Fuzzy 9


  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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  • @candle  1 day

    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  2 days

    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  2 days

    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  2 days

    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 3 days

    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  4 days

    straight up!

  • @marvsmooth  4 days

    Thanks for the kind words about H2O 😀

  • @ferry0123 4 days

    Thanks again!

  • @ttg105  5 days


  • @w1n  5 days

    u got m@il sir

  • @persaab 5 days

    Thank you for your kind words on my song.

  • @w1n  5 days

    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  5 days

  • @joetime 6 days

    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 1 week

    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 1 week

    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 1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week


  • @candle  1 week

    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  1 week

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

  • @candle  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

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

  • @candle  1 week

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

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @rkeeling75 1 week

    Thanks for the welcome! Have a great month.

  • @pearlmanhattan  1 week

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

  • @oaksnprairie  1 week

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

  • @jackketch 2 weeks

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

  • @elainedimasi  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @ttg105  2 weeks

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

  • @kable 2 weeks

    @fuzzy thanks for the tip!

  • @odilongreen  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @captainvulpine  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    Good to see a fellow 2011er out there!

  • @dragondreams  2 weeks

    *waves* 😊

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

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

  • @crisp1  3 weeks

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

  • @spikedirection  3 weeks

    Welcome back fuzzy! Have a great FAWM

  • @nerdy202 3 weeks

    Thank you!

  • @pipewrench67  3 weeks

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

  • @max  3 weeks

  • @frenchcricket  3 weeks

    Hi Fuzzy! Always a pleasure x

  • @amusia 3 weeks

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

  • @bradbrubaker  3 weeks

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

  • @paulhenry  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Thank you!! I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

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

  • @candle  4 weeks

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

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @paulh1237  4 weeks

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

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    Hoorah for bizarre enthusiasms. Let's do this!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    More insanity... Bring it!

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Hey, I look forward to hearing the weirdness flow.

  • @silvermachine  4 weeks

    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  4 weeks

    oooops! and so it begins LOL

  • @ferry0123 4 weeks

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

  • @adnama17  4 weeks

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

  • @chipwithrow  4 weeks

    Hi back at you! Here we go again!

  • @klaus  4 weeks

    Hi Fuzzy. This year I'm going to be more Klaus and less anti. Hope you have a wonderful and weirdful Fawm 2019!

  • @andygetch  4 weeks

    Hey Gordon. I sense an avant garde electric collab this year.

  • @chandra83  4 weeks


  • @toms  4 weeks

    Well. OK. I'll try. I feel like there's a ton of good stuff waiting to be born. 😀 Can we collab?

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Fuzzy...it’s gonna be colossal fun! Stay by the Batphone.

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    Have a great FAWM yourself! 😀

  • @barbara  4 weeks

    Hi Fuzzy!! Throw the censor to the curb and have at it!

  • @mosley  4 weeks


  • @wobbiewobbit  4 weeks

    thanks fuzzy you too!!

  • @w1n  4 weeks

    Thanks Fuzzy, looking forward to hearing what you come up with. We have to try to make another collaboration this year.

  • @klaus  5 weeks

    Thanks, Fuzzy. So nice of you to play Placeholder and Zonging Game. The SCTV clip was hilarious and the similarities were funny.