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Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

Chimes & Oatmeal

Here's my submission (finally) for the assignment I got for the Great Raffle Request Challenge a few years back. The request: "Record a song (cover or original) on an instrument you don't really know how to play." This one's for Secretariat! [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 17, 2016 - 9 comments

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 comments

hypotech

Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's track hypotech from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 30, 2014 - 2 comments

Whimsy Will Be the End of Me

A remix of an old acoustic cover of a Slipknot song. Glitched-out and re-sampled beyond recognition.
posted by ianK on May 25, 2014 - 4 comments

I Am The Cosmos

After flaking on too many challenges I was determined to get this one in under the wire, despite whatever life threw up in the meantime to distract me (quite a lot as it happens, but in a good way). [more inside]
posted by TwoWordReview on Nov 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Moonage daydreaming

For the Bowie challenge, finally. [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Sep 1, 2013 - 6 comments

Practicalities

Acoustic tune for this month's challenge [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on Mar 5, 2013 - 1 comment

Walk Into De Funeral Parlor Jig

Minor variation on an old minstrel tune. Fretless tackhead banjo, marginally played tambourine and bones. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 comments

High and Dry

A cover of Radiohead's H&D on resonator guitar in open G, for the minor/major challenge. I originally intended this to be a shitkicking country stomper but it turned into something quite different. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 23, 2013 - 13 comments

The Lonely Karmic Cop

Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Feb 22, 2013 - 12 comments

Rest Ye Merry

Vaguely medieval and dirge-like. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 23, 2012 - 3 comments

belladonna

I don't think it meets the bar MajorDundee set, but I gave it a shot. Adapted the words from Belladonna. Learned a lot! [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Jun 10, 2012 - 1 comment

In Your Eyes

This song was inspired by our singer's video chats with her long distance beau. It is on the new Red On Strike album Her Own Little World, now available for download on Bandcamp. [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on May 11, 2012 - 2 comments

Auld Lang Syne, ragtime fingerstyle arrangement

It's been five years since my last attempt at arranging Auld Lang Syne. I thought I might try to start a small fire under it this year. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 29, 2011 - 5 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

Teenagery

Recorded onto an audio cassette in about 1982 from a radio/cassette player with built-in mic. As a bit of a laugh between recording our more earnest efforts at Irish folkmusic (posted earlier here).The Early Puritans we called ourselves up there in Stockholm. Does it count as a September offering? [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 5, 2011 - 6 comments

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Tumbalalaika

Tumbalalaika, a traditional Russian Jewish love song. Generally sung in Yiddish, presented here in English. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Feb 21, 2010 - 4 comments

Year of Jubilo

This month's challenge isn't much of a challenge for someone who plays oldtime music anyway, but I figure I get extra points for recording this American Civil War era tune on my new gourd banjo. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 comments

María tero lero lé

One for the 'traditional' challenge. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Feb 12, 2010 - 9 comments

O Little Town of Bethlehem

My second entry to Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009. Clawhammer banjo and guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 19, 2009 - 7 comments

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Just a little carol we recorded for our holiday card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, firemonkey on trumpet and horn. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Dec 16, 2009 - 0 comments

douce nuit

Short, with improvised and awkwards chunks, various mistakes, and a outro that flirts with crashlanding. Peace.
posted by nicolin on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 comments

The Wassail Song

My first contribution to the Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009 project. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 9, 2009 - 2 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

Chill-elujah

I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]
posted by ichthuz on Jun 23, 2009 - 6 comments

Hallebritishlujah

my take on the monthly challenge fairly faithful but with some harmonies. One take for guitar and vox, one take for harmony, no level altering (it needs it, it also needs the guitar rerecording, but no time!). Again recorded by singing and playing at my mac. One day I'll set up my recording gear!
posted by nunoidia on Jun 8, 2009 - 23 comments

Gone Gone Gone

For the April "two chords" Challenge. The two 3-note chords even share a note in common, so we're talking a total of five notes serving as harmonic accompaniment for this song. Played on the strumstick. There's a hoop drum, too, of indeterminate pitch. I posted a lo-fi, live version of this song to YouTube as well, direct from my 6-mat tatami room at home. You can see it here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 29, 2009 - 12 comments

El aparato

As requested by umbú. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Mar 14, 2009 - 13 comments

Misused

An entry to the amnesty challenge, trying out the "wrong" challenge. [more inside]
posted by idiopath on Mar 7, 2009 - 6 comments

My Little Corner of the World

As requested by chococat, and featuring the great Karlos The Jackal on marimba and toy piano. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Nov 24, 2008 - 17 comments

That's Easy For You To Say

My submission to the "a song sung in a language you don't speak" challenge. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Oct 16, 2008 - 8 comments

Not Enough to Keep Me Satisfied

I wrote a country song awhile back but never got around to figuring out how it should end. The latest Mefi Music Challenge provided suitable inspiration. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Jul 18, 2008 - 4 comments

Roads of Plenty

My attempt at the Metafilter lyric challenge [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Jun 28, 2008 - 3 comments

Cough It Up

A song about dying [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Oct 26, 2007 - 1 comment

Superhero (demo)

An acoustic demo I did a while ago for a Derailleur song called Superhero. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 15, 2007 - 1 comment

Bridge In The Sky

Fellow wants to cross a bridge, but it floats up into the sky. Woman comes along but she turns into smoke. Fellow throws a fistfull of dirt in the air, gets a new idea, goes and does some other stuff. Then there's a happy ending. Written for the "bridge" challenge, but I reckon you knew that already. Guitar by Ken Kawashima, who can also be heard here and here. Lyrics inside.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 26, 2007 - 6 comments

from the bridge,

watching the river flow, I stumble upon some memories - more vivid than others.
posted by nicolin on Aug 6, 2007 - 10 comments

Until You Sever The Snake

Written and recorded for the serpentine challenge now underway. My buddy Ken Kawashima brought in the North Mississippi blues riff and yours truly did the rest. Apologies to animal rights advocates, but some snakes were severed during the recording of this song. Had to be done. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 17, 2007 - 8 comments

the River Girl

A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
posted by verysleeping on Jul 5, 2007 - 14 comments

Rain in the Desert

This is a slightly older song, released in '06, but I thought it fit the challenge. I wrote it shortly after moving to L.A. when I was awakened by a thunderstorm, and fell back asleep to some strange dreams... -Leland
posted by danandleland on Jul 1, 2007 - 7 comments

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