Poetry Day: Death to the Remixer

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(Forgot which remix set me off on this one.  Probably went overboard, but I really hated the new version.)

The horror that you made

Thinking you have skill

With an ear made all of tin

All I hear is noise

Tearing at my ears

A shrieking mutation

Of a piece I claimed to love

Drowned in a synthetic beat

Born of a drunken chimp

Vomiting on a keyboard

There was nothing wrong

With the work you chose to rape

Did you ever hear the song?

Before adding your own twist

Like a murderer stabbing slow

I hear the familiar words

Fighting against your viral beat

Seeking their old form

Take a lesson from your betters

And leave their songs alone

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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10 Responses to Poetry Day: Death to the Remixer

  1. Oloriel says:

    Ha, I have felt about some remixes like this, problem being I tend to work hard to forget the bad ones. There are some that are good, where the artists build on the song itself and change things artfully. There is the third, in my opinion absurd section of simply “versions”, ranging from nightcore to chipmunks to gregorian chanting choir, and I cannot say I am a fan of those.
    For the poem itself, its worded strongly, but I would not say that is bad – your strong emotions of dislike are felt and are interwoven with objectivity.

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  2. If a remix is done well it can give a song new life, but I’ll admit there are some bad ones around. I’d love to know which one inspired your poem!

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  3. L. Marie says:

    Like Annabelle, I’ve heard some great remixes. But with so many people who can readily purchase software, there were bound to be some ghastly ones. This is not to excuse them, of course. I feel the same way about rebooted movie franchises that turn out horribly.

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  4. I agree, Charles. There are a lot of bad remixes around. I can’t listen to them.


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