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Optimist (Acoustic Demo)

First demo for RPM2016. 9 songs to go! [more inside]
posted by chococat on Feb 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Don't Walk Away

I recorded this in my pyjamas, then overdubbed some stuff, and I like it. Video, too. [more inside]
posted by Sportswriters on Aug 26, 2014 - 1 comment

Friday Harbor

Sailing Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands [more inside]
posted by Annika Cicada on May 25, 2013 - 0 comments

Hold On To Love (simplified version)

I decided to rearrange this song that I posted before to take out some of the crazy modulation and make it more straightforward. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 10, 2012 - 4 comments

Carnival of Lies

One-take before-pants demo of a cynical little song that's been buzzing round in my head recently. Video here. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 comments

Girl on a Swing (Ballad of a Cavalryman)

This is a super-rough demo of a song I wrote yesterday for the 'Has Been for Years' song fight. It's a gothic little waltz using a resonator guitar, told from the point of view of a trooper in the 7th cavalry who was killed at Little Big Horn while waiting to be relieved by Reno's troops. Recorded before I put my pants on, for the challenge. Video proof is here. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 18, 2011 - 5 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors

I've been trying to come up with a love story titled ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS for a movie, but this fell out instead. Video link inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Eastern Legend

Mrs. Archivist and I are collaborating on musical project. Recording includes acoustic and electric guitars, synths, traps, accordion, and cello. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Jun 26, 2010 - 2 comments

Darker Shade of Blue

Another semi-autobiographical 1995 slice of cheerful melancholia. But a pretty guitar riff and one of my favorite choruses to sing, even if I never really could hit the last note. There's an electric version of this with more of a Big Star / Matthew Sweet feel, but darned if I can find it and anyway I like this one. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 25, 2010 - 2 comments

Andrita Street

Demo for a song about my neighborhood here in Los Angeles...with mouth trumpet!
posted by ford and the prefects on Aug 21, 2009 - 2 comments

snake (demo)

Another entry in my recent demo series of posts. I posted a not-quite-done version of the track here, featuring piano and overly heavy drums. It's a song about the old classic video game "Snake". I'm sure I'll revisit the "proper" recording some day, but in the meantime, this is a nice performance. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Aug 7, 2009 - 3 comments

come careening (demo)

This is the demo I recorded for this song posted earlier. I slapped some kind of distortion effect over it to approximate the feel I wanted in the final version. Although it's too hazy-sounding and the vocals are nearly unintelligble, I really love a lot of things about this recording. It sounds like some kind of important uncovered secret to me. Anyway, this post is part of an "evolution of my songs" series I started here and here.
posted by edlundart on Jul 21, 2009 - 11 comments

the vase (demo)

As a follow-up to this post, here is the demo I recorded for the song I posted a long time ago here. As before, the idea is to share something about the evolution of my songs for anyone who might care.
posted by edlundart on Jul 19, 2009 - 4 comments

undulate underling (demo)

A demo that I later recorded and posted here. I'm posting this as a contribution along the lines of what others have done before me -- providing a window into my songwriting. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if some prefer this version.
posted by edlundart on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

Just another folk-rock song about Jorge Luis Borges. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 comments

The Ballad of Daisy and Jay

I've always loved The Great Gatsby - it, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, have some significance here in Minnesota. I tried to get some personal elements into the characters for this. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 8, 2008 - 9 comments

Things I Used to Know (demo)

"Our minds are permeable to forgetfulness; I myself am distorting and losing, through the tragic erosion of the years, the features of Beatriz." -- Jorge Luis Borges [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 16, 2008 - 6 comments

The Last Time I Saw Moscow

A very lo-fi one-take recording by The Grandma Sylvias. Acoustic guitar and vocals only; all apparent distortion is coming from knobs turned very high. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Mar 4, 2008 - 0 comments

Alone

A song of loneliness and betrayal - sounds fun, right? [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Dec 12, 2007 - 2 comments

Late Century

An apology to mathowie
posted by St Urbain's Horseman on Jun 19, 2007 - 5 comments

Monkey

At empyrean's request. I needed a break from mixing my own songs anyway, so I threw together this quick & dirty cover of the Counting Crows song in 15 minutes, and uploaded it warts and all - one take off the top of my head, complete with missed notes, words, and chords. Enjoy.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 25, 2007 - 7 comments

Burn Bright (Burn Out)

I think this is still probably the best thing I've written. It's arranged sparely. It's really not anything more than a more nicely-recorded version of the two-track sketch that I record immediately after finishing writing a song just to have a rough sketch of the structure and main vocal melody. I haven't got a more full recording, because... Well, every time I try to flesh out the song, I end up feeling like I've bludgeoned something delicate. I'll get it some day, but for now, I think it works best when played simply.
posted by sparkletone on Feb 24, 2007 - 5 comments

Circling Wolves

The oldest song I've written that I'm still willing to play, think about, work on, etc., etc. It's also changed rather radically from its even shorter original form, and it's gone through a couple lyrical rewrites. It grew a beat about six months ago. I think this is probably the final form structurally and lyrically, but I'd probably work on it more if I thought I could improve the sound quality significantly.
posted by sparkletone on Feb 19, 2007 - 2 comments

Do you understand how I need you?

I wrote this song for my ladyfriend a few months back, and recorded it just now. Happy Valentine's Day.
posted by Nahum Tate on Feb 14, 2007 - 1 comment

Moving Pictures (demo)

Just recorded a rough demo of this new love song for Edie Sedgwick.
posted by buriednexttoyou on Sep 26, 2006 - 5 comments

Julia

Julia / you've got a lovely uvula / I wanna take you to Florida / so please say yes We'll start a family / play lots of D&D / and watch the Goonies / on VHS
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 4, 2006 - 12 comments

Full of Love

Working draft of a song I'm engineering—written by friend and former bandmate Brian, who is on guitar and vocals, with keys added by moi. Feedback/criticism desirable. This is my first real effort to play producer/engineer to someone else's material.
posted by cortex on Aug 22, 2006 - 12 comments

Through The Rain

This one is really lo-fi as I don't have the master tape and it's a 21 year old rough demo -- and I do mean rough. :) Recorded Spring 1985 in dorm room A-1016, The Evergreen State College. (More inside.)
posted by litlnemo on Jul 31, 2006 - 13 comments

Summer's Ending

Now that the summer's ending, there's a cold wind blowing in / So we've got to build some shelter, before it rains again
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 4, 2006 - 18 comments

The Road

Ooh, bop bop, ba-ooh, bop bop. All I know is the road and I love you.
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 1, 2006 - 4 comments

The Spy Part 1 (Cover's Blown)

Acoustic demo about what I did during the Cold War.
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 30, 2006 - 4 comments

The Spy Part 2 (Thirty Scarves)

Demo of a song about being far away from the spy you love. With acoustic guitar and tuba.
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 30, 2006 - 13 comments

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