December 2008 Archives (all archives)

December 31

Auld Lang Syne

A special rendition of an old favorite. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 10:18 PM PST - 1 comments

Bubble Bath (Baby)

A scintillating shambles creation... [more inside]

posted by shambles at 7:20 PM PST - 2 comments

Next Year's Gotta Be Better Than This One

For anybody who figures it can't get any worse. Best played loud while drinking and shouting along. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 5:41 PM PST - 15 comments

Happy New Year!

Whipped up in a hurry, a glum song for 2009. Happy New Year, MetaFilter! [more inside]

posted by ford and the prefects at 2:20 PM PST - 3 comments

Fruit Truck

Imagine a truck full of fruit, hauling ass down a long, winding road. It's driver, eyes red and glowing with hate, oblivious to the trail of oranges and grapefruits he leaves behind... [more inside]

posted by Brettus at 7:35 AM PST - 2 comments

i've seen what they do

Second generative piece; bassy pad and six layers of percussion

posted by wastelands at 12:53 AM PST - 0 comments

December 30

I'll Stab You (for Sumru)

Being an apology-by-request to robocop is bleeding for trouncing him unmercifully in a recent game of Diplomacy. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 2:44 PM PST - 8 comments

Jimbo Jambo (Rub a Dub Dub)

A tender love ballad, cooked up by shambles.

posted by shambles at 2:40 PM PST - 4 comments

Kari Ann

A getting ready to leave town song. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 6:28 AM PST - 0 comments

December 29

Graduation Song

December isn't just about the holidays--a few of us finished up degrees this semester! This cheesy little ditty is dedicated to my fellow peeps who walked this month. [more inside]

posted by txsebastien at 10:18 PM PST - 1 comments

Fickett Street

Inspired by true events, and wanting to rip-off the repetitive drone of "Baby's On Fire." [more inside]

posted by ford and the prefects at 2:11 PM PST - 0 comments

Local Yokel

By shambles, for shambles, and of shambles...

posted by shambles at 10:59 AM PST - 5 comments

Wall in the Well

Dub/Reggae/Ska Sadness. [more inside]

posted by Brettus at 8:01 AM PST - 4 comments

the factory produces mortar shells

My first foray into generative music; bass drone with four layers of percussion on top

posted by wastelands at 6:23 AM PST - 4 comments

December 28

Bring a Bag of Sandwiches I'll Be Waiting With a Gun

A song about burning out in an adopted city. Title loosely inspired by graffiti. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 11:42 PM PST - 4 comments

Says Saturn

messing around, ended up with this epic-feeling chord progression. it made me think of planets and their massive movements in space. +cowbell

posted by god particle at 6:45 PM PST - 3 comments

Traps

A song about how humans fool pests to kill them, from the pest's point of view. Made today in 2 hours. [more inside]

posted by onehalfjunco at 4:20 PM PST - 3 comments

Correct My Obituary

"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing." Quentin Crisp [more inside]

posted by allaboutgeorge at 8:32 AM PST - 2 comments

Ode to Vangelis

I used to have the cassette for L'Apocalypse des Animaux -- I heard this sound through the synth module, and after playing around with it - reminded me of that early work.

posted by RubberHen at 4:46 AM PST - 0 comments

December 27

Way up high

I've decided to face my embarrassment and post this song. [more inside]

posted by ORthey at 7:26 PM PST - 10 comments

Apartment 503

A somewhat naughty true story. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 5:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Money in the Bank

A shambles original, if you don't mind.

posted by shambles at 2:16 PM PST - 1 comments

Nagercoil

Some Hindustani Dubstep.

posted by ageispolis at 3:31 AM PST - 1 comments

December 26

Tracey Knows How to Lie

In truth, I am not sure the actual Tracey was a liar, and didn't simply live a completely unbelievable life. Either way, she was enormously entertaining. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 5:30 PM PST - 0 comments

