Challenge Idea: Username-inspired songs?

April 12, 2017 4:35 PM

Admittedly potentially fraught! Similar to how a previous challenge invited non-MefiMusic regulars to opt-in by suggesting ideas for songs (e.g. set "When The Toad Came Home" to music), what about writing songs inspired by MeFite's usernames? They'd (we'd) have to volunteer themselves and willing Challenge-takers could call dibs on whichever they liked. Slight potential for drama, but considering some of the more creative, odd or merely unfamiliar usernames I reckon there's plenty of potential to whip up a song/piece/ditty based exclusively on the name given not the person. Good/iffy/bad idea? I lean towards iffy, but I'm a natural pessimist.
posted by comealongpole (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I think this has too much potential to upset people who weren't comfortable with it, but I like the concept. If we want to go meta, what about music based on a post from the blue?
posted by greenish at 7:48 AM on April 20, 2017 [1 favorite]

That's an idea!
posted by comealongpole at 2:46 PM on April 20, 2017

Maybe it's too specific, but how about creating original soundtracks for cute animal videos from the blue? There's a ton to choose from. Or it could be a "music inspired by" type of deal, which I guess is the same as "music based on a post."
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 7:51 PM on April 24, 2017

Ok we'll go with something along these lines, partly because I totally have a post that will fit in.
posted by greenish at 10:03 AM on May 2, 2017

Sounds cool!
posted by comealongpole at 1:10 PM on May 3, 2017

New challenge is up! I hope you guys can craft something out of it :)
posted by greenish at 7:01 AM on May 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

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