Crowd Sourced Song Project, Day 2


If you are just arriving, click here to read about this week's Crowd Sourced Songwriting Project.

We need to decide on a topic for our song today. Here are some of the interesting suggestions that you've contributed so far:

  1. Def Con 18: The Hackers Conference
  2. The Cooling System problem on The International Space Station
  3. Mars Getting Closer to Earth
  4. iPhone 4 is Jailbroken
  5. Navy Works to Laser-Proof Its Drones
  6. Geek-A-Week Trading Card
  7. Paranormal Romance
  8. Triceratops "Never Really Existed"
Any of these topics can inspire a great song. Here's what I need you to do today;
  • Suggest another topic from your Geeky or Sci-Fi blogs, or
  • Vote on one of these 5 stories
Once again, you can suggest a topic or vote on one of the existing ones by posting in the comments section of this post, e-mailing me at 27summers@gmail.com or Tweeting me with the hashtag #SciFiSong.

Thanks to everyone who has already contributed,
John Anealio

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6 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to see my suggestion, "A song about Len Peralta's Geek-A-Week card set," didn't make the cut of interesting suggestions.

    http://geekaweek.net/

    I thought the connection between writing this song in a week and Jonathan Coulton's (the King of Geek Songwriters) Thing-A-Week Project is pretty strong. Plus, Len built a name for himself illustrating the Thing-A-Week. Coulton is the #1 Geek-A-Week Card. Wil Wheaton is #14. And there are two MST3K cards! It would be easy to write a Geek-A-Week chorus and have verses or lines in verses be about the already immortalized Geeks in the Card set.

    A little cross-promotion between Geek-A-Week and Sci Fi Songs couldn't hurt either. And who knows John, you might make it onto your very own trading card.

    I'm still voting for this idea.

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  2. Of the above ideas, I vote for the iPhone Jailbreak. But then, I would. http://www.jaygarmon.net/2010/07/nerd-word-of-week-jailbreaking.html

    As to a new topic, I suggest the whole Triceratops never existed issue.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1299666/Triceratops-really-existed.html

    I suspect that will have some legs.

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  3. Triceratops is fine. Torosaurus is the one getting phased out.

    The Geek-a-Week idea is interesting, but I suspect it'd end up sounding like JoCo's "Flickr."

    I'm sticking with the Neil Tyson "Mars Approach Virus" idea. You get planetary physics AND the internets.

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  4. I'm partial to the Paranormal Romance topic, myself.

    Oh--I finally got a chance to sit down with your CD and I gotta tell you, my childhood Millennium Falcon experience was almost identical! Great work on there!

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  5. Thanks Don. Glad to hear that you are enjoying it!

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