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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

Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

Good (Cover)

Better Than Ezra's "Good" is one of my all-time favorite songs. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jan 14, 2017 - 4 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

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 - 5 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

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

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

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

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

Bury It All (QOTSA raffle request)

Based loosely of Queens of the Stone Age's "Suture Up My Future" [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Sep 25, 2013 - 8 comments

Soul Love

I really won't be able to come up with another / better / thing based on the Bowie song. Too busy fixing the meals, painting the walls, going to the bank... I consider this my back porch approximate version of Soul Love. Some chords (most chords I guess) are only in the vicinity of the original ones. Be kind. It's been recorded while my daughter was taking a nap, I tried not to be too noisy.
posted by nicolin on Aug 30, 2013 - 10 comments

Backwards

As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Apr 25, 2013 - 2 comments

belladonna

I don't think it meets the bar MajorDundee set, but I gave it a shot. Adapted the words from Belladonna. Learned a lot! [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Jun 10, 2012 - 1 comment

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

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

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

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

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

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
posted by gallus on Nov 26, 2010 - 20 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

My Voice on Carl's Home Answering Machine

Does what it says on the box, with guitar. Solve the Limerick Challenge! [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jan 12, 2010 - 2 comments

O Little Town of Bethlehem

My second entry to Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009. Clawhammer banjo and guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 19, 2009 - 7 comments

douce nuit

Short, with improvised and awkwards chunks, various mistakes, and a outro that flirts with crashlanding. Peace.
posted by nicolin on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 comments

violent night.

ok.. but what if I had played my guitar like I was closing my eyes imagining pretending to be metallica, (hey no lawsuits please some kind of monster, it truly doesn't sound like y'all at all, and only happened in pretend land. ("That's where I'm a pirate") playing silent night, while also playing a backing that sounds (a little tiny) "velouria" (ish) [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Nov 12, 2009 - 0 comments

No Known Survivors

Something horrible has happened in this place. It will never be the same. Be thankful you weren't present. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Oct 25, 2009 - 2 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

Waiting for the Man

VU & Nico Challenge. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jul 21, 2009 - 16 comments

There She Goes Again

My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 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

Unrecognisable-lullejah

Instrumental nylon string guitar, borrowing harminocally from Mr Cohen, but in my own style. Hope everyone enjoys it. [more inside]
posted by Admira on Jun 21, 2009 - 12 comments

Hillbillujah

This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 18, 2009 - 15 comments

Why donchu go

On man.. the first line and the rhythm were written while walking to class three or four years ago in a wisdom tooth Vicodin sunshine. A couple of days before April this year I woke up early some Sunday morning and just started playing the same two 'chords' over and over again (A7#9sus4 (just bar the 5th) and Amaj .. although it probably was closer to Amin/E to Amaj/E). Combine that with a corrupted version of the 'Why don't you move back to Massachusetts!' line from Do the Right Thing and you've got something sounding like early tired Sunday mornings. [more inside]
posted by xorry on Apr 28, 2009 - 1 comment

Everywhere With Helicopter (feat. jessamyn; Guided By Voices cover)

So, what was it, November when the MeFi Challenge was unofficially "requests for covers from other MeFites"? But this goes even further back... sometime last summer, Jessamyn said she wanted to do a cover--with me!--of Guided By Voices' "Everywhere With Helicopter." "OK," I said, "but you have to sing and make jangly noises with things around your apartment." [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Apr 20, 2009 - 3 comments

Frog versus Toad (Are Part Of A Zombie Bot Army From The Future)

Two chords: Em and G. But don't worry. You're not part of the Zombie Bot Army. Because Frog and Toad are. And they're staying up all night drinking and having snacks at a bar with PB. [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Apr 20, 2009 - 7 comments

Soon

A little two-chord reverie that shuffles around for a bit and then disappears. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Apr 16, 2009 - 10 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

When the Sun and Moon Do Shine

A New Great Depression era jaunt with undertones of cracked optimism. Thanks to RussHy for the inspiration through the lyrics challenge. [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 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

Cashmachine

Response to several challenges. [more inside]
posted by arcanecrowbar on Nov 10, 2008 - 3 comments

Here comes your man

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

Todo Los Dolores (Devendra Banhart cover)

Jumping in on the music challenge to cover a song in a language you don't speak. I have no idea what I am saying in this song. [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Oct 9, 2008 - 3 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

Roads of Plenty

My attempt at the Metafilter lyric challenge [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Jun 28, 2008 - 3 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

Deeper Towards My Maker

A belated MeFi Music Challenge entry, a waltz in D major. [more inside]
posted by edverb on Feb 4, 2008 - 0 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

Unstress

Stressed out? Listen to this healing song and follow it's prescription to the letter! [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Dec 6, 2007 - 5 comments

Jessamyn's Song

Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)
posted by snsranch on Nov 29, 2007 - 20 comments

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