August 2009 Archives (all archives)

August 31

Monthly MeFiMu Challenge thread - Sept. 09 edition

Well, the August Challenge (Mefi Jingle) got a grand total of 8 submissions, which was less than I would've imagined. I had all sorts of good intentions to get at least one in myself, but alas, other commitments conspired against that. I'd actually envisioned doing one for each subsite (AskMe, Projects, etc) and I plan on doing that in the future, but without the mefimusicchallenge tag, I guess. Oh well... [more inside] posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:57 PM PST - 3 comments

Plotting a Caper

The theme to a spy movie that was never made.

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:34 PM PST - 0 comments

Starless And Bible Black

For the sake of completeness, if "Medicine Man" had been an A-side this - a natural companion piece in mood and texture - would have been the flipside. Obviously on an impeccably cool label (Elektra, Sire, Stiff, Island pre-sell off). Well.....I can dream... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 3:09 PM PST - 2 comments

August 30

Grand Illusions

I've started a blog on which I post a new song a day...this is the third one (last Wednesday). That's the story behind this song. It's about trying to hold on to a time and place (or at least that's what I said in the post). [more inside]

posted by sredefer at 10:37 PM PST - 0 comments

MeFi Jingle

More a general jingle for MetaFilter, (i.e. not specifically MeFi Music...) but a little classic style jingle JaiMahodara and I recorded after many beers...

posted by Lutoslawski at 8:52 PM PST - 2 comments

Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

I'm catching up with myself, finally. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:52 PM PST - 3 comments

Medicine Man (Alpaca Room mix)

Half remix, half mix rescue; I took a crack at MajorDundee's Medicine Man. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 7:25 PM PST - 4 comments

Make Your Mind Up!

A modest and lightweight acoustic ditty wherein dad inserts pipe, ruminatively scratches his arse and proceeds to patronise wayward offspring.... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 4:35 AM PST - 7 comments

August 29

Queen of the Carnival

Another Mardi Gras song from Sailor Martin, this one sounding a bit like the theme from a 1970s cop show.

posted by Astro Zombie at 11:28 PM PST - 1 comments

The Joy of the End of Summer

Summer is waning. School is starting. Joy is in the air for those meeting up with old school friends. This isn't new, but it's certainly special. Just listen and experience JOY! [more inside] posted by snsranch at 6:44 PM PST - 6 comments

Processing Eidolons

There's noise in the chain. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:52 AM PST - 0 comments

August 28

You Got Your Popeye Hanging Out

In the noble tradition of the New Orleans "Popeye" song, a rather ignominious entry. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 11:26 PM PST - 0 comments

Springtime, All At Once

Full title: "Everything Was Going Fine Until Someone Dared Springtime to Happen All at Once." From the album In Lieu of Talent. Maybe a nice way to kick off a Friday. [more inside]

posted by pts at 7:35 AM PST - 5 comments

Kalimba Take 2

kalimba + toilet time = this song the lyrics, on the other hand, are about getting hitched to my amazing S.O. [more inside]

posted by sredefer at 12:10 AM PST - 2 comments

August 27

Time to Get Loaded

A Mardi Gras song by Sailor Martin.

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:36 PM PST - 2 comments

FutureDance

Does this count as Italo? I sure hope so.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:01 PM PST - 6 comments

August 26

My Own Personal Light Show

Meditations on a thunderstorm. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 5:46 PM PST - 0 comments

Low, High, MetaFilter Noise.

