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Midnight Harbour Dance

Victoria, BC's inner harbour is the perfect place to go after-hours on a clear night, put on headphones, and dance your face off by the water. Here's a song in honor of silly summer times. [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 2, 2013 - 1 comment

Hobo Blues

Ever since I first saw John Lee Hooker's utterly captivating, almost terrifyingly powerful performance of it, I've been a lover of this song. RL Burnside covered it as well. This is my humble (and following those two performances, I really mean that) offering, from a little house in the hills of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 20, 2012 - 1 comment

What the Thunder Said/The Purification Ritual (Epilogue)

After writing/arranging, recording, and mixing the first five sections of The Wasteland, I found myself a bit spent, and struggling with the final movement, so I took a few days off to back away from it. I finally returned to it tonight, and, renewed, even managed to squeeze an extra track from it. Thus concludes the tour. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Death by Water

The penultimate movement of The Wasteland, this one keeps it short and sweet. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 5, 2012 - 2 comments

The Fire Sermon

For Section III (Track 4) of The Wasteland, I finally take to the microphone for narration, with my own spin. This movement is entirely a capella, and with two small exceptions, all effects were manipulated by me in realtime. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 3, 2012 - 2 comments

Death by Waterphone (Interlude)

Next on order from The Wasteland comes something completely different--no effects, no text, no processing, apart from a tiny bit of compression, and track normalisation. It's one instrument, center channel. Nothing but one man, one mic, and a room. That in mind, headphones could not be more highly recommended. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 2, 2012 - 2 comments

A Game of Chess

The sophomore track/movement in my concept album/piece, built around The Wasteland. Finalizing the mix took a bit longer than expected, so I didn't get it in before the deadline for the challenge. Boo. Nevertheless, Expect some surprises. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 1, 2012 - 7 comments

Prologue/ The Burial of the Dead

Movement/track 1 of my new, MeFiMusic Challenge-inspired concept piece/album based upon The Wasteland. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 comments

Ain't No Train

Dusted off ye olde WaveDrum (it's been a while) for a solo gig the other night, and played it over a simple bass line (from ye olde JUNO synth) which I have on ye olde iPod, for a new version of a song that appears on ye olde Roomful of Ghosts, and which ye can see on ye olde YouTubes and Vimeos.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 10, 2011 - 0 comments

The Sun Still Shines (when your heart is breaking)

A quick semi-impromptu-one-take-in-my-pajamas recording of a sad little Wilco/Elliot Smith-ish song that's been buzzing around my head. Using a crappy MXL mic which I really don't like, but was the closest to hand. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 5, 2011 - 6 comments

Sketch for Columbo

My first recording at my new house in Albuquerque is a very brief trumpet sketch dedicated to the late Peter Falk. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jun 25, 2011 - 2 comments

Them's The Pits

Educated clowns need no monkey suits to entertain the crowds.

KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Philippine

There was once a girl, but that was long ago. A letter to a past love, recorded in one take with four microphones. KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 4, 2011 - 0 comments

Trials, Troubles, Tribulations

The one allotted cover for Nasoalmo: a cover of E C Ball's Trials Troubles Tribulations.
posted by tmcw on Nov 25, 2010 - 5 comments

Partyin'. - Hamps.

A very crap-quality song I wrote using three chords on a synthesizer keyboard and a terrible singing voice. Anyone who knows me knows that this entire thing is a massive satire, so don't take the lyrics or the cheesiness at face value. On second thought, I am probably even more cheesy than this song tells. [more inside]
posted by MHPlost on Nov 21, 2010 - 0 comments

You and San Francisco (Lighters Out Mix)

The (hopefully) final mix of Y&SF with all the problems fixed and Major Dundee's epic solo finally loud and proud before the last chorus. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 7, 2010 - 0 comments

You & San Francisco -- Big Hair Mix feat. Major Dundee

At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 comments

2010.08.26-03: Viola & Effects

I can't get enough electric viola. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Aug 31, 2010 - 0 comments

