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Apr
08

Week Thirteen: You Don’t Know Me

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This song should have a subtitle of, ” The Norman Scott Showcase” because he basically ran the show with this one. He sequenced the whole thing from scratch and provided most of the vocals. My job was mostly to provide moral support which is truly hard work, but doesn’t take nearly as much time. It might interest you to know that “Tim and Eric” directed and starred in the video for this song. I’m not so much a fan, but if you are, you should check it out. It’s just as bizarre as you’d expect a Tim and Eric video to be. Another interesting tidbit is that this song was one of many featured on an album that Ben Folds released that consists of different colleges’ a ccapella arrangements of his music. p.s. I love Ben Folds and Regina Spektor. You should too.

I got really excited about putting this song together when I realized (or theorized) that many of the sounds made in the original song came from a mellotron, which is an early analog “sampling” keyboard that used mechanized strips of pre-recorded tape to reproduce the sounds of instruments like flutes, or choirs. I couldn’t actually confirm this, but it didn’t stop me from using copious amounts of mellotron samples in our version. How about that? Digital samples of analogue samples of strings.

Week 14 Teaser: Coffee Dancing

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2 comments

  1. Hug a Mellotron « NormScott.com says:

    [...] and I recently covered a Ben Folds song for our song-a-week blog called “You Don’t Know Me”. I was trying to figure out [...]

  2. Jeanette says:

    I love it. I love the playful sound of the mellotron.

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