March 2017 Archives (all archives)

March 31

5 - vampire deer - golden ball

5th song - this is a strange ancestor of the well known gallows pole or gallus pole song that has lots of variants - i ran across this one in various versions and this is how it turned out [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:39 PM PST - 0 comments

the Monster-Song

'schlaflied' cover, not entirely displeased. [more inside]

posted by dorian at 7:29 AM PST - 0 comments

The Killing Floor

This is a really rough early home studio demo of a song in development for my new recording project, The Wishing Well Divers' "Tragicomic Americana." Ironically, just as I've been working on this song, which thematically concerns stigmitization and marginalization, and well, being face down on the floor, I had a health scare last night that left me literally face down on the bathroom floor for a half hour. I've got no job, health insurance, family support, or cash cushion right now, so this song has taken on new personal meanings for me just since I started recording it a couple of days ago, with new worries about health problems and their potential to make it harder to find work and insurance. [more inside]

posted by saulgoodman at 6:12 AM PST - 4 comments

March 30

4 - vampire deer - screwed up planet blues

another song in my rpm album [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 4:19 PM PST - 1 comments

Baritone Bounce

This was running through my head in the shower this morning. Instead of forgetting it like I usually do, I actually sat down and wrote it.

posted by TheCoug at 3:05 PM PST - 2 comments

Big Jimmy's Box

circa 2010, original writing. [more inside]

posted by dorian at 6:46 AM PST - 3 comments

March 27

You're So Dangerous!

An upbeat ditty about falling in love, blah blah blah. Cobbled together during my currently-on-hiatus 52 weeks project. Inspired by Holiday-era Magnetic Fields. [more inside]

posted by grumpybear69 at 7:58 AM PST - 3 comments

March 26

Twenty-One Free Sample Packs

An article by Scott Wilson for FACT that might be relevant for folks: “21 great free sample packs for producers on a budget” posted by Going To Maine at 11:41 PM PST - 3 comments

3 - not coming home - vampire deer

song 3 of my rpm album, 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:10 PM PST - 2 comments

March 25

Anarchist

Brief, brief cargo-cult '90s jungle piece without the Amen break. [more inside]

posted by comealongpole at 2:18 PM PST - 3 comments

March 24

Fuck The Sad

Failed attempt to write a song about depression from a few years ago. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 11:23 PM PST - 9 comments

March 23

Death Would Be Unkind

Instrumental country death song

posted by dagosto at 6:18 AM PST - 2 comments

March 21

Owe

Sad slow self-pitying muted acoustic thing! [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 11:21 PM PST - 2 comments

March 19

Beneath Broken Earth

Cover of a massive doom death beast by Paradise Lost with a Boss HM-2 clone that I built. [more inside]

posted by Existential Dread at 9:41 PM PST - 6 comments

Humbler than Thou (studio version rough)

This song originally came together accidentally while I was setting up my VR drum kit for my son for Christmas, as I posted about here at the time. Yesterday I decided to try to do a studio version and this is how it's coming out so far. It's pretty far along but I expect to add some horns before it's all said and done. [more inside]

posted by saulgoodman at 3:50 AM PST - 5 comments

March 18

Early Warning System

I can't really sing but every once in a while I forget that and try anyways... [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 5:21 PM PST - 3 comments

Harvest Home

A day late for St. Patrick's Day, but here's an Irish tune. Not quite as triplet-y as you'd hear it from a bona fide Celtic player.

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:31 PM PST - 2 comments

vampire deer - 2 - circus blues

song 2 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:01 AM PST - 1 comments

Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]

posted by hades at 12:05 AM PST - 4 comments

March 17

Alternative lyrics for "What did you learn in school today"

I wrote some new lyrics for this still-relevant social commentary/protest song by Tom Paxton from the 60s, which was first recorded by Pete Seeger. I don't really have recording equipment to speak of, so I'm not posting my ukulele rendition but thought that the lyrics might be of interest. (sorry if this is not really the place for this sort of thing; I haven't spent much time in MeFi Music) [more inside] posted by cubby at 6:40 PM PST - 2 comments

March 16

Sunrise A

Carbon 7, recorded 12-21-14, winter solstice. As close as we've gotten to ambient. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 8:04 PM PST - 4 comments

vampire deer - 1 - ten pounds

i did another album for rpm this year - 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag - in this song, i go to work, leave work, meet the president and go back to work and yes, it's all blues this time [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:00 PM PST - 1 comments

March 15

Christmas party for one

Recorded December 24th, 2016 [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 8:04 PM PST - 2 comments

You and I Alone

Been awhile MeFi Music - first new song to upload in awhile! Trying to be as concise musically and arrangement wise as possible. [more inside]

posted by johanze at 2:55 PM PST - 3 comments

March 13

Doc McStuffins Theme

I have a cheap, cruddy second-hand drum kit and a two-year-old. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 7:10 PM PST - 1 comments

March 8

Possible Collaboration?

Hey guys, I'm seeking input and possible collaboration for a song directed toward Trumpistas. [more inside] posted by snsranch at 6:05 PM PST - 0 comments

March 5

dreams over drones

A very brief (50s) sketch I worked up on the train the other day. Crunchy synth bass drone in conversation with a ringing guitar (also synthesized).

posted by kaibutsu at 12:34 PM PST - 5 comments

March 4

King of the World (Cover)

Super 8's "King of the World" is one of my favorite long-lost '90s songs. [more inside]

posted by limeonaire at 8:51 PM PST - 2 comments

A Simple Song (in Troubled Times)

An original song, just written and performed on the ukulele, recorded on my cell phone.

posted by Shmuel510 at 9:43 AM PST - 4 comments

March 3

Pavane by Thoinot Arbeau

Renaissance music on synthesizer. I think Wendy Carlos would be offended if I called this an homage. [more inside]

posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 7:05 PM PST - 12 comments

More Fiddle Tunes for a Friday

Some fiddle tunes on the mandolin. Medley in A of Old Joe Clark, Red Haired Boy, and June Apple.

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:04 PM PST - 3 comments

March 2

The Fall Season

I wrote this on a train going into the city. [more inside]

posted by Pecinpah at 10:21 AM PST - 1 comments