This was both a brand new
friend and a completely new concept for the Magic Bullet, ran by one
Vladimir Vpdodo (aka V. Poiskah Dodo), based in Kiev, Ukraine. The concept?
Shorty Music! The idea is that you concentrate your idea into
something under 90 seconds, which seems almost perfect for the modern day
attention span. We'd done the hour, now to the other end of the temporal
spectrum, this was something we simply had to have a go at. We first made
contact with Vlad The Curtailer (I bet he wishes he'd thought
of that!) circa the April, which unfortunately meant we'd not long missed
the theme of 'nomophobia', so never got to do a great photo of me and Skit
cowering in fear next to Twizz's garden gnome. Yes, we know it's the phobia
of being without your phone really, Mrs. Magic III suffers from it, breaks
out in a cold sweat if me and Twizz hide hers for a laugh. It's normally
worth a bag of chocolate buttons to tell her where it is. Which we share,
because it's the right thing to do. However, there is more
amusement to be had if wilfully misunderstanding terms that people of...
um... 'our generation' probably wouldn't know anyway.
Likewise 'left on read',
clueless. So I PM'd Vlad on Messenger to ask what it meant, and
although I could see he'd read the message, he never did answer me, how
annoying is that? So, left none the wiser, Skit and I decided to come up
with our own interpretation, starting with a tongue in cheek paraphrasing of
"Okay, initiate the random word
generating machine, and run."
Read. Read. Read. Read. Read. Read.
Read. Read. Read. Read.
"Oh bugger, I left in on
You get the general idea. For
the samples, we put the phrase 'left on read' into Google (so the government
could keep tabs on what we radicals were up to), followed a few links and
somehow ended up on an Indian tourism video of Kamathipura in Mumbai, which
is also known as Red Street (I didn't know Google did phonetic matches as
well!) because it harbours a bustling trade in prostitution. Not recently,
one would hope. There were some lovely street sounds on it for us to build
our track from, so that's what we did. And although it seems a strangely
inappropriate thing to say with regard an 88 second track, um... enjoy