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wilshire waltz one

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.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 6:27 PM on December 17, 2013

Last Dance at Marienbad

Cinephile IDM, short and sweet. The name says it all.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 11:57 PM on March 22, 2010 (1 comment)

Pilgrim's Regress

A bit of terrible Friday inscrutability, for all my friends at MeFi Music.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 5:40 PM on February 26, 2010

Vampire Dub No. 13

I don't know what's scarier: re-imagining your favorite early-60s Halloween novelty record sounds as Garageband "dub," a full MIDI trumpet section, or the slug people who overtake the vampires late in the song. (You'll know it when you hear it.)
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 11:38 PM on October 23, 2009 (3 comments)

Andrita Street

Demo for a song about my neighborhood here in Los Angeles...with mouth trumpet!
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 1:59 AM on August 21, 2009 (2 comments)

Hawaii

Summer's nearly over, but never fear -- it's always the sunniest season on your HiFi! Ford and the Prefects and the Don Ho Symphony Orchestra present "Hawaii," this year's breakout good-times swingle.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 11:04 AM on August 18, 2009 (2 comments)

Ambitions

It's disco-licious tune ambitions, and how they eat you up!
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 7:39 PM on August 16, 2009 (2 comments)

A Nautical/Political Ode to MeFi Music (Mit Accordion)

My jingle entry - a bit of seaside nastiness.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 12:50 AM on August 4, 2009 (5 comments)

Used To Be Bohemian (Disgruntled Version)

A "disgruntled" version of a song I've been playing with for a while. Wrote the 'actual' song, but ended up preferring this nasty explosion of multi-tracked vocal and noise to the acoustic version.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 10:39 PM on August 2, 2009 (1 comment)

D.I.D.

When I was in high school, I loved industrial music. I still do, but secretly. This was an attempt to sate my inner angst-ridden teen. Some NSFW lyrics at the very beginning.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 5:41 PM on May 2, 2009

Portland

A song in honor of the young artists in Portland, Oregon.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 6:03 PM on February 21, 2009 (4 comments)

Journey Into the Center of the Atom

So, when I got a copy of the excellent Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop a while back, I got a wild hair to sequence tracks of that nature. This is one of them. I wanted it to sound like music from an educational science film.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:50 PM on February 1, 2009 (3 comments)

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Cover of the classic Neutral Milk Hotel track, recorded with a band. The three of us are writers by trade, so we're calling ourselves "Evil and Wow!" (get it? get it??)
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 3:39 PM on January 30, 2009 (5 comments)

The Second Time We Dated

Based on a true story.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:56 AM on January 23, 2009 (1 comment)

Mrs. Crabtree

Melodramatic pop song about a fourteen year-old having an affair with his teacher.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:43 PM on January 16, 2009

The Voice in the Fire

Written during the Montecito fires. Finally got around to adding vocals.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 3:58 PM on January 8, 2009

There Is Nothing (And It's Fine)

Recorded on my lil' Samsung cell phone, at a friend's apartment.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:55 AM on January 7, 2009 (2 comments)

I Like You ('Cos You Like Books)

Wrote this after a bad break-up, about two years ago.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:05 PM on January 2, 2009 (5 comments)

Happy New Year!

Whipped up in a hurry, a glum song for 2009. Happy New Year, MetaFilter!
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:20 PM on December 31, 2008 (3 comments)

Fickett Street

Inspired by true events, and wanting to rip-off the repetitive drone of "Baby's On Fire."
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 2:11 PM on December 29, 2008

The Jesus of Park Avenue

In honor of the big guy's birthday, a song about one possibility for his holiness's return. When Revelation comes/You won't find me hitting no big kettle drums...
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 1:31 PM on December 24, 2008

Lookin' Out My Window (Rainy Season)

I wanted to write a short, Carpenters-y song about being lonesome and disintegrating. Ideally, it'd be sung by a woman with a melodious, colorful voice, not a froggish man who croaks like Luke Haines stuck between two boulders.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 8:20 AM on December 23, 2008 (2 comments)

Hollywood Burns, Says "Good night!"

A distorted, washed-out, synthy-coustic helltrip.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 5:02 PM on December 17, 2008 (3 comments)

"Tin-Whistle Nancy"

The Wicker Man, Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," and the auto-tuner. It's seasonal song - we're heading our of autumn, wearing out animal masks, and barreling head-long into winter.
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 1:33 PM on December 15, 2008 (2 comments)

"Baby Let Me Follow You Down"

Devastated folktronic cover of Dylan's version of Rick von Schmidt's Cambridge classic, "Baby Let Me Follow You Down."
posted to MeFi Music by ford and the prefects at 11:21 AM on December 12, 2008 (1 comment)

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