February 2016 Archives (all archives)

February 28

Mefi Cover Challenge

In case there's anybody who follows Music Talk but not MetaTalk, Greg Nog has laid down a challenge there, to wit: "Please record a cover of a song that you only know about because it was in a post on metafilter." (See the link for more info.) posted by Shmuel510 at 4:57 PM PST - 1 comments


A fave jam of the Twitter Band gang

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:56 AM PST - 3 comments

February 27

Small Blue Thing (Suzanne Vega cover)

Recorded this quick and dirty into my phone, so there's a few bumps here and there, but overall OK. Not really my optimal vocal range though...

posted by downtohisturtles at 8:57 PM PST - 2 comments

February 26

"You'll Be Back" (Hamilton cover)

Starting on my birthday this year, I set a goal to learn a song a week and cover them on YouTube. Since I knew of Hamilton primarily through MeFi posts, this seemed like a good pick for the FPP Challenge.

posted by pxe2000 at 8:21 AM PST - 1 comments

February 22

Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Satellites cover, Interpolated with "The Theme to The Great White North" and Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Free No. 10")

...in Sleng Teng Riddim style, no less. Song #5 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SILLY. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 10:44 PM PST - 4 comments

February 21

a new kind of beat

No drum beat or melody. Just some interlocking synth arps. For the Sunday crowd.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:00 PM PST - 6 comments

Knockin On Heaven's Door

I am playing all the instruments and doing all the vocals in this recording. There are no software tacks. Youtube, Band camp. I recommend good headphones or good speakers for this recording. Small speakers are likely to distort a bit. [more inside]

posted by Drew Eddy Jones at 12:36 PM PST - 8 comments

Snow Drift

It was snowing and what better to do than mess with the arpeggiator? [more inside]

posted by AppleSeed at 12:19 PM PST - 3 comments

February 20

It's Not Enough To Hate Your Name

Rough mix of a 3rd song (so far) for this year's RPM Challenge. Not sure I'm gonna make it at this point.

posted by chococat at 9:27 PM PST - 5 comments

Winter Light

[more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 2:58 PM PST - 2 comments

February 19

Floating Points

Jazz Trio [more inside]

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


America number one! [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 4:09 PM PST - 1 comments

February 18

Blossom Jam II

This year's blossom jam, out by coincidence a year after the 1st one almost to the day. Happy blossom season to all the Victorians! [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:11 PM PST - 0 comments

February 17

Becoming a Ghost

An older song; but a gooder one. Samples of seances, and other things.

posted by Toddbert at 6:53 PM PST - 1 comments

February 16

Jonathan's Guitar

Classical guitar, pump organ, harmonies, friends far away. [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 9:35 PM PST - 7 comments

Robot Bambi II: The Return of Robot Bambi (Big City Nights)

The Sequel to Robot Bambi I [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:35 AM PST - 2 comments

February 15

Go Bernie Go

My humble contribution to the election effort. Video of this same performance here. High quality audio download (AIFF) available at Soundcloud here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:43 AM PST - 20 comments

February 14

Game Night

I just loaded up Ubuntu Studio with some soft synths, and recorded this CarrotAdventure-inspired piece. It came out sounding like a game show theme, hence the name. [more inside]

posted by AppleSeed at 1:06 PM PST - 1 comments

February 13

I Miss The Old Kanye (jhbl.0pn.rmx)

Made this in about 20 minutes. With Casio MT-70 drums, recording of "I Miss The Old Kanye" from the unreleased "The Life of Pablo", and samples of "No Good" from Oneohtrix Point Never's Garden of Delete.

posted by ageispolis at 11:50 AM PST - 0 comments

February 12

All The Time

The first song from my new EP - Americana fingerpicked singer-songwriter folk-rock-ish type music

posted by saul wright at 11:07 AM PST - 2 comments

February 11


Field recordings [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 6:00 PM PST - 2 comments

Hollow Words

A foot tapping piano-based rocker with some catchy riffs and pretty little intro that walks the line of being a little too long but IMO really sets the mood for the song.

posted by jeffxl at 1:45 PM PST - 2 comments

Ruby Prelude

Piano solo. This opens none too gently at about 138bpm and covers a lot of territory inside three minutes. It should flow nicely into its companion piece, Turquoise Migration. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog at 5:16 AM PST - 2 comments

February 10

Risks too Much

A musical theatre duet from a show done at the Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre in Nova Scotia in 1990. Recorded in studio the same year with the performers from the show. [more inside]

posted by bowline at 11:31 PM PST - 2 comments

Love Will Find a Way

This is the first song I've written in years! I decided to quickly record of a take of it and share. Hopefully the quality of it isn't too bad or distracting. I don't want to say too much about the meaning behind the song, but it has a lot to do with breaking cycles of pain that are passed down to us, and keeping an open mind and heart in the face of it. [more inside]

posted by kmartino at 7:04 PM PST - 3 comments

February 6


one for the tots

posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:41 AM PST - 2 comments

February 4


For song #4 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno project, I assembled clips from a BBC Sound Effects CD in a rhythmic way. It's a duet! Possibly NSFW.

posted by not_on_display at 10:49 PM PST - 4 comments

Optimist (Acoustic Demo)

First demo for RPM2016. 9 songs to go! [more inside]

posted by chococat at 9:44 PM PST - 7 comments

February 2


A track from a project I'm working on; after years of making pure electronic music, I've decided to add guitar to the mix, and remove the beats. Ambient stuff. [more inside]

posted by Toddbert at 9:16 PM PST - 3 comments

February 1


another short-form pop demo w/vox.... struggling to get the lyrics, 2nd verse and overall phrasing ironed out, so wanted to crank out the demo at least so I can move onto something else for a while.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:02 PM PST - 5 comments