Musical collaborators list? December 1, 2007 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Karlos the Jackal made an excellent suggestion near the end of an earlier thread, but I don't know whether any of the admins ever saw it. Is a permanent list of available MeFi musical collaborators a possibility?
posted by tdismukes to MetaFilter Music at 1:16 PM (65 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

MeFi session musicians. Awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 1:25 PM on December 1, 2007


This seems like the sort of thing the wiki is made for and the FAQ could easily point to. I will give my droning banjo mandolin tunes to anyone who would like them, but I am unable to really play along with "music" per se.

Put another way, we can list them here, transfer them to the wiki and when a decent list is there we can put it in the FAQ and maybe make a note on Music somewhere. This way people can edit their own entries as things change.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:57 PM on December 1, 2007


I will give my droning banjo mandolin tunes to anyone who would like them

Email's in profile, kthx.
posted by chrismear at 2:12 PM on December 1, 2007


That is a very cool idea.

Why aren't your droning banjo mandolin tunes on MeMu, jessamyn? Why?!?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:24 PM on December 1, 2007


one of them is zomg
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:28 PM on December 1, 2007


Well, if a FAQ gets made, include me in, as I've got a bunch of electric basses, recording studio experience , and can record along in Logic or Garage Band, and I know how to use the tubes to transfer files. I admittedly haven't been focusing on music much in the last two years, and a little nudge to get involved in projects would be welcomed, right now.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:35 PM on December 1, 2007


Email's in profile, kthx.

Likewise!
posted by nthdegx at 2:36 PM on December 1, 2007


Okay, I set up a wiki page here. Collaborators, follow my example and add yourself to the list!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:48 PM on December 1, 2007


I would be up for it.
posted by micayetoca at 2:56 PM on December 1, 2007


Collaborators, follow my example and add yourself to the list!

Cool, added.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:12 PM on December 1, 2007


one of them is zomg

I took this to mean that the title of the piece was 'zmog', which is probably not true but should be.
posted by Kwine at 3:15 PM on December 1, 2007


I've signed up.
posted by tdismukes at 3:17 PM on December 1, 2007


Done and done. This is a great idea and really quick response. Thanks for this!
posted by snsranch at 3:51 PM on December 1, 2007


This is an awesome idea.
posted by psmith at 4:08 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm in. Should have recording abilities again (including a shiny new guitar) by next week! Can't wait to get back to it.
posted by TwoWordReview at 4:34 PM on December 1, 2007


In.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:45 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm in. I sing and write songs and would love to sing vocal parts for other mefites' songs.
posted by By The Grace of God at 4:53 PM on December 1, 2007


hm, I just registered for and posted an update to the wiki but it's not showing up when I refresh.
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:04 PM on December 1, 2007


Not enough guitarists.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:34 PM on December 1, 2007


BTGoG it may be caching the last version of the page. Try holding down the shift key and reloading? Also make sure you are not just previewing because I don't see your edits from here either.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:42 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm in. Been in so long it looks like out to me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:52 PM on December 1, 2007


Doesn't seem to be saving my changes or it's taking awhile to update. If you see my entry three times, you'll know it worked.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:57 PM on December 1, 2007


Not enough guitarists.

Probably the first time those words have been uttered/written.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:00 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm in. Also, if any Mefites in the East Bay want to make some music in meatspace I'd love to hear from them. I've got tons of equipment and recording capabilities. Bass, two different types of banjo-type things, and low-grade keyboards are at your disposal.
posted by lekvar at 6:00 PM on December 1, 2007


I had problems saving mine too, then I realized that at the top of the page there is an equation you have to solve, that might be what's stopping you guys from saving it.
posted by micayetoca at 6:09 PM on December 1, 2007


As long as I have 3 minutes to edit my offer to play kazoo.
posted by The Deej at 6:25 PM on December 1, 2007


In.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:01 PM on December 1, 2007


jess, is there any chance that it could be sidebarred for a couple of days so that potential musicians can see it after it rolls out of the main page of MetaTalk?
posted by micayetoca at 7:18 PM on December 1, 2007


Of course. I'm going to sidebar it and the ShopMe page probably tomorrow so they're both there at once and still there by Monday.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:21 PM on December 1, 2007


Great! thx a lot for the quick response.
posted by micayetoca at 7:23 PM on December 1, 2007


Weird. I've tried posting my stuff multiple times with no success. Whats the secret?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:36 PM on December 1, 2007


This is really great. Kudos to all! (paging The Great Big Mulp!)
posted by snsranch at 7:53 PM on December 1, 2007


Added.

The secret, KevinSkomsvold, is answering the hidden question at the top of the page when you submit your form. Worked for me, anyway.
posted by motty at 8:16 PM on December 1, 2007


The secret, KevinSkomsvold, is answering the hidden question at the top of the page when you submit your form. Worked for me, anyway.

Yeah, that captcha fucked with me at first too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:31 PM on December 1, 2007


Posted an entry about the wiki on the [Blatant Plug] MeMu Podcast blog [/Blatant Plug], on the extremely off chance someone out there reads it but not MeTa or the sidebar.
Again, great idea, and thanks for the heads up, cortex.

