June 2009 Archives (all archives)

June 30

Not Nice

Another from the waste-bin of demos that never went anywhere. Gauging from the effects unit, I'd say 1996; at least pre-1997.

posted by chococat at 11:51 PM PST - 2 comments


It's still June for another hour and seventeen minutes, server time. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 10:43 PM PST - 5 comments

Ha! Lay, Lou. Yah?

Squeaking in under the wire with a three-quarters-assed cover for the June challenge. [more inside]

posted by andrewraff at 8:40 PM PST - 0 comments

Oh Ma Gad Yall

Hello metafilter music I forgot about you.
Vocal sample taken from youtube, used FLStudio 8 so I wouldn't have to spend 45 minutes making synths not sound like MIDI soundfonts.

posted by tehloki at 7:43 PM PST - 0 comments

Stony Brook

From the back catalog of The Olivers. Somehow this one never made it over here. As always, interested in y'all's thoughts.

posted by Navelgazer at 4:23 PM PST - 1 comments

Lullaby For A Spin Doctor

#2 in a short series of 3 "rediscovered" tracks from my pile of untitled cds - which were heading for the bin until I decided I'd better check them out first. Again, about 5 or 6 years old (at a guess) this one's pretty off-centre..... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 2:19 PM PST - 0 comments

If you hum it...

Imitation is the best form of flattery. [more inside] posted by Static Vagabond at 12:25 PM PST - 3 comments

The Fort

A simple beat I made using samples of the kids in my class saying their names. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 7:56 AM PST - 2 comments

Boys Dads And Stars

A simple, starry-eyed moment. [more inside]

posted by Moistener at 12:50 AM PST - 0 comments

June 29

You and the Velvet Underground and Nico: July MeFi Music Challenge

Through a complex and all-but-inscrutable series of formulae and calculations, I have arrived at song assignments for the July Metafilter Music Challenge, which, as you probably all know, is to cover songs from The Velvet Underground & Nico. There were 35* interested participants from the original thread. With 11 songs comprising the album, we have 3 musicians for each tune, plus 2 extras, so two of the songs will get four cover treatments, if everyone comes through with their submission. [more inside] posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:30 PM PST - 103 comments

Looking at Things, Doing Stuff

Another chill orchestration of guitar, drums, bass, flute, and sax. The solo at the end is one of my favorites. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 10:06 PM PST - 6 comments


She's a bad Moogerfooger. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Beat It

Just a small goodbye tribute Michael Jackson. After all the mike Ive heard just outside my window even. It would feel wrong not to pay respect. Peace

posted by american caesar at 6:41 PM PST - 0 comments

all the pieces, bits and pieces...

'ere mate, got a spare middle eight you wanna offload...? [more inside] posted by MajorDundee at 2:08 PM PST - 12 comments

MJ's Gone

A Boards of Canada-esque song that I made the day that Michael died. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 7:34 AM PST - 0 comments

June 28

Counsellors Don't Lie

The trials of trying to get prescription medicine through counsellors. [more inside]

posted by lhude sing cuccu at 4:06 PM PST - 1 comments

60 minutesss

Experimental/Low-Fi, Un-ironic Nerdcore Hip-Hop [more inside]

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


Some ambient-ey stuff I've been working on for a while. Somehow I think it could should actually be longer... [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 9:21 AM PST - 3 comments

Atriplex - ISS

A little space music, with random satellite transmissions.

posted by Jimbob at 3:47 AM PST - 3 comments

Internet Famous

Another in my series of glam rock-styled lo-fi songs about the Web. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 12:17 AM PST - 3 comments

June 27


A song i wrote a few months ago and just recently recorded. Again, recorded straight into my Macbook Pro. One take for Guitar and lead Vocals, one take for backup vocals. [more inside]

posted by ichthuz at 10:06 PM PST - 1 comments

Surprisingly, I'm really bummed out with his passing...A Michael Jackson post for Music Talk..

