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Dreamscape

I tried really hard to keep my strings section in line, but they're doing whatever they want. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 comments

There's A Ghost In My House (Runnin' With The Community Dick Mix)

boo
posted by MajorDundee on Oct 8, 2010 - 12 comments

Watched You Drive Away

Just in under the wire for September's "transpo" Challenge theme.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Woman Driving, Man Sleeping

This is a cover of a song by one of my favourite bands, Eels. It's pretty typical of the band - slightly sad and thoughtful, with a lot that we aren't told. I'd been planning to record this anyway, but then along came the Transpo challenge, and this seemed to fit very well. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Sep 4, 2010 - 2 comments

I'm the Scapegoat (But I Don't Eat Garbage)

Gyrophonia goes burlesque...or perhaps the other way 'round. I'm not quite certain which. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Voom, As In Va Va!

Meeting this month's challenge with some sleazy twang. [more inside]
posted by bonefish on Aug 26, 2010 - 1 comment

After the Summer Has Gone

I thought this month's "Summer Song" challenge would be a slam dunk -- breezy, fluffy bubblegum! I can do that! I regret to report that Things Did Not Go As Planned. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jul 31, 2010 - 9 comments

Fantastic Soul Party

Mashing up a handful of 45's and an LP track for a summer BBQ! [more inside]
posted by bonefish on Jul 29, 2010 - 0 comments

Summer's Calling (remix)

I wasn't at all happy with the first version of this challenge track that I posted. So I redid it, and now it makes me feel all sunshiney inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 28, 2010 - 3 comments

Diggin' The Sand

Summer means remembering summers. [more inside]
posted by bonefish on Jul 25, 2010 - 4 comments

60 Days

My attempt at a "summer song" for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jul 23, 2010 - 21 comments

Easy (If It Wasn't So Hard)

I write a dumb song in a day about once a month for my dumb blog (not a songwriter; not a musician; sometimes singer). [more inside]
posted by johndavi on Jul 22, 2010 - 5 comments

This is the Summer

The first of two songs for this month's Summersong challenge -- a singalong powerpop anthem about incest, sunburn, and lost love on an English council estate. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 comments

Jasmine & Seashells

You know that rush of memory that happens sometimes with a certain scent or sound? I've tried to evoke that through writing a song within a song. Not for me to judge whether it's worked or not.... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jul 9, 2010 - 3 comments

Like a Virgin

So JaiMahodara and I threw this cover together for the challenge last night. Last minute, and a little unrefined. But we had fun. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jun 30, 2010 - 6 comments

Dang Me

Woke up this morning with a sore throat and my voice about an octave lower than usual so I figured it was time to record a cover of Roger Miller's despicable novelty hit that was #1 on the country charts the day I was born. Despicable because it's a song written from the perspective of a complete cunt. So I brought some self loathing to the table, along with the sore throat and my complete inability to play blues guitar.
posted by unSane on Jun 27, 2010 - 6 comments

Sugar, Sugar

On the day that I was born (in San Diego), the Archies' quintessential bubblegum pop song was a #1 hit (in England). This is a pretty straightforward version, although the guitars and bass and drums have all been replaced with marimbas and glockenspiels. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jun 25, 2010 - 14 comments

Maniac

A cover of the song from the Flashdance soundtrack for the #1 song challenge. [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jun 13, 2010 - 3 comments

People Got to Be Free

Cover of The Rascals' song that was a Billboard #1 hit on the day I was born. With a bit of a nod to "The Model." [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jun 8, 2010 - 10 comments

Heart of Glass

A busy, silly, energetic million-things-going-on-at-once cover of the Blondie song that was #1 the day I was born. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 1, 2010 - 20 comments

Na Na, Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [Steam cover]

If, at a meetup, bondcliff hadn't pointed out this month's music challenge to me, I might have covered this song eventually anyway.
But since it's this month's challenge, and since bondcliff and I were born on the same day/month/year (same city and same first and middle name, too), I decided, hey, why not do a nutty, rushed job on it instead so that it actually means something. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 31, 2010 - 6 comments

Two Tribes

by Frankie Goes To Hollywood [more inside]
posted by minifigs on May 27, 2010 - 1 comment

Heavenly Club

This song was #1* on the day I was born. [more inside]
posted by chococat on May 25, 2010 - 3 comments

