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When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 3 comments

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 11 comments

Angeline the Baker

Improvised acoustic guitar / singing. Recorded on phone. A bluegrass standard, but I'm playing it as a stream of consciousness improvisation. Usually these days my playing is pretty much by the book, but here I was thinking about ecstatic / outside players like John Fahey and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. No patching in. Only one take. No overdubbing. Get it right in the moment. Be real and accept flaws as long as they don't spoil anything important. [more inside]
posted by lucasgonze on Jul 6, 2016 - 5 comments

Round & Bouncy & Rough (Oh My!)

Short acoustic guitar instrumental I came up with last night. Recorded into my phone in two parts: main part & random notes added part (for spice).
posted by downtohisturtles on Apr 3, 2016 - 4 comments

Small Blue Thing (Suzanne Vega cover)

Recorded this quick and dirty into my phone, so there's a few bumps here and there, but overall OK. Not really my optimal vocal range though...
posted by downtohisturtles on Feb 27, 2016 - 2 comments

Man in the Moon

A quick and simple acoustic recording of a simple song about love.
posted by howfar on Dec 18, 2014 - 1 comment

John Irwin

My version of Turlough O'Carolan's tune John Irwin, for fingerstyle guitar. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 23, 2014 - 6 comments

March of the Rainy Days

Mississippi John Hurt- and John Fahey- inspired fingerstyle guitar tune. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Oct 15, 2014 - 6 comments

Happy New Year

I was going through some old stuff and liked this one more than I remembered. Once I saw the September Challenge, I had to post. Acoustic guitar with countless f-bombs. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Sep 21, 2014 - 2 comments

It's Not So Bad

An quickish acoustic one, with lyrics about my dad, his melanoma, and a couple of other things. Has probably the most acrobatic bridge bit I've ever done. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 27, 2014 - 4 comments

BrighterDays

A rock song that bounces. Come for the guitar, stay for the sing-along ending. [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop on Mar 13, 2014 - 3 comments

The Raven

The entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It seemed like a good idea at the time... [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Feb 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Dam

Atmospheric alt-country song about realizing the person you're with would be better off without you. [more inside]
posted by platinum on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 comments

Celebrated Summer

My 12-string and I take a fingerpicking stab at the Husker Du classic. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on May 14, 2011 - 4 comments

The Great Dog Spirit

A reading of a poem accompanied by some acoustic guitar. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Apr 28, 2011 - 10 comments

Golden Ratio

You just want an excuse to dance. KOLNBandcampLyrics This is the penultimate entry in a series of outtakes that did not make it onto the album "Damn Poets", to be released soon. (It is implied that the tracks on the album are superior to these outtakes. This is true.) If you like my songs, I would very much appreciate if you'd consider leaving your email. You will not be spammed; you will be among the first to find out when Damn Poets drops.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

Girl Stories

My dearest friend, don’t you know we get older still?

KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 24, 2011 - 1 comment

Them's The Pits

Educated clowns need no monkey suits to entertain the crowds.

KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Philippine

There was once a girl, but that was long ago. A letter to a past love, recorded in one take with four microphones. KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 4, 2011 - 0 comments

Pilot

Apologies for my absence — again. I will be releasing an album under the moniker Kings Of Last Night this year, and I want to share with you an outtake, a B-side if you will, a sketch of a song that didn't make the album but deserves to be played on the internets. That song is "Pilot", a story of aviation, extended metaphors, the fourth wall, and disaster. External links: KOLNBandcamp [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 21, 2011 - 2 comments

Nothing Ever Changes

From a new thing I'm (slowly) working on. It's just guitar, piano and vocals at this point, but there's a cello part and some additional vocals to come. This is a rough working cut with scratch vocals, but I like how it's shaping up already. Hope you like it. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Jun 28, 2010 - 4 comments

Dang Me

Woke up this morning with a sore throat and my voice about an octave lower than usual so I figured it was time to record a cover of Roger Miller's despicable novelty hit that was #1 on the country charts the day I was born. Despicable because it's a song written from the perspective of a complete cunt. So I brought some self loathing to the table, along with the sore throat and my complete inability to play blues guitar.
posted by unSane on Jun 27, 2010 - 6 comments

When The Morning Comes

Acoustic guitar song about the consequences of too much alcohol. [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Sep 27, 2009 - 1 comment

Moonshake (two chord version)

Can cover, E7 and A7. Response to two challenges. [more inside]
posted by arcanecrowbar on Apr 21, 2009 - 4 comments

Darker, Darker

Another from the Shot Heard 'Round the World (by popular request, I swear). Also recorded in Vermont, summer 2005 and Brooklyn, that fall. Title says it all I guess - violins, shakers, african bells, trombone, flanged guitar solo, air organ. [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Sep 12, 2008 - 2 comments

My Jude

An arrangement of a great poem by headspace. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Aug 7, 2008 - 8 comments

Watching Cartoons With You

In the kitchen I can hear you whistling // like no one's listening // When no one's up but you and me // we'll eat and watch cartoons on TV
posted by edverb on Jan 19, 2008 - 6 comments

Friday Nights Without Jonathan Ross

I'm sorry that I've met you, but it's really not my fault.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Dec 17, 2007 - 2 comments

Fear of Falling

By chance I just came across this recording I made over a year ago. The song is by the chronically underrated I Am Kloot.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 17, 2007 - 7 comments

You Promised There Would Be Girls [demo]

I wrote and recorded this today - it's basically a stream-of-consciousness account of one of the stranger and more entertaining parties I've attended.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 comments

Requiem for the Living

The new album is more or less finished, so I thought I'd offer you guys another sneak peek. A shoot-from-the-hip rock song - Let's drink to the things that died too soon.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 24, 2007 - 16 comments

Requiem for blink

On a sad day last spring, our benevolent dictator banned the blink tag from Metafilter. After a night of heavy drinking I woke up in a canoe in the Andes and composed this eulogy.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 21, 2007 - 10 comments

Monkey

At empyrean's request. I needed a break from mixing my own songs anyway, so I threw together this quick & dirty cover of the Counting Crows song in 15 minutes, and uploaded it warts and all - one take off the top of my head, complete with missed notes, words, and chords. Enjoy.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 25, 2007 - 7 comments

Not For the Season

A cover of a song by Wilco or Loose Fur, depending on how you look at it. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 23, 2007 - 2 comments

Scrap Heap Songs

We're just blowing our own horns. We're just growing our own horns.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 7, 2007 - 7 comments

Hollywood - Zack Austin

Acoustic song about the American Dream. Written and performed by Zack Austin. Thanks for listening.
posted by FearAndLoathingInLJ on Oct 3, 2006 - 3 comments

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