ZeCoop 27

@zecoop 

Michigan USA   Jan 2011

zecoop.bandcamp.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Musical tastes all over the map - old REM, Beatles, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Frente, Throwing Muses, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Cocteau Twins, The Sundays, Echo and the Bunnymen, Regina Spektor, Velvet Underground, The Cure, Devo, Bob Mould, Indigo Girls, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Rush, Yes, Chicago, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Led Zep, The Jam, John Wesley Harding, Peter Mulvey, Martin Sexton, Suzanne Vega, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson... there are a lot of musical styles in my head mixing around.

2017 FAWM OVER!!!!
I achieved my goal of using every single instrument that I own... I had to use the last oneson "Orphans" (3 types of electronic drums and an accordion). I wrote more songs than I ever have before. I had more collaborations than I ever have before and I had more fun than I ever have before. I also have given over 500 comments. I like the trend for my FAWMs. That will keep going up! Now, on to the massive listening party... tomorrow. 😀

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I've been home-recording original music for many years and am currently in a band playing original music (http://www.treadingbleu.com) with the wonderful @Kovbleu, my super-talented brother @guatecoop and amazing guitarist @slawbleu. I love writing/recording solo music as ZeCoop too, because my styles are all over the place.

I do a lot of instrumental music, since I don't write lyrics, so if you have an idea, let me know. I can't guarantee a collaboration, but I'm always finding amazing new people on FAWM!

I have not figured out MIDI yet, so most of the time, what you are hearing is me actually playing the instruments, including live drums. I write songs part by part and never quite know where they are headed, and very often get very deep in layers and atmospheres. I love painting with sound.

I kept busy after FAWM this past year working a ton with the amazing @leslie on two of her albums and another Christmas album. Check her stuff out too!! http://www.lesliehudson.com
...and I also played on NYC singer Nathan Leigh's new album. You can hear my 1970's GEM Sprinter 49 Combo Organ on this song (and three others, plus I play bass on one song)... He is an amazing songwriter!
https://nathanleigh.bandcamp.com/trac...

This is my 7th FAWM. It's always wonderful and something I look forward to. It's the best part of Winter! (...the only good part of winter?) 😉

**FAWM 2017 Theme**
I really want to use every single musical instrument I own at least once. That will be a stretch. 😀

All of my recordings, FAWM and otherwise, are on my bandcamp page (and they are all FREE to download - just enter $0):
2016: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2015: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2014: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2013: http://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/fawm...
2012 (Computer died and only did simple parts)
2011: http://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/zeco...

***Please come connect with me online!!!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/zecoop1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeCoop-17882...

** Any and all feedback is welcomed! ***
(I just may not listen to it, lol...)

**Just for the record... I very rarely mark songs as favorites... They are ALL my favorites. Sometimes my collaborators do, though.

Songs (27)

#1 With A Start 61
7 weeks
#2 A Sliver Of Sunshine @fearlessflight2014  75
6 weeks
#3 Fall Into Dreams 54
6 weeks
#4 Snakes Are Watching Me 35
6 weeks
#5 Jump 'n' Bob 34
6 weeks
#6 Free My Soul @karlsburg25  37
5 weeks
#7 Jangle Twelve 30
5 weeks
#8 Awake... 3 a.m. 39
5 weeks
#9 Zombie Beach Party Attack!!! @mosley  33
5 weeks
#10 Tremor Tremble 18
4 weeks
#11 Market Square 21
4 weeks
#12 Boom @pinky  23
4 weeks
#13 No Mysteries Left To Be Solved @w1n 15
4 weeks
#14 We'll Come To The Jungle @owl  30
4 weeks
#15 Empathy Machine Unplugged @lanasolyluna 17
3 weeks
#16 Orphans 14
3 weeks
#17 Coop ZeVille @scottlake 14
3 weeks
#18 Soma Street @karlsburg25  20
3 weeks
#19 The Discomfort of Growth @guatecoop  15
3 weeks
#20 Basement Band @srcoops 21
3 weeks
#21 Northern Lights @metalfoot  39
3 weeks
#22 Kiss You Now @toms  18
3 weeks
#23 The Legend Of The Hot Chili Pepper Girl @alboe 21
3 weeks
#24 Z/28 Stakeout 12
3 weeks
#25 Infinite Game (with GuateCoop and KovBleu) 7
3 weeks
#26 So...Whatever @kovbleu  18
3 weeks
#27 Broken Carousel @piney  33
3 weeks

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  • @wacha 4 hours

    Thank you very much for your comments on my songs. I write most of my songs on my ukulele, sometimes that leads to me then having to come up up with something different to play it on the guitar and keep a similar sound.

