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Guitar instrumental. A bit of harmonica. [more inside]
Best Booty on the Farm
Recently met a dog with a mighty fine behind. [more inside]
Keep My Love in Amber
I played all the tracks, and billiebee came up with a melody and lyrics based on a Yeats poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree". It's about bees. [more inside]
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]
Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)
My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
Theme from "Flood"
Why is the world about to fall in love all over again? Why will we be marching hand in hand? Why are the ocean levels still rising up? It's a brand new record for 2015: MetaFilter's cover of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood!
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]
Time for a short break from the creepy. Turns out, all that needed changing was one word, and this was actually a bit of Mississippi Delta Blues in disguise--mostly because nobody in Mississippi has ever heard of the word "drivel." Sit back on your front porch with a cool glass of lemonade for this one. [more inside]
Chin Up, Cheer Up
This is a cover of a Ryan Adams song off his album Demolition. Unashamedly cheerful and bouncy, even if I have no idea what it's actually about. Video is here. [more inside]
John & Tanya - City Of Dreams
This is a dark folk song about Depression-era New Orleans. It's a collaboration between my wife and I.
Whiter Shade of Pale (cover)
Lofi acoustic waltz version: piano, drums, harmonica, solo vox. The song adapts surprisingly to 3/4 time. [more inside]
My Girl's Blues
A little rough, a little raw. Just a little old-time blues instrumental.
Show Me the Way to the River
Another tune from the same recent Medicine Bone show as this one, with special guest Ken Kawashima on harmonica. Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
The Same Four Chords
Inspired by this MeFi thread, I wanted to see if I could write a song using only the famous chord progression seen in "Don't Stop Believin'", "With Or Without You" and about a zillion other songs. This was the result. It's also a sappy love song, because those are fun to write. [more inside]
Cover or Remix or Something of "Get High" by Gran Am
Sorry, a little late for 4:20 bros [more inside]
Grand Canyon (The Magnetic Fields)
A cover of the great song by The Magnetic Fields, recorded by myself but for a cover band that is beginning to form called the Magnetic Feel-'er-uppers. Features Bb stairwell guitar, whistling, and harmonica/harmony.
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]
What Child Is This
Solo harmonica uptempo version of a classic Christmas tune. [more inside]
I Would Go Gay For You
A Dirty Curls song about girl on girl crushing.
'Onna Get My Buzz On
An apocalyptic Dirty Curls songs about vibrators and the end of the world.
Am Irish-styled song about a girl for a brass quartet, harmonica, and a big bass drum. [more inside]
Kill All the Witnesses
Four hours until dawn, and things are getting hairy. [more inside]
Orgy in the Wasp Woman Hive
Sometimes an invitation scrawled on a bathroom stall leads to unexpected horror. Actually, pretty much always. It always leads to horror. You should just ahead and expect horror. [more inside]
Hoopo Meets Benzaiten in the Caves of Enoshima
Living Room Internal Mic Dub Soundsystem! [more inside]
Whimsical number about a famous historical character. Sending this one out to Jessamyn. [more inside]
A song about the pleasures and disappointments of meeting somebody new. [more inside]
Who's Got the Nerve
A St. Patrick's Day song from my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin. [more inside]
All I Believe
A cover some friends and I will be performing at a cabaret here in New York in a couple weeks. [more inside]
Cell Block Number 4
Sailor Martin find true romance. A song featuring ukulele, harmonica, wooden sand-filled egg, tambourine, and a duet between Sailor Martin and himself. Song 14 in the RPM challenge. [more inside]
I'm Hard On Her But She's Down On Me
A raucous garage-band blues number, featuring ukulele, tambourine, and harmonica. Entry number 9 into the RPM challenge is a song about a mean woman. [more inside]
I Married Her for Her Money (She Married Me for My Lies)
My 6th RPM song for Sailor Martin. A close harmony country song about love and deception. [more inside]
How Am I Gonna Enjoy It When You Just Sit On It
Third RPM song for my puppet Sailor Martin. Ukulele, harmonica, and a whole lot of inappropriate. [more inside]
Take a trip through clinical depression with this spicy new single from the Jimmy "Pharmacy" Walgreen Jazz Happening, featuring Dr. Herbert Grosowitz and his Passive-Aggressive Harmonica. (Thanks, SongSmith!) [more inside]
This song has a feel I haven't easily been able to reproduce since recording it. I can barely play the song live. Despite some horrific essing, probably my favorite home recording.
Not so different from anything else I've done, but I'm proud of the production of this one. [more inside]
She Woke Up Fine
A very short song with guitar and harmonica from late last year. Sorry you'd have to turn the volume up quite a bit - I tried turning it up in Garageband, and it didn't seem to sound quite the same. Also, don't know what I'm doing! [more inside]
Here's one with me singing and playing the harp. [more inside]
The Next Voice You Hear
Crazy drunken hootenanny, with myself on the saxophone. My friends' band, A Million Kittens Inc.
I've decided to work some more on two previous posts to create a more enjoyable tune. I wanted to include some kind of march too. I think I'm through with this white butterfly now.
butterfly gone berserk
I have a new song ! Inspired by the numerous posts I've had the pleasure to listen here, I've added a tech touch to my music. My butterfly has decided to rebel against nature and has gained a synthetic voice... but fortunately, he soon gets rid of it and returns to real life.
hens and rooster
It's nice to be at home with some guitars at hand. I wanted to participate to the challenge, but this tune has nothing to do with water. To me, it evokes a procession of hens in a courtyard, near and around a drowsy rooster. Images of aimless loopsided wanderings, long seductive dances. What is the rooster dreaming of ? just another bunch of hens I guess. Then he awakes suddenly. Too bad this wasn't the theme of the challenge. Enjoy.
which stands for : guitar flute harp flute guitar. Last year my sister gave me her old dell inspiron 3800. I installed audacity on it and was in for multitrack recording. Actually, I didn't know that I could listen to the previous tracks and recording at the same time. So I recorded the first four tracks trying not to lose the tempo and then moving the track so it fitted with the rest, adding layer by layer. By the time I recorded the solo I had managed to listen to the background. Composition is not too ambitious, it was just a matter of testing.
Ride on the Train
Everybody who plays guitar has probably done this at one time or another. Here's my version.
Power of Love
Thanks to two class cancellations due to ice storms in the Capital, I was able to arrange and record this Valentine's day treat. Imagine Huey Lewis, baritone, with a banjo.