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Killing All My Friends

Love song meets murder ballad. [more inside]
posted by Jon-A-Thon on Feb 27, 2010 - 2 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

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

María tero lero lé

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

Easy Street

The acoustic, live version of my song Easy Street. [more inside]
posted by Me, The Snake on Feb 6, 2010 - 3 comments

Little Bug on the Floor

This fast and dirty recording is from the mic on a Sony CyberShot camera. It's no audiophile's dream, for sure, but I just felt like getting some recent jaw harp tunes down to live video the other day, as I had a free hour in a big conference room. The room is definitely present in the recording. Anyway, video of this performance can be seen at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 comments

You Came Out of Nowhere

i keep thinking there's something i need to do - and i keep not doing it... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Hachobori, Tokyo. Here I'm accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 comments

Only Passing Through

...we're all in Folsom Prison, but there ain't no Johnny Cash... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. For this song I'm playing the Vietnamese jaw harp known as the Dan Moi. Video of this performance at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 20, 2010 - 15 comments

As I Slowly Disappear

Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. Accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 comments

Cowboy's Dream

A first stab at an old-time fiddle tune I've been obsessed with lately. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 15, 2010 - 0 comments

Snow Drop

An old-time tune I recorded a few years ago, solo clawhammer banjo. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 10, 2010 - 4 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 comments

O Little Town of Bethlehem

My second entry to Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009. Clawhammer banjo and guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 19, 2009 - 7 comments

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Just a little carol we recorded for our holiday card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, firemonkey on trumpet and horn. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Dec 16, 2009 - 0 comments

douce nuit

Short, with improvised and awkwards chunks, various mistakes, and a outro that flirts with crashlanding. Peace.
posted by nicolin on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 comments

The Wassail Song

My first contribution to the Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009 project. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 9, 2009 - 2 comments

The Ballad of Cherry Hill

This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 comments

Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

The Undiscovered Country Song

A quiet song about looking around for all the people you've misplaced over the years. Guitar, piano, cello, recorded live using a field recorder. Vocals overdubbed later at home. Unreleased from a new Tangemeenie side-project my wife Lori will eventually also contribute vocals to, called "The Wishing Well Divers." [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Nov 17, 2009 - 3 comments

Sandy Boys

A traditional old-timey tune as recorded by my pseudonymous string band, Crookneck John. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 comments

Broken Wheel (skelp version)

Having used my current DAW for the last 3 years, and spending countless hours re-recording tracks that were too slow, I finally discover that it does have a varispeed function. Just how fucking dumb is that.......? [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Nov 10, 2009 - 7 comments

The Christian Life

Cover of a Byrds cover of an old Louvin Brothers song. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Nov 6, 2009 - 8 comments

Reincarnation Blues

What I would sound like if I were trying to sound like Bob Dylan - if Dylan were simultaneously "bringin' it" and "keepin' it real". [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 4, 2009 - 0 comments

Haunted

For my first MeFiMu post, I decided to whip up a recording of this bit o'sad bastard piano balladry. It's a rough recording, all pretty much first takes, but I think it works well enough. (And no, despite the title, this is not a Halloween challenge entry.) [more inside]
posted by anthom on Oct 30, 2009 - 3 comments

Broken Wheel (edit)

Turbocharged acoustic. Love and regret. So it goes. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Oct 30, 2009 - 5 comments

Texas 89

A song I wrote about a trip to Texas with a girl in 1989. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

The Comfort Of Strangers (Eleanor Says)

Ghosts. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Sep 25, 2009 - 5 comments

Slow Time

An abandoned demo that starts light, gets heavier, and ends slow. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Sep 6, 2009 - 0 comments

Make Your Mind Up!

