November 4, 2007

VOTE On The Sloan and Elizabeth Bad Music Contest

I brought my MacBook to my niece Sloan's (that's her at left) and we decided to have a contest to see who could use Garage Band to write the most horrible 60 second song in less than 30 minutes. For some continuity, both pieces have two elements in common: her saying "gerbil" and me saying "I don't want be in here." We ran off to separate rooms and got to work. Here's the horrible crap we came up with.

If you vote (in the comments section of this post), you also get to suggest what prize the winner gets. Apparently writing crappy music exhausted our creative reserves, because we can't think of an appropriate prize.

"The Cheese Purse of Freedom," by Sloan Taylor (1 minute, 16 seconds).

Special bonus points for use of phone jingle noise, "boi-oi-oing" noise, and for somehow conjuring up the ghost of 1986-era Don Johnson, even though Don Johnson's not actually dead yet.

"The Gerbil Klaxon Terrible Music Project," by Elizabeth McQuern (50 seconds).

Special bonus points for use of jingle bells, a klaxon, and the horns that show up in my ChUC theme song and everything else I write.

11 comments:

Nick said...

I think they're both bad ass.
The "Gerbil Klaxon project" makes me want to dance uncontrollably though, whereas "Cheese Purse of Freedom" kind of makes me want to break down and cry in aesthetic confusion. So I'd say "Cheese Purse" is technically worse. "Gerbil Klaxon" I think is ready for radio play...

shan said...

OMG!

i died laughing! it's hard to choose. between the "ger, ger, ger, gerbil" to the funky synth in the "cheese purse of freedom" (alongside the phone jingle), i'm pretty evenly divided.

alas...you do need an answer though...

the funky synth makes "the cheese purse of freedom" a little bit cooler...so my vote will have to go with "the gerbil klaxon terrible music project."

you should win a gerbil, boulion cubes and kaeopectate.

fin.

*bows*

Kduck said...

I dunno, I kind of like both of them. Maybe I'll put them on my iPod and run on the treadmill to them.

Anonymous said...

I FOUND
The Cheese Purse of Freedom," by Sloan Taylor PURILE,DERIVATIVE AND FULL OF YELLOW WAXY BUILDUP.OTHER THAN THAT, I KIDA LIKED IT.

keef said...

i gotta go with cheese purse on this one. the prize should be a large coffee

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I have to say that I like the McQuern song a bit more - helps really render the sense of frantic helplessness of the gerbil.

Luis said...

BY far my vote has to go to gerbil. I coudln't listen to it for more than a second. Congrats.

Grant Miller said...

I think the listeners are the true winners.

Dan Telfer said...

Yours is way way worse.

mercy said...

um. ok.
i am going to have to say that GKTMP is a little better. Cheese Purse, then, you win. i mean, for awfulness.

and, montees. really? "JJJERBULL"?? i haven't heard a voice like that since, "The BAWTUM haf of his MAWF!"

Chancelucky said...

I'm looking forward to hearing both covered on American Idol this season.