A Proposal to Tune the World to F: i am robot and proud
While looking around YouTube I happened across this short clip of him playing around with a Tenori-on. Pretty cool stuff:
Interesting sidenote: I was a cellphone holdout, and didn’t get an actual mobile phone until 2006. Roughly about two months after I first heard i am robot and proud. Soon after, I made a short ringtone, made from A Proposal to Tune the World to F.
When I first got my phone, I would hear the tune as a ghost-ring (where I thought the phone was ringing, but it actually wasn’t). Most of that was due to my never having had a phone before. After a few months though, I couldn’t listen to the actual song anymore because it reminded me too much of my phone.
I’m happy to say that now, several phones later… enough time has passed where I no longer have this Pavlovian association with this song and phone calls. In hindsight, my only experience with ringtones taught me that you risk taking a favorite song and diluting it into a mundane task. Suffice it to say I’m re-listening to a lot of older tracks, and enjoying them again. Even if I am, every once in a while, glancing over to my cellphone.