OCD + OctaFuzz


While browsing Tumblr, I came across this re-released footage of Dave Matthews performing in a Memphis branch of Blockbuster. At first I thought: 'What!? Why in there!?' Then I was reminded that they did sell music along with being a rentals place.


When CDs were getting traction and video rentals (in VHS) were all what film nerds (I guess I was at that time) had in their arms, I've almost but forgotten the joys of immersing myself in only one album (lucky for Counting Crows they were able to imprint on me early on with their first three releases). The hope was for me to go through all of the 1994 Blockbuster in-store music performances, and I quickly discovered that there is no such archive (or even a list!).


So...looking to follow the same (similar?) thread, I opted to start looking for in-house performances which led me to Waterloo Records and under their upcoming events the first one on the list was Emily Wolfe. After a quick search, I landed on a video she shared of one of her performances.


Seriously...I was expecting...something else but it was those first few notes that grabbed me. As a listener with very little blues (maybe I should correct myself there) in my regular listening rotation (just because I'm not a fan of wallowing in misery --- I'd probably write about it...though I'd aim to have some sort of positive arc come out of it.).


As I was attempting to figure out how to describe her guitar sound (I was initially going for: 'Crunchy Blues'), I was able to get some help from one of the images of her pedal board and saw an OctaFuzz among her effects.


Hoping that I'd be able to discover new music via Instagram's #OctaFuzz tag, I did go through a number of recent posts, but it wasn't easy to link that search to actual videos to watch. There were a couple of interesting photos...which unfortunately didn't lead me to a YouTube channel. I was hoping that I'd be able to do a similar experiment as other listeners from Reddit's Let's Talk Music community have in finding new tracks to add to their playlist. So maybe next time, I'll just have to go for a different approach. :)




If only such a search is possible on Spotify...





How about you? Who are the artists you regularly listen to that have the OctaFuzz pedal in their sound?










Ready to share your discovery story? Here's your official invite!



(Continuing with the gif from this entry. It's my favourite siblings from Season 1 of Rectify)

Feeling the feels with you,

PS: Look for the online link to this message
to see the gif! If it doesn't
show up, you can grab the link from the archive.

PPS: I've decided to do away looking for gif fillers
within the entry and just focus on finding photos
for each entry header (bye bye my bench photo!). The
photo for this entry
is courtesy of Christian O'Connor.
I've selected that specific photo as Emily likes dogs. :)

PPPS: Because I have been asked if there is a playlist that has all
the discoveries from the project...I have obliged. If you spot a track that
doesn't have a corresponding may have yet to be scheduled.
I know! I should put together a YouTube Playlist too as a number of
live performances are quite different from the studio version.

PPPPS: If you prefer taking me with you, I have started a podcast 
where I talk about the tracks in previous entries
. For the script, you can 
find it here

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