September 2011 Archives (all archives)

September 29

Sultry Dance Of Death

So this months challenge theme was uncool... so i remixed / grungified a song that was played by Funerary Violinists... [more inside]

posted by Greynaab at 8:19 PM PST - 3 comments

Exit Interview

I posted a live version of this a few weeks back. We've recently started recording again, and we started with this, our newest song. This is an unfinished rough mix, but I'm really excited about it already. [more inside]

posted by Maaik at 2:23 PM PST - 1 comments

September 28

La Isla Bonita

A cover of the Madonna song, for September's uncool music challenge.

posted by edverb at 8:22 PM PST - 7 comments

September 26

October Challenge - Pantless

To enshrine a fine music.mefi tradition, your challenge for October will be to record a track before you put your pants (or your gender-equivalent) on in the morning. [more inside] posted by unSane at 10:01 PM PST - 26 comments

September 25

Contrarination

Ok, it's not that great, but it is the first song where I didn't use any premade loops. It may be bad, but it's all my own work. The song title was just me being contrary.

posted by Elmore at 4:06 PM PST - 3 comments

I Gave My Love...

Entry for the Uncool Challenge. [more inside]

posted by snsranch at 1:49 PM PST - 8 comments

Last track.

This is the last track thegreatbigmulp and I did for the February "make an album in a month" challenge. [more inside]

posted by reklus at 11:45 AM PST - 4 comments

September 24

Chimp - The Living End

Power pop? Punk? Ponk? From the Chimp album Thundercrack! [more inside]

posted by annekenstein at 11:13 AM PST - 1 comments

Little Bitty Town

Another track off our country album, "This Is Naughtybilly" -- this time a song about a young woman, a small town, and a hotel on the edge of town.

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:39 AM PST - 2 comments

September 21

Jordache Jeans

Some hip hop about the ecstasies of vintage clothing and related minutiae. NSFW [more inside]

posted by chrchr at 10:15 PM PST - 6 comments

Minnesota Porn

Another song from our forthcoming country album, "This Is Naughtybilly." A celebration of the various adult actresses from Minnesota. [more inside]

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 8:38 PM PST - 1 comments

September 20

Ai Yai Yai Yai

Another song from our forthcoming country album. This is a song written in the filthiest Spanglish I could come up with, imagining a Day of the Dead diorama set in a brothel. [more inside]

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 8:04 PM PST - 1 comments

September 19

Who cares, Whatever

Another upbeat 2 1/2 minute pop song I wrote for my band, Boeufcake. [more inside]

posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:43 PM PST - 4 comments

Moorhead

Another song from our forthcoming album "This is Naughtybilly." This one is just a series of dirty puns about Moorhead, Minnesota. [more inside]

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 5:28 PM PST - 1 comments

Relax, You're Only Lost

Yes, that is an accordion. Habrok once agains seeks to assuage all our fellow travelers, and wish to impart sincere empathy to any of those that find themselves awash in the tides of life. [more inside]

posted by pedmands at 3:53 PM PST - 1 comments

September 18

Fringe Remixed again

yeah i know i posted this song last month... but i was messing around with it some more and i fixed the ending to sound more like the original...not sure if it is frowned upon reposting songs... but i wanted to share this again

posted by Greynaab at 5:09 PM PST - 0 comments

Glad

This is the first track on my band's brand new album "Heart Like Mine." [more inside]

posted by platinum at 3:06 PM PST - 2 comments

Road Tail

The third country song from our forthcoming album "This is Naughtybilly." A trucking song, written using 70s CB slang, told from the point of view of truck stop prostitutes. [more inside]

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:57 PM PST - 3 comments

California Love Shack (aka B-52pac)

Kind of a Mash-up. Inspired by a lame joke a friend made. [more inside]

posted by onehalfjunco at 10:02 AM PST - 4 comments

September 17

Your Stripper Sucks

The second song from our naughty country music album, "This is Naughtybilly." This song is about an especially bad exotic dancers. [more inside]

