Would You Like To Play A Game?

March 25, 2014 9:23 PM

As my offering to the winner in the "best post about something you stumbled on while surfing archive.org" category of the 2013 MeFitesChoice Awards, I present gilrain with this song about the FPP, "Sans Protovision".

In the post, our protagonist, Michael Walden, sets out to hack exactly which magazine David L. Lightman (Matthew Broderick) is holding during a breakfast scene from the eighties cyber-nuclear action-thriller movie WarGames. He disproves the maxim that it is "a strange game. The only winning move is not to play." How about NOT a nice game of chess?
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Thanks for that post, gilrain. I often think about this when I think about people blazing their own trails of curiosity.

I've been listening to lots of Wire lately, which certainly informed the writing of this song.

aaaagh, i just now lost the game

posted by not_on_display (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks so much, not_on_display! This is great fun. Good work!
posted by gilrain at 6:31 AM on March 27, 2014


That pre/post-chorus riff is killer.
posted by ignignokt at 4:10 PM on April 3, 2014


I wish I remembered the chord name -- the layout is (in E-A-D-g-b-e with each number being the fret) X-X-2-3-2-3. The beauty of it is that when you slide it up 3 frets (X-X-5-6-5-6, X-X-8-9-8-9) it's the same chord, cause each note is 3 semitones away from the next one. It had some crazyass name like [D]sus6dim4 or something far out and stupid. My guitar teacher when I was 13 taught me that one. It is good to use in situations where you're building terror, like in a 1940's suspense movie.
posted by not_on_display at 5:58 PM on April 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Whoa! It's like two tritone dyads stacked on top of each other a sixth apart. Or maybe a pair of sixths stacked a flatted fifth apart.

The beauty of it is that when you slide it up 3 frets (X-X-5-6-5-6, X-X-8-9-8-9) it's the same chord, cause each note is 3 semitones away from the next one.

[Puts on shades to reduce glare from swirling vortex.]
posted by ignignokt at 5:52 AM on April 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Diminished 7th , but most guitar books just mark it as 'dim'.
You're describing Gdim inversions.
posted by MtDewd at 8:55 AM on April 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


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