Fuzzy 15

@fuzzy 

Ontario CA   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Captain Beefheart, Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Neil Young, Groucho Marx, Buck Owens, King Crimson, The Fugs, J.S. Bach, The Residents, 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.

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

A few strange spoken word stories, as well.

I am often open to collaborations, so hit me up if you're so inclined.

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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  • @dzdandcunfsd  11 hours

    Yeah I might have to put that one on my short list of rotating band names 🤣

  • @wolfkier 2 weeks

    care to help a little? https://fawm.org/forums/topic/11940/

  • @audrey  5 weeks

    Thank you for listening and for leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it.

  • @pipewrench67  5 weeks

    Sorry for the confusion I was incorrect on my time assumption.

  • @gm7  5 weeks

    thx for all your comments appreciate that!
    Glad to see you reached 14...well done.
    Thx for listening...stay safe.
    Garry from the "da Rock'

  • @gm7  5 weeks

    Ok lets trade I am doing 4 for everyone I think I have a better chance of hitting everyone on the #tit4tat list.
    Thx

  • @candle  5 weeks

    Hey, I saw this & thought you might enjoy it. It's another Winnipeg Psych Band. They're about to release a new album & the lead track is killer.

    https://mahoganyfrog.bandcamp.com/album/mahogany-frog-in-the-electr...

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @amusia 5 weeks

    Oh wow! I've never heard of the spring peeper frog! I thought it was a sound effect that you created in your lab. You made good use of that frog recording!

  • @gnashattack  5 weeks

    Yes! The world needs more old-school, classic country. Not Tim McGraw classic, but actual classic. Love it. Thanks for the love on "Death-Defying." That genre is our comfort zone and I love playing in it.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  6 weeks

    I think I'm going to call it Hutejo(Hootiehoe) part harp/part lute/part banjo all noisy fun. Trying to decide between an old hand drum or a tin can for the resonator though before I go much farther. I'm leaning towards can because it will of course be electrified.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  6 weeks

    Hahaha! no worries! I spent a few weeks either after or before 50/90 I don't remember now just recording a bunch of powertools all with different rhythms that I've still yet to do anything with or even listen to for that matter. I tend to do the same just sitting on some things. About to start making some weirdo harplike contraption with some spare parts I've been dreaming up the last few days. Idle hands make great playthings or something like that.......

  • @dzdandcunfsd  6 weeks

    Thanks again for all your comments/etc and all the great music! I'll still be around for a bit, but particularly wanted to thanks you for the taking a perfectly normal song and throwing it down some stairs one! Really made my day!

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    Thanks! I appreciate your time, kind comments and suggestions. Until our paths cross again for the Summer songhunt I wish you safe and happy trails.

  • @wolfkier 6 weeks

    Great sometime today when I can slice out a hunk of time, hopefully uninterupted, I'll treat myself to a good meal from your menu! 😀

  • @ferry0123 6 weeks

    😀 I was kind of thinking the same.. Glad you enjoyed!

  • @mandolinda  6 weeks

    Hi Fuzzy. I am with the Barrie group/Simcoe County. Thanks for looking at my songs. And I guess I am kind of positive attitude. After retiring, I needed some hobbies, started gardening, quilting, and then 5 years ago decided I should learn to play an instrument. My Barrie friends encouraged me to write songs last year to alleviate COVID self isolation. It's been a new fun hobby. I have a big to-do list of things to learn before next FAWM.

  • @ferry0123 6 weeks

    Fuzzy, I think I have to share this one with you:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3bv1nm-HZE

  • @rayboneor  6 weeks

    Thanks for bumping me up on Century list. It must be a pain managing that, with people always hassling you for their participation certificate 😀

  • @srcoops  6 weeks

    As a matter of fact, zecoop's grandmother (my mother) was also a teacher. The high school I went to was very economically stratified and if your parents weren't wealthy you did not fare well. Some of the teachers went along with this drivel. I hated it. Since then an engineering degree and an MBA.

  • @zecoop  6 weeks

    My dad never told us these things until we were much older, haha. And, my wife, son, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law are all teachers and so was my mom. (no principals in the family, though) 😉

  • @wobbiewobbit  6 weeks

    hmmmm....

