Monday, November 15, 2004

All the Waves Crashing By

John Scalzi asked AOL Journalers to shuffle all the music on their players and report the first ten that come up, no matter how embarrassing. Having cleared all the music off my elderly Compaq at work many months ago, I was curious what would come up on WMP, which catalogued mostly wave files on its most recent update a week or two ago. Here's what I got:



First Ten:
Buffy theme
- Nerf Herder
, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In Every Generation...  - Anthony Stewart Head, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sam howl - Scott Bakula,
"Good Morning Peoria" episode of Quantum Leap
Handlink button from Quantum Leap
LAZRYN - sounds like Bob James-style jazz
FOGHORN
CAMERA
TELETYPE
Quack

some Star Trek sound effect that went by too fast to identify.

Next ten:
I have a question
Oh boy! - Scott Bakula
, Quantum Leap
Reminder
Ha Haa!
Thanks, mom - Scott Bakula
, "The Leap Home" episode of Quantum Leap
This is incredible! - Scott Bakula, "Good Morning Peoria" episode of Quantum Leap
Buffy theme - Nerf Herder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (another copy)
Like Humans Do - David Byrne (an actual song!)
It won't work - Marvin (Stephen Moore), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
DING

Next ten:
CHIMES
Don't like it - Patrick Troughton, Doctor Who
Ni! - the Knights of Ni, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
RICOCHET
ScuseMe
In Every Generation...  - Anthony Stewart Head, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (different copy)
Uhoh
Indigo (a classic Mac sound)
some officey clicky sound that went by too fast to be identified
ChuToy

That's enough.

More things that might have come up in my paltry 111 sounds are a bit of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (the Huntley-Brinkley Report piece, not Ode to Joy), collections of sound bytes from the first two seasons of Angel, music and dialogue from Zorro (the Disney series), a brief clip from the chorus of She Loves You by the Beatles, the first Quantum Leap saga cell ("It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went a little caca...") and Daleks threatening to exterminate.

Tonight I'll repeat this experiment on the iMac (which has a ton of music and spoken word) and on my laptop (which has mostly Disney stuff on it) and report back.

Karen

1 comment:

ryanagi said...

LMAO!! Pretty funny!