oddbod 22


Edenbridge TN8 UK   Feb 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   influences?...oh, you mean the artists I steal from - right now that would be John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), Sufjan Stevens and Milk Carton Kids to name but three

28 Feb 2018 โ€“ In the 10 or so years Iโ€™ve taken part, this was probably my most enjoyable FAWM! Over 20 songs, half of which were terrific collabs.
Looking forward to February 2019 already but I may be at the London FOP and 50/90 this year.


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  • @boyatheart  Mar 14

    Youโ€™re welcome about the mastering comments. Thanks

  • @zecoop  Mar 7

    Haha... it turns out that I found here this year too, in the first week of FAWM. She wrote a song about Hell, Michigan (other side of the state from me) and a werewolf. I meant to go back and listen to more, and she was even on my watchlist. It's so hard to hear things around here! Proves my point. Even someone on my watchlist gets forgotten. Kind of like how I still have a ton of yours to listen to. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zecoop  Mar 7

    Thanks... I will certainly check her music out. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mikedebenham  Mar 7

    I'm going to have to concur with your self-assessment - one of your most enjoyable fawms. Congratulations (+7), mate. Always grateful to walk away from February with a new bunch of Oddbod.

  • @aflinner  Mar 5

    Thanks for your comments! So good to hear from you (and hear you!) again this year.

  • @errol Mar 3

    HUZZAH! I got to sing with Oddbod and I didn't even know!! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 2

    โ€œYouโ€™re too sexty for your shirt, too sexty for your shirt..โ€ AMAZING job Sexty Rockstar. You went above and BEYOND!! You took the time to write 600 comments (600!!!!!!) and listen to all those songs (we applaud your ears!)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 600 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @amusia Mar 1

    Aw, thanks. I am flattered! Well, I'm pretty quiet and haven't always commented as much as I should, so that might be why you haven't come across my music before. I remember enjoying some of your jazz and gypsy style pieces back then though.

  • @amusia Mar 1

    Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad you enjoyed listening!

  • @hanley  Mar 1

    PS. Will be catching up on listening to your album (and a half!) over these coming days

  • @hanley  Mar 1

    Glad you liked the song, and I can certainly see you utilising a washboard!
    Though I would argue that @mikedebenham is a hot contender with his sampled fan track, that was a standout for me this year

  • @sueawesome Mar 1

    and thank you for ALL your comments throughout ALL the years..

    I have lots of listening to catch up on, I desperately wanted to write whatever I could just for the sake of the creative process so I haven't listened as much as I've wanted.

  • @sueawesome Mar 1

    do it!!

    are you thinking fast or slow? just curious, I pictured female vocals going slow but I imagine with male vocals it could be anything! can't wait to listen!!

  • @cowex  Mar 1

    BTW - You can totally assume it's about that! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @fonte  Feb 28

    Sorry, 'hid' - I'm so tired!

  • @fonte  Feb 28

    Thanks for listening to 'time' and the kind comment. Yeah I kind of 'his' the vocals because I was improvising the words and mumbling! I can fix everything in March...;-)

  • @mdavisto  Feb 28

    22 songs? You're a machine.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 28

    I totally sampled a frog, with my Zoom H1. Heard this huge booming coming from outside, tried to find it, eventually figured out it was a frog in the storm drain. The shape of the pipe was amplifying his bwarp. But he shut up when he heard me coming, so I had to sit very still for a while. Totally worth it.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 28

    Love you man. That lighter made me laugh! Thanks for being part of my silly thing, it came out really pretty. I'm probably going to ruin it later by going muuuuuch bigger, but, I really love it how it is right now.

  • @scottlake  Feb 28

    An isolated bass and mix of September Sky should be links in your in-box. I spent probably far too much time, with unimpressive results, trying to get a muted tone from the bass - imagining an older gentleman named Francis playing it, and him thinking he was pretty clever for a short walk-down to the 5 chord.

  • @adforperu  Feb 27

    You have an email....

  • @majordanby  Feb 27

    Apparently they were called Silence. I searched - bands that changed their names.


    I hope there were some good memories in there and that you remembered who Morph was.

  • @shortdan  Feb 27

    Well Iโ€™d definitely make time for that! Pencil me in ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 27

    'Radio Sounds' not autobiographical, I'm afraid, but my better half did watch a shameful amount of MacGyver back in the day, apparently. (She sometimes sings the theme 'song' at me as punishment.) The sounds you probably mean are old mellotron samples.

