Friday, December 12, 2008

One Note Open Sleigh

A 30 second spot based on a familiar holiday tune. The melody is reduced to bare bones or less, a small nubbin, smelly and harsh to the touch. It's disrespectful and not in the holiday spirit. In other words, what you expect from Mixed Meters about this time of year.

Click here to hear One Note Open Sleigh 
Copyright (c) 2008 David Ocker -- 38 Seconds

Want more Mixed Meters holiday music mash? How about Jingle Bills or Jungle Bells and Jingle Bulls or Until the Alligators Knock Him Down or And Pretend That It's A Circus Clown. Nothing uplifting here.

The last two titles are references to the song Winter Wonderland. Read a deconstruction of the lyrics in the post Winter Wonderland Diagnosis for Murder! at the blog Surrealpolitic for surreal times.

The picture (click for full size) STOCKING STUFFERS
Left to right :
  • A Christmas Penguin skating
  • A Yellow Rubber Duck in a Santa Hat (or is it a jaunticed walrus?)
  • A Christmas Tree
  • A Snowman
  • Some Jingle Bells

1 comment :

Peter (the other) said...

I noticed something interesting, that if I were, indeed, becoming a Mus. Cog. et Perc. geek I would want to investigate. That is, how my mind tries to enforce the missing pitch changes onto the pitchless Jingle Bells. I hear the pitch, anyway! How would my mind hear it if the rhythm was not familiar?