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Archive for February, 2006

Zinc

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Zinc is used for galvanizing (coating) nails, among other things … so I thought it only appropriate to do a song with lots of layers to represent zinc. I finally got to try out Drumular, a modular drum synthesis/sampling program. It’s got (or rather, lacks) a few things that annoy me, but overall, it’s pretty cool. However, only some of the beats came from Drumular.

Listen to Zinc.

Fluorine

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Fluorides are added to toothpaste and in many places, city water, to help prevent cavities. However, opponents of its use in drinking water say that it’s toxic, and some even claim it’s used by the government to make citizens more submissive.

So, in this song, the darker parts represent those who think fluoridation is a mass conspiracy, whereas the other parts represent those who take comfort in their water being fluoridated.

Listen to Fluorine.

Mercury

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Mercury is gooey, which is how this song sounds.

To me, the most interesting thing about mercury is that it was commonly used as a medicine for treatment of things such as syphilis, toothaches, constipation and depression — but now we know that it’s likely to drive you insane. Talk about side effects!

Listen to Mercury.

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia entry about a Mercury Fountain.

This makes 14 songs for FAWM and I am freaking awesome! And “done!” Though I may do more before February ends … we shall see.

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