Demons of MetaPhonia? [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:34 AM PST - 1 comments

Big Bomb Punch

A drinking song, New Orleans-style. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 1:09 AM PST - 0 comments

August 25

Emotion Experiment 3

This piece is supposed to represent or express a particular emotion. Please let me know what emotion you think it is. [more inside]

posted by leibniz at 2:58 PM PST - 11 comments

August 23

first step

An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 9:24 PM PST - 9 comments

The Beast in Me

Every so often, everybody gets to be an animal. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 7:39 AM PST - 0 comments

August 22

Eleusinian Mystery

The premier performance of my beloved Pearl Bass Flute. AskmeaboutLOOM is up to his usual tricks on delay.

posted by pheatherwait at 10:14 AM PST - 15 comments

Penguins

I would appreciate a collaborator. My little musical world is too small. posted by Zenabi at 8:02 AM PST - 1 comments

August 21

Let's Kick It

Featuring a devastating guitar solo by dagosto Hey, does anyone live between Calgary and Toronto? I'm moving cities and using it as an excuse to do a tour! Would you like me to come throw a dance party in your town?

posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:03 PM PST - 4 comments

Worlds Collide

Written and recorded in or around 2004 (although exhibiting a very '80's sound & texture), I've been thinking, in a desultory way, about re-recording this one - comments on whether it's worth the candle welcome, as ever.... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 4:46 PM PST - 6 comments

Andrita Street

Demo for a song about my neighborhood here in Los Angeles...with mouth trumpet!

posted by ford and the prefects at 1:59 AM PST - 2 comments

August 20

Tentomushi (Ladybug)

My new trio, Celeryman, is one that started with a Metafilter post... [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:46 PM PST - 5 comments

Cielo

A short guitar instrumental, written in a convent, during a heat-wave in 2003. [more inside]

posted by Grangousier at 4:45 PM PST - 2 comments

August 19

GeekyLoop

I made this a while ago...it's a simple loop with beats and "chords" created from Mac system sounds (pre-OSX). It would be awesome if someone did something with it.

posted by sredefer at 10:43 PM PST - 1 comments

The Money Rolls In

A rewrite of a traditional bawdy song about an untoward way to make money. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 10:08 PM PST - 1 comments

P.Y.R.Y. featuring samwell

does anyone out there remember semwell? this is a track that i produced for his never to be released album. i didn't bother mastering the tune, so it is a bit harsh.

posted by konono at 1:38 PM PST - 0 comments

Rendezvous

A wrinkled roue ruminates rudely..... Special, exclusive, once-and-for-all, never-to-be-repeated (thankfully, some may say) vinyl-only MeFiMu magimix. Hope y'all like it. [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 12:33 PM PST - 6 comments

MetaFilter Music (Promo?)

What the hell is wrong with us?! [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:10 AM PST - 6 comments

Saturday, 30 April 1994 10:40pm-6:55am

As we bid farewell to Robert Shields, we become privy to family conflict, the nature of his financial strain, and an erotic dream. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:40 AM PST - 0 comments

August 18

Hawaii

Summer's nearly over, but never fear -- it's always the sunniest season on your HiFi! Ford and the Prefects and the Don Ho Symphony Orchestra present "Hawaii," this year's breakout good-times swingle. [more inside]

posted by ford and the prefects at 11:04 AM PST - 2 comments

CVG (Gate Crashers Suck) (NSFW)

Won't you join us on a small journey? [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:45 AM PST - 4 comments

Saturday

30 April, 1994 [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:30 AM PST - 0 comments

August 17

run to you (bryan adams cover)

No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...

posted by edlundart at 9:46 PM PST - 3 comments

Challenge: Cultural Appropriation

Suggestion for MeFi Music Challenge: Cultural Appropriation. [more inside] posted by divabat at 6:24 PM PST - 6 comments

Friday, 29 April 1994 1:35pm-3:20pm

Come with Robert Shields on an expedition to the grocery store. Marvel at the landmarks they pass on the way back home. And note the odometer mileage as they pass said landmarks.

posted by man vs sun at 8:30 AM PST - 1 comments

August 16

Prenup

Poppy little song on elec. piano, accordion, improvised drum kit (featuring half empty bottle of crushed red pepper flakes), banjolele, etc.

