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Æ Rømeser

This is a Danish folk song called Æ Rømeser. All parts recorded by me, since I'm alone...so alone :P. Fiddle, guitar, Irish flute.
posted by starfishprime on Dec 8, 2020 - 0 comments

Manhattan Skyline

Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 28, 2019 - 6 comments

Both Hands - cover (Ani DiFranco)

Acoustic guitar and voice. Pretty straight as far as my memory of the proper song goes. [more inside]
posted by howfar on Sep 4, 2019 - 4 comments

When Green Leaves Spring (It's Good To See You)

This short (1:16) instrumental ditty is what happened when I started learning a new recording platform that came with loops of instruments I'd always wanted to play or include on my recordings: pedal steel guitar (I was super excited about this especially -- I've wanted to work with pedal steel for a really long time), baritone guitar, and mandolin. And did I mention the bossa drums? Not sure if I went overboard but I had fun and liked the result. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Dec 30, 2018 - 6 comments

Georgia

Another weird, haunting indie folk song from yours truly! There is also a weird, haunting music video located here. This is all part of my first official release, which I am super excited about, under my stage name MK Ellison.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Dec 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Nothing but the Rain

So I feel like I owe a thank you to MeFi Music--this is the first place I started putting all my works in progress, even when it was just iPhone voice memos. Getting a few thoughtful comments was really encouraging and lovely. Then I graduated to better home recordings on SoundCloud and here, and today I put out this "official" first single everywhere. Yet another intense, moody alternative folk song with a real guitarist this time. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Nov 16, 2018 - 2 comments

Big red sky

It's been a while since I posted any of my new songs here. What do you think of my kind of new direction (and quality of the recording)? Alternative folk-ish, acoustic song with clean vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonies. Sounds happy but the lyrics are not. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 9, 2018 - 2 comments

Bluebird Wine plugs in

That is, I just got an electric guitar for the first time and it features heavily in my new song, "Georgia." Catchy, moody indie folk/folk rock tune.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 12, 2018 - 0 comments

To be alone with you (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Not sure if I can do it justice, but I have loved this song every since I first heard Seven Swans in my college days. Light, soulful cover of a modern classic. I've messed with the harmonies a little, so some of the chords are more dissonant (but in a watery, calm way, not a harsh way, if that makes any sense).
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Get out get out get out

Post of the week...intense acoustic folk song. Guitar, vocals, piano.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 7, 2018 - 1 comment

All day

Post of the week! This is a new (and improved?) version of a song I posted quite a while ago (as "Drinking all day"). Light, airy, one-chord country song with moody lyrics. Added second guitar part, violin, harmony vocal. I think I'm getting somewhere with my recording capabilities--what do you think? Any thoughts on the mix?
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 24, 2018 - 1 comment

Streets of New York

Here is the much improved, finished version of a song I posted before in "help me describe this." Expansive, trance-like, sort of indie folk song.
posted by Bluebird Wine on May 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Irish traditional - Old Friends Set

So I've been consumed with learning Irish traditional music for the past year, and was finally able to trek down to VA to see my old pal Ian and have him help me record a few sets of tunes. This rough mix is so far my favorite of the bunch. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 17, 2017 - 0 comments

Asleep at the Knife

Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Oct 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Be a light

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Oct 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 5, 2017 - 0 comments

Esme

A song written for my 4 month old daughter. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 1, 2017 - 1 comment

When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 8 comments

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 12 comments

Thoughts in B-flat

In the past couple of weeks, I found myself going back to a piece that I'd started working on a few years ago -- probably because it's in a slower triple meter that's somewhat calming for me. This is a condensed one-minute version, featuring piano and guitar, for the 60 Seconds and Under #2 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Worry About The World (cover/mashup)

This is a cover of a song my dad wrote (that I actually found via combing through his post history on Metafilter after he died) [more inside]
posted by aspenkf on Sep 22, 2016 - 9 comments

Kicking up the Dust (original)

Acoustic folk heartbreak. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Mar 31, 2016 - 8 comments

You Only Care...

Just finished writing a new song :) I was trying an experiment using to convey a good part of the emotion in it. Oh also, playing with a new tuning I found while trying to learn a Nick Drake song. CGCGCG I like it but I'll have to play with it more.
posted by Drew Eddy Jones on Nov 3, 2015 - 3 comments

Chocolates For Sarah

A waltz written by a friend of mine in honor of our fiddle teacher, Sarah. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jun 28, 2014 - 3 comments

Beat Heroes Die Too Soon

Another acoustic guitar, piano and vocal sample-based song.
posted by ianK on Jun 15, 2014 - 1 comment

no blade tom

...cuts like harp strings.
posted by dagosto on Nov 22, 2013 - 7 comments

So Much More

Just got a new zoom h6 to record with. Guitar, vocals, whistling, and a 1930's Dogherty pump organ. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 comments

A Waltz for David Pauley

Inspired by this post, I wrote a song about getting murdered in the woods. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 31, 2013 - 2 comments

Paint

Quiet guitar for a quiet afternoon. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Aug 21, 2013 - 0 comments

My Country 'Tis of Thee - Fingerstyle

That, or God Save the Queen. Your choice. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jul 5, 2012 - 2 comments

The Ballad of Knocksink

Simple guitar and vocals track. The Ballad of Jackson and Bonnie.
posted by Elmore on Jun 6, 2012 - 0 comments

(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.
posted by Elmore on May 31, 2012 - 4 comments

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)
posted by JtJ on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 comments

Green Green Rocky Road

Dave van Ronk cover
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 14, 2012 - 2 comments

Auld Lang Syne, ragtime fingerstyle arrangement

It's been five years since my last attempt at arranging Auld Lang Syne. I thought I might try to start a small fire under it this year. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 29, 2011 - 5 comments

You Are Now Origami Swan

Another improvised electro-acoustic/glitch tune.
posted by ianK on Oct 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Folk Song 2

Next song in a series of electronic pieces with sampled acoustic instruments.
posted by ianK on Oct 19, 2011 - 1 comment

Teleprompter

Folky electronic music.
posted by ianK on Oct 13, 2011 - 5 comments

Under Radiant Signs

Another acoustic guitar thing. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 comment

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

A ragtime arrangement of one of the most ear-wormy, riffiest songs I know. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Aug 28, 2011 - 8 comments

Sandy River Belle

Another quick rendition of a traditional tune on the banjo.
posted by tmcw on Aug 9, 2011 - 2 comments

Old Joe Clark

A quick rendition of the traditional tune on an Enoch banjo with a touch of guitar.
posted by tmcw on Aug 7, 2011 - 2 comments

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Leon's Song

A song written for a friend going through a bad break-up.
posted by ianK on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 comments

Poker Face

Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

If I Had To Do It All Over Again,

Baby I'd Do It All Over You. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 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

Lungs

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

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