Folk music, viral weirdness, and the Ballad of Steven Slater. Josh Millard, known to all and sundry here as cortex, analyses how The Ballad of Steven Slater written by Max Sparber, a.k.a. Astro Zombie, which cortex set to music and performed, went viral. How viral? Wolf Blitzer viral.
As he's currently holding 4 of the 5 coveted "Most Favorited Tracks in the past 7 days", a staggering 86 (and counting!) favorites for his latest MeFi-related (and sidebarred!) tune, is it perhaps time to consider changing that heading for MeFi Music to "rock and/or cortex"? Well, anyway, congratulations, cortex!
Has anybody actually received the mefi compilation cd? I paypalled for mine on Nov 28, but haven't gotten diddly. I emailed the meficomp people on Dec 19 and haven't heard back. Anybody gotten anything?
Cortex, Artifice_Eternity, and all the MeFi compers are totally awesome. That's right: last night New Yorkers gathered to listen & I was mighty impressed. Good work all of you.
Followup / second call: record a cover of Elliott Smith's Waltz #2 [mp3]for a wedding gift for my friend. [original thread].
Phase one: call for submissions.
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