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Published: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:02:46 -0800

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Asleep at the Knife by es_de_bah

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:02:46 -0800

Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold. So, imagine yourself as a crazy motherfucker with a machete. Every move you make, you have to kill yourself infinitely, minus one. So, how've you done? Tell me, who'd you save from that infinite grave? Aw, you've been asleep at the knife. You've been asleep at the wheel half your life. You just woke up covered in blood. Hopefully most of it's yours, but c'mon bud. You gotta do better than this. Gotta at least try to do it on purpose. You've only been making a mess carving along the path of least resistance. No one asks to born, and I'm sorry there's no such thing as a pacifist run. So you better make peace with everything you're never gonna have done. If you give up the drink, that's a million billion cocktails into which you'll never get to sink. If you say your love's true, that's a million billion ladies who'll never get to fuck you, so don't be asleep at the knife. Your buddy Ben hit his head, and he lost a couple months but at least he didn't wind up dead. Now he's doing his best. You never know just how much time you've got left. Your buddy Ben took a spill. And he killed a couple brain cells, got back up and just got on with it. So tell me, what's your excuse? Tell me, what you're gonna do with yourself? Don't be a sleep at the knife.

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Get Rid of the NRA by flapjax at midnite

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:32:04 -0800

Just some opinions, set to the music of a three string guitar. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Facebook. High quality (AIFF) audiofile available for free download at SoundCloud.

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Keep My Love in Amber by not_on_display

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:08:47 -0800

I played all the tracks, and billiebee came up with a melody and lyrics based on a Yeats poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree". It's about bees. This song has taken at least ten years and dozens of takes to extrude. I have picked it up and put it down numerous times. I tried to get my band to play it. I even put it in an obscure folder and forgot it existed, only to have it come back and find me. It had become The Song That Would Not Leave. Finally – thank you SO MUCH billiebee – I can put it in the drawer of completed songs.

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Be a light by Bluebird Wine

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:17:31 -0800

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.

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Adrenaline Hangover by srednivashtar

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:14:14 -0800

This is a funny one - a collective demo that I suspect will always sound far, far better than any band recording we manage to cobble together. As the band's guitarist it burns a little bit to not have played or written a single note of this, but I can't argue with the end result.

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An Spealadoir by LN

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:51:43 -0800

I'm baaaaaack! After quite a hiatus, during which much has happened, but myself and a friend were in the recording studio to make an album. Thought you fine folks would like a sample. This is a traditional song in the Irish language called "An Spealadoir", or the Hay cutter. My friend and I joke that of all the big songs in the Irish tradition about shipwrecks, wars, love lost and emigration, she managed to pick a song about cutting grass. Enjoy!

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Take A Knee by flapjax at midnite

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:28:26 -0800

Topical song. Recorded live in one take, fast and dirty, at home. Vocal, three-string guitar and stompbox, all coming out of a 15 watt VOX guitar amp. I videoed the performance too, which you can see at Facebook or YouTube. If you'd like to download an AIFF audiofile, you can do so at SoundCloud. TAKE A KNEE you know the president of the USA he stepped up to the microphone and called a man engaged in peaceful protest a "son of a bitch" it would appear that the president doesn't love or understand the very principles on which the nation's founded that he calls himself the leader of a nation of freedom well now ain't that rich? take a knee, take a knee take a knee my friend in solidarity take a knee let the freedom haters know the nation's got to be free take a knee, take a knee now if you think this kind of protest is unpatriotic you don't know, my friend, what American patriotism means it's all about being loyal to the ideals of freedom and justice not to some dimestore fascist in a baseball cap who rants and screams take a knee, take a knee take a knee my friend in solidarity take a knee let the freedom haters know the nation's got to be free take a knee, take a knee now people let's go back in time just a bit let's take a little look at history let's take a little stroll down history lane back to Nazi Germany it was a crime to not stand and salute that old swastika flag, don'tcha see now tell me friend is that the kinda country that you want America to be take a knee, take a knee take a knee my friend in solidarity take a knee let the freedom haters know the nation's got to be free take a knee, take a knee Copyright 2017 Samm Bennett - All Rights Reserved

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Cymbal Drone in G Major by TheCoug

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:30:36 -0800

Digging back into some old ambient/noise/drone ideas. Synth, guitar, and bowed cymbal. Contains loud, potentially "bad" noises. Fair warning.

