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January 18th, 2009

YMCK interviewed

One of my favorite chiptunes artists, in part because their music manages to be both sunny pop and more complex than most 8-bit bands. Start with the retro-style music videos and stay for the interview.

January 16th, 2009


Stevie Wonder and his really huge band tearing it up on Sesame Street. Check the kids rocking out.

January 13th, 2009

Comment te dire adieu

…sung by Françoise Hardy and Iggy Pop. Smooth. -ish.

January 8th, 2009

Songsmith promo video

“Microsoft, huh? So… it’s pretty easy to use?”  Apparently the research prospectus required finding a karaoke game to glue to one of Apple’s iLife products. Update: Songsmith freestyling over David Lee Roth’s vocals in “Runnin’ With the Devil“.

June 8th, 2008

Ugh, the ringtone

This is my sole attempt at ringtone composition. The Sony Ericsson T616 phone had a little-known ringtone editor built in, where you could build a sequence out of a variety of musical snippets, each a couple seconds long.

On a long car ride a couple years ago, I attempted to make the most annoying ringtone possible. Here’s the original MIDI file, seventeen seconds long. Ugh! the ringtone