Cortex has given me a taste of MuFi collaboration, and I like it. This is a simply acoustic country gospel ballad about sin and possible redemption. Anyone is welcome to download it and contribute. [more inside]
MuFi music challenge Wildcar, inspired by DaveJay's most recent post. Clocked random, found a comment, made a song. The comment is this one: It's saying that African tragedy gets measured by a different yardstick. Way over here in the land of Paris and Lindsey, it does.
Another SongFight! entry. Features children's instruments, plucked ukulele and my best impression of a man who's going to die of a head cold. [more inside]
My take on Jofus's cowboy epic. Although I think a song like this demands additional production that I am not able to provide. By all means, feel free to download it, add whip cracking and horse hooves and banshee moans, or swirling guitars, or whatever else might epic this bad boy up.
Part of my Old Songs project. A cowboy song about a lawman and the murderer who plans to kill him. [more inside]
Work in progress: a departure from my typical songwriting, in that there's nothing funny about it. At least, I hope not. Short and cheap scratch recording, feedback on the song appreciated.
A minor key song about marriage and betrayal, written in 1990. Part of my Old Songs project. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project. A deliberately "Oriental" song in Hebrew, taken from the text of Ruth 1:16. [more inside]
A new song, recorded seconds after having been written. A man comes to town song. [more inside]
Tonight, I created a really, really, really good remake of an old song of mine. I don't even know if I have a copy of the original anymore, but ... whoa ... this thing ended up being kind of epic. Features horns and toy pianos, a reed organ, both regular and electric ukulele, some drums. I even tried my hand at playing the bass. Short, simple lyrics within (of which I am also rather proud)! [more inside]
A new countrypolitan song about dreaming of a woman and waking to find her gone. [more inside]
A new song about my bad tendency to just pack up and leave without warning. [more inside]
Today cortex and Hoopo wrote, recorded and posted quick songs done with their Mac's internal microphone and GarageBand, a couple of hours apart. I've decided to make it a trifecta. [more inside]
The first song I ever wrote, dating back to 1986. A pop song about a real Cindy and a possibly invented dance, sung in a fragile and especially twee manner. Part of my Old Songs project. [more inside]
A maudlin love song from an old man to a young woman. Written in 2001. Part of my Old Songs project. [more inside]
For this month's LYRIC Challenge. It has a very simple backing track, consisting of three elements: a drone (from my trusty Juno 60 analog synth), little wooden bells (from the 100 yen shop!), and my daughter's plastic ukulele, which has a picture of Maisy Mouse on it.
Part of my Old Songs project. A moody tune from 1999 about the terminus of a relationship. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project. A tale of loss and regret told in the manner of a Mexican ragtime cowboy song. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project. An unforgivably bitter song about the end of a relationship, written in 1998. [more inside]
I know this song has been uploaded right at the very end (if not shortly beyond) of the MeFi Music Challenge, but I went through a number of songs in the long debate to find a MeFite's song to cover, eventually landing on the one that most frequently gets stuck in my head. That song is Colonel Roger (is a Soldier from the Future) by chiefbluefeather. [more inside]
Another new song, recording in the lowest-fidelity I can manage. This time a country blues song about scary things. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project: An uptempo country ditty from 2004 about a Colorado cannibal, and, later, Astro Zombies neighbor in New Orleans' French Quarter. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs series, a circuslike melody from 2004 telling of little criminals. [more inside]
Part of my quickly growing Old Songs collection, in which I record songs I wrote many years and even decades ago. This is a somewhat scandalous song about unrequited love. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project, where I record song I wrote years or even decades ago. This song tells of the disasterous introduction of the Hawaiian Can Toad to Australia, for some reason. [more inside]
Part of my old songs series, where I do lo-fi recordings of songs written years and sometimes decades ago. This one is a sort-of Irish folksong about a very mean man. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project of recording song I wrote years and sometimes decades ago, this one a Tin Pan Alley styled love song. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs project of making lo-fi recordings of songs I wrote many years, and, sometimes, decades ago. I have come to the inexorable conclusion that in the years between 1996 and 2000, I was either quite depressed, or unexpectedly skilled at feigning it in song [more inside]
Another in my collection of Old Songs, in which I record lo-fi versions of song written many years and, in some cases, decades ago. [more inside]
Another in my "Old Songs" series, where I record lo-fi versions of songs I wrote quite a while ago. This one came from sometime about 1996, and, as far as I can tell, it was composed in a fit of Brechtian depression after listening to an evening of Yiddish art songs. [more inside]
Part of my project to record old songs I wrote. This one probably dates back to 2000, and it rather naughty. Recorded with ukulele accompaniment. [more inside]
A song I wrote back in 1996. Its lyrics draw from images from the Mexican Day of the Dead, which I've always fancied. In particular, I like the small clay dioramas that show scenes of skeletons going about daily activities, such as getting haircuts or riding in cars, and it is those images that fueled this song. [more inside]
But it was quick and it was painless.
Traditional Yiddish song from Poland or Russian, performed by voice and ukulele. [more inside]
A song about breaking up with the love of your life, only to watch them to find the love of their life straight afterwards. [more inside]
Yiddish standard, performed for voice and ukulele. [more inside]
A cover of 'Human Behavior' by Bjork sung in Portuguese. [more inside]
This is what I do when I have twenty minutes to kill before I pick up the kids. [more inside]
This is a much better version of a song I submitted a while back. Many of the chorus-related mistakes mentioned in the comments have been fixed, and I have added a few vocal layers, along with some horns. It's really quite probably the best song I've ever put together.
This is a little song I put together for my mom's birthday a few days ago. Unfortunately, tuning was an issue, especially with all the untunables -- the toy piano, old keyboard w/dying batteries, and dollar store recorder. Well, I think it's still kinda fun, regardless.