January 2010 Archives (all archives)

January 31

Into the Ground

Yay, I get to play lead guitar in a band for the first time in 20 years! [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 2:55 PM PST - 14 comments

January 30

I'm Confessin'

Ok...time to 'fess up (as I believe is the vernacular across the pond). A few days ago I put a track up called "Danny Steel - Private Eye". The blurb with it said I was playing with other people. Which is true... Except they didn't know I was playing with them and there was a 30+ year time-lag. Morally questionable or circumstantially justifiable? Read on..... [more inside] posted by MajorDundee at 4:05 PM PST - 10 comments

Answering Machine of the Borg Collective

Answering machine message of the Borg Collective

posted by nollaf126 at 3:32 PM PST - 0 comments

All By Myself With You

Antisocially romantic. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 1:59 PM PST - 7 comments

28 Days

It's that time again...RPM Challenge - its 5th year! Who's in? posted by Miko at 10:08 AM PST - 25 comments

one string and a can (and a Peavey amp)

January 29

Broken, soundtrack for the future.

Some more Philip Glass-inspired electronica while waiting for the RPM Challenge to start.

posted by blinks at 10:13 AM PST - 2 comments

January 28


This is a crappy recording of a song I wrote some time ago about sertraline. It's me on the piano and JaiMahodara singin'. recorded on a mad old-school sony minidisc.

posted by Lutoslawski at 9:15 PM PST - 1 comments

Rhythmic Wailings

A weekend messing with Scanned Synth Pro yielded this spirited dirge.

posted by vanar sena at 3:25 PM PST - 0 comments

January 27

8-bit Medley

A medley of tunes from classic video games. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:16 PM PST - 2 comments

There Could Be a Reason

A short song with some talking. Two tracks of ukulele, a drum loop, one canned organ blast, distortion. It's 8 degrees outside and the song reflects that. Recorded by The Grandma Sylvias, January 2010.

posted by escabeche at 3:25 PM PST - 0 comments

January 26

Bless the Selector

A bassy dubstep remix I made of the 80s digital reggae track "Bless the Selector" by Colonel Mite. Give me some feedback... [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 8:58 PM PST - 2 comments


laid back with cheesy sounds...

posted by MadRat at 6:46 PM PST - 1 comments

The Moon and Sun

A children's song about the sun and the moon falling in love.

posted by minifigs at 1:41 PM PST - 2 comments

Danny Steel - Private Eye

My new year resolutions included playing more guitar, playing with other people and ceasing writing rubbish songs - this affectionate pastiche of film noir and the work of a couple of old heavy rollers ticks at least a couple of those boxes. With apologies to Don and Walt. [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 12:01 PM PST - 6 comments

January 25

You Came Out of Nowhere

i keep thinking there's something i need to do - and i keep not doing it... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Hachobori, Tokyo. Here I'm accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:06 PM PST - 5 comments

January 24

Kattullus Reads The Treaty

An artifact of the 10th anniversary, with some embellishment. [more inside]

posted by idiopath at 10:03 PM PST - 2 comments

Keep On The Sunny Side

A ridiculously happy bluegrass song, which you may recognise from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack. Arranged for ukulele, bass and three vocal parts. [more inside]

posted by ZsigE at 3:56 PM PST - 2 comments

January 23

Musings of a Plastic Cow

As a very wise man (vs sun) once told me, "I warned you about opening the stupid vault. Once it has been opened, it can never be closed." As it has been written, so shall it be done. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:03 PM PST - 4 comments


For all the hip-hop fans hiding in the tall grass around the perimeter of MeFi Music. [more inside]

posted by swellingitchingbrain at 8:54 PM PST - 1 comments


Ive ran a few gaming servers. A couple years back I was running a Counter Strike Source Jetpack Gun Game server. I needed a Connect song or Welcome/Join song so I recorded this. [more inside]

posted by american caesar at 12:41 PM PST - 4 comments

January 22

A legal matter, baby - hypothetically speaking...

One or two regulars will know I recently uploaded a "reimagination" of Bowie's "Space Oddity". I legitimately downloaded the multitrack and had a whale of a time. It's not a remix and it's not using samples in the conventional sense - it's.....a new recording. Since then I've been idly musing on what would happen if something like that was actually commercially released - I mean, who owns the recording......? [more inside] posted by MajorDundee at 8:54 AM PST - 15 comments

January 21


A 90bpm Metal instrumental Recorded on an Ibanez Gi0 6 string, a Fender Squire 4 string bass, an M-Audio Axiom49 controller for the pads and supporting ambient noise, All going through a Behringer Xenyx2442FX Mixer. Recorded through Cool Edit Pro 2.1. Chain effects through Pro-Tools and Acid Pro 7.0. Mastered in Har-Bal [more inside]

posted by The Audio Invasion at 12:58 PM PST - 5 comments

January 20

Only Passing Through

...we're all in Folsom Prison, but there ain't no Johnny Cash... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. For this song I'm playing the Vietnamese jaw harp known as the Dan Moi. Video of this performance at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:48 PM PST - 15 comments


Another song from my album Prototype. [more inside]

posted by Babblesort at 6:17 PM PST - 1 comments

Gimme some tunes for the jamming!

