Here’s me playing one of my favourite compositions for the guitar, “Horizons” by Genesis from the album Foxtrot.
I decided to make the effort to participate in the #JustPlay challenge – a 30-day challenge started by Samuel Goodwin to post music that one plays on Instagram without much retakes: “The point of this is to get over mental barriers to recording.” I started on day 5 but hopefully will be able to proceed with this. Will not be easy.
My first entry is me trying to play and sing “Girl from Ipanema”. Instagram limits videos to 1 minute, so it’s not the whole song.
I made another musical video. This time I remade David Bowie’s excellent “Space Oddity” with lyrics on the subject of ups and downs of indie app development. It should be more accessible to the general population than my previous video about the programming language Swift.
Lyrics are embedded in the video but here they are in full:
App Oddity ~~~~~~~~~~ App Review to Coder Tom App Review to Coder Tom Take your caffeine pills And put your headphones on App Review to Coder Tom Commencing countdown, you’re logged on. Check submission and may Jobs’ love be with you This is App Review to Coder Tom You’re featured on first page And the web sites want to know how much you’ve made Now it’s time to go out and celebrate This is Coder Tom to App Review I’m stepping through the doors And my head spins in a most peculiar way And the App Store’s very different today For here Am I sitting in my basement Far from outside world Why do I feel blue Is there something I can do? Though I’m past one million free downloads I can’t see many sales And I think I might've chosen wrong way to go Tell my customers I care, 'cause they should know App Review to Coder Tom Your app is dead, there’s something wrong Can you fix it Coder Tom Can you fix it Coder Tom Can you hear us Coder Tom Can you… Here am I lying in my basement Far from outside world All I feel is blue And there’s nothing I can do
I covered Radiohead’s Karma Police with modified lyrics about some of the attitude towards Apple’s new programming language, Swift, that I saw on the net.
It’s meant to be fun. Lyrics embedded in the video. Enjoy.