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Thanksgiving Snow

Short piano solo: Snow falls on the prairie.
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 26, 2015 - 3 comments

Like the 90's

A song about the winter weather or lack thereof, the defining El Niño of my childhood, family troubles, a metaphor about my lack of perspective, and an impression of a musical sheep. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Nov 22, 2015 - 4 comments

Nightmare Tunnel

Loops of slow disorienting guitar noises, and other sound wierdness. Sections fade in and out of one another, building and cresting. I picture it akin to an adult version of riding on Willy Wonka's fucked-up boat ride. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Sep 15, 2015 - 3 comments

We choose to go to the moon

Sonic equivalent of a child smashing toy cars into each other for the anniversary of when a man did a speech and August/September Music challenge. [more inside]
posted by we are the music makers on Sep 12, 2015 - 6 comments


posted by ageispolis on Sep 12, 2015 - 2 comments


Cover of the Beatles' 'Michelle' as recorded by The Lucky Sperms, a band I was in with Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. From our Jagjaguwar Records release Somewhat Humorous. [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 comments

This is Wrong

Sample reduced synthetics, atonal feedback, and other fancy marginally (ir)relevant musical gibberish. It's loud, and isn't that really all you wanted? [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Sep 3, 2015 - 2 comments

Rocket City

A song about Huntsville, AL, for the City Songs challenge. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 31, 2015 - 4 comments

New York March

One more 1865 banjo tune for the city songs challenge trifecta! This is another Frank B. Converse composition. Fretless banjo and tambourine, a bit of reverb for extra stateliness.
posted by usonian on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 comments

Philadelphia Jig

Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Free Man In Paris

For the May/June/July Music Challenge, billiebee and I collaborated on a Joni Mitchell cover. [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Jul 21, 2015 - 13 comments

A la Habana

An ode to Havana in a mongrelized "guagancó" rhythm. It's badly sung in Spanish, and awkwardly played using congas, bongos and a batá. I've included my original lyrics in Spanish and an English translation. [more inside]
posted by abakua on Jul 2, 2015 - 7 comments

Boston Jig

Getting in just under the wire for the May/June city song challenge, this is a short little banjo tune from Buckley's New Banjo Method of 1860. Fretless minstrel banjo, parlor guitar, bones and tambourine.
posted by usonian on Jun 29, 2015 - 5 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

On The Banks of Sacramento (wubmachine remix)

Whereupon we invite an algorithm to make mincemeat of a rather squalid song and out comes happy accidents. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jun 18, 2015 - 2 comments

London, Will You Miss Me

My entry to this month's music challenge, written on the bus back from town. [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jun 15, 2015 - 12 comments

Chicago (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Felt inspired to throw together a cover of an old favorite for the May/June challenge. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 2, 2015 - 7 comments

not my voice

not actually, but kinda [more inside]
posted by we are the music makers on Jan 31, 2015 - 2 comments

10 Seconds of Static

Lot's of interesting things you can do with static. For the January Challenge. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Jan 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Ramen Bowl 4

This is for the 10 second sample challenge. [more inside]
posted by donkeymon on Jan 25, 2015 - 5 comments


Electronic instrumentals for the 10 second challenge. [more inside]
posted by advil on Jan 22, 2015 - 8 comments

shake & twitch

First upload: broody lo-fi electronic pop song, written for the January challenge. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Jan 19, 2015 - 4 comments

Our Lady Of The Morlocks

A rough vocal for a rough congregation. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 16, 2015 - 4 comments

Theme Song Theme

Not a complete theme song, more like the theme of a theme song. It makes mundane tasks like checking the mailbox seem urgent and full of import.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 29, 2014 - 4 comments

So-so Sonata

Instrumental piano piece. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Sep 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Happy New Year

I was going through some old stuff and liked this one more than I remembered. Once I saw the September Challenge, I had to post. Acoustic guitar with countless f-bombs. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Sep 21, 2014 - 2 comments

August, Again

For the music challenge, something that sounds like I've been feeling lately. Plenty of pump organ and piano. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Aug 26, 2014 - 5 comments


Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's track hypotech from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 30, 2014 - 2 comments

Kitten (in my robot purse) cover

Coming late to this great mefimusic challenge. So many I still want to cover, but here's my noir version of umbú's excellent Kitten (in my robot purse), a song that packs way more adorable and awesome into less than three minutes than should feasibly fit. Hope I'm doing it justice. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 29, 2014 - 2 comments

