Chickens By"?
    Can't wait to see what actually happens!

  • @klaus  Jan 31

    Hi Fuzzy. Hope you have time to do some Fawming in the midst of your move. πŸ˜€

  • @ferry0123 Jan 31

    Hey Fuzzy, glad you're here this fawm too. Likewise, man!

  • @toms  Jan 30

    Thank you, Fuzzy!

  • @bigmart Jan 30

    Hello Fuzzy, I am only here as an observer,
    checking for kazoo safety & correct microphone height etc.
    How are you? and you're moving house? Leaving the woods for the town?
    Such a shame nothing came of the Psychedelic Cat Project. I was looking forward to working with you, it would have been good.
    I will check back when the weird noises beckon!

  • @ttg105  Jan 30

    Thanks, Fuzzy - glad you liked it!

  • @candle Jan 30

    Looking forward to your explorations as always.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @deafsteever  Jan 29

    How's it goin', eh, Fuzzy? You bet I'm participating this year. I hope you are, too - because you're an integral part of my FAWM experience at this point! I dunno how many tunes I'll have time to to do, however. Last year, I did only one. But this year, we'll see if I can kick my family out of the house and get some "me" time! hehe

  • @tinam Jan 29

    hiya fuzzy!
    I have been told about your psychedelic graveyard pics & tho I was a bit shocked at first ,I then thought thats actually a nice little hobby for him & totally what I would expect
    I do hope you will be playing a few gravestones for us this year !

  • @toms  Jan 29

    Let the annoying noises commence! πŸ˜€

  • @thetau  Jan 29

    Hello again Fuzzy
    May the FAWM be with you
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @w1n Jan 29

    Hi Fuzzy, hope we can manage to do a collab.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 29

    Your the man...
    Looking forward to all you put out..

  • @standup  Jan 29

    I truly look forward to hearing what you got.

  • @helene  Jan 29

    You're back! Happy FAWMing!

  • @michaelsalamone Jan 28

    Hi, Fuzzy!!! That's the plan. Can't wait to hear your stuff this year!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 28

    FUZZZZZZYYYYY!! yes we must!

  • @toms  Jan 28

    Yo Fuzzy, let's make some noise! (By which I mean organized sounds causing a pleasing sensation when audited by humans!) πŸ˜€

  • @odilongreen  Jan 28

    Thanks for the message! And I'm delighted to see you're around again as well. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!

  • @dunwich  Jan 28

    Yeah! I'll be a bit busy but hope to get some good stuff down.

  • @mosley  Jan 28


  • @headfirstonly  Jan 28

    Thanks Fuzzy - looking forwards to hearing your new musical stylings, too!

  • @adnama17  Jan 28