Bloom

This is a short IDM-esque style electronic piece written in the fall of 2008. I was largely inspired by the idea of Klangfarben melodie, and tried to incorporate a lot of tone colors in the piece, especially by experimenting with modulating the LFO rates of the synthesizers to different degrees to create many different "colors" of the same basic sound [more inside]

posted by 5imian at 2:30 PM PST - 2 comments

(This Is) The Dream Of Matt And Harriett

A song about my favorite failed Aaron Sorkin show. My good friend Jessica sings Harriett's part.

posted by clcapps at 11:54 AM PST - 0 comments

God Rest Ye Merry Gilligan

I'm ashamed but this one wrote itself. [more inside]

posted by jtoth at 3:05 AM PST - 10 comments

December 25

This Is Hollywood

Two chords and a lot of bad memories. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 5:12 PM PST - 0 comments

Footprints in the Snow

Huh. Whaddayuh think of this. A rockabilly version of an old Bill Monroe favorite.

posted by shambles at 12:31 PM PST - 0 comments

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Paul Sjolund's choral arrangement, simplified down to 2 voices and a guitar. Merry Christmas!

posted by weston at 11:17 AM PST - 5 comments

Three

It's Christmas... and some of me knows some of Christmas sounds like some of this. [more inside]

posted by Moistener at 12:02 AM PST - 2 comments

December 24

For Heidi

I just recorded this in as long as it took to play it on a whim and a prayer solely to impress a girl. Just me, noodling on the banjo. [more inside]

posted by mediocre at 9:25 PM PST - 5 comments

The Jesus of Park Avenue

In honor of the big guy's birthday, a song about one possibility for his holiness's return. When Revelation comes/You won't find me hitting no big kettle drums...

posted by ford and the prefects at 1:31 PM PST - 0 comments

tWAS tHE nIGHT bEFORE cHRISTmAS

A poem put to music. This is a revised version of a previous post. Now more Holiday-ish and on the right night. Merry Christmas Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho beach boys meet the doors meet the beatles meet Somethingjoechristmas

posted by american caesar at 12:14 PM PST - 0 comments

O Magnum Mysterium

Tomas Luis de Victoria's version of O Magnum Mysterium was my favorite Christmas song back in the days of high school choir. Here is my own lo-fi rendition. [more inside]

posted by chara at 11:58 AM PST - 11 comments

Jingle Rock Bell

A terrible desecration of a beloved Christmas song. Sic it on your relatives today!

posted by Lentrohamsanin at 7:11 AM PST - 52 comments

many of you won't survive the night

Another dark ambient piece; more fun than a farmhouse under seige

posted by wastelands at 3:53 AM PST - 0 comments

Tab Help...

Guitar Players: I need help with a cover of Feist's Mushaboom! [more inside] posted by ashaw at 3:23 AM PST - 3 comments

December 23

Oh, help me. I sings like a frog.

Collaboration request - Karen Carpenter-ish vocalist for satirically fey laptop doodles [more inside] posted by ford and the prefects at 9:47 PM PST - 0 comments

very big delicious christmas part 3 (snow drums)

Part the third of a holiday happenstance. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 7:02 PM PST - 1 comments

Three In The Morning

I've been on a roll the last couple days - here's a cute little synthy doo-wop song I just finished! [more inside]

posted by clcapps at 5:52 PM PST - 2 comments

Steven's Sunset Boulevard Bookstore

Sort of in the style of Marshall Crenshaw. Or Crenshaw in the style of Buddy Holly. Or Holly in the style of the Everly Brothers. Anyway, written in celebration of a transgressive bookstore on Sunset. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:38 AM PST - 0 comments

Lookin' Out My Window (Rainy Season)

I wanted to write a short, Carpenters-y song about being lonesome and disintegrating. Ideally, it'd be sung by a woman with a melodious, colorful voice, not a froggish man who croaks like Luke Haines stuck between two boulders.

posted by ford and the prefects at 8:20 AM PST - 2 comments

Dammit: Reprise

A revision of my earlier version of this cover, since I had a night to burn at school. Bigger, a bit less background noise, a little more banjo.