    Haven't listened to anything for a week, it's been nuts, but looking forward to diving into the oddbod bounty come March. Twenty songs? Bloody hell, sir. I'll have what you're having.

  • @jenjen Feb 27

    Hey thank you so much for your kind feedback on my songs! Oh man what a fun experience this has been, and a whole world of awesomeness ( mind blown). I will definitely upload new recordings with kick drum, guitar, a little washboard... might be aftee Fawm on my soundcloud. Peace and musical love

  • @cts  Feb 27

    You crushed it like a boss! Congrats on the win, sir! I hope we can make something happen next FAWM. If not, perhaps I'll join your army in the summer? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @scottlake  Feb 27

    Tim, would you mind if I added a simple root and 5 note bass line to September Sky? Maybe there is one in there and I couldnโ€™t hear it over my iPhone speaker.

  • @deena  Feb 26

    It's fun to hear you in all kinds of collaborations! Everyone brings out something different in you.

  • @adforperu  Feb 26

    It might end up as a bit of a fade in/out interlude type thing, but getting somewhere with your audio files.. I'll give it a good go all tomorrow evening!

  • @judypie  Feb 26

    Ah but my liner notes are way better than my songs!

  • @judypie  Feb 26

    The song was about speed Oddbod! Had to be a speederooney ending!

  • @adforperu  Feb 26

    Ooooh, am I?! We don't have any sea in Sheffield so, errmmm, yeah, I wasn't sure, umm.. *shuffles feet*

  • @ajna1960  Feb 26

    Heya there ๐Ÿ˜€ No worries at all about the titles ! Didn't bother me - I assumed was just a typo ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you are enjoying FAWM as much as me !

  • @adforperu  Feb 25

    I definitely won't be leaving it, just don't want to promise a finished product.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 25

    Yep, I agree. You're so old that you're the great grandson of Noah. So was Jesus a good carpenter?

  • @adforperu  Feb 25

    Jeez, 19 songs?! So that means you won't hate me if I don't manage our collab right? *shuffles feet* I really want to do something with it, but running out of time so don't want to make promises. I mean... would it be bad if I ran with it entirely and finished it? Might be too late to bat back and forth, like...

  • @scottlake  Feb 25

    I didnโ€™t realize that the full lyrics would have such gravity and depth. I was trying to contribute to the sunny feeling of the music, but I might have done something entirely different. However the contrast is effective in causing focus on the words.

  • @faststrings Feb 25

    Hey Oddbod, thanks for the comment on the song I appreciate it! Your friend Jimmy

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 24

    I always appreciate a full swash of comments on my feed by the Odd One. Thank you sir, much obliged. *tips hat*

  • @ihelen Feb 24

    Thank you for commenting on the Roses song. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @phlecksy  Feb 24

    Thanks for the comment... you're right of course, there are only 3 chords. I'm not great at counting.
    I know what you mean about Portishead, now you say. I had Glory Box but I never really liked them, too gloomy. 'Flashlight' is gloomyish I suppose, though I'd prefer to think it was spooky (as well as really poorly edited obviously). The lyrics seemed to point that way.

  • @mkd  Feb 24

    Thanks for your comment on Brotherly Love! The whole major-minor thing was done in part to reflect the nature of sibling relationships, thanks for picking up on it!

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 24

    And about owls. They are known for having extremely sharp eyesight, even in the dark. And mythologically, for their wisdom and powers of prophecy, and as psychopomps, ie mediators between this world and the afterlife. The narrator may have something to hide and the owl may have seen something, It's also a traditional folk song thing; in the murder ballad of Henry Lee there is a parrot in a similar role.

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 24

    It's funny because there was a time when I would never repeat a line and thought of it as lazy writing. Now, in general, I try to use fewer words, just enough to spark the listeners imagination. And a repeat slows down the narrative and hopefully gives time for that imagination to blossom. (Or maybe that's just my lame excuse for lazy writing!)

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 24

    Dear @oddbod , I will take your comment as a supreme comment/compliment. It is so sweet and endearing, yet your dry sense of humor comes through.
    It made me smile
    Would this be a compliment rant?
    PS..seriously a memorable comment
    That's all

  • @metalfoot  Feb 24

    Fair. I'll pass your observations on to the troll. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 24

    What are you talking about you nimrod! I asked if synth pop is new grounds for you. Learn to read. Nimrod.

