My submission for the Bowie music challenge. It's, um, not like the original. I really love the original version. And I mean it no disrespect.
Man, of all the versions of this song I attempted for the Bowie cover challenge, this one is the most nearly acceptable. Picture a seventeen-year-old with a bad haircut, all alone on the night of the big dance with a guitar, a cheap microphone and a 4-track.
An, uh, addendum to my official Bowie Summer Challenge entry.
I really won't be able to come up with another / better / thing based on the Bowie song. Too busy fixing the meals, painting the walls, going to the bank... I consider this my back porch approximate version of Soul Love. Some chords (most chords I guess) are only in the vicinity of the original ones. Be kind. It's been recorded while my daughter was taking a nap, I tried not to be too noisy.
My cover of Starman for the Summer Bowie Challenge. [more inside]
My entry for the Bowie Summer Challenge
My cover of Soul Love for the Bowie Summer Challenge.
Better late than never is "Moonage Daydream", my entry for the Bowie Summer Challenge. [more inside]
My entry into the Summer 2013 Metafilter Music Challenge. [more inside]
My entry for the mass remake of Ziggy Stardust. [more inside]
My entry for the Bowie MeFi Music Challenge [more inside]
My entry for this summer's Bowie Challenge [more inside]
My gate-crashing addition to the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Music Challenge [more inside]
When I was assigned this tune for the David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' challenge, I was a little worried that I couldn't really manage it, somehow. But I had fun with it and I think it turned out OK. Plus I got this total blam-blam to help me with the promo clip, which you can viddy, my little droogie, at YouTube or Vimeo.
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]
Intensely silly. [more inside]
Delta blues cover of Alt-J Breezeblocks. Consider May's challenge: Accepted. [more inside]
As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings. [more inside]
Silly instrumental in 11/8.
In 10/4 for the odd time challenge: an invitation to a mild-mannered New England Bluebeard’s castle, whose secret chamber of horrors is apparently nothing more than a collection of quaint decorative arts. [more inside]
Nasty. Brutish. Shortish. In 5/4. [more inside]
Nicki Minaj from a acapella rapping in 5/4 over an obnoxious beat with excessive handclaps for the odd time music challenge
A long time and a bit ago, there was an It Gets Better challenge, and the late lamented Major Dundee posted this in response, along with instruction to ride it hard and put it away wet. So that's what I did. [more inside]
Acoustic tune for this month's challenge [more inside]
(cuidado) [more inside]
Two riffs, 2.4 beats, entirety of verse and chorus in title.
Minor variation on an old minstrel tune. Fretless tackhead banjo, marginally played tambourine and bones. [more inside]
earthlings, prepare for eviction - the classic pink floyd song, slowed down, with major chords changed to minor chords
Here Comes the Suck--The sun is gone and nothing good will ever happen again. Everything has diminished, but DMelanogaster and I are up for the challenge.
A cover of Radiohead's H&D on resonator guitar in open G, for the minor/major challenge. I originally intended this to be a shitkicking country stomper but it turned into something quite different. [more inside]
Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
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]
A quickie. Took an ominous Nick Cave/Bad Seeds dirge, applied a little jolt of electrical shockers.
As made famous by gloomy pirate Jimmy Bummer. E minor with ukulele and guitar. [more inside]
A minor-key cover of Any Major Dude Will Tell You, with lyrics altered to replace any trace of softheartedness with utter cynicism and despair. [more inside]
In which I attempt to take the insufferable happiness of this song down a peg. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Vaguely medieval and dirge-like. [more inside]
Despite my lack of religion and the fact that this song has been done to death, I thought I'd give it a shot.
German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
Good king Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen Turned his knickers inside out, 'cause his bum was freezin'
Does just what it says on the box, and then some.
A festive ringtone for your good cheer this yuletide, and gawd bless us ev'ry one.... [more inside]
I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.