How did Michael Jackson effect your life and music? [more inside] posted by snsranch at 5:12 PM PST - 29 comments


In an alternate dimension, where Leonard Cohen is from Yorkshire, stupid things happen. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:47 PM PST - 4 comments

June 26

Reasonably Appropriate Affections

A melody I had in my head for a while that I just had to get out. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 7:51 PM PST - 8 comments


Recorded 5 years ago. Frankly, a bit of a mess. Lyric is vaguely about relationship breakdown, but is "stream of consciousness" i.e. bollocks. But......something there? Worth re-recording/working on? I dunno. You might tell me.

posted by MajorDundee at 3:43 PM PST - 12 comments


Part two of the epic Cheese trilogy. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 2:18 PM PST - 3 comments

Creative Commons Happy Birthday Song

I decided to create a new birthday song for people who don't feel like breaking the copyright laws or don't have $10,000 to spare. It belongs to the internet now!

posted by I Foody at 8:28 AM PST - 4 comments

June 25

Thoughts of Rain

This is a chill instrumental easy listening rock piece. Drums, bass, guitar, and saxophones accompanied by a storm. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 2:51 PM PST - 7 comments

June 24

favorite flavor

bouncy and better than dark chocolate.....from a new band called seratone n. [more inside]

posted by kimyo at 11:11 PM PST - 1 comments

Chain and Shadow

This song is a direct result of a Flickr comment. I took a photograph, titled Chain and Shadow, and posted it to Flickr in March. A contact there, who knows my music, commented: "chain & shadow" is sweet. get out your strumstick and write a song.... And I thought, yeah, he's right, there's a song there for sure. I wrote one, and recorded it yesterday. I also discovered that "chain and shadow" (or some close variant) is a popular photographic theme indeed at Flickr. Hope y'all enjoy the tune. And/or the photograph(s). [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:20 PM PST - 13 comments

The Bunny Who Wanted to be a Rat

Would you like to hear a story, boys and girls? [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:46 AM PST - 12 comments

June 23


I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]

posted by ichthuz at 1:15 PM PST - 6 comments


Immature fun with a delay pedal and a sampler. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 7:52 AM PST - 5 comments

Sunrise -- Water Fowl

Tape manipulated saxophone and piano. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 6:59 AM PST - 5 comments

June 22

Suggestion for music software for a n00b

Looking for good starter software to get me composing some killer tracks for MeMu. :) I'm looking for something I can use to create multi-track songs in mostly traditional notation, where it's entirely midi-inputted from a Kurzweil keyboard, yet has internal libraries and controls that let me finetune the fake instruments to sound passably good. [more inside] [more inside] posted by hincandenza at 9:44 AM PST - 10 comments

Every Sunday Morning

Another song from my one-man show about Tiny Tim, Tulip. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:21 AM PST - 4 comments

Cowboy Song

I had some downstairs neighbors for which I was the semi-regular entertainment. [more inside]

posted by Danf at 8:13 AM PST - 5 comments

Artists' control of their output at Mefi Music

Forgive the double post, but I want to be sure that as many musicians as possible see the MetaTalk thread I just started. Also, with this post to Music Talk, I'm only knocking the "won't upload" thread off the front page here, so I think it's a pardonable sin. Here's the MeTa thread. I hope all of you with an opinion on my proposal will take the time to express it over there at MetaTalk. Thanks. posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:42 AM PST - 36 comments

Hell feat. Billie Ray Martin - Silver Machine

Hawkwind's cover featured in the impossible-to-track-down Japanese release of Dj Hell's latest album out now. [more inside]

posted by billieraymartin at 1:55 AM PST - 1 comments

June 21

I Changed the Locks

Cover of a Lucinda Williams song recorded in a bathroom with an I-phone. [more inside]

posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:29 PM PST - 5 comments


A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).

posted by ORthey at 10:10 PM PST - 11 comments

face to face to face

Two days ago I shot some video: a reflection of a man riding a Tokyo train, watching another moving train (a shinkansen) pass by on a parallel track. I made this music today, to serve as accompaniment for the 58-second film. I uploaded the video earlier this evening to YouTube here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:51 AM PST - 12 comments

Arms and Hands

We're trying to decipher notes taken down on arms and hands. [more inside]

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:14 AM PST - 6 comments


Instrumental nylon string guitar, borrowing harminocally from Mr Cohen, but in my own style. Hope everyone enjoys it. [more inside]

posted by Admira at 12:27 AM PST - 12 comments

June 20

Stacking Blocks

A late-night drone piece, composed from the manipulation of a single sample. [more inside]

posted by Jimbob at 7:40 AM PST - 0 comments

Money (not a Pink Floyd cover)

Hey, times are tough, money is tight, and posting Hallelujah to Mefi Music sure ain't gonna pay no bills. So, lately I've been putting together a demo, with an eye toward getting a little voiceover work. Here's an outtake...

