Monday, February 25, 2008

Composers Online

I'm a bit late in pointing out that Corey Dargel has posted yet more free music for download, or rather WNYC's Studio 360 has posted two love songs they commissioned as part of his ongoing Other People's Love Songs project. You can download the whole show and/or the songs as discrete mp3s here—both songs are characteristically witty, tender, catchy, and complex in a way that doesn't draw attention to itself. I'm not sure how a body of work-for-hire can sound so consistently inspired. In other, completely and totally unrelated news, that misunderstood genius Prof. Heebie McJeebie has returned to the Web once again. He, too, promises to post more free mp3s, which it is your bitter duty to admire even if your feeble, ignorant mind is not quite sufficiently equipped to comprehend them. So, fun times all around!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Professor McJeebie, Brings back memories of the Texas Institute of Theory. Anyone remember this?

February 25, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Dan Johnson said...

No! I had to google it. Looks like it's been archived here, which should be a relief for all the big T.I.T. admirers out there.

February 25, 2008 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Dan Johnson said...

Wow, I'm already ashamed of going along with that pun. I apologize, everybody.

February 25, 2008 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be so ashamed. It was a running joke on the website. Still some good laughs. KAFP - knows Allen Forte Personally....Babbitron 90000, Dear Fux...still sort of funny.

February 26, 2008 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I *love* the Texas Institute of Theory. I saved all of the pictures and archived the webpages back when it suddenly vanished from the web, alas. Giggling about the Dodecaphonic Watch helped me survive that part of second-year theory.

February 26, 2008 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I think his lyrics, like rhyming "antidisestablishmentarianism" with "jism" and stuff like that, are all about calling attention to themselves.

February 27, 2008 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Dan Johnson said...

Oops, I should've been clearer. The wit definitely calls attention to itself. It's the score that has an awful lot going on without seeming like it does. That sentence should probably have read something like: "Both songs are characteristically witty, tender, and catchy—and also complex, but in a way that doesn't draw attention to itself."

February 27, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

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