My Childhood At the Open Mic

If memory serves, in my pre-teen years, bands At the Open Mic tended to sound a little like this. I wish more of them had covered Cortex's songs. [more inside]
posted by AxelT on May 28, 2014 - 6 comments

When John Drinks

Cover of When John Drinksby AstroZombie For all the Johns I know. [more inside]
posted by AxelT on May 26, 2014 - 5 comments

Whimsy Will Be the End of Me

A remix of an old acoustic cover of a Slipknot song. Glitched-out and re-sampled beyond recognition.
posted by ianK on May 25, 2014 - 4 comments

Pick me up too

This is my cover of http://music.metafilter.com/7288/Pick-me-Up for the April/May Music Challenge. I could make a lot of excuses for how bad this. I didn't quite figure it all out and I re-arranged it a bit. The vocal melody is somewhat different because I had a hard time singing the original and I had to improv on lyrics as I just couldn't interpret the originals totally. But overall, this was interesting and fun. Hope you don't cringe too much Sredni Vashtar
posted by cicadaverse on May 23, 2014 - 3 comments

The Raven

The entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It seemed like a good idea at the time... [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Feb 28, 2014 - 1 comment

John Irving

Metafilter Music Challenge Jan/Feb 2014 [more inside]
posted by dubold on Jan 24, 2014 - 0 comments

you awoke like

Pretty excited about this one. This was a weird kinda experimental duet I wrote a long time ago and I'm finally starting to mess around with it for reals. It features my lovely and talented friend Pat. As per usual, I could always use some advice. Tricky stuff starts around 1:07. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jan 14, 2014 - 3 comments

Deck the Halls

This is about the least effort you could put into wishing a merry f'n Christmas. Now with sleighbells. Of course.
posted by uncleozzy on Dec 22, 2013 - 4 comments

Mele Kalikimaka

Sometimes I just can't stop myself.
Merry Christmas, everybody.
posted by chococat on Dec 19, 2013 - 36 comments

Who's Gonna Keep it Together?

Kringle steals the singer's girlfriend and takes her to Berlin in his sleigh. Hardly a nice thing to do, especially around the holidays. [more inside]
posted by jonathanhughes on Dec 6, 2013 - 0 comments

Christmas in Tokyo

Three days into December; it has got to be time for some Christmas songs! Four years ago I wrote this song, with lyrics in Swedish, to communicate my Christmas melancholy to my family. Two years later I was still sad, but now in English, and on camera... [more inside]
posted by AxelT on Dec 3, 2013 - 5 comments

Long Story Short, Short Story Shorter

I was really hoping to get this posted in time for the November Challenge, but technical difficulties and the sudden realization that oh I really need a glockenspiel combined to -- wait, it's still November in Hawaii? I CLAIM FLAWLESS VICTORY [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Dec 1, 2013 - 7 comments

We'll Meet Again (In A Minute)

A great song by Vera Lynn, not performed by Vera Lynn. Guitar, vocals, pump organ (back again!), a slinky, and hand sounds. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Nov 30, 2013 - 3 comments

North Korea Goes Bang

A brief, throwaway cover of Johnny Violent's '90s Gabba classic North Korea Goes Bang for this month's 60 Seconds and Under MeFi Music Challenge. Over 9000 hours in MS Paint Audacity. [more inside]
posted by comealongpole on Nov 28, 2013 - 1 comment

Everything You Threw Away

60 seconds of corny pop. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Nov 27, 2013 - 9 comments


This is a guitar solo over some jungle beats.
posted by dagosto on Nov 26, 2013 - 1 comment

Functionally Illiterate

Simple (VERY SIMPLE!) 30 second composition created using the ChucK programming language. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 25, 2013 - 5 comments

End of the Rainbow - Sadpianos Version

Request: a slow-jam and/or somber cover version of End of the Rainbow by September. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Nov 6, 2013 - 2 comments


Request: "I have long wished for a happy, loud, upbeat version of The Beatles 'Michelle.'" [more inside]
posted by The Minotaur on Nov 3, 2013 - 5 comments

I Am The Cosmos

After flaking on too many challenges I was determined to get this one in under the wire, despite whatever life threw up in the meantime to distract me (quite a lot as it happens, but in a good way). [more inside]
posted by TwoWordReview on Nov 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Evie the Baby

The Song Request Raffle Challenge: "I have a very small friend named Evie. She is eight months old and would greatly appreciate a children's song with her name in it." YOUR REQUEST HAS BEEN GRANTED! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 31, 2013 - 11 comments

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