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Stuck out on

My lyric-writing "system" has often been dozens of little stickies on the desktop, thoughts, ideas, scribbles... and then sometimes when I'm frustrated I'll make a song made up of various combinations that seem to make sense. Like this one!
posted by ORthey on Apr 15, 2007 - 8 comments

Tanto Como Debería

Another not-in-English one.
posted by micayetoca on Apr 10, 2007 - 11 comments

Tecumseh Valley

Townes Van Zandt was a talented man who wrote beautiful songs. I own some guitars and recording equipment and have a lot of spare time. Here I embarrass myself and denigrate Van Zandt's legacy by attempting to cover him. But I did add a string arrangement!
posted by inoculatedcities on Apr 7, 2007 - 9 comments

Full Promise

Just another "I'm nothing without you" song
posted by JulianDay on Apr 4, 2007 - 5 comments

Money fer beer.

Ridiculous song that I wrote and sang while I was in my cups. You can (unfortunately) see a video of me singing it with the band here. Oberon is a reference to a local microbrew that is rather popular with a "certain crowd."
posted by Baby_Balrog on Apr 1, 2007 - 7 comments

bent+acoustic

Back from the dead! Original description: A quick-and-dirty first attempt at combining circuit bent instruments with acoustic guitar. I know some people frown at the idea of forcing bent instruments into measure and meter but there's a 24% chance that those people are no fun. Did it work? I dig it. Any suggestions?
posted by RobertFrost on Mar 30, 2007 - 6 comments

Wildside

Crickets, guaguancó rhythm, double bass, jarana guitar, one singing voice and another one rapping.
posted by micayetoca on Mar 29, 2007 - 13 comments

Going To Abilene

I am re-uploading this song. I wrote it a while back and recorded last weekend. I'm just learning to record, so the guitars are a little quiet. Tips would be very welcome! I'm stoked I get to re-post, since I spelled "Abilene" wrong last time.
posted by pazazygeek on Mar 29, 2007 - 5 comments

Lexington Avenue Line

In a departure for me, this tune features no percussion, synths, jaw harps, scrap metal or hand held mini-vibrators, but is simply accompanied by... an acoustic guitar. Radical, huh? Anyway, as you might guess from the title, the tune is a kind of meditation on New York City. Hope you enjoy.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 19, 2007 - 9 comments

Beginning of the End

This song was inspired by: Dean Moriarty, Coldplay's "We Never Change," the last shot of Fight Club, and global warming. Just ignore the vocals; I can't sing for crap today but it'll sound great once I redo it in a studio. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, AudioTechnica microphone, and GarageBand.
posted by Saellys on Mar 17, 2007 - 2 comments

What Have You Done?

While my friend Beth is in town, we're recording a bit (as The Shrimp Boat Pirates. We just finished this one last night. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Casio keyboard, kitchen utensils, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.
posted by Saellys on Mar 11, 2007 - 9 comments

The Model

I've been out of the game for a while, so I thought I'd warm up by covering the Kraftwerk classic acoustically. I thought I'd try some alliteration aswell...
posted by TwoWordReview on Mar 10, 2007 - 8 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

Not For the Season

A cover of a song by Wilco or Loose Fur, depending on how you look at it. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 23, 2007 - 2 comments

Bueyes y palmares

A quick snippet, to keep you entertained while a proper song is ready. This one was recorded for a TV program here, some time ago.
posted by micayetoca on Feb 22, 2007 - 4 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

Beware of Darkness

First of all, hello.. long time mefi reader/listener and I just registered a few days ago. I heard this song for the first time about a month ago (don't laugh) and fell in love with it. I've listened mainly to the acoustic version and only a few times to the other version. I couldn't sleep tonight so I recorded this version, which is kind of a mix between the two. Let me know what you think about it, (ie: do I suck at guitar / singing / recording / making posts, etc...).
posted by dujoducom on Feb 18, 2007 - 6 comments

Teddie Spaghetti

After 3 bags of green tea in one cup, 20 minutes later this came out. Some notes are behind but enough aren't. Best when volume is cranked (seriously, all the way).
posted by pwally on Feb 15, 2007 - 2 comments

Valentine's Day

A miserable if timely dirge I wrote ages ago.
posted by motty on Feb 14, 2007 - 3 comments

Power of Love

Thanks to two class cancellations due to ice storms in the Capital, I was able to arrange and record this Valentine's day treat. Imagine Huey Lewis, baritone, with a banjo.
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2007 - 5 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

moonlight

an egregiously lo-fi and unpolished acoustic recording. the song was once designed to 'woo' a girl of my fancy. it worked, for a while anyway.
posted by garfy3 on Feb 11, 2007 - 2 comments

Floodplain

I have rerecorded this one two or three times since I wrote it in fall of '05. I've never really been able to sing it the way I really want to, which would sound a little like a mix of Brandi Carlile, KT Tunstall, and Janis Joplin (my voice just wasn't made that way). This is the closest I've ever gotten. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica mic, and GarageBand.
posted by Saellys on Feb 10, 2007 - 3 comments

Hot Potato

Your eyes say yes, but your mouth says wait.
posted by JulianDay on Feb 9, 2007 - 2 comments

