September 2007 Archives (all archives)

September 30

Shopping Cart Guy

At our local supermarket there's a really happy guy that wrangles the shopping carts. He's really, really tall and kind of looks like Lurch. He is always smiling and so into his work that I always wonder what's going on in his head. He's my superhero. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 1:28 AM PST - 6 comments

September 29

Faint Glimpse

Two minutes of mellow guitar picking on a song I sketched out. Just sit back and relax. [more inside]

posted by quadog at 4:55 PM PST - 3 comments

September 28

My Secret Love

Sorry I can't say who you are, but you know I love you darlin'.

posted by sluglicker at 6:06 PM PST - 3 comments

Out of It (singalong demo)

This is the title track for my next album and I need some backup vocals! [more inside]

posted by frenetic at 7:48 AM PST - 5 comments

September 27


A Derailleur song with driving guitars, keyboard goofery, and lyrics from the point of view of a peripheral character in Infinite Jest. [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 10:50 AM PST - 5 comments

September 26

The Silk Road

Something a friend and I made awhile ago [more inside]

posted by god particle at 9:14 AM PST - 2 comments

For Reverend Green

A simple cover of a song from Animal Collective's newest album, which MetaFilter greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. I was kind of reluctant to upload this one, because there are some things about the singing that I don't like (mostly timing and range), but I'm curious to hear what you guys think of it.

posted by revfitz at 1:10 AM PST - 7 comments

September 25

Easy (Thus Do All)

This is a demo (sans vocals) I'd like everyone's honest opinion on before I go an upload the finished thing. Guitars/piano/bass/drums. [more inside]

posted by kersplunk at 9:09 PM PST - 10 comments


My earlier foray into music, when I couldn't think of anything to write about. [more inside]

posted by god particle at 8:07 AM PST - 4 comments

September 24

Five Towns

Not in my town. Not in any of my five towns. [more inside]

posted by Mali at 4:51 PM PST - 0 comments


Since everybody's submitting instrumentals lately, I guess I'll post another one. Synth groove. [more inside]

posted by strangeguitars at 8:02 AM PST - 2 comments

September 23


I finished this with about 5 minutes to spare before turning 30. [more inside]

posted by 31d1 at 9:04 PM PST - 2 comments

Electro Grudge Funk take 1

Funk to put it nicely. I guess an intreptation on what robots grudge humping might sound like. [more inside]

posted by mnology at 3:56 PM PST - 1 comments

Bari Groove

For those times when you just feel like getting funky. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:55 AM PST - 2 comments


After reading this Wikipedia entry in songs in unusual time signatures, I decided to try to put together a piece along the same lines. Except all the various rhythm and instrumental parts have different time signatures, including free time. Oh well.

posted by Jimbob at 12:30 AM PST - 3 comments

September 21

Rock n Roll Radio

A really poppy Derailleur song, written and sung by our bass player. [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 5:27 AM PST - 5 comments

Le Buccaneer

I may be a bit late for Talk Like a Pirate day, but I was out a sailin' the seas and a drinkin' rum. A techno-pirate bagpipe-guitar chanty for ye. [more inside]

posted by tehloki at 4:16 AM PST - 4 comments

September 20


First post, so I'll start with something short and old. This one is sort of bouncy. Country/Dixieland style. Guitar, bass, and drums. No vocals. [more inside]

posted by strangeguitars at 5:29 AM PST - 10 comments

September 19

right on said jeebus

can ya feel the holy ghost? can i get an a a a men?

posted by kimyo at 9:14 PM PST - 9 comments

It Can Wait

Relax. Procrastinate. It's okay. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 4:54 PM PST - 3 comments

September 18

Last House On The Left

Inspired and about the 1972 Wes Craven film of the same name, this is a live recording on stage from last week with one of my current bands, The Filthy Thirds. Props to Erich Schuchman and Lou Whitney (of The Skeletons, The Morrells, Wilco producer, and Jonathon Richman) for the fine, fine capture. I play the bass.

posted by sourwookie at 10:21 PM PST - 4 comments

Heart of Gold

A Red Hay cover of the Neil Young song... [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 10:24 AM PST - 6 comments

September 17

Hoist the Jolly Roget's!

Rob Balder and Pirates for Sail present the official FuMP release for Talk Like a Pirate Day 2007! [more inside]

posted by Faint of Butt at 8:06 PM PST - 2 comments


A live mix I did for an impromptu basement rave in my house. A little rough, but came together nicely for something so spontaneous. Also, wendells. [more inside]

posted by tehloki at 7:14 PM PST - 5 comments


tyuiop [more inside]

posted by 31d1 at 7:02 PM PST - 4 comments

Beat Guitar (or, Rags to Rags)

Raw bedroom recording of a song that will eventually end up on an album. Lyrics inside. [more inside]

posted by The White Hat at 10:56 AM PST - 4 comments

September 16


The title track from my new album, which you can download for free at my site. Recorded on July 28 at SCM Recordings in Santee, California.

posted by Saellys at 5:38 PM PST - 9 comments

September 15

Superhero (demo)

An acoustic demo I did a while ago for a Derailleur song called Superhero. [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 8:14 AM PST - 1 comments

September 13

Some Kind Of Superhero

For the MeFi Music Challenge. This one uses mouthbow, bodhran (but it sounds like a bass drum), a little bell, shakers, some little woodblock rattley things, a drone, and voice.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:52 PM PST - 12 comments


This starts slow, but ends with me sticking a screwdriver in my ear. (ENJOY!)

posted by snsranch at 5:34 PM PST - 6 comments

Gaoth Barra na dTonn

My take on this wonderful Irish Gaelic song, which I learned from Clannad, and which was written by Diarmuid MacDiarmada. Donegaler Mefites, please don't kill me if I've mangled the pronunciation! [more inside]

posted by LN at 5:02 PM PST - 3 comments

Me Plug In

As promised, music from a non-existent top-down space shooter. Instead of the lack of percussion, imagine a chorus of pixellated missile explosions.

