No, we didn't get a cease and desist or anything like that. However, pr0n spammers are going crazy, and the forums are dead, anyways, so I'm closing them for now.
Please see the replacement wiki Charlie has put up:
Actually, I turned on vericodes first, to see if that helps.
Still, you should all visit the spaceroom.com wiki for most needs.
Golly, this fell right off my radar. Even LJ is too calm. What happened to the band? I think for a little while we had too many forums and critical energy was dissipated. BTW, WTF is the point of all those posts? They don't link to anywhere, no address to go buy v1agra or whatever. Curious use of pixellation and blurring, too. What, too modest to show the whole picture? I guess it's simple automated vandalism for its own sake.
Want to team up with someone? Post here.
So I have been trying to figure out how to at least finish up the first disc of BC. I recently saw Was (Not Was) and it got me to playing with some of the funk guitar patterns. Combine that with looking at Welcome to the Crotch Kicking Dept, and I got the idea to do it as a James Brown song.
Lots of "ow" and "uhn", and other J.B. stuff it actually makes sense.
A cheery, fun-sounding song with creepy lyrics? Sounds like Interröbang Cartel to me....
Something for Halloween? :-)
"Bad Coelacanth" was a concept album idea with a couple completed songs. it's a little weirder than even most IBC songs, with a Zappa-esque edge to it.
I see. :-)
Perhaps more than a couple of songs. 5 of mine + 1 from talysman
If you want to check out the songs done so far:
An attempt at revising talysman's lyrics for Washing Crystal Balls (Bowie style) - just putting it out there...
someone dropped my future in a creamy cheesy sauce
now my fortune's smudged!
I spent some time working on M.O. yesterday, mostly just trying to get some decent guitar chords underneath everything. I think I am making some progress. Perhaps mid week I will have something to show for it.
Cool. My new <a href="http://www.flickr.com/gp/84521625@N00/s6rh64">soundbooth</a> is working well and I'm rarin' to go!
Thought I would share this here:
Pared down to basics. Has a nice simple rock feel to it.
Perhaps this will work a bit better...
Successfully downloaded. Will get back to you.
Hey, ?!C -
I like the guitar part except a few chords should be changed:
And what was hard to see
Queen's Blue Peter Badge is out. See the LJ posting:
Sheryl - you wrote "I assume you know that if the song is to really get exposure, it will eventually have to be re-recorded as a video by an anorexic, half naked bleach blond caked in makeup and making love to her computer screen. lol Are you talented with video software too? :-D"
How about... webcam shots of people looking into their screens as they are "on the hunt"? An assortment of facial expressions from hopeful and bemused all the way to shocked and disgusted. Some video clips - rolling eyes, rubbing eyes, slumping over. Still shots of expressions. Repeated motifs - the same person in the morning with coffee, the afternoon with a can of soda, the evening doing shots of tequila. There's room for main talent, an actress lip-synching the song while playing the part of looking in the screen like everybody else. Alternative shots - a whiteboard with a list of names along the top and criteria down the side, with matrix entries being filled in - return to the whiteboard from time to time as it is being filled in - video of the woman's hand furiously scribbling or erasing, changing her mind and un-erasing, then erasing again.
No, haven't seen the teddy bear. But that's a good idea. Unconventional videos are more likely to capture interest.
I'll send you the pic. See what you think. :-)
The dudes in the background looked interesting.
Oh, you mean Darth Tater and the piñata donkeys? lol You think they would make good daters too? It would have to be a closeup (they are rather small.) :-)
I've been meaning to buy one of those Spud Troopers too.
Hey Talysman, If you have any interest in mixing the Online Dating song to a bunch of stuffed animals staring at the computer screen like online daters, let me know and I will upload the footage I took while I was in Austin and had access to my nieces 15 million stuffed toys. lol That is, assuming that this project is ok with Charlie as well. I believe Major Zed said above it's ok with him?
That seems reasonable... they can be intermixed with other clips, for a surprise.
Yeah, that's sort of what I was thinking too. :-) Especially since you can't really get a stuffed toy to show any particular expression on their face. It would good to have some real people in it too. The advantage to the toys, however, is that they aren't remotely camera shy. :-)
I've been playing with my audio/video editor with the animal clips along with this russian romance song "Elegia" that I made a midi of a year or so ago.
