December 2016 Archives (all archives)

December 31

Dot of America (Demo)

I raced against the clock to finish this one before 2017: a song-journey on the Westbound Twin Cities Hiawatha train between Chicago and Minneapolis, operated by the Milwaukee Road from 1935-1971. [more inside]

posted by mykescipark at 6:01 PM PST - 4 comments

Motherfuck This Year

An extremely brief goodbye to a year that deserves a screendoor to the ass and then some on its way out.

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

Waiting for Zamboni

Triste! Onwards to 2017...

posted by ageispolis at 9:49 AM PST - 3 comments

December 29

Silent Night / Seven O'Clock News

What I did for 25.12.16, echoing Simon and Garfunkel.

posted by solitary dancer at 2:26 PM PST - 1 comments

December 26

13 miracle bar - vampire deer

recklessness - the 13th and final song of birdie [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:17 PM PST - 1 comments

December 25

xmas arp

merry synthmas

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:46 AM PST - 3 comments

December 24

12 save your words - vampire deer

a lament, i think [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:06 AM PST - 4 comments

December 23


A thanksgiving experiment, which turned out quite nicely, I think. [more inside]

posted by kaibutsu at 9:45 AM PST - 1 comments

Music to soothe the soul of the savage

I've recently started building a playlist of quickly produced lofi recordings of live performances of what I'm calling "Creeper Ballads," covers of songs from the POV of problematic or unreliable male narrators who are either unrepentant creeps or who might be. The project is therapeutic for me, a way to vent unruly emotions and manage the stress of the ongoing political crisis and social breakdown in the U.S. and other painful setbacks I've been facing in my personal life. There must be others out there who've been making music to cope? Share and discuss what you've been doing creatively as therapy with the rest of us here. [more inside] posted by saulgoodman at 6:22 AM PST - 3 comments

Baystar over Betlehem

And as the three wise men approached Betlehem, [more inside]

posted by AxelT at 5:13 AM PST - 2 comments

December 22

900 MB of TB-303 Samples

I posted about this to the front page, but it might be better here:
Techno producer TB Arthur has released a free “Psychedlic Cookbook” of “[o]ver 900 MB of basslines, beats, percussion, synths, vocals, tops & more” for your music making pleasure. posted by Going To Maine at 9:03 PM PST - 6 comments

December 21

Nightmare On Elmstreet Theme (NES)

Q: What scares you? A: Freddy Kruger [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 11:39 PM PST - 4 comments

December 20

11 bitter little asshole - vampire deer

it's like mr the toad - or mr the trump - or a mini me version of the child they would have [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:56 PM PST - 1 comments

Little Saint Nick

Cover of the Beach Boys song. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 1:34 PM PST - 3 comments

December 19

Flight (December 19)

I recorded this song on an airplane in flight by typing in 2016. [more inside]

posted by tmcw at 7:44 PM PST - 3 comments

10 heaven - vampire deer

no, it's not fair, is it? [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:21 PM PST - 2 comments

December 18

09 clipboard people - vampire deer

i hang up on survey takers [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:26 PM PST - 1 comments

December 16

08 crow on a lamppost - vampire deer

del shannon went to my high school 12 years before i did - also hundreds of crows were run over by a train last year in my old hometown and no one understands why the crows let that happen - this is not homer simpson's springfield, it's stranger than that ... [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:33 PM PST - 2 comments

December 14

Mr. HONK Miser

It turns out that once you start making honkcore tracks, it's hard to stop. [more inside]

posted by Shmuel510 at 7:01 PM PST - 6 comments

07 assassinate the people - vampire deer

history 101 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:22 PM PST - 2 comments

December 11

"Little Shit"

It's about the prez-elect, had to make a quick mumble-rap-hop / norah-jones-ish / slow jam thing about it to keep my head up

posted by massless at 8:42 PM PST - 3 comments

06 ghost on a stick - vampire deer

song 6 of birdie - whatever this is about, it's not good [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:14 PM PST - 3 comments

Under the Christmas Tree

those boxes they lead lives you don't know about. [more inside]

posted by AxelT at 3:19 AM PST - 2 comments

December 10

05 blue jay blues - vampire deer

it's about a bird [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 4:13 AM PST - 2 comments

December 9

Teenage Love 2000

A song about love

posted by dagosto at 2:57 PM PST - 5 comments

Hey Moon

Based on the John Maus version of Molly Nilsson's original.

posted by TheWaves at 11:15 AM PST - 5 comments

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

[Cover] Sentimental and simple, but a good reminder of what matters. [more inside]

posted by BlackPebble at 5:09 AM PST - 7 comments

December 8

04 take me to the big chief

cause i'm in trouble here ... [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:47 PM PST - 3 comments

One Song To the Genre Of Another

Following on from the post about haunting covers I thought I might submit the idea for your consideration for future challenges: To record a version of a song changing the genre in such a way that it changes the meaning of the song. [more inside] posted by Grangousier at 2:04 AM PST - 4 comments

December 7

Cold Home

My home is cold right now

posted by dagosto at 1:51 PM PST - 4 comments

December 6

03 working in the jungle - vampire deer

song 3 of birdie [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 2:33 AM PST - 2 comments

December 5

Lilly Polka

A lovely little early fingerstyle composition for the banjo by Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 New and Complete Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master.

posted by usonian at 6:03 PM PST - 7 comments

Pig Ankle Rag (Practice)

Work in progress, a classic fiddle rag with some new old time fun. Words and arrangement by Mr. Corwin Bolt, played by the Wingnuts. [more inside]

posted by OverlappingElvis at 8:55 AM PST - 4 comments

December 3

Needles and Fire

A song about alternative histories and intangible futures.

posted by TheWaves at 6:45 AM PST - 4 comments

02 pushing a dead man too far - vampire deer

a lament about work [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:15 AM PST - 2 comments

December 2

Dec/Jan Music Challenge: Do The Thing That Scares You

Lets step out of our comfort zones for something completely different. [more inside] posted by greenish at 6:42 AM PST - 15 comments

December 1

Red Rider themes

For a storytelling project, I made six variations of a three note motif, to represent the personalities of six different characters. Each little theme is less than ten seconds long, so even when I put all six of them together it adds up to less than 60 seconds. I hope to post the whole project someday, but at least this version counts for the November Music Challenge!

posted by moonmilk at 7:59 PM PST - 3 comments