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The Sun Still Shines (when your heart is breaking)

A quick semi-impromptu-one-take-in-my-pajamas recording of a sad little Wilco/Elliot Smith-ish song that's been buzzing around my head. Using a crappy MXL mic which I really don't like, but was the closest to hand. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 5, 2011 - 6 comments

That's the Way It Wiggles

Recorded this at home the other day, using the stick dulcimer and a stomp box. Lyrics and video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 3, 2011 - 2 comments

If You Believe

Another tune recorded in the woods of Nagano Prefecture. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 1, 2011 - 2 comments

The Silence Could Be Heard

How I spent 4 minutes and 52 seconds of my summer vacation. Recorded yesterday, in the woods. Video YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 19, 2011 - 5 comments

Marie Provost

Cover of the Nick Lowe song. I just found a CD with a bunch of 1998 recordings, including this one. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jul 27, 2011 - 0 comments

Boron Rod

I entered this over at Songfight a few months ago. The song for that week had to be titled "Boron Rod." I didn't know what that was so I had to look it up. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jul 14, 2011 - 6 comments


Green-colored acoustic guitar midi. [more inside]
posted by 3FLryan on Jun 9, 2011 - 0 comments

Winter Song

My one minute song recorded on Garage Band. (circa 2005).
posted by jabo on May 28, 2011 - 2 comments

Cooling Card

I don't often deliberately set out to learn a cover, but I love this Jawbox song a lot and wondered if I could somehow squash a bassline and two guitar parts down into one. Not sure if I succeeded, but this is a lot of fun to play.
posted by Maaik on May 25, 2011 - 1 comment

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Celebrated Summer

My 12-string and I take a fingerpicking stab at the Husker Du classic. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on May 14, 2011 - 4 comments

Not Anywhere Anymore

i put down the phone / left a bag of cookies on the corner / filled my brain with a soft white light / sent all my 8-track tapes / to my cousin down in mississippi / took my foot off the pedal, and gave up the fight... A brand new song, live in Tokyo, May 1, 2011. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 6, 2011 - 14 comments

Random Act of Cruelty

Recorded live at Super Deluxe, Tokyo, April 22, 2011. I'm playing strumstick and stompbox. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 2, 2011 - 4 comments

John the Revelator

Here's another tune from an earthquake/tsunami disaster relief benefit show that i was part of on April 8, 2011. This one is a traditional gospel number. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 26, 2011 - 4 comments

World Fall Down

Just a quick little doodle from this year's RPM Challenge album. And, yes, this is my first MeFi post. Be gentle.
posted by DiscountDeity on Apr 25, 2011 - 3 comments

Grateful Wanderer

Many of the gigs I'm doing these days here in Tokyo are fundraisers for Tohoku quake/tsunami disaster relief. This tune was from one such concert. The video for it has been added to the Artsts Support Japan YouTube channel, and it can be seen here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 comments

Bless Your Pretty Bones

Another tune recorded in a former elementary school classroom on Awaji Island, Japan, during my March exile from Tokyo. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 14, 2011 - 2 comments

Leon's Song

A song written for a friend going through a bad break-up.
posted by ianK on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors

I've been trying to come up with a love story titled ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS for a movie, but this fell out instead. Video link inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Bow, bass and drum

Myself and Peterkins getting mellow on a Sunday afternoon. All acoustic, guitar and double bass, with added percussiveness from Peterkins.
posted by Jonesisdying on Mar 28, 2011 - 1 comment


Also recorded around 2007, this along with the other song I posted are all that remains of 30+ recordings. "Irony" - inspired by the Reverend Peter Popoff of televangelist fame.
posted by deacon_blues on Mar 27, 2011 - 0 comments

Golden Ratio

You just want an excuse to dance. KOLNBandcampLyrics This is the penultimate entry in a series of outtakes that did not make it onto the album "Damn Poets", to be released soon. (It is implied that the tracks on the album are superior to these outtakes. This is true.) If you like my songs, I would very much appreciate if you'd consider leaving your email. You will not be spammed; you will be among the first to find out when Damn Poets drops.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

Poker Face

Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

No Such Place As Home

Yet another tune recorded in a classroom at the former elementary school were I was a refugee for a few days. Here I'm playing a berimbau they had lying around. Not playing it in the usual way (caoiera-style, you know), but just kinda strumming it. Your basic one-note accompaniment. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 25, 2011 - 3 comments

King James (Failed) Crusade

This is a song I recorded around 2007. Used a digital 4-track; it's not overly polished so we'll call it a demo.
posted by deacon_blues on Mar 25, 2011 - 1 comment

