Fuzzy 14


Ontario CA   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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  • @tosm Feb 28

    Thanks for all your comments on my tracks! You should do something with the Twenty Three for definite...

  • @toms  Feb 28

    I have free time from 5-6 tomorrow. Damn right I'm going to try. 😀

  • @cnidaria  Feb 25

    I feel really comforted to see that your artist favorite count is even more out of hand than mine. 😀

  • @amusia Feb 25

    Thanks for all your kind feedback! I still need to catch up and listen to the rest of your songs, but I always enjoy the weird things you come up with. Hopefully I'll see you again for 5090!

  • @owl  Feb 24

    That sounds great! I've always wanted to go there. Have a great time! I hope you see some sloths.

  • @ttg105  Feb 24

    Thanks for all the comments, Fuzzy. I feel as if you really "get" what I do. See ya in July!

  • @owl  Feb 24

    Thank you as always for the great comments and support! Have a great trip (where are you going?) and I'll see you at 50/90 time if not before! Congrats on the FAWM win and I'll be back to listen more later!

  • @candle  Feb 24

    Have a great trip & thank you for your comments & songs this FAWM. I'm not normally around for 50/90, but I'll see what happens this year. Anything is possible. Congrats on the win. Take care, my friend!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @apertome  Feb 24

    Hey Fuzzy, really good to experience FAWM with you again, thanks for the excellent feedback on my music. Congrats on hitting 14 songs! see you around!

  • @ferry0123 Feb 24

    Thanks again for your continuing support. Like silvermachine I wanted to say something similar. It's your unconventional way of looking at things and doing it your way (which is maybe a bit strange, but it tastes good) that has appeal to me. Hope you'll be having a great time. See you next round. Thanks again.

  • @silvermachine  Feb 23

    You're too kind fuzzy, thanks for your exceptional encouragement as usual.
    I always look forward to your unique attitude to music, your ideas and sounds. Enjoy your holiday, see you next time.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 23

    aw thanks Fuzzy, you made me smile a few times too! congrats on the 14/300 even though finishing early, well done, see you next time 😀

  • @samsorrow Feb 23

    Thank you for all your kind words and awesome music!

  • @apertome  Feb 23

    Btw, yes, Popol Vuh are just incredible, very influential. Hopefully there are others out there inspired by them if not listed on their profiles. I imagine so 😀

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 23

  • @toms  Feb 23

    Fuzzy! You won! 😀 congratulations! I will be back to listen to everything this weekend! 😁

  • @chipwithrow  Feb 22

    Go ahead and email Bill - sounds cool to me! Feel free to add to my other uke instrumentals too - I’ll have at least 4.
    I love how FAWM makes this possible - I’d love to meet face to face and play this kind of music, but we’re awfully far from each other!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 22

    By all means, also do something with Time and Space! Would love to hear what you come up with!

  • @ttg105  Feb 21


  • @chipwithrow  Feb 20

    Please feel free to put "weirdo melodica" into my ukulele etude! In fact, I have at least two more of those etudes coming if those inspire you, too.

  • @ttg105  Feb 20


  • @santadharma Feb 20

    Thanks for the comment on our improvisation and Tomo’s shirt!

  • @jsini  Feb 19

    Thank you for your comment on Hey Let’s Go. Appreciate it!

  • @cherok40  Feb 19

    Thanks for your kind comment on the 10x10. Much appreciated!

  • @candle  Feb 19

    Well you've sucked me into your Distopian world over the past few years. It was bound to inspire something in me. Thank you for not being offended. As for being a substitute teacher for 25 years, wow. You're a trooper. That's probably one of the hardest jobs in the world. I'm a Swimming Teacher (& Lifeguard), not quite the same as a Sub, but we see one class for 8 days & then start a new session. We have new classes every two weeks (we teach Mon-Thu each week). We teach every kid in town from Kindergarten to Grade 6 every year. It's a challenge, but a lot of fun as well. Again, thanks for your support and your great comments.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 19

    Thank you for your comments on my song. Much appreciated.

  • @klaus  Feb 18

    Hi Fuzzy! Thanks for your comments on my country tune. Looks like you're on a roll and heading for a sure Win!

  • @resonut123 Feb 18

    Thanks for commenting on my Syd tribute.

  • @silvermachine  Feb 17

    No, I always thought the Goons were a bit silly really. I think it was a generational thing, i always felt the Goons belonged to the generation before me and so were uncool and outdated.
    Is there some Goon connection with my song?

  • @w1n  Feb 17

    Sounds great Fuzzy, love the story. You delivered on my expectations and then some.