posted by sredefer at 11:26 PM PST - 3 comments

Ambitions

It's disco-licious tune ambitions, and how they eat you up! [more inside]

posted by ford and the prefects at 7:39 PM PST - 2 comments

Friday thru Thursday

22 April - 28 April 1994. Accounting for missing pages in Robert Shields' Diary. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:10 AM PST - 0 comments

Crystal Decadenz

I'll come clean and say yes, there is a cough in the middle. [more inside]

posted by lhude sing cuccu at 12:26 AM PST - 4 comments

I Am a Poor Sailor

An a capella sea shanty for my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin.

posted by Astro Zombie at 12:06 AM PST - 1 comments

August 15

Hypnotize Someone Else

Better a shrew than a lost little lamb. [more inside]

posted by February28 at 9:35 PM PST - 0 comments

MetaFilter Music Logo

What do you think it's going to be? Really? [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:10 PM PST - 6 comments

Talk Dirty To Me

Completely inspired by this AskMe thread from yesterday. All of the sung lyrics are taken from it. It is...well....as dirty a thing as I have ever made. [more inside]

posted by nosila at 1:07 PM PST - 9 comments

Wednesday, 20 April 1994 10:25pm-4:35pm

This time, Robert Shields sleeps, urinates several times, reads the 1990 Census Bureau stats, cooks breakfast, looks over the household finances and reads the local paper. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:08 AM PST - 0 comments

August 14

Strawman

Quickie improvisational electronic song, made in the span of 2 hours, to see what would happen. [more inside]

posted by hellojed at 9:55 PM PST - 8 comments

Will We Have Fun?

Get your tongue off my face. [more inside]

posted by February28 at 8:34 PM PST - 1 comments

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.....

Yet another challenge idea - I promise I'll shut the fuck up for a while after this one... [more inside] posted by MajorDundee at 1:56 PM PST - 8 comments

Wednesday

19 April 1994 9:55 pm - 20 April 1994 10:25pm [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:03 AM PST - 0 comments

August 13

Jenny

Am Irish-styled song about a girl for a brass quartet, harmonica, and a big bass drum. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 10:34 PM PST - 4 comments

Luna I Want Things To End

What if the pillow you sleep on were hot butterscotch pudding? What if your lover's eyes were moth wings? [more inside]

posted by February28 at 7:37 PM PST - 0 comments

Tuesday, 19 April 1994 2:50pm-9:55pm

Join the Reverend Shields as he looks over the day's paper, tips his barber 50¢ via check, takes a nap, and fiddles with his hearing aids at dinner with the Richters. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:04 AM PST - 1 comments

Castles

An electronic take on Pablo Casals playing Prelude in G. [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 12:07 AM PST - 1 comments

August 12

An interesting collection of gear photos.

Gear porn from Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey fame. posted by item at 3:05 PM PST - 17 comments

Once It Was The Colour Of Saying (Work In Progress)

This is incomplete and very current WIP from my glacial synth-based alter ego and is perhaps something of a companion piece to White Feather. I'd really appreciate opinions on (a) the pretty drastic transitions in the piece from the rhythmic to the quasi-orchestral and back again, (b) whether the lyric theme has any kind of cheddar whiff, and (c) whether it needs more "oomph" under the orchestral bits (actually difficult to pull off without destroying the mood - I've tried....). Any other comments welcome of course - but this is unfinished and well rough so....geeza break. [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 12:32 PM PST - 10 comments

Tuesday

19 April 1994 3:55am-2:50pm [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:03 AM PST - 1 comments

School Dance (after school special star6 remix)

An instrumental song by my band Clark 8 remixed using Jason Forrest's star6 iPhone app. Rock meets breakcore and everybody gets glitched up. [more inside]

posted by nutate at 2:34 AM PST - 4 comments

August 11

Mozzarella (Producer's Cut)

This is what happens when the whole band is present, overdubbing together--and you're still stupid, but now there's one more of you! [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:52 PM PST - 11 comments

