February 22, 2008

Who needs a music degree?

Posted in Humor?, Points of Interest at 5:14 pm by Matt Porter

…when you can just write great songs through random processes? Scott Adams, creator of the popular Dilbert cartoon, posted a challenge on his blog (nearly a month ago—I seem to be a tad behind the times): contribute up to two lines of lyrics combining random words or ideas. A German band picked up on the post, combining the best of the submitted lyrics and some of their own and setting them to music. A Dilbert fan then took the song and made a music video for it, using pictures collected off the internet. Amazingly enough, the result—”She Amazed Me”—would be indistinguishable from the majority of current popular music if it were played in the background.

Here are the posts with the original recording and the followup music video. It, erm, amazed me. 😛