December 2020 Archives (all archives)

December 31

Arpy New Year

Just a few arps to bring it in for a landing

posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:59 PM PST - 1 comments

December 30

The Long Cool

I was working on songs for my Microvague project and really just wanted to make something to use the phrase "Long Cool", so this is what came out of it...

posted by aesop at 1:39 PM PST - 0 comments

December 29

A Ride to the Airport

This is the first song in a 33 song, 3.5 hour project some friends and I have been working on over the past 14 months or so. It was meant to take 4 months, but you know.. The whole thing is free to stream or download, donations are welcome, we're not really here to make ourselves rich and famous, because what could be more dull? http://henriettatoughlove.com/ https://archive.org/details/33Songs https://henriettatoughlove.bandcamp.com/album/33-songs-for-33-people

posted by marcpski at 1:47 PM PST - 1 comments

December 28

The second to last Christmas

Sorry this is a bit late and also my first contribution in a decade or so. A tune I despise, played in a manner that wavers between sarcasm and incompetence. Featuring lapsteel guitar, weissenborn and dobro...

posted by peterkins at 4:45 AM PST - 0 comments

December 27

4 Friends Suite

4 short tunes I wrote and recorded as Christmas gifts for some close friends, arranged in a "suite" of sorts. [more inside]

posted by gorbichov at 11:12 AM PST - 4 comments

December 25

Let There Be Snow

Merry Synthmas

posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:01 PM PST - 0 comments

December 24

Leave Her, Johnny

A sea shanty. Vocals only.

posted by starfishprime at 5:19 PM PST - 1 comments

Lark on the Strand - Irish Trad

one of my favorite jigs! [more inside]

posted by gorbichov at 9:31 AM PST - 0 comments

December 23

Ding Dong

Well, we did a holiday song. I have an alter ego as Fluffy the rabbit. (He's a bit prone to conspiracies and is kinda gruff but really has a heart o' gold). He joins Blue the Monster here on a hopefully-pretty-inclusive* holiday number we think will stick to your brainwaves quite nicely. There's a [youtube] video too, if you want the full dancing-potato and revolving-bagpipes immersive experience. Merry Happy everybody. *it is a little anti-bagpipes.

posted by aesop at 6:11 AM PST - 0 comments

December 21

Nico's Move

A jazzy little instrumental tune I wrote years ago for a school class assignment. I recorded this version for the audio track of a video in my ongoing Patchouli Project series (see MeFi Projects page for links to the videos.)

posted by TwoToneRow at 1:42 AM PST - 2 comments

December 20

Eyes Closed

Another pop song with the classic pop band instrumentation [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:30 PM PST - 2 comments

December 19

Forest of Illusion

A ghostly fox materializes ahead on the forest path and "hmm"s at you. "Hmm? Wait, how are you talking?" "A fox appears out of nowhere and your first question is how it talks? Humans..." "Look, it's my first time outside the bounds of reality." "You have a lot to learn. Follow me."

posted by Kye at 6:33 AM PST - 0 comments

December 17

If I Can't Have You

Cover of the Yvonne Elliman song. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 7:00 PM PST - 10 comments

Merry Little Christmas

Yeah, it's the theme song for Holidays 2020.

posted by backseatpilot at 5:22 AM PST - 2 comments

December 16

Last Night in Christmastown

Someone asked me recently what I thought was the worst Christmas song... [more inside]

posted by ba at 11:35 AM PST - 2 comments

December 12

Irregular Apocalypse

Unexpectedly optimistic instrumental. [more inside]

posted by signal at 12:23 PM PST - 2 comments

December 11

Den Første August

A Danish folk song (Sønderhoning). Fiddle and Irish flute.

posted by starfishprime at 11:43 AM PST - 1 comments

December 8

Æ Rømeser

This is a Danish folk song called Æ Rømeser. All parts recorded by me, since I'm alone...so alone :P. Fiddle, guitar, Irish flute.

posted by starfishprime at 1:39 PM PST - 0 comments

December 7

New City

Wanderlust Baroque rock song with a real quartet (and electric guitar solo). [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 10:52 AM PST - 5 comments

December 6

Barbie Knows Your Name 2.0

In 2017, I posted this piece (using the Barbie voice samples from this post. At the time, it capped out at around five minutes due to a limitation in the Sonic-Pi, the software I was using. I've now learned enough SuperCollider to be dangerous and as a result have worked around those limitations, producing a full hour-long piece containing all of the names. This is not that piece. It is a shorter version (a Radio Edit, as it were) that doesn't exceed this site's file size limits. [more inside]

posted by suetanvil at 11:31 AM PST - 3 comments

December 5

The Huggy Molly

Excerpt from a streamed performance last night of music & stories loosely organized around some of my childhood anxieties. It's off-the-cuff storytelling with a live improvised electronic soundtrack in a mode inspired by itinerant handymen roaming the back roads with a harmonica and tales to share on the porch.

posted by sonascope at 7:27 PM PST - 0 comments

End Meeting For All

This stupid hellscape means that not_on_display and I are spending a lot of time zooming when we'd rather be smooching. How do you end a zoom when you'd rather kiss someone goodnight? So we came up with this song which we were singing to each other, and we put it to music. My vocals, his Casiotone CT-605. We will make a video that neither of us are in but that prominently features a hyrax.

posted by jessamyn at 10:08 AM PST - 7 comments

December 2

Pensive

An instrumental song sketch from a couple of years ago. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 12:53 AM PST - 0 comments