It Gets Better

March 17, 2013 3:30 PM

A long time and a bit ago, there was an It Gets Better challenge, and the late lamented Major Dundee posted this in response, along with instruction to ride it hard and put it away wet. So that's what I did.

I spent WAY too long on this and really ran up against my own vocal limitations. I actually kind of think it should be done like a charity single with each singer taking a line or too. I was thinking of lining up some of my local celebs to see if they'd take a shot at it, or do the mefi version.

(NB I did email the Major's reincarnation inviting a collab but we got our wires a bit crossed and I finished it just as he got back to me -- sorry about that, Hoops, but you're welcome to have a hack at it if you're so inclined!)

posted by unSane (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

YES why not do a mefi collaborative version? I'd contribute a line :)

You could also try and get a trumpet-playing mefite to play that part live!
posted by greenish at 3:43 AM on March 18, 2013

Way to go unSane, way to go! This is utterly charming. It's not quite the same chorus that I wrote - but that doesn't matter. And I think the fact that, as you acknowledge, it's kind of testing your vocal powers only adds to the charm of it. Because this song is really about not being fucking perfect - it's about being the opposite, it's about being a farty human with vulnerabilities and frailties (like the majority of us). Great stuff!
posted by Hoops McCann at 12:35 PM on March 18, 2013

This has a really 'up' vibe, in a cool vintage sort of way. Love the horn sounds! And, I didn't hear the original before, so this gave me a chance to catch the Major's musical spark of a post too. And learn he is now Hoops. A lot happens when I go away for a while...
posted by edlundart at 9:40 PM on March 19, 2013

This kind of reminds of of Madness at points.. and that is a GOOD thing :)
posted by Brodyaga at 12:51 AM on April 29, 2013

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