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@spazsquatch
Joined Hamilton CA

Spazsquatch

Second stab at 50/90. I'm going to take a serious stab at 50, but after 2 years of lockdown, the summer calendar is pretty full and finding the time isn't going to be easy. Luckily I'm a bit of a scrimmage junkie and while I don't hold myself to the 1-hour limit often, I do tend to go as quickly as I can. I also love collabs.

I think I'm pretty good with lyrics, decent at arrangements and can play keys, guitar and bass well enough to get a loop down in the DAW. Any drum pattern more complicated than four-on-the-floor is a complete mystery to me.

Pronouns... does dude count? He/him if you are not not into that whole brevity thing, also known as “Grand Poobah of Shlock if that works for you.

Songs (26):

[avatar] Always Love You by @spazsquatch #singer_songwriter 1
[avatar] [avatar] Scoundrel by @dreamscuba + @spazsquatch 1
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STANK by @nahlej381 + 2 others #nsfw #funk #sleazy_listening #alternative_rock 3
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Not Another Song for the Weather (spazsquatch edition) by @nahlej381 + 2 others 2
[avatar] [avatar] Need A Break by @dreamscuba + @spazsquatch #french-omelet-album 3
[avatar] [avatar] Seasoned To Taste by @nahlej381 + @spazsquatch #funk #lo_fi #french-omelet-album 5
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GET STICKY by @cts + 2 others #soul #french-omelet-album #rnb #thejellyfactory 13
[avatar] [avatar] Presets by @nahlej381 + @spazsquatch 7
[avatar] Swagger by @spazsquatch #feel_good #pop #funky #dance 8
[avatar] Healthy Lifestyle by @spazsquatch #songskirmish #superskirmish #feast #commercial 4
[avatar] Imposter In Me by @spazsquatch 1
[avatar] [avatar] Take Me Higher by @dreamscuba + @spazsquatch #collaboration #rock #pop_rock 4
[avatar] The Ballad of Auntie Nym by @spazsquatch #ss081222d #songskirmish #opposites #superskirmish 6
[avatar] Before Completion by @spazsquatch #punk #love_song #songskirmish #ss081222l 9
[avatar] Martian TV by @spazsquatch #songskirmish #telephone #radio #superskirmish 5
[avatar] [avatar] Geared Up by @dreamscuba + @spazsquatch 3
[avatar] [avatar] Choiceless Running by @spazsquatch + @acousticmaddie #rock #randomcollaborations #progressive_rock 9
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Till 4am by @spazsquatch + 2 others #banger #party #lizzo #pop 9
[avatar] Tasty Nibbles by @spazsquatch #metal #rock #funky #french-omelet-album 7
[avatar] [avatar] Washed Back by @spazsquatch + @coolparadiso #randomcollaborations #pop_punk 13
[avatar] Slow and Steady by @spazsquatch #french-omelet-album 6
[avatar] Keep the Heat Low by @spazsquatch #french-omelet-album 4
[avatar] Better Late Than Never by @spazsquatch #indie_rock #pop_punk #favourite #alt_rock 4
[avatar] Fresh by @spazsquatch #french-omelet-album 6
[avatar] Melancholy Summer by @spazsquatch #skirmish #firstfruits #summer #s071022 11
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Higher and Higher by @dreamscuba + 2 others #rock #pop 13

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you are my spirit animal, my friend. when you feel up to it let's crank out some more tunes and get this record done so we can finish the next one. just got some new plugins...very exciting stuff lol

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@andrea

I will attempt to send you something tomorrow :)

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@andrea

I'm doing a happy dance after reading your message. I can sing the lyrics to the music, so I think they should work. If it doesn't click for you, let me know and we can talk more. Thank you! I am very excited for this song :)

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@andrea

I would like to know if you would be interested in a collaboration on 'Higher and Higher' with @dreamscuba and myself? I have been enjoying the songs you both have done together and would love if you might add some vocals to our song? I'm happy to make any lyrical changes as needed. You can check out what we have here: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/42

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment on "Mr. Tumbleweed". I don't listen to The Killers, but you're right they do some synth heavy rock stuff. Funnily I can relate to the lyrics... a lot.

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@nadine

Thank you for adding the lyrics to the anti-weather song! Yes, they helped a lot. Interesting story

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@jeff9

Hey, thanks, man. So glad to hear you got a charge out of "Summertime is the Best Time" when it's stylistically outside your preference zone. Much obliged.

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@nadine

Hey! I'm happy to hear that my words inspired you and that you had fun creating swagger!

