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A Simple Song (in Troubled Times)

An original song, just written and performed on the ukulele, recorded on my cell phone.
posted by Shmuel510 on Mar 4, 2017 - 4 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

Knock Upon The Door

My submission for April 2012's music challenge: a small, short song based on a small, short portion of T. S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland, without modification. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Apr 11, 2012 - 4 comments

Christmas Island

I made my children to sing on another Christmas song. In three-part harmony. Merry Christmas, everybody.
posted by chococat on Dec 23, 2011 - 6 comments

Without My Pants On

Submission for this month's "record a track before you put on your pants in the morning" challenge. I sat down in my underwear at 7:35am to put together a song about what might have happened if I had sat down without my underwear. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 comments

Bring Me Sunshine

Quick lo-fi recording of the Morecambe and Wise classic closing song, introduced in about as near to a music-hall style as I can manage. Featuring me, my uke, and a whistling verse. (Twice.) Video is here. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Sep 11, 2011 - 3 comments

Intellectual Property

So what exactly is the difference between trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets?
posted by ochenk on Mar 27, 2011 - 9 comments

Woman Driving, Man Sleeping

This is a cover of a song by one of my favourite bands, Eels. It's pretty typical of the band - slightly sad and thoughtful, with a lot that we aren't told. I'd been planning to record this anyway, but then along came the Transpo challenge, and this seemed to fit very well. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Sep 4, 2010 - 2 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

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

Halle Hula

When Elvis Met Leonard. Nothing but uke, vox, and questionable taste. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 17, 2009 - 45 comments

David's Chords

Includes the rejects.
posted by umbĂș on Jun 6, 2009 - 16 comments

cavacavaco

I started with a cavaquinho (uke), but then it spiraled out of control. [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on May 5, 2009 - 8 comments

Portland, City of Roses, City of Dreams

Ok, so I was playing around with the two-chord song idea, struck on something that sounded nice, and this is the end result. Brought to you by the letters G and D7. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Apr 6, 2009 - 8 comments

The Day of the Christmas Parade

Hollywood is famous for its annual Christmas Parade, which inspired the song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", which Gene Autrey wrote after playing Santa in the parade and hearing children call out to him. I decided to write my own song about the event, as experienced by slightly older children -- the homeless teens who used to (and probably still do) squat in abandoned buildings and under bridges in Hollywood. Ah, memories. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Dec 20, 2008 - 1 comment

Africa

MuFi music challenge Wildcar, inspired by DaveJay's most recent post. Clocked random, found a comment, made a song. The comment is this one: It's saying that African tragedy gets measured by a different yardstick. Way over here in the land of Paris and Lindsey, it does.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 24, 2008 - 4 comments

You Need More MeFi In Your Life

Every word (and emoticon) from this random MetaTalk post, circa October 2006. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Aug 24, 2008 - 8 comments

I Burned This Song

For this month's LYRIC Challenge. It has a very simple backing track, consisting of three elements: a drone (from my trusty Juno 60 analog synth), little wooden bells (from the 100 yen shop!), and my daughter's plastic ukulele, which has a picture of Maisy Mouse on it.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 6, 2008 - 9 comments

Colonel Roger (is a Soldier from the Future (is a Cover))

I know this song has been uploaded right at the very end (if not shortly beyond) of the MeFi Music Challenge, but I went through a number of songs in the long debate to find a MeFite's song to cover, eventually landing on the one that most frequently gets stuck in my head. That song is Colonel Roger (is a Soldier from the Future) by chiefbluefeather. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Jun 30, 2008 - 4 comments

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