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A Whiter Shade of Pale

The Procol Harum song on solo acoustic guitar and voice. Recorded as an iPad Pro video, reverb added with MicSwap Video Pro, then exported as audio. Fifth take, as evidenced by the exasperated opening.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 26, 2020 - 3 comments

Some Of Shelly's Blues

I've been playing around with a different feel for this Michael Nesmith classic. Recorded on iPad Pro, first take, rough vocal.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 11, 2020 - 4 comments

Mirrorball

pop song with a train beat feel [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jul 31, 2020 - 0 comments

You Can Make Me Feel Bad (Arthur Russell cover)

I've been listening to this song a lot recently, and admire Russell's sort of ambiguity. Featuring authentic San Francisco rain and street noise.
posted by tmcw on Apr 4, 2020 - 3 comments

The Great Staycation

It's about as much fun as you'd imagine it would be. March 2020. [more inside]
posted by snofoam on Mar 29, 2020 - 2 comments

Marathon Days

Just wrote this today, very much informed by our current situation. Lyrics in the bridge borrowed/stolen wholesale from Joy Division's "Transmission." Recorded on my bathroom floor into my Tascam DR100's built-in mics. Who will he answer to?
posted by Maaik on Mar 21, 2020 - 1 comment

Bottle of Sunshine (Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts)

A brand new song from our forthcoming album "Riches to Rags", which we're released today as part of our special Social Distance release on Bandcamp. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Mar 20, 2020 - 1 comment

Unknowable Knowns

Restless and pissed off over the covid-19 situation, and powerless to do much about it, I set up a mic (and a camera) on my porch after I put my kid to bed and recorded this song I wrote about civil disobedience. You got the stones for crime. It's about time.
posted by Maaik on Mar 19, 2020 - 3 comments

Mean ol' Coronavirus

I wrote a little tune about that darn microscopic critter the whole world is talking about. I made a little video for it, too. If you wanna see it, it's here. Put it on Bandcamp as well, just for good measure, as an AIF file, which of course I'd be delighted if you bought for a buck. Or more. Cause all my damn gigs are cancelled lately. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 14, 2020 - 2 comments

Head Like A Hole

You know how you were thinking the other day "I really love Nine Inch Nails, but I'd really love Nine Inch Nails if they were Sufjan Stevens" Yeah, me too. Also for the first time shot video as I was recording.
posted by Maaik on Feb 24, 2020 - 6 comments

Five Miles From Town

In honor of Clyde Davenport, who passed away this week at the age of 98, one of the fiddle tunes he played, although not particularly in his style. [more inside]
posted by hades on Feb 19, 2020 - 1 comment

Letterbox (TMBG cover)

A hushed but nonetheless exuberant take on a very good song from They Might Be Giants' album "Flood," recorded at my kitchen table [more inside]
posted by Maaik on Feb 18, 2020 - 0 comments

Best Booty on the Farm

Recently met a dog with a mighty fine behind. [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Jan 20, 2020 - 1 comment

Stamps

Short, sweet, sappy love song. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jan 4, 2020 - 2 comments

The Best Part of Christmas is You

This year I wrote a Christmas song that I'm rather fond of for my wife, who I'm also rather fond of. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Dec 24, 2019 - 0 comments

chords 'n gourds

An autumnal fingerpickin' instrumental.
posted by CarrotAdventure on Oct 14, 2019 - 2 comments

Manhattan Skyline

Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 28, 2019 - 6 comments

Both Hands - cover (Ani DiFranco)

Acoustic guitar and voice. Pretty straight as far as my memory of the proper song goes. [more inside]
posted by howfar on Sep 4, 2019 - 4 comments

F9mily (You & Me)

A multi-tracked violin sketch/tiny cover of an excellent song by Lil Nas X that I can't get out of my head.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 2, 2019 - 3 comments

Whistlin' Tune

Havin' a play with the gang! [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jun 15, 2019 - 0 comments

Little black bird

Just a little song from my weird little indie folk heart. Actually reworking something old and the first thing I've recorded in a while, since I was pretty tired from the whole process of putting out my first EP in January. Also...stuff?...has been happening to my voice because I am trans and recently started testosterone therapy, I really notice the change in how my voice feels and I certainly hope others can hear it too!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Apr 13, 2019 - 3 comments

Georgia

Another weird, haunting indie folk song from yours truly! There is also a weird, haunting music video located here. This is all part of my first official release, which I am super excited about, under my stage name MK Ellison.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Dec 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Meek

Walking with pushchairs to make the little one sleep forces you outside. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Nov 21, 2018 - 0 comments

I Will Work For Honey (Tim Long's Unidentified String Band)

"'I will work for honey!' This girl looks at me and goes, 'what?' I go 'yeah, it goes like this.'" [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Nov 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Smoke

Pretty proud of the vocals. This is a weird one, but my most haunting song yet. I had an image of a supernatural, quiet kind of nightmare where the narrator has a horrible premonition that something is coming for her, tries to run away, but cannot get far enough.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 24, 2018 - 7 comments

