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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: (All this is) Gentoo for me Reply with quote

I wrote a song on what Gentoo means to me, and I thought I'd share it with you :)

Please tell me what you think about it!

And if you have ideas for extending it, just write them - the text is free licensed: http://draketo.de/licenses

(but if you think that writing songs about Gentoo is just generally a bad idea, please don't read on - I like writing songs about things which mean something to me and this is not open for discussion).

- http://draketo.de/english/songs/light/gentoo-for-me

- Words and Music: Arne Babenhauserheide ( http://draketo.de )
---
Refrain:
I build my kernel and I strip it down,
my programs only do what I need
the tree is at my very core
it's my whole world and it is my seed.
---
I came to Gentoo several years ago,
it's power was my joy and woe,
replaced OSX with a mighty shell,
and learned its ways and learned them well.
(well mostly, and learning at times is a hell)
--
I rebuilt only 2 times since that day,
for at first I didn't know my way,
the second one was a lovely bird,
but a new Computer brought the third.
(someday I want a Gentoo GNU/Hurd)
--
I learned each day and my knowledge grew,
from the wiki and forums it leaped and flew,
information in structure gave power in mind,
and the strongest is what the tutorials bind.
(but read them well, or trouble's what you find)
--
A new life came when I met the snake,
I'd been asleep, now I'm awake,
for portage might be quite complex,
but reading Python's sometimes close to sex.
(go deeper and deeper and the world seems to shift)
--
Somewhere between some seedlings appeared,
with stuff for special people geared,
sometimes dangerous, but mostly good,
and the tree had grown a little wood.
(but remember where the main trunk stood)
--
And now the tree has KDE 4,
since that appeared I like it evermore.
All that nifty stuff I missed from my Mac,
usability and beauty and the vision are back.
(and don't forget power, more than any I knew before)
--
Together all this is Gentoo for me,
but there sure is more I don't get or see,
and some parts for which I feel quite strong,
just didn't fit into this song.
(Gentoo's much too large to fit into any... )
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard poetry about Gentoo yet! :lol:

I found it a bit difficult to get the rhythm, though... What music does it go with? Do you have a recording?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a recording yet though I can sing it.

The main reason is that don't yet have music to go with it (except from a slow drum rhythm I hear in my mind while I'm singing).

The rhythm intentionally varies the speed to make the song more dynamic, I hope I succeeded in that.

How do you like it?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArneBab,

Alert the GWN - they may publish it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Alert the GWN - they may publish it.


I did :)

Seeing it in the GMN would be quite an honor.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArneBab,

What about singing it for a linuxcrazy podcast ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
ArneBab,

What about singing it for a linuxcrazy podcast ?


Sounds like a great idea!

Give me a few days (my voice is still unsure after 3 weeks of sickness, so I might need some time to produce a quality recording).

How do you see the chances that he'd include it?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
How do you see the chances that he'd include it?

Good, The other Gentoo Singers have prior commitments :)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

comprookie2000 wrote:
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How do you see the chances that he'd include it?

Good, The other Gentoo Singers have prior commitments :)


:) I'm at it - just needs some time. Did you get my mail with a vocal-only draft?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it. Just let me know when you want it released to the public :)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We just moved and the new flat is still a mess, which means it will take some time until I get a next version - so please feel free to put the current one online!

(I listened to it with some time distance, now, and I still like the recording - a good sign ;) ).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Arne,
I am doing a couple of interviews, after that I will include your song, sorry it is taking so long. I have not forgotten, but keep bugging me :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

comprookie2000 wrote:
Hi Arne,
I am doing a couple of interviews, after that I will include your song, sorry it is taking so long. I have not forgotten, but keep bugging me :)


I'll try :)

Thank you for doing for Linuxcrazy!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Arne, here it is :)

http://linuxcrazy.com/?q=node/56
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