posted by tmcw at 7:52 AM PST - 0 comments

December 22

The Alphabet Song

A strummy, easy-going version of the alphabet song as I sing it to my 3-year-old son. Not the standard melody. [more inside]

posted by escabeche at 8:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Going Down to Die

A Danzig cover (aahh!) I used to love the early Danzig albums back in high school. Three or four months ago I had a nice night and must have remembered the band because I woke up with this. It has since been remastered several times ( took out a lot of bass on the guitar ) and many attempts to post have been made (some nights you just can't figure out LAME). Like everything else I seem to have thrown together so far, it's one take on guitar (with vocals from that take bleeding in) and then one for vocals which were doubled. I added some shit in the left at a couple places.

posted by xorry at 8:38 PM PST - 0 comments

very big delicious christmas part 2 (sacred rudolph)

Part 2 of a Christmas collage featuring one of our cats, The Big Delicious, on solo cat voice. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 6:31 PM PST - 2 comments

You're Not The Only One

My Talking Heads-y song, with tons of autotune!

posted by clcapps at 5:06 PM PST - 5 comments

Kait

Cover of the song "Kate" by Ben Folds. [more inside]

posted by onehalfjunco at 4:03 PM PST - 3 comments

Farnsworth

An ode to my spring-loaded toy goat Farnsworth. I'm a new member and I thought this'd be as good a way of giving you all the lowdown about my silly little self as any. The quality of both the recording and humour are terrible, but you were warned.

posted by aesop at 2:23 PM PST - 2 comments

Where is Erykah Badu?

Some bluesy hiphop/dubstep.

posted by ageispolis at 1:13 PM PST - 4 comments

In Egg Chelsea's Day (Oh)

Another song for the season.

posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 3:04 AM PST - 3 comments

We're Animals.

Another one of those deceptively sad songs. Apparently I should start writing music for movies. [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 1:19 AM PST - 4 comments

December 21

Two short songs on the subject of spelling the word "CAR"

Because my girlfriend's little nephew lives so far away, we've decided to create an educational video podcast to keep in touch. These are two original songs we made up for Warrencast Episode 01: CAR.

posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:47 PM PST - 1 comments

very big delicious christmas part one (o holy linus)

mashy mashy with The Big Delicious, part one. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 5:58 PM PST - 6 comments

My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys

I recorded a few favorite country songs as a Christmas present for my dad. This is one of them. [more inside]

posted by chillmost at 3:58 PM PST - 4 comments

Restraint (v.1.1)

The first time I posted this song, I put barely any effects processing at all -- just limiting to make it audible. Now I've gone back and put in EQ, reverb, gating and some compression. Same song, different mixing. Compare and contrast.

posted by NemesisVex at 3:17 PM PST - 0 comments

First Person Three-Way

A song about the porn scene in LA. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 2:31 PM PST - 1 comments

December 20

Franklin's Tower

I was part of a basement band made up of friends who liked to jam but not gig. This is our first gig, a friend's wedding in 2000. She made a special request for us to play. We played together for over 10 years and only played out twice while I was part of the band--before I moved out of the area. Be aware that it is 9:21 long. [more inside]

posted by terrapin at 4:01 PM PST - 7 comments

Silent Night

Just a little something my wife and I made for our Christmas card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, roll truck roll's wife on pennywhistle and tambourine, the rain on rain sounds.

posted by roll truck roll at 3:23 PM PST - 8 comments

The Day of the Christmas Parade

Hollywood is famous for its annual Christmas Parade, which inspired the song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", which Gene Autrey wrote after playing Santa in the parade and hearing children call out to him. I decided to write my own song about the event, as experienced by slightly older children -- the homeless teens who used to (and probably still do) squat in abandoned buildings and under bridges in Hollywood. Ah, memories. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 2:14 PM PST - 1 comments

I Know

A little something I whipped up. It's about the town I live in called Lüneburg. [more inside]

posted by chillmost at 1:29 PM PST - 5 comments

Let It Snow

This is as close to the original melody as I could get while in a minor key. Imagine being on a holiday getaway where everything goes terribly because of the weather.

