Lyric Of The Day - Update
I got a lot of feedback on my concept for the lyric of the day club on twitter that I posted yesterday. Here’s a reminder of the basic concept. If you have a twitter account, you simply post to twitter a short lyric that you think everyone will enjoy, along with song name and artist. Based on the feedback we got yesterday, here’s the way you do it:
1) send a twitter post that starts with @lotd Leave out the : at the end that I had suggested yesterday. then include a short lyric (we only have 140 characters to work with) and then end with a song name and artist. Here’s what I am going to post to twitter soon as my lyric of the day:
@lotd "I don’t want you to add me to your long list of estranged friends" Estranged Friends, The Eels
If you want and have room, it might be nice to add the album name (in this case, it’s Useless Trinkets).
2) that’s all you have to do. I am going to find someone to write a twitter bot over the next couple days. If you want to volunteer, @ message me on twitter, i am fredwilson. I see all @fredwilson messages because I track my account name.
3) once we get the twitter bot written, you’ll follow lotd and lotd will follow you back and you’ll see all the @lotd messages in your timeline.
That’s it for now. While we get the twitter bot written, please keep posting the lyrics using @lotd. Here’s what we’ve done to date. Something like 40 lyric posts from about 30 people playing along. Pretty great.
Here’s a couple of my favorites:
What’s so great about this one from Jason Yan is this song hasn’t even been released yet. The new Kooks record, Konk, is out on tax day. But I’ve got it so you can hear it right here. I just love the way the song starts out like a Billy Bragg folk song, and then about 35 seconds in, the guitars come in, first acoustic than electric and it turns into a kick ass rock song.
Here’s another gem:
When I read this one from Jen, I thought "has to be talking heads". But no, it’s from the wonderful Mike Doughty, at the time fronting Soul Coughing and the link takes you to a live video of Soul Coughing (long defunct) doing True Dreams Of Wichita. Thanks Jen. I’ve never seen that done live.
The best thing of all. I’ve didn’t follow Jason or Jen. I do now.