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Dot of America (Demo)

I raced against the clock to finish this one before 2017: a song-journey on the Westbound Twin Cities Hiawatha train between Chicago and Minneapolis, operated by the Milwaukee Road from 1935-1971. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 31, 2016 - 4 comments

Chicago (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Felt inspired to throw together a cover of an old favorite for the May/June challenge. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 2, 2015 - 7 comments

Those Aren't Poodles [Greg Nog cover]

I had the day off. I heard the previous song. I started singing it my head like this. I had to share. I am still in my jammas. I am a recalcitrant dog misidentifier, but I'm better known for considering all animals and some human babies gender-neutral.
posted by not_on_display on Jan 19, 2015 - 7 comments

track 4

I'm doing a song-a-week thing with someone I knew in school, and this is what I came up with. [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on May 1, 2014 - 4 comments

Frank Lloyd Wright

He was a radical dude. An architect with an attitude [more inside]
posted by stargell on Jan 21, 2013 - 2 comments

The South Side Irish

Just released. In time for St Patrick's Day - a song about the Chicago South Side Irish. You can also see it on Youtube. Video features vintage photos. Cheers! *Lyrics are NSFW *
posted by Bighappyfunhouse on Mar 9, 2012 - 1 comment

Heart Of The City

This song is an ode to my hometown, Chicago. [more inside]
posted by dapperkoala on May 10, 2011 - 2 comments

Buy More Shit!

I liked the idea of taking a commercial like jingle and making it in to a song about anti-consumerism. It ended up being a little more elaborate than that. [more inside]
posted by kakarott999 on Mar 1, 2011 - 0 comments

You Are Somewhere Around Here

Slowed-down krautrocky shoegaze pop, if such a thing exists. Like finding your pants tightening while under gas in a dentist's chair. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Aug 19, 2010 - 2 comments


just one of those days - weight-o-the world is so too much, it's funny
posted by scottMontgomery on Mar 21, 2010 - 1 comment


6 categories of word smithing, one book = bible, and a thesaurus is the brief version! Enjoy... [more inside]
posted by Mz_Jai on Oct 7, 2009 - 0 comments

Winter Sun

A song that I wrote walking down the streets of Chicago, depressed that I had nothing to write about. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jul 20, 2009 - 0 comments

Hey maaan

over the violence, maaan
posted by scottMontgomery on May 5, 2009 - 1 comment

The Sky's The Sky

I don't have a description.
posted by scottMontgomery on Apr 20, 2009 - 1 comment

I Though I Told You to Shut Up

Here's the overture from a rock opera based on David Boswell's comic Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman. [more inside]
posted by stargell on Dec 3, 2008 - 5 comments

Chicago or Bust (demo)

This quick demo was made on my pocket tape recorder right after I had finished writing the song, and I was really pleased with the way it sounds... like it's a recording from a long time back.
posted by buriednexttoyou on Mar 31, 2007 - 6 comments


I have a bunch of song ideas that I drafted a couple of years back, and am finally getting back to fleshing them out and putting lyrics vocals to them. Only problem is, I kind of forgot where I was mentally, so I'm not quite sure of what to write. This one was one of my favorites, and suggestions for theme ideas?
posted by psmealey on Mar 9, 2007 - 3 comments

Paulie's Song

This one is by one of the guys in my band, on his own. Why am I posting it? Because I consider him to be Chicago's best kept secret and I want everybody to find out how good he is. David Boddiger, ladies and gentlemen.
posted by micayetoca on Jan 20, 2007 - 2 comments

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