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Keep My Love in Amber

I played all the tracks, and billiebee came up with a melody and lyrics based on a Yeats poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree". It's about bees. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 5, 2017 - 9 comments

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

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 comments

Theme from "Flood"

Why is the world about to fall in love all over again? Why will we be marching hand in hand? Why are the ocean levels still rising up? It's a brand new record for 2015: MetaFilter's cover of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood!
posted by not_on_display on Jan 11, 2015 - 16 comments

Subterranean Homesick Dylan

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]
posted by cortex on Jul 26, 2012 - 5 comments

Let Down

Time for a short break from the creepy. Turns out, all that needed changing was one word, and this was actually a bit of Mississippi Delta Blues in disguise--mostly because nobody in Mississippi has ever heard of the word "drivel." Sit back on your front porch with a cool glass of lemonade for this one. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 comments

Chin Up, Cheer Up

This is a cover of a Ryan Adams song off his album Demolition. Unashamedly cheerful and bouncy, even if I have no idea what it's actually about. Video is here. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Mar 14, 2012 - 1 comment

John & Tanya - City Of Dreams

This is a dark folk song about Depression-era New Orleans. It's a collaboration between my wife and I.
posted by soundacious on Jan 22, 2012 - 1 comment

Whiter Shade of Pale (cover)

Lofi acoustic waltz version: piano, drums, harmonica, solo vox. The song adapts surprisingly to 3/4 time. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 30, 2011 - 14 comments

My Girl's Blues

A little rough, a little raw. Just a little old-time blues instrumental.
posted by snsranch on May 27, 2011 - 6 comments

Show Me the Way to the River

Another tune from the same recent Medicine Bone show as this one, with special guest Ken Kawashima on harmonica. Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 25, 2010 - 1 comment

The Same Four Chords

Inspired by this MeFi thread, I wanted to see if I could write a song using only the famous chord progression seen in "Don't Stop Believin'", "With Or Without You" and about a zillion other songs. This was the result. It's also a sappy love song, because those are fun to write. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on May 8, 2010 - 3 comments

Cover or Remix or Something of "Get High" by Gran Am

Sorry, a little late for 4:20 bros [more inside]
posted by Kirk Grim on Apr 24, 2010 - 0 comments

Grand Canyon (The Magnetic Fields)

A cover of the great song by The Magnetic Fields, recorded by myself but for a cover band that is beginning to form called the Magnetic Feel-'er-uppers. Features Bb stairwell guitar, whistling, and harmonica/harmony.
posted by Corduroy on Mar 21, 2010 - 8 comments

So We'll Go No More A-Roving

As it's Valentine's Day, here's a song about love. Well, kind of about love. Actually it's about the end of love, as it fades due to age and fatigue, and the death of romance. Errr...happy Valentine's Day! [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Feb 14, 2010 - 1 comment

What Child Is This

Solo harmonica uptempo version of a classic Christmas tune. [more inside]
posted by leapfrog on Dec 4, 2009 - 2 comments

I Would Go Gay For You

A Dirty Curls song about girl on girl crushing.
posted by Astro Zombie on Sep 13, 2009 - 1 comment

'Onna Get My Buzz On

An apocalyptic Dirty Curls songs about vibrators and the end of the world.
posted by Astro Zombie on Sep 10, 2009 - 1 comment

Jenny

Am Irish-styled song about a girl for a brass quartet, harmonica, and a big bass drum. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 13, 2009 - 4 comments

Kill All the Witnesses

Four hours until dawn, and things are getting hairy. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 11, 2009 - 1 comment

Orgy in the Wasp Woman Hive

Sometimes an invitation scrawled on a bathroom stall leads to unexpected horror. Actually, pretty much always. It always leads to horror. You should just ahead and expect horror. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 6, 2009 - 1 comment

Hoopo Meets Benzaiten in the Caves of Enoshima

Living Room Internal Mic Dub Soundsystem! [more inside]
posted by Hoopo on Jul 27, 2009 - 3 comments

Cooter Brown

Whimsical number about a famous historical character. Sending this one out to Jessamyn. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 17, 2009 - 5 comments

Happy Day

A song about the pleasures and disappointments of meeting somebody new. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on May 21, 2009 - 5 comments