What are some good songs to jam to? [more inside] posted by ORthey at 11:37 AM PST - 8 comments

fall on me by vampire deer

song 8 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 10:05 AM PST - 0 comments

January 19

As I Slowly Disappear

Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. Accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:28 PM PST - 5 comments

nice planet by vampire deer

7 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 8:20 AM PST - 0 comments

January 18


Instrumental; checking out what my new Axiom 61 can do with Logic. [more inside]

posted by blinks at 2:00 PM PST - 0 comments

He's A Man

A little something my "group" (Obscure Reference and I) put together.

posted by DMelanogaster at 10:14 AM PST - 3 comments

st anthony by vampire deer

6 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 7:50 AM PST - 0 comments

January 17

Synaptic Constellations

I'd like to dip deeeeeeeeeeeeeep into the well of Gyrophonic past (less than 2 years ago) to one of our first recorded improv sessions--divided into 6 contiguous "movements." [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:30 PM PST - 2 comments

i lose

a dramatic, verbose, ridiculous song about a breakup. it inexplicably starts with twelve seconds of silence that can be skipped. oops. [more inside]

posted by millipede at 1:33 PM PST - 1 comments


For the past several months, I've been working on a number of songs, but haven't completed anything. Well, I was in a lousy mood yesterday and decided to barrel through creating a short song about what I was going on in my brain. [more inside]

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:14 AM PST - 6 comments

Awful Song no. 143198

This is the awful song I made this morning with the help of Ask Metafilter. Relax to the smooth sounds of two minutes of obnoxious beeping! [more inside]

posted by majick at 8:02 AM PST - 5 comments

rapunzel by vampire deer

song 5 of 8 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:58 AM PST - 1 comments

All the Times I Remember

I wanted to write a song with no minor chords, which would be easy to do if I stuck to I-IV-V. I didn't really stick to I-IV-V. [more inside]

posted by NemesisVex at 4:30 AM PST - 0 comments

January 16

2010 - A Space Oddity (Tigers On Vaseline mix)

You're the blessed, we're the Spiders from Marzzzz-uh! [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 2:48 PM PST - 11 comments

lucky 7 by vampire deer

song 4 of 8 - a rare, happy blues [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:25 AM PST - 0 comments

January 15

Cowboy's Dream

A first stab at an old-time fiddle tune I've been obsessed with lately. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 6:48 PM PST - 0 comments

Glass Bell

A semi-minimalistic improv, built around a repeating rhythmic pattern. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 5:42 PM PST - 3 comments

God Knows

I wrote and recorded this last summer about my asshole boss. Minor structural changes have been made since then, but the idea is there. [more inside]

posted by Saellys at 3:30 PM PST - 2 comments

two doors down

song 3 of 8 of lucky 7 - this is just time passing on - in 5 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 1:05 AM PST - 0 comments

January 14

Digital DJing News

What does everyone thing of the Rane 68 and Ableton Live/Serrato Scratch announcements today? [more inside] posted by empath at 3:08 PM PST - 8 comments

flying by vampire deer

song 2 of 8 - this one's about the balloon boy saga [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 12:30 AM PST - 0 comments

January 13

Sierpinski Triangle

It's the Triforce of Fractals [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 1:07 PM PST - 6 comments

Listy, Dataish chord charts for mandolin and banjo

Mandolin, Banjo chord charts in data-friendly TAB format? [more inside] posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:02 AM PST - 11 comments

January 12

2012 by vampire deer

song 1 of 8 of the 7th vampire deer album, lucky 7 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 9:41 PM PST - 0 comments

My Voice on Carl's Home Answering Machine

Does what it says on the box, with guitar. Solve the Limerick Challenge! [more inside]

posted by The White Hat at 8:09 PM PST - 2 comments

Rodeo Ford dot com

The third song in the Rodeo Ford Trilogy, forever changing the way people look at terrible car dealerships. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 8:03 PM PST - 0 comments


This little slice of asymmetrical electronica with vocal is from the first Skist CD, released in 2002 and entitled Ellipsis. I recently made a video to accompany the song, viewable at YouTube. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:35 AM PST - 6 comments

January 11


I decided to try sampling something from porn. You probably wouldn't notice if I hadn't told you. [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 10:29 PM PST - 1 comments

Upon a Bundle of Sticks (Art or Not Art?)