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The Ice World by valrus

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:44:58 -0800

A song about being the king of a frozen wasteland... of emotions This song will be somewhere on an album that I'm working on called About Faces. The album is roughly 80% done, but you know about the 80/20 rule as it applies to actually finishing things, right? Anyway... lyrics: You let the tears flow. They turn to icicles before they even hit your chin. It's seven years though; you'd think somewhere along the line I'd learn to let you in. But I'm a ice king! My crystal castle keeps me safe above the noisy scrum. It ain't a nice thing. I tell you, heavy hangs the crown that makes my brain go numb. I see you sliding down, scrabbling for purchase on the glaciers that comprise my face. I know you're frightened now, but there's no escape for either of us from this place. So feel your best intentions frosting up your throat. You make a bid for my attention, better pack your coat. Did I neglect to mention that you'd have to cross my moat? So bring your skates too. Chill in my antechamber here until I'm ready to face you. So here I come now. Soon we'll finally see if your petition actually gets through to me somehow. Or if we'll be stuck in this position till your face turns blue as these walls that are cold and hard as sapphire glass. I f-f-fractaled them into being in an instant. Now I shuffle in, shoulders hunched, our eyes meet... and a single drop of water falls to land at my feet.

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You'll Thank Me Later by signal

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:34:51 -0800

Guitars, synth piano and drums, in D Dorian. Sort of post-goth.

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Your Phone by erikgrande

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:06:55 -0800

Quasi-rock song with awkward, loping rythm, questionable tuning, and lyrics to nowhere. Utilizes the f word. I don't really hate phones or those that use them, the words are mostly inside jokes, but I had this riff in my head for a while and am glad to get it out. This one actually is 120 bpm!

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The Ballad of Highway Boy by es_de_bah

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:24:19 -0800

All this awful flood action has inspired me to dig up the sad old tail of Highway Boy, raised by his trucker brother, because his father was a hurricane and his mother was a cellar door. I was home-schooled on the highway. We had kid's books on tape. My CB handle was 'OG Pre-K.' Those kids in their car seats ain't got shit on me, because I've seen two coasts and at least thirty states by the time I was eight. There's monsters on the off-ramps but they don't bother me. I'm with my brother and my brother don't sleep, no hardly none at all. We dug for gold in that ghost town's debris, where white-picket snow drifts cling to the trees and shopping-cart castles shudder in the breeze on that still-flooded street where they say I was conceived, or so the story goes: My father was a hurricane. My mother was a cellar door. Delivered by an EMT in 1984. Yeah, that's how I was born. My brother told me so. Now, don't you dare call him a liar. Something keeps us moving on through poverty and nervousness. We ran from God and Hell and Death, and also social services. Then my bro picked up a shitty bag somewhere in Reno. I guess he finally got some sleep. I woke up: the cab was skipping of the guard-rail just like a stone. I took the wheel. Now, don't you dare call me a liar.

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Henry King's Reel by hades

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:49:34 -0800

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. Playing with effects today, I found I like the sound of a slapback delay and octave pedal with my fiddle. I tracked this twice, once with just the delay and once with delay and an octave down. Trevor Stuart and his twin brother Travis have a great cd/dvd album out on Tiki Parlour Recordings ("The Stuart Brothers"); I highly recommend it if you like fiddle tunes. Sadly, Trevor died last year, way too young.

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Uninvited Guest by signal

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:17:20 -0800

Trap downtempo post blues rock. In the future, the machines have won, then gotten kind of bored and antsy, you know? and decided to give the earth back to the humans.

