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@wobbiewobbit
Joined London UK

Wobbie Wobbit


2022 is my 11th 50/90.
I write some #comedy songs, some just whatever songs (most usually have at least a "gentle #humour", some are more "serious".), sometimes a kids' song and maybe some short instrumentals, spoken word and sketches. I like writing songs about everyday things.
Some songs are recording-only songs that I couldn't possibly do live but I also try to get some "keepers" for live gigs.
I have no idea what will come out of this 50/90 and I'm looking forward to some games, skirmishes and challenges.
Most of all I just like being part of it.

she/her

songs from previous FAWMs and 50/90s are on my website:
https://wobbiewobbit.com

Songs (18):

[avatar] Title by @wobbiewobbit #skirmish #sketch #title 7
[avatar] High Brow Eyebrows by @wobbiewobbit #body #superskirmish #ss093022b 6
[avatar] [avatar] Blues Duty by @wobbiewobbit + @richaaaay 11
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Bad Habits (Digital 4 track Tape 4 _ Acoustic Lofi) by @andygetch + 3 others #digital_4_track #acoustic_lofi 9
[avatar] Nowhere Parade by @wobbiewobbit 17
[avatar] That'll Do (skirmish sketch throwaway) by @wobbiewobbit #skirmish #spokenword #songskirmish #booktitle 17
[avatar] [avatar] Rainbow Threads by @wobbiewobbit + @kahlo2013 #festivalsong 9
[avatar] Strange Ghosts by @wobbiewobbit #synth #spokenword #theatre 12
[avatar] Favourite Things (About Songwriting) by @wobbiewobbit #favouritethings #lyrics_only #songskirmish #ss081322h 12
[avatar] Options by @wobbiewobbit #synth 16
[avatar] [avatar] Wombling At The Wake by @wobbiewobbit + @richaaaay #blues #tribute #bernardcribbins 34
[avatar] Not Dissociated by @wobbiewobbit #synth #spokenword 14
[avatar] Wired Up Right by @wobbiewobbit 16
[avatar] [avatar] MacGuffin by @wobbiewobbit + @richaaaay #banter #fun 33
[avatar] Wimbledon Ladies and Gents by @wobbiewobbit #acoustic #skirmish #summer 24
[avatar] Go Away Properly by @wobbiewobbit #ukpolitics #political #topical 26
[avatar] Go Away by @wobbiewobbit #not_political #political 24
[avatar] Ridin' The Train by @wobbiewobbit #train #challenge 51

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@nadine

.... and many thanks for your comment on "Deep Heart", too. I'm so happy you enjoyed. I had a blast producing. Something I barely do in February cause I lack of time and patience...

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@nadine

Thanks a lot for your comment! Starting the 4 track challenge has been worth it. I usually work with arrangements with 20-50 tracks, so I had no idea that you can produce a song with way less recordings. Its been a challenge!

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Wobbie, you are awesome!!! Thanks so much for the fun collaborations. It’s such a treat to do our Zoom calls and to work out all the details for our plan of attack. You are a masterful partner and more than anything it’s fun. Thanks for the listens and comments too.

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@andrea

Thanks so much for your comment on The Mystery of Dreams. The comment on the structure made me take another look and I realized I messed up the chorus. I wanted to change the rhyme scheme between chorus and verse. I messed around with the order a bunch of times but didn't end up the way I wanted. I am going to change that .😉

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So glad you liked my "Into the Unknown". I used to be a semi-pro folk singer specialising in Sea Songs (I even had an entry in a book cataloguing writers of Sea Songs, back in the 80s).

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@brisk

Thanks - I'm glad. I always feel that doing an eccentric instrumental - at least when I do it - is the equivalent of a child being paraded around by their proud parents showing off their latest "talent"!

Thanks also for the win-gratulations. I've really enjoyed this 50/90. I did it last year for the first time, and I think it has really helped my songwriting. I think I prefer it to FAWM.

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@brisk

Thanks for listening to Möbius Strips! Didn't want to try anyone's patience, just make some crazy noise. Rather heavily endebted to something like Donkey Rhubarb by Aphex Twin, which is one of my favourite "mentalist" bits of music ever!

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@tjeff

I gave you J - thanks so much!!

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@tunecat

Thanks for commenting on my track "Nowt About" .. It's one I was pleased with.. I've finally started to upload. Have sort of caught up.. to where my phone has uploaded to my laptop. Will come and check out some of yours.. something to do in October!! Hope tomorrow is a good 'un. Wrote a few tracks inspired by the people I met and comments.. One is on here.. 'I am not a Robot" but also did a few videos to show the process of using Figure (for a newbie). ... Greetings to the Ramshackle crowd.

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@brisk

Thanks so much, I really appreciate that comment on Long, Long Time. I'm getting close to 50, but it's getting a bit of a drag, so praise like this helps!

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Thanks, Wobbie, for your nice comments on Not Your Kind of Guy. So glad you liked our 3-way collab. Gwyn and Georgie are both top notch, and together, they are unstoppable! 😀

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Thanks for your comments!

