Hi! This is a cover my over-60 amateur musician buddies and I (The Busted Bones) created using a small Zoom recorder... sent between us - quarantine style! [more inside]
"So who are we but stories And who's truth be told?"
I bought a new USB microphone, and this is the first song I've recorded with it. Feels lovely to not record onto my phone. [more inside]
In the grand tradition of posting all our releases here, I present our latest track, Riding Out. As always, this is a song that has floated around for a few years (even surfacing on MeFi music in a much rawer form just over five years ago). Now we've done a version we're really happy with. More music here - thanks for listening.
rpm 21 - it's my understanding they're all eggheads there i'll be here all week [more inside]
rpm 21 - vitamin enhanced, of course
Another post, another Sunday....
rpm 21 - i used to have the 78
Did not wake up this morning expecting to record a Britney Spears song.
for rpm 21 - the question is, which half?
rpm 21 - tigerbright, tigerbright, first star i see tonight
another song for rpm 21 - gabriel sounds tired
this is for rpm 21 - i just improvised 7 odd instrumentals and only used keyboards and computers
Thoughts of a spacecraft on its long journey. [more inside]
Just having a play outside a couple summers ago
Chance. [more inside]
very much a companion piece to my last post - dark lockdown mood
another improvised chord sesh on the acoustic guitar where I then overdubbed the other instruments!
Les liaisons dangereuses.... [more inside]
A four channel tracker style chiptune [more inside]
Another track from our 33 song project, it dovetails with the one after it. Big noise. https://archive.org/details/33Songs https://henriettatoughlove.bandcamp.com/album/33-songs-for-33-people [more inside]
Here's another cover, this time it's CCR's anti-war/anti-classist classic. We slowed it down quite a bit and changed the rhythm to a lazy shuffle lilt. Took it to the swamp a little. Added a bridge, too, which the song kinda cried out for, I thought. Once again, brought to you by Covid-19's insistence that me and my musical partner not play in the same room, but still play together, you know, live and all. Video of this performance at YT here. [more inside]
Another request from my three-year-old grandson, this is Elle King's "The Let Go." Video.
It's been a looooooooooong time since I last visited MetaFilter - good to see many familiar names still around. Hope everyone is well in these difficult times. I've recorded a lot of material in the intervening period, some good, some bad, some so-so. Thought I'd reboot with this one. Lyric is nothing special - a fairly cliched trope about a guy with a free-spirit as a partner. Music is pretty old-fashioned. But then, so am I..... For the technically minded - recorded using Logic Pro X predominantly with Native Instruments, Izotope and Waves plug-ins.
Another cover tune, brought to you by remote recording: two guys in their socially distanced rooms making music together. This one isn't a tune I would've leapt on to do as a cover, but... it was a request! And being essentially a show biz animal eager to please, I decided to do my entertainerly duty and give it my best shot. Video of the performance (zoom zoom zoom) is at YT here. [more inside]
Jangly pop instrumental track w/ simple guitar solo doing a few of the classic riffs!
Getting that "let's play together live from separate rooms across town through the magic of computers" thing together. Video of this duo performance can be seen at ye olde Tubes of You, here. [more inside]
Expanded version of this song, but this time we're in control and not in control. Both my mother and my wife's mother planted our placentas under trees, in my wife's case a Japanese maple in West Seattle. I don't know if this was a 90s trend among certain parents, or if it's still a thing or not. [more inside]
somehow managed to write this today and then record a million takes of it on my front porch. chords are far apart, words are close together — pretty difficult for me to sing but we're getting there
A few summers ago my mom's friend had a bit of an incident on the winding road to my parents' place and spun her car out, into the ditch. My brother happened upon her and helped her get her car out and told me about it later. I totally wasn't there but I wrote a song about it anyway and invented things that didn't happen. [more inside]
The evolution of a song. How a shimmering instrumental evolved... [more inside]
A fun harpsichord piece, performed on electronic keyboards. [more inside]
The whole sea shanty thing going around is charming and someone made a joke about slack and that got me thinking about going to college for computer science and wanting to spend my life on computers, and here we are, a short shanty about being careful what you wish for. [more inside]
A song about struggling with mental health, written and recorded in my bedroom this weekend. Some explicit lyrics.
My friend's 7 year old kid made up a funky, surrealist 3-step parable of cause and effect, and I built the musical accompaniment around his 1 minute of wisdom. It turns out that if: 1. You put a phone in your stomach 2. You say boom! 3. The phone will inevitably, eventually ring [more inside]
the isolation and confusion of a UK lockdown ...
The price of your ambivalence is ready if you wanna come and see.
The events in Washington DC on January 6 compelled me to write this one. I took Woody Guthrie's chorus and ran with it. You can see the video of this performance at YouTube. Cheers. [more inside]
Third song in a 33 song, 3.5 hour project some friends and I have been working on over the past 14 months or so. A gnostic fable masquerading as a scene from a film noir. The rest are here: https://archive.org/details/33Songs
Second song in a 33 song, 3.5 hour project some friends and I have been working on over the past 14 months or so. The rest are here: http://henriettatoughlove.com/ https://archive.org/details/33Songs https://henriettatoughlove.bandcamp.com/album/33-songs-for-33-people [more inside]