Big red sky

It's been a while since I posted any of my new songs here. What do you think of my kind of new direction (and quality of the recording)? Alternative folk-ish, acoustic song with clean vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonies. Sounds happy but the lyrics are not. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 9, 2018 - 2 comments

Magali

This song started as a joke and turned into something quite different. My friend and her husband have a lovely cat with an inspiring life story. During a recent visit, she said I should write a song about Magali, and after laughing about possible lyrics, it turned into a heartfelt song about the sweet, loving bond between a man and his cat. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 4, 2018 - 0 comments

To be alone with you (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Not sure if I can do it justice, but I have loved this song every since I first heard Seven Swans in my college days. Light, soulful cover of a modern classic. I've messed with the harmonies a little, so some of the chords are more dissonant (but in a watery, calm way, not a harsh way, if that makes any sense).
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Deeper Well (Emmylou Harris cover)

I love this song. Cover with guitar, piano. From her 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which Wikipedia calls "career redefining."
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 30, 2018 - 1 comment

I belong to you

Wrote a new song that I still like, unlike the last one I posted! Textured, mellow, summery indie/country with guitar, percussion, strings, vocals.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Many Chords

My wife had a pessimistic guitar instructor when she was younger, one of those "there's nothing new in music, there's only 12 notes" kind of musicians. So, as a rebuttal to that mindset, here's an in-progress 50+ chord progression that I think is turning out swimmingly so far.
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Apr 5, 2018 - 4 comments

Let's try that again

This is a complete reworking of a song I posted before (17) which is now...prettier? Mellower? Flows more? What do you think of my new direction? [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Mar 26, 2018 - 1 comment

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

An original arrangement of an old cowboy song, from the new album High on the Hog by Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Mar 20, 2018 - 1 comment

How Long, America?

Wish I didn't have to keep writing songs like this. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 18, 2018 - 3 comments

Black and White Rag

I've always known "Black and White" as a fiddle rag, but it turns out it was composed for piano in 1908. When I was a kid, it was one of about a dozen tunes my dad and I played together (over, and over, and over) with him on guitar and me on fiddle. In a total coincidence (no, really) my band decided to record it for our upcoming album “High on the Hog”. I never played it quite like that with my dad, but looking back it's fun to imagine I was practicing for this. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Feb 10, 2018 - 3 comments

The Home Ruler Set

Another set from some recent recording - two Irish hornpipes on guitar and octave mandolin. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 29, 2017 - 5 comments

All the Days

A quick, old tune
posted by ageispolis on Nov 19, 2017 - 3 comments

The Marc and Caitlin Wedding Set

Another rough mix from a recent bout of recording. These are two tunes I played during the summertime wedding of two good friends. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 19, 2017 - 2 comments

Chicken Reel / Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird

A classic Louis Jordan song all about chickens, interpolated with a fiddle reel that's all about chickens. Recorded and broadcast live 11/4/2017 for "The Back Porch" on KLCC 89.7 Eugene, OR. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Nov 8, 2017 - 0 comments

Take A Knee

Topical song. Recorded live in one take, fast and dirty, at home. Vocal, three-string guitar and stompbox, all coming out of a 15 watt VOX guitar amp. I videoed the performance too, which you can see at Facebook or YouTube. If you'd like to download an AIFF audiofile, you can do so at SoundCloud. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 27, 2017 - 6 comments

Henry King's Reel

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by hades on Sep 17, 2017 - 4 comments

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 5, 2017 - 0 comments

I've been drinking all day

(That's the title, I have not in fact been drinking all day...) Country-ish, imagine you and your man are on the outs and you're feeling a little bitter about it.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 25, 2017 - 3 comments

17

This piano part and vocal melody have been rattling around in my brain for a while--finally wrote some lyrics and fleshed it out a bit.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 5, 2017 - 2 comments

Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July

A seasonally-appropriate fiddle tune, with solo fiddle triple-tracked but otherwise unprocessed. The fiddle is in DDAD tuning, which I like a lot. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jul 4, 2017 - 5 comments

Esme

A song written for my 4 month old daughter. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 1, 2017 - 1 comment

True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover)

If you know of him, you may have an opinion that Daniel Johnston is a outsider genius, a troubled victim of hipster exploitation, or simply a not-so-typical independent musician who found his audience. If nothing else, his work is irrefutably full of sincerity and emotion. This little piece of his is one of the great American songs. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 24, 2017 - 8 comments

Birds

Long time no tunes! A simple tune on the classical guitar, sketched out after my daily struggle to learn Chopin & Satie songs. Birds, for interest.
posted by tmcw on May 9, 2017 - 10 comments

Starving (Cover)

"Something inside me's changed—I was so much younger yesterday." I learned and recorded this cover of Hailee Steinfeld's "Starving" in a half hour one afternoon last month. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 16, 2017 - 2 comments

Death Would Be Unkind

Instrumental country death song
posted by dagosto on Mar 23, 2017 - 2 comments

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