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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

Greyhound Fears

The second song I recorded after this one.
posted by tmcw on Dec 23, 2010 - 2 comments

The Loss That I Made For Myself

A new instrumental song. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 22, 2010 - 2 comments

Blues Wrapped Round My Head (live, 2010)

This is a live version of a tune I originally posted here back in 2007. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 19, 2010 - 3 comments

Jacaranda

Brought the strumstick out the other night, for a solo gig in beautiful downtown Ikebukuro. This is a tune I've posted here before, in another incarnation. Video here. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 16, 2010 - 1 comment

Spanish Bombs

Acoustic cover of my favourite song in all the world.
posted by ianK on Dec 11, 2010 - 6 comments

Lungs

Another track from Nasoalmo [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 26, 2010 - 3 comments

little gods by vampire deer

final song of cadillac hill
posted by pyramid termite on Nov 22, 2010 - 1 comment

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

The Church's Desolation (and Old Hundred)

Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Nov 10, 2010 - 2 comments

The Cynic

A relationship, coldly thought out from beginning to end, in just 97 words. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 26, 2010 - 0 comments

An Anger

Some kind of folk-ish song with a dash of electric thrown in. It's the beginning of a narrative – not sure what exactly. Includes a way too ambitious lyrical reference to Amazing Grace. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Oct 24, 2010 - 0 comments

Far

Another uke-y croon, mellow and heartfelt. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 18, 2010 - 6 comments

Letters

AcoustoFolksyCountrySappiness! [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Oct 7, 2010 - 2 comments

Is There Any Difference?

Improvised song collaboration. I adore the outcome of this moody song. My friend Mark is on vocals, I was on guitar. Bass and piano were added later by me. We literally made this up as we recorded it. Never have made-up, almost gibberish lyrics sounded so meaningful. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 comments

Tie in the Lines

A quick song after a very long day, and the first song to end up in the pristine new pages of my new notebook.
posted by tmcw on Sep 28, 2010 - 2 comments

Tik Tok

My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
posted by ianK on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 comments

I Have a Window

Another bedroom-recorded song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 23, 2010 - 0 comments

Mildred

More uke-pop about girls. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Sep 22, 2010 - 4 comments

Säkkijärven Polkka

An improvisational rendition of the classic Finnish folk tune on piano and bass, folk jazz style. [more inside]
posted by motty on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 comments

Every Wave of Sound

My break-up song, written a number of years ago. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 16, 2010 - 4 comments

Bring Us Your Leader

Another lo-fi acoustic tune about the end of the world. Not too cheerful stuff. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 14, 2010 - 2 comments

Whatever You Give (I'll Take from You)

I always know the tricks you play, but I still get taken. Another poppy (and slightly ominous) uke tune. Hope you like it! [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 comments

Sadie

As autumn arrives, it always gives me a feeling of glorious sad sentimentality, almost like a chemical reaction. Whether I actually have something to feel sentimental about or not, those chilly sun-filled days create a longing like a chemical reaction. This song is that feeling for me, when you can't get back the past, but flounder to try. Guitar and vox recorded live with a single guitar overdub. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 comments

A Lot To Prove

A cute little folk song that I wrote for a girl a few years back. [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Aug 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Last Kind Words

Those familiar with relatively obscure early blues, and/or those who've seen the R. Crumb documentary Crumb might know this one, originally recorded in 1930 by Geeshie Wiley. Here's the Ghost Steppers (duo incarnation) performing the tune on August 16, 2010. The one-year-old who was gleefully running about the room and occasionally trying to ascend to the stage may occasionally be heard in this recording. He was damn cute. Video at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 18, 2010 - 10 comments

Landfall

Quiet plucked acoustic guitar and vocals. This song completes the lyrical cycle that includes "My Cirripedian Friends" and "A Brand New Fabrication". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Aug 14, 2010 - 6 comments

Your Little One Way Street

Once again it's the Tomato Can Sanza (run through my trusty el-cheapo pitch shifter) in action, in another tune from my set at the 2010 Sengawa Jazz/Art Festival in Tokyo. Video at YouTube. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 12, 2010 - 0 comments

