The 1980s friendliest theme song (with some odd verses that don't get played during the show's intro). Played with my firefly banjolele.
Ringo [more inside]
I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.
This little pop ditty has been running through my head so I took it for a spin at the orchestra. [more inside]
I'm stuck at home with a cold, so I thought I'd comfort myself with this cheesy old song and learn to sing in harmony using GarageBand. [more inside]
Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
Still on the horse, this time with a Beirut cover! This one took a lot longer, 3 nights of iPad work. Beirut usually has a lot of brass instruments, so this one was a real challenge, but I'm proud of how it came out. [more inside]
Performed by the OK L.A. MeFi Action Band: speicus, mandymanwasregistered, scody, holyrood, klangklangston, weston, carsonb, and The World Famous [more inside]
My Kaossilator and I take the Bowie classic to strange places [more inside]
This is a Posies cover a few of us did for a Dear 23 list (Posies fan list) compilation in the late 1990s. Personnel: Me, vocal and maybe guitar; Chris Otto, background vocal, guitar, autoharp; Terri Doherty: bass. [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
Here there be sludge. [more inside]
Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
To be played extra loud.
I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
A cover of a B-Side from Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
It's well known that Radiohead went to Bob Dylan for inspiration on the title of Subterranean Homesick Alien; it's less well known that they actually lifted the song structure and lyrics themselves from this rare demo recording. [more inside]
My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
I covered this already but found this version I now have brain cancer and can no longer play. [more inside]
As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
Well, this is my cheater because Let Down is my song. But it is turning out to be difficult, so I've been working up a few others to play when I get pissed off at Let Down. [more inside]
A little spit-polish on the learning-to-play-it demo I recorded after I got the assignment. I had to get it mixed and off the desk before I spent the rest of my life adding the goofy little fills I missed the first time through. [more inside]
It's time to come clean... [more inside]
A Ramones cover from the latest Red On Strike album. For comparison, here's our previous attempt at recording this song, and a video of us doing it live a couple weeks ago.
My attempt at the Bohemian Rhapsody of my generation. [more inside]
It's probably a different film now (could still be Romeo & Juliet, but they might have to use chainsaws now). Headphones are best, for maximum crunchification. [more inside]
In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]
My allotted song for the July Metafilter Music Radiohead Extravaganza. [more inside]
As recorded in Tom's mom's garage by the infamously unfamous punk ingenues Roddy's O-Face. From their first and only album, Lofi Computer. [more inside]
So, y'all know that Thom Yorke has a ridiculous power and range to his singing right? Well I don't. [more inside]
I like this song, so I sang it in a room by myself.
A while ago I did a sloppy cover of this great song by The Muffs.
I've was in a bit of a Beatles mood last weekend, and recorded this as well as my previous post of "And Your Bird Can Sing". It's been fun to redo the songs with my arsenal of sampled orchestra, etc. I'm not the greatest singer, but I've learned a lot listening to the original, and working with my own voice.
A live version of Terry Riley's piece "In C". [more inside]
Another cover. I'm really sorry about the clipping at the end! [more inside]
I've always had a soft spot for this Postal Service song, so here's an acoustic cover featuring resonator guitar, pump organ, and ten copies of me. Lighters out for the last chorus, please.
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]
This is a cover of a Ryan Adams song off his album Demolition. Unashamedly cheerful and bouncy, even if I have no idea what it's actually about. Video is here. [more inside]