February Music Challenge!

February 2, 2011 10:54 AM

Before I get on with the challenge a big THANKS and Woo Hoo! to everyone who participated for the last one. You guys really made something awesome and special out of that!

A while back flapjax at midnight pointed out this comment and post to me and I think it's a great idea. So, thank you flapjax and Baby_Balrog!

Challenge: Make a song using Thomas Pynchon lyrics.
Tags: mefimusicchallenge and Pynchon

Congrats again to everyone! You folks really rocked it.

posted by snsranch (10 comments total)

Challenge page updated!
posted by cortex at 1:51 PM on February 2, 2011

Is there a good resource for Thomas Pynchon lyrics online anywhere? I had a quick google but came up with nothing.
posted by minifigs at 1:57 PM on February 2, 2011

Thank you cortex!

minifigs, isn't there anything in the post I linked to? Lemme check into this a bit.
posted by snsranch at 2:35 PM on February 2, 2011

Is it too late to broaden it to lyrics that appear in novels? I'd love to do one of the songs that Jonathan Lethem describes in his book You Don't Love Me Yet.
posted by umbĂș at 2:59 PM on February 2, 2011

I think you're on the right track umbĂș. I've been scouring the web and can't even find decent lyric sheets for the bands that have already done this. Jeez.

Ok, let's revise this little oopsie of mine and make something of it.

For anyone who doesn't have access to any Pynchon books, make lyrics and songs from your favorite prose/author/novel. Maybe we'll end up with something like Zeppelin did with LOTR.

Good luck and please forgive this hiccup!
posted by snsranch at 3:57 PM on February 2, 2011

Yeah, I had apparently imagined that there were lyrics in that mefi post. Hoom! Novel lyrics in general sounds keen*, I'll go update the challenge.

*but please respect the NO BOMBADIL sign
posted by cortex at 4:00 PM on February 2, 2011

As did I. Thank you sir, now lets go knock some dust from the stacks!
posted by snsranch at 5:06 PM on February 2, 2011

What determines what monthly challenge playlist songs get listed under?

I'm looking at the current challenge page (here) and snsranch's "Remainders Pt II" is listed there. So I wonder: Does it just automatically grab anything with the ""mefimusicchallenge" tag and add it to that month's playlist? If that's the case, do songs posted in the last 24 hours of the month get added to the next month's playlist for people in earlier time zones, or is it determined by what is posted by the end of the month according to whatever the last time zone is?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 5:55 PM on February 2, 2011

I think it's just by date, server time, though you'd have to poke pb for a definitive answer.
posted by cortex at 5:56 PM on February 2, 2011

Wow, earlier today I was thinking of writing a song inspired by Mlian Kundera. Guess I'll have to actually do it now.
posted by azarbayejani at 3:47 AM on February 17, 2011

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