Fuzzy 14

@fuzzy 

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, BA Johnston, 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 weirdo Melodica.

Also some piano as well as whatever other instruments I have lying around.

There will be a fair amount of strange noise and experimental-type stuff.

This is my tenth 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

Songs (14)

#1 George Harrison, The Least Talented Beatle 47
8 weeks
#2 Salvation @phoenixash 45
8 weeks
#3 Permanent Brain Deterioration @candle  24
7 weeks
#4 Damnatio Ad Bestias 21
7 weeks
#5 Caracalla, The Exceptionally Stabby Emperor 27
7 weeks
#6 ORANGE DREAMSCAPES W/ HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES @cts  31
7 weeks
#7 My Very Happy Life (I Like Meatloaf And Sex Mania) 21
6 weeks
#8 The Horrors Of Perversion 21
6 weeks
#9 Head Busted Open Blues @deafsteever 25
6 weeks
#10 "The Damnation Of Abdul Alhazred" - Act II Scene III (Nyarlathotep Is Summoned) @phoenixash 18
6 weeks
#11 Distress Message From The Exploration Starship "Exceptional Clockwork" @candle  21
5 weeks
#12 Duelling Melodicas @wobbiewobbit  32
5 weeks
#13 The Blindfold Of Memory @zecoop  18
5 weeks
#14 True Facts About Robert Fripp 29
5 weeks

Soundboard

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  • @candle  4 days

    I'll have to check those two albums out. Sounds awesome. Thanks for pointing me their way!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  1 week

    I signed up & posted a new song in the Rocktober section.

    http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/conten...

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Hehehe..... You just REALLY wanted to get to T, lol 😉

  • @ustaknow 2 weeks

    Hah, - well that change is there. But, literally, if you "Draw" as the One, it's in the Key F, if you "Blow" then it's C. So in other words if you reverse your breath, - it's called the Draw Key (no sheit, not kidding 😀 ) So by counting up, I mean, say you did a Song in Key G, - what Harminica do I need since the Draw Key is the Rock and Roll Harmonica key... so, G A B C D - your Standard D Harmonica, is the harp you'd need. Then just Draw, pinch your mouth, bend the harp a bit in your mouth, and vwah lah, Rock Blues in G, Sea? 😀 (Clear as mud I know.) It's actually pretty EZ.

    Basically all you can get from it is the 1, 4, 5 chords, out of it anyway, "sort of" (kind of PowerChord the 5th). Mostly the 1 and 4 but the 5 if you "bend", suck/pinch/bend - you can get it if play with a tape loop.

    Do it, do it, 😀

  • @silvermachine  3 weeks

    Yes I got your email. I drafted a reply twice but erased them.
    I felt I wanted to explain why I'd had enough, but it read like a rant and felt childish. Then I realised you might strongly disagree with me, and I didn't want that sort of rift. So I left it.
    Will definitely let you know of any future developments, and send you stuff (or provide links).

  • @chriddof 4 weeks

    Thanks again for the comment on "Rock Rock A [Rude Word]"! Sorry it took so long to reply to this, been feeling like that same rude word myself lately (mentally, rather than physically). Glad to see that you completed FAWM this year too.

  • @silvermachine  4 weeks

    Let me have an address in an email and I'll gladly send you everything silvermachine might do in the future, (or has already done if you want it).
    I owe you a lot, as It's largely your championing of silvermachine that has kept it going so long.

  • @deafsteever 4 weeks

    Thank YOU for wanting to collab! I'd definitely like to do more collabbing in the future. 😀 I apologize for not listening to and giving feedback on any of your tracks yet - but, as time permits, I will in the days ahead for sure!

    Regarding that frickin' Hansgruberchuck puppet, I'll send you a private email outlining everything soon. My co-workers and I have a blast abusing that damn troll.;-)

  • @standup  4 weeks

    I realized in the last two days that I've only commented on a couple of your songs this month -- sorry about that. You're an inspritation! I guess in 50/90 there's more time and I probably drift to your songs more often. FAWM is such a frantic mess I cannot predict or control what I may or may not comment on.

    I always enjoy what you're doing.

  • @candle  4 weeks

    Yeah, you would like it. I had to read it for a Gothic Novels class in University. It was my favourite book we read in that class. I just reread it this past fall & still enjoyed it all these years later.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @ttg105  4 weeks

    Thanks for all your support and your own blasts of creative lunacy this FAWM!

