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@fuzzy
Joined Ontario CA

Fuzzy

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My location is the Fuzzy Sound Labs secret underground bunker, somewhere the woods of Southern Ontario, Canada, near Peterborough. We have a staff of several hundred hard-working technicians and support personnel here in our vast subterranean complex.

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.

Here are 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:

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Experimental Corpse - The Sinister Kittens From Dimension X by @fuzzy + 4 others #kittens #teamwork-makes-the-dream-work #experimental #exquisite_corpse 13
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[avatar] Sunburn by @fuzzy #experimental #all-bass-guitar-all-the-time #noise #heavy-heaviness 9
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Meteorite Shower on a Street Art Piano by @andygetch + 2 others #instrumental #experimental #prepared_piano #weird_drum_loops_for_fun_and_profit 10
[avatar] Straight Razor by @fuzzy #super-short #nsfw #experimental #stolen-vocals 12
[avatar] 72 Hour Hold (5150) by @fuzzy #slothcore #ukulele #headphones 10
[avatar] Orgy Of The Blood Parasites by @fuzzy #meh #prepared-piano #experimental #short 9
[avatar] [avatar] The Giant Squid (Architeuthis Dux) by @fuzzy + @andygetch #experimental #soundscape #headphones #squidcore 9
[avatar] [avatar] Gonna Put Some Pants On (But Not Today) by @fuzzy + @andygetch #cello #total-nonsense #i-am-sorry-andy #mercifully-short 13
[avatar] Terry Riley Is My Spirit Animal by @fuzzy #experimental #chord-organ #repetition #minimalism 11
[avatar] [avatar] Glacier Requiem by @fuzzy + @andygetch #glacier_art #experimental #ambient-doom #giant-sno-cones 9
[avatar] Xenomusicology Report 463A - The Third Suffering Of Cloud Strider by @fuzzy #science-fiction-instrumental #fake-ethnography #experimental 14
[avatar] [avatar] Bicycle Day by @fuzzy + @andygetch #experimental #noise #just-say-no #cello 19
[avatar] [avatar] Totally Not A Warthog by @fuzzy + @dragondreams #spoken-word #true-story #surreal #weirdo 21
[avatar] MAKE ME SOME PASKETTI by @fuzzy #nsfw #experimental #noise #megaphone-annoyance 15
[avatar] The Use Of Teargas For Fun & Profit by @fuzzy #slothcore 19
[avatar] The Uncomfortable Chair by @fuzzy #experimental #all-bass-guitar-all-the-time #ambient-doom 24
[avatar] It Doesn't Make Any Sense by @fuzzy #experimental #headphones #weirdo 22
[avatar] A Void To Avoid by @fuzzy #oh-no-i-just-fertilized-my-lawn #ukulele #demons #armageddon 31

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Wow! I've gotten behind with my @fuzzy listening!
I just wanted to say thank you once again. 😄

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@ttg105

:)

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@toms

I'm putting you in my will, a boxful of pedals!!!

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@candle

Just posted my bit of the Bread Tag Mafia. Looking forward to what you have come up with.

See You In The Shadows…

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Oh yes; I have most of Vallée's books. I think my opinion of what might be going on aligns quite closely with his. (I trust you know that he was the inspiration for Truffaut's character Claude Lacombe in Close Encounters of the Third Kind? "Valley" in French is 'la combe'; cute). Most interesting book I've read in that field recently is Diana Pasulka's "American Cosmic" - she goes down the rabbit hole in the company of someone who may or may not be a classic narcissist/fantasist who starts manipulating her investigation. No answers are found, of course; but the journey's fascinating.

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Ooo, bass drone, please.
Now would you like keys, guitar, or very mediocre drums?

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@ttg105

Pure coincidence re: Lou Reed! However, he may well pop up again this summer. :)

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Hi, Thanks for listening. I think a little hit it better then none... I am also enjoying your music... Keep it up 😀

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So two weeks now without word from Deez?
I'm going to worry myself into a breakdown if I don't find something to do. Still up for a collab? I don't care who starts it off. Or we could each start one and then throw them at each other like flaming hot potatoes.

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I have enjoyed listening through your posts. The enticing energy of intertwined absurdist narratives punctuated with a fantastic Butthole Surfer aesthetic is refreshing! I trust you with my headphones, and that’s saying something. Very funny, poignant and interesting efforts. I’ve never had the opportunity to compare a single work or art or artist to both Butthole Surfers AND Monty Python. Somehow you’ve done it, sir, and I couldn’t be happier. Good luck and Godspeed!

