It's still June for another hour and seventeen minutes, server time. [more inside]
Squeaking in under the wire with a three-quarters-assed cover for the June challenge. [more inside]
In an alternate dimension, where Leonard Cohen is from Yorkshire, stupid things happen. [more inside]
I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]
A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).
Instrumental nylon string guitar, borrowing harminocally from Mr Cohen, but in my own style. Hope everyone enjoys it. [more inside]
When fussbudgetry and wankery collide...sexily. [more inside]
Godawful Danzig impression? Check. Complete lack of shame? Check. [more inside]
Influenced in all honesty by freya_lamb and wilco. And coffee shops. And random bars on 'punk' night with the acoustic Brittney spears covers that no one pays attention to. And the noise. Oh ~ it's half some jens lekman. Also dedicated to tired, exhausted folks with good things going for them.
An attempt to anger both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
When Elvis Met Leonard. Nothing but uke, vox, and questionable taste. [more inside]
Cohen, prison style. [more inside]
Here's my version of the esteemed Mr. Cohen's paean to the religion of love. I dropped the rhythm and chord changes, and made a new melody. The very minimal accompaniment consists of three tracks from my trusty old JUNO 60 analog synth. That's it! Video version (photos by yours truly) at Vimeo and YouTube.
You won't be able to escape this in the clubs this summer. Unless you just stay away, which is what I recommend. [more inside]
An accordion based tribute to a Swedish broken heart. very rough audacity+headset recording. [more inside]
I've been in a string quartet frame of mind for the last few weeks. The abrupt end is intentional. Not sure why.
I finished this just in time for it to be the first dance at my wedding. [more inside]
Cover of Hallelujah for the June challenge. [more inside]
Note: Disco = Broken [more inside]
Stealing the 5/4 shuffle from Take Five and injecting it into Leonard Cohen: non-trivial. [more inside]
Disclaimer: This started as a semi-serious effort, but quickly turned ridiculous. That's not how I normally play guitar, by the way. Even as a teenager in the 80s I didn't play like that, except in jest. [more inside]
Although the song says the distinction is irrelevant, this is definitely the BROKEN hallelujah. [more inside]
my take on the monthly challenge fairly faithful but with some harmonies. One take for guitar and vox, one take for harmony, no level altering (it needs it, it also needs the guitar rerecording, but no time!). Again recorded by singing and playing at my mac. One day I'll set up my recording gear!
Includes the rejects.
June Challenge entry. With sincere apologies to Mr Cohen and fans of the song. [more inside]
I thought I'd take one for the team and kick off June's "Cover Hallelujah" Music challenge. This is a scratch recording I made about a year ago when I was home sick and had lost most of my voice. If you ever wanted to hear Excessively Husky-Voiced Cortex, this is your chance. [more inside]