Skin O' My Teeth I guess this one is for last month and it’s another cover. I’ve been listening to alot of Megadeth recently, and got a tablature book:
Countdown To Extinction Tab Book
Drums ¶ In previous songs probably the thing that took the longest was programming the drums. In this cover I saved time by finding a MIDI file (warning contians ads).
I imported the MIDI file, muted the other instruments and the drums mapped almost perfectly to DrumGizmo.
This song is a cover of “Holy Diver” by Dio:
⚠ WARNING: My singing on this song may cause irreversible nerve damage.
Holy Diver Holy diver
You’ve been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what’s becoming of me
This is this months effort at recording a song. I tried to record a song about the Agile Manifesto on Saturday, but it didn’t succeed, so I decided to record a cover of a song I’ve been listening to on repeat for the past 3 weeks.
This is a song about phpactor:
Phpactor Theme Song Phpactor - It’s a Language Server
Don’t use it on a project that it is to big
It will crash
I have spent the majority of my spare (project) time this month working on Phpactor, this weekend was my last opportunity to record a song, and I had not written any lyrics, so on Sunday I decided to just record some music and I had the Phpactor documentation page open in my browser.
February song, it’s called “Ballad of Senior Dev”
Ballad of Senior Dev It’s about being a good senior developer. This was recorded over the past couple of days during the criminal invasion of Ukraine. Today I attended a anti-war demonstration in Berlin where 100,000 people gathered in support of Ukraine.
The Russian Embassy
Russia invaded Ukraine
two days later
I invested a short amount of time over two evenings writing the lyrics, the following weekend I then recorded an initial version of the song (version 1), a very poor Nick-Cave style ballad, it was out of time and not very great.
This song is a cover of “Fansong” by Dethklok:
Fansong You people out there give us something more than just record sales You give us something to hate And we hate you, you brainless mutants I recorded it between 14:00 and midnight on Saturday, the idea was to try and learn stuff. As such it may not actually count towards my 2022 goal of recording a song every month (ideally on the topic of software engineering).
15 years ago I was having a conversation with a friend:
“I don’t know what to write songs about”
“Write about something you know”
“I only know computer programming”
“Then write songs about that”
So that’s what I’m doing this year. This is a song about software testing:
The Testing Song What people said about it:
“I had no idea what’s going on, it’s shit” - My brother “Nine Inch Nails meets Layla” - Jason “I thought it captured the emotional trajectory of the development cycle beautifully” - Quentin Resolutions ¶ This year I made some new years resolutions, one of which was to record a song once a month.
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