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@ttg105

:)

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I missed that. But I'm updated now. Thanks for that! And hey, no worries, Fuzzy. Going to do some listens here as well!

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Hey Fuzzy! That a wonderfull and cool idea!
I‘m in! You get a message from me when I‘m ready with the soundscape.Maybe it will take a few days …
Thanks a lot for this option :-) cause this a problem I got: I really love some English poets but I feel uncomfortable to read them.

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Hope you like what I did with the prepared piano 2!

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If you see any of lyrics you like, let me know. Love to do a Collab.

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Thanks. It was fun!

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Afflicted by nihilism shall be our next collab then?

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lol i feel the same way. despite chronic depression/anxiety/stupid lizard brain afflicted by nihilism, i'm a super upbeat person...but my music is always so melancholy lol i guess that's what allows me to be upbeat, i just channel that BS out. much love, fuzzmaster general. let's do some tunes soon.

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Thanks so much for the comments on Tone and Intersubjective. Really appreciate the encouragement in the adoption of slothcore!

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No rush dude…you’re worth the wait! ;)

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Thanks, Fuzzy, for comments on Growing Horns and your moving story about your daughter and the calf!

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@ttg105

:)

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@ttg105

:)

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@candle

You know I'd be up for a collab on a song called "Bread Tag Mafia" How could I not? 😉

Thanks for the great comment (as always)!

See You In The Shadows…

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@ttg105

:)

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You may have seen this already, but Eno has announced his first new album since 2017! FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE will drop on October 14th.

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@ttg105

Thanks a lot for the book recommendation - I am DEFINITELY going to read it!

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Thanks, Fuzzy, for sharing your memories of Rabbit Resistance! I guess that scar ain't great material for bragging, along the lines of "you should have seen what I did to him" or "was there an asymmetri in size between us". You'd look really awful on both counts! 😄

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LOL and liner notes added (and edited)

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It's definitely intense heat here in SC where we're hanging out for the next couple weeks!

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@candle

Hey thanks (as always) for the listen & your kind words on Wildheart Decadence. As you know, I love just grooving to delay swells & building loops on top of wet, reverby tones. My Muse was pretty insistant on getting this track onto tape, & I'm glad I obliged. Still working on a few other tracks (including a collab with @looprication ). And I'm enjoying your explorations so far this summer. Stay musical, my friend!

See You In The Shadows…

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I take it you weren't adversely affected by the tornado that ripped through SE Ontario?

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@ttg105

:)

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Thanks, Fuzzy, for sharing your thoughts on Maddening Milk! Nice you noticed my non-looping this time. It's still very primitive, but I'm developing my keyboard skills here! 😀

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Another fab job sir! This time I added liner notes and went back to Bicycle Day to add a note there as well. Maybe sometime in the next couple of months we do a you start then I finish (and if appropriate with Garageband effects out the wazoo) song?

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@gm7

Sorry...lol
How about this.
"That's the way aha aha I like it! "

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@gm7

Thx Fuzzy...

Here is an ear worm

" We are family........
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing"

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Thanks Fuzzy. Having pleased your ear holes sounds like big compliment. We humans exchange stuff and if it is well received, both sender and receiver are happy :) Keep on creating!

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@toms

Yeah I am actually an AI. Not a very good one. :)

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Fun fact, I just did a test (typing single digit numbers but did not post) and max title length is apparently 100 characters.

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@ttg105

:)

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@candle

I should do that as well. Though, I tend to ignore many red lines because often they're pointing out some of my ConLang words in my stories. But, it does make the screen a litle easier to read without them.

See You In The Shadows…

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Thanks for your kind comment on my sunflower song! Added a follow to keep up with what's going down in the bunker.

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Thank you Fuzzy for listening and commenting on Die im Dunkel!
I was very sceptical to post this one. But I love to do such weired tunes a lot. Wont be my last 😊

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@candle

I think my next Buzz tune is going to follow that methodology. I want to find a weird sample on freesound & make a soung out of it. You've inspired me, my friend!

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@fuzzy I have a couple 1/8" (headphone jack) to USB adapters that I don't use, I can send you one if you want! They look like this: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Adapter-Windows-AU-MMSA/dp/B00IRVQ0F8/

You could use it to record the Casio on your computer.

