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New Song & Video: Hi-fi Sci-fi Library



You HAVE to watch the amazing cool music video Michael Porter and I made!!! Here it is:

And go to Michael’s blip.tv account for a larger version of the video. Want the MP3? Find it here and at last.fm

Go read Michael’s post for the nitty-gritty details (and this post for the lyrics and credits). Here are some song details…

This was a really fun song to write and record. I honestly wasn’t sure Michael’s idea would work when he first suggested it to me, but then I’m game for just about anything, so thought “let’s try it and see what happens!” And Michael’s a great friend and writing partner (we write the Public Libraries Magazine column “Internet Spotlight” together), so if everything else went down the tubes, I knew we would at least have a fun time of it. But as we started writing the lyrics, rhythms and melody lines started bouncing around in my head… and I realized this would be easy to pull off.

Other details:

  • The music is a mix of GarageBand instruments, my own guitar playing, and three samples of theremins and other whistle-like sounds.
  • And Michael Porter and I sang/rapped the thing
  • recorded and mixed in Garageband, in my basement

Samples used:

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  • http://www.blyberg.net/ John

    Dude, you guys p0wnd that song!

  • http://www.blyberg.net John

    Dude, you guys p0wnd that song!

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  • http://homepages.baylor.edu/ellen_m_hampton Ellen

    Wow, that was amazing!!

  • http://homepages.baylor.edu/ellen_m_hampton Ellen

    Wow, that was amazing!!

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    I especially liked the Alien face hugger — that is truly sci-fi libraryness. Great job guys!

  • http://werewolfkisses.com Darren

    I especially liked the Alien face hugger — that is truly sci-fi libraryness. Great job guys!

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  • http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/ Kathy Dempsey

    Wow, guys. Now when I tell people that you rock, it’ll be literally too!

  • http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/ Kathy Dempsey

    Wow, guys. Now when I tell people that you rock, it’ll be literally too!

  • http://kamer216.wordpress.com/ Edo Postma

    Cool dude! Played it out loud and attracted a lot of attention. What are these guys? Librarians…??? Yup. I’m gonna use this video in my presentations about transforming te library to an up-to-date institute. And with you guys, it’s a cool place to be!

  • http://kamer216.wordpress.com Edo Postma

    Cool dude! Played it out loud and attracted a lot of attention. What are these guys? Librarians…??? Yup. I’m gonna use this video in my presentations about transforming te library to an up-to-date institute. And with you guys, it’s a cool place to be!

  • davidleeking

    Awesome, Edo – that’s exactly what Michael and I were hoping for – that some would be able to get some good mileage out of this video. Sweet!

  • davidleeking

    Awesome, Edo – that’s exactly what Michael and I were hoping for – that some would be able to get some good mileage out of this video. Sweet!

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  • http://thebeadpeople.org/ Milt Lee

    Wow, that was really fun! I too will pass it along to the librarians in my life – it should be on every library website around. I especially liked all the people singing along – tres’ cool. And your recording was excellent – really.

  • http://thebeadpeople.org Milt Lee

    Wow, that was really fun! I too will pass it along to the librarians in my life – it should be on every library website around. I especially liked all the people singing along – tres’ cool. And your recording was excellent – really.

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