Tag Archives: meta

Some breakage

I thought I heard frenetic’s “Making Me Nervous” booming through the walls earlier, and when I went to play it here, it didn’t work, due to some outdated links on my part. It looks like the first two months or so here are affected. I’ll try to work on this, but jobhunting takes priority.

The feed is working!

I updated some of the behind-the-scenes tech, and the feed is working again.

Now I just need to find the time to post more music! Unfortunately, I’m booked for the foreseeable future. I’ll let you know as the situation develops.

A new album by The Harvey Girls

The new album by The Harvey Girls is available for pre-order! They were frequently here on the podcast. Check it out!

The feed is borked.

Ah, it looks like the hosting company changed something on the server and broke the feed. I’ll see what I can do about it.

You and San Francisco by unSane

You and San Francisco is a singalong sort of pop rock song, with echoing guitars and harmonizing. And as I live in San Francisco, that shoutout doesn’t hurt!

Today marks the third anniversary of the podcast! I had no idea it would last so long, that I would like so much of Mefi Music, that I’d still be writing these blurbs that simply pale in comparison to the wonderful songs.

For personal reasons, it’s time to put the podcast on hold. It’ll be back when things have settled down a bit. Perhaps in a week or two? No promises.

The Same Four Chords by ZsigE

The Same Four Chords is a sweet song about the process of trying to write a lovesong. It’s indie pop, with harmonica and ukelele.

At the Drive-In by frecklefaerie

At the Drive-In is a pretty, earnest, gender-bending, and acoustic take on Poison’s “Talk Dirty to Me.”

With the remixes and covers, I’ve gone back and added tags for the decades: 1930s (2 songs), 1940s (1), 1950s (2), 1960s (20), 1970s (13), 1980s (27), 1990s (17), and 2000s (23). There’s nothing under the 2010s yet, as we’re only five months into 2010 in the podcast.

Second Anniversary!

Two years ago today, I started posting a song a day. Song #500 was posted earlier this month. That’s a lot of music!

I’ve taken the opportunity to clean up a bit here, largely about tags. I tweaked the appearance to show tags near every song. I adjusted old entries, so my email address shouldn’t show up on your mp3 player any more.

There are new tags! I added the errata tag for when I fixed the song after the next one came out, which also has its own podcast feed.[1] I made the one-off tag, for when musicians only ever posted one song, which then made it to this podcast – this might be good for getting a variety of music.

Also, I retroactively added favorites to songs that made the podcast, and made a Metatalk post about the the 2012 installment of the Metafilter Music torrents and also this podcast!

Woot! And now: onwards!

[1] It makes sense to me. My target audience is partially, a lazy alternate version of me who hasn’t listened to all of this yet, but wants all the good stuff, and he’d probably appreciate the heads up.

Soon by uncleozzy

Soon is a two-chord reverie – strolling along, in a contemplative way. Think of acoustic guitars and scrubbing a washboard. Mellow.

Edit: This is song #500! Woot!

Linus and Lucifer by doubtfulpalace

Linus and Lucifer is a cover of Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy,” from the Peanuts special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It’s electronica – more dark and intense and harsh, compared to the sweetness and light of the original. It’s still entertaining and fun, and you can still do Peanuts dances to it!

I’ve noodled with the website a bit – there’s now an HTML5 player for the individual songs, which works on mobile devices. Also, I put the Yahoo Webplayer on – look to the bottom left – so you can play all the songs on a page! So, you can hear, say, all the “instrumental” music, one page at a time. It requires Flash, for now.

The Up-and-Out by doubtfulpalace

The Up-and-Out is a glitch / IDM track, which starts with minimalistic bleeps and bloops, but builds into a much more interesting and sweeping song. The instrument that appears later isn’t bagpipes – it’s something called a crumhorn, which I hadn’t heard of before.

And, this is song #400!

Thirty-seven Seconds by davejay

Thirty-seven Seconds is a funny, short, and quick-and-dirty song about writing a short and quick-and-dirty song. It was too funny, meta, and cute to resist posting!

Rock n’ roll song (about rock n’ roll) by uncleozzy

Rock n’ roll song (about rock n’ roll) is a very meta rock song about how rock songs about rock rarely rock, but rock songs about those songs can rock – as a case in point, this song. This is uncleozzy’s cover of umbú’s song.

Plexiglass Afternoon by chasing

Plexiglass Afternoon (Laptop Battle 2007 Version) is a spacy song, sort of minimalist noodly electronica.

This is one of two tracks that chasing has posted to Mefi, and I posted both here; the other is Hydrogen Eyeliner.

I just realized: I posted the 200th song here a couple of weeks ago!

Stare Into My Drifting Eyes by tehloki

Stare Into My Drifting Eyes is a groovy psychedelic trance song, posted four years ago today.


I’m adding songs back to the original playlist, to signal musicians that I liked their songs. I’ve also cleaned up some small errors with dates and links.

underwater caves by saulgoodman

underwater caves is a pretty, mellow, and atmospheric song.

Edit: We’re past the first birthday of Mefi Music, and entering the second year now.

old french song by nicolin

old french song is a choir singing a traditional song in the Occitan language, recorded by nicolin in a small church in the south of France. It reminds me of the eerie, hair-raising music from Ghost in the Shell.

I just noticed: Last Friday marked the hundredth song posted here!

All That’s Left by Quartermass

All That’s Left sounds like 80’s synthpop.

This song – post #1002 – is the first one posted in the four-digits.


I’ve just finished adding a brief description for everything from the original playlist onto this blog. Time for a Project!

Edit: This is now up on Mefi Projects!


I’ve been listening to the songs on Metafilter Musicall the songs! – from the very beginning. On weekday mornings, I’ll add a song I like to this – it’s a song of the day podcast.

The most popular tags for the music I like so far: electronic, pop, dance, ambient, rock, electronica, synth, techno, instrumental, & indie.