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Everything I Learned About Life I Learned From My Video Games (w/ Elevator Funk, AJ and Shannon)


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OK, This is for Father's Day. It is a parody written by Shannon. Her brother, AJ and her were having a conversation about how little video games prepare you for real life and how seldom we would actually produce out of thin air the Legendary Orb of Mystical Orbstrocity" put it on the end of our sword and lob it toward our nearest foe.... or it went something like that.... So Shannon was inspired to write some poetry. Aj, my son being rather bored last weekend whilst visiting, we nabbed the poem off of Shannon's Fiction Press Page and created this song....

I was needing some other sound effects and general video game groove and so I knew there was something out there in the MJ world and thought I had heard something at some point that would fill the bill and recalled there was a tune about Mario and sure enough Elevator Funk's song popped up again. I blended his tune into the mix mainly for his guitar and Mario Brother's clips. The song is called, Mario's 'Shroom Trip by Elevator Funk He graciously agreed that I could steal it and I surely appreciate it.

additional interesting something:

From Constance Steinkuehler, PhD, and Sean Duncan, MA, of the University of Wisconsin

Scientific thinking can be learned in virtual worlds, said Duncan. The majority of participants (86 percent) shared their knowledge to solve problems and more than half the participants (58 percent) used systematic and evaluative processes indicative of scientific reasoning.

"These forums illustrate how sophisticated intellectual practices to improve game play mimic actual scientific reasoning," said Duncan. "Gamers are openly discussing their strategies and thinking, creating an environment in which informal scientific reasoning practices are being learned by playing these online video games."

blah blah blah... and so it goes.
Thank you and Happy Father's Day !!!!
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Everything I Learned About Life
(I Learned From My Video Games)

Everything I know
Everything I learned
Everything I do
I got from my video games

When I learned how to drive
I was just 16 years old
When I got behind the wheel
I ran 3 cars right off the road
My instructor told me
“Boy! You'll never drive in the country again!”

Everything I learned about life
I learned from my video games
I learned how to sing and I learned how to swim
I learned how to drive and I learned how to win

I just got a job 3 weeks ago
Now my boss is telling me its time to go
Now I don't have a job
I can't pay my rent
So I guess I have to live with my best friend Jim

Man, what a life!
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Hits: 3897
Comments: 39
Fans: 20
Plays: 87
Downloads: 107
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 13, 2009 - 03:58:51 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2009 - 04:08:06 PM Last Played: Apr 07, 2019 - 01:45:32 AM
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mowguy3 said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Great job all
this is so funny and sorry to say so true. If my youngest son isen't on his cell phone he is eating, sleeping or playing a video game
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mowguy3 said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
something happend
while writing my comment. Just wanted to add what a fine job you did mixing all this togeather. Good stuff.
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awigze said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks mowguy
I discovered I left out a " from a link and was editing while you were commenting. Thanks for listening and let your son know that he is welcome to have a listen. Would like to hear what he thinks about it.
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magnatone said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Everything I learned
LOL - this is GREAT!! Great job by all, fabulous mix - it just sounds terrific!
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awigze said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Magnatone
My aspirations for this song is to get higher ratings than your Magnaflight.... one can dream eh?
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Char said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Well!
That was intelligent and the music was perfect. If you must steal, steal from the best. So, the boy's voice is AJ, your son? And Shannon is your daughter? If I got that right, Yay. Loved this, Andy.
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awigze said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
char
Shannon is AJ's sister. But not my daughter.
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Calchas said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
They didn't have...
...video games when I was a kid. So I learned all about life from reading Marvel Comics. lol

Nice collab guys. Lotsa fun!

Be well friends!
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awigze said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Calchas
I learned about life on horseback, feedin' chickens and diggin post holes, learnin how to stretch barb-wire and operate a chainsaw.... all that analog stuff. We ahd fun- thanks Calchas.
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drakonis said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
parental nightmares...
if this weren't a parody, I would be really worried, since my wife and I were just talking about this the other day, wondering what the world will be like with all these gamers around us, wondering why you can't drive using the Wii controller (the Peter Sellers movie "Being There" comes to mind.)

The music, and the way you talk through the lyrics, reminds me, for some weird reason, of the obscure band "Timbuk3".

Very cool stuff everyone!

"The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!" -- Timbuk3

ttfn,
Drakonis
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awigze said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
drakonis
I nearly couldn't find a genre for it as it is a bit too true and almost NOT a parody. Elevator Funk set this tune in a good way and kept it grounded.
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Boundless said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Fun thing
on a hot topic. There could be worst ways
to vent out the ambient violence. . .