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:10 AM PST - 9 comments

Samuel Barber -- String Quartet, Op. 11: I. Molto allegro e appassionato

I posted the second movement of Barber's quartet previously. Here's the first movement. [more inside]

posted by NemesisVex at 7:08 AM PST - 0 comments

Queen for a Day

Another song from my one-man show about Tiny Tim, Tulip, which I am still writing. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 6:24 AM PST - 0 comments

June 19

Joshy Come to Dallas

Sometimes it takes a little convincing to get your friend to visit. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 11:45 PM PST - 1 comments

Hallelujah! (So Very NSFW Mix)

When fussbudgetry and wankery collide...sexily. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:41 PM PST - 4 comments


Godawful Danzig impression? Check. Complete lack of shame? Check. [more inside]

posted by DaDaDaDave at 10:26 PM PST - 9 comments

hallelujah was {not} a hoodrat..

Influenced in all honesty by freya_lamb and wilco. And coffee shops. And random bars on 'punk' night with the acoustic Brittney spears covers that no one pays attention to. And the noise. Oh ~ it's half some jens lekman. Also dedicated to tired, exhausted folks with good things going for them.

posted by xorry at 9:18 PM PST - 4 comments

Ill Met By Moonlight (Medicine Man)

A small libation from The Gin Palace* [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 12:50 PM PST - 4 comments


An attempt to anger both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 11:47 AM PST - 11 comments

Redwood City Blues

An old track that a kid recently digitized off the cassette tape. [more inside]

posted by Danf at 10:59 AM PST - 3 comments

Leonard Cohen Night - BBC4 19th June

Irony of ironies, there's a Leonard Cohen night on BBC4 tonight (19th June). Several programmes strung together including last year's Live In London show. Those of you living in the colonies can access this via the online BBC iPlayer, I should imagine. I feel duty bound to watch given my recent desecration of Hallethingy.....enjoy!! posted by MajorDundee at 1:18 AM PST - 9 comments

June 18

Green Hopes

A song written last Friday after voting and then immediately after seeing the election results. It's kind of transformed into an elegy or threnody for dead protesters, too. It's agressive and ambient at the same time. [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 12:46 PM PST - 1 comments

To: Lenny Cohen. From: MetaFilter with love.

Man, we really should compile all the Hallelujah covers together and try to get them to Leonard Cohen. [more inside] posted by potch at 11:45 AM PST - 8 comments


This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 11:30 AM PST - 15 comments

Howto Maximize

Looking for a good way to create louder wavs and mp3s. [more inside] posted by es_de_bah at 10:01 AM PST - 5 comments

Last Girl

Here's to Lon Chaney. Because Bela Lugosi already has a song, and I thought it was high time for a tribute to the man who would've been Dracula, if not for lung cancer. [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 9:30 AM PST - 5 comments

Samuel Barber -- String Quartet, Op. 11: II. Molto adagio; molto allegro

Another personal homework assignment to prepare for writing a string quartet -- this time, it's Samuel Barber's String Quartet, Op. 11. The second movement was extracted to become Barber's one-hit wonder, the Adagio for Strings. [more inside]

posted by NemesisVex at 4:57 AM PST - 5 comments

June 17

Fred Jones, Pt. 2

It's amazing what you can throw together in about 4 hours with nothing but a Rock Band mic, 8 of yourself, and a pair of Stylophones. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 12:22 PM PST - 0 comments

Cooter Brown

Whimsical number about a famous historical character. Sending this one out to Jessamyn. [more inside]

posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:01 PM PST - 5 comments

Halle Hula

When Elvis Met Leonard. Nothing but uke, vox, and questionable taste. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 10:09 AM PST - 45 comments

