December 2007 Archives (all archives)

December 31

It's Been So Cold Since We Left Earth

Space-y, shoe gaze-y little number I put together some time back. Left pretty much everything up to chance and was very pleasantly surprised with all the different sounds that came out. [more inside]

posted by GalaxieFiveHundred at 6:33 PM PST - 1 comments

Five Fathoms Down

Melodic, slightly exotic, wistful surf music from Hell. [more inside]

posted by Brainy at 11:38 AM PST - 6 comments

Lazlo, Buddy (rethought)

This is a rethink of a song I posted earlier this year. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 9:52 AM PST - 7 comments

Brooklyn Cars

Recorded with lots of bleed to 2" analog tape in a very cold studio in an old barn upstate New York (and vocals, keys and other overdubs done in a warmer environment back in NYC), this is a song about fan culture in the internet age. Sorta. And fun. [more inside]

posted by andrewraff at 8:24 AM PST - 5 comments

Order of the Dual

Riff-heavy rock/metal, from a long long time ago. Lyrics inside. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog at 7:53 AM PST - 8 comments


A while ago I posted a song from an old tape-album called It's Amazing What Some People Can Believe, and said I'd tell people when I'd uploaded the whole thing to my website. I forgot. Mea culpa. This is, as it were, the second single. [more inside]

posted by Grangousier at 4:52 AM PST - 6 comments

Bucky Done Gun

an electro M.I.A. remix. happy new yearr mefi musics L:)

posted by ageispolis at 12:28 AM PST - 4 comments

December 30

Metafilter Orchestra - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

The Metafilter Music Collaboration, as described here and here. [more inside]

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:58 PM PST - 54 comments

The Long Trail

Foolishly recorded next to a loud computer. Features whistling, a shaker, and tapping on guitar percussion. Perhaps worth a rerecording someday. Named after a trail that cuts all the way across Vermont. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 2:36 PM PST - 8 comments

Hands are clean

This is 3/4 of the original line up of "the next" in my basement. Improv jam session My ex roomate the idiot on keys and fake drums. Recorded with a sony minidisc player and a crappy computer mic.

posted by reklus at 12:48 PM PST - 0 comments

should been about cupcakes (now with cupcakes!)

drunken, impromptu collaboration with infidelzombie. my apologies to all. [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 10:54 AM PST - 5 comments

December 29

The Expected Escape

Well, cortex said to upload anything vaguely musical, but since all I have is this, here's what you get! [more inside]

posted by spiderwire at 10:06 PM PST - 9 comments

Shoulda Been About Cupcakes

And it woulda been, if I coulda thought of any decent lyrics on that sugar-laden theme. As it is I'll backdoor this MeFi Music Challenge entry with a reference in the title. (Though I think I get the "brisk" tag legitimately.)

posted by InfidelZombie at 11:53 AM PST - 6 comments

Hide and Seek

Just a GarageBand loop creation. Do not operate heavy machinery while listening.

posted by The Deej at 11:24 AM PST - 7 comments

Dented Cans for MeFites

A holiday gift for Cortex and the Mods [more inside]

posted by psmealey at 10:51 AM PST - 7 comments

cakewalk and the pocket lights

Quick little ditty about the joy of watching shitty bands in Northampton. Still not sure how I feel about this one. Little help? [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 9:52 AM PST - 7 comments

Ballad of Josh Millard's Oddly Sized Stationery

More or less self explanatory, eh? [more inside]

posted by Meatbomb at 8:47 AM PST - 4 comments

December 28

King of the Road

Tape really does sound better. And good mics, preamps, compressors, consoles... [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 1:04 PM PST - 6 comments

Original Recipe

This is a recording from Ground Zero in Troy, NY. I played a solo show for about 50ish people and a stuffed pony.

posted by mikey10101 at 11:04 AM PST - 4 comments

December 27


A song about friendship. [more inside]

posted by txsebastien at 11:33 PM PST - 3 comments

over water

A slow glide through an industrial wasteland [more inside]

posted by doctor_negative at 11:57 AM PST - 6 comments

waters of nazareth + ch-check it out

(mashing justice feat. beastie boys)

posted by ageispolis at 1:39 AM PST - 5 comments

December 25

Lazy Susan

Our bass player wrote this song about a little girl in Afghanistan, probably the closest we come to a political song

posted by InfidelZombie at 8:01 PM PST - 1 comments


The last broadcast from communist Russia. Created in 1999, with The Great Big Mulp back when he was Mixmaster Suck and I was DJ Wrong. Or he may have been Vorticon.

