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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

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 Ballad of Cherry Hill

This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 comments

Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

The Undiscovered Country Song

A quiet song about looking around for all the people you've misplaced over the years. Guitar, piano, cello, recorded live using a field recorder. Vocals overdubbed later at home. Unreleased from a new Tangemeenie side-project my wife Lori will eventually also contribute vocals to, called "The Wishing Well Divers." [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Nov 17, 2009 - 4 comments

Sandy Boys

A traditional old-timey tune as recorded by my pseudonymous string band, Crookneck John. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 comments

Broken Wheel (skelp version)

Having used my current DAW for the last 3 years, and spending countless hours re-recording tracks that were too slow, I finally discover that it does have a varispeed function. Just how fucking dumb is that.......? [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Nov 10, 2009 - 7 comments

The Christian Life

Cover of a Byrds cover of an old Louvin Brothers song. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Nov 6, 2009 - 8 comments

Reincarnation Blues

What I would sound like if I were trying to sound like Bob Dylan - if Dylan were simultaneously "bringin' it" and "keepin' it real". [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 4, 2009 - 0 comments

Haunted

For my first MeFiMu post, I decided to whip up a recording of this bit o'sad bastard piano balladry. It's a rough recording, all pretty much first takes, but I think it works well enough. (And no, despite the title, this is not a Halloween challenge entry.) [more inside]
posted by anthom on Oct 30, 2009 - 3 comments

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