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The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 10 comments

Sleepwalker (Cover)

"Maybe I could be the one they adore—that could be my reputation." I had The Wallflowers' "Sleepwalker" in my head earlier and decided to learn the chords and record it. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 17, 2017 - 1 comment

Starving (Cover)

"Something inside me's changed—I was so much younger yesterday." I learned and recorded this cover of Hailee Steinfeld's "Starving" in a half hour one afternoon last month. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 16, 2017 - 2 comments

How do you make music?

Made with samples of my voice. My sister wanted to know how you "make" an instrument on the computer. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Jan 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Ray

Quick pretty ditty [more inside]
posted by Katine on Aug 22, 2013 - 1 comment

Airbag

My contribution for the July challenge. Just a few pianos and vocals. Thanks JaiMahodara for singing. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 30, 2012 - 17 comments

Hardly

This is the first song I ever wrote. It's also perhaps the saddest?
posted by pugh on Jun 3, 2012 - 5 comments

the two of us

I had a few hours to myself this morning and wrote this song. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Sep 11, 2010 - 12 comments

Goodbye

On Sunday I'm leaving my friends and family and boyfriend to go off and live in Britain for a year and attend university. This is a song about that, which I finished today. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on Sep 10, 2010 - 5 comments

Song for Heather

This song was written for and inspired by a very dear friend of mine who is battling her second round of cancer. It's dedicated to her and everyone else who suffer and fight. They are the strongest people in the world. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on May 29, 2010 - 0 comments

Bear friend

I was hiking in the Pyrenees the other day. Lovely weather, but I was in a bad mood. I felt sad. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 comments

Introvertigo

Everyone's afraid of falling inside. Especially so when alone. Instrumental, post-apocalyptic, cthulhutronica. [more inside]
posted by gmm on Sep 25, 2009 - 1 comment

Chase Scene

One track of face-slapping, three tracks of voice. That's it!
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 16, 2009 - 15 comments

Tea For Two

Lately I've been in a mood to sing vintage romantic standards in a very straight up way. Some day I want to do a version of this song inspired by Anita O'Day. This ain't it. You can still feel free to dance, though! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 24, 2009 - 2 comments

i will (radiohead cover)

Spur-of-the-moment lo-fi live cover of the Radiohead song off Hail to the Thief, to which I added a couple of equally rough overdubs and some reverb. The guitar is out of tune and poorly played, but the vocal melody tweaks are kind of fun. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 comments

A Little Scared

Hand clap, face slap, jaw harp and voice. For the August LYRIC Challenge (thanks for the inspiration, loquacious). NOTE: This is a pretty bare bones arrangement, so anyone wanting to add a track, please feel free to download and monkey with it. Could use some low end, for example... [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 31, 2008 - 8 comments

Habañera

from Bizet's opera Carmen. Recorded with pianist Andy Kraus in the heat and humidity of a DC summer. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Aug 20, 2008 - 13 comments

Stone Mover

Another demo for our album that is in production. Sung by my friend and drummer Neil who has recently found his voice. A song of regret and the often crushing weight of unconditional love. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Jul 3, 2008 - 4 comments

Ossuary I

WILDCARD Challenge - beatboxing & humming & processing.
posted by naju on Jun 8, 2008 - 4 comments

Best Laid Plans

Samples come from an interviewee recalling experiences from the great depression.
posted by nthdegx on Apr 13, 2008 - 0 comments

Where Corals Lie

Sir Edward Elgar, 1899, from a cycle of 5 songs called Sea Pictures. This one is about the singer constantly hearing the call of the sea. Live recording from a recital I did in May with pianist Guy Newbury. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 24, 2007 - 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

Unstress

Stressed out? Listen to this healing song and follow it's prescription to the letter! [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Dec 6, 2007 - 5 comments

get the door

simple, mellow track for the long awaited summer. still experimenting with bent instruments. thoughts?
posted by RobertFrost on Jun 13, 2007 - 5 comments

Love Me or Leave Me (bass/vocal)

Ok, so here's my spin on another old song. This Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn composition was first featured in Florenz Zeigfield's 1928 Broadway musical Whoopee, starring Eddie Cantor & Ruth Etting, who took the song to #2 on the charts. In 1955, Doris Day starred in a biographical movie about Etting called "Love Me or Leave Me" & her updated rendition became a giant hit. Flash forward to 1967... Nina Simone turned this hokey old Ziegfeld tune into a completely reworked masterpiece of piano & voice (download link is at bottom). My own version (heard best live, I think) is definitely inspired by Nina's, but it could never compare to hers -- I just do my own thing & try to make it my own a bit. It's a fun song to do... audiences seem to love it. Incredible basswork once again provided by bass God Chris Conner.
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 20, 2007 - 10 comments

Rotunda

a fun new lounge track dedicated to our friend Uli in NYC - with warm greetings from fuzzy Budapest. Enjoy!
posted by barmaljova on Oct 16, 2006 - 1 comment

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

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