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Stand With You

My challenge entry, inspired by the many, many threads on the blue that have helped to educate me, and give me the words to talk about my own experiences, and the courage to stand up with people who have less privilege than me. [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jul 4, 2017 - 5 comments

And the Sunrise Welcomes You Home

A short instrumental piece (featuring synth) in which I basically have fun building from a loop. This is my entry for the MeFi Music challenge to submit music inspired by a MeFi post (I Saw This Thing On The Blue And...). Credit actually goes to three MetaFilter-related posts from last month: two MeFi posts by not_on_display and one MeFi Music post by ignignokt; they inspired me to create electronic music again after a decade+ hiatus. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jul 1, 2017 - 7 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 - 11 comments

Anarchist

Brief, brief cargo-cult '90s jungle piece without the Amen break. [more inside]
posted by comealongpole on Mar 25, 2017 - 3 comments

Fuck The Sad

Failed attempt to write a song about depression from a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Mar 24, 2017 - 10 comments

Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

King of the World (Cover)

Super 8's "King of the World" is one of my favorite long-lost '90s songs. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Mar 4, 2017 - 2 comments

A Simple Song (in Troubled Times)

An original song, just written and performed on the ukulele, recorded on my cell phone.
posted by Shmuel510 on Mar 4, 2017 - 4 comments

Bach vs. Wurlitzer

I decided to work up a Bach Bourrée (BWV 996) as a belated "do what scares you" challenge, since I don't usually try to play classical music. Soon after I learned it, I couldn't stop myself from messing with the groove, adding touches of swing and Cuban rhythms. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Feb 13, 2017 - 12 comments

Good (Cover)

Better Than Ezra's "Good" is one of my all-time favorite songs. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jan 14, 2017 - 4 comments

Co-starring Richard Sanders

What scares me? Playing music in front of other people, that's what! So here, for my MeFi music debut, is a slow jam to one of the greatest sitcom closing theme songs ever. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 11, 2017 - 10 comments

What Happens Next?

Challenge: Do what scares you? I'm scared of death and the concept of eternity. While I'm NOT about to DO that, I could write a song distilling my fears about said subject matter, yes? Yes. OK, it's a deal, then.
posted by not_on_display on Jan 10, 2017 - 3 comments

Looks like rain

I sampled Morphine's classic 1992 number You Look Like Rain for this one. This is my Dec/Jan #MeFiMusicChallenge and #DoWhatScaresYou entry. [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Jan 4, 2017 - 2 comments

Thanksgiving

A thanksgiving experiment, which turned out quite nicely, I think. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Dec 23, 2016 - 1 comment

Nightmare On Elmstreet Theme (NES)

Q: What scares you? A: Freddy Kruger [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Dec 21, 2016 - 4 comments

Red Rider themes

For a storytelling project, I made six variations of a three note motif, to represent the personalities of six different characters. Each little theme is less than ten seconds long, so even when I put all six of them together it adds up to less than 60 seconds. I hope to post the whole project someday, but at least this version counts for the November Music Challenge!
posted by moonmilk on Dec 1, 2016 - 3 comments

The Middle Of The Night

For this month's 60-second-or-under challenge. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Nov 29, 2016 - 8 comments

Hot Mess

A jazzy/funky/noisy/weird tune written for the 60 second challenge. Just sort of stops instead of ending. [more inside]
posted by Television Name on Nov 29, 2016 - 5 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

Jar Full Of People

My entry for the November Challenge. It is not new, but it has been waiting for this challenge to finally have an appropriate home. [more inside]
posted by grumpybear69 on Nov 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Everything Is Fucked (Keep On Going)

A wrote a little pep talk, for myself and for anyone else who needs one, as we wade through the fuckedness of all this. Catchy and short and angry and upbeat and exactly a minute long. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 20, 2016 - 25 comments

Chimes & Oatmeal

Here's my submission (finally) for the assignment I got for the Great Raffle Request Challenge a few years back. The request: "Record a song (cover or original) on an instrument you don't really know how to play." This one's for Secretariat! [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 17, 2016 - 9 comments

Please Don't Be Happy

Please, shake your booty for 60 seconds
posted by remlapm on Nov 15, 2016 - 4 comments

I thought you said 6 seconds!