Picnic in Fairyland

Another song from my still-being-written one-man play about Tiny Tim, Tulip. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:19 AM PST - 3 comments

The 8-Fold Path

Heaven, no strings attached. [more inside]

posted by Liv Pooleside at 4:54 AM PST - 1 comments

June 16

Open My Ears

A verse from the AVB song Open My Heart (or at least as best as I could remember it) [more inside]

posted by ibfrog at 8:53 PM PST - 0 comments


Cohen, prison style. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 6:34 PM PST - 17 comments

Hallelujah (drone version)

Here's my version of the esteemed Mr. Cohen's paean to the religion of love. I dropped the rhythm and chord changes, and made a new melody. The very minimal accompaniment consists of three tracks from my trusty old JUNO 60 analog synth. That's it! Video version (photos by yours truly) at Vimeo and YouTube.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:37 PM PST - 12 comments

Easy Like Saturday Night

A song I wrote for my now-defunct band, The Whoreshoes. [more inside]

posted by smartyboots at 1:50 PM PST - 1 comments

Since You've Been Gone

Continuing the theme of random a capella overdubbed stuff I have in my back catalogue, an old favourite [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:26 AM PST - 3 comments

June 15

Raw Anxious Hands

Help me understand why I like the raw track better than the final mix. [more inside] posted by InfidelZombie at 9:43 PM PST - 6 comments

Anxious Hands (v2 mixed)

The final mix of this raw track.

posted by InfidelZombie at 7:52 PM PST - 0 comments

The Downtown Downs

The third song for my one-man show about Tiny Tim, Tulip. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 6:28 PM PST - 0 comments

Starfish Brain

The starfish brain demands an accounting. [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 6:10 PM PST - 3 comments

Chrome Shuriken Dragonfire

A song about growing up with 8 bit sprites as your only friends. A tribute to C64 and the escapsim of 80ies computer games. It's a bit of a pop-ish production, I know, but I'm not singing about love or anything like that.. I'm singing about sprites.

posted by gmm at 5:12 PM PST - 7 comments

June 14

No Sunny Skies

A SECOND SONG for Tulip (formerly Tiny), my one-man show about entertainer Tiny Tim. I cannot yet sing like him, and sound like Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies when I try. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 4:37 PM PST - 2 comments

Anxious Hands (v2 raw)

This is a re-recording of the first song I ever posted to MeFi Music, a catchy little tune written by our bass player Steve. [more inside]

posted by InfidelZombie at 3:55 PM PST - 1 comments

The Fool (Neutral Milk Hotel cover, a capella)

I wanted to experiment with multitracked vocals, so I turned "The Fool" from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea into a choral work. I probably could have done more with rhythm and vocal percussive effects, but I did this is as a practice run for another song, which also included four-part harmonies.

posted by NemesisVex at 3:33 PM PST - 2 comments

I like Cheese

Originally by man vs sun, recorded while just dicking around with a microphone. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:33 AM PST - 7 comments

The Frail

A cover of some music not written by Leonard Cohen [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 7:19 AM PST - 5 comments

June 13


You won't be able to escape this in the clubs this summer. Unless you just stay away, which is what I recommend. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 5:13 PM PST - 14 comments


An accordion based tribute to a Swedish broken heart. very rough audacity+headset recording. [more inside]

posted by French Fry at 1:16 PM PST - 9 comments

Hallelujah für Stimme und Streichquartett

I've been in a string quartet frame of mind for the last few weeks. The abrupt end is intentional. Not sure why.

posted by NemesisVex at 12:23 PM PST - 12 comments

June 12


"To the flood and the drought; to pride and loneliness -- God's many tools to make us pray for what kills us." --Scott Miller [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 10:44 PM PST - 3 comments


I finished this just in time for it to be the first dance at my wedding. [more inside]

posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 5:36 PM PST - 8 comments

A Long Way Down

Another new demo song from my new band, Bring A Guillotine. A little more laid back than the previous track uploaded. Enjoy!