An older bit of spoken-word, written by man vs sun. Part 1 of 2. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:44 AM PST - 0 comments

January 10


This song is about Spaghetti! [more inside]

posted by keithburgun at 9:14 PM PST - 5 comments

I will 4 U

Just my attempt at alittle Gospel. I have been toying with this song for awhile. So I thought why not try to record something even if it is just simple.

posted by american caesar at 3:50 PM PST - 0 comments

Snow Drop

An old-time tune I recorded a few years ago, solo clawhammer banjo. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 7:03 AM PST - 4 comments

January 9

Ashokan Farewell

My string trio playing 'Ashokan Farewell,' a new American tune. [more inside]

posted by mythicalbyrd at 9:15 PM PST - 9 comments

Have you ever funked an elf?

Funk is elusive. If I find the following songs "funky", what else might get my funk on? Herbie Hancock - Rockit Prince - Sign 'o the Times I think I'll leave it there so that the door is wide open. posted by Zenabi at 4:02 PM PST - 8 comments

She's Got Something (It's Tomatoes)

Another food song, this time about a food I hate: Tomatoes. [more inside]

posted by keithburgun at 11:27 AM PST - 1 comments

Made in the Image

Pretty straightforward 3 minute rock deal. If you're bored, try figuring out all the various things I borrowed from.

posted by Wolfdog at 8:01 AM PST - 3 comments

January 8

Thinking About Drinking

A happy fun cover of a Meat Purveyors song. [more inside]

posted by frecklefaerie at 8:18 PM PST - 10 comments

Quantum Shift

Cortex mentioned in MeTa that he'd like it if people made some more posts to MeFi Music. Here ya go! I created this about 10 years ago. [more inside]

posted by Babblesort at 4:45 PM PST - 3 comments

Mr Brightside Accoustic ish

Just a quick Killers cover done on me new macbook pro. Used garage band and laptop's internal mic for the vocals. Got the girlfriend to play the keys for most of it. First attempt really :-)

posted by andysouthrop at 8:43 AM PST - 9 comments

Last Train (live)

Another live recording from the opening hours of January 1, 2010, coming at you from deepest Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. I'm playing the Dan Moi (Vietnamese jaw harp) here, and singing about the all-too-common concern of Tokyoites: missing that saishuu densha. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo

posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:24 AM PST - 3 comments


This is a song I wrote about Hamburgers. [more inside]

posted by keithburgun at 7:40 AM PST - 6 comments

January 7

I Don't Want to Talk to You

My attempt at something related to this month's challenge - snotty rawk, well over the length anyone would want to have on their outgoing message. [more inside]

posted by hamfisted at 5:21 PM PST - 4 comments

Oh Death (live)

In the very first hour of the brand new year of 2010, I was on a stage in Tokyo, part of Mike Watt's yearly "We Jam Econo" event, singing about death. Video of this same performance can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:18 AM PST - 6 comments

January 6

You Still Look Like You Did Before

This is a crude cover of "You Still Look Like You Did Before" By Chococat & ORthey. I love the song so much I asked Choco if I could cover it and he said yes. Hopefully I can get it sounding better with some guest players. [more inside]

posted by american caesar at 6:48 PM PST - 7 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 3:27 PM PST - 7 comments

Living With An Alien

The answerphone message of Oghuxe and I.

posted by soundofsuburbia at 8:13 AM PST - 0 comments

January 5

I'm touring this March! Want us to come visit you?

I'm touring Canada with Bankai (Aus) this Feb/March! If anyone is keen on helping us set up a show in your hometown, we would love to come play! [more inside] posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:56 PM PST - 2 comments

Your music plans for 2010?

I don't necessarily want to say "resolutions," but what do want to accomplish, musically, this year? [more inside] posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:29 AM PST - 54 comments

January 4

waraw's answering machine message

With apologies to Yakko Warner.

posted by waraw at 4:14 PM PST - 5 comments


This is what happens when nobody knows how the song goes, but you play it anyway. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 1:40 PM PST - 10 comments

Paraplegic Woman Runs From Cops

News-of-the-weird recording from 2006. One of my favorite compositions back from when I was doing The Aural Times. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 12:20 PM PST - 4 comments

Headed Home

A song inspired by the time my high school baseball coach instructed me repeatedly to hit the opposing batter in the head.

posted by ORthey at 11:38 AM PST - 4 comments

Are there any MeFites using Kompoz?

Back in November I was threatening to build something similar but, cobbler's children & all that, it hasn't happened. [more inside] posted by usonian at 11:25 AM PST - 1 comments

January 3


This is a love song I wrote for my girlfriend shortly after we met. [more inside]

posted by Pecinpah at 11:17 PM PST - 7 comments

All You Need is Love Unless You Have No Food

This comment in the recent Starbucks/Product Red/internet singalong thread inspired me to redo Lennon's tune just a wee bit... [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:01 PM PST - 14 comments

January 1

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year, Metafilter. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 7:31 PM PST - 1 comments