Me and the Pedestal

April 1, 2007 3:50 AM

By drowsy, my one-person band. Pop music with autoharp and drum machine!

posted by Karlos the Jackal (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Fellow MeFi-er micayetoca stumbled across my nascent website and has been urging me to put this song up for all of you -- um, so here it is!

There are some brief notes about the song here, and you can read the lyrics here.

Okay, have at it!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:54 AM on April 1, 2007

Pop music with autoharp and drum machine!

Heck, these days it's hard to find any real pop music that doesn't use a drum machine (or, more accurately, sampled drums). Actual flesh-and-bone drummers are as scarce as hen's teeth on Top 40 radio, or so I'm told. Now, autoharp, that's another story. They have that distinct chime-y quality that immediately says...uh... autoharp! And I see you used the old Alesis HR-16: man I went through about 3 of those things back in the day. They were cool. I've still got one in the closet! Your song strikes me as rather New Wave-ish. I'm a little out of touch, so I'd like to ask, is there a sort of New Wave revival on at these days? Sort of a 2nd generation of New Wave?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:38 AM on April 1, 2007

Awesome, awesome, awesome. I love the super upbeat autoharp. Definitely an instrument that doesn't receive the love it deserves.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:46 PM on April 1, 2007

I told you people here were going to love it. And how could they not? it's a lovely song and it's got great lyrics. You certainly have a knack for turning really long phrases into a good melody line.
posted by micayetoca at 5:59 AM on April 2, 2007

This is a good one. I think it's the autoharp, but I'm hearing some Magnetic Fields sort of pop, which is a good thing. Great.
posted by sleepy pete at 3:51 PM on April 2, 2007

flapjax -- actually, it's the SR-16 -- more common, less cred, probably. I think maybe there was a NW revival that came and went, but there's a lot of bands around now that emulate bands like XTC, Talking Heads, The Cure, etc. More guitars than I'm capable of (i.e., one or more).

sleepy pete -- yeah, I had never heard Magnetic Fields until a year or so ago, and I was kinda jealous at first (I mostly got over it).

B_B, mica -- thanks!

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 5:58 PM on April 5, 2007

Dude, this is awesome! So much fun. Post more, man!!!
posted by ORthey at 8:28 AM on May 7, 2007

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