Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Banana Phone

Raffi – Banana Phone

The first new BYD bit since the early 90’s with Pat! And we have Niveous to thank. Niv was judge in the SpinTunes competition, and let us know about SoulTreeRecords.com ‘s  Gift of Music. It’s an offshoot of Songfight.

Is this a bottle in front of me, or...

It doesn't look like a banana...

Al, Pat and I created this cover song for ‘The Gift of Music’ – it’s a secret santa contest for other musicians, and a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – the contestants ultimately vote on the winners, and the money goes to fund research. Win Win for everyone.

To enter, you pick 4 songs you’d like someone to cover. Any songs. They can be songs you’ve written, favorites, the most hated song you’ve ever heard… you pick. Then you’re matched up with someone else’s picks, and you need to do one of them. Pretty simple.

We ended up with Emperor Gum’s choices, and it was between Raffi and The Plasmatics. Since ‘Butcher Baby’ has like 10 lyrics total, we went with Raffi.

Allan created the background music, I faked a quick intro ‘a la’ Hip Hop Theater, and Pat literally phoned in his classic performance. Solid win all around. I’m hoping we can do more of these long distance triangulation compositions soon.

In case you didn’t know – Al’s around Chicago, I’m in New England, and Pat’s in the Carolinas. Gotta love the power of the internet! Enjoy!

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4 Responses to Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Banana Phone

  1. Graham says:

    You guys are awesome! I would never have even dreamed of taking it in that direction and you guys nailed it! Also, even though I made four choices, it was always going to be between those two. Thank you!

    • boffoyuxdudes says:

      Good choice of songs – We had a few thoughts on how to approach it… and ended up with the final version you heard. 3 people and 2000 miles later, it was finished!

  2. Scott Mercer says:

    Spectacular, as usual.

    Hey, I know those guys!

    • boffoyuxdudes says:

      That you do. We need to get your voice on one of these puppies soon.

      Hey, are you available for the podcast thing I was talking about? email me.

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