    When I was assigned the frog I knew I was going to write something referencing Kermit and "It's Not Easy Being Green". I threw a lot of lines out and was pretty happy with what I ended up with.

    I highly recommend "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", it is a great, under exposed movie. I am working on a "full band" version of this currently and might post it when I have it done.

  • @driftwood1  1 day

    Thanks for all the great comments. I had Stacy watchlisted from last year. I'm going to check out your bands site.

  • @ballyhoot  6 days

    Thanks for your comments on my songs!!

  • @chandra83  1 week

    Thanks for your feedback on "No Right" 😀

  • @devinhill 2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my song "Bury My Head In the Sand." They Might Be Giants is one of my favorite bands and one of my biggest influences 😁

  • @kevinemmrich  2 weeks

    I got the black LP cajon as a stupid deal of the day! seemed like a good deal.

  • @zxcvbnm  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on John Gordon, it was a pleasure for me too collab with a tale ted musician like Jamie.

  • @ihelen  2 weeks

    Thanks for all your comments on my songs! I thought I read somewhere about a possible mass exodus / vanishing of FAWMers around March 10th, so I figured I better wrap up commenting before people go. It was a pleasure to listen to all your songs and collaborations. About your comment on my Spring song - turning winter into spring / summer songs is an interesting idea... Could be some sort of concept album. 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    Damn it, I have to do some, urgent email work now, I will be back!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    You should wait, I'm posting more demos today and tomorrow!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    Okay, I'm here to listen to all your songs I haven't heard!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    this says 27 songs, but it seems to me that every song I clicked on and listened to , you were listed! no kidding @zecoop you are everywhere and so loved by so many...
    I was picturing a t-shirt with you on it with a halo and wings...
    your the star man and I love you to bits...thanks for you kindness and generosity and talent!!!!!

  • @ihelen  2 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my Jelly song! It sure was fun to play! Although I should probably crack open my bass method book 1 sometime and learn something a bit more complicated than straight quarter and eight notes. 😉 Hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend!

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    I guess I'd recommend this one as a quirky little thing that I am pretty happy with!

    Heartbreak Apropos
    http://fawm.org/songs/70408/

  • @cloudboy  2 weeks

    Sorry, brother! Didn't mean to insult the organ. It sounded great!

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    Thanks John! I'll check out all of those soon!!!

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    Hey! I just realized I have only sampled one of your new creations so far this year! If I were to ask you...which two of yours should I try next?

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    27 songs... Whoa.....

  • @ihelen  2 weeks

    Well, I can send you that math song if you'd like because my 4th grader son doesn't even want to listen to it. 😂 It may as well go where it's useful, if you think your wife's students would actually appreciate it.

  • @reggiestyte 2 weeks

    Oh, and to answer your question about the Sandman bass on "Confessions of a Naive Double Agent", it's a Tobias Growler with 2 strings removed & played with a glass slide. A tribute to the late Mark Sandman of Morphine fame. Also featured in "3 Farms Trail".

  • @reggiestyte 2 weeks

    Hey daddio, we've met in this cafe before. Thanks for swingin' by & throwing quarters in my jukebox. And for all the hip comments. Rhythmic, clever, story-telling is the hallmark I aim for. Glad in resonates & put a smile on your face. I'm gonna hang around for a bit.

  • @bachelorb  3 weeks

    Sounds good.... I will..... mail came today, but still no tape

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Thank you for all the listening and wonderful comments. You know how to make a gal feel good! 😀

  • @ihelen  3 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my math song! Although it was originally meant to be a children's song, I think the adults are enjoying it more. Have a wonderful day!

  • @pipewrench67  3 weeks

    I noticed the same, You, @marvsmooth & @jibbidy34 were all missing from my list.

