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ZeCoop

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2011

Pronouns; He/His/Him

This is my 14th FAWM. It's always wonderful and something I look forward to. It's the best part of Winter! (...the only good part of winter?) ;-)

I've been home-recording music for many years, with music that covers styles all over the map. 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 have used some MIDI keys the past few years, but most of the time, what you are hearing is me actually playing the instruments live, including drums, one track at a time. 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.

Check out my dad's (@srcoops) and younger brother's (@guatecoop) pages! @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!! Also check out @kovbleu and @slawbleu - they were in Treading Bleu with my younger brother and me, as well as @gilhari who was in my college bands. :)

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

All my links are up above or here on my Linktree:
https://linktr.ee/zecoop
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Thank you for checking out “that Itch”! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m just scraping by but I will finish… determination 🤣Sorry I’ve been such a stranger… I’ll get caught up on listening but I’m super bummed zero Collabs for me this year.
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Thank you for listening and for your encouragement!
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Wow! You listened to it!
I think you deserve a medal for that... 🤣🤣🤣
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Hey there, thank you for visiting my page. I am honoured to receive such an invitation so I'll certainly give it a go. I'm away for a few days this weekend but hopefully that'll give me time to mull over some lyrics by the time I get back to my rig.
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Thank you for playing drums on "Thoughts raised in a submarine" !!!
https://write.fawm.org/songs/290877
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Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on The Applicant. It's always hairy posting a song at 2AM and waking up bleary eyed the next morning to find the dreaded zong. So again, thanks heaps.
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Hey there, I left a more detailed blurb about who did what on the song page. Thanks so much for your feedback!
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Thank you! Sending love and good vibes too!
Glad to see you're being prolific this year again. Congrats on winning FAWM already!
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Thank you for your comment on my song "The Oglethorpe Plan", I hope you read the rest of my songs.
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Thank you so much for your comments on Witch of Eastwick and Sickness Goblin. They made my night. Now if only SG would disappear over that horizon for a good long while......
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Hey there John, I’ve got a complete lyric and melody for your Ukelele piece but I wrote it away from the access to the audio so those 4 chords in the first section I’m hearing as diminished chords instead. And a slightly shorter form. Anyway I’ll demo it up with me playing bad Ukelele so you can see what I mean and I guess we can take it from there. If you need me to stick to your form I can’t anymore, alas. The song is being stubborn. I think it was those diminished chords that first got my interest. I need more!
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Thank you 🎶 🥔 💜 😎
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Wow, this thing took off while I was sleeping! Yes, a collab would be great! Not sure how to approach it; my click track only goes to 300 bpm.
Maybe send me an email and we'll get er going.
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Sure, why not. Still have my email?
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Hi, just sent you an email about Roads Untaken. Hope your day has been awesome.
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Hi John, brilliant, I’ll have a go tonight and see what I come up with! 🙏
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Hi, John, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed One Last Lie, my collab with @Natalie . I agree with you that her vocals and arrangement really bring out the emotion of the lyrics. That's what I was counting on, and she didn't disappoint! :) Thanks for letting us know you liked it.
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Hello! I've sent you my email address. Thanks so much!
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Thanks so much for the positive vibes and checking out my ‘Making Music Like it’s 1999’ YT video. It’s quite a long one so much appreciated!
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Haven't had a chance. Life got busy and now I'm sick. If others are asking, I'll bow out gracefully.
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Oh, how funny that Karl and I both asked to collab with you on the same song. Figures! But yes, let's find something to do together! (Maybe even all three of us, as you suggested.) I'll check in with Karl. 👍
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That sloth is amazing!
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Yeah I'm living up on Mackinac. Cool you've spent some time here! It's an inspiring place to be. Btw, how can I contribute to a 4 track challenge? I think it'd be fun to GoPro the trip to the post office and back, considering the location is a bit novel lol.
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@zecoop Impressive start!! I'm slow, but back in it! Lucky enough to have some chances to play bass next week so my energy is going into knocking the dust off the amp!
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Thanks so much for your comment on The Lion and the Bull, it was fascinating to create the story for it from the heritage of the space, and to try and do it justice!
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Cool! I’ll look into it! Might be a fun way to do alt tunings live to avoid having to retune (which I’ve never had the courage to do on stage!)
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No worries, I figured!! <3
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Oh for sure, I was even thinking there are moments where the piano can shine on its own 😀
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Thanks for checking out my new riff idea, I’ve started to scribble a few words down now as well. 😊

Looking forward to working with you on the 8 track challenge too. My ‘hopefully’ fully fixed Tascam 238 arrived back from the service centre today, so will be able to use that rather than my Yamaha. ✔️
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Awesome, it might take me a few days to get something recorded, if you have other offers and you want something done sooner, no worries
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Paging ze coopiest of all ze coops! An idea just popped into my head last night but it’s verrryyyy small at the moment. Just a few lines. Shall I record a sound bite and try to think of some chords for it and then see if you want to run wild/make it much better?No pressure of course! I can look for another victim/collaborator if inspiration doesn’t hit dude :)
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boom! shakalaka!

I have no idea why I wrote that; I just wanted to say hi!!
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@zecoop are you posting drum loops this year?
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Honoured!
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Thank you for the comment my lovely friend! Shall we talk collab early in the month this time? I'm excited
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I appreciate you giving "Beyond" a listen! No suitcase this time around - that was an actual cajon, actually designed to be played percussively! Haha. I've learned that they're devilishly tough to mic, and a percussionist student of mine mentioned that's why so many have pickups - the membrane moves so much air that the only viable way is to run it through an amp, and mic that. Of course, maybe I'd get better results with something other than a podcast mic... Haha!