posted by dagosto at 2:51 AM PST - 5 comments

December 19

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Ya. Kind of a Norman Bates take on it.

posted by chococat at 9:32 PM PST - 17 comments

Zillion (cover)

Zillion was a game for the Sega Master System. This is a song from the game (which you can see/hear here -- this song starts about 17 seconds in). I have, however, added lyrics, which are about the game's lack of a save function. With 77 tracks of tiny instruments, this song is probably my grandest musical venture yet. [more inside]

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:25 PM PST - 11 comments

December 18

Revolutionary Women's Mechanized Suicide Brigade

A track from my new album Ticker (which you can download for free).

posted by doubtfulpalace at 11:44 PM PST - 1 comments

O Holy Night

Eve from Wall-E sings the Christmas standard.

posted by ageispolis at 5:07 PM PST - 3 comments

Shelley Winters

A song about an actress I knew once. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 4:28 PM PST - 1 comments

Atriplex - Don't Cross the Beams

A few minutes of crazy space noise and strange particle interactions. [more inside]

posted by Jimbob at 4:30 AM PST - 1 comments

a few hundred thousand dead cannibals

A quiet, haunting track with drones, chimes, and muted bass beats [more inside]

posted by wastelands at 1:01 AM PST - 2 comments

December 17

D.P.S.

When I'm yours for the taking. Would very much love thoughts on this one. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 11:30 PM PST - 8 comments

The Accursed Hat, Version II

A rendition of Jofus' brilliant cowboy epic. [more inside]

posted by ORthey at 8:03 PM PST - 8 comments

Hollywood Burns, Says "Good night!"

A distorted, washed-out, synthy-coustic helltrip. [more inside]

posted by ford and the prefects at 5:02 PM PST - 3 comments

performance, equipment

Getting ready to start performing around town. [more inside] posted by Astro Zombie at 1:40 PM PST - 11 comments

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I recorded this version of the old Christmas standard with the original, depressing-as-hell lyrics. Check out this FPP for the backstory. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 12:26 PM PST - 5 comments

December 16

Drums Of Life

A silly thumb-piano beat. One minute.

posted by jchgf at 9:45 PM PST - 2 comments

Rudy Red

Hes Got a F ing Red Nose

posted by american caesar at 6:33 PM PST - 0 comments

Você faz mal em se afligir

A demo.

posted by micayetoca at 4:06 AM PST - 5 comments

December 15

On Fire (short)

its dirty, dirty, dirty and noisy, noisy, noisy. [more inside]

posted by god particle at 11:48 PM PST - 2 comments

The SoundBlaster Blooze

Strippers should definitely pole-dance to this one. [more inside]

posted by jtoth at 5:33 PM PST - 1 comments

"Tin-Whistle Nancy"

The Wicker Man, Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," and the auto-tuner. It's seasonal song - we're heading our of autumn, wearing out animal masks, and barreling head-long into winter.

posted by ford and the prefects at 1:33 PM PST - 2 comments

Royalty free sample sources?

What are some good royalty free (public domain/CC, etc) sample sources on the web? I'm mostly interested in quirky, interesting recordings and so on that can be sampled from/mashed up in commercial recordings. posted by frenetic at 12:47 PM PST - 6 comments

Clueless

A bitter rock song first written and recorded not long after my last band's original lineup fell apart. That band's ugly break-up (partly triggered by the failure of our band mates' marriage) coincided with both my mom's cancer recurring in terminal form and my wife's losing her job of four years because we stayed in Germany with my mom too long. So we had plenty of pent up bitterness to spare. We performed this song live as Pocket Novel Mystery after re-forming briefly with a new line-up, but when this recording was made, it was just me and my wife, Lori. [more inside]

posted by saulgoodman at 10:28 AM PST - 2 comments

The Shelter Gang

A song based on the dozens of teenagers I saw pass through the Citrus House homeless shelter in the summer of 1992. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:41 AM PST - 0 comments

Musical Mommas and Pappas: What's your Secret?

