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Be Long

A little tune riffing melancholily and finger-snappingly on Tonight You Belong to Me [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Oct 16, 2014 - 2 comments

So Much More

Just got a new zoom h6 to record with. Guitar, vocals, whistling, and a 1930's Dogherty pump organ. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 comments

Appear Amid

Song from 2010. I think this was the peak of my abilities in trying to make my whistling sound like some sort of saw/e-bow/loon combo. Identical guitar part to the end of my song Apfel Augen. Whistling with stairwell reverb, guitar, and a couple pulsing effects I added in a just-now-at-3am-we'll-see-what-it-sounds-like-in-the-morning fever.
posted by Corduroy on Jan 11, 2013 - 2 comments

unSane's Whistling Shoes

I stole the words from unSane and turned it into a song with off key whistling.
posted by topoisomerase on Dec 18, 2012 - 0 comments

The Dishes

This song describes my passionate dislike for the must-be-done activity that nobody likes to do: The Dishes. [more inside]
posted by askmefiguy on Jan 6, 2012 - 6 comments

Up Above the Young Rhine (Oben am jungen Rhein - Liechtenstein)

Presenting Anthemic: a collection of abstract interpretations of various obscure, entertaining, odd, or otherwise intriguing national anthems. We start with a fairly harmless country, and a fairly harmless interpretation of a fairly harmless anthem. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Six is where you take the three and make it two times

I was alone. It was late at night. March was approaching its end and I had to sing a song about the multiplication table. I had no lyrics. I recorded some guitars and then pressed record on the vocals to see what would happen. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 comments

Walkabout (Atlas Sound cover)

In which I decide to stop candy butt-ing around it, and attempt to join the reverb drenched, echo cave sound of today. This doesn't really sound like anything I've done before, so I'd love to hear a couple reactions. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Nov 8, 2009 - 1 comment

Sauvie Island

A short, two chord song that is a true story. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Oct 18, 2009 - 8 comments

There Should Have Been Cake

And it needed to be one of these. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 5, 2009 - 1 comment

Sunday Morning

A Sunday morning here.
posted by micayetoca on Jul 13, 2009 - 21 comments

Burning December

A song I recorded outside today, except for the vocals which I will explain inside. This is another one I would especially appreciate thoughts on. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on May 2, 2009 - 9 comments

This Much

A two chord challenge song that EXPLODES! [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 4, 2009 - 11 comments

Window

A new Grandma Sylvias track. Sort of supposed to be a cross between "10:15 Saturday Night" and Delta blues. Features hesitant guitar playing, a burst of noise at the end, occasional whistling, and the usual tape hiss.
posted by escabeche on Mar 18, 2009 - 2 comments

We'll Walk Far

A love song to my girlfriend and hiking. Banjolele, percussion, and whistling. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Feb 21, 2009 - 4 comments

If This Bed Could Talk

The fifth song for the RPM challenge. Sailor Martin does a song in the style of Andrew Bird. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 16, 2009 - 2 comments

Candy House

This is a rerecording of an old song, done for the February RPM Challenge. Features geetar plucking, good ol' reliable double tracked lo-fi vocals, and singing saw imitation whistling. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Feb 6, 2009 - 6 comments

Santa Claus is comin' to town

A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 13, 2008 - 9 comments

Whoop Heet

Here's a song that is stylistically similar to Apfel Augen, but with (half stolen) lyrics, and some percussion that I'm quite fond of. The guitar is tuned C#G#C#F#A#C#. It features some cool whistling, which I was trying to make sound like slide electirc guitar. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 1, 2008 - 7 comments

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

I know, I know, another Neutral Milk Hotel cover from this guy. But bear with me on this one - this was my first ever attempt at recording something. Beware of ridiculous effects, general fuzz, super cool whistilng and wild panning, especially if you are on headphones. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Nov 6, 2008 - 8 comments

Flyball's Lament (the cover one)

A version of my still-favorite all-time MeMu song by the inimitable Great Big Mulp, for the June challenge. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 6, 2008 - 21 comments

Bury Your Tracks

A more ambitious song I've been working on for a while. Would really, really love any feedback. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 10, 2008 - 8 comments

Secular Humanist Love Song

The title is pretty self-explanatory really. Instruments: piano and reedy voice. [more inside]
posted by Dalton on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 comments

So, Why Not?

More 4-track clearance. This time, it's a happy, bouncy ditty from 1993: two guitars, some whistling and happily mumbled lyrics. Recorded probably with Fleetwood Mac's Tusk on the brain, with all knobs turned up to eleven. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Feb 21, 2008 - 4 comments

(8-Bar Wake) Before an Irish Funeral

First song off of the new People Will Blink record. This song was written about 3 years ago and went through many transformations before it began to sound... well... listenable. When we played this song live, Azeem used a vocoder during the bridge. He forgot it in California when we recorded, so we used a clarinet, melodica, and recorder in it's place. [more inside]
posted by rosco731 on Feb 5, 2008 - 1 comment

The Long Trail

Foolishly recorded next to a loud computer. Features whistling, a shaker, and tapping on guitar percussion. Perhaps worth a rerecording someday. Named after a trail that cuts all the way across Vermont. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 30, 2007 - 8 comments

Jessamyn's Song

Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)
posted by snsranch on Nov 29, 2007 - 20 comments

Sidewinder

Tuned the guitar way down and added some banjo. This song does this thing where it equates "snake" with "girl." Like a metaphor, see. Also: it seems to play better through headphones (possibly because of the use of stereo). But maybe I just have bad speakers.
posted by ORthey on Jul 10, 2007 - 6 comments

The most frozenest river around

A song inspired by crossing the frozen river Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This song is short, simple, and basically three choruses and no verses. That's right - screw the verses!
posted by ORthey on Jun 29, 2007 - 12 comments

Got Away

Continuing a theme, I guess...
posted by sluglicker on Jun 18, 2007 - 1 comment

Barley & Grape Rag

A cover of the Rory Gallagher track. I decided to learn this tune instead of doing some proper work today. I think I definitely need to find where I put that pop shield....
posted by TwoWordReview on Jun 4, 2007 - 2 comments

Overheated

I recently dislocated my shoulder, and assumed music was out of the picture for a month or two. But I was getting pissed off at not playing, and discovered if I capoed everything up really high and didn't play anything too fancy, my arm could handle short bursts of pickin'. So I made a simple song, part French and part English.
posted by ORthey on May 6, 2007 - 15 comments

Shake your head if yes

A rambling instrumental with banjo, whistling, and a few other ingredients. Mix well and serve chilled.
posted by ORthey on Apr 1, 2007 - 14 comments

ggg2

This one turned out better than my first one. I borrowed my brother's guitar and as you can tell, I'm not the best guitarist around. The whistling turned out great though.
posted by sluglicker on Mar 17, 2007 - 3 comments

ggg

I just got CoolEditPro and started learning how to do this. I have no instruments at this point, but I will get some. When I was young, I took piano lessons from the lady next door for about three years. She didn't like me and used to hit the backs of my fingers with a pencil when I made a mistake. I didn't practice as much as I should have, I admit. As soon as I get an instrument(s), I'll record more and upload them here.
posted by sluglicker on Mar 16, 2007 - 7 comments

Bring Me The Head Of Elmo

Lyrics [with handy reference links!] and more information inside.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 6, 2007 - 4 comments

From

"Once I was running, running from..." 2 distorted acoustic guitars, a bass, a beatbox, one person yelling and some whistling.
posted by micayetoca on Oct 10, 2006 - 4 comments

En la zafra

Small song I did for a weekly TV show in Venezuela.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 8, 2006 - 2 comments

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