posted by TheWaves at 3:30 PM PST - 1 comments

The Cheese Alarm

Exactly what we need right now. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:24 AM PST - 5 comments

Hallelujah (island version)

Cover of Hallelujah for the June challenge. [more inside]

posted by mexican at 8:21 AM PST - 8 comments

It's a cold and it's a Disco Hallelujah

Note: Disco = Broken [more inside]

posted by TwoWordReview at 1:09 AM PST - 5 comments

June 11

So Strange

The first in a series of old-timey pre-rock popular songs I am composing for a one-man show about Tiny Tim. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 4:04 PM PST - 4 comments


Stealing the 5/4 shuffle from Take Five and injecting it into Leonard Cohen: non-trivial. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 12:08 PM PST - 23 comments


This is one of the first songs I wrote about 4 years ago. An earlier recording is posted here.

posted by InfidelZombie at 7:46 AM PST - 4 comments

June 10


Although the song says the distinction is irrelevant, this is definitely the BROKEN hallelujah. [more inside]

posted by Jon_Evil at 6:47 PM PST - 31 comments

Won't Upload

Am I doing something wrong? [more inside] posted by Danf at 12:02 PM PST - 7 comments

June 9

WT Fuck

A song about seeing something on the Internet you wish you didn't. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 6:57 PM PST - 7 comments


An upbeat, fast instrumental guitar piece, inspired by some of the music I've been listening to recently. Hope its enjoyed by all!

posted by Admira at 1:51 AM PST - 4 comments

June 8


my take on the monthly challenge fairly faithful but with some harmonies. One take for guitar and vox, one take for harmony, no level altering (it needs it, it also needs the guitar rerecording, but no time!). Again recorded by singing and playing at my mac. One day I'll set up my recording gear!

posted by nunoidia at 11:29 PM PST - 23 comments

Make It Better

A song I wrote a long time ago. With the help of a friend's vocals... [more inside]

posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:01 PM PST - 2 comments

June 7

Future Challenge - "The Dark Side Of The MiFi"....

Autumn Challenge idea - collaboration to cover an entire "classic" album resulting in Xmas podcast e.g. "Sgt Pfeffers Boring Farts Hub Band" [more inside] posted by MajorDundee at 3:06 PM PST - 132 comments

Dog Party

please keep this picture in mind while listening [more inside]

posted by god particle at 11:00 AM PST - 5 comments

Gaffer Tape and Glue

I read a friend's blog this morning and she had a line in there about how she felt like her heart was stuck together with gaffer tape and glue. 10 minutes later I had this, another 20 and I had recorded it using Garageband and my mac's internal mic. As I haven't written anything in about two years, I'm pretty happy with this writer's block break. [more inside]

posted by nunoidia at 5:54 AM PST - 9 comments

Sentimental Cover Suggestions

ISO sickeningly sentimental children's movie songs [more inside] posted by dagosto at 3:08 AM PST - 11 comments

Seven Eight

Instrumental guitar piece in 7/8 time signature - took a lot of concentration and I think it shows, not the most expressive piece but its melodic and flows better than I expected. Hope its enjoyed by all!

posted by Admira at 1:22 AM PST - 4 comments

June 6

Hearts Like Mine

This is a Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters cover I really didnt know about him playing untill The Canada No Gravy comment Fell In love with the tune So I covered my way With Honors To Billy

posted by american caesar at 11:40 PM PST - 5 comments

Falling Away

Roll over "Walk Away Renee"! [more inside]

posted by doubtfulpalace at 10:57 PM PST - 2 comments

David's Chords

Includes the rejects.

posted by umbú at 9:44 PM PST - 16 comments

Sweet Little Baby

Everybody I know is popping out kids. So for all the parents, I wrote a lullaby. Please experiment with your children and let me know if this puts them to sleep.