  • @zecoop  6 weeks

    Yep - digging the SIANspheric first album. 😀

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Don't tell the COVID police, but @dzdandcunfsd & I might have had a 3am jam after a night of partying. That's about the only way that track could have happened. Mind you, maybe that was just a weird dream I had the other night… because, when have I ever been in Oklahoma? 😉

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @saxylizbeth 7 weeks

    Thank you! I don't normally do 50/90 as it's a mad time of year workwise, but absolutely up for collabs in FAWM next year 😀

  • @deselby 7 weeks

    Enjoyed your work immensely, and many thanks for the encouraging comments on my stuff. 50/90 remains a possibility.

  • @vivalarayna 7 weeks

    ...Anderson Cooper is a wha....???

    I heard about the baby-eating, but the robot thing is new and it begs the question, if he's a robot, then why does he need to eat *anything*?? 🤔

  • @vivalarayna 7 weeks

    Yes, iirc, they're called "The Blue Avians". Blue humanoid beings covered in blue feathers. I went down the Q-spiracy rabbit hole (*shudder*) when I was researching for "Tragic Anthem". There's... a lot to unpack there. You could easily get a full concept album!

  • @wobbiewobbit  7 weeks

    hey thank you! YOU TOO! cogratulations and great to collab with you!

  • @saxylizbeth 7 weeks

    Thank you for listening and commenting on Drunk Bunnies and writing a song called Duck Head. Definitely coming back here for MALM! 😀

  • @ttg105  7 weeks

    Thanks for all your comments and your inspiring lunacy!

  • @ferry0123 7 weeks

    Thanks a lot for your continuing support, Fuzzy!
    I'll be here in March too, catching up with your stuff, among other things. Something's telling me you had a fine time.

  • @candle  7 weeks

    You know me, I'm always up for a collab with the great @fuzzy & his wonderful staff (minus the ones who got fired during this FAWM, I guess 😉 ) at the Fuzzy Sound Labs.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Same to you, my friend. See you at 50/90?

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    Thanks for the listen on my Saxon song. For another far more vivid and a bit darker set of lyrics on the same topic essentially, you might like this one from the same skirmish: https://fawm.org/songs/123369/

  • @tomslatter  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on 'Hyperbole', much appreciated. Yeah, last song for me this month. Gotta concentrate on the 'proper' album I told the record label I was working on... 😀 See ya next year!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  7 weeks

    Thanks! that midnight one turned into the midnight train one. I spent wayyyy too long on that drum loop and my first take on the slidocaster turned out too nice to only use it once 🤣 It might eventually end up being the base track for 4 or 5 more

  • @santadharma  7 weeks

    Thank you!! XX Looking forward to catching up on listening to your tracks. Will you be popping in after February?

  • @deli 7 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my songs! You got quite a few songs here and I like what I've heard so far. I gotta check out the rest!

  • @iwilleatyou 7 weeks

    You can get excited any way you like. Just don't touch the Italian suit 😉 I had it custom fit.
    Thanks for the comments and listens!

  • @highmountain 7 weeks

    Howdy! Thanks for your zong wrecking work! Sorry for the lonely ear. Will investigate that.

  • @ttg105  7 weeks

    😀

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    I am so far behind, but needed to take a break to introduce you to a friend of my brother @guatecoop - @deli and you (I think) have very similar approaches and I think you would really dig his stuff. this is his first year and he only has two songs, but I thought I would mention it. 😀

    I'll be checking out the Fuzzy page today. 😀

  • @dzdandcunfsd  7 weeks

    I think taking a perfectly normal sounding song and throwing it down the stairs is probably the most apt description I've heard of what I usually attempt to try and do 🤣 Thanks!

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Congrats on the win, BTW 😁

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  7 weeks

    No, never heard of them, but I do like what I'm hearing. Thanks for pointing me in their direction 😁

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @highmountain 7 weeks

    Thanks a lot, Fuzzy! This one you must have started commenting before the posting! Really enjoyed the flattery and your admiration of good old European techniques. It's not that remote from what Donovan had to go through before delivering the song. 😀