Happy FAWM, and I hope to get out your way one of these times. I actually have business there in late March, now that I think of it.
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Thanks for capo info *opens music shop website*
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Glad to be hear. Hopefully I'll stick around this year, filtered out very early last year.
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Hey Zecopp I'm thinking about making up a lounge dinner type of song, and need some slinky drum beat behind me. Is that possible to get from you as part of a collab?
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I may have indeed :)
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Coop! Thanks and right back at you!
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That makes sense. I do like those Ohs!
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oh i donated this year, but don't know how to make the horns on my profile. but super excited. maybe i did it wrong but it did go through yay!
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let's gooooooo!
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Yes PLEASE!
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You know I love a Coop Collab! 😁 Keep me in the loop if you have anything in mind dude! The Coop loop we could say!

Delirious, me?
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Hey @zecoop now that you mention it, I remember you saying that. And I'm very grateful to have the space for my gear 😁
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Hey @zecoop - thank you for contatcting me - i have sent a couple of emails yesterday and today and hope they were not ‚eaten‘ by your SPAM-filters…

…i guess we might be able to pull something off if @beto manages to get a tape to Chicago until the 5th, i could put something on track 2 and forward to @alef
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Hi Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop. I hope you have a wonderful FAWM. <3 Can't wait to hear what you come up with.
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Hi - thank you very much for your help and orientation! Really looking forward to working on some music through the site. Thank you!
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Sent! Thanks again!
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Yes, pleasssse of course! I always (dare to) look forward to getting to throw some lyrics and vox on a @zecoop track! And, ha, well, in our house, we have a strict "you're not allowed to get mad at me!" policy when it comes to my songwriting (I'm sure I'm definitely pushing it this time, though!)
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Happy FAWM!!
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Happy FAWM, my friend!
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Happy happy FAWMing, friend!
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Happy FAWM!
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Happy FAWM 2024!
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Hope you're on the mend mate!
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Collab is a big YES from me. 😀🤘🏼
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Great to have you here again! Thanks for all you do for FAWM.
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thx mate! always good to be here and always happy to help. Happy Fawming
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(why is there a video cassette emoji but not the GOOD kind of tape?)
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Thanks for your warm welcome! You're right about the inspiration. This year I set a limit cause I got too much noise in the background. I was even considered skipping the whole thing, but I can't miss the community. Happy FAWM!
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Hey John! Thank you! So good to hear from you. Can't wait for your tunes! Happy FAWM!
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I'm ready to hit the ground running despite Thursday having to work then go to a gig! Uff da....LOL! Let's fleefin' gooooooo! 😀
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💜✨
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Enjoying them oh so much :-) Have a great FAWM :-)
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Great. I'm just listening to the I Am A Nightingale video and seeing you.

I'm trying to stretch myself, so feel free to suggest something crazy and also drag me into something. Always happy to bring the vocals.
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All the best this FAWM!
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hi zeeee!! I DM’d you back (waaayyy late). so sorry for the delay

I wasn’t really planning to fawm this year but then I peeked and waited for opening day to say hi to friends and now I think the bug bit me :)

I can’t wait to hear your guitar sounds. let’s feast!!
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Hey John!! Happy FAWM again! I always love your tunes, lookin forward to hearing what ya come up with this FAWM! :-)
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Hello hello! Looking forward to your music this year :D
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…answered by mail - thank you for picking up on my message.
Have a great fawm 2024!
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Hi John!!! Hope you have a great FAWM!!
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Hey @zecoop - hope you're doing well! Looking forward to your 2024 output!
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Thanks for checking out our Hermosa album, it means a lot! I love the fun bouncy guitars on your single Twenty 23. Can’t wait to see what FAWM brings this year!
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Hello! Looking forward to the 4 track challenge and also hopefully some more tasty drum tracks again this year.
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Aha. We meet again, Mr ZeCoop! *evil Bond villain laugh*
😎🤘
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Zee
Always glad to see you here
I hope to be fully participating this year! I gave my recent case of Covid notice to vacate by February 1st 😀
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I just had to let you know that I started playing your song Above the Acropolis and my four year old daughter instantly started dancing and immediately declared "This is princess music!"

You've got some great tunes, thanks for sharing them, my daughter and I will give the others a listen later on.
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Hey, heard you aren't feeling well. Heal up quickly - FAWM is here!
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Hi! Have a nice one!
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Here we go again! Have yourself a great FAWM.
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Go get 'em, ZeTiger! 😃
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Hi there John, hope you have a great FAWMilee
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Howdy, partner! Happy FAWM to you.
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Hope you have a FAWMtastic 2024! ♫⋆。♪ ₊˚♬ ゚
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Welcome back!
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More drumtracks for 2024?
Happy FAWMing!!
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Punk Med ftw! Thank you, again!
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Yay ZeCoop! You rock!
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Here we go again!!
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Ah ze coopiest of all ze coops! Nice to see you again dude!
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Hey a fellow Michigander!
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Welcome back boss, best place on the Internet and all that
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Glad to be back. Family history collab?
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Thanks for being a mod on FAWM. I wish you an abundance of inspiration, a flow of creativity and the courage to push musical boundaries. Have a blast and FAWM on!
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Hi there! I'm excited for another round of 4-tracks!! And another year of FAWM in general :)
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