  • @amusia 4 weeks

    Ha ha, yeah, I am trying to finish up a few pieces last minute to get to 14!
    I don't think I've heard of Silly Symphonies! I will need to investigate after FAWM!

  • @silvermachine  4 weeks

    You've done some really great stuff mate, keeping the weird flag flying, entertaining us with all manner of curious delights, and I thank you as always for your dedicated support.
    I'm delighted with my 14 songs, but at the moment I can't see me doing this again. There's too much here that I don't enjoy.

  • @ferry0123  4 weeks

    Hey Fuzzy, thank you for the encouraging words, once again. And getting your songs and far out experiments into existence for (my) ears to hear. Yes, see you at 50/90!

  • @amusia 4 weeks

    Thanks for listening! I always enjoy listening to what you come up with as well (I still have some listening to do)! All your kind words and enthusiasm mean a lot and help keep me writing.

  • @phoenixash 4 weeks

    Yes, it has!!!! Thanks for everything!!!! Me too!!!! Let's rock it!

  • @dzd  4 weeks

    I've already drawn up the contract for my soul it just needs a signature in blood hahah

  • @dzd  4 weeks

    That's all credit due to the fine folk at black elephant huh hostel in portland,me

    And just wallpaper believe it or not

    Yes pure unadulterated orgasmic joy....I've had plans drawn up to electrify one of those for years......I froleandered my way across one yesterday.....bartering still in process......help me out I'll make them read this hahaha.....I'll throw them more advertising even lol.....it is a haven for the wary traveler, that ones free hahaha.

  • @judypie  4 weeks

    Interesting! Well then I may check it out!😃

  • @judypie  4 weeks

    Ha, no man I’ve never even looked at it! The notion of 50 songs has always seemed like a mountain too high for me to climb!

  • @ttg105  4 weeks

    😀

  • @dragondreams  4 weeks

    Yep. He was a good friend of the head of the studio, Peter Byrne Jones. Peter composed using spoken word on tape and splicing the tapes by hand. Early Frippertronics were based on some of Peter's techniques with paired four-track machines set several feet apart with the tape running between them to get massive delay times.

  • @candle  4 weeks

    He was still joking about it today, actually LOL. Yes, that is zecoop's count in at the start. I just felt it fit perfectly with the song & kept it as part of the track. Thanks for the great comment!

    See You In The Shadows…

    p.s. Congrats on the FAWM win, BTW 😁

  • @dzd  4 weeks

    Thanks a lot, means more than I care to admit when someone actually likes something 😉 still excited to hear what alls been going on over here this year lol....I'll get there.

  • @dragondreams  4 weeks

    Thanks for all the time you've spent listening to my stuff this year! 😀

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    I *knew* you'd know what a Shingle Froe is - the fact that you've even used one makes me very happy!

  • @howthenightcame 5 weeks

    And yes, the Marillion song has been with me for thirty years now and has shaped a lot of my thinking about Grendel. The lyrics towards the end of the track are a tour de force.

    Thank you again!!

  • @howthenightcame 5 weeks

    You wrote: "Interesting how you, intentionally or not, (maybe due to the Marillion tune) link Beowulf and Grendel with that "equals" sign, as if they are aspects of each other, or two sides to one coin (after all, you need an anti-hero in order to have a hero)."

    This is spot on. I went back and forth about using the equals sign. It's a little too strong a claim, but I wanted people to think why someone might write that.

    They could be two sides of the same coin. Or hero and anti-hero (but which is which?) Also, there's lots of talk of Cain and Abel in the poem - so the idea of relatives or brothers is in the air. Apparently, there's a comic book version of Beowulf which features the two as twins!!

  • @howthenightcame 5 weeks

    hello fuzzy, just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for being so supportive and encouraging!!

    You know, it's a real pleasure to have someone who knows and loves the Beowulf myth so much.

    It was only last month that I heard a lecture explaining the "bee wolf" etymology, so thanks for the timely reminder.

    It's true, the manuscript containing the sole surviving copy of Beowulf was moments away from being burned to ashes. We were really lucky that it was saved.

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Shocking I know!! I was watching a youtube vid on Robert's current rig and the triangle pick was sitting on his keyboard!! Go to 12:43 on this video:
    https://youtu.be/dYOqKg_t_XU

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    well, they don't make it easy to get a pic up! if you want, email me a pic, I'll put it on my server and then link it on your profile page for all to see!

    johns@visionarywebworks.com

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks

    Woohoo! 😂😂🤣😎

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks

    Aha! It was from my real life name of Paul Hudson... 😉

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks

    Thanks once again, Fuzzy! 😊😎

    BTW, I sent you a FB friend request ages ago and haven't heard back from you. 😉

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    I heard through the grapevine that there is a new kitten and you've violated the FAWM "post kitten pix asap" rule? What do you have to say for yourself?