  • @candle  Feb 17

    I have to admit something: I was really worried I would offend you with my Oligarchy songs. I am so glad you enjoyed them! And yes, the Narrator might have the gallows in his future. Thank you so much for listening & commenting!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @adnama17  Feb 16

    Huh. I had no idea, thanks to my conservative Republican coma for almost 20 years I assume. Hmphf.

  • @ttg105  Feb 16


  • @jwhanberry  Feb 16

  • @candle  Feb 15

    Thanks for the comments on Nimbostratus & Venusian Lust. I agree, that guitar at the end of the collab sounds like I was playing it on top of a mountain. I wish I was. 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 13

    As for Shadowspawn, yes I guess there might me Vampires about. I guess I need to watch out for them! Thans for the great comment!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 13

    Yeah, I loved those liner notes. Again, adding more mystery to what's going on in your distopian world. I loved the ambient song that went with the words as well. I always forget about 50/90, one of these years I might have to give it a try…

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @sync  Feb 13

    Thanks for the shout out on the weird and wacky forum! That's quite a compliment after perusing your song list! You're setting the bar pretty high here. 😃

  • @amusia Feb 13

    Thanks for your comments! Haha, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with crazy pets. Your dog sounds awesome though.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 12

    straight up!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 12

    Thanks for the kind words about H2O 😀

  • @ferry0123 Feb 11

    Thanks again!

  • @ttg105  Feb 11


  • @w1n  Feb 11

    u got m@il sir

  • @persaab Feb 11

    Thank you for your kind words on my song.

  • @w1n  Feb 10

    Hi Fuzzy
    Would you be interested to some spoken word ish things on a tune of mine? It's weird, noisy and a bit abrasive, so should be right up your alley 😉

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 10

  • @joetime Feb 9

    yo dude! thanks for your comment on The Taste - if you want to take a shot at the lyrics be my guest, it would be pretty cool to see what you make of them. rock on

  • @hannibalhamster Feb 8

    Thanks for your comment! Lovely to hear from you. Noel was probably quite a fun guy back in the day (late 60s/70s, though a lot of the shows he hosted in the 90s were pretty funny tbh), though he's not so fondly remembered these days!

  • @ustaknow Feb 2019

    Wow, thank you for that feedback-comment; thank you. That means allot to me, and I am glad to know that it was heard that way.

  • @jackketch Feb 2019

    Thanks for your comment! Yes just finished reading Erebus too, good isn't it? If you have entered read The Terror it imaginatively fills in the blanks of what happened while the ships were missing. It's great!

  • @berni1954  Feb 2019

    Hi Fuzzy. Thanks for listening to my "Interpretation of Dreams"
    But I am definitely not hiring you as my psychiatrist 😜

    PS Brilliant pastiche of a Freudian analysis 😁

  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Yeah, I'm shocked at how prolific I have been so far. I think being home sick for two days sort of pushed my creativity into high gear. This is the quickest I've ever posted eight songs. Usually by this time of FAWM, I might have three or four songs finished. I've doubled that so far. You're right, for someone who didn't have my head in music, it sure got there quick!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Hey @fuzzy , thanks so much for listening to my tracks, especially your comments on Ricky Martin & Slacking. They were both fun to put together and came from completely different places. I'm glad I could provide you with some weird stuff to listen to.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @owl  Feb 2019

    Thank you for listening to "Chinese New Year"! I realized when I woke up to the flurry of comments about how abruptly the song ended that I accidentally cut off the outro (with time signature change!) when exporting. I have fixed it, along with the bass thing that was bothering me that nobody else noticed 😀 Just thought I'd let you know.

    p.s. I hope you write another travelogue soundscape or two this year! Have you read "Cloud Atlas"? I was in the midst of it before getting steamrollered by FAWM and it struck me as something you would probably enjoy.

  • @ttg105  Feb 2019


  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your kind words on Forgiveness, Tapioca Pudding & Cosmic Osmosis. I have to agree with you about forgiveness. It is more about letting go of your own negativity then excusing another's behaviour or words. If you can't forgive yourself, you'll never truly forgive anyone.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @bking  Feb 2019

    Hey Fuzzy. It's good to be back and I'm happy to see you here to share the madness.

  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the great comment on Ming Tiger. I knew you'd love the generative portion of the song. Glad you took the time to stop by for a listen!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @apertome  Feb 2019

    Hey Fuzzzy, the "Converging Parallels" suite isn't really generative. Basically what happened is I started playing viola, but my viola part was going straight into Kurt's eurorack modular setup. He's got some modules that can sample / loop / chop up / mangle sound. So he was doing that all while I was playing viola. WHat's weird about the way it happened was that I actually did not hear some of the things I played on viola until 30 seconds to 1 min later. So it was very weird hearing things I'd played a whiel ago coming back at me in different forms.