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:39 PM PST - 0 comments

September 16

The Space Between Us

(Intro edit). This is the first 6 minutes of a 25 minute improvisation that won't all fit in a 10 mb file. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 11:08 PM PST - 6 comments

Fela Beat (2001-ish)

One of my very early beats, and I'm posting it after hearing the music in this post which you should check out. [more inside]

posted by Hoopo at 10:35 PM PST - 2 comments

iMac ... money ... hurrmmm

Talk me down from buying this iMac for my recording studio, please ... [more inside] posted by jbickers at 12:02 PM PST - 42 comments

Bus Stop Shannon

If Neil Young wrote songs about space aliens seducing men on buses. Which, frankly, I'm surprised he didn't. [more inside]

posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:08 AM PST - 0 comments

September 15

Seems The Less I Know

This one's about the comfort of ignorance; a lamentation by Habrok. [more inside]

posted by pedmands at 9:49 PM PST - 0 comments

Future Challenge Idea: My Life In The Rush Of Posts

I recently bought the remastered Eno/Byrne "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts". They've generously made the multitracks for two of the songs "My Secret Life" and "Help Me Somebody" freely available for general malarkey and how's-your-father. Now....... I got to thinking that it might be an interesting challenge to download these multitracks and see what you come up with? You can do a straighforward remix or write something new using a few of the individual tracks or whatever you like really. Multitracks available here, but you'll have to register to access them (nothing onerous about this). posted by MajorDundee at 1:57 PM PST - 7 comments

September 14

Will I be Ruining my Guitary by Installing a Bigsby Tremolo?

Install a Bigsby B7 on my Les Paul or is this a bad idea? Quite a bit more inside. [more inside] posted by snsranch at 5:46 PM PST - 29 comments

THE DEMO PROJECT

A modest proposal for music.mefi - THE DEMO PROJECT [more inside] posted by unSane at 4:51 AM PST - 7 comments

September 13

clayton - vampire deer

last song of summer

posted by pyramid termite at 6:58 PM PST - 0 comments

September 12

white wedding

a cover of an incredibly uncool song... [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 9:36 PM PST - 11 comments

Iced Tea

Just a short little ditty. [more inside]

posted by Elmore at 2:54 PM PST - 0 comments

river in the sky - vampire deer

7 of 8 of summer

posted by pyramid termite at 12:35 PM PST - 0 comments

Drunk Again

is we ready now?! [more inside]

posted by dorian at 9:47 AM PST - 1 comments

September 11

Millimeters of Mercury - Everything Will Be Okay

A little bit of cute electronic hope for everyone today.

posted by dacre at 8:04 PM PST - 1 comments

Bring Me Sunshine

Quick lo-fi recording of the Morecambe and Wise classic closing song, introduced in about as near to a music-hall style as I can manage. Featuring me, my uke, and a whistling verse. (Twice.) Video is here. [more inside]

posted by ZsigE at 3:13 PM PST - 3 comments

September 10

snake eyes - vampire deer

song 6 of 8 of summer

posted by pyramid termite at 11:29 PM PST - 0 comments

Alabama Joe

Stroke style arrangement of an old minstrel tune, taken from "Briggs' Banjo Instructor" book of 1855. Tackhead banjo and tambourine.

posted by usonian at 7:06 PM PST - 4 comments

September 9

beautiful temper - vampire deer

song 5 of 8 of summer

posted by pyramid termite at 9:20 PM PST - 0 comments

Rich Man's Town

rich people are very different from the rest of us... or maybe not [more inside]

posted by dorian at 2:34 PM PST - 0 comments

Told Ya So

Wanted to do a song this morning, so this is one I wrote a few years ago. [more inside]

posted by Maaik at 5:03 AM PST - 0 comments

September 8

raven king - vampire deer

song 4 of 8 of summer - a murder ballad

posted by pyramid termite at 9:12 PM PST - 0 comments

September 7

nightmare lake - vampire deer

song 3 of 8 of summer

posted by pyramid termite at 8:58 PM PST - 0 comments

Cicadas in a Tokyo Park

The title says it all! But be sure to check out the video, and see the trees where these mellifluous little bugs were parked while offering up their enticing sonatas! (pssssst! and find the dove!)

posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:48 PM PST - 3 comments

Psycho Annie

the girl with blood in her eyes: if you don't flee tonight, you'll all surely die [more inside]

posted by dorian at 7:41 PM PST - 2 comments

Five Years Ago, Did You See Yourself Here?

