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The Huggy Molly

Excerpt from a streamed performance last night of music & stories loosely organized around some of my childhood anxieties. It's off-the-cuff storytelling with a live improvised electronic soundtrack in a mode inspired by itinerant handymen roaming the back roads with a harmonica and tales to share on the porch.
posted by sonascope on Dec 5, 2020 - 0 comments

wake up song (in D: for Dog, did he begin to pray?)

This is one of two plus songs written by mistake/default around iphone wake-up tones. Y'know, you wake up at some godawful hour with that godwaffle loop in your ear and eventually you're going to make something of it. I mean...you'd hope, Godwaffles. You'd hope. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Aug 10, 2018 - 1 comment


A mix of some guitar, some electronic dancey stuff and spoken word by my son.
posted by signal on Sep 3, 2017 - 0 comments

Sea Song (English)

Dagga Punisment (yours truly) featuring text and voice by my wife, Nadine. [more inside]
posted by metagnathous on Aug 12, 2017 - 0 comments

Walking On Eggshells

We need more spoken word breaks in songs these days. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Oct 18, 2016 - 3 comments


A reading by me, story by Oxxidation, music by me on electric cello and casiospittake on ableton.
posted by Sebmojo on Jul 6, 2016 - 0 comments

Let Down

Time for a short break from the creepy. Turns out, all that needed changing was one word, and this was actually a bit of Mississippi Delta Blues in disguise--mostly because nobody in Mississippi has ever heard of the word "drivel." Sit back on your front porch with a cool glass of lemonade for this one. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 comments


From sort of creepy to really creepy. From cover/arrangement/orchestration to abstraction. This is not your Major's Lucky. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 16, 2012 - 6 comments

What the Thunder Said/The Purification Ritual (Epilogue)

After writing/arranging, recording, and mixing the first five sections of The Wasteland, I found myself a bit spent, and struggling with the final movement, so I took a few days off to back away from it. I finally returned to it tonight, and, renewed, even managed to squeeze an extra track from it. Thus concludes the tour. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Death by Water

The penultimate movement of The Wasteland, this one keeps it short and sweet. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 5, 2012 - 2 comments

A Game of Chess

The sophomore track/movement in my concept album/piece, built around The Wasteland. Finalizing the mix took a bit longer than expected, so I didn't get it in before the deadline for the challenge. Boo. Nevertheless, Expect some surprises. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 1, 2012 - 7 comments

Prologue/ The Burial of the Dead

Movement/track 1 of my new, MeFiMusic Challenge-inspired concept piece/album based upon The Wasteland. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 comments

Results: Presence of Double-Labeled Neurons

MeFi Music, I'd like to introduce you to some new friends--the tank drum and waterphone. I believe you already know another companion, the musical saw--or, as I like to call it, the acoustic Theremin. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 7, 2012 - 0 comments


Track 3 from our new RPM Entry, we dive headfirst into the creepy-as-fuck territory. Special guest Fred on vox. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 3, 2012 - 1 comment


Presenting the opening volley from Demons of Gyrophonia's new album, for the 2012 RPM Challenge, Searching for Dual-Projecting Interneurons that May Contribute to Spinal Turtle Behavior. Previously. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 comment

II - Distribution of single-labeled neurons and Conclusion

Mvt. II of Searching for Dual-Projecting Interneurons That May Contribute to Spinal Turtle Behavior. As with the first movement, this is a studio version/dry run we made before a live performance thereof this past Saturday. Once again, the vocals are from Virginia, via Google Voice. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 comments

I - Introduction, Methodological Considerations, Presence of double-labeled neurons

Quite possibly the creepiest science paper ever. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 7, 2012 - 2 comments

Island Home (Jersey (Bailiwick of))

In a truly avant-garde move, the last real gyrophoniation on Anthemic is an Anthem which isn't yet officially the anthem for the Crown Dependency it's supposed to represent. Also, does anyone know how such a beautiful island come to be the namesake of the Garbage State? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 18, 2011 - 0 comments

Meda Dau Doka (God Bless Fiji)

Skipping the next track on the album, as it was the first to be posted here, we move to the nonsense version of the Fijian national anthem--the one in English. Mr. Prescott must have thought Fiji to be a much bigger, stronger, less who-gives-a-shit-worthy nation than it really is. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 17, 2011 - 0 comments

Aegukka (The Patriotic Song - Korea (North))

LYRICS: Well, our country's kind of shitty, But we love it anyway (We have no basis of comparison!) This is Anthemic. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 14, 2011 - 0 comments

Mongol ulsyn töriin duulal (National Anthem of Mongolia)

I didn't know Ricardo Montalbán was a Mongol... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 13, 2011 - 1 comment

Kassaman (We Pledge - Algeria)