  • @pipewrench67  3 weeks

    Hey check this guy out especially 21-25 http://fawm.org/fawmers/zzomar/

  • @rainchaser  3 weeks

    Thanks for the encouraging comment on " Pity I Will Never Clean Up My Room". I didn't really have much phrasing on this one except for the "no chord" parts. I'm curious on what part of the lyrics had phrasing.

  • @piney  3 weeks

    Good thing you remembered that drum machine!!!

  • @piney  3 weeks

    Ok ok... I'll take the accordion case as a pass. It is still an important part of the instrument. 😉

  • @mikhail 3 weeks

    haha! I have actually dressed as both David Lee Roth and Frank Zappa for Halloween (though, not at the same time)

  • @mikhail 3 weeks

    Thanks for the drums! I had meant to start something with that track earlier in the month, but I never had a great lyric idea. I have heard that J Geils song before and forgot about it, and I guess it popped up from my subconscious when I needed something to yell about. 😀

    It would be fun to work on something more collaboratively next time!

  • @sueawesome 3 weeks

    Thank you so much for such thoughtful words on gold rush soul...too kind!!

    Congrats on the finish

  • @nicetrip  3 weeks

    Thanks for your feedback on my tracks! It's very valuable for me. Your music is great, with no doubt, this is my main finding in the first year of FAWM! Keep it up! 😀

  • @sw1n3flu  3 weeks

    ...and yeah I also have tonnes of room recordings, that capture the good, bad and ugly process of jamming out new ideas or refining old ones. I'm sure I've spent thousands of hours listening to them as well!

  • @sw1n3flu  3 weeks

    Thanks for the triple-threat series of comments! I'm grinning and my ego's doing all right too 😉

  • @leah0k 3 weeks

    Thanks for the encouragement!
    I made it!
    Woot!
    Now for bed 😁

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    It's fun to sing really low notes sometimes! (I'm aiming for the "most diverse sounding voice on FAWM" award, LOL) Thanks for listening to my version of The Road is so Long.

  • @siebass  3 weeks

    Definitely had to make sure to have at least one guy not clapping in time, otherwise it can't be real! Thanks for stopping to check out my version!

  • @jamesstaubes  3 weeks

    You're welcome. Yes a great tune. Ah I thought I heard a male harmony vocal on there.

  • @lanasolyluna 3 weeks

    Thank you so much for all your support of Tomo and I's work. Just starting to catch up on listening and dealing with fussy internet, but I'm looking forward to catching up on this. You're so great about collaborating with a variety of people. It's inspiring!

  • @seanbrennan  3 weeks

    Hi! Thanks for giving so many of my songs a thorough listen! (The viola stuff, and then "Gut Check" and "The Wildest Dream.") Yeah, I live in Portage now. Seeing that there are a fair few southwest MI FAWMers - wish I had been more active in seeking out a meetup. Hope your February has been fulfilling!

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    Just listened. It sounds cool. I like the parts you added.

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    I haven't really had a chance to listen to it with a good system yet. I only have been able to listen over my iPhone speaker. I'll let you know later tonight.

  • @siebass  3 weeks

    Thank you for the listen and the comment on "Time is a map". I usually write songs that are 2-4 minutes long, and usually on guitar, so that was a real challenge for me to do piano/organ and a long song. I appreciate you taking the time to get through it!

  • @bachelorb  3 weeks

    You need the Hammond!! You can use the excuse "all the cool people are doing it......" 😎

  • @jacobeverettwallace  3 weeks

    2018 FAWM Goal: Collab with Coop.

    Thought you should know. 😁

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    and I think Northern Lights is my favourite song of FAWM this year. THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving me such a beautiful track to work with.

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Sure. Northern Lights was my working title. I can post the lyrics once the song goes live. 😀

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    You seem to have the talent to make big productions work! I go minimal because I know my limitations...! LOL

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    I do hope my vocal part works OK for you. 😀

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    .....incoming!
    (check your email!)

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    Your demo is up and I added you as. Collaborator. I will try to listen later

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    That's awesome. Trombonists unite! 😀 And I have lyrics about half-written for our collab now. 😀

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    *wetransfer

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    Files should be in wettansfer.com now. You should be able to download from the google drive folder also but I did the wetransfer thing also

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    I thank you for your great confidence in me and I hope I do not disappoint you!

