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Reckless (Bobby Green Remix)

This is a remix of a track by Julia Lauren. Julia is an amazing singer I met in NYC that has a killer vibe and a killer voice to match. "Reckless" is a track from her EP "Pillow Talk," and as soon as I heard it I knew I wanted to retell its story with my own sound. The track has so much energy and excitement that I really wanted to elevate it and share it with a different kind of audience. Hope you dig it! [more inside]
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Feb 6, 2015 - 3 comments

Eric Garner Is Dead

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, accused of a minor infraction of the law, died at the hands of the New York Police Department on a Staten Island street. Tody, July 23, 2014, I wrote and recorded this song about the incident. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 23, 2014 - 4 comments

Changing Me

What's up guys, This is a new track that I produced and wrote. The singer on the track is Sean Michael Murray, who starred in the American Idiot musical. We're releasing it on June 10. Just in time, as I think this one feels like summer. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening, Bobby Green
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Jun 3, 2014 - 1 comment

My PT Cruiser is DOPE

Yes! New music! What's up guys, this is a brand new track that I've been working on for a few weeks. I was inspired by Autoerotique and their use of triplets, and Tujamo's use of horns, so I corralled my own virtual brass section and threw this little nugget together. An artist I've worked with in the past, Tiger La, is on the hook. Hope you enjoy!
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Oct 13, 2013 - 2 comments

Frank Mills

This song has been stuck in my head since we walked by the (former) Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village last week.
I had to exorcise it today with some sloppy, mistake-filled guitar-playing.
posted by chococat on Apr 2, 2013 - 2 comments

Drug Testing

Here's a new one I just cooked up. It'll get in your bones! Hope you guys like it.
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Feb 26, 2013 - 2 comments

Velvet Queen (feat. Tiger La)

This is a brand new track I just finished with Tiger La, an awesome singer from London. Dig it!
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Dec 29, 2012 - 4 comments

Barely Breathing

For your Friday! This is a track I put together recently with a few talented vocalists. Vocals took me forever to get done; as it turns out it's quite difficult to get what you want out of a singer when they're in a different state. Lesson learned! Anyways, click play, I hope you enjoy!
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Nov 8, 2012 - 0 comments

Goin' Crazy

Something for your hump day. This is a song I finally finished yesterday. It's a collaboration with singer/songwriter Jocelyn Ellis. Check it out, it's got juice! [more inside]
posted by BobbyGreenMusic on Sep 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Lilting Them

A one-off structured song that I recorded in 2010 unlike most things I make... -Yair O
posted by scouringpad on Jun 29, 2012 - 0 comments

Make it Up

This isn't the best quality demo, but this is our dancy, live crowd-pleaser
posted by jonathanzoomer on Jun 9, 2012 - 2 comments

Lexington Avenue Line (spoken version)

Took part in a poetry event recently and read this song, one that I posted here at MeFiMu back in 2007. Video at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Queens Is For Subways

Wrote this for my good friends the moths, and their attraction to city street lights.
posted by hanoixan on Nov 19, 2010 - 5 comments

NYC

A reverse audio postcard to a friend on vacation.
posted by erikgrande on Aug 12, 2010 - 0 comments

Hot Potato

I'm taking this night class in 'Audio Recording' at NYU, and we assembled a small group of people to practice making field recordings in Washington Square Park. 'Hot Potato' was sung and played by a duo in town from Tennessee who played accordion and ukulele. [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Aug 2, 2010 - 2 comments

A Very Difficult Etude for Two Instruments

Another older piece I composed, in 2006. It uses a sort of minimalist, pseudo-metric modulation that, even though the tempo stays the same throughout, creates a kind of time-warpy impression. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 20, 2010 - 11 comments

Allegro Vivace from G.B. Viotti's 'Trio for 2 violins and cello' in Bb Major

My string trio playing one of our signature pieces by G.B. Viotti, the 1st movement to his 'Trio for 2 Violins and Cello' in Bb Major (Op. 19, 1). [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Feb 11, 2010 - 8 comments

Stony Brook

From the back catalog of The Olivers. Somehow this one never made it over here. As always, interested in y'all's thoughts.
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 30, 2009 - 1 comment

All I Believe

A cover some friends and I will be performing at a cabaret here in New York in a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 2, 2009 - 3 comments

Exotic Newcastle Disease

This is a new track by my band, Royal Quiet Deluxe -- I play an amplified typewriter for percussion, Tim plays guitar, and two chickens vocalize and play keys. Also, a phone recording of a PSA about Exotic Newcastle Disease in Southern California is mixed in along with crickets, locusts, and other summer sounds in the Virginia mountains. [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Nov 3, 2008 - 3 comments

