Written and recorded for the serpentine challenge now underway. My buddy Ken Kawashima brought in the North Mississippi blues riff and yours truly did the rest. Apologies to animal rights advocates, but some snakes were severed during the recording of this song. Had to be done. [lyrics inside]
Tuned the guitar way down and added some banjo. This song does this thing where it equates "snake" with "girl." Like a metaphor, see. Also: it seems to play better through headphones (possibly because of the use of stereo). But maybe I just have bad speakers.
Made up especially for the current challenge. If you listen, it should be pretty clear how it fits into the theme.
sexy parseltongues seek to seduce snape, spells abound.
So named because it is also split into two parts, first small then larger, and kinda makes me feel like I did standing on the bridge in between.
This is an old song, not written for the mefi music challenge water theme, but the lyrics kind of fit, so I decided to upload it. I actually wrote this waltz about having a cold, but it sounds very "oceanic."
The song started as a very simple guitar progression and evolved from there. I love the sound of crickets, frogs, locusts, rain, thunder, etc. Nature in general. So I found some sound clips, added some more guitar, an oboe here, a drum fill there, and there it is. Simple and relaxing.
Boats on the north sea, fog horns, seagulls, surf, moby dick, 20,000 leagues and more fog horns.
There is a bowl filled with various amounts of wather (I tried to tune it in Gmin) and some synth (sub aqua) Just found out about this contest today, did it in two hours! The lead is very rough and rushed (clumsy?), but it is interesting. This is the first time I've tried to create a song in years..
A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
Only tangentially related to the theme of the challenge, but my testing audience thought the song sounded like ripples, and that seemed like enough (plus it motivated me to finish sooner than I might have!).
sorry, this isn't new, but it's probably new to you! the backing vocals are "water, water, water, water...WIIIIIIINE!"
Here's a song about water and how important it is.
Recorded in 2001 during a thunderous rainstorm while working in the desert at Lake Powell in Utah. All sounds apart from rain/thunder are guitar - 5 total. I think.
There must've been hundreds of times over the years that I've tapped out a rhythm on a pan full of water while doing the dishes, the pitch woozily shifting as the h2o sloshes about. At those times I've almost always thought, hey, I should put this on a track sometime. Of course, I never did, until the first MeFi Music Challenge, with its "water" theme. Along with the big metal bowl full of troubled waters, you'll hear jawharp, talking drum, bombo drum, bell, shaker and vocal. [Lyrics and more inside]
This song is about my wife, who was far away at the time. Recorded entirely on an old Tascam 8-track: no ones or zeroes allowed. I'll put a new one up, as well... but I had to upload this one because its so watery. CREDITS: Tyler Massey (that's me): composition, guitar & rubbishy, slightly-out-of-tune vocal; Joel Hatfield: production, bass, & backing vocal; Alex Kendall, drums; Kevin Allison: guitar & backing vocal. 1995.
This isn't a particularly good song, so I recommend you don't listen if you like music. Which you do. Pay no attention to all my shitty lyrics peppering your music page, now, if you please.
a soulful meditation on a future where both water and human kindness are in scant supply.
This is a slightly older song, released in '06, but I thought it fit the challenge. I wrote it shortly after moving to L.A. when I was awakened by a thunderstorm, and fell back asleep to some strange dreams... -Leland
Going electric for the first MeFi music challenge. Enjoy. (By the way, everything I know about beatboxing, I learned from Tom Waits.)
A little rumbler about a man on a desert planet obsessed with drinking a vial of blue liquid (NOT DUNEIST), and the women that love him.
A song about love and breaking into pools at midnight.
A song about tubing, written (and sung) by a good friend of mine. It's not new, but this gave me an excuse to dig up an old record that rarely gets heard. Enjoy!
A song about underwater caves and the strange things that live in them. Me and my wife recording as Tangemeenie. Sorry, it's not new, but I wanted to play, too. And I use my guitar to do an impression of water in this song, so it just seemed to fit.
A song inspired by crossing the frozen river Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This song is short, simple, and basically three choruses and no verses. That's right - screw the verses!
"From the depths can they hear us pleading / Grant us rest, Lord"
This is my contribution to the Music Challenge. I started off wanting to write a song about how water is the best beverage ever, which made me think of filtered water, which made me think of Meta-Filtered water, and so on...
When I saw that the challenge was about "water", I thought about my friend Carl. Spoken word + very mellow bass.
A song about the rain—I seem to write a lot of those—and for the inaugural round of the Mefi Music Challenge.
Also known as "puddlewonderful." This is my contribution to the challenge and so, there's [more inside]
Another Geese song. I wrote this for my wife, who was meeting her father for the first time at age 36. Hope you like it!