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Irish traditional - Old Friends Set

So I've been consumed with learning Irish traditional music for the past year, and was finally able to trek down to VA to see my old pal Ian and have him help me record a few sets of tunes. This rough mix is so far my favorite of the bunch. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 17, 2017 - 0 comments

Asleep at the Knife

Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Oct 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Be a light

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Oct 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 5, 2017 - 0 comments

Esme

A song written for my 4 month old daughter. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 1, 2017 - 1 comment

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 - 8 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

Thoughts in B-flat

In the past couple of weeks, I found myself going back to a piece that I'd started working on a few years ago -- probably because it's in a slower triple meter that's somewhat calming for me. This is a condensed one-minute version, featuring piano and guitar, for the 60 Seconds and Under #2 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Worry About The World (cover/mashup)

This is a cover of a song my dad wrote (that I actually found via combing through his post history on Metafilter after he died) [more inside]
posted by aspenkf on Sep 22, 2016 - 8 comments

Kicking up the Dust (original)

Acoustic folk heartbreak. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Mar 31, 2016 - 8 comments

You Only Care...

Just finished writing a new song :) I was trying an experiment using to convey a good part of the emotion in it. Oh also, playing with a new tuning I found while trying to learn a Nick Drake song. CGCGCG I like it but I'll have to play with it more.
posted by Drew Eddy Jones on Nov 3, 2015 - 3 comments

Chocolates For Sarah

A waltz written by a friend of mine in honor of our fiddle teacher, Sarah. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jun 28, 2014 - 3 comments

Beat Heroes Die Too Soon

Another acoustic guitar, piano and vocal sample-based song.
posted by ianK on Jun 15, 2014 - 1 comment

no blade tom

...cuts like harp strings.
posted by dagosto on Nov 22, 2013 - 7 comments

So Much More

Just got a new zoom h6 to record with. Guitar, vocals, whistling, and a 1930's Dogherty pump organ. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 comments

A Waltz for David Pauley

Inspired by this post, I wrote a song about getting murdered in the woods. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 31, 2013 - 2 comments

Paint

Quiet guitar for a quiet afternoon. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Aug 21, 2013 - 0 comments

My Country 'Tis of Thee - Fingerstyle

That, or God Save the Queen. Your choice. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jul 5, 2012 - 2 comments

The Ballad of Knocksink

Simple guitar and vocals track. The Ballad of Jackson and Bonnie.
posted by Elmore on Jun 6, 2012 - 0 comments

(Hermione Granger) No Stranger to Me

First time I tried to 'write' a song. It's just a silly jokey nerdy number with a few fluffed lines and a sub par singer. At least I didn't go with the rap idea I originally had... and yet some of it still lingers for some reason. Anyway, just a bit of fun, I hope some of you enjoy it.
posted by Elmore on May 31, 2012 - 4 comments

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever - we always will be. Best Friends Forever. Just you and me.... Written and performed by Julian Mount (aka: JtJ)
posted by JtJ on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 comments

Green Green Rocky Road

Dave van Ronk cover
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 14, 2012 - 2 comments

Auld Lang Syne, ragtime fingerstyle arrangement

It's been five years since my last attempt at arranging Auld Lang Syne. I thought I might try to start a small fire under it this year. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 29, 2011 - 5 comments

You Are Now Origami Swan

Another improvised electro-acoustic/glitch tune.
posted by ianK on Oct 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Folk Song 2

Next song in a series of electronic pieces with sampled acoustic instruments.
posted by ianK on Oct 19, 2011 - 1 comment

Teleprompter

Folky electronic music.
posted by ianK on Oct 13, 2011 - 5 comments

Under Radiant Signs

Another acoustic guitar thing. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 comment

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

A ragtime arrangement of one of the most ear-wormy, riffiest songs I know. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Aug 28, 2011 - 8 comments

Sandy River Belle

Another quick rendition of a traditional tune on the banjo.
posted by tmcw on Aug 9, 2011 - 2 comments

Old Joe Clark

A quick rendition of the traditional tune on an Enoch banjo with a touch of guitar.
posted by tmcw on Aug 7, 2011 - 2 comments

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Leon's Song

A song written for a friend going through a bad break-up.
posted by ianK on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 comments

Poker Face

Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

If I Had To Do It All Over Again,

Baby I'd Do It All Over You. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

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]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 comments

Greyhound Fears

The second song I recorded after this one.
posted by tmcw on Dec 23, 2010 - 2 comments

The Loss That I Made For Myself

A new instrumental song. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 22, 2010 - 2 comments

Lungs

Another track from Nasoalmo [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 26, 2010 - 3 comments

The Church's Desolation (and Old Hundred)

Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Nov 10, 2010 - 2 comments

Tie in the Lines

A quick song after a very long day, and the first song to end up in the pristine new pages of my new notebook.
posted by tmcw on Sep 28, 2010 - 2 comments

Tik Tok

My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
posted by ianK on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 comments

I Have a Window

Another bedroom-recorded song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 23, 2010 - 0 comments

Every Wave of Sound

My break-up song, written a number of years ago. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 16, 2010 - 4 comments

Bring Us Your Leader

Another lo-fi acoustic tune about the end of the world. Not too cheerful stuff. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 14, 2010 - 2 comments

Landfall

Quiet plucked acoustic guitar and vocals. This song completes the lyrical cycle that includes "My Cirripedian Friends" and "A Brand New Fabrication". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Aug 14, 2010 - 6 comments

A Brand New Fabrication

The lyrical counterpoint to "My Cirripedian Friends". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

My Cirripedian Friends

This is a song about drowning at sea, denial and adventure. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 4, 2010 - 1 comment

Old Joe Clark

An old-time chestnut on guitar, mandolin, and my new Menzies tackhead banjo [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 comments

a perfect preservative (big ghost version)

Big Ghost's version of this, which gets nice and jam-bandy, we feel. Thanks in advance for continuing mixing/mastering advice. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 11, 2010 - 3 comments

Not So Kind

A very short little song wherein I take the harshly honest route toward an old friend. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 20, 2010 - 10 comments

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