In the Nom a Song project, people sent in custom song requests which then fulfilled by us – Karl Eifrig and Josh Lawrence (aka JJ Sonick) — either solo, or together as The New Old Men.

WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING CUSTOM SONG REQUESTS, but you can still listen to and download the fulfilled song requests on this site, as well as on Bandcamp (The New Old Men / JJ Sonick / Karl Eifrig  ) and Soundcloud (JJ Sonick).


Your song idea plus The New Old Men equals an actual song!


Dylan from New York requested we make a punk song called “I Like Tacos” that included the lyrics “i like tacos tacos are great mmmm lovin tacos tacos are my long lost love.” Karl punked it up!

Listen to it:


We fulfilled Kyle Braden‘s request to make a song titled “Dance Like There is no Tomorrow”. He said, “Kinda like the songs playing on the pop radio stations. If possible, with no words just a single karaoke song.” We may have made this a little more 80s/pop-rocky than current pop, but that’s just the way it evolved – continue dancing!

Listen to it:

We fulfilled Badass Beefy from New York’s request to make a song titled “Do the Beefy Shake”!

Listen to it:

On the Rollercoaster of My Life

Submitter gougou requested a song combining acoustic country and jazz, to be called “On the Rollercoaster of My Life”. JJ Sonick looped the loop and fulfilled the request.

Listen to it:

Melanie Kofod asked us to make a blues song called “Bailey, You’re Twelve Today!” saying, “Bailey is the best cat in the entire world! He is a total mama’s boy, but he’s also kind of an asshole at times too. He loves to cuddle and make happy feet and he brings me gifts of headless birds, fully alive birds, dead mice, almost dead mice and sometimes just feathers. His favorite food it cheez-its and he hates living with Abby (the dog).”

Listen to it:

Iain from New Zealand asked us to come up with a song called Murscuddy Delight, saying “It’s a dessert I just made up. Sing its praises!” and asking it to combine the genres of New Wave and Prog.

Listen to it:

Example Fulfilled Requests:

Craig Denniston from Omaha requested ‘Brrrrrrraaaaaaaains’, so we zombied it up for him.

Listen to Braaaaains by The New Old Men:

Vinita Chhahira requested a song done in a Bollywood / Bhangra style that would include the dentist-visit-related lyrics “I wore cool shades”, “There’s protein in my saliva” & “My teeth were media-blasted”.

Listen to Sanjay’s Dentist Appointment by J.J. Sonick:

Panchitah from LA, California requested Forget It – ‘a fun song to make me smile while I’m all borked and stuff. You know, “Dont worry be happy” style. Also, about how forgetful I am’. Karl says: ‘I may have missed the mark a little bit as far as the actual request goes, but I think I achieved a sort of Bobby-McFerrin-sings-Tom-Cruise’s-opinions-on-the-pharmaceutical-industry vibe, and hope this helps the requester feel less borked in general.’

Listen to Forget It by Karl Eifrig:

Breanne Kato from California requested a reggae song about Pete, her ‘algae-eating aquarium fish’ who ‘couldn’t care less that Skeletor the goldfish [his previous aquarium roommate] is dead.’ Karl obliged:

Listen to Pete the Algae-Eating Aquarium Fish by Karl Eifrig:

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