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    I've never actually written words to a completed track before so this is exciting new turf for me! Will try to complete this today or tomorrow.

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Hasn't shown up in my inbox yet. Off to work for a bit but will check again when I get home. Looking forward to this!

  • @ihelen  3 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my Dreamless song! I'm so glad you liked the reverb on the vocals, because it took my FOREVER to deal with those tracks. 😆 And thank you also for listening to it a few times - I never thought anyone would want to listen to it more than once. In fact, my family members don't even listen to my songs the whole way through most of the time. 😂

    For your Empathy collab song, it's interesting how you interpreted the last part. At first reading, I was a bit surprised that she wrote about a wife because she was singing the lyrics. So then I thought, okay so the story there is a woman married to a woman maybe. But then I read the line "While I watch pundits fight," I somehow thought of a guy watching MMA (mixed martial arts) or some kind of televised fighting thing... Your interpretation makes way more sense though - because the lines are more cohesive. Mine were just all over the place! Hmm... let's just say I listened to it early in the morning when my brain wasn't turned on yet. Well, good night for now!

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    google drive folder shared. I'm curious what you might add. Thanks again for the drums. May I make a request you do that every year as a gift to FAWM?

  • @jacobeverettwallace  3 weeks

    Not gonna lie, I was a little nervous about that song because of you and the other bandmembers...haha, I pushed my amateur mixing skills to the limit so y'all wouldn't have to come track me down. LOL Glad you liked it though, I breathed a sigh of relief after your comment. 😁

  • @tjeff  3 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on "Too Good to be True" ZeCoop - you are tooooo kind! Much appreciated.

  • @piney  3 weeks

    Thanks Z!

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    Coop ZeVille was me on my Ibanez SR-655 5-string bass just on the highest two strings, picked with the thickest bass pick I own. I will send you the raw track and your track as aligned in my daw so you can import it correctly. I will put them on my google drive and invite you to the folder.

  • @adforperu  3 weeks

    Hey man - don't you worry, I'm in the same boat.. sounds like we both have very large watchlists, ha. Impressive amount of songs you have so far.. I will listen to all eventually eventually 😀 Ah cool thank you.. I sort of feel like recording and mixing that fatigued my FAWM progress a bit, but nae bother!

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    My inlaws bought me a Zoom G1Xon pedal for my birthday so I'm having a blast trying out settings and actually, you know, being able to use my electric guitar after the kids are in bed because I can line out directly from the effects pedal into the mic in jack on my recording computer. Rocking out as quiet as a mouse. That's the ticket! 😀 Thanks again for the drum track.

  • @jwhanberry  3 weeks

    Thanks, I'm glad you liked "Geek Alert". It was quite experimental for me pulling up ideas I heard about in school many years ago but haven't really used since. I was afraid it would sound like crap but I'm actually happy with how it turned out. Thanks for listening.

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Surprise! Hope you don't mind me tagging you as collaborator on "Rock Jam" 😀

  • @jwhanberry  3 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on "Jimmy's Back In Town". It's a popular lyric by @arthurrossi. There are 4 settings of it so far. I did use my surf rig on this one ('62 Jaguar/'67 Dual Showman). Just seemed like the right thing to do.

  • @songsville  3 weeks

    Thanks for your really great comment. I've only just discovered Gentle Giant, I was amazed to hear some of my albums from last year had a bit of their flavour too, and even more amazed to find they are British too ... they are not well known in the UK!

  • @w1n 3 weeks

    No stress John, I'm very happy we got to do one song, anything more would have been a bonus.

  • @hanley  4 weeks

    Thanks for the lovely comments/congrats, and congratulations to you for hitting the finish line early! Gold Star to you

  • @ihelen  4 weeks

    Hey - I still have 4 more of your songs to listen to! 😆 I got sidetracked and then saw your message just now. It's easy to listen to your songs - they're all really wonderful. And thanks for commenting on Lantern too! Listening to your songs, I'm thinking I should probably try something on my bass (I'm also a beginner there). I'll return one day to hear the rest - and to see if you've played all your instruments! 😀

  • @theresaj 4 weeks

    Thank you, John! I was thrilled to work with such a fun piece of music and surprised at how well my existing lyrics fit to it! Amazing when that happens. I'm behind in listening but I will be back to hear your stuff!

