I came up with an arrangement of Saint Simon by the Shins on the wurlitzer. It's in some sort of 3/4, 6/8, 12/8 I'm-not-sure-what waltz/not waltz time signature.
Bon Mardi Gras! Here's a traditional cajun waltz to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Trio with fiddle, accordion, guitar and vocals. [more inside]
Song four from Creature Of Habit. [more inside]
Song #2 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series, where I am attempting to record one song per week in 2016. This song represents the period of Jan 9 through Jan 22. (I'm already off by a week, but I'll catch up.) [more inside]
A composition for 2 banjos in the classic style, composed by S.S. Stewart in 1882. I decided to give it the carnival dirge treatment.
Punked up waltz about how to avoid bedbugs. Still a little iffy on how the vocals are mixed. Thoughts? [more inside]
A waltz written by a friend of mine in honor of our fiddle teacher, Sarah. [more inside]
Well, it's been about (over?) 3 years since I last posted. I haven't done a single music-related thing in that time. This one just kind of came out. It's an instrumental waltz about walking in the city.
This has techno stuff arguing back and forth with pianos, a theme that's conflicted about what meter it's in, a cadence that keeps trying to change the key down a whole step, and ponies. Plenty of ponies. But I think this is my last Luna project for a while now!
For solo piano, played by a nonpianist.
I did a youtube recording of this lovely tune. Decided to give it a pass through the iPad, since I'm on a roll lately. Folky ballad. [more inside]
I have been looking for songs about Omaha lately and have found there aren't many. So I wrote one. [more inside]
Here is my entry into the "Educational Song" challenge from March of last year. (THIS IS AS FAST AS I WORK, PEOPLE.) It is a searing exposé / sing-along waltz that reveals the truth about early arctic exploration. My dad plays trumpet, my friend Jessica plays trombone and sings, my wife Sue sings just a little bit, and MeFi's own dubold and Pecinpah sing as well. Lyrics and (yes!) citations are inside. [more inside]
Music for strings, inspired by a beautiful place and a beautiful afternoon.
My 2nd FAWM song of the month. A waltz about the ocean. [more inside]
This started as a waltzy uke crooner but grew a bit bigger. I love the old-timey sound. If only I could add parade instruments. [more inside]
Country Western waltz ballad. Featuring faux-pedal steel and more twang than I usually evidence. [more inside]
This is my first cross-country collaboration with my old friend Blue Bar. He wrote the song--it's a melancholy waltz. He also sings on the track, and plays guitar. I fill in on accordion and drums.
Does what it says on the box, with guitar. Solve the Limerick Challenge! [more inside]
MeFi's own es_de_bah takes over vocal duties on this one -- I didn't feel like I was the right person to sing it, and so I spent some time going through the "Music Collaborator" Mefi Wiki page until I found someone who would be. (It was his excellent song "a perfect preservative" which made me consider him in the first place.) In addition, my dad plays trumpet; I play Magnus chord organ, flute, and interesting percussion. It's a waltz. [more inside]
Instrumental banjo waltz, written this afternoon. [more inside]
A song starring Dee Wallace Stone with cortex on piano. [more inside]
I added a guitar accompaniment to By The Grace of God's gorgeous a cappella country waltz. [more inside]
My wife and I did this cover of a song by the Donner Party. Best lyrics ever. [more inside]
I wanted to write a 3/4 lullaby kinda song. [more inside]
A belated MeFi Music Challenge entry, a waltz in D major. [more inside]
A short instrumental, played over an old tape of me reading something in French as a kid. [more inside]
Country/jazz. acapella. An open letter to Amy Winehouse. Super Mario Galaxy. [more inside]
A song of love, desire, and big hair. [more inside]
A song for the season. Slightly disturbing. [more inside]
A waltz. From our album Planks of Grass, which is split between NYC and PDX songs, this one is NYC.
This is an old song, not written for the mefi music challenge water theme, but the lyrics kind of fit, so I decided to upload it. I actually wrote this waltz about having a cold, but it sounds very "oceanic."
I wrote and recorded this today - it's basically a stream-of-consciousness account of one of the stranger and more entertaining parties I've attended.
This is probably one of the few times you'll get to hear me "sing" on MeFi. This is another song I wrote for the rpmchallenge, singing, programming it, and playing toy piano on it... I think it's also the first song I ever wrote in 3/4 time.
It's not an awful life / with not an awful lot to do / but I think an awful lot / of you.
Heavily manipulated wall of vocal harmony, runover, stabbed, and buried in a shallow grave.
I, too, recorded this song! It came out a little bit weird, which is probably appropriate.
A small musicbox tune for slightly lopsided dancers.
Someone is reliable but grouchy. Something very bad might have happened. I got my neighbour to play the accordian.