In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
Forgive me gatecrashing the challenge. I've never consciously heard "OK Computer" or this track. I just read through the lyrics and this one resonated for some reason - serendipitously enough given it's Friday 13th! Hope no-one is offended by this effort bearing absolutely no relation to the original other than the lyric. Feels a bit like I've drunkenly decided to juggle with some Meissen china or something... [more inside]
You get what you pay for.
Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]
My allotted song for the July Metafilter Music Radiohead Extravaganza. [more inside]
As recorded in Tom's mom's garage by the infamously unfamous punk ingenues Roddy's O-Face. From their first and only album, Lofi Computer. [more inside]
So, y'all know that Thom Yorke has a ridiculous power and range to his singing right? Well I don't. [more inside]
My attempt at the July challenge... [more inside]
my cover of the radiohead song ...
Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien, the mariachi cover. [more inside]
It's always best when the light is off. [more inside]
Fun with samples on my entry for the MeFi Music Album Challenge. [more inside]
My version of the John Cooper Clarke poem. Swearword in the third line, so be warned parents, workers and those of a jumpy disposition. This is the first MeFiMu challenge I've ever completed. [more inside]
Submission for the John Cooper Clarke June challenge. This was a lot of fun to do.
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]
...funky but neat. A thrown-together (2 hours from soup to nuts) attempt to reflect the wretched cheesiness of the world John Cooper Clarke depicts in this one. I guess I could have added a little more Gorgonzola, but, eeeeuuw, it's high enough....even for Mr Cavendish and the enigmatic Elizabeth...
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]
The sophomore track/movement in my concept album/piece, built around The Wasteland. Finalizing the mix took a bit longer than expected, so I didn't get it in before the deadline for the challenge. Boo. Nevertheless, Expect some surprises. [more inside]
Movement/track 1 of my new, MeFiMusic Challenge-inspired concept piece/album based upon The Wasteland. [more inside]
in which i not only take on t s eliot, but a few other things ... [more inside]
April Challenge - lyrics from "The Wasteland" [more inside]
My submission for April 2012's music challenge: a small, short song based on a small, short portion of T. S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland, without modification. [more inside]
Made in one night and it probably shows. I liked the tacky sound so I kept it.
Song en español for the March challenge. I-V-vi-IV all the way. Lyrics and English translation in more info. [more inside]
My entry into this month's challenge is actually something I'd set out to do a while back. My variation on the four chords are: D Am Bb G. [more inside]
For the March challenge, the four chords of pop success arranged in a slow sort of orchestral ambient thingy. [more inside]
Four chords in non-repeating order* [more inside]
Four chords. [more inside]
A folk cover of Ice Ice Baby. Yo, VIP, let's kick it! [more inside]
First album I ever bought for myself was Mariah Carey's "Music Box", and it was mostly for the single "Hero". Accordingly, I had to cover that for this month's challenge. I wasn't sure what the hell to do with it, so I recorded an instrumental with: drums, piano, upright bass, melodica, two acoustic guitars, baritone uke, banjo, harmonica, another harmonica in a different key, some flute thing I found, thumb piano, and theremin and also some more theremin, almost all of those just playing improvised melody takes. [more inside]
the first album i ever bought was the monkees' first album, in '66, i think - music by carole king, lyrics by gerry goffin [more inside]
It was 1978. I was 13. And I bought my first album, The Motors, because I loved this song more than life itself. [more inside]
A cover of the first single I (we) ever bought. It was a 78. We chipped in together to raise the necessary 7 shillings and sixpence. Ken Colyers Skiffle group. In 1957 if I remember rightly. Age shall not wither them. [more inside]
February Challenge - "What was the first single you ever bought?" [more inside]
Originally titled Möbius Madness, this recursive ditty has been repurposed for the January Challenge. Truncated from its original length of 26 minutes to meet the 10MB size restriction, Troll's Theme Song is meant to demoralize the listener; it may cause confusion, insanity, and bleeding of the ears. [more inside]
Since Demons of Gyrophonia won’t be together to record this year’s Auld Lang Syne, I figured I’d put my own spin on it by…well, combining a bunch of other people’s ideas. [more inside]
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]
I made my children to sing on another Christmas song. In three-part harmony. Merry Christmas, everybody.
mashy mashed sound collage the fifth featuring our cat the big delicious on solo cat voice. [more inside]
Impromptu version of the holiday classic. This closed out the night for the Smoke Benders' last gig of 2011. Video here.
Merry Cohenmas! The creation date on the lyrics file is 2004, which means I've had at least six better holiday song ideas than this. At least the Bengals still aren't very good.
mashy mashed sound collage featuring our cat the big delicious on solo cat voice. [more inside]
We tried to write a jazzy, quiet version. This is what happened instead. Cheers!
upbeat indie pop song for when the days begin to blend together. Submitted for the MMM Challenge, as I've had a demo of this forever without ever really finishing the song. It needs a better title. [more inside]
A slower reworking of a track I made in the late 90s when I was the beat maker for a hip hop group. The song never got made. [more inside]
thanks for all the positive comments - this time i used another method [more inside]
On February 11th, 1963, the poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide. This is the song the elderly painter, Mr Thomas, who lived in the flat below hers, did not write about the event. An odd little ballad in 7/8. [more inside]
this time the bass and almost all the drums were generated - and i improvised e piano and guitar over it - guitar played through an electro harmonix ring thing, sometimes fairly straight, sometimes twirling knobs to see what happened
Submission for this month's "record a track before you put on your pants in the morning" challenge. I sat down in my underwear at 7:35am to put together a song about what might have happened if I had sat down without my underwear. [more inside]