Class prep is HARD!

I get to start teaching two classes in the spring, really just a week away. I’ve got a lot of work done prepping these classes, but they are 15-week classes, and there’s still so much to do! 🙁

My wife has been through it all before, so her sympathy is leavened with a healthy dose of Ha-now-you-know-what-it’s-like. I’m hoping things will calm down and I can work on more important things when school actually starts.

The Great GHX Sing-Along Contest

You probably know that I created a software music app (called GHX) that uses the Guitar Hero controller. You probably also know that it lives at http://music.eochu.com.

What you may NOT know is that my good friend George has a new weekly video show called "Fat Man & Circuit Girl", which is profoundly cool. Seriously. You need to bring your A game when you see it, or Jeri and George are likely to crush you with their geekitude and joy. Surf (if you dare) to http://www.fatmanandcircuitgirl.com

What you NEED to know is that there’s a contest, featuring all of the above, and you can win a Bluetooth Chicken. The deal is called…The Great GHX Sing-Along. Win Jeri’s Bluetooth Chicken by playing "Still Alive" on the GHX!!

Oh, did I mention Jonathan Coulton ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Coulton )? Here’s your chance to actually out-nerd him by playing one of his songs on an instrument that he can’t play…YET.*

You’ll need:

* A Guitar Hero or Rockband controller for XBOX
* A mic or webcam
* A copy of the GHX software (http://music.eochu.com). The free demo version will work fine.
* The chart that the Fat Man has prepared for you (click below.)
http://www.fatmanandcircuitgirl.com/groups/fmandcg/wiki/0d953/attachments/4544d/Still_Alive%20GHX.doc

Record your rending, er, rendition of Still Alive in either video or audio and send it to us before Jeri posts her version

Send to: TheFatManAndCircuitGirl @ Gmail.com (remove the spaces!)

Please Do Not Be Fearful. We’re not looking for "musical talent." Play the tune in a way that entertains us, or that’s fun for you. This is a safe place to stretch your limits and be goofy. If anybody laughs at you in any but a loving way, know this: That person’s stock will go down in our eyes, and yours will go up.

And hey, you might just be The Talented Winner. Remember, if George can win a trophy at a demo party, you can win a trophy for a musical performance.

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