Print Story MFC XIII: Druqs. I mean drugs.
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By 606 (Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 06:24:09 PM EST) MFC, Music Fun Challenge, drugs, the monkees, midnight cowboy, random youtubery (all tags)
Ah, drugs! Where would modern music be without them? So many songs would have never been written without them... and so many artists would still be alive if it weren't for their seductive allure and fatal results.

The theme for MFC thirteen is drugs. But please note you don't have to do them to participate. Read on...

Update [2007-11-14 23:53:9 by 606]: Extension! One week only! Now due on Monday, Nov 19.

Update [2007-11-23 20:19:28 by 606]: It's time to vote! VOTE HERE!.



The history of humanity is riddled with drugs. Mystics and shamen of almost every human tribe are documented using drugs like psylocibin mushrooms, tobacco, ayheuasca, and hundreds of others for the purpose of obtaining spirit knowledge and visions.

Of course in today's world of convenience and technology drugs are plentiful, potent, and usually served without prior education. Be it "hard" drugs like meth or cocaine, "soft" drugs like marijuana, or popular favorites like nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol. Yes, those are drugs. Deal with it.

For a while many musicians and artists experimented with interesting drugs to try and bring out new creative visions. This was called the 1960s and its results were a lot of albums that make you go whoa, what the hell is this and why is the purple monkey dishwasher green nothing furiously?. This era can be summarized by viewing the party scene from Midnight Cowboy. The drugs back then were so amazing they could make even The Monkees interesting.

But after a while people got boring and they switched to drugs like speed and coke and heroin in the 70's that made artists jittery, assholes, and dead in that order.

Today there are so many kinds of drugs in the world we're still trying to get a grip on it. All the old illegal favorites are around along with fun new prescription drugs like ambien, prozac, oxycontin (or as I call them, Limbaugh-pops), fentanyl, percoset, viagra... and oh exploitable OTC meds like codeine and DXM.

Even today musicians are finding new drugs and singing* about them. (* for some definition of sing).

Your task is to make a song involving drugs. That is, you can create a song about drugs, or you can create a song while on drugs (NOT RECOMMENDED). You can also cover a song by an artist who was really into drugs (and by really into, I mean died cuz of them).

Entries are due in one month, Monday, November 12, 2007.

Yeah, we'll probably extend that but, like, pretend we're not gonna, okay?

I'll get some song hosting set up soonish...

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I voted this FP by yicky yacky (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 12:22:19 AM EST

and you should, too ...

... if you're not too mashed to move your mouse.


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Vacuity abhors a vacuum.
Dude, I'm sorry, but by wiredog (4.00 / 3) #2 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 05:12:09 AM EST
There were no drugs that could make The Monkees interesting.  Stoned enough you couldn't change the channel, perhaps, but not interesting.

Oh, and as to why is the purple monkey dishwasher green nothing furiously? Well, he could hardly do it calmly, now could he?  I mean, given what was going on and all.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Correction... by 606 (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 06:27:25 AM EST
Not The Monkees the show but The Monkees the band. Have you seen HEAD? I was quite entertained by it. I love how naive and silly the late 60's were.

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Why do you taunt me so? by Scrymarch (4.00 / 3) #3 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 06:41:39 AM EST
So many MFCs, so many opportunities for Dead Kennedys covers, so few actual covers resulting.

The Political Science Department of the University of Woolloomooloo

I'll continue to taunt you... by 606 (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 06:25:34 AM EST
until you record a song. Do not make me taunt you a second time! You will regret it!

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Sadly by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 07:34:04 AM EST
The gap between my DK cover ideas and any possibility of realizing them ever widens ...

The Political Science Department of the University of Woolloomooloo

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Cool by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 08:37:19 AM EST
I may try and find time to do a quick cover for this; I will do my best.
*twinkle*twinkle*


Well, by blixco (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 11:52:11 AM EST
we all know which Doctor Hook tune I'll be turning into a country song, don't we?
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
That one's already pretty country. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #17 Sat Oct 13, 2007 at 08:29:16 AM EST
Their entire oeuvre is fairly country.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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please note: by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 01:44:31 PM EST
codeine is not OTC in the US. still exploitable, but not OTC.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
It's OTC in Canada by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 04:32:04 PM EST
in small doses anyway. (It's a shame: I know an addict who gets their pills that way.) I hear you can get naproxin though... we can't for some reason.

Chill out, snowflake.

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OIC by 606 (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 06:28:42 AM EST
What fun things can one do with Naproxin?

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Not get addicted by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 03:41:34 PM EST
It's not a recreational drug, but it does its job.

Chill out, snowflake.

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move around without exruciating pain by lm (4.00 / 2) #16 Sat Oct 13, 2007 at 06:12:18 AM EST
Fun stuff for people with certain types of ailments.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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O rly? by 606 (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 07:19:39 AM EST
Where do all those Texas rapper guys get their codeine-ated cough syrup? If you're going to rob a pharmacy you wouldn't normally think of grabbing the grape cough meds compared to what else you could find.

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If smokes and coffee are drugs by dark nowhere (4.00 / 2) #8 Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 04:35:58 PM EST
then I'd bet a lot of us can't make music without them.

Chill out, snowflake.

LONESOME LA COWBOY! by discordia (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 07:09:36 AM EST
AW YEAH!

argh by 256 (4.00 / 2) #18 Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 09:46:00 AM EST
SMUT is on a one year hiatus, and you go ahead and post an MFC theme which almost every extant SMUT song qualifies for.

if anyone wants to take a stab at E is for Yuppies, Le Mescaline or In Montreal, they should feel free.

