October 2014 Archives (all archives)

October 31


A mix of cultures often results in something beautiful - interesting art, world views, beautiful babies and intriguing music. And you don't have to be from either of those cultures to appreciate how wonderful this can be. This song represents a melange of two cultural infusions - from Canada and Ukraine. This is Ummagma. Enjoy. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 9:11 AM PST - 2 comments

October 29

In Western Lands

Sam Gamgee's song in the tower of Cirith Ungol. Words by JRR Tolkien, melody by Stephen Oliver. [more inside]

posted by Pallas Athena at 12:55 PM PST - 4 comments

October 26

Bringing Me Down

An upbeat alt-countryish number I wrote in 2002, brought back from the dead and revived (with some cheap rhymes preserved). [more inside]

posted by jeffxl at 10:47 AM PST - 1 comments

October 25


This is one of those "let's drift away" songs... hazy gazey spacey and dreamy all in oneā€¦ If one is prone to daydreaming or aural hypnosis, this may not be the song for you :) Just the same, this is definitely worth a listen to all others. This is Sounds of Sputnik.

posted by Brodyaga at 5:16 PM PST - 1 comments

October 23

Small Band of Rebels for Star Wars Covers

Anyone interested in collaborating on short punk/rock versions of Star Wars themes? Please hope me, Obi-Wan. [more inside] posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 2:58 PM PST - 1 comments

Talk to Her

There is always that belief out there that musicians often self-create bad situations in their lives so that they have something to write about. ;) Well, here is one track that actually was written as an apology after a lovers' quarrel :) Oh yeah... [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 10:45 AM PST - 7 comments

October 21

Kingdom Come (15 Metaphors for Love)

There were originally 23 metaphors but it was 8 too many. [more inside]

posted by Sportswriters at 8:23 PM PST - 3 comments

October 20

Go Away

Acoustic guitars, a little slide, singing, breathing room. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 7:48 PM PST - 4 comments

Separate Ways

Pensive piano interspersed with electronic outbursts and a broad, burbling middle section. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog at 3:37 AM PST - 3 comments

October 19


I've been having trouble sleeping lately. This is a brief, improvised lullaby I made the other night to help with that.

posted by invitapriore at 7:57 PM PST - 2 comments

gam boy


posted by dagosto at 1:49 AM PST - 5 comments

October 16


A stripped-down version (accordion and vocals) of the They Might Be Giants obscurity, for the Flood project. [more inside]

posted by the_bone at 10:14 PM PST - 9 comments

Be Long

A little tune riffing melancholily and finger-snappingly on Tonight You Belong to Me [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 1:10 PM PST - 2 comments

October 15

Istanbul not Constantinople

An extremely hasty rough draft of a They Might Be Giants cover.

posted by cortex at 5:51 PM PST - 11 comments

March of the Rainy Days

Mississippi John Hurt- and John Fahey- inspired fingerstyle guitar tune. [more inside]

posted by gorbichov at 9:23 AM PST - 6 comments

October 13

Minimum Wage

Spidey sense tingled. Dashed this off.

posted by uncleozzy at 4:13 PM PST - 10 comments

October 12

Happy Birthday

Birthday song options. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 11:27 PM PST - 1 comments

October 9

Why is the world in love again? Why are we marching hand in hand?

Calling all MetaFilter musicians! The time has come to pay tribute to one of the greatest albums of all time: They Might Be Giants' Flood! [more inside] posted by Faint of Butt at 10:49 AM PST - 205 comments

Try Again The Best You Can

The lyrics to this song are from a postcard dated 1965-1966, where John Lennon wrote lyrics to a song that he never recorded. I read about it a couple of years ago and wrote music to go with the lyrics. This is how it turned out. [more inside]

posted by jeffxl at 9:15 AM PST - 3 comments

October 7

Tiny Tangled Trainwreck

I play mandolin and haven't written anything new in entirely too long. Today I remedied that while also facing my fear of writing/playing in the key of F.

posted by mikeo2 at 4:52 PM PST - 5 comments

October 6

Man with a Beard

Ever hear a sound that falls and rises at the same time? This is NOT a song that captures the feel of No Shave November. [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 9:56 PM PST - 2 comments

October 1


I went to Alaska cruise several times and one day, I sat in the library and looked out the ocean from the window. It was such a thrilling moment and I created this music with my little laptop computer. I tried to describe the massive and spiritual scenery of Alaska and its vanity as well. Its "Gold Mining" starting in 1870, which was mainly all about fantasy and led so many people to tragedy, was expressed in this music.

posted by Sojie at 10:12 AM PST - 0 comments