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Twitter Blues

"Twitter Blue will verify users for $8 a month, Musk says", newspaper said; so I wrote this little blues for Twitter and for Elon. [more inside]
posted by lipsum on Nov 5, 2022 - 1 comment

Bigass Pizza Blues

Trying out an exciting new piece of recording gear, the Strymon Iridium!!
posted by CarrotAdventure on May 9, 2022 - 0 comments

Not Disquieting At All

Free-form dark instrumental jam. Bass, guitar, keys, programmed drums, traffic noise. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jun 13, 2020 - 2 comments

Life, Alexander

I say that I wrote this song the day my son was born. What I mean is that sitting in a hospital room after a day full of chaos, with my partner asleep and safe for now, I opened my computer to stare at the screen and type out the few lines I had in me. I wrote what felt in that moment like advice--the only advice I had to offer to the tiny baby in an incubator in an adjacent wing. After an early morning of liver failure, pacing, sobbing, and an emergency C-section, I didn't have a lot left. [more inside]
posted by Maaik on Sep 5, 2018 - 4 comments

All the Days

A quick, old tune
posted by ageispolis on Nov 19, 2017 - 3 comments

Uninvited Guest

Trap downtempo post blues rock. [more inside]
posted by signal on Sep 13, 2017 - 0 comments

8 - vampire deer - ring blues

last song in my rpm album, 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Apr 9, 2017 - 1 comment

7 - vampire deer - firefly blues

this is no 7 of my rpm album - what happened to no 6? - i don't know how to count beyond 4 [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Apr 8, 2017 - 0 comments

5 - vampire deer - grand haven blues

6th song of my rpm album - kind of creepy ... [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Apr 5, 2017 - 0 comments

5 - vampire deer - golden ball

5th song - this is a strange ancestor of the well known gallows pole or gallus pole song that has lots of variants - i ran across this one in various versions and this is how it turned out [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 31, 2017 - 0 comments

4 - vampire deer - screwed up planet blues

another song in my rpm album [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 30, 2017 - 1 comment

3 - not coming home - vampire deer

song 3 of my rpm album, 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 26, 2017 - 2 comments

vampire deer - 2 - circus blues

song 2 [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 18, 2017 - 1 comment

vampire deer - 1 - ten pounds

i did another album for rpm this year - 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag - in this song, i go to work, leave work, meet the president and go back to work and yes, it's all blues this time [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 16, 2017 - 1 comment

2016 Buh Bye!

I, for one, welcome our new 2017 overlords. Written and recorded on a Zoom H4, New Year's Day 2017.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 2, 2017 - 4 comments

The Himalaya Sheri, Jalna & Brass Band

Or what happens when a Deccani wedding band loses the trumpet and discovers the blues. [more inside]
posted by the cydonian on Sep 18, 2015 - 3 comments

Proto Man: An Empty Home

It is tradition among my people to collect 8-bit chiptune soundtracks that contain brilliant music, and learn and arrange them so that others may find joy in their melodic beauty! [more inside]
posted by jake on Sep 1, 2015 - 12 comments

In The Pines

I went and bought my first resonator guitar yesterday, a Gretsch Honey Dipper (evidence), and this seemed like a good tune to try and break it in on. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 10, 2015 - 8 comments

March of the Rainy Days

Mississippi John Hurt- and John Fahey- inspired fingerstyle guitar tune. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Oct 15, 2014 - 6 comments

Baking Powder Blues

Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 16, 2014 - 1 comment

Son House and the Water Temple

A glitchy, beat filled song that uses vocals from Grinnin in Your Face by Son House. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Feb 18, 2014 - 0 comments

Black Mountain Blues

This is a little fingerstyle blues thing I've been working on for a while, indebted to Mississippi John Hurt and a little bit of John Fahey. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Jan 20, 2014 - 13 comments

Chapter 9 Blues

My Raffle Request submission. "An over-dramatic, serious blues song about the trials and travails of local politics (like Parks and Rec), featuring lots of crazy citizen requests at public meetings". I wasn't sure about the Parls and Rec. element. I don't watch the show but did take a peek at a vid of an episode which featured a demented public forum. I´ve included the lyrics [more inside]
posted by abakua on Oct 31, 2013 - 2 comments

