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What if software developers were more like rappers? Click to find out. Just having some fun on a rainy Saturday.
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The Funky Developer

My names dave_b
I'm an MCP
I'm slinging code
in VB.

Work real hard
2 hours a day
cos' the rest of the work's
gone away.


To Bangalore or to Mumbai.
it's enough to make me
want to cry

But cryings lame
and thems the facts
stead of writin code
I'll play my axe.


My sql queries
go 8 pages
I get the right answer
that's outrageous

When the dba's
try to optimize 'em
the nested syntax
simply fries 'em

But queries don't matter
if they ain't payin
I can't work for free
You know what I'm sayin'?

So, I'm working hard
ain't getting fat
when I build your system
want some fries with that?









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Hits: 2686
Comments: 46
Fans: 21
Plays: 81
Downloads: 89
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 13, 2010 - 03:01:31 PM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2010 - 03:01:31 PM Last Played: Oct 28, 2017 - 08:38:06 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Strat
M-Audio Keystation
Mac Pro
Presonus Firebox

Software:
GarageBand
Scarbee Pre-Bass
Comments
fasteddie said 2836 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
Man that's great
Cool and funny! This song made me smile big time.

Of course your guitaring is awesome and appropriate to the mood and theme.

Well done!
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dave_b said 2836 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
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Thanks for the listen Michael - A smile is what I was going for. I dug "Armed Robbery" and commented on it over there. You've been on a roll lately.
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ShadowofNine said 2836 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
Hahaha
Stupendous...
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dave_b said 2836 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
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Glad you liked it Dave. I liked "Retro", and commented on it over there.
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drakonis said 2836 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Made the grade
I'd give you C++
Good enough for us
But the way you play
Gotta hand you an A!

This is way-nerdy-cool, and deeply personal to me... sigh... Bangalore is the new curse-word for developers here. Love the "optimizing 8-page SQL" lines. Great little ditty, love the bass-line, and it sounds like you have a very talented axe to grind.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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dave_b said 2836 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
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Thanks for the listen Eduard. I figured this might resonate with the MJ resident developers some. If I had as many calls from prospects as I do from Indian outsourcing firms that want to "partner" with me, things would ok. I enjoyed your latest "Lullaby for the Inner Child" and commented on it over there.


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Doadars Uncle said 2836 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Smiles!
Niiiice! Chain gang.... Quick and to the point!
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dave_b said 2835 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
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Hi Doug, thanks for the listen. I liked "Growler".
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Vic Holman said 2835 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
ha!!
great concept. funny! and cool solo.
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dave_b said 2835 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
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Hi Vic,
Thanks for coming by, glad you appreciated my quirky sense of humor.
I dug "Happy You" and commented on it over there.
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Hickling_Stan said 2835 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Smiling
..and nodding. Great ideas and a great guitar. Good stuff. Cheers. Mark
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dave_b said 2834 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
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Hi Mark, thanks for coming by, glad you enjoyed it. I liked "Evelyn Street" and commented on it over there.
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Calchas said 2835 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Now THERE'S a concept...
Hey Dave...Nicely put together. A little short, but fun nonetheless. really enjoy your lead riffing in this one.

Be well friend!
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dave_b said 2834 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
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Hi Micheal, Thanks for the listen, glad you liked it. Some would say mercifully short :). "The Other Shoe" is cool, commented on it over there.
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thetiler said 2833 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
Really
like the computer sound and how it has that special rhythm with the words. Nice guitar leads and wonderful lyrics to really fit ! Love the honesty in your music and how you work everything together.Glad I stopped by ! Thanks !!! Good luck to YOU!!!!!
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dave_b said 2833 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
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Hi Bill, thanks for the listen. The synth part is a GB patch called "Circuit Dialog", thanks for noticing that it went with my nerdy theme. I liked "Wade In The Water Variations" and commented on it over there.
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Relic67 said 2833 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
funky developer
writing code is super cool, wish I could do it!
enjoyed the song...