A modest and lightweight acoustic ditty wherein dad inserts pipe, ruminatively scratches his arse and proceeds to patronise wayward offspring.... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 comments

first step

An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Aug 23, 2009 - 9 comments

Andrita Street

Demo for a song about my neighborhood here in Los Angeles...with mouth trumpet!
posted by ford and the prefects on Aug 21, 2009 - 2 comments

If I Fell

Beatles cover recorded with my 6 year old daughter a few years back. Voice is a bit pitchy throughout but give me a break, I was only 40 at the time.
posted by gfrobe on Aug 9, 2009 - 12 comments

snake (demo)

Another entry in my recent demo series of posts. I posted a not-quite-done version of the track here, featuring piano and overly heavy drums. It's a song about the old classic video game "Snake". I'm sure I'll revisit the "proper" recording some day, but in the meantime, this is a nice performance. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Aug 7, 2009 - 3 comments

Runnin'

In a huge creative drought for awhile, I found this old thing I wrote and recorded years ago. When I was new to Garageband. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 comments

Hidden

Very little idea what this is really about....but it sounds like something written by a slightly loopy obsessive. That'll be me then.... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jul 24, 2009 - 12 comments

come careening (demo)

This is the demo I recorded for this song posted earlier. I slapped some kind of distortion effect over it to approximate the feel I wanted in the final version. Although it's too hazy-sounding and the vocals are nearly unintelligble, I really love a lot of things about this recording. It sounds like some kind of important uncovered secret to me. Anyway, this post is part of an "evolution of my songs" series I started here and here.
posted by edlundart on Jul 21, 2009 - 11 comments

the vase (demo)

As a follow-up to this post, here is the demo I recorded for the song I posted a long time ago here. As before, the idea is to share something about the evolution of my songs for anyone who might care.
posted by edlundart on Jul 19, 2009 - 4 comments

Suenos

Recorded a couple of years back, this was inspired by a visit to the house of the late composer Manuel De Falla in Granada, Spain (a wonderful city). At the risk of immodesty this one has some of the best "lead" acoustic guitar playing I've recorded to date. For those with no Spanish "suenos" translates as "dreams" [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jul 17, 2009 - 18 comments

undulate underling (demo)

A demo that I later recorded and posted here. I'm posting this as a contribution along the lines of what others have done before me -- providing a window into my songwriting. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if some prefer this version.
posted by edlundart on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 comments

Untitled (a jumble of guitar)

Acoustic Guitar Loops [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid on Jul 11, 2009 - 3 comments

Counsellors Don't Lie

The trials of trying to get prescription medicine through counsellors. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jun 28, 2009 - 1 comment

Revolutionary

A song i wrote a few months ago and just recently recorded. Again, recorded straight into my Macbook Pro. One take for Guitar and lead Vocals, one take for backup vocals. [more inside]
posted by ichthuz on Jun 27, 2009 - 1 comment

Chill-elujah

I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]
posted by ichthuz on Jun 23, 2009 - 6 comments

Redwood City Blues

An old track that a kid recently digitized off the cassette tape. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Jun 19, 2009 - 3 comments

Hallebritishlujah

my take on the monthly challenge fairly faithful but with some harmonies. One take for guitar and vox, one take for harmony, no level altering (it needs it, it also needs the guitar rerecording, but no time!). Again recorded by singing and playing at my mac. One day I'll set up my recording gear!
posted by nunoidia on Jun 8, 2009 - 23 comments

Gaffer Tape and Glue

I read a friend's blog this morning and she had a line in there about how she felt like her heart was stuck together with gaffer tape and glue. 10 minutes later I had this, another 20 and I had recorded it using Garageband and my mac's internal mic. As I haven't written anything in about two years, I'm pretty happy with this writer's block break. [more inside]
posted by nunoidia on Jun 7, 2009 - 9 comments

Sweet Little Baby

Everybody I know is popping out kids. So for all the parents, I wrote a lullaby. Please experiment with your children and let me know if this puts them to sleep.
posted by chillmost on Jun 6, 2009 - 1 comment

SCNMNR

A new 'episode' of the "Evolution of a Song" series started by chococat a while ago. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Jun 3, 2009 - 7 comments

The Company You Keep

A mellow acoustic oldie - worth re-recording? Comments/advice welcome [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on May 22, 2009 - 8 comments

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