You Light Up My Nightmares

May 7, 2010 4:41 PM

An Accidentally Terrifying cover of Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life", the number one hit song on the day I was born. Born under a bad song.

Samples from Paul Revere by The Beastie Boys and Congoman by The Congos. Melodion and vocals by me through my laptop's internal mic.

posted by Kirk Grim (6 comments total)

Accidentally Spelled With Too Many Capital Letters Too
posted by Kirk Grim at 4:45 PM on May 7, 2010

posted by chococat at 8:08 PM on May 7, 2010

Yea, this is a little spooky, nothing like I'd expect from a Debbie Boone song! Your beats and sample mix are pretty awesome. I dig it.
posted by snsranch at 2:07 PM on May 8, 2010

Wow, this is way darker than I was expecting from the description -- I was expecting a lark, but this is really neat.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:31 AM on May 11, 2010

The vocals are shitpants scary, but for me the percussion is a bit too cheesy hip-hop cliche beats to back it up. You could scare it up more with some distended joint breaking samples...
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 9:07 PM on May 13, 2010

Yeah Garageband's loop utility thingy isn't the easiest to work with -- I really wanted to get rid of the scratch part of the Beastie drums but it was really frustrating to do. Whipped this thing together in a couple of hours on my day off, no time for proper drum choppery unfortunately.

Speaking of which, anyone know of a free sequencing program for Mac for people who like the old ACID interface?
posted by Kirk Grim at 10:29 AM on May 14, 2010

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