Better Take Care of Me

Another live tune, from July 2010's Sengawa Jazz/Art Festival in Tokyo. here I'm playing a diddley bow, the Marron Glacé Guitar. Video of this same performance can be seen here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 10, 2010 - 3 comments

Oh Death (live, July 2010)

I just can't stay away from this song, it has a power over me. This time it's with my diddley bow (the Marron Glacé Guitar). At the end of the song, Death momentarily overtook me and made me attack the instrument with one of these. Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 14, 2010 - 4 comments

Darker Shade of Blue (Electric version)

Amped up version of a song I posted a few days ago. Gnarly guitars, Hammond organ, sweet harmonies, in a Television / Big Star / Matthew Sweet frame of mind. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 31, 2010 - 2 comments

Last Train (live)

Another live recording from the opening hours of January 1, 2010, coming at you from deepest Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. I'm playing the Dan Moi (Vietnamese jaw harp) here, and singing about the all-too-common concern of Tokyoites: missing that saishuu densha. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 8, 2010 - 3 comments

What Child Is This

Solo harmonica uptempo version of a classic Christmas tune. [more inside]
posted by leapfrog on Dec 4, 2009 - 2 comments

Everything's the Same (Except for Brighton)

Moving in stereo... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 5, 2009 - 0 comments

Eleusinian Mystery

The premier performance of my beloved Pearl Bass Flute. AskmeaboutLOOM is up to his usual tricks on delay.
posted by pheatherwait on Aug 22, 2009 - 15 comments

Winter Sun

A song that I wrote walking down the streets of Chicago, depressed that I had nothing to write about. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jul 20, 2009 - 0 comments

Dagosto, YOU LEGEND

dagosto learned my synth solo and it sounds DEADLY [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 comments

Too Blue

"This was an improvisation, actually the second take (Blue 2, or "Too Blue"), during which I had the memory of the Monterey Jazz festival firmly planted in my head, remembering the incredible musicians and music I heard all over the fairgrounds, playing jazz, soul, and lots 'n lots of blues…" ~ Laurie Z.
posted by Zebra Productions on May 26, 2009 - 5 comments

come over

last minute valentine's day song for all those lovers and fighters out there.
posted by es_de_bah on Feb 14, 2009 - 2 comments

Dudely muzac

Apparently my last few posts have been pretty girly but that's cool, I'm comfortable with my musical sexuality. I wanted there to be no ambiguity with this one so I cranked my gitar to 11 and played it as dirty as I could. [more inside]
posted by BrnP84 on Nov 21, 2008 - 3 comments

The Pianimal: Episode 1 - Tom Waits Covers

Recorded live in my living room on Monday night, the debut episode of this four-song, one-take podcast is my way of making sure I DO something with the piano in the corner. Each song fits a certain theme (this episode, it's Tom Waits covers), and there are no re-takes or edits allowed. It's the Pianimal -- and it's ALIVE! [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on Aug 28, 2008 - 2 comments

I said Id write your song

Most people who write some of their stuff are inspired by the break up part of their relationships. This song is about a women I onced loved who asked me when do I get my song. After hearing other songs about past relationships. Most women inspire only one song in my lifes tails. She on the other hand has become the focus of the her that I speak of in so many songs. Only thing is she doesnt ever get to hear these songs. She has moved on and is happy with someone else. I also have moved on but Im just happy alone I guess. The beginning of the song was meant to sound some what of the begining of The End by the Doors as I remember setting the stage. I still write mostly of her to this day even though Im over her. Listen
posted by american caesar on Jul 9, 2008 - 3 comments

The Rescue at Arisaig

Another true story from my family... [more inside]
posted by LN on Mar 31, 2008 - 3 comments

Not Dead Yet

"The music starts, the singer screams, there's feedback all to hell. I think I've played this gig before..."
posted by lothar on Mar 31, 2008 - 1 comment