Message in the Sand

This is a little instrumental number I made up. I'm trying to convince my bandmates to perform it. The guitar tone and the melodic simplicity may qualify it as Surf Music. [more inside]

posted by Jode at 5:16 PM PST - 11 comments

Dubai

Another cut from the Quick and Dirty submitted for some feedback, particularly in terms of the mix.

posted by waxboy at 4:59 PM PST - 3 comments

Kill All the Witnesses

Four hours until dawn, and things are getting hairy. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:22 AM PST - 1 comments

It is evening and your heart may rest

An electronic piece, part of a larger composition that I wrote to help myself fall asleep at night (or at nap time). Hope you enjoy it. [more inside]

posted by jbickers at 8:02 AM PST - 3 comments

Monday, 18 April 1994 6:00pm-3:55am

Robert Shields, a retired minister of Dayton, Washington kept a diary from 1972 until 1997, logging every five minutes of his life. Over the next few days I will be posting all nine tracks from my adaptation of his entries from the spring of 1994. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:02 AM PST - 4 comments

August 10

Schizolujah (Producer's Cut)

This is what happens when two people overdub themselves as a choir--and are both extremely stupid. Following in the steps of edlundart's series of demos, I figured I should post this...gem? [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:37 PM PST - 2 comments

August 9

Little Donut Party

This is a song that I actually did write in my sleep. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 11:18 AM PST - 9 comments

If I Fell

Beatles cover recorded with my 6 year old daughter a few years back. Voice is a bit pitchy throughout but give me a break, I was only 40 at the time.

posted by gfrobe at 8:38 AM PST - 12 comments

August 8

vampire deer - chicken in a can

song 12 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 1:10 PM PST - 0 comments

KORNBERG

Rap about my first year of dental school at Temple. [more inside]

posted by swellingitchingbrain at 9:45 AM PST - 0 comments

August 7

snake (demo)

Another entry in my recent demo series of posts. I posted a not-quite-done version of the track here, featuring piano and overly heavy drums. It's a song about the old classic video game "Snake". I'm sure I'll revisit the "proper" recording some day, but in the meantime, this is a nice performance. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 11:06 PM PST - 3 comments

Green Lights Flashing (some more)

I finished it (probably). [more inside]

posted by nosila at 9:49 PM PST - 7 comments

MeFiMu Promo

A 30-second tour through the MeFiMu oeuvre. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 8:03 PM PST - 16 comments

Workshy

An abstract and impressionistic take on the wonderful world of work. Or something like that. Whatever. Listening to it afresh from the distance of several years, I've no idea what the fuck I'm banging on about here. I was probably stoned out of my box at the time. Disgarceful behaviour for a doctor - tsk tsk. Another extract from the extensive but wholly disreputable Dundee Archive. NB: this product contains faint traces of jazz-lite.....

posted by MajorDundee at 4:31 PM PST - 6 comments

vampire deer - tv blues

song 11 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 10:56 AM PST - 0 comments

Sigh

When you're in a summer fling and you can't wait for fall...about being too shy/nice for your own good. Rough recording, more verses will be added [more inside]

posted by IngeChiles at 12:35 AM PST - 2 comments

August 6

Green Lights Flashing

To loop and quantize, or to leave live??? Opine within. [more inside]

posted by nosila at 9:06 PM PST - 11 comments

We Close Our Eyes

This is as personal as I get when not improvising. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:29 PM PST - 6 comments

Orgy in the Wasp Woman Hive

Sometimes an invitation scrawled on a bathroom stall leads to unexpected horror. Actually, pretty much always. It always leads to horror. You should just ahead and expect horror. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 3:02 PM PST - 1 comments

vampire deer - roadhouse on the wind

song 10 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 10:43 AM PST - 0 comments

Kingsfold

Another swing at this old folk song. My first effort with 2x Korg DS-10s.

posted by nthdegx at 1:18 AM PST - 6 comments

August 5

Tubbs' Tune (seed)