This is for the 60 second Metafilter November Music Challenge. My software, the Platonic Music Engine, generates 6 glorious seconds of avant-garde electronic beeps and boops for your listening pleasure! Many, many, many more details inside. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Nov 10, 2016 - 10 comments

The Challenge Is This

I needed this challenge to get away from the song I've been slowwwwly working on otherwise. I recorded some of it last year, but heavily edited and added onto it last night, and then trimmed it down to a slim fifty-seven seconds. Song 14 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series.
posted by not_on_display on Nov 8, 2016 - 7 comments

Soulshake

Verbatim cover of the Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson classic [more inside]
posted by bonefish on Jun 27, 2016 - 3 comments

Don't Call It a Disease

As humans explore beyond the solar system and add themselves to the wider galactic population, they bring with them their cats. Likewise, the humans' cats bring with them their parasites. Over time, toxoplasma gondii alters its effects on humans and other sentient species, imparting a sense of spiritual enlightenment, thus leading to a new galactic religion. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Jun 3, 2016 - 2 comments

You Can't Keep A Good Girl Down

Pop protest song for the current Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Jun 1, 2016 - 3 comments

Sapphic Melody

This is a poem fragment from Sappho set to music using Ancient Greek music theory as best as I understand it and generated by my Platonic Music Engine which generates music using every musical idea that has ever or will ever exist. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on May 21, 2016 - 11 comments

China Doll

A collaborative cover of the Julian Cope original, by me and not_on_display [more inside]
posted by greenish on May 5, 2016 - 10 comments

Cover: Hand of the Almighty (God Will Fuck You Up)

WARNING: Not Safe For... anyone, anywhere. Seriously. (For the MeFi Cover Challenge.) [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Apr 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Mississippi River (feat. greenish) [cover of orig. by Izintombi Zodumo]

For GregNog's Mefi Cover Challenge and Song #7 in the Unu Kanto Po Semajno collection, I roped greenish and her awesome set of pipes all the way in from across the ocean! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 24, 2016 - 9 comments

Chambers

Remixing a Peruvian chicha tune, discovered in this thread. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Mar 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Sitting On A Halo

Santa put a new saturation plugin in my stocking. I......may have overdone it a bit on this quick song about appreciating life and what you have - just in time for the New Year. [more inside]
posted by remlapm on Dec 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Coventry Carol - strings

This medieval English carol is certainly not cheerily optimistic-sounding, but might not quite qualify as pessimistic. "Somber" is better - a mood rarely evoked for Christmas. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Dec 18, 2015 - 1 comment

Brother Casanova

New Years. Listlessness and Watching Your Life Go Bye. But there is Love and Hope nestled deep in in the chorus. [more inside]
posted by remlapm on Dec 10, 2015 - 7 comments

Thanksgiving Snow

Short piano solo: Snow falls on the prairie.
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 26, 2015 - 7 comments

Like the 90's

A song about the winter weather or lack thereof, the defining El Niño of my childhood, family troubles, a metaphor about my lack of perspective, and an impression of a musical sheep. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Nov 22, 2015 - 5 comments

Nightmare Tunnel

Loops of slow disorienting guitar noises, and other sound wierdness. Sections fade in and out of one another, building and cresting. I picture it akin to an adult version of riding on Willy Wonka's fucked-up boat ride. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Sep 15, 2015 - 3 comments

We choose to go to the moon

Sonic equivalent of a child smashing toy cars into each other for the anniversary of when a man did a speech and August/September Music challenge. [more inside]
posted by we are the music makers on Sep 12, 2015 - 6 comments

Baleen

Whalebone
posted by ageispolis on Sep 12, 2015 - 2 comments

Michelle

Cover of the Beatles' 'Michelle' as recorded by The Lucky Sperms, a band I was in with Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. From our Jagjaguwar Records release Somewhat Humorous. [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 comments

This is Wrong

Sample reduced synthetics, atonal feedback, and other fancy marginally (ir)relevant musical gibberish. It's loud, and isn't that really all you wanted? [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Sep 3, 2015 - 2 comments

Rocket City

A song about Huntsville, AL, for the City Songs challenge. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 31, 2015 - 4 comments

New York March

One more 1865 banjo tune for the city songs challenge trifecta! This is another Frank B. Converse composition. Fretless banjo and tambourine, a bit of reverb for extra stateliness.
posted by usonian on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 comments

Philadelphia Jig

Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Free Man In Paris

For the May/June/July Music Challenge, billiebee and I collaborated on a Joni Mitchell cover. [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Jul 21, 2015 - 14 comments

A la Habana

An ode to Havana in a mongrelized "guagancó" rhythm. It's badly sung in Spanish, and awkwardly played using congas, bongos and a batá. I've included my original lyrics in Spanish and an English translation. [more inside]
posted by abakua on Jul 2, 2015 - 7 comments

Boston Jig

Getting in just under the wire for the May/June city song challenge, this is a short little banjo tune from Buckley's New Banjo Method of 1860. Fretless minstrel banjo, parlor guitar, bones and tambourine.
posted by usonian on Jun 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 comments

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