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1381 GSS (Demo)

Home demo for a forthcoming studio production. A love song from a photo resolution target in the Mojave desert to the aerial reconnaissance pilot flying overhead. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 1, 2017 - 5 comments

Dot of America (Demo)

I raced against the clock to finish this one before 2017: a song-journey on the Westbound Twin Cities Hiawatha train between Chicago and Minneapolis, operated by the Milwaukee Road from 1935-1971. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 31, 2016 - 2 comments

Sespe Love Song

Home demo for a future studio production. A recounting of the events of the Sespe Wilderness tragedy of January 1969. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 13, 2016 - 0 comments

Sleep Test

A pop song about a POW being subjected to sleep experiments in a subterranean Arctic research cell. Solo home demo for an album coming in 2016. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 27, 2015 - 3 comments

Over the Georgian

Home demo for a future studio production. A retelling of the Wyandot legend of Kitchikewana. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 15, 2015 - 1 comment

Sundre Says

Home demo for a future studio recording. An atmospheric tune about driving at night through small-town Canada. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 27, 2015 - 8 comments

Untitled Salt Lake Song (04.28.2015)

A catchy tune about two guys who take a twin engine plane out for a joyride and crash into the Great Salt Lake. Proper title TBD. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 29, 2015 - 5 comments

A Darker Shade of Blue

The lead track off the album we just released. Like a lot of tracks on the album, I posted early versions of it here on MeFiMu so it might be fun to track the 19-year evolution from acoustic ballad to powerpop anthem.
posted by Sportswriters on Dec 10, 2014 - 3 comments

Don't Fool Me (Live)

Another live version of a song I posted several versions of previously. With living video!
posted by Sportswriters on Jul 1, 2014 - 2 comments

Lama (SOS Remix)

When you dig the original of a song so much that you can't imagine how anybody could possibly ever dissect it and re-embody it in an alternate format, sometimes you are pleasantly surprised when indeed someone comes along who capably does just that - with flair, good taste and a handful of cards up their sleeve, dealt ever so cleverly within the remix they have created. That's what we're talking about with this Sounds of Sputnik take on Ummagma's 'Lama'.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 12, 2014 - 1 comment

New Shoes

One night when I was about twenty I dreamed about looking into a mirror and seeing my father's face staring back. It freaked me out, deeply, because I had made a conscious effort not to be like him. So this is a song about that. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 11, 2012 - 4 comments

Shunshine

It's poorly composed, poorly recorded, poorly edited... But it's all mine! [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Aug 28, 2012 - 1 comment

Do the Vampire

A plain-jane cover for The World Famous. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Jul 3, 2012 - 5 comments

Win It and Go Home (by the Geese)

This is a song I wrote about Barry Sanders, the greatest running back of all time. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Jun 28, 2012 - 2 comments

stories 'bout you

Inspired (if that's the appropriate word) by ubiquitous news reports about internet trolls, cyber bullying and suchlike. Uploaded now primarily because in response to a talk post from me unSane has kindly offered to take a shot at improving the overall sound via mastering alchemy - so in due course you'll see just how shit this version really sounds.... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 comments

Airport

It was 1978. I was 13. And I bought my first album, The Motors, because I loved this song more than life itself. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 19, 2012 - 3 comments

Spite and Malice

To celebrate my 12th MetaFilter Birthday (a few days early, but so what?): a song recorded in late 1991. It's a cover of one of my favorite Posies b-sides from way back when. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jan 30, 2012 - 0 comments

Found Out About You

The nearest I ever got to a hit record. 1995-6 4-track cassette demo (God knows how I got all those guitars happening) of a song for my then band Earcandy. I really think this could have launched us if we hadn't all had day jobs. Pretty much irrelevant now, but at the time when we played it we felt like Gods! As it was, we got a bunch of radio play but never followed through because the drummer quit. Oh, well.
posted by unSane on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 comments

Don't Fool Me (2011 version)

Are we there yet? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 26, 2011 - 1 comment

Authority Song [John Mellencamp cover]

