Part B of Tubular Bells -- from about 1:00 to 1:50 with its driving metronomic pulse and the sudden bark of the overdriven guitar -- reminds me of one of our kitchen appliances. Includes bombastic announcement. [more inside]
A backing track for the November 2012 Challenge, namely the iconic piano riff from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells Pt. 1. [more inside]
Wrote this tune early in the month, shortly after seeing the Challenge announcement, and would've posted it much sooner, but other commitments plus a dose of good old fashioned procrastination delayed the recording until this afternoon. The last day of the month, of course! Just in under the gun, then, is my submission for this month's Mefi Music Challenge.
I'm really new at all this, but I thought I'd put something together for the It Gets Better challenge. My first MeFiMusic song.
This is a seed, an idea for a chorus that I'm offering up either for collab or for someone else to take it somewhere and give it a damn good shagging. I got the idea almost immediately upon reading unSane's post and recorded this on the fly in an hour or two today in between cooking dinner. It's as rough as the proverbial badger's arse, but there is something there worth exploring. Perhaps it could get better....
REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME SATAN AND JESUS JOINED FORCES TO DEFEAT THE NAZI ALIEN ARMY ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON? [more inside]
the bass, the lead synth and the odd chant of 47 percent all have tritones
A short rap song about the devil for the music challenge. [more inside]
Short, sweet, and chock full of tritones.
Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
another stab at the July/Aug challenge. [more inside]
Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
Performed by the OK L.A. MeFi Action Band: speicus, mandymanwasregistered, scody, holyrood, klangklangston, weston, carsonb, and The World Famous [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
The lovely closing track of OK Computer, re-imagined as some sort of throwback synthpop thing. [more inside]
It's a pretty dented-up song as it stands. I submit my version with all its dings and dents, though, because I'm up against the deadline.
Well, here it is. I just couldn't pull off any of the ideas I had to make my cover unique, but I really didn't want to fail the challenge completely. So here's my crappy, iPad recorded version of the tune. [more inside]
Here there be sludge. [more inside]
Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
Sulking straggler throws hat in challenge ring. [more inside]
The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
My submission, just under the wire. Improvised into my phone just now, while fighting dizzy spells and having just submitted to a biopsy procedure. This is also my first Mefi Music submission.
Recorded in my bathroom. [more inside]
My song for the OK Computer challenge. Pretty similar to the original, but with my own personal touches here and there. I performed everything, and recorded it in Logic Pro 9. [more inside]
My contribution for the July challenge. Just a few pianos and vocals. Thanks JaiMahodara for singing. [more inside]
I downloaded a karaoke file to help find out how the arrangement was put together (although the file I downloaded seems to have some odd deviations from the original track). Somehow I ended up rearranging the tracks and assigning them to string quartet, woodwind, church organ, marimba and dulcimer. And TR808. Not real, of course. I liked the way it sounded enough to keep it. And then I put vocals on it, and I don't know whether it didn't all go (as Satie would put it) au form du poire. [more inside]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
To be played extra loud.
I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
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]
My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
I downloaded a random MIDI file of Radiohead's Karma Police and sent it, almost raw, to this robot xylophone which couldn't understand most of the file. It sounds terrible. There's also a boring video version.
Version # 7248 of this song. My entry into the OK Computer MeFi Challenge. [more inside]
My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
MeFi Music Challenge July 2012 cover of "Subterranean Homesick Alien" off of Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
A little spit-polish on the learning-to-play-it demo I recorded after I got the assignment. I had to get it mixed and off the desk before I spent the rest of my life adding the goofy little fills I missed the first time through. [more inside]
After many failed attempts, here is my contribution to the project. [more inside]
It's time to come clean... [more inside]
If any of our previous posts for this challenge have been successfully creepy, then hopefully, this will be the stuff of nightmares... [more inside]
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]
I learned how the play the song the proper way, but then I threw it all out the window for... whatever this is. [more inside]
For some reason, finding out that the song was inspired by a moribund sanitarium brought to mind monks.
From sort of creepy to really creepy. From cover/arrangement/orchestration to abstraction. This is not your Major's Lucky. [more inside]
My attempt at the Bohemian Rhapsody of my generation. [more inside]
It's probably a different film now (could still be Romeo & Juliet, but they might have to use chainsaws now). Headphones are best, for maximum crunchification. [more inside]
take a trip with me... inside your mind [more inside]
In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]