Changing gears a bit, we go to one of the more fascinating anthems to grace the album. Kassaman's lyrics were written by Algerian poet Mufdi Zakariah while imprisoned by French colonial forces. He wrote the verses on his cell walls using his own blood. They are, by nature, extremely violent, and (far as I know) may comprise the only national anthem which mentions machine guns directly. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 7, 2011 - 0 comments

Dideba (Praise - Georgia)

Next in line comes Georgia (the country, not the awful state). Oh, Georgia...your flag is classy as hell, your language looks like squiggly doom. You're pretty awesome. I'm so sorry. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 6, 2011 - 13 comments

Blessings of the Swazi (Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati - Swaziland)

Next from Anthemic comes a much more abstract interpretation of a much more obscure anthem, from a country many more people are prone to forget exists. It's also, probably, my personal favourite track of the whole album. I'd like to think it very deftly stomps through the full spectrum of brilliance and stupidity, at any and all times. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 3, 2011 - 1 comment

Up Above the Young Rhine (Oben am jungen Rhein - Liechtenstein)

Presenting Anthemic: a collection of abstract interpretations of various obscure, entertaining, odd, or otherwise intriguing national anthems. We start with a fairly harmless country, and a fairly harmless interpretation of a fairly harmless anthem. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 1, 2011 - 1 comment


Hooved animals and plants high in starch or methyl cellulose may want to avert their attention now. Kindergarteners, or any other fans of library paste, do we have a track for you! from Step Outside, released 20 November 2011 [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 25, 2011 - 2 comments

Lexington Avenue Line (spoken version)

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.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Balanced Inhibition and Excitation Drive Spike Activity in Spinal Half-Centers

I like turtles! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 30, 2011 - 0 comments

Musicians Have Enhanced Subcortical Auditory and Audiovisual Processing of Speech and Music

The goal of this track is twofold: to serve as a field test of my "new" Korg MS-10, and to honour the impending departure of our esteemed string player and friend, Tommy Scheurich. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 28, 2011 - 2 comments

Judgement Day

Let's go grab a pizza.
posted by man vs sun on May 20, 2011 - 1 comment

The Great Dog Spirit

A reading of a poem accompanied by some acoustic guitar. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Apr 28, 2011 - 10 comments

Liverpool Barbers

inspired by a line from this thread. Thanks, TheophileEscargot! [more inside]
posted by dubold on Jan 26, 2011 - 3 comments

2010.11.11: Vibes, Basitar, Flaut, Vox

It always comes down to food and/or pants. I don't know why. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 24, 2011 - 1 comment

gasoline girl by vampire deer

9 of 10 of cadillac hill - a spoken word song about a teenage girl with issues - bass, percussion loop and one guitar
posted by pyramid termite on Nov 20, 2010 - 0 comments

mirrors by vampire deer

song 5 of 10 of cadillac hill - i speak instead of sing on this one
posted by pyramid termite on Nov 15, 2010 - 1 comment

I'll Never Know

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]
posted by jeffamaphone on Sep 9, 2010 - 4 comments

2010.08.19-05: Rejection

In a thread MajorDundee started a few weeks ago, he poses a query, "What talismans, icons etc do you have in your musical workspace?" Allow me to expand upon my response... [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Aug 28, 2010 - 3 comments


Tommy would make a good Dalek. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 23, 2010 - 1 comment

Death and Transcolouration

He died once... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 3, 2010 - 2 comments


It was sorbet. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 22, 2010 - 0 comments

VI. Fortnight

Gun control and the wearing of pants are discussed in this, the penultimate selection of our suite, An Evening With... [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on May 17, 2010 - 3 comments

Sarah palin recently gave a speech.

Kickin’ it oldschool. JOE Biden in a flight suit. HAH, Tha’s next. (Spoiler, it's not. Story of the experiment inside.) [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Apr 12, 2010 - 2 comments

Upon a Bundle of Sticks (Art or Not Art?)

An older bit of spoken-word, written by man vs sun. Part 1 of 2. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 11, 2010 - 0 comments

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year, Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jan 1, 2010 - 1 comment

Misanthropic Moods

Spoken word/ambient noise piece stolen from and dedicated to e.e. cummings on this day, the near midpoint between his birthday and deathday.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 16, 2009 - 2 comments

Upon a Plate of Beans (A Meditation)

Inspired by, but not completely adherent to this month's challenge. And this. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Sep 9, 2009 - 0 comments

Qipheyo (The Great Big Mulp adaptation)

Where does he get those wonderful toys? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 1, 2009 - 2 comments

My Own Personal Light Show

Meditations on a thunderstorm. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Aug 26, 2009 - 0 comments

Saturday, 30 April 1994 10:40pm-6:55am

As we bid farewell to Robert Shields, we become privy to family conflict, the nature of his financial strain, and an erotic dream. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Aug 19, 2009 - 0 comments

CVG (Gate Crashers Suck) (NSFW)

Won't you join us on a small journey? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 18, 2009 - 4 comments

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