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment! I'm pretty sure @davidtaro could rock like Tom Jones, but I decided against a horn section on that song. Full throttle guitar riffs!

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@fuzzy

Thank you for the comment!
Yeah, that's why I like 50/90 more than FAWM; the longer ebb and flow is more conducive to my creativity than is the sprint.

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It'll be great! I'm taking my kid to a school open evening, otherwise would've loved to have come along. Have you got any tentative dates for October? I'll put one in the diary if you do :)

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@mahtowin

Thanks so much for your kind words about Femme Libre and my vocals there!

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@esc4p3

Thanks for your comments on Assemble. I'm proud of the cheeky element in the song, as it is the first time I have given my wife an earworm from one of my tunes :-)

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Thanks Wobbie!! Truth be told, I’ve never been to that venue 🥰it was fun going in my mind…

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@brisk

Thanks for the comment on Country Mile - glad to have raised a smile! Also interested to hear the song you are referring to.

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the great comment! 😀

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Thanks for your comments on my Flash song!

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@andrea

Thanks for the listen and kind comments on I'm Always on the Defense.

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@fuzzy

Hmm...
Now I want to write a spoken word piece about "supernatural technology"...

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the comment on "The Deluge".
I wish I could do an Italian accent, but I'm afraid I'd come off sounding like Luigi from Super Mario ("Eet's-a me!! Luigi!!).
I'm having entirely too much fun with the bass guitar and the distortion pedal; I gotta reign that in so I don't start posting nothing but distorted bass feedback! 😀

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Hi Wobbie, as you may remember, you are third on the 'Tape 4 acoustic lo-fi' in the Digital 4 track challenge. As the number 2 participant has not responded @nadine asked in the thread that I relay the source track to you. Here is a link to a folder with the output files of my first track (in both WAV and 192 bit kbps) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z2cu9d7f9o1c1wc/AAA_sm1jgeM_8hxMJC-A7oN-a?dl=0 The track is in the key of C with music in the recording starting on the fifth bar (per game instructions) and uses a repeating chord progression of 'C Am Em G'. Tempo is 100 bpm. I did my best to play something on every click yet leave space for other contributions. I may have left the click the file I sent and will take it out of my source track in the final mix. Side note: I used Garageband with the default Audio output so this is about as lo-fi as can be LOL.

Glad you are next. Feel free to send me (either by email or soundboard link) whatever output you have for your track. I'm looking forward to see what you do with it!

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@jeff9

Thank you for your comments, Wobbie, but even more so for sharing your little musical gifts. The Wombles are etched into my brain now.

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@wolfkier

Thanks again. Very encouraging. :)
You're well, I hope. Looking forward to a megadose of Wobbs when my head is clear of it current calamatous contents!
Hugs.

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Hey! This is my shout re our collab lol

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Not at all. People either do or they don't its neither good nor bad. I suspect i misunderstand many songs! It does have a meaning to me but it may be well disguised!

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And did you?

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@wolfkier

Thanks Wobbs.Thanks for your concern. Almost done. They are waining in intensity and frequency. You can graph these buggers across their 14 weeks of hell. About 2 or so weeks to go till that one final one takes it's time and signals the end (for 3 years).... SMH....

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@katmtl

Hi, Wobbie! Thank you for jamming to my song! You’re the second person to say it sounds like a beach song. I want to hear your songs!❤️

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@wolfkier

thanks, wobbs. You need to ask me that in about 3 weeks when this headache hell is over. They are fewer per dauand a little less intense but that's how it goes. 14 weeks starts and ends with a ping behind the eye, the middle of the hump is unbearable, and the fatigue of constantly interrupted sleep is wearing.
How you doing? Perfectly well I hope! :)

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@fuzzy

Yup, there are a few tracks of pitched-down cello in there.
Pitch shifting is one of my general go-to techniques.

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Thanks for all your great comments!

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@toms

That's me! Or the closest I could do in Adobe Character Animator. I plan on using that software for a bunch of lectures in the fall. It's dead simple to use. Better than them having to watch me on camera. 😬

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@toms

Here's a video that is nothing like what you suggested, but that's mainly a result of my own limitations! 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOwMRjEBLI

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Glad you liked "Look Sharp" and it could provide the vibe for your hot summer day!

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Thanks for the kind comment on I'm Not Sick!

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@toms

Oh, now I am absolutely going to make a video for it. Thank you for the very kind comments!!!

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@nadine

Thank you, Wobbie! I just hope that my drummer doesn't use my chop sticks for drumming. Wok on!

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@jeff9

Thanks, Wobbie, for checking out I'm Not Sick. Your attention and insight is always most appreciated.

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Hi. I wondered if you might like to do something with my Abduction lyric? Something a little futuristic and quirky.

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Somehow my follow of you didn't show up. I'll have to catch up!

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@cts

Great! I do believe you know the tag:
"Sub-atomic, blasting the sound coming out your speakers. This is the jelly factory."

