June 2015 Archives (all archives)

June 29

Boston Jig

Getting in just under the wire for the May/June city song challenge, this is a short little banjo tune from Buckley's New Banjo Method of 1860. Fretless minstrel banjo, parlor guitar, bones and tambourine.

posted by usonian at 9:04 PM PST - 5 comments

Cuando Viene El Mal

A song from my new acoustic band Love Monkee, from our set at the His Lai Buddhist Temple last month. Special thanks to drlith, who translated the chorus for me in this AskMe. Video of the last half of the set. [more inside]

posted by InfidelZombie at 8:23 AM PST - 3 comments

June 28

Launching into OuterSparse

A happy flight through space, dodging comets and surfing on gas clouds. [more inside]

posted by AxelT at 6:20 AM PST - 4 comments

June 26

Lord Bless the Ladies

Written by James Buckley, from his 1868 Banjo Guide. Fretless stroke style banjo with a simple 2nd banjo accompaniment.

posted by usonian at 8:41 PM PST - 0 comments

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]

posted by BlackPebble at 9:23 AM PST - 2 comments

June 25

Anthony Street Reel

Another Frank Converse tune, from his 1886 Analytical Banjo Method (PDF link). [more inside]

posted by usonian at 4:35 AM PST - 6 comments

June 24

Your Mission, If You Choose To Accept It

Request: 30 Seconds of the Mission: Impossible Theme on a single instrument. [more inside] posted by The Whelk at 2:10 PM PST - 1 comments

Non Senza Luce

Piano solo: short, mostly melancholy and dark, but...

posted by Wolfdog at 11:37 AM PST - 6 comments

June 18


An experiment in writing songs without choruses. [more inside]

posted by arxeef at 8:44 PM PST - 8 comments

On The Banks of Sacramento (wubmachine remix)

Whereupon we invite an algorithm to make mincemeat of a rather squalid song and out comes happy accidents. [more inside]

posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:06 PM PST - 2 comments

June 17

Alls I got are the pictures, the movies; gonna be a big star, never gonna be a big star.

Where once again we prove the inverse proportionality between effort and output. [more inside]

posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:50 AM PST - 0 comments

June 15

Over the Georgian

Home demo for a future studio production. A retelling of the Wyandot legend of Kitchikewana. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]

posted by mykescipark at 11:15 AM PST - 2 comments

June 12

Sky Flows

Sampled a slack guitar to create a kind of organ-sound. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 9:00 AM PST - 4 comments

June 10

MetaFilter Telephone Answering Machine Outgoing Messages

Challenge idea: Answering machine messages, like Radio Shack's! [more inside] posted by ignignokt at 7:56 PM PST - 5 comments

June 9

Hard Rain

A lonely cosmic country rock song loosely inspired by Neal Stephenson's Seveneves [more inside]

posted by raisindebt at 4:53 PM PST - 3 comments

June 6

Winter Song

A piano composition written a while ago at the end of autumn for the first snowfall. The changing of seasons; the coming winter; delight in the sounds of children playing in the fresh fallen snow. [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 9:44 PM PST - 4 comments

June 5

How to get to Never Never Land

I have started a new project: making and posting video directions to various Tokyo live music venues, for the benefit of the Directionally Challenged. This is the first of the series. I thought it might be interesting to first listen to the audio directions alone, letting your imagination fill in the visuals, then head over to the video to see how reality and your imagination matches up.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:18 AM PST - 1 comments

June 3

Metafilter Podcast Theme - Daft Punk version

Somehow the idea of doing an alternate podcast theme riffing on Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger got into my head a while a go, and here it is. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 11:25 AM PST - 10 comments