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]
Surf-electro? Cover of the Jan and Dean song.
As made famous by gloomy pirate Jimmy Bummer. E minor with ukulele and guitar. [more inside]
This is a cover of Bishop Allen's "Butterfly Nets." While the song is a favorite of teenage girls on with ukeleles on Youtube, I am instead a 34-year-old baritone with Garageband and an OP-1.
In which I attempt to take the insufferable happiness of this song down a peg. [more inside]
Here's my cover of Lucinda William's song Passionate Kisses. [more inside]
Despite my lack of religion and the fact that this song has been done to death, I thought I'd give it a shot.
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The 1980s friendliest theme song (with some odd verses that don't get played during the show's intro). Played with my firefly banjolele.
Ringo [more inside]
I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.
This little pop ditty has been running through my head so I took it for a spin at the orchestra. [more inside]
I'm stuck at home with a cold, so I thought I'd comfort myself with this cheesy old song and learn to sing in harmony using GarageBand. [more inside]
Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
Still on the horse, this time with a Beirut cover! This one took a lot longer, 3 nights of iPad work. Beirut usually has a lot of brass instruments, so this one was a real challenge, but I'm proud of how it came out. [more inside]
Performed by the OK L.A. MeFi Action Band: speicus, mandymanwasregistered, scody, holyrood, klangklangston, weston, carsonb, and The World Famous [more inside]
My Kaossilator and I take the Bowie classic to strange places [more inside]
This is a Posies cover a few of us did for a Dear 23 list (Posies fan list) compilation in the late 1990s. Personnel: Me, vocal and maybe guitar; Chris Otto, background vocal, guitar, autoharp; Terri Doherty: bass. [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
Here there be sludge. [more inside]
Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
To be played extra loud.
I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
A cover of a B-Side from Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
It's well known that Radiohead went to Bob Dylan for inspiration on the title of Subterranean Homesick Alien; it's less well known that they actually lifted the song structure and lyrics themselves from this rare demo recording. [more inside]
My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
I covered this already but found this version I now have brain cancer and can no longer play. [more inside]
As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
Well, this is my cheater because Let Down is my song. But it is turning out to be difficult, so I've been working up a few others to play when I get pissed off at Let Down. [more inside]
A little spit-polish on the learning-to-play-it demo I recorded after I got the assignment. I had to get it mixed and off the desk before I spent the rest of my life adding the goofy little fills I missed the first time through. [more inside]
It's time to come clean... [more inside]
A Ramones cover from the latest Red On Strike album. For comparison, here's our previous attempt at recording this song, and a video of us doing it live a couple weeks ago.
My attempt at the Bohemian Rhapsody of my generation. [more inside]
It's probably a different film now (could still be Romeo & Juliet, but they might have to use chainsaws now). Headphones are best, for maximum crunchification. [more inside]