Updating lyrics in itunes
The LIVE 105 engineers took a look at it, said it was a piece of junk and couldn't be salvaged, and with no compatible software available to which I could transfer the tracks and session, all the original files were lost on Dec. From a suggestion by Aaron Axelsen, Popscene DJ and LIVE 105 guy.
Went through a couple revisions and never quite came together although the kids at Popscene were known to shout "Smack my bitch up" during The Hives since Aaron played it all the time.
Of course, this was before I even had a web site, and I spent hours burning CDs of the track and mailing them to fans who e-mailed me at the station, and later, spent lots of money on pressing promo 12" singles so I could actually play it out -- this was before CDJs were standard for DJ booths. I read in NME about Fatboy Slim playing a special version of "Rockafella Skank" in his DJ sets that was mixed with the Rolling Stones; he was calling it "Satisfaction Skank." "Cool," I thought, "but I'll probably never track down a copy of that." (This was before the internet, folks!
I made quite a few versions of this for the LIVE 105 Sixx Mixx leading up to the 2004 elections (those seemed like the darkest of dark days, but hey, little did we know), using various speeches by President Bush and even a little Cheney sometimes.TVXQ finally unveiled their first album in two years and three months on January 5th, and they left meaningful messages of gratitude towards their fellow SM artists for their constant support during their public absence.“Kangta hyung and Min Jong hyung, who always kindly teaches me even the minor things, the know-it-all but humane Bo A, the Super Junior members who own every kind of charm, the vocally talented CSJH The Grace members, the most moral men, TRAX, cute mascots SNSD, pretty Ara and Yeon Hee, awesome actor Jong Yoon Hyung, SHINee, who are no different to my younger brothers, maknae f(x), thank you all for giving me strength and supporting me.”“To our company who sent us applauses of encouragement, and to all of our awesome, pretty, talented and kind seniors and juniors, thank you all!To my surprise, the station ended up putting my version into rotation, and popscene emprisario Aaron Axelsen played the hell out of it.Of course, when I finally got a web site, I posted it, but I suppose I wasn't clear about its genesis, and some overzealous mashup types accused me of "stealing" it. It's a senstive point for the bootleggers, I mean, I have seen people taking credit for my stuff all over the place, and in the absence of any financial renumeration, actual credit becomes more valuable to the amateur producer.
I of course have continued to be a huge Stern fan and was just giddy to have my song played (briefly), although they never said my name or anything.