By request, from The Wind in the Willows.
My second Request Raffle challenge submission: a soulful song played on an out-of-tune piano! [more inside]
My raffled request came, I am told, from ODiV, who wanted to hear the "Are You Being Served?" theme song. I hope this is the version he heard in his dreams (because it is, roughly, the one I heard in mine). [more inside]
Here’s my entry for the Great Request Raffle. The request I got was: “I have a number of songs about Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Even one song about Tuesday. I'm wondering if anyone has something to say about Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday.” [more inside]
My Request Raffle entry! Apologies to my requestor for this poor performance of his beautiful tune. [more inside]
An interpretation of a song from a quite well-known album by a certain Mr. David Jones. [more inside]
Based loosely of Queens of the Stone Age's "Suture Up My Future" [more inside]
My assignment: "A genre-bending cover of the Mystery Science 3000 theme, any season, any genre. " [more inside]
My late entry in the Bowie Summer Challenge. Pretty much like my original idea, but of course it’s never quite like I imagined. Here’s what I ended up with. At least I did it, I never even started the last one.
I blame the kief.
For the Bowie challenge, finally. [more inside]
My submission for the Bowie music challenge. It's, um, not like the original. I really love the original version. And I mean it no disrespect.
Man, of all the versions of this song I attempted for the Bowie cover challenge, this one is the most nearly acceptable. Picture a seventeen-year-old with a bad haircut, all alone on the night of the big dance with a guitar, a cheap microphone and a 4-track.
An, uh, addendum to my official Bowie Summer Challenge entry.
I really won't be able to come up with another / better / thing based on the Bowie song. Too busy fixing the meals, painting the walls, going to the bank... I consider this my back porch approximate version of Soul Love. Some chords (most chords I guess) are only in the vicinity of the original ones. Be kind. It's been recorded while my daughter was taking a nap, I tried not to be too noisy.
My cover of Starman for the Summer Bowie Challenge. [more inside]
My entry for the Bowie Summer Challenge
My cover of Soul Love for the Bowie Summer Challenge.
Better late than never is "Moonage Daydream", my entry for the Bowie Summer Challenge. [more inside]
My entry into the Summer 2013 Metafilter Music Challenge. [more inside]
My entry for the mass remake of Ziggy Stardust. [more inside]
My entry for the Bowie MeFi Music Challenge [more inside]
My entry for this summer's Bowie Challenge [more inside]
My gate-crashing addition to the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Music Challenge [more inside]
When I was assigned this tune for the David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' challenge, I was a little worried that I couldn't really manage it, somehow. But I had fun with it and I think it turned out OK. Plus I got this total blam-blam to help me with the promo clip, which you can viddy, my little droogie, at YouTube or Vimeo.
I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]
Intensely silly. [more inside]
Delta blues cover of Alt-J Breezeblocks. Consider May's challenge: Accepted. [more inside]
As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings. [more inside]
Silly instrumental in 11/8.
In 10/4 for the odd time challenge: an invitation to a mild-mannered New England Bluebeard’s castle, whose secret chamber of horrors is apparently nothing more than a collection of quaint decorative arts. [more inside]
Nasty. Brutish. Shortish. In 5/4. [more inside]
Nicki Minaj from a acapella rapping in 5/4 over an obnoxious beat with excessive handclaps for the odd time music challenge
A long time and a bit ago, there was an It Gets Better challenge, and the late lamented Major Dundee posted this in response, along with instruction to ride it hard and put it away wet. So that's what I did. [more inside]
Acoustic tune for this month's challenge [more inside]
Two riffs, 2.4 beats, entirety of verse and chorus in title.
Minor variation on an old minstrel tune. Fretless tackhead banjo, marginally played tambourine and bones. [more inside]
earthlings, prepare for eviction - the classic pink floyd song, slowed down, with major chords changed to minor chords
Here Comes the Suck--The sun is gone and nothing good will ever happen again. Everything has diminished, but DMelanogaster and I are up for the challenge.
A cover of Radiohead's H&D on resonator guitar in open G, for the minor/major challenge. I originally intended this to be a shitkicking country stomper but it turned into something quite different. [more inside]
Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
Take Another Brick in the Wall parts 1, 2, and 3, jam 'em all into one quick bluegrass shitkicker, throw it into a major key, and you get this. [more inside]
A quickie. Took an ominous Nick Cave/Bad Seeds dirge, applied a little jolt of electrical shockers.
As made famous by gloomy pirate Jimmy Bummer. E minor with ukulele and guitar. [more inside]
A minor-key cover of Any Major Dude Will Tell You, with lyrics altered to replace any trace of softheartedness with utter cynicism and despair. [more inside]
In which I attempt to take the insufferable happiness of this song down a peg. [more inside]
Final version of the song I posted a few days ago. Also my New Year's challenge entry. The usual 70s-tinged nonsense. [more inside]
Gather your loved-ones around the fire, snuggle up with a blanket and a cup of cider, and listen to your favorite holiday melodies. [more inside]