posted by reklus at 7:08 PM PST - 0 comments


808/qotsa [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 12:13 PM PST - 1 comments

December 24

Where Corals Lie

Sir Edward Elgar, 1899, from a cycle of 5 songs called Sea Pictures. This one is about the singer constantly hearing the call of the sea. Live recording from a recital I did in May with pianist Guy Newbury. [more inside]

posted by Pallas Athena at 10:21 PM PST - 4 comments

King Kong Song

This is the second song I wrote when I started learning the guitar in February. This was when I could not sing as I played guitar unless I sang one syllable per strum. Starts slow, but the second half is kind of fun so don't give up right away. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 2:29 PM PST - 4 comments

In threes

Happy merry bouncy Christmas electronic music thing [more inside]

posted by xmutex at 12:10 PM PST - 2 comments

December 23

Show Me A Better Future

This should snap you right out of the Christmas spirit.

posted by ageispolis at 11:35 PM PST - 1 comments


Oh, I made this just to annoy y'all.

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:50 PM PST - 10 comments

Who wants food

Stoned, hungry, and desperate to get the guitarist to stop playing so we could go to East Side Mario's. This comes from 1999. The Great Big Mulp and reklus with the oft mentioned dead guitarist. [more inside]

posted by reklus at 9:54 AM PST - 1 comments

December 22

Three In The Morning

This song was written about a friend with too many loser friends.

posted by InfidelZombie at 11:21 PM PST - 0 comments

December 21

The Chestnut Tree Cafe Lounge

The guitar player, Sken, and I have been working on this and a few other pieces in my garage without the benefit of a drummer for a little while. Although this is far from complete, after finally adding the much needed drummer, I'm too excited not to upload it. Here we, Fralex9, are practicing at "Studio A" in Seattle with Christa Kae on drums.

posted by augustweed at 2:45 PM PST - 3 comments

No Other Way

A song we wrote about a month before we recorded it last August, with lyrics by our singer Red

posted by InfidelZombie at 10:03 AM PST - 2 comments

December 20

True Skool (Lestrade 1440 rpm mix)

This is a remix of Coldcut's True Skool featuring Roots Manuva that I did for a remix competition a while ago. [more inside]

posted by nthdegx at 5:26 AM PST - 0 comments

December 19

Camaro Husk Part 2

This is the second part of a long song (by the Slim Castle) about the husk of a formerly mighty Camaro. It lies in some desert, half dune-devoured, and perforated with shotgun holes through which the sun spills. (People use it for target practice). [more inside]

posted by framedmistake at 10:31 AM PST - 1 comments


I think this is one of the catchier songs I've come up with in a while, though I never seem to be a good judge of that. At any rate, it's a short and simple track about intense love gone missing... or something like that. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 12:33 AM PST - 6 comments

December 18

Surfer Girl

No, not that Surfer Girl. I wrote this years ago back when the internet was still pretty new and AOL chat rooms were becoming popular. Recorded on my first Mac with no bass and a drum machine that I had absolutely no idea how to work.

posted by gfrobe at 10:06 AM PST - 8 comments


From late 2001. This was performed live with human sized puppet ants and a backup band. The drum sound was an old performa's midi based drum program. This was composed over 6 hours in the morning 2 days before 9/11. [more inside]

posted by reklus at 7:57 AM PST - 2 comments

If I Had Wings (in Yiddish)

If I only had wings, I would fly to you... If I had chains, I would pull you to me... Just open up my heart, you'll see that it's dark and heavy with my love to you... Late last night, we wanted to capture the intimacy and quiet sparkle of this old song ... Hope it brings you a moment of peace and loveliness... [more inside]

posted by barmaljova at 7:53 AM PST - 12 comments

December 17


Upon finding yourself floating pleasantly in a canoe, you are launched into orbit. Alas.

posted by doctor_negative at 8:05 PM PST - 1 comments

Friday Nights Without Jonathan Ross

I'm sorry that I've met you, but it's really not my fault.

