The entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It seemed like a good idea at the time... [more inside]
Took part in a poetry event recently and read this song, one that I posted here at MeFiMu back in 2007. Video at YouTube or Vimeo.
This track is part of a "lyrics project," whereby the author of the song's lyrics asked five different contributors to write/perform original songs based on said lyrics. The rest of the tracks can be found here P.S. I'm on drums.
A reading of a poem accompanied by some acoustic guitar. [more inside]
Spacy, psychedelic, crazy spoken-wordy rock song inspired by Afroblanco's poem of the same name. Brought to you by Ambien (TM) and Lagavulin 16. [more inside]
"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal." Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Setting by Allen McCullough.
I had this dream, woke a wrote his poem. A spoken word piece. The cat in the background was my cat going nuts while I was recording. She hates it when I play this track. It freaks her out. [more inside]
A spoken word piece I did sometime back. I used a tascam audio interface, my edirol pcr-30 keyboard, my mics, Garageband 2 and a lot of bit crunching. [more inside]
Back in either middle school or high school, in music class, I wrote my very first melody with a classmate named Mathias Knutzen. The assignment was to take a text from one of our books and create a song with it. We chose Robert Frost's poem and came up with this pseudo-jazzy tune. I always liked it, so I kept the "digital chord sheet" around and played it from time to time. More than 15 years later, here now is a brand new recorded version -- complete with brushed drums and falsetto background vocals. [more inside]
My mom wrote this poem in 1968 and I am compiling it for her as a song for her Christmas present this year. [more inside]
An arrangement of a great poem by headspace. [more inside]
A short poem spoken with keyboard, percussion, and guitar Darkness falls in the middle of the day, We look to the sky and lord we pray, Darkness grows near, And all those who are dear, Floods the lands with tears, Not a moment to soon, For all men are destin for doom, Come cross over, All are welcome
A rough structural demo of one of the songs I've written this month. Catchy, upbeat reflection on the simpler, softer times of my highschool musical upbringing. Imagine this with a dozen people clapping and singing along. And maybe an awesome guitar solo. I've still got three weeks, after all.
This is more AlienPop (see http://music.metafilter.com/mefi/687) wherein my Macintosh sings, in a duet with itself, the following poem (inside) from Leonard Nemoy's book "Warmed By Love" to the tune of a song generated by intelligent music software Band-In-A-Box.
Pretend poetry soundscape using minimal sampling
I was thinking about my friend Nicholas and Xmas, and this squirted out. "Drums" are an Acid loop, "bass" and "horns" are WX5 wind controller driving a VL70m. A/D via Layla, mixed in Cool Edit Pro on win95.
A hauntingly mellow groove highlighted by Sylvia Plath's "Mushrooms" as performed by the poet herself.