I love nerd humor, but nerds predate the current "geeks are sexy" trend. Old school nerds FTW, nothing but. Besides that I just dig clever humor and amazing natural pictures. Bonus points for awesome band references.
Hello, Shkers. I've been a way a bit, mostly because the Firefox app for sharing pictures hasn't been working for me. Anyway it's summer now and celebrating my first summer vacation as a 3rd grade teacher I spent about a week making this funny song.
"Get Thee to Belding" is a thank you note to Dennis Haskins, the man behind the amazing character Mr. Belding from Saved By the Bell. Using Audacity I combed every episode of the regular seasons (minus the beach vacation, clip shows, etc) and looked for "clean" clips of Belding talking without other sounds. I pulled a few teacher sounds too, especially from my favorite Mr. Tuttle.
Using a midi controller I made a song in MixCraft to resemble the theme song while not being a direct copy. I arranged the sound clips to make a sort of song with a chorus. My favorite part is the break, with what I'm hearing as serious quotes from Mr. B.
I think it came together nicely. I tweeted it to the man himself, who "Liked" it but sadly did not retreat. I posted it on reddit and got no comments. So it's here, just for grins.
Pink Floyd "Moonhead" -1969- Unreleased Pink Floyd Material
Today I learned Pink Floyd jammed LIVE in the BBC studio when we landed on the moon.
Dave Gilmour: "We were in a BBC TV studio jamming to the landing. It was a live broadcast, and there was a panel of scientists on one side of the studio, with us on the other. I was 23.
The programming was a little looser in those days, and if a producer of a late-night programme felt like it, they would do something a bit off the wall. Funnily enough I’ve never really heard it since, but it is on YouTube. They were broadcasting the moon landing and they thought that to provide a bit of a break they would show us jamming. It was only about five minutes long. The song was called Moonhead — it’s a nice, atmospheric, spacey 12-bar blues."