Children's Choir of teh Internet is one of the choirs sponsored by Our Musical Life Inc. These kids sing some of the coolest music on the planet. Video games songs, Internet memes and covers of alternative bands are their genres. The kids recorded a song for the indie band Cloud Cult and will appear on their album "Love" coming out March 6, 2013.
For this song, we brought the Butte Pickers down from Minneapolis, Minnesota to play with the kids. Two of the members, Matt Anderson and Dan Wilkes, made a YouTube cover of Still Alive on Mandolin and Violin. That got our attention. Kevin Anderson added his skills on guitar and Sean Cranley played banjo. The choir is directed by Jack Senzig.
This ensemble has grown out of the director's work with the Gifford Children's Choir and AppleChor. Many of the children performed in video covers of Jonathan Coulton's Still Alive, a Christmas version of Trololo and a cover of Cloud Cult's Chemicals Collide. These can be found on the Joinchoir YouTube Channel.
The video release of this song is due out on the OurMusicalLife YouTube Channel on February 10, 2013. Check Our Musical Life's non-profit website for more info or search for Our Musical Life on Facebook.
Six Days of Minecraft
Vs 1. On the first day of Minecraft I wasn’t really sold
But I chopped a tree with my bare hands. I was rugged I was bold.
I dug a hole in the ground as best as I was able,
But my life it changed that very night when I made a crafting table.
You can build yourself a wood pickaxe and dig up cobblestone.
You can build yourself a stone pickaxe and make yourself a home.
You can build yourself an iron pickaxe and mine ‘til the sky turns red,
But don’t stand at the door when the creepers come or you’ll wake up in your bed.
Vs. 2. On the second day of Minecraft, I was really learning how.
I sheared a sheep, rode a pig, got milk straight from a cow.
I planted wheat, baked some bread, made friendly mobs a stable.
I baked a cake delicious and moist right on my crafting table.
Vs. 3 On the third day of Minecraft I headed for the mine.
I filled my pockets to the brim with treasures mighty fine.
There was coal and iron ore, diamonds too and gold in all its glory
But I dug straight down to a lava pool and I lost my inventory.
Vs. 4 On the fourth day of Minecraft I discovered Minecraft Wiki.
I learned to make railroad tracks and pistons that are sticky.
Then I learned about redstone wire and I followed the examples.
Now my wheat picks itself I collect it by the handfuls.
Vs. 5. On the fifth day of Minecraft I got tired of rainy weather
So I built an arch of obsidian and I headed for the nether.
I died eight times from fireballs it was a no fun expedition
‘til I like Link played volleyball with a ghastly apparition.
Vs. 6. On the sixth day of Minecraft I was feelin’ mighty proud
Thought I’d upload to YouTube to show off for the crowd.
But when I saw what others made I was feelin’ pretty lame
My dirt house just ain’t that cool so I quit playin’ the game.
© 2012 Jack Senzig
Sheet music will be available soon.