oddbod 18


Edenbridge GB   Feb 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Currently getting a lot of listening are – Nils Frahm, Louis Jordan, Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini, Boz Scaggs, Patrick Watson, Mel Torme, Beck, Lizzo, Andrew Bird, Count Basie, Aris Kindt, Damian Jurado, James Hunter Six, Benoit Pioulard

I often wonder if anyone actually reads past the first few words of these bios, but in case you’re one of the curious types who does, I suppose I’d better say something. But what? The usual stuff like “this is my 37th FAWM” or “My goal is to write a concept album based on The Hungry Caterpillar”?
Or perhaps a bit of musical background such as “I started playing the double bass when I was 3”? Maybe something more personal? “I’m 102 in dog years, post-sexual and live in overturned boat at Dungeness” - that kind of thing?

The reality is I love playing acoustic guitar which happens mostly at my house in Kent. I jot down rough ideas, some of which end up turning into FAWM songs. I don’t do a lot writing/recording otherwise.

Collaborations? Yes!
I will appropriate your lyrics and add music to them, though I am prone to changing things so if you’re precious about your babies then hide them away from me!


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  • @dzd  3 weeks

    I prefer coffee, but both is a fine idea!

  • @adforperu  3 weeks

    yeah dude, always! Just doing some watchlist catching up, so it's a shame I won't be listening to your music today..

    I joke of course, on my way!

  • @thefuneralcrasher  3 weeks

    Ta for the kind words...yes...setting sons era, please! I agonised over using those lyrics... as the jam were such an "English" band...but I was desperately trying to get a song finished...cheers 😃

  • @judypie  3 weeks

    Oui corps étrange!

  • @mikedebenham  3 weeks

    Yep, you've definitely got your FAWM mojo back. Congrats on the win (+ 3-4).

    (The numbers were Finnish, courtesy of my better half.)

  • @iwilleatyou  3 weeks

    Yeah yeah i know....Julie is the rock star and I'm just the drummer.

    California. But I'm in a very secret hideout so stalkers like you can't find me. Yes......I'm Batman.

  • @helenseviltwin  3 weeks

    PMSAD is when pre-menstrual stress teams up with seasonal affected disorder to make me angry and tearful

  • @mikedebenham  3 weeks

    Casio and matofono is actually a brilliant idea. Cheers, Tim. Back tomorrow to catch up on your final gems.

  • @mdavisto  3 weeks

    You cut me to the quick, sir.

  • @mikedebenham  3 weeks

    Ha, possibly a bit late for a proper collab since I'm now in March, but if you ever need the dying walrus fart of the matofono on one of your tracks, I'm your man.

  • @katmtl 3 weeks

    Hey there! Thank you for listening!❤️❤️❤️😎😎😎

  • @erelpi10  4 weeks

    I never say no to bass & synth so if you feel like adding onto On Loop post-FAWM and once you’re caught up on sleep, let me know. I’d love to work with you in the future

  • @dzd  4 weeks

    adds other comment drooling over your brilliance 😀

    another great tune man!

  • @kristian  4 weeks

    Congratulations on the win!

  • @mdavisto  4 weeks

    Congrats on your win. I'll mop up the last ones soon.

    The reason you're hearing two voices is that the second one is me. That song is literally a 30 minute jam session. We looped the groove and when we both had a verse, we recorded it, 2 takes each, and done. I enjoyed not vanishing into my navel like I do on most tracks.

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    Some airy synths for the second and third verses and a bit of grit for the background of verse three: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iz7ekxnlbog...

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    Got it. I love where this one's going. Going to try adding a few little synth touches this morning for additional moodiness, but nothing major.

  • @jeustan  4 weeks

    I can’t wait to come back and listen through.

  • @sherrycanary  4 weeks

    Wish we could have done a collab.
    Bad timing for ill health....but I am back!
    Anything's possible, right?

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    A couple of initial ideas on the nine-string here:

  • @mikedebenham  4 weeks


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  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    RE: Nicolas Cage ... I know he sounded pretty awful.. he said he had some head cold thing going on

  • @iwilleatyou  4 weeks

    I have no idea what you're on about. I would NEVER stoop so low as to report a fellow FAWM brother.
    I absolutely love your music my good friend who I would never back-stab and report to MOFA because I have no idea who they are because I never heard of them.