The second track from my 2008 release "You Are Not Dead"

posted by fake at 1:22 PM PST - 3 comments

September 6

we will sing together - vampire deer

song 2 of 8 of summer

posted by pyramid termite at 8:24 PM PST - 0 comments

Then up the ladder

The is the second song from a series of Neruda lyrics-related songs. The words were taken from Nathaniel Tarn's translation of Pablo Neruda's "Canto VI" from The Heights of Macchu Picchu. The music is original and was recorded with my band World's Greatest Dad. [more inside]

posted by degoao at 2:18 PM PST - 5 comments

Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years

The first track from the album/book combo You Are Not Dead, released in 2008 by myself and Meg Holle. [more inside]

posted by fake at 11:02 AM PST - 1 comments

Un Poco Masada

A little bit Bang on a Can, or simply hacking away on instruments we don't play? You be the judge! [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 12:59 AM PST - 0 comments

September 5

The Noodle Song

A kid's song about food. For the September challenge (uncool) [more inside]

posted by Doleful Creature at 10:35 PM PST - 2 comments

summer - vampire deer

song 1 of 8 of the new vampire deer album, summer

posted by pyramid termite at 7:08 PM PST - 0 comments

Come Fire Engine Come

Another song by the kid, in which a fire engine is summoned. Backing of canned wah guitar loops + laugh track supplied by me. Not a musicchallenge because my kid is very cool.

posted by escabeche at 6:59 PM PST - 2 comments

Teenagery

Recorded onto an audio cassette in about 1982 from a radio/cassette player with built-in mic. As a bit of a laugh between recording our more earnest efforts at Irish folkmusic (posted earlier here).The Early Puritans we called ourselves up there in Stockholm. Does it count as a September offering? [more inside]

posted by jan murray at 5:33 PM PST - 6 comments

The Sun Still Shines (when your heart is breaking)

A quick semi-impromptu-one-take-in-my-pajamas recording of a sad little Wilco/Elliot Smith-ish song that's been buzzing around my head. Using a crappy MXL mic which I really don't like, but was the closest to hand. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 5:42 AM PST - 6 comments

September 4

Song about a Homophobe

MeFi Challenge 2fer. It's riff based AND uncool. The only reason I decided to finish this song is because I like how the guitar and bass oppose each other during a couple of parts. Kinda emulating Zappa a bit here. Enjoy!

posted by snsranch at 6:33 PM PST - 5 comments

Name That Guitar Technique: Matt Good edition.

Name That Guitar Technique: Matt Good edition. [more inside] posted by Alterscape at 12:42 PM PST - 6 comments

in rain

A soft sided blue elephant lost in memory

posted by doctor_negative at 3:14 AM PST - 3 comments

September 3

That's the Way It Wiggles

Recorded this at home the other day, using the stick dulcimer and a stomp box. Lyrics and video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:30 PM PST - 2 comments

Coast is Clear

The Zone was a band I was in for a couple of years in the early 80's. This was for an album originally pressed to vinyl, and just recently re-mastered out at Cedar Creek Studios where it was recorded, by Fred Remmert. I didn't write this song, but we all collaborated on arrangements. Written by my good friend Fred Mitchim. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 10:16 AM PST - 3 comments

September 1

If You Believe

Another tune recorded in the woods of Nagano Prefecture. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:54 PM PST - 2 comments

Hitchin'

Very experimental electronic multi-genre bipolar worldbeat or something. [more inside]

posted by Twang at 5:39 PM PST - 0 comments

Tornado Dancing

It's riff based and it's about dancing in a tornado. [more inside]

posted by Elmore at 1:52 PM PST - 0 comments