Landing Song

The Olivers are on some rough seas right now, but here's something to guide us all to better shores. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 24, 2008 - 0 comments

Silverpills

This is a followup to my first post last week, the second song of the album Fight Not the Power of the Cottonkitty, Please, by my band Cottonkitty.
posted by DenOfSizer on Feb 17, 2008 - 0 comments

Carve My Initials (in your forehead)

Greetings, Hive Mind. Long time lurker, first time poster here. This is the first song of my band Cottonkitty's first album, Fight Not the Power of the Cottonkitty, Please. Paulie Walnuts provided the libretto. Hope you enjoy.
posted by DenOfSizer on Feb 10, 2008 - 4 comments

If I Had Wings (in Yiddish)

If I only had wings, I would fly to you... If I had chains, I would pull you to me... Just open up my heart, you'll see that it's dark and heavy with my love to you... Late last night, we wanted to capture the intimacy and quiet sparkle of this old song ... Hope it brings you a moment of peace and loveliness... [more inside]
posted by barmaljova on Dec 18, 2007 - 12 comments

Staring at My Spaceship

I get to perform this as part of my set at Blip Festival in NYC next week - essentially the Woodstock of chiptunes / 8-bit / video game music.
This was written out of intense affection for my EVE Online playing nerd girl (a soft orchestral arrangement of it is going to be our wedding processional, awww) and was released on 8bitpeoples' 8BP050 compilation CD. I've spruced it up with some orchestration for the show. Come rock with me if you're local -- I'd love to meet my fellow mefimusicians and introduce more people to the chiptune scene. It's pure love and fun.
posted by jake on Nov 22, 2007 - 11 comments

What's Wrong With Amerika

On of my band KiLiFAX's mainstay 'anthems', the song title pretty much says it all. [more inside]
posted by monospace on Oct 24, 2007 - 2 comments

Freedom Tape

A simple, melancholy electro instrumental that I recorded a couple of years ago. Percussion ideas came from various hip-hop sources; the melody is my own. I use it as background music during a spoken-word segment of my live shows. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Sep 7, 2007 - 4 comments

Have a Good Time

A waltz. From our album Planks of Grass, which is split between NYC and PDX songs, this one is NYC.
posted by snofoam on Jul 15, 2007 - 7 comments

Threnody

Boisterous, jangly, synthy indie/ post-punk from The Ghost of Mankind. This is a rehearsal recording with a couple of cringe-inducing moments. This track, along with the previous two (1, 2), comprise an unreleased three-song EP tentatively titled Elegiac, almost recorded in summer 2003.
posted by milquetoast on Jun 5, 2007 - 4 comments

There is a Light

The final song from The Olivers' slap-happy EP. Complete with bald-faced Beatles and U2 references. Listen, Comment, Favorite, and Add To Playlist. Enjoy!
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 18, 2007 - 1 comment

Tidal Girl

The Fourth installment by The Olivers, my band with Afroblanco and a few other guys. (Previously 1, 2, 3.) This is another fairly earnest pop-rock song that we think is pretty hot, but without your opinions, we have no real way of knowing, now do we? We thank you all for any thoughts or suggestions you might have.
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 2, 2007 - 6 comments

John Hughes

The first song off of The Olivers' EP Cleveland Panda Rampage, though the third one to post. (Previously (1, 2)) Afroblanco and I play in a band together. This is a song, well, not about the noble '80's director so much as inspired by his cheesy yet touching brand of passionate sincerity. As always, we want to hear from the people/spambots. Especially the spambots. Thank you.
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 21, 2007 - 1 comment

Lexington Avenue Line

In a departure for me, this tune features no percussion, synths, jaw harps, scrap metal or hand held mini-vibrators, but is simply accompanied by... an acoustic guitar. Radical, huh? Anyway, as you might guess from the title, the tune is a kind of meditation on New York City. Hope you enjoy.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 19, 2007 - 9 comments

Summon My Jesus

The second song to post from our new EP. (Previously) This is my band with Afroblanco and some other guys. We're called The Olivers, and are giddy for your comments, snarky or otherwise.
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 2, 2007 - 12 comments

Big Ideas

So Afroblanco and I have a band together with some other guys. (I am on guitar, he on doumbek and other percussion.) Here is the first of a few songs to come over the coming weeks. Cheers.
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 17, 2007 - 2 comments

