You Need More MeFi In Your Life

August 24, 2008 8:42 PM

Every word (and emoticon) from this random MetaTalk post, circa October 2006.

Back in 2006, Amberglow had nothing better to do than comment on a system-generated message. Two years later, I had nothing better to do than set it to music, thanks to being on the MetaTalk page when I clicked the random link.

The music was surprisingly easy, as I'd just written a little doodle a few minutes prior and thought "what should I do with this?" -- all it needed was a bridge, and that was that. Transposing it down into my range and getting a single take were the hard parts; I ended up splicing two takes together.

As usual, me and a uke, into the internal mic of my PowerBook.

posted by davejay (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I actually did this once before, sort of, without the challenge as inspiration.
posted by davejay at 8:43 PM on August 24, 2008

This is really nice! Musically, I love the bridge; lyrically, I love the insistence on including the punctuation. (But what, no question mark?)
posted by danb at 9:08 PM on August 24, 2008

Hey, that's some nice crisp ukulele chopping there, davejay! Sweet little drop of falsetto you threw in there, too.

And, I'm real happy to see this month's Wildcard challenge getting some love. Gotta go one song up now and check out Astro Zombie's contribution to said Challenge, hot on your heels.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:02 PM on August 24, 2008

Heh. You're a loon. Well done.
posted by cortex at 8:16 AM on August 25, 2008

More MeFi. Wow. That might kill me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:35 AM on August 25, 2008

(But what, no question mark?)

My wife said the same thing. I had some bullshit justification for my decision, but whereas I could convince my wife, I doubt I'll convince all of you, so I'll just keep it to myself. ;)
posted by davejay at 12:01 PM on August 25, 2008

dot-dot-dot-space. colon-greaterthansymbol.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:14 PM on August 26, 2008

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