  • @geoffkilian 5 weeks

    Hey thanks for the tip about needing to reply to someone's soundboard... I guess those other people didn't get my feedback to their feedback... darn!

  • @judypie  5 weeks

    Awww that is sad, but if it doesn’t work, you can just tell me what colours your kitty is and how fluffy 😀

  • @judypie  5 weeks

    😁😁😁

    *Waits patiently..*

    I’LL REMIND YOU AGAIN IN FIVE MINUTES SO YOU DONT FORGET

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    I'm currently finishing up recording 8 more ambient tracks for a collab with caterwauler, so if you'd like those I can send them (once I figure out what number 8 is going to be).
    The more I think about it, I think it would be great to mark that one as a collab. I really loved it. 😀

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Another check on the collaboration checklist... I really really liked yours. 😀

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Yours actually sounds like a collaboration, so feel free if you'd like. I'm over 14 and it's a free for all now. The last one using those stems, I could not honestly pick out anything i had played. A guy's gotta have collaboration rules, you know?! 😉

  • @judypie  5 weeks

    Word on the street is you’ve got a new kitten? Surely you read the fawm rulebook and know that all new kittens should be photographed and uploaded?

  • @natalieedelson  5 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on ‘oceanbirds’. You’re in the home stretch now ! 🙌🏾🌟

  • @heliosonorous 5 weeks

    Thanks for your comment! Glad you can hear the sonic representations I have been attempting to convey in this project!

  • @kirjis  5 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on the spam song, it means a lot!

  • @judypie  5 weeks

    Hey now c’mon! You’re still my favourite soundscapist! Yours did sound much larger than Wobbies so points for that, I just really like the colour red man.

  • @emkaydeebee  5 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comment on ‘They don’t see me’ - quite a voyage of discovery you’ve sent me on there with Laurie Anderson, wow!

  • @judypie  5 weeks

    Thank u for your detailed analysis of smoke like a pan, hotly😛 Oooh you gotta new one I need to check out!

  • @candle  5 weeks

    Yeah, I know right? I'm on pace to pass last year's record. Not sure how this keep happening, but collabing with you has been a big boost to that! Thank you 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  5 weeks

    Well, that goes without saying. I mean, brown? Really. So plain…

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @chriddof 5 weeks

    Thank you for the recent comments on "Duck Mouth..."! I'm especially pleased you liked my spoken word vocals.

  • @ferry0123  5 weeks

    Thanks a bunch for your words!

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    Oh my, your comment was hilarious about the children. I my career is working with difficult and troubled children, so I know that one!!

  • @phoenixash 5 weeks

    Hey, just sent you a little something something

  • @candle  5 weeks

    Love. It.

    Great job!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    We'll just say... "Happy Ending" and leave it at that, lol. Everyone lived happily ever after. Like they always do. In Sci-Fi. With ghosts and aliens. Yep. It all worked out fine. 😉

  • @lbcsrw 6 weeks

    Your work fills me with warm goodness, and a bit of fetid bile.

  • @apertome  6 weeks

    Yeah he really is, I also love how deadly serious he is the whole time.

  • @candle  6 weeks

    I got the email. I'm trying to mix some alchemy together to see what might happen. Will keep you posted. And thank you for your comment on The Gift. I remember you saying last year that it takes a lot to offend you, but a guy can never be too careful, eh?

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @apertome  6 weeks

    BTW, have you seen this? This guy blows me away:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOLva...

  • @apertome  6 weeks

    Your description of "The blurring of the shale" gave me chills -- it's better than the song!

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Thank you for your earzzzz 😁

  • @zecoop  6 weeks

    Gonna listen to more, but ran out of time on my lunch break. The Stabby Uke song was an awesome end though!! I will also let you know when I have the 8-track tracks ready to share. 😀

  • @candle  6 weeks

    Also, did you still want to do another collab?

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  6 weeks

    I should warn you, your Horrors OF Perversion inspired my own descent into the world of moral decay. https://fawm.org/songs/106249/ I hope it doesn't offend you.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @phoenixash 6 weeks

    I LOVED IT IT'S AWESOME, would you like to do something else?

