I couldn't help noticing a certain theme to Mumbo Jumbo's Hermitcraft Season 6. (Well--two, really. One was breaking and placing concrete, but that's not the one I made a song about.) [more inside]
A classic Louis Jordan song all about chickens, interpolated with a fiddle reel that's all about chickens. Recorded and broadcast live 11/4/2017 for "The Back Porch" on KLCC 89.7 Eugene, OR. [more inside]
One-take before-pants demo of a cynical little song that's been buzzing round in my head recently. Video here. [more inside]
Another song from my forthcoming collection of supernaturally themed novelty garage band song, called "Don't Go In The Garage" and credited to Dr. Mysterian.
Another revised song, once again for my next album, "Don't Go In The Garage," to be released under the name Dr. Mysterian. This is a New Orleans party song about an especially potent drink.
A song from my forthcoming album of supernaturally themed novelty music, "Don't Go In The Garage," to be released under the name Dr. Mysterian. [more inside]
A song about a skater girl told through the medium of barely understood skating metaphors [more inside]
I always know the tricks you play, but I still get taken. Another poppy (and slightly ominous) uke tune. Hope you like it! [more inside]
Another uke tune. I really love the old novelty songs and this is my little contribution to that genre. [more inside]
I started writing songs on ukulele about a year ago after giving up on the banjo. This is the sort of quaint, happy vibe that I like hearing with the uke. And yes, Paul was my favorite Beatle. [more inside]
Sometimes a little dangerous knowledge can be a thing. [more inside]
The first song from my new collection of supernaturally themed novelty garage rock by my multiply pierced and tattooed sailor puppet, Sailor Martin; the collection of songs will also, eventually, be called Don't Go in the Garage. [more inside]
Oh, will I ever regret this one. A couple of years ago in AskMeFi, I referred to a joke version of "Rapper's Delight" I once did, combined with the riff from the Cure's "Fascination Street". This is that very "rap". It is very rough -- we just did it as a joke for Halloween 1991, and we practiced it... maybe... once. (You know those goofy things you come up with in practice that crack you up but should never be played in public? Yeah.) So there are lots of screw-ups in the recording. Lots. But it was a huge hit with our friends, and so for the remainder of that band's short life, we had to play it at every gig. Unfortunately, it was only recorded the first time we played it. Recording notes: this was recorded by someone in the audience on a boombox, but it's not bad considering that. Definitely not high fidelity, though! Also, there's some talking for a minute at the beginning of the track. Despite everything, I think it's kind of fun. But painful. Definitely painful. "Enjoy." (can you believe we were totally sober when we did this?)
I'm sure George Putnam would not approve.
So, this is how I've spent the afternoon. Constructing a cover of what is, in my opinion, the greatest video game theme ever composed. For your enjoyment. Yes, I know it falls apart a little, in some places. But that's because it's a cappella. And it's a cappella because it would have taken much longer to make were I to have used instruments. Oh! And I'm exhausted. And it seemed like a good idea at the time. Enjoy!
Colonel Sanders may be having a bad day, but that doesn't mean we can't have a good time, or a good ragtime. From Hence the Name.
I just felt the need to contribute. Recorded twenty (...my god) years ago in a basement hallway with a boombox by two actual musicians and 5 or 6 people who had no business being there. Lyrics are copyright Theodore Geisel, as if that weren't obvious.