36 posts tagged with mefimusicchallenge by cortex.
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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]
A song about Huntsville, AL, for the City Songs challenge. [more inside]
It Ain't Easy (Bowie cover)
I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]
Another Brick in the Major
Take Another Brick in the Wall parts 1, 2, and 3, jam 'em all into one quick bluegrass shitkicker, throw it into a major key, and you get this. [more inside]
As made famous by gloomy pirate Jimmy Bummer. E minor with ukulele and guitar. [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Exit Music (for a Film)
Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
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]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
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]
Subterranean Homesick Alien
In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]
As recorded in Tom's mom's garage by the infamously unfamous punk ingenues Roddy's O-Face. From their first and only album, Lofi Computer. [more inside]
First album I ever bought for myself was Mariah Carey's "Music Box", and it was mostly for the single "Hero". Accordingly, I had to cover that for this month's challenge. I wasn't sure what the hell to do with it, so I recorded an instrumental with: drums, piano, upright bass, melodica, two acoustic guitars, baritone uke, banjo, harmonica, another harmonica in a different key, some flute thing I found, thumb piano, and theremin and also some more theremin, almost all of those just playing improvised melody takes. [more inside]
Old Man (cover)
My best effort to turn a Neil Young song I've always disliked into a big blustery rock thing. [more inside]
Additional Small Things
I loved ianK's minimalist take on All The Small Things the other day, and I thought it'd be fun to fill it out with a bunch more acoustic instrumentation and harmony vocals. [more inside]
Everything I Do (I Dun Fer You)
Some rollicking bluegrass as a spoon to the heart of Bryan Adams, Kevin Costner, and basically that whole period of the early 90s. [more inside]
Oh Come All Ye Slothful
A pragmatic carol for hungover sinners. Oh come let us eat breakast.
Extremely spartan recording, for me. Vox, piano, a simple vox harmony, and a melodica solo. [more inside]
Have Yourself a Walken Little Christmas
A special encore performance by Christopher Walken and the Lounge Fellas.
Heart of Glass
A busy, silly, energetic million-things-going-on-at-once cover of the Blondie song that was #1 the day I was born. [more inside]
O Holy Night
This is one of my favorite bits of not just holiday music but music in general, but it's not something I usually hear people rock out to. This is my attempt to help change that. [more inside]
Oh Balloon Boy
This is my messy pop-rock interpretation of mikepop's excellent parodic adaptation of the old murder ballad "Darling Corey", which this sounds basically nothing like. [more inside]
Femme Fatale (VU+N cover)
Now with less German supermodel. Plus, I play drums! [more inside]
As realized by the Christopher Walken & The Lounge Fellas. [more inside]
It's still June for another hour and seventeen minutes, server time. [more inside]
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]
Stealing the 5/4 shuffle from Take Five and injecting it into Leonard Cohen: non-trivial. [more inside]
Hallelujah, Hoarse (cover)
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]
A less-than-one-minute theme song I wrote five years ago for a fictional sitcom about a guy I worked with at the time. A music challenge twofer that I have had in the can for half a decade. [more inside]
The Dangers of Buying an Older House
A moody composition on behalf of the things in our new house that very much want us to know we were there first. Happy Halloween! [more inside]
This is a sort of a memoir of the early romantic life of the Japanese gods Izanagi and Izanami, based on my almost complete ignorance of the subject.
Green and Long and Mean
This is a song that is very informative about the characteristics and dangers of snakes.
The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds
A song about the rain—I seem to write a lot of those—and for the inaugural round of the Mefi Music Challenge.