Introducing The Koshuudenwa Project Posted June 13, 2012 - 9:30:23
A couple of days ago, Peso posted the old music video for 1337Band's Koshuudenwa to his Facebook page. This, of course, led me to respond with my cover of the song I did a while back. And then... and then Steve did a cover.
And then Peso did another version... and then I did another.
And when you end up with five different versions of a song that no one's ever heard of outside of a closed circle of friends, clearly the only thing that you can do - and this is clearly a necessity - is create a Tumblr blog about it.
The mission of The Koshuudenwa Project is simple: Collect every cover of Koshuudenwa ever recorded and encourage more people to cover the song. The chord progression is simple (and not even strongly adhered to) and we'll provide you with the lyrics. All you have to do is find the time, a camera, and whatever you feel like to accompany yourself. Record your cover, submit it to the blog, and we'll feature it.
I don't expect to get many submissions. Heck, I won't be surprised if I get zero - but I figured what the hell. There really isn't a good reason not to do this if you really think about it.
I mean besides good taste.
But on the other hand, there's a small chance this thing could take off. Maybe it's the next big internet thing, and it'll get referenced in some sitcom I ostensibly think is terrible. Maybe Koshuudenwa becomes regular vocabulary for the internet generation. Maybe yelling "Hyaku En!" in public will become a "thing." Maybe I'll end up on the TV!
Or maybe I just wasted ten minutes of my life throwing together a Tumblr blog.
That last one's more likely to be true.