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Live and Learn

Final version of the song I posted a few days ago. Also my New Year's challenge entry. The usual 70s-tinged nonsense. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 15, 2013 - 6 comments

Jingle Bells and two other Holiday Classics

Gather your loved-ones around the fire, snuggle up with a blanket and a cup of cider, and listen to your favorite holiday melodies. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 24, 2012 - 0 comments

In dulci jubilo

The 2-part version of the Praetorius classic, in a slightly almost painfully slow tempo. Still getting used to this self-overdubbing thing. [more inside]
posted by dorque on Dec 23, 2012 - 2 comments

Rest Ye Merry

Vaguely medieval and dirge-like. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 23, 2012 - 3 comments

O Holy Night

Despite my lack of religion and the fact that this song has been done to death, I thought I'd give it a shot.
posted by chococat on Dec 21, 2012 - 18 comments

Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Good King Wenceslas

Good king Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen Turned his knickers inside out, 'cause his bum was freezin'
posted by doubtfulpalace on Dec 16, 2012 - 3 comments

Tubular Carol of the Jingle Bells

Does just what it says on the box, and then some.
posted by unSane on Dec 15, 2012 - 4 comments

Crimbotone #1

A festive ringtone for your good cheer this yuletide, and gawd bless us ev'ry one.... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Dec 9, 2012 - 4 comments

Tubular Reich

As in Steve. Not really within the specs of the challenge, but . . . . [more inside]
posted by soundguy99 on Nov 30, 2012 - 2 comments

Gets Better Project Song

My attempt.
posted by Doleful Creature on Nov 8, 2012 - 3 comments

Ring My Tubular Bell

I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.
posted by chococat on Nov 8, 2012 - 10 comments

Tubular Bells - Toaster Oven

Part B of Tubular Bells -- from about 1:00 to 1:50 with its driving metronomic pulse and the sudden bark of the overdriven guitar -- reminds me of one of our kitchen appliances. Includes bombastic announcement. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 comments

Tubular Balls

A backing track for the November 2012 Challenge, namely the iconic piano riff from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells Pt. 1. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 1, 2012 - 0 comments

It Gets Better

Wrote this tune early in the month, shortly after seeing the Challenge announcement, and would've posted it much sooner, but other commitments plus a dose of good old fashioned procrastination delayed the recording until this afternoon. The last day of the month, of course! Just in under the gun, then, is my submission for this month's Mefi Music Challenge.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 31, 2012 - 6 comments

Just Wait

I'm really new at all this, but I thought I'd put something together for the It Gets Better challenge. My first MeFiMusic song.
posted by MrVisible on Oct 29, 2012 - 2 comments

It Gets Better

This is a seed, an idea for a chorus that I'm offering up either for collab or for someone else to take it somewhere and give it a damn good shagging. I got the idea almost immediately upon reading unSane's post and recorded this on the fly in an hour or two today in between cooking dinner. It's as rough as the proverbial badger's arse, but there is something there worth exploring. Perhaps it could get better....
posted by MajorDundee on Oct 5, 2012 - 15 comments

The Unholy Moon Battle of Parnassus

posted by hanoixan on Sep 30, 2012 - 0 comments

47 percent - vampire deer

the bass, the lead synth and the odd chant of 47 percent all have tritones
posted by pyramid termite on Sep 30, 2012 - 1 comment


A short rap song about the devil for the music challenge. [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Sep 29, 2012 - 4 comments

One Afternoon

Short, sweet, and chock full of tritones.
posted by mubba on Sep 21, 2012 - 1 comment

Karma Police

Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 comments

ian curtis' bathroom surprise

Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
posted by xorry on Aug 31, 2012 - 3 comments


another stab at the July/Aug challenge. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Aug 31, 2012 - 0 comments

Fitter, Happier, World Famous

Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Let Down

Lofi Computer stumbles on.
posted by cortex on Aug 2, 2012 - 3 comments

Exit Music (for a Film)

Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 1, 2012 - 2 comments

The Tourist

The lovely closing track of OK Computer, re-imagined as some sort of throwback synthpop thing. [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart on Jul 31, 2012 - 1 comment


It's a pretty dented-up song as it stands. I submit my version with all its dings and dents, though, because I'm up against the deadline.
posted by not_on_display on Jul 31, 2012 - 5 comments

Karma Police

Well, here it is. I just couldn't pull off any of the ideas I had to make my cover unique, but I really didn't want to fail the challenge completely. So here's my crappy, iPad recorded version of the tune. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jul 31, 2012 - 9 comments

Karma Police

Here there be sludge. [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Jul 31, 2012 - 6 comments


Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
posted by motty on Jul 31, 2012 - 2 comments

Fitter happier and more malicious

Sulking straggler throws hat in challenge ring. [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Jul 31, 2012 - 5 comments

Paranoid Android

The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 comments

Climbing Up the Walls

My submission, just under the wire. Improvised into my phone just now, while fighting dizzy spells and having just submitted to a biopsy procedure. This is also my first Mefi Music submission.

posted by swift on Jul 31, 2012 - 3 comments

The Tourist

Recorded in my bathroom. [more inside]
posted by qnarf on Jul 31, 2012 - 4 comments

Paranoid Android

My song for the OK Computer challenge. Pretty similar to the original, but with my own personal touches here and there. I performed everything, and recorded it in Logic Pro 9. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 30, 2012 - 3 comments


My contribution for the July challenge. Just a few pianos and vocals. Thanks JaiMahodara for singing. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 30, 2012 - 16 comments

No Surprises

I downloaded a karaoke file to help find out how the arrangement was put together (although the file I downloaded seems to have some odd deviations from the original track). Somehow I ended up rearranging the tracks and assigning them to string quartet, woodwind, church organ, marimba and dulcimer. And TR808. Not real, of course. I liked the way it sounded enough to keep it. And then I put vocals on it, and I don't know whether it didn't all go (as Satie would put it) au form du poire. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Jul 30, 2012 - 14 comments


Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 30, 2012 - 0 comments

No Surprises

I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
posted by InfidelZombie on Jul 29, 2012 - 5 comments

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]
posted by cortex on Jul 26, 2012 - 5 comments

Fitter Happier ((Russian language version))

My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 26, 2012 - 5 comments

karma kops

I downloaded a random MIDI file of Radiohead's Karma Police and sent it, almost raw, to this robot xylophone which couldn't understand most of the file. It sounds terrible. There's also a boring video version.
posted by moonmilk on Jul 25, 2012 - 13 comments

Subterranean Homesick Alien

Version # 7248 of this song. My entry into the OK Computer MeFi Challenge. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Jul 25, 2012 - 12 comments

Airbag(ft The Dev Cave)

My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 comment

(half) lucky

As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
posted by valdesm on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 comment


MeFi Music Challenge July 2012 cover of "Subterranean Homesick Alien" off of Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
posted by Rube R. Nekker on Jul 24, 2012 - 2 comments

Karma Police (Tragically Straight Version)

A little spit-polish on the learning-to-play-it demo I recorded after I got the assignment. I had to get it mixed and off the desk before I spent the rest of my life adding the goofy little fills I missed the first time through. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Jul 20, 2012 - 8 comments


After many failed attempts, here is my contribution to the project. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Jul 20, 2012 - 12 comments

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