For any MeFi musicians out there who are or have also been parents of young children, how do/did you balance being parents with continuing to make music? [more inside] posted by saulgoodman at 8:16 AM PST - 17 comments

December 14

Mary Mary

A NSFW song about Mary (full of grace!) recorded in 2001 on a Tascam 4 track with an SP-202 and some ridiculous records and friends. From the same album as last year's Tryptophantastic. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 11:02 PM PST - 5 comments

Little Bird

This is an a capella cover Leah Wilmoth (heard here and here) recorded on my laptop. It's a cover of a traditional folk song, as performed by Jewel. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 10:39 PM PST - 2 comments

Ring of Fire

A cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." [more inside]

posted by Kimothy at 8:08 PM PST - 5 comments

Lend me your voice?

I would desperately love to find a female vocalist who'd dig collaborating on a (guitar-heavy) remake of a pop song. I gotcher music, gotcher lyrics, I just needjer voice and ideally your campy enthusiasm. [more inside] posted by Wolfdog at 2:05 PM PST - 4 comments

Let It Snew

This may be a bit of a stretch for the music challenge, but it's supposed to be poking fun. [more inside]

posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 1:20 PM PST - 2 comments

If They Made a Movie of My Life

A song about a girl I knew. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:37 AM PST - 1 comments

Santa Punk Is Coming to Town

Another track from the 2002 Christmas album. Now with 100% less blasphemy. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 9:24 AM PST - 4 comments

December 13

Santa Claus is comin' to town

A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]

posted by ORthey at 3:52 PM PST - 9 comments

When John Drinks

A song about a former roommate. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:08 AM PST - 0 comments

December 12

Silent Night

Silent Night with acoustic guitar, ukulele, and 4 part vocals. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 11:44 PM PST - 3 comments

Man of Constant Sorrow

Standard bluegrass ala The Soggy-Bottom Boys. I thought the song might be cool if I darkened it up a bit. It began life as a 12-string and vocal live track, then I flew in some harmonies, extra guitars and bass. This was recorded in my living room on a cheap laptop. I'm not a guitar player or singer. Enjoy!

posted by jtoth at 11:43 AM PST - 6 comments

"Baby Let Me Follow You Down"

Devastated folktronic cover of Dylan's version of Rick von Schmidt's Cambridge classic, "Baby Let Me Follow You Down." [more inside]

posted by ford and the prefects at 11:21 AM PST - 1 comments

December 11

Happy Birthday Jesus

A Christmas song about a man who kills his cheating wife and her lover on the eve of our Lord's birthday... [more inside]

posted by hideousnorth at 10:52 PM PST - 1 comments

Ibot Ubot Robot Nobot

An upbeat synthy breaksy tune. The final version of what previously sounded like this, but with samples stripped out for a cleaner effect.

posted by nthdegx at 6:10 PM PST - 2 comments

we knew he was out there

muffled, glitchy beats in five layers [more inside]

posted by wastelands at 3:17 AM PST - 3 comments

December 10

Crazy

A relaxed, front-porch take on the Gnarls Barkley original. [more inside]

posted by Galvatron at 9:12 PM PST - 6 comments

Funkadelick

The sites and sounds of my livingroom made to sound like a busy bar much layering

posted by american caesar at 8:31 PM PST - 0 comments

Under Pressure

Another shitty cover [more inside]

posted by mexican at 9:22 AM PST - 5 comments

alberta winter blues

americans have their desks, canadians have their cold. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 2:20 AM PST - 3 comments

Help

Who knew John Lennon was such a weenie, jk. I must be so vain because I thought this song was about me.

