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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 - 1 comment

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 - 11 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 - 6 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 - 1 comment

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 - 10 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

kny10

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

hypotech

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

Shapes

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

Michelle

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

Paint it Black

For the request raffle, a cover of The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black in the surf rock guitar style of Dick Dale. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 31, 2013 - 7 comments

Se Rapprocher

For the Great Request Raffle, I was assigned Move Closer, by Phyllis Nelson.
I'd actually never heard the song before but on repeated listenings it really grew on me. Great slow groove.
Some of the lyrics were super-cheesy so I thought a solution would be to sing it in a different language. Maybe French?
Then it occurred to me to go FULL ON SERGE GAINSBOURG and here we are. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Oct 30, 2013 - 4 comments

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

I love covers that genre shift. I'm also listening to the Postal Service's album 'Give Up' a lot recently. So, a genre shifted cover - the more unlikely the better - of 'The District Sleep Alone Tonight' would be pretty awesome. I am not sure what genre this was or now is, but something has shifted. Lyrics.
posted by swift on Oct 22, 2013 - 3 comments

Pixelated Lines

Removing the human facade of a Thicke Droid 2013 for the MeFi Request Raffle. [more inside]
posted by we are the music makers on Oct 22, 2013 - 14 comments

Toad's Song

By request, from The Wind in the Willows.
posted by swift on Oct 18, 2013 - 3 comments

Strange & Beautiful (I'll Put a Spell On You)

My second Request Raffle challenge submission: a soulful song played on an out-of-tune piano! [more inside]
posted by greenish on Oct 18, 2013 - 13 comments

Are You Being Served?

My raffled request came, I am told, from ODiV, who wanted to hear the "Are You Being Served?" theme song. I hope this is the version he heard in his dreams (because it is, roughly, the one I heard in mine). [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Oct 15, 2013 - 14 comments

Wednesday

Here’s my entry for the Great Request Raffle. The request I got was: “I have a number of songs about Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Even one song about Tuesday. I'm wondering if anyone has something to say about Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday.” [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Oct 12, 2013 - 4 comments

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