Pigs Ate My Roses

Another tune recorded during my brief exile on Awajima Island. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 23, 2011 - 5 comments

For a Little While I Was Free

Over the last few days, at a former elementary school on the island of Awajishima, I recorded a number of songs. This one is the newest of those: written on the train out of Tokyo on 3/17 and recorded on 3/18, in a rather reverberant hallway/stairwell. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 22, 2011 - 2 comments

Truth's A Patient Stalker

A new (very early) rough mix from a chamber pop project I'm doing called "Wishing Well Divers." It's sung from the perspective of Truth personified as a stalker patiently pursuing a corrupt business man. It features cello, piano, acoustic guitar, and an early, rough vocal cut (there are some changes still coming to the vocals, and the guitars will get a boost in the mix ). At any rate, it's a glimpse of where this is going. I welcome any (gentle) feedback. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Mar 11, 2011 - 7 comments


My girlfriend wanted me to write a simple ukulele song. This is it. Short and sweet. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Mar 9, 2011 - 2 comments

H.A.N.S. - Cocaine: A Love Song

I guess it's an ode to cocaine. [more inside]
posted by H.A.N.S. on Mar 8, 2011 - 1 comment

Girl Stories

My dearest friend, don’t you know we get older still?

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 24, 2011 - 1 comment

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

When my daughter was 6 we had fun recording a Beatles tune. 6 years later I have a 6 year son who also loves the Beatles.
posted by gfrobe on Feb 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Them's The Pits

Educated clowns need no monkey suits to entertain the crowds.

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Wouldn't That Be Fine

Breaking out ye olde stick dulcimer again for this one, plus the trusty stompbox. Live in beautiful downtown Shibuya, February 10, 2011. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 11, 2011 - 3 comments

song for sawyer

another piece on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
posted by g.i.r. on Feb 9, 2011 - 3 comments


There was once a girl, but that was long ago. A letter to a past love, recorded in one take with four microphones. KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 4, 2011 - 0 comments

Boots Of Spanish Leather

Another "get me out of this musical funk" cover. The more I hear Dylan sing this, the more I think this may be his most beautiful song. Here's my try. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 comments


Apologies for my absence — again. I will be releasing an album under the moniker Kings Of Last Night this year, and I want to share with you an outtake, a B-side if you will, a sketch of a song that didn't make the album but deserves to be played on the internets. That song is "Pilot", a story of aviation, extended metaphors, the fourth wall, and disaster. External links: KOLNBandcamp [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 21, 2011 - 2 comments

Taste the Champions

While testing out my new mic stand, I figure I'd urge people toward their greatest best.
posted by ignignokt on Jan 18, 2011 - 6 comments

Hope You Catch the Drift

Live in concert at Barrelhouse, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on December 12, 2010. Vocal and stick dulcimer. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 14, 2011 - 7 comments

Baby Please Don't Go

Live in deepest Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Accompanying myself on my Hungarian mouth bow. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Blues Wrapped Round My Head (live, 2010)

This is a live version of a tune I originally posted here back in 2007. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 19, 2010 - 3 comments

Spanish Bombs

Acoustic cover of my favourite song in all the world.
posted by ianK on Dec 11, 2010 - 6 comments

slow burn

instrumental on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
posted by g.i.r. on Dec 5, 2010 - 4 comments

Trials, Troubles, Tribulations

The one allotted cover for Nasoalmo: a cover of E C Ball's Trials Troubles Tribulations.
posted by tmcw on Nov 25, 2010 - 5 comments

(H)Air on a G-String

Because mrs ozzy isn't much into Wagner, we walked down the aisle to this at our recent knot-tying. (With many thanks to frecklefaerie, of course, for the inspiration.) [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Nov 24, 2010 - 6 comments


The first track finished in my NaSoAlMo/hometpng efforts. Long live November! [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 comments

An Anger

Some kind of folk-ish song with a dash of electric thrown in. It's the beginning of a narrative – not sure what exactly. Includes a way too ambitious lyrical reference to Amazing Grace. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Oct 24, 2010 - 0 comments


AcoustoFolksyCountrySappiness! [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Oct 7, 2010 - 2 comments

Is There Any Difference?

Improvised song collaboration. I adore the outcome of this moody song. My friend Mark is on vocals, I was on guitar. Bass and piano were added later by me. We literally made this up as we recorded it. Never have made-up, almost gibberish lyrics sounded so meaningful. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 comments

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