St James Infirmary

I dug the old portastudio out of storage and threw together a quick demo of an old classic. I may be redoing a more polished version later, so constructive critiques are welcome. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Aug 22, 2013 - 2 comments

It Ain't Easy (Bowie cover)

I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 11, 2013 - 20 comments


Delta blues cover of Alt-J Breezeblocks. Consider May's challenge: Accepted. [more inside]
posted by AnTilgangs on May 16, 2013 - 3 comments

Sheap Beet

Little bluesy tune I made back in 2009 with help from some friendly sheep. For all the flaws in the recording I'm still fond of it. [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Apr 30, 2013 - 3 comments

Walking Blues

Another from the session that I posted about several days ago. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Apr 3, 2013 - 2 comments

Grebos In Love

Nasty. Brutish. Shortish. In 5/4. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Mar 29, 2013 - 4 comments

Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Sketch 1a) (Georgia Satellites cover)

This — and not my post from a year ago — was actually the first sketch of my cover of "Keep Your Hands To Yourself". Be warned, this is not pretty, more like a scribble on a wet napkin than a drawing. It's first-take everything, rushed, and I think it was my first stab at using GarageBand. (Everything before that had been made with Audacity or 4-track.) [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 4, 2013 - 2 comments

Hobo Blues

Ever since I first saw John Lee Hooker's utterly captivating, almost terrifyingly powerful performance of it, I've been a lover of this song. RL Burnside covered it as well. This is my humble (and following those two performances, I really mean that) offering, from a little house in the hills of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 20, 2012 - 1 comment

New Ways To Tell Old Lies

This is about that weirdo gazillionaire creep who wants to be president. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 16, 2012 - 7 comments


Another track from my RPM Challenge album. Kind of a minor mode blues-rock thing. [more inside]
posted by danb on Jun 8, 2012 - 1 comment

Goin' Up The Country

First semi-organized attempt at recording. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on May 5, 2012 - 4 comments

Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Sketch 1) (Georgia Satellites cover)

I've been kicking around the idea doing a cover of this song for years now. Finally, I'm getting around to laying down sketches. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 19, 2012 - 2 comments


A moody one... [more inside]
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon on Feb 6, 2012 - 1 comment

Way Down in the Hole

After seeing the Muppet Movie this weekend, I was reminded of a project I led back in '08 called Doctor Teeth. This Tom Waits arrangement is one of a few recordings we made, despite having never played a show. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Nov 28, 2011 - 2 comments

A Half-Hearted Anthem for Singledom

Needed a break from some other music projects, so here's a little song I put together today that turned out more melancholy than I intended. Hope you enjoy it?
posted by Lutoslawski on Oct 31, 2011 - 6 comments

Schwankfeld's Blues

Off of my combo's demo, this is a 12 bar blues I wrote in college, the changes are a little... non-standard. [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 comments

Hymn to the Preciousness of Human Frailty

Here's a new recording I made last night. It's a song of my own composition. I feel like it's a strong interpretation, and I think my style is becoming more personal. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Oct 9, 2011 - 1 comment

clayton - vampire deer

last song of summer
posted by pyramid termite on Sep 13, 2011 - 0 comments


A 59 second original jazz tune. [more inside]
posted by kozad on Aug 17, 2011 - 7 comments

Trying To Boogie

From deepest Ikebukuro, in the heart of downtown Tokyo, it's the Smoke Benders, trying our damndest to boogie, y'all. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 26, 2011 - 1 comment

Since I've Been Loving You

Pretty straight-up cover of the Zep song. Live rehearsal recording. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 comments

My Girl's Blues

A little rough, a little raw. Just a little old-time blues instrumental.
posted by snsranch on May 27, 2011 - 6 comments

Down the Road

Breaking out ye olde Hungarian mouth bow once again for this little number, recorded live at gaijin haunt What the Dickens in Ebisu, Tokyo, on the first day of May in the year of Two Thousand and Eleven. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 11, 2011 - 4 comments

St. James Infirmary Blues

Who Hit John tries our hand at this old standard. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Feb 16, 2011 - 9 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

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

when the morning comes to your window by vampire deer

song 4 of 10 of cadillac hill
posted by pyramid termite on Nov 14, 2010 - 1 comment

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