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]
To supplement my Music Talk post to the right, I'm looking for a collaborator to take this jam to the next level. [more inside]
I've always thought it'd be extra cool to make a collaborative album like the Postal Service- the band, not the government entity- except, instead of snail-mailing recordings back and forth, you could just trade mixdown mp3s via email. This is a track I can't seem to come up with a vocal melody for. Any takers?
[SPOILER FOR SLEEPY PETE] Half of a blind collaboration with sleepy pete. [more inside]
I think I've mentioned elsewhere that I'm a bit tired of working on my own. So....here's an idea I'm offering up for collab. This demo sounds very '80's to me - like something a big-hair ponce-rock outfit like Cutting Crew would have knocked out. "I Just Died On My Arse Tonight" was I think one of their biggies. Uugghh. We need to kill that off pretty sharpish... [more inside]
Here is my entry into the "Educational Song" challenge from March of last year. (THIS IS AS FAST AS I WORK, PEOPLE.) It is a searing exposé / sing-along waltz that reveals the truth about early arctic exploration. My dad plays trumpet, my friend Jessica plays trombone and sings, my wife Sue sings just a little bit, and MeFi's own dubold and Pecinpah sing as well. Lyrics and (yes!) citations are inside. [more inside]
This might be a good song for a sunny summer weekend! My wife Sue sings it. Other ingredients: Autoharp, marimba, and a boss baritone sax solo supplied by MeFi's own man vs sun. [more inside]
Today marks the release of a long anticipated hip hop collaboration. I refer, of course, to Watch the Throne. Undaunted, dapperkoala and I decided to release our collaboration today too. (A little NSFW) [more inside]
I loved ianK's minimalist take on All The Small Things the other day, and I thought it'd be fun to fill it out with a bunch more acoustic instrumentation and harmony vocals. [more inside]
Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
I have no idea what this is, but at least zephyr_words sent me a great bass track for it.
A sordid tale of greed, revenge, and bingo. [more inside]
A folky cover of The Clash's "Spanish Bombs" featuring micayetoca and Miss V. [more inside]
A tune about an odd man who used to roam around my neighborhood as a kid. He wore a crown sometimes. Featuring chococat on drums. [more inside]
This is my messy pop-rock interpretation of mikepop's excellent parodic adaptation of the old murder ballad "Darling Corey", which this sounds basically nothing like. [more inside]
This jaunty ditty features my wife singing lead and chococat playing the ukelele. I mostly just stand around. [more inside]
Happy 41th Birthday, Jessamyn! Congratulations -- you have found your Audio Birthday Card which we all recorded in secrecy. Enjoy! [more inside]
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]
step one: get a guitar step two: learn a couple chords step three: ??? step four: douchebag. [more inside]
Metafilter Music Collaboration #2 is finished! This song involves 20 MeFites collaborating on an original song -- Exquisite Corpse style, which means that each contributor only got to hear one other contribution. Full credits and details inside. [more inside]
I don't know what this is; kind of a pseudo-jugband, neo-bluegrass-ish, Hee-Haw with a whiney singer. [more inside]
MeFi's own es_de_bah takes over vocal duties on this one -- I didn't feel like I was the right person to sing it, and so I spent some time going through the "Music Collaborator" Mefi Wiki page until I found someone who would be. (It was his excellent song "a perfect preservative" which made me consider him in the first place.) In addition, my dad plays trumpet; I play Magnus chord organ, flute, and interesting percussion. It's a waltz. [more inside]
doubtfulpalace's and Astro Zombie's unexpected collaboration on the MeFiMusic page discovered by chococat. [more inside]
As requested by chococat, and featuring the great Karlos The Jackal on marimba and toy piano. [more inside]
A collaboration by two mefites and a regular person. The other mefite doesn't want his name attached, I have no shame so I'll post it w/ my profile.
Because it's not finished until there's a white guy pretending to be a gospel choir.
Here's a first crack at adding a little gospel organ. [more inside]
Just added a little vocal harmony, is all.
Cortex has given me a taste of MuFi collaboration, and I like it. This is a simply acoustic country gospel ballad about sin and possible redemption. Anyone is welcome to download it and contribute. [more inside]
My take on Jofus's cowboy epic. Although I think a song like this demands additional production that I am not able to provide. By all means, feel free to download it, add whip cracking and horse hooves and banshee moans, or swirling guitars, or whatever else might epic this bad boy up.
The End of the World as We Know it (Freakfolk mix feat. snsranch); remix by ghm. [more inside]
drunken, impromptu collaboration with infidelzombie. my apologies to all. [more inside]
A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding. [more inside]
Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)
Another teaser from the collab. [more inside]
To appease (or perhaps aggravate) your curiosity, here's a tiny little teaser compiled from the Mefi Music Collaboration tracks. [more inside]
This is a collaboration with the great micayetoca and an attempt to recreate what one might hear from the pre-columbian Maya. (snake)
The Great Big Mulp + snsranch + collaboration = Hell Yea!
While my friend Beth is in town, we're recording a bit (as The Shrimp Boat Pirates. We just finished this one last night. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Casio keyboard, kitchen utensils, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.
CollaborationFilter: I had this song I could never considered finished because it sounded dreadful in my voice. Then I discovered Metafilter Music and here I discovered chococat. Like pretty much everyone else who heard his music, I was blown away. And so I asked him if he would help me out with the song. Cool guy he is, he did. And this is the result.
a gentle, short collaborative experiment in lullaby-like clockwork