Six is where you take the three and make it two times

March 18, 2010 2:15 PM

I was alone. It was late at night. March was approaching its end and I had to sing a song about the multiplication table. I had no lyrics. I recorded some guitars and then pressed record on the vocals to see what would happen.

Featuring some missed notes and a cheesy drumbeat, currently the only drum plug-in I have until I get a better one. There's some whistling at the end too.

posted by ORthey (11 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

This is pretty awesome, actually.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:08 PM on March 18, 2010

That is some clean whistling, sir.
posted by cortex at 4:33 PM on March 18, 2010

This made me smile -- good and silly. The vocal performance is very appealing. Your voice has such character.
posted by edlundart at 9:50 PM on March 18, 2010

The vocal, despite being extemporaneous, is quite inspired.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 10:56 PM on March 18, 2010

Yea, you have a great voice for this... it's very kid friendly. I can really imagine a room full of kids on the carpet singing along.
posted by snsranch at 2:13 PM on March 19, 2010

I love the stream-of-consciousness aspect of this.
Sort of falls somewhere between "8, 8, I forget what 8 was for..." and Sean Cullen.
posted by chococat at 8:21 PM on March 19, 2010

Even with something as neutral as numbers, the melancholy of your chords and your voice still comes through. When you moved on to 1x2, it was a little sad.
posted by umbĂș at 12:11 PM on March 20, 2010

I always like your vocals man - you could sing the telephone directory and I'd still enjoy it! You have a sort of slightly shaky, cracked vulnerability in the voice that really appeals to me - not at all like Neil Young, but kind of from the same sonic place somehow.
posted by MajorDundee at 3:19 AM on March 21, 2010

I'm impressed you are able to come up with such a great tune and melody, step back and decide to use it on something so silly.
posted by Corduroy at 3:19 PM on March 21, 2010

Oh man, I like this. I don't think I've ever liked sad math this much.
posted by lholladay at 11:14 AM on March 23, 2010

Most melancholy multiplication ever!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:17 AM on March 28, 2010

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