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last dance with the devil [Apr. 27th, 2002|05:24 pm]
Roy Janik
I suppose I should talk about the infamous Devil Went Down to Georgia show before I forget about it. First off, it wins the award as "most simultaneously recorded episode of Nummy Muffin", since it was being recorded 1) at home, plugging the radio into the computer, 2) in the studio, with the minidisc recorder, and 3) in the production room, being burned straight to CD.

When I arrived, Tan was hanging around, so I cajoled him into setting up a "roundtable" of mics, chairs, and headphones in the lobby. Truth be told, it didn't take much cajoling. This enabled us to have a panel of judges, whose job it was to rate the different versions.

The panel consisted of:
Colleen, Wes, Erin, Cha-chee, Chi-chi, Nicole, and Mindy Leigh.

Their job was to rate each songs in terms of Originality, Quality, and Chipmunkness. At first I had them read out their scores during the break, but it turned out to be far more amusing to just have them discuss their reactions to the songs.

It also turned out to be much harder to fill 30 minutes worth of time with discussion amongst the hour's worth of music. We did it though. On-air calls from Mindy and Luke Ski (posing as Colby Marmalade) helped a lot, though.

And so it came to pass. 16 versions of the Devil Went Down to Georgia. The winner was no surprise to me, as it was my favorite, too: "The Devil Came up to Michigan", by KMC Kru. It was the hip-hop/rap version, featuring turntables of gold.

Energy was high, and everyone had fun (with the possible exception of Colleen, who was informed that her car had been towed early on in the show). We had a number of enthusiastic calls.

I'd like to do more stuff like this in the future. Nummy Muffin Cocoa Butter with an ensemble cast would kick serious ass.

By the by, thanks to everyone who showed, listened, called, or previewed all the songs.

anyone who was there wanna chime in?

[User Picture]From: cha_chee
2002-04-27 04:09 pm (UTC)

I had shitloads of fun

It was great fun. We had alot of great chemistry going, and we all gave each other hell.

I'm always in for a show whenever you need me.
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[User Picture]From: cailin23
2002-04-28 02:27 pm (UTC)
Before the sprit crushing reality of more money i don't have going down the drain hit me, i was having a wonderful time.

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