It's okay to submit a MetaFilter Music Challenge song at the last minute (Pacific Standard Time) if the song itself is less than a minute long! You can't get blood from a stone, but you can get feedback from an autoharp. Here's a tender punk rock love song for you. [more inside]
My first MeFi Music song. Under just one minute long. [more inside]
As requested by chococat, and featuring the great Karlos The Jackal on marimba and toy piano. [more inside]
As suggested by Karlos the Jackal [more inside]
Cover. As requested by Mr. cortex.
A less-than-one-minute theme song I wrote five years ago for a fictional sitcom about a guy I worked with at the time. A music challenge twofer that I have had in the can for half a decade. [more inside]
Music for an imaginary children's TV show. [more inside]
This is a song that I sing to my cat. Because he has a lot on his plate and a short attention span besides, this song is less than a minute long. It features autoharp, glockenspiel, and the "Min-O-Matic" rhythm box. [more inside]
Response to several challenges. [more inside]
Because it hath been requested.
The theme song to a sitcom you may have seen a time or two.
Theme song for an imaginary TV series called "That Guy In That Room". [more inside]
Short GarageBand arrangement. [more inside]
Spoken word w/ geetar for this months challenge. [more inside]
I felt like doing this quick and dirty. Thanks again to arcanecrowbar for the request
Thanks to arcanecrowbar for the request and micayetoca for the challenge idea. This is my electro-freak-pop version of the Procal Harum masterpiece. [more inside]
A song of great longing (and lots of autotune). [more inside]
Deep in the City, a multicolored monster lurks, waiting to devour cavalier hipsters whilst they cavort in a dingy loft. [more inside]
A moody composition on behalf of the things in our new house that very much want us to know we were there first. Happy Halloween! [more inside]
I guess this might be interpreted as a stream-of-consciousness horror story. There's maybe three or four different autoharp tracks here, including a distorted autoharp that I really dig. And a backwards autoharp! These autoharps say "Happy Halloween!" [more inside]
A song about a common situation - you know, when you go out on a date and your girl gets kidnapped by a giant robot bug. [more inside]
The infamous Mister Bones makes yet another appearance in the cultural repertoire. Come for the song, stay for the bonus creepiness at the end. [more inside]
Inspired by those grotesque masks. [more inside]
A nightmarish take on children's music. I always imagine myself stuck in a carnival funhouse being chased around by evil clowns when I listen to this. From 1995 and one of the first songs I ever wrote. Some completely out of control layering towards the end! [more inside]
Part one of a two-part spoken word tale of terror, telling the horrifying story of some unexpected survivors of a plague battling the undead in the basement of the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Part two tomorrow.
I bought an old box of Fruit Brute on eBay last week and it had one of those paper records attached to it. The song was so rad, I had to digitize it to share with MeFi. [more inside]
a quick and dirty version of the monster's reaction to promises. A lament for the most famous of the walking dead. Some Waxman implied.
My submission to the "a song sung in a language you don't speak" challenge. [more inside]
My very first MeFiMuCh entry, this one is Halloween themed. It is dark and spookily minimalist electronic pop with ghostly vocals and lyrics about being at the end of the world (via zombie apocalypse) with a loved one and the logistics of love in the time of zombies. Interesting to note, this song was originally written on banjo as a folk song. But when trying to add some electronic elements to it experimenting with the recorded version I decided to make it a straight electronic song. [more inside]
Jumping in on the music challenge to cover a song in a language you don't speak. I have no idea what I am saying in this song. [more inside]
a Halloween sing-a-long for somnabulists [more inside]
For the current MeFiMu Challenge, here's a song in a language I don't speak. This bit of Portuguese proto-rap is a longtime standard in Brazil. [more inside]
Hand clap, face slap, jaw harp and voice. For the August LYRIC Challenge (thanks for the inspiration, loquacious). NOTE: This is a pretty bare bones arrangement, so anyone wanting to add a track, please feel free to download and monkey with it. Could use some low end, for example... [more inside]
Sort of a cheating entry to the wildcard challenge - a flowy, stringy instrumental. [more inside]
For the MeFi Music Challenge: Here is a happy little song about insects for the education and edification of children. [more inside]
MuFi music challenge Wildcar, inspired by DaveJay's most recent post. Clocked random, found a comment, made a song. The comment is this one: It's saying that African tragedy gets measured by a different yardstick. Way over here in the land of Paris and Lindsey, it does.
Lost chapters in American history, episode one: a rivalry between two founding fathers takes a shocking and scandalous turn. [more inside]
In 1987, I wrote this cornball song from the POV of a proud and friendly ant, but never recorded it until now. [more inside]
Won't someone think of the children? And techno? ...wiggle wiggle wiggle... (NSFW: one word @ 2'53") [more inside]
How many times have you asked yourself, "Where are all the jazz tunes about squid?" [more inside]
It's about a bug who likes casseroles. No instrumentation because I don't play anything.
Fulfilling two of the Challenges for July: Wildcard (music you hate = techno) and Music (ripped off James Bond Theme riff). Also, going for the trifecta, it's a cappella (June's Style Challenge). And it's still July 31st in some parts of the world, so I think this should be allowed in the door.