*Resumes catching up on the last three days' worth of music*

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:14 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm not even seeing the captcha. Am I even doing it correctly? I click on edit, add my info and click save. There was no captcha anywhere I could see. I've never edited a wiki page so maybe I'm doing it wrong. Could someone add my stuff?

"Guitar (acoustic, slide, lap steel) and mandolin. Well versed in country, old and new and blues. Contact via Mefi mail or contact info at site."

Thanks.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:19 PM on December 1, 2007


I must confess that I suggested this for purely selfish reasons. I am not actually much of a musician and thus I am always on the lookout for talented folks that I can exploit for my own dubious ends. And you all fell for it! Ah ha ha ha ha

(I will add myself anyway.)

Kevin, I went ahead and added you. You have to hit save and then solve the Captcha and hit save again, I guess. (Weird.) Check it out yo and see if it's ok.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 9:35 PM on December 1, 2007


When you click 'Submit' on an edit containing a new external link the page does not accept the edit straight away but instead reloads with a simple maths-based captcha at the top, above the large text entry box, asking you to resubmit with captcha. Easy to miss if you are looking at the edit you made and the button at the bottom and not the top of the page.
posted by motty at 9:40 PM on December 1, 2007


NOW what I want is a way to make requests -- like "I need some Dick Dale-style guitar -- who's gonna gimme some?" and yeah
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 9:41 PM on December 1, 2007


Thank you so much, Karlos. I appreciate it!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:36 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm seconding the page to the Mulp, by the way. That guy has all sorts of crazy/awesome noisemakers that need to be used by far more people.
posted by ORthey at 10:17 AM on December 2, 2007


My subconscious mind is already starting to write a song that uses all you guys in the arrangement
posted by TwoWordReview at 10:37 AM on December 2, 2007


I'm in, but maybe violin won't be useful to anyone. Anyway, this is a terrific idea and it will be fun to start hearing the results on MeMu!
posted by chihiro at 5:58 PM on December 2, 2007


Oh man, some months ago I was suffering to find a violinist for this song. I'd love it if there was another violinist for other songs.
posted by micayetoca at 6:30 PM on December 2, 2007


Looks like we've got enough of a list on the Wiki page now that we could get it sidebarred? I see that the ShopMe page is on the sidebar, but not the musicians list.
posted by tdismukes at 9:58 PM on December 2, 2007


Is it just me, or do we seem to have an awful lot of banjo players here on MeFi?
posted by lekvar at 10:19 PM on December 2, 2007


ok, it's there now.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:02 AM on December 3, 2007


koeselitz is a tenor? Cool. I was asked to sing tenor once; ten or fifteen miles away.

*laments own horrible voice*
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:03 AM on December 3, 2007


I know how you feel, KevinSkomsvold, every time people hear me singing, they ask me to sing "Far Away, In the Distance," I've tried to find that song, but it doesn't seem to exist...
posted by micayetoca at 3:17 PM on December 3, 2007


chihiro writes: I'm in, but maybe violin won't be useful to anyone.

My response: The hell you say?

*laments own horrible voice* Man, when I sing the cat hisses at me.
posted by snsranch at 4:00 PM on December 3, 2007


Thanks snsranch :)
posted by chihiro at 4:47 PM on December 3, 2007


Should that list be in order by username or something? I don't know if that would be useful.

Of course, it would be cool if there was also a companion list, cross-referenced and sorted by instrument.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 6:18 PM on December 3, 2007


The joy of the wiki is that anyone can edit it....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:44 PM on December 3, 2007


I didn't want to overstep my bounds. I'm very young.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 6:58 PM on December 3, 2007


I didn't want to overstep my bounds. I'm very young.

Now's your chance big idea guy, GO DO IT.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:28 PM on December 3, 2007


jessamyn, THAT'S the way to delegate! (expect mail from me re: the d chord.)

This is really a fine thing going on and as time permits I will be putting folks to work, per se. Or begging.
posted by snsranch at 8:25 PM on December 3, 2007


*does it*
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 10:40 PM on December 3, 2007


Okay - I've used/edited wikipedia plenty, but I screwed up the formatting when I entered myself into the music collaborations page. Could someone please fix the indentation mess I made? I'm a bit stumped as how to do it.
posted by item at 11:41 PM on December 3, 2007


Fixed, I think -- it looks like you just had an extra "return" in there.

Omnichord! Awesome!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:09 AM on December 4, 2007


*does it*

You are THE BEST. Nice work team!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:44 PM on December 4, 2007


Listed my mezzo-soprano self.
posted by Pallas Athena at 12:50 AM on December 5, 2007


Hey Pallas Athena, what other languages can you sing in?
posted by micayetoca at 3:41 PM on December 5, 2007


Huh, it never occurred to me, but adding the languages you sing in is actualy a good idea.

Do you like Astor Piazolla, micayetoca? :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:32 AM on December 6, 2007


Huh, it never occurred to me, but adding the languages you sing in is actualy a good idea.

And maybe gender if it isn't obvious.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:42 PM on December 6, 2007


Right. But everybody know what gender a micayetoca is, don't they?

As for the language thing, yeah, it's a great idea, I actually stole it from ORthey, who listed his French skills pour payer les bills.

And I love Piazolla.
posted by micayetoca at 12:48 PM on December 6, 2007


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