Influences: Musical tastes all over the map - old REM, Beatles, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Frente, Throwing Muses, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Cocteau Twins, The Sundays, Echo and the Bunnymen, Regina Spektor, Velvet Underground, The Cure, Devo, Bob Mould, Indigo Girls, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Rush, Yes, Chicago, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Led Zep, The Jam, John Wesley Harding, Peter Mulvey, Martin Sexton, Suzanne Vega, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson... there are a lot of musical styles in my head mixing around.
I've been home-recording music for many years and am currently in a band playing original music (http://www.treadingbleu.com) with the wonderful @Kovbleu, my super-talented brother @guatecoop and amazing guitarist @slawbleu. I love writing/recording solo music as ZeCoop too, because my styles are all over the place.
Also check out my dad's page! @srcoops writes a ton of lyrics and we've collaborated on a lot of songs. He's very open to people using his lyrics, and had lots of collaborations last year, so let him know if you'd like to use them!! 😀
Oh, and I run this thing on FAWM called the 4-Track Challenge, where people mail cassettes to each other and add one track at a time. Sound fun? It is!! Let me know if you want in and check out the songs at @fourtracktape
I do a lot of instrumental music, since I don't write lyrics, so if you have an idea, let me know. I can't guarantee a collaboration will work out, but I usually do a lot of collaborating. I do collaborations as a co-writing project and consider them complete when I find the one that fits. I've had multiple versions of songs from various people, during FAWM, but the one that I end up posting is the official song, in my mind. I'm always finding amazing new people on FAWM!
I may have figured out MIDI this year, but most of the time, what you are hearing is me actually playing the instruments, including live drums. I write songs part by part and never quite know where they are headed, and very often get very deep in layers and atmospheres. I love painting with sound.
This is my 9th FAWM. It's always wonderful and something I look forward to. It's the best part of Winter! (...the only good part of winter?) 😉
All of my recordings, FAWM and otherwise, are on my bandcamp page
2012 (Computer died and only did simple parts)
***Please come connect with me online!!!
** Any and all feedback is welcomed! ***
(I just may not listen to it, lol...)
**Just for the record... I very rarely mark songs as favorites... They are ALL my favorites. Sometimes my collaborators do, though.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Yay, welcome back! Will ping you on fb about ZeCollab...
Yeah! Looking forward for your musical fountain too!
I'm shy of pre-arranging collabs this year because my studio isn't really set up. But if we have a great idea, we can do it! SO, we'll see!
Yep yep yep! To me you are eternally young. If I look as good as you when (if) I hit my 50's I'll be a very happy chap.
Hello, my friend. Always, ALWAYS, good to "see" you.
Hey man, thanks for the vote of confidence. I shall attempt to not disappoint.
My 4 track is in the mail and on the way to me.
I haven't messed with my SR16 much, but I love it quite a bit for the price and my first drum machine. I'm hoping to use it for live shows too! Definitely as analogue as I've ever been this year. Very excited to play with my new toys and hear everyone's output!
Thank you John, looking forward to hearing your amazing work.
Have yourself a super FAWM!
"I love painting with sound" yesss!!! Truer words have never been said..looking forward to this one!
Totally! My brother's gf is a violinist and I had her try out that "smear" which is actually going to be done as a double stop in a 6th interval; tomorrow at my friend's studio I hope we get to audition the sample library, find the right keyswitch, and find out how it sounds! Probably give it to violin 1 and 2 together, since they are basically doing pads while the viola plays the saxophone choruses.
For the blessings of St. DiNizio, we pray. 😀
Heck yes! It’s fun how busy the site is already getting! It feels like the evening before the first day of camp when the all campers start to arrive 😁
HI zecoop, looks like you've been an active FAWMer!
52??? What? You look around 40, my friend!
Mark me down, friend! Always up for collabs. Also, I'm stoked for some more of those juicy surf tunes.
Hi! Would love to collab at some point, but not sure how active I'll be this year . . . I'll let you know. Happy FAWMing!
Here's to hoping your gallbladder feels better off left in! 😁
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to another great FAWM!
Hey, have a great FAWM!!!
Howdy! Welcome to your first FAWM sans-appendix!
Hello Coop! Zippity zap we all go. I'm only in for the first half and a bit. Can't be helped. Hafta be a fast start!!
Hey man, glad you're around! Though.. I knew you would be 😀
Yes, let's do that! Super excited.
Welcome back! We can't wait to collaborate again with you.
I'm feeling good about this one. Good to see you back man.
Welcome ZeBack John.
Let's get those egg shakers shakin' soon.
Thanks, John. Very nice of you to say!
Looking forward to what you come up with this year too.
Not long now...
Hey John, thanks so much! Looking forward to another month of music and inspiration. 😀
This is the year. Of something. Or other. Just glad it's almost Feb! 😀
D'aww, thank you! I can't wait to hear yours this year!
Looking forward to hearing your stuff this year!
Welcome back to you, too! (And I don't mark songs as favorites, either!)
woohoo have fun 😀
I am feeling calm and confident somehow at this moment. I know how the ups and downs go before FAWM, so I’m looking forward to getting this going! Who knows what we will do this year?!? We kind of blew up the “gotcha collab” last year, so what do we do this year?!?!
Hi there, ZC! I'll be missing the first few days of FAWM thanks to a work commitment in Barcelona (yeah, I know, it's a hard life...) but the Parker and the GR-55 are ready to go!
I dunno about FAWM but I did have a bit much Sweet & Sour Pork just now.
Thanks for your friendly words of encouragement. I expect great things from you, also.
Happy FAWM’ing. I have dream of getting a four track cassette or two in the mail the first Monday in February.
Hey Ho! Let’s Go!
You're my hero and you KNOW why. I'm currently in Vegas but I'll be back by the weekend to snag the goods!
Probably a wise move. 😉
On a connected note, PM or email me your home address. I have a book to send you. 😀
Narthen sithee. Owsta bin?
Great to see you on board. Maybe another one together this year?
Hey - looking forward to 4-track fun! Have a great FAWM!
Hey! Can’t wait to get the four-track rolling again!
Hi John, hope all is well,as always looking forward to hearing your output. Hope we can manage to do a collab this year 😀
Hiya! Happy to see you again.
Hey John! Totally looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year!
Hey John! Yeah, this is my favorite time of the year! Have a great FAWM, my friend!
Hello and happy FAWMing!! 😁
Hope I will be listening to you and your fab family and friends!!