posted by BrnP84 at 12:10 AM PST - 5 comments

December 9

Shiny Apples

Guitar and synth. [more inside]

posted by sputgop at 10:52 PM PST - 2 comments

American Desk

A tribute to American desks and that Blagojevich guy. [more inside]

posted by xorry at 9:28 PM PST - 1 comments

For Great Justice

I have been on hiatus due to school, this song is from before said hiatus...anyways, enjoy

posted by god particle at 6:32 PM PST - 0 comments

Black Dog, Friendly Dog

As requested by Karlos The Jackal. [more inside]

posted by micayetoca at 4:45 PM PST - 4 comments

Jingle Burn

doubtfulpalace's and Astro Zombie's unexpected collaboration on the MeFiMusic page discovered by chococat. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 12:06 AM PST - 5 comments

December 8

Down In The Forest

The original broken Christmas carol. [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 11:28 PM PST - 1 comments

Antimony

Just a bit of a jangly, lo-fi, two-track, three-chord GBV meets Velvet Underground groove I got into, with a lead line over the top of the second half...

posted by limeonaire at 9:38 PM PST - 2 comments

L.A. Xpress

A song about Los Angeles's notorious free girlie newspaper. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:04 PM PST - 0 comments

Jinglebell Rock

Whats Christmas without Jinglebell Rock? [more inside]

posted by american caesar at 9:21 AM PST - 1 comments

December 7

Beaches

5:17pm on Ipanema Beach... [more inside]

posted by johanze at 5:21 PM PST - 4 comments

December 6

Sangre de Santa

Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, but nobody does anything about it. [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 11:45 PM PST - 4 comments

second journey into space

Background hum that becomes a melodious, multi-layered trip [more inside]

posted by wastelands at 10:56 PM PST - 5 comments

Rocking Around The christmas Tree

Did I mention I was A Nut for Christmas? [more inside]

posted by american caesar at 10:56 PM PST - 1 comments

December 5

Twas Te Nite B4 Christmas

Was bored tonite so I got the words to this poem and starting playing with them. This is what came of tonites boredom. Happy Christmas. Im still going to work on this so Ill repost the remake polish on christmas eve.

posted by american caesar at 10:05 PM PST - 1 comments

The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side (cover)

ORthey requested that I do a cover of "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" (by The Magnetic Fields) and so here it is. He wanted me to use autoharp and drum machine, but because I am churlish I did not in fact use either. And to add insult to injury, I didn't even sing it myself! I got my wife to do it! [more inside]

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:54 PM PST - 8 comments

Xmas Don't Be Late

Originally by Alvin and the Chipmunks. For the MeFiMu December challenge. [more inside]

posted by self at 3:36 PM PST - 9 comments

Ibot Ubot Robot Nobot (Mighty Stealthy mix)

Found on the same CD as the last tune I uploaded, this is a forgotten remix to what I guess is one of my main tunes (I'll upload that later by way of comparison). I actually prefer this version now, though the strings at the end are laid on a bit thick.

posted by nthdegx at 12:46 PM PST - 1 comments

Fuck You LA

A song about leaving Los Angeles. Some cussing. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 10:46 AM PST - 5 comments

December 4

Jingle Burn

Live Mashup [more inside] posted by chococat at 11:58 PM PST - 16 comments

bLUE cHRISTMAS

I asked my brother what christmas song hed like me to do and he replied Blue Christmas. This one is for Him.

posted by american caesar at 2:08 PM PST - 3 comments

tetris (intel+dubstepmix)

just a silly dub rendition of the tetris theme featuring that intel sample

posted by ageispolis at 12:46 PM PST - 9 comments

Jingle Bells (1997)

Compare and contrast. Rebecca Marculescu rocks the vox.

posted by doubtfulpalace at 9:35 AM PST - 4 comments

Watch It Burn

A song about watching the LA Riots from the rooftop of a Hollwyood apartment. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 7:39 AM PST - 5 comments

while making an attempt to escape the city

Howling wind ambience, strongly beat-oriented, and spikes of high and low notes

posted by wastelands at 12:53 AM PST - 5 comments

First Snows of Summer

Stuttery drums, blippy synths, lots of piano, copious crash cymbal, and a bucket load of reverb. [more inside]

posted by cathodeheart at 12:28 AM PST - 5 comments

December 3

I Though I Told You to Shut Up

Here's the overture from a rock opera based on David Boswell's comic Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman. [more inside]

posted by stargell at 5:47 PM PST - 5 comments

Boy with lack of musical ear hopes for help

Any kind Mefi Musicians out there want to help me figure out how to play this one song? [more inside] posted by Corduroy at 5:13 PM PST - 21 comments