  • @mdavisto  4 weeks

    According to the OED, Teh Fear, also known as Feart, is when you perceive an inverse correlation between number of unwritten songs and number of days of FAWM remaining.

    Meh. I don't really care that I'm not going to hit 14, except that a small part of me does.

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    Got it, thanks!

  • @hanley  4 weeks

    Hehe, just catching this cross thread of communication about Nils Frahm VSTs between you, Ad and I.
    I found the Nils Frahm 'Noire' VST, his grand piano... but just checking out the Una Corda one now and holy heck that one looks incredible! Didn't realise Nils had essentially commissioned the guy to make him a new instrument!
    Not sure if I'm game to lay down the $200+ price, but worth it compared to €20,000 for the real deal!

  • @hanley  4 weeks

    Yes, that certainly is the Labs soft piano you heard! I couldn’t recall if it was you who got me onto the Labs stuff last year, and now Ad’s on the wagon! Definitely going to invest in their felt piano too.
    I’ve been listening to lots of Max Richter and Nils Frahm of late, which has inspired me to sit at the piano and keep things simpler.

  • @adforperu  4 weeks

    Ha, can't remember what 'unicorda' is in response to, did I ask about a vst? @hanley also mentioned the £29 piano vst as well, sounds like a bargain so might have to invest. The LABS stuff is amazing though!

  • @sapient  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for listening to our madness. While using a number station sequence as a kind of guitar tab was simple, finding the chords that matched it was a nightmare. These spies don't make it easy for us poor musicians! 😉

  • @deena  4 weeks

    Hi @oddbod , I'm thrilled! Thank you for writing such beautiful music and carrying me along with your super groove. I always love collaborating with you. <3

  • @judypie  4 weeks

    Hey! You leave pink out of this ok? I’m a very hardcore rockstar 😡

  • @judypie  4 weeks

    There’s nothing dirty about pumpkin pie oddbod!!

  • @klaus  5 weeks

    Wow, somebody has been busy! 😀 It's a shame really that Fawm is so hectic when your demos are so good that I would want to listen to them more often than I can right now and leave more meaningful comments too.

    Congratulations are in order. You seem to have had the best of Fawms this year so far! You are an inspiration to us all.

    Oh, I nearly forgot: thanks for the comments. 😀

  • @beautyspot 5 weeks

    Hey, thanks for listening to all my noodling and providing feedback. I will definitely try adding reverb to my mixes of recorded piano. Funny thing about the Piano Stool, Beer and Candles recording is that I had laid down a whole bunch of stuff, but upon listening there was a nasty rumbling sound in the recording, making them unusable!. Discovered it could be there is moisture in the condenser microphones, so I left them out above the fireplace to dry for a few days. Then I lit some Candles, poured myself some Beer, sat on the Stool in front of the Piano and began playing and recording, Upon listening back, I was happy to find the rumbling gone and four nice little compositions. Thanks for listening

  • @redlady8029  5 weeks

    I see your open to collaborations. Would love to collaborate with you.

  • @mikedebenham  5 weeks

    I hate to think how old those strings are. Some of them are probably eligible to vote. I kind of like the musty sound of that guitar, so only replace them when they break.

    Not our old friend this time, just an accordion patch. Good reminder though. One of us has to get some Koestler action going before the end of the month. Don't want to break hallowed FAWM tradition.

  • @headfirstonly  5 weeks

    You should have an email from me. Please let me know if it hasn't arrived.

  • @leepat  5 weeks

    hi Tim, thanks for stopping by. how did you know you were one of the usual lyric transforming suspects? well, the thought did cross my mind. but I'm out early this year, so not in a position to ask for anything (esp. this late in the season) and acutely aware of the shortness of time to boot. Cheers!

  • @stephenwordsmith 5 weeks

    You are welcome, as ever.

  • @adforperu  5 weeks

    *Maybe* Jonny Greenwood could stop doing that Adam Follett Trilling Guitar Thing™ once in while!

  • @drdude 5 weeks

    Thanks for all the comments.

  • @judypie  5 weeks

    I appreciate the effort you went to in dissing our song 😁and can we please have mantavani style strings on our collab 😛

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Hahaha I just checked my email and was like who the fuck is Tim?! 😂 Should be a requirement that all our emails have our fawm users in! Thanks though dude, I will give it a neb soon 😁

  • @mariekevinkmusic  6 weeks

    Hi! Of course. Send them my way with whatever instructions you want! Cool! Thanks for asking.

