41 posts tagged with guitar by ORthey.
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3 Legged Dog

A very short and simple ode to my dog who I love. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jul 1, 2012 - 9 comments

Dynamite

Just what the world needs: another cover of a hit pop song by a white guy with his guitar. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 comments

This is That

I have no idea what this is, but at least zephyr_words sent me a great bass track for it.
posted by ORthey on Jan 31, 2011 - 12 comments

Boots Of Spanish Leather

Another "get me out of this musical funk" cover. The more I hear Dylan sing this, the more I think this may be his most beautiful song. Here's my try. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 comments

Norwegian Wood

When I'm in a prolonged songwriting funk - which I am now - it can sometime take a cover of a favorite tune to snap me out of it. Let's hope this does. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 comments

Memo To My Son

I love Randy Newman. Along with the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and Cat Stevens, he was the first musician I fell in love with as a child, thanks to my parents. I've covered him once before on MeFi. Now I'm doing it again. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 16, 2010 - 2 comments

Fall In Silence

Sort of an odd tune, relying primarily on one chord. The lyrics actually mean something but that might not be very obvious. Features my dad on alto sax. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 10, 2010 - 6 comments

Oh The King

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]
posted by ORthey on Mar 30, 2010 - 13 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

Six is where you take the three and make it two times

I was alone. It was late at night. March was approaching its end and I had to sing a song about the multiplication table. I had no lyrics. I recorded some guitars and then pressed record on the vocals to see what would happen. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 comments

Headed Home

A song inspired by the time my high school baseball coach instructed me repeatedly to hit the opposing batter in the head.
posted by ORthey on Jan 4, 2010 - 4 comments

Triple Threat Position

*Yet* another short, syrupy-melancholic instrumental. This time with extra dobro. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 31, 2009 - 4 comments

Handlebars

Another itty bitty ditty. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Sep 4, 2009 - 11 comments

Run Run Run

My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jul 7, 2009 - 10 comments

Fingerpickujah

A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).
posted by ORthey on Jun 21, 2009 - 11 comments

You're Not Alone

My contribution to the two-chord challenge. A sleepy little song with fingerpickin' guitar, piano, and some three part "harmony." I experiment a little more with my voice on this one. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 7, 2009 - 15 comments

Harpy Go Lurky

A quick, light-spirited, no-frills guitar/banjo instrumental.
posted by ORthey on Mar 19, 2009 - 19 comments

Way up high

I've decided to face my embarrassment and post this song. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 27, 2008 - 10 comments

The Accursed Hat, Version II

A rendition of Jofus' brilliant cowboy epic. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 17, 2008 - 8 comments

Santa Claus is comin' to town

A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 13, 2008 - 9 comments

It's a love song baby

Taking a short break from challenges to make a quick love song. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Nov 20, 2008 - 12 comments

Here comes your man

Because it hath been requested.
posted by ORthey on Nov 10, 2008 - 25 comments

Vignette 2

A quick 'n' dirty instrumental with some mute-picking that sort of sounds like violin plucking. But isn't. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Oct 17, 2008 - 6 comments

Elves in Iceland

Sort of a cheating entry to the wildcard challenge - a flowy, stringy instrumental. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 29, 2008 - 8 comments

Flyball's Lament (the cover one)

A version of my still-favorite all-time MeMu song by the inimitable Great Big Mulp, for the June challenge. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 6, 2008 - 21 comments

My little place

A repetitive, driving song featuring my first foray into recording piano-ery. It also has a jammy rockout outro (rockoutro?). [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 8, 2008 - 4 comments

La Tarea

A musical version of an old Spanish assigment from high school that I found in a box. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 25, 2008 - 11 comments

Louis Collins

Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 14, 2008 - 8 comments

As kids

A short instrumental, played over an old tape of me reading something in French as a kid. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jan 9, 2008 - 20 comments

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much

Adaptation (more or less) of an Ogden Nash poem of the same name. Essentially an apology from an aging man who spends his time boring people with the same stories.
posted by ORthey on Dec 13, 2007 - 7 comments

Weighin' me down

English, French, backup vocals, slide, banjo, bam!
posted by ORthey on Nov 30, 2007 - 20 comments

A Shrieking Blue

Very short, two sparse verses, some pickin'. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Nov 10, 2007 - 10 comments

Your Melodies

Basically a song about a failed friendship, which as we all know is best done with several banjo tracks!
posted by ORthey on Nov 2, 2007 - 10 comments

Old Man

A cover of my very favorite Randy Newman song, which is also maybe the saddest song I know.
posted by ORthey on Jul 28, 2007 - 6 comments

Sidewinder

Tuned the guitar way down and added some banjo. This song does this thing where it equates "snake" with "girl." Like a metaphor, see. Also: it seems to play better through headphones (possibly because of the use of stereo). But maybe I just have bad speakers.
posted by ORthey on Jul 10, 2007 - 6 comments

The most frozenest river around

A song inspired by crossing the frozen river Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This song is short, simple, and basically three choruses and no verses. That's right - screw the verses!
posted by ORthey on Jun 29, 2007 - 12 comments

Every artery

A song mostly inspired by having a stressful job where I deal with lots of nervous/frustrated/severely impolite people, and its effect on me. It's a little rough because the main track is recorded on a boombox with a verrrrry old cassette.
posted by ORthey on Jun 11, 2007 - 10 comments

Overheated

I recently dislocated my shoulder, and assumed music was out of the picture for a month or two. But I was getting pissed off at not playing, and discovered if I capoed everything up really high and didn't play anything too fancy, my arm could handle short bursts of pickin'. So I made a simple song, part French and part English.
posted by ORthey on May 6, 2007 - 15 comments

Stuck out on

My lyric-writing "system" has often been dozens of little stickies on the desktop, thoughts, ideas, scribbles... and then sometimes when I'm frustrated I'll make a song made up of various combinations that seem to make sense. Like this one!
posted by ORthey on Apr 15, 2007 - 8 comments

Shake your head if yes

A rambling instrumental with banjo, whistling, and a few other ingredients. Mix well and serve chilled.
posted by ORthey on Apr 1, 2007 - 14 comments

Stagecoach

A song about how frustrating it is to really want to be angry at someone, but they keep joking and not letting you be mad. ("you" = "me")
posted by ORthey on Jul 16, 2006 - 4 comments

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