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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:41:10 -0800

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When the Curtains of Night by rangefinder 1.4

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:41:10 -0800

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. Recorded from February - June 2017 (we started mulling over ideas in January) Arr. by not_on_display and rangefinder 1.4 not_on_display (with notes from n_o_d): * harmonica in G pitch-shifted down two semitones (and so I could only hear what I was playing thru the headphones or I would get disoriented. I don't have an F harmonica) * Garageband glockenspiel, vibraphone, drums, cymbals * crickets and field noises as pillaged from some trove of sound effects someone posted to usenet rangefinder 1.4: * acoustic (classical) guitar * electric guitar (doubled up and panned for stereo) * vocals * final mix Neither of us were familiar with the song until recently, when it came up while searching for something we could cover (at least I think that's true for not_on_display, too). I first heard a version of this song by Dan Zanes (called "When the Curtains of Night Are Pinned Back"), from his album Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg for The American Songbag, which is also how I found out about the book; we used his version as a springboard. When learning the song for this project, though, I kept feeling like the verse was too short and felt somewhat unresolved -- which is a perfectly fine effect, but I wanted a bit more of a resolution musically for this arrangement. So I added a repeat of the melody/chords for "I'll remember you, love, in my prayers." I'm starting to get addicted to music collaborations -- they've been a joy to work on, and this project was no exception. One of the best things about collabs is literally hearing the ideas while building up a song, and it was always exciting to hear the nifty instrumentation and solos from not_on_display -- things that added more depth to the song; things I wouldn't have thought of myself. It's very cool to be able to discuss, try out, and witness ideas taking shape. Thanks, not_on_display!

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Good So Bad by ajryan

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:53:15 -0800

This is my take on a song by one of the hosts of [dopey podcast](, the one they close out every episode with. Came out kinda like a ska tune somehow. Got my daughters doing a little background vox.

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Excuse Me by chococat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:34:29 -0800

Recent Songfight battle; a lipogram: the lyrics can't contain any letter "A." I was eliminated.

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Campervans by remlapm

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:13:56 -0800

A (very) quick upbeat pop song featuring my baritone acoustic guitar and heaps of songwriting cliches. I'm know I'm not a great singer, apologies for the 5 part harmony in advance.

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Anchors Aweigh by InfidelZombie

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:06:23 -0800

Some more punk rock from Spent - Anchors aweigh, pick up and go, anchors aweigh!

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A Small Grey Box Filled With Joy by Sokka shot first

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:44:56 -0800

I made this upbeat, major-key, low-fi-sounding jam entirely on my OP-1, the same gizmo used in these videos. The transitions aren't as good as they could be, but they're definitely a level up for me. The whole thing falls apart at the end in a glorious heap. A good LET'S GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY instrumental. Sequenced, recorded, and mixed entirely on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer. Additional grime/sparkle added after the fact in Ozone.

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child by saulgoodman

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:21:43 -0800

A quick and scarcely rehearsed lofi recording of my take on the classic folk standard/gospel/African American spiritual, with an overdubbed chorus and acoustic guitar.

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Heart's Attack by InfidelZombie

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:50:06 -0800

Another demo recording from Spent, this one a punk rock love song.

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Intro Jam by CarrotAdventure

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:26:45 -0800

from the new Blueshell album Sam Ferguson - drums CarrotAdventure - gtr/bass/keys You can hear the rest of the new Blueshell album here:

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Postcards From Nowhere by pxe2000

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:06:33 -0800

This is one of the first songs I've written--a new wavey pop song about a girl who's in love with a guy who may or may not be a serial killer. The song is an exaggerated account of a long-dormant toxic friendship; I was inspired by the Enigma Variations compilations, as well as the podcast My Favorite Murder and the urban legend of Debbie Harry and Ted Bundy. My resolution this year was to write an original song every week, starting on my birthday and ending on my next birthday. I'm posting these songs on YouTube and will be ripping the audio and posting them here as well.

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A Goddamn Avalanche by Existential Dread

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:56:56 -0800

This is a thrashy proggy tune that's been brewing in my head for a few years. Guitars, bass, drums, and some Korg Minilogue synth giving it a Cult of Luna-ish feel in spots. Credit to the name goes to a Mastodoner with a Karl Marx avi. \m/ I'm always interested in collaborations so if anyone feels like throwing some vocals over this or collaborating on a new tune HMU y'all

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Evil Autoplay by umbú

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:55:29 -0800

I made a garage-y ditty with my kids using a clown car of musical instruments. Here's the video that goes along with it.

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Following You by InfidelZombie

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:07:43 -0800

A demo track from Spent about your favorite Facebook friend.

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Down On My Knees by InfidelZombie

Mon, 29 May 2017 19:08:34 -0800

Catchy little punk rock number from my band Spent, straight from the garage. This is the first thing I've recorded and mixed in a long time, and I'm pretty happy with what we got considering we hadn't practiced in a couple weeks when we did it. These songs are intended to help us book some shows, so I don't mind the rough spots. Will post the rest here over the next week or so, but they are also on Bandcamp.

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So Much for the Tolerant Left (Demo) by valrus

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:58:57 -0800

This song is dedicated to Richard Spencer's unknown assailant. The first line of the chorus for this song popped into my head a while ago. Originally my vague notion of the rest of the song was much more nuanced, but then I finally went to try to make it into a real song today and ended up with this. I really wanted to rhyme "Axis" with "good ass praxis" but by the time I finished I decided this song really didn't need to be longer than it was and it was too silly for me to flesh out. Maybe later?

