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Kids

A cover of the MGMT song. Just me on vocals, guitar, and bass. Inspired by a recording I have of Ben Lee playing this song live.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 12:52 AM on January 13, 2015 (1 comment)

Fairytale of New York

It's almost December, so it's time for this classic holiday song, originally by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl!
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 7:33 PM on November 29, 2014 (7 comments)

You and Your Sister

Cover of the Chris Bell song. This song was one of three assigned to me in a music challenge on another site.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:58 PM on December 17, 2013 (2 comments)

O-o-h Child

A cover of the classic Five Stairsteps song, put together last week by a bunch of us around the country via Facebook, Dropbox, etc.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 1:58 AM on December 7, 2013

Don't Call Me Baby

Cover of a 1980s song by Voice of the Beehive. This is for a project on Facebook where we do songs based on a theme each week. This theme was "songs with the word 'me' in the title."
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 5:04 AM on August 6, 2013 (3 comments)

Love Cats

So I'm in this music challenge group on Facebook, where this week's challenge theme is "cats and dogs."
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 11:27 PM on June 17, 2013 (7 comments)

Christmas

"Christmas," written by Florence Dore, and also recorded by Fuzzy and the Posies. It's not a Christmas song -- or if it is, it's one of the bleakest. This cover is by me and my iPad.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:41 PM on June 2, 2013 (6 comments)

Gotta Get A Message to You

I thought I had uploaded this 1998 live living room recording but I guess not. Yet another example of my old band's Bee Gees fixation.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 3:25 AM on March 8, 2013 (2 comments)

Earlier Than Expected

This is a Posies cover a few of us did for a Dear 23 list (Posies fan list) compilation in the late 1990s. Personnel: Me, vocal and maybe guitar; Chris Otto, background vocal, guitar, autoharp; Terri Doherty: bass.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:27 PM on August 2, 2012 (1 comment)

Spite and Malice

To celebrate my 12th MetaFilter Birthday (a few days early, but so what?): a song recorded in late 1991. It's a cover of one of my favorite Posies b-sides from way back when.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 2:56 AM on January 30, 2012

Get Up and Go

A simple, rough song I wrote in about 1986 and recorded a couple of years later. This was intended to be a bit of a Buddy Holly sort of thing. I wrote it, sang it, and played crappy guitar.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:15 AM on August 20, 2011 (3 comments)

Marie Provost

Cover of the Nick Lowe song. I just found a CD with a bunch of 1998 recordings, including this one.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 2:13 AM on July 27, 2011

Dead

1991 recording of a song by Gavin Guss, performed by Gavin and me. Recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 3:55 PM on July 8, 2011

Wrinkle in Time

A 1991 recording of one of my songs, recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle. I'm not quite sure what I think of this one, all these years later. It's a love song, of sorts.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:32 AM on May 20, 2010 (2 comments)

That Letter

To celebrate my 7th MetaFilter Birthday (yay!) here is another track from the band I was in in 1991. This is a cover of a Young Fresh Fellows song. It's a little rough. There's another thing we cover during the intro part before I start singing -- see if you recognize it.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 7:53 PM on February 5, 2007 (4 comments)

Fascination Rap

Oh, will I ever regret this one. A couple of years ago in AskMeFi, I referred to a joke version of "Rapper's Delight" I once did, combined with the riff from the Cure's "Fascination Street". This is that very "rap". It is very rough -- we just did it as a joke for Halloween 1991, and we practiced it... maybe... once. (You know those goofy things you come up with in practice that crack you up but should never be played in public? Yeah.) So there are lots of screw-ups in the recording. Lots. But it was a huge hit with our friends, and so for the remainder of that band's short life, we had to play it at every gig. Unfortunately, it was only recorded the first time we played it. Recording notes: this was recorded by someone in the audience on a boombox, but it's not bad considering that. Definitely not high fidelity, though! Also, there's some talking for a minute at the beginning of the track. Despite everything, I think it's kind of fun. But painful. Definitely painful. "Enjoy." (can you believe we were totally sober when we did this?)
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:08 AM on January 26, 2007 (7 comments)

Out of Luck

Garagey powerpoppy cover of a song by the Pointed Sticks. Recorded almost exactly 15 years ago by the band I was in at the time, NOT!. (That's the band name. Not a comment on whether we recorded the song. Yes, we had seen Wayne's World. I'm sorry.) There are some glitches that are on the original tape. I'm singing lead and harmony. I might be playing some rhythm guitar. This was our rowdy set closer, and lots of fun.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 4:24 AM on December 3, 2006 (2 comments)

Xmas Won't Be Xmas

It's getting to be time to put together the Christmas mix tapes! This was recorded by a band I was in in 1991. Our new guitar player, Michael Cox, brought us the song so he sings lead. I'm one of the girl background singers (heard best toward the end) and might be playing a tiny bit of guitar (I don't remember for sure), and I know I played some jingle bells near the end of the track (What Christmas song doesn't have bells?). It's a goofy singalong sort of holiday tune. I like it a lot. I wish I had a better quality copy, though. We recorded this song along with another batch of demos, in time to get airplay on KNDD's local music Christmas show that year... then promptly broke up before even completing all the tracks as a band, though I went in to the studio later to finish. C'est la vie.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 5:22 AM on November 7, 2006 (14 comments)

Life Story

Another acoustic living room demo, same lineup as last one. This is an original, inspired by the way the my timing seemed to be so screwed up back in my single days. I'd get a crush on someone who didn't know I existed. Then, sometime later, they'd be interested in me... but I was already over them. Someday I want to record this with a cello in the arrangement.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 6:39 AM on August 14, 2006 (2 comments)

New York Mining Disaster 1941

Acoustic cover, me and Chris Otto sharing vocals. Living room demo on Tascam 4-track tape deck, recorded around 8 years ago or so. A song I've always loved to sing. Sorry the last couple of seconds are clipped off; I'm not sure why.
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 5:57 PM on August 3, 2006 (5 comments)

Through The Rain

This one is really lo-fi as I don't have the master tape and it's a 21 year old rough demo -- and I do mean rough. :) Recorded Spring 1985 in dorm room A-1016, The Evergreen State College. (More inside.)
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 4:32 AM on July 31, 2006 (13 comments)

Mrs. Green

Semi-acoustic cover of "Mrs. Green" by the power pop band the Posies. This was done by a 3 piece band (two guitars, one bass) group I was in a while back. (We never could find a drummer, so...) I'm singing lead and also a back up part near the end. The other band members are Chris Otto and Terri Doherty. Chris did lead guitar, backing vocals, and some keys. Terri played bass. I think I did some random percussion and guitar strumming as well. (Please delete when/if covers are determined to be a problem here.)
posted to MeFi Music by litlnemo at 1:02 AM on July 28, 2006 (2 comments)

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