Create Digital Music, a blog about creating digital music, or at least the digital creation of music is co-hosting a music-comp. For more information on the compo please go here or read my short explanation below.
Anyways, you can win a Linux music production studio configured MSI Wind with the music program Renoise on it, and that being the whole mood for the competition you should make a CPU light song in Renoise and apply a license to it that is fairly open.
Me being who I am had to enter. Not that I’m in it to win the computer, nor a Renoise license because I’m perfectly happy with my Mac and I already own a Renoise license. So why then? because it’s fun, and I should really start using Renoise now that I bought it.
The result is “Cow in a can”
As a little disclaimer I want to state that I’m not Australian and I don’t want to mock any Australians. Speaking with an Australian accent seemed to be a good idea at the moment.
Here’s an mp3 of the song: Cow in a can.mp3
And here is the Renoise source file: cow in a can.rns
And if you’re interested in the lyrics, it’s here:
For my 4th birthday I got a cow.
I was very surprised.
First It was small, then it grew.
We had to move her to my uncle’s farm.
There she lived in a barn.
I used to visit her on the holidays.
That was nice.
She really helped me through puberty.
And the occasional breakup.
She became both a mother and a grandmother.
Then one day she had to go.
She had to go where old cows go.
To the slaughterhouse.
I have enjoyed her for many dinners now.
But the freezer broke a while back.
So all I have left of her is in this can of formaldehyde.
This can of cow.
My cow, my friend, I keep you close to my heart.
My cow in a can.
On the green fields in heaven we will be together again.
Cow in a can by Johan Larsby is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.