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Splendid, splendid

  • @headfirstonly  6 weeks

    Hi Tim - whatever you're happy doing! I could add some guitars and synths to a track of yours, or create something for you to add your magic to. Maybe a verse/chorus split on the vocals, like I did with Mel?

  • @spunky4455 6 weeks

    Haha glad you liked my Tan Van offering! I find that if I stick to the rules exactly it adds more to the challenge. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your FAWM.

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Haha it’s the welcome hall to hell!
    Hmm I do have a lot of fingers in a fair few pies at the moment but would love to listen and see if I can work with it sure 😀

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Death/Golf. What’s the difference?

  • @unkept 6 weeks

    I added "rock-hopper" as you suggested! 😀

    Thank you for the contribution. Welcome to the church of Penguinism.

    We accept suggestions, we also accept fish.

  • @sw1n3flu  6 weeks

    HHah. Rebel? Yeah well sort of... I’d already recorded it and uploaded it before I re-read the rules. Fkit.

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Good old LAN parties and their enthusiasts. Or, alternately, the fans you would have to bring to such parties because of having lots of high-heat producing CPUs in close proximity... I betray my age a little here...

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Nooooo I think you just wildly overestimated my learning speed! I’m sure it didn’t take YOU three hundred and twenty seven years! 😛

  • @deena  6 weeks

    Hello @oddbod, just sent you an email!

  • @mdavisto  6 weeks

    Absolutely nothing to do with my spasmosm last year. My official diagnosis is Complex PTSD, because I'm posh and just run of the mill PTSD is not good enough for me.

  • @sapient  6 weeks

    I find it all rather baffling tbh... 😐

  • @uonfsofficial 6 weeks

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    Thank you,

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • @uonfsofficial 6 weeks

    Dear Associate of the UONFS,

    Thanks to your efforts we have discovered the treacherous plan of the terrorists who call themselves SOCAA. Their hideout has been raided. Their computers were confiscated and the terrorists have been liquidated and their remains were fed to dogs. Their children are taken into custody by the Ministry and will be placed into our Citizen Rehabilitation Program. They will become proud members of our fine Federal States.

    Please accept the highest ranking civilian medal a non-UONFS person can achieve. Wear it with pride.

    Thank you,

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • @matthew62  6 weeks

    I appreciate your comments on "Sometimes".

  • @matthew62  6 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on "This blue Ball...." Did you like the little surprise of getting an entirely different genre? That's what happens when I try to multitask. I've since deleted the extra song. Sorry for the confusion.

  • @mikedebenham  6 weeks

    It was kazoo, I'm afraid. Comb and paper would have been more authentic but come on, you think I'm made of money?

  • @boyatheart 6 weeks

    Thanks so much for linking my song in the recommended song thread. I'm very humbled by that, especially coming from the mighty Oddbod!
    Your a true gent!

  • @keithcuts  6 weeks

    Lol 💪🏼

  • @msisto 6 weeks

    Thank you for the kind words on my track "The Superb Owl"! It means so much 🙏. Added you to my watch list, and will come back tonight to listen!

  • @andrewjtaylor  6 weeks

    I’d forgotten just how great your guitar playing was. And your bio is hilarious. Glad to have “rediscovered” you.

  • @adforperu  6 weeks

    I can't listen until later, but it sounds as if you wish to do a rap battle. Interesting... good luck, as if anyone could beat Sheffield's Robbie Williams 😎

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    Yes thankyou, I am making notes..

  • @iwilleatyou  6 weeks

    If that's your cute way of saying the song is immature then all I have to say is SCROO YOO DOO DOO HEAD!
    I'm not listening to your new songs so nyaaah

  • @judypie  6 weeks

    We have more in the death catalog coming soon. But jeez, WHAT WE GOTTA DO TO GET A 10 ODDBOD?!

  • @oldlostjohn  6 weeks

    No smoking, perhaps a little gravel in the quinoa.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  6 weeks

    No offense taken at all, nor apologies necessary! I was genuinely curious and always appreciate more critical reviews as they help me grow as a songwriter. I have thick skin and take any critiques to the drawing board for seeing how things could be better this time or next time. Commenting here does get repetitive, I've found myself being more critical too but that's par for the course. I'm enjoying your songs, sir! Keep it up.