posted by tehloki at 4:59 PM PST - 6 comments

Persistent Cough

Everyone around me is sick, although this song isn't really about that. [more inside]

posted by cyphill at 2:48 PM PST - 1 comments

Young Beautiful People

Single from our first full length CD. [more inside]

posted by bryanzera at 11:54 AM PST - 4 comments

The Million-Pound Shithammer

A mess-around-at-practice riff that grew into a song. This one knocks down some walls live. [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 5:06 AM PST - 7 comments

September 12

Alturas Pl

Eighties inspired electropop with vox verse and instrumental dance hook. That's Arundhati Roy you hear at the beginning. I just had to use that beautiful voice of hers somewhere.

posted by ageispolis at 7:43 AM PST - 1 comments

Thank You

Yes, that one, by Alanis Morisette. I had a more airy, spacey take on it. [more inside]

posted by tehloki at 7:17 AM PST - 4 comments

September 10

Visions of Johanna

This is submitted as the crappiest Bob Dylan cover ever created, in relation to this. [more inside]

posted by Meatbomb at 6:22 PM PST - 6 comments

peter didn't say anything

little song i wrote a few years back about how i spent the first few hours after 9/11. I was in high school and the scene was fairly surreal there (as I'm sure it was almost everywhere). [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 6:18 PM PST - 2 comments

gnome gallagher e.p. one

First track off my ep under the guise of Gnome Gallagher, a failed british dj / garden gnome. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 5:10 PM PST - 2 comments


A brief description of the song.

posted by tehloki at 7:38 AM PST - 3 comments

September 9

Psychedelic Unknowns

Fare you well, you fortunate star On your journey out of the dark. [more inside]

posted by dhammond at 12:44 AM PST - 2 comments

September 8


I found an entry-level Yamaha synth in my friend's basement. The dials were stuck on 80's. [more inside]

posted by tehloki at 4:45 PM PST - 4 comments

September 7

Freedom Tape

A simple, melancholy electro instrumental that I recorded a couple of years ago. Percussion ideas came from various hip-hop sources; the melody is my own. I use it as background music during a spoken-word segment of my live shows. [more inside]

posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:31 PM PST - 4 comments


I'm the drummer in a band with my husband and one of his brothers (called Birds Anonymous) and this is one of our "moody" tunes, recorded "live" in our laundry room. [more inside]

posted by stefnet at 8:32 PM PST - 2 comments

Whatever You Want To Call It

Several years ago, a friend loaned me this AV Geeks DVD and recommended that I watch The ABCs of Sex Education for Trainables. I wasted no time in sampling selected bits of the film into a song, and I've dug it up for your NSFW pleasure. [more inside]

posted by davejay at 12:21 AM PST - 7 comments

September 6


I wrote this song about my eldest daughter, who a constant source of inspiration. Steve Eschelman is playing mandolin and singing backing vocals.

posted by chuckdarwin at 2:39 PM PST - 10 comments

Some Shady Leaves

Tender love song with an intriguing, unusual structure

posted by Afroblanco at 12:49 PM PST - 2 comments

Stare Into My Drifting Eyes

A tribute to all those other big psychedelic trance guys who consume vast, impressive quantities of mind-altering drugs and yet manage live through it, sanity intact, to relate their experiences through their music.

posted by tehloki at 8:28 AM PST - 6 comments

Off Yer Mind

This is Bell Dora, an alt-country band I had until very recently. Here we are, I'm the one in orange.
It's a bit of a ballad, and was my first foray ever into the pedal steel (a crazy-hard instrument). I used the C6 slab.

posted by sourwookie at 7:35 AM PST - 6 comments

September 5

band contest

i entered in a contest to test my wit and ability

posted by ageispolis at 5:39 PM PST - 1 comments

Banger's Mash

A brief excursion into the world of Drum'n'Bass. I'd like to travel there again sometime.

posted by tehloki at 5:28 AM PST - 5 comments

September 4

Song for the Mira

Mwahahaha! By request...

posted by LN at 4:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Crazy Baby, Lazy Charlie

In 1993 I spent every weekend between the Spring Bank Holiday recording songs that I'd written on my four-track tape recorder. I'm not sure where they came from. On August Bank Holiday Monday I mixed down the final album - It's Amazing What Some People Can Believe - and copied it onto C90 cassettes. The run almost reached double figures. A raging success, then. This is the first track on Side One. The almost fifteen years' distance allows me to admit that I like it very much.

posted by Grangousier at 2:35 PM PST - 9 comments


The very last Red Hay song recorded. This was actually one of our first songs, a very Neil Young-ish guitar thing with a weird time signature. After we'd broken up as a band, we all got together one weekend and started messing with the old country-rock stuff, redoing a lot of it with our new keyboard-torturing habit. This was the most radical rethink, and the best outcome.

posted by COBRA! at 10:49 AM PST - 3 comments

September 3

Saint Jerome

Long weekends are great for getting stuff done. This here is why the yard is still overgrown.

posted by waxboy at 9:18 PM PST - 3 comments

Leary Biscuit

A beat about a special treat.

posted by ageispolis at 9:04 PM PST - 2 comments

September 2

Death of a Disco Dancer

My current band, Derailleur, covering the Smiths. This was recorded live at a show a couple of years ago, right after we discovered the joys of doing weird things to keyboards. I'd like to point out that I'm the one torturing the keyboard this time.

posted by COBRA! at 11:36 AM PST - 3 comments

September 1

Rod Carew

A song about race and baseball.

posted by sleepy pete at 1:33 PM PST - 5 comments