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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hey Everybody, it’s Jimbo! – Special: .jpgs and Vampires – 112 (5/11/16)

vampire_smiley_icon_by_abcdoremi123 (8:50) Jimbo adds goofy music to Chad Bowers’ goofy words.


Looking for lyrics? Check these comments.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States ( Attribution: by Jimbo and Chad Bowers – more info at

Want your dumb lyrics turned into dumb music? Send them to Jimbo via the comment section or email.

posted by Jimbo at 12:35 pm filed in Chad,Jimbo,May16,music  


  1. Nice Jimbo. love the songs and cover art. Made my morning, like a retrospective on the morning news after my death.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 12, 2016 @ 6:58 am

  2. Glad to do it; glad you enjoyed it.

    Comment by Jimbo — May 12, 2016 @ 7:01 am

  3. FACT:

    1897 Term computer used in issue of the journal Engineering, the word “computer”, is first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device, according to the Oxford English Dictionary
    1897 Bram “The Stroke” Stoker published Dracula
    1897 On line is term used for telegram establishing connection to cyberspace of telegraphic system
    Telegram style referred to compressed writing method used to save bandwidth
    Devil of decorrelation enters our life

    The monster human is a lossy copy of man
    Textual becomes visual
    Is it the same?

    Van Helsing was the first member of the Joint Photographic Experts Group
    Lucy died for entropy and a taste of garlic

    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 12, 2016 @ 8:41 am

  4. Your original words have merit and value… and I’m sorry I am not able to do more with it. Please let me explain: Because (#1) I am not blessed with a pleasant singing voice and (#2) I haven’t much breath in my lungs (due to my illness) I really must use the vocoder. Using a *my* vocoder for an entire song – with many words – would make for a muddy song. The very expensive vocoders probably do a much better job of being able able to transform analog voice into digital tones. Instead, small phrases (at times used repeatedly) help mow an impression of just exactly what is being said/sang in the song.

    Comment by Jimbo — May 12, 2016 @ 9:29 am

  5. Another thing – I find no one really likes my vocoder songs and it’s best to keep them to as short of a running time as possible!

    Comment by Jimbo — May 12, 2016 @ 9:31 am

  6. Jimbo,

    don’t believe them. They are only lying to themselves. Those that love your songs truly love them, and those that do not, merely have not found the love yet. It will find them. You are the Daniel Johnston of ONSUG.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 12, 2016 @ 10:01 am

  7. Every artist has systems, and you have found one that works for you. I would venture that no matter the money spent, you have already found a sweet spot that works on many levels.
    I used to make cutup tapes, and even with digital non destructive non linear editing, nothing beats the old floating record head I had on my Harmon Kardon tape player. I could pause and re-start recording with no gap, seamless, and it made construction of song elements strung together perfectly mesh with my production techniques. Its the systems that we make work, that end up working best. Your limitations also inform your unique style.

    We work well together, I think we are on the same mission:
    i. Fighting pterodactyls in virtual reality
    ii. Swahili – thought of today – All trees are greased for monkey death
    iii. you know, really, I’d rather just take that old Dracula train to Hong Kong.
    iv. I wish more places had elevator music
    v. I can make my eyes change color at will

    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am

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