Our task was the following: “Choose a famous inventor and craft a song proposing a ‘dance craze’ based on either the inventor or one of his/her most well known inventions.” We decided to go with an oldie-but-goodie: fire.
This one, truth told, was kind of a nail-biter. It’s not that we didn’t have any ideas; it’s just that none of them were any good. But we finally hit on this one at about 10 am yesterday, and it stuck. We’re quite happy with the results; Paul got to haul out his long-dormant trumpet skills, and Storm provided further evidence that he’s the Lost Muppet (with a dash of Tom Hanks.) There’s also a number of little tributes thrown into this kitchen sink: the horn section is pretty much Blues Brothers meets “The Horse“; the production is part “Jim Steinman does the ‘Mashed Potato‘”, part “Monster Mash” with a sprinkle of “Alley Oop“; and the “caveman syntax” is (in part*) a nod to our friend and competitor Jonathan Coulton, who was forced to drop out of this round due to imminent new baby-hood. Get some sleep, JoCo!
Of course, there will be a few folks out there who quibble that we’re “not abiding by the rules of the challenge” because, technically, fire is not an invention, nor is the “inventor” famous, per se. Those people are welcome to this opinion.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention: please go vote for your favorite song for this round. Voting ends this Wednesday!
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Me Make Fire