...the bossa nova version [more inside]
Apologies for my absence. [more inside]
No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
This is as personal as I get when not improvising. [more inside]
Straight-ahead, sloppy guitar cover. [more inside]
I'm a Rock n Roll Animal. [more inside]
I'm a big Lou Reed fan. I have really tried any VU tunes. So I thought Id still just try a Lou Tune.
Now with less German supermodel. Plus, I play drums! [more inside]
New take on the Beatles classic with GarageBand. [more inside]
Skist (previously) is my band with singer/sound artist Haruna Ito. Hope you enjoy. I also made a video for the song, which can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo.
Dreamy pop music for the Velvet Underground Challenge [more inside]
Everybody driving by my window the last three weeks has been blasting Michael Jackson, I couldn't help myself. Maybe got a bit carried away. Many apologies to James Jamerson. [more inside]
In the style of Leonard Cohen. Just kidding. For the Velvet Underground challenge thing. [more inside]
My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]
My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]
As realized by the Christopher Walken & The Lounge Fellas. [more inside]
The Gorgonzola & Ham Stone Gas 12" remix [more inside]
my assigned song or this month's challenge [more inside]
I grabbed a second copy of the Korg DS-10 synth in order to sync with the first copy and make richer and/or more elaborate tunes. This is my first stab. It wasn't til I'd finished it I realised I'd basically subconsciously covered the Mass Effect theme.
Aren't we all? [more inside]
Programmed, recorded and edited today. This song appears on Robin Holcomb's self-titled album from 1990. It's got some odd key changes and a lot of clashing notes. [more inside]
It's still June for another hour and seventeen minutes, server time. [more inside]
Just a small goodbye tribute Michael Jackson. After all the mike Ive heard just outside my window even. It would feel wrong not to pay respect. Peace
I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]
Hawkwind's cover featured in the impossible-to-track-down Japanese release of Dj Hell's latest album out now. [more inside]
A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).
Godawful Danzig impression? Check. Complete lack of shame? Check. [more inside]
An attempt to anger both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
When Elvis Met Leonard. Nothing but uke, vox, and questionable taste. [more inside]
Here's my version of the esteemed Mr. Cohen's paean to the religion of love. I dropped the rhythm and chord changes, and made a new melody. The very minimal accompaniment consists of three tracks from my trusty old JUNO 60 analog synth. That's it! Video version (photos by yours truly) at Vimeo and YouTube.
I wanted to experiment with multitracked vocals, so I turned "The Fool" from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea into a choral work. I probably could have done more with rhythm and vocal percussive effects, but I did this is as a practice run for another song, which also included four-part harmonies.
You won't be able to escape this in the clubs this summer. Unless you just stay away, which is what I recommend. [more inside]
Stealing the 5/4 shuffle from Take Five and injecting it into Leonard Cohen: non-trivial. [more inside]
This is a Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters cover I really didnt know about him playing untill The Canada No Gravy comment Fell In love with the tune So I covered my way With Honors To Billy
My daughter is getting married and I cant make the wedding The gift of Elvis
I learned this song on acoustic a week ago to try and best my roommate's version of "Somewhere Out There" from American Tale. I also needed to test out some new equipment in my studio. Then this happened. Let me know what you think.
I thought I'd take one for the team and kick off June's "Cover Hallelujah" Music challenge. This is a scratch recording I made about a year ago when I was home sick and had lost most of my voice. If you ever wanted to hear Excessively Husky-Voiced Cortex, this is your chance. [more inside]
You liked Together - now hear the cover, jazzed up. Short lively instrumental cover of my own work. Vanity at its best.
I wanted to hear a post-rock band cover Roberta Flack. [more inside]
A submission to the unofficial "Seven Nation Army" challenge. [more inside]
I tried to picture Alice in Chains covering Janet Jackson, but it sounds more like T-Rex by way of Power Station. [more inside]
Because I have no shame, I have used an accordion to cover Journey. [more inside]
Acoustic guitar instrumental cover of a very popular song, I won't mention the artist, perhaps a commenter can spill the beans :) Recorded in two parts.
Can cover, E7 and A7. Response to two challenges. [more inside]
My version of Florida, by the Butthole Surfers, off of the Rembrandt Pussyhorse album. [more inside]
I just listened to the man's Live in London album tonight, and decided to spend the rest of the evening hammering this out. [more inside]
So, what was it, November when the MeFi Challenge was unofficially "requests for covers from other MeFites"? But this goes even further back... sometime last summer, Jessamyn said she wanted to do a cover--with me!--of Guided By Voices' "Everywhere With Helicopter." "OK," I said, "but you have to sing and make jangly noises with things around your apartment." [more inside]
Instrumental guitar cover of The Rose by Bette Middler. Done in one take, as its recorded with just one guitar line theres been a few compromises with the melody. Also a few dud notes but every time I tried to re record it the cats kept getting in the way! Perfect for Mothers Day which is coming up here in Australia.
Follow along on the map... [more inside]