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Your comment on Gramma, I'm Having a Crisis brought me to your page where I was introduced to slothcore and other creative weirdness. You may be having too much fun in that underground bunker!

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Made my day, and by funny coincidence I listened just after a bicycle ride. Thanks!

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@toms

Thank you fuzzy, yes, slightly different pedals for the two guits. :)

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Hello, Fuzzy! Thanks for Piglet comment and little girl anecdote! Getting our eyes opened we find we're living in a horror movie. 😄

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Ok u ready to get weird?

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Got it! Yay for weirdo noise 😀

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I can barely see for the tears (of laughter) and lack of breath! Awesome work! 😂

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@ttg105

A green melodica, of course! Thanks for the comment.

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That is awesome, although to be fair, its totally yours as I was just one of the studio musicians in the cello bunker that was practicing unknowing that the tape was rolling. Will send something separately by coelacanth express.

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@cts

All good, man. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't sent to other worlds...
Take your time.

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@cts

didya get it?

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@cts

Sent you an email...

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@candle

Oh my… I can just imagine the possibilities…

😀

See You In The Shadows…

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@candle

Now that's cool. Now I want one. Doubt my wife (or any other family member for that matter) would get me one tho… might have to gift it to myself :wink:

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What the hell is this madness?????????????

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It's getting better already thankfully.

Maybe, if you'd like, we could try another collab like last 50/90. I can send you an instrumental (when I'm able to play properly) for you to do something with and you could send me something that I can do something with. It was pretty fun last time!

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Blushing and laughing here!

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fuzzy, thanks for listening to "Sweet Betsy From Pike". I guess it too is a Hill (peak) billy song. Just like your old 78s.

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And you are very kind with your comments. I'm going to have a t-shirt made with "Fipple Master" (or "Tootlestick Worrier") on it.
The bass with the Indian-sounding drone is a Soundpaint sample library built round the Bazantar - a real instrument with a ridiculous number of strings. And only one of them in existence!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazantar

I also sort of ended up kicking myself because the way the improv went left me in 15/16 time - and it felt REALLY odd trying to get a bass groove going in that quicker bit! 😂

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Fuzzy, thanks pard, for reviewing "Utah Trail". Fun to put together.

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@toms

I KNEW IT. I'm a slow dog but I get there eventually. 😀

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My song about the guidestones is melancholy, since tgey were destroyed by idiots in such a supremely stupid and pointless way.

The lyrics kind of paraphrase the guidelines, so just listening maybe it wouldn’t come across.

But it makes me melancholy for sure. I want them rebuilt, though who knows if there’s enough public support in that backwards state that is my homeground…

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@ttg105

:)

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@candle

I knew you'd appreciate the bread tag. I'm still going to try those cardboard ones I got my hands on (from Dempsters Hot Dog Buns, actually). I don't know how they'll hold up as plectum - they certainly won't be for a song with lots of heavy strumming 😆

Thank you for the comment. As always, I enjoy & am grateful for your reactions to my sonic explorations.

See You In The Shadows…

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:)

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Thanks for the listen to "Spacelock.". Funnily enough, that song was pointing at the wrong file (clerical error—heads will roll at Downburst HQ!), and the song it *should* have been pointing at (fixed now) would be I think much more down your alley. Up your alley? Take a listen, I think the "headphones on" thing will make more sense.

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Thanks, Fuzzy!

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Fuzzy, thanks pard for reviewing "Cowboy Music’s Come And Gone".

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@candle

Oh boy, remind me not to tell my wife that (she's a Librarian, after all). I sympathize…

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@candle

It's one unique world, actually. It seems to be Fantasy (which it is, there's dragons, elves, dwarves, magic, &c…), but as the plot moves along, the more you realize that the world is just this really weird sci-fi world encased in a fanatsy millieu. You'd probably enjoy it. There's seven books, probably all available at your local library 😀

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@candle

Yeah, it reminded me a a major plot point in Margeret Weis & Tracey Hickman's Epic Death Gate Cycle series (the ancient machine, that is). I've always been a huge Weis/Hickman fan, going back to their Dragonlance days (if you hadn't noticed, I'm a big nerd 😆 ). That song could be the soundtrack for parts of that series.

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Oh yes; one Collab, please. At some point. I'll bring out the top-shelf weirdness.