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

The Siren

And the rock and roll continues...

posted by InfidelZombie at 3:33 PM PST - 1 comments


June Challenge entry. With sincere apologies to Mr Cohen and fans of the song. [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 1:22 PM PST - 25 comments


Early loop-based experiment. [more inside]

posted by metagnathous at 12:32 PM PST - 0 comments


Percussive groove session. Not a song about sandwiches. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 5:36 AM PST - 2 comments

June 5

If I cant help fallen in love with you

My daughter is getting married and I cant make the wedding The gift of Elvis

posted by american caesar at 10:30 PM PST - 4 comments

Cheer Up Charlie

I learned this song on acoustic a week ago to try and best my roommate's version of "Somewhere Out There" from American Tale. I also needed to test out some new equipment in my studio. Then this happened. Let me know what you think.

posted by dagosto at 5:12 PM PST - 7 comments

Get Up

Did someone request a kick in the ass?

posted by InfidelZombie at 10:25 AM PST - 4 comments

June 4

Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifters

First track off our new album, "Heirloom." I'm playing fiddle an jawharp. [more inside]

posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:06 PM PST - 8 comments

The Great Curve

One of my favourite songs by Talking Heads--an experiment of sorts. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 12:41 PM PST - 1 comments

Hallelujah, Hoarse (cover)

I thought I'd take one for the team and kick off June's "Cover Hallelujah" Music challenge. This is a scratch recording I made about a year ago when I was home sick and had lost most of my voice. If you ever wanted to hear Excessively Husky-Voiced Cortex, this is your chance. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 12:14 PM PST - 15 comments

June 3


A new 'episode' of the "Evolution of a Song" series started by chococat a while ago. [more inside]

posted by micayetoca at 12:06 PM PST - 7 comments

Makin' Steps

Looking back, there's a lot of stuff I've done over the last few years that never got posted here. So I am going to remedy that, starting with our track from the MeFi Music comp.

posted by InfidelZombie at 8:11 AM PST - 2 comments

Together - Electric

Whats that you say? You liked Togther but wonder what it would sound like played on an electric guitar? With chorus and reverb? What a happy coincidence! Wrap your ears around this!

posted by Admira at 12:13 AM PST - 1 comments

June 2


Basically just trying to sound as much like Bit Funk as possible... uptempo minimal dance with spacey dreamy synths.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 4:23 PM PST - 3 comments


Mine is the last voice you will ever hear.

posted by mykescipark at 4:14 PM PST - 1 comments

June 1

Together - Jazzed

You liked Together - now hear the cover, jazzed up. Short lively instrumental cover of my own work. Vanity at its best.

posted by Admira at 10:45 PM PST - 0 comments

The Letter

The Men from the Manly Planet, recorded live at the University of Chicago Lab School cafeteria, circa 1983.

posted by stargell at 10:12 PM PST - 1 comments

Metafilter Orchestra - Pandora's Music Box

Metafilter Music Collaboration #2 is finished! This song involves 20 MeFites collaborating on an original song -- Exquisite Corpse style, which means that each contributor only got to hear one other contribution. Full credits and details inside. [more inside]

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 9:19 PM PST - 47 comments

Monthly MeFiMu Challenge thread - June edition

Thanks to everyone who submitted a tune for the May Challenge! Thirteen submissions came in, which ain't bad. If you have any thoughts, opinions, or points you'd like to make about last month's or this month's Challenges, please do so here. Also welcome in this thread (or directly as MeMail to yours truly): ideas for future Challenges. More ideas needed! posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:27 PM PST - 26 comments


Another song off of my EP. It's usually the last song we played at shows, and the longest and loudest. [more inside]

posted by tmcw at 4:13 PM PST - 3 comments


by Pink Crucifix [more inside]

posted by candyhammer at 12:16 PM PST - 0 comments

Song for Summer

As I was noodling around with these chords, beautiful summer has arrived here in Seattle. I couldn’t help but look out the window of our little music room at the gorgeous weather, flowers, blue skies, and people having fun on the water and asking myself, what am I doing inside on such a lovely day? And the answer is, writing a song about how I love the summer months as long as I’m safely ensconced indoors and out of the sun. It’s not my fault that I’m borderline translucent and in danger of melting in summer sun like a chocolate bar on the backseat of a car in July. But keep in mind, those of us who prefer it inside, aren’t necessarily anti-summer. We love watching it from the safety of air-conditioned shade. [more inside]

posted by hillelc at 8:18 AM PST - 1 comments