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Wobbie, Thank you for all your observations on Broken. Glad you liked the whole feel of it...and the word "golden." :)

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@cts

Hey Wobbie - do you suppose you could record a Jelly Factory tag line for me? Let me know and I'll fill you in.

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@gm7

Thx Wobbie..very kind words and astute description . That was the feel we were going for. See u Tuesday.

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@jeff9

Thank you, Wobbie, for dropping in and offering encouragement on Honey You Already Are. A positive response is a treasure. Sorry to be so slow in offering thanks.

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Hi there. Thanks for the comment on my 10ishx10ish with Liz. Those are always fun to do.

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Thank you Wobbie for your lovely comment on Jack in the box. I thought the writer's block was broken but it's back! I'm just going to keep learning other people's songs on Simply Piano till something clicks and I start creating songs. Love your songs by the way, they are awesome!

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@wolfkier

Thank you again, Wobbs. It's not pretty here, and won't be for about 6 weeks until this cluster cycle does it's business and leaves me alone, forever I hope, or at least a few years if I'm to have sadly got back onto the horse I tought I'd left behind in the hell it belonged.
I hope you're doing ok. I owe you a few listens, but right now, when my shell shocked brain allows it I have several ongoing projects I try to focus on to keep them moving along. Including the latest GIMME15. Is that something you might be interesteed in adding 15-24 seconds too? I'd love to have a Wobbs take on what 10 of us are slowly developing there. https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/86
I might just have a perfect British tinker "prompt" (or 2) for a creative microscope. LOL.
Hugs.

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@yam655

I used to think tea was always mild and weak, but then I started using loose-leaf tea and using 2-3x as much tea as recommended. Still, there are better and worse teas. An Earl Grey, or a chai with cardamom or cloves, though? They do the job better than coffee, which really only ever has one flavor in comparison. (I don't use creams or syrups.)

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@gregwere

Thank you for your lovely comments on my songs, much appreciated.

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@andrea

Thanks for your lovely comments on She's My Wildflower. A video would be a nice addition once the song is complete. Maybe someday 🙂

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Thanks wobbie! I’m excited to get a collab goin. I don’t care what it is I know it’ll be fun. I’ve had one of your FAWM tracks stuck in my head for months “HIP (hip) HOP (hop) BE (be) BOP (boo)”

Such a cool track especially with the lil bebop run in there…

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Thanks for your comment on "Falling". You got the concept exactly! I've been working to be a bit less literal and let the listener do some of the lifting. I'm glad that translated here.

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@fuzzy

Thanx for your Comment on "It Doesn't Make Any Sense"!
I did not think of the Steve Reich comparison when I was making that, but it certainly is apt. Just goes to show how deeply we internalize our influences, yes?

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Wobbie, your comment on Bonnie and Clyde sent me to the internet to check out Walk Tall, and then I stumbled onto your website--What a find! I was totally delighted with If I Were a Baker! Each new verse made me chuckle more. Your resume is quite something! You certainly have carved out a great career in performance arts. My hat is off to you.

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Thanks for listening and the comment on my song. I truly value and trust your input.

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@brisk

Thanks for my first "phwoar!" of 50/90! Glad you liked those two. I'm encouraged to put another one up now that I've been surreptitiously fiddling with since yesterday afternoon...

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i was really limited last fawm and 50 90 because of my hernia. i had to sing very carefully to avoid a rupture. also, the quality of my voice was compromised by that and other health problems. now i have more freedom and better tone, although my upper registers are shot.

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Wobbie, Thank you for your impressions on Broken. You got what I was trying to say!

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excellent! my email is aburozskiwork@gmail i'll play bass or guitar or whatever you want!!

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Hey wobbie! We gonna do a collab this summer? I finally worked up the courage to ask lol

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@andrea

Thanks for your thoughtful comments on Another Side To Me. Very much appreciated :)

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@sw1n3flu

Hi Wobbie!

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Thanks for the comments on I Hate Love. They brought me to your train song, which I really liked!

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@toms

Thank you for the kind words! Working on a train song today. :)

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@sbs2018

“Dance/rock fusion” - I like that! Thank you!

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Can i quote you on your technical terms “the twiddly bits” :-)

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Wobbie!!! Of course I would look forward to that!!! Ridin’ The Train…what a great start to 50/90.

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Howdy & thanks for reviewing "Where The Lonesome Cowboys Ride"

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Ah, so it is 50/90! Really looking forward to your creative and quirky brilliance!

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@roddy

Looking forward to hearing your songs.

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I hope you have the best 50/90 yet, Wobbie! Criss, I mean Boss, meows so 😂

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@beacon

And let's get to work and do something weird. ;-)

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Hey there, happy 50/90!

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Happy 50/90! Happy 50/90!!!

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Hello, Wobble- happy 50/90!

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@fuzzy

Wobbie!!!
Yay!!!

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HWW! GTSYT! HF/N!

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Here's to an all around terrific 50/90! Have fun (I know I will listening to your music)!

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Hey Wobbie, have a great 5090!

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@elesimo

Have a wonderful 50/90, Den!