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Commuter (demo)

I thought I’d see if I could record a demo in a day. Here is the result.

I’ve been loving Daft Punk so I thought I’d go where I shouldn’t with a vocoder.

The result is a lyric that is pretty much indecipherable, but it was fun making.

(Photo is “commuter deck” by arileu via Flickr)

The song is dedicated to muppets like me who get up every day and navigate Melbourne train stations, put up with regular signal failures, get diverted to Flinders St so Metro can meet its targets, have their station skipped, have the pleasure of paying a couple of hundred dollars each month to then get pulled up by ticket inspectors with a zero tolerance for mistakes and a complete blindness to your history as a good “customer”.

Here’s to those nights when the train stops halfway home because of our antiquated infrastructure, when you get to have a surprise dinner in Hawthorn and wait for your spouse to pick you up, or you have to hang around the city until things sort themselves out.

Commuters take cars off our roads, carbon out of our air, and generally act in a civic manner. These virtues should be ignored.

We should be punished. We deserve the oppression. There are no limits to a state when enforcing a $10 fare.

(…except it’s easier to go after concessional card holders like students because that light goes on at the turnstiles)