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2016-06-22 :: dave

I was a late fan to GBV, and after years and years of Bee Thousand supremacy in my fandom,[*] their Under the Bushes Under the Stars has usurped all their records as my favorite. I was surprised that this song’s tabs weren’t posted online anywhere, and then surprised that I was able to figure it […]

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2015-07-15 :: dave

This is my song of 2015. I heard it during an Adult Swim bump that was chiefly about nipples. Not one of their best. It was too short to Shazam, or nothing came up, so I took to Adult Swim Bump Forums (yes they exist, and yes there is more than one) and posed the […]

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2014-01-20 :: dave

Old British folk song. Apparently Beach House covered this song and called it “Lovelier Girl” because of the U.S. being what it is among young folks in the post-millennium, and when I found chords for that cover online I was excited and then played them and they’re wrong. Not just different-key wrong but like, there […]

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2012-12-09 :: dave

No clue which record this is off of. My mixtape pal put it on a mixtape for me. You could get away with playing this whole thing on just the b string, but there’s chords behind those droning notes, too. Capo on 2 INTRO: B VERSE: B I find myself hoping For love from which […]

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2012-12-05 :: dave

Incredible. I don’t have much else to say about this song except how good it is. Also, capo on 3. INTRO: G VERSE: NC G Jet plane in a rocking chair C Roller coaster roll nowhere Em D C Deaf and dumb old dancing bear G I’ll change this heart of mine C D This […]

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2012-01-28 :: dave

The song that everyone’s been waiting for, just in time for the end of January when the Xmas season is so far away not a soul wants to think of it. “Brothers” isn’t in any way a holiday song, but those unfamiliar with the movie you’ll find it in should head over here and start […]

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2011-11-14 :: dave

This is the bleakest song I’ve heard since “Tom Traubert’s Blues” maybe. From what little I know, Charles Latham is from DC and now lives in Philly (via London). If I had the book with me, I’d quote in advance of the song I’m about to tab from Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs, […]

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2011-07-10 :: dave

Not even the lyrics for this one is anywhere online. A new-ish band. Another track from the inimitable Steve May, whose 8track.com mixes should be part of your daily music regimen. The song’s in irritating Bb major, so do what I do and capo up a fret. All chords below are relative to the capo. […]

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2010-12-11 :: dave

UPDATE: Fixed, thanks to commenter Jamie. This is maybe my favorite song from this staple of my and my family’s holiday season. Well, there’s “Brothers”. Here: lemme talk a bit about one of the things that makes this movie so great. If you haven’t seen it, for shame. One of Henson’s best. The story—based on […]

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2010-09-27 :: dave

I have a lot of work to do. I’ve been out of town for two weeks and work has piled up. But I don’t teach tomorrow, and there’s this song I can’t get out of my head and it’s by Vic Godard and so I needed to figure out the tab. Which I’ll share with […]

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2010-08-21 :: dave

Gone are the days that I discover new bands on my own. Here’s yet another new love found on a mix made by my good friend Steve. I don’t know anything about them. This track is from a split 7″, which indie rock bands, which still apparently exist, still do together, which makes me happy. […]

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2010-06-25 :: dave

This is a Shirelles cover, who I think play it in E or A. The Detroit Cobras play it in C, and it’s faster and maybe better. If you know your twelve-bar blues, this song pretty much tabs itself.

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2010-01-26 :: dave

This is I think the one song of the stellar and (for me, at least) seminal Arise, Therefore record that hasn’t been tabbed online. I’m not sure whether it’s 100% on (the song is piano heavy, which always makes transcription difficult), but it’s a start. Please revise/edit as needed. Note: This is for a guitar […]

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2009-07-13 :: dave

Here’s what may be my favorite all-time song, based not so much on what I revere the most right now but more on what song I’ve listened to more than any other. The chords for this have been online longer than you have, probably, thanks to Pittsburgh-based BBS geek John Fail, a kid I knew […]

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2009-07-09 :: dave

This is a song from a mix my pal Steve made me. Everyone should want such a friend—I’d never even heard of Television Personalities (’80s-era British post-punk) and now they may be one of my favorites. On looking them up on the Internet, turns out this song’s lyrics are a pretty trite “Eleanor-Rigby” retread. All […]

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2009-06-08 :: dave

UPDATE: Yer probably better off headed here This one wasn’t online for some reason. A capo helped me out. Feel free to play braggingly without one. Oh, and while I can’t hear anything wrong with the first D chord in the intro/chorus, it feels as though the song’s doing something other than alternating between two […]

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2009-05-01 :: dave

I have a lot of work to do. I’m throwing an end-of-the-semester / end-of-my-comps party for English dept. friends, and they’re due to arrive in t-minus eleven hours. I’m expecting ten, maybe twelve people. I have low expectations. So: rather than clean and go food shopping, why not try to figure out the guitar chords […]

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