I'm back after a really long break to bring you a few links to cool things. I'll start posting a little more regularly from now on, because I've got three more cool electronics projects that I'd like to write about, and I'm thinking about reviewing some of my favorite classic albums, instead of just new ones. I've also started work on a new website and am writing/recording songs feverishly, so I'll write updates about my music project as well.
For now, though, I've got a list of cool Internet stuff that you should check out.
"A Scientific Attempt To Create The Most Annoying Song Ever" -This "song" is twenty-two minutes of mind-numbing hilarity. It's not really one of the most annoying songs ever, it's one of the most hilarious. Written according to data collected in the 1990's, this song incorporates everything from country western to opera to rap to children's choirs to pipe organs and tubas. Check out the rapping opera singer and the children's choir ripping on Wal-Mart.
"Songs To Wear Pants To" - Andrew "Pants" Huang lives in Toronto and is a prolific songwriter. He writes songs as his full-time job and earns money from commission and from $0.99 downloads of his popular songs. I wish I could earn $50 - $200 per minute of music from people wanting me to write songs about anything from first loves to robot pirates and hot dog eating contests. Here's a list of a few of his songs (there are almost 400 free-to-stream songs in his archives) that demonstrate his breadth and versatility and tongue-in-cheek style. Most of his songs are free to download, but if you like one of the paid ones enough, please give the guy a buck to download it. It's his only source of income, so support the guy while getting awesome songs!
- We Are The Robot Pirates
- Shoot The Zombies
- Fishcat Catfish
- The Touchtone Genius
- Sissi Swings
- Hidden Camera Show
- Mimosa Christmas
- The Story Of Snesly Wipes
- Déjà Vu
- I Am Rock 'N' Roll
- What If
- Everything I Didn't Like About My Previous Girlfriend
- Crunk Juice
- It's Too Loud (Extended Version)
- Lemonade Vendor Asian Small-Clawed Otter
- Air Sitar Baron
- I Am The Hotdog Eating Contest Champion
The Indie Band Survival Guide -For those looking for good advice and information on everything from recording to CD manufacturing to gigging to merchandising, The Indie Band Survival Guide has got you covered. It's just about the coolest thing ever. I've found it very useful in my own musical explorations.
Anyway, I'll be back soon with more personalized updates and I'll get the blog rolling again.