165 posts tagged with banjo.
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All Day Long
Very short and perhaps sweet. I've been working on this kind of music for a while and this is a good example of where I'm at with it right now. Two Chord Challenge!!! ENJOY! [more inside]
Harpy Go Lurky
A quick, light-spirited, no-frills guitar/banjo instrumental.
Creep (acoustic STP cover)
My attempt to exorcise some high school nostalgia. The lyrics are as dumb as they always were, but now there's banjo and mandolin! [more inside]
My Heart Will Give You Up
The third and final installment of my 2009 Valentine's day project. Celine Dion + Rick Astley, as if the internet needed another rickroll. [more inside]
Saint V. Massacree
Guitar Rag, with banjo. [more inside]
A short arrangement for solo banjo of the stunning Gilbert & Sullivan tune from The Pirates of Penzance. [more inside]
Happy New Year!
Whipped up in a hurry, a glum song for 2009. Happy New Year, MetaFilter! [more inside]
Way up high
I've decided to face my embarrassment and post this song. [more inside]
I just recorded this in as long as it took to play it on a whim and a prayer solely to impress a girl. Just me, noodling on the banjo. [more inside]
A revision of my earlier version of this cover, since I had a night to burn at school. Bigger, a bit less background noise, a little more banjo.
The Accursed Hat, Version II
A rendition of Jofus' brilliant cowboy epic. [more inside]
Santa Claus is comin' to town
A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]
Instrumental banjo waltz, written this afternoon. [more inside]
Elves in Iceland
Sort of a cheating entry to the wildcard challenge - a flowy, stringy instrumental. [more inside]
Mostly an experiment in banjo, trying to apply the clawhammer style to a more bluegrass style song. [more inside]
Sierra Madre Breakdown
Deliberate Strangers - from Hog Wild and Pig Bitin' Mad [more inside]
Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune. [more inside]
Go Home Metronome
An exhausting afternoon called for extensive multitracking and math-rocking minus the thinking part. [more inside]
Movin' On Up
The lazy cracker, banjo-infused version of the Jeffersons theme song. [more inside]
I suppose this is the equivalent of my last yay new instrument song. Banjo, 'lectric guitar, 'lectric drums, singin. [more inside]
My little place
A repetitive, driving song featuring my first foray into recording piano-ery. It also has a jammy rockout outro (rockoutro?). [more inside]
Music To Accompany A Rush To The Liquor Store Before Closing
This is a solo banjo tune I've been working on recently, in the Old Time Clawhammer style. It always brings thoughts of waking up at 6:45pm, hung over, and realizing you only have 15 minutes to get ready and walk a mile to the liquor store. [more inside]
No Going Back
This is not the happiest song I've ever written. [more inside]
Sunday Front Porch
Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
Recorded at O'Duffy's pub on that infamous night. [more inside]
A musical version of an old Spanish assigment from high school that I found in a box. [more inside]
Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight! Gift of Music sidefight.
Further Than a Stone
Written by the mando player, Hamdog. I'm playing fiddle - everyone had a blast with this. [more inside]
A short instrumental, played over an old tape of me reading something in French as a kid. [more inside]
Here's one with me singing and playing the harp. [more inside]
A requiem for the post to end all posts [more inside]
Janie in the Lake
More banjo / fiddle stuff. [more inside]
Old-timey / bluesy ditty from our new album. That's me on fiddle. :D [more inside]
Ballad of Josh Millard's Oddly Sized Stationery
More or less self explanatory, eh? [more inside]
So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much
Adaptation (more or less) of an Ogden Nash poem of the same name. Essentially an apology from an aging man who spends his time boring people with the same stories.
Weighin' me down
English, French, backup vocals, slide, banjo, bam!
Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)
Micayetoca and I in a fun collaboration. Features banjo, vocal percussion and a big bass. [more inside]
A Shrieking Blue
Very short, two sparse verses, some pickin'. [more inside]
Basically a song about a failed friendship, which as we all know is best done with several banjo tracks!
A cover of my very favorite Randy Newman song, which is also maybe the saddest song I know.
Tuned the guitar way down and added some banjo. This song does this thing where it equates "snake" with "girl." Like a metaphor, see. Also: it seems to play better through headphones (possibly because of the use of stereo). But maybe I just have bad speakers.
I've seen a few covers recently and decided to dig up this bluegrass version of Beck's Loser B-side masterpiece. Warning: contains the word "fuck", stark depictions of inhalant abuse, and piping hot banjo rolls.
the River Girl
A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
The most frozenest river around
A song inspired by crossing the frozen river Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This song is short, simple, and basically three choruses and no verses. That's right - screw the verses!
A song mostly inspired by having a stressful job where I deal with lots of nervous/frustrated/severely impolite people, and its effect on me. It's a little rough because the main track is recorded on a boombox with a verrrrry old cassette.
I recently dislocated my shoulder, and assumed music was out of the picture for a month or two. But I was getting pissed off at not playing, and discovered if I capoed everything up really high and didn't play anything too fancy, my arm could handle short bursts of pickin'. So I made a simple song, part French and part English.
Stuck out on
My lyric-writing "system" has often been dozens of little stickies on the desktop, thoughts, ideas, scribbles... and then sometimes when I'm frustrated I'll make a song made up of various combinations that seem to make sense. Like this one!
HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERTHINK A PLATE OF BEANS.
See here and here and here. I'm posting this to music because Cortex insisted.