Ring My Bell: Tango

Always despised this song. Seems ironic that it was at the top of the charts the day I was born, but there you are. I thought maybe making it a sort of a bastard tango might improve it. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on May 24, 2010 - 6 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbú and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

Physical

Completely fucked dance-noise cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical." Sincere apologies to my parents, who were big fans of her when this came out. [more inside]
posted by naju on May 21, 2010 - 3 comments

Africa (Dark Continent Mix)

Well, it's different. [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on May 20, 2010 - 4 comments

Son of My Father

This is a cover of the pop hit that was #1 on my birthday - for the MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on May 15, 2010 - 6 comments

Apache

The Shadows classic - number one on the day I was born and given a lo-fi acoustic treatment, rather unsuccessfully
posted by Jonesisdying on May 11, 2010 - 5 comments

(Not) Missing You

Cortex and snsranch play music under me turning John Waite's "Missing You" into an angry phone call. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 10, 2010 - 8 comments

All Shook Up

Elvis Aaron's #1 hit single for May 25, 1957. My version clocks in at eight seconds longer than Mr. Presley's, and uses slightly different instrumentation: the marron glacé guitar, the one string double drum, a shekere/maraca and talking drum. And, um, I made a... *ahem* ... video for it, which, if I had an ounce of dignity, I never would've posted to YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 7, 2010 - 24 comments

You Light Up My Nightmares

An Accidentally Terrifying cover of Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life", the number one hit song on the day I was born. Born under a bad song. [more inside]
posted by Kirk Grim on May 7, 2010 - 6 comments

The first time ever I saw your face

The Roberta Flack version of this song was #1 when I was born, but I decided instead to follow the lead of the Chi-Lites, a Chicago group that rivaled Philadelphia's Delphonics.
posted by umbú on May 6, 2010 - 16 comments

i remember you

frank ifield's version of this was number one on the day i was born. i have decided not to yodel on mine. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on May 3, 2010 - 9 comments

half note juke (after diana deutsch)

Some of Diana Deutsch's musical experiments.
posted by sleepy pete on Apr 3, 2010 - 8 comments

plums

ok, flapjax, you wanted a song with half a note, you got one [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 comments

multiplication

Persistent piano piece composed based on rules derived from the multiplication table. Starts softly, gradually gets louder. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Mar 18, 2010 - 8 comments

Six is where you take the three and make it two times

I was alone. It was late at night. March was approaching its end and I had to sing a song about the multiplication table. I had no lyrics. I recorded some guitars and then pressed record on the vocals to see what would happen. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 comments

100 Ho!

A March challenge piece (featuring Max)
posted by blue bar on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 comments

Captain Kidd

The original broadside dates to his execution in 1701. [more inside]
posted by blue bar on Feb 27, 2010 - 2 comments

The Murder of Maria Marten

An old murder ballad that's always intrigued me, for some reason. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 25, 2010 - 2 comments

Danville Girl

Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
posted by l2p on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 comments

Banks of the Ohio

DMelanogaster and I try the traditional music challenge. Banks of the Ohio is the story of Willie killing his proposal-rejecting lover. (see also Knoxville Girl)
posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 21, 2010 - 5 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

"Spanish Ladies" by Peg-Leg Dundee featuring The Bilge Rats

An 18th century sea-shanty from around the time, allegedly, of the Battle of Trafalgar ("Kiss me Hardy....no,no I mean hardly"). Featuring indispensible and splendid contributions from uncleozzy (unhinged Robert Newton-esque vocal and accordion) and chococat (tracked vocal). Now....be careful you don't catch your clewgarnets in your flys... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Feb 19, 2010 - 21 comments

Greensleeves

For the "Traditional" MefiMusic challenge. In which I get all George Winston-y up in here. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 comments

Scarlet Town

A synth version of The Ballad of Barbara Allen, with beats and some sampling work. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Feb 18, 2010 - 1 comment

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

So We'll Go No More A-Roving

As it's Valentine's Day, here's a song about love. Well, kind of about love. Actually it's about the end of love, as it fades due to age and fatigue, and the death of romance. Errr...happy Valentine's Day! [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Feb 14, 2010 - 1 comment

María tero lero lé

One for the 'traditional' challenge. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Feb 12, 2010 - 9 comments

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