This is a modest little theme recorded (badly) way back when that could be taken by a jazz combo and used as a blowing vehicle - it could be stretched out, modulated and pulled around at will. It's no more than a sketch really - but that's all it needs to be. If there are any jazzers amongst the community who want to use it - be my guest. Dedicated to the late, great Brit saxophonist Tubby Hayes.

posted by MajorDundee at 2:48 PM PST - 5 comments

Hail Rock Hall

Pirates For Sail is headed to the Rock Hall Pirate Festival this weekend. I rearranged the event's theme song into a madrigal of sorts, and made a quick-and-dirty laptop demo just to see if I could. [more inside]

posted by Faint of Butt at 12:19 PM PST - 1 comments

Madeleine

A new song called 'Madeleine' from my new band, features piano, strings and bouncy guitars! Wheeee. [more inside]

posted by TheWaves at 11:44 AM PST - 4 comments

vampire deer - come home superman

song 09 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 10:22 AM PST - 0 comments

Press a button

Another slow one.

posted by sailormouth at 6:42 AM PST - 0 comments

August 4

Check It Out

Was bored today Check it out

posted by american caesar at 3:58 PM PST - 1 comments

Mefi Music - that is correct.

Mefi Music jingle, sound logo, thang, whatever.

posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 12:28 PM PST - 8 comments

vampire deer - pontiac blues

song 09 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 8:20 AM PST - 0 comments

A Nautical/Political Ode to MeFi Music (Mit Accordion)

My jingle entry - a bit of seaside nastiness.

posted by ford and the prefects at 12:50 AM PST - 5 comments

August 3

Ride the Wild Moleman

When there's no surf around, you ride what you can. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 7:38 PM PST - 1 comments

"Nerd Mafia" (silly ringtone)

Just having some fun, ENJOY!

posted by snsranch at 7:21 PM PST - 3 comments

Burn Me All Away (Feat. Sleepy Pete)

With all the Sleepy Pete/Melissa May nostalgia going around, I thought it was probably time to post this little tune Sleepy Pete and I collaborated on long ago. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 3:46 PM PST - 4 comments

Slowdown

It does not always have to be fast.

posted by sailormouth at 8:03 AM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - marci and the factory ghosts

song 7 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 7:18 AM PST - 0 comments

August 2

Used To Be Bohemian (Disgruntled Version)

A "disgruntled" version of a song I've been playing with for a while. Wrote the 'actual' song, but ended up preferring this nasty explosion of multi-tracked vocal and noise to the acoustic version.

posted by ford and the prefects at 10:39 PM PST - 1 comments

From the Heart of the Moon

With a ukulele, some whistling, and several Garage Band 09 filters, you can make something that sounds like a transmission from Venus. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 7:36 PM PST - 1 comments

Post-Jingle

A speedy entry to atone for my slackness vis-à-vis VU. [more inside]

posted by DaDaDaDave at 11:30 AM PST - 3 comments

Locate the Pin

From the band that brought you "Bridges over the Thames" and "The world's most blown mind", The Old Whores Of San Pedro proudly present. Locate the pin, a song inspired by a fire extinguisher. [more inside]

posted by gergtreble at 6:47 AM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - what would you do

song 06 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:46 AM PST - 0 comments

August 1

August Challenge - MeFiMu jingle

Given I'm responsible for this challenge, I guess it's incumbent on me to get the ball rolling. This one features the choir of St Cuthbert-In-The-Mire conducted by the Rev Lemuel Tonks MA. [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 10:19 AM PST - 7 comments

Read from the Book of Sin

Sometimes a little dangerous knowledge can be a thing. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:41 AM PST - 3 comments

Melissa

MeFi, meet The Quick and Dirty [more inside]

posted by waxboy at 7:57 AM PST - 3 comments

vampire deer - falling dream

song 05 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:15 AM PST - 1 comments

Skate Song

Drain the pools! Skate them all! A 30-second punkrock song. [more inside]

posted by milquetoast at 4:25 AM PST - 4 comments