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:03 PM PST - 2 comments

December 16

Seres Humanos

A cover of 'Human Behavior' by Bjork sung in Portuguese. [more inside]

posted by umbĂș at 9:07 PM PST - 9 comments

Tryptophantastic (2007 edit)

A happy happy holiday fuzzy buzzy song. Play at loudish volume. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 12:19 PM PST - 2 comments

The sky was filled with rainbows

A little synthetic ditty for FAWM'06.

posted by Xelf at 11:11 AM PST - 5 comments

Satan Love Song

First take of SLS, live to track, this is a jam that became one our more popular songs from "the next." It's a mess because it's an improv jam. [more inside]

posted by reklus at 8:54 AM PST - 4 comments


Sunset, wind over water, autumn into winter. [more inside]

posted by doctor_negative at 1:21 AM PST - 1 comments



posted by ageispolis at 12:59 AM PST - 4 comments

December 15


cover of the 1st track on matthew sweet's pre-Girlfriend record "Earth". [more inside]

posted by bitterkitten at 11:35 PM PST - 4 comments

Cupcake, When You Have a Chance

This month's themes (cupcake, brisk, interstitials) didn't exactly turn the inspiration amplifier up to 11, but, goddammit, I ain't one to run away from a challenge, no sirree. I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. So this one goes out to you, my little cupcake. You know who you are. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:40 PM PST - 10 comments

Little Wing

When I first started playing the guitar I was obsessed with Jimi Hendrix (okay I still am). I spent hours learning as many solos as I could and listened to the blues album over and over again. At the end of the day though, this has always been my favourite Hendrix song. It's beautifully understated, short and sweet! [more inside]

posted by TwoWordReview at 12:55 PM PST - 5 comments

Crunchy, Chrunchy Christmastime

A song for the season. Slightly disturbing. [more inside]

posted by Liv Pooleside at 8:27 AM PST - 2 comments

December 14

Lonely Thoughts

11 years ago, live to tape, first take, reklus + The Great Big Mulp + the now dead guitarist. I was 18 and had almost died of Lyme disease and subsequently lost "the love of my life." The sentimentality and quality of the lyrics is therefore no reflection of my style. Also, I was 18 and sing like it. [more inside]

posted by reklus at 8:32 PM PST - 1 comments


The mini-collage-opera that kicks off the "For All The Birds" album. Featuring actual birds, captured alive and forced trained lovingly to sing for your pleasure. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 6:47 PM PST - 2 comments

MetaTalk Musical Moment

This is what I do when I have twenty minutes to kill before I pick up the kids. [more inside]

posted by davejay at 5:54 PM PST - 5 comments

A St. Paul Christmas

Sailor Martin, a pierced and tattooed Sailor Puppet, finds himself in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Christmas eve, and heads out to the bars. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 12:26 PM PST - 5 comments

Camaro Husk

This is the first part of a long song about the husk of a formerly mighty Camaro. It lies in some desert, half dune-devoured, and perforated with shotgun holes through which the sun spills. (People use it for target practice).

posted by framedmistake at 9:10 AM PST - 2 comments

Cement floats.

Download the entire album for free at . [more inside]

posted by nosila at 8:26 AM PST - 4 comments


A soundtrack for a ride down an alien mine-shaft. [more inside]

posted by doctor_negative at 12:13 AM PST - 2 comments

December 13

Merchant Marines Maxmix

This is a (NSFW) song Reklus stole from The Great Big Mulp. I'm stealing it back. [more inside]

posted by ba at 8:32 PM PST - 1 comments

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much

Adaptation (more or less) of an Ogden Nash poem of the same name. Essentially an apology from an aging man who spends his time boring people with the same stories.

posted by ORthey at 7:14 PM PST - 8 comments

Mefi User Podcast

This was recorded at the San Francisco Meetup back in August. There's a story & everyone present says hi. Short & sweet.

posted by Pronoiac at 8:04 AM PST - 4 comments

Right, Right.

Right. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 5:49 AM PST - 6 comments

December 12

Thanks for the Add (demo)

A dancey pop kinda thing. I finished all the recording and rough mixes for my next album so I'm starting to enjoy making music again. Also: trying to be less of a perfectionist so I maybe don't go bonkers.

