Experimenting with layering chords together in this short folky uke/guitar song. Also hoping the vocals blend well with the feel of this one. [more inside]
I made my children to sing on another Christmas song. In three-part harmony. Merry Christmas, everybody.
Chemistry + a ukulele = my very first MeFi post. I have little to no music experience, so please be gentle! [more inside]
Submission for this month's "record a track before you put on your pants in the morning" challenge. I sat down in my underwear at 7:35am to put together a song about what might have happened if I had sat down without my underwear. [more inside]
Quick lo-fi recording of the Morecambe and Wise classic closing song, introduced in about as near to a music-hall style as I can manage. Featuring me, my uke, and a whistling verse. (Twice.) Video is here. [more inside]
I am wrong, I am not correct. [more inside]
I'm not ashamed to admit that I love the Eurovision Song Contest. So here's a cover of Iceland's entry from the 2009 Contest, originally sung by the very lovely Yohanna. Video version (of my cover, not the original) is here. [more inside]
A small New England town finds itself unable to eliminate the tentacled terror that lurks deep beneath its basements and sewers.
TAKE 1 TO 2 TABLETS BY MOUTH EVERY 4 TO 6 HOURS IF NEEDED FOR PAIN [more inside]
A song about love, silent movies, and people who pretend they watch silent movies [more inside]
What with revolutions going on in the Middle East, this seems like a particularly appropriate song right now. It's a cover of the Clash's fantastic original, although I have to say I'm not sure Joe Strummer would recognise it as being anything close to his creation. Video version is here. [more inside]
My own take on the ukulele lady. [more inside]
Jennifer Teeter's first song written on the ukulele. Also, she plays mouth trumpet. [more inside]
So what exactly is the difference between trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets?
My girlfriend wanted me to write a simple ukulele song. This is it. Short and sweet. [more inside]
Originally this was a 20's style uke crooner. But now it's um...something else. Straight pop. [more inside]
Yes, it's Andrew Lloyd Webber. But hear me out - you might still enjoy it... [more inside]
it's so high-pitched and quirky. [more inside]
Another song for tweens [more inside]
Another uke-y croon, mellow and heartfelt. [more inside]
A song about a skater girl told through the medium of barely understood skating metaphors [more inside]
Just something we did for fun this weekend. I can only take credit for the singing and half of the snaps.
More uke-pop about girls. [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]
This is a cover of a song by one of my favourite bands, Eels. It's pretty typical of the band - slightly sad and thoughtful, with a lot that we aren't told. I'd been planning to record this anyway, but then along came the Transpo challenge, and this seemed to fit very well. [more inside]
Another uke tune. I really love the old novelty songs and this is my little contribution to that genre. [more inside]
Revenge and ukulele. [more inside]
Just a song my sister & I are working on! [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]
I'm taking this night class in 'Audio Recording' at NYU, and we assembled a small group of people to practice making field recordings in Washington Square Park. 'Hot Potato' was sung and played by a duo in town from Tennessee who played accordion and ukulele. [more inside]
Yes, I know, it's Gaga, and it's overplayed, and likely to polarise opinion. But on the other hand, despite all of that, this really is a good song. (And you can tell it's a good song because it survived me butchering it with a uke.) Video version is available here. [more inside]
This song began as a test song for two things: stomping/clapping/snapping out a typical breakbeat and messing around with my new Ashbory Bass. It grew quite a bit from there. I've been sitting on this song for a few months and finally decided today to rerecord some of the trombone bits, though they're still pretty sloppy.
A song from our band Thous & Thees [more inside]
Accordion and ukulele duet, covering Miley Cyrus. Enjoy! [more inside]
Accordion + ukulele + godzilla themed love song= Win?? [more inside]
Done in one take with the mic built into my laptop. Poor recording quality, but still lots of fun. Hope you enjoy. [more inside]
Another SongFight Nur Ein entry, with an interesting challenge: extended acrostic. [more inside]
Inspired by this MeFi thread, I wanted to see if I could write a song using only the famous chord progression seen in "Don't Stop Believin'", "With Or Without You" and about a zillion other songs. This was the result. It's also a sappy love song, because those are fun to write. [more inside]
This is a new song from our band Thous and Thees. [more inside]
For St George's Day, a song about 'loving your country' - if you catch my drift.
A wistful uke song about being a teenager and hanging out with the Son of God.
I still don't know why exactly I just did this, but here is a deeply lo-fi cover of Avril Lavigne's Complicated, from vague memory and sight-read lyrics, on an iPhone using the Sonoma Wireworks/retronyms application FourTrack. [more inside]
A rehearsal demo for my Irish-American garage band, The Peter O'Tooles; revised from an earlier version. [more inside]
A rehearsal demo of a rejiggered older song, meant for my Irish-American garage band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
A whole lot of naughty in two minutes in this practice demo for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
Another rehearsal demo for my Irish-American band, the Peter O'Tooles. This one is a bit naughty. Apologies to anybody actually from Bangor. [more inside]
A practice demo of a song arranged for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
The demo of a reworked version of an older song, arranged for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
Old Cowboy Song that I sung with my sister [more inside]