Yeah, the sample MOV you sent me some time ago wouldn't play in Quicktime, and couldn't be imported into iTunes. I don't know what happened to it.
AVI's better, if I'm doing the editing.
The movs from my camera seem to work ok. It's just once I fiddle with them in Metro when they only seem to work in my QT program.
I was messing around and had a weird idea for a song.
A normal citizen of the Empire (as in Star Wars) who is pissed off because some loud storm trooper is keeping him or her awake at night. The concerned citizen is therefore writing a letter to the editor about it.
Sounds like something Jake would sing.
Jake aka jwgh is one of Interrobang Cartel's founders. He started the original web site and much of the initial project with Talysman.
He does a lot of acoustic guitar solo work. He did alot of the original songs on "Needs More Wanger."
Thanks, guys. Maybe once I think up a chorus, I should approach him with it then. :-)
If you're the pee-on-a-hydrant type, mention what songs you're working on here.
Not bad - I can hear Bowie singing that. Mind if I change 'em?
I was thinking of working on my song idea about falling for dead authors, but I haven't been getting anything done lately. We'll see.
Although I did think up and intro for it the other night.
Go ahead, but you should probably label alternate lyrics as "Washing Crystal Balls (II)" or something like that.
I did deliberately pattern parts of the lyrics after a couple Bowie songs, just to force it to have a Bowie feel. I won't tell you which songs, or where, because I don't want to influence your choice of melody.
I would be more inclined to modify the lyrics a bit rather than replace them; but one never knows where that will end (ask Doctroid)...
>>47 I hear you. I feel much the same way about "Planting Geraniums"...
Although I have to disagree about your "Texas Ranger" lyrics: They're good!
>>49 There's also this: http://web.archive.org/web/20060206235406/http://interrobangcartel.com/
Hah! I Didn't think archive.org would have squirreled that away, because it was delivered by CGI. Good!
I thought I might start a thread to keep track of sites that link to us. Here's one:
I should go back through my archived gmails and find all the alerts that Google sent me. There were some odd ones. But I'd have to weed out the fake search portals.
An atheist podcast mentions "The George Hammond Conspiracy":
The bottom of this page selling tickets to a concert has a link to the Interrobang Cartel website:
Hmmmm... along with "Suspected drug cartel accountant surrenders."
I don't know if any or all of these have been mentioned somewhere before:
http://ask.metafilter.com/9341/ : 'I'm making a cd of awful "romantic" songs. Please suggest titles in the vein of Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" and Patrick Swayze's "She's Like The Wind." posted by Mayor Curley to (72 comments total)' Response: 'Chalice of Fire by Matt McIrvin, recorded by the Interrobang Cartel. posted by kenko at 1:34 PM on August 11, 2004'
Yeah, I've been seeing the latter two, but forgot we were reverse stalking people. Have they really converted any songs to ringtones? I was going to look into how to do that, but didn't.
The second two look like damned 'bots.
As the Cartel moves into its prog rock era, I see them taking on a nerdly keyboards guy who, having joined the band, foists upon them a long, serious, intellectual, instrumental piece for the new album. Not to be outdone by the gods of 1970s prog rock like Emerson, Wakeman, and Waters, he ventures into the weirdness of microtonal 15-tone equal temperament. Needless to say, there is immediate talk of firing him from the band.
>>19: "It's like a collaboration between Tangerine Dream and Mike Oldfield!"
Well, then, guess I'll quit my day job.
And go back in time 30 years.
And do this on a PAiA Gnome? I don't think so.
Ah, back when loops were really loops and it took two hours to sequence four bars... iron men and wooden machines...
>>19 Hm, you're right, not a lot of difference. Are those actual samples, or synthesized? Sounds more like synthesized to me.
What would a 50/50 mix of one of those (say shenai #2) with the previously posted oboe sound like?
I'm not sure exactly how the plug-in works. I think it uses very short samples, with a lot of synth-type processing to get the different notes, ADSR, filtering, articulation, etc. I'll try a mix.
That sounds pretty good, I'd say. http://boxstr.com/files/3132338_uuynm/VSC_Oboe_Shanai2_mix.mp3
They classify the VSC as a wavetable synth "modeled after the ubiquitous Roland synth of the same name." Apparently it's available for Mac 9.x, too, but not OS X. http://www.roland.com/PRODUCTS/EN/VSC-MP1/index.html