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Riding Your Train

Relaxin' at home with my new Marron Glacé Guitar, a diddley bow which was given to me recently by the maker, Mr. Tim Can. Thank you, Tim! Sometimes one string is all you need! Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 1, 2010 - 5 comments

Dance Into the Fire

A brand new song, from a gig I did on March 25, 2010, at Super Deluxe here in Tokyo. Video of this same performance at YouTube here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 28, 2010 - 1 comment

Not So Kind

A very short little song wherein I take the harshly honest route toward an old friend. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 20, 2010 - 10 comments

Sitting On Top of the World

This is my other brand new band, the Ghost Steppers. We do old-time, early blues, jug band, mountain music: all traditional stuff, no originals. Here's our rough-and-ready take on an old favorite, originally written and recorded by the Mississippi Sheiks, that's been interpreted by many, many folks over the years. I've changed the lyrics a bit (maybe more than a bit) but that's part of the longstanding folk tradition, of course. Video of this same performance at YouTube here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 comments

The World is Only Bad

An acoustic/alt-country (I suck at picking a genre) song off my album I recorded last year. [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Mar 2, 2010 - 8 comments

Buffalo

Of the songs that my band recorded recently [previously 12], this is my favorite. It's also the most difficult for us to play. But that's what practice and cheap recording is for, yeah?
posted by not_on_display on Feb 24, 2010 - 2 comments

Danville Girl

Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
posted by l2p on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 comments

Banks of the Ohio

DMelanogaster and I try the traditional music challenge. Banks of the Ohio is the story of Willie killing his proposal-rejecting lover. (see also Knoxville Girl)
posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 21, 2010 - 5 comments

Tumbalalaika

Tumbalalaika, a traditional Russian Jewish love song. Generally sung in Yiddish, presented here in English. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Feb 21, 2010 - 4 comments

The Ballad of Spooky and the Spaz

The love of two awesome people celebrated [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Feb 18, 2010 - 0 comments

Napoleonic blues - second song posted

A song I wrote the lyrics for and worked up the melody and progression with the band. Me on ukulele, Jamie singing and on glockenspiel, Justin on guitar, Ella on cello, Tina hitting a a tin. This was recorded before Christmas, again not the most beautiful of recording quality but it gives you a sense of the band's fuller sound with the cello. Any feedback or critique appreciated as always. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Feb 17, 2010 - 1 comment

So We'll Go No More A-Roving

As it's Valentine's Day, here's a song about love. Well, kind of about love. Actually it's about the end of love, as it fades due to age and fatigue, and the death of romance. Errr...happy Valentine's Day! [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Feb 14, 2010 - 1 comment

Separate My Heart

A little synth-folk ditty, with my friend Alaina singing lead. The idea was to write a murder ballad from the woman's perspective.
posted by clcapps on Feb 12, 2010 - 1 comment

shallow song/airport fiction

First song posted from our band. Two ukes and a guitar. Feedback appreciated. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Feb 6, 2010 - 7 comments

Little Bug on the Floor

This fast and dirty recording is from the mic on a Sony CyberShot camera. It's no audiophile's dream, for sure, but I just felt like getting some recent jaw harp tunes down to live video the other day, as I had a free hour in a big conference room. The room is definitely present in the recording. Anyway, video of this performance can be seen at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 comments

You Came Out of Nowhere

i keep thinking there's something i need to do - and i keep not doing it... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Hachobori, Tokyo. Here I'm accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 comments

Only Passing Through

...we're all in Folsom Prison, but there ain't no Johnny Cash... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. For this song I'm playing the Vietnamese jaw harp known as the Dan Moi. Video of this performance at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 20, 2010 - 15 comments

As I Slowly Disappear

Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. Accompanying myself on the strumstick. Video at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 comments

God Knows

I wrote and recorded this last summer about my asshole boss. Minor structural changes have been made since then, but the idea is there. [more inside]
posted by Saellys on Jan 15, 2010 - 2 comments

My Voice on Carl's Home Answering Machine

Does what it says on the box, with guitar. Solve the Limerick Challenge! [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jan 12, 2010 - 2 comments

Thinking About Drinking

A happy fun cover of a Meat Purveyors song. [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Jan 8, 2010 - 10 comments

Oh Death (live)

In the very first hour of the brand new year of 2010, I was on a stage in Tokyo, part of Mike Watt's yearly "We Jam Econo" event, singing about death. Video of this same performance can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 7, 2010 - 6 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 comments

