Sunday, May 30, 2010

Writer’s Jukebox – The Cats Are Away…

cat-and-mouse Another week, another excuse why there’s no real Jukebox entry.  And that’s a real shame.  I’ve been enjoying this feature, especially how it presents our staff as a cast of characters, not just individuals who take turns posting each day of the week.

That said, some of this cast of characters will be busy this weekend convening in our nation’s capital.  The planning and prep for that has superseded Jukebox planning on my part.

So instead of some music picks to read and hunt down, I’ll give you another way to waste away your Sunday.  A coder over at Music Machinery has created The Swinger.  The code hacks any song by stretching the first half of each beat and shrinking the second half.  It’s stupid simple and stupidly genius.

I can’t get enough of it.

Sweet Child O' Mine (Swing Version) by plamere

Every Breath You Take (swing version) by TeeJay

Enter Sandman- the Swing Version by plamere

Around the World - the swing version by plamere

Super Freak by Rick James (Swing version with Echo Nest Remix) by tfine

[thanks, Gizmodo]