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The Buccaneer Rap by Faint of Butt

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:15:14 -0800

Pirates for Sail brings you the most barnacle-bedecked hip-hop track of the summer, produced by Brad "Seadawg" Podray of the Scurvy Crew! Lyrics by Dave Keefer of the Boogie Knights. Lead vocals: E. Quentin "Wee Heavy" Grossnickle, Black Dog Nate, One-Eyed Mike. If you hop over to Bandcamp, not only can you see the cover art I created, but you can download the isolated vocal and instrumental tracks to create your own remix! If anyone wants to tackle that, I'd love to hear the results.

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07 pop pop - vampire deer by pyramid termite

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:44:28 -0800

it's like one of those things you can't stop thinking of - but i have a car wash heart met a man with a car wash heart he couldn't stop cause he couldn't start the coroner said he couldn't tell if the heart was deer or human what to do with a car wash heart throw it in the dumpster by walmart hope they don't catch you on camera man hope somebody understands pop pop goes the radio the world is crazy, yes i know my life's like the lost and found let me show you round pop pop goes the radio same damn songs on every show my life's just spinning round never seem to gain much ground doctor said i had a car wash heart gave me a box if it didn't start told me watch out for the stars cause they always know where you are don't make sense with a car wash brain but i'm too dumb to be insane stand on the corner counting cars lost count again, so here we are ... pop pop goes the radio the world is crazy, yes i know my life's like the lost and found let me show you round pop pop goes the radio same damn songs on every show my life's just spinning round never seem to gain much ground kool aid man's by the bus stop shouting out the hip and the hop traffic's going by and by no one stops to ask him why me, i got a car wash heart so i don't have any part of anything that seems like fun excuse me cause i got to run pop pop goes the radio the world is crazy, yes i know my life's like the lost and found let me show you round pop pop goes the radio same damn songs on every show my life's just spinning round never seem to gain much ground so this song's a car wash blues better wear your rubber shoes a raincoat and some goggles too a rubber duck is up to you 20 degrees and sparky bright in this murky winter light i guess life is al a carte but i've just got a car wash heart pop pop goes the radio the world is crazy, yes i know my life's like the lost and found let me show you round pop pop goes the radio same damn songs on every show my life's just spinning round never seem to gain much ground

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True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover) by BlackPebble

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:25:09 -0800

If you know of him, you may have an opinion that Daniel Johnston is a outsider genius, a troubled victim of hipster exploitation, or simply a not-so-typical independent musician who found his audience. If nothing else, his work is irrefutably full of sincerity and emotion. This little piece of his is one of the great American songs. Tricone resophonic guitar, keyboards and voice.

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Ozark Rag (Practice) by OverlappingElvis

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:47:33 -0800

Another old fiddle rag interpolated with a new song by Mr. Corwin Bolt. We were all surprised by the ending. I love fiddle rags, and nobody can convince me that they haven't already come back in style. As always more music, show dates &c. may be found at!

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06 comstock bar - vampire deer by pyramid termite

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:33:16 -0800

the funny place is i never did find this place again and drive by it over 10 times a year and still can't figure out where it was it's you and me in this little hole in the wall ice cold strohs - no bigger than our living room talk about our lovers - talk about the shopping mall it's 1979 - have a shot of doom and gloom you're gonna get married - i'm gonna get loose want to go just anywhere where a 10 seat bar isn't cool we're both gonna leap - that's what youth is for lots of doors and lots of hallways to take us where we've been before i keep thinking one thing - if there was no way back out somewhere in outer space - beer, hamburgers and snacks we could stay here forever and never have to choose we could stay here forever and never have to lose

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05 - the valley - vampire deer by pyramid termite

Sat, 20 May 2017 05:23:26 -0800

not the official soundtrack want to go to the valley people like sparrows with too much weight too much gift to the bones want to go to the valley no one ever comes back from paradise and paradise is all alone hear your heartbeat in my mind hear your heartbeat in my mind want to go to the valley the satellite can't reach there the sun never parches the shelter oak want to go to the valley lay down in unmowed grass spent sweet eternity in a ransom toke hear your heartbeat in my mind hear your heartbeat in my mind want to go to the valley oh mama i need sleep from all this dreaming oh mama i need to come down want to go to the valley oh mama i need sleep from all this dreaming oh mama i need to come down

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Like Math by Maaik

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:29:51 -0800

The finished version of a song I posted back in February. Way louder this time around. Just thought y'all might be interested in hearing how this progressed once I got real drums, bass and guitar on it. It feels like I recorded that original demo at once yesterday and a million years ago. More of this kind of thing here.

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04 - ninja star by vampire deer by pyramid termite

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:51:48 -0800

war cry i have fury in my spine i have fury in my spine i'm tired of the wall i'm tired of the lyin' don't call me a snowflake cause i'm a ninja star don't call me a snowflake cause i'm a ninja star i'm going to fly inside the rotten heart of what you are

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First Guess by AppleSeed

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:54:43 -0800

This is an organically assembled doodle recorded to test a Ubuntu Studio laptop conversion. It could use a (fretless?) bass track and maybe one other sparsely placed element. But my first guess was to leave it like this at least for now.

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