How do you immortalize someone in song? Well, you’re about to find out. Unfortunately for Anita, people will remember her as a poorly written, poorly recorded person who likes Seinfeld and teaching. Pretty accurate, really. Just kidding, we love you.
As always, please listen and vote for which song you like best!
Dan’s is first, Rick’s is second.
We’re are running a little competition!
Spread the word, friends. Because if you Like our page this week, you could win something that money cannot buy. And with good reason.
A person (selected at random) who Likes our page will become our Week 6 Topic! Yes, your friend could have 2 songs written about them, just for Liking us!
So roll on over to our facebook page and like the shit out of it!
Each week, Dan emails me his completed song for the week. I listen to the song, reduce the quality, add in racist backing vocals etc, then post both songs on Sundays. When listening to Dan’s track this week, I couldn’t believe my ears - we wrote the same lyric… which we both thought was incredibly clever. Oh, how we were wrong.
Listen to the tracks and see if you can catch the similarity!
Dan’s song is first, Rick’s second.
Just when you thought “hey, this project is pretty lame, and quite frankly the quality of the songs is nothing to write home about either. And that Dan is a hunk. May I trouble you for his contact details?”, BAM! - We shove a Barbershop Quartet song about Fake Beards down your ears! And sorry, Dan writes his songs from a prison cell in Adelaide. You’re welcome to contact Correctional Services to obtain his mailing address.
Yes, it’s that time of the week again. Time really does fly when you’re frantically writing underwhelming, poorly recorded, unedited, out-of-tune songs.
After a grueling week of research for last week’s topic (4 minutes on Wikipedia), Dan and I were mentally exhausted. So this week, I have decided to give us a less research-intensive topic, and a more faux-facial hair topic. Yes, the topic for this week is:
Over the past couple weeks, Dan and I have been discussing ways to spice things up around here. We’ve also been talking about ways to make 172 more interesting. So this week, we’d like to introduce to you, the first of a once-per-month additional requirement for the weekly song!
This month, Dan has chosen a specific genre that the songs must be written in. And the genre is:
May God have mercy on us all.
One bonus (the only one) to doing this project is that Dan and I get to learn about obscure topics each week. We are currently qualified to own and operate a Cargo Shipping company, or co-manage a Pickle farm/ processing facility. When Dan selected this week’s topic, Inventions of the 1800’s, I was excited; Philadelphia is rich in history, and there are currently several 18th and 19th historian actor positions vacant in the city. Dan, on the other hand, living in Adelaide, was able to base his songs on products that came out only weeks ago.
So please, enjoy our brief and semi-accurate 19th century invention songs!
As usual, Dan’s song is first, Rick’s song is second.
After a couple technical difficulties (I couldn’t find my pants), the new songs are up for this week! What better way to start your week than the smooth sounds of 172, serenading you with pickle rhymes.
Listen to the “efforts” below, and vote!
Dan’s song is first, Rick’s second.
Next weeks topic as chosen by Dan is:
Inventions of the 1800’s
It’s fair to say that the first week of this project wasn’t unsuccessful. However, it’s unfair to say that it was successful. ..What?
The completion of the first week not only means our songs are finished and voting is open, it also means it’s time for a NEW TOPIC!
Dan will agree that choosing a topic is not as easy as it sounds. While consulting Wikipedia for random pages for ideas is good in theory, writing songs about the Mevlana Mosque, or cyclist Gabriel Brizuela, is something we will leave to the experts.
So the inspiration for this week’s topic comes from something that is very dear to me. Something that has consumed much of my life, and I hope to find a career in one day. The topic that I speak of is of course:
Let’s do this.
We’ve just realised that you can upload only one audio file each day on tumblr, so for convenience we’ve put both songs on the one file.
After literally minutes of Wikipedia research and utilising free recording software, Dan and Rick have successfully managed to each write a song about the topic ‘Cargo Ships’ in one week with less than spectacular results.
Who will win round one of the ongoing 172 battle? Will it be Dan’s Cargo Ditty or Rick’s Cargo Rap? Only you (and literally anybody else) can decide. Please listen to each ‘song’, I use the term loosely, and vote on who you think has the best cargo ship shanty.
Dan’s song is first and Rick’s is second.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this week about the first topic I have to choose. Rick and I have been friends for a long time and I’m hoping that this project will finally put an end to all of it.
Last year Rick moved to Philadelphia for some reason (possibly the fantastic public transport system and ease of firearms access), whilst I am still residing in party-town (Adelaide). However, our friendship has stayed strong thanks to the technological wonders of morse-code, singing telegrams and myspace.
Friendship is everlasting, friends are always there for you no matter how far the distance under 5 kilometers, and friendship truly makes us all happy. Abraham ‘Hole Head’ Lincoln once said, ‘The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships…and I don’t wanna go to the god damned theater tonight Mary!’
So I thought, what better topic to start this project between two friends off with than:
Let’s get it on.