Headed Home

A song inspired by the time my high school baseball coach instructed me repeatedly to hit the opposing batter in the head.
posted by ORthey on Jan 4, 2010 - 4 comments

Sobering Up (2009)

About three and a half years ago, I uploaded the eleventh song on Mefi Music. This autumn, I finally got my arse in a real studio, and did it properly. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Dec 18, 2009 - 4 comments

Remains To Be Seen

Inspired by Aled Lewis' "The Horde" [more inside]
posted by allaboutgeorge on Dec 14, 2009 - 0 comments

Jeff Buckley's Ozark Melody

In the summer of 1996, less than one year before he died, Jeff Buckley wrote and recorded this song which was released for free on the Internet, but never on any of his albums. [more inside]
posted by joetrip on Nov 22, 2009 - 20 comments

Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

Bound to Pins and Needles

Ahoy! I finally had...well...made a free few hours to work on some music. Here's what I made. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Nov 12, 2009 - 3 comments

Sandy Boys

A traditional old-timey tune as recorded by my pseudonymous string band, Crookneck John. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 comments

Lowlands Away

A version of a traditional shanty song, recorded mono with a guitar. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 10, 2009 - 1 comment

Texas 89

A song I wrote about a trip to Texas with a girl in 1989. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 comments

Halloween 97/98

Little ditty about young love, the joys of suburban Massachusetts in autumn, and the allure of all those wonderful things behind the counter at drugstores. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Oct 19, 2009 - 7 comments

Let It Go Or Give In, Take 2

This is a wicked rough, one take demo of one of the seven songs I will be recording with a full band for my EP. I would love to hear about what you think. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Oct 13, 2009 - 3 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

Synthesizers in Our Mouths

Twelve string guitar and vocals with some alchemical effect lines Inspired by a lucid dream I had the other day. [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Sep 20, 2009 - 2 comments

Hawaii

Summer's nearly over, but never fear -- it's always the sunniest season on your HiFi! Ford and the Prefects and the Don Ho Symphony Orchestra present "Hawaii," this year's breakout good-times swingle. [more inside]
posted by ford and the prefects on Aug 18, 2009 - 2 comments

Kingsfold

Another swing at this old folk song. My first effort with 2x Korg DS-10s.
posted by nthdegx on Aug 6, 2009 - 6 comments

Runnin'

In a huge creative drought for awhile, I found this old thing I wrote and recorded years ago. When I was new to Garageband. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 comments

Bridges Over The Thames

This is my first contribution to MeFiMu, so go easy on me! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 16, 2009 - 13 comments

The Plan

I love this song! Upbeat, dancy, kind of weird. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 5, 2009 - 6 comments

My Baby Crying

Bill Fox song appears for the first time on the internet: Bill re-retires out of shame. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 1, 2009 - 1 comment

The 8-Fold Path

Heaven, no strings attached. [more inside]
posted by Liv Pooleside on Jun 17, 2009 - 1 comment

A Long Way Down

Another new demo song from my new band, Bring A Guillotine. A little more laid back than the previous track uploaded. Enjoy!
posted by TheWaves on Jun 12, 2009 - 1 comment

Gaffer Tape and Glue

I read a friend's blog this morning and she had a line in there about how she felt like her heart was stuck together with gaffer tape and glue. 10 minutes later I had this, another 20 and I had recorded it using Garageband and my mac's internal mic. As I haven't written anything in about two years, I'm pretty happy with this writer's block break. [more inside]
posted by nunoidia on Jun 7, 2009 - 9 comments

River Rise

A song that was sort of spontaneously written just over ten years ago. One of my sad songs about water. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on May 29, 2009 - 2 comments

Dr. Oppenheimer

The strange but true story of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. It's a bit rough, needs a switch up or two and a new ending, but you get the idea.
posted by chiefbluefeather on May 20, 2009 - 2 comments

Little Mattie Groves

My friend Nate sometimes sends me him singing folk songs, just his voice. I really enjoy getting these. I added some guitar to this one. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on May 16, 2009 - 1 comment

Empires Fall

project for senior seminar. Acoustic + vocal. Poorly recorded, poorly written, poor performed :P [more inside]
posted by eclectitude on May 6, 2009 - 2 comments

Give Up On Us

Folksie fun-times with my band, Borachio. (I'm on drums.) We did this in my guest room, separately, so it's only so decent, but hopefully you'll see what we're going for.
posted by disillusioned on Apr 20, 2009 - 5 comments

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