  • @wearedinosaurs Feb 24

    Yeah, I was messing around in there ๐Ÿ˜‰ should be good now. Thanks for letting me know!

  • @ajna1960  Feb 24

    answered - go go go lol

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 23

    EPIC achievement Quintessential Hero!! You are the unsung hero of FAWM and we LOVE YOU. You took the time to write 500 comments (500!!!!!!) and listen to all those songs (how are your ears btw?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 500 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @adforperu  Feb 23

    Ha, to be fair it's my sister's birthday, don't want to give the impression I go out much or anything!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 23

    Hey odd, thanks for the comments. Voice is my main instrument these days so I go where it leads me. I will work over a riff for a while and then just see where the voice takes me. Sometimes I use loops, sometimes I use my keyboard and Iโ€™m decent at composition, but not great. Iโ€™d rather sing. Undisciplined, I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰ also Iโ€™m used to singing live and working with others on the music, like my pianist and my songwriting partner Chris (the other half of a72 who had to take leave this year). This year is a departure for me but I am loving how itโ€™s pushing me out of my comfort zone and connecting me with other amazing fawmers.

  • @kristian  Feb 23

    Hey; made two songs and made Errol the partner on the other one so in theory everything is fine ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kristian  Feb 23

    your accent is AMAZING! I think you might be a secret KGB spy

  • @deena  Feb 22

    Next year, I'd like to try to write a duet for us!

  • @deena  Feb 22

    Oh, wow! You made it to 14! Congratulations!!!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 22

    How low can I go ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 22

    Thank you so much for listening and commenting on my songs today! Means a lot. And woo hoo from kent ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @piney  Feb 22

    Haha you are funny. It is true. I'm being whiny about sounding whiny!! I can't think of what that vocal yodel this is. I learned from Dolores tho. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @shortdan  Feb 22

    Here you go!

  • @shortdan  Feb 22

    Owner Of A Lonely Heart is correct! Gold star for you (especially as it was pitched up two semitones before being chopped up) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mdavisto  Feb 22

    Actually I hate FastFood, too, but, @sciren added the Favourite flag to it. We have running debates about certain songs, my position is that just because it sounds *better* doesn't mean it sounds *good*.

    So. Burnout and Fastfood. Hate 'em. They suck.

  • @shortdan  Feb 22

    Apologies for all the soundboard spam!

  • @shortdan  Feb 22

    Found it on my MacBook downstairs! It was 'Oh No' from 2015 ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @shortdan  Feb 21

    Actually no - that stops at 2011 stuff ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • @shortdan  Feb 21

    Panic over - I've found your website! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @shortdan  Feb 21

    Do you post your previous FAWM stuff anywhere (bandcamp or summat?)? Reason I ask is I'm trying to find a specific one you did a couple of years back about a relationship breakup (that last one I commented on prompted me to try and dig it out). It was always a fave of mine.

  • @shortdan  Feb 21

    Christ on a bike - you've won already! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • @aprilm  Feb 21

    The song is just perfect. Thanks so much for helping me make it a reality. It's my first duet and I am so grateful for your contribution. Just awesome

  • @adforperu  Feb 21

    Nah, for you! Sorry, gmail blocked at work so I was replying here... I saw you say the audio won't line up. I know you originally sent the full loop but the link doesn't work anymore and I hadn't downloaded the file you see... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @adforperu  Feb 21

    Cheers for the audio.. mmm, could you now send me the full loop, ha! I'm at work but saw you say it won't match up and if it's not obvious, I have no reference point (bar a bad memory). Big lull presently though, not sure how many more I'll manage at this rate...

  • @ajna1960  Feb 20

    I do have a lot of lyrics in the pipeline for the next 2 or 3 days ๐Ÿ˜€ Last year I finished FAWM with 57... so I am way behind this year !

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    And ps. I totally agree with you about how the song reminds of the theme song of The Bridge ! I actually had to listen to it after making this song just to make sure that I didn't copy it ๐Ÿ˜

  • @gslade Feb 20

    Hey again sir. So thanks for the feedback. I'm on the same page with you on the middle instrumental. So I wanted this cool like droning thing going on. I had a great sound picked out and then started playing with my kid and showing them different sounds. Turns out I was changing the track I wanted to use. I could not for the life of me get back and figure out what sound I was using previously. I'm still on the search for that.