Talkers vs. Writers

"Oh, yeah! You're a sucker!" "Works everytime!" "Let the other ones talk!" Though it's not the subject of the lyrics, this song always seemed somewhat appropriate to MetaTalk to me. I've been meaning to upload it since Mefi Music came together, but little things here and there seemed to always get in the way. The incarnation of the band that recorded this swiftly broke up later that same year. We've all gone on to other bands. Anyhow, here it is now. The year: 2002. The band: Knife Skills. The method: Tascam 4-track. The location: A & D's concrete wall, shed/apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The safetyfork: Bass.
posted by safetyfork on Feb 17, 2007 - 0 comments

Calling Plan

A groovy acoustic guitar riff, some drum programming, and vintage Fender gear, all in the service of yet another "good riddance" song - this one an homage to the frustrations of cell phone communication. cd, myspace, site.
posted by fingers_of_fire on Jan 22, 2007 - 4 comments

Briscoe

Another Division of Planes song from Trembling Wires, but with a different vibe than Ghost. I think this is the most mellow track on the ep, actually. Recorded by Scott Norton at Headgear Recording Studios and mastered by TJ Lipple at Silver Sonya.
posted by safetyfork on Jan 15, 2007 - 1 comment

Ghost

A quick lil' song from my band DIVISION OF PLANES. Recorded by Scott Norton winter of 2006 at Headgear Recording Studios in Brooklyn, NY for our upcoming ep Trembling Wires. Mastered by TJ Lipple at Silver Sonya. Both TJ and Scott did an excellent job. We got the masters back from TJ last week. I'll post a few more when I can.
posted by safetyfork on Jan 14, 2007 - 3 comments

No One Here But Me

The second installment from my new cd. Reminds me a bit of the Who, if I do say so myself. Start off '07 with a little 5/4!
posted by fingers_of_fire on Jan 1, 2007 - 2 comments

Loretta

Another song about a girl. Her name was Loretta. By Esther.
posted by psmealey on Jan 1, 2007 - 5 comments

My Baby Likes To Eat

I recently completed an album, and as a devoted (obsessed?) Mefite, I thought it only appropriate to share. The album is lyric-driven rock, this particular tune has a bit of a country flavor. More info here and here, you can preview and/or purchase the album from the fine folks at cd baby.
posted by fingers_of_fire on Dec 25, 2006 - 1 comment

One Thing's For Certain

Another from Esther. The vocals could use quite a bit more post-production work, but overall, I'm happy about how this one turned out.
posted by psmealey on Dec 6, 2006 - 2 comments

Hit me in the Head

An entreaty to hit me in the head, but good. By Esther.
posted by psmealey on Dec 1, 2006 - 0 comments

Hold Together

More fuzzy lo-fi goodness from Esther. We always enjoyed the hell out of playing this one live, but were never able to capture that same energy on disk. This was our best effort.
posted by psmealey on Nov 28, 2006 - 3 comments

FX3 - Thrash

As mentioned previously, I write chiptunes. This Thursday through Sunday in NYC there will be a gigantic concert called Blip Festival where I'll join 32 other chiptunists in a massive orgy of squarewaves and nostalgia.
I'm playing Thursday at 8, and will be doing stuff similar to this song - my niche is "chip metal". But there will be dudes from all over the world playing everything from happy lighthearted stuff to floor-pounding dance music.
I'm practically pissing myself with excitement since half these guys are idols of mine. Oh man oh man.
posted by jake on Nov 26, 2006 - 6 comments

(not) Polished

Rough track I wrote when mired in a bit of a funk. Wanted to see if I could write a song that contained both 3/4 and common time and not end up sounding like Rush. I think it works... sorta.
posted by psmealey on Nov 22, 2006 - 3 comments

Bullfighter

A very, very low tech recording of little pop tune my band put together. Vocals definitely not for everyone.
posted by psmealey on Nov 19, 2006 - 5 comments

Snakey

This is a song I did in 1995 with my band Verge on the album Little Idiot. This recording is entirely the product of the studio, but we would play it live too. (We'd drag out a lot of gear that would barely function at times to do just that...) We made this recording in the basement of my loft (at the time, sigh) in Williamsburg sometime between 1993 and 1995, sequencing it on a Mac IIci computer with no sampling or digital audio though we did record onto a digital 8-track tape recorder (remember "tape"?) so the guitar solos and voice and synth and things are pretty well as they occurred.
posted by lupus_yonderboy on Aug 16, 2006 - 3 comments

Bagel on the Malecon

A very New York-bred outlook at old-time Cuban music, recorded entirely with .. violas! This was my attempt to create asymmetrical but memorable melodies, clear textures crammed with material, and experiment with multitrack viola as a concept, an ensemble. The sound of the classic Cuban bands had all that - except the violas, that is. This track appears on my newly released CD, the VJOLA: WORLD ON FOUR STRINGS
posted by barmaljova on Jul 9, 2006 - 20 comments

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