MeMu Pals (a retrospective/feel good thread)

December 4, 2018 5:26 PM

Anyone want to share some stories of friendships that have blossomed from the MeFiMu community? For my part, I gotta say this particular corner of the internet remains the nearest/dearest online community (music-related or otherwise) I've ever been a part of, and has been the starting point of a some really cool friendships (not to mention cool traxxxxx). Thought I would post a thread for us to share stories of how music collabs have turned into friendships, give a shout out to past collaborators and/or favourite collab tracks, and basically otherwise just have a mini-celebration of our singularly (dys)functional online musical family.
posted by CarrotAdventure (10 comments total)

As a side note: I intend to post my own, once I'm feeling more articulate. Mostly just wanted to get the ball rolling.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:44 PM on December 4, 2018

Yes! I haven't collaborated with Billiebee (yet?!??) but I got to know of her here on MeFiMu, and we met at a London meetup a couple of years ago! She's super cool!

Also it was a super fun thing collaborating back and forth with not_on_display and I hope we get to do it again.
posted by greenish at 5:46 AM on December 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

Aw thanks greenish! My fangirling of greenish started over a (sadly gone) track of hers which still pops into my head on a regular basis. I also had the pleasure of collaborating with not_on_display which was a lot of fun. And I loved working with ochenk - that was the first time I ever sang "in front of" anyone else so it was a big deal for me and he's so talented. And speaking of talented, I've collaborated before and am currently hopefully working on something with rangefinder 1.4 and that has blossomed into a lovely little thing where we send the odd message not just about music, and that's really nice. And finally a very interesting person called CarrotAdventure...with whom I have broken all definitions of "tardy" in getting work back. I was actually working on lyrics this week I swear! My problem is they're just crap so it takes a while... Oh and the quidnunc kid posted a song about me getting married so like I'm officially famous now so there's that.
posted by billiebee at 6:36 AM on January 7, 2019 [2 favorites]

The 'happy birthday billiebee' track was definitely a highlight for me as well, haha.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:16 PM on January 7, 2019 [2 favorites]

not_on_display is a beauty, but we have yet to collaborate. I should really hit him up! The not_on_display/Greenish "Mississippi River" collab is a total MeFiMu classic.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:25 PM on January 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

I saw CarrotAdventure in concert and it was pretty cool
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:31 AM on January 15, 2019 [3 favorites]

Wow it's Karlos! Hi Karlos!

So I have had this thread bookmarked since you posted it, CarrotAdventure, but the comment I started writing turned into a very very long essay with too many feelings. So I'm trying my best to make it more presentable and will try to post it here soon. Spoiler/summary: all the people I've collaborated with have been absolutely wonderful A+++ would collaborate again. They've all been mentioned here or left comments here in this thread already: Karlos the Jackal, billiebee, and not_on_display. Love you all.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 3:30 AM on January 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wow it's Karlos! Hi Karlos!

Yeah no kidding eh? Welcome back there, guy!

Metting Karlos the Jackal was a great experience. So far he is my first out-of-town IRL meetup friend. I'm long overdue to figure out some kind of IRL hang with dagosto, probably my longest-serving MeFi pal (aside from aegispolis, who I went to high school with and who turned me onto MeFi in the first place). dagosto has done some guest guitar work on a bunch of my songs and they've all turned out great! I can't recommend him highly enough for collab work. Ditto for aegispolis and Appleseed; the three of us did a collab EP that was a huge amount of fun. More and more I find myself wanting to meet music collaborators in person; doing a track together has a pretty solid bonding effect I would say.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:51 PM on January 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

I also wanna give a shout out to the two ochenk/billiebee collab tracks; those two make a great duo. I would hazard a guess that I'm not the only one on here that thinks they should do more ;)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:53 PM on January 21, 2019

My fangirling of greenish started over a (sadly gone) track of hers which still pops into my head on a regular basis.

Way too curious to hear this track now!

I was actually working on lyrics this week I swear! My problem is they're just crap so it takes a while

Oh, believe me, I know how that goes with lyrics. Don't worry about it, I promise ;)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:57 PM on January 21, 2019

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