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Space Thing

I felt like making something tonight, so I made a space thing.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 12:01 AM on April 17, 2014

Very Narrow

A quick little song inspired by Jessamyn's comment at the two-minute mark on Podcast #88.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 9:53 PM on January 8, 2014 (1 comment)

Song For Cyn

Sometimes you write something, and then forget you've written it, and then find it again while cleaning your computer.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:06 PM on April 19, 2013

Knock Upon The Door

My submission for April 2012's music challenge: a small, short song based on a small, short portion of T. S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland, without modification.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 9:09 AM on April 11, 2012 (4 comments)

Skull On Fire

Give a six-year-old kid some drums, and sooner or later he's going to write a song. This is my son Sam's song, and the first one he asked me to "put...on the internet, so people can hear it!"
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 5:18 PM on November 6, 2011 (2 comments)

Without My Pants On

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.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 10:24 PM on October 20, 2011 (8 comments)

Circle Me

I am wrong, I am not correct.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 10:46 PM on August 24, 2011 (3 comments)

We Need To Talk

Another SongFight Nur Ein entry, with an interesting challenge: extended acrostic.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 3:19 PM on May 24, 2010 (1 comment)

97

Last night just before the kids went to bed, while I was dicking around on the piano and recording while my son played his drums, my daughter walked up with princess dress on and told me about a dream she had.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:38 AM on May 10, 2010 (6 comments)

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear

Another SongFight! song. It's about a robot nin...uh, yeah. Moving on.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 9:38 AM on March 19, 2010 (10 comments)

Single Ladies Want Candy

Two and a half years after this, here's another mashup made for fun: "Single Ladies" vs "I want candy."
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 4:27 PM on October 27, 2009 (3 comments)

Femme Fatale (VN+U Cover)

Just getting this under the wire for July's music challenge; it's not quite August 1st, at least not where I live.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 7:42 PM on July 31, 2009 (5 comments)

Please Hang Up

An aborted attempt at Femme Fatale (for this month's music challenge) twisted into a bad dream about a Metafilter Podcast call-in episode.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 7:26 PM on July 23, 2009 (6 comments)

Case Study #3

LSD turns hot dogs into talking troll dolls? Who wouldn't want that? Followup to this.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:15 AM on July 20, 2009 (5 comments)

Where's My Pony (pb)

The Great Big Mulp came up with this, and I wished I'd thought of it first. Then Cortex mentioned this, and I realized I had thought of that one first -- so I stayed up late tonight to beat him to the punch.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 1:41 AM on October 29, 2008 (10 comments)

Thirty-seven Seconds

My wife went out of town, and she took our son with her. It was the middle of the night, and I was playing ukulele, hoping that I wouldn't wake my daughter up.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:43 PM on October 12, 2008 (8 comments)

You Need More MeFi In Your Life

Every word (and emoticon) from this random MetaTalk post, circa October 2006.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 8:42 PM on August 24, 2008 (8 comments)

Mediocre Savior

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.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:19 AM on August 7, 2008 (3 comments)

Kick is a Brick

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.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:09 PM on July 29, 2008 (12 comments)

(Everybody Likes) Internal Mics

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.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 11:06 PM on July 9, 2008 (6 comments)

MetaTalk Musical Moment

This is what I do when I have twenty minutes to kill before I pick up the kids.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 5:54 PM on December 14, 2007 (5 comments)

Whatever You Want To Call It

Several years ago, a friend loaned me this AV Geeks DVD and recommended that I watch The ABCs of Sex Education for Trainables. I wasted no time in sampling selected bits of the film into a song, and I've dug it up for your NSFW pleasure.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 12:21 AM on September 7, 2007 (7 comments)

So Weird

Submitted to SongFight (under pseudonym Minty Handy) for the about-to-be-posted fight "So Weird", and felt like posting it here as well. The musical journey from "where's my uke and what's this week's title?" to "oh crap, gotta pick up the kids, one more take and I'll submit it" took about an hour.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 10:42 PM on July 27, 2007 (7 comments)

Crash Into Mr Xcitement

Mashup I made for fun, had laying around on my hard drive, and remembered while reading this thread. The tracks are "Crash" from Gwen Stefani's "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." (written by her and Tony Kanal) and "Mr. Xcitement" from They Might Be Giant's "Mink Car" (and featuring Mike Doughty on vocals.) What I like about it is that neither track is an acapella track, and that both singers (like both music tracks) are overlapping throughout, but it still works -- other than a tempo (but *not* pitch) change to speed up "Crash" and a few measure movements/cuts, no other changes were necessary. Note that release of the TMBG/Doughty track predates the Stefani track, and that I cut off the spoken word intro and painfully long musical ending of the TMBG track (which the Stefani track did not overlap) to save you all download time.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 3:45 PM on July 22, 2007 (7 comments)

Our Love Violates Corporate Policy

Written and recorded for SongFight! [MeFi FPP] in March of 2005, with my wife contributing vocals. SongFight! is still around, and though I've done a few other songs, this is the one people seem to like so I thought I'd share it. If you like early 80s TV show theme songs, or musical theater, this will probably appeal to you. If not...well, consider yourself warned.
posted to MeFi Music by davejay at 10:10 AM on December 12, 2006 (4 comments)

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