  • @candle  7 weeks

    Yeah, the psych scene was pretty active in the mid 90's to the early 2000's. A lot of those guys & girls are still around doing some great stuff. Some have moved across the country (there's a cartel of them in Montreal - in fact my buddy Jim is one of those in Montreal now) & they're mostly still making music. It was a cool scene that I was just starting to get involved in when I moved to Kenora in the fall of 2000. I was able to participate in one of the scene's infamous 20 Guitar Circular Walls Of Angelic Sounds (in Feb 2007, I remember because my wife was pregnant with my son & I had to keep driving into Winnipeg for rehearsals every week LOL - it was actually the only 20 Guitar Wall that had rehearsals & was probably a lot better performed then those previous & that came after). We did 2 nights in an art gallery. They were both recorded, but I never got a copy (I should probably bug Rob (the organizer) about that again LOL). Anyway, now I'm ranting. But yeah, you'd probably enjoy most of the music on the 2Ply Collective page. For me, it brings back a ton of memories.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @farmyardorchestra 8 weeks

    Hello again, Fuzzy! Thanks for your last comments! Sorry for once again stirring up that dead hen trauma! Yes you've told me. Weasel(s)... Massacre... Let their little feathered souls rest in peace... I see you're swiftly approaching the finish line. One more to go! Already over it, I have mostly switched over to another alter ego. If you get some time over, go take a peep! As Pat Highmountain I leave the farm. Shooting, killing, hiding, fearing for my life. On horseback.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  8 weeks

    Thanks! that can't stop crack song had no right to turn out as well as it did as much of a tangled mess as I was in trying to record that. It grew on me as well once I listened back to it. I just NSFW anything I'm not sure of the lyrics of as I know how foul mouthed I am in conversation, but I like your reasoning better 🤣 My co-workers(when working) are all scruff and burly that mental image gave me a great laugh.

  • @heuristicsinc  8 weeks

    Wow, I love that picture. Thanks for the review!

  • @headfirstonly  8 weeks

    Not a problem at all - I trust your musical sensibilities implicitly. It sounds fantastic and not even remotely like me, which is amazing.

  • @bradbrubaker  8 weeks

    Haha, thanks, bud. I loved your contribution. My girlfriend and I were laughing at all the breakfast stuff.

  • @candle  8 weeks

    I did a song called Rectal Anarchy a couple of FAWM's ago (the first time I introduced that wonderful Buzz Machine to the FAWM community LOL), so the tittle was already taken 😉 Glad you enjoyed the track. It was lots of fun to put together.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @klaus 8 weeks

    Hi Fuzzy. Thanks for the comments. Finnish girls do look pale after long cold winter. This might be true in Canada too, I'm guessing. 😀

  • @sph  Feb 19

    Hey there, the anything goes corpse round 2 is ready: https://fawm.org/songs/119844/
    If you send me your lyrics, I'll add them

  • @samwheatley Feb 19

    Absolutely! It kind of freaks me out that you've made it so powerful and gripping. I couldn't have wished for better. Thank you.

  • @samwheatley Feb 19

    Hey @fuzzy if you have an idea go for it friend, I look forward to hearing it.

    Would it be a collaboration between us both?

  • @ttg105  Feb 18

    Song is up! Can you add Mosley as a collaborator?

  • @candle  Feb 18

    "Uh, CJ, is that a uke?" 😉

    That's great stuff. Thank you for the comment!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @vuduluv Feb 18

    thx for the kindl introduction! happy to be here for my first FAWM!

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 17

    Nice to hear that my weasel song brought back some good old memories. I suspect that weasels sometimes practice torture and decapitation just for the fun of it, leaving their victims traumatized for life. In other words, they are a litlle bit like cats. Sweet animals.

  • @opossum Feb 17

    Dear Fuzzy,

    Yes, I have heard about climate change but I don't really understand it. All I know is the weather is changing and I am looking forward to moving up to Southern Ontario very soon. I am already packed!

    Your pal,
    Opossum

    P.S. Exterminators are really expensive and they can seriously mess up your house! When opossums move in it is best to just "pet them and laugh and ask them to play awesome Bluegrass tunes"!

  • @kirjis Feb 16

    Moo! I mean, thanks!

  • @cts  Feb 16

    Dude - that thing had me in tears! You gotta let me get an MP3 of that.

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 16

    YAY

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 16

    wow you commented on x-ray ted fast! Thanks 😀

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 15

    😆

    They are mean little things, and I did catch one creeping around so you might be right.

  • @farmyardorchestra Feb 15

    Thanks again, Fuzzy! I won't rule out other interpretations, but I warmly embrace your film scenario for my green beans. If nothing else, it would drastically reduce costs for the epic film industry if it started looking down in their own gardens, instead of handling continents, planet systems and enormous swaths of time.

