hey home recording kids: i'm trying to get this song ready for my lady's birthday. could use some help with the mix. I need advice by monday nite. going for cute. what's working / failing? what needs polish? [more inside]
A rough mix of the title track from my just-recorded EP under the name Green Sees.
New rough demo for a live "rock" project [more inside]
I was walking around in the garment district at night on valentine's day years ago, and spotted a beautiful woman walking alone across the street. Despite being glamorously dressed up, she looked like she had lost all faith in men. She was carrying a heart-shaped balloon and huge flowers. This song is sort of about that. [more inside]
Another demo for our album that is in production. Sung by my friend and drummer Neil who has recently found his voice. A song of regret and the often crushing weight of unconditional love. [more inside]
A song about being young and living in the city and trying to stay sane. [more inside]
A very dumb cover of Tonight You Belong To Me, written by Lee David, 1926.
"Our minds are permeable to forgetfulness; I myself am distorting and losing, through the tragic erosion of the years, the features of Beatriz." -- Jorge Luis Borges [more inside]
I pretty li'l ditty about jelly, pirates, and (of course) true love. still getting my bearings as far as recording in my new apartment. two guits and a glockenspiel for the win? [more inside]
I've posted this song here previously, but I wanted to share the video I made for it with the help of my lovely and talented assistant Jacob Guza. Hope you enjoy. NSFW lyrics/youtube [more inside]
Just a song about a girl. [more inside]
A love song to the state of Michigan. [more inside]
Nedroid's unofficial theme-song (with official, Nedroid-penned lyrics!) About five years ago (in the early stage of my mefi lurking) my good buddy, TheMadJuggler asked me to throw together a little tune for his net-buddy, Nedroid. Here's a pretty faithful version of the song I came up with. I post this as the last song recorded in my shitty little Haverhill apartment, as a fan/love letter to a fine cartoonist. [more inside]
Another time-warp alt-rock bruiser... [more inside]
This is the intro to a song my band has played live a few times. Live, I do it with loops, although it's not quite this developed. This is another Pro Tools experiment, thanks to the wonderful Swem Library Media Center.
Wherein I decide to do weird things to my favorite Bowie song as I learn how to use Garage Band. [more inside]
I'm a piece of hell, burning like a champ. I'm in love with you. I don't know exactly what you're supposed to do about it. (it's a touch noisy) [more inside]
Riff-heavy rock/metal, from a long long time ago. Lyrics inside. [more inside]
Quick little ditty about the joy of watching shitty bands in Northampton. Still not sure how I feel about this one. Little help? [more inside]
I think this is one of the catchier songs I've come up with in a while, though I never seem to be a good judge of that. At any rate, it's a short and simple track about intense love gone missing... or something like that. [more inside]
A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding. [more inside]
Mostly acoustic strumming. Maybe the simplest song I've ever written - but I like it, for a' that. [more inside]
Your eyes, diamonds rough as a fist, chipped away. [more inside]
This is a song i've been trying to put together for a year or two now. It uses my usual punk + x formula, where here, x = rawhide. The second half is big, noisy, and was tons of fun to make. I"m kinda fond of the lyrics Hope you enjoy. lyrics inside [more inside]
Random rocker from a year ago. The chorus is a little short.
written and recorded very quickly: a couple of childhood experiences made into a little parable set. hope you enjoy. it's fun as hell to sing. [more inside]
Somehow I got it in my head that the challenge theme was "too many notes" instead of "lots of notes". So I wrote and recorded this song and felt like an idiot when I came here to upload it. Enjoy. [more inside]
This is a lazy pseudo-live cover of the Bruce Springsteen song, recorded on a whim a couple of years ago.
Feeling like the day won't end even through the dawn, Tommorrow brings the thought of hope helping us March On.
If someone would just make a damn album that sounds like this already then I wouldn't have to be swiping vocals and doing it myself.
A Magnetic Fields cover I recorded recently. I've been working on my singing for a while, and I was mostly wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to go from here in improving it? Any other feedback is also welcome, of course.
little song i wrote while walking to work. lyrics inside.
jaunty little ditty about poor ol' jim, cuckolded soon after moving to boston with his finance. not entirely sure where this came from except that i'm very very very often lost in boston. usual stuff: buzz guitars, fake drums, computer blips and me shrieking like a dolt. enjoy!
More noise rock from my defunct band, struction.
more well orchestrated crazy.
A track from my defunct band's unreleased full length. me- gtr, m. sonin- gtr/vox, d. zeidman- drums recorded spring 2006
This is much more the style I usually work in. Poppy, punky, and fuzzy. Maybe it's just because of the low grade equipment I use, but my songs always turn into big saturated buzz-fests. At least with this one, it was no accident. As usual, recorded by myself with guitars and robots. Hope you enjoy. Lyrics inside.
Here's a track from my album about wanting to be a robot. I figure lots of you folks can probably relate. My band is currently touring the east coast, with dates in VA, NC, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT, and VT. Details inside!
This is the first track we've recorded for our next album. I'd love to hear what you all think...
The new album is more or less finished, so I thought I'd offer you guys another sneak peek. A shoot-from-the-hip rock song - Let's drink to the things that died too soon.
A Metafilter exclusive! This is the studio version of my contribution to the meficomp. It's the second track from my new album, which is available now.
A cover of the first verse and chorus of the Gnarls Barkley song, primitively recorded live a while back when I had a cold. My wife was really into the song and I recorded this for her as a goof, but it came out kinda good.
This is the first song I have ever written, on a dare for my husband's alt-country band. They liked it enough to record it. The handclaps make me laugh.
Folk metal rock boogie instrumental, driving down the highway throwin' the horns.
This is me basically trying to sound like Queens of the Stone Age. New song fresh off the press...
This is the closing track of my debut LP, Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 4/20/07.
My wife accidentally broke a vase. This song resulted. It was recorded in a couple of days inbetween other projects. I used no clicktrack, metronome or drum beat, so the timing is nice and loose (in a good way, I hope). It's short, so listen twice!
The second recording of my first visit to my school's media center. It's a song idea that I've been toying with for a long, long time. It's in 7/4... if you like that sort of thing.
A new(ish) song by The Harvey Girls
Piano-based song written for my wife, for our recent wedding. As usual with my songs, it's slow and sparse. A lot of vocal layering going on, and some electric guitar to round things out in the chorus. Enjoy!