July 2013 Archives (all archives)

July 31

Miss America

Drunk dialling America post 9/11 from Nashville. I miss America. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 5:30 PM PST - 6 comments

July 30

the booster song

Noisy, swirly rock song recorded at our band rehearsal a few weeks ago. Apologies for the bum notes and obvious errors. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 4:13 PM PST - 2 comments

Soul Love - David Bowie cover

My gate-crashing addition to the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Music Challenge [more inside]

posted by ochenk at 9:55 AM PST - 8 comments

July 29

Largo (To A Pegasus)

For two flutes, piano and strings. The video version of the score was featured on Equestria Daily. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog at 5:43 AM PST - 4 comments

July 27

Dream a Little Dream of Me [jazz version]

The American standard by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, and Gus Kahn. This is my jazzy little version. Started with some noodling and became a proper song. And very easily inspired by the version by Mama Cass Elliott. [more inside]

posted by grubi at 1:44 AM PST - 1 comments

July 26

Michelangelo (monitor mix)

Paint it on the ceiling...

posted by Hoops McCann at 12:30 PM PST - 5 comments

July 25


For decades now, I have been inspired by songs that make you think beyond just a lovely melody (hopefully they'd go hand in hand together). On that note, here's a song about unwinding and placing greater value in human relations (at a time when we so greatly need this).

posted by Brodyaga at 1:53 AM PST - 0 comments

July 22

How'm I Going to Get Over?

Another torch song, I guess. Used the new 'drummer' track from Logic Pro X for the drum track... quite impressed the way it adapts the kick/snare pattern to the emphasis in the bassline. LPX is quite nice, but still buggy on my machine. Another hard song to sing, for me anyway.

posted by unSane at 12:08 PM PST - 6 comments

Anthem of the Heart

128bpm, dancey instrumental, mostly made with NI Massive. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog at 5:30 AM PST - 3 comments

July 21


Quick little ditty about dusting yourself off. [more inside]

posted by frecklefaerie at 10:50 PM PST - 1 comments

July 19


I bought a cheap casiotone keyboard. I have to figure out how to learn to play it, but in the meantime... drone!

posted by palbo at 4:32 PM PST - 1 comments

Nap4Nenshi (feat. Naheed Nenshi)

Hug a public servant. [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:01 AM PST - 1 comments

July 18

Oops, I did it again, again.

A few weeks ago I bought a beaten up Hammond M3 and Leslie. I was such a massive hit with both band and audience, I figured maybe there was something to this whole vintage keyboard thing. So today I made another stupid purchase. [more inside] posted by unSane at 9:13 PM PST - 18 comments

Suffragette City

When I was assigned this tune for the David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' challenge, I was a little worried that I couldn't really manage it, somehow. But I had fun with it and I think it turned out OK. Plus I got this total blam-blam to help me with the promo clip, which you can viddy, my little droogie, at YouTube or Vimeo.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:01 AM PST - 24 comments

July 17

You Never Laugh

Weird little acoustic whisper-sing experiment from a few years ago. Born of legitimate frustration. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 12:28 AM PST - 2 comments

July 14

Brain Zaps

Brain Zaps is a song by my new punk/garage band, Brain Zaps. Every band needs a song about their own name. It's the last song from our set at the Town Hall Hotel in Newtown. I'm the singer. The logo was designed by Michael Skattum.

posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:08 PM PST - 0 comments

one note

Based on The World Famous' challenge idea in this thread, to make a song using only one note. [more inside]

posted by advil at 5:51 PM PST - 7 comments

July 13

The Ballad of Boo Radley

My sister had to put her beloved cat, Boo Radley, to sleep. He was a wonderful cat and companion. not_on_display and I wrote a song in honor of him. We both did the lyrics and n_o_d did the uke part. [more inside]

posted by jessamyn at 5:50 PM PST - 6 comments


a fair shot at breaking a months-long gap between self-recordings

posted by tmcw at 3:48 PM PST - 2 comments

July 11

It Ain't Easy (Bowie cover)

I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 3:25 PM PST - 21 comments

Buckley's, or Green Corn Jig

A quick multitrack with fretless tackhead banjo, tambourine and bones. From James Buckley's "Buckley's New Banjo Method", 1860. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 5:37 AM PST - 3 comments

July 7

The Last of the Very Few to Begin With

I wrote this because I'm supposed to be writing stories instead. All instruments are performed through the glass of the iPad except the recorders. This was triggered by a sudden affection for the sad mistiness of tin soldiers and their big, hopeless, losing battles. [more inside]

posted by thisclickableme at 4:10 PM PST - 5 comments

Climbing Up the Walls

Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:22 PM PST - 2 comments

Ochre Cloud

More experimental ambient sketching. Inspired by a sunset I saw today.

posted by Doleful Creature at 1:19 AM PST - 6 comments

July 6


A simple and relaxed electro / ambient / drum and bass jam (3:06).

posted by jchgf at 9:17 PM PST - 1 comments

July 5

Every Single Day

A little tune I wrote a while back. [more inside]

posted by Doleful Creature at 1:47 AM PST - 2 comments

July 4

Hate and Love (Catullus 85)

A song based on Catullus 85 ("I hate and I love ...") [more inside]

posted by DevonKappa at 7:44 PM PST - 0 comments

July 1

my story

another song with me trying to sing....

posted by MadRat at 4:41 PM PST - 3 comments

Beach Erosion

This is a song from my band Blackwolf Beach. We are from Baltimore, MD. I think we sound like punk/melodic hardcore/noisey stuff. There are two other mefites in this band! Josher71 plays guitar and sings sometimes, and petulantbeard plays drums and sings sometimes. I play guitar and sing sometimes. [more inside]

posted by capnsue at 12:49 PM PST - 5 comments