Compile me Baby – A musical tribute to genius of Flash Develop
Ok, so hear me out. I’m a little strange, there is no real way to deny it, but I was also really bored.
Last night was my final night in the hotel and I will finally be back in my house tomorrow. That means I will have full access to my development system, XBOX 360, Wii, etc and I won’t have to do Google Searches and make up songs to keep my self entertained while the family sleeps quietly in the room.
I have been planning to make a “tongue firmly planted in cheek” song about Flex for some time now, but in a Flashkit thread this week I found myself writing the following in a thread about the code profiler in Flex Pro.
“Flex Pro and I were in love, holding hands, having picnics in the park, scheduling secret coding rendezvous, stealing awkward glances so Flash CS3 wouldn’t notice. I even got her to watch the Lakers, Galaxy, and Fulham…then my 30 day trial was up, she left me. I just couldn’t afford the lifestyle she was accustomed to. Her mom didn’t like the looks of me, and her dad said that I would never amount to anything.
It’s sad, really. But, I found a new little lady, she wears 8-hole Doc Martins, cute thrift store sun dresses, and gives me all of the code completion I could ever want. Her name is Flash Develop. We don’t have a code profiler, but we are very very happy together. We wrote our own little profiler ourselves, he keeps me up at night, be we love him. I’m a little concerned that our little profiler looks a bit too much like Squize’s, but I’m not jealous in any way…”
That seemed to silence the thread as no one knew what to say after the insane ramblings of a mad man – actually the the thread starter did reply with “Jeff you are a god amongst men, a god”. So, I take some solace in the fact that it was at least partially appreciated.
Anyway, on to the point of this post: Last last night, with the very limited music resources available to me in my hotel room, I decided to finally make that song. But, I decided to continue my story about Flash Develop rather than Flex. I did it in 2 hours with no really edits or re-cuts. I wrote all of the lyrics on the fly and processed all of it with Magix Music Maker 12. I used their latest Sound Pool 15 for the bulk of the loops and the included Microsoft Sam text to speech synth for the vocals. That was all I had at my disposal, so I made due.
The levels in the song are exported pretty high with no compression, so I had to export it from Flash in the highest mp3 settings for it to sound any good. Here is the .swf with lyrics on the time line because they are sometimes difficult to make out.
The .mp3 file is also included for all of those itching to listen to it on their ipods =)