13 posts tagged with mefimusicchallenge by umbú.
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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 - 11 comments

The Goat Guys song (at the good gig)

This is the song in the background of the radio play below.
posted by umbú on Feb 8, 2011 - 4 comments

The Goat Guys Rule

Here is the other radio play scene that I did about a band called the Goat Guys. Unlike the first one, where the band sucked, at this gig they killed. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Feb 7, 2011 - 3 comments

The Goat Guys Suck

A radio play scene in which a band called the Goat Guys bomb their first gig. It is an excerpt from the young adult novel Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys by Francesca Lia Block. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Feb 5, 2011 - 1 comment

cloches oiseaux

A collaboration with nicolin: a bossa nova collage that takes its time. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jan 31, 2011 - 15 comments

Santa santa (with your nose so bright)

My son's singing debut just in time for Xmas.
posted by umbú on Dec 17, 2010 - 6 comments


This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 comments

The first time ever I saw your face

The Roberta Flack version of this song was #1 when I was born, but I decided instead to follow the lead of the Chi-Lites, a Chicago group that rivaled Philadelphia's Delphonics.
posted by umbú on May 6, 2010 - 16 comments

David's Chords

Includes the rejects.
posted by umbú on Jun 6, 2009 - 16 comments


A submission to the unofficial "Seven Nation Army" challenge. [more inside]
posted by umbú on May 18, 2009 - 27 comments


I started with a cavaquinho (uke), but then it spiraled out of control. [more inside]
posted by umbú on May 5, 2009 - 8 comments

The Snake

Amnesty Month has inspired me to dust this one off: a grimy cover of a Brazilian tune. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Mar 3, 2009 - 6 comments

Jefferson's Clockwork

Lost chapters in American history, episode one: a rivalry between two founding fathers takes a shocking and scandalous turn. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Aug 24, 2008 - 10 comments

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