The internet radio station, Amoeba Goo, which focuses on unconventional, offbeat, indie rock, and novelty songs, advised me that its latest edition features my novelty song "The Feeder Guppy Rescue League". I had been very unhappy with my recording of this song, because I did not get enough volume into the recording of my voice, because I did not match various outputs and inputs. I subsequently solved this issue with other recordings, with both an informal and a formal fix. Now I can record at an adequate volume, and am only hampered by my singing voice.
Yet the kind folks at Amoeba Goo Radio not only put my song in the 17th and final slot on the show, but also illustrated the show "cover" on the website with two elegant psychedelic guppies. They even posted a hyperlink to the actual Feeder Guppy Rescue League, which continues its key role as a satiric notion for a LiveJournal post made flesh and dwelling among personkind. It is good when people get the joke, which, in charity, is easier when the song is audible than when it features silent running. Amoeba Goo Radio is a fun listen, at this website.
Meanwhile I am rediscovering the virtues of collaboration, and yet realizing, as I experiment with a dizzying array of freeware music making devices, that when I have gotten a sound I really like, I find that the one fan I wish to truly reach--myself--is always in attendance. I am my own grandpa, so to speak.
Tomorrow I hope to go for a swim in the natatorium, get some long overdue hobby mailings done, and perhaps see a film or two. I also have work to do this weekend, which no doubt will keep me earnest in spirit and pure in intention.