I’ve noticed that quite a few bloggers do this “Wordless Wednesday” thing, in which you get a picture to caption, or a video of a mime reenacting the night that Madame Curie discovered she could make her sex toys glow. Not to be outdone, The Skwib is instituting “Full-on Aural Assault” Wednesdays.
This first entry is from composers Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier, who decided to create the worst song ever. You got it, they did extensive research, and composed a tune that includes all the things we hate when it comes to music. What do we hate? Such musical bête noires as:
- ferocious banjo playing
- Chinese children’s choruses
- harp glissandos
- thundering pipe organ solos
- oompah-ing tubas
- screaming bagpipes.
I’m a little upset about that last one. If you’re about to charge into battle with a claymore, wearing nothing but a dodgy skirt and woad-painted nipples, screaming bagpipes are just the trick. However, if you’ve just enjoyed an evening of fine single malt whiskey and haggis, the last thing you want to hear is a selection of reels and jigs played on a bagpipe. Especially in an enclosed room. Bagpipes are best heard at a distance. (The minimum I’d suggest is 100 yards.)
That said, the composers have done a remarkable job of trying to offend everyone with their creation. They claim that ” fewer than 200 individuals of the world’s total population will enjoy” their music.
So, for our first “Full-on Aural Assault Wednesday” I can think of no better noise than The Most Unwanted Song.[audio: http://blog.wired.com/music/files/KomarMelamid_The-Most-UnwantedSong.mp3]