Thanks to Jean’s post, I thought this was a fun ds106 creative suggestion to try. I like music and spend plenty of time thinking about their lyrics. This was one of the less painful ‘creative’ experiences for me. I thought about some of the lyric-less music I listen to frequently, which is decidedly piano music. I went to one of my sleep playlists and landed on the piece ‘Truman Sleeps’ by Phillip Glass (from The Truman Show). It’s beautiful, it’s short, and it’s kind of mystical. I liked the juxtaposition Jean did with picking two songs that had very different feelings (Happy vs. the dramatic Phantom of the Opera), so I tried to pick a song that was really upbeat, bouncy, and a much fuller piece with more instruments. I ended up choosing ‘Melting in My Icebox’ by Bronze Radio Return, who I’ve seen perform a fair few times out here in DC and really enjoy. The music for that song is upbeat, but the lyrics when read can be interpreted as very sad, not being able to hold on to fleeting moments. When I read them over the piano music, they sounded even more depressing! It was creepy hearing my voice being played back sounding so sad, which I tried to play up, but creating this and thinking about the content and how the two songs played off each other was really engaging. I made it in GarageBand, which I have used before, instead of Audacity (which I haven’t). I don’t want to publish it elsewhere for copyright restrictions, even though I’d think that I may be within Fair Use limitations, since I took two works and took pieces of them and remixed them, to create something entirely new. Anyways, take a listen, and maybe go listen the actual Bronze Radio Return version after since it’s not so sad!