  • @heliosonorous 6 weeks

    Thanks for the Horn picture you shared, quite fitting!

  • @amusia 6 weeks

    It does sound like a title you would come up with! I would like to hear your Cabinet of Curiosities too!

  • @phoenixash 6 weeks

    hello, I've sent you an email did you get it

  • @candle  6 weeks

    Oh my, that movie is something else. Gotta love 1960's morality PSAs

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Haha, I saw no reason to stop dude! LOVE your sound!

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Well fuck, that DOES sound dangerous. I am in an excellent YouTube spiral of vintage educational films now, thanks for this! 😃

  • @dragondreams  6 weeks

    Cool! Is there any particular brand or model I should look out for?

  • @dragondreams  6 weeks

    I am so going to have to get me a melodica!

  • @cts  7 weeks

    Thanks, bud! Believe me - there was so much more that I had intended to do, but time is running out for me and I have to move as quickly as I can with the rest of the tunes I have started on. I hope we can do more collabs as I do have some specifics for you. We'll see how the land lays. Thanks again for working with me and the kind thoughts during my bereavement. You guys rock!

  • @ferry0123  7 weeks

    Ah, now I understand your takes on history (the why's of them) a little bit better 😀

  • @owl  7 weeks

    Thank you for the comments! Glad to hear you've already reached and passed Peak Misery!

  • @lanasolyluna 7 weeks

    Bust out those glow sticks ❤️😍

  • @ttg105  7 weeks

    😀

  • @frozenlonesome 7 weeks

    Thanks for listening and your comments of Vortex Dynamics Folktale. Not sure where you hear the spaceport boarding announcements because there are none in the track. 😀 I also periodical recommend headphones. Check out my FAWM track Discretion.
    Have you heard my friend PantsofDeath. He's using samples very well too. https://fawm.org/fawmers/pantsofdeath

  • @chriddof 7 weeks

    Thank you for all of those comments! It's much appreciated.

  • @heliosonorous 7 weeks

    Thanks for you comments! It often seems that a person's feelings for Pluto to remain a planet depend much on when one was born and learned of the solar system. I grew up with Pluto as a planet so I will likely always see it as such.

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Oh man, Fuzzy. You nailed it with that collab track. I love it! You might want to give those 15 full time employees in your Fuzzy Sound Labs a bonus or something 😉

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @engebretsen  7 weeks

    Thx for comments!

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    Aw Fuzzy, you know, it’s all in the way they sing. They’ve got that emo thing down.
    😉
    Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • @ferry0123  7 weeks

    Yeah, it was a good lesson, Fuzzy. I think I'll never forget this one!

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Thanks for all the listens & thoughtful comments. And yes, I got the e-mail & replied. I'm good with that.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @ferry0123  7 weeks

    Hey thanks once again for your support, Fuzzy. So... gurning. Got something for ya now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQua5...
    😀

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @dreamscuba  7 weeks

    Thank you for your comments on “Danger Within”. Very much appreciated.

  • @phoenixash 8 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comments dear, I'm already thinking about round two

  • @gm7 8 weeks

    Thx for the kind words..more to follow..not with loops....but jazzy blues

  • @silvermachine  8 weeks

    Fuzzy I’ve decided to change my last song to ‘Woman Want Dog Faced Baby’ as I wasn’t that happy with the title. You said you might have it for a song title yourself, sorry about that.

  • @candle  8 weeks

    Ironically I had already watchlisted her after reading a few of her comments on the forums. Her first song didn't disappoint. Thanks for pointing her out!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @caterwauler  8 weeks

    I'm glad you enjoyed my comment. Thank you for the lovely one you gave me.

  • @gm7 8 weeks

    Thx... It's.was
    my first try at looping

  • @sync  8 weeks

    Hey fuzzy, thx for reading my bio. Yeah, I almost qualified that the delivery reminded me of duke of prunes, but not the music or subject matter. 😁

  • @lanasolyluna 8 weeks

    Love how you got the image of the forest animals partying even though I said nothing about animals, but I definitely had that image too! 😀 Thanks for stopping by and welcome back.

  • @metalfoot  8 weeks

    Fortunately we got the mix right quicker than all that! Just enough for an extra serving 😀

  • @billwhite51 8 weeks

    thank you for your comments on oh well ah well. i wasnt thinking of neil young, but now that you mention it, there is that random incoherece factor that seems to add up to more than it is.