Fuzzy 16


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, 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.

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;

“If 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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  • @candle 5 hours

    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  1 day

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

  • @silvermachine  2 days

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

  • @klaus 3 days

    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 3 days

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

  • @tan482  3 days

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

  • @riverbear14 4 days

    Right on! Thank you so very much!

  • @owl  4 days

    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  4 days


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

  • @darkmantle  4 days

    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  4 days

    Thanks Fuzzy! Love ya!

  • @amusia 5 days

    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  5 days

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

  • @riverbear14 6 days

    Thank you so much!!!

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    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 1 week

    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 1 week

    It's all good.

  • @ferry0123 1 week

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

  • @candle 1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    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 1 week

    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 1 week

    Thank you very, very much!

  • @godsmonkey 1 week

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

  • @riverbear14 1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @ttg105  2 weeks


  • @xfloorpunchx 2 weeks

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

  • @ladyred 2 weeks

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

  • @w1n  2 weeks

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

  • @w1n  2 weeks

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

  • @candle 2 weeks

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

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @w1n  2 weeks

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

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    There ought to be more comparisons to Ivor Cutler!

  • @owl  2 weeks

    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".

  • @ttg105  2 weeks


  • @solarrainuk  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @dunwich  2 weeks

    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!

  • @ttg105  3 weeks


  • @godsmonkey 3 weeks

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

  • @paulh1237  3 weeks

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

  • @mleverette  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Hey Fuzzy! A good FAWM to you!

  • @owl  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @odilongreen  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    See ya soon!

  • @mkd  3 weeks

    Thanks @fuzzy !

  • @frenchcricket 3 weeks

    Aww bless you - I'll try my best x

  • @barbara  3 weeks

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

  • @martinneuhold 3 weeks

    Love your influences and the Eno quote. 😊

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @chrishope  3 weeks

    love the eno quote

  • @captainillegible  4 weeks

    Hello Fuzzy, thank you very much for your welcome.

  • @nuj4x 4 weeks

    Thank you Fuzzy!

  • @standup  4 weeks

    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  4 weeks

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

  • @klaus 4 weeks

    Thanks Fuzzy for the welcome. Let the weirdings begin!

  • @mosley  4 weeks

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

  • @amusia 4 weeks

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

  • @jmadison  4 weeks

    Hi fuzzy. Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Fuzzy! Welcome back!

  • @chandra83 4 weeks

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

  • @ayehahmur  5 weeks

    Cheers! Looking forwarding being involved.

  • @silvermachine  5 weeks

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

  • @candle 5 weeks

    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…

  • @cts  5 weeks


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  • @toms  5 weeks

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

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Hi Fuzzy! Happy FAWMing...

  • @ferry0123 5 weeks

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

  • @adnama17  5 weeks


  • @headfirstonly  5 weeks

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

  • @robs  5 weeks

    Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!

  • @candle 5 weeks

    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  5 weeks

    What's happenin', Fuzzy!?!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!