For me, the Calvin Worship Symposium starts with a rehearsal Wednesday night and a worship service Thursday morning. The problem is that I’ve got everything ready to go and now have a full day stretching before me with none of the frantic preparations that have occupied the last month. Yes, there are lots of things I could–maybe even should–be doing. But I decided that it should be fun day. I was going to write a mass for the NPM mass contest, but the chances of me actually finishing that by Sunday are slim. So instead, I turned my attention to the FramesDirect.com Robot Dance Contest. I mean, being a fan of Kraftwerk, how could I resist?
Listen to an MP3 of my Robot Dance Music. I think you’ll agree that it’s chock full of vocoded goodness.
The employees of FramesDirect will make a video of themselves dancing to the winning entry. I’m about to post my entry to their FaceBook page. It would be great if you’d head over there and put in a kind word for my entry.
But wait. There’s more! I’ve decided to make a little contest of my own: The Greg Scheer Dance Like a Robot Video Contest. The rules are simple. You upload a link to a video of you (your family, your Legos, your pet cockroaches, etc) dancing to the above song. A panel of one (me) will judge the best video and send the winner a prize. For those of you who are serious about quality (and you’d better be if you want to make any headway in this contest) you can download an AIF file of the song.
Good luck to all. And may the best robot win!
It passed the Theo dance test with flying colors!
It reminds me of Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science.”
You need to update this post with the big news!
That’s right–big news people: I WON! Yes, that’s right. The Frames Direct people deemed my Robot Dance Music the best of the best. Numero Uno. The Champ. The King of the Hill.
That being said, I have a sneaking suspicion that I was the only entry…
But no matter, this will look great on my resume. Here’s a picture of me celebrating in my office, the place where the musical magic happens: http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/greg_wins_robot_contest.jpg. By the way, I’m holding my prize–$20 worth of free music at iTunes.
Now I’m waiting for the Frames Direct people to keep their promise of making a video of their employees dancing to the song. In the meantime, I’m still waiting for subscribers of this blog to take up the challenge of creating a super cool dance video to my super cool, award winning song.
This is Clif from FramesDirect.com assuring you that you were not the only entry, however, since we had only asked people to submit links to songs, or song names, we were BLOWN AWAY by your original composition…everyone here in the FD offices loves it…in fact one of our guys in marketing made it his phone ringtone. We are shooting the video Friday and it should be done and viewable on our Facebook page next week.
A ringtone? Wow. That makes me feel like a star!