November 2007 Archives (all archives)

November 30

Weighin' me down

English, French, backup vocals, slide, banjo, bam!

posted by ORthey at 10:52 PM PST - 20 comments

November 29

(all hype)

another one off the bus!

posted by ageispolis at 11:03 PM PST - 6 comments

A Minute to Let That Thought Sink In

The gnawing emotions of uncomfortable notions. A low-fi MeFi music challenge entry. [more inside]

posted by edverb at 10:12 PM PST - 3 comments

Der Tod und das Mädchen

One of Franz Schubert's finest songs. Recorded, inexpertly, live in a recital I did in Oxford about a year ago with my excellent accompanist Guy. [more inside]

posted by Pallas Athena at 9:04 PM PST - 11 comments

Jessamyn's Song

Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)

posted by snsranch at 8:23 PM PST - 20 comments

The Thing

Science fiction rap, Mefi references [more inside]

posted by Rock The Word at 7:56 PM PST - 3 comments

Videotape (Radiohead cover)

I dunno why I'm so into a capella these days. I kicked around the idea of doing this song as a round for a while. This is just a sketch. GarageBand, built-in mic in MacBook.

posted by Saellys at 12:32 PM PST - 6 comments

November 28

Everybody Knows

Leonard Cohen cover [more inside]

posted by tdismukes at 5:39 PM PST - 8 comments

I Love You

A little improv ambient electronic jam I made last night that was definitely influenced by herbs. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 5:10 PM PST - 3 comments


A song I produced with a much older version of FLStudio. Sudden stops and changes of timbre abound.

posted by tehloki at 4:08 PM PST - 1 comments

There Are No Answers

A funeral march in D minor. [more inside]

posted by edverb at 11:19 AM PST - 3 comments


Here is a cheerful ditty for all of you. My one-man-band, drowsy, usually uses autoharp but this song doesn't have any. It does have toy piano, if that's any consolation. (Please let me know if it is not.) [more inside]

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 5:07 AM PST - 6 comments

November 27

Christmas Time for Girls and Boys

This is the first thing I've recorded in awhile. It's a song about Christmas that I wrote for Surfjam Stevens. I recorded it in my bedroom with a little help from my friends. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 11:20 PM PST - 15 comments

River fences

Guitar diddy [more inside]

posted by xmutex at 8:56 PM PST - 1 comments

No Hard Feelings

Nighttimesleepyurbantriphopcoffeecup instrumental

posted by allaboutgeorge at 9:06 AM PST - 1 comments

November 26

Metafilter Music Collab | Teaser #2: Freak Show

Another teaser from the collab. [more inside]

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:31 PM PST - 4 comments

Culture Clash

Micayetoca and I in a fun collaboration. Features banjo, vocal percussion and a big bass. [more inside]

posted by snsranch at 4:58 PM PST - 11 comments

Kahlo e Noel

Um samba. [more inside]

posted by micayetoca at 4:16 PM PST - 14 comments

Winter's Over

I was asked via MefiMail to repost this because the original was accidentally cut short.

posted by Evstar at 11:00 AM PST - 1 comments

November 25

A million rounds

Made with samples from this video.

posted by 31d1 at 10:11 AM PST - 6 comments

November 24

Off Kilter, MetaFilter

Just another reworking of divabat's totally awesome recording. [more inside]

posted by jessamyn at 9:43 PM PST - 10 comments

the end

A "drifty" and atmospheric song about life and death and love, complete with harp. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 9:07 PM PST - 4 comments

We All Live (What's the deal remix #2)

Divabat's singing debut [more inside]

posted by umbú at 7:04 PM PST - 7 comments

What's thd Deal - remix

Someone had to do it! [more inside]

posted by TochterAusElysium at 5:25 PM PST - 3 comments

Sam's Company

Sam sitting in the corner.

posted by nthdegx at 5:24 AM PST - 5 comments

November 23

What's The Deal, Banana Peel?

In this podcast, jessamyn asks for a MeFi Music recording of all the rhymes on this AskMeFi thread. Here's my try. [more inside]

posted by divabat at 5:39 AM PST - 14 comments

Bad Dream

Simple 3 chord song...with drums etc [more inside]

posted by robotot at 12:45 AM PST - 2 comments

November 22

Staring at My Spaceship

I get to perform this as part of my set at Blip Festival in NYC next week - essentially the Woodstock of chiptunes / 8-bit / video game music.
This was written out of intense affection for my EVE Online playing nerd girl (a soft orchestral arrangement of it is going to be our wedding processional, awww) and was released on 8bitpeoples' 8BP050 compilation CD. I've spruced it up with some orchestration for the show. Come rock with me if you're local -- I'd love to meet my fellow mefimusicians and introduce more people to the chiptune scene. It's pure love and fun.

posted by jake at 1:56 AM PST - 11 comments

i kill all my enemies at birth!