Hurricane Steve

Filling the yawning lack of songs with "Steve" in the title, not to mention the lyric. [more inside]

posted by Ogre Lawless at 4:55 PM PST - 1 comments

Jingle Bells (1993)

Did someone say "minor-key Jingle Bells"? [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 9:28 AM PST - 11 comments

I Know A Guy Named Dan Huff

My good friend Dan Huff came to visit last week, and he brought copies of his new album. Dan is the most prolific songwriter and music maker I know, and absolutely one of my greatest influences. Writing and recording can be daunting tasks for normal musicians, but Dan has a love for music so intense that no barrier ever stands in his way. If Dan Huff can record an entire album in the back of his truck, then there are no excuses for the rest of us. Nothing should get between the artist and the audio tape. That's why Dan's newest album is so important. You can listen to some samples on his myspace page, but he's given me permission to post the album in its entirety on the internet, and I think you Mefites would be particularly interested in listening to it. [more inside]

posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:15 AM PST - 8 comments

Bozboz

Found this on an old CD, but it's about as good as anything else I've done so I'm sticking it out there. A simple, upbeat jungle-technoy thing with layered breakbeats and a nasty synth lead dominating the second half.

posted by nthdegx at 4:59 AM PST - 4 comments

December 2

Kris Krackle

Where I live is not the best or the worst place. Ypsilanti Mi Here we seem to have a abundance of Crack heads. But for some strange reason they all disappear when it gets cold out. This is their Christmas Carol. They Dont Know that you can still buy crack when its cold?

posted by american caesar at 8:03 PM PST - 4 comments

Buttfuck Baby Jesus

A track from my old band's 2002 Christmas EP. If you have any respect at all for me, or are offended by blasphemy or infant rape, you probably shouldn't listen to this. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 7:38 PM PST - 25 comments

Best way to set up tracks for collaboration.

How can I record music at home on my Mac in a way that would be useable by collaborating musicians? [more inside] posted by By The Grace of God at 4:25 PM PST - 7 comments

Danny Says

Another in my series of autobiographical songs based on my experiences in Los Angeles in the early 90s, this one based on a fellow I used to do some writing projects with. Every line of this song is true. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:05 AM PST - 3 comments

December 1

Linus and Lucifer

It's not really that satanic. And you can still dance to it Peanuts-style. [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 11:09 PM PST - 15 comments

But Not For Me

Hope to revisit this one day-- piano by the talented Wang sisters: http://www.youtube.com/user/lipatti [more inside]

posted by StrikeTheViol at 9:40 PM PST - 1 comments

Wheat Kings

Cover of Wheat Kings by Tragically Hip. Crappy guitar work, slightly less crappy vocals.

posted by eurasian at 8:13 PM PST - 7 comments

Santa Who Santa What

Just another SomethingJoeChristmas tune.....Happy to report Ill be recording some fresh stuff soon. Happy Christmas. Watch out for the Fat Man. This has a slap happy rythem. [more inside]

posted by american caesar at 6:46 PM PST - 2 comments

Home

What happens when I get bored at home on Thanksgiving weekend.

posted by azarbayejani at 5:41 PM PST - 3 comments

Monitor speakers

What do you use for monitor speakers? [more inside] posted by NemesisVex at 3:56 PM PST - 9 comments

Whoop Heet

Here's a song that is stylistically similar to Apfel Augen, but with (half stolen) lyrics, and some percussion that I'm quite fond of. The guitar is tuned C#G#C#F#A#C#. It features some cool whistling, which I was trying to make sound like slide electirc guitar. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 2:49 PM PST - 7 comments

Here Comes a Regular

a Replacements cover. For jonmc, I guess. My favorite 'mats song

posted by eyeballkid at 3:17 AM PST - 2 comments