  • @w1n 4 weeks

    Thanks John, the lyrics aren't that far off, it's mostly the chorus I'm not quite satisfied with.
    My studio mate collects Yamaha PSS series keyboards so we have a bunch of them in the studio, I also own a wonky 560, and a 270. Love the rhythms on the 560/70/80 and the Cosmic sound, use it a lot on the Ghost Karaoke album.

  • @ihelen  4 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my Takeover song! It's actually the first song I'v made with live guitars. You are very kind to say that it sounded good, especially since you're a pro! 😊

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Do you wanna send me some music I can put lyrics and vocals to? We haven't done a collab yet this year 😉

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Aaaaargh! Am so frustrated!! Busted finger! laryngitis! Still hoping to get that collab done before the bell.

  • @jwhanberry  4 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting on "Surf Sailor". Glad you liked it. That guitar and I played a lot of surf music in our younger days.

    Have a great week.

  • @pachufe 4 weeks

    Thanks for the feedback!!!

  • @cynthiawolff  4 weeks

    Right on..
    now we're on the same page...got it.

  • @cynthiawolff  4 weeks

    I probably did a bad here, but I posted it on the Forum..Recommended songs..
    If that's wrong let me know...
    oh I'm a troublemaker, but with good intentions...
    Is that a line for a song...heck yeah I think it is..
    love you coopxxc

  • @cynthiawolff  4 weeks

    I guess the problem with the cassette's is , is that "FourTrackTape" is not making any comments, so it doesn't get any listens...
    If a regular collab between two people can be posted on both pages, I don't know why it can't be posted between four? It's the only way all our hard work is going to get heard, right?
    AS soon as I posted it, I got a hit...
    I don't need it for my numbers, but just want our work to get out there...
    No worries either way Coop...just wanna be cool and not rock any boats..xxxxxxxxxxxc

  • @w1n 4 weeks

    Ok cool, got some free time and inspiration so I'm aiming for 14 songs even though I hadn't planned for it.

  • @w1n 4 weeks

    What is the other song you might have ideas for? So I can proritize trying to finish up the last one in some kind of way.

  • @w1n 4 weeks

    Kiev drums sounds good, try to mix it down tomorrow. I can remove you as collab. Still want the Surf USB files? Didn't have the time to do it today unfortunatly. But I have the studio the next couple of days.

  • @clioem  4 weeks

    Merci! (that's New Canadian for thank you. Also in French. But New Canadian sounds fansay.)

  • @piney  4 weeks

    Don't stop working!.... I mean believing. Don't worry. It is getting to be crunch time. Not sure if I'll make it!🙈

  • @squeakmouse73 4 weeks

    Thank you a million for your encouragement, especially in regards to my piano playing. I've always felt like a jack of all trades, but master of none when it comes to any of the instruments I play.

  • @roysmith  4 weeks

    Cheers, glad you liked it

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Argh I was wondering why I wasn't seeing any track sof yours this year. You are now watchlisted sir! 😁

  • @w1n 4 weeks

    Cool, I'll download and check it out when I'm at the studio and some more stable Wi-Fi tomorrow

  • @w1n 4 weeks

    I'll put the Surfing USB files in the Dropbox folder tomorrow. Be wonderfull if I could get separate files for Kiev

  • @roysmith  4 weeks

    Cheers for the drums...they turned into this http://fawm.org/songs/72439/

  • @sherrycanary  4 weeks

    Merci for comments on my French song Hommage a un frite
    So much fun to put silly words to romantic sounding music 😀

  • @thebschip 4 weeks

    Thanks for coming by to listen and write! I see Jangle ad Surfing in the titles, and I am all kinds of excited to hear your tunes! (And congrats on 11!) 10 more to listen to... Know a way to stop time, so I can do what I want instead of work? 😀

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    You're not behind at all. I've just been releasing songs like McDonald's sets Big Macs free to the world. 😉 Sounds good. I'll be in touch over the next few days!

  • @scottlake 4 weeks

    Thank you kindly for the drums. I shall use them soon!

  • @pinky  4 weeks

    Haha! Can't wait to hear it!

  • @pinky  4 weeks

    Yeah, no problem! Looking forward to hearing another version! Do you want me to change the track name when I post it?