Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Okay, This Is Both Weird and Awesome...

Iconic Simon & Garfunkel Hit Recreated Using Floppy-Disk and Hard-Disk Drives
"The Sound of Silence" is a song released by Simon & Garfunkel in 1965. It was written by Simon following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The chart-topping single boosted the duo into the national spotlight and is one of their most popular songs. Now, the track is receiving new life, but not thanks to a dance remix or a contemporary artist covering it.
Of course, you have to hear it:



Yeah, that's about the reaction I had, too...

Apparently there's a program that recognizes tones and can be used to mimic them using the computer's drives. They've done similar conversions with other songs like the Back To The Future theme. Of course, it is only a matter of time before a smartphone replaces John Williams...

I can't tell if I'm impressed or horrified...

That is all.

6 comments:

Dave H said...

I guess "Daisy" is old hat now.

skidmark said...

Sounds much like what I made happen during the first month of guitar lessons - all the right notes at the right time, but with the warmth and feeling of a lump of liver.

stay safe.

Jennifer said...

How about this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otmase5twFM

JFT said...

My friend sent me a link to this item this morning. I rebutted with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHJOz_y9rZE


/nerd

Hafnhaf said...

i made it to 42 seconds. ick.

Maureen said...

One of my childhood friends took Cello lessons as a kid. Don't ask me why, she just thought the cello was cooler than violin.

This reminds me of that. And not in a good way.