There just aren’t enough songs about computer graphics pioneers. Here’s one about Bui Tuong Phong, of phong shading and phong illumination fame. I decided to record this one entirely without keyboards, so brace yourselves for a gloriously shoddy guitar solo and a gloriously glorious bottle solo. (Forgetting to take out the recycling can be a good thing, you know.)
Archive for February, 2008
It had to be done. After my album cover generator came up with Glencoe Horse’s seminal Are Great Things Born, I was compelled to write a song with that title, in the style of Glencoe Horse, whoever they may be. The result is some not-very-profound Forrest Gump philosophy (actually there’s shades of Doctor Seuss about it too), but performed in the Britpop tones of everyone’s favourite non-existent Scottish indie band.
Not in fact a continuation of the Through Poland series, despite what you might expect. This is not so much a song, more an experiment with backwards recording, to test the theory that the Welsh language is actually just a bunch of people talking backwards for a laugh, and to create a completely palindromic piece of music. (There can’t be many of those around, surely…)
Apologies to any actual Welsh speakers reading this. Please don’t kill me.
Another backlog of FAWM entries to post here, starting with a twisty little instrumental.
Last one for the moment… this one’s a stab at the week one challenge, “write a song with a day of the week in the title”. Towards the end I got frustrated that the song was going nowhere, hence the throw-in-all-the-unused-lyrics-and-get-shut-of-it ending, which actually turned out quite well. This is the sort of occasion where FAWM excels… the cattle-prod-up-the-backside-to-get-a-song-finished treatment pays off sometimes.
This week saw the release of the long awaited Ate Bit musicdisk, Pimp My Chips – featuring a selection of Spectrum covers of classic pop songs. Musical contributions came from Mofobaru, Simon, Nik-O and myself, and the full pack is well worth a download if you’re suitably Windows-executable-equipped. If you don’t, or you’re more of an instant-gratification-click-and-listen type (or a stick-it-on-your-mp3-player type), here are my tracks as friendly bandwidth-hogging MP3s.
This was an attempt to write an entire song in the time it took to upload the previous one. I managed one verse.