Who's Got the Nerve

A St. Patrick's Day song from my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 17, 2009 - 0 comments

All I Believe

A cover some friends and I will be performing at a cabaret here in New York in a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 2, 2009 - 3 comments

Cell Block Number 4

Sailor Martin find true romance. A song featuring ukulele, harmonica, wooden sand-filled egg, tambourine, and a duet between Sailor Martin and himself. Song 14 in the RPM challenge. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 27, 2009 - 1 comment

I'm Hard On Her But She's Down On Me

A raucous garage-band blues number, featuring ukulele, tambourine, and harmonica. Entry number 9 into the RPM challenge is a song about a mean woman. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 22, 2009 - 0 comments

I Married Her for Her Money (She Married Me for My Lies)

My 6th RPM song for Sailor Martin. A close harmony country song about love and deception. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 18, 2009 - 2 comments

How Am I Gonna Enjoy It When You Just Sit On It

Third RPM song for my puppet Sailor Martin. Ukulele, harmonica, and a whole lot of inappropriate. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 14, 2009 - 1 comment

Harmonica Odyssey

Take a trip through clinical depression with this spicy new single from the Jimmy "Pharmacy" Walgreen Jazz Happening, featuring Dr. Herbert Grosowitz and his Passive-Aggressive Harmonica. (Thanks, SongSmith!) [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 9, 2009 - 17 comments

Here

This song has a feel I haven't easily been able to reproduce since recording it. I can barely play the song live. Despite some horrific essing, probably my favorite home recording.
posted by kingbenny on Aug 28, 2008 - 10 comments

This Town

Not so different from anything else I've done, but I'm proud of the production of this one. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 comments

She Woke Up Fine

A very short song with guitar and harmonica from late last year. Sorry you'd have to turn the volume up quite a bit - I tried turning it up in Garageband, and it didn't seem to sound quite the same. Also, don't know what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by Ira.metafilter on Apr 10, 2008 - 5 comments

Michigan Boy

Here's one with me singing and playing the harp. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 8, 2008 - 8 comments

The Next Voice You Hear

Crazy drunken hootenanny, with myself on the saxophone. My friends' band, A Million Kittens Inc.
posted by potch on Oct 7, 2007 - 1 comment

butterfly suite

I've decided to work some more on two previous posts to create a more enjoyable tune. I wanted to include some kind of march too. I think I'm through with this white butterfly now.
posted by nicolin on Aug 27, 2007 - 3 comments

butterfly gone berserk

I have a new song ! Inspired by the numerous posts I've had the pleasure to listen here, I've added a tech touch to my music. My butterfly has decided to rebel against nature and has gained a synthetic voice... but fortunately, he soon gets rid of it and returns to real life.
posted by nicolin on Aug 24, 2007 - 5 comments

hens and rooster

It's nice to be at home with some guitars at hand. I wanted to participate to the challenge, but this tune has nothing to do with water. To me, it evokes a procession of hens in a courtyard, near and around a drowsy rooster. Images of aimless loopsided wanderings, long seductive dances. What is the rooster dreaming of ? just another bunch of hens I guess. Then he awakes suddenly. Too bad this wasn't the theme of the challenge. Enjoy.
posted by nicolin on Jun 25, 2007 - 6 comments

GFHFG

which stands for : guitar flute harp flute guitar. Last year my sister gave me her old dell inspiron 3800. I installed audacity on it and was in for multitrack recording. Actually, I didn't know that I could listen to the previous tracks and recording at the same time. So I recorded the first four tracks trying not to lose the tempo and then moving the track so it fitted with the rest, adding layer by layer. By the time I recorded the solo I had managed to listen to the background. Composition is not too ambitious, it was just a matter of testing.
posted by nicolin on May 26, 2007 - 11 comments

Ride on the Train

Everybody who plays guitar has probably done this at one time or another. Here's my version.
posted by snsranch on Apr 20, 2007 - 5 comments

Power of Love

Thanks to two class cancellations due to ice storms in the Capital, I was able to arrange and record this Valentine's day treat. Imagine Huey Lewis, baritone, with a banjo.
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2007 - 5 comments

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