I Love You So So So So Much
March 8, 2017 1:23 PM   Subscribe

Listening to this song makes you feel wonderful.

Love this happy song by Shawn Wasabi? You can find it on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Spotify. If you need this in a Ringtone, you can find it HERE. I know there's at least one Remix.

Let's face it: 2016/2017 has been less than ideal. Fight back. Shawn Wasabi's Sweet New Single Might Help You Believe In Love Again. Spicy Boyfriend on a Midi 64 makes any monent brighter, enjoy it all day long! Make it your new personal anthem!

posted by jbenben (18 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
YES! I love Shawn! Marble Soda is one of my favorite jams of all time.
posted by grumpybear69 at 1:40 PM on March 8, 2017 [3 favorites]

What a fascinating instrument...
posted by jim in austin at 2:02 PM on March 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is delicious
posted by Pfardentrott at 2:19 PM on March 8, 2017

*stands looking down at his acoustic guitar realizing he's getting old*
posted by tunewell at 2:30 PM on March 8, 2017 [2 favorites]

This reopens for me the possibility of live electronic music performances.
posted by BentFranklin at 2:54 PM on March 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

Great fun for a Wednesday evening, get me smiling more even than I was, kick up my spirits b4 my bike ride -- thanx jbenben!
posted by dancestoblue at 5:06 PM on March 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

That was pretty compellingly neat. Now I want to press ALL the buttons. [But...this would be disastrous.]
posted by aesop at 5:10 PM on March 8, 2017

What the hell is that super neat o thing?
posted by eggkeeper at 9:15 PM on March 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

I think it's broken; I don't feel wonderful. FAKE NEWZ
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:38 PM on March 8, 2017

Reading the YT comments it sounds like the button thing is something the performer made themselves. ICBW though.
posted by pharm at 2:37 AM on March 9, 2017

Super neat o thing is a Midi Fighter 64 - custom made for him.

Ordinary mortals like you and me can get the smaller version.
posted by ZipRibbons at 3:14 AM on March 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

I studied classical piano long enough to have a high school diploma in piano performance (useful document! {/}) and I see things like this or even a 4x4 beat pad and I am just fascinated by the concept of learning the sample mapping on an unmarked grid.

Also fascinating to me was the incredibly well worked out fingering he had for his playing. When studying piano I'd often take a complicated section of music and work out the fingering and start with a slow tempo playing it through and through muscle memory training would work it up to a fast speed because the fingering worked.

Watching him shift his hands around as the piece got more complicated was sort of a 3rd-dimensional thrill ride variation on the lateral hand movements I had to work out on a piano keyboard.

This was fun! I'll look for more from this artist. Thanks so much for posting this!
posted by hippybear at 4:21 AM on March 9, 2017 [5 favorites]

This reopens for me the possibility of live electronic music performances.

I saw Bright Light Bright Light perform once and he had a couple of live musicians with him, but he also had a sample pad, drum type, that he was hitting with a drumstick to trigger horn stabs and backing vocals, and it was a pretty thrilling performance of samples, really. I'd never heard of him before (he was opening for John Grant), and I've been following his career since.
posted by hippybear at 4:49 AM on March 9, 2017

fascinating to me was the incredibly well worked out fingering he had for his playing

Me too! I'm also a pianist and it blows my mind how intricate the patterns are, especially considering that all of the buttons look exactly the same and particularly since the mapping is completely customized. On FB and elsewhere I have musician friends who are all "LOL button mashing EDM is the dumbz" and I respond with his videos. Some people get it, others are dismissive because they clearly aren't comprehending what he's doing.

Not that such attitudes are new - in college I was told by a composition grad student that "real music [was] composed, not programmed" which struck me as ironic since just a few weeks prior I had a string quartet read by an ensemble so steeped in 20th-century composition style that my lack of articulations resulted in a completely dead performance. I mean, if you have to explicitly tell the players precisely how to play each note, what is the difference between composed vs programmed music?
posted by grumpybear69 at 6:11 AM on March 9, 2017 [2 favorites]

This feels like something out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.

(Of course it’s real music. What else could it possibly be?)
posted by pharm at 6:32 AM on March 9, 2017

This is a complete delight.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 7:16 AM on March 9, 2017

Made my day, thanks!
posted by Happy Dave at 11:20 AM on March 9, 2017

Jack Conte (from Pomplamoose) uses one of those types of "music pads" as well, called a Launchpad. Here he mashes up Daft Punk and Skrillex and is basically way too talented.
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:21 PM on March 9, 2017

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