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@nadine

All cool! I still have mirin left, next time I try that too! Good idea. I mostly do non-green veggies exept for pak choi. Often also a tiny bit of chicken and noodles. Maybe my voice is not completely in vain, but I don't think it fits into the music I write. As I never considered myself a singer, I compose what I like and hope the right people come.

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@nadine

Stir Fry is my favourite dish when I don't know what to eat! What do you throw in? Thanks for your kind words on the vocals. I don't like my singing voice and I feel like I completely lack of control. Maybe I should consider screaming as an option 😂

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I don't think I've ever met your ex-wife but thanks for the comment! Was trying to go over-the-top with the lyric.

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Dooo it... there is room for all in the Nicolas MindCage.
I agree on the chorus, but I decided anyone involved in the XXX version of Raising Arizona is an enthusiastically consenting adult.

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@toms

archy the cockroach & vers libre poet is my muse. 😀 Thank you for the listen & kind comment, fuzzy!

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@candle

I've heard stories about those rats. Frightening beasts. Those poor bastards (the techs, that is). Well, at the end of the day, you must maintain discipline. And what better way to deal with those rats then to have some hung-over junior techs hunt them down. Hey, there's an idea for a song! The Rat That Ate The Junior Tech 😆 😆

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hi thanks for listening ! re: song demo embedding, for some reason it didnt work when i tried it with my playlists. so i share the link in the desc instead. its hard to work out why things work some days with soundcloud and others they dont. so im being lazy ;)

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Gimme a shout if anything grabs your ears and you want the stems mailing across. 😄

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you and are a definitely kindred spirits, my friend! and i got that laugh from splice but they might also have that foley pack on freesound. i'm thinking of doing a prepared baby sitar piece with you and i'm working on another concept based around your dishwasher, like maybe recording some other chores around the house and getting a weird soundscape going?

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The more I reflect on that the truer it seems, hehe.

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You're very kind, thank you. 😄
As for the quantity I have a lot of free time this week. 😉

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It wasn't happening as @fon9

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@mosley

Fuzzy!! Stoked to see what ya come up with over the summer!

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Hey Fuzzy!

I can't seem to login under my old account at the moment. Created this "dummy" account just to get through the door (so to speak). Looking forward (as always) to your weirdo music, my friend!

See You In The Shadows…

p.s. So what famous music pioneer will you dream of being a boyfriend for this summer? ;-)

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bet your ass! we need to finish the kant spel album during 5090 fa sho.

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@atam94

Hey Fuzzy! Just wanted to drop by and say "have a good 50/90" and that I love the Brian Eno quote about pop music that you shared in your profile

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@amusia

Hello, Fuzzy! Looking forward to hearing what you and the Fuzzy Sound Labs crew come up with this year!

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Yo Fuzzy! Good to see you're back. Let's goooo!

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@ttg105

I'm here - let's rock!

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@cts

Dude! DOOOOOOD!! Have I got an idea for you! You're gonna be crackin' up for days...well, maybe not days, but I'm telling you - it'll be right up there with zombie Hank Williams (a classic in my book).

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@yam655

It's good to see you back! I hope you have a great 50/90!!

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!!! Looking forward to your melodica fueled weirdness!

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"Not all who Muppet are fuzzy" or is it "Not all who fuzzy are Muppet"?
That was a fun surprise to tinker along with your haunted piano 😀 Looking forward to more strange concoctions!

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@fon9

No I'm here!

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Hey Fuzzy! I am really wondering what your mind is going to form this year, both musically (you do great stuff in your bunkder) and lyrically (what is your mind telling you to tell this time :) Enjoy the time!

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Thanks for letting me know. I should have it taken care of for you now. :) Have a great 5090! :)

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Hello! Hope you have a great 5090!

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Let us create with reckless abandon!

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@toms

Hey Fuzzy!!! Won't be able to do much this year but looking forward to your stuff!

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Hi Fuzzy! :-)
Let's see what happens... 😀

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hi Fuzzy Good to see you here. have a great 5090!

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That Eno quote is golden. Great to see you - are we going to do some more collabs this summer?

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Hello! Glad you're back too! Looking forward to more of your wonderful weirdness and riveting stories!

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hey man! hope you have great time too

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@w1n

Hope you’ll have creative and fun 50/90 yourself. I’d definitely be up for a collab with you again.

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Yes and #lo_fi!

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Have a great 50/90 Fuzzy!