  • @candle  Feb 15

    LOL, yeah it would be. They make a great chorus for the song tho.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @farmyardorchestra Feb 15

    Hello, Fuzzy! Thank you for your comments! I can't swear to the strict scientific truth of the Offal. It's intermingled with a lots of grampa's ideas, and he still won't accept atoms, but UV is theoretically up-to-date.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 15

    🤣🤣 I don't remember what day it was, but it was towards the end of December, if the moon wasn't full it was close.

  • @ttg105  Feb 15

    😀

  • @candle  Feb 14

    Thank you (as always) for your insightful & thoughtful comments. I know my liner notes are often geeky-greek (or maybe Sumerian?), but I'm glad you look past my technobabble & enjoy the experiænce all the same.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @adnama17  Feb 14

    I haven't had a chance to listen to your latest 3 songs yet, but I love how you're now a tag. Fuzzy is a genre. 😀

  • @candle  Feb 12

    That seems to be par for the course with that song idea. You sorta did the same thing to me (not that I mind, of course 😉 )

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 12

    That Eno track is awesome!

    See You in The Shadows…

  • @ttg105  Feb 12

    Hope ya don't mind, but I took your Eno song words and made a new one out of 'em. Will post today ...

  • @jessespillane Feb 12

    Thanks for the kind words on my track. I liked the Brian Eno comparison. I only have one album of his, "Small Craft On A Milk Sea", but I enjoy it a lot. He is very creative.

  • @brauer Feb 11

    Appreciate the comments, one of the synth sounds was called Twin Peak 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 11

    Cool - I'll take it off Dropbox if you've got, as I only have the free version, lol

  • @zecoop  Feb 11

    Yep, it was an absolute classic. Lots of talented people working on that show.

  • @zecoop  Feb 11

    What is the number of times people ask about my music? It is zero. The number is zero, haha
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxYsgRsNg2s

  • @farmyardorchestra Feb 11

    So many British snobs visiting my farm, you would be surprised! One of them looked a lot like Brian Eno. The one saying: "Just jump her and kill her." There might be an opening for you!

  • @persaab Feb 11

    Thank you for your comment. This time tried to keep it in siple and not to mess with anything else. Hahaha. Thanks.

  • @candle  Feb 11

    That was a very nice surprise after my first day back at work. Thank you!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @safred Feb 10

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting, much appreciated 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 10

    Good man. It really is a quite lovely book (although there are one or two typos, which had me tutting sternly.)

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 10

    What up, Fuzz? Here's the last 10 seconds of my Anything Goes Exquisite Corpse entry. (It says it's 22 seconds, but most of it is silence that wouldn't cut out for some reason.)

    https://files.fawmers.org/FAWM_2021/bradbrubaker/FAWM2021-bradbruba...

  • @atam94  Feb 9

    Thanks for the kinds words on "Through the Years"!! It's definitely a good tip to relax more while singing. Haha I tense up so easily when I sing, and for this sketch, I was just recording in my living room trying to record my parts when the dogs weren't moving around or scratching their ears. That being said, I'm glad you enjoyed listening and it's most definitely one that I already plan on revisiting by summer 😀

  • @farmyardorchestra Feb 9

    Thanks a lot, Fuzzy! I've gone looking all day for comments, and eventually you came along and saved me. I was afraid I was loosing my touch - such as it was! I would love to be able to reciprocate, but alas, I'm a poor simple farmyard orchestra... (And luckily I see lots of city folks are stepping in giving you feedback!) I will just go back to my musical endeavors, yoke my trusted oxes and at harvest time hope for your benevolent return.

  • @farmyardorchestra Feb 9

    Thank you for your generous comments! That drunken driving warning was well grounded, even though all recollection is lost. My condolences for your chickens!

  • @persaab Feb 9

    Im also big misunderstander. Thanks for correcting me.

  • @persaab Feb 9

    Thank you for your comment. Sorry if didnt fit in genre. Hopefully next song is closer to goal.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 7

    Thanks! I did enjoy that. I listened to a couple, will go back for more later. I bet they're even better live.

  • @mandolinda  Feb 7

    Hi Fuzzy. I deal with snow everyday, it is my out of house experience.

  • @roysmith  Feb 7

    Nice one, thanks

  • @candle  Feb 7

    As always, I can't wait to hear what you end up doing with all of that.

    😁

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 7

    Sent you an email.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  Feb 7

    I just might have to write a song called "Artic Vortex".

    See You In The Shadows…