Great to hear the boy's voice
along with yours.

Well done - thanks Andy !

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awigze said 3656 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Boundless
so true, B. We had a great time and glad to have E_Funk on board too.
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Roxylee said 3655 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Fun song!
and scary how much kids live in video-land (well probably less now, due to cell phone texting). You picked the perfect sound bed for this. Kudos to Shannon, AJ, EF, and you for this parody.
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awigze said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Roxanne
Thanks Rox
glad you stopped by - we had fun and it was in the true sense of the word a great example of a collaboration. AJ and I may still revisit the lyric parts and get more of his voice on there.
A


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ramonaji said 3655 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
I can't even express
how cool this thing was! You're redefined cool! Love it!!!
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awigze said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Romona
Wow! Coming from you that is a great comment. Pleased you liked it. Thanks for droppin' in.
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Elevator_Funk said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
cool
i love the things some of you mjers do with the spoken word mixed with a soundtrack.

I did learn how to drive from video games! I grew up in Montana with miles of empty roads. But a couple years ago when I rented a car to drive around on my vacation in New York City, I was sure glad I spent all those years playing Need For Speed and Gran Turismo!!!

thanks for including me on your project.
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awigze said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Hey Brian!
Thanks for being gracious enough to lend your tune as counter-melody - I guess is the phrase I am looking for. Your involvement took it to the the next step that it desperately needed. I am in your debt. You call, I 'll haul. Thanks E_F.
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dajama said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Nice
This is hilarious. Love the words, and the vocal delivery is perfect - droll and deadpan. Great musical backing, too. I wish it just weren't so close to the truth! Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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awigze said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
dajama
Thanks Daj, What's cool about it is that Shannon and AJ were making a parody about their own involvement yet they know that life is so much more.... and eventhough it was nearly too close to the truth, I know that both of them will grow into productive and remarkable human beings, despite all of the whirling orbs of demise that they have hurled at their enemies.... virtually speaking.
Thanks for the comment, peace and all that to you!
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kassia said 3653 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
lol....
a great song. i love the vocals - and what a great experience to make music with your kids. this is awesome!
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awigze said 3652 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Shay
We werent going for great so when your comment says it is, I really appreciate it and consider a bonus. thanks for listening!
Andy
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davisamerica said 3652 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
andy ...
i really thought i left a remark ... someting like this " Excellent tune and love the topic. I spent the teen years of my son worrying about the video games streaming thru his head. Now he works for a gaming company and has been involved with a major project for Wii and Rock Band. He makes more money than i do and constantly points that out. So it goes."
... yeash something like that ... but once again ... excellent track ... really fine production man.
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awigze said 3652 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Jack
Thanks man, indeed - So it goes!
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bud said 3651 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Very cool track
really like the mix and concept - nice use of loops and live. Great collab - kudos to all.
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awigze said 3651 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
bud
thanks Bud, we had fun- appreciate the comment and the listen
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Giusepppe said 3651 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Latin reminiscences and jazz
Great bass, great quality of sound with Latin reminiscences and jazz
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awigze said 3650 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Guiseppe
I Like that... "Latin reminiscences and jazz". Looks like a good name for a song. Thanks for listening. The bass was a loop [ssssshhhhh- don't tell]
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trasher1966 said 3651 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
learning
loved the bass and the use of your family is inspiring, I ve tried to get my wife to record with me but for now its just myself lol thxs for the song lots of fun to listen im a fan

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awigze said 3650 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Ed
Ya - I can play a mean loop! ha! My son was bouncing off the wall bored.... he really thought it was cool to wear the headphones and be able to hear himself with all the effects. He did a lot of the pre- production and was very discerning with his choices. My wife and I have done some recording together and also are and have been in bands together. It is really great and such a blessing to be able to share music with her. Once your wife kicks in- she'll love it and start thinking of more things to do. Good Luck!
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egobandit said 3651 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
that was great
Im playing this for my son, All he want to do is play video games. NOw its X box this X box that. This was a great song!
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awigze said 3650 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
egobandit
hey - we are glad we could 'help' in some small way. Glad you like - HOPE he likes it too.


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kristyjo said 3650 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
I like this.
The spoken word thing is great. Happy Father's Day. The backing bass is great, and the added melodic thing is a nice touch, too.
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awigze said 3645 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
kristyjo
Thanks.. glad you were able to take alizzen...
see you about the MJZoo
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Martin_Leroy said 3514 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Hilarious
I really like these words. Very funny.
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awigze said 3146 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Martin
written by a very talented person. She would appreciate this.
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