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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

Woo... by 606 (2.00 / 0) #19 Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 02:53:00 PM EST
In Montreal is my favorite SMUT song. I wonder if I can do anything with it. Hmm...

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Over a month? by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #20 Mon Oct 22, 2007 at 04:35:32 PM EST
pussies
busy bees buzz | sockpuppet revolution
Hi, you must be new here. by dark nowhere (2.00 / 1) #21 Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 07:42:58 AM EST
This place is relaxed, and so are its hosted challenges.

Chill out, snowflake.

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um... by ana (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 07:56:26 AM EST
UID 2978, meet UID 59.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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I know but by dark nowhere (2.00 / 0) #23 Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 08:11:12 AM EST
in this context the phrase "you must be new here" is used to imply that someone has failed to account for a local custom.

Chill out, snowflake.

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And apparently jokes are prohibited (nt) by fluffy (4.00 / 1) #24 Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 08:19:08 AM EST
my condolences [nt] by dark nowhere (2.00 / 0) #25 Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 12:03:21 PM EST


Chill out, snowflake.

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Entry by TPD (2.00 / 0) #26 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 12:28:52 AM EST
here: http://www.divshare.com/download/2693463-03d

with the caveat that if the deadline moves (and I get a chance to work on it some more) I may replace it, with an improved version.

It's a pretty straight cover of Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold.

Appologies to the subjection of listeners to my voice (and my piss poor guitar playing, it was and remains well out of my comfort zone in terms of playing).


why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

Better MIX...... by TPD (2.00 / 0) #30 Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 12:17:17 AM EST
Here: http://www.divshare.com/download/2704086-266

vocals turned down, rest turned up - sounds considerably better (if still a long way from great)

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

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a bit late, but... by 256 (4.00 / 1) #27 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 04:44:02 AM EST
you're welcome to use http://256k.org/mfc13 if you want. i even remembered to initialize the database this time.
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Can't seem to upload by TPD (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 05:38:57 AM EST
keep getting the following message

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/vhosts/duff/256k.org/mfc13/insert.php on line 42

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/vhosts/duff/256k.org/mfc13/insert.php on line 44
ERROR: File not uploaded properly.

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

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I shall use it by skippy (2.00 / 0) #29 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 06:57:08 AM EST
assuming, of course, that I manage to finish my entry on time.  On the plus side, I at least started it last night.  That means that there's a good chance I might get close to finishing it...

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it don't work, man :\ by 606 (2.00 / 0) #31 Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 10:57:50 AM EST
nt

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I would assume by skippy (2.00 / 0) #32 Sun Nov 11, 2007 at 11:18:00 PM EST
that the entries are due at 11:59 pm on Monday in whatever timezone the musician happens to be in? 

My entry is almost done, but I still have to record all my MIDI tracks to HD and master it (and by master, I mean throw on an EQ, compressor, and pray).

Posted. by yicky yacky (2.00 / 0) #33 Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 07:46:21 AM EST

Track: fiscal.mp3
Comment: In the hole


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Also posted by Herring (2.00 / 0) #34 Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 01:11:24 PM EST
Drug Song. No sensible comment - except to apologise to anyone who isn't tone deaf.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
Please to... by motty (2.00 / 0) #35 Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 01:35:24 PM EST
Is there will be an extension?

Otherwise I can post this tune I did a while back but I want to play with it a bit.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T

In case of no extention, by Phil Urich (2.00 / 0) #36 Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 04:13:09 PM EST
here's my submission, a cover of the Placebo song "Special K", which in case you're clueless and/or not as trigger-happy with wikipedia as some are (like myself) it's worth noting it's basically about Ketamine.

Now, I fucked up majorly while recording this, largely because I recently broke the headphone jack on my Cowon iAudio X5 (whose line-in I used to quickly last-minute record this) so I couldn't listen to how it actually heard things itself, ie. clipping galore.  But, after a few obviously failed takes and some rather emo stuff going on in my life right now and stress and etc, and that I didn't really think I was putting enough emotion into the song, at the end of this take I just went for it and threw my guitar.  Not entirely stupidly, it's completely okay, but because of that I'm unwilling to give up this take, dammit.

Oh noes! by skippy (2.00 / 0) #37 Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 04:39:49 PM EST
online identity collides with real-life!  Gasp!

Posted here:  Junkie Style

WARNING:  contains unlicensed samples.

Right by motty (2.00 / 0) #38 Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 05:03:00 PM EST
Fine.

Nothing's Any Fun Any More.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T

Index disabling meanie. /nt by ni (2.00 / 0) #40 Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 08:22:07 AM EST



"What woman wouldn't love a guy in WW2 aviator glasses eating their ass?" -- dest
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Yep by motty (2.00 / 0) #41 Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 08:23:04 AM EST
It's all here though.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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Extension. by 606 (4.00 / 1) #39 Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 06:51:03 PM EST
Okay, one week. But ONLY one week!

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I Like C.A.K.E.S. by priestess (2.00 / 0) #42 Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 10:54:40 AM EST
My first MFC entry, written and recorded in about an hour, coz that's about as long as I'm prepared to spend on this. Recored on my mobile phone and uploaded to youtube coz that's the easiest way to do this with my equipment:

I Like C.A.K.E.S
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Cake is a made up drug by Herring (2.00 / 0) #43 Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 11:10:32 AM EST
Also, is that your BFC entry?

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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Yeah, of course it is. by priestess (2.00 / 0) #44 Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 11:17:28 AM EST
Um. What's a BFC?

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Oh, it it "Beard Fun Challenge?" by priestess (2.00 / 0) #45 Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 11:29:59 AM EST
Yeah. Heh. About five months worth of not shaving my chin there. I shall leave it until the new year and then reassess.

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