Jessamyn asked me to cover this song
time ago, and I set about it at a snails pace. It's finally done! (Sorry it took so long, darlin.)
It started out in my mind as, "What if New Order or the Cure covered it?", and it turned out sounding like me covering it. I worked more over the past month to make sure it sounded the way I wanted it to, and I learned a lot about Garageband along the way. I'm kinda proud of it. And I'm glad it's over. [more inside]
You were.... [more inside]
Who doesn't like a song about forbidden love? An acoustic cover for a Wednesday. [more inside]
Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's
from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]
Coming late to this great mefimusic challenge. So many I still want to cover, but here's my noir version of umbú
's excellent Kitten (in my robot purse)
, a song that packs way more adorable and awesome into less than three minutes than should feasibly fit. Hope I'm doing it justice. [more inside]
If memory serves, in my pre-teen years, bands At the Open Mic
tended to sound a little like this. I wish more of them had covered Cortex's songs. [more inside]
Cover of When John Drinks
For all the Johns I know. [more inside]
An old Ralph Stanley spiritual. [more inside]
I've been reading a lot of AskMe.
Another Nirvana cover I recorded a while back and just remembered about today. MIDI keyboard + vocals. It was fun to see if I could cover this song without the signature riff.
This was my submission to a project in which various artists covered songs from Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine using at least one circuit bent or modified instrument (Soundcloud link
). This one uses a reklus
-modified Korg DDD1 and Monotribe (along with a sweet ring modulator he built).
In memory of Pete Seeger, a two-uke rendition of one of his best-known tunes. Video here
if you're interested. [more inside]
A song written by my brother, who recently came home from a two year Senegal Peace Corp stint. To paraphrase his contention: "If you want to catch up, put your phone down and take your pants off." [more inside]
This is about the least effort you could put into wishing a merry f'n Christmas. Now with sleighbells. Of course.
After I finished this I went back and listened to the original and, okay, wow, that's kind of different. It gets a little Nashville in the middle, which may have been a mistake. Or not.
A cover of the classic Five Stairsteps song, put together last week by a bunch of us around the country via Facebook, Dropbox, etc. [more inside]
Request: "I have long wished for a happy, loud, upbeat version of The Beatles 'Michelle.'" [more inside]
Ludacris cover song done as a jingle. hope you like it.
For the request raffle, a cover of The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black in the surf rock guitar style of Dick Dale. [more inside]
For the Great Request Raffle
, I was assigned Move Closer
, by Phyllis Nelson.
I'd actually never heard the song before but on repeated listenings it really grew on me. Great slow groove.
Some of the lyrics were super-cheesy so I thought a solution would be to sing it in a different language. Maybe French?
Then it occurred to me to go FULL ON SERGE GAINSBOURG
and here we are. [more inside]
Polly wants a cracker. [more inside]
For my woefully behind schedule song-a-week project, I recorded a slow, introspective version of the seminal Prince favorite. Leave your dancing shoes at the door. [more inside]
From the beginning to the end; after this track we have only one track left in this absurd amalgam of noise before the whole of OK, Computer?
is finished. I hope you've enjoyed this bizarre ride, which has destroyed my voice
and changed forever the way I sing
, seen the birth of at least one new Gyrophonic instrument
, and helped me really develop my comfort
as a producer and arranger
. [more inside]
"A genre-bending cover of the Mystery Science 3000 theme, any season, any genre. " [more inside]
Cover of an old John Gorka tune. This is a quick demo version. I might record a more polished version later, so suggestions for improvement are welcome. [more inside]
Cover of a 1980s song by Voice of the Beehive. This is for a project on Facebook where we do songs based on a theme each week. This theme was "songs with the word 'me' in the title." [more inside]
The American standard by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, and Gus Kahn. This is my jazzy little version. Started with some noodling and became a proper song. And very easily inspired by the version by Mama Cass Elliott. [more inside]
When I was assigned this tune for the David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' challenge, I was a little worried that I couldn't really manage it, somehow. But I had fun with it and I think it turned out OK. Plus I got this total
blam-blam to help me with the promo clip, which you can viddy, my little droogie, at YouTube
I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album
project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]
Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer
. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]
Have you ever wondered what this Red Hot Chili Peppers song would sound like as a stripped back, slightly melancholic folk version? Of course you have. [more inside]
So I'm in this music challenge group on Facebook, where this week's challenge theme is "cats and dogs." [more inside]
An unfinished instrumental bed from the Radiohead challenge way back when. A real mess any way you slice it. [more inside]
"Christmas," written by Florence Dore, and also recorded by Fuzzy and the Posies. It's not a Christmas song -- or if it is, it's one of the bleakest. This cover is by me and my iPad. [more inside]
Delta blues cover of Alt-J Breezeblocks. Consider May's challenge: Accepted. [more inside]
Some synthpop kids cover Just Can't Get Enough. Others cover Photographic. I'm in the second group. [more inside]
Another from the session that I posted about several days ago. [more inside]
This song has been stuck in my head since we walked by the (former) Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village last week.
I had to exorcise it today with some sloppy, mistake-filled guitar-playing.
Discovered that my new Focusrite will covert old cassettes to digital. This is from around 1978, my friend Karen and I covering a Lowell George and John Sebastian song that I learned off a Valerie Carter album. [more inside]
Silly instrumental in 11/8.
You've probably heard DragonForce's highly entertaining power metal piece de resistance
before (maybe in Guitar Hero III). This is like that, only not. [more inside]
A cover of Magnetic Fields' "You're My Only Home," recorded entirely on a Teenage Engineering OP-1. [more inside]
I thought I had uploaded this 1998 live living room recording but I guess not. Yet another example of my old band's Bee Gees fixation. [more inside]
This — and not my post from a year ago
— was actually the first sketch of my cover of "Keep Your Hands To Yourself". Be warned, this is not pretty, more like a scribble on a wet napkin than a drawing. It's first-take everything, rushed, and I think it was my first stab at using GarageBand. (Everything before that had been made with Audacity or 4-track.) [more inside]
Hank Williams and tons o' tape delay! [more inside]
A cover of Radiohead's H&D on resonator guitar in open G, for the minor/major challenge. I originally intended this to be a shitkicking country stomper but it turned into something quite different. [more inside]
Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
Take Another Brick in the Wall
parts 1, 2, and 3, jam 'em all into one quick bluegrass shitkicker, throw it into a major key, and you get this. [more inside]
Cover of the Jan and Dean song.
As made famous by gloomy pirate Jimmy Bummer. E minor with ukulele and guitar. [more inside]