This is a cover of one of my favorite songs from when I was a child (it came out when I was ten, to be exact). One of those "story of my life" numbers with a simple and catchy tune. Welp, Internet, I got a wild hair and decided, "let's record a version of this fucker." So I have. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Oct 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Gonna Have to Let You Down

Pantless snarky powerpop for the October challenge. Video proof. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors (the single mix)

Shorter, sweeter mix of this responding to some of the suggestions on the last one. Lost the first intro, cleaned up the drums, changed the harmonies slightly, brought up the melody guitars, and dropped in a blazing little guitar solo, even if I do say so myself! It's under three minutes now -- give it a listen! Now just have to figure out the B-side...
posted by unSane on May 3, 2011 - 18 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors (1979 Powerpop Mix)

Balls out late 70s powerpop version of the song I posted an acoustic demo of yesterday. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 8, 2011 - 16 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors

I've been trying to come up with a love story titled ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS for a movie, but this fell out instead. Video link inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Simple Town (Full Version)

Feisty powerpop version of the a capella song I posted for the challenge. Man, this was another freakin' difficult song to mix, not least because it was the first one I did on my Yamaha HS50m monitors which Chococat recommended.You know when you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night in a hotel and accidentally turn on the overhead fluorescents and catch yourself stark naked in the most unflattering, pore-revealing detail and sort of gasp in horror? These speakers are like that. You fight them every inch of the way, not trying to get the song sounding good, but just to stop it sound so goddamn bad. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 comments

Blame

It's a new power pop composition. It's been a while since I posted a new song, and since this one makes me happy right now, I thought you might like it too. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 comments

Don't Fool Me (Fixed Mix)

Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 3, 2010 - 3 comments

Don't Fool Me (2010 version)

Today's espresso-driven shot of melodrama power-pop. Originally written around 1995, I think I finally nailed how it was supposed to sound. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 28, 2010 - 5 comments

This is the Summer

The first of two songs for this month's Summersong challenge -- a singalong powerpop anthem about incest, sunburn, and lost love on an English council estate. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 comments

Back on my Back Again

Another slice of 1995 Big Star/Television influenced indie ephemera from my 4-track cassette box. I still really love this guitar riff and the herky jerky power pop stuff at the end of the chorus. A song about not wanting someone to feel bad for dumping you. When I first heard Sloan, I thought 'man, they stole my sound' although really we both stole Velvet Crush's. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 12, 2010 - 3 comments

Haunted Mansion (demo)

Synthy nerd rock about goth kids who find love at the happiest place on Earth. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Sep 21, 2009 - 6 comments

Forget Regret

song about drugs & cops &tc [more inside]
posted by nutate on Sep 21, 2009 - 2 comments

Open Your Eyes

Another Geese song, this one's new. Wrote it this afternoon. Sounds like I stumbled into a Pearl Jam/Stone Temple Pilots song, circa 1992. Ah, well. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Sep 20, 2009 - 3 comments

Song for Summer

As I was noodling around with these chords, beautiful summer has arrived here in Seattle. I couldn’t help but look out the window of our little music room at the gorgeous weather, flowers, blue skies, and people having fun on the water and asking myself, what am I doing inside on such a lovely day? And the answer is, writing a song about how I love the summer months as long as I’m safely ensconced indoors and out of the sun. It’s not my fault that I’m borderline translucent and in danger of melting in summer sun like a chocolate bar on the backseat of a car in July. But keep in mind, those of us who prefer it inside, aren’t necessarily anti-summer. We love watching it from the safety of air-conditioned shade. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jun 1, 2009 - 1 comment

My Chemical Brain

I don’t know crap about this topic but it hasn’t stopped me from having my interest piqued. Specifically, I’m talking about brain chemistry. Both the mechanics of it and the way we manipulate what those mechanics do these days are super interesting. Even more amazing to me is how people’s emotions (usually negative emotions) can be a simple result of a chemical imbalance in their brain. Wow. I realize the drugs we have today are both amazing relative to nothing and very blunt instruments relative to what we’ll have down the road. And while I haven’t tried any of them, I sometimes wonder what people did before they existed. Mostly suffered I suppose. :| [more inside]
posted by hillelc on May 19, 2009 - 1 comment