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dave_b said 2833 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
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Hi Relic, glad you liked it thanks for coming by. Yeah, for about 10 minutes in 1998, software developers were rock stars!
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Demeter7 said 2833 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
What great
guitar! And a bit of rap, no hitting delete. I could listen to something twice as long. What else ya got? :)
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dave_b said 2833 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
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Hi Deme, glad you liked. If my work keeps getting outsourced I should have plenty of time to do some more tunes! "You'veGotMaleLoop" was cool, keep up the good work.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2832 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
outsourcing blues/rap
This was perfectly conceived and executed! Funny, funky, true, and one minute long: a devastating list of attributes!
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
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Hi Michael, thanks for the listen, I figured a minute or so was optimal to get the joke across, and still have a little fun! I dug "The Inland Empire" and commented on it over there.
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mikkinylund said 2832 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
Funny!
I love satire! Thank you! :)
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
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Hi Mikki, thanks for giving it a listen. I enjoyed your latest "Chelsea".
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ktb said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
TFD
Me likes. Ridiculously awesome guitar. Fun and funky vocal. Nice
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
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Hi John, glad you liked it. I dug "snowfall", and commented on it over there, and I also liked that one you did with Thoddi a while back "Just My Luck".
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
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I was trying to figure out the the TFD. My favorite translation was "Trampoline Face Driver" See
http://www.abbreviations.com/TFD
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ktb said 2829 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
TFD
The Funky Developer - sorry just too lazy to write it all out. There was really a definition of "Trampoline Face Driver"? too funny..I hope it was complimentary..lol....
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scofugate said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
this is
really cool, very funny!!!!Loved every second. Very Original!!
I know what MCP means...LOL, I am a CCNA LOL
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
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Ah ha, an infrastructure guy. I would guess at least some of that can't be done remotely. Thanks for listening Scott, read your post about the burnout, hope you're getting your mojo back. If you performance on "Lunar Eclipse" is any indication, it's coming back already.
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sschedra said 2831 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
Bangalore! Shmangalore!
Dave Where have you and Drak been? That's so passe'. Now Bangalore complains that they are losing work to Pune' and Pune' says they can't compete with Shanghai. Then there's that "free" Linux stuff I keep trying to sell. Good luck with that! But, the song makes its point. We are the guys who will be washing dishes at some country club and someone will point to us and say "See that guy over there? He's got a PHD in CS and he's washing dishes (LOL)"!
Ugh!
Stephen
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
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Hi Stephen, thanks for the listen. You kmow any country clubs that are hiring? :) I liked "Rocky Road To Dublin" and commented over there.
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bug67 said 2831 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
Right out of the '80s!
The "rap" reminds me of the kind of stuff you heard Blondie do back in the day. That's a compliment. This needs some visual style to go along with the music. Consider some art work.
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dave_b said 2831 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
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Hi Dave, thanks for the listen. Yeah, I just googled for, and found "Rapture", and I do see some echoes of that in what I did here, lol. Here's my visual... I'm washing dishes in a country club (thanks to Stephen for that image) while a team of offshore developers are break dancing in huge wads of cash. I'm not real good with photoshop, so that'll have to do for now!
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lengold said 2830 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Great idea
for a song - it could work for many occupations. Definitely works for me. Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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dave_b said 2830 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
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Hi Len, Thanks for the listen, glad you liked it. Looking forward to your next post "A Little Crazy" was killer.
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Daugrin said 2830 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Too Short!
Let this one out a little more. There is something under the surface...lol.

Daug
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dave_b said 2830 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
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Hi Daug, Thanks for listening man. I was going to write some more verses but I think I'm afraid of that thing under the surface :)
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DWL said 2830 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
:-)
If only coding really was this much fun.

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2827 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
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Hi Dick, glad it made you smile. Nice job on "Slave Cell" !
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2_Daves said 2827 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
Want some fries with that?
Great production and playing. A new geek anthem!
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dave_b said 2827 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
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Hi Daves, (damn we have a lot of Daves on this site!). Well, if they won't pay us maybe we will rise up and take over the internet!
I'm looking forward to the next version of Slinky, cool song.
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egobandit said 2827 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Ah ha
LIke the bass and drums it complements your guitar so well, not sure about the ending but this sure did bring a smile to my face I say have more fun on your rainy saturday
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dave_b said 2827 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
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Hi Tim, just listened to "Another", cool track. A smile was what I was going for!
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Kicbal said 2719 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Fun
Good groove and amusing lyrics.
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FatherTime said 2351 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
techno rap
The guitar playing was surprising but my favorite part. I work a job that sometimes ain't payin' so I know what you mean. Anyway this ended too quickly, enjoyed it.
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