In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

November 6, 2008 2:13 PM

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.

With several months of guitar playing under my belt, I recorded this on my dad's laptop in July 2007 on GarageBand. I had no idea that this song was in 3/4 (or what that meant). I didn't know much, besides how to whistle.

Today I picked up my dad's computer again, and decided to look through my old GarageBand files, and I found this after completely forgetting about it. So, like a quickly removed band-aid, I uploaded it to MefiMusic.

I still think the ending is triumphant....

posted by Corduroy (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This is completely and utterly ridiculous and crazy. And I love it.
posted by potch at 2:20 PM on November 6, 2008

Yeah, this is great. You definitely made it your own song.
posted by sleepy pete at 3:37 PM on November 6, 2008


Just kidding, that rule doesn't apply to Music, but I still wanted to show you the other version just because it's always interesting to hear what other people have done with a song.

I love your version. As the button says, I marked it as a favorite. I love the insanity, the shower, the different sections, everything. Lovely version.
posted by micayetoca at 3:51 PM on November 6, 2008

Man, for a first shot at recording, you really at the whole enchilada! And it works perfectly too!
posted by snsranch at 4:43 PM on November 6, 2008

Heh, thank you all for listening. It was definitely fun for me to make, and to rediscover.

Man, for a first shot at recording, you really at the whole enchilada! And it works perfectly too!

Believe me, I thought I was the shit, and that this whole music thing was terribly overrated. But It only lasted a couple days, don't worry.

And wow, micayetoca, ludwig_van's version is like the polar opposite of mine - really cool. Thanks for the link!
posted by Corduroy at 5:39 PM on November 6, 2008

This has a gee-whiz, this-recording-thing-sure-is-fun feel to it. I like how ramshackle and constantly shifting it is.
posted by umbĂș at 5:44 PM on November 6, 2008

Corduroy, you crazy cat, this is just great. I love that this is the first song you ever recorded but you were still strong enough to make it your own. That's severely awesome.
posted by melissa may at 10:39 PM on November 6, 2008

I, inappropriately, point and swear blasphemy upon this,

good job
posted by dagosto at 9:45 PM on November 7, 2008

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