Stop Payment

This was the perfect one-take song; it came together like magic and I didn't even have clipping problems when I mixed it. If only they could all be so cooperative. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.
posted by Saellys on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 comments

Class

Unusual music, make with a ukulele, acoustic guitar, and bass, in one shot. Using a MagicStomp as a (very rudimentary) phrase sampler, and Audacity to record. Enjoy
posted by tmcw on Feb 6, 2007 - 5 comments

Constant Contact

one man's case against cuddling
posted by The Very Soil on Feb 6, 2007 - 1 comment

The Parting Glass (Fingerstyle w/ Violin)

Fingerstyle arrangement of a trad tune, features backing violin by Gretchen Lohse.
posted by The White Hat on Jan 17, 2007 - 10 comments

Diagram

This break I've been multitracking a few songs to pass the time, and this is today's creation. It's pretty simple, but it's a riff that I've had on my mind for a while, and this is the latest incarnation. Even though it's all one acoustic guitar, I'm trying to edge more towards an instrumental post-rock type thing than a coffeehouse thing (not like this is real post-rock, it's just a collection of layered one-takes)
posted by tmcw on Jan 15, 2007 - 5 comments

Man or Astroaletz

Someone asked for more rockabilly. This is a song written by some friends, Los Esquizitos, performed and recorded here by us, with a drum track laid by their drummer.
posted by micayetoca on Jan 11, 2007 - 2 comments

Auld Lang Syne

Fingerstyle arrangement of the trad tune. Looks like it was transposed down a step during conversion. Link to mp3 inside.
posted by The White Hat on Dec 31, 2006 - 4 comments

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

A very minimalist ditty, recorded in October at SCM Recordings in San Diego. Also, my first MeFi Music post.
posted by Saellys on Dec 27, 2006 - 11 comments

Alcoholic Hole

A song about drinking.
posted by JulianDay on Nov 30, 2006 - 1 comment

On My Way (Acoustic)

A song from a recording session I did with my brother's band (He's the singer). The band is called Beautiful Blonde Pineapple!
posted by TwoWordReview on Nov 22, 2006 - 2 comments

can't get enough

Another entry for the song-a-day (pt 2!) project. This one's got a sweet glorified click-track for a drumbeat, and even more vocal overdubs!
posted by SmileyChewtrain on Nov 18, 2006 - 1 comment

i've been gone

First song from round 2 of my song-a-day project (previously on metafilter projects). On-the-spot songwriting fun with many, many overdubs!
posted by SmileyChewtrain on Nov 16, 2006 - 2 comments

Compassionate Coercion

Now that the US mid-term elections are over, here's a song about politics.
posted by ZenMasterThis on Nov 10, 2006 - 1 comment

I Shine

CollaborationFilter: I had this song I could never considered finished because it sounded dreadful in my voice. Then I discovered Metafilter Music and here I discovered chococat. Like pretty much everyone else who heard his music, I was blown away. And so I asked him if he would help me out with the song. Cool guy he is, he did. And this is the result.
posted by micayetoca on Oct 23, 2006 - 9 comments

Radio Cure (cover)

A lofi, live, solo acoustic cover of the fantastic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot track, recorded a few years back. Music has been way too slow the last couple days, dammit.
posted by cortex on Oct 9, 2006 - 5 comments

Blue Bird

Another one for the guitarron tag. For this one we invited a friend to sing, Marie Afonso, who used to be in Zap Mama. Two voices, a guitarron, an acoustic guitar and shakers. I really like what came out. Hopefully you will like it too.
posted by micayetoca on Oct 3, 2006 - 2 comments

Hollywood - Zack Austin

Acoustic song about the American Dream. Written and performed by Zack Austin. Thanks for listening.
posted by FearAndLoathingInLJ on Oct 3, 2006 - 3 comments

Through

Started writing it in '91. Finished writing two years later. Figured I'd try it with the melody I remember writing and a spare extra major chord I had lying around. Caution: Trad plink-and-squint guy-and-acoustic-guitar plaint. Use only as directed.
posted by allaboutgeorge on Sep 27, 2006 - 1 comment

sallie mae (you suck)

complete lark! fueled by a bottle of chianti and deep sympathy for a friend smitten with that pesky grad-school-student-loan-debt, i seem to have concocted an acoustic lament on the subject. in an attic, (ok, horrible acoustics, i admit).
posted by garfy3 on Sep 26, 2006 - 3 comments

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

La Palma (1958)

A song originally by Mono Blanco, performed here by my band. We decided to EQ it in such a way that it would sound as if coming from an old radio. Being upbeat and cheerful, I thought it would be a good way to start the week.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 25, 2006 - 7 comments

triste

Short tomwaitsy song, without any of Tom Waits' actual talent. It may sound better on headphones.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 18, 2006 - 2 comments

En la zafra

Small song I did for a weekly TV show in Venezuela.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 8, 2006 - 2 comments

Untitled

A short melodic snippet I've been playing around with in need of a nice lyric. If anyone has one that fits, I'm all ears.
posted by gfrobe on Sep 7, 2006 - 6 comments

When

A quiet acoustic diddy. Written for my old band, The Big Lie, by my former bandmate, Chris Knott.
posted by csimpkins on Sep 7, 2006 - 1 comment

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