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I felt like making something tonight, so I made a space thing.
A quick little song inspired by Jessamyn's comment at the two-minute mark on Podcast #88.
Sometimes you write something, and then forget you've written it, and then find it again while cleaning your computer.
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.
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!"
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.
I am wrong, I am not correct.
Another SongFight Nur Ein entry, with an interesting challenge: extended acrostic.
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.
Another SongFight! song. It's about a robot nin...uh, yeah. Moving on.
Two and a half years after this, here's another mashup made for fun: "Single Ladies" vs "I want candy."
Just getting this under the wire for July's music challenge; it's not quite August 1st, at least not where I live.
An aborted attempt at Femme Fatale (for this month's music challenge) twisted into a bad dream about a Metafilter Podcast call-in episode.
LSD turns hot dogs into talking troll dolls? Who wouldn't want that? Followup to this.
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.
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.
Every word (and emoticon) from this random MetaTalk post, circa October 2006.
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.
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.
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.
This is what I do when I have twenty minutes to kill before I pick up the kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.