Goodnight, Dear

I started writing songs on ukulele about a year ago after giving up on the banjo. This is the sort of quaint, happy vibe that I like hearing with the uke. And yes, Paul was my favorite Beatle. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Aug 6, 2010 - 12 comments

A Brand New Fabrication

The lyrical counterpoint to "My Cirripedian Friends". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

Until You Kiss Me (live, 2010)

Back in 2007 I posted this same song (a studio version) which eventually made its way onto my 2009 CD release, Roomful of Ghosts. Here's a live version of the tune, recorded June 25, 2010, at Super Deluxe in Tokyo. Video of this same performance here at YouTube, and just for good measure, here's the video for that studio version as well.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 7, 2010 - 1 comment

My Cirripedian Friends

This is a song about drowning at sea, denial and adventure. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 4, 2010 - 1 comment

Old Joe Clark

An old-time chestnut on guitar, mandolin, and my new Menzies tackhead banjo [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 comments

Follow Alexandria

A song from our band Thous & Thees [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Jun 30, 2010 - 2 comments

Only Passing Through

I posted a solo version of this tune back in January 2010, but this is the Medicine Bone version, recorded at a gig the other night right here in ol' Tokyo town. Video at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 comments

Over Amsterdam

A new song, hot off the presses, recorded live in concert just a little more than 24 hours ago, as of this posting. Video of this same performance at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 26, 2010 - 4 comments

Have You Seen Me?

On the subject of insomnia in a foreign country. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Jun 9, 2010 - 3 comments

World Beneath the Tracks

A brand new song I really wanted to record right away, even though I didn't have any instruments with me. So I used a plastic water bottle... Rubbermaid brand, I believe, and recorded it straight to video with my new camera, which has a pretty decent mic on it, as it turns out. The video's at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 3, 2010 - 7 comments

she moved through the fair

three double basses and a vague recollection of the tune = this.
posted by peterkins on May 27, 2010 - 6 comments

running into

needs editing, and i need to rework the rythm of the lyrics
posted by IngeChiles on May 24, 2010 - 1 comment

Lonely Teardrop

From a recent live show with my band, Medicine Bone. The key we did this in wasn't the best for me, so I ended up kinda screaming it. And the recording is dirty and clipping. So, it turned out just about right. Oh, and the best thing is that old buddy Ken Kawashima (hear him with me here, here and here) was in town and graced us with some of his superb blues harpery. Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 19, 2010 - 7 comments

a perfect preservative (big ghost version)

Big Ghost's version of this, which gets nice and jam-bandy, we feel. Thanks in advance for continuing mixing/mastering advice. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 11, 2010 - 3 comments

Meteor Shower

This came tugging on my pants leg this week, almost fully formed. Thanks, muse! It's about, well, a meteor shower. Warning: non-zero James Taylor quotient.
posted by doubtfulpalace on May 2, 2010 - 7 comments

Bike Ride

This is a new song from our band Thous and Thees. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 comments

Ready To Rock

Solo, live at CAY in Aoyama, Tokyo, April 14, 2010, accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 16, 2010 - 13 comments

Pearls

Another new song from my band, Low-Tech Riff Raff. I'm not really certain what it's about, but I like the feel. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Apr 13, 2010 - 2 comments

To Tennessee

Recorded April 7, 2010, in a conference room in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan. For this tune I'm using one of my sardine can sanzas. Video of this same performance may be seen at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 comments

In This World

New recording from my band, Low-Tech Riff Raff. Kind of mournful. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Apr 11, 2010 - 4 comments

Fighting the Civil War

The recent announcement of Virginia's "Confederate History Month", and this comment in particular, in a Mefi thread about it, inspired me to write this song. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 comments

Better Take Care of Me

Recorded April 7, 2010, in a conference room in Ichikawa City, Chiba, japan. The instrument is a kind of mouthbow, although it's not actually bow-shaped: it's one of these. Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 7, 2010 - 4 comments

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