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CD Song Contest! [Done]

It’s Debs!

Errol and I are in the process of choosing songs for our upcoming CD! We have our favourites, but we would like to write a few new ones too. Personally, I’m thinking very seriously about a soulful ode to a neti pot.[1] We don’t want to make all the creative decisions though. Since the CD is fan-funded [2] (and fan requested!), we want you have a say on what goes on it. Our diabolical plan is as follows:

Comment here, and give us your random, funny, geeky song titles or ideas by May 21st, 2011![3] We will choose our 10 favourite and then let you vote. Whichever one wins (and this is completely up to you), we will write that song and it’ll appear on the CD this August. Errol’s nervous.[4] I think this is made of win.[5]

Errol: And what does the winner get? Why, OUR CD! HUZZAH!

Edit (May 23rd):
Ok! The Titles/Themes have been selected and here is the poll! Sorry if your choice wasn’t selected, but there were a few reasons why we couldn’t pick some (like if there were similar songs now or if it was too close to a song that we already have on the CD, etc). So, please vote for which one you like best!

Poll closes on June 1st.

Edit (June 1st):

Errol: And we have a winner! Yes! Eric August’s title suggestion of “Timmy the Combat Wombat” has won the contest! That is so exciting. He will get a CD for sure! Thank you ALL for your entries. That was so cool. I have to do more of these contests.

What Title/Theme Would You Like Debs and Errol to make into a song?

  • Timmy The Combat Wombat (18%, 10 Votes)
  • It Might Have Been Dead (16%, 9 Votes)
  • Skeletor In Love (16%, 9 Votes)
  • Schrödinger (14%, 8 Votes)
  • My DM Hates Me (11%, 6 Votes)
  • After These Messages, We'll Be RIIIIGHT Back! (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Ghostbusters (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Magnets Are Cool (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Boardgame (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Mimosas in Middle-Earth (5%, 3 Votes)
  • My Bone Eating Snot Flower (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Let's Go, Gojira! (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Otak-u-ke (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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37 Responses to CD Song Contest! [Done]

  1. Ohhh, I want a song about either the Schrödinger equation or some other quantum stuff. (The worst pronounciation of “Schrödinger” I ever heard was “s cr oi din cher”.) Non-commuting operators? Or about how optics designer (like Dietmar…) always stay at the movies until the very end of the film to see whether the movie was filmed with ARRI or Panavision cameras to see whether they used the Zeiss lenses. (ARRI has them, just in case you were wondering.) Watching a movie with optics designers is also geeky: “Good thing we put all the work in on the near field.” was one comment on “King Kong”, a movie filmed with Zeiss lenses and watched at some divisions Christmas event… And they constantly watch out for reflexes. Even I can spot them now. And whether the thing is filmed with anamorphics. Like “Last Samurai”. Where the candles in the background look more elliptical than round.
    This is getting way too long… But you go ahead and do that CD and I’ll look at the “funding”-stuff.

  2. How about “Shakin all over”?
    What, too soon? It’s okay, I live here and am inundated with aftershocks daily!
    or
    “Let’s go, Gojira!” At least something good will come out of this radiation.

  3. Since the director of SETI is coming in to town to give a free lecture next month, I’d like to hear something about SETI and/or the WOW! signal. Throw in some Mulder/Scully or Picard action and…I mean, I’d play it at my wedding.

  4. Hi Debs and Errol. Excellent idea! Here are a few song titles/starting points for you:

    Growing Up In A Bubble

    I’m In Love With My Facebook Stalker

    Shoe City

    Paranoid Android (about this story: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobile-phones/1284862/android-phones-insecure-on-public-wi-fi )

    God’s Particle (about how we’re set to have learned everything there is to know about the universe by 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/search-for-god-particle-is-near-end-say-scientists-2285482.html )

    Flying Cups And Saucers

    i don’t know if any of these titles will inspire, but help yourself if you feel like it, and all the best with your CD. 🙂

  5. Eddy the Eddy Current Fell In Love (you could even talk about how an eddy current pulls aluminum and doesn’t repel it or something geeky like that)

    A Virus Ate My Cookies

    I left my geometrical shapes in plane sight

    My forgetful speakers took a yoga class but now we don’t know the Ohms

    The evil composer and his pint size twin Midi Me

    What do you call that squiggly line? (~)

    Supply Side Ergonomics

    My right foot is a an inch bigger than my left
    or
    When 1 ft does not equal 1 ft (but the other one does)

    (They say testosterone causes baldness in men.) I’m too much of a man for my own good.

  6. do you have any songs about dungeons and dragons (and/or other roleplaying games)?

    i’m terrible with titles, though! hmm how about…

    “rolled this way” (parody on lady gaga’s “born this way”)
    “monster manual of love”
    “bag of holding (you)”
    “my DM hates me” (maybe debs complaining about how errol the dm treats her character, and errol, of course, defending himself)

    ok, that’s all i’ve got for now…

  7. You guys are not only personable, funny, and talented, but you’re educational too! now i know what a neti pot is! Thanks, i may have to try that out…

    oh, and @SATURM, i will, however, be looking at myself in the mirror with my eyes closed.

    Waaaait a minute…

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