Why is the world about to fall in love all over again? Why will we be marching hand in hand? Why are the ocean levels still rising up? It's a brand new record for 2015: MetaFilter's cover of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood!
I'm often inspired to write little songs and poems in Metafilter threads, as some of you here might have noticed over the years. I've decided that from now on, whenever time allows, I will not only post those kinds of things as text in a thread, but will record and post them here at Metafilter Music as audio, and in as timely a fashion as possible. This song was inspired by a comment posted by homunculus in a post I made about a statue of Jesus.
Inspired by this comment on the blue. Thirty whole seconds of annoying C-G-F-Am ukulele and kazoo action.
This is the awful song I made this morning with the help of Ask Metafilter. Relax to the smooth sounds of two minutes of obnoxious beeping! [more inside]
flapjax at midnite was kind enough to do a mix for me that brings out the vocals better.
Completely inspired by this AskMe thread from yesterday. All of the sung lyrics are taken from it. It is...well....as dirty a thing as I have ever made. [more inside]
An aborted attempt at Femme Fatale (for this month's music challenge) twisted into a bad dream about a Metafilter Podcast call-in episode. [more inside]
I'm glad that I don't wish I knew how to quit you, mefi. Also, bonus cheeseball youtube video edition. [more inside]
An attempt to filter the zeitgeist of this recent long dark downtime of the soul. [more inside]
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.
The End of the World as We Know it (Freakfolk mix feat. snsranch); remix by ghm. [more inside]
In this podcast, jessamyn asks for a MeFi Music recording of all the rhymes on this AskMeFi thread. Here's my try. [more inside]
A parody of the Portal end-theme, as written by robocop is bleeding earlier this afternoon. Confused? See this post for background on the original song. [more inside]
A dangerously sappy populist paean to the great blue pylon where we like to have our pile-ons. Here's to eight more, you crazy website.
A sleazy lounge jazz scat of some of the fine, fine mefite limericking showcased in this thread about witches and the resulting metatalk discussion.
"My deepest sympathies for posting this. I lack all attempts at rhythm and meter, and don't even have a nice English accent to back things up!"
On a sad day last spring, our benevolent dictator banned the tag from Metafilter. After a night of heavy drinking I woke up in a canoe in the Andes and composed this eulogy.
An ode to some of the more vibrant personas and memorable events in Metafilter history -- and an homage to the classic tune by The Nails. Lyrics with tremendous amounts of annotation inside.