posted by frenetic at 5:37 PM PST - 6 comments

My God is dead

This comes from my noise/rock opera which is still unfinished. Our protagonist realizes that he can survive and function without belief [more inside]

posted by reklus at 10:56 AM PST - 12 comments


A song of loneliness and betrayal - sounds fun, right? [more inside]

posted by InfidelZombie at 9:49 AM PST - 2 comments

December 11

Jump Off the Roof

One of four sound collages I put together in 2005-2006 under the "Jimmy O'Clock" brand name. Kinda puts a smirk on my face when I listen to it. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 8:33 PM PST - 6 comments

in memories

A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 3:59 PM PST - 6 comments


One of the earlier songs by Kinda Panda [more inside]

posted by Black_Umbrella at 8:26 AM PST - 6 comments


Mostly acoustic strumming. Maybe the simplest song I've ever written - but I like it, for a' that. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog at 7:57 AM PST - 2 comments

December 9


Stupid broken modem wasting my whole afternoon. Dammit.

posted by 31d1 at 1:51 PM PST - 2 comments

December 7

Fucking Merchant Marines

NSFW remix of my favorite part of "Moby Dick" by the Great Big Mulp. This so for the never upcoming "reklus vs K(10)z" [more inside]

posted by reklus at 6:18 PM PST - 0 comments

dmd-A Call to Prayer

A simple mashup of dmd's "this has unbreakable drm" and Athan Al-Fajr's "Call to Prayer". [more inside]

posted by snsranch at 2:49 PM PST - 3 comments

I Love Tea Parties on the Ceiling

An old song based on this scene from Mary Poppins that I told melissa may I'd post a long time ago. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 12:17 AM PST - 11 comments

December 6

My Dancing May Assassinate

For the minimal crowd: some future jazz. Influenced by Ricardo Villalobos, Krause Duo, etc. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 11:17 PM PST - 1 comments

Faster Peach

Your eyes, diamonds rough as a fist, chipped away. [more inside]

posted by melissa may at 11:09 PM PST - 9 comments


A brief mysterious scene. [more inside]

posted by doctor_negative at 10:00 PM PST - 3 comments


Stressed out? Listen to this healing song and follow it's prescription to the letter! [more inside]

posted by strangeguitars at 5:05 PM PST - 5 comments

untitled creep (rough)

Single take on keyboards with my kawai k1. Old announcer style microphone with broken bits add to the creepiness. I did this in august, so it's unrelated to any halloween urges...

posted by reklus at 2:12 PM PST - 5 comments


I was about to depict a complex scenery, but it wasn't very popular the previous times I did. Let's say that this is one with a strange groove. Like, hypnagogic. To be more specific, let's say some fairies are gathered around a sleeper. Maybe black, african fairies. Summoned by a griot. Softly singing. Well, forget it.

posted by nicolin at 6:59 AM PST - 9 comments

December 5

This Has Unbreakable DRM

I was over at 31d1's place; this resulted. This is my first 'beat' in 31d1's parlance.

posted by dmd at 7:20 PM PST - 8 comments

King of Flesh and Bone

The first mostly completed track in a larger project my wife Lori and I are working on under the name Tangemeenie, called "The Gilded Age." It's obliquely about the romantic (and so often foolhardy) impulse to knock down giants just to watch them fall. Lyrics inside. [more inside]

posted by saulgoodman at 8:54 AM PST - 11 comments

December 4

star shapes

This is a song i've been trying to put together for a year or two now. It uses my usual punk + x formula, where here, x = rawhide. The second half is big, noisy, and was tons of fun to make. I"m kinda fond of the lyrics Hope you enjoy. lyrics inside [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 1:00 PM PST - 14 comments

Man of Very Few Words

Well, it's a few days late for the November '07 MeFi Music Challenge, but my on-the-fritz computer spent most of the month in the repair shop, plus the dog ate my homework, but better late than never, I reckon. So this one's going under the veryfewwords tag, as if the song title didn't give that away. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:03 AM PST - 14 comments

December 3

Not My Fault

Random rocker from a year ago. The chorus is a little short.

posted by erikgrande at 11:29 PM PST - 3 comments

Good Morning Cadets

In response to this question. Uses these samples. Everything else synthesized.

posted by phrontist at 11:53 AM PST - 2 comments

Pulling Hard Against the Stream

Someone wondered what I'd sound like with instrumental backing. Here you go. [more inside]

posted by LN at 9:30 AM PST - 7 comments

December 2

Professor Marvel's Journey

This is positively the finest exhibition ever to be shown!! Uh, well, be that as it may... [more inside]

posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 7:24 AM PST - 2 comments

Turing Test(icles)

Recording for a day, mixing for a week. Time to let it go. Thanks, mefi.

posted by BoatMeme at 2:40 AM PST - 7 comments