||[Nov. 21st, 2004|07:12 pm]
lincoln3.I have learned many valuable life lessons from |
One of them is, if you have in front of you a program with even the most vaguely tracker-like interface, and you are vexed by the need to make an unoriginal yet catchy tune, there is only one thing to do.
Another fail-safe plan: cover "Summertime"
Can you recommend any good tracker software for OSX? I haven't really done any of that since I used Scream Tracker 3 on DOS.
I believe that this is an illegal cover because it never graduates from the superquantized intro of the original (or at least, of "legal" covers since I probably have never even heard the original). Later on, the fifth note in the melody is a 16th. Illegal!! I like the freak-outs, though.
I have no idea what you're talking about. Who made these rules? I don't know about this 16th you're referring to either, or why changing the original (or not changing the original) in certain ways makes it illegitimate as a cover. It's pretty certainly illegal in terms of copyright violation, but I know what you think about that. Which parts (like, in minute:second offset) are you referring to as freak-outs?
Like, do you mean the bits at about 1:34 and 1:56? I like them. Kind of clicheish sounding but still fun.
Yes, whenever it goes--you know--crazy, then it rules.
Yeah, I could stand to make it rule more after.
I'm just teasing. There are no rules, of course.
Listening to Adam's 70-minute popcorn mix cd forces one to develop a mental taxonomy, though. Here's what I consider a "legal" rhythm for the melody: http://spacebar.org/stuff/popcorn.mid
Right, my hyperdefensiveness is equally teasing.
I mean, WHO R U 2 DEFAME AND DEGRADE MY ULTIMO 1338 ELEKTORNO MUSX???/
Interesting claim though that a good popcorn cover should swing the rhythm of the theme. I'll have to listen to the giant cover mix cd some time, but my memory agrees with you that at least the vast majority of them didn't play it straight. I was too busy thinking of extra melodic crap to stick on top of it, thought.
I don't know why that's such a scary first sentence.
Your popcorn is also v.nice. I like that bassy, round noise. You should put it on aptiva.