    I'm also playing a couple synth drones here that are sidechained to my viola. So you only hear the white noise and drones when I'm playing the viola. Not sure it that explanation makes sense.

  • @owl  Feb 2019

    Hi fuzzy! Thanks for the kind words as always and happy FAWM!

  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comment on my Flying Saucers. I figured it would be something you would enjoy.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @rkeeling75 Feb 2019

    Thanks for the welcome! Have a great month.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comment on my Junk song. That's my Oscar Schmidt autoharp, I lovingly call it Leviathan.

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 2019

    Thanks for listening and for the tidbit on sea otter sleep--maybe I need another verse.

  • @jackketch Feb 2019

    Hey thanks for the message! Us Fawing history teachers need to stick together. Ironically I live near Peterborough too, but the UK version!

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 2019

    And now for today's weather: HEAT WAVE

    Figuring stuff out right now just seems harder. Fighting sure does seem easier. (But not fighting the Fire vampires! Those are especially tough right now.)

    You head towards Independence Square thinking about maybe getting an Italian Ice, but the vendors are gone. Hell, the *square* is gone. At least, you don't remember it being a hazy vista of sand and scree with strange towers in the distance.

    Then you spot the witch. She is lovely and terrible all at once. A strange light shines in her eyes as she chants, "Iä! Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Goat with a Thousand Young!"

  • @robs  Feb 2019

    Hé Fuzzy! We certainly need more crummy equipment...

  • @ttg105  Jan 2019

    Thanks for stopping by the funhouse ... talk to you tomorrow!

  • @kable Jan 2019

    @fuzzy thanks for the tip!

  • @odilongreen  Jan 2019

    I'm finally here. And it looks like you've been here a while. So let's all have a wonderful FAWM together - I'm looking forward to hearing your new music!

  • @fourzeroes  Jan 2019

    Yeah! I think I've written something like 65 complete songs in my FAWMing to date, which is like... slightly over half as many as I'd have if I completed every year, but there ya go. What's your total, do you know?

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2019

    I'm hoping you issue it as a formal challenge! Donkeys and Beavers!

  • @captainvulpine  Jan 2019

    You know when you put melodica in a song and people are like "Wow, rad accordion!" But really it's just a goofy ass keyboard for kids that you blow into?
    That's why we fight.
    I'm looking forward to your output this year, fuzzyface.

    P.S. My melodica is called Blowhol Bjorgenson. He is a sickly shade of green and probably my bestest friend on this planet.

  • @fourzeroes  Jan 2019

    Good to see a fellow 2011er out there!

  • @dragondreams  Jan 2019

    *waves* 😊

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

    Fuzzy wuzzy wuz a....legendary fawmer...? 😁

  • @crisp1  Jan 2019

    Hope you're having fun already. Thanks for the comment on the fake band name!

  • @spikedirection  Jan 2019

    Welcome back fuzzy! Have a great FAWM

  • @nerdy202 Jan 2019

    Thank you!

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2019

    When I saw your fake name they came to mind right away.

  • @max  Jan 2019

  • @frenchcricket  Jan 2019

    Hi Fuzzy! Always a pleasure x

  • @amusia Jan 2019

    I'm so glad to hear you like my music! I'm looking forward to hearing your experimental melodica sounds!

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 2019

    Thanks for restarting the A is for ABBA fake band edition. I was really happy with how it turned out last year.

  • @paulhenry  Jan 2019

    I did the random collab challenge a couple of years back. I got paired with @orbh who at the time was a heavy metal drummer from Finland. We had, on paper, very little in common. But I had a blast working with him, and we came up with a cool collab. I did words and some melody. He did the music.

  • @paulhenry  Jan 2019

    Just saw your post on my soundboard after I saw the forum thread and emailed you. If you can clear it up, swell.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 2019

    Thank you!! I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 2019

    Didja catch my louie louie cover? https://youtu.be/Nrq1T135ukk

  • @candle  Jan 2019

    Hey Fuzzy! Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to hearing your stuff this year.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @paulh1237  Jan 2019

    Fawm is so near.. and yet so far away! Looking forward to some more melodica!

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 2019

    Hoorah for bizarre enthusiasms. Let's do this!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2019

    More insanity... Bring it!

  • @standup  Jan 2019

    Hey, I look forward to hearing the weirdness flow.

  • @silvermachine  Jan 2019

    Wotcha Fuzzy. Can a hero have his own hero?
    Think I'd have given up without your support.
    Good to see you're here, mate.

  • @andygetch  Jan 2019

    oooops! and so it begins LOL

  • @ferry0123 Jan 2019

    Hey Fuzzy, I'm already ready for this thing. Can't wait to hear your weirdo stuff!

  • @adnama17  Jan 2019

    Fuzzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's do this thing!

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2019

    Hi back at you! Here we go again!