And I’m basically, uh, nobody.
Also he dropped a hint in that post that I couldn’t stop think about, “Where is the Tumblr Song, eh?“.
So this is what I came up with:
DOWNLOAD SONG HERE>>>>Tumblr [Social Creatures]
UPDATE: As of 8:16PM (central) 3-27-09 the REMIX is up (*see below for details).
We are all social creatures we are all social creatures
Let’s get the band going out of their heads
Let’s see the crowd going out of control
Let’s show the after-party like it really was
Let’s take some pictures and cellphone video
And when we stumble home at 3:00 AM
We’ll have so much to write about the next day yeah
Tumblr you dirty stream of consciousness it’s ok ahh yeah
I got most of the info about tumblelogs from wikipedia, which is where I found out about _why’s role in coining the term, and also his cool Poignant Guide to Ruby and Hackety-Hack, a Ruby- and Mozilla- based environment used to teach programming to children, which I think is actually pretty awesome.
So even though I got way off-topic so far as being a song about Tumblr (sorry about that), I still have to say thanks for the inspiration Mr. Cashmore.
Recording notes: I mentioned before I edited this post that it was around a 70 track session, but that’s a bit misleading – most of those tracks were ideas that got changed, or deleted, or were scratch vocal ideas and flubs – once the final tracks were done it could all be easily condensed down to a bass track, 2 drum loop tracks, an organ track, a couple of guitars (plus the heil talkbox solo at the end) and several vocal tracks (I did the old Beatles vocal trick of double and triple tracking most of the vocal lines, and panning them L and R). I even pulled the old stunt of running the entire mix through a flanger at one point which gave it a sort of psychedelic feel that I love.
*BTW, I am doing a re-mix that I will post soon, there are a few things about the arrangement and vocal volumes levels that are bugging me, and they’ve got to be fixed, so the few people who downloaded the first version will have a one-of-a-kind -3 mix of lameness they can add to the illustrious Dave Ryder archive of fucked-up mixes that shouldn’t have been released (unfortunately, there are a LOT of them floating around).