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It's just a live acoustic recording I made on my iPad but I enjoy listening back to it. Hopefully you will too. (my own song)
March 11 2011
Written and recorded on the third anniversary of the Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. Video here.
A song from my album that I've just released through Tunecore. If you like it there's more listen links at my site www.groklock.com. Let me know what you think!
Random Pictures of Strangers
As happens from time to time, a comment someone made here at Metafilter was the spark of inspiration for a song. This was the comment, and here's the song.
Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
In memory of Pete Seeger, a two-uke rendition of one of his best-known tunes. Video here if you're interested. [more inside]
no blade tom
...cuts like harp strings.
I Will Wait (for the Mefi Music Raffle)
The request: A slowed down version of I Will Wait. [more inside]
So Much More
Just got a new zoom h6 to record with. Guitar, vocals, whistling, and a 1930's Dogherty pump organ. [more inside]
Just a cover I did right now of the Woody Guthrie song. Either a car or plane or a train going over the hellgate bridge at 1:32.
Never Took a Dollar from a Dead Man
This is S&H, from a show we did just the other night here in Tokyo. I'm so digging working with percussionist Habu Hiroshi, he's really bringing the groove. Video here.
A Waltz for David Pauley
Inspired by this post, I wrote a song about getting murdered in the woods. [more inside]
Cover of an old John Gorka tune. This is a quick demo version. I might record a more polished version later, so suggestions for improvement are welcome. [more inside]
Quiet guitar for a quiet afternoon. [more inside]
Oh Death (by S&H, live, April 2013)
Well it isn't the first time I've posted this song to Metafilter Music. Nor is it the second, third or fourth. But, in my defense, I'd say that all of these versions are, well, rather different from each other, in their various ways. This fifth one is from my duo band S&H, and was recorded live at a little African restaurant in Shinjuku. Video here.
You Must Dance Near the Fire, Along with Ghosts
It's an acoustic folk song about how you must dance near the fire. The verses are ad-libbed. [more inside]
If you let your imagination drift towards southeastern Europe, somewhere wedged between Fellini's Italy and Emir Kusturica's Balkans, and then you put such wanderings into a soundtrack, this is likely what you would end up with - Balkanofellini :) [more inside]
Peter Gabriel meets Daniel Lanois and Chicane. Here in this song, I'd say that Ummagma comes closest to having a Peter Gabriel moment. Somewhere in between his Sledgehammer and Passion phase. Fortunately, the other elements making this track unique kick into play and it's hard to put your finger on anything else. So just listen instead...
Indietronic ethno-ethereal fusion is how I would describe this Ummagma track, which is the first Ummagma song you've heard here with male vocals. I feel like this tune has a strong gypsy fusion lifeline running to it from some mysteriously brilliant source, call it what you will. :) Once again, any feedback is appreciated. We've also ventured into indietronic a little here.
Through The Fire And Flames (acoustic cover)
You've probably heard DragonForce's highly entertaining power metal piece de resistance before (maybe in Guitar Hero III). This is like that, only not. [more inside]
Acoustic tune for this month's challenge [more inside]
You may need a drink after listening to this song. I apologize. [more inside]
A song about the lovely location called Anglesey.
A sort of sixties-ish jangly folk-pop demo with a couple of synthy touches.
A folk-song mainly about St Paul's Cathedral and its history, with themes of love, hope and continuity. [more inside]
A song I did for a competition two weeks ago. [more inside]
The Song That No-One Hears
Inspired by this MeFi post, this is a song about the world's loneliest whale. [more inside]
Annie Took the Money
Last of the tunes recorded earlier this month in a little house in the mountains. Vocal and stick dulcimer. A very prolific songbird who was just outside can be heard throughout this performance. Video here.
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.
Couldn't Tell You Why
Another tune recorded the other day at a little house in the woods. Just vocal and stick dulcimer, and a little bird outside that joins me for the very last note. Video here.
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.
In The Curve
I did a youtube recording of this lovely tune. Decided to give it a pass through the iPad, since I'm on a roll lately. Folky ballad. [more inside]
I have been looking for songs about Omaha lately and have found there aren't many. So I wrote one. [more inside]
Subterranean Homesick Dylan
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]
An Unnamed Country
A quiet piano driven song cut and pasted on itself.
My Country 'Tis of Thee - Fingerstyle
That, or God Save the Queen. Your choice. [more inside]
Glitchy acoustic guitars and a piano.
The Ballad of Knocksink
Simple guitar and vocals track. The Ballad of Jackson and Bonnie.
Happy Birthday, 1951
Instrumental tinkly cut and paste tune.
(Hermione Granger) No Stranger to Me
First time I tried to 'write' a song. It's just a silly jokey nerdy number with a few fluffed lines and a sub par singer. At least I didn't go with the rap idea I originally had... and yet some of it still lingers for some reason. Anyway, just a bit of fun, I hope some of you enjoy it.
"Know" via The Sweet Language
A new tune from my songwriting circle. Enjoy!
Latest dispatch in über-short traditional clawhammer banjo songs. [more inside]
John & Tanya - Werewolf Night
This is from our JUST released album, The Story Is Everything. We're trying to beat a crazy deadline and sell 17 CDs before the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday, May 17). If we do it, we can bring physical discs to the Kerrville Folk Festival next weekend. Here's the link, should you happen to feel generous. Thanks for listening!
"Adelain" by The Sweet Language
another tune from my songwriting circle. enjoy! [more inside]
two crows - vampire deer
song 7 of homeland - a modern, meaning LOUD, interpretation of the old child ballad [more inside]
Some friends and I do this weekly songwriting thing. Here is my contribution from this week. Enjoy! [more inside]
Lay Down [rough cut]
WIP track for the Doleful Creatures EP. [more inside]
Regression is totally sexy, right? This is a nice listless, lofi version of an old song of mine featuring my friend emily's wonderful violin improv. It's a little rough, and I could use some help on rounding off the edges. (oh, and NSFW at the start) [more inside]
O! My Unchangeable Lover
A little folksy tune some friends and I recorded tonight. Enjoy! [more inside]
Best Friends Forever
Best Friends Forever - we always will be. Best Friends Forever. Just you and me.... Written and performed by Julian Mount (aka: JtJ)
You (a tachanun)
This is what happens when I write a religious ballad. A tachanun is the part of Jewish morning prayers that come at the end. They're very depressing, and say things "We were led like sheep to the slaughter" etc. This is my interpretation. [more inside]