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I Hate To Be That Guy But by cortex

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:28:16 -0800

So ominous_paws rounded up That Guy comments and then mandolin_conspiracy said "Arranged properly, these are verses to a song. Somehow." and, well, not to be That Guy but Vox and upright bass and drums all recorded restlessly during my second cup of coffee this morning. This was goofy and fast and fun and sweaty to make. It is a miracle that I managed to not giggle during the Ukraine line.

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Every second of the time by Bluebird Wine

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:10:12 -0800

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and's another one!

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Tough Love Black Eye by es_de_bah

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:50:33 -0800

Punk, metal, jazz, slack, folk and noise. This pretty much typifies the grab bag that was my band, Big Ghost. Like trying to get Pavement and RHCP to agree on California rock. It's a mess, but it was our kinda mess. So I stuck you with a cold, shitty script that tastes good on your lips. It won't stick to your ribs. I keep asking, "baby, what did you do and what in the hell did you do it for?" You're talking so fast (soft) when you're talking to me. Packing the lines too tight to read between. But no explanation was gonna undo. "What in the hell did you do and what in the hell did you it for?" Play it cool. Wait to see if it cracks like an egg or a smile. Keep your fingers crossed. Tough love black eye: keep it hid for a while.

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Jusgonnatellastory by signal

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:43:15 -0800

A mix of some guitar, some electronic dancey stuff and spoken word by my son.

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Agitated Origami by The Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:42:47 -0800

A guitar-synthesizer and some soft drum-machines are giving one another the side-eye on the public transportation. The bus is running on a Möbius strip. any resemblance to any musical structure living or dead is purely coincidental. apply externally to infested areas only.

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Dance Like Everyone's Watching by Devils Rancher

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:08:28 -0800

Carbon 7 - these things just go where they go. From our new release, Operation Fishbowl. This one clocks in at 13 minutes, with a bit of a Latin flair in spots, which is odd for us. Everything we record is spontaneously composed as it's played. I think we're getting better at the concept as the years wear on. This one finally kicks in proper at about the 3:30 mark, so give it a few to get going before you turn it off. I'm playing my fretless Precision Denis Bruhn on drums Ron Tindle on keyboards Recorded in 6 channels & mixed by me in Logic. Music for peering out through the blinds, burying that mason jar full of Bens in your secret spot, & clearing your browser cache. A higher-res version & the rest of the album is available here.

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untitled by acb

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:50:17 -0800

An ambient-ish electronic composition in 3 movements. (17:21, 120bpm, C) As yet untitled. This was made using Ableton Live and a stack of softsynths, as well as arpeggiators and pattern generators written in Max for Live. At any one time, the same sequence of chords goes to all non-drum tracks, and is transformed into block chords, basslines, arpeggios, and such. The higher-level composition consists of the control of the process: fading tracks in/out, adjusting parameters, and (occasionally) changing the chord sequence.

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I've been drinking all day by Bluebird Wine

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:56:42 -0800

(That's the title, I have not in fact been drinking all day...) Country-ish, imagine you and your man are on the outs and you're feeling a little bitter about it.

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Down in the Well by Bluebird Wine

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:10:21 -0800

Vocal and guitar, one rough take, one track, melodic and intense two minutes and thirty seconds

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Just Like Me (Orsa's song) by thedamnbees

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:19:56 -0800

Due to circumstances almost entirely beyond my control, I recently became responsible for a wonderful young dog named Orsa. This song is written from her perspective. i'm just a dog, you see i can't help always tugging on the leash i don't even want to break free i just want you to run around with me can't you see you're a dog, just like me i don't really care where we go i just can't bear to be alone my days are so long without you waiting for you to get home can't you see you belong with me don't be fooled by my grinning don't be confused by my smile it's just the face that i make unconsciously when i want you to love me i'm just a dog, you see i indulge in my pleasures so greedily even though all i want is to please you i get carried away so easily can't you see you're a dog, just like me

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