Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hear the Legacy of Steve Jobs

Elliot has gotten into GarageBand lately, and it's a testament to Apple (and Steve Jobs' message of simplicity and elegance) that a 6-year-old can become fairly proficient at producing music with the software.

Here is a track he created entirely by sampling his sister's voice. It's creepy, but kind of beautiful. (For no discernible reason, Alice asked that the song be called "Super PJ.")

Later, Elliot heard the alarm I was using for my thrice-a-day antibiotics (I had dental surgery last week) and felt he could do better. This is what he produced.

On one hand, I'd like to think "Dads alrem" (Dad's alarm) is the start of a promising music career for Elliot. Then I remember that Pharrell only made $2,700 from "Happy" getting played on Pandora 43 million times.

So maybe I should keep pushing him toward accounting.