January 2021 Archives (all archives)

January 31

One Of A Kind

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.

posted by MajorDundee at 11:56 AM PST - 3 comments

January 29

To Make You Feel My Love

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]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:06 PM PST - 3 comments

Fig Time

Jangly pop instrumental track w/ simple guitar solo doing a few of the classic riffs!

posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:21 PM PST - 1 comments

January 27

With a Little Help From My Friends

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]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:17 PM PST - 2 comments

January 22

Japanese Maple

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]

posted by Corduroy at 9:38 AM PST - 2 comments

January 20

man, damn

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

posted by Maaik at 8:26 PM PST - 1 comments

January 15

Milada In A Ditch

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]

posted by chococat at 11:01 PM PST - 6 comments

Aircraft Recognition

The evolution of a song. How a shimmering instrumental evolved... [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 3:26 PM PST - 3 comments

Le Tic-Toc-Choc by Francois Couperin

A fun harpsichord piece, performed on electronic keyboards. [more inside]

posted by mpark at 8:37 AM PST - 1 comments

January 13

C++ Shanty

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]

posted by cortex at 2:29 PM PST - 6 comments

January 11

pictures of sunsets

A song about struggling with mental health, written and recorded in my bedroom this weekend. Some explicit lyrics.

posted by Maaik at 10:57 AM PST - 1 comments

January 9

phone in yer stomach

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]

posted by umbú at 7:46 PM PST - 4 comments

lockdown feels ...

the isolation and confusion of a UK lockdown ...

posted by burr1545 at 3:54 PM PST - 2 comments

January 8

What You Want

The price of your ambivalence is ready if you wanna come and see.

posted by aesop at 1:55 PM PST - 1 comments

January 7

All You Fascists Bound To Lose (2021 update)

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]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:16 AM PST - 3 comments

January 5

A Ballad of 4 am

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

posted by marcpski at 10:38 AM PST - 0 comments

January 3

When You Least Expect it

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]

posted by marcpski at 1:06 PM PST - 3 comments

January 1


We're trying to release a song a month this year and are kicking things off with 'Ten'. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 6:51 AM PST - 1 comments