I lifted a three second sample from an Ol' Dirty Bastard track to produce this remix. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 1:16 AM PST - 3 comments

November 21


I wanted to write something that used two famous musical initials -- DSCH (D-Eb-C-B, Dmitri Shostakovich) and BACH (Bb-A-C-B). I put them in the bass. Needs more harp.

posted by NemesisVex at 8:16 PM PST - 1 comments


A bit of electronic whimsy from way, way back. [more inside]

posted by spiderwire at 3:39 PM PST - 3 comments

November 20

Metal Storm

Made with samples from this video.

posted by tehloki at 9:40 PM PST - 3 comments

نسان آلي, ربوط إنسان آلي


posted by ageispolis at 9:36 PM PST - 4 comments


A song to convince a dog [more inside]

posted by umbú at 9:09 PM PST - 5 comments

Blessed Every Day

I was fooling around with a dropped "D" and found this little thing there. Ended up writing some kind of lyrics and sang a little bit. Enjoy!

posted by snsranch at 7:15 PM PST - 5 comments

November 18

En vivo

Live? [more inside]

posted by micayetoca at 5:48 AM PST - 6 comments


Another song inspired by the Rodeo Ford car dealership. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 2:09 AM PST - 0 comments

November 16

Um Alive (Cake and Beer mix)

A couple cover songs, sex, and cake. [MNBSFW] [more inside]

posted by xorry at 7:17 PM PST - 1 comments

November 15

Metafilter Music Collab | Teaser #1: Backing Vocals

To appease (or perhaps aggravate) your curiosity, here's a tiny little teaser compiled from the Mefi Music Collaboration tracks. [more inside]

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:01 PM PST - 19 comments

November 14

Nothing's Any Fun Any More

I spent my twenties and the early part of my thirties smoking far too much weed. There is nothing wrong with weed, but there is something wrong with too much of it. A cautionary tale [more inside]

posted by motty at 7:34 PM PST - 2 comments

November 13

How's Yer Hole

Rude song with plenty of single entendre. [more inside]

posted by plinth at 10:54 AM PST - 3 comments

Sleeping at the Wheel

Quickly written on a sleep Saturday morning a year or so ago.

posted by slipperystar at 3:43 AM PST - 1 comments

November 12

Daddy Don't Live Here

An obligatory country tear-jerker. [more inside]

posted by markulus at 9:09 AM PST - 7 comments

November 11

Oh, but to begin!

Just me and the acoustic. Short and sweet. About a year old. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 10:05 PM PST - 2 comments

hell is other people

a brief description of the song [more inside]

posted by tehloki at 9:50 AM PST - 9 comments

Long Since

find a place to hide, wait out the rain.

posted by thepressdelete at 8:47 AM PST - 2 comments

November 10

Ghost Ship Dub

Electro-Acoustic Dub

posted by lukievan at 9:00 PM PST - 2 comments

A Shrieking Blue

Very short, two sparse verses, some pickin'. [more inside]

posted by ORthey at 10:27 AM PST - 11 comments

November 9


musical sketch [more inside]

posted by flyinghamster at 4:14 PM PST - 3 comments

November 8

On The Blue (With Apologies to John Coulton, Valve, Et Al)

A parody of the Portal end-theme, as written by robocop is bleeding earlier this afternoon. Confused? See this post for background on the original song. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 6:09 PM PST - 18 comments


Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm [more inside]

posted by 31d1 at 4:56 PM PST - 4 comments

November 7

Hopelessly Devoted to You

Yes, that one. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 11:45 PM PST - 26 comments

You Caught My Eye

Another country song about one of those nights you wish you could take back.

posted by markulus at 10:58 AM PST - 7 comments

November 6

I Wish

Remixing my favorite Stevie Wonder song. [more inside]

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

Major Bounce

Reason, a Strat, a Vibrolux, and a Tubescreamer - what more do you need? [more inside]

posted by fingers_of_fire at 9:02 AM PST - 1 comments

Todas las mitades del mundo

Very few words, but in many languages.

posted by micayetoca at 6:05 AM PST - 5 comments

November 5

lofi why

I really like working with a vocalist, and when I don't have one around I get increasingly desperate, and occasionally give up and say stuff. [more inside]

posted by 31d1 at 4:36 PM PST - 5 comments

What Happend

Just A quick instrumental all mixed in the Gopher Hole done with my acoustic guitar.

posted by Randy Curtis at 8:06 AM PST - 2 comments

November 4

I Overshot You (Demo)

This one is probably about reiterated obviousnesses and vain hopes regarding poorly plotted relationship trajectories, but what do I know, I just wrote and sung it. Oh, and the guitar tuning was EADGBD, capoed to the fourth fret. [more inside]

posted by allaboutgeorge at 7:47 PM PST - 0 comments


A short Arabic-influenced tune, played on a jazz organ. (OK, it's actually a synthesizer, but one can dream, no?)

posted by epimorph at 4:50 PM PST - 3 comments

California Dreamin' (cover)

Just a dreary little vignette to remind myself I record music sometimes. Started as a morning grumble, while the leaves were falling outside our kitchen window. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 1:08 PM PST - 9 comments

November 3

Boerum Hill Stomp

A groovy little bluegrass-inspired solo acoustic guitar number.

posted by fingers_of_fire at 10:53 PM PST - 6 comments

Hear the Wind Sing

Music inspired by Arcadia's "Lady Ice". Lyrics inspired by Murakami Haruki's "Kaze no Uta wo Kike" (Hear the Wind Sing). Samples include Meredith Monk, John Zorn and an NHK broadcaster backmasked. [more inside]

posted by NemesisVex at 9:46 PM PST - 4 comments


A groovy little excuse to abuse a wah pedal

posted by edverb at 6:18 PM PST - 8 comments


a man sitting in a chair on the second floor looking out the window.

posted by coaster at 3:07 AM PST - 5 comments

November 2

Your Melodies

Basically a song about a failed friendship, which as we all know is best done with several banjo tracks!

posted by ORthey at 7:35 PM PST - 10 comments