Seven Nation Army [White Stripes cover]

Thanks to the inspiration from a terrific link about this song today, I decided I'd give this bad boy a try for myself. Let me know if you like it. And rock on!
posted by grubi on May 1, 2009 - 8 comments

Spring (like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers)

I made some power-pop. It's crunchy. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Apr 29, 2009 - 8 comments

Where the Nest Goes

A resurrected ditty from more than a decade ago -- finally retooled it and recorded it properly. Another Geese tune. I originally wrote it for my then-infant son Mikey (who was heard on other recent tunes I've submitted to MeFi Music). I think it has an old-school flavor (with a pinch of the Monkees and ABBA). Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Apr 20, 2009 - 4 comments

Son of a Gun [Vaselines cover]

A song made famous by Nirvana, I recorded it this afternoon with my son Mikey on the lead vocals. It's fun, bouncy, and it even rocks. Mikey's almost 13 and I think, despite having a rough little voice, he can hit the notes and maybe even could be a heck of a singer one day if he so chose. "Let's rock!"
posted by grubi on Mar 11, 2009 - 7 comments

An Edwardian Approach

For the RPM Challenge. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Feb 25, 2008 - 4 comments

Ask For Me By Name

A little alterna-power-pop from the 90s. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Feb 17, 2008 - 0 comments

Truth Is (billy won't you smile)

This one I did for the musical version of NaNoWriMo (aka RPM). It's part of a planned concept album/musical (in the vein of Tommy or The Wall) called Comeuppance by my band Ready Demolition. This is the third demo I did tonight. Lemme know whatcha think. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Feb 10, 2008 - 1 comment

Say Deny

In the mid-to-late '90's I was in a band called Gleaner. Kind of a "Power Pop" thing, which I always hated calling us as it was such a buzz-term of the time. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 comments

People Know

From an all-original Power-Pop group I'm currently in called The Rugs. I played bass and keys (Hammond, Wurlitzer, Synth) in the studio but just play the keys on stage. Our longest song clocks in at under three minutes.
posted by sourwookie on Aug 22, 2007 - 6 comments

Twist and Shout [The Beatles]

Continuing with the theme from yesterday, (and as promised), here's my version of "Twist and Shout." Is it any good? That's for you to decide. I hope it is. Perhaps "I'll Get You" is next?
posted by grubi on Jul 7, 2007 - 7 comments

Hold Me Tight [The Beatles]

In hono(u)r of the anniversary of the nucleus of the Beatles coming together, I bring you a cover of a song that both Lennon and McCartney derided as not all that good, but I always kinda liked. Maybe tomorrow, I'll upload my version of "Twist and Shout." :-)
posted by grubi on Jul 6, 2007 - 7 comments

Aquamarine

Another Geese song. I wrote this for my wife, who was meeting her father for the first time at age 36. Hope you like it!
posted by grubi on Jun 24, 2007 - 7 comments

The Way I Feel

Another Geese song! I wrote this song a little more than ten years for the woman who eventually became my wife. My original recording was simply me and a guitar, neither sounding particularly good. I recently re-recorded it, and, well, hear what happened. For more, you can go to my music site (forgive my self-promotion). Enjoy!
posted by grubi on Jun 15, 2007 - 5 comments

New Jersey Girls

This is a nearly-completed song I wrote for a couple of friends who are about to move to northern New Jersey (I'm originally from there) but my wife and I will miss them once they leave. As a going-away present, I wrote and recorded this. They don't know about it yet. It's meant to be a driving-down-the-highway-top-down-car-full-of-girls-all-singing-the-catchy-rock-chorus sort of power pop song. Throw me some feedback.
posted by grubi on Apr 23, 2007 - 4 comments

Threshold (demo 5) by the Geese

I've been working on this song for 18 months -- sort of. I have had the whole thing essentially finished that whole time... except for the verse tune. Tonight, I finally got it. Power pop complete with organ solo!
posted by grubi on Apr 13, 2007 - 1 comment

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