On this platform, I'm a bit cautious concerning criticism. We all want to get things done and read kind words... but sometimes something that can be fixed in 5 minutes makes a song soooo much better, that I cannot keep it for myself! People react very differently, some are thankful, others hate me because they really don't want criticism. I left other platforms because harsh words distroyed my fun doing music, but sometimes I wish people told me some obvious things before I was torn apart I'm public.

Yes, I know that mixing deafness well. The only solution is resting and taking a stab 2-3 days after. To figure out the right loudness for vocals I use the following easy trick: Turn down the volume of your headphones / speakers gradually and slowly. The vocals should be the last track that disappears. Go to zero and increase the volume. If the vocals appear much earlier than drums or guitars, they are too loud. You can do the same for solo instruments against backing track. Or mixing two individual instruments.

On "Swagger" I'd possibly mix with an EQ automation on the lead synthesizer to push it back and front. Set a broad Q around your vocal frequencies and automate the volume.. lower it when youre singing. it's tricky!

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@wolfkier

independent cult films I read??? I'm interested. Send me a link to watch something. Have you seen our GIMME15s? Here's one example. https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/470

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@wolfkier

Thanks for the kind words. It was tough choosing 100 from 1700. There are still some 60 that could have easily made the collection. I noticed you followed me on soundcloud. Thx. But all the tracks on there are older iterations of the collection and will prob be deleted soon. The latest best and final versions of everything will be on my bandcamp. Http://wolfkier.bandcamp.com I hope you do dig in during your travels, I hope you enjoy and since I can tell you know what your doing behind a daw, I hope you'll be kind enough to drop me a mix note if you hear something ugly! Thanks again. I'm planning much more listening in September when I'm done with WK100. I'll be back much more then.
Hugs.

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lol i did indeed do a song about cats during one FAWM or another among tons of other tracks using this synthvox. I sincerely apologize for getting it stuck in your head lol

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also i sent a couple mixes to ya. lmk if they're ok or trash.

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bill sent us a version of not another song for the weather, but feel free to go for it. i'd be interested in your take on it.

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@nadine

@codeenergy, @spazsquatch - Good idea. Put us three in your mail and we continue talking there. Maybe our plans work surprisingly well together 😎 Have a nice weekend!

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@nadine @spazsquatch

Sorry I just work up for work and saw both of your emails. If you guys want, I can put us all 3 on a email thread but figured I would bring you both up to date here right now. Spazsquatch sent me a awesome version of the hook that we should definitely use but he has not heard what Nadine sent me yet. So I believe he chopped your track as well. This is where I don't know what to do. I am going to go ahead and send you both what you each sent me to help you guys see what you each had in mind. Definitely think this will become a awesome collab! I will be emailing you both back shortly.

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@nadine

Hey! I just read your comment on "Sorting Thoughts" and "Darker". Now I'm a little bit confused about your plan. Are you working on a new interpretation on @codeenergy acapella? Or will you join us both for a 3-way-collab?!

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@jorh

Hey,
Sorry I’ve just seen you’ve posted the song. It’s definitely a BANGER, full of energy and each part is an ear worm that stands on its own - great work on the melodies and vocals.!! Thanks for taking the time to add music, and bringing the party :)

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@nadine

Haha, you really got swag 😀 Punk is not the music I usually listen to, but I spent half of my life in a virtual punk band. Funny enough we didn't plan to go punk it just happened. Not everybody knows that side of me.

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@nadine

Thank you, this means a lot to me! But why did you connect me with punk music? Or do you just love punk rock? I'm happy you enjoyed. I was just venting.

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Haha, baritone problems indeed! I stand by my comment that you sound like Jack White as a result, and that that is a GOOD thing. Sorry about the throat though. And when it comes to comps... isn't that standard? I'd be screwed without the ability to comp vocals 😂

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Ha, thanks for sharing “Wild Men.” I might need to track it down myself! 😂

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@nadine

You know how to lean into that feeling, so nobody cares that it's off! That's swag 😁 My metronome is my worst enemy. Sometimes I just wanna destroy it! But then programming drum beats is impossible...

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@nadine

Thanks for your comments! I'm sorry that I cannot play tighter and cleaner. I'm just a beginner trying my best. Learning guitar prevents me from bore out. There is a lot to learn...

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Dude! Thanks for the super generous comments on my songs. Looking forward to hearing the French Omelette Album as it unfolds! 🤘🥚

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I am the lyrics for collab Rd 2 will work on some lyrics for you, where would you like me to send them! Couldn't see an email in your profile. Thx

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Baby hummingbirds - that's one pretty sizeable silver lining! Thanks for the Little Bird comment man :)

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Hey dude, I'm currently overseas at the moment, but I will be putting together some indie/punk/rock/etc tracks that will need the classic lyrics/vocal collab that you provided in FAWM...
Have a great 5090.