The No. 26 Mine Disaster

Written by the incomparable Alistair MacGillivray (who rocks my socks), this song was written after an accident at the No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay, NS in 1979. [more inside]
posted by LN on Oct 7, 2007 - 3 comments

Gaoth Barra na dTonn

My take on this wonderful Irish Gaelic song, which I learned from Clannad, and which was written by Diarmuid MacDiarmada. Donegaler Mefites, please don't kill me if I've mangled the pronunciation! [more inside]
posted by LN on Sep 13, 2007 - 3 comments

Song for the Mira

Mwahahaha! By request...
posted by LN on Sep 4, 2007 - 4 comments

Bonnie Blue Eyed Nancy

Not written by me, a song I learned ages ago in Ireland. Not much is known of where it comes from, apart from having been collected from Bess Cronin 30 years ago. I learned it from Phil Callery. I love this song for its soaring melody line; you really do imagine you're standing at the top of a mountain!
posted by LN on Aug 29, 2007 - 6 comments

Reno Dakota

A Magnetic Fields cover I recorded recently. I've been working on my singing for a while, and I was mostly wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to go from here in improving it? Any other feedback is also welcome, of course.
posted by revfitz on Aug 26, 2007 - 6 comments

Rideau Ramble

You people are dangerous for my ego. Something a bit different now; a song in praise of my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. This song was written for the 175th anniversary of the construction of the Rideau Canal. The tune is by a well-known local Irish musician, Frank Cassidy. This tune has a two-octave-and-a-note range, folks. Don't try this at home.
posted by LN on Aug 24, 2007 - 8 comments

The Private's Lament

The companion piece to the Turret Gunner's Farewell. This one's about my other great uncle, who fought in WWI and lived to tell the tale. (A bit more downbeat than TGF, and a bit of creative licence taken regarding his hometown.)
posted by LN on Aug 20, 2007 - 10 comments

VCR (Perpetual Bridge)

Another song on the new keyboard. Basically, the loop is four bridge ('fill') rhythms from the keyboard's analog drum kit, so I figure it's a good enough musical joke to submit it for 'bridge'. Anyway. it's kinda made up as I go (as before, live looping with my baby, and it's louder than my last one and attempts to be less sleepy. Critique welcomed, as always.
posted by tmcw on Aug 9, 2007 - 4 comments

80x80

A song that sort of reminded me of the 80s but really isn't very 80s. Again, just an idea, not a whole production. Please, any criticism or suggestions are totally welcome. Thanks!
posted by tmcw on Aug 1, 2007 - 5 comments

Piano piano piano

I think this is a pretty fun riff/song. Using a piano, loop pedal, and recording on my laptop Critique the hell out of it, as usual. (And, yes, I'm technically no pianist.) Any suggestions about how to 'flesh it out' would be welcome, too!
posted by tmcw on Jul 29, 2007 - 2 comments

Bass

This is sort of the summer culmination of a song that me and some of my friends have built up. This version is solo (all of the extra 'tracks' are live loops) Oh, and critique the hell out of it!
posted by tmcw on Jul 28, 2007 - 3 comments

You Promised There Would Be Girls [demo]

I wrote and recorded this today - it's basically a stream-of-consciousness account of one of the stranger and more entertaining parties I've attended.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 comments

The Human Condition (rough cut)

One of the nearly-finished songs for my almost-done RPM 07 album. Navelgazing lyrics, lush instrumentation.
posted by cortex on Feb 28, 2007 - 14 comments

Monkey

At empyrean's request. I needed a break from mixing my own songs anyway, so I threw together this quick & dirty cover of the Counting Crows song in 15 minutes, and uploaded it warts and all - one take off the top of my head, complete with missed notes, words, and chords. Enjoy.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 25, 2007 - 7 comments

Not For the Season

A cover of a song by Wilco or Loose Fur, depending on how you look at it. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 23, 2007 - 2 comments

Twist the Knife

Slow-building kiss-off material, recorded in 2006.
posted by cortex on Feb 21, 2007 - 9 comments

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