Tag Archives: User: ORthey

Memo To My Son by ORthey

Memo To My Son is ORthey’s second cover from Randy Newman’s 1972 album “Sail Away,” in his pre-Pixar-soundtrack days. It’s hilarious and sincere, with pretty music. Here’s the original version.

Fall In Silence by ORthey

Fall In Silence is a lovely laid-back folkish tune – acoustic, guitar and alto saxophone, and earnest singing.

Six is where you take the three and make it two times by ORthey

Six is where you take the three and make it two times is a charming and goofy take on the multiplication table, as part of a Music Challenge. The lyrics are silly! The singing is a bit sad.

Handlebars by ORthey

Handlebars is a breezy instrumental piece by ORthey, featuring the banjo.

You Still Look Like You Did Before by chococat

You Still Look Like You Did Before is a bluegrass song, with upbeat music, melancholy lyrics, harmonizing backup vocals, and banjo by ORthey.

I’m surprised that it’s not the only song with the tags bluegrass or washboard, considering what I thought I knew about my music tastes when I started this podcast.

Harpy Go Lurky by ORthey

Harpy Go Lurky is a light-hearted and quick-moving banjo and acoustic guitar song.

Way up high by ORthey

Way up high continues the banjo motif from yesterday – listening to them side-by-side is what made me realize my weakness for the banjo.

(I promise some synthpop is on the way!)

Here comes your man by ORthey

Here comes your man is ORthey’s cover of the classic Pixies tune, as an acoustic folky tune with some adroit guitar fingerpicking.

Edit: Oops, I didn’t include the MP3. I’ll say this is the post for today and tomorrow.

Elves in Iceland by ORthey

Elves in Iceland is a mellow, cool, and layered instrumental piece, with a banjo, an acoustic guitar, and the return of the fistdrum.

Flyball’s Lament (the cover one) by ORthey

Flyball’s Lament (the cover one) is a cover of The Great Big Mulp’s “Flyball’s Lament” (previously). This is a minimal and folkish cover, with frequent guest ORthey singing and playing a guitar or two – one’s his resonator guitar (previously), which is bluegrass-ish.

Louis Collins by c

Louis Collins is a cover of a blues song by Mississippi John Hurt, using a resonator guitar, which brings bluegrass to mind.

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much by ORthey

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much is about an old man apologizing for repeating the same stories over and over, in an adaptation of an Ogden Nash poem.

Weighin’ me down by ORthey

I don’t think I realized my fondness for the banjo before I started this project. Weighin’ me down exploits that weakness, with banjo plucking and some French lyrics and warmth.

Your Melodies by ORthey

Your Melodies is, as tdismukes notes in the thread, “plaintive and melancholy.” It’s also warm, with banjo and guitar.

Old Man by ORthey

Old Man is a sad, pretty cover of a Randy Newman song, from his 1972 album “Sail Away,” well before he composed songs for Pixar movies.