August 4, 2001 7:05 AM   Subscribe

Dictionaraoke brings you well enunciated music. The fun of karaoke meets the word power of the dictionary. [Via kottke.org]
posted by riffola (8 comments total)
Funniest site EVER! Wow. Thanks, riffola! (and J.Ko, I guess)
posted by dagny at 7:27 AM on August 4, 2001

You guess? Harsh...
posted by gleemax at 8:41 AM on August 4, 2001

Too weird...too cool.
posted by rushmc at 9:29 AM on August 4, 2001

You can't blame me for it either. I found it somewhere else, but forgot where. It was one of those 80-windows-open clickstravaganzas that we all go on from time to time.
posted by jkottke at 10:17 AM on August 4, 2001

Also, did anyone else think that these songs sounded like William Shatner was singing them? Spoken, not sung, the odd cadence, etc. I hope they do a version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for comparison.
posted by jkottke at 10:22 AM on August 4, 2001

I had to download a song to "get" what this was all about. That website was incoherent as far as communicating anything to me... too much of a gimmicky faux-dictionary-listing theme going on. In any case, I was amazed -- this is some good stuff. I really like the 'Snuggles-fill' in Smash Mouth's All Star.

The server is unfortunately rather slow for me -- perhaps the J.Ko/MeFi one-two punch is killing it.
posted by Hankins at 10:58 AM on August 4, 2001

First saw this link on LYD. Very cool. I particularily like the deceptive design; it looks very commercial at first, but it's all fake of course. Made by members of snuggles, the negativland mailing list.
posted by D at 1:48 PM on August 4, 2001

I really digged the attempts at the harmonic vocals on Bohemian Rhapsody. Twas thinking how impressive it'd be to perform these live, with a group of 5 or so, each armed with a dictionary and a scheduled order of who takes which words.
posted by aki at 11:32 PM on August 4, 2001

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