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜€))
    It somehow makes me happy you used the word melt to describe the song.. That's somehow my goal, I guess, more than to make people wanna dance (which of course is also a great one).
    (Ps. sorry for the late reply!)

  • @gslade Feb 20

    So I've been away for three years and I keep remembering my fav artists and compiling my listening list. You're definitely towards the top. Looking forward to catching up. I also got a demo posted for the first time in three years. Easing back in.

  • @aprilm  Feb 20

    I will reply to any e-mails that actually get through. I am receiving them but the service is acting up and telling you they are not getting through. I have replied via e-mail. The lyrics ar also posted on my FAWM page if needed.

  • @aprilm  Feb 20

    I have replied by e-mail and sent lyrics. Thanks!

  • @aprilm  Feb 20

    Hi. Having trouble with my e-mail. I have files to send you as soon as I can get my service working properly.

    Ok! E-mail sent!

  • @ajna1960  Feb 19

    Would love to do something together this year, if you aren't too booked up ? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @unclephilly Feb 19

    Thanks for the kind words on my song Anniversary @oddbod

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 19

    Hey man, thanks again for your thoughts. The Steely Dan one is interesting because we used to get that comparison with the band quite a lot. Nice to know I've not lost that.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 19

    It is taking time away from my own listening/commenting (ironically!) but I really wanted to give back to the wider community this year so itโ€™s my pleasure ๐Ÿ˜

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 19

    WHAโ€ฆ? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doinโ€™ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @cloudboy  Feb 19

    Yeah, agreed. Loud and muddy on "love letter..." I was was going for lo-fi and fuzzed out but it may be too much. Believe it or not, it was muddier and I brightened it up. I was going to start the mix over but I said f-it. But that's the beauty of FAWM - create now, fix later! Thanks for listening!

  • @andcarl  Feb 18

    Hey, thanks for the feedback! Actually added reverb to vocals on the last couple. My setup here is not the most efficient - using one program for recording and one for mixing/effects. Just being lazy the other day.

  • @engebretsen  Feb 18

    Nice comments on "1986". Thx man. You too keep up the good work.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 18

    If you have time to add anything to my bass vocal song I'm Addicted, I can send a better recording and let you play

  • @klaus  Feb 18

    Hi there Oddbod. Thank you so much for listening Body and Ghost, Pinhole and Darkness. You're really quick with the demos and so good at them too. And comments galore at the same time!

  • @shortdan  Feb 17

    Well he was right but he cheated and saw that Iโ€™d written it on @owlโ€™s wall! I heard โ€˜penisโ€™ too once I listened back (after Iโ€™d posted it!). Ah well, adds to the fun!

  • @deena  Feb 16

    Sent you something!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 16

    It was definitely a blast. You really are the master at this. Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!! I'll be visiting family tonight. I can't wait to see their faces when I play the song.

  • @deena  Feb 16

    Hi! I have a technical question for you... please check your email and let me know, if you can, before I begin working! Thanks!

  • @dumpbutton Feb 15

    Thank you so much for recommending me and for all your comments on my songs! I appreciate that very much!!!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 15

    Oh happy day!
    Thank you

  • @kristian  Feb 15

    haha that was fast! I don't have anything, so lets just use yours! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 15

    All solos and las performed with straight face. See? -> ๐Ÿ˜ Music isn't for having fun, it's for the punishment of others. See you down the off-licence!

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 15

    Thank you for your amusing/amused comment on "Experimental AF," it sure was fun to do - especially 'that way,' nose and all. I tend to over0think things when I multitrack, so for FAWM one- or two-takes seem to be the ticket.

  • @kristian  Feb 14

    I don't run ๐Ÿ˜€ How about we see how the month progresses and catch up later?

  • @hanley  Feb 14

    Hey thanks for the listen and comments๐Ÿ˜Š
    And quite right, thereโ€™s 4 ukes, including a u-bass and mini Uke (octave up). Looks like you know your Ukeโ€™s (and probably own four yourself)!
    PS. This song was somewhat inspired by your first few songs, as itโ€™s been a while since I picked up an acoustic to write with๐Ÿ˜… so thanks for thatโœŒ๐Ÿผ