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Lazy John

Old-time fiddle tune performed by the usual gang at The People's Pint in Greenfield, Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

A Brand New Fabrication

The lyrical counterpoint to "My Cirripedian Friends". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

Until You Kiss Me (live, 2010)

Back in 2007 I posted this same song (a studio version) which eventually made its way onto my 2009 CD release, Roomful of Ghosts. Here's a live version of the tune, recorded June 25, 2010, at Super Deluxe in Tokyo. Video of this same performance here at YouTube, and just for good measure, here's the video for that studio version as well.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 7, 2010 - 1 comment

My Cirripedian Friends

This is a song about drowning at sea, denial and adventure. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 4, 2010 - 1 comment

Old Joe Clark

An old-time chestnut on guitar, mandolin, and my new Menzies tackhead banjo [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 comments

Only Passing Through

I posted a solo version of this tune back in January 2010, but this is the Medicine Bone version, recorded at a gig the other night right here in ol' Tokyo town. Video at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 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

Over Amsterdam

A new song, hot off the presses, recorded live in concert just a little more than 24 hours ago, as of this posting. Video of this same performance at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 26, 2010 - 4 comments

Trampoline

This is the first thing I have almost finished from my trip out to the middle of nowhere. [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Jun 24, 2010 - 9 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Cover of the Ewan McColl classic, at the original speed for once. So I know covering a classic like this is pretty dumb -- how you gonna compete with Johnny Cash, Peggy Seeger and Roberta Flack? But I was really curious about something I read, so I wanted to try an experiment. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 24, 2010 - 5 comments

Eyeless (Slipknot cover)

This is what Slipknot would sound like if they were only one guy in his bedroom and didn't yell so much.
posted by ianK on Jun 23, 2010 - 8 comments

You and San Francisco

Only took me fifteen years to finish this song. Story inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 23, 2010 - 7 comments

Knew It All Along

I hate this damn spill in the Gulf, and it's obvious they were cutting corners to save a buck. They had to know that would eventually go wrong. [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Jun 21, 2010 - 0 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

Show Me the Way to the River

Another tune from the same recent Medicine Bone show as this one, with special guest Ken Kawashima on harmonica. Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 25, 2010 - 1 comment

Seventeen Below

Me, a 4-track, a guitar, some cigarettes and some booze. Probably the most autobiographical thing I've ever written. That I'll cop too, anyway. And one of my favorites too. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 19, 2010 - 3 comments

aint no rest for the wicked - cover

Cover of cage the elephant's song aint no rest for the wicked.
posted by pwally on May 15, 2010 - 2 comments

Kylie vs. The Ex

A heart-breaking tale of love, loss and relatively famous Antipodean sirens. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on May 1, 2010 - 9 comments

At the Drive-In

Triibute dedicated to Bret Michaels. Rock on, brother.
posted by frecklefaerie on Apr 30, 2010 - 4 comments

April 23

A rendering of a theme, to start thinking about what it could be in a song. Kind of happy.
posted by tmcw on Apr 25, 2010 - 2 comments

Apart

I can't tell if the glass is half full or half empty on this song. But that's ok. Ambiguity is all right. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Apr 22, 2010 - 1 comment

14 Candles

Featuring vocals by my friend Rachel Smith, from Arousal Disasters. [more inside]
posted by Jon-A-Thon on Apr 20, 2010 - 4 comments

Ready To Rock

Solo, live at CAY in Aoyama, Tokyo, April 14, 2010, accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 16, 2010 - 13 comments

To Tennessee

Recorded April 7, 2010, in a conference room in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan. For this tune I'm using one of my sardine can sanzas. Video of this same performance may be seen at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 comments

Fighting the Civil War

The recent announcement of Virginia's "Confederate History Month", and this comment in particular, in a Mefi thread about it, inspired me to write this song. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 comments

Better Take Care of Me

Recorded April 7, 2010, in a conference room in Ichikawa City, Chiba, japan. The instrument is a kind of mouthbow, although it's not actually bow-shaped: it's one of these. Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 7, 2010 - 4 comments

Dance Into the Fire

A brand new song, from a gig I did on March 25, 2010, at Super Deluxe here in Tokyo. Video of this same performance at YouTube here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 28, 2010 - 1 comment

Burnside

Another live recording from my new band, Medicine Bone (previously). This is one of band-mate Ken Shima's songs, which he's singing here. I'm on walking drums. I love drumming to this tune. Video of this same performance on YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 27, 2010 - 8 comments

Isolation

acoustic Joy Division cover [more inside]
posted by l2p on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 comments

Not So Kind

A very short little song wherein I take the harshly honest route toward an old friend. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 20, 2010 - 10 comments

Thirteen

Really quick and dirty, from memory. R.I.P Alex. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Mar 18, 2010 - 23 comments

Sitting On Top of the World

This is my other brand new band, the Ghost Steppers. We do old-time, early blues, jug band, mountain music: all traditional stuff, no originals. Here's our rough-and-ready take on an old favorite, originally written and recorded by the Mississippi Sheiks, that's been interpreted by many, many folks over the years. I've changed the lyrics a bit (maybe more than a bit) but that's part of the longstanding folk tradition, of course. Video of this same performance at YouTube here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 comments

Caminito verde

A tribute. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Mar 8, 2010 - 13 comments

Shangri-La (Live Bootleg Cut)

This is a live recording of my new song Shangri-La. The audio was recorded on a handheld recorder by one of the audience members. Apologies for the dodgy sound quality...but I just had to post my first bootleg! [more inside]
posted by Me, The Snake on Mar 5, 2010 - 1 comment

I'm Worried About You

Here's my new band, Medicine Bone, from our official first gig at Velvet Sun in Ogikubo, Tokyo, February 27, 2010. Ken Shima is on guitar, and sings plenty of his own tunes in the band too: it's a collaborative effort. This is one of my tunes, though, a blues. Video of this same performance at YouTube. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 5, 2010 - 6 comments

The World is Only Bad

An acoustic/alt-country (I suck at picking a genre) song off my album I recorded last year. [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Mar 2, 2010 - 8 comments

Killing All My Friends

Love song meets murder ballad. [more inside]
posted by Jon-A-Thon on Feb 27, 2010 - 2 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

Easy Street

The acoustic, live version of my song Easy Street. [more inside]
posted by Me, The Snake on Feb 6, 2010 - 3 comments

Little Bug on the Floor

This fast and dirty recording is from the mic on a Sony CyberShot camera. It's no audiophile's dream, for sure, but I just felt like getting some recent jaw harp tunes down to live video the other day, as I had a free hour in a big conference room. The room is definitely present in the recording. Anyway, video of this performance can be seen at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 comments

You Came Out of Nowhere

i keep thinking there's something i need to do - and i keep not doing it... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Hachobori, Tokyo. Here I'm accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 comments

Only Passing Through

...we're all in Folsom Prison, but there ain't no Johnny Cash... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. For this song I'm playing the Vietnamese jaw harp known as the Dan Moi. Video of this performance at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 20, 2010 - 15 comments

As I Slowly Disappear

Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. Accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 comments

Cowboy's Dream

A first stab at an old-time fiddle tune I've been obsessed with lately. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 15, 2010 - 0 comments

Snow Drop

An old-time tune I recorded a few years ago, solo clawhammer banjo. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 10, 2010 - 4 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 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

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