  • @brandondale72  6 weeks

    Thanks for leaving kind words on my track, “Frozen Lake”.

  • @steffan  6 weeks

    Re: string intro... I may go in and shorten/edit/kill it. At the time I thought it was hilarious... it brings me less joy upon repeat listenings.

  • @deena  6 weeks

    Thanks for your kind message.

  • @mdavisto  7 weeks

    Narp, sorry. I mean I remember writing the comment, but as I couldn't hear the track, it didn't make an impression.

  • @socaa 7 weeks

    Concept reply: Please don't! You are endangering both our lives and our mission!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  7 weeks

    Thanks for all the great comments and feedback on my songs! I was curious if you could elaborate a little more on your thoughts on Egypt. I'd like to know more about that. The song plays really well just on the piano so I'm wondering if the production killed some of the melodies. Always appreciate your input!

  • @steffan  7 weeks

    Oh my god. Thanks for hipping me to spitfire labs stuff! Sparking all sorts of ideas over here.

  • @iwilleatyou  7 weeks

    I wish I had your SHADDAP. Sorry. I'll come up with something more witty later....and boy! Will you be Touche'd!

  • @iwilleatyou  7 weeks

    Yes mixing bores me to death and it's a challenge ok? Happy now? As for that band mate...don't tell her I told you but.....she lip-synchs.

  • @iwilleatyou  7 weeks

    Aren't Liberace and Elton John one and the same person?

  • @aflinner  7 weeks

    Thank you for all the kind comments on my songs! Glad you enjoyed them. 😁 (Actually, I’ve never heard of Portishead)

  • @gslade 7 weeks

    Thanks for dropping by sir. I appreciate the feedback. Hopefully I can keep the energy up in the subsequent songs.

  • @karlsburg25  7 weeks

    Ha ha. Good spot . The cough is cos I never intended to have my vocal in the song but Natalie isn’t available yet so had to get it up. Forgot I did honked up at that point tbh 🤣

  • @judypie  7 weeks

    They’re all in there oddbod! Pete is just shitty at mixing so they’re all too low!

  • @chrisshepard 7 weeks

    Thanks so much! The effect was largely to cover up what I thought was a weak line that I didn't want to go up and re-record. haha. I still like it. I get bored with my own stuff and start tinkering. As soon as I get back to a functioning computer, I'm going to give you a listen!

  • @alchemy730  7 weeks

    Hello fellow Crodino lover. In the early 2000's I spent years searching for a store that sold Crodino. Finally found one near Long Beach. They stopped carrying it 3 weeks later. Years later, I'm finally able to talk openly about it.

  • @captainvulpine  7 weeks

    Of course I'll take the gig.
    Anything for Uncle Oddy.

  • @deadhead  7 weeks

    Thanks for checking out Labour of Love. I'm glad you liked it!

  • @judypie  7 weeks

    Hahaha thank you oddbod:) He IS shiftless isn’t he, you’re dead on.

  • @judypie  7 weeks

    Hi oddbod. Eye will eat u are not hear to take your call right now but your feedback is very important to us. Please leave your message after the tone.........

  • @owl  7 weeks

    Hello oddbod! Thanks for coming by to comment. I love hippies

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  7 weeks

    Some of us *do* read past the first few sentences, and in this case, are rewarded with a totally enjoyable read 😀. Welcome back for your 37th FAWM!

  • @hornesgiftshop  7 weeks

    Emphasise. So it is. Yes that does make sense. In that case, great song, no buts.

  • @meadows  7 weeks

    Thanks @oddbod for your kind comment on my song and your suggestion! 😀

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  7 weeks

    Hi @oddbod! Good to see you again and looking forward to listening. Got your message on my board; I pulled my song back down because the link seemed wonky; it's back up now.

  • @kristian  7 weeks

    Off to the office for the daily grind; I’ll get on it when I get home 😀

  • @kristian  7 weeks

    ops; didn't see your message cause my watchlist is like all of FAWM; email is fine! Looking forward to it!

  • @inger  7 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comment on The Ring - kind and encouraging as always 😀